Entries tagged with: Palma Violets
photos by Autumn Andel
Beck / James Blake / Japandroids
Being an "I told you so" person is never a good look, but seeing everyone freak the fuck out over the sisters Haim at Treasure Island was kind of like, "well, yeah." They excel as performers, and everything about the way Haim presents itself to the world is somehow both impeccably rehearsed and completely natural and off-the-cuff. It's a wonder that it took the three sisters until their mid-twenties, even, to shred together for an elated, packed festival crowd, screaming while San Francisco sparkled in the background. I saw them play maybe six or seven years ago, to a handful of people at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, and even then it was a no-brainer: Haim was a name we'd all be hearing. But don't necessarily expect Days Are Gone, their new successful new solo debut, to paint this whole picture; If anything the LP is just a roadmap for Haim's live show, which thrives on a shared musical chemistry that's better than anything that can be planned in advance. [SF Weekly]The 2013 Treasure Island Music Festival wrapped up on Sunday (10/20) after beginning a day earlier. Unlike day 1's mostly-electronic lineup, day 2 sold its turntables and bought guitars for sets from Beck, Sleigh Bells, Japandroids, Real Estate, Haim, Lord Huron, Palma Violets and more. Alright, James Blake and Animal Collective played too, but you get the picture. You can check out a set of pictures of day 2 in this post.
If you missed them, day 1 pics are here. More of day 2 below...
Palma Violets @ Webster Hall, 10/9/2013 (via @sachalecca)
Palma Violets are touring their way to Treasure Island Fest in San Francisco, and played their biggest NYC show yet last night (10/9) at Webster Hall, followed by a BV-presented after-party at HiFi. Much like what Parquet Courts did last week, Palma Violets just announced they'll be playing a smaller NYC show, which happens tonight (10/10), this time at Glasslands (one of the first places they ever played here). Tickets for that are on sale now.
This was the show TOY were supposed to have headlined until visa issues forced a cancellation. Spires and Young Boys still open and there'll be DJ sets in between bands by Simon Raymonde who used to play bass in Cocteau Twins and now runs Bella Union records (the UK home of Fleet Foxes, Father John Misty, Flaming Lips and more).
Updated dates are listed, along with a video from Webster Hall, below...
Palma Violets @ MHOW in May (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Palma Violets are currently on a tour, which was originally supposed to hit NYC last night but the date got moved to next Wednesday (10/9), still at Webster Hall. Skaters open and tickets are still available. But if you'd like to go for free, we're giving away two pairs of tickets. Details on how to win one pair are below. Another pair is exclusively at Facebook.
If you're going to the show and want to keep the party going, or if you're just looking for something to do late night on Wednesday, BrooklynVegan is sponsoring the official afterparty which happens at East Village bar HiFi starting at 10:30 PM. It's free and open to the public (21+) and members of Palma Violets will be DJing. Flyer for the afterparty is below.
An in other news, Palma Violets just made a video for "Rattlesnake Highway" from their debut album, 180, which came out in March. You can watch that below.
photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin
Beach House / Baroness / fans
We recently posted day 3 pictures of Lollapalooza 2013, and just posted a set of Grizzly Bear, and now we've got shots of some of the other artists we missed last time, like Beach House, Dog Blood (aka Skrillex and Boys Noize), Wavves, Baroness, Wild Nothing, Palma VIolets, and more.
by Bill Pearis
TOY @ BV SXSW 2013 (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)
UK motorik shoegazers TOY were supposed to play NYC back in March while the band were coming over for SXSW. The Austin shows happened (like at one of our SXSW day shows) but NYC didn't -- a personal bummer to this writer, as their debut album was one of my favorites of 2012. Good news, TOY will be stopping in NYC on their way to the Corona Capital Fest in Mexico City, playing Glasslands on October 10. Tickets to that show go on sale Friday (7/26) at 10 AM.
The Corona Capital Fest happens October 12 & 13 at Mexico City's Hermanos Rodriguez Autodrome. You can check out the line-up -- which includes Phoenix, Arctic Monkeys, QOTSA, Vampire Weekend, The xx and more -- below and tickets are on sale now.
