Entries tagged with: Mirel Wagner
photo: Modern Sky 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Last year, China's Modern Sky Festival held its first-ever US edition in NYC's Central Park. This year, they're returning to Central Park on October 4, and also doing one in Seattle on October 11 at Mural Ampitheatre.
The initial lineups for both NYC and Seattle include Gang of Four. NYC also features Mark Sultan, Lower and more; and Seattle also features Black Lips, Ariel Pink, Mirel Wager and more.
Speaking of festivals in Central Park, Pearl Jam, Beyonce and Coldplay were just announced for Global Citizen Festival.
Initial lineups for the NYC & Seattle Modern Sky fests, below...
Skinny Puppy @ Webster Hall, 2/14/2014 (more by Greg Cristman)
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Sebastien Tellier @ Bowery Ballroom
Fueled by recollections of his childhood, Sebastian Tellier's new album reimagines his youth as if he grew up in Brazil instead of France. Tropical heat and French cool have long been a winning combo and with flutes, strings and "bah bah" choruses, this coulda been released by Sergio Mendes (or Serge Gainsbourg) in 1975. Let's hope the live show is just as lush.
Skinny Puppy, Front Line Assembly, Haujobb, Youth Code @ Best Buy Theatre
A double-dose of OG industrial/EBM, Skinny Puppy and FLA have been making clamorous dance music since the '80s.
Blonde Redhead, Luke Temple @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
NYC indie greats Blonde Redhead have tackled dream pop, noise rock, synth pop and more in their 20+ year career, and returned this year with their ninth album, Barragán. Tonight's the third of three NYC shows on this tour, all with different openers. This one's got Here We Go Magic's Luke Temple.
Jeffrey Lewis, Schwervon!, American Anymen, Kung Fu Crime Wave @ Shea Stadium
Anti-folk great Jeffrey Lewis is a regular around NYC's local scene. Any chance to see him is a good one.
Say Anything, Saves The Day, Reggie & The Full Effect @ Irving Plaza
You may balk at the idea of seeing Say Anything and Saves the Day in 2014 (some of you may even balk at the idea of doing that ever), but if you do want to, there's no better tour to see than this. Saves the Day are playing their 15-year-old gamechanger Through Being Cool and Say Anything are playing their 10-year-old ...Is A Real Boy, an ambitious album from the usually-not-ambitious pop punk scene. This is night 1 of 2.
Elijah and The Moon, Brayton Bowman, Alex & Sierra, The Stationary Set, Heaven's Jail, Donn T, Mirel Wagner, Fort Lean, Born Cages, Bay Uno, Magic Man, Ski Lodge, Brett Harris, Michael Daves @ Rockwood Music Hall
It's a big Communion Club Night on all three stages at Rockwood Music Hall with some cool names including Sub Pop-signed folk singer Mirel Wagner, indie pop band Ski Lodge, folk rockers Heaven's Jail and more.
Bob Dylan @ Beacon Theatre
Bob Dylan undeniably changed the worlds of folk music and folk rock, and over half a century after the release of his first album he's still going strong. His 36th album is due out next year and right now he's on a tour which continues his five-night run at Beacon Theater tonight. Night 4.
Mindtroll, Thelma and The Sleaze, The Naked Heroes @ Cake Shop
Bad puns aside, Nashville trio Thelma and the Sleaze make killer riff-n-attitude rock n' roll.
Flogging Molly, The Mighty Stef, The Pasadena Band @ Capitol Theatre
Though you may be more in Christmas spirit than St. Patrick's Day spirit at the moment, that's no excuse not to sing drunken lullabies with Flogging Molly at The Cap tonight.
The Head and the Heart, PHOX @ Hammerstein Ballroom
Very popular Seattle folk-pop band The Head and the Heart bring their cheerful attitudes and whoa-oh choruses to a sold-out Hammerstein Ballroom tonight, well-matched with openers Phox.
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.
For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.
