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Former REM frontman Michael Stipe dropped out of the University of Georgia (he was an art major) when R.E.M. took off, but has been focusing once again on art since the band split in 2011. He's back at a different college, NYU, where he's an artist and teacher in residence, and is behind a new exhibition titled NEW SIGHTS, NEW NOISE which is running at 80 WSE Gallery (80 Washington Sq. East @ W4) now through November 8, 2014. Stipe has repurposed the space as a studio, classroom, and laboratory "that will exist in a constant state of flux for the duration of the exhibition." More on those three components:

Stipe will establish a fully functioning studio in 80WSE's front gallery, where he will work for the duration of the exhibition on a series of new projects, across a wide range of media, during the hours that the gallery is closed to the public. While the gallery is open, visitors will be able to see the state in which the studio has been left after each of Stipe's work sessions, making processes that are normally private public and offering a window into his remarkably prolific, varied, and non-hierarchical way of seeing, thinking and making.

In addition, the project will expand Stipe's perspective and approach into the format of an undergraduate studio art course, which he will teach in NYU's Department of Art and Art Professions. For each of the six weeks of the exhibition Stipe, collaboratively with a guest artist or cultural figure that he has invited, will pose a question or prompt to the class. In response, each student along with Stipe and the guest will generate 100 images and gifs, both found and made, all of which will be uploaded to a private class website.

Finally, the remaining four connected gallery spaces, which constitute 80WSE, will consist of 15 independent projections, in various configurations, the content of which will be sourced from the class's website. The selection of images and gifs - their composition and layout - as well as the way they are situated via the projectors in the exhibition, will be changed throughout each day by a rotating pre-scheduled series of curators, including Stipe, each of the special guests, and the 18 students in the class.

Guest curators include Douglas Coupland, Peaches, Jefferson Hack, Dean Sameshima, Jerry Seguin, and Taryn Simon. Read more about it at REM HQ. The 80 WSE Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10:30AM-6PM.

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Tenacious D's Festival Supreme is back for a second year, this time happening at LA Sports Arena & Exposition Park on October 25. The laffstravaganza (with music too) features over 40 performers, and if you are into comedy it's a pretty "holy crap" lineup, including The State, Workaholics, Metalocalypse, Cheech & Chong, The Eagles of Death Metal, The Dan Band, Peaches, Doug Benson, Dr. Demento and lots more (including the 'D themselves). Full 2014 lineup is listed below.

Tickets for 2014 Festival Supreme go on sale Friday (5/30) at 10 AM PST (that's 1 PM NYC time).

Continue reading "Tenacious D's 'Festival Supreme' 2014 lineup: The State, Cheech & Chong, Metalocalypse, Workaholics and lots more"

Paint It Black at FFF Fest 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro)

You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Paint it Black, Hop Along, Night Birds, Bad Canoes @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Philly hardcore greats Paint It Black haven't played NYC in a few years, so needless to say, tonight's return is highly anticipated. Making the show even better, it's totally FREE, plus newer (but also great) Philly band Hop Along provides support, as does Brooklyn/NJ surf/skate punks Night Birds, and Marissa from Screaming Females' other band Bad Canoes.

Cibo Matto, Buffalo Daughter @ Brooklyn Bowl
Back in action with a new album, party-friendly, food-obsessed Japanese duo Cibo Matto play tonight with their old Grand Royal pals Buffalo Daughter.

We Were Promised Jetpacks, Honeyblood @ Webster Hall
Makers of quality Scottish indie pop for a few years now, We Were Promised Jetpacks are back in town for tonight's Webster Hall show.

Murray Hill, Ad-Rock of Beastie Boys, Bridget Everett, Champagne Jerry, Peaches @ Gramercy Theatre
Downtown comedian and drag king legend Murray Hill headlines Gramercy with this one-off show tonight and he's brought many of his talented friends, including Beastie Boy Ad-Rock, singer/comedian Bridget Everett, Ad-Rock collaborator and fellow rapper Champagne Jerry, and Peaches.

Jungle, Wet @ Knitting Factory
Enigmatic UK act Jungle let their music do the talking: specifically, R&B-tinged dance pop that manages to sound both classic and modern at the same time. A duo in the studio, they expand to a seven-piece live, and this is their first of two sold-out NYC shows.

Frankie Cosmos, Whatever Dad, Ruby Buff, Spook Houses @ Shea Stadium
Frankie Cosmos' new album Zentropy may be the zillionth thing she's released, but it's her first album with a full band and the first album that's gaining her the attention she deserves. Fans of Beat Happening-style lo-fi and Moldy Peaches-style anti-folk should dig. Good bill all around too, including the likeminded Whatever, Dad (Elaiza of Crying) and Frankie's labelmates Spook Houses, whose NJ indie rock might appeal to fans of Titus Andronicus.

