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Real Estate at Pitchfork Festival 2012 (more by Chase Turner)
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As discussed, Real Estate are going on a tour with Pure X this year around the time both bands release their new albums. That tour already includes a NYC show happening on April 5 at Webster Hall, which tickets are still on sale for, but they've now also added a smaller NYC show happening a day earlier at Music Hall of Williamsburg (4/4). Tickets for the MHOW show go on sale Friday (2/21) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (2/19) at noon. Updated dates are listed below.

Real Estate will also perform their new album, Atlas, for NPR's First Listen Live on February 27.

Updated dates are listed, with streams from both bands' new albums, below...

Continue reading "Real Estate & Pure X add 2nd NYC show to tour (dates)"

Real Estate @ Treasure Island Fest 2013 (more by Autumn Andel)
Real Estate

As you might be aware, Real Estate's new album, Atlas, is due out March 4 via Domino. A few days before, the band will perform the LP in full at NYC club SubCulture on February 27. The show is part of NPR's "First Listen Live" series and will be streamed live at 8PM. Tickets will be given out through NPR's Twitter and Facebook. (Schoolboy Q is doing one too.)

Real Estate will begin their tour right after, hitting the West Coast first and then heading back east, hitting NYC at Webster Hall on April 5 with Pure X. Tickets for that show are still available.

In other news, last week, Real Estate stopped by WNYC to perform live on "Sound Check" and SPIN visited singer Martin Courtney's Brooklyn apartment for a segment of their series "In My Room". Video of that, plus an audio stream of the WNYC performance, below...

Continue reading "Real Estate performed on WNYC's "Sound Check" (stream it), playing 'Atlas' live in NYC for NPR's "First Listen Live""

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Austin's Pure X have signed with Fat Possum who will release their new album, Angel, on April 1. That's the groovy cover art above, and that motif seems to be evident in the music as well. The band just released the song "Starlight" and it's as smooth as the ride in a custom Chevy van. You can stream it below.

Pure X will be in Monterrey, Mexico for Festival NRML next month and will then hook up with Real Estate for the East Coast leg of their North American tour, including Webster Hall on April 4. Tickets to Webster Hall are still available.

After the Real Estate tour, they head back home where they'll play Austin Psych Fest. All dates are listed, along with the"Starlight" stream, below...

Continue reading "Pure X releasing 'Angel' on Fat Possum, touring w/ Real Estate (dates & streams)"

Slowdive
Slowdive

One of the coolest festivals in the world, Barcelona's Primavera Sound will hold its 2014 edition from May 29 - 31. Arcade Fire, Pixies and Neutral Milk Hotel were announced as headliners a while back but the fest announced it's headliners today via an online short film. They've outdone themselves this year, as the three day event includes a reunited Slowdive (!), Godspeed You! Black Emperor, The National, Television, Slint, Foals, Warpaint, St. Vincent, Majical Cloudz, Kendrick Lamar, The National, Metronomy, Queens of the Stone Age, Disclosure, CHVRCHES, Darkside, Julia Holter, Cloud Nothings , and more.

Full line-up below and tickets are on sale now.

Continue reading "Primavera Sound 2014 line-up: Slowdive, Arcade Fire, NMH, Kendrick Lamar, Disclosure, QOTSA, and more"

noise pop

We mentioned earlier that Real Estate would be playing the 2014 Noise Pop Festival in San Francisco, where they've actually got two shows at The Independent: February 28 with Dream Boys, and March 1 with Dominant Legs. What we haven't done is run down this year's fest which happens at venues all over San Francisco from February 25 - March 2.

In addition to Real Estate, this year's Noise Pop (now in its 21st year) features such acts as Throwing Muses, Cold Cave, Mark Mulcahy, Mikal Cronin, Bob Mould, No Age, The Fresh & Onlys, Dr. Dog, Courtney Barnett, Cheatahs, and lots more. Badges that get you into all events are on sale now.

Full list of this year's performers below...

Continue reading "San Francisco Noise Pop fest lineup (Real Estate, Throwing Muses, Bob Mould, Cold Cave, Mikal Cronin & more)"

by Bill Pearis

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Real Estate just let fly the first song from their new album, Atlas, which is due March 4 via Domino. (Pre-orders are available now.) If you haven't heard "Talking Backwards" yet, it's a good one, light, tight, and poppy -- you can stream it below.

