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Panda Bear

Noah: "I was living in Brooklyn, right on the edge of Brooklyn Heights, right near Red Hook over there. I was walking to work actually and walking towards the subway and I didn't know anything about it. The first plane had crashed when I was walking and everybody was walking the other way from the subway towards somewhere else. It just felt weird and smelled weird and I guess a women saw me going towards the subway stop and she was like, 'The subway isn't running right now.' And and I was like "What happened?" She just pointed up in the sky and I could just see a really big pillar of smoke and you could see the building on fire."
With the NYC skyline aglow from the Sept 11th memorial, Panda Bear headlined the Beach stage at the serene Governor's Island with his AnCo cohort Avey Tare on the one's and two's, and opening sets from Teengirl Fantasy and Portugal's Gala Drop.
...The 100-layer-electro-pastoral-pop burrito thing [aka Panda' Bear's sound] has its charms: His new "Tomboy" shows up early, a few angry-sounding power chords giving it form and drive; his songs are better the more they sound like temper tantrums, particularly "Song for Ariel," wherein he bellows "I want what I want what I want what I want what I want" until you're ready to give it him already.

It all just starts to blur together garishly after a half-hour or so, though there's rarely not a sweet, simple tune buried under there, and he's much better at keeping it at least faintly audible: Even at his worst it only sounds like, say, two Passion Pit songs and a Bruce Hornsby song playing on top of each other. And his voice, as always, will rescue both him and you, huge and brassy, traces of both Thom Yorke and Rufus Wainwright, selling his more grandiose drama and doing major damage the softer and sweeter and simpler his backdrop gets: "Ponytail," the slight, painfully delicate closer to his rapturously praised Person Pitch, is the exception that makes the rule bearable. As for the rest, just do what you do when you're drunk: Find something in the room and stare at it until the room stops spinning. -[Village Voice]

The easiest thing to stare at Saturday night was the visuals on the screen, which when not covered by the smoke from the smoke machines, made for excellent eye candy though I couldn't help but look towards the skyline at times as well. The full Panda setlist, courtesy of NYC Taper who taped the show, is below. Teengirl's setlist is down there too along with a 20 minute Big Ass Lens video that you need to check out.

For more Animal Collective, don't miss Deakin tonight (9/13) at Glasslands, or Avey Tare and Danny Perez speaking on East 3rd Street. Avey deejays Glasslands in a couple of weeks.

The Panda Bear show was one of two Noah Lennox played over the weekend. He played Baltimore the next day (9/12). Panda Bear will also appear at Moogfest on October 20th, and that's it for now. Hopefully he'll spend that time working on Tomboy, which currently has no official release date (new single out in October).

More pictures, video, and setlists from the 9/11 show are below....

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Panda Bear

And now comes, "You Can Count On Me", the second in the series of 7" singles from Panda Bear previewing his forthcoming album Tomboy, the much-anticipated follow-up to Person Pitch.

A gentle duet between Panda Bear and himself, "You Can Count On Me" glimmers with third world melodic overtones, an ethereal uplifting number that is over before you become too familiar. "Alsatian Darn" on the other hand is a much different creature...a slightly foreboding track with an off-beat melancholy chord progression that occasionally lets the light break through with a jaunty two-step, if ever so briefly.

A limited edition of "You Can Count On Me" will be available in stores beginning October 19th. Only 500 copies are available for pre-order from the Domino Mart.

The news of Panda Bear's new single (that's the cover art above) coincides with a week's worth of live shows kicking off Saturday, 9/4, at FYF Fest in LA. Though originally they were saying Tomboy would be out in September and then October, there doesn't seem to be an actual release date scheduled at the moment. Just the single for now. .

Not counting Moogfest on 10/20, Panda Bear's last tour date is 9/12 in Baltimore which is one day after the 9/11 show at Governors Island in NYC. And since we last spoke, there have been a lot of updates related to that NYC show. Not only will there be opening sets by Teengirl Fantasy and Gala Drop, Panda's Animal Collective bandmate Avey Tare will be DJing between sets. Tickets are still on sale, AND we have a pair you can win. Details at the end of this post.

And speaking of 9/11 NYC shows by Domino-signed bands that I have a pair of tickets to giveaway for, Dirty Projectors and Owen Pallett play Terminal 5 on that Saturday. Details on winning those tickets (you can buy those too) below.

