Entries tagged with: SXSW
by Bill Pearis
photo by Håkon Borg/MAGPIE
Among the many foreign bands stopping in NYC on their way to or from SXSW this year are Norwegian duo Tomorrow We Move to Hawaii. Their new EP, Still Life, is squelchy electropop that is both hummable and danceable. You can stream a couple cuts from it, plus a couple other singles, below.
TWMTH play Cake Shop tonight (3/7) and the Trash Bar in Williamsburg on Sunday (3/10) with Deaf Echo and Kiddo. The duo then head to Texas to duke it out for the many festival-goers and drunk springbreakers' attention. All tour dates are listed below.
by Andrew Sacher
Paws at Cake Shop - 3/6/13 (via BrooklynVegan Instagram)
Scottish trio PAWS brought their raucous pop punk to the US this week, having touched down in NYC for shows at Glasslands on Tuesday (3/5) and Cake Shop last night (3/6). I caught their set in the low-ceiling, dimly lit basement of Cake Shop last night and they're just as upbeat and energetic at their shows as they are on Cokefloat!, their debut album, which came out last year. They played a bunch of choice cuts from that album like "Sore Tummy," "Catherine 1956," and "Bloodline," in addition to material off of their new cassette (if you were at the show, did you pick one up?) and an amped up cover of Big Deal's "Chair." It was a super fun show and you'll have one more chance to catch the band in NYC when they play Shea Stadium on Saturday (3/9) with Lost Boy? and Lame Drivers. A picture of PAWS' setlist from last night is below.
PAWS are also making their way down to Austin for SXSW, and while they're there, they'll play a BrooklynVegan day party on Thursday, March 14 at The Main and The Jr. (aka 603 Red River St aka the old Emo's location). They play The Jr stage with Parenthetical Girls, Jacco Gardner, and more TBA. PAWS are on at 3 PM and like all of our day parties, this one is 100% FREE with RSVP.
Updated PAWS dates are listed, along with last night's setlist and a stream of their cassette, below...
by Bill Pearis
Following an early live outing from Prince Innocence, she effortlessly commands the attention of the jostling room, her performance is completely natural, professional and expressive. Bounding around the small stage in a brilliantly baggy t-shirt, proudly brandishing the Chess Club Records crest, she is a bundle of frenetic energy, an energy which translates into the music she produces so succinctly. The opening to 'Maiden' blasts out early in the set; its crystal clear guitar riff, rumbling bass synth and manufactured drums are a potent song-writing weapon used to full effect.
With another twinkling opening hook that summons an almost Yuletide feeling, latest track 'Glass' comes flying out next and is a definite highlight. "What a pleasant sensation!" is belted out at the top-end of her powerful range, confirming how prolific a chorus-creator MØ is as. The aforementioned 'Pilgrim' and the closing 'Crazy For You' are equally impressive; the former making use of the fidgeting monochrome projection behind, showing playful, immaculately timed visuals of vintage horn sections and swing dancing. - [The Line of Best Fit]
With only three released tracks to her name, Danish singer Karen Marie Ørsted -- you can call her MØ -- is already garnering a lot of attention and comparisons to other female electronic artists who shall remain nameless. You can stream all those songs below. MØ is in NYC as we speak playing a couple shows here before heading to SXSW. She's at Santos tonight (3/7) for a FREE Popshop party with Watch the Duck; and will play Glasslands on Friday with Alpine and White Prism (tickets). All tour dates are listed below.
Some in NYC may have caught her during CMJ 2012. She was here with a film crew and you can watch a short documentary about her CMJ below.
by Bill Pearis
Jacco Gardner at Death by Audio - 3/2/13 (via BrooklynVegan Instagram)
Psychedelic pop visionary Jacco Gardner is on a tour now, which just hit NYC last weekend (3/2) at Death by Audio. If you like the harpsichord-y baroque psych found on his album Cabinet of Curisoties, you'll like his live show too -- he and his band pull off that sound almost flawlessly, from the groovy, flowing basslines to the three-part harmonies. It was hands-down the best-sounding show I've ever seen at Death by Audio. It was an impressive set.
