Entries tagged with: The Bloody Beetroots
Sasquatch! Music Festival is returning for two weekends in 2014 to The Gorge in Quincy, Washington, and the lineups (which are different both weekends) have just been announced. The May lineup (5/23 - 5/25, aka Memorial Day Weekend) includes Outkast, The National, Queens of the Stone Age, M.I.A., Haim, Neko Case, Foals, Cut Copy, Violent Femmes, Elbow, Mogwai, Tyler the Creator, Chance the Rapper, Rudimental, Phantogram, tUnE-yArDs, First Aid Kit, Rodriguez, AlunaGeorge, Panda Bear, Phosphorescent, Bob Mould, Washed Out, Austra, Parquet Courts, Deafheaven, Big Freedia, Liars, Waxahatchee, Tacocat, Princess (feat. Maya Rudolph), Bridget Everett, Eric Andre and more.
The July lineup (7/4 - 7/6, aka Independence Day Weekend) includes Soundgarden, Kraftwerk, New Order, Frank Ocean, Royksopp + Robyn, Neutral Milk Hotel, Spoon, Broken Bells, Tegan & Sara, Local Natives, Gogol Bordello, Rhye, Black Angels, Deltron 3030, The Horrors, Junip, The Notwist, Kurt Vile, Talib Kweli, of Montreal, Action Bronson, Punch Brothers, Sharon Van Etten, Casey Veggies, RL Grime, Fuck Buttons, Courtney Barnett, Cloud Nothings, Foxygen, Palma Violets, Mikal Cronin, Mac DeMarco, Jon Hopkins, Gold Panda, Majical Cloudz, Duke Dumont, Oneohtrix Point Never, Death, Black Prairie, Latryx, Metz, John Grant, Reigning Sound, Young & Sick, Chad VanGaalen, Mutual Benefit, Helms Alee, Demetri Martin, Eugene Mirman, Kurt Braunohler, John Hodgman and more. There will also be fireworks for the 4th of July.
Tickets (including a 2-weekend pass option) go on sale Saturday at 10 AM.
Full lineups for both weekends below...
Governors Ball 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
We already knew that Outkast would be headlining this year's Governors Ball music festival, which goes down on NYC's Randall's Island from June 6-8, and now, one day after the lineup of Firefly Fest was announced, and a few days after we found out who was playing Coachella, the full lineup has been announced. It includes Jack White, Vampire Weekend, Phoenix, Interpol, TV on the Radio, Julian Casablancas, Disclosure, Spoon, Broken Bells, Damon Albarn, James Blake, Neko Case, The Kills, Grimes, Janelle Monae, Tyler the Creator, Washed Out, Earl Sweatshirt, Kurt Vile, Chance the Rapper, Deafheaven, Run the Jewels and many more.
UPDATE: The Strokes are playing too!
Tickets go on sale today (1/15) at 3 PM. Full lineup and flyer below...
Lollapalooza (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
The press release below sums it all up:
UK bass duo Disclosure, last here in October, will be back in March -- not for SXSW but the 2013 Ultra Music Festival in Miami which takes place over two weekends (3/15 - 17 and 3/22 - 24). The festival also features appearances from Tiësto, David Guetta, Armin van Buuren and Avicii, Hot Chip, Crystal Castles, Calvin Harris, Carl Cox, Fatboy Slim, and more. Disclosure is only playing the first weekend. Full "Phase 1" line-up is below, with more to be announced later.
While in North America, the duo will also make time for two shows in NYC: March 20 at Music Hall of Williamsburg and March 21 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets to both shows go on sale Friday (1/18) at noon.
Disclosure are currently experiencing success in their home country as single "Latch" is sitting in the UK Top 20. You can stream it below.
James Murphy at Terminal 5 in March (more by Andrew St. Clair)
HARD Events and Mouth Taped Shut are presenting five free shows in five cities this month (Chicago, NYC, London, San Francisco, LA). NYC gets theirs this Saturday (12/10) with Bloody Beetroots (DJ), James Murphy (DJ), Proxy, and Eye. The show is free but RSVP is required.
James Murphy will DJ again a few days later at Brooklyn Bazaar on December 15 with Poolside, The Crystal Ark Party Machine, Midnight Magic, and DJ Justine D. Tickets are still available for that and for the show happening in the same venue the next night.
All HARD dates and a flier below...
The Bloody Beetroots
The Bloody Beetroots recently collaborated with Steve Aoki to release a remix of Refused's punk burner "New Noise". Now Italian producer and Bloody Beetroots DJ Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo will "return to his punk roots" and hit the road with the full band incarnation of his project, Bloody Beetroots Death Crew 77
"Stepping out from behind the mixers, Rifo now plays guitar, bass, and synths and is joined on stage by Tommy Tea on controllers and the Beetroots' newest member Edward Grinch on drums. The new live setup is a dramatic reinterpretation of the Beetroots' music and the ultimate marriage of the band's love of grinding electronic melodies, aggressive hardcore punk, and elaborate compositions."Death Crew 77 hits Webster Hall on October 15th. Tickets are on sale.
