Entries tagged with: Mogwai
Mogwai's Barry Burns @ Bonnaroo (more by Dana 'Distortion' Yavin)
Having released their eighth full length last month with Rave Tapes, Glasgow's post-rock kings, Mogwai, have time and again shown themselves to be a band unhindered by demand or anticipation. Theirs is a kind of creative elasticity that's allowed them to move comfortably both within and without of any particular sound with which they might be associated. From soundtracks to punk to post-rock minimalism (to scotch), Mogwai's sound has continually and thankfully been difficult to corner, and it's a characteristic that continues to guide its five members well into what will soon be the twentieth anniversary for the band. BrooklynVegan reached out to Barry Burns (guitar, bass, keyboards, vocals) of Mogwai to talk about Rave Tapes, the band's influences, and what the secret to band longevity is.
BV: You guys have a story that goes back to 1991. In the twenty-three years since that time how have you seen yourselves evolve both personally and artistically? What's the journey been like for you guys, and what have you learned along the way?
Barry: Actually only since 1995 but that's still a long time to be doing this for a job. I joined in '98 for the 2nd album and we've really kind of grown up together, spending terrifying amounts of our time on buses, planes and stages. We've learned how to "be in a band" and we're still learning new things since self-releasing our music a few years back, there's been a lot of trial and error. On the whole, the experience has been incredible, from watching the entire record industry crumble to getting to play very unusual places around the planet and then being asked to score soundtracks for films or TV. We're lucky, but we work hard too.
Sasquatch! Music Festival is returning for two weekends in 2014 to The Gorge in Quincy, Washington, and the lineups (which are different both weekends) have just been announced. The May lineup (5/23 - 5/25, aka Memorial Day Weekend) includes Outkast, The National, Queens of the Stone Age, M.I.A., Haim, Neko Case, Foals, Cut Copy, Violent Femmes, Elbow, Mogwai, Tyler the Creator, Chance the Rapper, Rudimental, Phantogram, tUnE-yArDs, First Aid Kit, Rodriguez, AlunaGeorge, Panda Bear, Phosphorescent, Bob Mould, Washed Out, Austra, Parquet Courts, Deafheaven, Big Freedia, Liars, Waxahatchee, Tacocat, Princess (feat. Maya Rudolph), Bridget Everett, Eric Andre and more.
The July lineup (7/4 - 7/6, aka Independence Day Weekend) includes Soundgarden, Kraftwerk, New Order, Frank Ocean, Royksopp + Robyn, Neutral Milk Hotel, Spoon, Broken Bells, Tegan & Sara, Local Natives, Gogol Bordello, Rhye, Black Angels, Deltron 3030, The Horrors, Junip, The Notwist, Kurt Vile, Talib Kweli, of Montreal, Action Bronson, Punch Brothers, Sharon Van Etten, Casey Veggies, RL Grime, Fuck Buttons, Courtney Barnett, Cloud Nothings, Foxygen, Palma Violets, Mikal Cronin, Mac DeMarco, Jon Hopkins, Gold Panda, Majical Cloudz, Duke Dumont, Oneohtrix Point Never, Death, Black Prairie, Latryx, Metz, John Grant, Reigning Sound, Young & Sick, Chad VanGaalen, Mutual Benefit, Helms Alee, Demetri Martin, Eugene Mirman, Kurt Braunohler, John Hodgman and more. There will also be fireworks for the 4th of July.
Tickets (including a 2-weekend pass option) go on sale Saturday at 10 AM.
Full lineups for both weekends below...
One of the coolest festivals in the world, Barcelona's Primavera Sound will hold its 2014 edition from May 29 - 31. Arcade Fire, Pixies and Neutral Milk Hotel were announced as headliners a while back but the fest announced it's headliners today via an online short film. They've outdone themselves this year, as the three day event includes a reunited Slowdive (!), Godspeed You! Black Emperor, The National, Television, Slint, Foals, Warpaint, St. Vincent, Majical Cloudz, Kendrick Lamar, The National, Metronomy, Queens of the Stone Age, Disclosure, CHVRCHES, Darkside, Julia Holter, Cloud Nothings , and more.
