Entries tagged with: Terminal 5
While I haven't made it out to anything happening this week so far, I finished out last week by heading to Terminal 5 to see Fatboy Slim Wednesday night. I arrived a little after 8:30 and Terminal 5 was not full by any means...there was a decent amount of people there, but still plenty of room to walk around. Numbers had only slightly increased by the time Shinichi Osawa began his set at 9. He deejayed just over an hour and the time flew by. It was an hour of recent electro (Soulwax, Bloody Beetroots, Tiga...) that I've heard tons of times before...but Shinichi made it sound brand new. He teased the crowd to death with tracks that were to come, manipulated everything, messed with the levels, cut back and forth, sampled, looped...he did it all. The tracks he chose were all on the heavier side, but what he did to them really broke things up and kept the set from getting monotonous. The entire time you could tell Shinichi was glad to be up there...fist-pumping, smiling, raising his arms. By the time he was done, he had the crowd (which had since filled in) in an absolute frenzy...
...a frenzy which continued as "Pure Imagination" from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory played against a projection of a clock whose hands kept changing time. After a few minutes it was the witching hour and the smiley Brit that is Fatboy Slim was back behind the decks, happy as ever. His intro was some slow verses from "Praise You" before launching into a nearly two hour set that went all over the place. It included decent amounts of some older dance tracks, newer stuff (Nadastrom's "Pussy", Fake Blood's "Blood Splashing", a "sample" from Dan Le Sac Vs. Scroobius Pip's "Thou Shalt Always Kill" repeating "Fatboy Slim, just a band. BPA, just a band."), some of Fatboy's own tracks (Love Island, Right Here Right Now, Fucking In Heaven, Star 69, Renegade Master, Praise You), and some random fun stuff (Gorllaz - "Feel Good Inc." , DJ Kool - "Let Me Clear My Throat", House of Pain " - "Jump Around"). The entire time the screen, which originally showed the clock prior to Fatboy taking the stage, was always changing...from singing mouths, to eyeballs, to a blowfish, to Christopher Walken to a visual of Iggy Pop singing the BPA's "He's Frank" (many figured Iggy might actually perform at the show since he was in town)...the visuals were as varied as the music...though my favorite was when live projections of a very happy, dancing, smiling Norman Cook and reciprocating crowd (that was going apeshit the entire time) were displayed.
While it was not my favorite of the three Fatboy Slim deejay sets I have witnessed (and I'm still not entirely sure why), it was still a good one. It's great to see someone who has been involved with music and deejaying for a number of years, still enthusiastic and smiling about it and able to get an equally glowing reaction from those experiencing it.
Hopefully this weekend you will be able to find someone who makes you happy on the dancefloor. Here's what's happening starting with Satuday (6/27):
Dan Dyer @ Terminal 5...the JFK one 5/22 (jetblueflickr)
JetBlue will be hosting a concert series, Live from T5, from inside JFK airport's new Terminal 5 building. The six-month, 12-date concert series will "feature hand-picked emerging artists from around the U.S. as well as bands chosen based on public votes in a national online competition hosted by OurStage.com." Which means you can apply to play at the airport.
The series kicked off with a show by Dan Dyer at the airport on May 22nd. Its upcoming schedule includes Nicole Atkins (June 26th/today), American Princes and Justin Townes Earle. Three dates are set aside for "contest winners," and three more will be booked by concert promoter Superfly Productions.
About that contest..
Based on votes, five artists will win a spot during 'Live from T5' by uploading original music to www.OurStage.com/go/jetblue; grand prize winner will also open for a headlining act at Bowery Presents' Terminal 5 or another New York City venue.As you can read, the other Terminal 5 (a Bowery Presents venue in Manhattan) is involved too, but only to possibly host the top contest winner. Confusing, I know.
Schedule of JFK concerts, and all Nicole Atkins tour dates, below...
Avett Brothers @ Sasquatch 2009 (more by Chris Graham)
The Avett Brothers have 59 U.S. shows scheduled through October. Those gigs include a New York City show on Saturday, October 17th at Terminal 5. Tickets are now on AmEx presale. General sale starts Friday, June 26th at noon.