NYC has another chance to see him on the other side of SXSW on March 23 at Mercury Lounge with his Trouble in Mind labelmates, Mmoss (tickets). But before that show, as mentioned, he'll stop in Austin for SXSW, and his show schedule has been revealed. He's playing a ton of parties and showcases, like the Austin Psych Fest party, the Trouble in Mind party, two Panache shows, FADER Fort, and more.
He'll also play a BrooklynVegan day party on Thursday, March 14 at 603 Red River St. (the old Emo's location). He's on at noon on the same stage that Parenthetical Girls play later that day. The party is 100% FREE with RSVP and the rest of the lineup will be announced soon. The flyer for Jacco's SXSW schedule is below.
Updated dates are listed, along with the flyer and a Spotify stream of his debut album, Cabinet of Curiosities, below...
by Andrew Sacher
Parenthetical Girls in Chicago in 2012 (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)
As mentioned, Parenthetical Girls packed material from their five Privilege EPs into a 12-song album called Privilege, which is out now. If you were already keeping up and have all of the EPs, the album may be less necessary for you, but for anyone who's yet to approach them, the album's a great collection of the material they'd been putting out. You can stream the whole thing and watch the new-ish video for its track, "A Note to Self," below.
Parenthetical Girls kicked off their tour last night (3/6) in San Francisco and it will be coming to NYC later this month. But before that, the band will stop in Austin for SXSW, where they'll play a few shows, including a BrooklynVegan day party on Thursday, March 14 at 603 Red River St. (the old Emo's location). They're on at 3:45 PM and the show is 100% FREE with RSVP. Full lineup coming soon.
Updated dates are listed, along with the album stream and video, below...
This is Day 4 of four BrooklynVegan SXSW Day Parties this year...
As you know, BrooklynVegan is returning to Austin for SXSW this year and throwing four days of day parties at The Main & The Jr aka 603 Red River Street at the corner of 6th aka the old Emo's location. Those happen Wed (3/13), Thurs, Fri and Saturday (3/16). All shows are 100% FREE with RSVP
As mentioned, Montreal's Valleys will release their new album, Are You Going To Stand There And Talk Weird All Night?, on April 30 via Kanine Records. The duo just released the video for first single, "Undream a Year," which finds singer Tillie Perks stuck in a dreamlike surreality from which she must escape. You can watch it below.
Valleys will play NYC tonight at Pianos with Praha Depart, Bowmont, Man Without Country (who play our official SXSW showcase), and Late Guest at the Party. Tickets are still available. The band then head to Texas for SXSW like 73% of all the bands in the world. After that the band join up with Fol Chen for a tour that hits NYC at Glasslands on April 4. Tickets are still available for that show as well. All tour dates -- including their SXSW schedule -- are listed below.
Psychedelic pop veteran Robyn Hitchock released his new album, Love from London, this week (3/5), and to follow that, he's revealed his cover of Nick Drake's "Parasite," which will appear on the upcoming tribute album, Way to Blue: The Songs of Nick Drake, which will be out on April 16 via StorySound and also features covers by Vashti Bunyan, Scritti Politti's Green Gartside, Lisa Hannigan, Danny Thompson & Zoe Rahman, and more. You can listen to Robyn's cover of "Parasite" and check out the album artwork below.
Joe Boyd, Nick Drake's original producer, is also celebrating the album with two live tributes: one in Austin for SXSW at the Austin Convention Center (3/16), which Robyn Hitchcock is playing, and one in NYC on April 10 at Joe's Pub. Tickets for the NYC show are on sale now. The Nick Drake documentary, A Skin Too Few: the Days of Nick Drake, is also screening in NYC on April 13 at 14 at Nitehawk Cinema.
