Entries tagged with: Richard Hawley
It's that time of year again when folks start publishing their End of Year Best-Of lists. Almost always first out of the gates is UK-based Rough Trade Shops who dropped their 100 Best Albums of 2015 list today. Coming in at #1 was Bjork's devastatingly personal Vulnicura. And here's their Top 20:
1) Bjork - VulnicuraYou can check out Rough Trade Shops full Top 100 Albums of 2015 list below...
2) Father John Misty - I Love You Honeybear
3) Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I sit and Think and Sometimes I Just Sit
4) Ezra Furman - Perpetual Motion People
5) Max Richter - From Sleep
6) Wolf Alice - My Love is Cool
7) Kamasi Washington - The Epic
8) Royal Headache - High
9) Romare - Projections
10) Jamie XX - In Colour
11) John Grant - Grey Tickles, Black Pressure
12) Sufjan Stevens - Carrie and Lowell
13) Tame Impala - Currents
14) Nadine Shah - Fast Food
15) Wand - Golem
16) Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly
17) Django Django - Born Under Saturn
18) Tobias Jesso Jr - Goon
19) Georgia - S/T
20) Palma Violets - Danger in the Club
by Bill Pearis
Richard Hawley released his eighth album, Hollow Meadows, today (9/11) via Parlophone in the UK. It's his first album in three years (2012's Standing at Sky's Edge was his last) and he's not messing with his sound one bit here: a little Duane Eddy twang, some '50s glamour and "King of the Road" shabby chic, and a dab of Brylcreem. As always, at the center is Hawley's warm, smoky voice. It's good to hear it again. Pure class. You can stream the album via Rdio and watch the video for "Heart Of Oak" below.
Guests on the LP include his old Sheffield friend and Pulp bandmate Jarvis Cocker who plays Rheem Kee bass on "Nothing Like A Friend'" and Slow Club's Rebecca Taylor.
"There was a certain amount of science to it. An entire week of work experience students left the office thinking that cutting-edge music journalism in 2014 mostly involves calculating which bands have been mentioned most in NME in the past two years, then hunting out references to the bands that influenced those acts online and finally adding up the number of times each influence came up. This gave us a rough list which our editorial team - heads swimming with all of the bands that Wolf Alice (or whoever) have raved on about over 4am ciders - then took to the pub, tore into shreds, fought and shouted about and finally reconstructed in the rundown of 100 you see in the mag today. The Beatles didn't make it. Sorry." [NME[NME went ahead and listed who they think the 100 most influential musicians and bands are (their latest cover story). Radiohead topped the list. Read the rest with justifications at NME, or just look at their full list below...
Alt-J at Mercury Lounge in May (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Big day for award nominations. The Oscars announced theirs this morning and the Brit Awards just wrapped up their ceremony for 2013 nominations, with Emeli Sandé grabbing four and Mumford & Sons and Alt-J each getting three. All three of those artists were nominated for British Album of the Year, a list that also included Paloma Faith and Plan B. If you don't know, The Brits are basically the UK's equivalent of the Grammys, though nominees are all British apart from a few "International" awards.
Jessie Ware, Muse, and Adele each got two nominations, and single-digit noms went to Bat for Lashes, The xx, Richard Hawley and The Vaccines.
The entire 2013 Brit Awards nominees list is below.
UK music magazine Uncut put out their list of the top 75 albums of 2012. The top ten leans pretty heavy on long-running '60s/'70s survivors who put out new albums this year, but plenty of the list-topping regulars from newer acts are on there too, along with a few interesting surprises (Sun Araw, M Geddes Gengras & the Congos!). You can check out the full list below.
Q Magazine put out their Top 50 albums of 2012 list, choosing to do so in no particular order this year, making it more a pile than a list. Check out Q's picks in alphabetical order below.
Long-running UK music weekly NME has just published their Year-End issue and have named Tame Impala's Lonerism as album of the year, with Grimes, Frank Ocean, Crystal Castles and Alt-J rounding out the Top 5. Tame Impala offshoot Pond comes in at #7. Check out the entire Top 50 list below.
NME's Top 50 LPs of 2012 are listed below.
