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Dam-Funk And Master Blazter is playing Bowery Ballroom on June 12th. Tickets are on sale.

Tame Impala is playing Pianos on June 24th. Tickets are on sale.

Brahms is playing Pianos on May 1st (with ARMS / Bell / Aislyn & Wet Bandits aka Passion Pit DJs), May 25 (with Das Racist / Gordon Voidwell / Shadowbox & DJ Aaron Pfenning) and June 1st (with Class Actress / Tony Castles / Baby Alpaca / Cool Places Soundsystem DJ). Tickets for all three shows are on sale.

Das Racist also play the LES venue on May 20th. Tickets are on sale.

Tickets are now on sale for the Peggy Sue show happening at Pianos.

Peter Wolf Crier, Pocahaunted, Greg from Bouncing Souls, and other Pianos shows are on sale too.

Tickets are on sale for the Heartless Bastards / Peter Wolf Crier shows at Bowery & MHOW.

Tickets are on sale for a lot of Black Crowes shows at Nokia Theatre.

Tickets are on sale for the Vatican Commandos (featuring Moby) hardcore show at Mercury Lounge.

Swans and Danzig tickets went on sale.

Zola Jesus Glasslands tickets are on sale.

A Toro y Moi show at Glasslands is on sale.

Weezer & other Waterfront & Governors Island shows on sale.

Tickets are on sale for the Cass McCombs show at Bowery Ballroom.

Tickets are on sale for two Empire of the Sun shows at Terminal 5.

Tickets are on sale for the Black Mountain show at Knitting Factory.

Yeasayer Kin show in San Francisco

Not to be confused with their DJ set at Museum of Natural History, Passion Pit will perform their previously-mentioned, free "Kin" show at a secret Tribeca location in NYC tonight (5/14). The location and other details will be revealed at some point on the event's Facebook page. Same goes for Saturday's Black Keys show, Saturday's Ting Tings show, and the newly-announced Dead Weather show happening in Chicago on next Sunday Saturday (5/22).

For the Black Keys, it's one of three NYC shows in a week. The other two happen at the very tiny Housing Works Bookstore and the very large Madison Square Garden.

"Kin" hosted their first promotional shows in this series the other day in San Francisco with performances by Asher Roth, N.E.R.D. and Yeasayer. Pictures from those continue below...

Continue reading "Passion Pit & Black Keys play Kin shows this weekend, Dead Weather in Chicago, Yeasayer & NERD played California (pics)"

Passion Pit @ Terminal 5 in January (more by Samantha Marble)
Passion Pit

Passion Pit, The Black Keys and Ting Tings will all be playing free shows in NYC sometime soon. There's a Facebook event page for the shows, but very little information otherwise. They're being sponsored by Kin, which is a new Windows-based phone. Kin is also putting on two free shows in San Francisco - one with Yeasayer and one with NERD & Asher Roth - on May 8th.

Two of the bands playing NYC have other shows coming up in the city and world: check out our latest posts on Passion Pit and Black Keys.

Yeasayer headlined Webster Hall in NYC on Tuesday night.

a Muse & Metric show @ SXSW (more by Tim Griffin)
Muse Metric

Muse have their North American tour for this fall already plotted out. The first half will be opened by Passion Pit, and the second will be opened by Metric. For the NY-area shows in October, it'll be Metric. Those will happen October 23rd at Nassau Coliseum and October 24th at NJ's Prudential Center. Tickets go on WRXP presale Wednesday at 10am, and Fanclub presale starts at the same time. General sale starts Friday at 10am.

There are plenty of chances to see Passion Pit before then. And Metric will be in NYC too. They play a May 16th show at Terminal 5 with Bear in Heaven. Tickets are still on sale.

Metric's other upcoming shows include Europe in May and select dates of Lilith Fair. They recently shared a bill with Muse at SXSW. All Muse and Passion Pit tour dates are below...

Continue reading "Metric & Passion Pit touring w/ Muse - 2010 tour dates "

Suckers @ SXSW (more by Tim Griffin)

Suckers play two sold-out shows with their labelmates Local Natives on May 6th and 7th at Bowery Ballroom. They'll have an NYC show of their own at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Friday, June 18th as a release party for their debut, Wild Smile, out June 8th on Frenchkiss. Tickets go on sale Friday at noon.

