Entries tagged with: Splash
Sleep Over at Austin Psych Fest 2012 (more by Tim Griffin)
Prince Rama play local shows in NYC a lot, and you can see them even sooner at The Whitney Museum for this weekend's Blues for Smoke festival. They play on Sunday (4/7) with Dapwell, Heems, and Le1f. Meanwhile tonight (4/5), Kool A.D. plays with Mykki Blanco (who was just added to Le1f's Red Bull Music Academy show).
In related news, Pure X, who Sleep Over released a split with back when they were called Pure Ecstasy, have expanded their previously announced tour, and it now includes a third NYC date. In addition to playing the Crossing Brooklyn Ferry festival at BAM on April 27, and their show at Mercury Lounge on May 14 (tickets), Pure X will also play 285 Kent (5/15) the day after the Mercury Lounge show. Tickets for the 285 Kent show are on sale now.
All Sleep Over and Pure X dates are listed, along with a stream of "Romantic Streams" from Sleep Over's 2011 LP, Forever, below...
by Bill Pearis
San Francisco's Part Time released their debut LP, What Would You Say?, last year on Mexican Summer which plays like a hazy remembrance of '80s memories that were probably originally held by Ric Ocasek. It's very sports jacket with pushed up sleeves kind of music (aka very Ariel Pink) and you can stream it below via Rdio. The group will be on the East Coast for a show at Glasslands on November 18 with Splash, Limited and Caged Animals. Tickets are on sale now.
The show is also notable as the second live show from Limited which is a new synthpop project from Alex Craig of Big Troubles. Limited just released its debut single on New Images, the label run by Matt Mondanile of Ducktails/Real Estate. Like with BT, there's still a shoegazy vibe to it, but Craig here is reaching back to the New Romantic era for inspiration as well. If you liked the Ice Choir album, you'll want to check this out and you can stream both sides of the single below. Live, Limited are a three piece.
Splash, of course, fit right in with the night's vibe here, not only sounding but looking like they dropped out of 1986, some kind of unholy mix New Edition and Starship (also by way of Ariel Pink). I will say no matter what you think of the music they play, they're are pretty good at it and put on an entertaining live show. Just be prepared to be anointed with glitter when the fun begins.
Caged Animals are kind of the odd band out here, not owing their sound to any particular decade, merely making very catchy pop. Look for two new releases (an album and an EP) in the new year. Meanwhile, Caged Animals also play tonight (11/9) at Shea Stadium with Jamaican Queens, Phone Tag, and Passalacqua.
Streams and flyer are below.
photos by Adela Loconte
Twin Shadow at Webster Hall, 9/27/2012
Twin Shadow played Webster Hall last night (9/27) with Niki & the Dove, his first of two sold-out NYC shows this week. Decked out in a leather motorcycle jacked (keeping with the theme of his record), George Lewis Jr had the crowd's attention the whole set, convincing many to take off their shirts for one song, and jumping into the crowd to play guitar for another. Pictures from the show are in this post.
Twin Shadow plays the more intimate Music Hall of Williamsburg tonight (9/28), again with Niki and the Dove, and will DJ the shows' afterparty at Brooklyn Bowl later tonight which is free with your MHOW ticket. (There will also be tickets at the door.) Meanwhile, former Twin Shadow bassist Russ is playing with his new band, Rush Midnight, down the street at Cameo with Splash. Rush Midnight are on at 9:30 and tickets for that show are still available.
Twin Shadow in Austin earlier this month (more by Tim Griffin)
Twin Shadow and Niki and the Dove have been on the road together for a few weeks now, and their sold out two-night run in NYC begins tonight (9/27) at Webster Hall and continues Friday (9/28) at the smaller Music Hall of Williamsburg. As mentioned, you can also catch Twin Shadow DJing the official after party on Friday at Brooklyn Bowl. Entry is free with your ticket stub from the Music Hall of Williamsburg show, and otherwise $8 tickets are still available.
You'll also have another chance to catch Niki and the Dove in the NYC area when their tour supporting Miike Snow hits United Palace (10/19) and Wellmont Theatre (10/23). Tickets for United Palace and Wellmont Theatre are still available.