Dirty Projectors will release Bitte Orca Expanded Edition on September 28th via Domino...

This limited edition Bitte Orca expanded 2xCD set comes with premium packaging and a second disc that features never before released tunes from a very special and intimate live acoustic performance at New York's Other Music record store, rare vinyl only b-sides and a stunning cover of Bob Dylan's "As I Went Out One Morning". This is the definitive version of Bitte Orca.

Bitte Orca Expanded Edition will be released on CD and digitally. Pre-order Bitte Orca Expanded Edition.

Full tracklist with updated DP dates below.

Avey Tare, who recently DJ'd with Deakin, also has a DJ set scheduled for Glasslands on September 24th. Deakin plays Glasslands on September 13th.

Can't wait for 9/11? Teengirl Fantasy play a NYC show at Coco66 SATURDAY NIGHT (9/4) with Detroit In Effect:

CLUB DONUTS with resident DJ Pickpocket (Kat Matutina) and resident video/visual artist AC (Alison Childs) will be throwing their 2nd party in New York this summer.

DANCE PARTY WITH LIVE BANDS, DJS & FREE DONUTS ALL NIGHT ! ! !

Witness the first ever live New York performance of DETROIT IN EFFECT!!! With several releases on CLONE, after more than a decade, witness D.I.E. in full effect! Pure Detroit electro tracks in the tradition of Juan Atkins Model 500 project and AUX88 and the likes. Detroit in Effect pure Detroit Electro Techno that bring back the funk in techno and electro!

Get on the Detroit Party Train with these heavy bassed Cybotron inspired electro tracks!

TEENGIRL FANTASY make dream music. With a beat. They play a crazy, fun live show. Experience it for yourself!

All Teengirl Fantasy dates below.

Gala Drop are coming all the way from Panda Bear's current home, Lisbon, to open the Governors Island show though they will play at least one other show while they're here, and that takes September 10th in Chinatown at a No Ordinary Monkey party.

All dates and stuff below...

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Stereogum

Stereogum listed the "40 Best New Bands of 2010". They have a lot more detail, but you can also check out their list, alphabetically, below...

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words and photos by Gabi Porter

Midnight Juggernauts posing @ Brooklyn Bowl Saturday night
Midnight Juggernauts

Midnight Juggernauts played two NYC shows during their most recent visit. There was Thursday's show with HEALTH at Santos, and then Saturday night at Brooklyn Bowl where they shared a bill with Yawn and Teengirl Fantasy. Pictures from that show, with a quick interview Gabi conducted with the band at the show, below...

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Teengirl Fantasy
Teengirl Fantasy

Teengirl Fantasy can be found at the following locations, tonight, in NYC, in the future, and elsewhere...

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photos by Benjamin Lozovsky, words by Andrew Frisicano

no babies in sight this time..
Delorean

Spain's Delorean played a packed, celebratory free set to a crowd of New Yorkers at the Stuy Town Oval on Wednesday (7/7), appropriately, the same day Spain advanced to the World Cup Finals. A vuvuzela sat on stage (and mercifully remained silent) (unlike at the recent Peelander-Z show). Pictures from that show are in this post.

Delorean continues their NYC stay with a DJ set tonight (7/8) at Littlefield with resident DJs Raspberry Jones and Treeboy.

After that, Delorean is playing a sold-out Bowery Ballroom show on Saturday, July 10th. And then they'll be back for the end-of-the-season Pool Party on August 29th (two headliners TBA).

Previously, Delorean kicked off PS1's Warm up series with Janka Nabay, Glasser and others. And Janka played with another Spaniard, El Guincho, at (Le) Poisson Rouge last night (7/7) - which was El Guincho's second show of the night (earlier he played the SummerStage).

Janka continues his own week of busy shows with a rooftop gig in Bushwick (details below) on Friday and a World Cup Finals party at Zebulon on Sunday with Baye Kouyate. Then he's back at Zebulon with Cafe Antarsia Ensemble on July 31st. If you've noticed, Janka has a new band, the Bubu Gang, which features members of Skeletons and Zs.