TOY video and Corona Capital Fest flyer are below.
Palma Violets @ MHOW in May (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Palma Violets, who have already been in NYC a few times this year, and will be back in North America this summer for festivals like Lollapalooza and Osheaga, will also be here again in the fall for San Francisco's Treasure Island Festival. Before that, they'll work in a few more shows, including another visit to NYC, playing Webster Hall on
UPDATE: Webster show was rescheduled to October 9.
Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale on Wednesday (6/26) at noon, and the general on-sale starts Friday (6/28) at noon.
All upcoming tour dates are listed, along with the video for their single "Best of Friends," below...
Treasure Island Music Festival is returning in 2013 to The San Francisco Bay on October 19-20. This year's lineup includes Thom Yorke's Atoms For Peace project, Beck, Animal Collective, James Blake, Japandroids, Disclosure, Tricky, Little Dragon, Sleigh Bells, Phantogram, Holy Ghost!, Real Estate, and more. Tickets for the festival go on sale Friday (5/31) at 10 AM PST.
Full lineup below...
Toro y Moi at Webster Hall in February (more by Jonathon Bernstein)
As mentioned, the Weezer Cruise is returning in 2014 from February 13-17 from the coast of Jacksonville, FL to the Bahamas, and the lineup for the 2014 cruise has just been announced. Like the inaugural cruise, the lineup is heavy on solid indie rock/pop, including Cat Power, Toro y Moi, DIIV, The Cribs, Ash (who appeared on the Angus Soundtrack with Weezer), Palma Violets, Holy Fuck, Bleached, Caveman, The Orwells, and more. It also includes Adam Devine from Workaholics. Cat Power performs with Weezer at the beach show, and the cruise will also give concertgoers a chance to see the band members take yoga classes, do karaoke, and more.
In related news, Toro y Moi just remixed Disclosure, which we posted in today's What's Going On? post, but if you missed it, you can also stream it below.
photos by Dominick Mastrangelo
messy Palma Violets craziness
Brit rockers Palma Violets brought their tour with Guards to NYC for their first of two shows here last night (5/9) at Music Hall of Williamsburg. The Orwells, who also open for that same lineup at Bowery Ballroom tonight (5/10), opened the show. Pictures of all three bands from the Brooklyn show are in this post.
Both Palma Violets and Guards are out supporting their respective debut albums, 180 and In Guards We Trust, and have been playing much of the material from those releases on this tour. The Orwells, meanwhile, have a new EP on the way, which includes the new Dave Sitek-produced title track, "Other Voices."
More pictures from MHOW below..
Kendrick Lamar at SXSW (more by Tim Griffin)
A whole bunch of other tickets just went on sale too.
Day-by-day schedule for Downtown Music Festival below...
TEEN @ Glasslands. Sept. 2013 (more by Courtney Dudley)
The Downtown Music Festival happens in two weeks (May 10 - 11) at NYC venues on or below Houston St. A few artists have been added to the fest's line-up: Nguzunguzu, Antwon, TEEN, Branchez, Mess Kid, Jade <3 & Blind Benny, Anais Mitchell, Crush Distance and Nire & Nani. Tickets (single day and two-day passes, and VIP passes) are still available.
The festival has also announced the daily line-ups, so we now know things like that Black Hippy and Fat Tony will be playing at Capitale on Friday night (5/10); Earl Sweatshirt, Ryan Hemsworth and Antwon will be at Element on Friday; and Ratking, Black Dave, Vashtie, Mr. Muthafuckin Exquire and Jade <3 & Blind Benny will be at Tammany Hall on Saturday night (5/11), to name a few. Check out the full schedule below.
photos by Wei Shi
Passion Pit / Alt-J / Purity Ring & Danny Brown / crowd
Coachella 2013 is currently going down in Indio, CA for its second weekend after kicking off this past Friday (4/19). We've already posted pics of day 1 (HERE and HERE), day 2 (HERE) and day 3 (HERE) from weekend 1, and now we've got pictures of day 1 from weekend 2 in this post. This time around we caught sets by Passion Pit, Earl Sweatshirt, Polica, Youth Lagoon, Purity Ring, (who were joined by Danny Brown, whose new album they appear on), Foals, Modest Mouse, Alt-J and more.
Check out more pictures from 4/19, along with a "Coachellavated" video of the festival filmed from the top of director Chris Crutchfield's head and a video of Passion Pit's full set from weekend 1, below...
Autre Ne Veut at BV-SXSW 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
As mentioned, Downtown Records are taking their Downtown Music Festivals to different North American cities this year, including NYC from May 10 to 11 across various LES venues, including Mercury Lounge, Bowery Ballroom, Angel Orensanz Center, Pianos, Cake Shop, Tammany Hall, Element, Capitale, Rockwood Music Hall and more.
In addition to the previously announced lineup of Black HIppy (aka Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, and Jay Rock), Purity Ring, Earl Sweatshirt, DIIV, Sky Ferreira, Trash Talk, Palma Violets, Teengirl Fantasy, and others; more acts have just been added. Those new acts include Andrewy Wyatt (of Miike Snow), Autre Ne Veut, Guards, Ryan Hemsworth, Port St. Willow, Kilo Kish, Ratking, Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire, Vashtie, Fat Tony, d'Eon and Kingdom (playing with Kelela, who sang a song on the Teengirl Fantasy album last year and sings a song on the new Kingdom EP this year, which you can listen to below).
by Andrew Sacher
Guards at The Slipper Room in 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
NYC indie pop crew Guards, whose debut LP, In Guards We Trust, is one of the catchiest albums of the year so far, is heading to Indio, CA for Coachella this weekend and they'll kick off a tour after that. The tour sees the band opening for Palma Violets, Best Coast, and Alt-J on separate dates, including both previously discussed Palma Violets NYC shows. Those shows happen on May 9 at Music Hall of Williamsburg and May 10 at Bowery Ballroom, the latter of which is also part of Downtown Music Festival. The Bowery date is sold out but tickets for the MHOW show are still available.
Guards' tour also brings them to other festivals like Primavera Sound, Osheaga, and Lollapalooza. All tour dates are listed, along with their recently made video for album standout "Ready To Go," below...
Lollapalooza 2012 (more by James Richards IV)
After it was already confirmed that Phoenix, Vampire Weekend, The Postal Service, The National, The Killers, and Mumford and Sons were playing Lollapalooza 2013, a pretty promising leak came which appeared to potentially reveal the rest of the lineup, and it turns out that leak was real.
In addition to the previously mentioned artists, Lollapalooza will include Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, Kendrick Lamar, Grizzly Bear, The Cure, New Order, Baroness, Beach House, Cat Power, Death Grips, Jessie Ware, Father John Misty, DIIV, Wavves, Alt-J, Hot Chip, Disclosure, Baauer, Palma Violets, Angel Haze, Band of Horses, Crystal Castles and many others.
Lollapalooza goes down in Chicago from August 2 - 4 in Grant Park. Single day passes go on sale Wednesday (4/3) at 10 AM.
Full day-by-day lineup below...
Palma Violets at BV SXSW 2013 day party (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Downtown Records are taking their Downtown Music Festivals to different North American cities this year with a lineup that includes Black Hippy (aka Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Ab Soul, and Jay Rock all playing together), Purity Ring, Earl Sweatshirt, Sky Ferreira, DIIV, Palma Violets, Trash Talk, Beach Fossils, Teengirl Fantasy, Inc., Ducktails, Royal Teeth, and Black Dave, plus more TBA.
The first festival takes place in NYC from May 10 to 11 across multiple venues, including Bowery Ballroom, Mercury Lounge, Rockwood Music Hall, Angel Orensanz, Pianos, Cake Shop, Tammany Hall, and Element. The full lineup and schedule for the NYC shows has not been announced yet, but we do know that it includes the previously announced Palma Violets show at Bowery Ballroom (which is now sold out, but tickets are still available for PV's MHOW show a day earlier). We also hear that they're trying to put up an outdoor stage and shut down Ludlow St to car traffic (which Pianos and Cake Shop are both on) for the festival, but no exact word on how that will work out.
After NYC, the festival will also pass through Philly, Toronto, Boston, LA, Denver, and Las Vegas, but the dates for those cities has not been announced yet.
Nick Cave @ SXSW 2013 (more by Tim Griffin)
One of the Grand Dammes of the music festival world Glastonbury 2013 will happen June 28 - 30 in the UK town of the same name. (They skipped last year.) Announced acts include The Rolling Stones, Phoenix, Arctic Monkeys, Primal Scream, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Vampire Weekend, Elvis Costello, Kenny Rogers (!), Portishead, Foals, Tame Impala, Alt-J, Billy Bragg, PiL, Smashing Pumpkins, Chic, Cat Power, The Horrors, Rodriguez, Palma Violets, Savages, Crystal Castles and a whole lot more.
No word on tickets yet. You can check out the full line-up on the flyer below.
photos by Amanda Hatfield, words by Andrew Sacher
Austra / APTBS / the crowd
We wrapped up our stay at The Main and The Jr (aka old Emo's) with our fourth and final BrooklynVegan SXSW day party on Saturday (3/16). Unfortunately, Foxygen had to drop off at the last minute because the singer lost his voice. They would have played the outdoor stage (Pianos Stage), where we still saw sets from the arty synthpop of Empress Of, the loudest set of all of our day parties from A Place to Bury Strangers, and a super fun set from catchy UK rockers Palma Violets. Then came the sexy R&B of Autre Ne Veut, followed by a set by Austra, who were previewing expansive material from their upcoming sophomore album, Olympia. Then finally, the outdoor stage was wrapped up with a set from psychedelic pop New Zealanders Unknown Mortal Orchestra.
Inside, the show kicked off with the catchy indie pop of TEEN, followed by rockin' UK band Peace, and then three consecutive synthpop groups, Feathers, MS MR, and Doldrums. Then the show took a louder turn with an adrenaline-pumping set from White Lung, bouncy young garage punks The Orwells, and finally King Tuff.
In addition to the music, we had an interactive photo and video booth set up by Oxygen tattoo show, "Best Ink". The second season (hosted by Pete Wentz who made a surprise appearance in their booth) premieres April 3rd. Onkyo was there, sampling their new headphones which hit stores next month. mophie maker of invaluable iPhone chargers, were giving away discount cards good at their pop-up shop which was set up right across the street on Red River. We were also serving complimentary Jameson, and Zico coconut water, and free vegan queso and chips from Food For Lovers. We also had BrooklynVegan t-shirts for the first 50 people in the door, thanks to American Apparel. Also thanks to our other sponsors, Korg, Vox, Blackstar, Creative Recreation, Signazon, Zazoo, and Redigi.
More pictures from Saturday's party below...
This is Day 4 of four BrooklynVegan SXSW Day Parties this year...
As you know, BrooklynVegan is returning to Austin for SXSW this year and throwing four days of day parties at The Main & The Jr aka 603 Red River Street at the corner of 6th aka the old Emo's location. Those happen Wed (3/13), Thurs, Fri and Saturday (3/16). All shows are 100% FREE with RSVP
Palma Violets @ Pianos, 1/28/2012 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Fresh off their successful five-night NYC campaign, Palma Violets have announced their first proper North American tour, which kicks off at Coachella 2013 and will then make its way East across the continent, finishing with two shows in the NYC: Music Hall of Williamsburg on May 9 and Bowery Ballroom on May 10. Tickets to both shows go on AmEx presale on Wednesday (2/6) at noon with the regular on-sale happening Friday (2/8) at noon. They'll also be at SXSW this year, so look out for them in Austin if you're going. All tour dates are listed below.
Palma Violets debut album, 180, is out February 25 in the UK and March 19 in North America. While you wait for that, check out video of Palma Violets from Glasslands (via Bleary-Eyed Brooklyn) below.
photos by Dominick Mastrangelo; words by Bill Pearis
"I saw Palma Violets four times in the last ten days.
They were really great at each show." - Craig Finn
Palma Violets @ Pianos, 1/28/2012
Palma Violets concluded their assault on NYC last night (1/28) with two shows, the previously-announced, second visit to Glasslands and an earlier show at Pianos which BrooklynVegan presented and was announced that morning. The industry-heavy Pianos crowd was probably the most subdued, sober audience the band played to in their six-show run (it was also their only show in Manhattan). That said, it was fairly raucous for a 7 PM show, and packed (and well-recieved). The band would play to a more typically frenzied crowd at Glasslands after. Pictures from their Pianos set, including the setlist, are in the this post.
