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Woven Bones at Fun Fun Fun Fest 2010 (more by BBG)
Woven Bones

Todd P is promoting some good shows coming up this weekend, and a lot of them. There are three tonight (7/15) and two Saturday (7/16).

=FRIDAY-6PM=-
| "BAD BITCHES" games opening - alt.sexy video games |
Woven Bones | My Teenage Stride | Easter Vomit | Teen Witch
@ 285 KENT AVE

-=FRIDAY-7PM=-
INDIAN REBOUND | Honey Dos | DDIILLIIAANN | Crazy & the Brains
@ MONSTER ISLAND BASEMENT

-=FRIDAY-11PM=-
I'M TURNING INTO | Dinosaur Feathers | Shark? | Sweet Tooth
@ MONSTER ISLAND BASEMENT

-=SATURDAY=-
ONEIDA | Notekillers | Call of the Wild | Gary Higgins
@ MONSTER ISLAND BASEMENT

-=SATURDAY=-
FRIENDS | New Sweet Bulbs | Vacation | Hunter
@ LIVING BREAD

More details on each of those shows are below.

To quote Bill,

Dinosaur Feathers, Shark?, and I'm Turning Into are at Monster Island [Friday]. I'm Turning Into's debut album, Parcel of Marbles, just came out on cassette and digital download. It's worth a listen for sure, especially as you can download it for free this week only at their Bandcamp site.
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The Monster Island show on Saturday (7/16) was curated by Onedia and includes folk legend Gary Higgins who recently released rediscovered material from the early 70s.

Woven Bones, who play 285 Kent tonight (7/15), have also been added to the Beekman Bear Garden Beach Party this Sunday (7/17) with Xray Eyeballs, and Frankie Rose. The guys from Davilla 666 have also been added as DJs. Xray Eyeballs also DJ the show at 285 Kent tonight. That's also an Xray Eyeballs shirt Woven Bones dude is wearing in the picture above. (Xray Eyeballs and Woven Bones sitting in a tree...).

Catch Woven Bones later this summer when they open for Unknown Mortal Orchestra at Glasslands on September 15. Tickets are on sale.

All Woven Bones dates and Todd P show details below...

Continue reading "Woven Bones playing one of the many Todd P shows this weekend, added to Beekman Beer Garden gig Sunday too"

by Andrew Sacher

A Dream A While Back
A Dream A While Back

Psychedelic songbird Gary Higgins reissued the beautiful artifact Red Hash on Drag City back in 2005. The album was originally recorded in 1973 but Gary was jailed for drug charges before it was finished. His friends completed mixing the album, titled it, and released it on the small label Nufusmoon. The album was recorded with members of two of Gary's previous bands, Random Concept and Wooden Wheel. Upon Drag City's discovery of his music, with the help of Ben Chasny (Six Organs of Admittance), Gary began playing shows with members of Random Concept and his son Graham, and eventually recorded Red Hash's follow up Seconds in 2009.

This past March, Drag City released the EP A Dream A While Back; six songs of pre-Hash material recorded soley by Gary Higgins and his guitar. It might just be because I tend to prefer my folk with minimal accompaniment, but while Red Hash is forever-brilliant material, hearing these six songs was even heavier. Pick up a copy (LP/CD/MP3) at Drag City's site.

Gary Higgins has one upcoming show scheduled this summer, and it's a NYC show on July 16 at Monster Island Basement with Oneida, Notekillers, and Call of the Wild.

Six Organs have shows coming up too. Oneida recently completed a tryptych.

Check out the EP's tracklist. some songs from the album and more Brooklyn show info below...

Continue reading "a new old Gary Higgins EP, an upcoming show w/ Oneida"

Jeff Mangum

All Tomorrow's Parties returns to the USA this September in the new location of Asbury Park, N.J. bringing an I'll Be Your Mirror event to the iconic waterfront. For the inaugural U.S. I'll Be Your Mirror, Portishead will curate and headline their firrst East Coast shows since 1998 on the Saturday & Sunday.

As well as Day Tickets, ATP have to date been selling two types of weekend pass - "Three Day Jeff Mangum" passes that include Jeff Mangum's Friday show and guarantee access to one of the Portishead shows (as well as everything else at the festival) and "Three Day Portishead" passes that do not give access to Jeff's Friday show but give guaranteed access to both Portishead shows as well as the rest of the festival. Today we announce a third type of weekend pass...

Portishead have invited Jeff to play an extra show on the Sunday night of the festival. Therefore this week we release new "Three Day Jeff Mangum Sunday Passes" - these give access to all three days of the festival to passholders who will see Jeff Mangum on the Sunday night and are guaranteed to see one of the two Portishead shows. The original Three Day passes for the event are now called "Three Day Jeff Mangum Friday Passes."

Say that all three times fast. All three day pass options are still on sale. More details on all ATP ticket options are below.

That means Jeff is playing Asbury Park three times, twice during the actual festival (see above), and, as you know, once on Monday (10/3) at Paramount Theatre (the day after ATP and not actually part of the fest itself). The Monday show has been sold out for a while now, but ATP are releasing a few more tickets for it. "To buy email feedback@atpfestival.com with JEFF MONDAY TICKETS in subject line, and tell us how many tickets you want. We will respond as soon as possible. Payments must be made by Paypal." A Hawk and a Hacksaw (ft. Neutral Milk Hotel's Jeremy Barnes) open the show.

ATP NJ has a few other lineup additions including Thinking Fellers Union Local 282 (they first reunited to play the Animal Collective ATP that recently happened in the UK), avant guitar hero Marc Ribot, avant sax hero Colin Stetson, avant comedian Reggie Watts, and others. Also: "Today we are also very pleased to announce that in conjunction with The Jonathan Levine Gallery, renowned artist SHEPARD FAIREY (who has created the art for this event and will also DJ) will be presenting an exhibition of his art over the weekend entitled Revolutions: The Album Cover Art of Shepard Fairey. More details of the exhibition will be confirmed soon."

