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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)
Real Estate

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
Real Estate

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)
ANV

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)
Real Estate

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)"

Occupy Sandy

Occupy Sandy is presenting a benefit show with acoustic performances by Real Estate, Vampire Weekend, Devendra Banhart, Cass McCombs, The Walkmen members Hamilton Leithauser, Walter Martin, and Peter Bauer, and Dirty Projectors members David Longstreth, Amber Coffman and Haley Dekle on Saturday (11/17) at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity (157 Montague St.) in Brooklyn Heights. It's a day show which runs from noon to 5 PM. Tickets are on sale (suggested donation of $30 minimum) now and all proceeds will go to Occupy Sandy who has been doing great work around the city since Hurricane Sandy.

The flyer is below...

Continue reading "Real Estate, Vampire Weekend, Cass McCombs, Walkmen, Dirty Projectors & more playing Occupy Sandy benefit (on sale)"

by Bill Pearis

Ducktails

When Real Estate signed to Domino last year, the label also signed its members' projects, including Alex Bleeker and the Freaks and Ducktails (Matt Mondanile). The latter, which began as Mondanile solo sound experiments, has morphed into a much more traditional five-piece rock (including members of Big Troubles) band that will release their Domino debut, The Flower Lane, in January 2013. The album was recorded over the summer with producer Al Carlson (Peaking Lights, Oneohtrix Point Never).

You can stream the electric piano driven title track below, and check out the album's tracklisting as well.

Continue reading "Ducktails releasing Domino debut in January (stream a track)"

words and photos by Fred Pessaro // BBG, more photos by James Richards IV and Chase Turner

Vampire Weekend/Ty Segall/Araabmuzik crowd - Pitchfork Fest 2012
Pitchfork Festival 2012
Pitchfork Festival 2012
AraabMuzik

Thank god for the Chicago Transit Authority. Several "cooling stations" (city buses) that provided respite from the onslaught of heat and humidity at the third day of Pitchfork 2012 in Chicago's Union Park (7/15), a weather pattern which replaced the previous days' periodic downpours. The heat, combined with squirt guns & bikini tops, helped create the perfect setting for performances from the sunny tennis-sweater rock of Vampire Weekend and dream pop of the oh-so-aptly named Beach House.

Random thoughts on the day: Personal highlights for me included a stretch of bands that were unfortunately all clustered across the three stages in the afternoon: Milk Music, Iceage, The Men, Ty Segall, Thee Oh Sees and Chavez. From catching moments of Kendrick Lamar on the Blue Stage, it was proven to me that he's an excellent live performer, a sentiment clearly echoed by Lady Gaga (who looked on during his set). Onohtrix Point Never's material is compelling, but doesnt fit well on an outdoor festival stage. And it's confirmed, this reviewer still detests Vampire Weekend.

Vampire Weekend uber-fans
Pitchfork Festival 2012

Pictures from the third and final day of Pitchfork 2012 are below, including pictures of all bands mentioned above, as well as King Krule, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Araabmuzik, and The Field. If you didnt make it to Chicago, maybe you streamed it? If you haven't been keeping up with our coverage, make sure to check out pictures from day one (one set HERE, another HERE) and day two (HERE and HERE) along with video from the festival to complete your desktop Pitchfork Festival experience. Hopefully from an ice cold room.

Continue reading "Pitchfork Fest 2012 day 3 in pics (Vampire Weekend, Thee Oh Sees, Ty Segall, Beach House, Araabmuzik, & more)"

shittychandelier with a pitchfork
Pitchfork

If the many artists playing the Pitchfork Festival in Chicago this weekend, only a few will be part of the webcast on Pitchfork's Youtube Channel. Check out the schedule (in Chicago time I assume), and the stream itself, below...

