Entries tagged with: Quest For Fire
The 2012 edition of MusicFestNW takes place in September 5 - 9 at 18 venues in Portland, OR and will feature performances from over 150 bands, including Passion Pit, Hot Snakes, Girl Talk, Danny Brown, Beirut Silversun Pickups, Dinosaur Jr. and Sebadoh, many more.
In addition to those previously announced artists, MFNW has just added The Hives, Flying Lotus, Wild Nothing, DIIV, Quasi, Moon Duo, My Goodness, DZ Deathrays, and Strand Of Oaks to the already impressive line-up. Wristbands, available various levels and packages, and tickets to individual shows are on sale now. Check out the complete MFNW lineup below.
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Monster Magnet performed Dopes To Infinity in full in NYC at Music Hall of Williamsburg on 1/13 and the next night at Starland Ballroom in NJ, the only places the band performed the album.
The headliners was joined by Naam, Quest for Fire and Ladykiller! at the NYC show which we have pictured in this post. More pics, along with the setlist (which was the same both nights), below...
The Fresh & Onlys @ Psych Fest 2011 (more by Tim Griffin)
The Reverberation Appreciation Society and The Black Angels have released the initial lineup poster for the 5th annual Austin Psych Fest. This year's fest, running from April 27th - 29th (in Austin), will take place at Austin's two newest big venues, recently opened Emo's East and the soon-to-be open Beauty Ballroom which is next door.
Emo's East is now the only Emo's since their Red River location closed on 12/30, and the Beauty Ballroom is (hopefully) having their rescheduled Grand Opening on January 27th (with Theophilus London and Treasure Fingers) and continuing on January 28th.
APF will feature around 60 bands over the three day, two room event. About 40 are included in the poster below, with another 20 or so to be announced in March. Announced bands include the Black Angels (who played Emo's East on New Year's Eve), the Black Lips, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Dead Meadow, Olivia Tremor Control, Wooden Shijps, and many more. Weekend passes go on sale this Saturday (January 21st) at 12pm CST at austinpsychfest.com.
Check out photos from the 2011 edition of Psych Fest (held at Seaholm Power Plant) HERE.
Chaos in Tejas, a different kind of Austin music fest that happens in June, also announced bands on their lineup today.
SXSW, which is in March, continues to announce bands all the time and recently posted their initial schedule.
Psych Fest 2012 poster, lineup and Bandcamp mixtape, below...
Monster Magnet's Dopes To Infinity
Monster Magnet will play all of their breakout LP Dopes To Infinity as well as "the hits" at a pair of NYC area shows in January: Music Hall of Williamsburg on January 13th with Naam, Quest For Fire, Ladykiller! & the Heavy Shit DJ's, and Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ on January 14th with Ladykiller!, Lords Of Mercy, Life Without Warming, The Black Clouds, & Black Ocean. The two dates are the only known US shows as part of their Dopes To Infinity tour, which kicks off in November in Europe. Tickets to MHoW and to Starland Ballroom go on AMEX presale Wednesday with regular sale kicking off on Friday.
Monster Magnet is also preparing to release Dopes, a limited-edition three track EP on 10" vinyl that will feature "reimagined" versions of "King Of Mars", "All Friends and Kingdom Come", and "Dopes To Infinity". The EP is due this month via their own Studio 13 label. Dopes To Infinity, released in 1995, preceeded their later Powertrip LP which would eventually go gold on the strength of the single "Space Lord".
Naam, who recently released their Nirvana covers 7", are currently hard at work on a new long-player, though no word as to where (label-wise) or when that will surface.
All tour dates and some video is below.
DOWNLOAD: Nebula - "The Perfect Rapture" (MP3)
Nebula at BV-BBG Day Party during CMJ (more by Paul Birman)
After passing through customs on their return from a European trek, Nebula will take a few weeks away from the road before heading back out in middle March for a string of dates that'll take the band through SXSW, on to Pianos in NYC on 3/27, and out to the West Coast by the middle of April. The Pianos date is just one of a few that the band have lined up with their Tee Pee compadres Quest for Fire after SXSW. Then in Chicago on April 1st they team up with The Willowz and Clutch side project Lionize for the remainder of the west-heading tour. All dates below.
The Willowz meanwhile are in the midst of a tour with Delta Spirit that brings them to Pianos in NYC TONIGHT (2/4) (and to Union Hall Friday, 2/5) (and then to the same two venues a week after that).
