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Peaches / Converge / Antemasque / just a skeleton chillin'
Fun Fun Fun Fest 10 - Day 1 - 11/6/2015
Fun Fun Fun Fest 2015
Fun Fun Fun Fest 10 - Day 1 - 11/6/2015
Fun Fun Fun Fest 10 - Day 1 - 11/6/2015

Mostly inspired and occasionally inane, Antemasque carried that same agitated vigor and theatrics of prior projects into their set on the Orange stage Friday night, starting 15 minutes late with "In the Lurch" and walloping through. Almost immediately one thing was clear: There's no one true frontman.

Each member performed with violent energy, demanding attention. [Omar] Rodríguez-López flailed on his guitar wildly and somehow maintained precision in his often math-y riffs, while his bassist brother Marfred [Rodríguez-López] recklessly knocked around. Blink-182's Travis Barker held down the middle, pummeling the drum kit and continuously evoking drawn-out yells of "Traaaaaavis!" from the crowd.

[Cedric] Bixler-Zavala also hurled his body across the stage in ways that made it unclear whether he was possessed by the music or some sort of Satanic presence, inexplicably hiding under a white tarp at one point as he sang. [Austin Chronicle]

Austin's Fun Fun Fun Fest kicked off on Friday (11/6) and day 1 was loaded with great sets: Schoolboy Q, Converge, Drive Like Jehu, Babes In Toyland, The Dwarves, Cheap Trick, Hudson Mohawke, Rae Sremmurd, King Khan & BBQ, Mikal Cronin, Peaches, Parquet Courts, Cedric and Omar's Mars Volta/ATDI offshoot Antemasque with Travis Barker, and still plenty more. We already pictures of Shamir's set and one set of Drive Like Jehu, and we've got more DLJ shots, pics of everyone mentioned above, and more in this post.

FFF Fest continued on Saturday (11/7) and it wraps up today (Sunday, 11/8). Stay tuned for more coverage.

More day 1 pictures (by Tim Griffin unless otherwise noted) below...

Continue reading "Fun Fun Fun Fest 2015 day 1 pics (Schoolboy Q, Converge, Antemasque, Babes In Toyland, Dwarves, Cheap Trick, more)"

photos by Gretchen Robinette

Janes Addiction / Peaches / Babes in Toyland / Django Django
Voodoo Fest 2015
Voodoo Fest 2015
Voodoo Fest 2015
Voodoo Fest 2015
Voodoo Fest 2015

[Ozzy] Osbourne started out his [headlining] set with "I Don't Know," "Mr. Crowley," and "Bark at the Moon." He sprayed the crowd with a fire hose throughout the night, dumped a bucket of water on his head twice and repeatedly asked the audience if they were having fun. "I can't f---ing hear you," he kept saying, smiling when the crowd responded with cheers. This was the 66-year-old's first solo performance in several years.

"Iron Man" was a crowd favorite, with Morello, Slash and Butler joining Osbourne on the stage. Morello's guitar had a sign reading "Ozzy Rules"on the back with "Arm the Homeless" on the front.

Two Smurfs made out in the Loa VIP section, blue falling down their faces with the rain as Butler performed an impressive bass solo during "N.I.B." [BILLBOARD]
The rain hit hard in New Orleans on Halloween, which made for a very soggy Day 2 of the 2015 Voodoo Fest, but spirits didn't seem to be too dampened as people enjoyed sets from Ozzy Ozbourne (with Geezer Butler, Slash and Tom Morello), Jane's Addiction, Babes in Toyland, Django Django, Peaches, Santigold, Public Image Limited, The Growlers and more. Pictures from Saturday are in this post, though unfortunately none of Ozzy's supergroup, but you can check out his setlist below.

Over in the comparatively dry tent that was the Toyota Music Den (which was co-curated by us) there were performances and Q&As featuring Django Django, Babes in Toyland, and more..