Suckers have also been added to the lineup of the sold-out Passion Pit/Tokyo Police Club show at Prospect Park on June 29th and the show the next night at Governors Island with the same bands plus We Were Promised Jetpacks.

Local Natives play Governors Island in August. On Sunday they played Coachella. Passion Pit played the California fest on Friday. Tokyo Police Club played Saturday.

All Suckers dates below...

Continue reading "Suckers opening Passion Pit shows, headlining their own"

photos by Rachel Carr, words by Daiana Feuer

Jay-Z, Beyonce & Johnny Rotten
Coachella 2010
Coachella 2010

This year, the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival reveals that tattoos are more ubiquitous among social scenes than ever before. A walking museum of quotes and legendary faces from Jesus to Michael Jackson decorates the backs, shoulders, calves and fingers of people fashionably reliving their favorite historical decades at this heat-stroke inducing music marathon.

I thought Wale didn't show up, but later found out that he showed up late. Baroness demonstrated the art of rocking out at least three to five times before each song reached a satisfied climax. Metal can be a real turn on, especially surrounded by sweaty good-looking people. Deer Tick performed an R+B version of "Ashamed" followed by John McCauley caressing his nipples. LA band Iglu and Hartly had enthusiasm, but is this Mickey Avalon without the drugs and prostitutes? Which leaves what? Sleigh Bells began with a booty melting bass line palpable from the VIP section across the field, soon overtaken by hipster hop metal pop for people that like beaches and children. The Avett Brothers made an exciting second Coachella appearance on the Outdoor Stage. Two years ago, the band played Sunday gospel time, all manners and simplicity, but the Bros returned with a full band, and a few thousand people singing every word, stomping to the banjo, and hugging during the sweet parts. The banjo will take over America. Just wait. Country music is infiltrating avant-garde and above ground indie worlds alike.

Standing midway between the big stages, just a few feet from yet another girl with the words "Have u seen my friend Molly?" scrawled on her back, the Avett Brothers' heart-wrenching "January Wedding" got a reggaeton remix from Calle 13 booming on the Main Stage. This Puerto Rican dancefloor marvel used a tea kettle for a mic effect, and taught the audience to say "No me jodas las pelotas" against negativity ("Don't fuck my balls"). Speaking of balls, Yeasayer's crowd went absolutely nuts screaming, but the guys barely seemed aware, transported as they were to some space station cloud. The harmonies rocked like angelic aliens-but, smile, guys. Hockey demonstrated a genuine interest in moving indie rock standards forward, especially attracting the PG-13 festival contingency. M. ward raspy singing "Roll Over Beethoven" during She & Him's set delivered tingly shivers, but Zooey Deschanel's approach to "I Put A Spell On You" did not crumble souls. Her jazzy voice and bouncy energy otherwise made for a good time that elicited repetitive shouts of "I Love You!" from the first row.

Gil Scott-Heron
Coachella 2010

Music should be at least marginally weird or infinitely classic, but Tom Morello's band, Street Sweeper Social Club, brings nothing new to either category and so seems a waste of great musicians. Get weird or the future will never arrive. That being said, the musicians Coachella digs up from history often present the most exciting moments. Rock steady ska pioneers The Specials sent a crispy, warm message to Rudy that every witness appreciated immensely, but it was outrageous that barely any photographers showed up for Gil Scott-Heron's smooth, soulful set [editor's note: ours did!]. The man is partly responsible for getting Martin Luther King, Jr. a holiday, godfathered hip hop, and that doesn't merit attention? A large crowd attended his every word, but the photos won't show it. Later on, James Murphy screamed Gil Scott-Heron's name during "Losing My Edge" as if it were the name of God. Glad he gets it. LCD Soundsystem's first single in 2002, "Losing My Edge" is a historical document worth preserving for the ages, an essence that speaks to what Coachella seems bent on capturing and rewriting every year. Echo & The Bunnymen rode the high-hat zealously-as many have copied since-giving chapped lips sugar kisses. Public Image, Ltd., could not take Jay-Z's audience away from him nor unglue Fever Ray fans from Karin Dreijer Andersson's encompassing fog spell, but I'll be damned if PiL wasn't the best show all day. John Lydon's hair stood on edge and he rolled his rrrr's heroically. His gang of old men put the good junk in post-punk.