Throwing Muses, Tanya Donelly @ Bowery Ballroom
Indie rock vets Throwing Muses returned in 2013 with the album/book, Purgatory/Paradise, their first full length in 10 years. Tonight could be special: opening is Tanya Donnelly who was in the band during the '80s (and is Kristen Hersh's half-sister). Maybe she'll come out with TM for a couple songs?

Ejecta, Nicholas Nicholas, Yonatan Gat @ Glasslands Gallery
The new project from Ford & Lopatin's Joel Ford and Neon Indian's Leanne Macomber, Ejecta's 2013 debut was an enjoyable batch of hooky synthpop. Live it's more of a band but no less appealing.

Bob Mould, Chris Brokaw @ City Winery
Bob Mould's solo debut, Workbook, is 25 years old this year and he's celebrating that tonight. Hopefully Bob will be previewing a song or two off his just-announced new solo album.

Mick Barr, Vampillia, Kevin Hufnagel, MV Carbon @ Silent Barn
It's another NYC show this week for Boredoms-related Japanese band Vampillia, and like all of the shows they're doing here, they'll be joined by a great, experimental-minded lineup.

Josh Ritter, Gregory Alan Isakov @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Josh Ritter and tourmate Gregory Alan Isakov will be keeping things simple and acoustic this weekend over the course of two sold-out shows, this being the second.

Pop. 1280, Buck Gooter, Crosss, Night Squad @ Trans Pecos
It'll get weird at Trans Pecos tonight with the gothy Pop 1280, the grungy heavy psych of Canada's Crosss, and the noisy experimental Buck Gooter.

The Allman Brothers Band @ Beacon Theatre
Pioneers of jam bands, and progenitors of blues and southern rock, The Allman Brothers continue their multi-night run at Beacon Theatre tonight.

Lolawolf, Boy Toy, Organs @ Union Pool
Today is the second annual Burger Revolution, where the party-loving label Burger is sponsoring shows around the world. This is one of two happening in Brooklyn...

Sunflower Bean, The Wives, Scully @ 180 Scholes St.
... and this is the other.

Cardiknox, The Preatures @ Brooklyn Bowl
Ever wonder what it would be like if The Strokes and Haim were one Australian band? It might sound a little like Sydney's The Preatures, who were last here for CMJ. Sold out.

Technicolor Teeth, Clean Girls, York Factory Complaint, Jail Solidarity @ Death By Audio
Technicolor Teeth share their drummer with Tenement, but instead of that band's hi-speed punk, they favor shoegazey guitars and layers of psychedelia. Good openers too.

System Fucker, Warthog, Aspects of War, Nomad, Herpes @ Acheron
Lots of good punk on this bill, including Japan's System Fucker, the great Katorga Works-signed Warthog, local regulars Nomad and more.

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Vivian Girls @ MHOW 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Vivian Girls

You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Many of us will be staying home tonight to watch the 86th Academy Awards and will feature a few notable musicians nominated for Oscars: Owen Pallet & Will Butler for the Her score, and Karen O who sings (and co-wrote) "Moon Song" from that film -- she's performing it at the awards. Fellow best song nominees U2 and Pharrell will perform too. 7 PM on ABC.

Lots of good show options for those who don't care about the Oscars:

Vivian Girls, Potty Mouth, Shellshag @ Baby's All Right
It's the end of an era: Vivian Girls will go their separate musical ways after tonight's show, with two great openers to boot. Sold out.

Public Service Broadcasting, Broods, Miriam Bryant, Johnny Stimson, Jason Eldredge DJ set @ Brooklyn Bowl
Last here for CMJ, these Brit AV geeks mix serious instrumental skill with perfectly synched samples and projections from old educational films. Also: corduroy. This is part of It's a School Night series which is free with RSVP.

Peanut Butter Wolf, J. Rocc, Jonwayne, Knxwledge @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Celebrating the new Stones Throw Records documentary Our Vinyl Ways a Ton, this tour features many of the label's biggest names. Catch the film at Indie Screen at 7 PM and then consider this show the afterparty.

Peaches, Eva and Her Virgins @ Olivia
Having recently toured her film Peaches Does Herself, this show, at the very intimate Prospect Heights venue, is being billed as "Mike Madrigal Presents 'Peaches' Live In Brooklyn Up Close & Personal."