The final day of Voodoo Fest (11/1) was canceled due to worsening weather (and tornado warnings), but there ended up being an all-star jam at New Orleans spot 30/90 on Sunday night featuring Dumpstaphunk, Fishbone, Lettuce, Ludlow Thieves and other Voodoo acts.

Pics from day 1 are HERE. More from Voodoo Fest's rainy Halloween and the Ozzy setlist, below...

Continue reading "2015 Voodoo Fest day 2: Jane's Addiction, Babes in Toyland, Peaches, Santigold & more pics +++ Ozzy's supergroup setlist"


Peaches' new album Rub, which features her old roommate Feist and Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon, comes out this week (9/25) on I U She Music via INgrooves, and it's now streaming in full. Listen to the whole thing below.

Peaches' tour includes a NYC show on October 24 at Irving Plaza with Deap Vally (tix).

Continue reading "stream Peaches' new album 'Rub' ft. Kim Gordon & Feist"

by Bill Pearis

Peaches Kim Gordon Close Up video

Peaches has shared the video for "Close Up," the track from her new album Rub featuring Kim Gordon. Kim's in the video, too, starring as Peaches' wrestling trainer. It was directed by her collaborator Vice Cooler, and features a bevy of female wrestlers and luchadores, including Cassandro and Dirty Sanchez. It's fairly outrageous and some might considering it NSFW... you can watch it below.

Peaches' upcoming North American tour hits NYC on October 24 at Irving Plaza with openers Deap Vally. Tickets are still available.

Continue reading "Kim Gordon is Peaches' wrestling trainer in "Close Up" video"

US Tour dates

US Girls (the project of Meg Remy) will play Hudson River Rocks on Thursday (8/6) at Pier 84 with Yuck. As mentioned, that show is free and all-ages. With the new album Half Free due out next month via 4AD, US Girls have announced a lot more tour dates. They'll open for both of The Kills' sold-out shows at Brooklyn's Warsaw in September, and in October they'll be out with Peaches for a few shows.

Then in November they'll be out with Ian Svenonius' new project Escape-Ism and will play two NYC shows: Alphaville on November 13 and Mercury Lounge on November 14. Tickets for Alphaville are on sale now; tickets for Mercury Lounge go on sale Friday (8/7) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wedensday (8/5) at noon.

As for Escape-Ism, here's a description of what to expect:

ESCAPE-ISM is a found-sound dream drama. It uses a lot of sound effects records to create a kind of fractured dream narrative, and it's actually inspired by radio programming like sportscasting. Like listening to basketball games, play-by-play radio. It's just inspired by AM radio. Escape-ism is best if you just close your eyes.
All tour dates are listed, along with streams of "Damn That Valley" and "Woman's Work" from the new album, below...

Continue reading "US Girls play River Rocks this week with Yuck, opening for The Kills at Warsaw ++ dates with Peaches & Ian Svenonius"

by Bill Pearis

U.S. Girls 2015 album

Meg Remy has announced details of U.S. Girls' first album for 4AD, titled Half Free and out September 25. She made the album with frequent collaborator Onakabazien and it features contributions from Slim Twig, Ben Cook (Fucked Up, Young Guv), Amanda Crist (Ice Cream) and Tony Price. Following "Damn That Valley," the album's second single is "Woman's Work," an icy dance track warmed by Remy's impassioned vocals. You can check out the video for the song, which Remy directed, below.

U.S. Girls will open for Peaches on West Coast dates this fall. Before that, U.S. Girls will open for Yuck at Hudson River Rocks on August 6. All tour dates are listed below.

Continue reading "U.S. Girls announce 'Half Free' LP, share "Woman's Work" video, touring with Peaches ++ other dates"


In addition to that new book, Peaches also has a new album, Rub, coming out September 25 on I U She Music via INgrooves. It's got a couple exciting guest appearances, including past collaborator (and former roommate) Feist and Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon. It also features performance artist Empress Stah in the video for thumping lead single "LIght In Places." Watch that video, and check out the tracklist, below.

