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The 2016 Treefort Music Fest goes on March 23-27 in Boise, Idaho in venues all over the city. (It's kinda like Boise's SXSW.) This year's lineup includes Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Thee Oh Sees, Youth Lagoon, Aesop Rock, Chelsea Wolfe, White Denim, Oddisee, Hinds, French Horn Rebellion, Quilt, Alex G, Wax Idols, Built To Spill, La Luz, All Dogs, Porches, Oddisee (who plays a BV show in NYC on Tuesday) and more.
Tickets are on sale now, and the 2016 lineup, as it stands, is listed below.
by Bill Pearis
Porches' first album for Domino Records, Pool, is out February 5 and they've just released a video for single "Be Apart." The stylish clip was directed by Daniel Brereton (Connan Mockasin, Django Django, Kindness, Metronomy) and shot outside London while on a UK tour. Says main man Aaron Maine:
'Be Apart' is sort of about moving to New York City and wanting to belong. It's about nightlife, about being taken away, losing control, longing for acceptance, and letting go. I imagine the music video portraying some sort of cult or family living in a mansion. The cult/mansion represent both what you might long to be a part of and also the sentiment of longing to be elsewhere, a part of what is outside.Watch it, and the video for "Hour," below.
As mentioned, Porches will be on tour this spring with Alex G and Your Friend, including NYC shows at Music Hall of Williamsburg on April 13 and Bowery Ballroom on April 15. Tickets are still available.
Updated tour dates are listed, along with the new video, below...
photos by Mimi Hong
Parquet Courts / Woods & Kurt Vile / Beach Fossils @ Webster Hall 12/2/2015
We already posted a review and set of pictures from Ground Control Touring's big 15th Anniversary bash at Webster Hall on Wednesday (12/2) and now here is a second set. Check out pics from Woods' set with Kurt Vile and Parquet Courts' Andrew Savage, plus Parquet Courts, Beach Fossils, Porches, Frankie Cosmos and more. We posted more Kurt Vile pics here. They continue below...
photos by Amanda Hatfield; words by Bill Pearis
Parquet Courts & Lee Ranaldo / Rainer Maria & Meredith Graves / Kurt Vile & Kim Gordon / Waxahatche & Mac McCaughan / Titus' Patrick Stickles
None of the acts on any of Webster Hall's three stages last night (12/2) asked if anyone actually knows what Ground Control Touring is, but their name was on the marquee and many of them thanked them. I guess for those not in the biz it doesn't really matter when in one night you get to see Kurt Vile, Superchunk, Parquet Courts, Deer Tick, Rainer Maria, Screaming Females and more.The booking agency, who usually do their magic only behind the scenes, handles tours for many of indie rock's biggest names and was celebrating 15 years in business. The main ballroom was already packed when Hop Along kicked off the night and things stayed that way.
Very few of last night's acts played what you'd call a normal set, instead opting for fun collaborations and covers. Waxahatchee brought out Superchunk's Mac McCaughan and The Clean's Hamish Kilgour to cover The Clean's "Getting Older." Kurt Vile, with Violators guitarist Rob Laasko, played two songs before bringing out Kim Gordon, former Violater Steve Gunn (who'd just played a great solo set in the Marlin Room) and Woods' Jarvis Taveniere for a cover of Velvet Underground's "Sister Ray."
Kurt Vile would later turn up at Woods' set in the Marlin Room to cover Dylan's "Knockin' on Heaven's Door." Woods also had Parquet Courts' Andrew Savage out for two Neil Young covers" "Barstool Blues" and "Powderfinger." Parquet Courts' performance in the Marlin Room, meanwhile, basically had them as Lee Ranaldo's backing band, performing Sonic Youth's "Mote" and "Eric's Trip." (For those who already thought that Parquet Courts' Austin Brown looks like Thurston Moore, this underlined it.) That was the whole set. But cool. It was that kind of night.