Another related Zebulon night, its monthly Cool Places Sound System dance party, put together by Tony from Zs/Bubu Gang and Dean from True Panther Sounds (Janka's label), is happening next on July 17th.

Janka Nabay's new video for his new song "Ah Mufan" (which you can buy here), his tour dates, and more pictures of Delorean at the Oval are below...

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DOWNLOAD: Memoryhouse - Lately (Deuxieme) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Memoryhouse - Lately (Teengirl Fantasy Natural Mix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Memoryhouse - Lately (Troisieme) (MP3)

Memoryhouse

Pitchfork: How long have the two of you been recording as Memoryhouse?

Evan Abeele: About a year. Actually, it started in a different way. We were attempting to kind of do something more with ambient structure and textures, not really with pop music. The idea was to create this audio-visual project with ambient music and Denise's photography. And so it evolved out of that into this project, in which we were beginning to record pop songs. It's been a year since we started doing that and kind of just refining our aesthetic, learning to write pop music as we went along.

Memoryhouse, from Ontario, Canada, released a free EP, The Years (.RAR), earlier this year. A 7" single for their song "Lately (Deuxieme)" came out on the Inflated label in June and both sides of that (title track and remix) are posted above. The video for the Jon Brion-sampling a-side is below too. Another version of that single "Lately (Troisième)," a "stripped-down arrangement that they'd been rehearsing for a live acoustic performance (via GvB)," is also above. They have an LP, Looms of Youth, due later this year.

Memoryhouse are touring Europe this summer, and afterwards will be in NYC (preumably as part of a larger tour) to play a Wednesday, August 11th show at Mercury Lounge (the rest of the bill is still TBA). Tickets are on sale now.

Videos and all tour dates are below...

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DOWNLOAD: Neon Indian - Deadbeat Summer (Afghan Raiders Remix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Neon Indian - Should Have Taken Acid with You (Future Rock remix)
DOWNLOAD: Beach Fossils - Time (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Neon Indian - Mind, Drips (LaundroMatinee.com session) (MP3)

by Andrew Frisicano

Neon Indian

Neon Indian played two shows in NYC last week. Thursday night (2/4) they performed at NYU with Atlas Sound and Sisters (which was one day after Atlas Sound played Bell House with Memory Tapes).

The synths, a defining strong point of Neon Indian, shimmered across the top of the rest of the band's instrumentation, pausing occasionally to let stellar guitar work from Ronald Gierhart take the reins. The songs, drawn from the band's debut Psychic Chasms, had a sharper edge to them, dropping fuzz in favor of crisp keyboard riffs and singing guitars. Between songs, Palomo composed glitch interludes, playing with effect knobs across both stereo channels to force lingering melodies to descend into a fog before the drums and guitars launched into a new cut. It was an interesting choice, and one that gave the set a roller coaster feel: a danceable song followed by a sonically interesting but rhythmically lacking break; lather, rinse, repeat. [Melophobe @ NYU]
At the Friday night show at Market Hotel, Neon Indian came on late and to a full house. Palomo and band have succeeded in transferring the sounds of his bedroom recording to a live setting (even if the PA doesn't always cooperate, like at Market Hotel), but their stage presence lags behind the musicianship. The crunchy, distorted songs are spot on, but the band's four members can sometimes come off as reserved or inhibited. The space didn't help in that respect: Ronald Gierhart, the band's shredder, was stuck behind a keyboard on the tiny stage and Alan kept himself busy with his mixer and table of toys. They played without any lights, same as the preceding Teengirl Fantasy, who started slow and sludgy and eventually warmed into bouncy, unpredictable sampler-fed house. I imagine Teengirl fit best with experimental show opener Blissed Out (who I missed, and who play Silent Barn February 10th. more shows listed below).

The minimal, poppy rock of Beach Fossils was the only music to provoke the crowd into a rage (which was good from an energy standpoint, but not so re:comfort in the packed room). A few people in the audience talked fondly about the St. James Church show, which also featured Beach Fossils and was organized by the same promoters. There was more than enough time to chat and make friends - the lull between sets dragged on and on, and Adventure, a one-man outfit who smoked cigarettes and talked to friends while his synth and sampler for the most part played themselves, didn't inspire much engagement.

