Entries tagged with: The Kills
by Andrew Sacher
Seattle's annual Capitol Hill Block Party returns in 2015 from July 24-26. This year's lineup includes Ratatat, TV on the Radio, The Kills, Father John Misty, Jamie xx, Toro y Moi, Built to Spill, Wye Oak, The Julie Ruin, Shabazz Palaces, Flatbush Zombies, Deafheaven, BADBADNOTGOOD, Lower Dens, Girlpool, Protomartyr and more. Tickets are on sale now. Full lineup below.
SSDD (photo by Invisible Hour)
As always, the lineup includes a few cool local Seattle bands, and it's a good way to check out some of those bands if you're coming to the fest from out of town. One is SSDD (aka "Steal Shit Do Drugs"). They include former members of The Intelligence, The Dutchess & the Duke and more, and they just put out a new EP First Comes Money on Help Yourself Records this week. They make garage punk that's pretty catchy and clear-sounding as far as garage punk goes, but still driving and full of attitude. Stream their new EP below.
Another cool Seattle punk band that isn't playing Capitol Hill Block Party, but have a hometown show with Happy Diving and Never Young a few days beforehand, is So Pitted. Their latest release is this year's 1 EP, which is a little murkier and freakier than SSDD. They've had their praises sung by other Seattle bands, like Chastity Belt. They also recently played a Sub Pop-curated show with White Lung, and ended up on one of the Sub Pop staffers' year-end lists in 2014. You can stream their newest EP below and download it (name your price) here.
Jack White and Alison Mosshart's The Dead Weather have been teasing fans with singles over the last couple years and have finally announced a new album. It's titled Dodge and Burn and will be out in September through White's Third Man Records. Made over the last year when White and Mosshart had free time (with Dean Fertita and Jack Lawrence rounding out the group), the new LP will feature both sides of both 2013's "Rough Detective" / "Open Up (That's Enough)" and 2014's "It's Just Too Bad" / "Buzzkill(er)", plus eight new songs. There's a deluxe "platinum edition" of the album coming out exclusively through Third Man's Vault subscription series.
The Dead Weather say they have no plans to tour the new album. You can stream those four previously released songs below...
Alison Mosshart at Scope Art Show Miami 2014 (via Facebook)
Alison Mosshart, queen of smirks and jaggedly soulful yells, is doing her very first solo exhibition. The lead singer for indie/blues rock giants The Kills and The Dead Weather, Alison generally has a lot on her plate, but that hasn't stopped her from pursing a career in art. Chelsea's Joseph Gross Gallery will host Fire Power, a brand new expo of paintings, tapestries and mixed media. Some early work premiered at ArtNowNY's Push It group exhibition last year, but this exhibit will feature 127 previously unseen pieces.
The gallery will be holding a Fire Power opening reception Thursday, June 18 from 5 PM to 9 PM and the exhibition will run through July 11.
photo: The Kills at Bowery Ballroom in 2014 (more by Ebru Yildiz)
The Kills are touring this year, including a NYC show happening September 24 at Warsaw. That show went on sale last week and quickly sold out, but the band added a second show happening the next night (9/25) at the same venue. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (5/15) at noon with a Songkick presale starting Tuesday (5/12) at noon.
Updated dates are listed below...
photo: The Kills at Bowery Ballroom in 2014 (more by Ebru Yildiz)
The Kills are touring this year, hitting a few festivals like Seattle's Capitol Hill Block Party (with TV on the Radio, Built to Spill, The Julie Ruin and more), Montreal's Osheaga (with St. Vincent, Kendrick Lamar, Weezer and more), and DC's Landmark (with Drake, The Strokes, Alt-J and more).
Two days before Landmark, The Kills will stop in NYC for a club show happening September 24 at Warsaw. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (5/8) at noon.
Kills singer Alison Mosshart contributed to the recently-released Re-Licked album by Stooges guitarist James Williamson, which featured re-recordings lesser-known Stooges songs with guest vocalists. Alison also sang live with him, and a video of the full show premiered via Yahoo Music. You can watch that, with the list of Kills dates, below...
