Entries tagged with: St Lucia
photos by Maryanne Ventrice; words by Bill Pearis
LOVVLIFE / Tim Harrington / The DMV / TBOI @ Brooklyn Rock Lottery 5
The fifth annual Brooklyn Rock Lottery took place on Saturday (12/6) at Baby's All Right. Members of bands convened that morning, with names being drawn out of a hat by five drummers to make the ad-hoc bands, who then spent the rest of the day writing and rehearsing original songs that would be performed that night at the venue. It was a sold out show and proceeds from the evening went to the Harmony Program, "a non-profit organization that brings after school music programs to communities with limited access to instrumental music education." We've got pictures from the whole day, rehearsals and everything, in this post
I've been to a few of the past Rock Lotteries and this was by far the most stacked line-up of participating musicians which also yielded some good music that worked beyond the novelty of seeing these supergroups. (It was also a lot of fun.) The luck of the draw also gave us some strange/awesome bands: LOVVLIFE featured four bassists (from Parquet Courts, Mutilation Rites, St. Lucia and more) which made for a lot of "could I get more bass in the monitor" jokes as well as a cover of Spinal Tap's "Big Bottom."
The DMV (Dave Matthew's Vibe) featured Rick Froberg (Obits, Drive Like Jehu), Drew Citron (Beverly), and Annie Hart (Au Revoir Simone). They worked up a krauty vibe and I'd go see them play again if they were a real band. And TBOI (The Beatles on iTunes), which featured Dismemberment Plan's Travis Morrison and members of So So Glos, Jukebox the Ghost and Wet Illustrated, pretty much played like a real band with songs that some "real" bands probably would've gladly had in their arsenal.
The evening began and finished with the two most eclectic groups. Fraud Stewart included members of TEEN, Spirit Family Reunion, Crocodiles, Sebadoh and the styles of their songs varied depending on who was singing; and then Friend of a Friend, which included Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Brian Chase, trumpeter Carter Yasutake, cellist Julia Kent, marimba player Mauro Refosco and Neighbors' Noah Stitelman, finished the evening with a cohesive-but-avant-garde pop set that would've been at home at The Stone.
Hosting the evening was Les Savy Fav's Tim Harrington who interviewed the bands, helped give away raffle prizes (he made winners rub noses and other body parts with him) and also made videos of him singing long versions of "Jingle Bells" and "99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall" and generally yukked it up.
More pictures from Brooklyn Rock Lottery 5 below...
Obits @ BK Bazaar - 11/22/14 (via Kyle Page)
Brooklyn garage punk greats Obits played a one-off in their hometown this past Saturday (11/22) at Brooklyn Night Bazaar with Survival Knife, Hungry Ghost and Pink Avalanche. Anyone catch that? How was it? You can check out a video of them from that show, below.
Obits have now announced their next hometown show which happens New Year's Eve at Acheron, which is a pretty small venue and it sounds like this will be one of the rowdier NYE options in NYC. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Obits frontman Rick Froberg is also one of the many Brooklyn artists taking part in this year's Brooklyn Rock Lottery which also includes members of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Parquet Courts, Dismemberment Plan and more. Plus, since we last spoke, members of Girls Against Boys, Mutilation Rites, St. Lucia and more were added, as well as MC Tim Harrington (Les Savy Fav). Updated lineup below.
Rick Froberg's Drive Like Jehu/Hot Snakes bandmate John Reis also has a collaborative surf rock album and tour planned with The Blind Shake.
Obits video and Rock Lottery lineup below...
Edward Sharpe at The Surf Lodge this past weekend (via Thatcher Shultz)
Like in past years, the Montauk restaurant/hotel/vacation spot The Surf Lodge is once again hosting a free concert series. The series kicked off this past weekend with Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros and others, and there's several weekend shows through the summer including Yeasayer (6/1), TEEN (6/7), Courtney Barnett (6/15), Poolside (6/21), Real Estate (6/22), San Fermin (7/12), Gary Clark Jr. (7/13), Ryan Hemsworth (7/26), Temples (8/9), Delorean (8/17), Sky Ferreira (8/24), and more.