The band will heading out on tour around the release of the album, beginning with the Noise Pop Festival in San Francisco, and the trek wraps up in NYC with a show at Webster Hall on April 5. Tickets are on sale now.

No SXSW dates announced, but there is a gap in their schedule during that time. All dates are listed, along with the video for the new song, below...

Continue reading "Real Estate announce tour dates, including Webster Hall (tickets on sale)"

Real Estate - Atlas

Real Estate just announced details of their third album -- it's called Atlas and will be out March 4 via Domino. That's the cover art above. The first-released song from the LP, "Talking Backwards," is a nice bit of strummy pop and you can watch the video for it in this post.

While no live dates have been announced yet, NYC can catch bassist Alex Bleeker with his band & the Freaks at Death by Audio on Saturday (1/18) with Each Other, Nurse and Soldier, Tonstartssbandht, and Baked.

Video for "Talking Backwards," and Atlas' tracklist, is below.

Continue reading "Real Estate releasing 'Atlas' in March (stream a track)"

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Dogs in Snow

It's the first snowfall of 2014, and not only a pretty big one, but we've also been given such freezing temperatures that it's probably not going anywhere anytime soon. New York actually got it pretty easy in comparison to nearby cities, but there's still a bunch of school closings, road closings, and flight cancellations in the area. (Nothing stops the cronut line, though.) So there's a good chance you're staying in today (maybe you're shoveling, like new Mayor Bill de Blasio), and if you are, we've put together 14 snow-related songs for your first snowfall of 2014 that you can spend the day inside listening to.

Have at it below...

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Real Estate at Treasure Island 2013 (more by Autumn Andel)
Real Estate

Real Estate have been relatively quiet lately, though they do have a third album in the works, but they will play a last-minute NYC one-off happening on Saturday (12/7) at Baby's All Right with Chicago's Bare Mutants (who are touring), Free Time, and Turnip King. Tickets for that show go on sale today (12/6) at 11 AM. Their only other announced date at the moment is San Francisco's Noise Pop Festival in 2014.

Real Estate side project Alex Bleeker & the Freaks recently announced a Mercury Lounge show (12/30), which goes on sale today at noon.

And you can also see Turnip King tonight at Emet (75 Stewart Ave in Brooklyn) for the Showpaper benefit that also includes Painted Zeros, No One and the Somebodies, Hippy and Gingerlys.

photos by Autumn Andel

Beck / James Blake / Japandroids
Treasure Island Music Festival 2013
Treasure Island Music Festival 2013
Treasure Island Music Festival 2013

Being an "I told you so" person is never a good look, but seeing everyone freak the fuck out over the sisters Haim at Treasure Island was kind of like, "well, yeah." They excel as performers, and everything about the way Haim presents itself to the world is somehow both impeccably rehearsed and completely natural and off-the-cuff. It's a wonder that it took the three sisters until their mid-twenties, even, to shred together for an elated, packed festival crowd, screaming while San Francisco sparkled in the background. I saw them play maybe six or seven years ago, to a handful of people at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, and even then it was a no-brainer: Haim was a name we'd all be hearing. But don't necessarily expect Days Are Gone, their new successful new solo debut, to paint this whole picture; If anything the LP is just a roadmap for Haim's live show, which thrives on a shared musical chemistry that's better than anything that can be planned in advance. [SF Weekly]
The 2013 Treasure Island Music Festival wrapped up on Sunday (10/20) after beginning a day earlier. Unlike day 1's mostly-electronic lineup, day 2 sold its turntables and bought guitars for sets from Beck, Sleigh Bells, Japandroids, Real Estate, Haim, Lord Huron, Palma Violets and more. Alright, James Blake and Animal Collective played too, but you get the picture. You can check out a set of pictures of day 2 in this post.

If you missed them, day 1 pics are here. More of day 2 below...