Elsewhere at Webster Hall: Rainer Maria had Perfect Pussy's Meredith Graves onstage for "Tinfoil" ("Rainer Maria are my favorite band", Meredith said to the crowd); Titus Andronicus' Patrick Stickles played solo to a sardine-packed Studio; and Perfect Pussy finished off the night with a typical crazed energy, and Meredith Graves writhing on the floor. They played a new song. Superchunk, meanwhile, just did what they always do: knocked out the hits with an energy most bands half their age can't muster. Tonight's sold-out Superchunk show at Baby's should be a treat.
Deer Tick can sell out Webster Hall on their own, but were added last minute to a show full of big names after it was already sold out, so that surely contributed to them closing out the main room to a less than full crowd, but it was a special treat for their fans that were there, and John McCauley and his seasoned band still gave it their all. Catch them again twice this month at Brooklyn Bowl.
As the night progressed there was overlap, and with navigating Webster Hall's stairs (fine going up, slower going down) and set times which weren't always adhered to so closely, meant missing some acts. (Sorry Porches, Frankie Cosmos, Beach Fossils, Speedy Ortiz and Felice Brothers) But it was a fun, unique night even if don't know what the hell Ground Control Touring is. More pictures from the whole night (our photographers actually did catch everyone), plus some videos of those special collaborations/covers (with more on the way), below...
photo: Deer Tick at Forest Hills Stadium in 2014 (more by PSquared)
The Ground Control Touring 15th anniversary show at NYC's Webster Hall happens this Wednesday (12/2) with "short sets, collaborations, covers and surprises" from a very impressive lineup. That lineup now also includes Deer Tick, and other artists that were added since we last spoke are Screaming Females, Lee Ranaldo, Perfect Pussy and Woods.
Those additions join the initial lineup of Superchunk, Kurt Vile, Waxahatchee, Steve Gunn, Parquet Courts, The Felice Brothers, Rainer Maria, Torres, Titus Andronicus, Beach Fossils, Speedy Ortiz, Hop Along, Porches and Frankie Cosmos. (Conor Oberst dropped off.)
Also below is the flyer with set times...
Aaron Maine of Porches (photo by Paley Fairman)
Porches have announced a new album called Pool, which is out February 5 and is their first for Domino. They also released a video for the first single "Hour," which you can check out below.
Porches will be heading out on tour behind that album with labelmates Alex G, who released Beach Music earlier this year, and Your Friend (aka Taryn Miller), who will release her debut album Gumption on January 29 (stream "Heathering" from that below).
The tour will feature two NYC shows: MHOW on April 13 and at Bowery Ballroom on April 15. Tickets for both shows go on sale Friday (11/20) at noon. All dates are listed below.
Alex G will also be in NYC way sooner for a show with Wild Nothing at Baby's on Monday (11/23) (tickets). Watch a video off his album, with the new Porches video, Your Friend track, and list of dates, below.
Now in its sixth year, The Savannah Stopover will happen March 10-12 at venues all over Savannah, GA. For those who'd like a little of that SXSW flavor but with less insanity, the Stopover provides a more genteel experience. The fest just announced its initial lineup which includes Yuck, Ra Ra Riot, Porches, Alex G, Beverly, Big Ups, Mass Gothic (Noel from Hoorary for Earth's new band), All Dogs, White Reaper and more. Early bird tickets are on sale now.
All artists in 2016 Savannah Stopover's initial lineup are listed below....
photo: Porches @ BVCMJ 2015 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
It's Second Anniversary Week for Brooklyn club Baby's All Right, and tonight they're celebrating with a sold-out show featuring Empress Of, Moses Sumney, and "special guest." They'll be continuing to welcome their terrible twos with another 'Baby's Turns 2' party on Saturday (10/24) with Neon Indian, Porches, and another "special guest." That's a late show -- doors at midnight -- with two one-hour open bars and tickets go on sale today (10/20) at 2 PM.
photo: Superchunk at Riot Fest Chicago 2014 (more by James Richards IV)
Booking agency Ground Control Touring turns 15 this year, and they'll be celebrating that anniversary with a seriously stacked NYC show on December 2 at Webster Hall.