Neon Indian recently stopped by Laundromatinee, and you can see their performance of "Mind, Drips" for the first time below (and download the audio of the same song above). A remix of "Deadbeat Summer" by Afghan Raiders is posted above, and you can also get a remix of their "Should Have Taken Acid with You" done up by Future Rock. (Future Rock play a Saturday, February 27th show at Bowery Ballroom supported by DJ sets from Junior Boys and Figo. Tickets are on sale.)

Neon Indian will be DJing a late-night Valentine's Day at Glasslands with French Horn Rebellion and Cubic Zirconia. Tickets/RSVP here. Cubic Zirconia plays Mercury Lounge on March 3rd (tickets).

Beach Fossils kick off their tour with the Beets and Christmas Island with a show at Cake Shop on February 9th. That's not the trip's only NYC stop; all tour dates are below. Beach Fossils will also be at SXSW and MtyMx (as will Neon Indian) and play a Kidrockers show, all in March, which is when the band's debut on Woodsist/Captured Tracks should be arriving. "Time," above, is from that record.

More pictures and lots of tour dates are below...

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"Last minute NYC show at Market Hotel Fri. night (2/5) - Neon Indian, Beach Fossils, Teengirl Fantasy, Adventure, Blissed Out - @ 9PM!!!!!!"
UPDATE: exact show listing with flyer below...

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The Rural Alberta Advantage @ Bowery in Oct (more by Oren Loloi)
RAA

tonight in NYC
* Alice Smith @ Joe's Pub
* Akoya Afrobeat @ Southpaw
* Tyshawn Sorey @ The Stone
* Falu, Red Baraat @ Joe's Pub
* City and Colour @ Webster Hall
* Richie Havens, John Gorka @ Joe's Pub
* Soft Black, Rope, Precinct @ Union Hall
* Hull & Goes Cube @ Production Lounge
* Daebashish Bhattacharya @ WFC Winter Garden
* NYC Winter Jazz Fest @ LPR, Kenny's Castaways, Zinc Bar
* Holy Ghost! (DJ), Classixx, Shuttle @ Webster Hall
* La Otracina, Velcro Lewis, Heavy Hands @ Union Pool
* The Dutchess & The Duke, Medication @ Mercury Lounge
* Ex-Humans, Natural Child, Bosco Delrey, K-Holes @ Don Pedro
* Teengirl Fantasy, Blondes, Light Asylum @ Monster Island Basement
* Animal Collective (DJ), Fischerspooner (DJ), Activaire DJs @ AMNH
* Passion Pit, The Rural Alberta Advantage, The Joy Formidable @ Terminal 5
* Violent Soho, Right on Dynamite, The Royal Chains @ Studio at Webster Hall
* Starscream, Anamanaguchi, The Crayons, Radiates @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn
* My Teenage Stride, Campo Formio, Subtle Turnhips, Electricians @ Silent Barn
* Peg Simone, Wrekmeister Harmonies, MV Carbon & Zach Layton @ Issue Project Room
* GDFX, Prince Rama of Ayodhya, Invisible Circle, Shit Knife, Glam Hammer @ Shea Stadium
* King Django, The Equalibrians, The Forthrights, Royal City Riot, The Hard Times @ Bushwick Music Studios
* McCoy Tyner Trio & Gary Bartz, Francisco Mela's Cuban Safari, Jon Batiste Band, Alfredo Rodriguez @ Highline Ballroom

Midnite Till Death brings Ex-Humans, Natural Child, Bosco Delrey and K-Holes to Don Pedro. Flyer below.

Passion Pit play the first of three shows at Terminal 5 tonight. Rural Alberta Advantage open, then play two sets in one night at Mercury Lounge on Saturday.

NYC Winter Jazz Festival runs at five Village venues today and tomorrow. Tonight's music includes "big band" jazz from Darcy James Argue's Secret Society and heavy improv from Jamie Saft's Whoopie Pie. Outside of that, there's still jazz royalty McCoy Tyner at Highline Ballroom. And quartet Mostly Other People Do the Killing (trumpeter Peter Evans, saxist Jon Irabagon, bassist Moppa Elliot and Talibam's Kevin Shea on drums - is at Zebulon. Jon & Kevin are back at Zeb on Monday as "Jon Irabagon's One-Song Rollins Tribute Trio."