Continue reading "Treasure Island 2013 day 2 in pics (Beck, James Blake, Animal Collective, Japandroids, Haim, Palma Violets & more)"

by Bill Pearis

Hookworms

We've mentioned that UK band Hookworms, who we profiled back in April, are one of our "30 Artists Worth Seeing at CMJ." One of the places you can see them is at the free Friday BrooklynVegan day party (details soon we swear!). It's one of five appearances for the Leeds quintet:

Thursday 10/17 - Bowery Ballroom 9 PM
Friday 10/18 - BV day party (time TBA)
Friday 10/18 - Fader Fort 7:30 PM
Saturday 10/19 - Knitting Factory 2 PM
Saturday 10/19 Death by Audio - 11:30 PM
As I wrote before, Hookworms "practice a visceral blend of noise, drone, motorik rhythms and impassioned vocals that basically demands to be listened to at top volume" which will hopefully be the level they'll be playing at for their CMJ shows. The band's terrific debut album, Pearl Mystic, was released by Domino imprint Weird World in September. Maybe even better is the band's non-LP single "Radio Tokyo / On Returning." You can stream that single and a few LP tracks in this post. The band are currently finishing up their second full-length. Catch them this week if you can.

Streams and more details on their CMJ shows below...

Continue reading "Hookworms are here for CMJ, playing five shows including a BV day party (dates, streams)"

Real Estate at Maxwell's in July (more by Matt Shiels)
Real Estate

New Jersey indie rockers Real Estate have announced that they're almost done with their third album, and that they'll be doing some US shows this fall surrounding their appearances at Treasure Island and Woodist Fest. You can expect to hear some of the new songs on this tour, which hits NYC during CMJ on October 17 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets to that show go on sale Friday (9/13) at noon. All dates are listed, along with a teaser for LP3, below.

In related news, Real Estate guitarist Matt Mondanile announced a new EP for his solo project Ducktails. That EP, titled Wish Hotel, comes out on October 22 via Domino. You can stream the first single, "Honey Tiger Eyes," along with the artwork and tracklist below.

All dates are listed, along with the video, stream, and more, below...

Continue reading "Real Estate post teaser video for LP3, announce tour (dates); Ducktails releasing a new EP (stream a track)"

CMJ 2013

The 2013 CMJ Music Marathon happens from October 15 - 19 at clubs all over New York City. As we've been tweeting about at @BVCMJ, tonight (8/27), the CMJ folks held an announcement party at Bowery Electric with live performances from Weekend and Magic Man.

They also announced their initial line-up for this year's fest, which includes Kevin Drew, The Long Winters, Real Estate, Obits, The Dismemberment Plan (Terminal 5), Pelican (who are playing both of our Invisible Oranges showcases at Saint Vitus), Jacco Gardner, Good Riddance, Godflesh, Eagulls, the Pendu Sound showcase, and many more.

We'll have a set of pics from Weekend and Magic Man soon, but for now peruse the full initial CMJ 2013 line-up below.

Continue reading "CMJ 2013 initial line-up released"

photos by Matt Schiels

Real Estate @ Maxwell's - 7/29/13
Real Estate @ Maxwell's - 7/29/2013

Hoboken rock club Maxwell's is on its last day ever today (7/31) with a farewell block party and a show inside from The Bongos and more. One of the final shows was Monday's (7/29) late show with Real Estate (joined by The Feelies' Glenn Mercer), which we recently posted the setlist, a video and a recap from. Now, we've got a set of pictures from that show in this post.

Cassie Ramone (Vivian Girls, The Babies) opened the show. Regarding her set, Speak Into My Goodeye writes:

Always a good songwriter, her new material showed that her songs have gotten even smarter, sharper with experience. Ramone also seems much more confident in her unconventional singing voice. She pointed out that, like the members of Real Estate, she'd been to many shows at Maxwell's while growing up in New Jersey and that she was grateful for the opportunity to participate in the send-off.
More pictures of Cassie and Real Estate below...

Continue reading "pics from Real Estate and Cassie Ramone's show at Maxwell's (which closes tonight)"

Real Estate @ Maxwell's, 7/29/2013 (via @BrooklynVegan instagram)
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New Jersey real estate may have something to do with Hoboken icon, Maxwell's, closing for good tomorrow, but Real Estate (from New Jersey) were welcomed with open arms last night (7/29) for the venue's third-to-last show ever. In reciprocation, the band told the crowd they have "nothing but love for the Tri state area." Singer Martin Courtney also told the crowd they came to see shows when they were in high school.

