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Arcade Fire / Hives / fans at Big Day Out, 1/19/2014
Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014
Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014
Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia - January 19th, 2014

'Song 2' by Blur plays loudly over the P.A. right before Arcade Fire starts. Woo-hoo! Oh, how we laugh. Their twilight set is masterful. Ten musicians on stage throughout. A diverse range of material plucked from their four albums. Plenty of shiny stage props to look at. To me they've always felt like a band moments away from crashing and burning under the weight of their own pretension but their songs are just too damn good for it to matter. 'Reflektor', in particular, is a monster live: dramatic, immersive, surprising. They're afforded 90 minutes on stage and it's time well-spent, though newie 'We Exist' is pretty dreary. I get the sense that the players love the material as much as the crowd does - which might sound like a weird thing to say. But I find that most bands play to the audience, revelling in the mechanics of the performance itself, rather than playing for the fans and allowing some of that intangible 'magic' to rain down like so much glitter fired from cannons - [The Vine]
While we're in the depths of winter in North America, its prime summer festival season in Australia. The Big Day Out is one of Australia's premier music fests, and occurs in five cities over two weeks, kicking off at Gold Coast's Metricon Stadium & Carrara Parklands on January 19, featuring Arcade Fire, Pearl Jam, Snoop Dogg, Deftones, The Hives, Mudhoney, Tame Impala and lots more. We've got a set of pictures from the Gold Coast show in this post.

More below...

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Christopher Bear w/ Grizzly Bear in Austin in April (more by Tim Griffin)
Christopher Bear

Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...

Zombi, Gatekeeper, Vissacoor, Dariius @ Saint Vitus Bar
It's the release party for EBM duo Gatekeeper's bombastic new Young Chronos EP, and special guest experimental duo Zombi are taking a night off from their tour with Goblin to headline.

Here We Go Magic, Nightlands, Aaron Arntz/Benjamin Campbell/Christopher Bear @ Baby's All Right
In the midst of Luke Temple's ongoing residency at Union Pool, he'll be joining his band Here We Go Magic for a show at Baby's All Right. Openers are good too: Nightlands (aka War On Drugs/Sharon Van Etten collaborator Dave Hartley) and a trio set from Grizzly Bear drummer Christopher Bear, Aaron Arntz (who tours as live member with Grizzly Bear), and Benjamin Campbell (member of Joakim's live band and others). That trio also played last week's installment of Luke's Union Pool residency.

Matt Pryor (of The Get Up Kids), special guests @ The Grand Victory
Matt Pryor is fresh off a collaborative EP with his Get Up Kids bandmate James Dewees and a new rock-oriented solo album. While he's currently on the road supporting Max Bemis which hits NYC for a sold out show this Thursday, he'll stop in NYC for a much more intimate headlining show tonight. Special guests are promised, and you might hear some Get Up Kids songs.

Fred & Toody (of Dead Moon), Threats @ Mercury Lounge
Portland's Dead Moon, a band highly influential on the "Seattle Sound" of the early '90s, broke up back in '06, but two of its members Fred and Toody Cole (also of The Rats and Pierced Arrows) are out on an acoustic tour which hits NYC for two shows this week, this being the second.

Lupe Fiasco, Stalley, Mickey Factz, Boy Illinois, Kris Kasanova, Chris Cartier @ Irving Plaza
Lupe Fiasco plans to release his new album Tetsuo and Youth in early 2014 (so, in non-rap speak, basically whenever), but until then he'll be doing some shows, including four nights in the NYC-area this month.

Cyndi Lauper @ Highline Ballroom
Cyndi Lauper just did her holiday show at Beacon Theatre which included tons of big-name guests, and tonight she's on her own, continuing to celebrate the 30th anniversary of She's So Unusual for a TV taping. Sold out.

P!NK, The Hives @ Barclays Center
Opening for P!NK in an arena may not be your ideal way to see The Hives, but we'd be remiss not to mention that these highly entertaining Swedish rockers are in Brooklyn tonight.

CHVRCHES @ iHeartRadio Theatre
Scottish electro-pop trio CHVRCHES are doing two intimate, somewhat private/exclusive NYC shows this week, including tonight's which you had to enter iHeartRadio's contest to get into, and tomorrow's, which you had to enter SiriusXM's contest to get into.

Night Train w/ Wyatt Cenac @ Littlefield
Get on board Wyatt Cenac's weekly Night Train comedy show, this week with Ali Wong, Guy Branum, Found Footage Festival, Robert Dean, Brian Parise, Alison Leiby and more.

For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our full NYC show calendar.

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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Goblin @ Housecore Horror Fest (more by Tim Griffin)
Goblin

Fred Armisen & Hugh Cornwell (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Fred & Hugh

Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...

Goblin, Zombi @ Le Poisson Rouge
Italian prog rockers Goblin, whose soundtrack from Dario Argento's Suspiria is a undisputed classic, are back for one more NYC show. You may never have another chance if you're on the fence.

P!NK, The Hives @ Barclays Center
Opening for P!NK in an arena may not be your ideal way to see The Hives, but we'd be remiss not to mention that these highly entertaining Swedish rockers are in Brooklyn tonight.

Joel Ford, Matt Mondanile (DJ Set) @ Bossa Nova Civic Club
Joel Ford is a man of many projects, having most recently teamed up with Leanne Macomber from Neon Indian for their Ejecta project, and also one half of Ford & Lopatin (with Daniel Lopatin, aka Oneohtrix Point Never), and a solo artist under the name Airbird. Tonight he's under his own name, and Matt Mondanile (Real Estate, Ducktails) is DJing.

Bluffing, Flagland, Frankie Cosmos, Palehound @ Death By Audio
This is an all around solid local show with the indie pop of Bluffing, the garage punk of Flagland, the folky Porches-related Frankie Cosmos, and the singer/songwriter-y noise rock of Palehound.

Hugh Cornwell, Ian Rubbish @ Highline Ballroom
The former Stranglers frontman has a pretty good new album out this year in Totem & Taboo, which finds him in feisty punk mode again. Opening tonight is another old UK punk, Ian Rubbish (or maybe it's Fred Armisen).

Deap Vally, JJUUJJUU, Anna Troy @ Mercury Lounge
LA hard rockin' garage duo Deap Vally are back for another visit to the East Coast.

Nick Lowe @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
This was supposed to be an in-store at Rough Trade, but has been moved to MHOW due to RT's sound issues. You still need to go to Rough Trade first and buy his new holiday album Quality Street to get a wristband for the show. 2 PM.

Gates, UnWed, Have Mercy, States and Kingdoms @ Saint Vitus Bar
There's some vets on this bill tonight with the live debut of UnWed (members of Hot Water Music, Primitive Weapons, Small Brown Bike) and States & Kingdoms (members of Rival Schools, Thursday). Younger bands Gates and Have Mercy aren't too far removed from the sound of those older ones.

Zevious, Hyrrokkin, Pants Exploder, Matt Shulz & Greg Saunier @ Union Pool
It's a pretty stacked bill of heavy, noisy, out-there music at Union Pool tonight.

Vaz, PC Worship, Ornament (Joe from Growing) @ Baby's All Right
Yet another good night of heavy/noisy music goes down at Baby's All Right, headlined by Brooklyn noise rockers Vaz.

Matisyahu, Kosha Dillz @ Webster Hall
Hanukkah may be over for this year, but Matisyahu is still out celebrating on his annual Festival of Light tour which hits NYC tonight.

Reverend Billy & The Stop Shopping Choir @ Joe's Pub
Longtime anti-capitalist crusader Reverend Billy continues his Sunday ministry/residency at Joe's Pub which runs through December 22.

Fred & Toody (of Dead Moon) Unplugged, Steve Gunn, Honey @ Knitting Factory
Portland's Dead Moon, a band highly influential on the "Seattle Sound" of the early '90s, broke up back in '06, but two of its members Fred and Toody Cole (also of The Rats and Pierced Arrows) are out on an acoustic tour which hits NYC for two shows this week, this being the first. Openers are good too: Steve Gunn (of Kurt Vile's live band) and Honey (ex-Psychic Ills).

Hannibal Buress @ Knitting Factory
Big league comedy talent (Chris Rock, Louis CK, etc) show up regularly (and unannounced) for Hannibal's very popular free comedy show at Knitting Factory's front bar. Get there early.

For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our full NYC show calendar.

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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Anna Von Hausswolff at Glasslands in July (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Anna
Luscious Jackson

Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...

Luscious Jackson, All Night Chemists, ADW Young @ Webster Hall
Funky '90s band -- and Beastie Boys pals -- Luscious Jackson are back in action with a new album, their first in 14 years. Expect Clinton-era classics like "Naked Eye" too.

Real Estate, Bare Mutants, Free Time, Turnip King @ Baby's All Right
Get a taste of Real Estate's new album tonight at this newish, smallish Williamsburg club. It's actually a great bill all-around, with Chicago's Bare Mutants (featuring members of Ponys and The 1900s), plus Australian ex-pats Free Time and locals Turnip King.

Cyndi Lauper, P!NK, Nelly Furtado, The Hives, Ingrid Michaelson, Matt & Kim, Big Freedia & more @ Beacon Theater
It's Cyndi Lauper's 'Home for the Holidays' show and since girls just wanna have fun, she's invited a huge variety of friends to join her including some pop stars, the always-energetic Hives, and the also always-energetic (but in a much different way) Big Freedia, plus Matt & Kim and many more.

Au Revoir Simone, Spires, Splashh, Grooms @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
This weekend's Brooklyn Night Bazaar shows are curated by Kanine Records, who offer up a good bill tonight, with sythpop trio Au Revoir Simone, paisley janglers Spires, UK act Splashh (in shrunken form) and noisemakers Grooms.

Chuck Strangers, Fresh Daily (Beat Haus) @ Converse Rubber Tracks
Joey Bada$$ isn't the only talented member of the Pro Era crew. Chuck Strangers is a key member of the group too and you can catch him on his own at Converse Rubber Tracks tonight.

Ballroom, The Soupcans, The Estrogen Highs, Chat Logs, Melk Belly @ Death By Audio
Toronto's The Soupcans make speedy post-hardcore filled with all the anger, sarcasm, and weirdness you need. They're in NYC for two shows this weekend, both of which should get pretty intense. This is the second.

The Deer Tracks, Ice Choir, Late Guest at the Party @ Glasslands
Swedish electronic duo The Deer Tracks headline tonight's show, but we also like Ice Choir -- aka Pains drummer Kurt Feldman's band that owes most of its sound to Scritti Politti.

Rock Lottery @ Knitting Factory
Members of Quicksand, Afghan Whigs, DIIV, A Place to Bury Strangers, Dresden Dolls, Antibalas, Sannhet and more will be formed into new bands this morning where they'll then spend the day writing original material to perform tonight. All proceeds are for charity and is always a lot of fun.

Machinedrum (Vapor City Live), Om Unit, Nick Hook, Body Language (DJ set), Angelica Bess @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Machinedrum is one half of Sepalcure, and also an excellent artist on his own. Tonight he celebrates his new Vapor City album with a very solid list of openers joining him.

Las Rosas, Grand Resort, Slowdance @ Radio Bushwick
Here's a good trio of bands, and a good reason to check out this new Bushwick music venue.

Revenge, Mausoleum, Engorge, Mutilation Rites @ Saint Vitus
Canadian war metal band Revenge descends upon NYC for a two-night stand at Saint Vitus this weekend. Local black metal band Mutilation Rites kick things off, and they're great too.

Moistboyz (feat. Dickie & Mickie Moist/Dean Ween), Gibby Haynes (DJ) @ Stage 48
Ween is done, but Dean Ween is continuing to provide weirdo rock with his band Moistboyz. And speaking of weirdo rock, Gibby Haynes of the Butthole Surfers is DJing, and something tells me if anyone is sure to turn a DJ set into something much more memorable, it's Gibby Haynes.

Spacehog, Sponge, Lionize, Trapper Schoepp & The Shades @ Marlin Room at Webster Hall
Glam rockers Spacehog and grunge rockers Sponge on the same bill -- is this 1997?

Lupe Fiasco @ The Wellmont Theatre
Lupe Fiasco plans to release his new album Tetsuo and Youth in early 2014 (so, in non-rap speak, basically whenever), but until then he'll be doing some shows, including four nights in the NYC-area this month. This is the first.

Anna von Hausswolff, Noveller @ The Mercury Lounge
Master of the church organ, AvH will bring her cathedral vibes -- and otherworldly voice -- to Mercury Lounge, her second NYC show this weekend with Noveller.

Goblin, Zombi @ Starland Ballroom
Italian prog legends Goblin finally went on their first North American tour earlier this year, but they've got more dates before the year ends, including tonight's NJ show and tomorrow's NYC show, both of which are with experimental duo Zombi.

Champagne Jerry w/ Ad-Rock @ Joe's Pub
Rapper/performance artist Champagne Jerry has ties to other Joe's Pub regulars like Bridget Everett and Carmine Covelli, and he'll playing one show a month there during the rollout process of his upcoming album. Tonight's show is also special because Beastie Boy Ad-Rock, who appears on CJ's recent single, will be in the house.

Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular @ The Capitol Theatre
Via LaserSpectular.com: "After 25 years of touring,Paramount's LaserSpectacular has become a cult classic, presenting the music of Pink Floyd, as you have never seen it before. Surrounded by 50,000 watts of concert quality sound, Pink Floyd's musical legacy continues as the band's concept music captures the imagination and carries listeners away on a mind-expanding journey driven by cutting-edge effects. Colorful lasers and lighting effects parallel the sonic journey as the senses are confronted with an array of glowing visual displays choreographed to the soundtrack during the 2-hour-and-20-minute show."

Deidre & The Dark @ The Gutter
Diedra just played MHOW last night with her band Savoir Adore, and tonight her solo project plays the back room at The Gutter.

For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our full NYC show calendar.

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H2O at Roseland Ballroom in 2011 (more by Keith Marlowe)
H2O

NYC punks H2O have been on a tour supporting Alkaline Trio and New Found Glory, which just hit H2O's hometown on Sunday (11/10) for a big show at Terminal 5. But if you want to see H2O in a smaller venue and not opening for two big pop punk bands, you're in luck. About a month after the tour ends, H2O will be playing an all ages holiday show at Gramercy Theatre on December 27. Also on this show is LA punk vets Youth Brigade (who open for Bouncing Souls at their holiday show a day earlier), plus Cruel Hand, Angel Dust and ShitKill. Tickets to that show go on sale Friday (11/15) at 10 AM with Live Nation/Mobile App and Music Geeks presales (password: "musicgeeks") starting today (11/14) at 10 AM. There's also an ongoing Rocks Off presale (password: "OLOC").

All dates, including Belgium's Groezrock 2014 with The Offspring, NOFX, The Hives, Modern Life Is War, The Menzingers, Doomriders, La Dispute, and more, are listed along with the Gramercy show flyer and a live video, below...

Continue reading "H2O opened for Alkaline Trio & NFG at Terminal 5, playing smaller holiday show w/ Youth Brigade (dates)"

photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

The Hives @ Irving Plaza
The Hives

While on tour with Pink (which included a MSG show on Friday [3/22]), The Hives stopped in NYC for their own headlining sold out gig last night (3/24) at Irving Plaza. It was a crazy show, and doubled as a celebration of The Hives' 20th year as a band. With a horn section and backup singers (including special guest Paloma Faith), they ripped through career-spanning favorites and also did a bunch off of 2012's Lex Hives. Livids opened the show.

More pictures and videos from Irving Plaza are below...

Continue reading "The Hives played Irving Plaza w/ Livids (pics, videos)"

The Hives at the Studio at Webster Hall in 2012 (more by Ryan Muir)
The Hives

If you're still scratching your head about The Hives touring with Pink and aren't trying to see them open for a pop star in a big arena, you're in luck. The band just added their own, smaller NYC show which will happen on March 24 at Irving Plaza, in between their shows with Pink at MSG (3/22), Izod Center (3/23), and Nassau Coliseum (3/25). Tickets for the Irving Plaza show go on sale Friday (2/8) at 10 AM. If you buy tickets, you'll be automatically entered into a contest to spend the day with The Hives at their soundcheck. 1200 tickets are going on sale and 100 winners will be selected for the contest.

A couple videos and an updated list of dates below...

Continue reading "The Hives playing Irving Plaza during Pink tour (updated dates)"

Best Coast at Terminal 5 (more by Chris La Putt)
Best Coast

As mentioned earlier today in a tickets-on-sale post, Best Coast, who were initially supposed to open for Green Day on the latter's tour before it was postponed, are in fact opening for them on their rescheduled dates which include a NYC show on April 7 at Barclays Center. Tickets for that show are are on sale now and all tickets purchased for the original date (1/16) will be honored. All dates are listed below.

Speaking of artists that would probably be better fit to headline Terminal 5 but are opening in big arenas for pop stars, Miguel was announced to open for Alicia Keys on her tour which hits NYC on April 5 at Barclays Center and April 11 on Madison Square Garden. Tickets for those shows are not on sale yet but you can check ticketmaster for updates. All dates are listed below.

And one more: The Hives are touring in February and March as an opening act for Pink and that tour hits Madison Square Garden on March 22. That show is sold out, but the tour also hits Izod Center (3/23) in NJ and Nassau Coliseum (3/25) in Long Island and tickets for those shows are still available. All dates are listed below.

In related news, bands who you would think might be opening for bigger acts at Madison Square Garden, but are actually the headliners themselves include Sigur Ros (3/25) and Passion Pit (2/8). We're not sure who is opening for Sigur Ros, if anyone, but Matt & Kim open for Passion Pit. Muse also has two MSG shows coming up (as does Lady Gaga). Mumford and Sons also have two upcoming Barclays Center shows, one with The Felice Brothers, the other with Haim (both with Ben Howard).

All lists of dates below...

Continue reading "Best Coast touring w/ Green Day, Miguel touring w/ Alicia Keys, The Hives touring w/ Pink (dates)"

photos by Ryan Muir

Guns N Roses at Webster Hall
Guns n Roses

Photographer Ryan Muir is the latest of our uber-talented contributors to drop off his favorite photos that he took in 2012, leaving us with shots of Guns n Roses, The Hives, Purity Ring and much more.

His set of favorite contributions joins fellow photographers Caroline Harrison, Dominick Mastrangelo, Dana (distortion) Yavin, Amanda Hatfield, David Andrako, Jessica Amaya, Fred Pessaro // BBG, and Chris La Putt.

Check out the rest of Ryan's favorite pictures below.

Continue reading "Ryan Muir's favorite Live Music Photos of 2012 (that he took) "

photos by Chris La Putt

Swimmers for the annual Coney Island Polar Bear Plunge
Chris' Top 12 Photos of 2012

Longtime BV contributor Chris La Putt weighed in on his favorite photos that he took in 2012, dropping off the following, unnumbered list. La Putt joins the list of BV photographers Dominick Mastrangelo, Dana (distortion) Yavin, Amanda Hatfield, David Andrako, Jessica Amaya , Caroline Harrison, and Fred Pessaro // BBG who have all weighed in on their favorite photos of 2012.

La Putt's year in pictures and favorite songs of 2012 is below.

Continue reading "Chris La Putt's favorite photos of 2012 (that he took) (his favorite songs too)"

Ian O'Neil of Deer Tick @ Carnegie Hall (more by Chris La Putt)
Ian ONeil
Deer Tick

Deer Tick's three-week Brooklyn Bowl residency begins TONIGHT (12/5). As mentioned, they'll be performng different albums and EPs in full at the three shows. Unfortunately no War Elephant (which they recently performed at a Newport Folk Fest afterparty), but we will get:

12.05.12 Born on Flag Day + More Fuel for the Fire EP
12.12.12 The Black Dirt Sessions + Holy Shit it's Christmas EP
12.19.12 Divine Providence + Tim EP
Doors for each show are at 8pm, and Deer Tick guitarist Ian O'Neil opens each show with a solo set. Other openers include Hollis Brown on 12/5, Viking Moses in 12/12, and Alex Bleeker on 12/19. Deer Tick's other upcoming shows include the Capitol Theater with My Morning Jacket and Maxwell's. They're all listed below.

Ian O'Neil, like many of our favorite artists before him, told us what his favorite albums of 2012 were. His list includes his recent tour-mates Turbo Fruits, his old band Titus Andronicus (who headlined Webster Hall this week), and legends Neil Young & Crazy Horse (who played Barclays Center this week). Check it out in full below...

Continue reading "Ian O'Neil names his Top 10 of 2012; Deer Tick kick off full-album residency (Ian opens & headlines all of them)"

Morrissey @ Terminal 5 10/13/2012
Dana (distortion) Yavin

We've already published Amanda Hatfield and Fred Pessaro // BBG's favorite photos that they took in 2012 and here's the list from BV photographer Dana [distortion] Yavin. While she's still got a month worth of shooting to do, here's her current favorite photos from this year that she herself shot, #1 being Moz at Terminal 5. (And if you're in Miami for Art Basel, you can check out her photo show.) The rest of her picks are below.

Continue reading "Dana (distortion) Yavin's 12 favorite Live Music Photos of 2012 ---------(that she took)"

photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

Run DMC / Pearl Jam / Drake at Made in America Fest 9/3/2012
Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 2 in Pictures
Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 2 in Pictures
Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 2 in Pictures

A Run DMC reunion was one of the many highlights of the second day of the Jay-Z presented Made in America Festival which happened in Philadelphia over Labor Day Weekend. Monday's show also featured Pearl Jam, Drake, X, The Hives and others. Jay-Z joined Pearl Jam during their set for a performance of "99 Problems".

Pictures from day 1 are HERE and more pics from day 2 are below (along with Run DMC's setlist).

Continue reading "Made in America Fest: day 2 in pics (Run DMC, Pearl Jam, X, Santigold, Drake, The Hives, Jill Scott and more)"

Gary Clark Jr. at Coachella 2012 (more by David Andrako)
Gary Clark Jr

As mentioned, Philly's Made In America Festival goes down this weekend (9/1 - 9/2) on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Since we last spoke, the lineup was expanded and now includes Drake (who was rumored but not on the initial lineup announcement), Jill Scott, Chris Cornell, The Hives, and Run DMC, who are all playing the second day (9/2), in addition to blues guitarist Gary Clark Jr., who will be on the only performer on the bill playing both days, and others. Day 1 (9/1) will be headlined by festival head Jay-Z, and also includes Skrillex, Passion Pit, D'Angelo, Dirty Projectors, Janelle Monae, and others, and day 2 (9/2) will be headlined by Pearl Jam and also includes Odd Future, X, Santigold, and others. Tickets for the festival are still available.

If you're going to the fest, Philly is only about a two hour drive from NYC and this FAQ should help you find your way over (for directions use the address of Ben Franklin Parkway at Eakins Oval in Philadelphia or the Philadelphia Museum of Art). Once you're there, that FAQ will also help you find your way around, parking tips, and more. There will be a free filtered water service at the festival site, but you can't bring glowsticks (sorry Skrillex fans).

A #MadeInAmerica video for Gary Clark Jr. and the lineup for the festival are below.

Continue reading "Jay-Z's Made In America Festival is this weekend; Gary Clark Jr. playing both nights (full lineup, directions & more)"

The Hives at The Studio at Webster Hall (more by Keith Marlowe)
Hives

The Hives are on tour and take on Terminal 5 tonight (6/22) (with Fidlar), and just in time the band has dropped a new live version of "Go Right Ahead". The track, culled from the new Adult Swim Singles series which is releasing 12 new tracks, 1 a week (UMO was first. Hives is second), can be heard below (for the very first time), and in its original form on the band's latest LP Lex Hives.

Continue reading "The Hives are back & with live 'Go Right Ahead' track (stream)"

MFNW 2012

The 2012 edition of MusicFestNW takes place in September 5 - 9 at 18 venues in Portland, OR and will feature performances from over 150 bands, including Passion Pit, Hot Snakes, Girl Talk, Danny Brown, Beirut Silversun Pickups, Dinosaur Jr. and Sebadoh, many more.

In addition to those previously announced artists, MFNW has just added The Hives, Flying Lotus, Wild Nothing, DIIV, Quasi, Moon Duo, My Goodness, DZ Deathrays, and Strand Of Oaks to the already impressive line-up. Wristbands, available various levels and packages, and tickets to individual shows are on sale now. Check out the complete MFNW lineup below.

Continue reading "MusicFestNW 2012 lineup expands (The Hives, Flying Lotus, Quasi, DIIV, Passion Pit, Hot Snakes, Beirut, Swans & many more)"

photos by Ryan Muir & Keith Marlowe words by Andrew Sacher

The Hives at the Studio at Webster Hall - 4/26/12
The Hives

As mentioned, The Hives are set to kick off a North American tour next month which comes to NYC for the previously discussed show at Terminal 5 on June 22. Since we last spoke, it was announced that the Swedish band will be joined on the tour by two younger bands following in their footsteps of raunchy garage rock; LA's FIDLAR and Austin's Flesh Lights. Tickets for the NYC show are still available.

The Hives' new album, Lex Hives, comes out next week (6/5) but you can hear it ahead of its release in full at the bottom of this post. It's the band's first release since 2007's The Black and White Album and if you're wondering if they used that 5-year break to expand their sound... well they haven't at all. But that doesn't mean Lex Hives isn't fun as hell. "Come On!," which opens the album and most of their recent shows, jump-starts the band into the frenzy they've become known for with mile-a-minute instant sing-alongs.

Previously released singles like "Go Right Ahead" and "Wait A MInute" with their three-word choruses hold up great against some of the album's deeper cuts like "Patrolling Days," "Take Back the Toys," and "My Time is Coming," which are arguably better than the lead tracks. After a few listens you'll forget that you haven't known these songs since The Hives' early days.

Last month, when The Hives were in North America for Coachella, they stopped by NYC for a tiny sweaty show at The Studio before heading back overseas. A belated set of pics from that show, along with the Lex Hives album stream and a list of updated dates are below.

Continue reading "The Hives streaming new album; FIDLAR & Flesh Lights join tour (updated dates) +++ belated pics from Studio show"

words by Andrew Sacher, photos by Chris La Putt

The Hives

It's needless to say that The Hives' tiny show at The Studio at Webster Hall last night (4/26) was a wild, packed, sweaty party. It only took about a song and a half for Pelle to hang from the venue's lighting fixture and for his brother/guitarist Nicholaus Arson to end up on top of the crowd. The band, known for their matching black and white attire, were decked out in tuxedos and top hats like they were at Coachella and other recent dates. Pelle and his bandmates were in their usual on-stage state of extremely high cheeky arrogance, complete with demanding that the crowd make more and more noise and answer "YEAH!" to any question asked. He dropped lines like, "This stage is not big enough for my ego!" Like many other garage rock revivalists of the early-mid aughts, The Hives have been playing much larger venues like Terminal 5, where they'll play on June 22, so of course it was great to see them in a venue closer in size to the one their genre implies. (Terminal 5 tix on sale at noon)

The band's set, which was about an hour long, included a fair amount of material off their new record, Lex Hives, which is due out on June 5, in addition to old favorites including "Walk idiot Walk," "Main Offender," and show highlight "Hate To Say I Told You So." The show was filled with nonstop on and off stage dancing and tons of interaction between the band and crowd. The Hives left the stage after an initial twelve song set which felt way too short (but I guess that's what happens when the bulk of your songs are under 3 minutes) and finally returned for a two-song encore which kicked off with Lex Hives lead single "Go Right Ahead". They then ended their set with a drawn out version of "Tick Tick Boom" off 2007's The Black and White Album. On what you thought was the final "tick, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick, boom" the band literally paused, holding statue-like poses for at least a minute until the bass was finally brought back in and Pelle commanded the crowd to form an aisle which he walked down only to be, per his own instructions, completely swarmed when the song started up again as he rushed back to the stage.

More pictures and setlist from the show, and details on how you can win a pair of tickets to Terminal 5 (we have three to give away), below...

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Pelle from the Hives practices his high jump @ Coachella 2012 (more by David Andrako)
The Hives

After playing twice at Coachella, The Hives are stopping in NYC for a tiny show at The Studio at Webster Hall on Thursday (4/26) before heading back overseas. Tickets for the studio show sold out very quickly, but we're happy to say that we got our hands on a few more pairs, so we're giving away three more pairs of tickets in addition to the ten pairs we gave away to contest winners last week. Details on how to enter to win tickets are below.

If you weren't able to score tickets to the Studio show, you'll probably have an easier chance of grabbing some when The Hives return to the US for a string of East Coast dates in late June, including another stop in NYC at Terminal 5 on June 22nd. Tickets go on AMEX AND fan presale at noon on 4/25 (fan presale password = "lexhives") (sound familiar?) and regular sale on Friday (4/27) at noon.

In other news, The Hives appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night (4/24 at midnight), and you can check out the band performing their new songs "Go Right Ahead" and Wait A Minute" from their forthcoming Lex Hives below alongside all tour dates and contest details....

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photos by David Andrako

Wild Flag's Carrie Brownstein & the Hives @ Coachella Sunday - 4/22/2012
Coachella 2012 - Second Week Day 3
Coachella 2012 - Second Week Day 3

"The second weekend brought record heat. Festival-goers jockeyed for patches of grass around the shaded perimeters. They pounded frozen lemonade at $6 a cup.

"It feels like a different world from last weekend," The Shins frontman James Mercer said. "It was Iceland last week."

While the weather forced some practical fashion choices, Coachella's sartorial influence was noted well beyond Indio. Joan Rivers and Kelly Osbourne debated Coachella-inspired fashion trends, and the wider cultural significance of the festival, on the E! Channel program, "The Fashion Police."

Osbourne, a Coachella regular, proclaimed, "When you go to Coachella, all the girls are half-naked and 22." Rivers, who joked that she goes to Coachella, too, quipped, "If David Hasselhoff was there, this means officially Coachella is no longer cool."" [MYDesert.com]

How was your Coachella?

After DJing a party on Friday night and headlining with his band Radiohead on Saturday, Thom Yorke kept busy on Sunday by DJing a Rolling Stone pool party with Nigel Godrich, and then showing up as a not-so-surprise, special guest during Modeselektor's Sunday night set in the Mojave tent while Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg headlined the main Coachella stage.

Modeselektor (pre-Thom) @ Coachella Sunday - 4/22/2012
Coachella 2012 - Second Week Day 3

You saw pictures from Friday and Saturday, all of last week, and of Dre & Snoop from yesterday (Sunday, 4/22/12). Here are the rest from yesterday, Coachella 2012's final day. More below...

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The Hives @ Coachella 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Hives

We could keep giving clues, but at this point many more than 10 people got it right, so the contest is over anyway. Winners have not been notified yet, but will be shortly. Meanwhile, TICKETS for the show The Studio at Webster Hall on April 26 will go on PRE-SALE at 6pm EST. The password is lexhives. will be posted shortly right HERE: _____. A general sale (with more tickets) will then begin at 8pm EST. 2 ticket limit per person. Will call only. Good luck and thanks for playing!

The Hives @ Coachella 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Hives

Swedish rock band The Hives are getting ready to release a new album called Lex Hives on June 5, You can stream the first single at Rolling Stone and pick up the song as a 7" this Saturday in honor of Record Store Day.

Meanwhile the well-dressed quintet continue to make large crowds of adoring fans happy, as was evidenced by their 6pm Sunday set at Coachella over the weekend, and as will probably be evidenced by their 6pm Sunday set at Coachella this coming weekend, and as will definitely be evidenced at a special, intimate show in NYC on April 26 (except the crowd won't be that big at that one).

Where is this NYC show? I can't tell you yet, but you can guess. And to help you guess, we'll be providing new clues right here in this post thoughout the day. The first 10 people to correctly figure out the location will win a pair of tickets to the performance. If don't win, don't fret yet, as there will also be a limited number of tickets put on sale to the general public on Friday THIS EVENING (stay tuned for details).

UPDATE: You probably guessed it by now! Game over. Venue and ticket details HERE.

The clues and instructions on how to enter, below...