Full line-up below and tickets are on sale now.
by Wyatt Marshall
As we've mentioned, Scotland's Mogwai released their eighth album, Rave Tapes, earlier this week, and it was also just announced that the Scottish post-rock greats will be playing Coachella this year. That's big news from the Mogwai camp, but they're not done yet -- Mogwai's channeling their heritage and putting out a limited edition Scotch, RockAct81w, named for the next available slot in the Rock Action catalogue. RockAct81w is being produced at the Glenallachie Distillery, which is in Speyside, so expect something with a lighter profile, possibly grassy or sweet. Only 324 bottles are being made, and it will be available on January 28 for £55.
In other booze-related news, big stuff out of South Florida today as Justin Bieber was arrested in Miami this morning and charged with drunken driving, resisting arrest and driving without a valid license when police saw Biebs street racing in a residential area of Miami Beach. Bieber was in a tasteful yellow (banana?) Lamborghini, his opponent a red Ferrari. They were doing 55-60mph in a 30. Despite a litany of legal woes, this is Bieber's first arrest.
Some details from CNN, quoting Miami Police Chief Raymond Martinez:
The officer pulled Bieber's car over, but the singer was "was not cooperating with the officer's instructions," Martinez said.Bieber failed his sobriety test. Martinez told reporters that Bieber "made some statements that he had consumed some alcohol, and that he had been smoking marijuana and consumed some prescription medication." According to the arrest report, when pulled over, Bieber asked "Why did you stop me?" and when the arresting officer asked Bieber to exit the vehicle, Bieber asked "Why the fuck are you doing this?" You can read the whole report, with a lot more "What the fuck"s and an "I ain't got no fucking weapons" over at Gawker and video of the arrest is below (via TMZ)
"At first, he was a little belligerent, using some choice words questioning why he was being stopped and why the officer was even questioning him," he said.
"When he opened up the window and confronted Mr. Bieber, he smelled a strong odor of alcoholic beverage," Martinez said. The officer believed "Bieber may have been impaired."
CNN notes that two SUVs blocked the road so Bieber could race, bringing to mind a potential Bieber Fast and Furious casting. South Florida police are also investigating a report that police officers escorted Bieber's caravan between strip clubs in Miami over the weekend without authorization. Back in LA, LA police executed a felony search warrant on Bieber's house, seizing Bieber's iPhone and security camera system in an investigation into who threw eggs at Bieber's neighbor's house. Somehow, the eggs did $20k in damage.
Read about more of Bieber's legal troubles over at CNN, including the one where a neighbor accused Bieber of spitting in his face.
by Doug Moore
Scottish post-rock masters Mogwai are releasing their eighth album, Rave Tapes, on January 21. They're streaming the album on The Guardian today; you can also listen below.
First impressions -- including my own -- have been pretty positive so far. I'm generally predisposed towards Mogwai's noisier, more strident material, but Rave Tapes makes the most of their patient side. Though they've always had an electronic component, it's really on display here; digital tones fill out airy compositions that drift more often than they swell or crescendo. The sampled discourse on rock'n'roll subliminal messaging on "Repelish" is an especially endearing touch: "Satan. Gotta live for Satan. Master Satan."
You can preorder it here and stream it in full, along with a track stream and the video for "The Lord is Out of Control," below...
Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival 2014 - April 11-13, April 18-20
Read the full lineup below...
by Doug Moore
You may recall that long-running Scottish post-rockers Mogwai announced last week that they've got a new album, Rave Tapes, on the way. Today, the band announced that they'll be touring North America in support of that album in April and May of 2014. The six-week tour will start in New Mexico and swing across the South before looping up the East Coast and back west; it'll hit NYC at Terminal 5 on May 9. Tickets will go on sale this Friday (11/8) at noon.
Well before their North American dates, Mogwai will be at the final ATP UK (11/29-12/1). All dates are listed, along with that new track stream, below...
by Doug Moore
Mogwai at Webster Hall, 2012 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Scotland's Mogwai have been around for almost twenty years now; they've got seven studio albums, 11 EPs, and two soundtracks under their belt. That's a long track record. Still, it remains surprisingly tough to predict what they're going to do next. Like the cinematic critter they're named for, Mogwai are changelings. Though their work with a recurring palette of sounds, that palette is broad enough that they still have the capacity to occasionally surprise.