Jack White @ Radio City Music Hall, 9/30/2012 (more by Greg Cristman)
In addition to the Fleetwood Mac cover story (and Rumours cover CD that comes with it), the new issue of MOJO is the 2012 Year-End wrap-up with the best albums list which is topped by Jack White's Blunderbuss. Their list is definitely different than most, but also in line with the mag that puts the Beatles on the cover at least once a year. You can check out MOJO's Top 20 below.
It's that time of year already I guess. NME quizzed a whole bunch of artists about their favorite album of the year. Bat For Lashes chose Alt-J who recently won the Mercury Prize and who chose Polica as their favorite. That and more, if you can understand what they're saying, in the video, below....
Why yes, we have posted a lot of stuff already today. Here's some more
Mythbuster? More like Myrthbuster. TV personality Jamie Hyneman apparently abandoned his first born. Luckily, NYC has a history of taking your poor, your tired, and your mustachioed; baby Hyneman has taken up residence at the New York Aquarium. (confused?).
Shades of Scott Tenorman: Radiohead Fan Sells Cheating Girlfriend's Tickets Online, Gets Invited to Hang Out with Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul.
Morrissey is in NYC right now and appeared on Colbert.
Is Spotify's business model broken? Anybody pay for Spotify Premium? (editor's note: I do)
For those who like free stuff: We are giving away two tickets to see Menomena at Bowery Ballroom on October 11 on the BV Facebook Page as well as tickets to Dark Dark Dark and Emily Wells at LPR on 10/13 and to The Darkness at Terminal 5 on 10/21.
Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" "received more performances on U.S. radio and television than any other song in the BMI repertoire during 2011."
The Rolling Stones "are pleased to announce the WORLD EXCLUSIVE first airplay of the brand new single from The Rolling Stones, 'Doom And Gloom' will take place on Thursday October 11th at 8:15am. The single can be downloaded on the same day from iTunes."
Toro Y Moi has announced that he'll release a new album called Anything In Return on January 21st via Carpark Records.
Hey arty types: design Richard Hawley's Guitar Skin!
I swear we're not making any of this stuff up.
More stuff below...
by Bill Pearis
Django Django at Glasslands, March 2012 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
The shortlist for the 2012 Mercury Prize, an award voted on by a panel of music industry professionals and journalists honoring UK albums of the year, was just announced:
The Maccabees - Given to the WildOdds seem pretty good for Alt-J (who play Bowery Ballroom tonight), who have not only made a great album with An Awesome Wave, but also the kind of album the Mercury Prize voters like. Though, though we shouldn't count out Micheal Kiwanuka's Home Again or Jessie Ware's Devotion. Now in its 20th year, this year's Mercury Prize will be given out November 1. (I am rooting for Django Django.) Last year's winner was Let England Shake by PJ Harvey.
Jessie Ware - Devotion
Alt-J - An Awesome Wave
Richard Hawley - Standing at the Sky's Edge
Michael Kiwanuka - Home Again
Lianne La Havas - Is Your Love Big Enough
Ben Howard - Every Kingdom
Sam Lee - Ground of its Own
Field Music - Plumb
Django Django - S/T
Roller Trio - S/T
Plan B - Ill Manors
Rahzel at Tibet House benefit 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
today in NYC
* Whiplash @ UCB
* Cumbiagra @ Barbes
* Hot Tub @ Littlefield
* Sasha Allen @ Joe's Pub
* Ryan Raftery @ Joe's Pub
* Louis CK @ The Bell House
* Borts Minorts @ The Delancey
* Raphel McGregor Quintet @ Barbes
* Stone Temple Pilots @ The Paramount
* The Gowanus All-Stars @ The Rock Shop
* Daniel Wayne, Brian Olive @ Union Hall
* Maia, PillotLuke Rathborne @ Cake Shop
* Joseph Arthur & Teddy Thompson @ City Winery
* Meek Mill, Rockie Fresh, Black Cobain @ Irving Plaza
* The Dikes of Holland, The Numerators @ Death By Audio
* Sinkane, Chandeliers, Miho Hatori (New Optimism) @ Zebulon
* Taurus, Sunny Ali & The Kid, Appomattox, Vensaire @ Glasslands
* The Campilongo Quartet with Erik Deutsch, Jeff Hill, Tony Mason @ Living Room
* Apollo Heights, The Dead Exs, Baby Teardrops, The Great American Novel @ Mercury Lounge
* Masta Ace, Stricklin, Marco Polo, Rahzel, DJ JS-1, Large Professor, Sadat X @ Highline Ballroom
Tonight's Hot Tub at Littlefield features Kristen Schaal, musical guest Ted Leo, Sara Schaefer, Jeffrey Joseph, Matt Koff, and guest host Adam Newman.