Teengirl Fantasy is at Monster Island. Flyer below. They also play Pianos on January 14th.

Julian Casablancas played "Out Of The Blue" on Letterman Wednesday night. Video below. He plays Terminal 5 on January 14th and 15th.

Au Revoir Simone performed an a cappella rendition of Kylie Minogue's biggest hit at Highline Ballroom with Alexa Wilding and Elizabeth Harper of Class Actress last night. Video below...

What else?

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DOWNLOAD: Cale Parks - One at a Time (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Faunts - Feel.Love.Thinking.Of (Lemonade remix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Faunts - Explain (Home Video version) (MP3)

Cale Parks @ Bowery Ballroom 2/4 (more by Leia Jospe)
Cale Parks

Filter: What were the inspirations (both musical and non-musical) for your first EP, To Swift Mars?

Cale Parks: Musical inspirations include the Yamaha DX7 synth, Roland 707, and Roland 505 sounds, as well as albums by The Durutti Column, Harmonia, Cocteau Twins, Peter Gabriel and anything on the Sincerely Yours label.

Non-musical influences includes the ways in which we imagined a world of the future, The Lost Boys, The Neverending Story, and poverty.

F: Who are you touring with in the upcoming months?

CP: I'm touring with a fantastic band called Lemonade. I'm really, really excited for it. They're such a high energy group live that there may be some onstage jamming, yes. I look forward to the invitation.

F: As a classically trained musician, have you found it easier or more difficult to craft your music for fan acceptance?

CP: This is a difficult question to answer. I guess that some things have come easier, in terms of knowing what type of chords should go after each other, or what notes to put where, that type of thing, but the general vibe of the music is something people are either going to like or dislike. People like what they like, but in some cases they like what they think they should like.

"One at a Time" off of Parks's new Polyvinyl EP is posted above. Check out the tracklist and album art below.

As he said above, Parks will join electro-pop group Lemonade on a somewhat short tour that kicks off Tuesday, August 18th in NYC at Santos Party House. Also on the bill are Dinowalrus, Teengirl Fantasy, and JDH & Dave P of FIXED. Tickets are on sale.

Speaking of Santos, Animal Collective are DJing at the venue tonight, Aug 17, at a benefit for Cinema Nolita with sets from The Virgins and The Beets.

Lemonade recently remixed the title track of Faunts' 2009 album Feel.Love.Thinking.Of, which is posted above with another remix from BK's Home Video. Lemonade have a new music video directed by collective Weird Days, for their song "Big Weekend." That with all tour dates and Cale Parks EP info is below...

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DOWNLOAD: Tyvek - Air Conditioner (MP3)

Air coolers

2NITE's shows @ MARKET HOTEL will definitely feature a huge, awesome, new soundsystem & probably (presuming the installation today goes as scheduled...) AIR CONDITIONING!!!! waiting on some variables for the a/c to happen, but cross your fingers! -Todd P
The shows (plural) Todd is referring to are Oneida (early) and Extreme Animals (late). Tyvek is not playing Market Hotel, but they should because they sing about an air conditioner and also happen to be in town (with Coconut Coolouts and Personal and the Pizzas). Full Market Hotel lineups below...

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by Andrew Frisicano

DOWNLOAD: Kurt Vile - Overnite Religion (MP3)

Troll 2
Troll 2

Kurt Vile will be playing a Rooftop Films event on July 31st. There he'll ditch his backing band the Violators for a performance before a screening of the documentary on the film Troll 2, "the legendary worst movie ever made, according to IMDB ratings."

That flick is such an event, Rooftop Films decided to stretch it over two nights. On July 30th they will show the actual film, accompanied by a performance from The Drums (one of many upcoming shows from that band, who also played last night at the Bell House). Other bands with Rooftop Films shows scheduled include Stars Like Fleas and Teengirl Fantasy. Full schedule below.

Vile (with the Violators on hand) just played the first of several upcoming shows with Blues Control (who announced more fall dates, below) at Bruar Falls on July 17th. Blues Control's distorted wall of sound worked well through the club's cozy sound system, but the arsenal of the Violators maybe pushed the backline a little too far. Lyrics and flourishes that came through crystal clear at Broadway Backyard (where he played one of my favorite sets of the day) roared out as energetic albeit indeterminate gestures. Not quite as engaging, considering many of the songs still aren't out in recorded form.

