Entries tagged with: Pontiak
by Doug Moore
Pontiak at Austin Psych Fest 2011 (more by Tim Griffin)
Virginian psych rockers Pontiak are releasing their newest effort, INNOCENCE, this week (1/28) via Thrill Jockey (pre-order). We're premiering the band-made music video for "Wildfires," its second single, below -- frontman Van Carney strums the comparatively restrained tune out in a dingy motel room, while all three members of Thrill Jockey labelmates/Brooklyn locals Guardian Alien putter around in the background. (Guardian Alien's new album, Spiritual Emergency, comes out 1/28 as well.)
Pontiak will also be kicking off their month-long North American tour in support of the album this week. The tour concludes with a NYC date at Union Pool on March 6. No ticket sale yet, but keep an eye out.
Watch the "Wildfires" video and check out the full run of dates below...
Polica at Webster Hall in 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
As discussed, the Treefort Music Festival is returning to various Downtown Boise, ID venues from March 20-23, and since we last spoke, more acts have been added. Additions include Polica, Dan Deacon, Perfect Pussy, Chastity Belt (whose related band Childbirth, we just wrote about), This Will Destroy You, The Dwarves, RJD2, Blockhead, Cody ChesnuTT, Disco Doom, Iamsu, Naomi Punk, Special Explosion and many more. They join previously announced names like Run the Jewels, Built to Spill, Breton, Saintseneca, SubRosa, Warm Soda, and more. Tickets are still available.
Updated lineup below...
by Bill Pearis and Andrew Sacher
Lauryn Hill at Rock the Bells 2011 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
A day of being grateful for what they've got, overeating and subsequent afternoon naps, Thanksgiving is the start of a long weekend for many folks, but one that usually doesn't have the most options for things to do -- or bands to see. Weather's not supposed to be so great either. Still, we've rounded up ten musical things to do in NYC during Thanksgiving Weekend. Plus one you can do anywhere with an internet connection and love of making fun of bad movies.
Read on below...
APTBS @ Orion Fest 2012 (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)
The Brooklyn Night Bazaar opens in its new permanent Greenpoint location this weekend, with free music performances from Spank Rock and Dope Body on Friday (11/1) and Frankie Rose, Mahogany, Monogold, and Heavenly Beat on Saturday. As mentioned before, it's now open every Friday and Saturday and will be year round.
Since we last posted, the Bazaar has added a few more shows, including The Low Anthem (11/8), Ski Lodge (11/9), A Place to Bury Strangers (11/29, the artisanal earplug vendor will do great business that night), and SISU (12/20).
That's in addition to such already announced performers like Kitty Pryde (11/23), Small Black (12/13) and, what will surely make for a bizarre bazaar, Psychic TV on both 12/27 and 12/28. Full schedule as it stands now is listed below...
Yesterday, we mentioned that Thrill Jockey Records will be celebrating their 20th anniversary this year, and in honor of it are hosting a show at Webster Hall on September 15 with Tortoise, Future Islands, Matmos, Liturgy. and D. Charles Speer. That show is actually just one in a series of 20th anniversary shows the label are putting on around the country, including a much smaller one in NYC at Death by Audio on September 14 with White Hills, Guardian Alien, Man Forever (who also plays DbA on Friday, 7/20), Dan Friel, and Rhyton. Tickets for the Death by Audio show and the Webster Hall show are on sale now.
In addition to the shows, the label will also celebrate their anniversary with newly commissioned silk screened posters, like this one and this one, and 2-minute video shorts, like the one by Ashby Lee Collinson that you can watch below. They've also asked a number of comedians, including Fred Armisen, to write two jokes (one clean and one dirty) and Thrill Jockey will be recording reactions to the jokes and pressing them on limited edition vinyl.
In related news, experimental duo Matmos (aka M.C. Schmidt and Drew Daniel), who are playing some of the anniversary shows including the Webster Hall one, have just recently signed to Thrill Jockey, and they'll put out their first release for the label, the Ganzfeld EP, on October 15.
All currently known Thrill Jockey 20th anniversary shows (more TBA) are listed below with lineups...
