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More details have finally been announced for the Arthur Russell tribute album thatt he Red Hot organization is putting out. The album's being released on YepRoc on October 21, and is now titled Master Mix: Red Hot + Arthur Russell (it was initially announced that it'd be called This Is How We Walk on the Moon). The acts involved -- Hot Chip, Robyn, Blood Orange, Jose Gonzalez, Sufjan Stevens, VEGA INTL (aka Neon Indian's Alan Palomo) and many more -- are as diverse as Russell's work, which included heartbreaking acoustic/cello ballads and ahead-of-it's-time dance music.

The compilation is the latest in the benefit album series for Red Hot, which has been raising AIDS and HIV awareness for nearly 25 years, and has put out Dark Was the Night, Red Hot + Rio and many others.

Full tracklist, plus a behind-the-scenes video with Hot Chip (who cover "Go Bang" by Russell's group Dinosaur L) and a YouTube mix of classic Russell tracks, below...

Continue reading "Arthur Russell tribute LP details revealed (ft. Hot Chip, Robyn, Blood Orange, Sufjan Stevens & more) (tracklist, video)"

Royksopp at Webster Hall in 2009 (more by Erez Avissar)
Royksopp

As discussed, Royksopp & Robyn are touring together this year in support of their collaborative Do It Again mini-LP. The tour hits NYC for a show on Pier 97 on August 20. That show is sold out, but Royksopp will also be playing a smaller NYC show without Robyn the night before at Output (8/19). Opening that show is Justin Miller, and tickets are on sale now.

Updated dates are listed below...

Continue reading "Royksopp playing Output during tour w/ Robyn (dates)"

Robyn in Austin in 2012 (more by Tim Griffin)
Robyn

As previously discussed, Robyn and Royksopp are putting out a collaborative mini-LP and touring together this year. That tour includes stops in NYC, Chicago, and other North American cities, and a Toronto date was recently added too for August 25 at TD Echo Beach. If you'll be in Toronto for that show, you can get tickets in the BrooklynVegan presale starting today (5/8) at 10 AM. Password: BVEGAN. Updated dates are listed below.

Since we last spoke, more details on the mini-LP have arisen, including the lyric video for the title track, "Do It Again," and another clip of "Monument," which premiered in a recent Volvo commercial. You can watch that lyric video and Volvo commercial, along with the updated list of dates, below...

Continue reading "Robyn & Rokysopp in Volvo commercial, have a new lyric video +++ BrooklynVegan presale for Toronto (updated dates)"

Robyn in Austin in 2012 (more by Tim Griffin)
Robyn

As previously announced, collaborators Robyn and Royksopp are going on a tour together that hits NYC at new summer venue Pier 97 on August 20 (sold out). Now they've announced they're releasing a collaborative mini-album, Do It Again (due out 5/26 via Cherrytree/Interscope) and released a snippet of its opening song "Monument."

You can listen to the new clip, with the EP tracklist and list of tour dates, below...

Continue reading "Robyn & Royksopp releasing a mini-LP before tour, post clip"

digital rendering of Pier 97...
Pier 97

As we mentioned in the Robyn / Roykskopp tour announcement post, NYC is getting a new summer venue this year, Pier 97, a 5,000+ capacity venue which will be booked by Live Nation and part of Hudson River Park. It's located on the Hudson River at 57th St. That's a digital version of what it will look like, above.

In addition to the Robyn/Royksopp show on August 20, there's also a Thievery Corporation show on August 15, and others which are listed below, plus more TBA. Tickets for all Pier 97 shows go on sale Friday (4/11) at noon, except the Thievery Corporation show which goes on sale Friday, April 18 at 10 AM.

Hopefully they have more luck than Bowery Presents did with Pier 26 which won't be returning this year due to noise complaints.

Initial list of Pier 97 shows below...

Continue reading "new NYC summer venue Pier 97 initial schedule & tix info"

Robyn at Way Out West 2011 (more)
Robyn

As discussed, Robyn and Royksopp are going on tour together this year, and playing NYC at new summer venue Pier 97 on August 20 (part of Hudson River Park). Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (4/11) at noon, and there's a BrooklynVegan presale starting today (4/9) at noon. Password: "SWEDES". Enter the password at Ticketmaster in order to be able to buy tickets. If you miss out on getting tix in the BV preasle, there's also Citi Cardmember and Live Nation/LN Mobile App presales starting Thursday (4/10) at 10 AM.

