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Nick Cave, meet Nick Cave
New York City this week is a slightly confusing place for Nick Cave fans, as there are two with that name doing noted public performances this week. Nick Cave the musician is in town with The Bad Seeds for three shows at Beacon Theatre, the first of which was last night (3/28). Nick Cave the visual artist is also here presenting his "Heard•NY" piece at Grand Central Terminal this week with 60 dancers from the Alvin Ailey School performing as 30 colorful, fringed "horses" which happens 11 AM and 2PM through Sunday (3/31). We were certainly confused.
Worlds collided when the two met this week, as evidenced on artist Nick Cave's Facebook (which you can see above). We're not sure if this was taken at Grand Central or Beacon Theatre though. We're still confused! Freaky Friday indeed.
For more on "Heard•NY," check out a NY Times video below.
photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin; words by Bill Pearis
"The rendition of "Jubilee Street" Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds just turned in at the Beacon should drive every other band into retirement." @JohnJFrusciante
Nick Cave @ Beacon Theatre, 3/28/2013
Like he did at SXSW a couple weeks ago (and pretty much his whole career, really), Nick Cave owned the stage last night (3/28) at Beacon Theatre, the first of three shows he and The Bad Seeds are doing at the tony NYC venue. Maybe not seemingly befit of a man who has songs like "No Pussy Blues," but Cave is pure class. A string section and choir added to the grandeur as they ran through material from the new Push the Sky Away, as well as classics like "Red Right Hand," "The Ship Song," and the one-two-KO of main set enders, "The Mercy Seat" and the profanely awesome "Stagger Lee." Setlist is below.
Sharon Van Etten very ably opened the show, as she'll do again tonight (3/29) and Saturday (3/30). More pictures from last night's Beacon Theatre show below...
photos by Amanda Hatfield
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds at NPR's 2013 SXSW Showcase
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds have been on tour for a while now, and it finally hits NYC this week for three shows with Sharon Van Etten, starting tonight (3/28) at Beacon Theatre and continuing Friday and Saturday at the same venue. All three are sold out. The Bad Seeds' tour was also down in Austin for SXSW earlier this month, where they played NPR's showcase at Stubb's with Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Alt-J, Waxahatchee, and Youth Lagoon. Pictures of Nick Cave and YYYs are HERE and pictures of Waxahatchee's set are HERE. Even more pictures of Nick Cave's set are in this post.
Nick Cave also recently launched a Spotify app, which you can use to "discover the music of Nick Cave." It has streams of Nick's new album, Push the Sky Away, along with his classic material, and features a mood wheel where you can browse "carefully chosen moods which represent his songs" including Murder & Mayhem, Classic, Spiritual, and Super Dark. You can also make your own Nick Cave playlist and check out playlists made by others like Lou Reed and Jarvis Cocker.
And speaking of SXSW and Spotify, check out our "Best of BrooklynVegan SXSW 2013" Spotify playlist.
Updated dates are listed, along with more pictures from SXSW, below...
photos by Tim Griffin
The line to get into Stubb's last night (3/15) for NPR's SXSW showcase snaked down all the way to I-35. With a line-up featuring Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Alt-J, Waxahatchee, Youth Lagoon and more, it's no surprise. As the sun set, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds took the stage and delivered a powerhouse, career-spanning set. Later, Yeah Yeah Yeahs previewed much of their new album Mosquito for the crowd and Karen O was literally luminescent on stage.
by Bill Pearis, Fred Pessaro and Andrew Sacher
Savages @ CMJ 2012 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
SXSW gets underway today (3/13) in earnest, with 83,207 bands* playing SXSW this year. Trying to figure out who to see can be an overwhelming feeling. (Actually, just standing on 6th St. on Friday night is an overwhelming feeling.) Hopefully this post will give you some inspiration if you're among the throngs of people. Or maybe just some new stuff to listen to if you're not there.
Of course you could just hang out at all our day parties (our first starts at noon today!) and evening showcases, as we're really proud of our line-ups. But there are bands who we are pumped to see who aren't playing too. So here are 40 bands we're genuinely pumped to see in Austin this week. We made a Spotify playlist of all the bands (at least the ones on the service) you can stream below.
Check out our list below...
*not the actually number of showcasing bands. But it feels accurate.
