Entries tagged with: Os Mutantes
Cordero at Bowery Ballroom in 2004 (more)
Ani Cordero is a woman of many projects. She's currently a touring member of Os Mutantes, has played in Pistolera, and is of the long-running Bloodshot Records-signed NYC band Cordero. She's preparing to release a new solo album, Recordar: Latin American Songs of Love & Protest, on April 29 which revisits "songs from the 1930s-1970s that highlight influential artists who provided the soundtrack for social change." The record was co-produced by Os Mutantes member Sergio Dias, and features contributions from Charles Giordano (E Street Band), Kelly Pratt (David Byrne's band, Arcade Fire, Beirut), Omar Akil Little (Lee "Scratch" Perry collaborator), Erich Hubner (Man or Astroman?), and more.
You can get a taste of the album from its single "Volver a Los 17." The new video for that song, directed by E. Lee Smith, premieres in this post. Check it out below.
Ani also has a couple dates coming up, including a record release show in her hometown happening on May 1 at Joe's Pub. Tickets for that show are on sale now. She plays a Philly show soon after. All dates are listed, with the new video, below.
Os Mutantes in Austin in May (more by Tim Griffin)
Brazilian psychedelic legends Os Mutantes are gearing up for another North American tour this year, and while all of the dates haven't been announced yet, a few have popped up, including a NYC show happening on November 8 at Le Poisson Rouge. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (8/30).
That show, and others on the tour, is being opened by fellow South American band Capsula (of Buenos Aires), who have toured with Os Mutantes before. Capsula's new album, Solar Secrets, comes out today (8/27) via Krian Music Group. The record's got hints of Sonic Youth's more melodic moments, and it was produced by longtime Bowie collaborator Tony Visconti. You can stream the record in full (via PopMatters), along with the list of tour dates, below.
Os Mutantes soundchecking at Austin Psych Fest 2013 (more by Tim Griffin)
Brazilian psychedelic pop legends Os Mutantes are still at it (they played Le Poisson Rouge in December and were just at Austin Psych Fest, but were interrupted by rain), and are one of the bands announced for the Celebrate Brooklyn! 2013 season at Prospect Park. Their show happens on June 29 with Brooklyn indie pop band Javelin and Sierra Leonean Bubu King Janka Nabay, and that one's totally free.
The show is one of a few Northeast US dates the Brazilian band will be playing this June, including another in the NYC area happening on June 28 at Maxwell's. Tickets for the Maxwell's show are on sale now.
All dates are listed, along with a video of the band at Le Poisson Rouge, below...
Sigur Ros at @ Celebrate Brooklyn! 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
We've known about a few Celebrate Brooklyn! shows already (Belle & Sebastian / Yo La Tengo, The Roots with Jim James, Beck), but festival has announced their full 2013 schedule which includes Big Boi, Amadou & Miriam, Calexico, Mavis Staples, Cody Chesnutt, Os Mutantes, The Waterboys, Jamie Lidell / Dan Deacon, and They Might Be Giants... all of which are free. Celebrate Brooklyn! kicks off the season with a free show with Patty Griffin on June 5.
The full Celebrate Brooklyn! schedule is below.
photos by Tim Griffin
Deerhunter/Kaleidoscope/Man or Astroman @ APF 4/27/2013
Deerhunter took a long time setting up, and a long time scuffling through a needlessly elaborate twinkle-rock atmospheric intro, but at their peak they've got an impeccably sharp sound that cuts through the self-conscious drone from the rest of the weekend. Imminent new album Monomania mixed in with enough old favorites to keep the unfamiliar material from sounding too austere.Spirits at Day 2 (4/27) of Austin Psych Fest were literally dampened, a little, with an shower that interupted Os Mutantes' set, but the rain couldn't wash away the good vibes at Carson Creek ranch, especially with a line-up that also included Deerhunter, Boris, Black Mountain, Man or Astroman? and Black Mountain, to name just a few. Saturday also welcomed '60 cult band Kaleidoscope (best known for minor hit "Flight from Ashiya") whose Psych Fest appearance was part of the band's first-ever U.S. tour:
The star of the show was, as usual, Bradford Cox, the effusive, easily annoyed frontman at the center of the band's artistic posture. Sometimes we get the pensive, pissed-off Bradford who rips through the set as fast as possible. Other times you get the casual, extremely talkative Bradford who keeps things as unpredictable as possible. The latter showed up Saturday wearing a dress and wig.
At one point, upon hearing their van's car alarm going off, he casually retorted, "Hey, this is a psychedelic festival, let's just jam on that." Sure enough, he and his band used that bleat to launch into a beautiful stargazing instrumental. It was as impressive as it was funny, and certainly not something you're going to see every night.