The updated lineup is below, along with updated Jeff Mangum tour dates (he added a few other shows recently too)...

Continue reading "ATP NJ adds another Jeff Mangum show, a new kind of pass & some more bands to the lineup"

DOWNLOAD: Oneida - Horizon (edit) (MP3)

Oneida

GET READY TO STAY UP LATE!
THIS WEEKEND 36 HOURS OF ONEIDA WITH MANY GUESTS FROM YOUR FAVORITE LOCAL BANDS,
Tonight (6/17) kicks off a weekend of music from Oneida. The band will unload three days of jams upon Secret Project Robot in celebration of their new LP Absolute II. The new LP is the third part in the band's Thank Your Parents triptych, which the band will be performing in full over the course of the three days. They describe the triptych as "an aesthetic object, a historical meditation, and a narrative experience". it is currently available at their bandcamp, most of it for free. The new album was officially released by Jagjaguar on June 7th. Grab an MP3 above. Stream all three parts below.

The three-show schedule looks like this:

FRIDAY JUNE 17:
*Oneida performs Preteen Weaponry and Rated O in their entirety! *Midnight munchies by Kyle Hepp... 9pm / $10

SATURDAY JUNE 18
*Oneida presents the OCROPOLIS: ~10 hours of improvising, special guests peppering that double throughout the day! *Oneida & Friends DJ Set - a dance party follows into the wee hours...2pm / $10 / $food tbd

SUNDAY JUNE 19
*Oneida performs ABSOLUTE II at dawn! *Pancake breakfast to follow, ~Doors 4:45am / FREE

Note the door times of the Sunday show. Note also: Oneida will be joined by members of Black Dice, Knyfe Hyts, Notekillers, and Soldiers of Fortune during the journey.

Oneida will also bless ATP in NJ with an Ocropolis session in October. People of the North (aka Kid Millions and Bobby Matador of Oneida) also play ATP. All tour dates and those streams are below.

Continue reading "Oneida released the final part of the tryptych, performing all three parts @ 3 Brooklyn shows (starting tonight)"

by Bill Pearis

Joshua Light Show

The Joshua Light Show is back in town this weekend, doing their old-school psychedelic visuals -- which provided hallucinatory effects for The Who, Jimi Hendrix, The Grateful Dead and others -- for the first time in a 360-degree environment: the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History. The three-night performance, titled Fulldome, happens Friday - Sunday (June 3 -5) and tickets are still available.

Fulldome explores the concept of synesthesia, the blending of sensory experiences. (Or as a hippie might say "I can see the music, man!"). For a more scientific explanation of this, you can attend Brain: The Inside Story which precedes the Joshua Light Show performances.

"The light show will be performed live by Joshua White. Video projections will feature his current team of artists, including Ana Matronic of Scissor Sisters, Alyson Denny, Seth Kirby, Brock Monroe, Doug Pope, Bec Stupak, and noted illustrator Gary Panter."

"An original soundtrack [not live] features contributions from percussion artists Laraaji and Z'EV mixed with cosmic electronics by music director Nick Hallett and sound designer Jeff Cook, with additional music from Brooklyn's Oneida."

While lacking the live bands the Joshua Light Show usually performs with (like Oneida, Woods, and Dean Wareham last year) the planetarium envoirnment will no doubt be a much more immersive experience. You can watch a short feature/EPK on Fulldome below.

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Speaking of the AMNH, the next edition of "One Step Beyond", their monthly dance party in the museum, takes place on June 24th though no lineup has been announced yet. Dan Deacon played the last one.

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For a cheaper museum experience (and speaking of Oneida), members of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Oneida play with silent films at the Met this Friday. Free with museum admission. Glen Hansard recently played there.

Blitz the Ambassador and DJ Spinna appear at the Brooklyn Museum on Saturday. Free.

New York's "Biggest Block Party", the annual Museum Mile Festival happens June 14th from 6pm - 9pm. "One day a year, for the past 32 years, nine of the country's finest museums, all ones that call Fifth Avenue home, collectively open their doors from 6pm - 9pm for free to New Yorkers and visitors for a mile-long block party and visual art celebration. This traffic-free, music- and art-filled celebration fills the street and sidewalks of Fifth Avenue from 82nd to 105th street, the mile now officially designated as Museum Mile. Over 50,000 visitors attend the festival annually."

Continue reading "Joshua Light Show presents 'Fulldome' the Museum of Natural History (and other museum stuff)"

Updated ATP flyer
All Tomorrow's Parties NJ

"Can we assume they'll be added to ATP, which starts a few days after the Bklyn date?," asked a commenter in the comments of our post announcing the Swans show at Music Hall of Williamsburg, and that commenter was dead on.

ATP NJ (aka "Ill Be Your Mirror") has updated its previously announced lineup to include Swans, Peanut Butter Wolf (who will be DJing), Battles, Deerhoof, Jim Thirwell's Manorexia, and Oneida (who will again perform in Ocropolis formation, like in 2009) "ONEIDA PRESENTS THE OCROPOLIS III which will take place at the Asbury Lanes Bowling Alley - the band will perform continuously throughout the day, sometimes with guests from the rich array of musicians also performing in the festival, sometimes alone and mostly improvised."

Though 3-day passes for the Asbury Park Fest, which include your only shot at seeing Jeff Mangum, are sold out (now called the Jeff Mangum Three Day Pass), tickets are still available in multiple incarnations for the three day celebration, including a new "Portishead Three Day Pass" which allows "passholders to see everything else from Friday-Sunday as well as giving priority access with the day pass holders to BOTH Portishead shows on Saturday and Sunday" (the pass doesn't include entry into Jeff Mangum). The "Portishead Three Day Pass" will go on sale at 10AM EST Thursday (4/21) and individual day passes are currently on sale. The versions of the 3-day pass that are sold out only guarantee you one night of Portishead. "Existing Day ticketholders or Jeff Mangum Three Day pass holders who wish to switch to a Portishead Three Day Pass should contact ATP via feedback@atpfestival.com before May 30th."

