Entries tagged with: Star Eyes
At times, Fingers recalls RP Boo's early productions--such as those from his recent Classics reissue on Planet Mu--which foreshadowed many of the stylized syncopations to come, but didn't quite break from the party-ready rhythms of '90s ghetto house. Tracks like "Bang'n On King Dr." and "Heat From Us" have elements of high drama, but they're also easy to grab on to and ride; four-to-the-floor rhythms and spastic samples lock effortlessly into place after a couple laps around the track. "Daddy's Home" is a classic RP Boo outing, with vintage action movie samples blaring under thick soul singing that cuts abruptly in and out of the mix. On the other hand, "Let's Dance Again" is built on buoyant vocal harmonies that bring out Boo's soft and sensitive side. It goes to show that progress often requires a look back at the past, and proves that--although he's been in the game since literally inventing footwork nearly two decades ago--RP Boo is continuing to develop as an artist. [Resident Advisor]Footwork OG RP Boo returned this year with a new album Fingers, Bank Pads & Shoe Prints on Planet Mu (that's a quote from Resident Advisor's review of the album above), and he'll be supporting it on tour soon. The tour begins in Denmark on Thursday (9/17) and then immediately crosses the Atlantic for a NYC show on Friday (9/18) at Verboten with Kahn & Neek, Hi5Ghost, Boofy, Star Eyes, Doctor Jeep and Tripletrain. Tickets for Verboten are on sale now.
Check out the tour flyer with RP Boo's full list of dates, and streams of a few tracks off the new album, below...
Sean Lennon's Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger play Brooklyn Bowl on July 15. Tickets are on sale now.
Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger also opening for Dinosaur Jr and Primus at Pier 97 on July 30 and you can get $25 discounted tickets.
The 12th annual Madonnathon happens at Brooklyn Bowl on August 22 with performances by Tammy Faye Starlite, Amber Martin, Brian Charles Rooney and lots more. Tickets are on sale.
Frankie Cosmos plays Shea Stadium on August 22 with Whitney, and Lionlimb. Tickets are on sale.
Lagwagon frontman Joey Cape plays Bowery Electric on September 30 with Jo Bergeron, Laura Mardon, and Walt Hamburger. Tickets are on sale now.
A Miami-centric "bacchanal" called Magic City is happening at new venue Brooklyn Mirage on July 18 with Boys Noize, Trina, Jubilee, Nadastrom, Venus X, Busy P, Boston Bun, and Star Eyes. Tickets are on sale now.
Graham Nash, Pearl Jam, Beyonce, Aziz Ansari, Amy Schumer, Underachievers, Tamaryn, Micachu & more shows went on sale today too.
Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.
by Andrew Sacher
photo: Hannah Diamond of PC Music at BRIC House in May (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Electronic pop collective PC Music brought most of their crew to NYC in May, and members AG Cook and Danny L Harle are returning to NYC for Warm Up at MoMA PS1 on July 18. That bill also has Boys Noize, Busy P b2b Boston Bun, Lawfawndah (live) and non-PC Music fan Lotic (tickets). That night, AG and Danny will do it again at Baby's All RIght at midnight. Tickets for Baby's go on sale today (6/24) at noon.
Two days before the PC Music shows, associate SOPHIE plays his own NYC show at Output (7/16) with Star Eyes and Cry Baby (tickets).
Pretty much as soon as PC Music began catching on, there were questions as to what this whole thing was all about. Was it a high-concept art project critiquing superficial pop music, or was PC Music the very thing it seemed to be critiquing? People bought in at first (their music appeared on best-of 2014 music lists from FACT, Gorilla vs Bear, Pitchfork, Tiny Mix Tapes and more) and that praise certainly isn't gone (they made SPIN's 'Best Albums of 2015 So Far' list). But the idea that this whole thing is kinda BS is becoming increasingly prevalent.
