Entries tagged with: Murder by Death
Portland festival MusicFestNW is returning this year to multiple Portland venues from September 3-8 with a ton of bands including Animal Collective, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Superchunk, Deerhunter, Charles Bradley, Shuggie Otis, Joey Bada$$, Bonnie Prince Billy, Chromatics, Glass Candy, Flume, Youth Lagoon, Washed Out, The Thermals, TItus Andronicus, Bob Mould, Baroness, Austra, Ty Segall, The Bronx, The Men, Mount Eerie, White Lung, and many more. Ticket info is coming soon.
Initial lineup below...
Man Man at House of Vans in 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Rock weirdos Man Man and alt-country crooners Murder by Death will be teaming up for a co-headlining tour this winter.
A full tour for the two bands hasn't been announced yet, but it seems likely that more dates will be revealed soon. At the moment, we do know that we can expect them to hit NYC on February 28 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. iIckets for that show go on sale Friday (12/14) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (12/12) at noon.
UPDATE: Full tour announced. All dates are listed below.
Murder by Death put out their most recent album, Bitter Drink, Bitter Moon, this past September. A stream of that album in its entirety and a list of all dates are below.
Langhorne Slim & band (which does not include Danger Mouse)
Norah Jones, whose new Danger Mouse-produced album Little Broken Hearts is out now, is playing the Bell House Friday, May 11. Tickets for the Brooklyn show go on sale at noon today (5/8). Norah also has a much larger show coming up at Central Park Summerstage in July and other dates which are listed below.
Cory Chisel is one of the many artists playing the upcoming Dylan Fest at irving Plaza and the Do Division Festival in Chicago. He's also opening for Murder By Death at the previously mentioned Webster Hall show which is part of a larger tour for the two artists. In August he hits the road with Norah Jones. All tour dates are listed below.
Some of Murder by Death's dates are with Ha Ha Tonka, who just played the Kentucky Derby and meanwhile will hit the road with Langhorne Slim for a tour that visits Bowery Ballroom on June 14. All dates are listed below...
Murder By Death are headlining Webster Hall on 7/17. Cory Chisel opens. Tickets go on sale at noon.
Beach House & Lower Dens go on sale at noon.
Cymbals Eat Guitars have a show scheduled at Glasslands on May 20th with Yellow Dogs and Mirror Mirror. Tickets are on sale.
Tinariwen returns to NYC this summer. Tickets go on sale Saturday for a July 20th show at Highline Ballroom.
Glasvegas are touring in support of a new album. Tickets are on sale now for a May 23rd show at Bowery Ballroom. All tour dates are below.
Murder by Death @ Pop Montreal 2010 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Murder by Death aren't on tour right now, but they are opening for the Hold Steady at Terminal 5 tonight (4/8) (tickets still available), and have some other random upcoming shows including a May 20th Rocks Off Concert Cruise, and a May 21st appearance at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Somerset, NJ. That's how the band lists it, though a bit of research reveals that the NJ show is actually part of the Steampunk World's Fair which is happening at that location from May 20th - May 22nd.
All MbD dates, and details on an art contest for an upcoming 7", below...
photos by Dominick Mastrangelo
Pop Montreal kicked off Wednesday (9/29) with a relatively small lineup of shows. But those lineups included bands like Menomena, The Dears, Murder By Death and Lost In The Trees among others. All these being ticketed shows, there's a lot of hedging and hoping that goes into planning; it's not unlike CMJ where badgeholders are given so many slots and the rest are for ticketholders.
Opting to start out close to the hotel and work my way up Rue St. Laurent, I popped in to see Murder By Death and caught the opening act, Buddy McNeil and the Magic Mirrors. Their set of rockabilly got stronger as it went on and set closer "Help Me Mama" was inspired. The venue had filled up and was nearly full by the time Murder By Death came on. Darker and more deliberate, their set was impassioned and the crowd was into it from the off. Leaving early was tough but Menomena were playing up Rue St. Laurent but despite my best laid plans arrived to find the show was sold out. No badges, no nothing.