Mogwai have revealed the details for their upcoming eighth album, Rave Tapes, and have released the first taste from it, "Remurdered." It's a bit of a curveball, albeit not a dramatic one. Earlier this year, Mogwai recorded some score music for the French zombie show Les Revenants. Ironically, "Remurdered" sounds more like the score to a '70s horror flick than the Les Revenants material. It's a tense, synth-driven instrumental that reminds me of a beefed-up John Carpenter score, though the raunchy synthetic bass in its second half is more dance-friendly than Carpenter's tinny tones ever were.
Stream "Remurdered" and check out the LP cover art and track listing below; make sure to catch Mogwai at ATP UK (11/29-12/1) if you're going.
Post-hardcore-leaning post-rock legends Slint haven't performed live in six years, but that will change this year when they play ATP End of An Era Part 2 at Pontins Holiday Camp in Camber Sands, UK. The festival runs from November 29 to December 1, and is being billed as the "last ever" UK Holiday Camp.
As mentioned, this year's festival is being co-curated by Loop, who are also performing, along with Mogwai, The Pop Group, Fennesz, Goat, Superchunk, Comets On Fire, Om, Girls Against Boys, Michael Rother (presents the music of Neu! and Harmonia), Ty Segall, Dirty Beaches, Hookworms, Balam Acab and more. Tickets for the fest are on sale now.
Updated lineup, flyer, and a Slint video below...
The XX at T5, Aug. 2012 (more by Toby Tenenbaum)
Hot Water Music @ Bamboozle 2012 (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)
today in NYC
* Mic The Robot @ Barbes
* Victor Calderone @ Cielo
* Ed Askew Band @ Barbes
* Holly Williams @ Joe's Pub
* The Wailers @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Big Daddy Kane @ B.B King's
* Colbert Report Writers @ UCB
* Tom Odell, St. Claire @ Pianos
* Phosphorescent @ John Varvatos
* Caro Emerald @ Le Poisson Rouge
* The Growlers @ The Kniting Factory
* Biz Markie (DJ Set) @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Trey Anastasio @ The Capitol Theatre
* Snowmine, Faye, Dalton @ Glasslands
* HNNY, Jacques Renault @ The Woods
* Hardbodies, Ice Balloons @ Union Pool
* The xx, Austra @ Hammerstein Ballroom
* The Chapin Sisters @ Pete's Candy Store
* LEESSANG, Jung In @ Best Buy Theater
* Eddi Front, Gambles @ The Slipper Room
* Urban Cone, Ski Lodge @ Mercury Lounge
* Concrete TV 20th Anniversary @ Videology
* Puss N Boots, The Tall Pines @ The Bell House
* Zula, Tony Castles, Hooney Octo, Candide @ Pianos
* Corey Smith, Joe Robinson @ Bowery Ballroom
* Lil Kids, Tron & DVD, Charlie Sima @ Legion Bar
* Eastern Phoebes, My Plastic Sun @ The Rock Shop
* Mr. Dream, Yvette, Bueno, Advaeta @ Shea Stadium
* Money & King, Maude, Vox Pop @ The Grand Victory
* Tennessee Thomas, Alix Brown @ Tribeca Grand Hotel
* Matthew Shipp, William Parker, Joe Morris @ The Stone
* William Parker, Joe Morris, Gerald Cleaver @ The Stone
* Adam's Castle, Live Footage, Chimneys @ Cameo Gallery
* Antwon, Cities Aviv, Weekend Money @ Santos Party House
* DJ Jay Mcelfresh, Former Belle, James Iris @ Pianos (Upstairs)
* Y/Y, Alien Triology, What Model Citizens, Ravenous @ Muchmore's
* Great Caesar, Sean Wood, Floodwood @ Rockwood Music Hall
* Hot Water Music, La Dispute, The Menzingers @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Cold Fronts, Eastern Midwestern, Young Rapids, Adios Ghost @ Cake Shop
* Hirsute Pursuit , Boyd Rice, Non, Cult of Youth, House of Blondes @ Europa
* Great Thunder, Heaven's Gate, The Guts, Marvin Berry and The New Sound @ Death By Audio
* Wild Yaks, Unstoppable Death Machines, Habibi, Violent Bullshit, Ken South Rock @ 285 Kent
* Eola, Gem Trails, Katrina Stonehart, Zooey (Matt of Majical Cloudz), Jerry Paper @ Silent Barn
* Bertie Blackman, Matt Duke, You Sister's Canary, Caitlin Canty @ Rockwood Music Hall
* Plastic Flowers, Psychobuildings, Bright Future, Vaudeville, Nao Katafuchi (Superfortress) @ Bowry Electric
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Foals third album, Holy Fire, is due out next month. The band recently released the video to new single "My Number" which takes your standard performance clip and spins it just a hair. You can check it out below.