As this first 12 hour music summary comes to a close, a few acts remain worth giving a hoot about. Grizzly Bear's hypnotic power hardly needs mentioning and Vampire Weekend knows you love "Horchata." New cool La Roux magnetizes with a disco flavor that Anita Ward might approve. As hoped, Little Dragon's gentle fire breathing soul pop fronted by Yukimi's sexy voice and adorable stage presence comes in as Friday's second favorite. The music's weird enough, bent on discovering surprises. One-woman band Imogen Heap, as well, is the queen of surprises. She moves around her instruments, looping this and dubbing that as if casually mixing a magic potion or prepping a sandwich. Jay-Z's "On To The Next One" is an appropriate theme song for the attention span needed to get your money's worth at Coachella. And then Beyonce came out. We all bowed down before her short shorts.

Them Crooked Vultures, Passion Pit, Dillinger Escape Plan, Yo Gabba Gabba, and The Whitest Boy Alive also played sets on Friday. The Cribs were among those who could not. Coachella continues for a second day today/Saturday (Record Store Day). More pictures and videos and stuff from the first day, below...

Continue reading "Coachella 2010 - Day One in pics, video & review "

photos by Tim Griffin


"...The bands were running late at Club Deville, but I was pleased to hear Centromatic on the stage. They sounded like classic rock and when Steve Miller Band's "Rock'N Me" came on after their set, it was in the same vein, but Centromatic was above and beyond.

Lucero came on next and killed it. Nichols' voice is like sandpaper on gravel and it has a booze-soaked and sorry quality that makes it sound like the hard nights and heartbreaks that he sings about are real experiences. Lucero is one of the few bands that I've seen (Free Energy comes to mind as well) that broke through to fans. Quite a few folks were dancing, jumping, singing and generally rocking out during their set..." [Rock Candy]

...It was a perfectly rowdy ending to the BrooklynVegan/DailyMotion day party at Club DeVille on Friday, March 19th (one of our seven shows this year). The day's eclectic lineup ranged from country to electro to singer-songwriter to comedy. We also made a huge effort to feed people and give away free stuff this year. Those who stopped by the free show got free Ear Piece ear plugs, Magic Hat beer, Firefly Sweet Tea vodka (that lasted the entire 6+ hours), Gundlach Bundschu wine, Raw Rev bars, Nadamoo ice cream, Hail Merry "Grawnola", breakfast tacos and Daily Juice catering. Action For Animals was on hand with baked goods for sale that helped raise $800 for charity. Somebody (and every band and comedian) won some Original Penguin clothes. Members of Passion Pit (aka the Wet Bandits) played the music between bands. KEXP was filming video. All in all an amazing day.

Catch Lucero in NYC at Music Hall of Williamsburg this Tuesday, March 30th with Glossary (tickets are still on sale). Centro-matic kicks off a house tour in Houston the same day.

You've already seen some of this Friday party HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE. Pictures, reviews and videos from it continue below...

Continue reading "Lucero, Centromatic, Nicole Atkins, Holly Miranda, Zola Jesus, more @ Club DeVille (BV/DailyMotion day party) - pics & video"

photos by Tim Griffin

"Oi! @brooklynvegan gig was a riot! Met new fans who said my singing sounded like DirtyProjectors guy and Michael Buble, respectively!?!" - Sondre Lerche

Sondre Lerche

Sondre Lerche & JBM share (a manager and) a bill at City Winery in NYC tonight (3/22). Tickets are still on sale. Before SXSW, Sondre played a NYC-area show at Maxwell's in Hoboken (JBM was supposed to open that show, but instead went on tour with Rogue Wave - something he'll do again in April).

Both Sondre and JBM were in Austin for SXSW, and one of Sondre's shows was the BrooklynVegan/DailyMotion day party at Club DeVille where the pictures in this post are from. Later in the week Sondre took part in the Big Star tribute at Antone's, and before that he paid tribute to Alex Chilton in a small way at the BV show too. That video segment is below with all dates and more pictures from the party (and a video of JBM at another Texas show too)...

Continue reading "Sondre Lerche & JBM played SXSW (pics & video), play City Winery in NYC tonight & other dates"

Passion Pit @ Terminal 5 on January 10th (more by Samantha Marble)
Passion Pit

Passion Pit and Tokyo Police Club are already setup for a Tuesday, June 29th show at Prospect Park Bandshell. Tickets for that are gone. They'll follow up the show with a June 30th show at Colonels' Row @ Governors Island. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 19th at noon (presale info TBA).