The current lineup is below.

Continue reading "ATP NJ adds 'Portishead 3 Day Pass', expands lineup (Swans, Oneida, Battles, Deerhoof, more)"

Oneida's "Ocropolis" at ATP (more by Ryan Muir)
Onieda

Oneida will play a pair of shows in their famous "Ocropolis" practice space on Saturday to benefit Japan...

Saturday, April 2 · 1:00pm - 11:30pm

Location : The Ocropolis (128 River St @ Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY_

NOTE: 1pm Show is now SOLD OUT, but Plenty of room at the 9pm show.

Oneida's Ocropolis Series are an opportunity for maniacs and friends to share in an intimate live performance by the O inside the confines of their practice space in Williamsburg. The O will be doing 2 concerts of three sets each. Each concert is $10 - of which 100% will go to a Japan relief fund established by Shinji Masuko of the Boredoms. If you would like to attend the event you MUST WRITE TO THE ADMIN OF THIS EVENT OR to kid@enemyhogs.com to get on the list. Each show is limited to 40 people. We often supply some beers and lots of good times. Ask anyone who's been to a previous one!

BRAHS AND SAHS - TO BE CLEAR - IF YOU DON'T WRITE TO kid@enemyhogs.com to confirm a spot - YOU WON'T GET IN. The early show is sold out as of this writing. If you didn't write to me - get awn it!

Show number 1 starts at 1pm and goes to approximately 5pm. Then the O will take a break.
Show number 2 starts at 9pm and will prob go to about 1am.

Please specify which show you want to go to in your email!

Love the O. . .

Oneida have no other upcoming shows, but they say "more tba soon!!!" Oneida member "Man Forever" (Kid Millions) however does have a show coming up at Monster Island. Details below...

Continue reading "Oneida playing benefits, Man Forever playing Monster Island"

Bowery photos by Chris Gersbeck, ATP photos by Samantha Marble & Abbey Braden

BEAK> at Bowery Ballroom
BEAK>

Certainly the band with the most curiosity aimed its way is Beak>, the new project from Portishead multi-knobbist Geoff Barrow. These question marks were quickly straightened out into exclamation points as the trio dropped future-minor-classic after future-minor-classic. Despite their musical chairs -- with Barrow switching spots with mates Matt Williams (of Team Brick) and Billy Fuller (of Fuzz Against Junk) -- their sound was remarkably together for a band formed around a set of songs written and recorded within a self-imposed allotment of twelve days.

Any fan of the tightly-bolted Kraut of Fujiya & Miyagi, or the crusty textural embellishments of Broadcast, or the steady-handed groove-keeping of, say, Hallogallo 2010 (who would play later on the same stage) would instantly warm up to the hard-stamped rhythms, spectral vocals, thick melodic slabs, feral oscillations and (big bonus!) disarming humor of Beak>. -[Boston Globe review of BEAK> at ATP]

Beak> made a rare appearance on our shores this week in the form of four select dates.The third one was last night at the Independent in San Francisco. The next one is September 10th at the Troubadour in LA. The second one was at ATP (described above), and the first one was at Bowery Ballroom on Friday (9/3) with an assist from People Of The North (members of Oneida). The NYC show wasn't sold out, but to quote Chris, "both bands were pretty amazing."

Beak>'s Bowery show was one night before Mudhoney (who played Friday at Kutshers) played Bowery Ballroom with Pissed Jeans and White Hills (who would play ATP the next day). A post about the NYC Mudhoney/Pissed Jeans/White Hills show is on the way.

More pictures from both east coast BEAK> shows, below...

Continue reading "BEAK> played Bowery Ballroom & ATP (pics) "

DOWNLOAD: People of the North - Tunnels (MP3)

Oneida's Ocropolis @ ATP NY 2009 (more by Ryan Muir)
Oneida

Started by Kid Millions and Bobby Matador of Oneida, People of the North is an ongoing but sporadic outgrowth of that restlessly experimental Brooklyn assemblage. Since the first tour in early 2003, POTn has served as another language emanating from the screaming mouth of the O. It has always included Kid and Bobby, and usually other members of Oneida as well. The entirety of Oneida has performed together under the POTn label at venues including the Frying Pan and the Mercury Lounge.

People of the North has provided compositions that have worked their way into Oneida's most cherished repertoire, including "Up with People" (from Happy New Year) and "Lavender" (from The Wedding).

While there are no clearly defined boundaries separating POTn from Oneida, it might be fair to say that the music tends to be more staunchly devoted to minimalism, repetition, improvisation, and sternness than the wide-ranging efforts of the big brother band.

Deep Tissue was recorded at the Ocropolis in early 2009, with the participation of much of the O. The sessions were deep, and the skies were gray." [Jagjaguwar]

People of the North's Deep Tissue was released by Jagjaguwar in April. There are four songs on the album. You can download one for free above.

Catch People of the North live Friday night at Bowery Ballroom where they'll be opening for Portishead side-project BEAK>. Tickets are still on sale. It's BEAK>'s only NYC appearance, and one of only four they're playing in the U.S. Another one is Saturday at ATP upstate. The other two are in California (and they're all listed below).

Not leaving town this weekend and can't make it to ATP? Todd P and friends present another reason to not feel so bad, and Oneida (who were a big part of ATP NY in 2009), are involved in that too. Oneida will headline a 17+ band lineup (that also includes Oneida side-project Man Forever) at Monster Island on Saturday. The "Monster Island Block Party" kicks off at 2pm and is free. Full lineup and more details with all Oneida and BEAK> dates, below...

Continue reading "Monster Island Block Party Saturday, People of the North opening for Beak> Friday & other Oneida dates"

SPIN

It's a busy week for big NYC shows. The Flaming Lips are here for two performances, starting with the gig tonight/Monday at Central Park SummerStage. Oneida opens. The Flaming Lips show Tuesday night at Terminal 5 is part of the Spin25 series of gigs running each day this week.