The show will take over all three rooms, and include Conor Oberst, Superchunk, Kurt Vile, Waxahatchee, Steve Gunn, Parquet Courts, The Felice Brothers, Rainer Maria, Torres, Titus Andronicus, Beach Fossils, Speedy Ortiz, Hop Along, Porches, Frankie Cosmos and more. Tickets go on sale Friday (10/23) at 10 AM with a presale starting Thursday (10/22) at 10 AM (password = GCT15).
Webster Hall show flyer below...
The Album Leaf / Makthaverskan
BrooklynVegan took over Baby's All Right for the third year in a row for free Friday and Saturday parties during CMJ. The Friday show went from noon to 7 PM with Porches, Makthaverskan, Superheaven, Yung, Car Seat Headrest, Ezra Furman, The Album Leaf and Long Beard. Pictures and videos of that one are in this post.
Long Beard kicked things off bright and early with a set of their slow, melancholic songs. Main member Leslie Bear was backed by a bassist and drummer, but the main draw was definitely her pristine sounding voice and clean guitar. Long Beard's album Sleepwalker comes out this week via Team Love and it's now streaming at The FADER.
After them it was post-rock trio The Album Leaf, who played a mostly instrumental set (but did have the occasional vocals) and sounded great. They were super impressive on a technical level, but had plenty of pure beauty in there too. They were a nice treat for so early on in the day.
Then Ezra Furman took things up a notch with a spirited, sax-fueled set. Furman's a charismatic, charming guy and between the confessional, storytelling nature of many of his songs and folk-rock style, it's all a little late-'80s Violent Femmes yet there's nobody else quite like him.
Car Seat Headrest were next, with one of the better sets I saw at all of CMJ. Main member Will Toledo has had this project going for a few years with a ton of releases on bandcamp, but live Car Seat Headrest is a super tight power trio who don't come off like a bedroom/bandcamp project. (They also picked 11 of the best songs and re-recorded them for their fat-trimming Matador debut.) Will can often sound like Julian Casablancas, but the songs sound more inspired by crunchy, poppy '90s alternative rock than The Strokes. That's a sound that a lot of bands have been bringing back lately, but CSH stand out because Will can really write a chorus (check out "Something Soon"). It's not hard to imagine this band playing on much bigger stages very soon, in part because they had no trouble packing Baby's at 2pm on a Friday.
The energy stayed high with Denmark's Yung, who were a heavier band than their EP led me to believe. "Danish punk" is a phrase that tends to get people excited in the American music blogging world, but the Fat Possum-signed Yung don't have the melodrama or the too-cool-for-school attitude that their more popular neighbors do. Instead they're a little screamier and the songs rip a little harder, which I had no complaints about.
It got even heavier when Superheaven followed, with their grunge/shoegaze/post-hardcore blend sounding great as ever. They threw in a really nice cover of Weezer's "Pink Triangle" which they made sound like a Superheaven song, and otherwise gave us a pretty good mix of the stuff off their own albums. Like they usually are, they were loud and super tight/professional-sounding, which is always a nice thing to get at CMJ.
Then it was Sweden's Makthaverskan, who I hadn't seen since they played a BV SXSW show in Austin this past March. They were good then, but this set was way better. Being indoors with a great light show probably helped, but the band just seemed way more confident and way more powerful, even if singer Maja Milner's voice sounded like it was going at times. They can be a pretty intense band, and Friday's set definitely proved this.
Friday's proceedings wrapped up with a set from new Domino signees, Porches. The band draw influence from crystalline, heart-on-sleeve '80s pop (Blue Nile, Prefab Sprout, China Crisis) but pull things into the now via things like on-the-fly autotune. They've also got a lot very catchy tunes -- main man Aaron Maine is good with a hook -- all of which are well rehearsed. It was a full house and a nice way to end the day.
We gave out a keg of Bell's Brewery Octoberfest between noon and 2pm (in addition to the pins, sunglasses, bottle openers and other goodies.) Their Two Hearted Ale and Lager were also on tap all day. We also got a visit from internet-famous pooch Pablo the Pomeranian.
We did it again Saturday, and coverage of that show is coming soon. Meanwhile, more pictures and videos from Friday below...
