Entries tagged with: Other Music
interview by Billy Jones, FYF photos by Chris Juarez
Panda Bear @ FYF Fest - Sept 4, 2010
"Noah Lennox (born July 17, 1978) in Baltimore, Maryland known as Panda Bear, is an experimental musician and a founding member of Animal Collective. He chose the name "Panda Bear" because he drew pictures of pandas as artwork on the recordings he made as a younger musician. Lennox grew up in the Roland Park section of Baltimore, Maryland, and had attended high school in Pennsylvania. As a child and teenager, he played sports, mainly soccer and basketball, and had studied piano until he was eight and then cello. He later sang tenor in his high school chamber choir. At the age of 17 he began to listen to electronic music styles like house & techno and artists such as Aphex Twin, all of which became a huge influence on his later work" [Wikipedia]Panda Bear is currently making his way to NYC for a big headlining show happening on Governors Island Saturday night, September 11th (tickets are still on sale). On this past Saturday, September 4th, he played a set (that he wasn't too happy about) at FYF Fest in LA (pictures from that show are in this post).
On Monday he played the Fox Theatre in Oakland. Live Music Blog was there and said, "I left the concert speechless, completely in awe of what I just experienced. One of the best shows I've seen in a while." That's good news for those who were scared away by what they heard about the Pitchfork Festival.The Fox Theatre setlist is at the end of this post.
And it was right before that Oakland show (at the venue) that BrooklynVegan interviewer Billy Jones was able to get Noah, an ex-Brooklynite and father of two who currently lives in Portugal, on the phone for a few minutes. Their chat is transcribed in this post.
They talked about when Panda Bear's album is coming out (if you haven't heard, it's called "Tomoby"), whether Animal Collective is still a band, FYF Fest, 9/11, Governors Island opener Gala Drop, and much more. Read it below...
photos by Chris La Putt
Nite Jewel on Governors Island
Nite Jewel played a perfectly pleasant set at the beautiful Beach @ Governors Island setting on Saturday night. They were 2nd of five on the 'Gone to Governors' bill that was headlined by Neon Indian. The pictures in this post are from that show.
Nite Jewel also played Glasslands later that night, part of their NYC run of shows that also included Cake Shop and Mercury Lounge. But they're not done yet. You can catch Nite Jewel one more time, tonight (8/16), at Other Music. The 8pm in-store show is free, and they'll have copies of their new "Am I Real?" EP available for sale on vinyl.
More pictures from NJ's set at Governors Island below...
by Andrew Frisicano
Concerts are for improvisation, jamming and vacations from the real world. Laurie Anderson doesn't do concerts. Her performances are art exhibitions, intricately constructed to intrigue, inspire and, yes, entertain. Over two nights at World Café Live [July 11th and 12th], she and her Homeland Trio presented "Another Day In America," an hour's worth of music from her incredible new album, Homeland. Each night was essentially identical, though it was the precision of the twin performances that added another level of reverence-inducing admiration to the audiences' already overwhelmed sense of awe. With keyboardist Rob Burger (who played on Homeland) and bassist Bill Laswell (who didn't, but has played with just about everyone else), Anderson's two-night residency was a captivating and mesmerizing display.The above-described Philly shows happened right before Laurie's NYC show at Le Poisson Rouge (July 13) which happened one day before her appearance on David Letterman.
Rob Burger and Bill Laswell were also on hand for Laurie's Letterman performance on July 14th. For their live take on "Only An Expert," she also brought along a trio of backup singers and Colin Stetson, who subbed gigantic-sax squeals for the original's Lou Reed guitar shredding. That video is below.
Tonight (7/21) Laurie Anderson has an instore signing and brief performance (as Fenway Bergamot, her male alter-ego, pictued above) at Other Music (15 East 4 St) from 8pm to 9:30pm. It's free (so no chance toask for your money back).
Up next for Laurie is a run of her staged work Delusion at BAM Next Wave Festival, starting in September.
Videos are below...
photos by David Andrako
The National ended up playing Friday night, Brassland night, at the High Violet Annex, the temporary venue next door to Other Music setup to promote their new record. Before the National were new Brassland signees Buke & Gass who went on around 7:15pm and played for about 20 minutes. Doveman was second and played with the Dessner brothers and Bryan Devendorf for another 20 minute set. The National hit the stage just before 9pm and played eight songs finishing up at 9:45pm. The band hung around and chatted with fans and signed autographs/posed for pictures. Their set list is posted below.
On Saturday, the final night of the High Violet Annex, the first 70 or so people who showed up (at 6PM sharp as advertised) were given a surprise ticket to the BAM show happening that night, and they were in turn bussed there on the "miracle bus". Pictures, video and a full report from BAM
coming shortly HERE.