Again, all shows are free and they make for a pretty good reason to get away to Montauk for the weekend. See what else The Surf Lodge has to offer. Full 2014 concert schedule below...
Montreal's Osheaga Festival is returning this year from August 1 - 3 at Parc Jean-Drapeau. The lineup was just announced and includes Outkast, Jack White, Arctic Monkeys, The Replacements, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Modest Mouse, Local Natives, Haim, SBTRKT (who's streaming a new EP), Pusha T, Gogol Bordello, Cut Copy, Flume, Chance the Rapper, Gesaffelstein, Danny Brown, Four Tet, Volcano Choir, Against Me!, Joey Bada$$, Jon Hopkins, Kevin Drew, Duke Dumont, Shlohmo, The Dismemberment Plan, Courtney Barnett, Hospitality, The Men and more. Tickets are on sale now.
Check out the complete lineup below...
Sasquatch! Music Festival is returning for two weekends in 2014 to The Gorge in Quincy, Washington, and the lineups (which are different both weekends) have just been announced. The May lineup (5/23 - 5/25, aka Memorial Day Weekend) includes Outkast, The National, Queens of the Stone Age, M.I.A., Haim, Neko Case, Foals, Cut Copy, Violent Femmes, Elbow, Mogwai, Tyler the Creator, Chance the Rapper, Rudimental, Phantogram, tUnE-yArDs, First Aid Kit, Rodriguez, AlunaGeorge, Panda Bear, Phosphorescent, Bob Mould, Washed Out, Austra, Parquet Courts, Deafheaven, Big Freedia, Liars, Waxahatchee, Tacocat, Princess (feat. Maya Rudolph), Bridget Everett, Eric Andre and more.
The July lineup (7/4 - 7/6, aka Independence Day Weekend) includes Soundgarden, Kraftwerk, New Order, Frank Ocean, Royksopp + Robyn, Neutral Milk Hotel, Spoon, Broken Bells, Tegan & Sara, Local Natives, Gogol Bordello, Rhye, Black Angels, Deltron 3030, The Horrors, Junip, The Notwist, Kurt Vile, Talib Kweli, of Montreal, Action Bronson, Punch Brothers, Sharon Van Etten, Casey Veggies, RL Grime, Fuck Buttons, Courtney Barnett, Cloud Nothings, Foxygen, Palma Violets, Mikal Cronin, Mac DeMarco, Jon Hopkins, Gold Panda, Majical Cloudz, Duke Dumont, Oneohtrix Point Never, Death, Black Prairie, Latryx, Metz, John Grant, Reigning Sound, Young & Sick, Chad VanGaalen, Mutual Benefit, Helms Alee, Demetri Martin, Eugene Mirman, Kurt Braunohler, John Hodgman and more. There will also be fireworks for the 4th of July.
Tickets (including a 2-weekend pass option) go on sale Saturday at 10 AM.
Full lineups for both weekends below...
It's looking like official Festival Lineup Announcement Day with Shaky Knees Fest, Hangout Fest, and Governors Ball giving us their rosters (not to mention Firefly and Coachella in the past week), and now here's another one: Georgia's CounterPoint Festival. It goes down from April 25-27 in Kingston Downs and features Outkast, Janelle Monae, Schoolboy Q, Run the Jewels, Chance the Rapper, Thundercat, Rustie, Sleigh Bells, Matt & Kim, Major Lazer, XXYYXX, J. Cole, Tourist, A-Trak, Flosstradamus, Phantogram, Tycho, YACHT and more.
Tickets are on sale now. Full lineup and flyer below...
by Bill Pearis
Savoir Adore @ LA's The Echo, 8/7/2013 (more by Wei Shi)
As mentioned, Savoir Adore are headlining Music Hall of Williamsburg on Saturday (9/21) with openers The Suzan, plus Ski Lodge, who were more recently added to the bill. The MHOW show is their biggest hometown show to date and they're sporting an extra-large version of the band with members of St. Lucia and Jukebox the Ghost adding extra percussion. Tickets are still available.