Real Estate also blessed the Maxwell's crowd with a whopping nine new songs, making up the bulk of their set and offering a preview to their new album which they've been working on in Chicago this summer. In addition to new songs (and a few favorites like "Beachcomber"), The Feelies' Glenn Mercer joined the band (a role reversal from Independence Day Weekend) for two Feelies songs, "Only Life" and "The High Road."

Only two nights at Maxwell's left. Tonight is Lee Ranaldo & The Dust, and tomorrow is the free closing block party with The Bongos and more. Real Estate setlist, plus a little video of "Only Life" with Glenn Mercer, below.

UPDATE: Cassie Ramone opened the show too. Check out a full set of pictures of her, Real Estate, and Glenn Mercer.

Continue reading "Real Estate played Maxwell's with guest Glenn Mercer of the Feelies (setlist, video)"

Real Estate at Crest Hardware in 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Real Estate

We're less than a week away from the official closing of Hoboken rock venue Maxwell's, and still more shows are being added to the club's final schedule. Another NJ band who has gone on to achieve higher levels of success, Real Estate, will play a late show (11 PM doors) on Monday (7/29). It's the second show members of Real Estate will have played there this month, considering Martin Courtney joined The Feelies a few weeks ago. Tickets for Monday's show are on sale now.

Other upcoming shows at the venue include The Muff's tonight (7/25), Wild Nothing, Mission of Burma, Lee Ranaldo & the Dust, and The Bongos.

You can also catch Real Estate side project Ducktails at MoMA tonight (7/25). Then they play more shows in August, including a free NYC show with another NJ band who just played Maxwell's, Titus Andronicus on August 8 on Pier 84 with Juan Wauters (of The Beets). That show is part of the River Rocks series, which hosts Foxygen, Thao & the Get Down Stay Down, and The Aves tonight. All Ducktails dates are listed below.

Another Real Estate side project Alex Bleeker & the Freaks open for Woods at Bowery Ballroom on Saturday (7/27), and after touring the US and Canada for the next month, return home for a show at Cake Shop on August 28. All Freaks dates are listed below.

Continue reading "Real Estate playing Maxwell's; side projects playing NYC"

Treasure Island

Treasure Island Music Festival is returning in 2013 to The San Francisco Bay on October 19-20. This year's lineup includes Thom Yorke's Atoms For Peace project, Beck, Animal Collective, James Blake, Japandroids, Disclosure, Tricky, Little Dragon, Sleigh Bells, Phantogram, Holy Ghost!, Real Estate, and more. Tickets for the festival go on sale Friday (5/31) at 10 AM PST.

Full lineup below...

Continue reading "Treasure Island 2013 lineup & tix announced (Atoms for Peace, Beck, James Blake, Japandroids, Disclosure, Tricky & more)"

Sondre Lerche @ MHOW, 2011 (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)
Sondre Lerche

Bad news: due to a hand injury, Van Dyke Parks will not be performing at the Henry Miller Library / Big Sur Brooklyn Bridge concert this Sunday (5/19) at Music Hall of Williamsburg. The show is now being billed as "Philip Glass and Friends," and in addition to Real Estate's stripped-down set, there will also be performances from Bryce Dessner, Tim Fain, Sondre Lerche, Nico Mulhy, and Nadia Sirota. Refunds will be given (details forthcoming), but tickets are still available

That MHOW show ends a week of programming around the Big Sur Brooklyn Bridge Festival. Tonight's event is at Williamsburg bookstore Spoonbill & Sugartown, which will "look at Miller's relationship to a Community of the Free Spirit and the development of Williamsburg and Big Sur." Speakers include Magnus Toren (Director, Henry Miller Library), Dr Scott Von (Psychoanalyst, Director, New Clinic) and James Decker (Professor, Miller Scholar).

Real Estate @ Crest Hardware, Dec. 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)

As mentioned, the closing night concert of the Big Sur Brooklyn Bridge Festival is happening May 19 at Music Hall of Williamsburg with Phillip Glass, Van Dyke Parks and Friends. To make the evening even more tempting, Real Estate (playing a stripped-down set) have now been added to bill. Tickets for that show are still available.