Tuesday night the High Violet Annex space had DJs. Wednesday night Inlets, Zachary Cale, Helado Negro, Julianna Barwick, The Luyas, Talk Normal, Arlt and Martha Wainwright all played. Thursday had performances by the Antlers, Phosphorescent, Sharon Van Etten and members of the National scoring films. The National also found time to play Letterman that same week.
The band has lots of other shows coming up including Radio City in June and Prospect Park in July.
More pictures from the Annex, the setlist and a video of the band playing "Apartment Story" are below...
The National's temporary venue next to Other Music in NYC opens on Tuesday, May 11th at 7pm. "Celebrating the release of 'High Violet' (May 11, 4AD), The National will take over the now-vacant space at 13 E 4th St next to Other Music in downtown NYC. Dubbed 'The High Violet Annex' the space will be the site of National curated events throughout the week." Ends up it will only be open for
two three hours a day - a mix of live bands and DJs and contests and other stuff.
The National are rumored to be playing on at least one of the days, but it won't be the first day (5/11 - see below), the second day (5/12 - see below), and maybe it won't be the last day because if it is, the band is going to be in a rush (5/15 - the band plays BAM). The flyer, times and the partial lineup, below...
record store day @ Permanent Records in Greenpoint (autovac)
Hi everyone...Mystery of Two were the house band at Permanent Records on that day. The Drums and The Pains of Being Pure at Heart performed sets at Other Music. Billboard reports (via) that "this year's Record Store Day was, again, a success when measured by awareness, turnout and sales."
We at Permanent Records just wanted to take a moment to thank all of you so much for making this year's Record Store Day the unbelievably huge success that it was. You all helped make it the biggest weekend we've ever had, and we sincerely thank all of you for your continued support of our little record store. Hopefully you managed to get most (if not all) of the Record Store Day exclusives you were looking for. If you'd like to see photos from the big day (which, if you were at the front of the line that morning, you are probably in), click here.
We do still have some of the Record Store Day exclusives in stock... so if you haven't made it in to check out some of these limited new releases, it's still not too late! They're on display, right in front of you as you walk into the store.
So, since we're still recovering from the mayhem of this weekend, we're taking a break from our New In Stock / Back In Stock mailer this week. Rest assured, we have plenty of new records available this week, but if you wanna know what they're are, you'll just have to come in and look for them. You know, like old times.
Thanks again everyone. We truly appreciate your business.
-The P-Recs Staff
- Other Music had their best single day in their 14 year history.And those numbers don't even count the RSD records that (some) stores are (allegedly) just throwing right on eBay.
- The Sound Garden had their busiest day in years, outpacing Christmas sales for the past couple of years.
- Vintage Vinyl sold more stuff on RSD than any other day in the stores' history.
- Twist N Shout reported the best sales they've ever had in a single day.
- RSD 2010 was Sonic Boom's single biggest sales day in their 12 year history.
- Silver Platters' sales on RSD 2010 were up 80% from last year (which were up 20% from the year before).
- Exclusive Company's RSD 2010 sales increased 102% from RSD 2009.
- Dimple did twice as much in sales from last year's RSD event.
Record Store Day video interviews and performances and stuff, some taped at Coachella, below...
The National @ Big Ears Fest 2010 (more by Andrew Frisicano)
As you may have heard, there is a low quality leak of our new album, High Violet, spreading across the Internet as we speak. We wanted to let you know the New York Times will be streaming the real thing starting Friday April 23rd. We hope you'll take the time to hear the album at its intended level of quality.You can get two officially released tracks from the album above.
High Violet will be released by 4AD worldwide on May 10th/11th.
thanks for your support!
In addition to their upcoming shows (which include Prospect Park in July and Radio City Music Hall in June), the band will be curating 5 nights of events at the 'High Violet Annex' May 11th-15th. Those will put on in conjunction with Other Music (where Scott from the band DJed for Record Store Day). It will be held at "the now-vacant space at 13 E 4th St next to Other Music in downtown NYC." That address seems to have been In Living Stereo Ltd. The flyer and the schedule (which is currently all TBAs) are below...
Freelance Whales @ Other Music - Apr 12, 2010 (Joe Madonna)
Freelance Whales follow up their two NYC performances earlier this week with another in-store this Saturday, April 17th at Vintage Vinyl in NJ (not to be confused with Vintage Vinyl in MO) in honor of Record Store Day. Joining them at the store will be Peter Bradley Adams, Care Bears on Fire, and lots of limited vinyl.