In our current age of instant hype, Savoir Adore have taken their time, rising steadily -- perhaps stealthily -- over the last five years through old fashioned hard work. That, and an ear for hooks and giant choruses that burrow into your head and refuse to leave. Those melodic skills can be heard on the band's second album, Our Nature, which was self-released last year and was picked up by Nettwerk this year. The new single off the album is "Regalia" and we've got the premiere of the Mighty Five remix of that song. You can stream that, and watch the video for it too, below.
Savoir Adore also did a BV Studio Session not too long ago and have a couple more East Coast shows after MHOW. Those dates are listed below.
photos by James Richards IV
Kendrick Lamar / The Postal Service / fans
When last seen, at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park last year, Kendrick Lamar was still a relative unknown except to hip-hop connoisseurs. His set came off as hazy and introspective, with a curious Lady Gaga hanging on every word from the wings. But now he emerges with newfound swagger -- even without Gaga in the house -- smoke machines at his feet and a full band at his back. His 2012 album, "good kid, m.A.A.d. city," puts a new and brilliantly introspective take on West Coast gangsta rap, a look at its tropes and pressures from the inside out. So even as he leads the crowd in some explicit choruses, he throws out questions and lays out his conflicts in the verses. "This will be on the Internet," he announces. Ya think? The audience cheers him like a rock star, even when he stands on stage with arms folded. But he doesn't just bask in the glow. He tries to put it in context, much in the way his rhymes try to make sense of hip-hop and the culture that birthed it. "You can't classify what we got going on," he says to the fans. "This is life." [Chicago Tribune]Lollapalooza 2013 continued yesterday (8/3) in Chicago's Grant Park, with nicer weather than day 1, and sets from eight stages worth of artists, including The Postal Service, Kendrick Lamar, Haim, Foals, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Local Natives and more. Pictures of those (and other) artists are in this post, and we've got a second set of Saturday pics HERE
We at BrooklynVegan are also at the festival, hosting a portion of the Soundwave Tent.
The festival wraps up today (8/4) (check out our Sunday preview) with sets from Cat Power, Phoenix, The Cure, Beach House, Grizzly Bear, Alt-J, Baroness, Angel Haze, and more. If you're not at the festival, you can stream it live at Lollapalooza.com.
More from day 2, below...
note: these pictures were posted for about a minute yesterday, but due to a website malfunction, they disappeared. so here they are...
photos by Amanda Hatfield
Polica / Beach House / more muddy people
Two Door Cinema Club in Austin recently (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)
Peace @ BVSXSW 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Peace are currently on their first full North American tour with Team Spirit which will hit NYC on June 11 at Knitting Factory (tickets) and June 12 at Mercury Lounge (tickets). The band's debut album, In Love, is out now in the UK but has yet to see release in North America. You can check out the video to the band's current single, "Lovesick," below.
Peace will also be opening some dates of Two Door Cinema Club's recently announced fall tour that also includes St. Lucia (who play Governors Ball this weekend) on all dates. All of those dates with openers are listed below.
That tour's NYC stop at Hammerstein Ballroom on October 11 sold out quickly, and so they've added a second Hammerstein show happening the day before (10/10). Tickets for the new NYC show go on AmEx and BrooklynVegan Presale (true story) at noon. The presale password, much like the name of our new NYC-show-specific twitter, is BVNYCSHOWS (Update: and the presale is working now!).
The bands also play a 10/9 show at the reopening Starland Ballroom in NJ. All Peace and Two Door Cinema Club dates are listed below...
St. Lucia will headline Music Hall of Williamsburg on December 8 and tickets for that show go on sale at noon today.
Toots & the Maytals celebrate their 70th birthday at The Capitol Theatre on December 7. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.
Dead Kennedys (sans Jello Biafra) are playing Gramercy Theatre on February 12. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.
Black Marble are playing Glasslands on December 7 with a DJ set from TRUST. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
There's a listening party for Toro Y Moi's forthcoming album, Anything in Return, happening at Project Parlor in Bed-Stuy. It's from 5 - 10 PM and features an art installation from Chaz (who is Toro Y Moi) with drawings for all 13 tracks on the new LP. It's free and complimentary drinks will be served.