Hiss Golden Messenger, Zachary Cale @ Mercury Lounge
Hiss Golden Messenger makes a similar kind of raw, personal folk to the forgotten-then-remembered singers of the late '60s (Nick Drake, Vashti Bunyan, etc) and though he may not have the same story, his music can be just as intense.

Sean Nicholas Savage, Tonstartssbandht, Greenfield, Clay Adakazaam (DJ) @ Signal
Prolific and a little eccentric, Montreal artist Sean Nicholas Savage mixes genres with abandon, as heard most recently on last year's Other Life, which came out on Arbutus Records (home of Grimes, Doldrums and more).

Hannibal Buress @ Knitting Factory
Big league comedy talent (Chris Rock, Louis CK, etc) show up regularly (and unannounced) for Hannibal's very popular free comedy show at Knitting Factory's front bar. Get there early.

Tonight's HSY / Greys / The Beverleys show at Death by Audio has been postponed due to car trouble.

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Peaches @ Le Poisson Rouge, 10/19/2013
Peaches @ Le Poisson Rouge
Peaches @ Le Poisson Rouge

Have people given you unnecessary shit for expressing yourself in that way?

Good, I'll take it. And I'll turn it around. Take this shit. That's what art is about. Art is ultimately about the discussion and about humans relating to each other. It goes deeper than the art. It's relations. Art is nothing if [it] doesn't make you feel or think. Some people are just like, "Yes. Beauty." But those people have some real shit going on, they just need that beauty for a minute. I don't doubt the importance of beauty, but whatever your beauty is might not be the same beauty. Humor, to me, is such a big part of it, too.

And it's interesting to incorporate that with sex. That's not done very often.

I mean, sex is fucking ridiculous. What is it? With the stick-it-in-the-hole or whatever. It's like, come on, it's hilarious. But it's also - and I've said this a lot in interviews - how we negate our own bodies. Every insult we give each other is a part of our body. You're an asshole? We all have an asshole. "You're a dick." "You cunt." It's all like, "Fuck you!" It's bodily functions. Shit face. Piss off. Those are just us. The worst insults come from our bodies. It's weird. You knee. You earwax. - [Gawker]

Peaches celebrated the NYC premiere of her new film, Peaches Does Herself, with a show at Le Poisson Rouge last weekend (10/19). The film is a documentation of Peaches' stage show of the same same name, which gives a mythologized, rock oper-ized account of someone named Peaches. Like the film, her LPR show also featured wild costumes, much sexual freedom and an appearance by the legendary Sandy Kane. JD Samson and Chris E. Pants helped at the show too. Pictures from LPR are in this post.

Peaches Does Herself opened at Village theater The Quad on Friday and today's the last day (10/24) for it, with screenings at 1:00, 3:10, 5:10, 7:00, and 9:30 PM. Tickets are still available.

Trailer for Peaches Does Herself and more pictures from her LPR show below...

Continue reading "Peaches celebrated the premiere of new film at LPR (pics); today's the last day to see 'Peaches Does Herself' in NYC"


That Peaches show that was supposed to happen on October 18 at Highline Ballroom has been canceled due to a "scheduling conflict" and refunds are available at point of purchase. While that seems like a bummer, there's now a Peaches show happening at Le Poisson Rouge on October 19. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

The LPR show is to celebrate the NYC theatrical release of her performance documentary, Peaches Does Herself, which will play at Village theater The Quad from October 18 - 24. Peaches will be on hand for post-screening Q&As at these showtimes: Friday 10/18 7PM show; Saturday, 10/19 at the 1 PM, 7 PM & 9:30 PM shows; Sunday, 10/20 at the 3:10, 5:10 & 7 PM shows; and Monday, 10/21 at the 7 PM and 9:30 shows. Tickets are on sale now.

Peaches Does Herself will also be screening in San Francisco at the famed Roxie Theatre from October 5 - 11 and, while there, she will be performing live at the Castro Street Fair on October 6. Trailer for Peaches Does Herself, below.

Continue reading "Peaches cancels Highline Ballroom show, adds one at LPR; 'Peaches Does Herself' screening in NYC & San Francisco"

A still from Peaches 'Does Herself'

It's been four years since Peaches unleashed I Feel Cream. What has she been up to since? She's continued to perform live, with stage shows that have gotten more and more theatrical and complex. That were then the basis for Peaches' performance film, Peaches Does Herself, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last year and screened at BAM this summer. (Watch the trailer in this post.) She was also at BAM at the start of the year performing as part of John Cale's Nico tribute.