Robyn Hitchcock unfortunately won't be at the Joe's Pub show (he has his own NYC show on 4/26 though), but while he's in Austin for SXSW, he'll also be playing a BrooklynVegan day party on Wednesday, March 13 at 603 Red River St. (the old Emo's location). Robyn goes on at 5 PM and the show is 100% FREE with RSVP. Full lineup coming soon.
Updated dates are listed, along with the song stream and album art, below...
The 2013 BrooklynVegan official SXSW showcase (the one that isn't a metal show or a Red Cross Syria benefit) will take place on Friday, March 15 at Maggie Mae's Rooftop (323 E. 6th Street in Austin, TX). SXSW badges are welcome, and we'll also have some general admission tickets for sale at the door (come early!).
The lineup this year, as you can see in the flyer below, leans toward the dancier side of things, with a headlining 1 AM set from Orlando downtempo artist XXYYXX, who was recently in NYC for two sold out shows at 285 Kent. Before him, there will be sets by 3421, who are bringing their live-band dubstep over to Austin all the way from Israel, a set by manic NYC rapper Mykki Blanco, electro-shoegazers Man Without Country, R&B-indebted producer Giraffage, Brainfeeder-affiliated rappers The Underachievers (whose free mixtape, Indigoism, is out now), the synth pop of Pictureplane, rapper/stripper/Grimes collaborator Brooke Candy, and finally, Zebra Katz, who you know best for "Ima Read.". Though (the show is in a week), it didn't all finally fall in place until last minute, this one was fun to put together.
To make it even more of a party, we'll have wearable "social lighting" available courtesy of Illuminode. The lights, which people will get to try on when they walk in the door, sync with the music (first come, first served on those, but you can always grab one when someone returns theirs too).
The show begins at 8 PM and as noted above is one of three official BrooklynVegan nighttime events at SXSW, including the one the same night with Omar Souleyman, Black Lips, Deer Tick, and more; and the official BrooklynVegan/Invisible Oranges metal showcase on Saturday (3/16) with Pallbearer, John Baizley (Baroness), and more. We also have four days of day parties (March 13-16, full lineups coming soon!).
As is usually the case with SXSW, many of the bands on our showcase are stopping by NYC for shows before and after SXSW also. As mentioned, 3421 plays Mercury Lounge on 3/20, Man Without Country plays Pianos (tonight, 3/7) and Knitting Factory (3/9), Giraffage plays 88 Palace on 3/9 with JETS. And Mykki Blanco and Pictureplane always have stuff going on in the area too.
See you in Austin.
The Toronto musician will also be in Austin next week for SXSW, including the BrooklynVegan Day party on Friday (3/15) in the old Emo's space. If you've never seen Diamond Rings and his band live, you can check out video of them performing "Runaway Love" from last year's Free Dimensional, below.
All tour dates -- including SXSW appearances -- are listed below.
Austra has announced their sophomore album, Olympia, which will be released on June 18 via Domino. Unlike 2011's Feel it Break, which was made primarily by Katie Stelmanis alone, Olympia was a band effort with all instruments played live in the studio with no programming or loops used. Drummer Maya Postepski (also of TRUST), had a big hand in shaping the sound of the new album. "There is a major percussive element running through every song," says Stelmanis. "This is the album where we discovered rhythm." You can check out "Home" from Olympia below.
Austra, who was here recently opening for The xx, will be premiering Olympia material at SXSW next week, including a visit to our Saturday (3/16) day party at the old Emo's space. Austra have also announced a few American live dates around the release of the album, including one in NYC at Music Hall of Williamsburg on June 20. Tickets for that show go on sale today (3/7) at noon. All Austra tour dates are below.
by Bill Pearis
As mentioned, His Clancyness are visiting from Bologna, Italy, stopping in NYC to play Glasslands on Sunday (3/10) before heading to Austin for SXSW. That show also features LODRO, Tweens and Basement Batman and tickets are still available. The band (featuring Jonathan Clancy of A Classic Education) have added another show while here: Saturday (3/9) at Cake Shop with Spires, Permanenent Collection (ex Young Prisms), and onetime Get Him Eat Him frontman, Matt LeMay.