The 2015 Osheaga Festival happens July 31 - August 02 in Montreal's Parc Jean-Drapeau. This year's lineup includes St. Vincent, Kendrick Lamar, Future Islands, Hot Chip, Nas, Father John Misty, Alt-J, The War on Drugs, Weezer and lots more. Festival passes are on sale now and the full Osheaga lineup is listed below...
photos by Ebru Yildiz
The Kills / Moon Duo @ Bowery Ballroom 10/23/2014
The Kills headlined the Bowery show, and though they're technically constituted of two people their sound totally saturated the venue. Alison Mosshart is the ideal of a frontperson; she's deeply tuned to the sub-rhythms of their songs, like a human seismometer. She drifted lyrically and effortlessly around the stage, as if she were a ghost produced by the intricately knotted percussion of their songs. - [The Guardian]The Kills played two shows during CMJ Week: first a non-fest appearance at the Open Road Aperture Foundation Benefit at Terminal 5 on Tuesday (10/21) and then a proper set at Bowery Ballroom on Thursday (10/22). The Bowery CMJ showcase also featured San Francisco's zoned-out, motorik psych band Moon Duo, Tulsa, OK's Nuns, and locals Slothrust. Pictures from the whole night are in this post and continue below...
by Bill Pearis
Baby in Vain chilling in NYC (Bene in the middle)
Danish garage rock trio Baby in Vain, who had to cancel NYC shows earlier this year, are in NYC this week for CMJ and they're playing tonight (10/22) at Fat Baby and they're on at 10 PM. After CMJ, Baby in Vain will be doing West Coast dates with The Kills (who play NYC tonight and Thursday [10/23]). All dates are listed below.
Meanwhile, their drummer, Bene, has a solo career of her own, making folky indie rock that's not too far off from another Danish band, Figurines (if you remember them). Her music's very catchy, a little quirky and we've got the premiere of her new single "Broken." You can stream it below. It's Bene's second single this month, and you can stream "The Mood" below as well...
The Kills @ Terminal 5, 2012 (more by Devan Council)
We knew The Kills were playing CMJ, and now we know that NYC show will take place at a venue a bit small for them. In the band's own words:
Its been a while, but Jamie and Alison will be back at the Bowery Ballroom in NYC for one night only on October 23rd. A limited amount of tickets go on sale on Friday at noon EST for this special CMJ show with guests Moon Duo, Nuns and Slothrust.This small show takes place two days after The Kills play as part of a benefit at the much larger Terminal 5, a venue they're familiar with.
The Kills are also playing the Trocadero in Philadelphia between the two NYC shows, and then some other dates around North America. All of their dates are listed below...
The annual CMJ Music Marathon happens from October 21 - 25 at venues all over NYC. We've heard about a few bands who are heading here during that time (Slowdive, The Wytches, The Ocean Blue, Tom Vek and Courtney Barnett to name four) but CMJ threw an announcement party tonight (8/27) at Bowery Electric and the line-up is now out. In addition to those artists, The Kills, Bombay Bicycle Club, Protomartyr, Twin Peaks, White Fence, Shonen Knife OBN IIIs, Ultimate Painting, Yumi Zouma, and many more are amongst the 2014 CMJ performers. Badges are on sale now and the complete initial line-up is listed below...
The Kills at Governors Ball 2014 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
The Kills were last in NYC for Governors Ball and they've since added more dates which brings them back here for a benefit show in the fall. That show is The Open Road Aperture Foundation Benefit Party, which is a tribute to photographer/filmmaker Robert Frank, and happens on October 21 at Terminal 5. In addition to The Kills' short set, there will be music by Alec Soth, Joe Purdy and Billy Bragg (whose tour also hits NYC twice before that). Tickets, starting at $150, are on sale now.
The tour also includes a Halloween show in LA with Queens of the Stone Age (who play the NYC-area this week). The Kills haven't released an album since 2011's Blood Pressures, but they're reportedly working on a followup. Alison's other band The Dead Weather (with Jack White and a QOTSA member) have a new LP on the way too.
All Kills dates are listed, with a video, below...