Writing for Pitchfork, Meaghan Garvey opines:
More than even their J-pop forebearers, PC Music reminds me of a recurring and unpleasant Twitter phenomenon I've noticed over the past year, one that reached a fever pitch around the time #NotAllMen became a thing. Almost as irritating as the droves of Internet meninists, derailing discussions of misogyny and rape culture with the pointless hashtag, were the "nice guys" who'd mimic their sputtering tone with a knowing wink, as if to say: "This is how I would sound if I were one of those dickheads, which as you can clearly see, ladies, I am not!" But from the receiving end, these knowing comments function no differently than those they supposedly critique: they instill the same dread, the same urge to withdraw completely. PC Music had the potential for insurrection, subversion, or at least some shred of insightful commentary on our dumb, addictive, overwhelming digital existence. But mostly, they remind me of ideals I believed in not so long ago that now just make me feel tired.And in her FADER piece, PC Music And The Limitations Of Parody, Aimee Cliff writes:
PC Music's appeal has always largely been that it's kind of pointless. It's described as parody so frequently because it repeats the aesthetics of mass-marketed pop music, but it also revels uncritically in those aesthetics; some of my favorite PC Music tracks trade on the same promises of infinite bliss that you hear in vapid pop songs (that's the feeling, I want it forever) while also being self-consciously trendy and of-the-moment, burning up hard, fast and bright. The tracks generate that same arms-in-the-air feeling of weightlessness that comes at 2am when you're wasted and all you can focus on is the cheesiest of hooks.And even if PC Music's goal is in fact to be bona fide pop, do their songs truly have the power for them to be that? Can "Every Night" really do for people what Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry songs can? If it's too similar to pop to parody it and not good enough to compete with it, PC Music may just be what that FADER piece says: kind of pointless.
But the moment of oblivious infinity has to end. There is a world outside the club, and that's becoming increasingly important inside it. A. G. Cook has spoken of his desire to turn GFOTY and Hannah Diamond into bona fide pop stars, and to build himself a long-running super-pop-producer career akin to that of Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. PC Music put on sold-out shows with corporate sponsorship, and they license their music for major advertising campaigns. They serious about what they do, and they're cashing in on it. But if they're aiming for longevity, at some point they need to stand for something.
What do you think?
DJ Spinn's set at Pitchfork 2014 (more by James Richards IV)
Forward-thinking electronic label Hyperdub turns 10 this year and in celebration of that they're releasing four compilations, the first two of which are already out, featuring material from the label's artists including Burial, Jessy Lanza, Cooly G, the late DJ Rashad, Kuedo, DVA and more. Many Hyperdub artists will also be heading out on a label tour of North America which hits NYC on September 18 at Verboten with label founder Kode9, Scratcha DVA, DJ Spinn b2b Taso, Ikonika, Jubilee and Star Eyes. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
All dates are listed, with Kode9's minimix of the first compilation, below...
NYC DJ FaltyDL has a new album, titled In The Wild, coming out August 12. FaltyDL had already sort-of premiered a song from the album on a subway, and released the full version soon after. Now he's shared a second track, "Some Jazz Shit," which you can stream below. He's also scheduled some shows, including a NYC date happening at Verboten on July 12 with Alix Perez, Starkey, Star Eyes, and Doctor Jeep. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All dates are listed below.
In addition to the new song, FaltyDL is following in the steps of Xiu Xiu and premiering some new videos on PornHub. The videos are called the "Into the Wild" series, and they're collaborations with UK artist Chris Shen that are meant to accompany the upcoming album. The most recent video that premiered features music from the track "Greater Antilles Part 2," another selection off the new album. Watch that below.
Lower at Chaos In Tejas 2013 (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
The Flatmates, My Favorite, The Haywains, Bart and Friends @ Knitting Factory
Night 2 of NYC Popfest features the NYC debut of veteran UK indiepop band The Flatmates, and the first show in a long, long time from cult group My Favorite.
Yann Tiersen @ Highline Ballroom
Best known for his score to Amelie, French musician/composer Yann Tiersen will just released his new album, ∞ (Infinity), via Mute, which falls somewhere between modern composer and outright pop.
Anti-Nowhere League, Cro-Mags, Mephiskapheles, Night Birds, Up For Nothing, DJ the Guvnor @ Irving Plaza
It's a night of classic punk at Irving Plaza with '80s-era UK vets Anti-Nowhere League and NYC crossover thrash vets Cro-Mags. Newer band Night Birds are always worth catching as well.
The Menzingers, PUP, Cayetana, Lemuria @ Webster Hall
There's a stacked bill of melodic punk/indie rock at Webster Hall tonight with headliners The Menzingers who are touring behind their new alt-rock-oriented Rented World. Opening are Canadian rippers PUP, and Philly's Cayetana and Buffalo's Lemuria who both make scrappy indie punk.