A bunch of other shows go on presale today at noon too.

Robyn

Swedish pop singer Robyn and her Norwegian collaborators Royksopp are working on new material and they've now announced dates for their upcoming international tour. The tour brings them to NYC for a show at new summer venue Pier 97 on August 20. No details on the new venue have been released yet, but Pier 97 (located around W. 55th) is part of Hudson River Park (which has already done summer concerts on other piers). Stay tuned for more about NYC shows happening in this location this summer.

UPDATE: NYC ticket info and "BrooklynVegan presale" password info, HERE.

UPDATE 2: More dates were added, and we're also hosting a Toronto presale.

All dates are listed, with the tour trailer, below...

Continue reading "Robyn & Royksopp touring, playing new NYC summer venue Pier 97 (dates)"

by Bill Pearis

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As mentioned, Neneh Cherry will release Blank Project, her first solo album in 18 years, next week (2/25) via Smalltown Supersound. Produced by Four Tet, the record is stripped down, raw, and live, letting Cherry's still powerful voice carry most of the weight. Some of it even recall her early years in postpunk bands Rip Rig & Panic and Float Up CP, and Robyn shows up on "Out of the Black" for guest vocals. You can stream the Robyn collaboration and a couple other tracks below, or listen to the whole thing via NPR.

Speaking of, Four Tet plays a NYC's Terminal 5 this Saturday (2/22) with Martyn (live) and Anthony Naples (DJ). Tickets are still available.

Neneh Cherry streams below...

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Sasquatch

Sasquatch! Music Festival is returning for two weekends in 2014 to The Gorge in Quincy, Washington, and the lineups (which are different both weekends) have just been announced. The May lineup (5/23 - 5/25, aka Memorial Day Weekend) includes Outkast, The National, Queens of the Stone Age, M.I.A., Haim, Neko Case, Foals, Cut Copy, Violent Femmes, Elbow, Mogwai, Tyler the Creator, Chance the Rapper, Rudimental, Phantogram, tUnE-yArDs, First Aid Kit, Rodriguez, AlunaGeorge, Panda Bear, Phosphorescent, Bob Mould, Washed Out, Austra, Parquet Courts, Deafheaven, Big Freedia, Liars, Waxahatchee, Tacocat, Princess (feat. Maya Rudolph), Bridget Everett, Eric Andre and more.

The July lineup (7/4 - 7/6, aka Independence Day Weekend) includes Soundgarden, Kraftwerk, New Order, Frank Ocean, Royksopp + Robyn, Neutral Milk Hotel, Spoon, Broken Bells, Tegan & Sara, Local Natives, Gogol Bordello, Rhye, Black Angels, Deltron 3030, The Horrors, Junip, The Notwist, Kurt Vile, Talib Kweli, of Montreal, Action Bronson, Punch Brothers, Sharon Van Etten, Casey Veggies, RL Grime, Fuck Buttons, Courtney Barnett, Cloud Nothings, Foxygen, Palma Violets, Mikal Cronin, Mac DeMarco, Jon Hopkins, Gold Panda, Majical Cloudz, Duke Dumont, Oneohtrix Point Never, Death, Black Prairie, Latryx, Metz, John Grant, Reigning Sound, Young & Sick, Chad VanGaalen, Mutual Benefit, Helms Alee, Demetri Martin, Eugene Mirman, Kurt Braunohler, John Hodgman and more. There will also be fireworks for the 4th of July.

Tickets (including a 2-weekend pass option) go on sale Saturday at 10 AM.

Full lineups for both weekends below...

Continue reading "Sasquatch! 2014 lineups announced (Outkast, Neutral Milk Hotel, Kraftwerk, New Order, QOTSA, The National, Frank Ocean, tUnE-yArDs, Deltron 3030 & WAY more)"

Santigold @ Bowery Ballroom, 12/10/2012 (more by David Andrako)
Santigold

As you may have seen last night, HBO's Girls won big at the Golden Globes, grabbing both Best Comedy series and Best Actress for creator/star Lena Dunham. At the same time Dunham was giving her acceptance speech, Season 2 of Girls (now featuring Donald Glover as Hannah's new boyfriend) was making its debut on the pay cable channel.