Spin25, sponsored by American Express's new ZYNC card (as you can see in the picture above), kicks off with Smashing Pumpkins tonight at Terminal 5, and continues with Flaming Lips on July 27th, the Black Keys on July 28th, the National on July 29th (all at Terminal 5), and Spiritualized on July 30th at Radio City. Show openers are listed below (Spiritualized, which has no opener, is the only one with tickets available currently).

THIS WEEK AT TERMINAL 5
7/26 - Smashing Pumpkins @ Terminal 5 (w/ Kill Hannah & The Jim Jones Revue)
7/27 - The Flaming Lips @ Terminal 5 (w/ Fang Island)
7/28 - The Black Keys @ Terminal 5 (w/ Lee Fields & The Expressions & The Whigs)
7/29 - The National @ Terminal 5 (w/ Suckers & Kurt Vile)
7/30 - Spiritualized playing Ladies and Gentlemen (TICKETS)
If you don't have tickets, we're offering one more chance for you to see the shows. We have two pairs of tickets to give away to each of the last four (that's all minus Smashing Pumpkins). Details on that are below...

You can also watch the shows online: SPIN & ZYNC are streaming them.

Several of the above bands have more shows this week too. The Black Keys play two SummerStage shows with the Morning Benders on July 27th and 28th (the second being the an early show on same night they play T5). Those two shows are also a tour kick-off for the two bands. All dates below.

The National also play Celebrate Brooklyn on Tuesday, July 27th with Beach House opening. They'll be back in September for a show at Wellmont Theatre with Owen Pallett who opens both Arcade Fire shows at MSG next week.

Contest details and dates below...

Continue reading "SPIN 25 this week (win tix, stream the shows) ++ it's a busy week w/ more Black Keys, Flaming Lips & National shows too "

by Andrew Frisicano

Grouper @ Terminal 5 in May 2009 (more by Natasha Ryan)
Grouper

So we managed to sneak into Grouper's rare Brooklyn gig on Friday night and still aren't sure what we witnessed over the course of her main 60-minute set. (She also presented a new tape collage piece.) To be honest, the entire thing looked/sounded incredibly creepy, as if one of The Shining's redrum-happy twins suddenly learned how to sculpt dronescapes and acoustic something-or-others from an ancient keyboard and several effects pedals. It didn't help that the room was humid as hell--literally--with Issue Project Room's single, solitary fan getting switched off in the middle of the first 'song' because it was interfering with Liz Harris' signal. [self-titled]
Grouper's Friday, June 4th show at Issue Project Room was one of the events that opened the venue's Darmstadt series, which pairs new and old boundary-crossing music and art over the month of June.

Coming up, Matt Mottel (Issue's artist-in-residence) brings his jazz duo Talibam! to the venue for a free performance on Wednesday, June 9th. On Friday, June 11th, composer and tape artist William Basinski presents his piece "Vivian and Ondine" at a free show at 110 Livingston (Issue's new being-remodeled space).

Man Forever (Kid Millions from Oneida's new composition for multiple rock drummers) performs with composer/musicians Elliott Sharp, Zeena Parkins, Frank Vigroux and Hélène Breschand on June 25th. Tickets are on sale. Man Forever have a new record almost out, and the project will be touring this summer.

The self-titled debut - two monolithic, hypnotic improvisations for arrays of carefully tuned drums- is due out [June 22nd] in an edition of 300 LPs featuring hand-pulled screens on recycled record jackets from Jagjaguwar vinyl imprint St. Ives. The touring quintet of Kid Millions, YEAH YEAH YEAHS drummer Brian Chase, Oneida cohort and KNYFE HYTS drummer Shahin Motia, drummer Allison Busch of AWESOME COLOR, and SIGHTINGS bassist Richard Hoffman, will be augmented by local percussionists in each city.
(Oneida has a new record, Absolute II , due too.)

Man Forever plays tonight (June 8th) at the Tank with Dump (James McNew of Yo La Tengo), M&M and the New York debut of the Sloppy Heads (who have a new Kid Milions-produced 7", First Gasp, which you can download here as a ZIP). That show has tickets on sale.

Man Forever also headline a Monster Island show on Friday, June 11th.

The night after Man Forever at Issue - Zs, who just put out a new record, play Issue with sound/multimedia artist David Linton (on Saturday, June 26th).

Separate from Darmstadt is the venue's ISSUE Project Room's Sunday Concerts in the Courtyard series that'll be bringing a Sunday, June 27th lineup of Omar Souleyman (who plays Central Park the day before with Tinariwen) and CSC Funk Band (featured here) to the Old American Can Factory courtyard. Tickets are on sale. The other shows in that series are posted below.

On top of all that, Issue will be participating in the two-venue, 65th-birthday celebration for improv legend Anthony Braxton (father of Tyondai from Battles) happening on June 18 and 19th. It's at (Le) Poisson Rouge on the 18th and Issue on the 19th. Details, tickets links and video are below.

The full Issue/Darmstadt schedule, video from Zs' Gulf Coast benefit show at Shea Stadium on June 2nd, and more are posted below...

Continue reading "Darmstadt continues @ Issue Project Room, Man Forever, Zs, James McNew, Omar Souleyman & Anthony Braxton's birthday"

photos by Lori Baily

An excellent show! Silver Apples was just Simeon with oscillators and synths and beats and it was incredible. -justinpaszul

Silver Apples: chillwave originators??!? -WIZARDISHUNGRY:

Oneida joining Silver Apples for "Oscillations" was the most entertaining thing I've seen since...Silver Apples joining Grails for "Silk Rd" -TRL_Mailorder

Oneida jamming with Silver Apples. Lower East Side is ready for liftoff. -MaxBurke

Silver Apples @ Abrons Arts Center
Silver Apples

It's not every day you have the opportunity to step into the 5th dimension (and hitting up one of those smokey Chinatown mall raves that are all the rage lately doesn't count.) However, if you happened to find yourself at Brooklyn's Coco66 last night to see electronic-psych pioneers the SILVER APPLES, chances are you felt like you were visiting the other side...

