Entries tagged with: Natureboy
Guided by Voices at Bowery Ballroom in May (more by Gretchen Robinette)
Protomartyr at Sugarhill Supper Club (more by Joe McCabe)
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Guided By Voices, Crystal Stilts @ Irving Plaza
The ever-prolific Guided by Voices will play surely another marathon set tonight, boozy and riff-filled. Don't miss openers Crystal Stilts who are one of Brooklyn's better, if underrated at this point, bands.
Protomartyr, Alvvays @ South Street Seaport
The Seaport Music Fest, back with a robust eight-weeks and now on Fulton Street, kicks off its run tonight with Detroit's post-punky Protomartyr and Canadian indiepop band Alvvays. Bands start at 7 PM, not to be missed!
DIIV, LODRO, Regal Degal @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
DIIV are working out new material on the road, so expect a lot from their forthcoming second albuml tonight. Both LODRO and Regal Degal are worth catching too.
Dub Thompson, Ought, Modern Vices, Semi Femme @ Baby's All Right
This is a pretty stacked bill if you're looking to catch buzzy new bands. LA's Dub Thompson are quirkily funky, Montreal's Ought channel pre-Eno Talking Heads, and Chicago's Modern Vices make Strokesy garage pop. Openers Semi-Femme feature onetime Orca Team main man Leif Anders.
Crosby, Stills and Nash @ Beacon Theater
One of the most distinctive harmony styles in rock music, David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash's music has endured for over 40 years. This is the third of three nights at the Beacon.
Juana Molina @ The Greene Space
Juana Molina released her highly-acclaimed Spanish-language folktronica album, Wed 21, last year and continues to support it. This is her first of two NYC shows of the week.
The Mentors, Mutilation Rites, Hexer, Maximum Oversatan, Bomb Scare, Trez Muertoz, Throaat, Goat Felch, Evil Army, Vermefug, Weird and pissed Off, Eat the Turnbuckle, DUTCHGUTS, Slaughter the Prophets, Mad Diesel, Esclavos @ The Paper Box
During The Mentors' initial run from 1977 to 1997 they made all kinds of offensive, heavy music. Though lead singer/drummer El Duce died in 1997, they regrouped without him in 2001 and continue on. Some good support names on that bill too like Mutilation Rites, Throaat and more.
Titus Andronicus, Beach Slang, Slothrust, Lost Boy? @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Titus Andronicus have been previewing a ton of new material at their shows lately, so it'd be pretty hard to getting an early taste of that new stuff for free tonight. Philly's Beach Slang (ex-Weston) are also more than worth showing up for. Their mix of Replacements/Goo Goo Dolls anthems with Jawbreaker gruffness and nostalgia-filled lyrics is a real winner.
Beyonce, Jay-Z @ Metlife Stadium
Beyonce and Jay Z may be at very different places in their careers -- Bey just put out her best album while Jay's best material is likely behind him -- but needless to say they've both got tons of A+ tracks (and many to collaborate on). This show will be quite the spectacle. Night 1 of 2.
Phish @ Randall's Island
Get your drug rugs on and prepare for 3 days of endless jams on Randall's Island.
!!! (chk chk chk), Eaters @ Glasslands
Catch one of the great '00s-era dancepunk bands in a tiny room tonight. Eaters make electronic postpunk too, pretty good.
Owls, Hop Along, Glocca Morra @ Bowery Ballroom
Though American Football is the Kinsella reunion everyone is buzzing about this year, let's not forget that Owls (aka Cap'n Jazz minus The Promise Ring's Davey von Bohlen) are also back with the long-awaited followup to their excellent 2001 debut, and it's a good one. Good support tonight too, including Philly indie rock favorites Hop Along and Glocca Morra, who likely own a Kinsella record or two.
Prawn, Caravela @ Knitting Factory (free, midnight)
One place you might want to head after the Owls show is Knitting Factory where there will be a free midnight show headlined by Prawn, another band who surely owns a couple Kinsella records.
Shellshag, Friend, Street Eaters, Lilith Velkor @ Death By Audio
Long-running DIY duo Shellshag always put on an eccentric and entertaining show.
Iron Chic, Spraynard, Timehares @ Shea Stadium
Iron Chic make killer punk that draws from bands like Lifetime but also has similarly uplifting anthems to Japandroids. Spraynard recall late '90s/early '00s pop punk and this is their first NYC show since taking a 2-year break.