The soundtrack to Girls just came out last week and one of the songs exclusive to it is Santigold's "Girls." We've got the premiere of its video right here in this post. Shot here in NYC the cool little clip features girls from all walks of life (and all ages) lip-synching to the track and you can watch it below. The Girls soundtrack also features Sleigh Bells, Fleet Foxes, Robyn, Belle & Sebastian and more.

Santigold played Bowery Ballroom back in December and her only upcoming live date is at the House of Blues in Los Angeles on February 9. Video and Girls OST artwork and tracklist below...

Continue reading "Santigold sings about 'Girls' (video premiere); 'Girls' wins big at Golden Globes - soundtrack out now"

Sandro Perri
Sandro Perri

Toronto art pop musician Sandro Perri has a few dates scheduled to take place surrounding his appearance at this year's FYF Fest. They're a bit scattered at the moment so it looks like more might be revealed, but we know that one of them is a NYC show which happens on September 20 at Mercury Lounge. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All currently known dates are listed below.

Sandro Perri is also one of the many musicians being featured on the new Arthur Russell tribute album, This Is How We Walk on the Moon, that AIDS organization Red Hot (who are also responsible for Dark Was the Night, Red Hot + Rio and many other compilations) and Pitchfork are putting out. Sandro will join Robyn, Cut Copy, Hot Chip, Dan Boeckner, Twin Shadow, Washed Out, Laurel Halo, Sam Amidon, Devendra Banhart, Olof Arnalds, Jose Gonzalez, Thao with the Get Down Stay Down, Chad VanGaalen, Glen Hansard, and many others for the album. The project is being funded on kickstarter. The Kickstarter video and a list of all participating artists is below.

Earlier this year, DFA put out a remix 12" of material from Sandro's 2011 LP, Impossible Spaces. The stream of Eluvium's remix of "Changes," a list of all currently known Sandro Perri dates, and the Arthur Russell tribute info are below.

Continue reading "Sandro Perri touring, featured on Arthur Russell tribute w/ Cut Copy, Hot Chip, Twin Shadow, Washed Out & more (dates)"

Coldplay at All Points West 2009 (more by Tim Griffin)
Coldplay

Swedish duo Icona Pop will be heading to North America this month, where they'll play Glasslands on June 22 (tickets). Before they play that show, they'll DJ a VIbrations party one day earlier, 6/21 at Hudson Terrace Roof Deck with DJ sets by Cassian, Sean Glass, and guests. The party is free til midnight with RSVP.

In related news, Charli XCX (who wrote Icona Pop's song "I Love It") has a new EP out today called You're the One. You've already heard "Nuclear Seasons" and the Balam Acab remix of that song. Now you can listen to the EP's title track as well, which is streaming below. The EP also includes a Blood Orange remix of that song.

Charli is one of the many artists opening for Coldplay (who will never work with Justin Bieber) on their upcoming tour, including the Chicago date with Marina and the Diamonds. Other openers on the tour include Robyn (who opens their Texas shows), Frank Ocean (who recently announced his own tour), Wolf Gang (who has nothing to do with any group Frank Ocean is part of), Temper Trap, The Pierces, and Emeli Sande.

Emeli was in NYC last week to play Bowery Ballroom and MHOW with Selah Sue (if you went, how were those shows?) and she'll be opening the East Rutherford, NJ shows at Izod Center on August 3 and 4 with Marina and the Diamonds. Tickets for those shows are available. If you're going to the Coldplay shows, be careful with the "Xylobands" that are being given out at the concerts. Fans are reporting that these bands, "which create a dramatic effect at Coldplay gigs," have been randomly reactivating after the shows and causing traumas such as waking fans up in the middle of the night. "It is believed the only way to stop the glowing is to jam a pencil clip into the band." Maybe they should call them jam bands.

As mentioned, Marina and the Diamonds will return to the NYC area after that for two headling shows at Webster Hall (8/16 & 8/18) with MS MR. The 8/16 show is sold out but tickets for the 8/18 show are still available. MS MR will play NYC even sooner than that at Santos Party House on June 27.