Before a fawning and awe-inspired crowd, esteemed godfather of experimental electronics and surviving member of legendary psych duo Silver Apples, Simeon Coxe III greeted us with waves and smiles. And then came the oscillations we had all been waiting for! Promptly making the magic happen on his historic, eponymously named, personally devised synthesizer, The Simeon, Coxe performed a handful of Silver Apples/Contact-era favorites ("A Pox on You," "Seagreen Serenades," "Oscillations"), as well as a healthy dose of newer, nerve-perking vibrations. Transcendental, dance-inducing, and euphoric, last night's mystical Silver Apples set truly had us seeing stars. [Opening Ceremony]

That's a review of Silver Apples' show on Sunday, May 16th at Coco66. It was one of two shows for the legendary project, the other being a Friday, May 14th gig as part of the Joshua Light Show Fest at Abrons Arts Center. At that show he shared a bill (and stage for a few songs) with BK psych-rockers Oneida. Behind them, Joshua Light Show projected trippy visuals, which you can see for yourself in the pictures and videos below.

Other bands that played the four-night Joshua Light Show fest at Abrons included Dean & Britta (video below), Steve Moore (video below), Woods (NYC Taper taped it) and MV & EE (NYC Taper taped it).

Pictures and video below...

Continue reading "Silver Apples played Coco66 & the Joshua Light Fest @ Abrons Arts Center - pics & video (and live Woods recording)"

by Andrew Frisicano

DOWNLOAD: Trans Am - Apparent Horizon (MP3)

Trans Am

Thrill Jockey: You've spoken before about a desire to transcend music. Do you think this album accomplishes that?

Trans Am: Absolutely. This album isn't about music at all. It's about being prepared mentally and physically. It's about training 8 hours a day for the past two years. You know, too many people today are results-oriented. We want to win as much as anyone, but we're not going to abandon our system now. That's what got us where we are and we're not going to throw everything away and just play for music's sake.

Trans Am will put out their ninth (!) LP, Thing, on April 20th, and you can hear a tight, vocoder-riffing rack from it above.

The band is currently on tour with Portland noise-rock band Nice Nice and Jonas Reinhardt (a group not a person). They play two NYC shows. The first is at Santos this Saturday (4/17). Tickets are still on sale.

Their other NYC show, on Sunday (4/18), was relocated from Market Hotel to the Knitting Factory. Oneida (who headlined the venue in March and who play the Joshua Light Show fest this May) is also on the bill. Tickets are on sale.

Album art, tracklist and all tour dates are below...

Continue reading "Trans Am on tour (dates), NYC show w/ Oneida moved to Knitting Factory, new album out soon (MP3)"

Joshua Light Show behind Yo La Tengo @ Roseland Ballroom last September

The iconic Joshua Light Show, led by multimedia artist Josh White, remains one of the most visible proponents of the psychedelic lightshow discipline popularized in the 1960s as a means to enliven the experience of live music -- an experimental cinematic medium that is also essential to the visual culture of rock. Artist and curator Nick Hallett has selected four evenings of incredible musical artists, including Silver Apples aka Simeon Coxe (who performed with the original Joshua Light Show at Bill Graham's Fillmore East on a bill with no less than The Fugs and Norman Mailer) and pioneering English electronic musician Sonic Boom and his band Spectrum, sharing an evening with Dean & Britta. Younger talent, culled mainly from Brooklyn's ultravivid music scene, rounds out this mini-festival, focusing on visionary, visual music.
Besides those bands, the four-night mini-fest at Abrons Art Center, which runs May 12th-May 15th includes MV+EE on a bill with Woods, Oneida with the aforementioned Silver Apples, and itsnotyouitsme with Steve Moore.

Tickets to all four shows are on sale.

A video of Joshua Light show at work and the schedule are below...

Continue reading "Joshua Light Show in residence - 4 NYC nights w/ Oneida, Silver Apples, Steve Moore, Dean & Britta, Woods & more "

by Andrew Frisicano

DOWNLOAD: Sightings - Tar and Pine (MP3)

Oneida

Oneida

Brooklyn psych-rockers Oneida have already played out quite a bit in 2010. Videos from their January 29th set at Market Hotel, their January 30th in-store at Toronto's Sonic Boom Records, and the band's Ocropolis 3 show at Monster Island on February 6th are all posted below. If the clips are any indication, all three of dealt in extended improv. Most recently, their People of the North (side?)project also played with The Sadies at Mercury Lounge on Februay 27th.

Oneida play another hometown show on Friday, March 19th at Knitting Factory. Also on the bill are Sightings, The Library Is On Fire (at who also play Mercury Lounge on Tuesday), Spreaders and DJ Dr. Z PHd. Tickets are on sale. We also have two pair to giveaway. Details at the bottom of the post.

Sightings have a new record, City of Straw, coming out April 13th on Brah Records (distributed by Jagjaguwar/Secretly Canadian), and they'll play a record release show for that on April 15th at Death by Audio. MP3 from that album above. Cover art and tracklist below.

The above-described videos and all tour dates for Oneida (they have a show in Massachusetts and one in Canada scheduled) and the other bands listed above are below...

Continue reading "Sightings releasing record on Brah (MP3), playing Knitting Factory w/ Oneida (win tix) & other 2010 tour dates"

DOWNLOAD: Oneida - I Will Haunt You (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Oneida - Saturday (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Oneida - What's Up Jackal (MP3)

by Andrew Frisicano

Oneida @ ATP NY (more by Ryan Muir)
Oneida

Oneida had an eventful 2009 to say the least. They released a swirling, epic three-disc album, Rated O, on Jagjaguwar. Three tracks from it are above. They also played a ten and a half hour collaborative set, which they dubbed Ocropolis, at ATP NY in September. More recently, they closed the year with a limited-run cassette Fine European Food and Wine, via Scotch Tapes, which has already sold-out online (so actual stores and shows only). The tape captures the band's show-opening improvisations during their 2003 Italian tour, a trip driven by a cover story in a mag they describe as "basically the Rolling Stone of Italy (so we've been told)." Their full blog post on the trip and tape is below.