As you may know, the FADER Fort returns to NYC this CMJ weekend on Friday (10/16) and Saturday (10/17) at Converse Rubber Tracks. Just a few artists were announced at first, but the entire multi-genre lineup is now here.
Friday has Aquilo, Martin Courtney (of Real Estate), Modern Baseball, Conner Youngblood, Whitney, Boogie, Kehlani and a special guest headliner.
Saturday has Bosco, Oscar, Allan Kingdom, Porches, Dilly Dally, Kranium, YG, Baauer and also a special guest (but not headliner).
Both are totally free, but RSVP is required.
FREE, THIS FRIDAY, noon-7pm at Baby's All Right....
In addition to the BV + Collect Records CMJ showcase at Baby's All Right on Wednesday, BrooklynVegan is throwing free shows there on Friday (10/16) and Saturday (10/17). The Saturday show is an all-day party, going from noon to midnight. Friday goes from noon to 7 PM.
Stay tuned for more details on Saturday. UPDATE: Saturday's lineup is HERE and here's the Friday lineup.
Friday, 10/16/2015 @ Baby's All Right
12:15 Long BeardPlaying last is NYC's own Porches, fresh off signing to Domino, Pennsylvania's grungy Superheaven, post-rock vets The Album Leaf, the eccentric genre defying Ezra Furman, Swedish post-punks Makthaverskan, new Matador signee (and prolific bandcamp musician) Car Seat Headrest, new Fat Possum signees Yung who are here all the way from Denmark, and New Brunswick's Long Beard.
01:00 The Album Leaf
02:00 Ezra Furman
2:45 Car Seat Headrest
Again, the show is totally FREE. No RSVP, no badge or anything required.
Set times above. Listen to the artists playing, below...
by Bill Pearis
Porches, the musical moniker of Aaron Maine, has signed to Domino who will release his new album next year. They've just released the first track, "Hour," which with pulsing bass and glassine synths, is a sultry teaser for the LP and you can stream it below.
If you need more, Porches will be playing a few CMJ shows this week, including BrooklynVegan's free Friday (10/16) day party at Baby's All Right with Car Seat Headrest and more. Here is Porches' full CMJ schedule:
Wednesday, Oct 14Porches will also be playing this year's Iceland Airwaves and a show in London. All dates are listed below...
7pm - 10pm - Georgia, Porches, Martin Courtney, Animal Collective DJ set @ Neuehouse (Domino event)
Saturday, Oct 17
5pm - Porches @ Carwash (Ad Hoc CMJ)
8:45pm - Porches @ Rubber Tracks (FADER Fort)
photo: Empress Of at Terrible Records CMJ 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Williamsburg venue Baby's All Right is about to turn two -- you may remember their first show was the 2013 BrooklynVegan CMJ party -- and in what's becoming a tradition, they'll throw themselves a birthday party. It's just after CMJ, October 20, with Empress Of, Moses Sumney, and a special guest. Tickets go on sale Friday (10/9) at noon. Flyer below.
That's just one of three NYC dates on Empress Of's current tour. She opens the sold-out Glass Animals show at Terminal 5 on October 15 and also plays the stacked Cymbal X Terrible Records X Cameo CMJ showcase at the soon-to-close Cameo on October 16 with Le1f, Porches, Kirin J Callinan, Deradoorian and more. It's FREE with RSVP or a CMJ badge. Flyer below. Empress Of's very good debut album is out now on XL/Terrible. Video for "Standard" off that album and her list of dates, below.
Nap Eyes hail from Halifax, Nova Scotia and make frayed, somewhat shambolic indie rock that, at times, recalls bands like The Clean, The Modern Lovers or even '90s-era Halifax bands like The Inbreds or Jale. The band's 2014 album, Whine of the Mystic, was reissued by Paradise of Bachelors this summer and you can stream the whole thing via Spotify below.
The band are coming down to NYC this weekend for three shows: Sunday afternoon (9/27) at Brooklyn Flea (50 Kent) with Adult Mom and headliners Porches, which is a free show; then later Sunday night at Cake Shop with Tall Juan, and DFONTE; and then Monday (9/28) at Baby's All Right with Mega Bog and Happy You. Tickets for Cake Shop and Baby's are on sale now.
by Andrew Sacher
Frankie Cosmos already has some CMJ shows coming up, and now she announced that in November she'll tour with All Dogs. That tour includes a NYC show on November 22 at the Marlin Room at Webster Hall. Tickets for Webster go on sale Friday (9/25) at noon. All dates, including Frankie's current CMJ schedule, are listed below.