Members of Passion Pit will be DJing down at SXSW this year. You can catch them Friday during the day at the BV/DailyMotion party at Club DeVille, and then Saturday during the day at a Pianos day party. Yes, the same Pianos they DJ'd at on New Years Eve.

Also on Governors' Island this summer: a 12-hour theatrical performance of Dostoyevsky's "The Demons," put on by Lincoln Center.

All Passion Pit tour dates are below...

Continue reading "Passion Pit/Tokyo Police Club add Governors Island show - updated 2010 tour dates & other stuff"

SXSW flyer

*Friday, March 19, 2010*
BrooklynVegan Free Day Party Presented by DailyMotion
@ Club DeVille - 900 Red River St, Austin, TX (NOON - 6 PM)
*free and open to the public, no RSVP necessary

Main stage:
12:00 Princeton
12:45 Twin Sister
01:30 Nicole Atkins
02:15 Sondre Lerche
03:00 Holly Miranda
03:45 The Antlers
04:30 Centro-matic
05:15 Lucero

DJs: Passion Pit

Inside stage:
12:30 - Active Child
01:15 - Pearly Gate Music
02:00 - Tig Notaro (comedian)
02:15 - Katie Stelmanis
03:00 - Joe Mande (comedian)
03:15 - Zola Jesus
04:00 - Abe Vigoda
04:45 - MNDR
05:30 - The Wave Pictures

FREE DRINKS COURTESY OF: Magic Hat & Firefly Vodka
(while supplies last)
(starting @ noon. while supplies last)
VEGAN BAKE SALE FOR CHARITY BY: VegAustin & Action for Animals
MORE FREE FOOD COURTESY OF: Daily Juice (catering from 2-5)
+ more TBA

If you've been following along, both on this site and at our @bvSXSW Twitter account, you probably pieced most this lineup together already. And I'm extremely happy to report that this is the final BrooklynVegan party lineup we have left to announce this year. We'll see you on Wednesday at Emo's and Club DeVille, Thursday at Hoek's and Spider House, Saturday at Red 7 and Galaxy Room and on Friday right here at Club Deville from noon-6pm (on TWO stages) (the second stage is inside).

Thanks to DailyMotion for helping make this all possible. They're not only our presenting partner on this party, but we'll be uploading live footage from SXSW all week long to our account at their site. Some of that footage, including from this party will be shot by our official radio partner, KEXP.

Thanks to also to Original Penguin clothing for providing some clothes to giveaway to a few lucky attendees at the show.

Like at Emo's and Red 7, we'll have 10 kegs worth of Magic Hat beer to give out at this show, not to mention lots of Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka to pour. And like at Emo's and Galaxy Room, we'll have free breakfast tacos and then late afternoon free catering by Daily Juice. All of our parties will be stocked with free Raw Revolution bars and Hail Merry Grawnola as well. And as if that's not enough, we're hosting a vegan bake sale for charity, courtesy of the fine folks at VegAustin.com and Action for Animals at this show. All money raised goes to Food for Life, an organization feeding Haitian and Chilean earthquake survivors.

Flyer design by Tammijean Triplett. Videos below...

Continue reading "a BrooklynVegan & DailyMotion Austin day party @ Club DeVille - full free lineup (Lucero, Antlers, Abe Vigoda, more) "


We'll get a more complete press release in the morning (and confirm what is listed below is 100% correct), but in the meantime below is a picture of the 2010 Sasquatch poster (that someone Tweeted) and the lineup as read by Bradford Cox at tonight's Atlas Sound show in Seattle (and being listed all over the Internet)....

Continue reading "Sasquatch announces 2010 lineup (includes Massive Attack & My Morning Jacket) (and many more) "

by Ryan Barkan

Tracy Morgan & Stevie Wonder (picture via Hipster Runoff)
Stevie Wonder and Tracy Morgan

Super Bowl XLIV (44) took place Sunday night in Florida between the Indianapolis Colts and the New Orleans Saints. The Saints semi-upset the Colts to win the big game for the first time in the franchise's history. This post is a special edition of the long lost "Week In Music Licensing" post and as such, that's the last you will hear about the game. Grizzly Bear, Arcade Fire, many videos and more below...