The BBRDC77 tour also includes an appearance at Hard Haunted Mansion in LA on Oct 30 and 31st alongside a stacked lineup of Underworld, Rusko, Mr. Oizo, Fake Blood, Sebastian, Busy P, A-Trak, Erol Alkan, Jack Beats, Booka Shade, AC Slater, and many many more. Full lineup for the fest is below, tickets are on sale.
HARD recently hosted Crystal Castles at Terminal 5, and M.I.A. at Governors Island. There's no more HARD fests coming up in NYC, but many of the same artists are performing at Electric Zoo on Randall's Island over Labor Day Weekend.
All BB tour dates and some video of the band in action is below...
"Inglewood police dispatched a riot unit, and by 1:25 a.m. Sunday, more than 17,000 attendees had been sent home." -LA Times
Balcony climbin' @ Hard Summer '09 in L.A. Saturday night (downtownlobby)
A back door of the VIP section, where tickets began at $125, flew open and fans ran in from the parking lot in what [concert-goer Will] Fan described as a "stampede."Hard Summer '09 @ L.A. Forum (beltran)
"We saw about 200 kids run right through the bar area," said the 35-year-old Sherman Oaks resident. "It was a little scary. I saw the bartender push one kid down, but everyone else just ran around him. Eventually, security was able to stop more people from coming in. But the kids ran out of the bar...and basically hopped over the balcony and onto the floor. Then the music stopped."
The sold-out all-night Hard Summer concert, which featured a lineup that included U.K. dance duo Underworld and Canadian electronic rockers Crystal Castles, was halted at about 10:50 p.m., according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department, which cited "hazardous life-safety things taking place inside the event."
"We were required to shut down Hard Summer at The Forum Saturday [August 8th] night by the Los Angeles County Fire Department. They declared the event a "hazard" after seeing concert-goers jumping from the balcony to the floor. The Inglewood Police Department backed the decision of the Fire Department and assisted in clearing the venue.Underworld and Chromeo were among those who were supposed to play.
While we, the promoters, worked with the authorities to consider other options to continue the concert, ultimately they made the decision to end it. We are happy to report that there were no major injuries.
We are offering refunds to all concert-goers and are deeply disappointed that the fans were not able to see this incredible show come to fruition." [official statement]
LA refund info and the continued Hard Summer story with videos (showing people climbing, falling & jumping over railings and ledges), below...
"Though promoters around the country report strong early ticket sales for festivals and summer tours, the recession is causing jitters. This year Coachella, which has the most glamorous reputation of all American festivals, began selling tickets on layaway, and 18 percent of its customers took that option, Mr. Tollett said.With all the leaks of bands playing Lollapalooza this year, there are almost no surprises in the official lineup announcement, except maybe the Animal Collective DJ set... The whole thing below...
The proliferation of big festivals, like Bonnaroo near Nashville and Lollapalooza in Chicago, has not been without casualties. This year Langerado in Miami shut down, citing the economy. The Pemberton Festival in British Columbia is on hiatus after only one year, although its promoter, Live Nation, said the problem was permit delays." [NY Times]
Headliners Paul McCartney, The Killers and The Cure are among the 130-plus acts set for the tenth COACHELLA VALLEY MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL (APRIL 17, 18 AND 19) at the beautiful Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA, the same grounds where the COACHELLA VALLEY MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL debuted in 1999. Other artists confirmed for America's most critically acclaimed music festival include Morrissey, Amy Winehouse, Franz Ferdinand, My Bloody Valentine, Leonard Cohen, Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band, Thievery Corporation, Yeah Yeah Yeahs (the complete line-up is listed below).Tickets for COACHELLA go on sale Friday, January 30 at 9:00 AM (PT) at all Ticketmaster locations.
This marks the first ever U.S. festival appearance for McCartney who is currently supporting his latest release ELECTRIC ARGUMENTS.
"I have heard that Coachella is one of the greatest festivals in the world. I'm really excited to get out there and rock!" McCartney says.
