Entries tagged with: St Vincent
Jane's Addiction - @ Echoplex, Los Angeles - Feb 16, 2009 (revolute)
Live Nation and Adam Zacks are pleased to announce this year's line up for the Sasquatch! Music Festival at the legendary Gorge in Eastern Washington. The festival, now in its eighth and most ambitious year yet, has evolved from a unique, homegrown & low key fest into a full blown three day extravaganza. A festival-goer's dream, it comes complete with camp-outs, canyons, sunsets, three stages and new this year, an expanded comedy and dance music tent. The tent will feature performances from comedians throughout the day, and then come dusk, will spotlight electronic and dance music artists.Jane's Addiction, reunited once again, played a show at the Echoplex in LA last night. They announced it last week via their website and mailing list.
Already the official opener to summer for music fans, the Sasquatch! Music Festival is becoming a certified monster of a musical event: this year features another exciting and diverse line-up for the musically adventurous, and ups the ante on an event already hailed for its independent spirit. Tickets go on sale Saturday February 28th at 10AM
Today it was announced that Jane's (feat. all four original members), NIN, Kings of Leon, Ben Harper & Relentless7, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Erykah Badu, The Decemberists, Fleet Foxes, TV On The Radio, Animal Collective, Silversun Pickups, Bon Iver, Santigold, and many others are playing this year's Sasquatch Festival (May 23, 24, 25, 2009 @ The Gorge in Quincy, WA). Full lineup and ticket info below...
Photos by Kyle Dean Reinford
If not obvious by the 2008 Fun Fun Fun Fest coverage so far, I was having the most fun (fun fun) over the weekend with all the punk, metal and hardcore on stages 3a and 3b (two connected stages to avoid long times between sets). Highlights and pictures from day one are HERE. Highlights of day two (9/9) were DOA, Frightened Rabbit, the ska punk, politics and crowd of Leftover Crack, Cro-Mags (jam) (John Joseph w/ one of Cro-Mags' past drummers, AJ from Leeway on guitar and Craig Setari of Sick of it All on bass), what I saw of St. Vincent and Black Angels, the vegan sausage pizza, and Bad Brains. I managed to catch a few songs of Islands who sounded great, but totally missed Spinto Band and Annuals. Also saw pieces of Kevin Seconds, Chuck Ragan, and Ben Nichols's solo-frontmen sets. Saw Black Joe Lewis and most of Trash Talk, but neither lived up to my expectations in the daytime festival setting. I went back and forth between the pre-headliner sets of Minus the Bear and Bouncing Souls, and ran over to watch one song of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah during a Bad Brains reggae segment. Despite the competition, CYHSY still pulled in a respectable sized crowd. The stages were far enough away in general, but I could also still hear Alec Ounsworth's unmistakable voice at times between Bad Brains songs depending on where I was standing (I watched Bad Brains from various areas throughout their set). Clipse were headlining on the stage farthest away from Bad Brains so I totally missed them, and Kool Keith, who played that same stage earlier. Bad Brains ended earlier than curfew which meant I got to run over and catch about 20 minutes of Tim and Eric which was a great way (laughing) to end the hectic two day fest.
One unfortunate aspect of the weekend was the dust. It was a problem at ACL this year too. Dry dirt and wind meant you were constantly breathing it in. A signifigant portion of the crowd was wearing bandanas or other gas mask-like things on their faces. I didn't, but I should have because I think it made me a little sick. More pictures from day two below...
Photos by Eric M. Townsend
Death Cab for Cutie played Radio City Music Hall in NYC on Monday night (10/6) - their second, large, headlining show in NYC in less than four months, though this one didn't have to end early because of the weather.
"What a dump this place is," quipped Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard, perched atop the magnificent stage at New York's Radio City Music Hall last night. Then, unsure if people caught his sarcasm, he added, "No, really, this is an honor."St. Vincent opened and it was Annie Clark's second NYC show less than two weeks. More pictures and the setlist from the show below...