The band's Rick Rubin-produced follow-up to 2007's Emotionalism, I and Love and You, is scheduled to come out September 29th (moved from August 11th) on Columbia Records. It'll be their first album on the label. All tour dates below...
photos by Natasha Ryan
Phoenix @ Terminal 5
"Phoenix's 75-minute set at the sold-out Terminal 5 showed that the success of "Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix" is only the starting point. They are aiming for far bigger things." [Newsday]Passion Pit played two shows at Bowery Ballroom. Phoenix played a show at Music Hall of Williamsburg followed by a show at Terminal 5 (Friday, June 19th). Pics from the latter are in this post. Both bands will play TWO shows together at Central Park Summerstage in September. All dates for both bands HERE. More pictures from Terminal 5 (where Amazing Baby opened) below...
"As with most of the Field's music, Yesterday and Today works better through headphones than in the club. You'd get too many people transfixed, just staring out into the middle distance. But that's what makes it such a powerful experience to listen to on your own. So cue up "Sequenced": let its static alternation and its basic bass and hi-hat drift through you and out across an icy landscape. It's the pulse of 2009. " [PopMatters]Hopefully you had a good time getting down Friday night. Get ready to do some more dancing tonight (Saturday, 6/19) and read on for a chance to win a pair of tickets to see Fatboy Slim at Terminal 5 next Wednesday:
photos by Bao Nguyen
"This is an epic time for Metric! Fantasies has achieved Gold status in Canada within the first few weeks of its release and it is thanks to the incredible support of our loyal fans. Since the release of Live It Out in 2005 the music industry has been in decline; it seems everyone's sales have suffered a lot since then. To have surpassed our previous album sales so dramatically in such a climate is an astonishing feat and we are so grateful to every single person who has believed in us and made it possible. Our way of doing things has always been unconventional and we took a massive risk in self-releasing Fantasies all over the world outside Canada. We're getting an overwhelmingly positive reaction from listeners around the globe and are so excited to bring the Metric love to all corners of the earth. We gave it our all and the world is magically giving back." - Emily Haines, MetricMetric are currently touring the United States in support of Fantasies. Last night that tour hit a very packed Terminal 5 in NYC (6/17). It was probably Metric's biggest headlining NYC show to date, which may explain Emily Haines getting all nostalgic about things like going to Fez (RIP).
Smile Smile opened the show with an early 7:30 pm set. Then came a rockin' set by former DFA79 member Sebastien Grainger and his band The Mountains. They're touring with Metric in the US. Metric's headlining set was heavy on the new Fantasies material. That was a good or bad thing depending on who you talk to. More pictures from the show, Metric's new video, and the rest of their tour dates, below...
Rodrigo y Gabriela - Bonnaroo 2009 main stage (91.3 The Summit)
Hot Hot Japan Hot Bonnaroo 2009 Highlights:Dave Hill got to see David Byrne (all dressed in white) too, and like he did at the Dark Was the Night concert, David Byrne also joined the Dirty Projectors on stage at Bonnaroo over the weekend... the stage Mr. Byrne curated that also included Katzenjammer who played Mercury Lounge in NYC last night (6/16).
+ My three favorite shows of the weekend: David Byrne, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Rodrigo y Gabriela.
+ I got to meet Raphael Saadiq, who signed my guidebook and kept a pleasant demeanor despite playing two shows on a hot Tennessee Saturday afternoon. If you don't know who he is, you should check him out. You'll like him. Promise.
+ Trent Reznor announced that their performance at Bonnaroo will be the last show they'll ever play in the United States. I missed most of the show but made it over there for that announcement and the following "The Hand That Feeds." I'll believe it when I see it.
+ I got to see David Byrne. This warrants two mentions. Yeah, that was the best show I've seen in a while.
NYC recently got to see David Byrne in white too, and NYC will next get to see Rodrigo y Gabriela at Terminal 5 on September 16th. That's the first of a string of just-announced, new U.S. dates which go along with the announcement of the duo's new album.