Throbbing Gristle and the rest of the full (real) line-up (as of 1/30) is below:
DOWNLOAD: Congorock - Trust No One Mixx (zSHARE MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Deviant Soundsystem - Jump (Backwards Bootleg) (Sendspace MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Deviant Soundsystem - Deviant Sound Sessions on Australia's PulseRadio.net (zSHARE MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Double Exposure - What You Need (DJ Duckcomb edit) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Runaway at People Don't Dance No More May (MP3)
Chromeo & Rude Bear @ Webster Hall - October 2, 2008 (CRED)
We're barely into October and signs of what a crazy month it's going to be are already showing. For me it all started Thursday night with Chromeo. Hell, even the bears were out! As always, Dave and P played a very clean, energetic set that included their entire album, Fancy Footwork, as well as a few older tracks from their first album. The crowd was losing it - singing, dancing, and screaming along in a way that I've seen only in response to these Québécois electro-poppers. In addition to being consistently good performers, Chromeo are so unassuming and appreciative of the success they've found, always making it a point to credit New York as one of the first places that welcomed them. It was a great (albeit familiar - I need some new songs!) way to start dancing in October.
I took a break before heading back to Webster Hall that same night, arriving just in time (after being thoroughly frisked and forced to throw out the suspicious, crumpled tissue in my pocket that was holding my earplugs) to catch the Bloody Beetroots deejay around 1. The crowd, despite being pretty decently sized, only took up about a third of the huge room. What they appeared to lack in size, was made up for in energy as about two thirds of the people there were relentlessly getting down - totally losing their shit, as the Beetroots played tons of their own tracks and reworkings. They also teased the crowd, cutting back and forth between their bangers and a few unexpected tracks like Sabotage by the Beastie Boys and Jump Around by House of Pain. Overall it was one of the crazy, relentlessly banging, unstoppable dj sets I've come to expect from the masked Italian duo. Unfortunately things seemed to be cut short after someone whispered something to them. Within minutes they were both zipping up their jackets and packing up in time for Alexander Technique to get on the decks again (he had spun earlier, right after Chromeo finished) at 2.
Friday night I found myself at Webster Hall, yet again, for the Attack of the Unibros tour featuring A-trak and Boys Noize. After far too much interaction (in the form of horrible pick-up lines and involuntary grinding) with the Webster Hall regulars the night before, I was a little nervous about going back. The novelty of the big room & loud system was beginning to wear off. I hoped the music would be great enough to help me ignore the more annoying crowd members (hopefully as the folks over at Webster are now putting together some real quality electronic line-ups, the crowds will begin to mirror that more).
When I arrived just after 1, the place was absolutely packed (even more than when MSTRKRFT deejayed back in May). There was an empty area over on the left (mainly due to the fact that the view of the deejays was totally obscured by a huge speaker stack) where I spent my time during A-trak's hour long set from 1ish to 2ish, followed by most of Boys Noize's hour long set from 2ish to 3ish, before I headed onstage for the best part - their joint set that went until about 4. Each of their sets were very good. A-trak's was heavy on a lot of new tracks I didn't know that sounded great. One I did know, was Mr. Oizo's "Positif Extract" (which I happened to post about on my blog just one day prior) which sounded absolutely AMAZING out on a loud system. I can't wait to hear it when I'm out again.
I mentioned some concerns about Boys Noize's sets getting to be a bit repetitive/seeing him deejay too often over too short a period of time last week. My concerns disappeared pretty quickly as he opened with some of his own, newer material followed by a diverse mix of current electro, devoid of any of the transitions I remembered from any of the times I saw him in the past.
Despite being up close, the stage was so packed it was difficult to see who was deejaying when they were on together, but between the two of them the tracks were all over the place in an amalgam of old and new (including Necessary Evil by Armand Van Helden, Breathe by the Prodigy, Cross the Dancefloor by Treasure Fingers, Shake & Pop by Green Velvet, and the Boys Noize remix of Justice's Phantom as well as Feist's My Moon My Man to name a few) that had everybody losing it.
As we head into week 2 of the crazy month that is October there is sure to be plenty more where that came from, starting with Thursday (10/9) and ending with a chance to win free tickets for an event this Saturday night...
DOWNLOAD: Buraka Som Sistema - DJ Mix (zSHARE ZIP)
Miss Kittin & the Hacker @ Irving Plaza - September 29, 2008 (More by Zach Dilgard)
Last week my tiredness got the best of me and I voluntarily sat out the last Ete d'Amour party Thursday night (which I immediately regretted the next morning), and I accidentally slept through Ruff Club at the Annex Friday night. I finally managed to make it out Monday night for Miss Kittin & the Hacker at Irving Plaza though. From 10 until about 11:30 the duo treated the eager to dance crowd to a combination of early electro beats and dominating vocals. While there were people dancing everywhere from the beginning, I thought things started off a bit slow. However, by the third or fourth song the tracks got a little more upbeat and complex and the momentum of the set kicked in. The Hacker was responsible for the beats for most of the set, with Miss Kittin covering vocals which she periodically tweaked with what looked like some type of effects box and a laptop. About 3/4 through the set she played some live basslines which was a nice touch, while the duo fiddling with some electronics together toward the end yielded some of the evening's more interesting beats. Throw in a well done cover of Donna Summer's "I Feel Love" and you really couldn't ask for more from these electroclash pioneers.
