Entries tagged with: Shellshag
DOWNLOAD: Marissa Paternoster - Holy Hell (MP3)
Marissa Paternoster (Screaming Females) @ DBA in Feb. (more by Leia Jospe)
"Holy Hell, the first official Noun release, incorporates keys, organs, and toned-down guitars and drums. The result is clearly different than Screaming Females: it's mellower, more melodic, and whereas the Screaming Females' songwriting process is a three-way discussion, Marissa Paternoster writes all of the songs for Noun.The The 12-track solo album, whose title track you can download above, will be relesaed in June 2010 on Don Giovanni Records who are holding another showcase in NYC. Last time it was one big show at Bowery Ballroom (forgetters and Jeff the Brotherhood were both on the bill). This time they're doing two nights in a row at Mercury Lounge (April 24-25).
Similarly to Screaming Females, Marissa's friends are an important part of Noun. Holy Hell features drum work by Angela Boylan (of Cheeky), Miranda Taylor (Hunchback, Black Wine, Full of Fancy), and Jarrett Dougherty (Screaming Females), plus bass lines by King Mike (Screaming Females). Her Mom designed the artwork, and her friends at New Brunswick label Don Giovanni are releasing the record. "
April 24th will will feature a headlining set by Screaming Females who are currently being advertised as "special guest" probably due to their April 9th show at Irving Plaza with Obits and Ted Leo. The Measure, Barrakuda McMurder, Byrds of Paradise, and Modern Hut are also on the bill. Tickets are on sale.
April 25th is headlined by Shellshag and will feature a set by Noun, as well as sets by Full of Fancy, Black Wine, and Pregnant. Tickets are on sale. All dates below...
by Andrew Frisicano
DOWNLOAD: Don Giovanni Records sampler (ZIP)
forgetters @ Bowery Ballroom (twipic)
Don Giovanni Records hosted a seven-band showcase at Bowery Ballroom on Saturday, February 6th. The lineup for that included Shellshag, forgetters, Screaming Females, JEFF the Brotherhood, The Measure (SA), Black Wine and Groucho Marxists - all of which, minus JEFF and forgetters, are represented in the compilation linked above.
Videos from the Bowery Ballroom show are posted below. One clip captures JEFF starting off their set with a pitch-dark solo guitar intro to their album-opening rocker "Heavy Days." JEFF the Brotherhood and Screaming Females have added a Brooklyn show to their upcoming tour dates together. They'll be at Death By Audio on February 23rd with Stupid Party. A show flyer is below
Other video highlights include a look at forgetters, Blake Schwarzenbach's newish trio who have yet to release a proper recording (song intro: "this is a psychedelic odyssey...to Southern California"). forgetter's only other upcoming show is a certain festival down South: Harvest of Hope Fest, taking place March 12th-14th in St. Augustine, FL. The massive, impressive lineup for the fest (which hosted the National, Broken Social Scene, Girl Talk, the Faint & more last year) includes Billy Bragg, The Mountain Goats, Dr. Dog, Anvil, Rogue Wave, Strike Anywhere, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Man Man, Dead Prez, Japanther, Freelance Whales and many more. Tickets are on sale. The full list of bands is below. (As for that other upcoming festival, we hope forgetters make it to SXSW, but it should be noted that they did just play Austin in November.)
The Bowery show was a release party for Shallshag's new Rumors in Disguise and Screaming Females' self-explanatory Singles, both of which come out February 9th on Don Giovani. The video for Shellshag's "Resilient Bastard," off that, is below.
More videos of guitar shredding, pop-punk, crowdsurfing, etc. are below...
Screaming Females @ Terminal 5 last night (more by Chris La Putt)
Screaming Females are in midst of their two night run opening up for Arctic Monkeys at Terminal 5. The second of those is tonight (12/11). Also playing a NYC show tonight are Blake Schwarzenbach & forgetters, who kick off their tour at Market Hotel (with Humanbeast and Chastity Wig).
forgetters and Screaming Females play a NYC show together on February 6th for a Don Giovanni Records showcase show with Shellshag JEFF The Brotherhood, The Measure (SA), Black Wine(ex-Ergs) and Groucho Marxists at Bowery Ballroom (note: forgetters & JEFF are not actually on the label). Tickets are on sale.
Don Giovanni is putting out a new 7" collection from Screaming Females, Singles, on February 9th. The Bowery show is the first date in Screaming Females' tour with JEFF the Brotherhood, which runs through February (best. tour. ever.).
JEFF just opened for Ted Leo at Bowery Ballroom on Sunday and played Mercury Lounge the night after.
Show flyer, more dates & stuff below...
We're proud to present the first-ever BrooklynVegan photo show in conjunction with the first-ever Northside Festival.