So I quickly ran across the street to Lost in the Trees only to find out it, too, sold out with Villagers coming on afterward. Finding the learning curve for my first Pop Montreal swift and slightly unforgiving I managed to talk my way in but the venue. Casa del Popolo, slightly smaller than the Mercury Lounge, was packed. So packed that you could barely open the door into the space. Luckily the venue cleared out a bit for the headlining solo set by Conor O'Brien of Villagers. "The plural doesn't really apply tonight," he said. His set was perfection, the crowd was respectful and versions of his two more popular songs "Jackals" and "Home" (video below) were intense and the highlights.
Much like CMJ and SXSW bands are looking to get signed and raise their profile. Overheard at breakfast this morning at the Opus Hotel was a primer in how not to market yourself at an industry festival:
Label Guy: "Oh you're a musician? Are you playing the festival?The pictures of Villagers were already posted. The rest from Day One are below...
Musician: "Yes, my band is playing."
Label Guy: "Umm, are you playing tonight?"
Musician, after a thoughtful pause: "Yes, we are actually."
Label Guy, growing a bit impatient: "Well, are you going to plug your show? 'Cause, you know, maybe I'd like to attend."
photos by Brian Reilly
Murder by Death, Ha Ha Tonka and Linfinity are on a tour that stops at Bowery Ballroom in NYC tonight (5/4), and which stopped by Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn two days earlier. Pictures and the headliner's setlist from that show, below...
by Andrew Frisicano
DOWNLOAD: Murder By Death - Foxglove (MP3)
Murder By Death @ Brooklyn Bowl in October (more by Tim Griffin)
Murder By Death's fifth album, Good Morning, Magpie, will be out April 6th on Vagrant Records. The band is touring in support of it this April and May with openers Ha Ha Tonka and Linfinity. They'll play Music Hall of Williamsburg on May 2nd and Bowery Ballroom on May 4th. Fanclub presale for the tour is happening now. Tickets for the NYC show go on general sale Friday at noon.
Before then the Indiana quartet will plays some select shows that include SXSW (where they'll be at the Vagrant showcase).
The song "Foxglove," above, is off the new record. It isn't one of the group's more immediate songs; singer Adam Turla is thankfully still growling and bellowing the vocals, but without the hotheaded emotion of the band's best tracks. I'm trusting the rest of the album will correct that. Album art, tracklist and all tour dates are below...
Good news, good news. If you don't already have tickets to 4/8 at Webster Hall, some tickets are still available. In addition, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club have added a second NYC show at Webster Hall on 4/9 with Alberta Cross (who just opened for Guns n Roses at the Varvatos Store). Tickets are on Artist presale (or will be soon), and the Ticketmaster AMEX presale blasts off at noon tomorrow (2/17) with regular folks getting a crack at the tix on Friday (2/19) at noon.
In addition to the previously mentioned tour dates in support of the forthcoming Beat The Devil's Tattoo, BRMC have also confirmed an appearance at the Vagrant Records SXSW showcase with School of Seven Bells, J Roddy Walston & The Business and Murder By Death on March 19th at La Zona Rosa.
Updated tour dates below...
photos by Tim Griffin
"The angry woodsman gutter-punk of Murder By Death finally drew the majority of [the Brooklyn Bowl] attendees to the stage as mutton-chopped Adam Turla yelped out his Johnny Cash baritone over songs about whiskey, low-down women, and the devil. The set focused largely on the quartet's latest Red of Tooth and Claw, kicking off with the steel-driving "Ball & Chain" and rapping up forty-five minutes later with the Inglorious Basterds-approved "Comin' Home." Cellist Sarah Balliet added extra grit and grind on the low end.The Gaslight Anthem played NYC shows on Thursday and Friday, the first in a venue significantly bigger than the second which was in the Brooklyn Bowl-ing alley.