As for 2010, they report: "we are working on a couple of additional projects and programs and titles for you in 2010...there will be some shows added very soon and maybe another private-style Ocropolis show in our studio." The first announced 2010 gig for the band happens Friday, January 29th at Market Hotel with Red Dawn II.

The above-mentioned words, and videos of Oneida at ATP NY (including their jam with Akron/Family) and at a 2009 Dublin gig are below...

Continue reading "Oneida released a cassette, scheduled a 2010 Brooklyn show"

by Black Bubblegum, photos by Ryan Muir

'And for like ten minutes she would just do these fucking amazing animal yelps and screams and growling and all this shit.'

Wayne Coyne

Its a beautiful warm Sunday morning at Kutscher's and Wayne Coyne is waiting for me in a golf cart near the main stage. Clad in his trademark light colored suit, I shake his hand and exchange pleasantries. Then he notices that I'm with photographer Ryan Muir.

"You want to take some pictures? Lets head to the pool."

One problem. The pool is separated by a chain-link fence and there is no way around.

"Let's just jump it" Wayne says, but he's already on the other side.

Wayne is a gracious, charismatic ringmaster/shaman who is up for anything, as long as it leaves a lasting impression, much like the lovable oddballs The Flaming Lips that he fronts.

Starting over 25 years ago as an acid-drenched punk band with a Butthole Surfers obsession, The Flaming Lips have aged gracefully into their current role as quirky pop elder statesmen by keeping their punk rock spirit and freak-out tendencies. 1999's The Soft Bulletin began the band's current trajectory towards poignant and epic melodies, which continues with the release of their new LP Embryonic. It impacts record stores on October 13th, and you can listen to it now courtesy of the Colbert Report.

As you probably heard, The Flaming Lips were invited to headline All Tomorrow's Parties New York (ATP NY) as well as curate the final day of shows at the festival this year. We sat with the Oklahoma native on that sunday (9/13), while a team of men in orange jumpsuits (read: The Lips crew) carted around giant lighting sets, trashcans filled with stuffed animals, and yeti costumes....

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words by Black Bubblegum, photos by Ryan Muir

some of the stars of ATP NY 2009
Boredoms
Hopewell

What's almost the exact opposite of a soothing set of Seven Swans performed by one of the most delicate singers in indie rock? Try nine drummers (including Hisham Bharoocha, Zach Hill, and Kid Millions among other notables) bashing your fucking skull for so long that the stage manager has to come out to unplug their gear and remove toms from underneath them! That's how I started my ATP Day 3... with the Boredoms blowing my mind.

Starting off with sparse chords on the monstrous multi-neck guitar/percussive device, Eye set a calm and reflective mood... and then the cymbals. And then the toms. And then eight drummers pummeled away led by Yoshimi P-We. And then the synced rimshots that recalled an Animal Collective beat. All of this happened before a ninth drummer was carried into the show like an emperor while doing a call and response with the other eight.

Within about 10 minutes, I knew that Boredoms would take the prize as best show at Kutsher's that weekend. The sheer power of the coordinated drums, along with pregnant pauses and killer synth effects performed via keys, CD-DJ tables, and broomsticks (!) were beyond jaw dropping.

Following Boredoms, I poked my head into Oneida's Ocropolis for the first of many times. For 10+ hours, Oneida basically had the small and very decorated room all to themselves for a long jam session with their friends. Reportedly, the band had tape rolling the whole time (Ocropolis is the name of their Brooklyn recording studio) and had visuals provided by the Mighty Robot AV Squad. With local standbys like BJ Warshaw of Parts & Labor/Shooting Spires fame, Chris Weingarten (ex P&L), Todd P, and many others spotted in the Sportsman's Bar, it seemed like Brooklyn in the Catskills. Unfortunately, I missed every single special guest appearance (word is, and in part according to a sign on the door, Soft Circle, Yoshimi, Aaron from Tall Firs, Zach Hill, Steven Drozd and many others all popped in) but the band was very interesting to watch, alternating between songs, and droney ambient jams.

Caribou was next in the main room and the 16-piece(!) band including Sun Ra Arkestra member Marshall Allen, Koushik, Kieran Hebden (Fourtet) and many others. I had no expectations heading into the set and was pleasantly surprised, although I found the mix to have waaay too much low end.

I ducked out of Caribou early to catch the last twenty minutes of Hopewell who was billed to be playing "The Desperation Suite," "complete with a female choir and avant-garde saxophonist Mark Marinoff". From what little I saw, the three person "choir" did little but coo, ooh, ahh, and coordinate a dance, but the band did close with a rousing cover of Jane's Addiction's classic "Of Course".

continued below...

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Monster Island

Saturday September 5th @ MONSTER ISLAND | MONSTER ISLAND BLOCK PARTY 2009

| Golden Triangle
|| K-Holes
||| Knyfe Hyts 81
|||| Cult of Youth
||||| Oneida Jah Division Ensemble
|||||| Georgiana Starlington
||||||| X-Ray Eye Balls
|||||||| DubbKnowDubb
||||||||| Trilateral Commission
|||||||||| Buckets of Blood
||||||||||| Bezoar
|||||||||||| Psychothriller

|| dj Hairwaves
|| 2 ART OPENINGS OUTDOOR INSTALLATIONS ALL DAY BBQ

Oneida is playing the block party as/with Onieda Jah Division Ensemble. Jah Division is a dub/reggae Joy Division cover band that has released an EP on Social Registry, who even when not in "Ensemble" format, share drummer Kid Millions with Oneida. Next weekend, Oneida visit ATP NY, where their Oneida present The Ocropolis is set to run all day Sunday.