Peahces will also support the album with a North American tour going down from early October through mid-November. It hits NYC on October 24 at Irving Plaza. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (6/26) at 10 AM with Live Nation and Music Geeks presales starting Wednesday (6/24) at 10 AM. All dates are listed below.

List of tour dates, video, and album tracklist, below...

Continue reading "Peaches announces new album ft. Feist & Kim Gordon, tour (dates and new video)"


Musician, performance artist and general provocateur, Peaches now has a photo book as well, titled What Else Is in the Teaches of Peaches. Shot by photographer Holger Talinski, on-stage and off, it also features text by Peaches, Michael Stipe (who included Peaches in his NYU residency), Yoko Ono and actress Ellen Page. From Micheal Stipe's commentary: "this is balls like we haven't seen since patti smith; she is die antwoord, kim gordon, nwa. she stands tall and she is fearless. that is my definition of a hero, heroine, progressive, icon-- locked in, and ready to rumble."

Peaches is in NYC this week promoting the book, with two events you can attend. Tonight (6/9) at Word Brooklyn she'll be in conversation with Vanity Fair writer Elissa Schappell, followed by a book signing. That starts at 7 PM. Then on Wednesday (6/10) at Bryant Park's Word, Peaches will do a Q&A with music journalist Lorraine Ali, followed by a book signging. That one starts at 12:30 PM. Both of those events are free and open to the public.

You can also catch Peaches in concert too: she's currently scheduled to play Seattle's Bumbershoot in September and Austin's Fun Fun Fun Fest in November.

Fun Fun Fun Fest poster

Austin's annual Fun Fun Fun Fest returns in 2015 from November 6-8 at Auditorium Shores, and as usual the lineup is amazing. There's Jane's Addiction (performing Ritual de lo habitual), Gogol Bordello (performing Gypsy Punks), The Dwarves (performing Blood, Guts & Pussy), the first-ever Texas show and only US show of 2015 for '80s metal legends Venom, a reunion from DC hardcore vets Dag Nasty, Yeah Yeah Yeahs/Blood Brothers/Locust side project Head Wound City, D'Angelo, NOFX, American Football, Ride, The Charlatans (UK), Wu-Tang Clan, Schoolboy Q, Grimes, Cheap Trick, Drive Like Jehu, L7, Babes In Toyland, American Nightmare, Converge, Chain of Strength, Desaparecidos, Skinny Puppy, Afrika Bambaataa, Future Islands, Fucked Up, Neon Indian, Hudson Mohawke, Joey Bada$$, Alvvays, Speedy Ortiz, Parquet Courts, Power Trip, La Dispute, Title Fight, Shamir, Mikal Cronin, Viet Cong and many more.

Tickets go on sale today (5/28) at 10 AM CT (11 AM EST). Full lineup and announcement video below.

The lineup for the Dag Nasty reunion is the same one they played the Salad Days show in DC with in 2012: original vocalist Shawn Brown, plus Brian Baker, Roger Marbury and Colin Sears.

Continue reading "Fun Fun Fun Fest 2015 lineup: Jane's Addiction, D'Angelo, L7, NOFX, Wu-Tang, Venom, Ride, American Football, American Nightmare, Converge, Charlatans, Dag Nasty, MANY more"


Seattle's 2015 Bumbershoot Festival will happen on Labor Day Weekend (September 5-7). This year's lineup includes Faith No More, The Weeknd, Brand New, Social Distortion, Flying Lotus, Babes in Toyland, The Melvins, Neko Case, Minus the Bear, Chance the Rapper, Atmosphere, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Mikal Cronin, and lots more. Festival passes and single-day tickets are on sale now.

Check out the full 2015 Bumbershoot lineup below...

Continue reading "Bumbershoot announces 2015 lineup"


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.

festival supreme

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.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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