Peaches next NYC appearance will be at Highline Ballroom on October 18. That's during CMJ but doesn't appear to be an actual official CMJ show. It's also an early show, doors at 6 PM with a 6:30 PM start. What kind of show she'll be bringing is unclear, but tickets are on sale now.

Peaches Does Herself trailer below...

Continue reading "Peaches playing NYC during (but not part of?) CMJ"

photos by Greg Cristman

John Cale & Wordless Music Orchestra @ BAM, 1/18/2013
John Cale & the Wordless Music Orchestra

Q. Of all your albums, why are you revisiting "Paris 1919"?

A. It happens to be the one album where I finished all the songs before I went in to record. I wrote them when I had just moved to Warner to work in A&R. I took an office job and I was there every day, and I was writing these songs. After a while I realized, "This is nostalgia, pure and simple: I'm writing about the stuff that I miss about Europe." I wasn't writing to the album's title; I gave it the title afterward, and what it meant was: "Here we are in the height of the cold war; how did we get here?" This album seems to be about how we got there, looking back to the Versailles Treaty [signed in France in 1919]. - [NY Times]

Former Velvet Underground member John Cale played three shows at BAM in the last week as part of the Academy's Next Wave Festival. The first was a star-studded tribute to onetime VU singer Nico on January 16 featuring the vocal talents of Greg Dulli, Kim Gordon, Sharon Van Etten, Peaches, The Magnetic Fields, Joan as Policewoman, Meshell Ndegeocello and more.

Then on Friday and Saturday (1/18, 1/19) Cale collaborated with the Wordless Music Orchestra to perform his 1973 album, Paris 1919, in full, plus other songs from throughout his long musical career. Pictures from Friday's performance are in this post.

More below...

Continue reading "John Cale & Wordless Music Orchestra played BAM after Cale's Nico tribute (pics) "

Diplo at Pier 94 - 12/30/12 (via Chris Neil)

Diplo, who was just in NYC opening for Afrojack at Pier 94 on December 30 (pictured above, video below), will be doing an interesting run of shows this month. On January 20, the super producer will set out to play four cities in one day. He'll begin at 6 PM in Baltimore's Ottobar, then make it to Philly's Sound Garden Hall at 9:30, Atlantic City's Mixx @ Borgata Resort at 12:30 AM, and finally he'll end in NYC at The Westway at 3:30 AM. Tickets for the NYC show are on sale now. The flyer for the shows is below.

In related news, Diplo's Major Lazer project will release its new album, Free the Universe, on February 19 via Mad Decent/Downtown. The album features guest spots from Santigold, Amber Coffman (Dirty Projectors), Ezra Koenig (Vampire Weekend), Wyclef Jean, Flux Pavillion, and others. You can check out the cover art, tracklist, and video for the song with Flux Pavillion, "Jah No Partial," below.

Continue reading "Diplo played Pier 94, playing 4 cities in 1 night; Major Lazer releasing a new LP (videos)"

Arto Lindsay
Arto Lindsay

Arto Lindsay of legendary no wave group DNA, The Lounge Lizards, and pursuer of an impressive solo career, will be performing material from throughout his career in NYC TONIGHT (11/30) at the New Museum. Tickets for the show ($12 for members, $15 for non-members) are available.

Speaking of no wave legends, Lydia Lunch (Teenage Jesus and the Jerks), who played Knitting Factory earlier this month will be playing with her band Big Sexy Noise in NYC on December 17 at Bowery Electric with "Caught on Tape" duo Thurston Moore/John Moloney. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

For Thurston Moore and John Moloney, the Bowery Electric show is part of a short December northeast tour that the duo will be on, which also includes the previously discussed Brooklyn show at Union Pool on December 11 with Speedy Ortiz and Lone Wolf. All of their dates are listed below.

In other related news, Thurston's ex-wife/Sonic Youth bandmate Kim Gordon, who will guest at the upcoming, sold-out Dinosaur Jr. You're Living All Over Me show at T5, will also be a guest with John Cale (of the Velvet Underground) when he does a tribute to Nico at BAM on January 16 at the Peter Jay Sharp Building. Other guests at that show include Mark Lanegan, Sharon Van Etten, Magnetic Fields, Joan as Police Woman, Peaches, Nick Franglen, and Meshell Ndegocello. Tickets for that show are available. It's one of two shows that John Cale is doing for the BAM Next Wave festival.

A list of all Thurston Moore/John Moloney dates and some videos, below.