Frankie Rose @ Township (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)
In addition to the Jens Lekman/Of Montreal show at Williamsburg Park, the Northside Festival (June 14 - 17) just announced a slew of confirmed artists who'll be playing this year, including Future of the Left, the U.S. debut of Iceage-spinoff Vår (formerly War), Frankie Rose (playing the BrooklynVegan showcase at Music Hall of Williamsburg with more TBA), Grass Widow, Cleveland's Gap Dream, Wymond Miles of the Fresh & Onlys, Chain & the Gang, Kool Keith and more.
Other 2012 Northside Festival artists we've already posted about include Olivia Tremor Control, GZA, Neil Hamburger, Eternal Summers, Ceremony and Screaming Females and Royal Headache. Badges are on sale now and the full list of confirmed 2012 Northside artists is below.
DOWNLOAD: Pontiak - "Lions of Least"(MP3)
White Hills at Terminal 5 (more by BBG)
"White Hills' sound has changed a bit compared to its catalog, particularly on the two songs enhanced by Oneida's Kid Millions' drums. Hawkwind's big riffs-in-space sound remains an obvious influence, though at different moments the band veers harshly into abstract Kraut electronics, or, as on "No Other Way," approaches stoner rock with a bass line identical to one on Sleep's Holy Mountain. As with those bands, the occasional thin, straining vocals detract from the overall sound, particularly on the otherwise raging "Upon Arrival."" [Dusted]White Hills opened for Sleep at Terminal 5 earlier this year.
White Hills released Rough Trade favorite LP H-p1 in June and are already planning a follow-up on Thrill Jockey for early 2012. Similarly, their labelmates Pontiak are preparing for their release of Echo Ono on Feb 21 featuring "Lions of Least" which you can download above. A teaser video for the album is below.
White Hills and Pontiak will head out on a short tour in December including a show on 12/10 at Littlefield. Tickets are on sale. Their full slate of dates and that teaser video, below...
DOWNLOAD: Bardo Pond - "Dont Know About You" (MP3)
Bardo Pond at No Fun Fest 2009 (more by Lori Baily)
After 4+ years away from the studio, Bardo Pond are back and will release their new and self-titled LP via their new home, Fire Records, on Jan 11, 2011. The LP is their eighth outing and features "Dont Know About You" available for download for the first time above, and stream below.
Meanwhile, Bardo Pond have a few dates lined up on the live circuit in anticipation of their appearance at ATP's The Nightmare Before Christmas, including two in the US. The first date sees the band teaming up with Pontiak, Crazy Dreams Band, Tom Carter & Marc Orleans Duo, Silver Summit and Bad Dream for another installment of the Memory Burn Psych Festival (the second this year), co-presented by Electric Temple ,at The Bell House on Saturday, 11/20/10. Tickets are still available. Philadelphia gets the nod four days later when the band links up with James Plotkin & Dan Matz as well as Gods & Queens at Kung Fu Necktie. Full tour dates are below.
That song stream, as well as all tour dates and some video, is below.
tonight in NYC
* Whiplash @ UCB
* Mike Birbiglia @ Union Hall
* It Is It comedy @ Pianos
* Arboretum, Pontiak, Coconuts @ Santos Party House
* Melissa Auf der Maur @ Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
* Reverend Vince Anderson & His Love Choir @ Union Pool
* Laurel Halo, Corbu, Weed, The Young Friends @ The Cameo
* Netherfriends, Swingset Committee, Huntronik @ Cake Shop
* Mike Bones, Hex Message, Brother, Bubbles @ Studio at Webster Hall
* Clan of The Cave Bear, Vaz, Animal, Holy Sheet, Megachurch @ Shea Stadium
* Teeth Mountain,Larkin Grimm,Prince Rama,Erin Regan,Martin Lawrence @Silent Barn
* Love As Laughter, Neverever, DJ Mr. Jonathan Toubin, Sea Lions @ Bruar Falls
If you missed Laurel Halo at Glasslands earlier this month, or over the weekend at the Eye & Ear Festival, catch her tonight at the Cameo with The Young Friends who you may have missed over the weekend at PopFest..