The photo show will take place at Music Hall of Wiliamsburg in Brooklyn (the north side). Forty-nine photos that were taken for, and have appeared on, BrooklynVegan.com will be blown up and on display at the Williamsburg venue from Friday, June 12th through Sunday, June 14th. That time-frame encompasses four live shows:
You can check out the photos @ these MHOW shows
June 12 - BrooklynVegan showcase (Vanderslice/TMOE/Olof/TBA)
June 13 - O'Death + The Extraordinaires + Shellshag (afternoon)
June 13 - Asobi Seksu + Cymbals Eat Guitars + Elika (night)
June 14 - Bill Callahan + Sir Richard Bishop
All four shows can be entered with a Northside badge and/or a general admission ticket. Northside badge holders who didn't plan on coming to any of the Music Hall shows, but want to see the photos, should feel free to use their badge to stop by the venue just to see the pictures before moving on to their next Northside destination.
The cheapest and guaranteed option for seeing the pictures will be Saturday afternoon. For $10 at the door, you get three bands (O'Death, The Extraordinaires & Shellshag) and the pictures. This is also during the time when Bedford will be closed to cars - even more reason to visit the neighborhood over the weekend.
The very cheapest way to see the pictures is to win a ticket to one of the shows. We'll be running contests all this week.... starting now with THREE FREE Northside Badges for three lucky winners (who are 21+ - badge rules, not ours). Each badge is valued at $45. Details on winning one are at the very bottom of this post.
Appropriately, our Friday night music showcase (one of two we're doing for Northside - the other is the metal one) will coincide with the kick-off of the photo show:
Friday, June 12, 2009 @ Music Hall of Williamsburg$15.00 tickets are still on sale for this show, and of course you can get in with your Northside Badge (capacity permitting) (P.S. it will be one badge out, one badge in throughout the night).
BrooklynVegan Northside Festival showcase
7-8:00 - photo show reception. $3.00 drink specials.
09:00 -- TBA band
09:40 -- Olof Arnalds
10:15 -- The Tallest Man on Earth
11:20 -- John Vanderslice
Photographers represented in this show are Ryan Muir, Chris La Putt, Leia Jospe, Lori Baily, Tim Griffin, Bao Nguyen and Natasha Ryan. If your favorite BV photog is missing, it's only because we wanted to keep this first effort relatively small. Stay tuned for future events, more pictures, and more photographers.
Photo printing was made possible by AdoramaPix.
A sneak peak at some of the photos appearing in the show, the flyer, and contest details, below...
DOWNLOAD: Screaming Females - Bell (MP3)
New Brunswick's Screaming Females have landed the opening slot on the July portion of The Dead Weather's first national tour. Those stops include both NYC shows at Terminal 5 - July 16th and 17th (ticket info here). Make sure you get to those shows early enough to see Screaming Female Marissa Paternoster shred on guitar. It might make up for the lack of shredding Jack White does in his position of drummer in the headlining band.
Screaming Females also have their own tour (with a lot of TBA dates) scheduled for August, and you can catch the band around the NYC area at one of their many area gigs before they leave. The first chance comes this Saturday, May 30th when Screaming Females play Maxwell's with Shellshag, Pregnant and Mimi & Christian. Tickets are on sale.
Screaming Females also have a Northside Festival show coming up, as well as an opening slot for Dinosaur Jr. at MHOW on June 25th (there will be lots of shredding from opener and headliner at the latter).
The band's debut, Power Move, came out April 14th on Don Giovanni Records. "Bell," from that record, is reposted above.
All dates below...
Shilpa Ray @ Santos (more by Faith-Ann Young)
We already knew that Fiasco is one of the band's playing Citysol 09 on July 11th at Stuyvesant Cove Park in NYC (23rd St in Manhattan - all the way east). The confirmed lineup for that free show also includes Shilpa Ray and Her Happy Hookers, Love Like Deloreans, Hi Red Center and Schwervon!.
The annual environmental festival runs from July 10th-12th at Stuy Cove Park with the concert day being the Saturday. Like last year, Digiwaxx will be curating the fest's hip-hop/funk lineup. We helped out with the whole lineup in 2007.
Fiasco will also be at Citysol's pre-fest youth benefit concert at Solar One (same location) on Saturday, June 13th.
The benefit concert on June 13th was conceived and curated by [Citysol's] 18-year-old high school intern, Corinne Monaco. The other confirmed bands on the bill are Starscream, Run Time Error, The Mighty Handful, Consumer Feedback, The Sediment Club, The Whisky Crusaders and Lorrain and Her Demons.Fiasco is playing another show that same night at the Market Hotel with Mika Miko, the Strange Boys and Coathangers.
It'll be Shilpa Ray's second year in a row at Citysol -- she also played the 2008 fest. This year she'll also be playing the Sly Stone tribute at Castle Clinton just a fest days after on July 16th, and a just-announced show at Southpaw on July 1st.. Her May Wednesdays residency at Pianos continues on the 20th and 27th of this month.
The Stuyvesant Cove Park is not to be confused with the Stuyvesant Town Oval, which is hosting its own free shows throughout the summer. The schedule for that series includes Kaki King, Jay Reatard, the Budos Band (who played Citysol in 2007) and more.
Videos from last year's fest, with upcoming Fiasco tour dates (including one at a new space - with a familiar name - Shea Stadium) below...
by Dominic Masi, Jr.