Tickets to see The Airborne Toxic Event at Webster Hall are on sale today at noon.
photos by Amanda Hatfield
Though her debut album is still in the works, Charli XCX performed like a pop star already headlining arenas: Her tortured but hardly wounded alto never wavered on breakout ballad "Stay Away," while an air of tragic consequence tinged her delivery of "You give yourself to hell" during her cover of Echo and the Bunnymen's "Killing Moon." While perhaps not all Charli XCX cuts are created equal - there's something a tad tiring in the repetition of "End of the World" or "How Can I" - the ones that stand out do so for good reason. She crooned on top of a sample of Gold Panda's indelible "You," sent all of Bowery into a frenzy with "Nuclear Seasons," and brought the world down on "Grins," (from her mixtape Heartbreaks and Earthquakes), a cut produced by Blood Diamonds with synths that soar in catastrophic bliss. The night ended with "You're The One," ostensibly the first single from Charli XCX's debut, and this time she put her foot down: "Everyone's gotta fuckin dance," she decreed. Watching her jump and flail around - a bonkers freeform style that seemed part hardcore mosh pit fist work, part hip-hop posturing, and part all night alone in your bedroom dance-a-thon - it was hard not to obey. [Rolling Stone]Charli XCX brought her tour, which also included an LA show with Azealia Banks, to NYC this past Saturday (7/28) for a show at Bowery Ballroom with St. Lucia. Charli's set was 10 songs long and and there was no encore, despite the crowd's demand for one. More pictures from the show, including one of the setlist, below.
photos by Winnie Cheung
"Protip: if you show up 2 minutes before the show at Terminal 5, behind the bar by the pretzel machine has an ok view. #shins #butitswarm" -Neil Barofsky
"AND the dirty projectors show up to sing vocals. #hellyes #theshins are blowing my mind" - Andie D
James Mercer @ Terminal 5 - 4/29/2012
The Shins, after recently played Coachella, teamed with opener St. Lucia at Terminal 5 last night (4/29), the first of their three night, sold out residency at the venue which continues tonight with Chairlift (and then Real Estate). The set saw The Shins dipping into material new and old, and bringing out Dirty Projectors vocalists Haley Dekle and Amber Coffman to assist on a rendition of "Phantom Limb" (by The Shins, not Pig Destroyer). More pictures and the setlist from last night's show are below...
Real Estate photos by Caroline Marchildon
The Shins at LPR last month (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
As mentioned, The Shins (who are part of the just-announced Lollapalooza lineup) are heading out on tour in support of their recently released LP, Port of Morrow. That tour hits NYC at Terminal 5 for three shows. The openers for those shows have been announced and it's St. Lucia on 4/29, Chairlift on 4/30, and Real Estate on 5/1. The show with St. Lucia is sold out but tickets for the other two shows are available. We're also giving away a pair of tickets to the 4/30 show with Chairlift. Details on how to enter to win tix are with all tour dates below.
Meanwhile, Chairlift has other dates coming up including a headlining show at Webster Hall on May 8. Tickets for that show are still on sale. Like The Shins, Chairlift are also playing Lollapalooza this year.
Real Estate @ the 40 Watt in Athens, GA - April 7, 2012
Real Estate, who played the 40 Watt in Athens on Saturday and are in Austin tonight, have other upcoming dates too, including a tour with Twerps and two other dates with The Shins in Boston and Philly.
All tour dates, contest details and more pictures from Real Estate's Georgia show, below....
Devin @ Public Assembly in 2010 (more by Leia Jospe)
The Brooklyn-based Devin, who recently opened for Suckers (also on Frenchkiss Records) at Knitting Factory, and, as mentioned, JEFF The Brotherhood at Maxwells, will be playing a free Valentine's Day show Tuesday at Pianos before heading out on tour with the Heartless Bastards. That tour hits Webster Hall on 2/24. Hacienda are also on the bill. Tickets for the Webster Hall show are still on sale.