Continue reading "Arto Lindsay, Lydia Lunch, Thurston Moore/John Moloney, Kim Gordon & more playing shows (separately)"

New Party Systems art
New Party Systems

Brooklyn bar and music venue Union Pool will host another Jonathan Toubin benefit show TONIGHT (1/18). The show will feature "a three ring circuit of cross-fading solos, duos, trios & big bands" with The Notekillers, Kyp Malone, Kid Millions, Greg Fox, and Bernard Gann. That big band they speak of? New Party Systems:

New Party Systems came together when four musician friends - Kyp Malone (TV On The Radio), David First (Notekillers), Greg Fox (X-Liturgy, Guardian Alien) and Bernard Gann (Liturgy) all ran into each other the same day at Zuccotti Park, early on during the Occupy Wall Street occupation. Out of that fateful meeting came the decision to form a music collective inspired by and supporting the movement. The video by director Toni Comas and producer Anna Franquesa feature people from all over the world, including musicians Martin Bisi, Kid Millions, Bob Ostertag and the students who were involved in the UC Davis pepper spray incident."
Purchase the song at Bandcamp. View the video and stream the songbelow.

Speaking of Jonathan Toubin benefits, there's also one going down in Chicago on Friday.


More TVOTR tour dates (all in South America) (aka Lollapalooza Brazil and Lollapalooza Chile), with the New Party Systems music, below...

Continue reading "New Party Systems (members of TVOTR, Oneida, Liturgy, Notekillers) playing Toubin benefit; more bands added to Stones tribute"


Peaches recently finished a European run of an "absurd themed Opera" entitled "Peaches Does Herself" which is not to be confused with the shows she recently performed in North America entitled "Peaches Chris Superstar." Both are much bigger productions than the new dates she has coming up which are just Peaches DJ/MC sets. One of those takes place at an upcoming edition of "Girls & Boys" at Webster Hall on, Friday, May 27th. You can RSVP for $5.00 admission before midnight or just buy an advanced ticket.

Peaches recently gave a small lecture to visiting students from New York University at the Kulturbrauerei in Berlin. She "shared her experiences of her early years in theater studies and daycare, to becoming a performing musician." Watch a portion of that, with all tour dates below...

Continue reading "Peaches spoke about her career, schedules DJ/MC gigs"

Peaches turns water into wine..... and then spits it out (more by Paul Birman)

Peaches Christ Superstar, a slightly modified rock opera by Peaches with Chilly Gonzales, is going on tour and coming to NYC. We discussed the callaboration and the December 11th NYC show at The Concert Hall (2 West 64th Street) (tickets still available). And now it's been announced that the pair will team up for a second NYC show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Dec 12th. Tickets for the Brooklyn gig are now on AmEx presale and go on general sale Friday, 11/19, at noon.

"They'll narrate the story of the last week in the life of Jesus Christ - from entering Jerusalem until the crucifixion, using songs from the musical. Peaches will sing all roles including: Jesus, Maria Magdalena, the disciples and the Pharisees, alongside Gonzales' piano accompaniment. Don't miss this concert version of Jesus Christ Superstar by two extra-ordinary performers!"
All tour dates, including some Peaches DJ gigs down under, below...

Continue reading "Peaches Christ Superstar touring, playing NYC twice (dates) "


Calling all Peaches Fans in USA!

Peaches is proud to announce that she will perform her American debut of "Peaches Christ Superstar" at The Concert Hall - The New York Society for Ethical Culture in Manhattan on December 11th 2010!!!

Her performance with Chilly Gonzales of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Sir Tim Rice's musical, "Jesus Christ Superstar" made its worldwide debut in March in Berlin, with repeat sold-out performances in May-June (this time with Sir Tim Rice in the audience!!!) [Peachesrocks.com]

Tickets for the show go on fan-club (aka mailing list) presale Thursday at 10am. General sale starts Friday at 10am.

Videos from the German production of the show, which is what it says it is - Peaches backed by Chilly Gonzales performing the musical on stage - and more are below...