Continue reading "Pitchfork Festival 2012 livestream webcast schedule"

Fun Fun Fun Fest

After teasing folks with a few names here and there -- like Run DMC most recently -- Austin's annual Fun Fun Fun Fest (Nov 2 - 4) has revealed it's full line-up, including Public Image Ltd, De La Soul, Superchunk, Santigold, Refused, X peforming Los Angeles, and lots, lots more. 3-day passes go on sale at 10AM CST.

Full FFF Fest lineup is below.

Continue reading "Fun Fun Fun Fest full lineup (De La Soul, Refused, Fucked Up, Public Image Ltd, Santigold, Sharon Van Etten, Rakim, X, Converge, Japandroids & more)"

The Drums at Surf Lodge during Memorial Day Weekend (via)
The Drums

Montauk's Surf Lodge, a restaurant, hotel and sometimes concert venue booked by C3 (Lollapalooza, ACL), have partnered with SPIN for two shows this summer. Dirty Projectors will play the venue on June 30 and Real Estate on July 7. It's about a three-hour drive from NYC, but is a great vacation spot, so if you're hoping to see these bands and want an excuse to go to the Hamptons, this would be a good time. Hopefully you won't have any memory-erasing experiences while you're there.

In related news, the Surf Lodge is no longer owned by Edgemere Montauk, LLC. Curbed Hamptons reports that it was recently sold to Michael Walrath's investmenet company, Montauk Properties, LLC. The lodge has also got a new team to help revitalize their guestrooms, landscaping, menu, juices, music, workout and more. The Summer 2012 Concert Series is being overseen by GrandLife's Tommy Saleh and Mandy Brooks. That series kicked off over Memorial Day Weekend with a show by The Drums. The photo above is from that show. No word on what other shows will go down this summer yet (besides Dirty Projectors and Real Estate).

The War on Drugs and Dean & Britta also have a show coming up in Long Island.

Dirty Projectors also have other upcoming shows including two in NYC: MHOW on 7/9 and Prospect Park on 7/10, the latter of which you can win tickets to.

Real Estate have other shows too, including a NYC show at Webster hall on August 11 with R. Stevie Moore and Andrew Cedermark. Tickets for that show are still available.

Updated lists of dates for both bands are below...

Continue reading "Dirty Projectors and Real Estate (separately) playing Montauk's The Surf Lodge, where The Drums just played"

Real Estate at Coachella 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Real Estate

As mentioned, Real Estate are set to kick off a North American tour this summer, not long after they play Pitchfork Festival in Chicago. That tour includes the previously discussed NYC show at Webster Hall on August 11, to which tickets are still on sale.

You'll be able to catch Real Estate in the NYC-area even sooner than that when they play a hometown (before they moved to Brooklyn) show in Ridgewood, NJ at the Kasschau Memorial Shell on June 24 with fellow Ridgewood bands Toasted Plastic and Spook Houses. The show is a benefit for the Nick Currey Fund and it is free but donations are appreciated. Advance $15 donations will gain you VIP access and enter you into a drawing for autographed Real Estate merchandise.

Updated dates are listed below, along with a Real Estate song stream.

Continue reading "Real Estate playing a free benefit show in NJ before tour"

Real Estate drummer Jackson Pollis @ Coachella (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Jackson

Real Estate, who "recently released a 7" flexi disc for brand new track 'In My Car' along with Domino label mates Dirty Projectors, Cass McCombs and John Maus as part of a zine / flexi package entitled Smugglers Way", support the Shins at Terminal 5 tomorrow night (5/1, sold out), And though that date isnt even here, Real Estate have already scheduled their return to the NYC stage as part of a bunch of just-announced August dates. Real Estate will headline Webster Hall on August 11th, tickets go on AMEX presale at noon on 5/2 and regular sale on Friday.

Watch Real Estate's entire Coachella set HERE. All dates are listed below...