"We are the last of the jukebox Romeos," the Gaslight Anthem's Brian Fallon sang halfway through their set. I couldn't put it any better. These four New Jersey boys wear their hearts and influences on their sleeves, singing the sort of unashamed rock and roll you didn't think anyone made anymore. Within the set's first three songs - "High Lonesome," "Casanova, Baby!" and "Old White Lincoln" - they'd already quoted Springsteen four times, Tom Waits twice, with some Wilson Pickett, Gary "U.S." Bonds and Tom Petty in for good measure." [Dylan, Etc]
Their next NYC-area show happens December 11th in their home state of NJ at the Wellmont Theater. Tickets go on sale Friday. More pictures from Brooklyn Bowl, below...
Last night I posted a contest to win tickets to see The Gaslight Anthem and their three tour-mates at the large Terminal 5 in midtown. Today they add a show happening one day later with the same lineup at a way smaller venue in Brooklyn that has a bowling alley in it. The new date is Friday, October 16th and tickets go on sale Wednesday at noon.
The Gaslight Anthem @ Sasquatach 2009 (more by Chris Graham)
"[Murder by Death] is great, and they were so different from the other bands on the bill, it really stood out as a fresh performance. Turla told a story about being in San Francisco to open for The Pogues, and how he was driving around with Shane McGowan, drinking port, and looking for a salsa bar. "Just imagine that man salsa dancing." Imagine, indeed. A highlight of their set was when Turla did a solo performance of "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)," the oft covered Cher classic. This was evocative mood music, and it evoked a mood of "these people are cool" throughout the whole building.That review comes from The Gaslight Anthem and Murder by Death's September 20th show at the Fillmore in San Francisco, part of their four-band tour that hits Terminal 5 in NYC on October 15th. As previously noted, Jesse Malin and Broadway Calls are the other two bands in NY (openers switch a few times during the tour), and All Points West ticket holders get a free drink at the NYC show (due to Gaslight getting knocked off the APW bill due to rain).
The Gaslight Anthem entered the stage to a recording of Bo Diddley's "I'm a Man" and then blasted right into their set opener, "High Lonesome." The Gaslight Anthem are often lumped in as a punk band with a serious Springsteen influence, but I think this sells them short. Brian Fallon, the lead singer, used to be in a band called This Charming Man, and this duality where there is love for both the lyrical style of Bruce Springsteen, and also the sound of classic British pop makes for a great combination. You can't listen to "Old White Lincoln" without immediately hearing The Cure. But when he sings about America, cars, girls, and dreams, you hear the words of Springsteen's New Jersey." Spinning Platters]
Tickets to the NYC show are still on sale, AND I have two pairs to give away, AND I have Gaslight prizes for eight more people after that. Details, tour poster and dates below....
All Points West on Sunday (by Chris La Putt)
"Due to circumstances completely beyond our control, our set at All Points West on Sunday August 2nd was cut at the last minute. Needless to say, we were and still are extremely disappointed that we weren't allowed to perform for everyone who came out to see us, braving the terrible weather, the mud, the lightning and the extremely delayed door time...only to find out that we weren't apparently playing after all.The Gaslight Anthem are going on a fall tour with Murder by Death and other openers which vary by date. Jesse Malin and Broadway Calls are the other bands on the NYC show which goes on AmEx presale Wednesday (8/5) at 11am, "Radio Presale" Thursday at 10, and then general sale Saturday (8/8) at noon. All dates below...
Should any of you who came to see us at APW want come to our just-announced October 15th show in NYC at Terminal 5, try to remember to bring your APW ticket stub with you. If you do, you can present it to the people doing "ID Checks" when you enter and they will give you a drink ticket good for a free beer, soft drink or water (whatever you prefer).