Vampire Weekend / Interpol / James Blake / Pikachu
"New York cares." That's what the audience sang with Interpol's Paul Banks during the city indie anthem "NYC" as Governors Ball 2014 neared its close on Sunday. Throughout the weekend some of the city's finest bands had made a return to festival stages, secured headliner statuses and played the most memorable sets of the fest for home crowds. For Interpol, it has just announced a new album, played two excellent new tracks and Sunday's show at Governors Ball was the band's "First home show for us in a long time." A set heavy on the classics, Interpol played through "Obstacle 1," "Slow Hands," "Narc," "Evil" and "Stella Was a Driver and She Was Always Down." [Reverb]The 2014 Governors Ball music festival wrapped up yesterday (6/8) after two other days of music on NYC's Randall's Island. The third and final day had sets from Vampire Weekend, Interpol (who along with The Strokes and Jack White's set featuring White Stripes songs, brought us back over a decade), James Blake, The Kills, J. Cole, The Head and the Heart, Tyler the Creator, Earl Sweatshirt and more. Luckily, with today's rain and Thursday's, the weather held out for GovBall all weekend (unlike last year). Pictures of day 3 are in this post.
Phoenix @ Barclays Center, 2013 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
As you may know, the 2014 Governors Ball happens at Randall's Island from June 6-8. Individual day line-ups have been announced with Outkast, Phoenix and TV on the Radio headlining Friday (6/6), Jack White, The Strokes and Skrillex headlining Saturday (6/7), and Vampire Weekend and Axwell ^ Ingrosso headining Sunday (6/8). You can check each day's full line-up (though set times are still TBA) below.
Additionally, individual day tickets go on sale this Friday (4/4) at noon, with a limited Citi cardmember presale beginning Wednesday (4/2) at 10 AM.
Daily Governors Ball 2014 lineups below...
Toronto's Field Trip Festival began last year as a celebration of label Arts & Crafts' 10th anniversary. It's returning again this year, happening June 7 & 8 at Fort York & Garrison Common with Broken Social Scene headlining once again, but will expand beyond the Arts & Crafts roster. Interpol, The Kills, the reunited Constantines, CHVRCHES, Fucked Up, Washed Out, Lord Huron, Austra are among the other bands playing the 2014 edition. Tickets, in a variety of packages, are on sale now.
Full announced line-up is 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...
photos by PSquared Photography
Queens of the Stone Age & the Kills @ Barclays Center
As the house lights dimmed and a giant screen projected a 60-second countdown for fans to anticipate the arrival of Queens, they strolled on stage with instruments and drinks in hand and ripped it from the get-go. Opening with "You Think I Ain't Worth A Dollar, But I Feel Like A Millionaire," and then jumping right into "No One Knows," to the first ...Like Clockwork single, "My God is the Sun," they managed to extend each song a bit by jamming and feeding off each other's playing as if they were an improv jazz group that were using roaring guitars and thick bass rather than trumpets and saxophones. "We were in Boston last night," singer Josh Homme told the crowd, which was met with a chorus of boos, "Boston has a lot of rules. This is New York City, you have no rules. You are at a Queens show, you can do whatever you want," he said just before going into "Burn the Witch." It is with that mentality that has gotten Queens the respect they deserve over the years. They are one of the few rock and roll bands, that still know how to be rock stars. They may not be trashing hotel rooms or discussing their womanizing, but they can surely play as hard as they want and encourage their audience to live as hard as they want. [Huffington Post]Queens of the Stone Age have had a big comeback year with ...Like Clockwork, the long-awaited followup to 2007's Era Vulgaris which reunited many of the musicians who were on the mega-popular Songs for the Deaf and ended up on many Best of 2013 lists, as well as being nominated for a Grammy. Around the time of its release, they played an intimate Brooklyn show at Brooklyn Masonic Temple, but over the weekend (12/14) they had their real victory lap when they headlined the Barclays Center. Their friends The Kills opened, and pictures of both bands are in this post.
More pictures from Barclays Center, along with QOTSA's setlist and a couple videos, below...
Queens of the Stone Age at ACL 2013 (more by Tim Griffin)
Queens of the Stone Age made a solid comeback this year with ...Like Clockwork, an album which has ended up on many year-end lists, including NME, Rolling Stone, Paste, SPIN, Q, Mojo, Amazon and Rough Trade. We asked them to send a list of their favorite albums of the year. They're a big band, and their list mostly includes other big bands (and big solo artists), but it's also got a certain Jack White-approved compilation, and two relatively smaller artists, Earthless and Kurt Vile, so kudos to those guys for being QOTSA-approved. You can check out the full list below.
QOTSA's best of 2013 list below...
Another year, another round of band holiday sweaters. This year we can get in the holiday spirit by wrapping ourselves in warm, cozy attire from the likes of Queens of the Stone Age, Death From Above 1979, Descendents (again), Metallica, and more. Just like Grandma used to make. That's the QOTSA one pictured above, and the other three are pictured below.