Another of the mysterious bands on the bill is Knyfe Hyts 81. The band tweeted that "KNYFE HYTS 81: ZARG and SHHA (Knyfe Hyts, Ex Models) + LUUUK BRODY (Yeasayer, Ex Models)....Think Blade Runner!".

UPDATE:
The final lineup for this is in the comments...

More info on Monster Island, and live clips of Oneida playing Dublin this August, are posted below...

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ATP NY

All Tomorrow's Parties (ATP) is happy to announce its return to Kutsher's Country Club in Monticello, New York for the 2nd annual ATP New York festival. The event will be held Sept 11-13, 2009. Last year's festival, co-curated by My Bloody Valentine, was a critical and cultural success with rave reviews from media and fans. This year's Fest will be co-curated by The Flaming Lips.
ATP has announced the final lineup additions to this year's festival. That includes the comedians who will be joining David Cross on Friday night, and official confirmation that it will in fact be Bob Mould who will be playing Husker Du songs (a whole LP to be exact) with No Age (who also just announced some NYC shows). Every act who plays Sunday will be playing some kind of special set...
Recently added were Crystal Castles, Super Furry Animals, Boris performing Feedbacker, Low Lows and "Oneida presents the Ocropolis" - where Oneida will transport the impetus, spirit and community of their multidisciplinary studio/performance space, The Ocropolis, to ATP for a full day of improvisation, collaboration, and recording, combined with the astounding Mighty Robot Visuals light crew. Other announced acts include Boredoms continuing their BOADRUM series, performing with 9 drummers on stage. Deerhoof will perform with special visuals by Martha Colburn. Caribou will perform as Caribou Vibration Ensemble, with a 4 piece horn section, 4 drummers and a choir and guests that include Kieran Hebden (Four Tet/Fridge/Kieran Hebden & Steve Reid), Koushik (Stones Throw Records), John Schmersal (Enon, Brainiac), Kathryn Bint (One Little Plane), Ahmed Gallab (Sinkane), Marshall Allen (Sun Ra Arkestra) and more.
Other brand new additions to Sunday are Menomena, Black Moth Super Rainbow, Birds Of Avalon, and Hopewell.

Circulatory System, was added in the last announcement, and have since revealed an entire tour. Dead Meadow play ATP on Saturday and will perform on a boat in NYC that same week. The Feelies have a Brooklyn show scheduled. Super Furry Animals play NYC and NJ in addition to ATP. The list of related shows goes on...

Unfortunately missing from the ATP NY schedule is Nick Cave - not that he was ever supposed to be there, but in addition to being very involved with ATP in general, he was recently confirmed to be only a short car ride away just one day after the festival ends. Full 2009 lineup below...

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M. Ward @ Sasquatch Festival (more by Chris Graham)
M. Ward

tonight in NYC
* DANCE
* Movits @ the Bell House
* Yeah Yeah Yeahs @ Northern Lights
* Justin Ripley @ Alphabet Lounge
* Steely Dan @ Beacon Theatre
* Cass McCombs, Jennifer O'Connor @ Union Hall
* Noisettes, The Love Language @ The Bell House
* Voodoo Fe', The Juggs, Apollo Heights @ Pianos
* BARR, Silk Flowers, Love Tan @ Sculpture Center
* Summer Warm Up w/ Stars Like Fleas, more @ PS1
* Blues Control, S.S.P.S., Budy Blues @ Cinders Gallery
* LA Riots (DJ), Tokyo Police Club (DJ) @ Red Bull Space
* The Mekons, Megan Reilly, The Horse's Ha @ Mercury Lounge
* Soft Power, Hot Lava, Gramercy Arms, Hologram @ Cake Shop
* The Atomic Bitchwax, Black Horse, Heavy Hands @ Union Pool
* Jump Into The Gospel, The Press, Vintage Villain @ The Cameo
* Pretty & Nice, Fugitive Souls, The Valley Arena @ Littlefield
* Ethan Iverson, Reid Anderson & Paul Motian @ Village Vanguard
* Johannes Lauer/Tyshawn Sorey Duo Plus, First Meeting @ The Stone
* DANGEROUS: All Metal Tribute To Michael Jackson @ Bowery Ballroom
* Jack Rose, Common Eider, King Eider, Tom Carter, US Girls @ Bruar Falls
* Talibam!, Steve Gunn & Heidi Deihl, Julian Lynch, Behavior @ Market Hotel
* The So So Glos, Lovvers, The Sundelles, Babies, That Ghost @ Death By Audio
* Greatest Hits, Ex-Humans, The Rats, Tough Shits, Pretty Vanilla @ Don Pedro
* Lil Wayne, Young Jeezy, Soulja Boy Tell'em, Drake @ Jones Beach Amphitheater
* M. Ward, Floored By Four w/ Mike Watt & Nels Cline @ Central Park Summerstage
* Celebrate Brooklyn w/ Dean & Britta, Crystal Stilts @ Prospect Park Bandshell
* All Points West w/ Tool, My Bloody Valentine, Gogol Bordello, Arctic Monkeys, more @ Liberty State Park

Free outdoor music tonight includes Dean & Britta performing their "13 Most Beautiful Songs for Andy Warhol's Screen Tests" with Crystal Stilts at Prospect Park Bandshell, and M. Ward with Floored By Four (Mike Watt, Nels Cline, Yuka Honda and Dougie Bowne) at the Central Park Summerstage.

All Points West goes into its second day at Liberty State Park with Tool, My Bloody Valentine, Gogol Bordello, Arctic Monkeys and mroe. Its official afterparty at Red Bull Space features DJ sets from LA Riots and Tokyo Police Club.

The Mekons play an electric set with Megan Reilly and The Horse's Ha at the Mercury Lounge.

Movits from Sweden play a free late show at the Bell House after the Noisettes.

Blues Control celebrate the release of their new CD Local Flavor with a show at Cinders Gallery (103 Havemeyer St, Williamsburg) featuring S.S.P.S. and Budy Blues.