TRUST just released a new single, "Heaven," with a number of remixes from the likes of Cloudland and Sir Stephen Hips. You can stream the "Heaven" single package below.
Scottish post-rockers Mogwai have scored the soundtrack to French zombie serires Les Revenants. Check out one of their creepy compositions from it below.
photos by Dominick Mastrangelo
Mogwai @ Webster Hall -- 6/14/2012
"There was an amazing quote from Andrew Eldritch from the Sisters of Mercy who said, "The best thing about never being cool is that you're never that uncool." No, I'd rather we go on with our music and people who like it, listen to it and the thought that people turn out because it's in some way relevant or trendy, is kind of depressin.' I'd rather people just, like, came and heard the music because they like it or because it kinda had some sort of emotional connection to them. I also think that when, say, like ten years ago or whenever it was, when lots of instrumental music was really trendy, people were sick of it! It got to the point where we'd bring our record and some people would be like "Oh, no. Not another one of these records!" It was like "Really?" But it's gotten to the comical point now where like I'll meet people in bands making completely different kinds of music and they'll be like "I used to be in a band that sounded like you." I'm like "Oh, god." [laughs]" [Stuart Braithwaite of Mogwai]You already saw a set of pictures from the 6/15 show at Webster Hall, though without opener Balam Acab. Here's a set from the first of two Mogwai shows at the NYC venue, opener and Mogwai setlist included. They continue below...
photos by Toby Tenenbaum
Mogwai at Webster Hall - 6/15/12
We're pleased to announce that we're in the middle of putting together a remix album, titled 'A Wrenched Virile Lore' it'll feature remixed versions of tracks from our 'Hardcore Will Never Die But You Will' so far we've got contributions from Tim Hecker, The Soft Moon, RM Hubbert, Robert Hampson, Zombi, Justin Broadrick, Xander Harris, Umberto and Cylob. The record will be available on CD, LP and Digital Download and we'll have more details on release dates soon.Mogwai are offering a free download of the Xander Harris version of "How To Be A Werewolf" from their forthcoming remix album. Download that for the price of an email address.
Judging from the setlist from June 15th at Webster Hall, Mogwai did not enter into remix terrritory at their NYC shows, but stranger things have happened. The band played a two night stint at the venue (playing the first on June 14th) as part of a batch of North American dates that also saw them at Bonnaroo 2012. Pictures and the setlist from June 15th at Webster Hall (unfortunately none of opener Balam Acab) are below.
photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin
Das Racist / Battles... get a leg up
While Bonnaroo's roots come from the jamband scene, the festival's outlook has grown each year. The Red Hot Chili Peppers set provided a nod from the festival's past without losing the band's foothold in the present day. In various combinations, members Flea, Chad Smith and Josh Klinghoffer along with touring percussionist Mauro Refosco improvised their way before returning to the next number on the setlist... Earlier in the day, HR of Bad Brains looked and acted nowhere near the part of a hardcore hero. His bandmates kept the music's mix of powerful, fast numbers with an occasional reggae cooldown. The latter style was necessary after a dust cloud erupted from the crowd moshing and bodysurfing. A pleased Flea of the Chili Peppers watched from the side of the stage. -[Jambands]Bonnaroo 2012's third day (on June 9th) featured a trio of headline performances including Alice Cooper, Spectrum Road (which featured John Medeski, Jack Bruce, Vernon Reid and Cindy Blackman Santana), and a "Superjam" put on by Questlove of The Roots that featured Mr. Brown Sugar himself, D'Angelo, in his first US appearance in over ten years. The "Superjam" also featured appearances from members of The Time and Parliament-Funkadelic, who covered somgs by Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Hendrix and more across the 90 minute set. Setlist and video from that set is below.