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds returned this year with a great new album, Push the Sky Away, and are touring in support of it. Much of that tour is with Sharon Van Etten and it hits NYC on March 28, 29, and 30 at Beacon Theatre (sold out). The tour also goes through Austin for a show with Yeah Yeah Yeahs during SXSW.
In a groundbreaking installation and performance piece by internationally acclaimed artist Nick Cave, thirty colorful "horses" will periodically break into movement. Choreographed uniquely for Grand Central Terminal, this is Cave's first public project in New York City. Co-presented by MTA Arts for Transit and Creative Time.Head to Hyperallergic for more about this project.
If you haven't seen it, the band's Gaspar Noe-directed video for "We No Who U R" is below...
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds performed their new LP Push The Sky Away in its entirety (plus some classic Cave) last night (2/21) in Los Angeles at the Fonda Theatre. The entire show was captured on HD video and is available for streaming below for the next 24 hours. DON'T SLEEP PEOPLE!
As mentioned, Nick Cave & the Bad Seed's Push the Sky Away will be released Febraury 19. You can stream the whole thing right now, though, and it makes for a particuarly nice soundtrack to a snowy day, which is what NYC is in for if the forecast is right. It probably sounds just as good in other climates, though. Listen over at The Guardian.
Violent Femmes, who called it quits in 2009, appeared on the lineup announcement. Unlike Blur or The Stone Roses, this is the first we're hearing about them getting back together, so hopefully we'll get some more shows from them. They last played NYC in 2007. Some classic Violent Femmes videos are below.
It wasn't even two full years ago that Nick Cave said he was done with his Grinderman project for a while, and we know that The Bad Seeds are back this year (and also playing Coachella), but he's got Grinderman on the lineup too. Grinderman plays day 1 and the Bad Seeds play day 3.
One of Ian Svenonius' many bands, The Make-Up, reunited last year and played ATP NYC, and they're also included on this year's Coachella lineup. Meanwhile, you can catch Ian in NYC on his book tour tonight (1/25) at LPR and Monday (1/28) at WORD Bookstore.
New Order (without Peter Hook) made their live return last year, and after releasing their "lost" album, Lost Sirens, this year, they were announced for Coachella as well. The way things have been going, we probably can't count on Hook being there, but like Ian Svenonius, you can catch him in NYC on Monday (1/28) for his book talk.
Fellow new wave icons Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (aka OMD) returned in 2010 and they're promising a new album out on April 9, just before Coachella begins. They've also talked about a North American tour, which presumably will be announced soon with dates surrounding the festival.
Dead Can Dance have been back for a bit too, having released a new album, Anastasis, and gone on a tour last year, and they'll be at Coachella this year as well. They're also playing Primavera Sound and just launched a video competition.
Two-Tone legends The Selector (they shared a side of the label's first-ever 7") will play as well. The band have reformed a few times over the years, with different members offer rival versions of the band. Singer Pauline Black and Gaps Hendrickson feature in the line-up coming to Coachella.
And maybe most surprsingly on this list of Coachella reunions is The Three O'Clock who were intregral in the '80s "paisley underground" scene in Los Angeles. Fronted by bassist Michael Querico, the band made 1985's cult classic Arrive Without Traveling, ended up signed to Prince's Paisley Park records where they made one album before breaking up in 1988.
LA hip hop collective Jurassic 5 are also reuniting for Coachella. More on that and other hip hop at this year's festival coming later.
Violent Femmes videos below...
You've already heard "We No Who U R" off Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds' new album, Push the Sky Away (due out February 19) and the band have now revealed the lyric video for another new song, "Jubilee Street." You can watch it below.
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds will be in NYC soon on their upcoming tour with Sharon Van Etten.
Sharon Van Etten @ Cameo, 12/15/2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
As mentioned a couple times, Sharon Van Etten will be opening for Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds on their upcoming North American tour, which includes three nights at Beacon Theatre (March 28 - 30). Tickets to the newly-added third show on March 30 go on sale at noon today.
On a recent visit to Australia, Sharon covered Nick's "People Ain't No Good" (from 1997′s The Boatman's Call) on Triple-J radio and you can watch her performance of that below.
In other news, Nick Cave will be interviewed live this morning on BBC 6music's Radcliffe & Maconie show at 10 AM EST (3 PM UK time).