Freelance Whales' last in-store was at Other Music where you'll find live shows and exclusive vinyl this Saturday too. Video from that show, and Vintage Vinyl's RSD schedule, below...
Record Store Day is fast approaching and we're looking to make this year the best one yet. If you're in NYC on Saturday, April 17, swing by Other Music where we'll be offering lots of special and exclusive Record Store Day releases in the shop, with a great line-up of guest DJs spinning their favorite tunes throughout the day (including Scott from the National and Liquid Liquid's Sal Principato), plus live performances from the Drums and the Pains of Being Pure at Heart. We'll be announcing more details here and on our website in the coming week. And no matter what town you're in, save the date and please support your local independent record stores on Saturday, April 17.It's the only scheduled US date for the Drums, who go to Europe this May and June. For The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, the in-store their only NYC date currently (their upcoming tour with Surfer Blood and Holiday Shores in June doesn't have one yet).
One of the DJs at Other Music will be the National's Scott Devendorf. Brassland Records (co-started by the National) reports that the store will be one of two (Soundfix being the other) to carry the National's second album, Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers, on vinyl for the "1st time in 7 years.!"
The National's new LP, High Violet, is out May 11th on 4AD, and they've been steadily offering up songs from it. The new "Afraid of Everyone," which features Sufjan on backup vox, is available above as is the previously leaked "Bloodbuzz Ohio."
More Record Store Day coverage is on the way today. On a non-RSD note, Phosphorescent has an in-store at Other Music on May 10th.
Videos of two more new National songs, done live at Big Ears 2010, are posted below with (UPDATE: the Other Music schedule)...
Phosphorescent's Mercury Lounge show on May 13th (tickets still on sale) is actually one of three hometown shows before a full European tour for the band this May. The other NYC gigs are a free in-store at Other Music on Monday, May 10th, and a show at Union Pool on May 11th (tickets TBA).
Those are in support of their forthcoming Here's to Taking It Easy, out May 11th. More North American tour dates will be announced for summer 2010. All tour dates (including Philly between those NYC shows) are below...
Freelance Whales @ SXSW (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Freelance Whales, who are one of the many artists on the recently-announced Lollapalooza lineup (and who were just at SXSW) (and who recently played on a subway platform), will celebrate the Mom+Pop/Frenchkiss Records physical re-release of their debut album Weathervanes by playing a set of music at Other Music in NYC on Monday, 4/12, at 8pm. The free show comes one day before their sold out headlining show at Bowery Ballroom which I have a free pair of tickets to give one lucky winner. Details below with more tour dates...
photos by Kyle Dean Reinford
While her current tour-mates Tegan & Sara were playing a show by themselves at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, Holly Miranda played a packed, free, hometown record release show at the Other Music record store in Manhattan (2/15). Holly played eight songs - seven were from the new record, and one was a track that was recorded but didn't make the final cut. The whole setlist, along with more pictures below...
DOWNLOAD: Holly Miranda - Waves (MP3)
Holly Miranda @ Webster Hall in September (more by Bao Nguyen)
Holly Miranda is going to be on tour with Tegan & Sara for quite a while after this weekend. Before then, she'll manage to get a few more hometown dates in. On Wednesday, February 10th (tonight), she plays Happy Ending Music & Reading series at Joe's Pub with authors Joshua Ferris, Ron Carlson and Padgett Powell. Tickets are on sale.
The spacey, enigmatic "Waves" from her upcoming record, The Magician's Private Library, is posted above. That disc comes out February 23rd on XL. She did an acoustic version of the song in a quiet San Francisco living room (with guitarist Timmy Mislock) the day after a show on her tour with the xx and Friendly Fires last November. That's below...
photos by Leia Jospe
"We arrived at Other Music at 6.25pm only to be greeted by a queue of NYC hipsters that extended round the corner of the block. It was doors 7pm and space was minimal in the tiny record store. We were worried that we wouldn't get in. After all, we came all the way from Ireland.More pictures from Sunday's Akron/Family show in a record store, below...
Happily, eveyone who queued were somehow squeezed into the tiny venue and Akron/Family proceeded with an incredible hour and a half long set, almost as good as when I saw them in Glasgow (almost becuase they didn't play Ed Is A Portal this time round)." [modest mango]
Akron/Family @ All Points West Sunday (more by Chris La Putt)
APW Day Three: MOST AWKWARD ATTEMPT AT CROWD PARTICIPATIONAkron/Family was one of the bands that got to play their set, though it was slightly abridged (opposed to others forced to cancel) at All Points West on Sunday after the fest's opening was delayed. A video from that is below.