More photos from Day 3, including Bad Brains, Das Racist, Battles, Santigold (who plays a free show in Chicago Thursday), Gary Clarke Jr., Mogwai (who performs in NYC twice this week), Red Hot Chili Peppers, Alice Cooper, Skrillex, Danzig Legacy (who went on an anti-photo tirade), GZA with Grupo Fantasma (who perform together in Brooklyn twice this week) and more are below. If you missed it, check out photos from Bonnaroo's first day HERE and second day HERE.
Niki & the Dove's show during the Northside Festival this week -- the Popgun showcase on Thursday (6/14) at Glasslands -- is sold out (badgeholders can still get in based on capacity) but you've got another chance to see the Swedish duo. They'll play Tribeca Grand on Friday (6/15). The show is free but you should RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org if you wanna go, though that probably won't guarantee entry. Late show, doors at 10PM. After that your next chance to see them live will be when they open for Twin Shadow at Webster Hall on September 27. (Tickets are still available.) Updated tour dates are listed below.
Additionally, Niki & the Dove are performing live on internet show YouTube Presents today (6/13) at 4PM EST. And you can listen to them live on KEXP tomorrow at noon EST. Niki & the Dove's Instinct is out on vinyl and CD in August on Sub Pop, but AAC lovers can get it via iTunes right now.
While on the subject of Sub Pop recording artists, we'll note that Niki's labelmates Mogwai are also in town playing on Thursday (6/14) and Friday (6/15) at Webster Hall with Balam Acab and tickets to both shows are still available.
Balam Acab at Mercury Lounge in May (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Balam Acab, who just played the Mogwai-curated ATP in London last month, has been added as an opener to Mogwai's tour. That tour comes to NYC for the previously discussed shows on June 14 and 15 at Webster Hall. Tickets to both NYC shows are still available.
Balam Acab recently dropped his most in-your-face track yet and it's called "Ass Pop." Stream that below, along with a list of all dates...
The Soft Moon at 285 Kent in 2011 (more by Erez Avissar)
The Soft Moon (aka the main project of Luis Vasquez) posted the following to his facebook last week: "New album nearing completion!!! I'll announce a release date soon!!!" The album will presumably be out on Captured Tracks, who released his self titled debut LP and the Total Decay EP.
Hopefully the album will see a release before The Soft Moon's just-announced Brooklyn show, which takes place on May 31 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets go on sale Friday (3/30) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (3/28) at noon.
The only other North American date we're currently aware of is when The Soft Moon opens for Mogwai in Boston on 6/16 as part of Mogwai's upcoming tour.
UPDATE: Despite what the Live Nation show listing says, we found out The Soft Moon are not opening for Mogwai in Boston or anywhere.
That tour hits NYC right before the Boston show at Webster Hall on June 14 and 15 but no openers for those shows have been announced yet. Tickets for both are still available.
All dates and The Soft Moon's video for "Total Decay" below...
"Superfly Presents and A.C. Entertainment are excited to announce the initial lineup for the 2012 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. The 11th annual four-day camping and music festival will be held on June 7 - 10 on the same beautiful 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee, 60 miles south of Nashville. A full list of confirmed acts follows, and more will be announced in the coming weeks. The final Bonnaroo 2012 lineup will total over 125 bands and over 20 comedians performing on 13 stages over four days.Tickets for the event will go on sale on this Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 12 noon EST exclusively at bonnaroo.com."Radiohead, Beach Boys, Phish, Little Dragon, SBTRKT, The Antlers, Bad Brains, Laura Marling, St. Vinent, Tune-Yards, Flying Lotus, and many more are playing Bonnaroo this year. Full list below...