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds' brooding intensity is reigned in on the new track "We No Who U R" from the band's forthcoming LP Push The Sky Away. We previously posted the streaming audio, and here is the video directed by the one and only Gaspar Noé (responsible for films like Irreversible and Enter the Void). Pre-order your copy of the LP now via the band or at iTunes and get the track now.
Nick Cave is touring the US in March.
Beach Fossils play a record release show for their new album, Clash the Truth at Bowery Ballroom on February 23.
Tickets for that show are on AmEx presale now with a general on-sale starting Friday (12/7) at noon. (UPDATE: That show has been removed from Bowery Ballroom's website. Stay tuned.)
Balkan Beat Box are playing Webster Hall on March 17 with Delhi 2 Dublin. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
The Suzan are playing Glasslands on January 28. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Ken Stringfellow (The Posies, REM, Big Star, etc) is playing Mercury Lounge on February 16. Tickets for that show are on AmEx presale now with a general on-sale starting Friday (12/7) at noon.
Lushlife is opening for Steven A. Clark at Mercury Lounge on January 10. Tickets for that show are on AmEx presale now with a general on-sale starting Friday (12/7) at noon.
As mentioned, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds will release their new album, Push the Sky Away, on February 19 via Bad Seed Ltd. They just revealed the first single off the album, "We No Who U R," and you can stream it below via Rolling Stone.
The band have announced that they'll support the album with a tour with Sharon Van Etten which hits NYC on March 28 and 29 at Beacon Theatre. Tickets for most of the dates go on sale Thursday (12/6) at 10 AM local time but check ticketmaster for exact details on tickets for the Beacon Theatre shows.
A list of all dates and that song stream, below.
We recently mentioned on BV Chicago (where Nick as an April show scheduled) that Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds are working on a new album (their first since 2008s Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!) and now the album has officially been announced. Their fifteenth album, Push the Sky Away, will come out February 18 in the UK and the US date is TBA. The album was produced by Nick Launay, who has worked with the band on their last three albums. The tracklist, including lead single, "We No Who U R" (which will be released on December 3), and the album trailer are below. That's the cover art above.
As you may know, Nick Cave has a few ventures outside of the recording studio and his latest is as screenwriter for Lawless, the follow-up to his brutal western The Proposition (both directed by John Hillcoat):
LAWLESS is the true story of the infamous Bondurant Brothers: bootlegging siblings who made a run for the American Dream in Prohibition-era Virginia. In this epic gangster tale, inspired by true-life tales of author Matt Bondurant's family in his novel "The Wettest County In The World", the loyalty of three brothers is put to the test against the backdrop of the nation's most notorious crime wave.Look for the film, which features a stellar cast of Tom Hardy (Bane in The Dark Knight Rises), Gary Oldman, Shia LaBeouf, Guy Pearce and Jessica Chastain, opens in the U.S. on Wednesday, August 29. Trailer for the film is below.
In addition, Nick Cave and musical partner in crime Warren Ellis also contributed to the soundtrack, which hits one day earlier (8/28) and is currently up for preorder via iTunes and in physical formats. Stream the new track "Burnin'" below.
by Bill Pearis
Simon Bonney of Crime & the City Solution in 'Wings of Desire'
Legendary Australian band Crime & the City Solution broke up in 1990 following their fourth album, Paradise Discotheque. While known for their appearance in Wim Wenders' 1987 classic Wings of Desire (video below), the band have been overshadowed by The Birthday Party (many of whom ended up in C&CS), Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds and Swell Maps, but they're an important part of the '80s dark-tinged post punk scene and have gained a cult following over the last 20 years. Both Coliseum and Young Widow cited them as big influences in interviews with BV.
Members Epic Soundtracks and Rowland S. Howard passed away in 1997 and 2009, respectively, but frontman Simon Bonney (who now lives in Detroit) announced last year that he's forming a new version of the band including violinist Bronwyn Adams and guitarist Alexander Hacke (also of Einstürzende Neubauten) of previous incarnations, plus Jim White of Dirty Three, singer/artist (and Hacke's wife) Danielle de Picciotto, David Eugene Edwards of the 16 Horsepower/Woven Hand, as well as Troy Gregory and Matthew Smith. This new Crime and the City Solution have recorded a new album, American Twilight, which will be out in early 2013 via Mute Records. Audiences will get to hear some of the new record's songs live when Crime & the City Solution go out on tour this fall, including an NYC stop at Music Hall of Williamsburg on October 22. Tickets to the MHOW show go on sale Friday, August 3 at noon with an AmEx presale beginning Wednesday (8/1) at noon. All dates are listed below.