Continue reading "Real Estate announce dates, headlining Webster Hall"

photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

dolphin rider / Wild Flag / At the Drive-In
Coachella 2012 - Day 3
Coachella 2012 - Day 3
Coachella 2012 - Day 3

"Weekend one of Coachella 2012 not only confirmed rock fans' rabid appetite for live music but reminded the music industry that the past is a lot closer than it used to be. There were no rock acts from the 1960s or early '70s on the bill. The look back was dedicated to Coachella's continuing affection for reuniting British bands from the late '70s and early '80s--this year, it was Buzzcocks, James, Madness, Pulp and Squeeze. Other reuniting bands on the bill included American alt-rock bands Firehose, Mazzy Star and At the Drive-In; and Refused, a punk group from Sweden that hadn't been heard from since 1998. One could argue that the "appearance" by the late Shakur was an admission that to become a musical force again, West Coast rap needs a resurrection. Though the beats conceived and developed by Dr. Dre, Shakur, Snoop Dogg and others are now woven into rock and pop's vocabulary, rap had little presence at Coachella 2012, save for the ingenuity of the late Sunday-night oldies show.

And if there was any doubt that electronic dance music is a dominating force, even if it's still underappreciated by the mainstream, Swedish House Mafia and Justice played the main stage. The big tent dedicated to dance music was rarely less than filled to a boisterous overflow." [Wall Street Journal]

It's actually hard to believe that after all that went on over the weekend THE EXACT SAME COACHELLA IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN AGAIN. But back to last weekend for a second...

You already saw pictures from Friday and Saturday, video of an idiot falling off a wooden structure, watched Frank Ocean's set, and Azealia Banks's. The Weeknd's too. You saw Refused's setlist and some videos. You already know what At The Drive-In played on Sunday, and streamed their set in full after you were done watching Real Estate's and M83's, not to mention parts of Bon Iver's and Andrew Bird's. You're already well aware that Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg and many special guests headlined on Sunday, and you even saw the pictures of them and watched the Tupac hologram video. Now here are the rest of the Sunday pictures, and they continue, below....

Continue reading "Coachella 2012 Day 3 pics -- ATDI, Wild Flag, Justice, Hives, Weeknd, Fitz, Company Flow, Florence & the Machine & more)"

Asobi Seksu @ Fun Fun Fun Fest 2011 (more by Tim Griffin)
Asobi

today in NYC
* Whiplash @ UCB
* Hot Tub @ Littlefield
* War @ BB King's
* Todd Barry & more @ Cornelia St. Cafe
* Kraftwerk @ Museum of Modern Art
* Bad Veins, Jeff Klein @ Mercury Lounge
* Neon Trees, Devin, APT @ Bowery Ballroom
* Mayer Hawthorne, The Stepkids @ Webster Hall
* Francois K, Four Tet (DJ set) @ Cielo
* Kung Fu, Biodiesel, Sonic Spank @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Desert Sharks , Diavel, Dead Stars, NT @ Glasslands
* Reverend Vince Anderson & His Love Choir @ Union Pool
* Comedy Central Corporate Retreat @ UCB East
* Surgeons In Heat, Grand Rapids, Jaabs, Indians @ Pianos
* Dan Neustadt plays Pearl Jam's "Ten" @ Knitting Factory
* Steven Bernstein's Millenial Territroy Orchestra @ The Stone
* Asobi Seksu, North Highlands, Little,Big, Sara Benincasa @ Highline Ballroom
* Arvid Noe, Sediment Club, Celestial Shore, Fat History Month @ Death By Audio
* Fair To Midland, Dead Letter Circus, Lionize, Jolly, Ever Forthright @ The Studio at Webster Hall
* The Squaws, Spirit Family Reunion, Babydude, Cassandra Jenkins, The Cabin Sisters @ The Bowery Electric
* Rachel Dratch, Edie Falco, Victor Garber, Mariska Hargitay, Richard Kind, Jesse L. Martin, Matthew Modine, John Oliver, Ron Rifkin, Amy Ryan, Mark Sanchez, cast members from The Book of Mormon, The Our Time Kids, and more @ NYU Skirball Center

Asobi Seksu headline a Planned Parenthood benefit at Highline Ballroom tonight.