The show will be a release party for Frankie's new four-song EP, Fit Me In, which comes out November 13 via Bayonet. She made it with frequent collaborator/Porches frontman Aaron Maine and the first official single is "Sand," which is a little more danceable than her last album and kinda feels like half a song. You can listen below.
All Dogs' debut album Kicking Every Day is out now on Salinas.
AdHoc is throwing a show at an actual car wash, Hand & Detail Car Wash Center (646 Lorimer St), on the Saturday (10/17) of CMJ. The lineup is stacked: Destruction Unit, Perfect Pussy, Porches, LVL UP, Downtown Boys, Pity Sex, Potty Mouth, Protomartyr, Sheer Mag and Whitney. It's not an official CMJ show, and it starts at noon. TIckets are on sale now.
Kevin Morby in London, June 2015 (more by Rachel Juarez-Carr)
We're in the last month of this year's free Saturday Summer Thunder shows at Union Pool and they've just announced a few more August names, and they're all pretty good. (In fact all of August is pretty good.) This Saturday (8/8) it's the very talented Kevin Morby and Porches (who play Baby's later this month). Then on August 15 it's two Juans for the price of one (Juan Wauters and Tall Juan) as well as weirdo noisemakers Ice Balloons.
The final two Summer Thunders are Texas cult band Complete on August 22 with Octagrape and Honey Radar; and then Steve Gunn plays this season's finale on August 29 with Spacin'.
All Summer Thunder shows start at 2 PM, are free and 21+.
photos by Amanda Hatfield
Porches played what was probably their biggest show to date in Prospect Park on Saturday night. Lines for the show, which was headlined by North Carolina electropop duo Sylvan Esso, were wrapped around Prospect Park in multiple directions before doors, and that meant a capacity crowd for an opening band. Thousands of Sylvan Esso fans were waiting for their headliner to come on, inside and outside the "Celebrate Brooklyn" gates. That could be a disaster for an opening band, but it definitely worked in the NY band's favor, which was clear by the loud applause during and after their set. They did in fact sound great. Sylvan Esso, who covered Porches last year, also expressed their fandom and apprecation later in the show.
Greta Kline aka Frankie Cosmos was on bass and some vocals for the show, but sadly that will never be true again. Greta confirms she is leaving Porches to focus more on Frankie Cosmos.
Like we guessed they might be, Porches were added to one of the Brooklyn dates of the Exploding In Sound extended weekend. Porches play 8/20 at Baby's All Right with their former EIS labelmates Pile, Grass Is Green, Two Inch Astronaut and Washer. Tickets are still available.
Pics of Sylvan Esso at Prospect Park coming soon. More pics of Porches below...
by Andrew Sacher
photo by Joanne Leah
Voice Coils, who we profiled last year, are releasing a new EP, Heaven's Sense, on June 30 via Shatter Your Leaves. Voice Coils is the progressive-leaning collective led by former Roomrunner member Sam Garrett, and also featuring Mitski and members of Extra Life, Porches, Couch Slut and more. This is no throwaway side project though. The music is considerably different, and often more difficult to grasp than some of the more popular related projects (like Mitski and Porches). But it's no less interesting. The EP's newest single, "Black Is The Color Of My True Love's Hair," sounds equally rooted in traditional British folk as it does in droning experimental music. It's good stuff. That song premieres in this post, and can be streamed with previous single, "An Atrium," below.
Voice Coils will play a release show for the new EP in their hometown of Brooklyn on June 29 at Roulette. Opening is Dirty Projectors member Nat Baldwin. Tickets are on sale now. For those curious, Mitski hasn't been performing live with the band recently, despite still appearing on recordings.