Mary Timony's Soft Power plays the Cake Shop with Hot Lava, Gramercy Arms and Hologram.

The So So Glos join Lovvers, The Sundelles, Babies and That Ghost for a show at Death By Audio.

BARR, Silk Flowers and Love Tan play LIC's Sculpture Center. Also in the hood, PS1 hosts its Summer Warm Up party, this week with Stars Like Fleas.

Get DANGEROUS at the Bowery Ballroom's All Metal Tribute To Michael Jackson.

Steely Dan drop the "albums" act for a night of fan requests at the Beacon Theatre.

Cass McCombs follows up his sold-out Joe's Pub show at the beginning of the week with a show tonight at Union Hall. Jennifer O'Connor joins him on the bill.

A video of Oneida live at the Market Hotel on July 24th, below.

Some videos and stuff from All Points West Day One, HERE. More videos from APW below...

What else?

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DOWNLOAD: Tyvek - Air Conditioner (MP3)

Air coolers

2NITE's shows @ MARKET HOTEL will definitely feature a huge, awesome, new soundsystem & probably (presuming the installation today goes as scheduled...) AIR CONDITIONING!!!! waiting on some variables for the a/c to happen, but cross your fingers! -Todd P
The shows (plural) Todd is referring to are Oneida (early) and Extreme Animals (late). Tyvek is not playing Market Hotel, but they should because they sing about an air conditioner and also happen to be in town (with Coconut Coolouts and Personal and the Pizzas). Full Market Hotel lineups below...

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by Black Bubblegum

Om live at ATP 2008 (more by Zach Dilgard)
Om

It's been over a year, but they haven't been forgotten. Om, who will declare that God Is Good on Sept 8th, have announced a string of US tour dates including TWO in NYC... Europa on Oct 11th and Bowery on Oct 13th. Tickets for Europa are on sale. Bowery details are still TBA.

Om is bringing some pretty strong support with them as well, all of which were recently featured on Al Cisneros's compilation for Arthur Magazine, Transmissions from Sinai (available here). Look for Lichens on all dates, with Grouper on a pair of dates and Six Organs of Admittance (Ben Chasny) bringing up the rear of the tour which includes both NYC dates.

Although Grouper is NOT scheduled to play at any of the Om dates in NYC, look for Liz Harris at ATP NY on Sept 11th, as well as on few US dates in September. Om played ATP NY in 2008.

Meanwhile, Ben Chasny's previous collaborators, Sunburned Hand Of The Man, have scheduled a show with Oneida (who are also playing ATP NY in 2009) at Broadway backyard, one of a four tour dates scheduled for the pair.

All tour dates below...

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Sufjan Stevens w/ Clogs @ BAM in February (more by Kyle Dean Reinford)
Sufjan Stevens

We are extremely excited to announce the addition of Sufjan Stevens to the ATP-curated Saturday lineup. Stevens, who will be releasing Run Rabbit Run (a re-arrangement of his 2001 album Enjoy Your Rabbit) in October, has not played a US show in over two years, and this is sure to be a special performance. [ATP NY]
Sufjan is one of the most recent additions to ATP NY, running September 11th-13th in Monticello, NY. It'll be his first show in a while, though over the past year Sufjan has made appearances joining St. Vincent at BAM, The Welcome Wagon at St. Paul's Lutheran and the Clogs with My Brightest Diamond (which you can see above) again at BAM .

Sufjan will be joined on the Saturday bill by new additions Shellac, Circulatory System and Grouper (who we previously announced).

On the Sunday, the Flaming Lips-curated bill has added Crystal Castles, who has been touring North America and Europe. They're also on the schedule for All Points West on August 1st.

Other Sunday additions are Super Furry Animals (who are also playing Maxwell's and Highline Ballroom), Boris, Low Lows and Oneida, the latter of which will perform a special set, described below...

"Oneida presents the Ocropolis" - where Oneida will transport the impetus, spirit and community of their multidisciplinary studio/performance space, The Ocropolis, to ATP for a full day of improvisation, collaboration, and recording, combined with the astounding Mighty Robot Visuals light crew.
Limited tickets for the fest are still on sale. Ongoing coverage of ATP NY and related NYC-area shows HERE. Full lineup so far below...

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DOWNLOAD: Oneida - I Will Haunt You (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Oneida - Saturday (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Oneida - What's Up, Jackal? (MP3)

Oneida @ The Yard 8/29/08 (more by Chris La Putt)
Oneida

Welcome to Rated O, the triple album and second installment of Oneida's much-anticipated "Thank Your Parents" triptych of releases. In August of 2008 Oneida released the first installment, Preteen Weaponry, and now, Rated O, the centerpiece of the "Thank Your Parents" trilogy, has been bestowed upon us.

For the recording of Rated O the band expanded to five members, adding longtime brahs Shahin Motia and Barry London to the regular lineup. Motia has been performing with Oneida for several years; London is the sound engineer who has recorded the last several Oneida albums and is chief brah at the Ocropolis (Oneida's Brooklyn recording studio). [Jagjaguwar]

Oneida's Rated O comes out July 7th on Jagjaguwar. Three MP3s from that record are posted above.

The band will be touring North America in support of Rated O this summer. Those dates so far include a Friday, July 10th show at Maxwell's in Hoboken with This Moment in Black History and Dump (James McNew). Tickets are on sale.

Who is Dump?

Dump is a vehicle for releasing the four-track home recordings of Yo La Tengo bassist James McNew. His recordings occasionally feature guest performers such as Sue Garner and Fontaine Toups. For live performances McNew has been joined at various times by Ira Kaplan (who also plays with A-Bones when not playing with Yo La Tengo), Georgia Hubley, Todd Barry on drums, and Dave Ramirez on guitar. [Wikipedia]
Oneida's summer tour also includes a Todd P show Friday, July 24th in a venue tba.

The band is visiting Europe for Primavera Sound on May 30th, then again in August. All dates, album art, and track list, below...

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