That's the beauty of having a guy like Bradford Cox around. - [Austin Chronicle]
Backed by a all-star band that included Rob Campanella from Brian Jonestown Massacre along with Nick Castro and Christof Certik from the Young Elders, Daltrey unloaded a treasure chest of vintage, late-Sixties British psychedelia. If the setup and line checks took longer than normal, it was only because the band had a passion for getting the sound and feel just right. Even the vintage keyboards rang with authenticity. - [Austin Chronicle]That Kaleidoscope tour didn't hit NYC unfortunately but Boris and Man or Astroman? will both be here soon. A set of photos from Day 1 are HERE and you can check out more shots from Day 2 below.
Tamaryn is DJing at New York's Museum of Modern Art on Sunday evening (4/7) as part of a PopRally event called "Abstract Currents." Against projections of one-minute videos submitted by the public, Tamryn will provide a "hypnotic soundtrack to the collectively built abstract videoscape." It's in conjunction with MoMA's Abstraction, 1910-1925 and Abstract Generation: Now in Print exhibition and tickets are still available.
Later this month, Tamaryn will be in Texas' state capital for Austin Psych Fest (Apr. 26 - 28), which features a pretty amazing line-up that runs the gammut of "psychedelic," including Deerhunter, Spectrum, Black Mountain, OS Mutantes, The Moving Sidewalks, Clinic, Besnard Lakes, Elephant Stone, Roky Erickson, Sweden's GOAT and a bunch more. The fest just announced the day-by-day line-ups which are listed below.
We already told you that the 2013 edition of Wilco's Solid Sound Music & Arts Festival will go down June 21 - 23 at MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA. The line-up has now been revealed and includes sets from Yo La Tengo, Os Mutantes, Low, The Dream Syndicate, Reggie Watts, onetime Miracle Legion frontman Mark Mulcahy, Neko Case and more. And Wilco, of course. "Early Worm" tickets are sold out but you can still get "Early Bird" and regular three-day passes here.
Full line-up for 2013 Solid Sound fest is below...
Os Mutantes at Webster Hall 2010 (more by Ryan Muir)
Os Mutantes were supposed to have played The Well this past weekend (7/28) and an Other Music in-store on MOnday (7/30) but canceled due to "artist illness." Good news: the Brazilian band have rescheduled their NYC shows, now playing two dates at Le Poisson Rouge on December 8 and 9. Tickets to both shows go on sale Friday, August 3 at noon.
No other dates to report at the moment.
The Well, located at 272 Meserole Street in Brooklyn, regretfully reports that our show featuring Brazilian rock legends OS MUTANTES (previously scheduled for July 28) has been indefinitely postponed due to artist illness.M.A.K.U. Soundsystem, DOM, and Citay were also scheduled to play the cancelled Well show, and we assume then that the Other Music Os Mutantes show will also be cancelled.
We greatly regret any inconvenience this cancellation causes. For all ticket buyers who purchased tickets via credit card, your purchase will be refunded automatically over the next few days. If you run into problems with this refund or purchased a ticket with cash, please follow up with us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
by Bill Pearis
Os Mutantes at Webster Hall 2010 (more by Ryan Muir)
As we mentioned briefly, Brazilian psychotropical legends Os Mutantes are among the first bands to play new outdoor Bushwick venue/beer garden The Well which opened July 14 with a show by Cam'ron ond other hip-hop acts. OS Mutantes' show at The Well happens July 28 with M.A.K.U. Soundsystem, Dom and Citay on the bill as well. Tickets for that show are still available. You can also get tickets at Other Music, who will host an acoustic in-store with Os Mutantes on July 30 at 8PM which is free but limited admission, obviously, as it's a tiny space. These are the band's only upcoming shows at the moment.
The great NYC record store has a long history with the band. Some of you may remember Other Music had their own reissue label, Omplatten, which reissued Os Mutantes' first three albums back in '99. (They were the first three things Omplatten released.) Those records have since been reissued by Polydor, but the Everything is Possible! compilation released by Luaka Bop (also in '99) is a great place to dip your toe into the weird, wonderful technicolor world of the Sao Paulo combo. It's on Spotify.
A few vintage Os Mutantes television performances are below.
"The police call it "the Well" -- this block of Knickerbocker Avenue, between Troutman and Jefferson Streets, that has become the most notorious drug bazaar in Brooklyn and one of the toughest in New York City."It's been some time since we heard much about The Wick (260 Meserole St.), the forthcoming Bushwick, Brooklyn music venue located right down the street from The Acheron, and the Wick is still not open, but it is still coming (as you can see on its website).
[NY Times, 1992]
Meanwhile welcome beer hall and event venue The Well, located at 272 Meserole St. (two blocks from the Montrose stop on the L line), which will be The Wick's larger and related neighbor.