That anxious, awkward moment capped the first third of Death Cab's show, as both band and audience took their time acclimating to the legendary room. After the first five songs -- an admittedly slow build-up that included "The Employment Pages" and "We Laugh Indoors," two of the band's older tunes -- most of the 6,000 patrons at the sold-out gig remained seated, but not in a docile, complacent way: They were totally engaged, singing and bobbing atop Radio City's plush cushions. [SPIN]
photos by Ryan Muir
Annie Clark (aka St. Vincent) rocked BAM's Howard Gilman Opera House at BAM's all-night party The Takeover [Saturday] night. While it was a little weird to see a rock show at a sit-down theater, her music was suited to the venue. She manages to somehow sound delicate and strong at the same time, filling the theater with sound, but causing the audience to hold our collective breaths for fear of overwhelming the poor girl. She had five other people on stage with her, with a sax/clarinetist, a pianist and a violinist in addition to a bassist and drummer, lending a chamber pop flavor to the mix.More pictures below...
Let not all this lead you to believe that the girl cannot rock, though. She totally shreds on the guitar. It creates a good incongruousness to her fragile voice.
She played a few new songs, although this was my first time seeing her, so I wouldn't have realized. But they were as well received as the older stuff. Though the show was almost an hour long, she played about seven songs. I don't know if it was the setting, the hour, or what, but each song seemed to last forever (in a good way) creating an ideal atmosphere in which to kind of bliss out.
She wrapped up the show by inviting Sufjan Stevens onstage (he had curated and hosted the night's performances) for a cover of Phil Collins' "In the Air Tonight."... [AM NY]
No word on a dunk tank or jumping castle, but the Brooklyn Academy of Music sure knows how to throw a party. And they have asked Sufjan Stevens to curate the music component for an evening that will also include DJs, video art, and horseplay. The event, entitled TAKEOVER, takes place Saturday September 27th, 2008 from 9PM to 4AM.Tickets are $20. BAM's last takeover featured extinct band Be Your Own Pet. Nico Muhly is performing at (le) poisson rouge tonight (9/9). Naomi Shelton recently played Summerstage with members of The Budos Band who are also her Daptone labelmates. More St Vincent tour dates HERE.
BAM Howard Gilman Opera House will house the musical selections, which features St. Vincent, The Budos Band, Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens and Brooklyn Youth Chorus singing Nico Muhly and other works. Our [Asthmatic Kitty's] good friend Deborah Johnson is providing a video installation. For more details on the event, including a list of films and other activities please visit the TAKEOVER website here.
photos by Chris Graham
Booking hometown heroes Death Cab for Cutie to headline the final day of Bumbershoot was a wise and appropriate choice, considering the band and festival are rising rapidly from local to national prominence.Tickets are still on sale for the upcoming Death Cab For Cutie shows at Radio City Music Hall and House of Blues in Atlantic City - two of the four shows that St. Vincent was recently announced as opener on. Death Cab's upcoming tour also includes dates where Death Cab is opening for Neil Young and St. Vincent has an upcoming show at BAM.
Touring behind the album "Narrow Stairs" and playing in front of a backdrop displaying the record's cover art, Death Cab delivered big during its largest Seattle performance to date.
Hearing the band's sublime songs under a dark, cloudy sky with the Space Needle overlooking Memorial Stadium during the last night of Bumbershoot created the perfect Emerald City scenario. It doesn't get much more Seattle than that.
Throughout the group's 90-minute set it was clear the band has completed its transformation from that group of indie kids only trendy scenesters knew about to a full-blown, stadium-packing rock band. The set included material from "Narrow Stairs" as well as older records, giving both new and old fans something to enjoy. [Seattle PI]
More Bumbershoot pics and all St. Vincent dates, below...
