Entries tagged with: Porcupine Tree
The Porcupine Tree's Steven Wilson is touring in support of his new album "Hand Cannot Erase." The prog rocker is traveling west across the United States, hitting many cities along the way including New York City where he'll play two nights in a row at Best Buy Theater this weekend. The second half of June is spent in Canada, and then it's mutliple runs in Europe for the rest of the year and into 2016. All dates are listed below.
I think the story, on the surface, is very shocking. This young woman dies in her apartment in north London, and her body is not discovered for over two years. Now your first reaction to that is, how on earth is this possible? The more I thought about it, the more it began to make some sort of ugly sense to me. We live in a world now where we are, on the surface, more connected than ever before--we have the internet, social networks. We live in cities surrounded by millions of people. Yet at the same time, we seem to be more disconnected than ever. That process, that contradiction in terms, is fascinating to me. The more technology seems to facilitate the connection with human beings, the more it seems to drive us apart, the more it seems to alienate us. And for me, Joyce Carol Vincent became such an incredible symbol of this. This was not the little old lady in the street with her bag full of empty bottles. This was a young, popular, professional woman, and yet she was able to completely erase herself from the consciousness of other people. And that is an extraordinary story that, to me, is somehow symbolic of life in the city in the 21st century.The video for Hand. Cannot. Erase. track "Perfect Life", and more about the deluxe edition of the album, below...
Steven Wilson of Porcupine Tree is playing the Best Buy Theater on April 26. Tickets go on presale today at 10 AM (password: "RAVEN").
De La Soul and DOOM were just added to the TV On the Radio-curated ATP happening in the UK in May; and Tom Tom Club, Rhys Chatham, and William Basinski were added to the Deerhunter-curated ATP happening the UK in June. Tickets for both are on sale at ATP's site.
Browse the "tickets on sale" tag for more recently announced NYC shows.
photos by Rachel Carr, words by Daiana Feuer
"Wow. The Sahara is past capacity at Coachella for Die Antwoord. No midget. Waiting for the trainwreck but people dig it." - The Scenestar
"Seeing a shirtless Danny DeVito run across the stage while Faith No More played pretty much made my #coachella weekend." - stovn
Die Antwoord, Faith No More
Flopping phalluses are in this year according to Major Lazer and Die Antwoord. Each presented the intersection of beats, party-hyping, gross humor, and dancing in your underwear. Day 2 of the Coachella Music & Arts Festival had an overall far-out theme. Some with sexually explicit lunacy, others with psychedelic music. South Africa's Die Antwoord introduced zef-rap to the festival, South Africa's version of white trash hip hop-a bold, fearless expression of crazy stick a finger up your bum entertainment.
Before arriving at these culminating moments, the day progressed through a series of psychedelic and/or raunchy expressions. John Waters kicked things off with thoughts on crawling through pig poo, taking poppers, the pleasures of sploshing, and strange things he wants to do before he dies. Gossip's Beth Ditto hoped he was watching her blazing disco soul performance but was afraid to look backstage and see him smiling and waving at her. Gossip put on a set that inspired revelations on reality in the most self-empowering ways.
John Waters & Beth Ditto @ Coachella (this pics via Jermey Scott)
The day's best covers include Faith No More doing "Reunited" (they also covered Michael Jackson's "Ben"), Portugal, The Man's jamming Bowie's "Moonlight Daydream," and Girls' flawless "All I Have To Do Is Dream" by the Everly Brothers. The last was a most appropriate choice for the band with an Ariel Pink sensibility towards '50s ballads. MGMT brought the futuristic 1960s with songs from its new album. Many pointed out that the band didn't play "Kids", but that seems to miss the point that MGMT put on a pretty sophisticated, experimental live performance of the band's signature Indian headdress on Phil Spector Fraggle Rock sound.
The Raveonettes played as a duo and sans drum machine, adorably sharing a mic sometimes. The rest of the band remains trapped under lava in Iceland, figuratively speaking. Camera Obscura also shouted out bands stuck in the UK, dedicating "Let's Get Out Of This Country" to those who could not make it.