ATO Records is excited to announce that Rodrigo y Gabriela will release their new studio album, entitled 11:11, on Tuesday September 8th. 11:11 was recorded in Ixtapa, Mexico and produced by Rodrigo y Gabriela, with John Leckie co-producing two of the tracks. The album was mixed in Wales and London by Colin Richardson, best known for his work with Slipknot and Trivium.Rodrigo y Gabriela have never hidden their metal roots.
Comprising 11 new original compositions, 11:11 is the band's personal "Gracias" to 11 musicians, both past and present, who have inspired them along the way. Alex Skolnick of metal gods Testament guests on the album, as do widely respected acoustic veterans Strunz & Farah.
It feels like a while since we've heard from the Gossip. The Beth Ditto-led band are releasing their fourth studio album, Music For Men, on June 22, 2009 in the U.K. and digitally on June 23, 2009 in the U.S. via Columbia Records (in stores here October 6). You can stream the whole Rick Rubin-produced LP, right now, at AOL.
[Gossip guitarist] Brace admits that the band's experience cutting Music For Men at Shangri-La Studios in Malibu marked "the first time we ever had access to a studio like that. I can see if you let a musician loose in this big studio to just ride all this stuff, I can see why somebody would just come up with this huge thing. Having restraint was so important. I hate the over-production sound."The band will spend the summer touring Europe to promote the release there. They return here for shows around the time the physical CD is released, and that includes an October 9th show at Terminal 5 in NYC. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presle at 11am today (general sale starts Friday).
"We wrote a lot of this album in the studio," Brace continues, again referring to Shangri-La. "The Band built it in 1976 and Bob Dylan's old tour bus was in the back. It was empty so I turned it into my own little studio with my computer with GarageBand and my guitars and stuff. I loaded up all my gear into Bob Dylan's 70s tour bus and that's where I wrote. Beth would come in and I would play her demos. All the vocal lines are hers, the lyrics are hers. I do the sounds and she sings over it. She'd come in the Bob Dylan bus and we did a lot of demoing on our own during the day because it was more comfortable. She'd come in and sing into GarageBand. I'd write some things to her vocals. 'Dimestore Diamond' was actually her humming the song and I started playing bass to it."
The rest of the North American dates haven't been announed yet. European dates, new album tracklist, and their new video for "Heavy Cross", below...
First came 7/7/7, then 8/8/8, and in 2009 the Boredoms will bring their Boadrum 9 drumming show to NYC's Terminal 5 on Wednesday, September 9th, 2009. Unlike past "Boadrum" events though, this one is not free. In fact, Tickets go on presale Wednesday, June 17th at 11am. General sale starts Friday, June 19th at noon.
Also unlike last year's NYC Boadrum show, the actual Boredoms will be there, BUT it's questionable whether there will be 99 drummers along with them (and not just because it seems impossible given the venue they've chosen)...
Last year there were two simultaneous Boadrum events - the real Boredoms were at the one in LA while 88 other drummers led by Gang Gang Dance performed on the Williamsburg Waterfront in Brooklyn (home of this year's Pool Parties). The year before that there were 77 drummers in Dumbo.
This year's show (9/9/9) is four days before the band plays the ATP NY Fest, and though details are limited for the NYC show at this second, the ATP show (taking place on 9/13/9) is advertising that "the Boredoms will continue their BOADRUM series, performing with 9 drummers on stage." Probably just 9 at Terminal 5 too? UPDATE: yes, 9 drummers. confirmed.
Boredoms did play NYC in 2008 also, but it was a non-Boadrum show at Terminal 5 (they must have liked it there).
Besides those gigs, the band is also scheduled to play a Pacific Ocean cruise on July 22nd, during the next solar eclipse. Joining them will be Gang Gang Dance and Japanese band Goma. More info on that show, with a poster, below...
by Black Bubblegum
DOWNLOAD: The Cool Kids - Gone Fishing Mixtape (ZIPPED MP3s, Megaupload link)
For those heads in search of those elusive Japan-only Dunks in the green-and-purple checked colorway, prick up your ears, this is a show for you.