Did you make it to any of the Palma Violets shows? What do you think? Did you meet the band's highly-assertive merch guy? The band will be back for SXSW, and maybe more shows outside Austin.
More Palma pics below...
Palma Violets at Glasslands, 1/23/2013 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Palma Violets have been here from the UK for the past week or so, playing a string of wild, sweaty shows. If you haven't caught them yet, you now have two more chances to see them. In addition to the previously-announced Glasslands show tonight (1/28) with Devin and Mainland (tickets), BrooklynVegan is presenting an early show tonight at Pianos. The band go on at 7 PM and $5 tickets are on sale now. That ticket will also allow you to stay for the late show that features Wolves, Of the Opera, Night Vision and Nylon Riots.
Check out Palma Violets' new video for "Step Up for the Cool Cats" below.
Palma Violets' Chilli Jesson tours Glasslands (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Palma Violets, who just played Glasslands last night and will do so again on Monday (1/28), have added another Brooklyn show while visiting from the UK. The band will play a loft party on Saturday (1/26) at 252 Norman in Greenpoint. Also on the bill are Country Mice and The Everymen, who will kick off the night at 10 PM. $8 at the door and more details are here.
photos by Dominick Mastrangelo; words by Bill Pearis
Palma Violets / Hollerado @ Glasslands, 1/23/2013
You never know what to expect at these UK-hype shows. Palma Violets have clearly had a lot of it, what with NME naming their "Best of Friends" single the Best Track of 2012 and naming them one of "The Stars of 2013." It's a catchy song for sure, but seemed like this year's Vaccines. But, unlike that band, Palma Violets are clearly a "you need to see it live to get it" situation. Which brings us to last night's Glasslands' show, the band's second in Brooklyn. Unlike the smoky, sweaty, all-ages show they played at Shea Stadium on Saturday (1/19) this one was full of industry types and I was expecting a more stereotypical crossed-arms NYC reaction. So when the front half of the crowd went mental during "Best of Friends" and continued to do so for the rest of the band's set, crossed arms unfolded... at least to brace themselves against the pit and crowd-surfers.
What you don't get on record is the us-against-the-world camaraderie that singers Sam Fryer and Chilli Jesson exude onstage that, for those in the crowd old enough to remember will, recalls The Libertines in their heyday. Palma Violets also have that sloppy-in-a-good-way vibe going, albiet one that is infused with a healthy dose of Doors-y psychedelia. These guys mean it, man, and that undeniable energy is mainlined into the crowd. When their set was over, the floor was a mess of crushed beer cans and soggy confetti.
The confetti came courtesy Hollerado's highly entertaining opening set where cannons went off at least three times. There were also multiple jumps off the drums, "doo doo" choruses and very funny stage banter via singer Menno Versteeg. These Canadians make extremely catch guitar pop in the '90s alt-rock vein, with clever arrangements and a lot of skill.
For example. Live, their single "Juliette," from 2009's Record in a Bag, has as many endings as Return of the King, going through a dub reggae phase into faux Thin Lizzy licks and an extened arena rock finale. Most bands would save something like that for their last song, but Hollerado drops in near the front of their set, and pull similar tricks out later (including a no-sticks drum solo), plus a couple songs from their new album, White Paint, which was recorded in Brooklyn and will be out next month. To paraphrase Versteeg's intro to another song, it's cheesy, but they mean it.
If you missed Palma Violets' two previous shows, they'll play Glasslands again on Monday (1/28) with openers Devin and Mainland and tickets are still available, though probably not for long. More pictures from last night's Glasslands show (though none of first band The Teen Age who we just missed) are below...
