Entries tagged with: Spacehog
Iron and Wine at Terminal 5 in 2011 (more by David Andrako)
Pure X @ Austin Psych Fest 2012 (more by Tim Griffin)
today in NYC
* Q-Tip @ Cielo
* Lights @ Bowery Ballroom
* Slavic Soul Party @ Barbes
* Ben Holmes Quartet @ Barbes
* The Postelles @ The Standard
* Digitalism @ Highline Ballroom
* Juicy J, A$AP Ferg @ Irving Plaza
* Foxygen, Crumbs @ Knitting Factory
* Dark Star Orchestra @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Soundgarden @ Monmouth University (NJ)
* Spachehog, Vaz, Hubble @ Union Pool
* Sofa Club, TeamMate, Sol Cat, YYZ @ Pianos
* Pure X, Andrew Cedermark @ Mercury Lounge
* Luke Rathborne, Doe Paoro, Fete @ Glasslands
* Iron and Wine, Secret Sisters @ Beacon Theater
* Uri Gurvich and BabEL, Dave Douglas @ The Stone
* Jared Saltiel, Tall Tall Trees, Robin Bacior @ Littlefield
* Fifth Nation, Quickly Quietly, Ponyhof @ Cameo Gallery
* The Racer, Wooly and the Mammoth @ Mercury Lounge
* The Killers, Tegan and Sara @ Madison Square Garden
* Mesiko, Dawn Landes, What It Means @ The Rock Shop
* ZZ Top, Ben Miller Band @ Bergen Performing Arts Center
* D-Video, Fielded, Gel Set, Hearsay & Hyperbole @ Cake Shop
* FOTP BBQ Blowout w/ Turning Machine (DJ) @ Good Co.
* Ms. Lauryn Hill, Q-Tip (DJ set) @ Music Hall of Willliamsburg
* Nightbox, Lyons, Parson James Moxiie, Vera Flash @ Bowery Electric
* Wakey!Wakey!, Brad Cole, Emma's Revolution @ Rockwood Music Hall
* Tamaryn (DJ), Wolvves, Silent Drape Runners (DJ) @ The DL Roofdeck
* Ed Schrader's Music Beat, Hemlock Shaw, Human Pippi Armstrong, Adventure @ Death By Audio
* Nico Muhly, Paul Appleby, Isabel Leonard Jennifer Zetlan, Nadia Sirota @ Le Poisson Rouge
* The Hush Sound, Hockey, River City Extension, Genevieve (of Company of Thieves), Lucas Carpenter @ Webster Hall
Reformed '90s glam-rockers Spacehog play Union Pool tonight with Vaz and Hubble. The show is only $5 at the door. If you haven't heard it, the new Spacehog album (their first in 12 years) is pretty good. You can stream it via Spotify below.
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Melody's Echo Chamber made a video for "Some Time Alone, Alone" from her 2012 debut. You can watch that below.
Tickets for The Great GoogaMooga Festival kickoff show with Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Flaming Lips, and The Darkness at Nethermead Meadow in Prospect Park go on sale today at noon. VIP Cocktail Experience tickets for the Saturday and Sunday of the fest go on sale today at noon too. General Admission registration begins April 1.
Spacehog are playing Housing Works Bookstore Cafe on April 2. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
by Bill Pearis
'90s-era band Spacehog will release, As it Is On Earth, on April 16. It's the band's first album in 12 years. Always a little out-of-step with what most of their peers were doing, Spacehog's theatrical, glam-heavy style has held up pretty well. The new record doesn't deviate much from the band's MO, which is just fine. Royston Langdon's bravado-laden voice is in great shape and the songs are pretty catchy. If you liked them before, this is a welcome return. You can preorder the album through PledgeMusic and stream the slinky first single, "Try to Remember," below.
You can hear more songs from the album tonight in NYC as Spacehog (whose line-up now includes Timo Ellis) play Mercury Lounge tonight (2/26). Tickets are still available and all tour dates are listed below.
We're not exactly sure what he'll be doing but Fred Armisen is playing Bowery Ballroom on February 19. Tickets are on sale today at noon.
The Joy Formidable play two shows in NYC: April 17 at Music Hall of Williamsburg and April 18 at Webster Hall. Tickets to both shows go on AmEx presale today at noon.
Spacehog play a late show at Mercury Lounge on February 26. Tickets go on AmEx presale today at noon.
Lemonade play Cameo on Valentines Day (2/14) and tickets to that show are on sale now.
Little Green Cars play Music Hall of Williamsburg on March 26. Tickets to that show go on AmEx presale today at noon.
Though the lineup won't be announced for a while, 'Early Bird' and 'Three Day' passes for the 2013 Newport Folk Festival are already sold out. It's not too late to get a 'Two Day' or 'Single Day' ticket though.
Graham Parker & the Rumour play Gramercy Theatre on April 14. Tickets are on sale now.
Industrial legends KMFDM play Irving Plaza on March 21. Tickets are on sale now.