Rush Midnight, Nightbox @ Rough Trade
Russ Manning just released his debut album as Rush Midnight which is full of slinky '80s Caribbean/new wave/disco. It's like Sting guest starring on Miami Vice. That's not a bad thing, necessarily. Russ knows his way around a groovy bassline.
Lower, Dark Blue, La Cruor @ The Acheron
Denmark's Lower bring their moody punk to The Acheron tonight for their second of two NYC shows this week. And don't miss Philly trio Dark Blue (mems Clockcleaner, Ceremony, Paint It Black, Purling Hiss) who also make moody punk and just signed to the newly re-activated Jade Tree.
Bambi Kino (mbrs of Nada Surf/Cat Power/GBV), Charles Bissel & Kevin Whelan, Palomar, The Big Bright, White Collar Crime @ The Bell House
Tonight is a benefit for Windsor Terrace's PS154, featuring Charles Bissel and Kevin Whelan of The Wrens, plus high-concept, indie-rock-royalty-filled Beatles tribute act Bambi Kino, Palomar and more.
DJ Marfox, DJ Deeon, DJ Manny B2B RP Boo, Mumdance, J-Cush, UNiiQU3 B2B Tiga, Durban @ The Westway (RBMA)
It's an excellent night for forward-thinking dance music at The Westway for this Lit City Trax party happening as part of the Red Bull Music Academy. Many of the artists playing tonight will also be back in town for Warm Up this summer.
Sage Francis, Metermaids, B. Dolan @ LPR
Providence rapper Sage Francis, a past collaborator of both Bad Religion and Atmosphere, put out a new album, Copper Gone, this year and is currently on tour in support of that.
Hector's Pets, Games, A. Rex and J. Rex, Fletcher C Johnson @ Baby's All Right
NYC garage rockers Hector's Pets are celebrating the release of their new album Pet-O-Feelia. The night's undercard is pretty good, with power-poppers Games, plus A. Rex and J. Rex, and "special guest" Fletcher C Johnson.
Heartsrevolution, NinjaSonik, Demetra, Alyson Greenfield @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Brooklyn Night Bazaar offers weekends of local artisan shopping, gourmet eats, beer and wine, ping pong, black light minigolf and music all under one Greenpoint roof. Tonight is a lineup of glitchy dancepop, headlined by Heartsrevolution.
Midnight Magic, Hess Is More @ Cameo Gallery
If you like your dance music played by a skilled live band, you're in luck as both bands on this bill fall under that category. Midnight Magic are straight-up disco; Hess is More find more of a krauty groove and tonight play as an eight-piece band.
Forgetters, Bennio Qwerty, The Seth @ Death by Audio
Forgetters, the current band of Jawbreaker frontman Blake Schwarzenbach, will rip up DbA tonight; power trio Bennio Qwerty and The Seth are worth catching too.
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Body/Head at Saint Vitus in June (more by Fred Pessaro)
Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...
Jonathan Richman, Hilton Valentine @ Bowery Ballroom
Modern Lover Jonathan Richman has been a continuously active solo artist for decades, and it's been a pretty regular thing that he comes by NYC to do a multi-night run here at least once a year. Tonight he returns for his first of two Bowery Ballroom shows.
Neil Finn @ Le Poisson Rouge
One of the great songwriters of the last 30+ years, Neil Finn has had a long career, making thoughtful pop in Split Enz, Crowded House and on many solo records.
Kathleen Hanna (DJ Set), Ad Rock (DJ Set) @ MoMA
Kim Gordon's current project Body/Head has been pretty active lately. They just played a benefit at Issue Proejct Room last week, and now they're playing this MoMA show as part of the venue's PopRally series, which "features collaborations with artists and musical acts, performances, film screenings, receptions, and special viewings of exhibitions."
Kathleen Hanna (Bikini Kill, Le Tigre, The Julie Ruin) DJs. Update: Kathleen dropped off, but her husband Ad Rock (of the Beastie Boys) replaced her.
Angel Haze @ Webster Hall
Rapper Angel Haze has some very impressive singles and an EP out, and she's a fierce performer too. Her debut album still awaits a release date, but she she hasn't been inactive. She's been releasing freestyles that contain some genuinely intense stuff. Tonight should get interesting.
High Highs, Grand Resort, Lydia Ainsworth @ Cameo Gallery
Australia's High Highs combine acoustic guitars and airy synths for an enticingly melodic sound; Grand Resort make indiepop inspired by the '80s UK indiepop scene and do it very well.