Vile's Matador debut, Childish Prodigy, is still on the way. Check out mellow jam "Overnite Religion" off that, above. The full Rooftop Films schedule, with all Kurt Vile and Blues Control tour dates, and the Troll 2 trailer, below...

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Fort Tilden

Sunday June 14th @ FORT TILDEN BEACH
:: FREE ALL AGES UNAMPLIFIED ACOUSTIC BBQ 2009
:: each year we throw an informal, quiet party in a beautiful public place, w/
:: many diverse musicians playing two or three songs w/ no amplification
:: this year, it's on Fort Tilden Beach in the Rockways! best beach in NYC! [Todd P]
Schedule (subject to change) below...

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Girl Talk fans @ last night's show @ Hiro Ballroom (more by Paul Birman)
Girl Talk

tonight in NYC
* DANCE
* Cake @ Terminal 5
* Zap Mama @ Joe's Pub
* The Radiators @ BB King's
* Mountain Jam in Hunter, NY
* Secret Chiefs 3, Kayo Dot @ Maxwell's
* New York Ukulele Festival @ Baruch College
* Grizzly Bear, Here We Go Magic @ Town Hall
* Mae, Barcelona, Person L @ Gramercy Theatre
* Rooftop Films w/ Javelin @ New Design High School
* Chase the Devil: Gary Lucas & Dean Bowman @ BAMcafe
* X, Steve Soto & The Twisted Hearts @ Bowery Ballroom
* Fursaxa and Mary Lattimore, Paul Metzger @ The Stone
* Awesome Tapes From Africa, Teengirl Fantasy @ 92YTribeca
* Grant Hart, Grass Widow, Querent, Stupid Party @ Cake Shop
* Team Robespierre, A.R.E. Weapons @ The Studio at Webster Hall
* Acoustic Cash IX w/ Rosanne Cash & Marc Cohn @ Rubin Museum of Art
* Undiscovered Islands w/ Missy Mazzoli, William Brittelle @ Galapagos
* Willie Mae-Ra-Thon w/ Sex Mob, Burnt Sugar, Secretary @ Public Assembly
* Tyvek, The Gutsies, James Ausfahrt (of Love Is All, Still Flyin) @ Bruar Falls
* Au Revoir Simone, The Antlers, Sophia (from Lights) @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Willie Mae-Ra-Thon w/ Wild Yaks, Hexa, Lady Magma, Beluga @ Monster Island
* Rural Alberta Advantage, La Strada, Chris Mills, The Black Hollies @ The Bell House
* Girls Girls Girls, Misstallica, Rodney Speed Experience, Queen Diamond @ Merc
* Wordless Music w/ Wolfgang Voigt's Gas Live, Contact performing Brian Eno's Discreet Music @ Miller Theatre at Columbia
* Ed Schraeder, Height, Dj Dog Dick, The Creepers, Santa Dads, Teenage Souls, Lesser Gonzalez Alvarez @ Death By Audio

Stupid Party are now also opening for Grant Hart.

The Rural Alberta Advantage, though not on the label, are headlining an otherwise all Ernest Jenning showcase at The Bell House.

Teengirl Fantasy are back again, and will be again soon. All dates at their MySpace.

The Wordless Music Show tonight is "The U.S. premiere of Wolfgang Voigt's legendary ambient GAS project, with an opening set by Toronto's CONTACT Contemporary Music Ensemble, performing a rare live/chamber version of Brian Eno's complete 1975 classic Discreet Music (CONTACT)."

Many of the same bands that played Andrew WK's show at Santos last night, are at Death By Audio tonight.

Roosevelt Live music series, on Roosevelt Island, hosts its first musical act of the summer with a Bluegrass Festival featuring Alex Battlesof The Whiskey Rebellion on Saturday.

Sunday is the Bang on a Can Marathon. It's one of two NYC shows Tortoise is playing this weekend, and one of three they have total.

Secret Chiefs 3 are also playing Brooklyn on Saturday.

Mutek is happening in Montreal.

BKLYN YARD is open for its second week.

A whole bunch of shows recently went on sale.