Sneaker Pimps is the worlds largest touring sneaker hip-hop lifestyle exhibition featuring over 1500 pairs of rare, limited edition, vintage, celebrity signed, artists collaborated sneakers and a collection of sneaker inspired artwork, fashion and photography. The tour also features live street art installations, live skateboarding demonstrations, street basketball competitions and live hip-hop and rock performances by some of the world's foremost recording artists.The Sneaker Pimps exhibition will hit eight cities over the next few weeks, the first of which is NYC at Terminal 5 on June 26th. Tickets are on sale .
This has has nothing to do with the trip hop band from the 90s, so why are we reporting on a shoe exhibition? The show will also include a band of hip hop noteables including Big Boi of Outkast (with Sleepy Brown?), Clipse, The Cool Kids, Wale,
and the only man cool enough to get away with a pink Range Rover, (Killa!) Cam'ron!
UPDATE: Cam'ron is no longer on the NYC bill, but Ninjasonik, Team Facelift, and "CO HEADLINER TBA" are.
Cam'ron's new album, Crime Pays, is out now. Check out a fascinating interview with Killa Cam where he reveals his status with the Dipset, his thoughts on hip hop beef, and much more. Check that out here.
Big Boi's looooong awaited solo project Sir Luscious Leftfoot: The Son of Chico Dusty, will be released "soon" now that a label dispute with Jive Records has been resolved.
The Cool Kids released their new mixtape, Gone Fishing, a few weeks ago. Get that above. The pair will ALSO be semi-in-the-neighborhood this weekend, as they are slated to appear at the B.O.M.B. Fest in Waterford, CT on June 13th. They are also scheduled to be part of NXNE.
DC's own Wale is about to hit the road, but recently dropped the video for "Chillin" featuring Lady Gaga... who will be touring with Kanye West soon. Check that out below...
DOWNLOAD: Screaming Females - Bell (MP3)
New Brunswick's Screaming Females have landed the opening slot on the July portion of The Dead Weather's first national tour. Those stops include both NYC shows at Terminal 5 - July 16th and 17th (ticket info here). Make sure you get to those shows early enough to see Screaming Female Marissa Paternoster shred on guitar. It might make up for the lack of shredding Jack White does in his position of drummer in the headlining band.
Screaming Females also have their own tour (with a lot of TBA dates) scheduled for August, and you can catch the band around the NYC area at one of their many area gigs before they leave. The first chance comes this Saturday, May 30th when Screaming Females play Maxwell's with Shellshag, Pregnant and Mimi & Christian. Tickets are on sale.
Screaming Females also have a Northside Festival show coming up, as well as an opening slot for Dinosaur Jr. at MHOW on June 25th (there will be lots of shredding from opener and headliner at the latter).
The band's debut, Power Move, came out April 14th on Don Giovanni Records. "Bell," from that record, is reposted above.
All dates below...
Everyone knew this was coming. Jack White's Kill-fronted band The Dead Weather have added a 2nd NYC show to their current itinerary, and like the first one (July 16th), the second one (July 17th) is at the massive Terminal 5. Tickets for the new show go on presale tomorrow, May 27th starting at 10 am EST, and then regular sale on May 29th at 12 pm EST.
photos by Natasha Ryan
"[The Shins] launched off with 'Australia' which is one of my favorites and I couldn't help but get giddy. They then proceeded through the next two songs on Wincing the Night Away without stopping. After a song or two, they introduced a special guest joining them on violin, and when I saw her, I was visibly the only person flipping out: It was Rebecca Zeller, the violinist of Ra Ra Riot!That review is from the first (5/18) of two nights the Shins played NYC's Terminal 5. The second was last night (5/21), and there was also a NJ show at Wellmont Theater (5/17). Delta Spirit opened all of them, and at least on the second NYC night, they destroyed a guitar. More pictures from last night (destroyed guitar included), with a Shins video and the setlist from 5/18, below...