The Veda Rays, Eastern Hollows, BNLX, Ponyhof, The Charlie Watts Riots, No Sinner @ Pianos
Right in the middle of this jam-packed bill are Minneapolis' BNLX who cheekily mix a decade's worth of post-punk influences into a highly-enjoyable, very loud sound.
World's Fair, RatKing, The Incomparable, Shakespeare, G4SHi @ SOB's
World's Fair have been one of the more exciting NYC rap groups to come up lately, and after having played many recent local shows as an opener, tonight they headline a NYC gig at SOB's.
Paul Johnson, Anthony Naples, Star Eyes, Free Magic @ Output
VICE's electronic branch THUMP are presenting Output's weekly INPUT party this week. Among other things, it includes upcoming NYC producer Anthony Naples, who is worth showing up for.
Computer Magic, White Gallery, Larry Gus @ Baby's All Right
It's a night on the synthy side with the lovely pop sounds of Computer Magic and the off-kilter stylings of DFA artist Larry Gus.
Chip Taylor @ The Cutting Room
Having written both "Angel of the Morning" and "Wild Thing," Chip Taylor has also written dozens of songs for the likes of Hollies, Linda Ronstadt, and Willie Nelson. He is also, believe it or not, Jon Voight's brother.
MINKS, ARP @ Mercury Lounge
MINKS made the switch from murky dour post-punk, to bright jangly pop (still with a UK bent) on this year's terrific Tides End.
Nicole Atkins @ MOSCOT LES
Underrated singer-songwriter Nicole Atkins performs for free at this high-end eyeglass chain's Low East Side store.
Tonstartssbandht, Pink Noise, Jayyce, Jerry Pape @ Silent Barn
Experimental band Tonstartssbandht and/or its members' other projects have been playing NYC a lot lately, and tonight's another chance to catch their wacky, noisy tunes live.
Kim Ann Foxman, Pat Mahoney, Amber Valentine, Murray Hill, Merkin Muffley, Angel Favorite @ Union Pool
Tonight Union Pool hosts the seventh PAT party, JD Samson's "new dance party for anyone from anywhere wearing anything and loving whoever they want. Video screens with video art. Amazing DJ's and people willing to let go. PAT is everybody mixed up together." Lineup includes Kim Ann Foxman (Hercules and Love Affair), Pat Mahoney (LCD Soundsystem), Kathleen Hanna's pal Murray Hill, Amber Valentine, and more.
A Beacon in the Smog: Comedy Benefit for Grist.org @ The Bell House
Eugene Mirman, Wyatt Cenac, David Cross, Eleanor Friedberger and Kurt Braunohler perform tonight to raise money for environmental news website Grist.org. Sold Out.
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our full NYC show calendar.
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by Andrew Sacher
Darq E Freaker
Danny Brown, who has a tour with Action Bronson on the way, is saying he'll release his new album, Old, at some point this October, and he just released a new song (that may or may not appear on the album) produced by London's Darq E Freaker. The song is called "Hand Stand," it's a real banger, and you can stream it below.
Meanwhile, Darq E Freaker will be in NYC this weekend to play Warm Up at MoMA PS1 on Saturday (8/17) with King Britt (Hyperdub), J. Cole, Bangladesh, World's Fair, Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire, Star Eyes, and Jubilee. Tickets for Warm Up are still available.
Before Warm Up, Darq E Freaker will play a True Panther party in Brooklyn TONIGHT (8/16) at Cameo with Hyetal (who played Warm Up last weekend), Zora Jones and Throwing Shade. Tonight's party runs from 10 PM to 4 AM and admission is $5 at the door.
Then on Saturday after Warm Up, True Panther is hosting an unofficial party at Williamsburg Italian restaurant ISA's upstairs space (348 Wythe, right by Death by Audio) with some of those same names, including Hyetal and Zora Jones (who DJs b2b with Sinjin Hawke), in addition to A$AP's DJ J. Scott and Loric (of Water Borders, who played Warm Up in 2011). That one goes from 10 to 3 and is FREE.
Stream "Hand Stand" below...
Killer Mike at Pitchfork Fest 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
As discussed, Killer Mike and collaborator El-P have teamed up as the duo Run the Jewels, the name under which they released a free album back in June. That duo are also on a tour this year that hits NYC on Wednesday (8/14) at Webster Hall with Despot and Kool AD. Since we last spoke, Brooklyn rapper Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire (who has opened for them before) has been added to the show as well. Tickets for the Webster Hall show are still available, and we're also giving away a pair. You can enter our contest on Facebook for a chance to win.
