Entries tagged with: Octopus Project
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.
"Taking notes? Good. First off, Pyramiddd is no more. Starfucker switched monikers awhile back, going with Pyramid at first, then eventually settling on Pyramiddd.Well, I guess they decided to live with "Starfucker" because that's what they're billing themselves as for a fall tour with Octopus Project that hits Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn on October 8th. Tickets are on sale now. All dates below...
But according to the band's Shawn Glassford, "None of us ever settled with that name, cause it's fucking stupiddd. We're going back to Starfucker for our May tour, then we'll see. Maybe we'll change it again after that to a more suitable name."" [Portland Mercury]
photos by Bryan Bruchman
"The last three months of our lives have been devoted to this night," said Yvonne Lambert, dressed resplendently in a bustier-meets-Wild West parlor dress. She stood behind her keyboard on a circular stage positioned under a giant rectangular tent in the parking lot of Whole Foods. Surrounding her and her three tie-wearing bandmates, collectively an instrumental rock band from Austin called the Octopus Project, were a couple hundred curiosity-seekers gathered last Friday night for show one of a two-show spectacle.More pictures from the free Austin show (that happened during SXSW Friday), and some videos, below...
Surrounding them were eight speakers blasting a cacophony of sounds, and above that eight screens transmitting all sorts of psychedelia: rocks piling up in supermarket aisles, animal headshots, cartoon planets, random patterns, the view of a snake slithering through grass, cityscapes, atom signs, pink Grimace-looking figures wearing mirrored masks like those found on the front of astronauts' helmets, and, in the final scene, a pair of girls in matching blond wigs who could have been David Lynch characters.
And surrounding all that, buoying the entire operation with euphoria, was the Octopus Project's music, a glorious waterfall of humming circuitry. You are now in "Hexadecagon," an imaginative example of not only the convergence of music and cinema that's representative of SXSW, but also the free, open-to-the-public scene built around the fringes of official festival showcases, in this case with visual stimulation in the vein of the Merry Pranksters' Acid Tests and auditory aspiration on par with the Flaming Lips' "Zaireeka" album. [IFC]
photos by Kyle Dean Reinford
Fun Fun Fun Fest (a music festival this weekend in Austin) successfully mixes punk, indie, singer-songwriter, hardcore, dance, hip-hop, metal, comedy, new and old. For instance, after blowing my mind to the thrash metal stylings of Municipal Waste, I immediately ran over to catch the end of Bishop Allen's family friendly indie rock set. I like that. One of the bad things, like most festivals, is how much overlaps. On Saturday I had to completely give up seeing The National, Z-Trip, Neil Hamburger, Yacht, and Hawnay Troof. Tonight (Sunday, November 9th), I'll probably have to miss all of Clipse, Tim & Eric, and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, in favor of seeing Bad Brains. I also have to decide between Bouncing Souls and Minus the Bear.
Highlights from day one (yesterday, Saturday) included Dead Milkmen, Municipal Waste (wall of death), Dead Milkmen, Walter Schreifel's solo set (Rival Schools was good too), Dead Milkmen, Killdozer (killed it), Dead Milkmen, Dan Deacon (camp counselor of the year), Dead Milkmen, and Krumbums (punk is not dead). What I caught of Octopus Project, Trail of Dead and Deerhoof was also great. If I say anymore, I'll be late for Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears and/or Kevin Seconds. For now, here are some more pictures from day one...
DOWNLOAD: Black Moth Super Rainbow - Forever Heavy (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Black Moth Super Rainbow - Sun Lips (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Black Moth Super Rainbow - The Afternoon Turns Pink (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Octopus Project & Black Moth Super Rainbow - Psychic Swelling (MP3)
Black Moth Super Rainbow are a band from "Rural Western PA" that are touring practically non-stop betweeen now and the end of November. Two of those dates are TODAY (Aug 18) in Brooklyn, and a lot of them are opening for the Flaming Lips, and even more are as opener for Aesop Rock. You may have seen them when they not-too-long-ago opened for Fujiya & Miyagi at South Street Seaport. I didn't - it took these new Brooklyn shows, and hearing their name a million times to finally get me to listen, and now all I can say is I with I had done so earlier - check out the pscyhedelic-electro-keyboard-vocoder-heavy tracks above. Aquarium Drunkard says,
While this shit is most definitely way out there, it is also informed, and reined in by, a pop enthusiasm that keeps it from blasting off into the ether entirely. You might want to put on some headphones for this one. Dood.Pitchfork gave their new album Dandelion Gum a 7.8. Last year BMSR also put out a split album with Austin's Octopus Project (MP3 from that above).
But what about their live show? I obviously still haven't seen it, but Rolling Stone, The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, and MTV are all raving about it. Have you seen them? There are some videos, and all tour dates below...
DOWNLOAD: The Octopus Project - Tuxedo Hat (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: The Octopus Project - Music is Happiness (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: The Octopus Project - Righteous Ape & Bird (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: The Octopus Project - The Adjustor (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: The Octopus Project - The Way Things Go (MP3)