A few songs come and go, equipped with some new songs (that they didn't have the decency to tell us the titles of), and a cover from, and I quote "One of the best f*cking bands in the world", also known in James Mercer's mind as The Beach Boys, all leading up to the best performance of the night: 'Caring is Creepy'. Every one in the room was singing their lungs out to this song, so much so that even though I was very close to James Mercer I couldn't hear him! When everyone is that connected and 'into' a song like that, how can that not affect you? " [Danish Poet]
photos by Natasha Ryan
Maybe the views of the city aren't as good as I was led to believe, but as you can see in these pictures taken at last night's Animal Collective show, there is in fact a spacious, new roof deck with a bar and couches at Terminal 5...
If you're going to see Animal Collective at Terminal 5 tonight, check out the new roof deck. Still under construction, but now open, the partially-covered, outdoor space will feature plenty of seating, a bar, bathrooms and a place for smokers to smoke legally while checking out a view of the city (though not one of the band playing on stage).
The Dead Weather @ Bowery Ballroom (more)
For a new band, with almost no released music, The Dead Weather sure did get big quick! That was an attempt at sarcasm, because really it's no surprise that Jack White's new band would choose Terminal 5 (on July 16th) as the location of their 2nd NYC show. Their first was at Bowery Ballroom.
The Dead Weather will be touring this summer with multiple dates in some cities, and just one show in NYC (for now?). Tickets for most of the shows go on presale on Wednesday. The NYC show goes on sale at Ticketmaster on Friday at noon ($30).
"The band's debut album Horehound, the first record to be recorded and released via Jack White's new Third Man studios and record label in Nashville, TN, will be made available through Third Man/Warner Bros Records on July 14th 2009. To date, The Dead Weather have released two tracks via iTunes and on limited edition 7" vinyl: "Hang You From The Heavens" and "Are Friends Electric?""
In related news, Meg White is now engaged "to guitarist Jackson Smith, the son of iconic rockers Patti Smith and Fred Smith".
All DW dates below...
by Black Bubblegum
Porcupine Tree are hitting the road in September, having mapped out a short US tour hitting major cities including NYC on 9/24 at Terminal 5 with King's X. Tickets are on AMEX pre-sale, and go on sale to gen pop on Friday at noon. For the superfans, the band is currently offering a presale for all dates to members of the Residents of A Blank Planet fan club. Fan club members can also get their hands on an exclusive live disc:
Ilosaarirock is the complete 75 minute performance from the Ilosaarirock festival in Finland in 2007, considered by the band to be one of the best concerts from the Fear of a Blank Planet tour. The recording of the concert has been remixed from the multi-tracks made by national Finnish radio to the usual high standard associated with PT live releases. Although it contains a few familiar favorites, most of the concert consists of tracks from the then recent album, and this is the first time that live versions of the Fear of a Blank Planet songs have been officially released. -[Myspace]In related PT news, drummer Gavin Harrison's side project, 05Ric, have released their new album Circles. Pick that up here. Gavin Harrison has also done time with the latter version of King Crimson.
All PT dates below...
The Rock Band 2 soundtrack will feature over 100 songs with over 80 songs on disc plus an additional 20 bonus tracks which will be made available for free download this fall. This builds upon the unparalleled depth and diversity of Rock Band's original set list and its ever-expanding library of downloadable tracks. Comprised entirely of master recordings from some of rock's most prolific and untouchable artists, including AC/DC, Guns N' Roses, Bob Dylan, Metallica, Pearl Jam and more, Rock Band 2 will deliver the most impressive and largest music catalogue of any music-based videogame ever.The Shins will be spending an extra day, or a few days maybe, in NYC. Their previously announced May 18th show at Terminal 5 is sold out, so they added another one at the same venue three days later. The May 21st show goes on sale Friday at noon ($39.50). Tickets are also still on sale for the May 17th show at Wellmont Theater in NJ. More dates HERE.
Black Tide first delivered its fast paced metal sound on Rock Band in 2008 with the hit single "Shockwave" and now brings metal fans an encore with "Warriors of Time" from the band's debut album Light from Above (2008). Metal fans have a second reason to visit the Rock Band Music Store this week with the Welsh metal-core band Bullet For My Valentine bringing their first track to Rock Band with "Waking the Demon" featured on Scream Aim Fire (2008).
Alternative indie-pop band The Shins premiere in the Rock Band Music Store with "New Slang" from the band's 2001 album Oh, Inverted World .