Spacehog are playing Maxwell's on February 1. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Milo Greene are playing Maxwell's on March 10. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.
by Bill Pearis and Andrew Sacher
Rufus the cat getting good use out of CMJ badge (via @robotsvsghosts)
Oh hey, it's CMJ time again (Wednesday to be exact). Here's a little recap of what BrooklynVegan did on Tuesday (10/17) night with some you-are-there type Instagrams. (Follow along in real time with @Brooklynvegan on Instagram or @BVpics and @bvCMJ on Twitter.) Here we go...
Ghost Wave @ Le Poisson Rouge
I was a little thrown off Tuesday as my original plan revolved around seeing French acts Bertrand Burgalat and Juveniles at the Union Square Ballroom. When both canceled last-minute, I had zero plan. After picking up my badge (a breeze) at Judson Memorial Church, I headed over to Le Poisson Rouge for some of the New Zealand showcase that's become an annual CMJ kickoff event at the Village venue. I caught the latter half of Ghost Wave (horrible name, but pretty good classic Flying Nun-style indie) and stuck around for about half of Die! Die! Die! whose blitzkrieg punk was certainly fun to watch.
I then hoofed it over to the L.E.S. where fellow BV writer Andrew Sacher already was... (-Bill)
Indians @ The Living Room (via @llllbfgllll)
The ease of making a record by yourself in your bedroom has inspired countless artists to do so, resulting in a ton of filler, but every now and then some real gems pop up. If you're looking to find a new one of those gems at this year's CMJ, Copenhagen's Indians (aka Soren Lokke Juul) is a good place to start. He played his first CMJ show at Living Room last night (10/16) for a WFUV showcase, and though he didn't have the highest attendance (early Tuesday is tough), those who were there were attentive the whole show. Rather than hiding his voice behind reverb or distortion like many of his peers, Soren's voice is his strong point. He belted out every song while providing piano, acoustic guitar, drum loops, and ambient backing tracks. Even on his own everything was well put together, so when Soren begins playing with a full band (like the one in his 4AD Session video), it feels pretty safe to say it's gonna be great. You can catch Indians again tonight (10/17) at the Hype Machine party at Brooklyn Bowl and Thursday at Fader Fort.
Quilt @ Arlene's Grocery (via @brooklynvegan Instagram)
Boston's Quilt made their way over to NYC last night for their only CMJ show this year, the Easy Apple/Vinyl District/Beyond Beyond is Beyond Records showcase at Arlene's Grocery. The band have been in NYC a bunch of times (they called it their home away from last night) but I've somehow managed to miss them every time until last night, and glad I finally caught them. They filled the venue with trippy Haight-Ashbury vibes, and still managed to sound fresh despite their obvious lineage to an era which is almost half a century old. I guess I had assumed they'd be playing acoustic guitars, but they went strictly electric and still captured the delicate folkiness of the record -- plus it allowed them to throw in some noise freakouts. The band were charming on stage too, cracking tongue-in-cheek jokes about how Flea is no longer in their band, and they gave a shoutout to Bob Weir, who turned 65 yesterday and said he was on stage with them on spirit (which also came off as a joke, but to some extent, they weren't wrong).
If you haven't heard Quilt's self titled LP which came out in 2011 on Mexican Summer, you can stream it at bandcamp. They'll be back in NYC to open for The Fresh & Onlys on November 8 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets for that show are still available. (-Andrew)
Back to Bill...
Foxygen @ Mercury Lounge (via @brooklynvegan Instagram)
After seeing Quilt at Arlene's Grocery with Andrew, I walked over to Mercury Lounge (a trip Michael Cera needed a car for in Nick & Nora's Infinite Playlist) for the showcase put on by our West Coast blog friends Aquarium Drunkard. Waiting in line to get in I met, Foxygen singer Sam France's two aunts and grandmother who were very, very proud of him. Not sure if they had an influence on me, but I thought Foxygen was the best thing I saw last night, a confident melange of late '60s / early '70s psych pop and glam that was exemplified by the closing number that seemed to merge "Under My Thumb" and "Suspicious Minds" into a new baby. France was a funny frontman too who seems to really enjoy the frontman role. Catch them at our day party on Friday.
Tashaki Miyaki @ Mercury Lounge (via @brooklynvegan Instagram)
Los Angeles trio Tashaki Miyaki were up next. I enjoy their hazy sound (Mazzy Star-esque as noted before) but they were not completely on their game last night, though their laconic vibe is a tough follow to Foxygen's showmanship. I spent much of their set trying to figure out how leftie guitarist played his righthanded instrument upside down. (Some brains just work that way.) Still, current single "Best Friend" sounded pretty sweet, and they should be a nice soundtrack to the early afternoon of our Saturday day party at Public Assembly (where you can catch them again while getting a free tattoo).
BV photographer Amanda Hatfield (her cat Rufus is at the top of this post), who had been at Ben Gibbard's intimate HiFi show earlier in the evening, tried to get in to Mercury Lounge but found it sold out, or badged-out or both. Some venues adopt a one-in-one out policy during CMJ, others give you a stamp that allows you to get back in anytime and others have the old "no reentry" policy, though you don't see that so much in the 10 years since the smoking band came into effect. Whatever way, it pays to show up early to something you really want to see.