Continue reading "'Peaches Christ Superstar' coming to NYC w/ Chilly Gonzales"

photos by Paul Birman


"Thank you for the greatest show you've ever seen!" screamed electronica goddess Merrill Nisker, aka Peaches, before stepping off the stage Saturday night at Terminal 5. Never one for modesty, the 43-year-old former elementary school teacher known for her provocative performances, explicit lyrics, and all around bad-ass allure, put on a great show with Brooklyn's Jessica 6 and Philly's self-proclaimed "hottest-muthafucka-on-the-whole-damn-block" Amanda Blank. Backed by her Berlin-based band Sweet Machine, Peaches' set and double encore were a sexually-charged gender-bending spectacular that featured all of her classics. The crowd went wild for numbers like "Operate," "Boys Wanna Be Her," and, of course, feel-good, sing-along hit "Fuck the Pain Away." She also rocked an array of colorful costumes that would put Lady Gaga to shame, and for her final song, "Set it Off," she wore a revealing nude bodysuit and a ghetto fab chain. "New York is the most open-mided city," she teased, before encouraging the audience with a chant of "shirts come off, shirts, shirts come off!" Lo and behold, shirts came off." [Paper]
It was a night of leggy ladies on stage at Terminal 5 in NYC on Saturday night (11/14). More pictures from the show below...

Continue reading "Peaches, Amanda Blank & Jessica 6 @ Terminal 5, NYC - pics "

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Ladybug Transistor opening for Of Montreal at MHOW in April (more by Tim Griffin)
Ladybug Transistor

today in NYC
* Surfer Blood @ Bruar Falls
* Sway, Lady Bright @ Bruar Falls
* Inlets & Glass Ghost @ Sycamore
* John Roberts & David Cross @ Comix
* The Silent League, Bear in Heaven @ Union Pool
* Geronimo, Pollution, Hex Machine @ Death By Audio
* Spindrift, The Electric Tickle Machine, Werewolves @ Cake Shop
* Effi Briest, Mahogany, Free Blood, The Tony Castles @ Glasslands
* Doug Gillard (ex-GBV), Get Help, Eastern Anchors, Dave Hill @ Maxwell's
* Cymbals Eat Guitars, These Are Powers, The Drums, Real Estate @ Brooklyn Bowl
* These United States, Motel Motel, Company of Thieves, Nick Howard @ Mercury Lounge
* Ladybug Transistor, Meeting Important People, Kevin Barker, Grand Salvo @ Union Hall

Geronimo, who in the midst of a short tour, join up with Pollution and Hex Machine at Death By Audio tonight.

Spindrift are in back on stage tonight at Cake Shop, playing a second show in NYC after supporting Hopewell last night at Union Pool. The band professes to be influenced by Carnival Music, Vampire Soundtracks, Norwegian Classical Folk Music, Swamp Blues (Lonesome Sundown), Outer Space, Henzig and ICE-T O.G. among other things, but I hear the gunslinger moments of Ennio Morricone on acid tabs. Electric Tickle Machine and Werewolves support. - Black Bubblegum

Comedian John Roberts kicks off his residency at Comix tonight alongside special guest David Cross. - Klaus Kinski

West Palm Beach, Florida's post punk beachcombers Surfer Blood play the last of their four NYC shows tonight at, appropriately enough, The Surf Bar Bruar Falls (it moved) in Williamsburg. I spaced and forgot to put them in TWII this week -- worth checking out. - Bill Pearis

Ex-Guided by Voices guitarist Doug Gillard plays an electric set at Maxwell's with Get Help and Eastern Anchors, plus comedy from Doug's sometimes-bandmate Dave Hill.

These United States just opened for Deer Tick and Dawes at the Bowery Ballroom. Tonight they headline a show at the Mercury Lounge with Motel Motel, Company of Thieves and Nick Howard.

Union Hall hosts E6 band Ladybug Transistor with Meeting Important People, Kevin Barker and Grand Salvo.

Insound's 10 year anniversary show comes to the Brooklyn Bowl, with a great lineup that includes Cymbals Eat Guitars, These Are Powers, The Drums and Real Estate. Real Estate, who go on first, at like 7:30 tonight, also played earlier this week at Vivian Girls' tour kick off at DBA. Two videos from their set are below...

New Peaches video for "Take You On" below...

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Peaches @ Webster Hall 5/16 (more by Chris La Putt)

Peaches is in Europe right now -- she has tour dates there through the summer. This fall though, Peaches will be back in North America. One date that's been confirmed is a NYC show on Saturday, November 14th at Terminal 5. Tickets for that go on AmEx presale July 15th; and general sale starts Friday, July 17th at noon.

Her most recent North American tour included two NYC stops. She played Webster Hall on May 16th. Then, a little over a month later (June 19th), she performed @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (with Drums of Death, who couldn't make the Webster Hall gig).

"Peaches shredded The Music Hall of Williamsburg with one of her signature, sexually provocative, gender-bending performances. Having done my homework by perusing more than a few YouTube videos of her performances over the years, I had a pretty good idea of what to expect: blood, sweat, and maybe an 8-foot, giant blow-up phallus swinging from her slinky hips? I knew that there would be a lot of electro-thrashing, hard-knocking, pelvis-pumping, glam-glory spit all over us. I had heard that you never leave a Peaches show dry." [popwreckoning]
All tour dates below...

