Entries tagged with: Silent Drape Runners

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Computer Magic @ Bowery Ballroom, 9/8/12 (more by Erik Erikson)
Computer Magic

The Aputumpu Festival is a musical showcase featuring more than two dozen rising Brooklyn-based bands comprising the backbone of the burgeoning Brooklyn music scene.

For New York City, Aputumpu is a celebration of the best new talent in the city, an amalgam of creative and artistic forces which seem to be as much a part of the air as the weather. In a city overflowing with musical talent, these bands rise above with distinctive sounds and unforgettable performances.

The Brooklyn music-centric Aputumpu Festival (started by the video blog of the same name) is back and the three-day fest happens at five venues in Brooklyn and Manhattan, beginning tonight (3/28) at Cameo for a night of indie electronics, featuring live sets from Dickpic, Psychic Twin, Vensaire, Silent Drape Runners, Stranger Cat, St Lenox and Brother Tiger, with a DJ set by Chrome Canyon.

Friday (3/29) is the big night for Aputumpu with a folk/world show at Joe's Pub with Azania, Derrick N. Ashong & Soulfege and more; Computer Magic, Friend Roulette and more at Studio at Webster Hall; and both stages at Public Assembly, with EDM in the front (Rubber Ross, iBeat, more), and punk in the back room (KNTRLR, Religious Girls, Cinema Cinema, more).

The festival closes out on Saturday (3/30) at Ran Tea House, with Eula, Speedy Ortiz, Bambara and more.

Aputumpu Festival passes are $30 and tickets to individual shows are $10. Passes and tickest to Cameo, Public Assembly and Ran Tea House can be purchased here, Joe's Pub tickets are here and Studio @ Webster Hall here.

Festival flyer and full line-ups for all Aputumpu shows below...

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"@kittaveli that new song u made is fucking awesome. thats like, really cool. i really like it" - Grimes

Kitty Pryde at BV-CMJ 2012 (more by Chris La Putt)
Kitty Pryde

Kitty Pryde plans to release her followup to the haha im sorry EP this month with her new EP, D.A.I.S.Y. rage and she just revealed a teaser video for the EP which features the new song, "Dead Island." The video was directed/produced by Steamclam and you can watch it below. She's also been tweeting that her new mixtape will drop soon on Cocaine Blunts and she'll appear on the new Le1f mixtape, Fly Zone, which is due out on January 13.

Kitty Pryde has some upcoming appearances in NYC scheduled, including Lil B's panel discussion at 285 Kent on January 17, where she'll appear along with Travis Egedy aka Pictureplane, Alexandra Gamlin (Afro-Punk), and Russ Marshalek and Sophie Wiener (of Silent Drape Runners). Plus there will be Lil B-themed DJ sets by Pictureplane and Prince Rama.

A couple weeks after that, she'll return to 285 Kent for a live show on February 7 with Nina Sky (who you probably know best from their 2004 single, "Move Ya Body" and who released the free mixtape, Nicole & Natalie last year) and Chippy Nonstop. Tickets for that show are on sale now. She doesn't appear to have any other dates scheduled at the moment.

Video below...

Continue reading "Kitty Pryde releasing new EP (watch a trailer w/ a new song), playing shows, appearing at Lil B's panel discussion"

by Bill Pearis

Azar Swan

Zohra Atash and Josh Strawn have disbanded/retired Religious to Damn and have reconfigured their sonic matrix as Azar Swan which is a decidedly more electronic project while retaining that gothy vibe. Azar Swan have just released their first track to the world, "Amrika," and you can stream that below.

Azar Swan will be making their live debut at The Flat on November 10 which will also serve as the official afterparty for the Tamaryn/Starred show at Knitting Factory earlier that night. Tamaryn will DJ along with Silent Drape Runners. $5 gets you in the door and the party starts at 11 PM. Flyer for the show (designed by Weekend's Shaun Durkan) is below.

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oOoOO at MoMA PS1 in 2011 (more by Erez Avissar)
oOoOO

oOoOO (aka San Francisco producer Christopher Greenspan) released his impressive Our Loving Is Hurting Us EP earlier this year via Tri Angle and subsequently toured North America in support of it. Now he's set to go on a European tour, much of which is with Butterclock, who sings on his EP, but before that he'll play a hometown show in San Francisco at Public Works tonight (9/28) with Andy Stott and Demdike Stare (who will both be in NYC for a show together in October), and Balam Acab (who will be in NYC in December).

On oOoOO's way home from the European tour, he too will stop in NYC for a show on November 8 at Glasslands with Solar Year and Silent Drape Runners. Tickets for that show are on sale now. oOoOO just posted a song on his soundcloud called "StairwayToHeaven" (doesn't appear to have anything to do with the Led Zeppelin song) and you can stream that below.

Speaking of Andy Stott, he also just revealed a cut off of his upcoming album, Luxury Problems (due out 10/29 via Modern Love), called "Numb." A stream of that song, the oOoOO song, and a list of all upcoming oOoOO dates are below.

Continue reading "oOoOO has a new song, playing Brooklyn show after European tour; Andy Stott has a new song too (dates, streams)"

photos by Amanda Hatfield

"@JULIA_HOLTER Great show at Bowery! You killed it." - @christianakey

"Hundred Waters blowing minds at Bowery Ballroom
on a Friday night." - Chris Blackburn

Julia Holter/Hundred Waters
Julia Holter
Hundred Waters

Julia Holter and Hundred Waters brought their respective brands of art pop to NYC for a show at Bowery Ballroom on Friday (8/31) as part of a tour the two artists are on together. Julia focused the majority of her set on 2012's excellent Ekstasis, but did also reach back a bit to 2011's Tragedy and included a new song ("Gaston"), in addition to encoring with "Sea Called Me Home" from her "Live Recordings" cassette. You can check out a video of her encore at the Bowery Ballroom show, along with a video of Julia playing the new song in the UK below.

Silent Drape Runners opened the show. More pictures of all three bands, plus Julia Holter's setlist and videos are below...

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