DOWNLOAD: Phoenix - 1901 (MP3)
*The adorable lead singer's shirt was slightly pressed like he'd picked it up from the cleaners and yet he still wore it in a laid-back, pass me the carafe, way--a clean, casual, style belonging to the French. They do casual like we dress up here.Phoenix's first North American summer tour date has been announced, and that show is at Terminal 5 in NYC on June 19th. Tickets go on Am Ex presale on Wednesday at noon, and then regular sale at the same time on Friday. The band's new album Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix is out May 26th.
*Phoenix looked like they were really relishing being on the SNL stage. This exuberance and gratitude didn't fit the aloof, no-big-deal-ness of a posturing band out of Brooklyn. It was refreshing and got you even more excited. The French love NYC. For them, being on SNL is what going back in time and being on Ed Sullivan would be for a Brooklyn band on the rise, now that would be cool...SNL? No big deal. Americans like to up the stakes. The French appreciate simplicity.
*Again, the smiles and the brotherly love in the band's performance wasn't from here, where friendships, work relationships come and go. French people tend to stay friends for life and are hard-pressed to let anyone new in unless they're a friend of a close friend. These guys looked at each other when they were rocking out like, "Can you believe this? This is awesome. We did it." They probably hugged each other backstage afterward, or at least I hope they did.
All dates & the SNL videos, below...
photos by Zach Dilgard
Aquarian: What have you planned for the New York show?That's what Les Claypool said about his plans for the Terminal 5 show on Saturday, March 28th. As you can see above, he wasn't lying. The show, with openers Saul Williams, O'Death, and Secret Chiefs 3 (who are headed by ex-Mr Bungle/Faith No More guitarist and composer Trey Spruance), was the last of the "Oddity Faire" tour.
Les Claypool: We're going to fill it full of freaks. I guarantee it's going to be a memorable event. Whether you love or hate the music or the performers or whatever, it's going to be a very memorable event. [At] the bigger shows on the weekend, we've brought in all these extra characters, and I believe for the New York show, we're bringing in the Coney Island sideshow performers, so beyond what's already going to be on stage there's going to be plenty of things for the short attention span generation that is out there.
More pictures from the show, including one of the conclusion of the sword swallowing act, below...
photos by Faith-Ann Young
"Well, moving on from the horrid location of Terminal 5 (no STRAIGHT bars around either) the actual inside of the place is pretty big. I wished that we had seated tickets but that was also because I was tired of walking. We drank the 6$ beers and I even bought shots at the bar for me and the woman. She got too drunk, AGAIN and wanted to sit down. I got her candy from the bathroom hoping the sugar would keep her up but it didn't. The bathrooms were amazing, they had all this candy, cologne, mints, hair gel, deodorant. After I peed, I go to wash my hands and the guy put soap in my hands and got me enough paper towels to dry my hands. I didn't have to touch anything. Then I spritzed some Dolce and Gabana "Light Blue" and I tipped the guy a couple of dollars. I was satisfied.Right before Kele contracted viral pharyngitis which in turn caused the cancellation of Saturday's Bloc Party show at the Ultra Music Festival in Florida, the UK band stopped in NYC to play two nights in a row at Terminal 5 with opener Longwave. More pictures from the Wednesday night show (3/25), including one of Bloc Party's setlist, below...
As for the actual Bloc Party show, they played everything." [Logic]
some of Metric @ Union Pool in September (more by Kyle Dean reinford)
Following 2005's [album] Live It Out, Metric returns with their fourth full length studio album Fantasies. Written by the band in a farmhouse outside Seattle and by frontwoman Emily Haines while on a soul-cleansing sojourn to Argentina, Fantasies is a densely textured modern mix of psychedelia, electro, and rock with a "really big and really dreamy" sound, says guitarist/co-founder Jimmy Shaw.I think that mixing they're talking about happened back in September which is why Emily Haines was in town to play those Brooklyn shows at Union Pool. They'll be in NYC again this June, when Metric headlines the much larger Terminal 5. Tickets for the June 17th show go on sale Friday at noon.