It seems almost every DJ this weekend has sampled Major Lazer's "Pon De Floor" except Flying Lotus, who took the stage all on his own (no Thom Yorke cameo included). After warming up the crowd with some first grade experimental hip hop, FlyLo brought out the big guns, sounds combined in layers and pitches that act like quaaludes on the light speed continuum. The Dirty Projectors girls evoked cool electronic birds and the Dezurik Sisters with their harmonizing powers. Beach House cooed the audience romantically as 50% of the band, Alex Scally, rubbed his slide up and down the frets.
Did that sound sexy? It's time to talk about sexy. The xx provided the mellow arousal Blonde Redhead and Portishead have given Coachella the last two years. People like The xx because they want sex that fits this soundtrack. They also want sex as excitingly goofy gross as Die Antwoord and to fall in love with a gal like Sia, all at the same time. Sia's beautiful voice closed the night in the Gobi tent, and though her accent rendered her side comments completely incomprehensible, everyone laughed and agreed with anything she said. On the other hand, as great and sexy as the Dead Weather sounded, I don't know if I want to bed someone who demands I treat her like my mother. Old Crow Medicine Show suggested letting a woman rule your mind leads to troubles during "Minglewood Blues." Instead, let her win your heart with country-fried dinner.
Faith No More's twelve-song set included a cameo by a semi-streaker who happened to be Coachella regular Danny Devito. You can see that happen in one of the videos below. Faith No More's whole setlist is down there too.
Porcupine Tree, Tokyo Police Club, Hot Chip, The Almighty Defenders, Les Claypool, Devo, and Muse were also on the bill Saturday. Our review, pictures and videos from Friday are HERE. Saturday continues below...
Tickets are on sale for Ringo Starr's upcoming show at Radio City Music Hall.
Porcupine Tree are playing Radio City Music Hall on September 24th. Tickets go on "Internet Presale" (password = INCIDENT) at 10am. General sale starts Saturday at the same time.
Wow...Public Image Ltd, The Specials, Grizzly Bear, Passion Pit, Echo and the Bunnymen, Grace Jones, Fever Ray, Devo, Hot Chip, Phoenix, Orbital, Spoon, Sly and the Family Stone, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Sunny Day Real Estate, Yo La Tengo, Mew, Camera Obscura, Gil Scott-Heron, The xx, John Waters, Dillinger Escape Plan, Deer Tick, Gary Numan... Full Coachella 2010 lineup below....
by Black Bubblegum
Porcupine Tree are hitting the road in September, having mapped out a short US tour hitting major cities including NYC on 9/24 at Terminal 5 with King's X. Tickets are on AMEX pre-sale, and go on sale to gen pop on Friday at noon. For the superfans, the band is currently offering a presale for all dates to members of the Residents of A Blank Planet fan club. Fan club members can also get their hands on an exclusive live disc:
Ilosaarirock is the complete 75 minute performance from the Ilosaarirock festival in Finland in 2007, considered by the band to be one of the best concerts from the Fear of a Blank Planet tour. The recording of the concert has been remixed from the multi-tracks made by national Finnish radio to the usual high standard associated with PT live releases. Although it contains a few familiar favorites, most of the concert consists of tracks from the then recent album, and this is the first time that live versions of the Fear of a Blank Planet songs have been officially released. -[Myspace]In related PT news, drummer Gavin Harrison's side project, 05Ric, have released their new album Circles. Pick that up here. Gavin Harrison has also done time with the latter version of King Crimson.
All PT dates below...
by Black Bubblegum
King Crimson sleeveface (Affective Ideologeme)
Prog legends King Crimson have announced a mini tour of multiple nights in Chicago, Philly and NYC. Tickets for "The Return Of The Beast Celebration Shows" go on sale Saturday 3/29 at 10AM for Chicago, Friday 3/28 at 10AM for Philadelphia, and Friday 4/4 at 12PM for NYC - all here.