At Housing Works tonight: "Melissa Auf der Maur [ex-Hole] hosts a multi-media presentation of her new project, including a film screening, Q&A, comic reading, and live music," from her OOOM (Out Of Our Minds) project. A video is below.
"It Is It", the weekly free 8pm comedy show at Pianos, will have "Matt McCarthy, Hannibal Buress, Paul Mecurio, RG Daniels, Jane Borden and more" tonight.
Whiplash, the weekly late-night comedy show at UCB Theatre, will have Leo Allen, "Kumail Nanjiani, Kamau Bell, & more" tonight.
Speaking of Kumail, he was part of a Lost tribute show at UCB on Saturday night.
Speaking of Lost, the final episode was aired at The Bell House last night along with a performance by Lost episode tribute band Previously on Lost. A video about them is below...
by Black Bubblegum
Brooklyn's Orphan will join forces with Pontiak TONIGHT (5/1) at Cake Shop with Heavy Hands and Degreaser. It's one of two NYC shows that Pontiak have scheduled for the weekend. Saturday (5/2), Pontiak plays Death By Audio with Bloody Panda (who will drop their upcoming LP this summer on Profound Lore), Ocean, and Microkingdom. After Brooklyn, Pontiak takes off for a North American tour that has them on the road through most of June. All dates below.
Pontiak is touring in celebration of their new album, Maker, which is out now on Thrill Jockey. You stream the whole thing at TJ's site, and download one of those tracks, "Honey", above. The band also released a video for another song, "Laywayed", which is viewable below.
Orphan's show tonight is not their only show on the calendar. They are also playing Starr Space with Malkuth (whose new LP, Sefirah Gevurah, is out now on Hospital Productions) and Antietam 1862 on May 9th.
Videos and dates below...
by Black Bubblegum
the Psychic Paramount in Chapel Hill (photo by Shawn Brackbill)
Anything planned for this evening? Got a pair of ear plugs? GOOD ONES? The Psychic Paramount are set to play their first NYC show in over a year at The Stone TONIGHT (Sept 4) at 10PM as part of a short tour that'll last through the weekend (dates below). The band is currently prepping their new record for No Quarter, the follow up to the ear-shredding psych Gamelan Into the Mink Supernatural. The Psychic Paramount is also slated to play CMJ, so keep an eye out for that if ya can't make it out tonight.
8PM Toby Driver & Kayo Dot Auxiliary UnitKayo Dot Auxiliary Unit is Kayo Dot "pretty much" except "we'll be missing a few regular members and adding a couple additional ones". The FULL Kayo Dot is slated to tour with Pelican, Stove Bredsky, and Zozobra (on select dates). The NYC date on that one is November 2nd at Bowery Ballroom.
Toby Driver (bass guitar, vocals) Dan Means (alto sax) Tim Byrnes (trumpet) Terran Olson (piano) David Bodie (percussion) Yuko Sueta (projections)
WORLD PREMIERE of a new full-length piece by Driver, with lyrics and film fragments by Yuko Sueta.
The Psychic Paramount are playing with Thrill Jockey bands Arbouretum and Pontiak in Baltimore and Philly over the weekend. Both shows are part of a tour Arbouretum and Pontiak are going on together that then heads straight to NYC after Philly. The NY shows are at Glasslands (Sunday) and Cake Shop.(Monday) Also look for Arbouretum when they return to NYC to open for Earth at the Knitting Factory in October. All dates below...
"CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival, New York's largest music event and one of the world's most important showcases of new music artists, has announced its 2nd round of confirmed music performers." The entire list is below...
today in NYC
* Eagles @ MSG
* lots of "Dance" stuff
* Escort @ Masonic Temple
* Wire @ South Street Seaport
* Switch @ Museum of Natural History
* Girls Girls Girls @ Knitting Factory
* Obits, Orphan and Pontiak @ Union Pool
* Duran Duran @ Central Park Summerstage
* The Raconteurs & Black Lips @ Terminal 5
* The Submarines & Headlights @ Mercury Lounge
* O'Death, Teeth Mountain & others @ Silent Barn
* Apes & Androids, Free Blood and The Forms @ Bowery Ballroom
* Slavic Soul Party, Main Squeeze Orchestra, Hungry March Band @ Highline