Kraftwerk continues its MoMA run with a performance of The Mix.

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Coachella is over. Check out pics from Saturday when Andrew Bird played (watch him perform "It's Not Easy Being Green" at the fest at BV Chicago). Watch Real Estate's set in full, below...

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Real Estate photos by Caroline Marchildon

The Shins at LPR last month (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
The Shins

As mentioned, The Shins (who are part of the just-announced Lollapalooza lineup) are heading out on tour in support of their recently released LP, Port of Morrow. That tour hits NYC at Terminal 5 for three shows. The openers for those shows have been announced and it's St. Lucia on 4/29, Chairlift on 4/30, and Real Estate on 5/1. The show with St. Lucia is sold out but tickets for the other two shows are available. We're also giving away a pair of tickets to the 4/30 show with Chairlift. Details on how to enter to win tix are with all tour dates below.

Meanwhile, Chairlift has other dates coming up including a headlining show at Webster Hall on May 8. Tickets for that show are still on sale. Like The Shins, Chairlift are also playing Lollapalooza this year.

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Real Estate @ the 40 Watt in Athens, GA - April 7, 2012
Real Estate

Real Estate, who played the 40 Watt in Athens on Saturday and are in Austin tonight, have other upcoming dates too, including a tour with Twerps and two other dates with The Shins in Boston and Philly.

All tour dates, contest details and more pictures from Real Estate's Georgia show, below....

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by Bill Pearis

Bonfire Nights
Bonfire Nights

The annual post-SXSW Aussie BBQ is happening March 25 at the Bell House in Brooklyn, with a whopping 14 performers throughout the all-day event: Big Scary, Bonfire Nights, Busby Marou, Jonti, Jordie Lane, Oh Mercy, The Jefferson, Teeth & Tongue, Voltaire Twins, Wazu, Luluc, Pets with Pets, Traveller & Fortune, and Saskia Sansom.

Oh Mercy
Oh Mercy

With the only determining factor being country of origin, it's a disparate lineup, ranging from gentle folk (Jordie Lane, Luluc, Traveller & Fortune and Saskia Sansom), wide appeal pop (Big Scary, The Jefferson), psych rock (Bonfire Nights, Pets with Pets), synth/glitch/electro (Voltaire Twins, Jonti, Wazu), indiepop (Oh Mercy) and Teeth & Tongue, who is a little like Anna Calvi. Literally something for everyone. Unless all you like is jazz or metal or some other genre not listed above.

At the bottom of this post there's videos and music streams for every artist on the bill. Tickets are $12 -- that's less than a dollar per band. Pretty good deal and a fun way to spend a Sunday.

In addition to playing SXSW and the Aussie BBQ, Big Scary and Teeth & Tongue are going on more extensive North American dates (though not together) and those dates can be found at the bottom of this post. For Big Scary they included gigs at Mercury Lounge and Glasslands.

You can also grab a Big Scary tracks as part of a free mixtape they're giving away on Bandcamp, and as part of a free Family Records SXSW 2012 mixtape. The mixtape also contains songs by Savoir Adore, We Are Augustines and 10 others.

Twerps
The Twerps

While not part of the BBQ, Australia's Twerps (who made one of my favorite albums of 2012) will be over for SXSW too. After Austin, they're coming to New York for two shows:  March 29 at 285 Kent with Ducktails and March 30 at Mercury Lounge with The Mad Scene. After playing here, Twerps hit the road with Real Estate for an extensive North American tour and those dates are at the bottom of this post, along with a new video for album track "Through the Day."

Speaking of Hamish Kilgour (who is in the The Mad Scene), The Clean also just announced dates that bring them to Le Poisson Rouge this year.

Click through for videos and streams by all the Aussie BBQ bands, plus tour dates for Big Scary, Teeth & Tongue, and Twerps.

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