You can stream some His Clancyness tracks and peruse a list of all tour dates, including the band's SXSW schedule, below.
Ski Lodge chillin' at Sound Bites Series 2012 (more by Jessica Amaya)
While Ski Lodge are still putting final touches on their debut album, the Brooklyn band will release a new single, "Just to Be Like You," via Dovecote on April 16. Much like the band's 2011 EP, the new single owes more than a little to early-'80s janglers Orange Juice and The Smiths. It's pretty darn catchy and you can stream it below.
Meanwhile, Ski Lodge will play NYC on Friday (3/8) at Muchmore's with Literature, The Hairs, and The Teen Age. That's a pretty good show, especially if your tastes lean towards indiepop. Immediately after, Ski Lodge hit the road heading for Austin and those four letters that I'm really tired of typing. After that fest, the band will join up with Chad Valley for some dates on the West Coast and Southwest. But Ski Lodge will be back in time for NYC Popfest at the end of May. All tour dates are listed below.
To quote SXSW:
SXSW is proud to announce an interview with Syrian artist and cult international legend Omar Souleyman on March 15th from 5-6pm in ACC room 16AB. Omar will speak with Daily Dot Editor Austin Powell about the issues surrounding the devastating conflict in his home country, the evolution of the Syrian music landscape, and what the future may hold for himself and artists like him.This show is one of three BrooklynVegan-presented nighttime events at SXSW this year, and is in addition to our day parties.
Later that evening Omar will be joined by the amazing Black Lips, Deer Tick and more in a special performance at a Red Cross benefit aptly named Our Heart Aches For Syria. The show takes place at Long Center For The Performing Arts beginning at 9pm on Friday 3/15 after the Flaming Lips Auditorium Shores show. Donations are $10 with all money going to the International Red Cross's Syrian Arab Red Crescent. Please join us for a spectacular evening for a great cause. THIS SHOW IS OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC
More details on the Omar events, full lineup and the flyer below...
by Fred Pessaro
Today is the Day at Maryland Deathfest 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Invisible Oranges, in association with BrooklynVegan and my forthcoming Noisey video show Heavy Dicks, are proud to present the first annual Invisible Oranges day party during SXSW 2013! IO & HD take over the indoor stage at the old Emo's at 6th & Red River aka The Jr on March 15, as part of the four days of two-stage BV parties at the venue. The free show, running from noon until 6PM, will feature the following bands:
March 15, 2013 @ The Jr, Austin, TXThe show is 100% FREE and we'll have FREE Invisible Oranges shirts for the first 50 people in the door thanks to American Apparel, who will also be on-site giving away other free stuff all day at the party. Complimentary drinks courtesy of Jameson while supplies last, free vegan tacos courtesy of Pink Avocado while supplies last, and free vegan nachos courtesy of Food For Lovers.
Today is the Day
Pallbearer (also playing the official IO/BV showcase)
We also want to thank M for Montreal, mophie, Onkyo, Vox, Blackstar, Korg, Redigi, Zico, ASCAP, Mirrored Media, and Mail Chimp for assistance in making this a FREE event. RSVP for the show HERE. SXSW Badges are also welcome.
Today is the Day, Black Tusk and KEN Mode are currently on a North American tour, and will play Saint Vitus tonight (3/6) and 3/8 at The Studio at Webster Hall. The package tour also puts Fight Amp on both NYC dates.
"Heavy Dicks" is a new show premiering on Noisey in the coming months that is centered around metal. (Full disclosure: I'm one of the hosts.) Check out the trailer for the show alongside a new Today is the Day video for "Sick of Your Mouth," below....
DOWNLOAD: Shannon & the Clams - Rip Van Winkle (MP3)
Bay Area band Shannon & the Clams will release their new album, Dreams in the Rat House, on May 21 via their label home, Hardly Art. A lover of vintage rock n' roll, R n' B, Shannon (who spent time in Hunx & His Punx and sang on the last Intelligence LP) brings that fun spirit to her own music. Check out "Rip Van Winkle" in MP3 form above.