Raleigh, NC's annual Hopscotch Music Festival returns this year from September 10-12, and today the lineup was announced. It includes Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Godflesh, X, TV on the Radio, Deerhunter, Battles, Roky Erickson, Old Man Gloom, Le1f, Eyehategod, Pusha T, Dwight Yoakam, Owen Pallett, Chelsea Wolfe, Sannhet, Mitski, Nots, Tombs, Jessica Pratt, King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Hank Wood & the Hammerheads, Sheer Mag, Cakes Da Killa, Jeny Hval, Prurient, and many more. Tickets are on sale now.
Full lineup below...
photos: Celebrate Brooklyn last year (more by David Andrako)
We've known about Celebrate Brooklyn!'s summer slate of 2015 ticketed benefit shows at Prospect Park -- including Modest Mouse, Interpol and Willie Nelson -- for a while and now they've announced their free show schedule. In addition to the already-announced New Pornographers show on 7/11 (which now also includes Thao & the Get Down Stay Down) and the Chaka Khan season kickoff show on 6/3, this summer's free highlights include:
Lucius | Luke Temple | Pavo Pavo on Saturday, June 13Full Celebrate Brooklyn! schedule below...
Eighth Blackbird With Special Guest Will Oldham | Bill Frisell & Sam Amidon on Thursday, June 18
Lucinda Williams | Jason Walker on Thursday, June 25
Punch Brothers | Sarah Jarosz on Thursday, July 9
Vieux Farka Touré | Tamikrest | Dj Dakar on Thursday, July 16
Jason Isbell | Dawn Landes on Friday, July 24.
Sylvan Esso | Porches on Saturday, July 25
Big K.R.I.T. | Angel Haze | The D.R.E.A.M. Ring: Flexn on Friday, July 31
Tune-Yards | Shabazz Palaces on Saturday, August 8
photo: Storm King in 2012 (more by Jessica Amaya)
Like in previous years, the Storm King Art Center in New Windsor, NY is hosting live music this summer. Storm King's not very far from NYC, and it's a gorgeous place to spend a weekend afternoon out of the city, even when there isn't live music. Here's what the 2015 schedule looks like:
Sunday, June 28, 2PM: Porches, Frankie CosmosThe shows are free with Storm King admission: $15 adults; $12 seniors (65 and older); $8 ages 5-18 and students (with valid ID); free for children 4 & under and all Storm King Members.
Sunday, August 9, 2PM: Lee Ranaldo
Sunday, September 20, 2PM: The Feelies with special guests Alex Bleeker and the Freaks
Porches and Frankie Cosmos also have several other dates, and there's a Frankie show in Brooklyn tonight (4/10).
The Feelies have shows this spring too.
photo: Frankie Cosmos w/ Porches at Baby's last week (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Frankie Cosmos has a tour lined up with related band Porches, including a small sold-out NYC show on May 26 at Elvis Guesthouse, but there will be at least two more chances to see her in NYC before that. One of those is TONIGHT (4/10) at another very small place, David Blaine's The Steakhouse, the Bushwick DIY spot where half of LVL UP lives. The rest of the bill features Trace Mountains (mem LVL UP), Alice, and a "super magic secret headliner." Any guesses? Girlpool? (Who are in town with no show tonight.) Porches?
Her next NYC show after that is May 17 at Brooklyn Bow Wow (1581 DeKalb Ave) with Gingerlys, Lost Boy? and DJ Doss. The event description reads: "We've curated a first ever pups & humans concert at Bushwick's favorite doggy day care, Brooklyn Bow Wow. Brooklyn Animal Resource Coalition (BARC Shelter) will be there to support the cause. There will be a bar and plenty of pooches to jam out with." Doors are at 6 PM and $10 gets you in.
Updated Frankie Cosmos dates are listed, with a video, below...
photo: Porches at Baby's All Right last week (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Indie rockers-turned-disco rockers Porches have an upcoming tour with related band Frankie Cosmos, ahead of which they played a BrooklynVegan-presented Baby's All Right show last week. Now that that's behind them, they've added an even smaller NYC show to their tour happening at Baby's sister venue Elvis Guesthouse on May 26. Tickets for that show are on sale now and sure to go fast.
Updated dates are listed below...