"Following last year's 10th anniversary, which crushed previous attendance records and set a new mark for the speed with which tickets sold out, the Sasquatch! Music Festival unveils its 2012 lineup which once again features 4 days of music. The festival, hailed as "a model of well-paced programming...in a four-day schedule as efficient and natural feeling as an expertly built algorithm" by NPR Music while Wired notes, "leave the landscape out of it and Sasquatch! has a lineup to kill for," runs May 25-28 (Memorial Day Weekend) at The Gorge, the internationally acclaimed concert venue carved in the basalt cliffs high above the Columbia River Gorge in Quincy, WA."The Sasquatch! Music Festival takes place, as usual, at the Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Washington over Memorial Day weekend (May 25-28). And this year's lineup is:
Mogwai at MHoW (more by Ryan Muir)
Hello all and a happy new year.Mogwai's two NYC dates aren't just make-up shows. The Scots have announced a full tour surrounding the previously discussed dates, that will kick off in Vancouver and terminate a little less than a month later in Chicago. Tickets for all shows go on fan presale on 2/1 at 10AM in their respective time zones. Tickets for both NYC dates are also currently on presale via Ticketmaster, and go on regular sale on 2/3 at noon.
2011 was a great year for us releasing our Hardcore Will Never Die album and playing 124 shows (our busiest ever). We were constantly surprised and grateful for the support we received throughout both through people coming to see us play all over the world and the goodwill shown towards our record. The only blemish on an otherwise brilliant year was us twice having to postpone shows in North America. Firstly because of a visa delay and secondly because of ill health.
We can't apologise enough to the people who arranged travel and bought tickets to see us. Both of these postponements were completely out with our control and the shows would not have been postponed if there was anyway possible to make them happen. That said we realise fully how disappointed people were who had bought tickets only to find out very close to the shows that we were postponing. In light of this we are very happy to announce the rescheduled dates along with new dates for next May and June. It will likely be the last extensive touring we do for some time so we hope it will be a very special tour.
Tickets people still have for the original Boston and Washington DC shows will be honoured at the door.
Thanks for your patience!
All tour dates and some videos, below.
Mogwai at MHoW (more by Tim Griffin)
Post-rock giants Mogwai will make up for their cancelled Webster Hall appearances surrounding ATP with a pair of new ones at the venue, scheduled for June 14th and 15th. Tickets for both dates are currently on presale (password?), and go on regular sale on 2/3 at noon. The dates are the only US shows thus far; no word on if it'll lead to a much larger tour. All other tour dates, and some video, below.
Greg Dulli of The Afghan Whigs (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
On Sunday 27th May 2012 Alexandra Palace will host the first show in 13 years from Cincinnati's rock legends THE AFGHAN WHIGS. Formed in 1986, the bands career from then until 2001 saw them release six acclaimed albums highlighted by the classic Gentlemen LP in 1993. Fusing classic rock with grunge-era distortion and a heavy soul influence, Afghan Whigs were one of the most renowned live bands of their time and this long awaited reformation will no doubt be a very special event.The second year of ATP I'll Be Your Mirror in Asbury Park will take place September 21st-23rd...
ATP are also pleased to confirm their return to Asbury Park, New Jersey USA where they will follow last year's debut in that city with a 2012 I'll Be Your Mirror event, the Saturday night of which will be headlined by The Afghan Whigs and curated by the Whigs' frontman Greg Dulli.
As you can see in the poster, tickets will go on sale in January. More of the lineup will also be announced at that time.
All Tomorrow's Parties' I'll Be Your Mirror UK, which just lost Guided By Voices, will host The Afghan Whigs and has moved further into the "unreal" category with additions of Wolves In The Throne Room, Yob, Dirty Three, Floor, Chavez, Balam Acab, The Oh Sees, Yuck, Archers of Loaf, Demdike Stare, and Siskiyou to appearances from Sleep, Melvins, Mogwai, Codeine and Mudhoney.
Full ATP I'll Be Your Mirror UK lineup is below.