Continue reading "music & commercials of Super Bowl XLIV (Grizzly Bear, Arcade Fire, The Who, Mini Kiss, The Heavy & more) "


Tickets to Passion Pit & Tokyo Police Club's upcoming Prospect Park show go on three separate presales starting at noon. American Express, Venue/Celebrate Brooklyn & Radio (password = 1019RXP)

Tickets are on sale (@ noon) for YACHT's upcoming show at Bowery Ballroom with MNDR and Bobby Birdman. As pointed out in a more recent post, "For YACHT's upcoming tour, Bechtolt and member Claire Evans will bolster their live show (previously them and a laptop) by a band consisting of Rob Kieswetter of Bobby Birdman (who is also opening), Jeff Brodsky of Jeffrey Jerusalem, and D. Reuben Snyder of Rob Walmart. The backing band's name is 'The Straight Gaze'."

MNDR is also opening for Ebony Bones (who just played Mercury Lounge) at Southpaw on February 13th. Tickets are on sale.

Grab a new MNDR MP3 HERE.

Tickets are on sale (@ noon) for the Brujeria show at Webster Hall.

Mayer Hawthorne @ Brooklyn Bowl in October (more by Tim Griffin)
Mayer Hawthorne

The "retro" tag is added to almost any contemporary work that sounds like it was originally recorded between 1966 and 1974, and Mayer Hawthorne, among the newest contributors to the genre, is aware of how trends come and go. After being introduced to Stones Throw label head Peanut Butter Wolf by mutual friend Noelle Scaggs of the Rebirth, even his current boss was skeptical. "He showed me two songs and I didn't understand what I was listening to," Wolf recalls. "I asked him if they were old songs that he did re-edits of - I couldn't believe they were new songs and that he played all the instruments." [Stones Throw]
Soul singer Mayer Hawthorne will team up with Passion Pit for shows from March 28th to April 15th (but no NYC date). But before that, Hawthorne is going on his own headlining tour with his band The County and singer Nikki Jean. The trip includes SXSW and a March 4th show at Webster Hall. Tickets are on AmEx presale now and go on general sale Friday at noon.

Friday at noon is also when Passion Pit's next NYC show goes on sale. They're playing Prospect Park with Tokyo Police Club this summer.

And like PP & TPC, Mayer will also be at Coachella in April. His label recently followed Mayer to the record store. That clip, music videos and all tour dates are below...

Continue reading "Mayer Hawthorne tour dates (SXSW, NYC, Coachella & more)"

Passion Pit @ Terminal 5 on January 10th (more by Samantha Marble)
Passion Pit

On the heels of their three-night Terminal 5 run (Jan. 8-10), Passion Pit have announced that they'll be playing one of this year's Celebrate Brooklyn 'benefits' at Prospect Park Bandshell on Tuesday, June 29th. The night also includes "very special guest" Tokyo Police Club. Tickets go on sale Saturday, January 30th at noon. More tour dates to be announced?

Both bands are also on the lineup for this year's Coachella, which is happening April 16th-18th. Passion Pit's other tour plans (Australia, Japan, the UK and, in March/April North America) are outlined HERE.

Tokyo Police Club are working on a new album to be released in 2010 on mom+pop Records. They've been blogging about their progress on the album, titled (they say) Masterworks In The Key Of Mastery, Feat. Baron von Fantastic and the Even More Simon Express. The band writes "Hopefully we'll be finished everything in the middle of February, and then we'll start mixing."

Videos of Passion Pit interviewed and at T5 are below...

Continue reading "Passion Pit playing Prospect Park Bandshell (and Coachella) w/ Tokyo Police Club who are working on their new album"


Wow...Public Image Ltd, The Specials, Grizzly Bear, Passion Pit, Echo and the Bunnymen, Grace Jones, Fever Ray, Devo, Hot Chip, Phoenix, Orbital, Spoon, Sly and the Family Stone, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Sunny Day Real Estate, Yo La Tengo, Mew, Camera Obscura, Gil Scott-Heron, The xx, John Waters, Dillinger Escape Plan, Deer Tick, Gary Numan... Full Coachella 2010 lineup below....

