Entries tagged with: Stornoway

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Oxford, UK's Stornoway are currently in town with Field Report, playing Maxwell's tonight (5/3, tickets) and Music Hall of Williamsburg on Monday (5/6, tickets). On Saturday (5/4), they're going to spend the afternoon on a musical pub crawl, playing acoustic sets at four different drinking establishments in Manhattan and Brooklyn: 2 PM at Jimmys No.43 in the East Village, 3 PM at The Ear Inn in SoHo, then 4:30 PM at The Drink and finally 6 PM at Legion Bar, both of which are in Williamsburg. The pub crawl is free (beverages not included).

The band are out supporting their new album, Tales from Terra Firma, which is out now on 4AD. You can check out the band's new video, "The Bigger Picture," their current tour schedule and a flyer for the pub crawl, below.

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Tickets to see Mobb Deep with Waka Flocka Flame and Heems at Best Buy Theatre go on AEG Live presale today at 10 AM.

Tickets for The Specials at shows at The Paramount in Huntington, NY and The Stone Pony in Asbury Park go on venue (Paramount) and Live Nation (Stone Pony) presale today at 10 AM. Tickets for their Pier 26 show are on sale now.

Tickets for The Appleseed Cast show at the Delancey on Saturday (4/13) are on sale now.

Tickets for the Geoff Rickly and John Nolan show at Saint Vitus are on sale now.

Tickets for the CocoRosie show at The Paper Box are on sale now.

He's My Brother, She's My Sister, Jeffrey Lewis & the Rain, and Beach Day are playing Music Hall of Williamsburg on May 4. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Field Report were added as an opener to Stornoway's previously discussed Music Hall of Williamsburg (5/6) show. No opener announced yet for Stornoway's Maxwell's (5/3) show. Tickets for Maxwell's and MHOW are still available.

Team Spirit (who played a BV SXSW party) were added to the Peace (who also played a BV SXSW party) show at Mercury Lounge. Tickets for that show are still available.

Roc Marciano was added to the TNGHT show at Webster Hall (4/17). Tickets for that show are still available.

Haleek Maul is playing Glasslands on August 22. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Groundislava is playing Glasslands on May 30 with Fur. Tickets for that show are on sale now. Listen to Groundislava's remix of Miguel's "Adorn" below.

Continue reading "tix on sale: Appleseed Cast, Groundislava, Haleek Maul, Field Report, Team Spirit, Roc Marciano opening for TNGHT & more"


British group Stornoway will release their new album, Tales From Terra Firma, on March 19 via 4AD. The band recently released the video for first single, "Knock Me on the Head" and literary types might notice that the lyrics are loosely based on Samuel Taylor Coleridge's 1798 poem "The Rime of The Ancient Mariner." You can watch it below.

Stornoway will be coming to North America for a tour this spring which includes two stops in the NYC area: Maxwell's on May 3 and Music Hall of Williamsburg on May 6. No word on Maxwell's tickets yet, but tickets to MHOW are on AmEx presale today (2/27) at noon with the regular on-sale happening Friday (3/1) at noon.

All tour dates are listed below.

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The Rosebuds at Prospect Park last week (more by Amanda Hatfield)
The Rosebuds

The Rosebuds, who just opened two incredible shows for Bon Iver in NYC as the last two dates on their tour together, have a few more shows announced that happen later this year. No tour has been announced yet, but we know that they'll be at Hopscotch in North Carolina, Pitchfork Paris and a NYC show on October 12 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets for the NYC show go on sale Friday (8/19) at noon.

Pitchfork Paris, taking place October 28th & 29th in France, is being co-curated by Bon Iver and the lineup looks like this so far:

28 OCTOBRE : 16h00 - 5H00

29 OCTOBRE : 14h00 - 22H00

Tickets are on sale.

Kathleen Edwards also plays shows with Bon Iver in September. All Bon Iver & Rosebuds dates, and the video for "Woods" (by Rosebuds) below...

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DOWNLOAD Stornoway - Fuel Up (MP3)


British band Stornoway released a 4-song '4AD Session' EP via iTunes today. Grab the first track, "Fuel Up" for free above now. Stornoway begin a Noth American tour with Sea of Bees this week in Toronto. Spirit Family Reunion also play the May 26th Brooklyn show at Music Hall of Williamsburg which is still on sale. All dates, and a live video of the same song (filmed on a roof during their first-ever visit to NYC), below...