Speaking of Coldplay openers, Rita Ora just recently opened a few dates for the band and she's in NYC tonight for a free show at Gramercy Theater. RSVP is closed but you maybe don't wanna go anyway? Beyonce and Jay-Z on the other hand, might already have plans to be there. They went to support her at Coldplay's show in Manchester on Sunday (6/10) and were then spotted headbanging during Coldplay's set. A video of said headbanging is below.

That video, the Charli XCX stream, and a list of all Coldplay dates below...

Continue reading "Charli XCX (whose EP is out), Frank Ocean, Robyn & more opening on Coldplay tour; Icona Pop DJing in NYC"

Robyn @ Way Out West in Sweden
Way Out West

Robyn was one of the highlights of the Way Out West Festival in Gothenburg, Sweden over the summer. I took a whole bunch of pictures of her performance in her home country, but never got to post them, so here they are along with videos of her performance on Saturday Night Live over the weekend (Katy Perry who she opened some shows for in the past was the host). Check them out below...

Continue reading "Robyn played SNL & Way Out West (videos & live pics)"

Mastodon fans (more by Greg Cristman)
Mastodon

Bon Iver was nominated for four high profile Grammys (though not "Album of the Year" which is what Arcade Fire won). Adele & Katy Perry nominated for a zillion, and other nominees include The Black Keys, Foster the Peepee, Cee Lo, Duck Sauce, Robyn, Cut Copy, Skrillex, Deadmau5, Coldplay, Radiohead, Mumford & Son, Mastodon, Wilco, Death Cab For Cutie, My Morning Jacket, Jay-Z, Kanye West, The Civil Wars, Emmylou Harris, Levon Helm, Fleet Foxes, Gillian Welch, Steve Earle, Patton Oswalt, Louis CK, Weird Al, Danger Mouse, Memory Tapes, TV On the Radio, A Tribe Called Quest, etc...

photos by Dana (Distortion) Yavin & Graeme Flegenheimer

The Strokes
Bonnaroo 2011

"The 10th anniversary [of Bonnaroo] was a celebration of how far the festival has come but also reminded us how it got there. There was something for everyone. The String Cheese Incident and Widespread Panic, who played at the first Bonnaroo, were there to remind people of the festival's jam-band roots. Lil Wayne and Big Boi were there along with Eminem to represent what the festival has become. In between, there were legendary acts like Robert Plant and The Band of Joy, Buffalo Springfield, Gregg Allman, Loretta Lynn, Dr. John, and Bruce Hornsby, which attracted an older crowd that resembled festival crowds of years past.

There were also more recently successful bands that attracted a younger crowd, such as Arcade Fire, The Strokes, The Black Keys, Neon Trees, Mumford & Sons, and The Decemberists.

One of the greatest features of Bonnaroo is that there are plenty of non-music entertainment options for those who need a break from music, the heat, or just need a diversion.

There was a cinema tent where rockumentaries and movies were screened, if you wanted to get out of the heat and cool down. There was a comedy tent that has been graced by comedians like Conan O'Brien and Margaret Cho. Dave Attelland hosted one of my favorite Bonnaroo performances when Flight of the Conchords performed in 2007. This year saw funny-men Lewis Black, Cheech Marin, and Tim Minchin among others in a strong rotation.

Sports fans concerned about the NHL and NBA Finals were happy to find the Bonnaroo Sports Bar where they could play pop-a-shot and watch the games on flat-screen monitors.

Artists were encouraged to show their stuff on the graffiti walls that lined much of the 700-acre farm. By the end of the weekend, you could spend all day walking up and down along the wall, finding some beautiful (and some not so beautiful) creations. " [The Epoch Times]

Bonnaroo 2011

Bonnaroo 2012 is on sale at noon. The 10th Bonnaroo happened last weekend. Pictures of Karen Elson from Day One are HERE, with the rest of Day One HERE. Pictures of Decemberists from Day Two HERE, with the rest of Day Two HERE. Pictures of Gogol Bordello from Day Three are HERE, and the rest of Day Three are HERE. Robyn from Day Four HERE. The rest of Day 4, and the end of our 2011 Bonnaroo pictures, below...