Continue reading "2010 Coachella line up announced (Faith No More, Pavement, Muse, Gorillaz, Thom Yorke, Jay-Z, LCD Soundystem, ???)"

photos by Samantha Marble

Passion Pit

"Gigantic LED screens lit the stage as Passion Pit took the stage with entrance music pounding through the speakers, an evolutionary gesture. The crowd, a mixture of hardened hipsters with their battle stories and tweens with tickets bought on parental credit cards, lost their collective minds in that cocktail of excitement and uncertain celebrity usually associated with mid-level professional athletes and reality television stars. Passion Pit, the kids from Boston with that independent EP turned Columbia Records LP, proved as magnanimous as confident in their pose, saying something unspoken like, "Dear 3,000 people, thanks for buying tickets to see us. Appreciate it. Now we're going to light this place up, okay?"" [32Ft/Second]
Passion Pit finished their three-night run at Terminal 5 with s final show on January 10th opened by Tragedy (an "all-metal BeeGees cover band") and Brahms (who have a show coming up with Lemonade and Delorean). Tragedy brought out a special guest fitness instructor (aka Dave Hill) in very tight shorts. More pictures of that night are posted below.

Passion Pit pictures from night one are HERE and pics of night one opener Rural Alberta Advantage are HERE.

Passion Pit has shows in Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Europe coming up, and they'll be back to tour North America with Mayer Hawthorne in late-March/April (no NYC dates yet). We already posted most of the dates. They are updated with more pictures from Sunday below...

Continue reading "Passion Pit played 3 nights @ T5 (Sunday w/ Tragedy) - pics & updated tour dates w/ Mayer Hawthorne "

photos by Vincent Cornelli

The Rural Alberta Advantage

"It's been a lot of shows since SXSW [2009]," says [The RAA's lead singer, Nils Edenloff] with a chuckle, taking a few minutes to call from a Tim Horton's somewhere off the 401. "I think by the end of [2009] we might hit 100 shows. I'm hoping we hit 100 because that would be pretty cool to say."

Just add it to the band's list of milestones. In addition to the above, you can score a No. 1 on the Canadian college radio charts, inclusion on the bill for Vancouver's Cultural Olympiad this February and credit for writing the Prime Minister's (or maybe just his assistant's) favourite song of the moment, "Edmonton."

Edenloff has a harder time ticking off his achievements from the last year. "It's funny because it feels like every step is a new high," he reflects. "When we first played New York [in January] at this little bar, Piano's, we felt like 'This is the most amazing thing ever.' I never thought anything would top that. And then SXSW, it was a crazy-amazing time down there, everything just went really well. And, you know, playing Alberta for the first time, if just feels like everything is getting better and better." [Dose.ca]

The Rural Alberta Advantage just completed a four-show-in-three-nights run in the NYC area. Last night it was two shows in a row at Mercury Lounge which came one night after opening for Passion Pit at Terminal 5 which came after a show at Maxwell's. More pictures from Terminal 5 with one of the Mercury Lounge setlists, below...

Continue reading "The Rural Alberta Advantage played Maxwell's, Mercury Lounge & Terminal 5 - pics & a setlist"

photos by Vincent Cornelli

"The reeling - passion pit. Rad stuff!" - Jonas Brothers

Passion Pit

"I think the craziest photo I have--and actually my parents thought it was really amazing--we were at Glastonbury, I got to meet Bruce Springsteen, and being from New Jersey, he's like the town hero and icon, and like, I met him and hung out with him, and we took a picture together, and I was like, 'Holy crap, I can't believe that happened.' Of all places, we were in England, and I met Bruce Springsteen. Just crazy stuff like that. Things like, 'Hey I'm at my parents' now and two or three weeks ago I was in L.A. and we met the Jacksons, and it's like, what? That happened? That's weird.'"
[Jeff Apruzzese of Passion Pit to the Aquarian]
Passion Pit played their first of three sold out shows at Terminal 5 in NYC on Friday night (1/8). We'll have more recaps and pictures of the openers after the final show on Sunday. More pictures from night one, below...

Continue reading "Passion Pit @ Terminal 5 in NYC (night 1) - pics "

members of Passion Pit @ Pianos on NYE (drivemycarlye)
Passion Pit

Member of Passion Pit played DJ at quickly-sold-out party at Pianos in NYC on New Years Eve. Tonight (1/8), they kick off their sold-out three night run of live shows at Terminal 5 in the same town. Each night has a different set of openers with Sunday being the official WTF member of the set...

Fri, 1/08 w/ The Rural Alberta Advantage & Joy Formidable
Sat, 1/09 w/ Joy Formidable & Arms
Sun, 10/10 w/ Tragedy: All Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees & Brahms

On Monday, the band will be in Brooklyn filming a video. In March they'll kick off yet another tour of the United States, starting in Buffalo. Those dates below...