Speaking of, Real Estate will also be playing in the actual Big Sur for the 2013 Woodsist Festival which happens at the Henry Miller Library on September 22 & 23. The sold-out two-day event also features Foxygen (who have three shows in NYC next week), The Fresh and Onlys, Peaking Lights, The Babies and more.

There is also a Woodsist Fest date on September 28 at Pappy & Harriets in Pioneer Town, CA with Woods, Real Estate, Fresh & Onlys, Parquet Courts and more on the bill. Tickets to that show are still available.

And in other news, Alex Bleeker & the Freaks (who also play both Woodsist fests) will release their second album, How Far Away, via Woodsist on May 28. You can stream a track from the LP, "Leave on the Light," below. They'll play a NYC record release show at Knitting Factory on the same day (5/28) with Spectre Folk and King Cyst. Tickets are on sale now.

All Alex Bleeker & the Freaks tour dates are listed, along with Woodsist Fest line-ups and song stream, below.

Continue reading "Real Estate added to Phillip Glass MHOW show, playing Woodist Fests in CA; Alex Bleeker & the Freaks ready new LP"

by Andrew Sacher

Grizzly Bear at Terminal 5 in 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Grizzly Bear

Grizzly Bear are still producing singles off of 2012's great Shields, and they've just made a video for "gun-shy," which was directed by Kris Moyes. Like their video for "Two Weeks," it shows their love of trippy, creepy body manipulation, but instead of warping their faces, this time they're picking their bodies apart with medical tools. Sick. Watch it go down below.

Like Deerhunter and TV on the Radio are doing in May, Grizzly Bear and Yeah Yeah Yeahs (who also like creepy imagery) are each curating and headlining ATPs in the UK. YYYs do it on May 4 and Grizzly Bear on May 5, less than a week before the TVOTR one. YYYs' lineup so far includes The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Black Lips, Anika, The Field, Dirty Beaches, King Khan and the Shrines, and Mick Harvey; and Grizzly Bear's includes Van Dyke Parks, the Walkmen, Tortoise, Real Estate, I Break Horses, and Cass McCombs. Tickets go on sale Thursday (1/31) at 9 AM.

ATP is part of Grizzly Bear's spring tour, which also includes other festivals like Primavera Sound, Coachella, and NYC's Governors Ball. A list of all GB dates and their new video below...

Continue reading "Grizzly Bear made a video for "gun-shy," curating ATP UK with Yeah Yeah Yeahs (line-up)"

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YLT 4

Once we decided to give all of this year's money to Sandy-related charities (last night's was Hoboken's volunteer first responders), it seemed especially appropriate to keep the opening acts close to home as well. With Real Estate, we managed to keep it close to everyone's home: formed in New Jersey, based in Brooklyn--the only thing missing was they don't seem quite so broken up about Dames closing their Hoboken location as we are. They played a beautiful set--had I been more on the ball I would have asked the name of that supercool long new song they did third.

When Alex Beeker sang his first lead vocal of the night on the second to last song of the set, he probably didn't realize the shock waves were going to still be reverberating a half hour later. But at least one person in the audience found it hilariously noteworthy: our next act of the evening, Todd Barry, who spent a minute or two questioning the set list. Just off the plane from Australia where he had performed at the Sydney Opera House, Todd announced his farewell appearance at Maxwell's, as henceforth he will be working exclusively at opera houses and palais. He will be missed. - [YLT]

For the fourth night (12/12) of their Hanukkah Week shows at Maxwell's, Yo La Tengo got fellow New Jerseyans Real Estate (who just played a hardware store in Williamsburg) plus comedian Todd Barry to open for them. Also, keeping up with the extra percussion trend we've seen all week (see Fred Armisen and The Feelies), Kid Millions of Oneida sat in on second drumkit for the entire set. Todd Barry, who can keep a beat himself, played drums in an encore cover of Blue Öyster Cult's "Burnin' for You." Martin Courtney of Real Estate came onstage to to sing the night's final song, "Our Way to Fall." The entire Hanukkah Night 4 setlist is below.