Nebula's tour dates include the Tee Pee showcase at SXSW on Thursday, March 18th at Habana Calle 6. The two stage affair will feature appearances from Priestess, Iron Age, Nebula, Naam, Quest For Fire, Kreisor, The Atomic Bitchwax, Sweet Apple (featuring J Mascis), Imaad Wasif, Spindrift, Hopewell, Jason Simon (of Dead Meadow), and The Main Street Gospel.
Sweet Apple will play their first NYC show on April 20th.
Nebula and tourmates Quest for Fire are on the verge of going half on a 7". The release, due March 23rd, will feature artwork by Andre Ethier (The Deadly Snakes) and be limited to 1000 copies. Download Nebula's contribution to that split, "The Perfect Rapture", above.
All dates and some videos below...
DOWNLOAD: Quest For Fire - "Bison Eyes" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Quest For Fire - "Strange Waves" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Quest For Fire - "The Hawk That Hunts The Walking" (MP3)
Naam at a BV-CMJ Day Party (more by Paul Birman)
Toronto's Quest For Fire have announced a short stint of dates which include NYC with Weird Owl, Chyld and BV CMJ alums Naam at Pianos on 12/4. Full tour dates are below. Quest For Fire, which features former members of The Deadly Snakes & Cursed, recently dropped their self-titled full length on Tee Pee Records. Dig on some tracks above.
Word has it that another band on Tee Pee Records has scheduled a show in NYC on 11/20 with Tournament at The Charleston as part of the Chronic Youth series of shows. We have no confirmation on the "who", but the show will feature 20+ minute jams and will sound "out of this world".
Tournament is also scheduled to play NYC as part of the BV-Sponsored Coalesce + A Storm of Light + Coliseum show at Europa on 12/30. Tickets are still available. Coalesce recently played a show in Austin. Check out the pics and some free MP3s from their new EP.
Chronic Youth and BV have teamed up to present Javelina, Black Tusk, Batillus and a Special Guest at The Charleston on 11/18. The flyer for that show and a list of more killer shows this week, and all tour dates, below....
by Black Bubblegum
Naam ist griim.
The name "Naam" doesn't denote a typist with a particularly itchy left pinky, but a Brooklyn based psychedelic trio that is prepping their self-titled debut for release on 10/20.
Since the release of their Kingdom EP, Naam has gigged quite a bit around our fair city, logging dates with Nebula, Cable, Violent Bullshit, and many others. Don't let that diverse list confuse you though! Much like their Tee Pee Records compatriots or like-minded hallucinogen explorers in The Black Angels or Black Mountain, the band plays a grim electric blues that recalls a more spacey Black Sabbath. The band isn't afraid to explore different territory though, as Naam even briefly visits black metal blast beats for the album closer "Black Ice". Versions of "Skyling Slip" and "Kingdom" (above), can be found on that LP as well as the Kingdom EP, though only "Skyling Slip" above comes from the new joint (double-entendre).
Naam has a few dates laid out in the coming months including supporting Om/Six Organs of Admittance at Europa on 10/11 (tix), the official Tee Pee CMJ showcase at Union Pool on Oct 23rd with Nebula, Quest For Fire, Weird Owl and more, as well as another curious bill on 9/10 at the Charleston that features a "special guest" headliner. The band can't officially be announced, but I do have a riddle... see if you can figure it out!
What bong-totin' riff-smokin' cross-eyed Southern Lord sons o' bitches happen to have a night off on September 10th?
Having trouble guessing? Well God Luck & Good Speed.
by Black Bubblegum
Come to McBean country......
Is Stephen McBean, to quote P. Diddy, "preserving his sexy"? Stephen McBean and Pink Mountaintops are currently touring the EU on the heels of the recent release of the new album Outside Love (out now on Jagjaguwar). A month after those dates, which include the damnit-everyone-awesome-is-playing-this ATP festival in Minehead, the also-Black Mountain-er will be back on his native continent, ready to hit the road for a string of US dates including a pair in NYC: The Bell House on June 5 (tickets here) and Mercury Lounge on June 6th (tickets here).
Quest For Fire and their psyche-fuzz-rock will do the honors supporting McBean & Co, drawing from their upcoming (6/9) self-titled LP for Tee Pee Records. Made up of ex-members of The Deadly Snakes and Cursed (!), Chad Ross (guitar, vocals) and Mike Maxymuik (drums) will also pull double duty serving as members of Pink Mountaintops on the trek. Noice!
Check out new tracks from both Pink Mountaintops and Quest For Fire's latest efforts, available above, and the videos for "While We Were Dreaming" by Pink Mountaintops and "Ive Been Trying To Leave" by Quest For Fire, along with all dates, below....