Continue reading "Passion Pit DJ'd New Years Eve, play 3 NYC shows this weekend (w/ varying openers), add more 2010 tour dates "

"We are shooting a video in Brooklyn on January 11th and need real fans. The director is requiring that you send picture of yourself and contact info to bkvideocasting@gmail.com. Space is extremely limited so email quick because it's on a first come first serve basis. See you on Monday!"

Webster Hall - New Years Eve 2008 into 2009
Webster Hall

"When most Americans think of New Years Eve, the Big Apple may be one of the first things that come to mind. Millions of Americans all around the country tune in to watch the ball drop in Times Square on television as they ring in the New Year.

For those not able to make it to Manhattan for this special night, why not bring a little bit of Manhattan to your New Year's Eve party? A New York City themed New Year's Eve party requires a bit of creativity in the party planning. Brainstorm all of the things you associate with New York City from food to attractions. For food, you may want to consider having lox on bagels and cream cheese, pizza and cheesecake.

For drinks, try making Manhattan cocktails and see if there are any New York based beers available in your area; Brooklyn Lager is a popular brew." ["Have a Big Apple New Year's Eve in your living room"]

Ha. Well, for those who actually live in NYC, two more New Years Eve options are below...

Continue reading "Passion Pit DJing Pianos on New Years Eve, MSTRKRFT will be at Webster Hall "

photos by Tim Griffin

Passion Pit / Phoenix
Passion Pit

Phoenix and Passion Pit shared a NYC concert bill for the third time this year last night at Hammerstein Ballroom (12/2). The WRXP-sponsored holiday show also included sets by Jack's Mannequin and Manchester Orchestra, as well as hosting by the radio station's morning host Matt Pinfield.

It was a big night for Phoenix who were nominated for a Grammy in the "Best Alternative Album" category on the same evening.

Best Alternative Album nominess
David Byrne & Brian Eno, Everything That Happens Will Happen Today
Death Cab For Cutie, The Open Door
Depeche Mode, Sounds Of The Universe
Phoenix, Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
Yeah Yeah Yeahs, It's Blitz!
For Passion Pit, it was their 2nd recent show in one of the big NYC venues. They played the Woodies at Roseland last month. They complete the trifecta when they hit Terminal 5 (for three nights in a row) in January.

For Phoenix and WRXP, it was their first of two NYC shows this week. More pictures with setlists, below...

Continue reading "Phoenix & Passion Pit played Hammerstein Ballroom w/ Jack's Mannequin & Manchester Orchestra - pics & setlists"

photos by Chris La Putt

MTVu Woodies 2009

Indie darlings Matt & Kim kicked off the show -- which celebrates the year's best music as determined by MTVu's college-centric audience -- with an energetic performance of their breakout single "Lessons Learned." Later, the duo returned to accept their Best Video Woodie award.

"We've had one heck of a year," said Matt Johnson, before counterpart Kim Schifino leapt into the crowd.

Additional performers included veteran alt-rockers Death Cab for Cutie, who rocked the audience with its "New Moon" soundtrack single "Meet Me on the Equinox," as well as Passion Pit, the Dead Weather and Clipse, who were joined onstage by fellow rappers Cam'ron and Rick Ross.

Presenter highlights came from Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz and pop prankserts 3OH!3. Wentz rolled onto the stage holding a red Solo cup, while 3OH!3 gave a nod to Lady Gaga by dressing in her various VMA outfits. Asher Roth, will.i.am, and surprise guest Cyndi Lauper also presented awards. [Billboard]

Cyndi presented an award with Gossip Girl's Leighton Meester who also recently made an appearance at the Weezer (and Matt & Kim) show on Halloween that was sponsored by RXP aka the Matt Pinfield station. Matt was also at the Woodies as was Diplo who was DJing and David Cross, Zooey Deschanel, Janelle Monae, Dave 1 from Chromeo, and Mary Louise Parker. Matt and Kim didn't get naked like they do in their winning video (their second MTV win for that video), but their backup singers did strip down to their underwear.

MTVu Woodies 2009

The Dead Weather also played a show one day before the Woodies in Brooklyn. The Woodies air December 4th at 10pm. More pictures from the event (11/18 at Roseland Ballroom in NYC), below...

Continue reading "2009 mtvU Woodie Awards @ Roseland - pics (Passion Pit, Dead Weather, Matt & Kim, Clipse, Death Cab, more) "