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We just posted Q Magazine's Best of 2014 albums list and now here's the same from sister publication MOJO. Not only do they share a publisher, but also more than half of same albums appear on both lists. The War on Drugs was #2 here, making war for Beck's Morning Phase in the top spot. Check out the whole list below.
While MOJO is seen as a safe haven for "heritage" acts, there are some records in their Top 10 that don't prominently feature acoustic guitars: coming in at #3 is Sleaford Mods' Divide and Exit. You can catch the Mods' North American live debut this Saturday (11/29) at The Wick with The Gotobeds, The Rogers Sisters and "very special guests" who will be announced closer to the show. Tickets are still available.
MOJO's full Top 50 LPs of 2014 list below...
by Andrew Sacher
photo by Aki Roukala
Finland's Mirel Wagner released When the Cellar Children See the Light of Day, the followup to her 2011 debut, earlier this year via Sub Pop (her first for the label). It's an album of bare haunting folk that achieves a lot of power with just her voice and softly strummed guitar. If you've yet to hear it, check it out on Spotify or RDIO. Video for "Oak Tree" and a stream of another album cut below.
Mirel will be making her way to North America later this month for her first shows since the release of the new album. She hits NYC for a free in-store at Rough Trade on December 1 (7 PM start, no wristband required) and also plays Rockwood Music Hall on December 2 which is a Communion Club Night. More info on that TBA.
All dates are listed, with the video/streams, below...
Helsinki has some nice architecture...
After spending three days shooting portraits and other SoundWave tent activities for us at Lollapalooza in Chicago, BrooklynVegan photographer Dominick Mastrangelo took off to Finland for this year's Flow Festival. Keep checking back for his coverage from the fest throughout the weekend, starting now...
With Lollapalooza in the books for another year, this weekend's summer festivals look west to San Francisco for Outside Lands. And they also look east, way east, across the pond to the Scandinavian and Nordic countries whom are all holding their own festivals. Norway's Oya Festival is up and running while Sweden's Way Out West and Flow Festival in Finland take place Friday through Sunday. At the time of this writing, I'm 31,000 feet over Iceland and bound for the beautiful seaport city of Helsinki for Flow. The lineup is a healthy mix of heavy hitters, indie-popular bands as well as Finnish talent.
Last week's Lollapalooza headliners, Skrillex and OutKast, are headlining on Friday (8/8) and Sunday (8/10)respectively. The National, whose seemingly endless tour in support of last year's Trouble Will Find Me, roll in to town after playing Oya and Way Out West to headline on Saturday.
In addition to the headliners, the fest also features Röyksopp & Robyn, Polica, Little Dragon, Marissa Nadler, The Horrors, Darkside, Bill Callahan and Janelle Monae are also performing. And a handful of artists who performed at Pitchfork a few weeks ago will be making their way to Helsinki as well including Slowdive, Real Estate and Neneh Cherry.
Flow also gives a nod toward festivals like SXSW and CMJ with a host of talks on tech and music as well as a screening over 40 short films. The National will also feature on the film side with a screening of the documentary Mistaken For Strangers.
Update: Being seven hours ahead of New York, I've been out and about in Helsinki today. Posters for Flow are everywhere, the weather was gorgeous and I spent most of my afternoon out on Suomenlinna, a fortress built on six islands in the Gulf of Finland. (That beautiful weather disappeared in less than an hour as it's presently pouring outside.) Some photos from my afternoon jaunt, plus the full Flow lineup, below...
24-year-old singer Mirel Wagner was born in Ethiopia but spent most of her life in Finland. With only spare guitar and her whispery, expressive voice, her songs are delicate and brittle like beautiful little spiderweb. Her debut album came out on Friendly Fire Recordings back in March. You can stream it below via a Spotify player and check out the video for album-opener, "To the Bone," below.