Grubstreet posted this in April:
The Well is a "public house" ...with a 4,000-square-foot interior complete with 30-foot ceilings, and an 11,000-square-foot backyard. [Co-Owner Joshua Richholt] and partner Shay Vishawadia will offer 60 beers on tap and another 200 in bottles, with every brewery in New York State represented.The Well's 11,000 square foot private outdoor space, the venue tells us "is designed to serve as a meeting place for the neighborhood, offering public activities, community events, sports and more year round." They go on to say that "talent booker Chris White, the former showcase director of the CMJ Music Marathon, will bring some of the world's best known and most beloved performing artists to THE WELL with a lineup of pop, rock and hip hop artists as diverse and as talented as Brooklyn itself. Reasonably priced tickets offer the casual concert goer the opportunity to sample a few of THE WELL's 300+ beers on offer." Chris White is also, as mentioned back in 2011, booking the smaller venue The Wick which has the same owners (Chris also used to work at Knitting Factory).
Richholt is excited about the space itself, a "huge old brewery circa 1875," with "great German architecture" in the form of intricate brick work and steel girders, "a lot of detail nobody bothers to do anymore because it's so expensive." The building's street was once known as "brewery row" and home to seventeen suds factories; the great part now is that Riccholt expects it to be pretty immune from noise complaints. "It kind of becomes a ghost town at night," he said.
The Well will host its inaugural show, a hip hop one, with Cam'ron (who was recently was a surprise guest at the Drake show in Jones Beach), Flatbush Zombies, Asaad & Reese, and more on Saturday, July 14. Doors are at 4:00pm, Show is at 5:00pm, 18 and over to enter. Tickets are on sale.
Tickets are also on sale Os Mutantes, M.A.K.U. Soundsystem, DOM, and Citay on 7/28, the 12th Annual Rumblers NYC Car Show, and Ty Segall & Thee Oh Sees on 9/22. More shows to be announced soon. More Ty Segall & Thee Oh Sees tour dates HERE.
photos by Erez Avissar
On his records, [Ariel Pink] disguises himself in swaths of lo-fi tape hiss, but live he must get creative... His five-piece Haunted Graffiti opens with "Beverly Kills" from this year's major-indie debut Before Today and it is striking how close the band sounds to the record. Even with five people juggling Pink's self-made duties, details, and voiceovers, it is hard to imagine that learning this stuff was easy.That review comes from the Friday night, 11/12, Os Mutantes and Ariel Pink's Haunted Grafitti show at the Trocadero in Philadelphia. The two bands then played Webster Hall in NYC with (a horned) Diva, one night later, Saturday night, 11/13. The pictures in this post are from that NYC show - both from in front of the stage, and some taken behind it (pictures from last time Os Mutantes played Webster Hall are HERE).
But as they continue into "L'Estat (Acc. to the Maid)," the details quickly succumb to the limitations of the [venue]: Guitar surfs and slides become difficult to catch, and all the tempo changes melt together. Some of the tunes that follow, like "Menopause," sound like songs by Yes. Luckily, the new-wave itch of "Fright Night" and celestial four-man chorus on "Round and Round" manage to poke through beautifully.
The co-headliners for this show, Brazil's legendary band, Os Mutantes, were an odd fit for this pairing, but being odd is the only thing that is ever fit them.
Pink's homemade productions race back to the '80s, '70s and '60s, but Os Mutantes, in the '60s themselves, redefined psychedelic futurism. Sérgio Dias and company do not disappoint on the Salvador Dali front, all dressed in caftans (save Bia Mendes in a short black jacket) with a flutist in tow, dabbing Tropicália rhythms with flourishes of English folk and opera betwixt drum breaks worthy of James Brown.
Os Mutantes and Ariel Pink have the night off tonight (11/15), but will play Montreal Tuesday before heading back in to the US by the end of the week. Both recently played Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin Texas as part of their tour together. All dates HERE. More pictures below...
Tim's complete set of pictures from FFF Fest Saturday are split into two posts: HERE and HERE. A third set, that I took with far inferior skills and camera, but that fills in some blanks and includes stuff like a dude being thrown into a pool filled with thumbtacks, a member of Gwar storming the stage during Municipal Waste's set, and people waiting in line to get Wavves' autograph, continues below...
photos by Tim Griffin
The 2010 edition of Fun Fun Fun Fest is now complete. You saw pictures from the first night. We have lots of possitive things to say coming up, but for now here is a part two of our photos - all from day two aka Saturday (11/6). They continue below...
Ariel Pink at FYFest (more by Rachel Carr)
Following a stint of dates with The Flaming Lips (none of which hit NY, or contain all of The Soft Bulletin) Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti will hit the road with the Brazilian Tropicalia greats Os Mutantes to play a string of shows including Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin and Webster Hall on Nov 13th. Webster Hall ticket info is forthcoming.