Continue reading "Bonnaroo 2011 - Day 4 in pics (The Strokes, Mavis Staples, Beirut, EITS. John Waters, Greg Allman & more)"

photos by Graeme Flegenheimer

Robyn @ Bonnaroo
Bonnaroo

Robyn played Bonnaroo this past weekend, where she spoke to MTV News about her current tourmate... Katy Perry. After initially avoiding the question of whether or not she is a fan of Katy Perry's, she told MTV at Bonnaroo:

"I think that girls are always expected to have opinions about each other, and maybe I don't have an opinion about some things, you know? That doesn't mean I have a bad opinion or a good opinion, it's just that, at that point, I never met her," Robyn said. "I didn't know much about her album that was out, and it was hard for me to have an opinion, and that's all. There's some songs that she's made that I think [are] amazing: the pre-chorus in 'Teenage Dream,' I wish I had wrote that. So, it's all good."
Good that things aren't awkward between them, because they're on tour together now. They'll play Nassau Coliseum on June 17 and Prudential Center in NJ on June 19.

The day after the NJ show, Robyn plays a free show at Terminal 5. No, not that Terminal 5. She's playing the Jet Blue one inside JFK Airport on 6/20. Like Jet Blue shows at JFK Airport in the past, the show will be for contest winners and people who happen to be catching a plane.

And speaking of indie-leaning, major label-signed, future Scandinavian female pop stars that are playing in NYC this week and opening shows for Katy Perry (yuck), Oh Land is playing a Northside Festival show at Brooklyn Bowl on Friday (6/17) with Rye Rye and Deluka. Doors are at 10:30pm, and Oh Land headlines the show at 1am. Tickets are on sale..

Hopefully Oh Land has a chance to rest after the late show, because she's also playing the NYC Pride Rally in Central Park the next day, Saturday, June 18th, 2011, 3:00 - 6:00 PM. Oh Land opens for Katy Perry in California in August, after her tour with Sia that brings her to Webster Hall this summer.

Janelle Monae, Marina & The Diamonds, and Jessie J are also opening dates on Katy's current tour.

Rye Rye (also on the bill of the Oh Land show at Brooklyn Bowl) just released a new video starring... Robyn! Titled "Never Will Be Mine", the track is basically Rye Rye rapping along with Robyn who is singing her 2005 hit song "Be Mine". Check out that video, along with more pictures from Robyn's set at Bonnaroo, a video of Oh Land playing Craig Ferguson recently, and all tour dates, below...

Continue reading "Robyn played Bonnaroo (pics), stars in Rye Rye video, playing JFK Airport & shows with Katy Perry (just like Oh Land)"

Portugal.The Man @ SXSW 2011 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Portugal the Man

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Aura Noir @ Maryland Deathfest 2011 (more by BBG)
Aura Noir

