Entries tagged with: The Julie Ruin
Ad-Rock and Champagne Jerry
Kathleen Hanna isn't feeling well, so her husband Adam Horovitz aka Ad-Rock will be filling in for her as DJ at MoMA's Pop Rally event tonight (11/21). Kim Gordon's group Body/Head also performs and tickets are still on sale.
You can still catch Kathleen soon though, but on the big screen, when "The Punk Singer" opens in theaters on 11/29 (maybe you caught the documentary as part of Doc NYC). Ad-Rock is also featured prominently in the film, and even filmed a scene.
It's not all DJing, movies and bass playing for Ad-Rock these days though. The former Beastie Boy reportedly also raps a few verses on a forthcoming track called "Yo Kev" that he co-wrote with rapper and performance artist Champagne Jerry who he has been collaborating with lately.
"CHAMPAGNE JERRY also known as Neal Medlyn is, by far, the greatest rapper in the world. He likes snacks, books, sexual intercourse, and rhyming."If you don't know, now you know. Listen to "Tampa Realness" below - the track "was written by Champagne Jerry (lyrics) and Adam Ad Rock Horovitz (music) with additional production and mixing by Max Tannone. It is dedicated to the city of Tampa and all things neon, Four Loko, and teal. Adam wrote the beat on a plane to Hawaii, CJ wrote the lyrics on a bus in Brooklyn." Stay tuned for "Yo Kev".
"Tampa Realness" and "Yo Kev" will appear on Champagne Jerry's album For Real You Guys which is being rolled out one single at a time, and one monthly show in NYC at Joe's Pub at a time. The next show is December 7th and Ad-rock will be in the house, like he has been for many intimate shows at Joe's Pub in the past, sometimes with Bridget Everett who is also a Champagne Jerry collaborator, as is Carmine Covelli (who is in both Kathleen Hanna's band The Julie Ruin and Bridget Everett's band the Tender Moments) and Max Tannone (whose credits include Jaydiohead).
Bridget Everett and the Tender Moments next play Joe's Pub on 12/11 and 12/12.
Champagne Jerry music and videos below....
photos by Tim Griffin
Slayer/Glass Candy/Polyphonic Spree/Slayer surfer @ FFF Fest 2013
Closing Fun Fun Fun Fest, Slayer treated Austin to greatest hits and then some: "Raining Blood," "South of Heaven," "Dead Skin Mask," "Seasons in the Abyss," etc. They also dug out the aforementioned "Die by the Sword," a high point off their 1983 debut LP, Show No Mercy.The eighth Fun Fun Fun Fest happened last weekend (11/8 - 11/10) at Austin's Auditorium Shores, hosting three days of music and fun (fun fun), with such acts as MIA, Deerhunter, Slayer, Television, Thee Oh Sees, Kurt Vile, Cut Copy. Johnny Marr, The Walkmen, Jurassic 5, Killer Mike and loads more. Many of them played again as part of the FFF Nites shows, including shows presented by BrooklynVegan and Invisible Oranges.
After fooling no one with a false ending of "South of Heaven," the third backdrop of the night unfurled at the back of the stage: a parody of the Heineken logo reading "Hanneman" and bearing his life dates. The top read "Angel of Death." Reign in Blood's terrifying opening track - and closing number on Auditorium Shores - now serves as an epitaph for Slayer's fallen co-founder. - [Austin Chronicle]
We were there in the thick of it and, as mentioned above, you can check out pics from Day 1 HERE and HERE, pics from Day 2 pics HERE and HERE; and pics from Day 3 are HERE and HERE. See you again in 2014 Austin.
by Bill Pearis
Revenge of the Mekons
Doc NYC is a weeklong documentary film festival which happens at IFC Center and SVA Theatre from November 14 - 21. Amongst the many films screening that week, a number of them are music related. Revenge of the Mekons makes its world premiere at Doc NYC and dares to chronicle the nearly 40-year career of these punk-and-beyond legends. You can watch the trailer below. The premiere happens November 15 at the SVA Theatre (9:45 PM) and there will be a Q&A after the film with director Joe Angio and the Mekons band members, moderated by Greil Marcus. Tickets are on sale. If you'd like to go for free, we're also giving a pair away. Details below.
Other music documentaries include:
The Punk Singer, which follows Kathleen Hanna from her self-imposed exile from music in the mid-'00s through the start of her new band, The Julie Ruin. It screens at the SVA Theatre on 11/16 at 7:15 PM (tickets). Hanna is expected to attend.You can check out the full list of music documentaries being shown here, and the entire slate of Doc NYC programming and schedule.
Death Metal Angola</em> which tells the story of a couple who raise awareness and funds for an Angolan orphanage by organizing the country's first-ever national rock concert. It screens at the SVA Theatre on 11/16 at 9:45 PM (tickets).
Trailers for most of the films mentioned above (minus the Hamlisch one), along with contest details, below...
photos by Wei Shi
The Julie Ruin / Priests
Talking to the audience like an old friend ("So, anyway, you guys"), [Kathleen] Hanna addressed a range of topics between songs, from the pressure of constantly being asked to give advice to young feminists ("I never know what to say") to candidly speaking about how her late-stage Lyme disease (an illness that had kept her from performing for many years) was causing her to forget a lot of her lyrics as she sang ("Every night is different!"). That candor and openness translates to the music as well, and the Julie Ruin's material is straight up: They aim to tell it like it is--and make you dance. [The House List]The Julie Ruin -- the current project of Kathleen Hanna (Bikini Kill, Le Tigre), Kathi Wilcox (Bikini Kill), Kenny Mellman (Kiki & Herb), Carmine Covelli (Bridget Everett & the Tender Moments), and Sara Landaeu (Girls Rock Camp) -- continued their victory lap of sold-out shows surrounding the release of their debut album, Run Fast, with another gig at Brooklyn's Music Hall of Williamsburg last Friday (10/25). Opening the show was DC's Priests, whose flair for brash punk and feminist lyrics is in line with at least of a few of Kathleen Hanna's projects. Pictures from Music Hall of Williamsburg are in this post.
Body/Head at Union Pool in September (more by Adela Loconte)
We just recently posted some updates to the two-night Kim Gordon benefit at Issue Project Room (11/13-14), which take place in the midst of her band Body/Head's tour, but what we didn't realize is that there's yet another upcoming NYC show on Body/Head's schedule. This one happens a week after the IPR benefit at MoMA on November 21, as part of MoMA's PopRally series, which "features collaborations with artists and musical acts, performances, film screenings, receptions, and special viewings of exhibitions." Kathleen Hanna (of Bikini Kill, Le Tigre, and most recently The Julie Ruin, who played their second show ever with Body/Head) will be DJing. Tickets for the MoMA show are on sale now, and we're also giving away a few pairs. Details on how to enter to win are below.
Body/Head performs as a trio with no wave legend Ikue Mori at night 1 of the Kim Gordon benefit, and Kim performs in two separate duos (one with Jutta Koether, one with a TBA guest) at night 2. Tickets for night 1 and night 2 go on sale to the general public this Friday (10/11).
Meanwhile, The Julie Ruin next play NYC on October 25 at Music Hall of Williamsburg (sold out).
Updated Body/Head dates are listed, along with contest details and a song stream, below...
photos by P Squared Photography
The Julie Ruin @ Bowery Ballroom 9/3/2013
She conceived the group as what she called her "dream band," with players from different walks of her life: on bass, her Bikini Kill band mate Kathi Wilcox; on guitar, Sara Landeau, an instructor at the Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls, where Ms. Hanna occasionally teaches; on drums, her friend Carmine Covelli; and Kenny Mellman, Herb of the cabaret act Kiki & Herb, as a keyboardist and songwriter. They rehearsed casually around town and at Ms. Hanna's New Jersey home -- "I can't call it jamming, because I hate that; I don't jam," she said -- without considering where it would lead.With The Julie Ruin, Kathleen Hanna finds herself back on indie rock terra firma, but Tuesday night's album release show at Bowery Ballroom (9/3) , the band's other roots -- which might be summed up as the Joe's Pub drag-cabaret scene -- were proudly showing. Kiki & Herb's Kenny Mellman plays keyboards and their drummer Carmine Covelli also plays in Bridget Everett & the Tender Moments which also sports Hanna's hubby Adam Horovitz (who was at Bowery too, photo below) as a member. The Bowery show was hosted by everyone's favorite drag king comedian Murray Hill (who has also shared stages with Kathleen before).
According to Ms. Wilcox, "When she approached me to join the band, she was sort of like, 'We may never tour, we may never make a record, but we're just doing this now for fun, because I need to.' "
But Ms. Hanna arrived with some songs intact -- including one, "Just My Kind," written for Christina Aguilera -- and though she didn't have an overarching sound in mind, she knew what she liked. "I know I love sexy surf guitars, I know I love loud snare," she said. "I love really simple repeating bass lines, and I love weird mad scientist keyboard sounds."
Mr. Mellman, a musical savant and a voracious consumer of new bands, gave himself the task of keeping the Julie Ruin up-to-date. "The last thing I wanted was for it to start sounding like a '90s revival," he said.
- [NY Times]
Most people in attendance (a crowd that included Dave Hill and Kim Gordon) were probably too busy dancing and enjoying themselves to think about such things. While the show was a celebration of The Julie Ruin's debut album (out this week) and most of it was played, their set featured a number of Le Tigre songs. A picture of the setlist is below. The show was the kickoff to their tour and opening were sonic and cultural descendants, Swearin'. Photos from the show are in this post.
If you missed it, the tour finishes in NYC as well with a show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on October 25. Tickets for that are still available.
More pictures from Bowery, and video of The Julie Ruin's performance one night later on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (aka last night), below...
by Bill Pearis
As mentioned, Kathleen Hanna's new group, The Julie Ruin, will release their debut album, Run Fast, next week (9/3). The record is somewhere in between Kathleen her two other groups, danceable like Le Tigre, but with more of a focus on guitars (shades of Bikini Kill). Connecting the dots: Hanna's voice, attitude, and intelligence -- all of which remain sharp. You can stream the whole thing now via NPR.
The Julie Ruin, who've played NYC a couple times this year already, play a sold-out NYC record release show at on September 3 at Bowery Ballroom with Swearin'. That's also the kickoff to their tour which swings back through NYC at Music Hall of Williamsburg on October 25. Tickets for the MHOW show are still available.
Kathleen Hanna and Grimes were interviewed together before the WMAs last night and video of that, plus the video for The Julie Ruin's "Oh Come On," are below...
The Julie Ruin at Union Pool last week (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Kathleen Hanna's (Bikini Kill, Le Tigre) new band, The Julie Ruin, who just played a tiny NYC show, will kick off their full tour, which begins in NYC on September 3 at Bowery Ballroom with Swearin'. That show has been sold out for a while now, but you now have yet another chance to catch the band in NYC later on in their tour at Music Hall of Williamsburg on October 25. Tickets for the MHOW show go on sale Friday (8/16) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (8/14) at noon. Updated dates are listed below.
Another of The Julie Ruin's recent NYC shows happened at Saint Vitus in June, and Pitchfork just posted a video of them playing "Apt. #5" at that show, plus an interview. Check that out, along with the list of tour dates, below.
photos by Amanda Hatfield
The Julie Ruin @ Union Pool, 8/8/2012
Earlier this week, another new song was revealed from The Julie Ruin's forthcoming LP Run Fast, you'd think that the crowd at the sold-out Union Pool show last night (August 8) would have yet another jam to sing along to ("Oh Come On" was released earlier this year). But "Ha Ha Ha" was not among the setlist's chosen few, with the band opting for "older" tracks, even dipping into the Le Tigre catalogue (no one was complaining about that). Setlist and photos from the show are in this post.
If you didn't get tickets to last night's tiny show, The Julie Ruin are prepping a string of tour dates for September including Bowery Ballroom on 9/3 with Swearin'. Alas, sold out too.
More pics from Union Pool -- including ones of openers Petal War -- are below.
The Julie Ruin at Saint VItus in June (more by Fred Pessaro)
Kathleen Hanna's new band, The Julie Ruin, are set to release their debut album, Run Fast, on September 3, and after releasing the punked up first single, "Oh Come On," they've just returned with the album's second single: a synthy rocker called "Ha Ha Ha." Check it out below.
The Julie Ruin's tour hits NYC for an intimate show at Union Pool on Thursday (8/8) and returns for a larger show at Bowery Ballroom (9/3) with Swearin' on the album's release date. Both of those shows are sold out.
Song stream below...
The Julie Ruin at Saint Vitus, June 2013 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Ahead of a string of tour dates that include a sold out Bowery Ballroom, The Julie Ruin will play another show, this time at a much much smaller venue than their last! Look for the Kath-combo (Kathleen Hanna/Kathi Wilcox) to play a show at Union Pool on August 8 with support from Petal War. Tickets go on sale August 2 at noon, will set you back $15 a piece and are limited to two per customer.
As discussed, the flurry of activitiy is in celebration of the band's debut LP, Run Fast, due on September 3. Updated tour dates are listed, along with a stream of the album's first single, below.
still from Phoenix's "Trying to Be Cool"
We've already posted a bunch of videos this week like Rhye on 'Jimmy Kimmel', Fucked Up on the Chris Gethard Show, Ex Cops in the BV Studios, Jherek Bischoff and David Byrne, Katerine, Jaguar Shark, and more. But of course we don't get to post about all the cool videos that come out during the week (or weeks), so here's our attempt at playing catchup. Check out videos from Phoenix, The Julie Ruin, Speedy Ortiz, Lindstrøm, Titus Andronicus, a trailer for a documentary about M.I.A., the new episode of Weird Vibes, and more, below.
Fun Fun Fun Fest 2012 (more by Keith Marlowe)
As discussed, Fun Fun Fun Fest is returning to Austin's Auditorium Shores from November 8-10, and now the full lineup was finally announced. It includes Television, Slayer (again!), Quicksand, Descendents, The Dismemberment Plan, Body Count, Jurassic 5, MIA, MGMT, Death Grips, Kurt Vile, Cloud Nothings, Snoop Dogg/Lion, The Locust, Subhumans (performing Cradle to the Grave), The Men, Title Fight, White Lung, Retox, Chromatics, XXYYXX, Mykki Blanco, Cut Copy, Washed Out, Merchandise, Lemuria, and many more.
Tickets for the festival go on sale today (7/10) at 10 AM CST.
Full lineup and flyer below...
The Julie Ruin at Saint Vitus earlier this month (more by Fred Pessaro)
As mentioned, Kathleen Hanna's new band The Julie Ruin will release their debut album, Run Fast, on September 3 via their own TJR Records (distributed by Dischord). The band played their second show ever in Brooklyn as part of the Northside Festival earlier this month, and they've since been announced for Austin's Fun Fun Fun Fest, which goes down this November.
The band are promising more dates to come, and
while we're waiting on what may be a full tour announcement, they did just announce that they'll play another NYC show on their record release date (9/3) at Bowery Ballroom. The show will be opened by Brooklyn pop punks Swearin', which makes for a very good bill. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (6/28) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (6/26) at noon.
UPDATE: The Julie Ruin announced a full tour. All dates are listed, along with the also just-announed tracklist for their album, below.
All currently known Julie Ruin dates are listed, along with a stream of their single, "Oh Come On," below...
As mentioned on BV Austin, Fun Fun Fun Fest just announced the first five artists who will play the eighth edition of the fest, which happens at Austin's Auditorium Shores on November 8, 9 and 10. This year's line-up will include The Julie Ruin (who just played Northside), The Walkmen (ditto), Bonobo, Judge, and Ice-T. A limited number of FUN2 Early Bird discounted tickets are on sale Thursday morning (6/20) at 10 AM Central.
Meanwhile, FFF is also playing "Guess the Fest" where they invite you to name 20 bands/comedians you think will play FFFF8. The person with the most right answers will win airline tickets to Austin and deluxe "Homie Passes" for two. You can enter until July 2 and GtF's website has all the details.
by Fred Pessaro
The Julie Ruin, Body/Head @ Saint Vitus, 6/13/2013
Pitchfork's first of two Northside showcases happened last night (6/13) and became perhaps the hottest Northside ticket of the week with the late addition of The Julie Ruin (featuring Kathleen Hanna as well as Bikini Kill bassist Kathi Wilcox), to the already hefty headliner of Kim Gordon's Body/Head. The Julie Ruin, who've existed since 2010, just announced their debut album and this was only their second show ever. Also on the bill: a crooning set from Majical Cloudz and industrial noise from Foreplay (mem Warthog, ex-The Men). Pictures from the show are in this post.
More pictures from Saint Vitus, including The Julie Ruin's setlist, are below
by Andrew Sacher
DOWNLOAD: The Julie Ruin - "Oh Come On" (MP3)
As mentioned, in December 2010 Kathleen Hanna debuted her new band, The Julie Ruin (named after Kathleen's 1997 solo album, Julie Ruin) at the Kathleen Hanna tribute that took place at Knitting Factory Brooklyn. Then, in December 2012, The Julie Ruin revealed their first song, "Girls Like Us," and now they've finally announced that their debut album will come out this year. The album is called Run Fast and it's due out on September 3 via The Julie Ruin's own TJR Records (distributed by Dischord). In addition to Kathleen, the band's lineup includes her Bikini Kill bandmate Kathi Wilcox, Kenny Mellman (of the duo Kiki and Herb with Justin Bond), Carmine Covelli, and Sara Landaeu (who teaches at NYC's Girls Rock Camp). The album artwork is below.
"Girls Like Us" will appear on the album, as will the new single, "Oh Come On." "Oh Come On" hearkens more back to Kathleen's Bikini Kill days than her time in the dance-punk group Le Tigre, which is very welcome considering the excitement behind the recent Bikini Kill reissue and just the general obsession with the '90s that's been going on (PS: you can stream most of Bikini Kill's discography at their bandcamp). Kathleen sounds hungry as ever on the track, screaming through a filter of distortion as her bandmates provide not-distorted girl-group-style backing vocals and a killer guitar riff running through the track. Download "Oh Come On" for free above or stream it below.
The Julie Ruin are set to play their second live show ever (following that Knitting Factory show in 2010) at the Pitchfork showcase at this year's Northside Festival which happens at Saint Vitus on Thursday (6/13). They'll join the previously discussed lineup of Majical Cloudz, Body/Head (aka Kim Gordon and Bill Nace), and Foreplay. That show is sold out, but if you get there early, you can still try to get in with your Northside badge. Updated show flyer below.
Jane's Addiction at Williamsburg Park in August (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
today in NYC
* Phish @ MSG
* Kanye West @ Revel
* The Fab Faux @ City Winery
* Les Chauds Lapins @ Barbes
* Gordon Voidwell @ 92YTribeca
* Chrisette Michele @ BB King's
* Bill Carney's Jug Addicts @ Barbes
* Lucero, Hollis Brown @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Coldplay, Naturally 7 @ Mohegan Sun (CT)
* Juan Atkins, Brooklyn Bass @ Cameo Gallery
* Jane's Addiction, TAB The Band @ Terminal 5
* The Golden Palominos, Ida @ Le Poisson Rouge
* Punch Brothers, Jeffrey Lewis @ Bowery Ballroom
* Internet Xplorer, Getawolfpup, FAITH @ Glasslands
* Sandra Bernhard @ Joe's Pub (early and late shows)
* Tiny Tusks, Clinical Trials, Aye Nako @ The Rock Shop
* Sky Picnic, Zoned Out, Spectral Radiation @ Glasslands
* The Disco Biscuits, Phutureprimitive @ Best Buy Theater
* My Morning Jacket, Floating Action @ The Capitol Theatre
* They Might Be Giants, Corn Mo @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Prawn, Gifts From Enola, Gates, Caravela @ Public Assembly
* Trin Tran, Xaddax, Radioshock, Gila Monster @ Death By Audio
* Cinema Cinema, Hounds Basket, No Shoes, Bloom @ Muchmore's
* The Felice Brothers, Spirit Family Reunion @ StageOne (CT)
* John Zorn's Annual End of the Year Improv Festival @ The Stone
* Alex Bleeker & The Freaks, Prince Rupert's Drops @ Mercury Lounge
* Resolution 15, Car Bomb, Bangladeafy @ The Studio at Webster Hall
* Ed Schrader's Music Beat, Ami Dang, Eola, Psychobuildings @ Shea Stadium
* Stumblebum Brass Band, Austin Thomas & The Loverboys @ Mercury Lounge
* Merchandise, Night Sins, Pharmakon, Shoxx, Herzog Rising @ 285 Kent Avenue
* Christopher Sheard, The Karma Exchange, Carl Banks, Sarah Fleck & the Palpitations @ Union Hall
* The Bouncing Souls, Barstool Prophets, Forgetters, Make Do and Mend, Wet Witch @ The Stone Pony
* Andrew WK, Raw Law, The Indecent, Atlas, Namesake, Kicking Spit, Policemen in Pickups @ Stanhope House (NJ)
Coldplay begin their three-night NYE run at Mohegan CT tonight, which hits Barclays Center on 12/30 and NYE, the latter of which is also with Jay-Z.
Kanye is on night 2 of his three-night run in Atlantic City.
Punch Brothers begin their three-night run at Bowery Ballroom tonight with Jeffrey Lewis opening.
The Felice Brothers begin their three-night NYE run in CT tonight, hitting Maxwell's on 12/30 and Mercury Lounge on NYE.
My Morning Jacket wrap up their three-night run at the Capitol Theatre tonight with Floating Action opening.
The Bouncing Souls wrap up their annual holiday shows at the Stone Pony tonight. Jawbreaker/Jets to Brazil frontman Blake Schwarzenbach's band Forgetters opens, along with Barstool Prophets, Make Do and Mend, and Wet Witch.
They Might Be Giants begin their three-night run at Music Hall of Williamsburg tonight.
Lucero wrap up their 2-night stand at Brooklyn Bowl tonight. They play NYE at Wellmont Theatre with The Hold Steady.
Jane's Addiction plays Terminal 5 tonight before their NYE show in Atlantic City.
Phish and The Disco Biscuits both continue their respective runs tonight too, and there are other NYE and NYE-related shows which you'll find in our New Year's Eve guide.
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Around this time last year, when thinking about anticipated records for 2012, we thought we'd be getting one from Kathleen Hanna's new band The Julie Ruin (named after her 1998 solo album) and though it never happened, it's looking like 2013 might be the year it does. Kathleen just revealed The Julie Ruin's first new song, "Girls Like Us," which features lead vocals by Vaginal Creme Davis. You can stream that track below or download it for free at The Rumpus (via Pitchfork). This version was recorded to accompany T Cooper's book Real Man Adventures, but SPIN reports that a version with Kathleen's vocals will appear on the band's debut.