Though previously believed and later postulated, Ariel Pink WASN'T a member of the "LA Supergroup" who played a show at a greater Police State, er, Los Angeles art gallery over the weekend....
With an art exhibit dedicated to the darker forces of Los Angeles, Esteban Schimpf may have gotten what he asked for inviting a mystery band called Highons to play his closing reception.All tour dates and some recent Ariel Pink video is below...
The secret Schimpf set up was that Ariel Pink would be one of the masked members irking out strange noises in the corner of Carmichael Gallery. But either Pink grew a few inches since FYF Fest, or the guy wearing a silver space suit was somebody else, an impostor. And they would have gotten away with it, had an intrepid reporter not gotten involved...
...When asked [after the show], the silver spaceman refused to remove his mask and disappeared. A girl walked by and whispered, "Hey, that was my roommate and his friends. That was not Ariel Pink." Doo doo hit the fan.
Yesterday, Schimpf said he was still "in the dark" about the Ariel Pink mystery. "But I don't care," he said. "It was a great show and everyone liked it and had a good time."
-[full story at theLA Times]
photos by Ryan Muir
"Just got back from playing Webster Hall with Os Mutantes. I think I can retire now." - DeLeon
Brazil has another reason to celebrate beyond landing a future Summer Olympics: one of that country's most beloved rock bands, Os Mutantes (The Mutants), is back on the road after a nearly three-decade break.Os Mutantes' tour also included a stop at Webster Hall in NYC last night (10/8). DeLeon opened. More pictures from that show, below....
Touring North America after the release of their first studio album in 30 years, the seven-member band stopped at the Somerville Theatre Sunday and showed why many in South America consider it the Kinks, the Beatles and Crosby Stills & Nash rolled into one frenzied psychedelic party machine.
While Os Mutantes turned out pop hit after pop hit in Brazil in the '60s and '70s, the only original member, iconoclastic guitarist Sergio Dias, has made sure he's not leading an oldies act. [Boston Herald]
DOWNLOAD: Os Mutantes - Teclar (MP3)
What are their outfits made of?
Founding frontman Sergio Dias Baptista and his new incarnation of the near-mythical Os Mutantes have signed with ANTI- Records with plans to release Haih - their first record in 35 years - on September 8th.Check out a "Teclar," a track from the forthcoming release, above. Anti Records is also now home to Alec Ounsworth and Kyp Malone.
2006 saw a reunion of sorts, with the band playing a handful of shows in London, New York, the Pitchfork Festival in Chicago, San Francisco and supporting the Flaming Lips at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, but it is the release of Haih in September that will mark the band's first recorded material since 1974 and their very first album to receive a worldwide release. Conceived by Sergio Dias with collaborations with other Brazilian legends Tom Ze (lyrics) and Jorge Ben (who wrote the song "Minha Menina"), Haih is a vibrant and timely return from one of world music's most important bands.
Os Mutantes are accompanying their new record with a series of upcoming tour dates. Those include a show at NYC's Webster Hall on Thursday, October 8th. Tickets are on sale now (at noon).
The trailer from an upcoming doc on the band, with Haih artwork and all currently known tour dates, below...
The lineup is coming together for Pop Montreal 2009 (September 30th to October 4th). Confirmed acts include Butthole Surfers, Fever Ray, Dinosaur Jr., Lou Barlow + The Missingmen, Loudon Wainwright III, Teenage Jesus & the Jerks, Thee Oh Sees, tUnE-YaRdS, to name a few.
Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival is taking place this year August 28th-30th at Golden Gate Park. Tickets for the fest go on Visa presale Wednesday, April 15th at 1pm ET, and general sale Sunday, April 19th at 1pm ET.
Also on the schedule for the fest is the Dead Weather, Jack White's new band. Dead Weather plays its first show tonight (April 14th) at the Bowery Ballroom.
M.I.A., Ween, TVOTR, Mastodon, Os Mutantes, Extra Golden, Tom Jones, and many others are also playing. Full Outside Lands line-up and poster below....
The five-disc Robyn Hitchcock box set I Wanna Go Backwards is tops on my shopping list for tomorrow. The 5-disc set includes the 80's albums Black Snake Diamond Role, I Often Dream Of Trains, and Eye, as well as two discs of unreleased material, titled While Thatcher Mauled Britain Part 1 & 2. Stereogum features an mp3 of the title track, and Yep Roc is streaming the entire thing.
This week's other reissues include six Black Crowes discs, as well as Johnny Cash's American Recordings and American III. A Led Zeppelin greatest hits album, Mothership is available in a limited edition that includes two CDs and a bonus DVD. It is also streaming this week at AOL (along with the new live Os Mutantes).
Folk singer Vashti Bunyan's Some Things Just Stick in Your Mind: Singles and Demos 1964-1967 is a must-purchase for me along with the new Christine Fellows album, Nevertheless. What are you picking up this week?