Shannon will be in Austin next week with most of the music world for SXSW but will then hit the road with Mikal Cronin (whose new album is out on Merge soon). That tour includes a stop at Bowery Ballroom on June 20 and tickets are still available. All tour dates (including SXSW shows), plus album art at track list, are below.
London's Mount Kimbie will be in Austin next week for SXSW, playing the Ray Ban / Boiler Room Warehouse on Saturday, March 16 with Chief Keef & GBE Squad, Mount Kimbie, Death Grips, Lunice, and Baauer b2b RL Grime, as well as Shlohmo, Skream, and "very special guests." For those not in attendance but will be near a computer, the show will stream on line at Boiler Room's website. And if you are going to be in Austin, you can RSVP here.
Meanwhile, Mount Kimbie have been hard at work on the follow-up to 2010's Crooks & Lovers which they say is "nearly there." Hopefully status will have changed to "out now" by the time of the electronic duo's full North American tour with Holy Other, that kicks off here in NYC at Bowery Ballroom on May 30. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (3/8) at noon. All tour dates are below.
Peace @ Glasslands, 12/19/2013 (more by Robert Altman)
UK band Peace will release their debut album, In Love, on March 25. You can watch the video to their new single, "Follow Baby," below. The band, who visited NYC right before Christmas, will becoming to visit America again next week for SXSW, including the BrooklynVegan day party on Saturday (3/16) in the old Emo's space.
Peace will then be back again later this spring for Sasquatch and will swing through NYC on June 12 at Mercury Lounge. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale on Wednesday (3/6) at noon with the regular on-sale happening Friday (3/8) at noon. All North American tour dates are listed below.
by Bill Pearis
The Soft Moon have just released a new video for "Insides" from last year's Zeros. The surreal black-and-white clip, directed by Jacqueline Castel, is a little Dali-esque. No melting clocks, but some doors are definitely in a fluid state. Trip out below.
The Soft Moon launch a major North American tour this week that finds them -- suprise! -- in Austin during SXSW and, later, Austin Psych Fest. They'll also be back in NYC for the 2013 Northside Festival on June 16 at 285 Kent. No word on other bands on the bill or tickets just yet, but all tour dates are listed below.
by Andrew Sacher
The Thermals in Austin in 2011 (more by Tim Griffin)
The Thermals are having a solid year so far with the vinyl reissues of their Sub Pop albums (out now), and signing to Saddle Creek for their new album, Desperate Ground, which from the sounds of its first single, "Born to Kill," is shaping up to be a good one. They've also got an expanding tour, which already includes a BrooklynVegan-presented show at 285 Kent on Thursday (3/7) with Hilly Eye and Habibi and another NYC-area date on Saturday (3/9) at Maxwell's with TEEN.
We're happy to announce that they'll stick around NYC for a third show in the area, which happens on Monday (3/11) at Ace Hotel as part of the Bowery Presents/Martin Guitar '5 at 5' series. If you're unfamiliar, the series will have the band doing a free 5-song set at 5 PM in the Ace Hotel lobby. The flyer for that show is below. The Thermals' tour also hits Austin for SXSW, where they will play a BrooklynVegan day party on the Friday (3/15).
Updated Thermals dates are listed, along with the show flyer and a stream of "Born to Kill," below...
METZ at Knitting Factory, Nov 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Canadian noise-punks METZ have returned with a new video for "Wasted," from their self-titled Sub Pop debut. Check out that video below.
As discussed, METZ will play Bowery Ballroom on April 17 (tickets) as part of a larger tour that will also take them to SXSW. Look for the band to play the BrooklynVegan Day Party at the old Emo's location on Thursday (3/14)! More info on that party coming soon.
