Entries tagged with: Nouvelle Vague
There was little to indicate that an actual musical was being performed. The many wardrobe changes and monologues that pontificated on death and sexual debauchery and were delivered by young men in fabulous suits did little to create a narrative or establish any dramatic structure. Instead, those factors created a heightened sense of cultural subversion and erotic tension.Kitschy French cover artists Nouvelle Vague are currently on tour with their musical, "The Dawn of Innocence," which strings together many of their bossa nova new wave covers into a sex-and-death filled narrative. (Or something.) Sounds like fun. The tour hits NYC on 10/25 at Irving Plaza. Tickets are on sale now.
The erotic interplay between vocalists Mareva Galanter and Adrienne Pauly was so enticing that surely all of the couples in attendance were regretting their choice for date night. When Galanter and Pauly appeared in respective black and red leather dresses and hurtled into the first chorus of "Guns of Brixton," their self-restraint seemed to be rapidly dissipating; by the time they arrived at "Human Fly," their vocals, dancing, and facial expressions were on the cusp of sexual abandon. This crescendo repeated throughout the 22-song set, lending it enough dynamics and variety to remain compelling. - [SF Gate<]
All tour dates are listed at the bottom of this post, along with a few videos.
The Death Set is playing Cameo on November 6 with Deathface. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Grace Potter & the Nocturnals are playing Beacon Theater on November 16 and 17. Tickets for those shows go on sale today at noon.
Brooklyn disco orchestra Escort is playing Webster Hall on October 27. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.
Slackers play a Christmas show at The Bell House on December 22. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Electric Guest is heading out with No on a tour which brings both bands to NYC for a show at Irving Plaza on October 20. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All dates are listed below.
Nouvelle Vague are playing Irving Plaza on October 25. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
As mentioned, you can also catch Araabmuzik playing a free NYC show on Monday (8/20) at East River Park with Teengirl Fantasy, Flosstradamus, and Nick Hook.
Trey Anastasio is playing Beacon Theater on October 26 and The Capitol Theater on October 28. Tickets for the Beacon Theater show go on sale Thursday (8/23) at 11 AM. Tickets for the Cap show are on sale now.
Boys Noize Live hit Roseland Ballroom on November 30. Tickets are on sale now.
Speaking of Radio City Music Hall, we're giving away tickets to the upcoming Craig Ferguson show.
After teasing folks with a few names here and there -- like Run DMC most recently -- Austin's annual Fun Fun Fun Fest (Nov 2 - 4) has revealed it's full line-up, including Public Image Ltd, De La Soul, Superchunk, Santigold, Refused, X peforming Los Angeles, and lots, lots more. 3-day passes go on sale at 10AM CST.
Full FFF Fest lineup is below.
photos by Chris La Putt
"Nouvelle Vague show, Webster Hall. French bossanova pop. Wasn't too sure coming in, so far, very impressed. (Hot singers too.)" - Scott Bleicher
Nouvelle Vague @ Webster Hall
Saw Nouvelle Vague at Webster Hall in NYC last night.Though special guests were promised, Chris doesn't recall seeing any at Saturday night's Nouvelle Vague show (1/23) at Webster Hall in NYC. The French group's new album of new wave bossa nova covers does feature help from Martin Gore (Depeche Mode), Ian McCullough (Echo and The Bunnymen), Barry Adamson (Magazine), Terry Hall (The Specials), Samy Birnbach (Minimal Comact) and Chris Bailey (The Saints) though.
It was good, rather than great (they seem to rotate the vocalists - this pair were the least good of the three pairing we've seen . . . at the last gig at Irving Place in NYC last year one of the singers climbed the scaffolding to the balcony, almost got ejected, and then spat a mouthful of warm beer all over me). [Less, But Better]
Opener Clare & The Reasons, who is currently donating profits from their albums sold to Haiti, will continue on tour with Nouvelle Vague for a few days and then they play West Coast shows with Van Dyke Parks...
The legendary musical genius will be playing some rare (as rare as a good baguette in a small US city) concerts of his very own songs - not anyone else's - his masterpieces. I'm assuming you will want to come to these shows, I know we would - wait, we are!All tour dates and more pictures from Webster Hall below....
Some Reasons will be joining Van Dyke on stage. [Frog Stand Records]
by Andrew Frisicano
Nouvelle Vague @ Irving Plaza (more by Toby Tenenbaum)
Now [Nouvelle Vague] (comprised of Marc Collin and Olivier Libaux) has gone for something even more improbable. For "3," they take songs created by everyone from the synthy Soft Cell to the archtypically punky Sex Pistols and make them mosey in a rural American mode. Specifically, Nouvelle uses elements swiped from the southern and western part of the U.S., from country to folk.Since their last NYC show & short US tour in June, Nouvelle Vague's third record, titled 3, came out in the US (10/20) through Peacefrog/EMI. It continues the band's "cover song" conceit while expanding its kitch palette to include genres like country and bluegrass. Guest vocalists include "Martin Gore (Depeche Mode), Ian McCulloch (Echo & The Bunnymen), Barry Adamson (Magazine) and Terry Hall (The Specials/Fun Boy Three)." They also have their own iPhone app which includes one exclusive track (a Stranglers cover).