As discussed, Queens of the Stone Age (who made Amazon's and Rough Trade's top albums of 2013 lists) will be in NYC for the holiday season when their tour brings them to Barclays Center on December 14 with The Kills. Tickets for that show are on sale now. Updated tour dates are listed below.
QOTSA's tour includes an Australia/New Zealand run in March with Nine Inch Nails and former Distillers singer Brody Dalle (who's also married to Josh Homme of QOTSA). Brody recently announced details of a new solo album (via Music Week), which will be out in early 2014 via Caroline. The record is set to feature contributions from Garbage's Shirley Manson, plus Warpaint singer Emily Kokal, Strokes guitarist Nick Valensi, QOTSA basist Michael Shuman, former Girls (and current Papa) member Darren Weiss, and more. And it's being produced by Alain Johannes, who's worked with QOTSA, Arctic Monkeys, and did Brody's Spinnerette album.
All QOTSA dates are listed, along with more sweater pics, below...
photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin
Queens of the Stone Age at Made In America - 9/1/13
Queens of The Stone Age just played the Jay Z-curated Made In America festival in Philly on Sunday (9/1), and like some of the other big names on that festival, they're coming to NYC later this year for a show at the Jay Z-affiliated Barclays Center (12/14). Since we last spoke, it's been announced that The Kills will be opening that show, making for an excellent double bill. Tickets for that show go on sale Thursday (9/5) at 10 AM.
Like we just said, QOTSA played the second day of Made In America over the weekend. For their 13-song set, they played mainly off of 2002's Songs for the Deaf and this year's ...Like Clockwork, in addition to a few others. Their full setlist and pictures from their set at the festival are in this post. Stay tuned for more day 2 coverage, and check out pictures of day 1 (part 1) and day 1 (part 2).
Meanwhile, both Queens of the Stone Age and The Kills have members in Jack White's supergroup, The Dead Weather (Dean Fertita and Alison Mosshart, respectively). Jack's label, Third Man Records, tweeted last week (8/29) that The Dead Weather were "working on new songs in the studio yesterday... (and searching for bodies)." The TBA third album follows 2009's Horehound and 2010's Sea of Cowards.
More pictures of QOTSA at Made In America and their setlist, below...
Hard Skin at Acheron, August 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
The UK kings of hilarious oi return to the US for a set of appearances on our shores, including known dates in Philly, Chicago and NYC. Look for Hard Skin to return to Acheron on September 12th, snagging support from Brooklyn punks La Misma (check out their demo) & Vanity. Ticketing information is on the way.
Hard Skin recently released their first LPs since 2004's Same Meat, Different Gravy. If you listen to them back to back, you may find that the pair of releases -- On The Balls and Why Do Birds Suddenly Appear -- are pretty similar.
This is a CLASSIC! Well, it's actually TWO CLASSICS! We got some of our sexiest lady mates round to the studio, got them drunk on cheap plonk, and after a few days we had a second version of the album recorded with HARD SKIN as you've never heard us before.Why Do Birds Suddenly Appear? features vocal appearances from Alison Mosshart (The Kills, Dead Weather), Joanna Newsom, Beki Bondage (Vice Squad), Liela Moss (The Duke Spirit), Miki Berenyi (Lush), Roxanne and Marion of Veronica Falls' and many many more. (Stream at Spotify and get your copies at Feral Ward.
All known dates are listed, along with a video for "Council Estate" are below.
UPDATE: new dates have emerged. Full tour schedule is below.
photo by Dana (distortion) Yavin
"The Kills at pier 63 were incredible tonight! Jamie Hince you are the king!" - @gibsondaniel
The Kills on Pier 63 - 8/18/12
The Kills wrapped up their tour over the weekend with a free Converse City Carnage show on Pier 63 in NYC with Black Bananas and Viva Viva (which was "sold out") and a show at Montauk's Surf Lodge the next day (8/19). The Kills played material off all four of their full length albums, focusing mainly on 2011's Blood Pressures, and also including a good chunk of their 2003 debut.