"We like fun," Akron/Family's Miles Seaton yelled. "Do you like fun?" Well either the crowd truly felt ambivalent about fun or they didn't think the question worth answering. Met with stony silence, Seaton tried again. And again. His one-man chant never inspired the crowd, perhaps because only the most stoned found anything resembling fun in the band's directionless drum circles. [Spin]
The band has more August and September shows scheduled around North America. Before those kick off, the group will be in town for two NYC events. First, band guitarist Seth Olinsky will be conducting a section of Rhys Chatham's Crimson Grail for 200 Electric Guitars on August 8th at Damrosch Park, as part of the Lincoln Center's Out of Doors Festival. The next day (8/9), Akron/Family will appear at Other Music (15 E 4th St) for a 7pm in-store performance ("Free Admission / Limited Capacity").
On select upcoming dates, the band will be traveling with Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard and Slaraffenland (who will join A/K on stage to form the "Akron/Family big band"). They'll also be at ATP NY. All tour dates and more, with a look at the sheet music for Crimson Grail and APW videos, below...
The creators of BBC comedy show The Mighty Boosh (now on Cartoon Network), Julian Barratt and Noel Fielding, will be in NYC today (July 21st) for a 6pm signing at Other Music (15 E 4th St) and a Myspace Secret Stand-Up show at Bowery Ballroom. Their Myspace says that they'll be DJing at the Bowery, but considering the show's live-action start, you can probably expect a little more than your standard DJ set (other cast members, including Bollo, a talking gorilla, will be in tow as well) (oh, and the press release says it is a "Stand-Up performance") (a MySpace Secret Stand-Up actually) (though I guess technically DJ's stand up while playing.) (kidding).
What is the Mighty Boosh?
In "The Mighty Boosh," self-absorbed wannabe glam rocker Vince Noir (Fielding) and the intellectually vain and self-proclaimed genius and jazz aficionado Howard Moon (Barratt) are in a band and live alongside a freelance shaman, Naboo (Michael Fielding) and Bollo (David Brown), a talking Gorilla. Each season, The Mighty Boosh creates its own unique environment, taking place in a vast array of locales, including the "Zooniverse", the Frozen Tundra and the Australian desert. Each episode features an original Mighty Boosh song as Vince and Howard continue their never-ending search for the "new sound."They'll also be in LA next Tuesday, July 28th. Info on that with clips from the show, below...
DOWNLOAD: Tortoise - Prepare Your Coffin (MP3)
Tortoise has added a July 18th in-store performance at Other Music to its schedule of upcoming shows. The band is on tour in support of Beacons of Ancestorship, out now on Thrill Jockey. "Prepare Your Coffin," above, is from that record.
To get into the in-store, Other Music writes:
The price of admission is the purchase of their new album from us in any format (CD, LP or MP3 download), 1 ticket per purchase, limit 2 purchases per person. As you can imagine, capacity is extremely limited, so grab one while you can, they won't last.That performances comes three days before the band's July 21st show at (Le) Poisson Rouge with Grey Reverend. Tickets for that are still on sale.
Those tour dates are just two stops in the band's show-filled summer. They tour North American in July, with a European tour in August, and random show scheduled through December.
Tortoise recently played NYC gigs at the Bell House on May 30th and the Bang on a Can Marathon on the 31st. Outside the group, Tortoise founding member John McEntire has been producing the forthcoming Broken Social Scene album.
All tour dates are below...
Dirty Projectors @ Other Music in NYC - June 19, 2009 (photo by Kendra)
"They played as a five-piece: Dave Longstreth on acoustic guitar (and singing), Nat Baldwin on stand-up bass, and Angel Deradoorian, Amber Koffman, and Haley Dekle singing. I was psyched for the show because it feels like the band is at a point where it will be hard to see them in a small venue anytime soon. (Longstreth was signing autographs after the show.) The ticket came free with a pre-order of the album.... The band opened with "police story' which, cursing and all, is staggeringly good when acoustic. It was warm (actually very hot) I mean warm vibes I guess. Teenagers (twittering as we awaited them to start) and grey-haired dudes, and all really happy. They played an encore (in addition to the set list below) of "stillness is the move" the jam, the single... [(we) exist]Last night's date (June 19, 2009) was originally advertised as a show at the Williamsburg Waterfront. It was later discovered that it was a mistake in their tour dates and that they are actually playing Williamsburg Waterfront on JULY 19 (with White Denim). Their last NYC show before this one took place with TV on the Radio at Central Park Summerstage. The above-mentioned setlist, below...