Exquire also plays NYC even sooner when he plays Warm Up at MoMA PS1 on August 17 with King Britt, J. Cole, Bangladesh, Darq E Freaker, World's Fair, Star Eyes, and Jubilee. Tickets for Warm Up are still available.
Updated dates are listed, along with a download widget for the Run the Jewels album, below...
Brooklyn electronic label Trouble & Bass are celebrating their 6th anniversary with a party on September 28 at SRB Brooklyn (117 2nd Ave in Gowanus) with Nadastrom, Drop The Lime, AC Slater, Salva, Star Eyes, Mike Q, Curses!, and The Captain. Tickets for the show are $20 before midnight and $25 after and we're giving away a pair of tickets. Plus, contest winners will also be awarded a T&B t-shirt, signed limited edition poster and Troublemaker Kit. The show flier and contest details are below.
For Nadastrom, the Trouble & Bass show is part of a tour that he's on now which hits San Francisco tonight (9/19) and ends this November with a HARD Haunted Mansion show in LA.
A list of all dates on their tour and those contest details are below...
by Andrew Sacher
Back in May, drill & bass master Squarepusher announced a North American tour which included a TBA NYC show set to happen on October 30. Well it turns out the NYC show will actually be on November 1 and it happens at Terminal 5 with a great list of openers; Bonobo (DJ), Holy Fuck, and Mount Kimbie. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (6/29) at noon with an AmEx presale starting today (6/27) at noon. All Squarepusher dates are listed below.
Squarepusher released his new album, Ufabulum, in May and it's a pretty solid one. It opens with "4001," which is just about the only song that sounds like classic Squarepusher, and is then followed by, "Unreal Square," which brings in a bit of brostep bass wobble. The rest of the album sees Squarepusher diving into nutty jazz fusion and unstoppable breakbeats. You can stream three of its tracks below.
Speaking of Mount Kimbie, they've signed to Warp, the label which Squarepusher also calls home, and currently at work on their second album which will be released on the label. The Terminal 5 show appears to be their only announced North American date at the moment.
Holy Fuck and Bonobo will be in NY even sooner for Camp Bisco, which goes down from July 12-14 at Indian Lookout Country Club in Mariaville, NY. They'll be joining a lineup which includes Tycho, Simian Mobile Disco, Skrillex, Amon Tobin ISAM, Big Boi, Crystal Castles, Yacht, Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire, Shigeto, FaltyDL, Thundercat, and more. Tickets for the festival are still available. The full lineup is listed below.
In related news, You can also catch Holy Fuck frontman Brian Borcherdt in NYC right after Bisco with his new project, Dusted, who play Glasslands on July 15. Tickets for that show are still available.
A list of all dates and song streams below...
If I were throwing a rave in Brooklyn, Grand Prospect Hall (you know, the place where all your dreams will come true), would definitely be my first venue choice. The place is amazing for so many reasons. Unfortunately though, despite what Drop the Lime's own website says, they are not playing there tonight (2/19).
What Drop the Lime are actually playing, along with Star Eyes, Jubilee, Soulslinger, Vinny From the Bronx (I just like his name), and MANY other artists, in addition to a "video Game Truck featuring every video game and system imaginable", a "Moon Bounce decorated with UV paintings and crazy lights", and "Free Fresh Fruit by NYCR", is Glow Naughty Neon 2 which is taking place at The Cultural Performing Arts Center of Brooklyn (1020 E 48TH ST). 8pm-4am. "16 to glow, 21 to get naughty."
Drop the Lime are also on the lineup of Filter's SXSW events this year (along with Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, YACHT, Miike Snow, and many more).
Electronic music producer, musician and DJ Jason Forrest plays a free show at Public Assembly tonight (6/3) with Star Eyes, Dev/Null, and Lil Internet. Saturday (6/4) is the first-ever NYC screening of content from Jason's new online TV network Network Awesome at 92Y Tribeca. According to Jason, who launched the website in January:
"There's a fantastic amount of incredible TV shows, movies, interviews and videos that are just not getting the exposure they deserve. I started to wonder what would happen if someone put all these bits of culture together, and this is the main concept behind Network Awesome. We are passionate about sharing what we think is interesting, entertaining and culturally relevant. It's like with your friends, you say 'Cool, look at this!'"The NYC screening will consist of short films by Karel Zeman, Sally Cruikshank and Guido Manuli, and a rare presentation of the TV show Electra Woman and Dyna Girl. According to 92Y's website, "Special guests will be on hand", though it doesn't specifically say if Jason will be there (we assume he will be). Tickets are available. Check out a video teaser for the show below.