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Stornoway have announced a leg of select North American tour dates with Sea of Bees in late May that will include a stop in NYC at Music Hall of Williamsburg on May 26. Tickets go on AmEx presale at noon today (3/30) with regular sale hitting on Friday.

The North American dates coincide with Stornoway's appearance at Sasquatch 2011 alongside The Flaming Lips (playing all of The Soft Bulletin), Death From Above 1979, Wolf Parade, and many others.

All tour dates, some videos and a stream of a WNYC session they recorded last time they were in NYC, below...

Continue reading "Stornoway & Sea of Bees --- 2011 Tour Dates"


Big names and regulars aside, there are a few bands I want to highlight on the just-announced Sasquatch lineup: Wolf Parade ("indefinite hiatus" rumors be damned), The Flaming Lips (performing "The Soft Bulletin"), Death From Above 1979 (now three reunion shows total), Guided By Voices (they're not done yet), and... Archers of Loaf (!). The full lineup of the fest that goes down in Gorge, Washington in May (Memorial Day Weekend), is below...

Continue reading "Sasquatch 2011 lineup announced (Archers of Loaf, Guided By Voices, Wolf Parade, DFA 1979 & "The Soft Bulletin" included)"

photos by Amanda Hatfield

Ra Ra Riot

While Pavement was waving goodbye across town, Ra Ra Riot played Music Hall of Williamsburg with Anamanaguchi on 9/24. It was RRR's fourth and final show of their residency across two venues (Bowery pics from night one and night two). Now that the four dates are over, the Syracuse band can get to the business of hitting the road, where the band will be for the remainder of the year. They play Toad's Place Tuesday with their tour-mates Chikita Violenta and We Barbarians.

In other news, Ra Ra Riot was on NPR's Soundcheck last week and recently announced a new split 7" with Stornoway. The split, which is limited to 1000 pieces and will appear on 4AD, features 'Fuel Up' by Stornaway as well as Ra Ra Riot's "Boy", both of which appear on the bands respective new LPs. Reminder, Stornaway is scheduled to play Bowery Ballroom on 12/2 with Franz Nicolay (tickets) as part of a larger US tour. Their updated dates below.

Anamanaguchi's MHOW appearance meant two shows in two days, as the band also played Death By Audio with Tera Melos, Pteradactyl, and Fiasco the previous night. Pics from that show are on the way with a new song by Anamanaguchi. Stay tuned.

More pictures from the 9/24 MHOW show, with the Stornoway dates, below...

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Stornaway has a brand new single, "Watching Birds", available from their new album Beachcomber's Windowsill, as well as a gang of European dates, and a single US date in NYC. The UK band will already headline Bowery Ballroom on December 2nd, their third NYC show and second trip to the area in five months. Tickets are on sale.

A video accompanies that galloping "Watching Birds" single, and is viewable below alongside all of their upcoming dates.

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For those unfamiliar with [Stornoway's] work, the band features multiinstrumentalists Brian Briggs and Jon Ouin who founded the band when they met while studying at Oxford University, before Oliver Steadman, and his kid brother, Robert, joined them. They are often accompanied by trumpeter (and doctor! [of ornithology]) Adam Briggs and violinist Rahul Satija, and their star has gradually risen over the past year. Having formed 4 1/2 years ago, their innocent, countrified sounds, which recall bands like Fleet Foxes, Bon Iver, and London contemporaries Mumford & Sons, have acoustic guitars, banjos and rich harmonies.

It's a sound that's totally at odds with the mainstream music scene which Steadman describes as "fake", citing acts like Kesha and modern hip-hop and R n B for lacking heart. Their music has won them recognition, though, making the influential BBC Sound of 2010 poll, getting them signed to 4AD, and winning an appearance on Jools Holland. [Skiddle]

As it says above, the band Stornoway are from Oxford, not the Scottish town from which they take their name. Read more about them at the Guardian.

The band's debut, Beachcomber's Windowsill, is already out on 4AD in the UK and will be out in the States on August 10th. They'll be in the US for just two shows, both in NYC, on July 7th and 8th. The first will be at Union Hall (tickets) and the second at Mercury Lounge (tickets).

Album info and art, videos of the band on Jools Holland and of their song "Zorbing," and all tour dates (quite a bit around the UK) are below...

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