Corin Roddick (of Purity Ring), Goldlink, Empress Of, Dualist Inquiry @ Webster Hall
It's an eclectic bill with Goldlink who makes sing-songy rap over forward-thinking electronic beats and art pop singer Empress Of. Purity Ring's Corin Roddick is on DJ duties.
Jacques Renault, DJ Justin Miller, Cosmic Kids, Urulu @ Rough Trade
Jacques Renault's Let's Play House party has become a staple in NYC dance parties, and tonight it celebrates its 5th birthday with this show.
Sea Oleena, Julie Byrne, Foxes in Fiction, Small Wonder, Steve Sobs, Poppy Red @ Silent Barn
This bill's got a good diversity of delicate-sounding music, from psychedelic folk singers to bedroom pop loners to knob wizards and still more.
Isaac Tichauer, JDH and Dave P @ Glasslands
A member of the French Express label, Isaac Tichauer gives an excellent chilled-out take on the sort of house music that's making a big comeback right now.
AJ Davila, Los Macuanos, Diana Fuentes, Esteman, The Wookies @ Gramercy Theatre (LAMC)
Part of the Latin American Music Conference, this show is headlined by Davila 66 frontman AJ Davila who is no less wild in solo format.
Libel, New Beard, Old Monk, Sunset Guns @ The Flat
Old Monk just released their second album, Posing As Love, via Eenie Meenie which takes catchy indie rock and filter it through a decidedly prog/math sensibility.
Dave and Phil Alvin with The Guilty Ones, Jonah Tolchin @ The Bell House
Dave and Phil Alvin are/were both members of veteran roots rock band The Blasters whose debut LP came out in 1980, and the pair just put out a new album together on Yep Roc this year. Their labelmate Jonah Tolchin also put one out on that label this year, which features a guest spot from Deer Tick's John McCauley.
Half Waif, Cantina, Natureboy @ Cameo Gallery
Both Half Waif and Natureboy make this a solid bill for local art pop.
Weird Womb, Big Muff Radio, WVFRMS, The Sros @ Cake Shop
Local scuzzpunks Weird Womb headline this bill that also includes the danceable fuzz off Big Muff Radio.
LTJ Bukem, Submorphics @ Brooklyn Bowl
Drum and Bass guru LTJ Bukem -- famous for "Horizons" among other things -- plays a late-night set tonight.
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.
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by Andrew Sacher
Alex Winston at BV-SXSW in 2011 (more by Tim Griffin)
NYC singer Alex Winston has been keeping pretty quiet lately. It's been about a year since her last hometown headlining show, but that will change on September 21 at Glasslands when she plays the Brooklyn venue with The Echo Friendly and DJ sets from Connor Hanwick (The Drums) and Peggy Wang (Pains of Being Pure at Heart). Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Her 2012 debut, King Con, is just the right amount of pop and just the right amount of indie. The video for its opening track, "Fire Ant," is below.
Lia Ices at Mercury Lounge in 2009 (more by Tim Griffin)
Meanwhile, another NYC singer that it's been even longer since we've heard from is Lia Ices. She'll be at Glasslands (9/24) three days after Alex. No openers announced for that one yet. Tickets are on sale now. The video for her song, "Daphne," which features guest vocals from Bon Iver's Justin Vernon, is below.
That same week, as discussed, Nashville's Torres plays Glasslands (9/25) too. And since we last spoke, NYC singer (plus fellow Sharon Van Etten pal) Natureboy was added to that show. WET is on the bill too, and tickets are still available.
Natureboy's new album, The Sweep, came out last week (7/23). You can stream that in full, along with the Alex Winston and Lia Ices videos, below...
by Bill Pearis
The group's primary songwriters Marie-Claire Balabanian and Karl Briedrick may not be from Chicago, but they've been based here for quite some time now. In fact, their moody, almost brooding, sound suggests they've been here all along.You can check out Badwater's lead single "Slow So Long" at the bottom of this post in video or audio form.
