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TV Ghost @ Cake Shop, 5/3/2013
TV Ghost

Sweden's Holograms's new LP Forever is out now (and streamable in this post). Despite their absence in the Captured Tracks CT5 fifth anniversary festivities, we are willing to forgive the band due to today's announcement of dates with TV Ghost! The shows include appearances from coast to coast, including December 6 at 285 Kent. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

TV Ghost ALSO has a new LP, Disconnect, out now via In The Red Records. You can stream that effort below as well. The band will play CMJ 2013 ahead of their Holograms dates, so look forward to that.

In addition, we have a  belated second set of TV Ghost pictures from the band's appearance with Wax Idols, The Laurels & Far Out Fangtooth at Cake Shop on May 3  in this post (the first is HERE).

All tour dates are listed, plus album streams and more pics from that Cake Shop show, below.

Continue reading "TV Ghost & Holograms streaming new LPs, touring togther (dates) +++ belated TVG pics from Cake Shop w/ Wax Idols"

photos by Amanda Hatfield; words by Bill Pearis

Wax Idols at Cake Shop - 5/3/13
Wax Idols

San Francisco's Wax Idols brought their tour with TV Ghost through NYC for two shows over the weekend. First, they hit Cake Shop on Friday (5/3) for a show with The Laurels and Far Out Fangtooth. The more gothy post-punk direction of Wax Idols' very good new LP, Discipline + Desire, is definitely a more natural fit for Hether Fortune and the band put on an intense, rocking show. If you like Savages and haven't checked out Wax Idols yet, you should. (If they are not quite the musicians Savages are, Wax Idols deliver more hooks.) TV Ghost threw themselves into their performance as well, or in the case of singer (and Fortune's husband) Tim Glick, threw himself around the stage. The next day, they headed over to Brooklyn for a show at Shea Stadium.

More pictures from Cake Shop, plus a few videos and the setlist from Wax Idols performance, are below...

Continue reading "Wax Idols, TV Ghost, The Laurels & Far Out Fangtooth played Cake Shop (pics, video, setlist)"


Tamaryn is DJing at New York's Museum of Modern Art on Sunday evening (4/7) as part of a PopRally event called "Abstract Currents." Against projections of one-minute videos submitted by the public, Tamryn will provide a "hypnotic soundtrack to the collectively built abstract videoscape." It's in conjunction with MoMA's Abstraction, 1910-1925 and Abstract Generation: Now in Print exhibition and tickets are still available.

Later this month, Tamaryn will be in Texas' state capital for Austin Psych Fest (Apr. 26 - 28), which features a pretty amazing line-up that runs the gammut of "psychedelic," including Deerhunter, Spectrum, Black Mountain, OS Mutantes, The Moving Sidewalks, Clinic, Besnard Lakes, Elephant Stone, Roky Erickson, Sweden's GOAT and a bunch more. The fest just announced the day-by-day line-ups which are listed below.

Continue reading "Tamaryn DJing MoMA; Austin Psych Fest finalizes lineup"

by Bill Pearis

wax idols

Wax Idols new album, Discipline + Desire, is out this week via Slumberland and, as mentioned, marks a decided left turn from the garage pop of their first album to the darker sounds of early-'80s gothy postpunk. Which they do very well and there are some grabby hooks amongst the jagged guitars, driving rhythm section and Hether Fortune's impassioned wails. (The Chameleons' Mark Burgess helped a little on the production end, adding bass -- and cred -- as well.) You can stream three tracks from the LP below and the whole thing can be heard over at Pitchfork.

Wax Idols have expanded their tour with TV Ghost a bit, adding a second NYC show, playing Cake Shop on May 3 that also has Australia's Laurels on the bill. That's one day before their show at Shea Stadium (5/4). All tour dates are listed below.

Continue reading "Wax Idols released 'Discipline + Desire' (stream it), add tour dates, including second NYC show"

Sasquatch! 2012 (more by Chris Graham and Rae Graham)
Sasquatch 2012

Quincy, WA music festival Sasquatch! has announced that it will return for its 12th installment to The Gorge over Memorial Day Weekend (5/24 - 5/27) in 2013. A limited number of discounted four-day festival passes will go on sale Friday (11/23) at 9 AM PST at the Sasquatch! website. The lineup will be announced in February.

In other US festival news, as recently mentioned on BV Austin, Austin Psych Fest will go down in Carson Creek Ranch from April 26 to 28 with Deerhunter, The Black Angels, Boris, Spectrum, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Clinic, Warpaint, DIIV, and many more. More info HERE.


The full list of artists confirmed for the 2012 CMJ Music Marathon so far is below...

Continue reading "CMJ 2012 initial lineup announced"