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photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

dolphin rider / Wild Flag / At the Drive-In
Coachella 2012 - Day 3
Coachella 2012 - Day 3
Coachella 2012 - Day 3

"Weekend one of Coachella 2012 not only confirmed rock fans' rabid appetite for live music but reminded the music industry that the past is a lot closer than it used to be. There were no rock acts from the 1960s or early '70s on the bill. The look back was dedicated to Coachella's continuing affection for reuniting British bands from the late '70s and early '80s--this year, it was Buzzcocks, James, Madness, Pulp and Squeeze. Other reuniting bands on the bill included American alt-rock bands Firehose, Mazzy Star and At the Drive-In; and Refused, a punk group from Sweden that hadn't been heard from since 1998. One could argue that the "appearance" by the late Shakur was an admission that to become a musical force again, West Coast rap needs a resurrection. Though the beats conceived and developed by Dr. Dre, Shakur, Snoop Dogg and others are now woven into rock and pop's vocabulary, rap had little presence at Coachella 2012, save for the ingenuity of the late Sunday-night oldies show.

And if there was any doubt that electronic dance music is a dominating force, even if it's still underappreciated by the mainstream, Swedish House Mafia and Justice played the main stage. The big tent dedicated to dance music was rarely less than filled to a boisterous overflow." [Wall Street Journal]

It's actually hard to believe that after all that went on over the weekend THE EXACT SAME COACHELLA IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN AGAIN. But back to last weekend for a second...

You already saw pictures from Friday and Saturday, video of an idiot falling off a wooden structure, watched Frank Ocean's set, and Azealia Banks's. The Weeknd's too. You saw Refused's setlist and some videos. You already know what At The Drive-In played on Sunday, and streamed their set in full after you were done watching Real Estate's and M83's, not to mention parts of Bon Iver's and Andrew Bird's. You're already well aware that Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg and many special guests headlined on Sunday, and you even saw the pictures of them and watched the Tupac hologram video. Now here are the rest of the Sunday pictures, and they continue, below....

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Radiohead @ Roseland Ballroom in 2011 (more by Bao Nguyen)
Radiohead
Coachella

Coachella which is taking place over the course of two weekends this year (April 13-15 and 20-22) revealed their 2012 lineup. Last week, Azealia Banks was the first artist confirmed, and earlier today they confirmed The Weeknd (maybe he found a band?), and before that, Jimmy Cliff, Breakbot, and Housse De Racket. The reunited Pulp then announced itself. The full lineup also includes headliners The Black Keys, Radiohead, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, not to mention, as predicted, the reunited At the Drive In and the reunited Mazzy Star (!), and Madness and Refused (!) and Jeff Mangum and many, many more that you can see below...

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By Andrew Frisicano

DOWNLOAD: Le Loup - "Shenandoah" (MP3) (on Amnesty comp)
DOWNLOAD: Joan Jett & the Blackhearts & guests - Silent Night (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: The Deer Tracks - Christmas Fire (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Twiggy Frostbite - Bells & Chimes (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: The Emotron - Santa Claus (I Still Believe In You) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: (Savanteous Q Malmsteen) - What Do You Get A Wookie for Christmas
DOWNLOAD: The Revelations - It's That Time Of Year (MP3)

ChristmasWith holiday mixes in the air, Amnesty International has released I'll Stay 'Til After Christmas, a benefit comp featuring No Kids, Blitzen Trapper, Parentheitcal Girls, Sally Shapiro, and more (full tracklist below).

Then there's the free all-Swedish Xmas mix up at Swedes Please. Among the songs posted is the new duet between The Hives and Cyndi Lauper, "A Christmas Duel," video below (or buy the song on iTunes).

ChristmasSpeaking of Cyndi and good causes, True Colors is auctioning off a chance to hang out with the Best Electronic/Dance Album nominee as part of its first annual online charity auction to benefit GLBT equality groups the True Colors Fund, CenterLink, and Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG).

The package includes "1-hour voice lesson, plus lunch, with Cyndi Lauper, in NYC. 2 roundtrip domestic coach tickets on American Airlines and a 2-night stay at Hotel on Rivington included." It's currently going for $4,000. Full list of items on auction here.

ChristmasAnd speaking of Christmas music and female 80's icons that have toured for True Colors...

"Blackheart Records, the rock label Joan Jett started over 25 years ago, has released its holiday compilation record, and it's available at the iTunes store. The 11-song digital album features rocked-out holiday standards and originals recorded by Jett and Blackheart bands including Girl in a Coma, The Dollyrots, The Cute Lepers and more."
You can grab "Silent Night" at the top of this post for free. Full tracklist below.

Also for download up there is a selection of holiday MP3's from the inbox.

Other Christmas album options this year include new ones by Sufjan's friend Rosie Thomas and Neutral Milk Hotel's Julian Koster, and one by The Raveonettes. For a Christmas show, check out the always fun McGarrigle Christmas Hour this Wednesday night at Carnegie Hall. Guests this year include Lou Reed, Laurie Anderson, Emmylou Harris and Justin Bond.

Videos (including one by Glasvegas) and tracklists below...

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