The band will be going on tour next month with two stops in NYC: February 14 at Ran Tea House in Williamsburg with Natureboy and February 15 at Cake Shop with Cat Martino. All tour dates are below, along with the video and stream.
photos by Jessica Amaya; words by Bill Pearis
Cate Le Bon @ Union Pool, 9/22/2012
Cate Le Bon's second of two NYC shows this past weekend was at Union Pool on Saturday (9/22) and was a woolier affair than her show at Mercury Lounge the night before. The crowd was more into it, and Cate and her band, who played against a projected VHS test pattern backdrop, were clearly having more fun too -- bassist "Sweet Baboo" played the entire show shirtless and jumped into the crowd for the final song, the two-part "Ploughing Out."
A friend who came with me to the show told me afterwards, "I liked her but I couldn't quite get where she was coming from." To which I replied, "Wales," which was kind of a joke but not really. They just do things differntly over there and Cate Le Bon definitely comes from the charming, oddball lineage of Super Furry Animals and Gorky's Zygotic Mynci. (Her "Thankyouverymuch" sounds just like Gruff Rhys'.) It's a style that cannot easily be pigeonholed but is no doubt all hers.
I had come straight from seeing Ty Segall and Thee Oh Sees at The Well, so I missed opener Natureboy but there are pictures from her set below, along with more from Cate Le Bon's set.
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.
photos and videos by Jessica Amaya
Natureboy w/ Sharon Van Etten at Pianos - 6/28/12
Brooklyn's Natureboy (aka Sara Kermanshahi) wrapped up a residency at Pianos last Thursday (6/28). The residencies took place every Thursday in June, and each one featured a different lineup of artists. For the 6/28 show, Sara was joined by Doug Keith, Cat Martino, She Keeps Bees, The Roadside Graves, and DJ Sharon Van Etten, who, as predicted, joined Sara on stage during her set.
In related news, Sharon Van Etten and her bandmate Doug Keith were just interviewed by Nardwuar. A video of that interview is below, along with more pictures and videos from the Pianos show (unfortunately none of Roadside Graves).
by Andrew Sacher
Brooklyn folk pop singer Natureboy (aka Sara Kermanshahi) kicks off a residency at Pianos TONIGHT (6/7), which will take place every Thursday night in June. Each show is with a pretty solid lineup; tonight it's Caged Animals, Christine Horberg, Vorhees, and St. Claire. Other artists appearing during the residency include Shenandoah & The Night, Shilpa Ray, Cat Martino, She Keeps Bees, Doug Keith, The Roadside Graves, and more. On the last night of the residency (6/28), Sharon Van Etten, who sings on Natureboy's album, will be DJing and it wouldn't be too surprising if she joined in on vocals during Natureboy's set while she's there. The full schedule and flier for the residency is below and tickets for all four shows are on sale now.
Natureboy's album can be streamed in full at her bandcamp and it's a pretty enjoyable listen. Check it out for yourself over there and stream some tracks below.
by Andrew Frisicano
Already in 2010 Marissa Nadler has collaborated with black metal man Xasthur and put a song out on an Amnesty International benefit CD. She has a new full-length in the works, and now she has a pair of NYC shows coming up.
The first of those is on June 16th at Knitting Factory with Natureboy, Monogold, Villagers, Rey Villalobos and DJ Victoria Bergsman of Taken By Tress. Tickets are on sale.
Another of the openers is Natureboy, lush Brooklyn songwriter Sara Kermanshahi and her band. Her self-titled debut has found a home on the UK's Own Records (who is currently streaming the whole thing on Bandcamp) where it's due to ship on July 7th. The album was self-released in the US (where it came out in April).
A Marissa video and all tour dates are below...
words & photos by Alexandra Marvar, more photos by Claire Bennnett, Gabe Soria & Sonam Zoksang
Roadside Graves @ Truck America
"After 12 years America got its first taste of Truck at a resort in the Catskills about three hours outside of New York City. A more modest affair in size and lineup than the forthcoming Truck in Steventon this July, the Full Moon resort was perfectly situated for the comparatively small event.Alexandra Marvar, who performed at British Truck festival offshoot TRUCK AMERICA this past weekend with the Mercury Rev orchestra, and with Common Prayer, reviews the fest's highlights with accompanying pictures. Check it out below...
The entire weekend made for a remarkably relaxed experience. While the weather in the Catskills in early May is usually akin to that of Oxfordshire in the summer, the days were unseasonably warm and the nights crisp, making sitting in an unheated converted barn after midnight a pleasant experience." [Clash]