If you're going to Twin Shadow's shows this week, you won't be seeing bassist Russ Manning. As mentioned, Russ has left the band to focus on his solo project Rush Midnight. He's releasing his debut EP, +1, on October 30 via Cascine. The EP was produced by Twin Shadow main man George Lewis Jr. and features guest vocals on a track by Doe Paoro, who Russ has remixed in the past. You can watch the video for EP single, "The Night Was Young Enough," below.
Rush MIdnight has a few upcoming shows including one in Brooklyn this Friday (9/28) at Cameo Gallery with Splash and Rarechild (tickets) and the Ghostly/Cascine CMJ showcase at Le Baron on October 17. After that, he'll kick off a short tour in November which begins in NYC at The Studio at Webster Hall on November 9. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
A list of all Rush Midnight dates and that video are below.
by Bill Pearis
Splash at Bowery Ballroom, July 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
As we pointed out in What's Going on Saturday, while Real Estate are headlining Webster Hall tonight (8/11), their former drummer Etienne Duguay's new band, Splash, will be laying down their Ariel-Pink-meets-New-Edition style dance music at Cake Shop (who aren't going anywhere). Also playing, the feeling good about feeling sad sounds of Plastic Flowers, CH-Rom and "Secret Guest."
Flyer for the show is below.
As you know, LES music venue Cake Shop has been busy raising money to help keep their doors open. Good news! They've officially hit 100% of their goal, and today announced that "we can't tell you how grateful we are to everyone for their support. Now we can square up with our landlord and sign a new 10 year lease to keep the music going on the Lower East Side. Stay tuned..."
Upcoming shows at Cake Shop include Tiger Waves on August 10, Splash on August 11, and a Brian Jonewtown Massacre post-tour, post-Webster Hall-show party on August 25 with The Vacant Lots, Rosco (Sterling Roswell of Spacemen 3, The Darkside), Flavor Crystals, Chatham Rise, and DJ Frankie Teardrop of BJM ($10 or $5 with BJM Webster Hall ticket stub, 21+, 11pm-4am).
Magic Castles open for the Brian Jonestown Massacre at Webster Hall earlier that night. Tickets are still on sale.
by Andrew Sacher
What do you when you're the drummer of Real Estate but you leave the band just before they start getting way bigger? Form a disco band! At least that's what Etienne Pierre Duguay, who sat behind the band's kit until 2011 when he was replaced by Jackson Pollis, did. He's now in the Brooklyn band Splash who surfaced earlier this year and just wrapped up a tour with fellow Brooklyn backwards pop thinkers Friends. Their single, "Ever Before," which you can stream below, is filled with '80s pop radio cliches, but if you wait over two decades and make it lo-fi, even the cheesiest stuff becomes indie accepted, right?
If you missed the Splash/Friends tour, the two bands will team up again for a NYC show on August 3 at 285 Kent with Janka Nabay, Helado Negro, and Uumans. Maybe Friends will go topless again? Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Splash have other upcoming NYC shows too, including Summerscreen at McCarren Park on August 15 with Ducktails and The Babies, and Glasslands on August 24 with Puro Instinct, Outer Limitz, and a Dev Hynes DJ set. Tickets for the Glasslands show are still available.
A list of all dates and song stream below...
DOWNLOAD: Puro Instinct - "Dream Lover" (MP3)
Puro Instinct are set to follow last year's debut LP, Headbangers in Ecstasy, with a new EP which is due out some time this year. An MP3 of the track, "Dream Lover," from that EP can be downloaded above or streamed below. You can read the lyrics here.
They haven't announced a full tour in support of that EP, but a few shows have been revealed including one in NYC which happens on August 24 at Glasslands with Splash (who just opened for Friends) and Outer Limitz. Tickets for the Brooklyn show are on sale now.
Song stream and a list of all currently known dates are below.
photos by Amanda Hatfield
Friends at Bowery Ballroom - 7/7/12
Brooklyn's Friends are currently touring in support of their debut album, Manifest (out now on Fat Possum), and that tour brought them to NYC for a show at Bowery Ballroom last Saturday (7/7) with Splash. They didn't go topless this time, like in Austin earlier this month, and seemed a bit more subdued in general, though they did invite people on stage to dance during their cover of Usher's "My Boo." The people up front were pretty dancey and enthusiastic for most of the show too.
More pictures from the Bowery Ballroom show are below...