It makes for something to either reel or marvel over.
You'll surely have one of those reactions when you hear their decidedly pastoral take on The Go-Go's formerly giddy "Our Lips Are Sealed," or their hick-like rethink on Talking Heads' once peppy "Road To Nowhere." [New York Daily News]
See some of their covers live with tour dates below...
photos by Toby Tenenbaum
"Nouvelle Vague went on stage at 10:20 after Electric Black played their second live show (ever). The band made a pledge of solidarity with the protesting Iranian public - with green scarves ties to the mic stands.Though their new album NV3 doesn't even have a release date in the US yet, the French cover band decided to pay a short visit to the US this week. This weekend there are two shows in California (dates below). This week there was a show in DC, and one on Wednesday night at Irving Plaza in NYC (6/17).
NV played a good mix of new and old material the highlight of the show was when
Phoebe KilldeerNadeah decided to climb onto the terrace at the Fillmore. Upon her return to the stage she claimed with incredulity, "can you believe security tried to throw me out!?"" -Toby
Electric Black play a CD release show at The Delancey on June 25th ("free cd will be given the evening of the show with ticket purchase"). More pictures from Irving Plaza (the Fillmore) below...
Nouvelle Vague in Dublin 2008 (voss)
The band's last LP was 2006's Bande à Part, which, "like their eponymous first album, is a collection of Bossa Nova cover versions of 1980s New Wave tracks." [Wikipedia]
Though there's no 100% official word on a new record from the band, info is scattered about regarding a new album called NV3 which may be coming out on June 3rd which is not long before the Irving Plaza show. Apparently...
Nouvelle Vague reaches the point where a song, although already perfectly rendered in its original version, can still become a completely different one, to the extent that sometimes the public doubts whether it is a "cover" or not.More about Nouvelle Vague and all tour dates below...
Nouvelle Vague's approach is so unusual that some of the original authors accepted to participate in the recording of the "NV3" cover of their own songs.
This is the statement of this 3rd album.
We never hear of any artists singing on covers which dissemble so much from the song their originally wrote nearly 30 years ago, or even covering their own song.
There are a variety of musical tones proposed by Nouvelle Vague on this third album such as Bluegrass, Country, Folk, Americana, Pop...
And the loop is looped when we hear on a "Nouvelle Vague" cover the voice of Martin Gore (Depeche Mode), Ian McCullough (Echo and The Bunnymen), Barry Adamson (Magazine), Terry Hall (The Specials), Samy Birnbach (Minimal Comact) or Chris Bailey (The Saints)...
DOWNLOAD: Hope Sandoval - Wild Roses (MP3)
1- THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS - Asleep from day"Air France's first ever album features symbolic tracks already used on board the aircraft, plus three exclusive pieces composed especially for the occasion (Hope Sandoval, Telepopmusik and The Shoes featuring Kelly De Martino). For this next musical step, it was logical that the compilation take its name from the on board Air France music channel itself - 'In The Air'."
2- ALPHA - Elvis
3- *NOUVELLE VAGUE - Confusion
4- FINK - Trouble's what you are in
5- *HOPE SANDOVAL - Wild Roses
6- TUNNG - Bullets
7- TWO FOR THE ROAD - Road Trip
8- APPARAT - Hailin' from the edge
9- *TELEPOPMUSIK - Ghost Girl
10- FOUR TET - Everything is alright
11- *THE SHOES feat. KELLY DE MARTINO - 7 am
12- JOSÉ GONZALEZ - Down the line
13- KELLY DE MARTINO - Long, long, long
14- BOARDS OF CANADA - Dayvan Cowboy
15- ASWEFALL - Between the miles
Six of the songs are streaming at MySpace including all three news ones. Most importantly...NEW HOPE SANDOVAL (also available for download above)
Hope is also supposedly (hopefully) going to appear on the new Massive Attack album ("The Weather Underground") coming out some time in 2009.
In related news, Mazzy Star keyboardist Suki Ewers is still making music and playing shows.
Check out the classic Jesus & Mary Chain video for "Sometimes Always" (starring Hope) below...
French new wave cover stars Nouvelle Vague are @ The Guggenheim
Nouvelle Vague take to the stage at this month's First Fridays. Band producer and DJ Marc Collin spins tunes while you spin your way around our stunning Shapes of Space exhibition and take in masterpieces by the Italian Divisionists. Enjoy a short live set too as the French band perform their post punk classics, remastering the likes of Joy Division, Depeche Mode, and the Cure, in a sophisticated combination of bossa nova, jazz and sixties pop. [Guggenheim[Above photo of Nouvelle Vague @ Castle Fun Park via HERE. And here's some from Joe's Pub.
Also this weekend, NYC...
* The Boggs, High Places & Cheeseburger for free in Brooklyn
* Nada Surf, Vic Thrill & Cheeseburger for free in Brooklyn
* Roky Erickson & Alejandro Escovedo for free in Mahnattan
* Calvin Johnston @ Don Pedro's
* Animal Collective at the Seaport