today in NYC
* Evillive
* Red Hook Fest
* Baby Soda @ Barbes
* The Go-Go's @ Irving Plaza
* Martin Sexton @ City Winery
* Bettye Lavette @ Cafe Carlyle
* Anthony Coleman @ The Stone
* Marty Ehrlich Trio @ The Stone
* Clouds, Disappearer @ Saint Vitus
* Aloe Blacc @ Highline Ballroom
* The Radiators @ Best Buy Theater
* Electric Six, Township @ Maxwell's
* Falu, John Medeski @ Rockwood Music Hall
* She Wants Revenge, Nico Vega @ Maxwell's
* Mamarazzi, Chicago Afrobeat Project @ Zebulon
* Modeselektor & friends (DJ Sets) @ Webster Hall
* The Losers Lounge Tribute To Queen @ Bowery Ballroom
* Joshua Light Show @ American Museum of Natural History
* Eli Paperboy Reed, Lily & The Parlour Tricks @ Southpaw
* Larry Graham & Graham Central Station @ BB King Blues Club
* Drunken Sufis, Ben Franklin, The Press, EULA @ Bruar Falls
* ABC Collision, The Zambonis, Spike Priggen @ The Rock Shop
* Hellbent Hooker, Cheeseburger, Call of the Wild @ Union Pool
* Apollo Run, Lelia Broussard, Julia Darling @ Rockwood Music Hall
* Medals, Psychic Friend, Pacific Theater, Daniel Hart @ Union Hall
* Jason Forrest, Star Eyes, Dev Null, Lil Internet @ Public Assembly
* Hospitality, Numbers and Letters, Edelweiss, DJ Sportcoat @ Cake Shop
* Living Days, Neighbors, Dinosaur Bones, Decades, Illuminator @ Glasslands
* Yankee Bang Bang, Wise Girl, Care Bears On Fire, Spanish Prisoners @ Pianos
* Portugal The Man, Telekinesis, Unknown Mortal Orchestra @ Webster Hall
* Boy Sets Fire, The May 4th Massacre, Defeater @ The Studio at Webster Hall
* Liquor Store, Wesley Coleman, Spider Bags, Center Divider @ Death By Audio
* Big Sandy & His Fly-rite Boys, Eilen Jewell, Smokey's Round-Up @ The Bell House
* Marduk, Aura Noir, Black Anvil, Panzerfaust, HOD, Natur @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Where's Yr Chld w/ Sex Worker, Psychic Reality, Sun Araw DJ, Todd Pendu @ Coco66
* Either/Or (music by Luigi Nono, Horatiu Radulescu, Giacinto Scelsi, Rapha'l Cendo and Erin Gee) @ The Kitchen
* Nick Zinner & Brian Chase of YYYs, Shahin Motia of Oneida, MV Carbon of Metalux @ Metropolitan Museum of Art
* Wildbirds & Peacedrums, Yellow Ostrich, Charlie Brand (of Miniature Tigers), Miracles of Modern Science @ Mercury Lounge
* The So So Glos, The Eskalators, The Toothaches, No Courage, The Wild, Problem Solver, ZEBU!, The Brave Little Abacus, Let Me Crazy, Humbert Humbert, Sharpless (Hillstock Festival) @ 285 Kent Ave

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Okkervil River is streaming a show from Philly (since noon).

Mutek is this weekend in Montreal and its prescence will be felt in NYC tonight too.

Gil Scott-Heron's viewing is tonight.

Chaos in Tejas is happening in Austin.

Screaming Females made a video for "Laura and Marty." Check it out below...

Robyn has a new video for 'Call Your Girlfriend'. Watch it below...

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photos by Josh Darr

Robyn / Death From Above 1979
Sasquatch
Sasquatch

The four-day, sold out Sasquatch Music Festival is underway in Gorge, Washington this Memorial Day Weekend. Maybe you're listening to it online? Here are some pictures from the first two days, with more from Day 2 HERE (and Day 3 and 4 coming soon). They continue below...

Continue reading "Sasquatch 2011 in pics (Day 1, part of Day 2)"

photos by David Andrako

Coachella

Here are a few things that happened on Coachella Day 1:

And Day Two is today!

What were your highlights of Coachella Day One? Are you there or watching the stream?

Photographer David Andrako managed to catch 18 acts and other random stuff in between on Friday. His pictures from the whole day continue below...

Continue reading "Coachella 2011 Day 1 in pics (Chemical Brothers, Black Keys, Robyn, Interpol, Cee Lo, Crystal Castles, Sleigh Bells & more)"

Bonnaroo

Bonnaroo (June 9-12 in Manchester Tennessee) has announced the 2011 lineup (slightly early), and like the rumored Lollapalooza lineup, Eminem is among the headliners. Bonnaroo also has Grammy winners Arcade Fire and the Black Keys, in addition to Lil Wayne, Mumford & Sons, the Strokes, The Decemberists, Florence & the Machine, Girl Talk, Beirut (haven't seen them in a while), and many more. Full list below...

Continue reading "Bonnaroo 2011 lineup is here"

Sasquatch

Big names and regulars aside, there are a few bands I want to highlight on the just-announced Sasquatch lineup: Wolf Parade ("indefinite hiatus" rumors be damned), The Flaming Lips (performing "The Soft Bulletin"), Death From Above 1979 (now three reunion shows total), Guided By Voices (they're not done yet), and... Archers of Loaf (!). The full lineup of the fest that goes down in Gorge, Washington in May (Memorial Day Weekend), is below...