With this small gesture, we want to show all of you who were at APW Sunday how grateful we are that you made that effort....while we're extremely bummed that things turned out as they did, we're also humbled by the emails and messages we've gotten from so many of you, and by your support of us, even when days like Sunday happen. So thank you for hanging in there and we hope to see many of you in a much drier and happier setting on October 15th in the city." - The Gaslight Anthem
words by Andrew Frisicano, photos by Jonny Leather
The Builders and the Butchers started the show with an up-tempo set, echoing other new traditional bands O'death and the Decemberists - especially in its strained, twangy vocals and mandolin/banjo on the side. The muddy stage mix accentuated the malleted drums, which sounded like steel-toed boots kicking Rubbermaid containers (in the best way possible). Singer/guitarist Ryan Sollee passed the crowd hand percussion for the last chorus of the band's last song. All together, the band came off like a fun work-in-progress, with its various songwriting and stage-show parts fine-tuned enough for the welcoming, appreciative crowd.
Murder by Death played both of their "Desert Series" records, Red of Tooth and Claw and Who Will Survive, and What Will Be Left of Them?, in full. The band's round sound (bolstered by founding keyboardist, Vincent Edwards, back again) was crowned, as always, by Adam Turla's rumbling, in-your-face, Danzig-like voice, which unfurled like a barroom brawl through the opening notes of "Comin' Home." Both keys and cello filled out the songs without sounding extraneous or out of place alongside Turla's whisky and the devil tales. Behind, black and white video clips from films like The Seventh Seal, Nosferatu, and The Good, and the Bad and the Ugly played off the stormy mood of the set.
By the end of the 21-song night, I was drained (especially after the closing slower numbers at the end of Who Will Survive) but the band returned strong for an encore of "Brother,"" I'm Afraid of Who's Afraid of Virgina Wolf" and "Flamenco's Fuckin' Easy," all by request.
Fake Problems played first of three. More pictures from Friday's show (2/6), below...
Fresh off the heels of their recently finished East Coast tour, Murder By Death is excited to announce a very special headlining tour to kick off at the beginning of February. The cross-country dates bring the band through many markets they missed recently. Murder by Death will be performing the complete two albums in their Desert Series, 2008's Red of Tooth and Claw and 2003's Who Will Survive and What Will Be Left of Them in sequence. The story begins with the anti-hero's younger days in Red of Tooth... and culminates in a battle between good and evil set within a small desert town in the album Who Will Survive... This 21-song set will also feature original keyboardist Vincent Edwards on piano and organ. Accompanying the show will be a program of the evenings set, as well as a large video projection at select shows. The Builders and the Butchers and Fake Problems will support Murder By Death.The NYC show is at Bowery Ballroom on February 6th. Tickets go on American Express presale today at noon - regular sale on Friday. All dates below...
MURDER BY DEATH is pleased to announce their upcoming US fall tour. The Bloomington, Indiana quartet is performing several festival dates leading up to the October 22 start of their 28-date national tour and will also be launching a new 7" series where Murder By Death will be trading covers with other artists.Tour dates below...
"Will Whitmore is an old friend of ours and we are really excited to be hitting the road together again," said Adam Turla, singer, songwriter and guitarist of MBD. "The tour will be in support of a split 7" we have had in the works for a long time. On Side A of the 7" is MBD covering a William Elliott Whitmore song and on Side B, Whitmore covers a MBD song. This is a gonna be a great tour."
A limited pressing will be made of the 7" and it will feature artwork by Drew James (who did the artwork for Who Will Survive). Copies will be available on the tour and a pre-order will begin September 15, only at www.murderbydeath.com.
O'Death @ Bowery Ballroom - April 4, 2008 (Jason Bergman)
Murder by Death @ Bowery Ballroom - April 4, 2008 (Jason Bergman)
O'Death are currently still out on tour with Murder by Death (they played Bowery Ballroom together the other day), and then they're touring some more and playing their own headlining show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on May 9th. Tickets are on sale. All dates below...
MURDER BY DEATH today announce the first leg of a national headlining tour that begins in their hometown of Bloomington, IN on March 27th. The quartet hits the road next week opening for Clutch and will be releasing their Vagrant full-length, Red of Tooth and Claw on March 4, 2008.Then after Murder By Death tours with Clutch, they tour with O'Death and Kiss Kiss. That includes April 4th at Bowery Ballroom. All dates below....