The tour will also feature lighting and projections from de Picciotto as well as songs from throughout Crime & the City Solution's career. If you're unfamiliar with the band, a new compilation titled An Introduction To... Crime & the City Solution / A History Of Crime - Berlin 1987 - 1991 comes out on Mute Records on September 24 and, as the title suggests, covers the later period of the band when they were located in Berlin. You can also get most the band's albums digitally (including via Spotify). 1986' Room Full of Lights and 1990's Paradise Discotheque are particularly good, but I'm also a fan of 1988's Shine. If you're a fan of Nick Cave or the gloomier side of the Bunnymen (or Liars or anything on Sacred Bones) you're missing out if you've never dug into Crime & the City Solution.
A few videos are below along with a list of all Crime & the City Solution tour dates...
DOWNLOAD: Chelsea Wolfe - "I Let Love In" (Nick Cave Cover) (MP3)
Chelsea Wolfe at Saint Vitus in August (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Stereogum and PopGun are co-presenting a CMJ showcase with Titus Andronicus, Delicate Steve, Chelsea Wolfe, Cuckoo Chaos, Mr. Dream, and Hollerado at Glasslands on October 18. Tickets are $15 with RSVP.
PopGun are also co-presenting the True Panther showcase at Glasslands, the Weird Vibes showcase at Cameo on October 20 with Weekend (who also play the BV CMJ showcase @ MHOW), Headless Horseman, Pat Jordache and others, and the Yours Truly showcase at Glasslands on October 21 with Active Child (who also play the BV CMJ showcase @ MHOW), Born Gold, The Stepkids, Memoryhouse, Caveman, Inc., and Ava Luna. PopGun also do their own showcase at Cameo on October 22 with Teen Daze, Art Vs. Science, and others. RSVP is open for all of the showcases.
Speaking of Chelsea Wolfe, she's got other CMJ shows scheduled including Europa on October 19, the Life or Death CMJ showcase at Cake Shop on October 20, a Pendu/Impose showcase at 285 Kent on October 22, and more TBA. She also recently recorded a cover of Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds' "I Let Love In." You can download that cover at the top of this post. Chelsea and her band also recently performed for an I-N Session. Check out a video of that performance below. In December, she'll go on a North American tour with The Black Heart Procession, though that tour unfortunately does not include any East Coast dates.
All dates and video below...
today in NYC
* Howl! Festival
* Bushwick Open Studios
* It Is It @ Pianos
* ASSSSCAT 3000 @ UCB
* Atlantic Avenue Artwalk
* Jason Kao Hwang @ The Stone
* Hillstock Festival @ 402 Park Ave.
* Justin Vivian Bond @ Joe's Pub
* Pretty Good Friends @ Union Hall
* Hannibal Buress @ Knitting Factory
* Xalam Project, Bizi Gara @ Zebulon
* ZWERM Guitar Quartet @ The Stone
* The Baseball Project @ City Winery
* Akiko Pavolka's House of Illusion @ Barbes
* Tanuki Suit, Mancie, Rachel Lee Walsh @ Glasslands
* The Dynamites Featuring Charles Walker @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Joshua Light Show @ American Museum of Natural History
* Stephane Wrembel Presents The Django Experiment @ Barbes
* The Soundtrack of Our Lives, The Mommyheads @ Le Poisson Rouge
* All Tiny Creatures, The Carribean, Computer Magic @ Mercury Lounge
* Against Me!, Screaming Females, Lemuria @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Darlings, Dinosaur Feathers, Friends, Grand Rapids, Like, Mountains @ Housing Works Street Fair
* Whale Belly, Panoramic & True, The Robin Electric, Little Grey Girlfriend @ Littlefield
* Hot 97 Summer Jam w/ Lil Wayne, Drake, Birdman, Chris Brown, Dipset, Rick Ross, Fabolous, Lloyd Banks, Waka Flocka Flame, Wiz Khalifa @ the Meadowlands
Hillstock Fest times changed since the initial announcement. Updated list of bands and times is below.