On the weekend of the 25th-27th May 2012 at Alexandra Palace, London, All Tomorrow's Parties will present the second UK I'll Be Your Mirror event. Tickets are on sale via ATPFestival.com from Friday 11th November at 10am.While any festival that features Slayer playing Reign in Blood in its entirety along with Sleep & Melvins is an absolute mind-blower, the really impressive addition in this announcement is the reunion of the great Codeine! The slow-core greats passed this mortal plane in 1994 after five years as a band and the release of their final LP The White Birch for Sub Pop. The band says:
ATP are incredibly excited to announce that this year the event starts on Friday 25th May when the incomparable SLAYER will present their undisputed classic Reign In Blood live in it's entirety during their headline set to celebrate it's 25th anniversary! Released in 1986, it is widely considered one of the greatest albums of all time - in 2006 Metal Hammer named it "The best metal album of the last 20 years." Joining Slayer on Friday night are influential doom metal trailblazers SLEEP - this will be their first UK visit since reforming for two amazing ATP festival shows in 2009, and legendary Washington sludge group MELVINS, with more to be confirmed.
On Saturday 26th May, the first ever ATP festival curators MOGWAI will return to headline, and to curate the rest of the day's line-up - this will be their only show in England in 2012 and their first choices to play alongside them are another great Washington band in the form of the fantastic MUDHONEY, and playing their first shows since 1994 with their original line-up in anticipation of also re-issuing their astounding back catalogue, reformed slow-core heroes CODEINE return to the UK. More of Mogwai's choices are to be confirmed very soon.
"These are Codeine's first public performances since 1994. We are performing to celebrate the release of WHEN I SEE THE SUN - the reissues of all our music by the esteemed NUMERO GROUP, of Chicago, Illinois, coming in the spring of 2012. The 3 albums will be released as vinyl double albums, which will include compilation tracks, 4 track demos, peel sessions, and entirely heretofore unreleased songs. The six albums will also be released as a limited edition boxed set, possibly with a bonus 7-inch. Our hope is to make our music and legacy available to all who are interested. To spotlight this release, we will be performing a very limited series of concerts in the US, UK and Europe.In related news, Mogwai released multiple releases by UK's Part Chimp on their own Rock Action imprint. TONIGHT (11/9) marks the band's last ever NYC appearance (they are calling it quits after this tour) as part of a round of dates with Torche. Tickets are still available for tonight at Mercury Lounge.
DD/MM/YYYY - 2.45pm-3.45pmThe missing band is Mogwai.
Deerhoof - 4.15pm-5.15pm
Company Flow - 5.45pm-6.45pm
Public Enemy - 7.15pm-9.15pm
Portishead - 10.00pm-11.30pm
DD/MM/YYYY also plays in NYC tonight.
Mogwai @ MHOW in 2009 (more by Ryan Muir)
It is with the utmost regret that for medical reasons we have to postpone our American shows this week and cancel the I'll Be Your Mirror performance. We will announce new dates as soon as possible and apologise for the last minute nature of this announcement.Damn, I hope everything is ok. Mogwai were scheduled to play already-rescheduled shows at Webster Hall on Monday and Tuesday (with the Soft Moon) and ATP over the weekend. (thx Hiro)
OMD @ Terminal 5 in March (more by Dana (Distortion) Yavin)
As Tune-Yards starts her second of two NYC shows at LPR tonight (9/20), OMD will be beginning their first of two shows at Irving Plaza. And I don't know what is about right now and two-night stands, but Wedneday and Thursday have two Beirut shows (both shows with Stereolab's Laetitia Sadier) and two Opeth shows.Thursday and Friday bring two Wilco shows (tickets went back on sale today) and two Girls shows (who also play Other Music while they're here). Old school East Coast punks (sort of) Blondie (who cover Beirut on their new album) just played two shows at Highline Ballroom. Old school West Coast punks X begin a two night run at Irving Plaza soon, but not before the two Radiohead shows at Roseland Ballroom with Four Tet and friends go on sale, sell out and happen (though Radiohead does overlap with X's Maxwell's show). Megafaun also play two NYC shows next week, as do Mogwai with the Soft Moon. Jay-Z & Kanye West will spend
9/27 & 9/28 11/5 & 11/6 at the Izod Center in NJ. Portishead and Jeff Mangum help end September and begin October with two shows each as part of ATP in NJ. Portishead follow it up with two more shows at Hammerstein Ballroom. I think that's a good place to stop. What else?