Continue reading "Peaches touring Europe - played MHOW, playing Terminal 5"

DOWNLOAD: Shunda K - Presents: The Best Eva Written...Outkast mixtape (ZIP)
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"I've been da outcast all my damn life. Being gay & being raised in a religious household is not a great match. It's God HISSELF dats blessing me with everything I have from da knowledge to da wisdom, to da woman in my life & my career. Da devil is a liar!!!" -Shunda K

Shunda K with Yo! Majesty @ Highline Ballroom in 2008 (more by Faith-Ann Young)
Yo Majesty

First there were three MCs in Yo! Majesty: Jwl B, Shon B and Shunda K. By the time debut album 'Futuristically Speaking... Never Be Afraid' dropped late last year, Shon B had left the fold. Jwl B and Shunda K then fell out very publicly, suggesting Yo! Majesty was over. Now, this is where it gets complicated. In January, Jwl B did some time in a Florida prison, leaving Shunda K flying solo and claiming her partner-in-rhyme was sacked from the group. Then when Jwl B got out, ignored her and rejoined the tour, Shunda K quit immediately. Shon B returned to take her place. Confused yet? You're not the only one. [NME]
To update that, Shunda K has announced that Domino Records (who released Yo Majesty's album in October 2008) dropped her. And that she's released two collections of songs, Shunda K Presents: The Best Eva Written...Outkast mixtape and Kollaborations, a collection of...collaborations, both for free online. Those two collections, with MP3 singles from each, are linked above. More info is pasted below.

Shunda K has tour dates scheduled around the East Coast and in her homestate of Florida. Those shows include some dates with Peaches, including tonight - Friday, June 19th at the Music Hall of Williamsburg with Peaches and Drums of Death (which is sold out).

Her ties to Peaches go beyond touring as well. Peaches appears on Shunda's new Kollaborations disc, and Shunda guests on the Peaches' song "Billionaire" off her new album I Feel Cream. A video of the pair performing that song in LA on June 6th, Yo! Majesty (without Shunda) tour dates (all in Europe), more album info, and all Peaches and Shunda K shows, below...

Continue reading "Shunda K (ex-Yo! Majesty) no longer on Domino, two free LPs (download), and tour dates (MHOW w/ Peaches)"

David Byrne @ Shelburne Museum, Vermont- 6.1.09 (by Graeme Flegenheimer)
David Byrne

tonight in NYC
* The Drums @ The Annex
* David Byrne @ Wellmont Theatre
* Yuka Honda, Sex Mob @ The Stone
* Mandy Moore, Tracy Bonham @ Joe's Pub
* Jack Penate, Tanlines, Hexa @ Bruar Falls
* Juliana Barwick, Twi The Humble Feather @ Pianos
* Holiday Shores, Cinema, Cinema, J DiMenna @ Cake Shop
* Jessica Lea Mayfield, Among the Oak and Ash @ Maxwell's
* Amanda Palmer, Neil Gaiman @ Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
* Gay Beast, Satanized, Joe Lentini, Hot Guts @ Silent Barn
* Art Brut, Tiny Masters of Today, U.S. Royalty @ Mercury Lounge
* Afrobeat Fest w/ Oran Etkin, Wunmigirl, Fertile Ground, Asiko @ Knitting Factory
* Bang on a Can't Afford the Other Benefit w/ So Percussion, Newspeak, Gutbucket, NOW Ensemble @ (Le) Poisson Rouge
* Bang on a Can benefit w/ Steve Reich, Meredith Monk, David Cossin, Wu Man, Maya Beiser, Talujon @ (Le) Poisson Rouge

Other Music changed one detail about getting tickets to the Dirty Projectors in-store. Those albums are now going on sale TONIGHT. You need to go buy an album to get into the show.

Femi Kuti & the Positive Force and BLK JKS AREN'T playing Irving Plaza tonight -- but they will be there tomorrow.

David Byrne is also playing Prospect Park on Monday.

Doves play Terminal 5 tomorrow.

Holiday Shores are in town from Florida. They have a bunch of shows scheduled including tonight at Cake Shop and tomorrow at Pianos with Jack Penate.

Who is playing the Williamsburg Waterfront this year?

We premiered the new James Yuill video yesterday. It's below again in case you missed it....

Nardwuar intereviewed K'naan. Full extended video interview below...