Somehow we're already at the beginning of October. The combined amount of deejays & bands in town for CMJ plus the usual load of electronic acts passing through our city make this month unrivaled in terms of the amount of dance events scheduled to happen. Here we go with week #1, starting with Thursday (10/2), and ending with a chance to win free tickets for an event this Friday night...
DOWNLOAD: Starkey - Trouble & Bass mix (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Frankie Knuckles live @ Sound Factory, 1991 (part 1) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Frankie Knuckles live @ Sound Factory, 1991 (part 2) (MP3)
the Bloody Beetroots @ Love, April 24, 2008 (thecobrabird)
Hopefully the massive amount of dance happening Thursday night didn't leave you too drained as it is only the beginning. From Friday straight through Sunday something good is going down every night.
Friday night (April 25, 2008) will have you making decisions yet again. Luckily the options are diverse enough that it should just be a matter of determining what you're in the mood for: dub, electro, or techno.
Trouble & Bass is back at Love for their fourth Takeover (which happen on the last Friday of every month). The parties feature New York's own Trouble & Bass deejays, along with special guests. This month's includes Rusko and the Tomb Crew, with Star Eyes and Mathhead of Trouble & Bass.
Rusko is known for his upbeat take on the traditionally darker, lower-tempo dubstep. Despite being only 22 years old, he's already done a lot. He was recently voted best newcomer in the Dubstepforum Awards and just completed Fabriclive 37 with his partner Caspa. XLR8R describes the mix as:
...over one hour of in-your-face low-end, peppered with samples of cockney thugs and MC Hammer, and designed to appeal to fans of jump-up jungle, knock-out fights, and square bass waves that make you do mad squiggly dances.You can check out some clips from the mix here.
The Tomb Crew is also going to be at Love on Thursday. Drop the Lime caught up with them while deejaying in the UK during the fall:
They are basically the T&B Doppleganger crew of UK.. mixing grime with bmore with dubstep with Electrohouse, Bassline and oldschool jungle.Do you agree?...........
As I mentioned last week, after a string of disappointing deejay sets I've been reluctant to allow myself to get too excited even when acts I've previously been amazed by come to town. I did a pretty good job of staying calm leading up to Kavinsky's set at Studio B on Saturday. Firstly, I have to give props to Jen Lasher for spinning a set that was much more interesting than many more well-known DJ sets I've seen recently. She covered quite a lot of ground in terms of dance music, and she wasn't afraid to drop a few oddballs and pop songs in there either. She took a relatively tame and sparse midnight Studio B crowd and whipped them into a dancing frenzy by the time Kavinsky took the decks at 2.
When that finally happened I found myself desperately hoping his set would be good and thankfully it was! He started off well, playing Mr. Oizo's remix of "Merrymaking at My Place" by Calvin Harris (who makes his way back to NYC this Monday), and D.I.M.'s remix of "My People" by The Presets a few songs in. He also played some electro that was less recent, but worked well despite this because of his timing, choices, and good mixing. About a half an hour or so in, something shifted, and Kavinsky's set went from good, to one of the most fun sets I've ever gotten down to. It was the perfect mix of classic dance tracks, brand new electro (he played the two new SebastiAn tracks which are perfect for the floor and a loud system), old electro, and random-ness (Phil Collins - Sussudio?!). He kept "the B"'s floor the most packed I've seen it in a while until a little after 4. It was easily one of the best sets I've witnessed this year. You can read my more detailed review here and stream a playlist I made of close to 20 of the tracks Kavinsky dropped at the B that night.
This weekend is another one full of dance. Get ready to start making decisions. Here is what is happening on Thursday (April 24, 2008) alone!.....
As a former music reviewer for my college radio station, I have come to hate the way most people describe music. Flowing, sonic, epic, bangers, ect. Most people (myself included) are bad at it and it should be left to the few who are capable of translating art into words. That being said, the only word I can think of to describe The Bloody Beetroots is jacked. I always feel like raising my arms mid chest, and then just moving them up and down in a jerky motion as fast as I can when I hear them.
The masked Italian duo never seem to stop producing, and they are on every dj's playlist. They are DJing tonight (March 6) at Hiro Ballroom with Pase Rock and Heartsrevolution, and will be playing at the sold out MSTRKRFT show tomorrow at Studio B. I included their over the top Goose remix here and a link to my latest mix which features their remix of a Timbaland song. Go drink 10 cups of coffee and turn it up loud. More dates below...