The Pianos show is part of a 2-floor, free party that also includes downstairs sets by St. Lucia (part of their February residency at the LES venue) and Tiny Victories, and upstairs music by MNDR (DJ set), Make Out & Psychobuildings. Flyer below.
Devin's debut LP, Romancing, is out on April 10th, via Frenckiss who also released his 3-song EP at the end of 2011. The full album tracklist and all tour dates are below...
The band will tour in support of the album next year starting with a week of album release shows in NYC. Things begin with an instore at Other Music on the album's release date (1/17). Then they play on January 18 at Pianos with Happy People and Tiberius,
January 19 at Music Hall of Williamsburg with Mission of Burma (they've been removed from the Music Hall bill), January 19 at Death By Audio with Grooms and Clouder, January 20 at Cameo Gallery with St. Lucia, and January 21 at Pianos with Dear Lions, Cemeteries, and The Everymen.
Then they head overseas before heading out on a proper North American tour in March which returns to NYC in April when they'll hit Knitting Factory on April 10 and Mercury Lounge on April 11.
All tour dates and a video below...
by Diana Wong
UK-by-way-of-Australia electronic duo Monarchy made their live NYC debut on December 10 at Highline Ballroom featuring support from St. Lucia. The show was one of only a pair of East Coast dates (NYC and DC) after playing shows at Coachella and on the West Coast earlier this year. Pictures and a video from Highline Ballroom are below.
The DC show didn't go so smoothly though, though it had little to do with their performance..
While we played in Washington DC on Thursday, a girl scammed into our dressing room and stole two of our masks. One of these is an expensive, custom made mask that is irreplaceable. It may have been taken by the girl, or left around the venue. If you took it, or picked it up, can you please return it to the venue, or by contacting email@example.com and we'll arrange pickup. We won't ask any questions, or take action, we just need the mask back. Please do the right thing and return it, we'd appreciate it. Thanks.So far the band has not received the mask back yet and they did report that the thief brazenly "was in the audience wearing one of our masks. It was very 'Being John Malkovich'". They had a better time in NYC
More pictures and a video from Highline Ballroom are below...
PETER DOHERTYIn other news, "St. Lucia's tourism chief is praising Amy Winehouse for bringing publicity to the Caribbean island."
SOLO DEBUT ALBUM
GRACE/WASTELAND SET FOR MARCH RELEASE
"Last of the English Roses" Is Planned First Single
NEW YORK - The first solo album by singer-songwriter PETER DOHERTY (Babyshambles, The Libertines) is complete, and scheduled for North American release on Astralwerks on March 24, 2009, the label announced today.
The album, Grace/Wasteland, was recorded over a month of sessions in autumn 2008 at London's legendary Olympic Studios with producer Stephen Street (The Smiths, Blur, Cranberries, Kaiser Chiefs). Street also produced the 2007 top 5 U.K. album Shotter's Nation by Babyshambles, Doherty's current band.
Album collaborators include guitarist Graham Coxon (Blur), who plays throughout the album; Scottish singer Dot Allison, who co-wrote the duet "Sheepskin Tearaway," which was also featured on Babyshambles' live DVD Up the Shambles; and poet Peter "Wolfman" Wolfe, co-writer and guitarist on "Broken Love Song". Doherty had previously made a guest appearance on Wolfe's U.K. No. 7 single and Ivor Novello Award-nominated song "For Lovers".
Also contributing are Babyshambles members Mick Whitnall on guitar, Drew McConnell on bass, and Adam Ficek on drums.
Further album tracks include "Arcadie," "Through the Looking Glass," "Salome," and "1839 Returning."
With the Libertines, Peter Doherty recorded the U.K. No 1. album The Libertines, and the U.K. No. 2 single "Can't Stand Me Now." Babyshambles have released two U.K. Top 10 albums, Down in Albion (2004) and Shotter's Nation (2007). He is also the author of The Books of Albion: The Collected Works of Peter Doherty (Orion Books, 2007). Doherty was named Hero of the Year in February 2008 at the Shockwaves NME Awards.