Haines adds, "For me, the major influences on the record were the places we wrote it: Bear Creek, this utopian farmhouse studio, and then our own studio in Toronto, which definitely brought in the electro, dance and rock elements because the city feels so good right now and so many of our musician friends were around. And then for me, being in Buenos Aires, most of the songs I brought to this record came out of being in exile with just a piano and a guitar. And then in the final stages, mixing at Electric Lady in NYC brought everything around to where we first met Josh and Joules."
Fantasies will be available in the US April 14
You can pre-order Fantasies now at their site. Pre-orders include an "immediate digital download of 3 tracks, including the album version of Help I'm Alive PLUS two exclusive pre-order tracks: a cover of Pink Floyd's Nobody Home and the acoustic version of Gimme Sympathy."
The new album tracklist, a video for one of the new songs, and all tour dates, below...
words by Andrew Frisicano, photos by Natasha Ryan
Modest Mouse played Terminal 5 in NYC on Sunday, March 15th, with openers Japanese Motors, Tab the Band, and Mimicking Birds. It was the last date on the band's spring 2009 tour with Jim Fairchild of Grandaddy filling in on guitar for Johnny Marr of the Smiths who has had the job for a few years (on a somewhat related note, one day after Johnny wasn't here, Morrissey was).
In related news..
Modest Mouse plans to release the music video actor Heath Ledger directed before his death in January 2008. [Ledger] helmed the animated clip for "King Rat," a bonus tune off 2007's We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank. No specific date has been set for the release, which is expected to happen "soon." The video was animated by [director/animator/Monty Python member] Terry Gilliam....More NYC show pictures, and the setlist, below...
The band will drop a 7" orange vinyl single April 18 (out digitally April 21) with two new songs, "Satellite Skin" and "Guilty Cocker Spaniels." Though the band hasn't confirmed any other releases, New Jersey record store Vintage Vinyl reports MM will offer three more singles before releasing an eight-song EP, No One's First and You're Next, this August.
by Andrew Frisicano
"Doves have been recording their follow-up [to 2005's Some Cities] for the past 18 months, having ensconced themselves to a farm house-come-studio in Cheshire."The band took a similar approach to the acclaimed Some Cities, locking themselves away in the Scottish and Welsh countrysides to complete the album. The result this time - their new album Kingdom of Rust (out via Astralwerks Records on April 7th).
The band's supporting tour includes a visit to North America in May and June, and that includes a stop at the Sasquatch! Music Festival on Saturday, May 23rd, and a Thursday, June 4th show at Terminal 5. Tickets for the NYC show go on regular sale on Friday, 3/13 at noon, with two separate presales both start on Wednesday.
In June, the band returns to the county of Cheshire to play Delamere Forest - in a series of concerts hosted by the UK Forestry Commission. The show is a homecoming of sorts for the band. They were founded in Wilmslow, about 30 minutes away. The night before, the same park hosts a sold-out Paul Weller show. (Noah and the Whale and Elbow played Delamere Forest last year.)
All tour dates, a video for first single "Kingdom of Rust," and the new album track list, below...
by Andrew Frisicano
Cake, of late-'90s radio hit fame, is playing a show at NYC's Terminal 5 on Friday, May 29, as part of a short (but maybe not fully announced) spring tour. Tickets appear to be on sale now, despite the promoter's claim that they go on sale Friday (3/6) at noon. Cake played two dates at the same venue in 2007.
Cake has announced a new studio album for the summer 2009, to be released by Upbeat Records. The band will also "present an expanded and remastered reissue of Motorcade of Generosity, available in early 2009 via Upbeat." From the band's Myspace: "As-yet-untitled, CAKE's new studio album will be the first project they have undertaken since they overhauled their studio to run entirely on solar power." The band's most recent studio album was its fifth full-length, Pressure Chief, which featured single "No Phone" (video below).
Cake's interest in solar power is just one of the environmental and civic concerns documented on the band's website, which posts wisdom like "A dash of salt in coffee that has cooked or stood too long will remove the bitter taste" and instructions on how to grow watercress from urine.
All tour dates below...