Tour dates and that video are below.
photos by Jonathon Bernstein
UMO/Foxygen @ Bowery Ballroom, 2/28/2013
There must be something about having the word Foxy in the name of your band (see Foxy Shazam) that has a requirement of the lead singer acting completely nuts on stage. The 5 piece indie rock band from Agoura Hills (shout out to my Cali peeps) played for just about an hour and their music has elements of folk, alternative and lots of psychedelia! Lead singer Sam France walked out on stage with a pimp jacket and Indiana Jones type stetson hat (which you can see a clearer picture of after the jump) and danced/freaked out all over the stage as distorted vocals came pouring out through his mic...Uknown Mortal Orchestra and Foxygen's tour with Wampire hit NYC this past Thursday (2/28) with a very sold-out show at Bowery Ballroom and pictures from that show are in this post. It will be much easier to get into UMO next NYC show which is a free one at Pier 17 at South Street Seaport on June 28. It's the first announced show of this year's Seaport Music Festival, which we are happy to see returning after the devestation Hurricane Sandy wreaked on the area. No openers announced yet, so stay tuned.
... It appeared that the crowd was there to see Foxygen based on the reaction to their music, but everyone stayed and loved UMO equally as much. They performed largely in the dark, though back lit by those candles that have little battery operated flames in them. - [According2G]
In related news, for those heading to Austin for SXSW Interactive or Film (or showing up early for the music portion), Seaport Music Fest, Panache Booking and Hot Burrito are putting on Bruise Cruise show on Lady Bird Lake with Milk Music, Fat Tony, The Blind Shake and Outer Minds. Details are here and the flyer is below...
by Bill Pearis
As you may know, Parquet Courts play this Thursday (3/7) at The Men's sold-out Bowery Ballroom show with Nude Beach. It's the first date of the band's biggest tour to date, that includes stops at SXSW, Chaos in Tejas, and stints with Total Control and Naomi Punk (who just played NYC). All tour dates are listed below.
The band are also releasing their first 7" via Rough Trade Shops in-house For US label. The A-side is "Borrowed Time" off last year's fantastic Light Up Gold with two new b-sides on the flip. You can stream one of those, "Smark Alek Kid," below.
Just your average Bonaparte show...
Maybe you caught Bonaparte's wild set at Mercury Lounge or SXSW last year. The Berlin-based party rockers prop-and-nudity-filled stage show is pretty hard to forget. Bonaparte are here again now and will be at SXSW and have a handfull of shows in NYC on either side of the Austin fest. Beforehand there are two solo sets "with Divas" from frontman Tobias Jundt: tonight (3/1) at Glasslands with Sami.The.Great and Birdcourage, then Tuesday (3/5) at Pianos with Corn Mo (tickets).
Then after SXSW, the full-band Bonaparte experience (also "with Divas") will hit with shows at Union Hall on March 18 with Tim Fite (tix) and Pianos on March 19 that's with Finland's K-X-P (tix). And Jundt will do one more "with Divas" solo set at Pianos on March 26, again with Tim Fite as well as The Everymen and Bedfellows (tix).
All dates are listed, along with videos and flyers, below.
Pallbearer at Knitting Factory, Sept 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Invisible Oranges and BrooklynVegan are proud to announce an official SXSW showcase! The show will be the first ever Invisible Oranges showcase and looks like this
Saturday, March 16th at North Door in Austin:The show, which features everything from black metal to grind to doom to dark post-punk, will go down on Saturday, March 16th at North Door (formerly ND Studios, 501 Brushy, Austin, TX) Doors open at 7PM. Get there early to join in on the festivities, but if you cant make it we will be streaming the show in its entirety LIVE from the venue. Details on that are forthcoming, but you officially have no excuse to miss out!
John Baizley (Baroness)
Full of Hell
The official showcase is one of TWO BrooklynVegan Official nighttime SXSW showcases in 2013. The other is one night earlier, and not metal. The show is also one of TWO Invisible Oranges related events going down during SXSW. The second IO event will be a day party on March 15th as part of our residency at the old Emo's location. Details on that party are on the way, but save the date! You won't want to miss it.
Check out video of the bands playing the inaugural IO/BV showcase below!