St. Vincent @ Castle Clinton (more by Kyle Dean Reinford)
today in NYC
* FREE shows
* Syd Kitchen @ Drom
* The Crimea @ Union Hall
* Dance stuff like The Yard
* The English Beat & The Alarm @ Irving Plaza
* Mobius Band, Amazing Baby & Kuroma @ MHOW (free)
* The Breeders, Matt & Kim, The Whip @ McCarren Pool
* Circle Jerks, Dilinger Four, Matt & Kim, etc (F Yeah Tour) @ Club Exit
* Titus Andronicus, Ponytail, Abe Vigoda & The War on Drugs @ Mercury Lounge
photos by Kyle Dean Reinford
"Clark's adorable. Too flat-out charming to ever come off pretentious, even when the tunes err that way. She can't read music! I really liked her record, then loved it, then just liked it again. Tonight [June 10, 2008] at Castle Clinton she had some new songs, which were okay. One was inspired, she said, by listening to a lot of Prince. One of us (or both of us, or everyone) should probably listen to a little more Prince." [Heartonastick]More pics below...
Castle Clinton was built in anticipation of the War of 1812. A decade later it was renamed Castle Garden and was transformed into the City's premier cultural center. By 1855, successive landfills had enlarged the Park to encompass Castle Garden and the structure became America's first immigrant receiving center, welcoming 8.5 million people before it was succeeded by Ellis Island. In 1896, the Castle was transformed into the beloved New York Aquarium, one of the nation's first public aquariums. [The Battery Connservany]Don't forget that for tonight's St. Vincent show, "Tickets will be distributed 2 per person, outside Castle Clinton on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 5:00PM".
St. Vincent played a private party last night....
In front of a cocktail-laced crowd, crammed into an art space without air ventilation or working bathrooms, St. Vincent's music punched through the constant chatter with typical intensity. Watching this band play in such an intimate setting was something special, despite the uncomfortable atmosphere. Are there any other bands out there right now that play with more skill and grace? And facing a less than polite audience, who else but Ms. Clark would so sincerely thank the venue and encourage the purchase of the "rad" artwork on the wall? [enthuiastic words sent in by Jefferson]tonight in NYC
[photo contributed by man on the town Bao Nguyen]
* free stuff
* MIA afterparties
* Jay Mankind @ Rehab
* Chuck Berry @ BB King's
* Takka Takka @ Monkeytown
* Sharon Van Etten @ Pianos
* Andrew Weatherall @ Bar 13
* Dirty on Purpose on a roof
* MIA & Holy F*ck @ McCarren Pool
* Holy F*ck @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Pela & The Big Sleep @ Bowery Ballroom
* The Field & The Young Knives @ Studio B
* The Berg Sans Nipple & Acme @ the Whitney
* Gary Wilson, Andrew Thompson, The Shalitas, James Ausfahrt (Love is All) @ KF
Bushwick artists are also opening their studios.
photos by Ryan Muir
As spindly and diminutive is Annie Clark, the frontwoman for St. Vincent more than filled out the Gobi tent as her band propelled her twee pop through a vibrant and exciting set. Performing songs like "Jesus Saves, I Spend" and "Landmines," one almost got the feeling that Clark was taking the audience back to the same sort of intimate, spotlight-eschewing indie rock show a la 1995; but massaging a guitar that looked bigger than her and singing clear, loud and pure at the setting sun opposite the stage, there was no doubt that no matter how tiny she seems, there's barely enough spotlight to contain her talent and personality. -TG [IGN]St. Vincent's next NYC show is at Castle Clinton. More Coachella pictures below....