Peaches' new video for "Lose You" below...

What else?

Continue reading "What's going on Wednesday?"

photos by Chris La Putt


"But then, out came Peaches...and suddenly everything turned awesome. The Queen of Nasty rocked out to over twenty four tracks (!), armed with a wealth of tricks up her hairy sleeves for the night's events: Among them, climbing up into the balcony to scream out a slightly rockier rendition of my personal favorite, "Operate," a green laser beam shot into the disco ball hanging above for "More," hairy back-up dancers for "Talk To Me," six or seven costume changes between songs, and a self-proclaimed blinking "pussy light" for the final few numbers including "Fuck The Pain Away."" [MuuMuse]
Not only did two of electroclash's larger acts both re-emerge with new albums, big tours, and a bunch of NYC shows this month. They both employed topless opening acts that fall into the NSFW category. Fischerspooner had No Bra. Peaches, who did not have Drums of Death at the Webster Hall show because he got stuck at the airport, had The Naked Cowgirl doing an act before she played. More pictures from the show below...

Continue reading "Peaches & the Naked Cowgirl (but not Drums of Death) @ Webster Hall in NYC - pics (NSFW)"

DOWNLOAD: Louis La Roche - Me & Her EP Preview (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Louis La Roche - Peach EP (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Justin Faust - Revenge (Russ Chimes Remix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Skinny Friedman & Sammy Bananas - A Night At The Player's Club mix (MP3)

Louis La Roche
Louis La Roche

Thursday night I went to the Plant Music party at 105 Rivington. The music was great, but the party could have been a little more crowded, though in all fairness it was still early. A little before midnight I had to head out to make it to Le Poisson Rouge to see Black Strobe and Arnaud Rebotini...or so I thought. When I arrived there a little after midnight the bouncer was telling everyone that they had just canceled and also said that perhaps if we had been there earlier it wouldn't have happened...

So...I went back to 105 Rivington. The music was still great. The Golden Filter had just dropped Zongamin's remix of Playgroup's "Make It Happen" as I walked in. Throughout the night pretty much everyone was playing great mixes of super current electro along with some oldies but goodies like that one. The place had also filled up considerably...though the crowd was a very weird mix of people. All in all a good night, despite the Black Strobe hiccup. On to Saturday night (5/16) and beyond...

Continue reading "the week in Dance (part 2) w/ Showtrotta (Black Strobe cancelled, Louis La Roche, Kieran Hebden, Dopplereffekt)"

DOWNLOAD: Peaches - Talk to Me (MP3)


Since the initial announcement, Peaches has added a few dates to her North American tour, and that includes a June 20th show at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park (tickets are on sale), and one on June 19th at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets for the Brooklyn show go on AmEx presale at noon, and regular sale on Friday. Tickets are also still on sale for the Manhattan show at Webster Hall happening one month earlier. Drums of Death is the opener on all dates. They are listed, along with her new video (for the song you can also download above), below...

Continue reading "Peaches - updated 2009 Tour Dates (now w/ Brooklyn & NJ) "

photos by Lori Baily


Violens' self-titled debut EP will be available in stores March 17 (available digitally now)! Having already received critical praise and radio play from stations around the US and UK (BBC1, 2, 6Music, KEXP and XFM), the digipack re-release has been expanded to include forthcoming single "Doomed", preview the video below.
The Soundtrack of our Lives kick off their 2-night NYC run at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn tonight (3/11). Violens open that show.

Peaches kicks off a tour that includes a live show at
Webster Hall in May
. And this Saturday (3/14) Peaches will play DJ at a show at Tribeca Grand Hotel. Violens are playing that show too, and it's free with RSVP! (tribecagrand@gbh.tv). Flyer and all Violens dates (including some shows at SXSW) and videos and more pictures below...

Continue reading "Violens - TSOOL tonight @ MHOW, a free Tribeca Grand show w/ DJ PEACHES, SXSW & other dates & videos"

PrinceTickets are on Am Ex presale and Doves presale for the Doves show coming up at Terminal 5.

Tickets are on Am Ex & venue presale for the MGMT show at Prospect Park. Password?

Tickets are on Am Ex presale (@ noon) for the Explosions in the Sky show happening at Summerstage.

Tickets are on sale (at noon) for the Peaches show coming up at Webster Hall.

Tickets are still on sale for the Dredg / Torche show at Highline Ballroom on April 19th. Check out our interview with Steve Brooks.

Kevin Devine is playing MHOW on June 7th. Tickets are on sale (@ noon). Kevin is also playing Bowery Ballroom much sooner.