DOWNLOAD: Stupid Party - 1234 (MP3)
"I'm in a more serious relationship with the two of them than I have been with any girlfriend I've ever had in my life. We were all in shittier bands before this." - Cory of Stupid Party
Stupid Party are not just another three piece from Brooklyn. They've actually been around for a few years, playing their raw punk, metal and punch you in the face, pop songs, in lands both home and away. Literally. "We kept/keep playing shows at our house which without a doubt has hosted the best punk shows in New York," said Cory, the band's vocalist and guitarist (who I had a chance to talk to via email).
Stupid Party released a 7" on Starcleaner Records last year, which is now in it's 2nd pressing, and in March they put out their first LP on Freedom School Records. Check out one MP3 above with more streaming at their MySpace.
Tonight (5/11) they open for Times New Viking (who played Market Hotel last night) and Vivian Girls at Bowery Ballroom (making this a sick triple bill!) According to Cory, "We'll probably be blacked out." Let's hope not. Get there early to make sure you don't miss them.
They also play Brooklyn D.I.Y. festival Hillstock on June 6th. All tour dates and fliers below...
"Kimya and guest performer Eliot" (hortensejones)
So you're up for a Grammy with the "Juno" soundtrack.Juno won the Grammy for "Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media"
Kimya Dawson: (Heaves a sigh) Yeah. (Laughs)
Was it weird for you to be on the No. 1 album last year?
Uh, it was funny. But it was pretty silly. I mean, the songs were in a movie that was really, really popular; and it was just a really good movie. So I think that the way the movie made people feel really made my music more relatable. ... It wasn't like (boatloads) of people were suddenly getting what I do.
Have you gotten calls to appear on other soundtracks?
I've got a few songs on a film that's coming out (that) just premiered at Sundance called "Unmade Beds." And it's (made by) an Argentine director named Alexis Dos Santos. He made a film called "Glue" a few years ago that had a few of my songs in it. ... He had invited me to perform at the premiere last week. But I had started a community choir in Olympia; and our first performance was that night, so I couldn't miss that.
Kimya Dawson is playing Europa in Brooklyn on March 10th with Shellshag. Tickets are on sale. The show is one day before she plays the REM tribute show at Carnegie Hall which is one day before she plays SUNY Purchase. All dates below...
CMJ (like SXSW) is an annual NYC music festival that consists of many shows in all of the traditional venues. It takes place this year from October 21-25th. Broken Social Scene at Masonic Temple is a CMJ show. Crystal Castles / Fujiya & Miyagi / Who Made Who at Webster Hall is a CMJ show. They Might Be Giants at (le) poisson rouge is a CMJ show. Individual tickets are sold for those shows or you can attempt to get into them with your CMJ festival badge which also gets you into all the daytime panels (the educational stuff). CMJ officially announced the following today:
Ditch your dad and head to Roosevelt Island this Sunday....
Organized by the genre SXSW labeled them with....
DOWNLOAD: The Slits - FM (MP3)
Last time we spoke The Slits tour dates looked something like this:
11/01 - New York, NY - Knitting Factory (CMJ Marathon)
11/05 - Washington, DC - The Black Cat
Now they're more like this:
11/01 - New York, NY - Knitting Factory (CMJ Marathon) (tix)
11/02 - Hoboken, NJ - Maxwell's w/ The Apes & Genghis Tron (tix)
11/03 - Brooklyn, NY - Scholes ST Warehouse w/ THE PLOT TO BLOW UP THE EIFFEL TOWER, THE APES, GENGHIS TRON, Erase Errata, THE MALL, SHELLSHAG, ZoOoOom, & DMonstrations (Panache CMJ Showcase)
11/05 - Washington, DC - The Black Cat
All dates below....
Just for the record...
The Revenge Of The Killer Slits EP, out October 17 through SAF Records, will mark the band's first material since 1981's Return Of The Giant Slits. Pioneers of genre-stepping punk rock, riot grrrl and inspiration for female rockers far and wide, original members Ari Up and Tessa Pollitt join a laundry list of fellow punk rock royalty who guest on the record.[CMJ]
Their November 1st NYC Knitting Factory show will be part of CMJ. Other bands on the sick bill of the "Panache / Blueghost / Lovepump Showcase" 2-floor event include: Aids Wolf, The Plot to Blow Up the Eiffel Tower, Genghis Tron, The Apes, Child Abuse, Made In Mexico, Dynasty Handbag, Green Milk From the Planet Orange (Japan), Shellshag, Rah Bras, and The Mall.
All tour dates below...
The Plot to Blow up the Eiffel Tower were supposed to be on tour with Akimbo right now, but they cancelled "because of a severe family emergency" (I hope everything's OK). Genghis Tron took their place.
TONIGHT IN BROOKLYN: Genghis Tron & Akimbo are joined by USAISAMONSTER and Hot Cross @ Tommy's Tavern for what is sure to be a scream-filled metal-rock-electro-prog-hardcore good time. More info @ Todd P's site. (tonight = March 9th)
All GT & Akimbo tour dates below...
"This growing list of performers confirmed to appear at the 2006 SXSW Music Festival is subject to change. This list is current as of 1/20/06"....