Jay Leno's final episode hosting the Tonight show is TONIGHT. Conan O'Brien and James Taylor will be his guests. Prince performed last night. Check out that video below...

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photos by Chris La Putt

Bell @ Mercury Lounge April 27th, 2009
Bell

Bell is playing a "Sound Fix Presents" Northside Fest show, not AT Sound Fix which no longer hosts live music, but at Berry Park - on Saturday, June 13th with Death Vessel, Arrington De Dionyso (Old Time Relijun), Teengirl Fantasy and Weekends. Either a Northside badge or $10 at the doors, which open at 8pm, will get you in.

Before the Northside gig, Bell will play (Le) Poisson Rouge on Wednesday, May 27th with UK's Ciam. Tickets are on sale.

Death Vessel, who is also on the Sound Fix bill for June 13th at Berry Park, has a show at the Bell House with Grant Hart (ex-Husker Du) coming up on June 1st.

The above and below pictures of Bell are from her Monday, April 27th show at the Mercury Lounge with Bowerbirds, Lost in the Trees and La Strada. Photos of those bands were previously posted. The rest of the Bell pictures below...

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photos by Lauren Monaco

Golden Triangle
Teengirl Fantasy

"Instead of having some form of a spring weekend like a lot of schools, NYU instead holds an event every year that has us celebrating... well, umm, strawberries.

Maybe us hipsters should count our blessings. My friends at Penn State got a performance from Asher Roth. Coincidentally, my friends from Penn State generally enjoy college, drinking, women, and college. On second thought, it was a perfect fit.

Anyway, for the past 25 years or so, NYU has picked out a spring day, sectioned off a block or so, closed it off from traffic, and relentlessly force-fed unsuspecting students with several tons of strawberries. It's an experience, if only to check out/devour "NYC's Largest Strawberry Shortcake."

For the first time this year, however, they decided to have a concert with it, and booked five bands to play."
[The Department of Forgotton Songs]

The bands were White Rabbits, Motel Motel, Golden Triangle, Teengirl Fantasy, and We Are The Arm. More pictures from Friday's fest below...

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Pieman

White Rabbits, Motel Motel, Golden Triangle, Teengirl Fantasy, and We Are The Arm are playing a free, afternoon show on Friday, May 1st. Details below...

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Teengirl Fantasy (photo by josh sisk)
Teengirl Fantasy

You don't hear too much from Celebration lately. Well, not totally true. The Baltimore band, known for being tight with Brooklyn's TV on the Radio, are credited as collborators on the new Holly Miranda album that was co-produced by TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek. And this Saturday night, February 21st, Celebration plays a Brooklyn show at Glasslands - the very venue members of TV on the Radio have turned up to play with their side projects in the last few weeks. TV on the Radio also have a NYC show coming up. Holly Miranda has a couple too.

Sound Fix Records, the venue, is not long for this world. Upcoming free shows there include a Friday night (tonight) performance by The Forms, and a Saturday one by Howlies. Tonight's Forms show, presented by Guilt by Association, also doubles as a Sound Fix benefit show, so look for the tip jar as its being passed around. Howlies' record "Trippin With Howlies" is out now. That is the occasion they'll be celebrating when they come back to town to play Death By Audio on February 26th.

Telepathe have been added to the Ladytron and Faint tour in April. That means they'll be playing Webster Hall on the 10th and 11th of that month. No need to wait that long though. In addition to some shows at SXSW in March, you can catch Telepathe twice in NYC this weekend, courtesy of Todd P. Tonight, February 20th, the show is at Market Hotel with These Are Powers, Teengirl Fantay, Soft Circle and Katie Eastburn. Saturday they play with Teengirl Fantasy, Hawnay Troof, and Silk Flowers at 92Y Tribeca. Todd P says...

Especially excited about the 2 shows this weekend featuring TEENGIRL FANTASY from Oberlin, Ohio. Teengirl Fantasy, aka Logan Takahashi and Nick Weiss, are two young guys currently attending Oberlin College, together they make drum machine and sampler heavy dance music that steals as much from the underground noise scene as it does from the dance world. Teengirl Fantasy smash those influences to make transcendently catchy adrenaline anthems that get everyone dancing.
Teengirl Fantasy remixed one of Telepathe's songs. Listen to it in the video below...

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