DOWNLOAD: Major Lazer - Hold The Line (dj edit) w/ Santigold (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Evil Nine - Pearl Shot (Switch Remix) (MP3)
Major Lazer, the collaboration between producer-DJs Diplo and Switch, plays New York club SOBs on Saturday, June 13th. That show will feature an opening set by Ricky Blazer & The Stones. Tickets are still on sale.
The pair have also announced record shop instores to go along with their planned US tour. Their first instore will be at NYC's Other Music (15 E. 4th St) on Monday, June 15th (8pm, free, no purchase required). Diplo and Switch will DJ and sign copies of their debut record, Guns Don't Kill People, Lazers Do, out June 16th on Downtown Records. That disc is streaming now on the their MySpace.
Videos for Major Lazer songs "Hold The Line" featuring Mr. Lexx and Santigold and "Zumbie" featuring Andy Milonakis, with updated tour dates, are posted below...
Dirty Projectors @ Housing Works in May (more by Ryan Muir)
So as it turns out, the June 19th Dirty Projectors date that has been sitting out there for a month, is in fact WRONG. They are not playing the Williamsburg Waterfront on June 19th. They are playing it on JULY 19 aka Sunday, July 19th aka the free show (Pool Party) that Magnolia Electric Co. are also playing!
Dirty Projectors will play a NYC show on June 19th though. It will just be much, much, much smaller and harder to get into.... Dirty Projectors are playing an instore at Other Music on 6/19 at 9pm. "Buy 'Bitte Orca' on cd or lp and recieve 1 ticket for the instore. Limit 2 purchases/tickets per person." The store will start selling the album
on Friday, 6/5 at noon TONIGHT, JUNE 3rd.
Speaking of Bitte Orca, NPR is now streaming it.
Dirty Projectors' next NYC show is this Friday (June 5) with TV on the Radio at Central Park Summerstage. The show is sold out. If you're going and you want to see DP, get there early - they are the only opener, and "Show 6:30 PM".
If you don't have a ticket, and want to see TV on the Radio (who just played Sasquatch), tickets are still on sale for the show they are playing later in the summer at Prospect Park.
Check out video from the Take Away Show DP filmed in 2007, below...
Iron & Wine @ Abrons Arts Center in NYC - May 18, 2009 (Philip Pissas)
"This tour, which found Sam Beam playing the relatively intimate Abrons Arts Center on the Lower East Side, made for an odd starting point: the set list abounded with rarities, and Beam would occasionally pause mid-song if a line or chord hadn't gone as planned. The overall effect, though, was charming, and I was reminded of exactly why I'd been drawn to Beam's music from the beginning. And given just how forceful his vocal delivery was on many of the songs, it looks like my "well, maybe I won't get tickets for the show at the Bowery Ballroom/Webster Hall/etc" mindset was, in fact, completely wrong. Highlights included "The Trapeze Swinger" and "Sodom, South Georgia," both of which were searingly played and sung." [Tobias Carroll]The NYC shows were May 17th and 18th (last night). "Around the Well", a new Iron & Wine 2-CD rarities comp, is out today via Sub Pop. You can download two of the songs for free above.
Iron & Wine's upcoming shows include the Newport Folk Festival, ATP NY, and an Other Music in-store... today (5/19). They'll also be on Jimmy Fallon tonight. All dates, and some videos from Abrons Arts Center, below...
White Rabbits @ NYU Strawberry Festival (more by Lauren Monaco)
Although we've probably mentioned it in other ways in other posts, the openers for the May 21st White Rabbits show at Bowery Ballroom are Cymbals Eat Guitars and The Antlers (it's a buzz bill @ bowery ballroom). Tickets are still on sale.
More tour dates HERE, and the band's new video for "Percussion Gun" below...
photos by Jacob Blickenstaff
Bill Callahan gave a free in-store performance at Other Music in NYC on Saturday (4/18). The show was the last stop on a week-long record store tour that Bill set out on in support of his new album, out now, on Drag City Records. The show also conincided with Record Store Day, for which Other Music had a full day's schedule of entertainment planned (and a lot of limited Record Store Day records to sell).
In June, Bill will set out on a proper headlining tour. That includes the two previously-announced NYC shows at LPR and MHOW. All dates, and more pictures from Other Music, below...
"Many labels and bands are making special releases that will be exclusive to Record Store Day and available to purchase in the shop this Saturday only (sorry, no web orders). Here's a list of what we'll be carrying, but keep in mind, quantities are very limited!" - Other MusicRecord stores all over the country will be participating in Record Store Day this Saturday, April 18, 2009. There will be live music and limited editions galore. Check out Other Music's entertainment schedule, and a list of the records they'll have in stock, below...
Bishop Allen @ Other Music - March 10, 2009 (Modern Mystery Blog)