Last night's mix CD was by Shintaro Sakamoto and proceeds from the show went to Hoboken Volunteer Ambulance Corps. We've cleared the Hanukkah week hump -- any guesses on who will open for Yo La Tengo tonight (12/12)? UPDATE: It's El-P and John Oliver and YLT drummer Georgia Hubley made the mix CD.

Mix CD cover and Night 4 setlist below...

Continue reading "Real Estate and Todd Barry opened for Yo La Tengo, Shintaro Sakamoto made the mix CD; El-P & John Oliver open tonight"

by Fred Pessaro // BBG

Cleanup in Aisle 6: Real Estate @ Crest Hardware, 12/7/2012
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Despite a cold and rainy Metropolitan Ave greeting their fans, Real Estate's warm vibes took the damp chill off the evening, playing amongst socket wrenches, cans of paint and copper tubing this afternoon (12/7) at Williamsburg institution Crest Hardware. The show was part of the RCRDLBL's "Normal Crashing Tour" that puts bands in unusual places in cities across the country. Unusual places... you know, like the houseplant aisle at a hardware store.

The line was seemingly at capacity by the time I walked up at 5PM, and doors opened around 5:45 with the band taking to the stage slightly before 6PM. The vestibule of the store was packed to the gills, but the mellow mood of Real Estate's reverb-y jams made the oddity of a band in a home improvement store seem semi-normal. (Mind you this is a hardware store that has yearly popular art show). The band's sound is sunny, relaxing and comforting. The kind of jams that make you forget about the dreary downpour going down on a evening like tonight, and remind you to get a new set of keys made.

More pictures from Real Estate's Crest Hardware show are below.

Continue reading "Real Estate played Crest Hardware (pics, setlist)"

Autre Ne Veut @ 285 Kent - January 2011 (more by Erez Avissar)
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King Dude at WIERD, 4/11/2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
King Dude

today in NYC
* Vows @ Party XPO
* Daniel Higgs @ Zebulon
* Owen @ The Mercury Theatre
* Real Estate @ Crest Hardware
* Way Yes @ Etsy Holiday Shop
* Gem Club @ Etsy Holiday Shop
* Ingrid Michaelson @ Webster Hall
* Sun Airway, Historics @ Glasslands
* Nels Cline and Julian Lage @ The Stone
* K-Holes, Habibi, Yellow Dogs @ Union Pool
* Trust (DJ Set), Black Marble @ Glasslands
* Toots and the Maytals @ The Capitol Theatre
* Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert @ The Wellmont
* The Faint, Trust, Icky Blossoms @ Terminal 5
* Marina & The Diamonds, Icona Pop @ The Paramount
* The Pharmacy, Sleepies, Lost Boy? @ Shea Stadium
* Sinden, Cobra Krames, Mess Kid @ Santos Party House
* Tinsel Teeth, Lushes, Necking, Psychic Blood @ Death by Audio
* New Found Glory, The Story So Far, Candy Hearts @ Irving Plaza
* Autre Ne Veut, Mykki Blanco, Oneohtrix Point Never @ 285 Kent
* Video Daughters, Alien Father, In Buenos Aires @ Muchmore's
* The Dearloves, Slutever, Mannequin Pussy, Turnip King @ Big Snow
* High Highs, Last Bison, Kris Orlowski, Vassals @ Knitting Factory
* People Under the Stairs, Fat Tony, Bryant Dope @ Gramercy Theatre
* Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, Communist Daughter @ Bowery Ballroom
* Sightings, Martin Bisi, Gnaw, Heldin, Pants Exploder @ Littlefield
* Xylos, Cultfever, Modern Rivals, I Am Lightyear @ The Mercury Lounge
* Emily Wells, Devin, Swear and Shake, Live Footage @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
* 8mm, The Middle Eight, Sophie Et La Femme, Emily & The Complexes @ Pianos
* Psychic TV, Bryin Dall (performing Deconstructing Hank), King Dude @ Europa
* These Animals, Alex Vans, Stone Cold Fox, At The Moment @ The Bowery Electric
* Subsonics, The Living Kills, Loose Pistons, The Insomniacs @ The Grand Victory
* Man In A Crowd, The Ugly Club, Joanna Erdos & The Midnight Show, Barkhouse @ Cake Shop
* Tom Scharpling, Ted Leo + Pharmacists, Chris Elliot, John Hodgman, Jon Benjamin, Julie Klausner, Andrew W.K. @ The Bell House
* Stephin Merritt, Jonathan Franzen, Jonathan Ames, Wyatt Cenac, John Oliver, Eugene Mirman, Sarah Vowell, Gail Collins @ Sypmphony Space