Louis CK is doing three shows at The Bell House tonight!
For lovers of something different, one-of-a-kind performance artist Borts Minorts plays The Delancey as part of his "fare-thee-well NYC" extravaganza tonight. It's free, Borts is on at 10 PM.
BrooklynVegan photo exhibit "480 Pixels" is up at 92YTribeca through September 6th. Stop by and check it out!
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Richard Hawley made a video for "Down in the Woods" from his new album Standing at the Sky's Edge. You can watch that below.
today in NYC
* Whiplash @ UCB
* Marc Ribot @ Iridium
* Brain Cloud @ Barbes
* Chicha Libre @ Barbes
* Craig Finn Live at Drew's (NJ)
* Joe Budden @ Irving Plaza
* Todd Rundgren @ City Winery
* Prodigy with Papoose, Sam Scarfo @ SOB's
* Gabriel Kahane @ Rockwood Music Hall
* Reckless Sons, Happy Lives @ Cake Shop
* Father Figures, Relatives, Chives @ Zebulon
* Hey Battlefield, Dear Lions @ Mercury Lounge
* Thieving Irons, Sean Bones, Mesiko @ The Rock Shop
* Milk, Alicia, Pictures of Then, Jeremy Parise @ Pianos
* Black Marble, Plastic Flowers, Young Boys @ The Delancey
* Reverend Vince Anderson & His Love Choir @ Union Pool
* The Life & Times, Me You Us Them, Appomattox @ Knitting Factory
* Aeroplane Pageant, Gross Relations, Such Hounds, Plates of Cake @ Glasslands
* Matt Pryor of The Get Up Kids, The Front Bottoms, Brian Bonz @ The Studio at Webster
* Pharmacy, Red Dwarf, Puppies, Snack Machine (mem of Mixel Pixel) @ DeathByAudio
* Tony Scherr Trio with Anton Fier & Rob Jost, Jim Campilongo Electric Trio with Stephan Crump, Tony Mason @ Living Room
* Hot Tub with Kurt Braunohler, Alex Koll, Matt Koff, Found Footage Festival, Molly Knefel, musical guest Nicole Atkins @ Littlefield
Check out our interview with Gabriel Kahane who plays Rockwood Music Hall tonight.
Did you hear This Will Destroy You on the Oscars?
Tomorrow/Tuesday is our free screening of "Boy" at Knitting Factory.
Watch the video for Arctic Monkeys' - "You And I" (featuring Richard Hawley), below...
"Exit Through the Gift Shop, the first film by renowned graffiti artist Banksy, became the hottest ticket at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival where it made its world debut. Banksy is a graffiti artist with a global reputation whose work can be seen on walls from post--hurricane New Orleans to the separation barrier on the Palestinian West Bank. Fiercely guarding his anonymity to avoid prosecution, Banksy has so far resisted all attempts to be captured on film. Exit Through the Gift Shop tells the incredible true story of how an eccentric French shop keeper turned documentary maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner with spectacular results. The film contains exclusive footage of Banksy, Shepard Fairey, Invader and many of the worlds most infamous graffiti artists at work, on walls and in interview. As Banksy describes it, Its basically the story of how one man set out to film the un--filmable. And failed"Want to check out the tongue-in-cheek documentary before it hits theaters? BrooklynVegan readers are invited to a free screening at Knitting Factory in Brooklyn this Sunday, 4/11 @ 5pm (doors at 4). No RSVP necessary. Just show up. There will be seats (125 of them) - first come, first served. Some standing room in the back if it fills. First 50 people through the door also get a poster. Check out the Richard Hawley-soundtracked trailer below...