Orwells at Mercury Lounge (via @brooklynvegan Instagram)
At midnight it was the NYC debut of Chicago's The Orwells whose album is out on Autumn Tone records (which is run by Justin of Aquarium Drunkard). All still in High School (or should be) and looked it too, they cranked out a hyper set of angst-fueled garage pop driven by wild-eyed frontman Mario Cuomo (not that one) who stalked the stage and generally went apeshit. In a well-worn Batman tee, he definitely brings the danger to The Orwells that otherwise look like someone's nice younger brothers. They were all clearly stoked to be playing New York City. They're playing many times this week, including an opening slot on our Saturday day party at Public Assembly.
Then I went to bed. It was only Tuesday, plenty of late nights to come. (-BIll)
What are you seeing tonight?
Savoir Adore played two CMJ shows last night, and one as part of the pre-CMJ Conflict of Interest party on Monday night at Rebel NYC. We missed all three, but check out a video from the Monday one, and a video of Spacehog playing "In the Meantime" at Rockwood Music Hall (true story), below...
As mentioned, Teengirl Fantasy's new album, Tracer, was released this week (stream it) -- maybe you saw them at East River Park on Monday -- and the band will play a release party on Thursday (8/23) aboard the Rocks Off Concert Cruise with their True Panther labelmates Lemonade, DJ Mike Q and Massacooramaan along for the ride. Since we last spoke, Kelela, who sings lead vocals on TF's killer single, "EFX", has been added to the bill. Tickets are still available but if you'd like to go for free, we have a few pairs to give away.
While we're on the subject of boats, Big Freedia will shake things up on a Rocks Off Cruise as well on August 29 and, as mentioned previously, LE1f (who recently played Glasslands and PS1 Warm-up) has just been added to the bill. Tickets are still available and we have pairs to give away as well.
Both those shows are aboard The Harbor Lights which departs from East 23rd / FDR. Details on how to enter for both Rocks Off shows are below but please note these shows are 21+. We're also giving away tickets to the Teengirl Fantasy show on Facebook.
Other interesting Rocks Off shows coming up include '90s-era glam rockers Spacehog with Endless Boogie (who play Summerscreen tonight [8/22] with Daniel Higgs and Highlife) aboard The Jewel on Saturday 8/25 (tix); and Riverboat Gamblers, Cobra Skulls, and Fresh Kills aboard The Jewel on October 13 (tix).
As previously mentioned, Lagwagon plays a Fat Wreck Chords Rocks Off Cruise on October 20 with Dead to Me and others (tickets). Bonobo and Gibby Hanes also DJ a Rocks Off cruise on September 21 (tickets).
Contest details and a list of all Teengirl Fantasy dates are below...
Dinosaur Jr @ Central Park Summerstage (more by Chris La Putt)
tonight in NYC
* Soko @ LPR
* Mucky Pup @ the Saint
* DRI @ Starland Ballroom
* Steven Severin @ Galapagos
* The Heavy @ 92YTribeca
* Joey McIntyre @ Highline Ballroom!
* Team B, Wild Yaks @ Union Pool
* Talibam!, Hyts 81 @ Death By Audio
* Bell, Grooms, Young Buffalo @ Glasslands
* Dinosaur Jr., Kurt Vile @ Bowery Ballroom
* The Cribs, Adam Green, The Dead Trees @ Irving Plaza
* Aa, Dinowalrus, Prisms, Graffiti Monsters @ Cake Shop
* The Budos Band, Nouvellas, Mark Ronson (DJ) @ Southpaw
* Cntrl Top, Weekend, Soft Circle, Lichens @ Silent Barn
* Elefant, The Silent League, The Subjects @ Gramercy Theatre
* Spacehog, Unisex Salon, Sing Orpheus @ Studio at Webster Hall
* Banzai, Funky See Funky Do, Turbosleaze, Snuffy @ Shea Stadium
* Hymns, Himalaya, Gigantic Hand, Solaram @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn
* Cherie Lily, Tayisha Busay, Punk Bunny, Menya, Black Barbie @ Santos Party House
* Takka Takka, La Strada, Frances, Five O'Clock Heroes, Josh Mease @ Mercury Lounge
* Sean Walsh & The National Reserve, Roadside Graves, The Loom, Blair, Avi Buffalo @ Pianos
* Beach Fossils, Alex Bleeker & The Freaks, Cloud Nothings, Nude Beach @ Monster Island Basement
* Midnight Magic, Nancy Whang (Juan Maclean/LCD Soundsystem), Jayson Green @ Brooklyn Bowl
Avi Buffalo plays Pianos. Young Buffalo is at Glasslands (flyer below).
Like Mucky Pup, D.R.I. is in Jersey tonight. D.R.I. plays Gramercy Theatre on Sunday.
Dinosaur Jr. kicks off a 3-night NYC run of shows tonight.
Vampire Weekend kicks off a 3-night NYC run of shows on Sunday.
Spoon & Deerhunter Radio City tickets are now on sale.