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Rock 'n' ROFL @ Pianos, NYC - March 31, 2008 (Bryan Bruchman)
* Living Room parties
* Black Pus @ Death By Audio
* Nellie McKay @ Joe's Pub
* Eels are at Highline Ballroom
* Gary Louris & Vetiver @ Town Hall
* French Kicks are at Mercury Lounge
* Gil Mantera's Party Dream @ Knitting Factory
* Converge, Genghis Tron, The Red Chord & Baroness are @ Blender Theater
* Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks and John Vanderslice are playing Bowery Ballroom
* Health, Aa (aka Big A little a), Black Pus, Knyfe Hytes, Crime Novels, Dan Deacon
photos by Ryan Muir
DOWNLOAD: John Vanderslice - My Old Flame (MP3)
If you're just joining us..... it went comedy, Bell, Takka Takka, and last, but not even close to least...John Vanderslice & violin player. Annie Clark (aka St. Vincent) joined them for two unamplified songs on the floor in the crowd at the end (and then more DJ David Bruno with the perfectly timed, and JV-requested, dance party). Thanks to everyone who helped make our second Rock 'n' ROFL party a huge success. More pictures below.....
John Vanderslice & St Vincent @ Union Hall, April 22, 2007 (Elizabeth Weinberg)
Now that the Mercury Lounge show is over, we are free to announce the Monday night final Rock 'n' ROFL lineup (March 31) (TONIGHT!)....
BrooklynVegan & Klaus Kinski presentalso: $3.00 Svedka lemon drops all night AND a 2nd hour of free Newcastle (at either 10, 11 & 12) (that's 2 hours of open bar). All that for just $10. Tickets are on sale (and will most likely be available at the door).
The unofficial & unauthorized "Enjoyed" release party (aka Rock 'n' ROFL II)
@ Pianos in NYC
on Monday March 31, 2008 (did I mention that was tonight?)
7pm: DJ David Bruno AND all the free Newcastle you can drink
9pm: music by Bell
10pm: music by Takka Takka
DOWNLOAD: Bell - Echinacea (live on Fair Game) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Bell - Brown Bear (live on Fair Game) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Bell - Suerte Loca (live on Fair Game) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Bell - Videotape/Eraser (Thom Yorke/Radiohead) (MP3)
* St. Vincent interviews John Vanderslice (on the road)And yes, John is also playing Bowery Ballroom earlier in the night.
* John Vanderslice interviews St. Vincent (on the road)
* Vanderslice & Vincent played Mercury
* On the Road w/ John Vanderslice part 2 + a Brooklyn show
Amanda Palmer (Dresden Dolls) - Jan 2007 (Todd Owyoung)
photos by Kyle Dean Reinford
More photos of last night's Music Hall show @ Flickr. St Vincent & Foreign Born do it again tonight @ Bowery Ballroom. St. Vincent is also playing the Plug Awards. Watch the "Jesus Saves, I Spend" video below.....
There's the previously announced tour with Foreign Born that includes a February 29th Bowery Ballroom show (where she has played before), the Plug Awards at Terminal 5 (where she has played before) on March 6th, and now there's February 28th at Music Hall of Williamsburg too (where I don't think she has played yet).
David Cross @ The Plug Awards, 2007 (CRED)
David Cross and Patton Oswalt must still agree on at least one thing: hosting the Plug Awards ceremony is OK. I say that because, David Cross hosted them last year, and Patton Oswalt will be hosting them this year. They take place at Terminal 5 in NYC on March 6th. St Vincent is playing, and so is Jose Gonzalez. More TBA.
VOTE for the winners while you still can.
The Clean @ Other Music, NYC - Nov 26, 2007 (CRED)
Tinariwen @ Other Music, NYC - Nov 27, 2007 (CRED)
Did you want to catch Celebration at Other Music last week, but didn't? The Clean? Tinariwen? Will you not make it to Richard Hawley tonight? Well, now thanks to the magic of high-quality streaming video, you won't have missed anything. "Live at Other Music" kicks off with the October St. Vincent performance. Beautiful
Tickets are on sale for a St Vincent (now from NYC) and Foreign Born (from LA) show at Bowery Ballroom in NYC on February 29th - it's part of a tour the two artists are going on together. St. Vincent's new video is up for a plug award. Her last NYC show was at Knitting Factory. She played at one of Muzzle of Bees' favorite concerts this year. More tour dates below...