Continue reading "Sasquatch 2011 lineup announced (Archers of Loaf, Guided By Voices, Wolf Parade, DFA 1979 & "The Soft Bulletin" included)"

photos by Chris La Putt

"Mazel tov to Robyn for selling out Radio City Music Hall and making 5400 people go completely bananas. What a memorable night!." - laura hess

Diamond Rings backstage @ Radio City
Diamond Rings

Robyn on stage @ Radio City
Robyn

Robyn brought her tour with Diamond Rings to Radio City Music Hall in NYC on Saturday night (2/5). More pictures from the night and Robyn's setlist, below...

Continue reading "Robyn played Radio City Music Hall with Diamond Rings & Natalia Kills (pics & setlist)"

PS I Love You
PS I Love You

Eye Weekly: This is an obvious question, but people want to know. Are you named after that terrible Hilary Swank movie? Or The Beatles song?

PS I Love You: Neither. That movie really haunts me; I've never seen it, but I know that I hate it. The name PS I Love You came about six or seven years ago. It's kind of silly but some friends of mine in Kingston decided that if there was ever a fan club for me, that's what it would be called. PS is my initials -- that's the joke, all my friends call me PS, so it's kind of like this statement where I'm being very self-indulgent and making fun of that, all at the same time.

PS I Love You, who you may have caught in December, have a sprinkling of shows scheduled before they hit the road on a larger scale in late February on their way towards SXSW. After Austin they'll tour their way back east eventually passing through NYC for two shows: March 30th at Mercury Lounge (tickets) and Glasslands on March 31 (tickets).

Neither NYC show has support bands listed yet, but most of PS I Love You's March run is with fellow Canadian Diamond Rings who will pass through NYC when he plays Radio City Music Hall... as part of his tour with Robyn who is headlining the venue on February 5th. All dates for both bands below...

Continue reading "PS I Love You touring w/ Diamond Rings who is touring w/ Robyn (2011 dates)"

Arcade Fire

And the nominees for "Album of the Year" are:

* The Suburbs by Arcade Fire
* Recovery by Eminem
* Need You Now by Lady Antebellum
* The Fame Monster by Lady Gaga
* Teenage Dream by Katy Perry
Crazy.

Also funny: Mumford & Sons are up for Best New Artist against Justin Bieber (and Drake, Florence & The Machine, and Esperanza Spalding)

Robyn is up for Best Dance Recording against Lady Gaga (and Goldfrapp, La Roux, and Rihanna).

Arcade Fire are also nominated for Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals against Muse, Kings of Leon, The Black Keys, and... Jeff Beck & Joss Stone.

The Black Keys also landed in the "Best Rock Instrumental Performance" along with... Dave Matthews.

The Black Keys and Mumford & Sons and Kings of Leon and Muse are also all in the "Best Rock Song" category.

"Best Alternative Album" category:

* The Suburbs by Arcade Fire
* Infinite Arms by Band Of Horses
* Brothers by The Black Keys
* Broken Bells by Broken Bells
* Contra by Vampire Weekend
So they give that to Arcade Fire, since Lady Gaga will probably get Album of the Year, or maybe Arcade Fire will just get screwed and they'll give it to someone on a major.

Other names that got nominated: Cee-Lo, Janelle Monae, Big Boi, John Legend & The Roots, Jay-Z, Darcy James Argue's Secret Society, Flight of the Conchords, Devendra Banhart (for "Best Recording Package"), Oh No Ono (ditto), Anais Mitchell (ditto), Danger Mouse, Gorillaz, and Carol Burnett. Full list at the Grammys site.

Robyn @ Terminal 5 (more by Andrew St. Clair)
Robyn

Robyn is having the best year ever... and it took her long enough! Back in 2005 and in 2006 and in 2007 and even in 2008 it seemed like it might never happen (again) for the potential pop star from Sweden. But now, in 2010, it's all happening. Hot on the heels of her sold out show at Terminal 5 that was followed quickly by an appearance on Fallon, it has been announced that Robyn will headline Radio City Music Hall in NYC on Saturday, February 5th, 2011! Tickets go on general sale Friday, November 19th at 10AM. All seats will cost $39.50.

Meanwhile, she is still on her November tour that brings her to the west coast this week, but she never actually made it to Toronto after NYC. According to her own site, it was "postponed due to illness." She did make it to Metro in Chicago one night after that though, and to Minneapolis one night after that (aka last night). Videos from those recent shows below...

Continue reading "Robyn didn't play Toronto, is playing Radio City Music Hall!"

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