The December issue of Q Magazine is an 'Artists Of The Century' special edition, covering all of the acts that the fine staff of the good ship Q feel are the most important of the century so far. As befitting a special edition of the UK best selling music monthly requires a special cover was commissioned world renowned photographer John Wright has spent over a year shooting 34 artists to fit on triple fold out cover.What do you get when you throw Pitchfork's favorite albums in a blender with NME's? Q's favorite albums of 2009 are (questionable & very UK-centric and) listed below..
The issue is packed to the gills with pieces written by Russell Brand on Noel Gallagher, Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis on Coldplay and Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme on The Arctic Monkeys. In addition it also includes exclusive interviews and photos from the likes of Amy Winehouse, Dizzee Rascal, U2, Dave Grohl, Lily Allen, Rihanna, Sir Paul McCartney, Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, Brandon Flowers from The Killers, Elbow's Guy Garvey, Pink, Muse's Matt Bellamy, Murdoc from Gorillaz, The Kings Of Leon, Mark Ronson, Mika, Nick Cave, Robert Plant, Florence Welch, Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol and Tom Chaplin of Keane.
Soulsavers will follow the August 18 release of their third full-length album, Broken, with a headlining North American tour that kicks off September 6 in Portland, OR.The NYC show on the tour will take place at Bowery Ballroom on September 22nd (assuming it doesn't get cancelled first). Tickets for the NYC show go on sale at noon. All dates below...
Broken features the return of Mark Lanegan [Queens of the Stone Age, Screaming Trees] on vocals and includes duets with Spiritualized's Jason Pierce ("Pharaoh's Chariot"), Faith No More frontman Mike Patton ("Unbalanced Pieces") and Gibby Haynes of the Butthole Surfers ("Death Bells"). Also appearing on the album are Richard Hawley (backing vocals on "Shadows Fall"), Australian newcomer Red Ghost (Rosa Agostino) and studio bassist Martyn LeNoble (Porno For Pyros, Jane's Addiction).
Joining Machin and Lanegan on the road will be guitarist Rich Warren [Spiritualized] and bassist Martyn LeNoble [Porno For Pyros, Janes Addiction].
photos by Tim Griffin
DeVotchKa @ Webster Hall - January 24, 2009
1. Death Cab For Cutie - "Love Song" (Cure cover)
2. Katy Perry - "Black And Gold" (Sam Sparro cover)
3. DeVotchKa - "Hot Burrito #1" (Flying Burrito Brothers cover)
4. Department Of Eagles - "Love Me" (Elvis Presley cover)
5. Jessica Lea Mayfield - "Words Of Love" (Buddy Holly cover)
6. Ben Bridwell - "Your Love Is Forever" (George Harrison cover)
7. Kate Tucker - "I'm On Fire" (Bruce Springsteen cover)
8. Rogue Wave - "Maps" (Yeah Yeah Yeahs cover)
9. A.C. Newman - "Take On Me" (a-ha cover)
10. Jem - "Yellow" (Coldplay cover)
11. Richard Hawley - "Early Morning Rain" (Gordon Lightfoot cover)
12. Daniel Martin Moore - "I Hear Music" (Billie Holiday cover)
13. She & Him - "I Put A Spell On You" (Screamin' Jay Hawkins cover)
14. Lila Downs - "My One And Only Love" (Frank Sinatra cover)
The above cover art and tracklist is from the previously-mentioned Starbucks Sweetheart CD they're putting out this year for Valentine's Day.
The makers of track #3, DeVotchKa, recently announced some dates with Les Clapool, played an NPR-streamable show in Philly on Friday, and played Webster Hall in NYC one night later (1/24). More pictures from that show below...
She was happy in her own way, shy and introspected, with the crowd and seemed like she gave us a last minute gift for how quiet we were for her. She whispered her guitarist and soon after he started playing their new song that has been hitting every blog around these days, her cover of Guns N' Roses's "Sweet Child of Mine". It was definitely the best moment of the show. [Curtains On @ Hiro Ballroom]Taken By Trees - 2008 Tour Dates
28 February - Roxy Los Angeles CA
01 March - Great American Music Hall San Francisco CA
04 March - Triple Door Seattle WA
P.S. Watch video from Richard Hawley's show at Other Music below....
The latest video from Richard Hawley....