Mirel will be playing her first North American shows next month, including the Hopscotch Festival and a few dates opening for Deerhoof. She's got two shows in NYC: a solo show, as mentioned, at Joe's Pub on September 16 (tickets) and then at Music Hall of Williamsburg with Deerhoof and Buke and Gass on September 17 (tickets).
Opening for Mirel at Joe's Pub is Natureboy who maybe you caught at her Pianos residency back in June. She'll also be opening for the amazing Cate Le Bon at Union Pool on September 22 and tickets are still available. Natureboy also just recorded a Daytrotter session which you can listen to here.
A list of all tour dates, the video, and album streams below...
The BrooklynVegan photo exhibit, "480 Pixels," opens this Thursday (8/16) with performances on opening night from Screaming Females, Hunters, and Heliotropes. Tickets for that show are still available and we're also giving away a pair.
As mentioned Idle Warship (Talib Kweli + Res) play Highline Ballroom on Monday (8/20). Tickets for that show are on sale now. You can also catch Res at Rockwood Music Hall on September 4. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Lucius is playing Rockwood Music Hall on August 29. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Mirel Wagner and Natureboy are playing Joe's Pub on September 16. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Our Hit Parade starring Bridget Everett, Kenny Mellman and Neal Medlyn play Joe's Pub on 8/22, 9/26, 10/24, and 11/14. Tickets for all four shows are on sale now.
In other holiday show news, the sixth annual Menorah Horah! goes down at Highline Ballroom on December 9. Tickets for that are on sale now.
Darlene Love will play her annual Christmas show at BB King's on December 9. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
EDM's rise to the mainstream continues to show itself in interesting ways. After big festival sets all summer, AVICII has announced that he'll play a show at NYC's Radio City Music Hall on September 27. How kids on Molly plan to rave at the fancy seated venue remains to be seen. Tickets for the show go on sale Friday (8/17) at 10 AM with an internet presale starting Thursday (8/16) at 10 AM.
Buke & Gase at BAM in May (more by Amanda Hatfield)
As recently mentioned, Buke and Gase will he heading out on a tour with Deerhoof which comes to NYC for a show on September 17 at Music Hall of Williamsburg with Mirel Wagner. TIckets for that show just went on sale. Since we last discussed that show, Deerhoof's full tour itinerary was revealed. All of their dates are listed below.
After the tour ends, Buke and Gase will play a few headlining dates, including one in NYC which happens on October 12 at Mercury Lounge. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday, July 20 at noon.
A list of all dates and a video below...
Deerhoof at ATP NJ 2011 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Michael Shannon's favorite band, Deerhoof, has a few, mostly festival, dates scheduled, including POP Montreal and Hopscotch this September. That same month, they'll play a NYC show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on September 17 with Buke and Gase and Mirel Wagner. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (7/13) at noon with an AmEx presale starting today (7/11) at noon.
A list of all dates and a video below...
Built to Spill at BV SXSW 2012 (more by Ryan Barkan)
The Hopscotch festival in Raleigh, North Carolina will celebrate its third year from Sept. 6-8, 2012 in downtown Raleigh, with 175 bands in 15 venues. The initial lineup, released today, runs the gamut from traditional indie favorites to punk to noise music to hip hop to noisy black metal and all stops in between, featuring performances from Built to Spill, sunn 0))), The Roots, The Jesus & Mary Chain (who played SXSW), Liars (who have a show coming up at Webster Hall), Baroness, Deerhoof, Death Grips (who play NYC soon and have new material on the way), Danny Brown (who was at Coachella and plays Prospect Park soon), Pallbearer (who play an exclusive East Coast Show soon), Screaming Females (who recently played NYC and are on tour now), Thee Oh Sees, The Spits (who just played NYC twice), Tenement, The Mountain Goats (two sets, one of which will be an all metal-covers set!) and so many more.
(and now we know the Jesus & Mary Chain are coming back soon)
Tickets are on sale. The full lineup and flyer (update: and a few more announced J&MC dates) are below...