More pictures, videos, and the setlist from the show are below.
photos by Amoreena Lucero
Metallica / Sigur Ros at Outside Lands - 8/11/12
Metallica's headlining set on Saturday featured lots of the band's classic material ("Master of Puppets," "Ride the Lightning," "Creeping Death") paired with a fair amount of pyro and endless shout-outs to San Francisco. "We're very grateful to be playing in the backyard of the greatest city," said frontman James Hetfield. He also noted that a friend of his who lives a good distance from the park told him earlier that he could hear the band soundcheck all the way from his house. "So we're not only playing for you," said Hetfield. "We're playing for all of the Bay Area." [Rolling Stone]The 2012 Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival continued on Saturday (8/11) in San Francisco after kicking off a day earlier (8/10). Saturday's portion of the festival gave us a headlining set by Metallica, who, unfortunately for Jonsi, Sigur Ros was playing their set at the same time on a different stage. Saturday also saw sets by The Kills, Explosions in the Sky, Tame Impala, Alabama Shakes, and more.
Pictures of day 1 are HERE. More of day 2 are below.
The Kills at Terminal 5 in February (more by Devan Council)
As mentioned, Montauk vacation spot The Surf Lodge is hosting shows (like the Dirty Projectors one in June) all summer. The summer is nearing its end, but there's still a handful of notable shows left taking place at the venue.
On August 11, Frankie Rose will play, the day after she opens for Little Dragon at Prospect Park (8/10). Then on August 18 it's Chairlift (who tour with The xx this fall) and a day later (8/19), The Kills will play, after playing their free Hudson River Park show (8/18) (which is "sold out"). As mentioned, Nite Jewel plays the Montak venue on August 25, and finally, Ra Ra Riot on September 1. More info at The Surf Lodge's website.
Stevie Nicks came to "CBS This Morning" yesterday (7/11) for an on-air interview, during which she revealed that Fleetwood Mac plan to reunite "next year, so far." "It's the plan. Because that's what we do. I do my thing. And Lindsey (Buckingham is) out doing his thing now." During that interview, Stevie also spoke about the recent suicide of Fleetwood Mac member Bob Welch, saying "I can't even tell you what in the world would have pushed him to do something that crazy."
Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham are both currently on their own solo tours. Stevie hit the NYC area a few times in the past month, including Beacon Theater and she plays tonight (7/12) at Mohegan Sun in CT. Lindsey's tour is ongoing as well, and it hit NYC back in June for a show at BB King's.
As mentioned, there's also a Fleetwood Mac tribute in the works which comes on August 14 and features covers by mostly indie rock artists. Since we last wrote, many of those covers have surfaced on the internet. 10 of the 17 total covers are streaming below, including Lee Ranaldo Band and J Mascis' "Albatross," Antony's "Landslide," Billy Gibbons & Co.'s "Oh Well," Best Coast's "Rhiannon," The New Pornographers' "Think About Me," Lykke Li's "Silver Springs," Karen Elson (produced by Beck)'s "Gold Dust Woman," Matt Sweeney and Bonnie 'Prince' Billy's "Storms," MGMT's "Future Games," and The Kills' "Dreams."
Those streams and lists of all Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham dates are below...
Here's the official word on those free Kills & Sleigh Bells shows:
The Converse City Carnage shows are all ages, standing room only, rain or shine, and free to the public. Although these are free shows, you must have a physical ticket in order to enter the venue.---
Tickets for the July 21st Sleigh Bells show can be ordered for free via Ticketmaster by visiting www.bowerypresents.com/conversecitycarnagesleighbells anytime after 12:00 PM EST on Friday, June 22nd. There will also be a limited amount of physical tickets available at the following Converse retail stores as of June 22nd at 12:000 PM EST. All tickets are subject to availability.
-Converse SOHO 560 Broadway New York, NY 10012
-Converse GARDEN STATE Westfield Garden State Plaza Mall 1 Garden State Plaza Paramus, NJ 07652
Tickets for the August 18th The Kills show can be ordered for free via Ticketmaster by visiting www.bowerypresents.com/conversecitycarnagethekills anytime after 12:00 PM EST on Friday, June 22nd. There will also be a limited amount of physical tickets available at the following Converse retail stores as of July 13th at 12:000 PM EST. All tickets are subject to availability.
-Converse SOHO 560 Broadway New York, NY 10012
-Converse GARDEN STATE Westfield Garden State Plaza Mall 1 Garden State Plaza Paramus, NJ 07652
All tickets are subject to availability.