They've announced the location of that free Real Estate show in Williamsburg. The band will play Crest Hardware at 5:30 PM. You can RSVP here but only the first 100 will get in. Good luck.

Mark Sultan has cancelled his Union Pool appearance tonight (that was to also feature Ex Humans and Pampers). The bill tonight is now K-Holes, Habibi and Yellow Dogs.

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Real Estate in a church in Brooklyn last month (more by Greg Cristman)
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Mini have teamed up with RCD LBL to present the Normal Crashing Tour, which brings a different band to a secret location in different US cities. The "tour" began in Chicago on Monday (12/3) with Twin Shadow and comes to Williamsburg, Brooklyn this Friday (12/7) at 5:30 for a free Real Estate show in a TBA location. More info on that show at the facebook event but RSVP is not required. The "tour" will also come to Austin and LA soon. Stay tuned.

In related news, Real Estate member Alex Bleeker (and The Freaks) will open the third of three shows in Deer Tick's upcoming Brooklyn Bowl residency, where Deer Tick will be performing an album and an EP in full each night. Alex is on board for the December 19 show where Deer Tick is doing Divine Providence and the Tim EP. Ian O'Neil of Deer Tick is also playing an opening set. Tickets for that show are still available, or you can also pick up a three night pass, which gains you access to all three shows, the first of which is tonight (12/5).

As mentioned, the other Real Estate side project Ducktails (led by Matt Mondanile) will play a guest-filled record release show for their new album, The Flower Lane, on January 23 at Le Poisson Rouge (tickets). Matt just dropped a new song off that album, "Letter of Intent," which features Jessa Farkas (of Future Shuttle) on vocals, Daniel Lopatin (Oneohtrix Point Never, Ford & Lopatin) on synth, and Joel Ford (Airbird, Ford & Lopatin) on bass. You can stream that song below. Jessa and Joel are both on board for the release show at LPR and it wouldn't be a surprise if Oneohtrix Point Never, who just played MoMA PS1 with Ducktails, shows up too.

Continue reading "Real Estate playing free Brooklyn show on Friday; Alex Bleeker opening for Deer Tick; Ducktails have a new song (stream)"

photos by Greg Cristman

Dirty Projectors / Real Estate @ St. Ann & the Holy Trinity, 11/17/2012
Dirty Projectors
Real Estate

Without the rhythm section, [Dirty Projectors'] meticulous vocal work was overwhelming. The songs seemed less tightly wound, voices filling up the tall room in a wash, punctuated only by the peculiar, skewed twang of Longstreth's guitar playing. The band skipped hits "Stillness Is the Move" and "Gun Has No Trigger." Instead, Swing Lo Magellan cuts like "See What She Seeing" and "Impregnable Question" stood out thanks to slower, more delicate interpretations. For the band's last song, Longstreth revived the title track from his 2007 Black Flag covers project, Rise Above. The song's opening lyrics evoked the spirit of the Occupy movement: "Jealous cowards try to control/ They distort what we say/ Try and stop what we do/ When they can't do it themselves." [Rolling Stone]
Dirty Projectors (David Longstreth, Amber Coffman and Haley Dekle), The Walkmen (Hamilton Leithauser, Walter Martin, and Peter Bauer), Cass McCombs, Devendra Banhart, Vampire Weekend, and Real Estate teamed up for a show of intimate acoustic sets at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity in Brooklyn on Saturday (11/17). The show was a benefit for Occupy Sandy, where all proceeds were donated.

More pictures from the benefit are below.

Continue reading "Dirty Projectors, Walkmen, Cass McCombs, Devendra Banhart, Vampire Weekend, Real Estate @ Occupy Sandy benefit (pics)"