Unkle have a new video starring Nick Cave. Check it out below...
photos by Greg Cristman
Onstage at the Best Buy Theater in Times Square on Sunday, in a powerfully loose performance, [Nick Cave] sang "Heathen Child," from [Grinderman's] new record, "Grinderman 2" (Anti-). "She don't care about Buddha!" he called out. "She is the Buddha!" And later, in "Evil!": "Who needs the TV? You are my TV!/ Who needs the record player? You are my record player!"Nick Cave and the boys in Grinderman headlined a sold out show in NYC on Sunday night, 11/14, bringing their gothy blues to the masses and showcasing their new LP Grinderman 2 out now via ANTI-. Theremin artist Armen-Ra was the opener..
As he sang, he battered his guitar. Mr. Cave doesn't play much guitar; it's plain to see that the instrument is foreign to him. But he plays it in Grinderman, and it sounds like a car being cut in half. -[New York Times]
Last night, one night later, Grinderman appeared on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (a show that will have Bruce Springsteen on it tonight). After the taping, Nick Cave was spotted hanging at the Delancey. Not sure if they have a TV he could have watched it on. You can watch the episode in an embedded video below.
Grinderman's US tour continues tonight in Washington DC at the 9:30 Club. More Pictures from Best Buy (formerly Nokia) Theater, videos and the Grinderman setlist, below...
Grinderman are Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, Martyn Casey and Jim Sclavunos. On September 14th they will release their new studio album Grinderman 2 via Anti-Records and follow with a tour of North America beginning on November 11th.Grinderman will play Nokia Theatre in NYC on November 14th. Tickets will probably go on sale soon.
Together Grinderman have forged a distinctly different way of working, having cast off musical baggage, shrugged off accepted wisdom and tested pre-conceptions about who they are as musicians. The new album was co-produced by Grinderman and Nick Launay (Public Image Ltd, Birthday Party) and mixed by Launay.
Grinderman will kick off their North American tour November 11th in Toronto, Canada. [ANTI]
Metamorphosis, another Nick Cave and Warren Ellis project, debuts at BAM on November 30th.
All Grinderman dates below...
Nick Cave w/ the Dirty Three @ ATP NY 2009 (more by Ryan Muir)
"You wake up one morning to discover that you've turned into a giant bug. It's the stuff of nightmares, unless you're Kafka's oddly placid Gregor Samsa--more concerned about being late to work than anything else. Iceland's Vesturport Theatre and its fearless director Gísli Örn Gardarsson (who made their US debut with Woyzeck at the 2008 Next Wave Festival) present a topsy-turvy stage adaptation of Metamorphosis, whose protagonist leaps, scrambles, and skitters, telegraphing his mounting despair.Metamorphosis, adapted by David Farr and Gísli Örn Gardarsson with music by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, will make its US debut at BAM's Next Wave Festival, Nov 30--Dec 5 at BAM Harvey Theater in Brooklyn. The production premiered at Lyric Hammersmith Theatre in London in 2006.
The performance is a tour de force, supported by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis' delicately inflected score. The excellent cast, each member embodying the alienation and dysfunction of Kafka's unsparing tale, enhances the precariousness of the predicament as it morphs into outright cruelty. [BAM]
After the December 2nd show there will be a post-performance talk with actor/director Gísli Örn Gardarsson and others from the show for ticket holders. Maybe that'll be around the time Nick Cave brings Grinderman back to NYC in support of their upcoming 2nd album.
Cave and Ellis previously collaborated with Vesturport Theatre on their adaptation of Woyzeck (which debuted in 2006 and was part of the 2008 Next Wave Festival). Trailers with music excepts from both shows are below...
Grinderman will release their new studio album Grinderman 2 through Mute on September 13th and via Anti- Records in the U.S. on September 14th. Grinderman 2 was recorded in 2009 at London's RAK, State of The Ark and Assault and Battery studios. Co-produced by Grinderman and Nick Launay, the album was mixed by Launay at London's British Grove in August 2009 and LA's Seedy Underbelly in April 2010. Grinderman's twenty-date European tour will kick off at Nottingham's Rock City on 25th September. UK tickets go on sale from 9.00 AM on Friday 28th May and are available from www.seetickets.com or from the 24-hour booking line (Tel: 0871 2200 260).All of those dates below...