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Phosphorescent @ Sound Fix, Brooklyn, NY - Dec 13, 2007 (CRED)
Richard Hawley @ Other Music, NYC - Dec 3, 2007 (CRED)
The Bowery show Saturday night was the first night of that tour and he had the crowd right where he wanted from minute one. The show was a lot like his Sin-e performance in March of last year. Hawley is a pro, as are his ace backing band, and his velvet croon was in perfect form. It was such a class act, it's one of the few times I wish the show had been somewhere like Joe's Pub, which would have been the perfect place to see him. (He's actually played there before, solo acoustic in July 2005 -- his only other NYC show was the Sin-e gig.) And we only got one song from Late Night Final ("Something Is"), and none from Lowedges or his debut. But when the mirrorball came on for his waltz-time single, "Hotel Room," it was one of those perfect moments where you felt happy to be just where you are. [Sound Bites sums it up]Ted Leo @ Music Hall, Brooklyn, NY - Dec 5, 2007 (CRED)
* The Word plays Terminal 5
* RZA plays Hiro Ballroom
* Nas is at Hammerstein Ballroom
* Yacht Rock plays Knitting Factory
* Talib Kweli is playing Highline Ballroom
* Bogmen are playing Nokia Theatre
* Jeffrey Lewis is playing Cake Shop
* Jason Trachtenburg is playing Sidewalk Cafe
* Patti Smith plays Bowery Ballroom
* Agnostic Front & Hatebreed play Irving Plaza
* The New York Dolls play two shows at Irving Plaza
* Clutch plays two shows at Starland Ballroom
* Bouncing Souls play some shows in NJ & elsewhere
* The Forms & Graham Smith are playing a benefit @ Union Hall
* Mighty Mighty Bosstones are playing 6 shows
All the above shows are happening between Christmas and New Years. Actual New Years Eve shows are listed HERE.
Phosphorescent at Sound Fix and Richard Hawley at Bowery Ballroom where two of my favorites shows in December - both of which I forgot to post about afterwards. I wasn't actually at the Hawley Other Music show, but I liked the above pic of it better than any I saw from Bowery. Speaking of Other Music, they posted the video from the No Age in-store. Speaking of No Age, they're touring with Liars (Brooklyn show = 2/9 @ Warsaw) (and 2/11 @ ?).
I really loved No Country For Old Men. Have you seen it? Have you seen Juno, The Great Debaters, Walk Hard, or There Will Be Blood yet? What about the new Batman trailer? Are you excited for The Hobbit?
What else? Some videos below....
The Clean @ Other Music, NYC - Nov 26, 2007 (CRED)
Tinariwen @ Other Music, NYC - Nov 27, 2007 (CRED)
Did you want to catch Celebration at Other Music last week, but didn't? The Clean? Tinariwen? Will you not make it to Richard Hawley tonight? Well, now thanks to the magic of high-quality streaming video, you won't have missed anything. "Live at Other Music" kicks off with the October St. Vincent performance. Beautiful
Tinariwen @ Oya Festival, Norway, 2007 (CRED)
Tinariwen - Wednesday, November 28 @ 8PMThat means....
Celebration - Friday, November 30 @ 9PM
Richard Hawley - Monday, December 3 @ 8PM
White Williams - Thursday, December 6 @ 8PM
Nov 27 - Tinariwen @ Highline Ballroom (How was the show?)
Nov 28 - Tinariwen @ Other Music (TODAY!)
Nov 28 - Celebration @ Bowery Ballroom (TODAY!) (win tix)
Nov 30 - Celebration @ Other Music
Dec 01 - Richard Hawley @ Bowery Ballroom (excited) (not sold out yet)
Dec 03 - Richard Hawley @ Other Music (double excited) (all dates)
Dec 04 - White Williams & Dirty Projectors @ Bowery Ballroom (triple excited) (tix)
Dec 06 - White Williams @ Other Music (all dates)
Dev 18 - Celebration @ Crash Mansion (with comedians)
A few new Dirty Projectors dates, below...
"Arctic Monkeys have teamed up with Richard Hawley for a duet. They have recorded a version of 'Bad Woman', a cover of Pat Farrell And The Believers' 1969 track. It will feature as a B-side on their forthcoming single 'Teddy Picker', which is released on December 3". [NME]
Richard Hawley in Barcelona, Oct 27, 2007 (CRED)