Neurosis @ Fox Theater in Oakland, Nov. 2012 (more by Taylor Keahey)
today in NYC
* Sierra Noble @ Joe's Pub
* Greg Proops @ The Bell House
* Alejandro Escovedo @ City Winery
* John Zorn improv night @ The Stone
* Dillon Francis, GTA @ Webster Hall
* Anaka, Tired Wings @ Mercury Lounge
* SAVOY, Paul Basic @ Bowery Ballroom
* John Brown's Body, Kiwi @ Maxwell's
* The Smithereens @ BB King Blues Club
* Erin McKeown, Jenn Grant @ Littlefield
* Toshi Reagon and BIGLovely @ Joe's Pub
* Cracker, Camper Van Beethoven @ Stage 48
* Night Moves, Erika Spring @ Mercury Lounge
* Erik Satie Quartet, The Bue Vipers @ Barbes
* The Martha Graham Cracker Cabaret @ Joe's Pub
* Tania Vulcano, Willie Graff + Filsonik @ Cielo
* Morrissey, Kristeen Young @ The Capitol Theatre
* San Fermin, Anais Kane, Great Caesar @ 92Y Tribeca
* Catharsis, Deathcycle, Gehenna, Withdrawl @ Acheron
* Thomas Wynn & The Believers, First Nature @ Glasslands
* Obits, The Psyched, Flying Teeth, Entartete @ Cake Shop
* Vile Gash, Society Nurse, Slices, Believer\Law @ Acheron
* Little, Big, Uncle Monsterface, ATTACK.WAV @ Cameo Gallery
* Janeane Garofalo, Judah Friedlander @ Eastville Comedy Club
* Mountains, Mind Over Mirrors, Golden Retriever @ Union Pool
* Sun Araw, ITAL, M Geddes Gengras @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn
* Born Loose, Foster Care, Don't, Mañana Couch @ Grand Victory
* Elysian Fields, Marissa Nadler, Ramona Lisa @ Le poisson rouge
* Dinosaur Feathers, Shark?, Spook Houses, Haybaby @ Silent Barn
* John Cale, Wordless Music Orchestra @ Brooklyn Academy of Music
* Soul Clap dance-off w/ Jonathan Toubin, Kyp Malone @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Maude, Old Monk, Tropical Ooze, Vulture Shit, Black Forest @ Pianos
* The A-Bones, The Swingin' Neckbreakers, The Piggies @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Palma Violets, The So So Glos, Indian Rebound, Soft Black @ Shea Stadium
* Wojcik, Bugs in the Dark, Butchers and Bakers, Christy & Emily @ Big Snow
* The Moho Collective, Sons of an Illustrious Father, The End Men @ Muchmore's
* Neurosis, James Plotkin, Tim Wyskida, Carlos Giffoni @ Brooklyn Masonic Temple
* The The Bear Romantic, pow wow!, The Meaning of Life, Sharkmuffin @ Legion Bar
* Extra Life, Tyondai Braxton, Ben Vida, Oneirogen, Sam Mickens @ 285 Kent Avenue
* Mike Simonetti, Nancy Whang (The Juan Maclean/LCD Soundsystem), Joseph Quartana @ Le Bain
* Alex Bleeker & The Freaks, Lux Perpetua, High Life, Scott & Charlene's Wedding @ Death By Audio
* Brooke Pridemore, Crazy and The Brains, No One & The Somebodies, Thomas Patrick Maguire @ The LAB
* Novelization w/ Frank Conniff, Liam McEneaney, Marlow Riley, Heidi Vanderlee, Maggie Serota @ Union Hall
* Nightmare River Band, Watermelon, Rich Mahogany, Stone Cold Fox, D. Gookin, Aotear @ The Paper Box
* The Brooklyn What, Yellow Dogs, Osekre & The Lucky Bastards, Butter The Children, Wild International @ Public Assembly
Oakland, CA post-metal pummellers Neurosis play their first NYC show in five years tonight at Brooklyn Masonic Temple. Sold out.
UK band Palma Violets, that NME called "the Sound of 2013," make their American debut at Shea Stadium tonight, the first of three NYC shows they'll play over the next week. Advance tickets are still available. You can stream Palma Violets' new single, "Step Up for the Cool Cats," below.
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Shout Out Louds, who will be in NYC soon, have released the video to their new single "Walking in Your Footsteps" (not a cover of the Police song) from their forthcoming album, Optica. You can watch it below.