In April, Network Awesome posted a "Live Music Show" curated by Das Racist. Their more-recent Live Music Show was curated by Jason himself. In May they posted "A Time Capsule of Early 1980s NYC's Lower East Side or, "New York's Alright (If You Like Basquiat)": Downtown 81." Browse the site for more.
Jason released an album called The Everything on April 15 in Germany via Staatsakt. You can download the album on iTunes and check out the artwork, tracklist, and the track "New Religion" below.
photos by Chris Doss
PUBLIC ASSEMBLY - FRONT ROOMThose were the set times of Saturday's Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival that took place in both venues in one night. A set of pictures from the event, continues below...
9:00pm Class Actress
12:00pm Penguin Prison
1:00am Azari & III
2:15am The Knocks
PUBLIC ASSEMBLY - BACK ROOM
8:00pm Free Magic
8:45pm Lloydski & Blu Jemz
11:15am Falty DL
12:15am Treasure Fingers
2:15am Star Eyes
3:10am Dave P
MUSIC HALL OF WILLIAMSBURG
8:00pm Boody B & Marcus Price
8:30pm The Glass
9:15pm Body Language
12:30am Cubic Zirconia
1:15am Kid Sister
It's a little bit later this year, but the third annual The Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival will take place across two venues in Williamsburg on December 18th: Music Hall of Williamsburg and Public Assembly (if you didn't know, they are right next door to each other). The "fest" will feature acts from across the digital spectrum ("emerging and established bands, DJ's and producers from the Boroughs and beyond") including Sinden, Kid Sister, Javelin, Tittsworth, Class Actress, Brahms, Lemonade, and many others, with more to be announced.
Tickets are currently on "Super Limited Reduced Price Advance" sale.
Initial BEMF lineup and two videos from last year below...
School of Seven Bells @ South Street Seaport Friday (more by Chris La Putt)
Somehow I didn't go out last week, except for Pilooski and Friendly Fires on Tuesday & Wednesday which I already told you about. Plenty of other dance events went on though...the School of Seven Bells show at the Seaport (above), the DFA Boat Party, Flashing Lights, and Girls & Boys. Now, on to this week:
DOWNLOAD: Star Eyes - Disappear (Mikix the Cat remix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Miss Kittin & the Hacker - Party In My Head (Thieves Like Us remix) (MP3)
Jeff Mills live @ Sullivan Room - June 6, 2009 (Lucas Cometto)
I had a great Week In Dance toward the end, but am still trying to forget about the beginning of last week. Friday night, a C-train that never arrived made me miss Holy Ghost and Moby at the last One Step Beyond of the season at the Museum of Natural History.
Saturday night was the opposite - I apparently arrived at Sullivan Room for Jeff Mills much too early. I caught the entire beginning of his set...which was very repetitive and seemed to be going nowhere for the first hour or so. You could tell he was focused in his own world, working towards creating something...but from the outside it wasn't sounding great to me. By 2:30 or so Sullivan Room was absolutely packed and so hot. I stepped out to get some air, which was the worst decision as the inside seemed even more unbearable upon returning.
Of course, right around when I re-entered is when Mills' set started to shift. Rhythms were building. Knobs were twisting. He was working the 909. Unfortunately by then I was completely done for the night...wanted to stay but couldn't do it. Some friends who arrived later stuck it out until nearly 5 - so good they didn't want to leave. C'est la vie! Sunday was great and turned the entire weekend around for me, but before I get to that, here are some options Thursday (6/11) & Friday (6/12) of this week:
DOWNLOAD: The Glass May DJ Mix (zSHARE MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Star Eyes - Strobe Attack mix (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: NROTB - Mixtape 1 (zSHARE MP3)
DOWNLOAD: B. Rich - Live WERS 88.9fm (zSHARE MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Eine Kleine Nacht Musik - German only mixtape (MP3)
"Break Dance", Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY (bok bok)
I have been totally slacking on the going out front. Luckily this week there is plenty of really exciting dancing to be done (both when I'm here and when I'm going to be away - more on that later). On to this week: