Entries tagged with: Movement
by Johnny Zachman
Caribou and balloons (via Jonathan Dadoun)
My night began with Movement, a downtempo three-piece band from Sydney, Australia. Their set was dark and atmospheric, showcasing lead vocalist Lewis Wade's strong and emotive vocals. I've had the band's self-titled EP on heavy rotation, and the show left no doubt in my mind that they can totally pull it off live. My favorite point in the set came when keyboardist / percussionist Sean Walker stepped out from behind his rig to deliver a phenomenally passionate guitar solo on the EP's second track, "Ivory."
Foxygen performed next, playing songs from this year's ... And Star Power plus some older favorites such as "Shuggie" and "On Blue Mountain." I'm not quite sure what the baseline level of chaos for Sam France performances is anymore, but I would say this is probably right around normal. His long blonde hair, red lipstick, and skinny shirtless look felt very Iggy - and while he didn't draw blood or injure himself, he did manage to jump, fall, twist and kick all around the stage (and into the crowd) - throwing the microphone, laying down, jumping on Jonathan Rado and singing about half of the lyrics. It was incredibly entertaining. However, the most improved element of this Foxygen performance was the addition of three female singers who cover (in excellent harmony) all of the vocals that actually have to be sung - allowing Sam to really do whatever he wants and have it all still work.
Jose Gonzalez performed next on the main stage, kicking off the show with a series of a half-dozen solo selections, including show opener "Crosses" and the much-beloved cover of The Knife's "Heartbeats." Both Gonzalez's vocal and guitar playing were in top form, and I was impressed by the crowd's patience throughout the show: I saw a lot of closed eyes and did not hear much talking. Halfway through his set, Gonzalez was joined by a percussionist and keyboardist, both of whom provided gentle accompaniments and occasional background vocals. The second half of the show showcased a run of patient, tasteful performances which included a few songs from Gonzalez's other project, Junip, as well as "Cycling Trivialities" and "Teardrop" from his 2007 album, In Our Nature. This set was just a few days after he announced In Our Nature's followup, Vestiges & Claws, due 2/17 via Mute.
Up next on the main stage was Dan Snaith's project Caribou, performing songs from their excellent new album Our Love. Touring drummer Brad Weber led the group through a series of Abelton-based live sequences that mapped the synth and electronic drum sounds through constant evolutions during the set. A smiling Snaith handled vocal, synth, and secondary drum responsibilities - while guitarist Ryan Smith and bassist John Schmersal provided backing vocals and filled out the rest of the sound.
Their set opened with "Our Love" and included most of the songs from the album, plus a few highlights from Swim, including the haunting "Jamelia" (sung by Schmersal), "Bowls," "Odessa," and the show-closing "Sun." As on the album, Jessy Lanza (who performed earlier in the day) lent her voice to "Second Chance" - and "Mars," "Back Home," "All I Ever Need" and "Your Love Will Set You Free" were all performed.
The highlight of the show came when lead single / Johnny Zachman song of the year nominee "Can't Do Without You" was performed near the conclusion of the set. As with every other song in the set, this was performed with masterful precision: the samples and synths were mixed with careful attention to maximize the ear candy potential of the massive sound system - and the sonic spectrum was left open enough for there to be plenty of moments throughout the set when a synth suddenly became so much louder. The energy in the audience throughout the whole show was tremendous - and as "Can't Do Without You" reached its climax, a mass of balloons was released from the ceiling of the venue, sending the crowd even further into joyful frenzy and capping off an incredible weekend in Paris.
Four Tet, Jamie xx and Kaytranada closed out the night with performances scheduled all the way until 6 AM. Were you there too? Did you make it all the way?
Meanwhile, Caribou's tour with Jessy Lanza heads to NYC for performances at Webster Hall on November 12 and 14 (both sold out).
Tickets for the newly-added solo acoustic Ryan Adams shows at Carnegie Hall with Butch Walker go on sale today at 11 AM. Tickets for his second Hammerstein Ballroom show are still available, the first night is sold out.
Tickets for the newly-added Flying Lotus and Thundercat show at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on AmEx presale today at noon. Tickets (same link) for their Terminal 5 show are still available and we're also giving away a pair of tickets to that one.
The Range is playing Glasslands on November 22 with DJ Aurora Halal. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Alberich, Work/Death, Gordon Ashworth and Negation are playing Saint Vitus on November 6. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Destruction Unit-related Marshstepper, Denmark's Puce Mary and Ligature are playing Saint Vitus on December 11. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Xeno & Oaklander are playing 'Synth Nights' at The Kitchen on October 7. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.
by Andrew Sacher
Siberian producer/singer Nina Kraviz is in North America this week and next surrounding her appearance at Movement Electronic Music Festival, which goes down in Detroit this weekend. While she's here, she'll play a NYC show on June 2 at a TBA location. The show is in celebration of Blkmarket's 6th anniversary and also includes Aril Brikha, Kollektiv Turmstrasse, and Talmur & Fahad. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org for more info and location, which will be announced the day of the event, and pick up tickets at Resident Advisor. The flier for this show is below. Nina will return to North America in the fall for more dates including Seattle's Decibel Festival with Actress, John Talabot, Maria Minerva, Matthew Dear, Dam-Funk, Julianna Barwick, Ariel Pink and more.
Nina released her self titled debut LP earlier this year via Rekids. It's a real moody, downtempo album that might sound a little better in your headphones on your walk home from the club than playing through the PA while you're there. The beats are well versed in deep house and minimal techno but with greater attention on the low frequencies of the UK bass scene than other recent deep house purveyors like Blondes and Teengirl Fantasy.
Though her production is impressive, the unquestionable standouts of the album are the tracks that prominently feature her voice. The reverb-washed vocals of album opener "Walking in the Night" show Nina sounding like a hushed Kate Bush. Whereas on tracks like "Choices" or "Love Or Go," she sings in a more chopped up fashion, emulating producers who rely solely on sampling the voices of others, in a manner we've seen thrive on everything from "Everything In Its Right Place" to "The Wilhelm Scream."
Nina released her second single from the album, "Aus," this week, which features three different remixes of the track in addition to the album version. Stream all four of those below, in addition to the album's first single, "Ghetto Kraviz," and two of its remixes. Nina also dropped an Essential Mix earlier this month. You can stream that below too.
Those streams, flier for the NYC show, and a list of all dates are below.
Lindstrom will be releasing a 12" of remixes from his Six Cups of Rebel LP on June 25 with remixes from Oneohtrix Point Never (who plays Ecstatic Summer), Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, and Mark McGuire (of Emeralds). Have a listen to Oneohtrix Point Never's take on "Call Me Anytime" below.
Lindstrom is currently on a tour which brings him to NYC on Friday (5/25) for the previously discussed Webster Hall show with Simian Mobile Disco (tickets). That tour will also bring him to Detroit's Movement Electronic Music Festival this weekend where he'll play alongside Public Enemy, Actress, SBTRKT, Major Lazer, Gold Panda, Nina Kraviz, Matias Aguayo, FaltyDL, AraabMUZIK and more. Tickets for the fest are on sale now. The full lineup is listed below.
Speaking of electronic music festivals, Mutek goes down in Montreal from May 30 - June 3. The Mutek lineup includes Kode9, Nicolas Jaar, Clark, Blondes, Apparat, Shlohmo, Shackleton, Stephen O'Malley & Tim Hecker, Biosphere & Lustmord, and more. The full lineup is listed below.
In related news, as mentioned, Apparat will come to NYC after Mutek for a show at Gramercy Theater on May 31. It's since been announced that Sleepyhead will open that show. Tickets for that show are still available and we're also giving away a pair. Contest details below, along with a list of all dates, song stream, and those festival lineups.
"Can't make it to Detroit this year? Well, here's something to console you: the entire official festival will be streamed online via Resident Advisor.Sasquatch will be streaming this weekend too.
With the help of media players powered by Awdio, the sounds of the iconic electronic music festival will be broadcast live around the world. Streams run from noon until midnight each day, and there will be separate streams for all five stages, so you can hear every last moment of the action at Hart Plaza, from DJ Harvey's opening set on Saturday to Flying Lotus's closer on Monday. Have a look at the festival's schedule to find out when everyone's playing (and remember to adjust for Detroit local time). The players will be embedded on the event listings [here] once the festival gets started."