Entries tagged with: The Sounds
photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin
Blur / Pet Shop Boys
Berlin's aptly named Berlin Festival went down over the weekend (9/6-7). The first day included sets from Blur, Pet Shop Boys, Mike Patton's experimental alt-metal band Tomahawk, Omar Rodriguez-Lopez's new band Bosnian Rainbows, The Sounds, Capital Cities, Big Black Delta, and more. Pictures of those bands and more, plus Blur and Pet Shop Boys' setlists, are in this post.
Day 2 pictures coming soon. More day 1 pictures below...
Tickets to the Jay Z shows at Barclays Center, Mohegan Sun, Nassau Coliseum, and Prudential Center go on Live Nation Mobile App and Facebook presales today at 10 AM (Facebook presale password: "CARTER").
The Sounds are playing Music Hall of Williamsburg on October 14. Tickets to that show go on AmEx presale today at noon, with a general on-sale starting Friday (9/13) at noon.
Tickets for the Tinderbox Music Festival at Music Hall of Williamsburg with Deerhoof, Aye Nako, Butter the Children, Half Waif, Dynasty Electric and more are on Ticketmaster presale now (password: "tinderbox").
Guster are playing a Keep It Together 10th Anniversary show with Ben Kweller at Beacon Theatre on November 30. Tickets to that show go on AmEx presale today at 9 AM, with a general on-sale starting Friday (9/13) at 9 AM. Guster also plays Brooklyn Bowl (12/1) a day later, and tickets for that show go on sale Friday at 9 AM.
Jamtronica band Lotus are playing Terminal 5 on November 30 with Up Until Now. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale today at noon with a general on-sale beginning Friday (9/13) at noon.
Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.
This 10/4 show is a full month before Sweden's Loney Dear does a short acoustic tour that includes a show at Rockwood Music Hall. It also happens to be the day Loney Dear's new album "HALL MUSIC" is released in North America.
Continuing with the Sweden theme... The Sounds have announced a tour that includes a November 2nd show at Music Hall of Williamsburg and a November 4th show at Webster Hall. Both go on sale at noon. All dates are listed below.
Watch out House of Vans, it looks like yeat another corporate-sponsored show-series is vying for contender of "best free shows" in NY this year. Taking place over fifteen days in Long Beach, NY (and finally explaining that mysterious Flaming Lips date), The Quiksilver Pro New York series ("the first-ever ASP World Championship Tour stop on the East Coast of the United States") will feature surfing, skating, and BMX demos from some of the biggest names out there (Kelly Slater, Tony Hawk, etc).... not to mention some major music acts like The Flaming Lips, Girl Talk, Interpol, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Q-Tip, Neon Indian, Wavves, Taking Back Sunday, Saves The Day, and many more. Best of all, admission to everything is FREE.
All dates with the full lineups are below, but the music portion kicks off on Saturday, 9/3 with Girl Talk, Saves The Day, "a special surprise performance" & more. Sunday has Interpol, Portugal. The Man, The Ettes (who play NYC tonight), and more. Monday (Labor Day) will see Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Civil Twilight, and more. 9/9 is probably the most impressive show with The Flaming Lips, Q-Tip, Neon Indian, Wavves and Charlotte O'Connor. Saturday 9/10 will play host to a "Benefit Concert Hosted By Kelly Slater & Friends + The Max Weinberg Experience" with Taking Back Sunday, The Sounds and SLUNT. More details on the benefit show are TBA.
If you can't make it to Long Island, "The Quiksilver Pro New York will be broadcast from September 3-15 by MSG and Fuse, with programming that will feature some of the biggest artists, athletes and live performances from the event."
More details and lineups below...
The Sounds at Santos in 2009 (more by Chris La Putt)
The Sounds have announced their new LP Something To Die For (out March 22, but available for pre-order), and along with it the first song "Better Off Dead" (with a contest for its b-side) which is available now. Listen to it below.
The Swedes will help promote that release by visiting Texas, NYC, Mexico & California in March. You can catch them on March 15th, one night before SXSW Music starts, at the Syndicate's first-annual pre-SXSW 'Conflict of Interest' party (the same party that's been happening on CMJ-eve for years). All details and the full lineup for that free show are below.
After Austin the band hits Brooklyn for a show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on 3/21 (less than a month away and one day before the album comes out). Tickets go on AmEx presale Wednesday at noon (3/2), and regular sale on Friday. After NY they head to Mexico and then LA and then San Francisco.
All tour dates, new songs & stuff, below...
DOWNLOAD: Burns - First Move (Fred Falke Remix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: The Sounds - No One Sleeps When I'm Awake (Disko Dali Remix) (MP3)
Kings of Convenience @ Bowery Ballroom - Sept 10 (more by Fresh Bread)
While my favorite show from last week was definitely Kings of Convenience at Bowery Ballroom, Tonight We Ride at Santos (which I headed to immediately afterward) was quite good too. I caught most of Human Life's set which was very upbeat and energetic, but the vocals reminded me of radio "club hits" a bit too much. After set-up and a brief transitional dj set in between, the Glass went on around 12:30. The duo of DJ Wool and Dominique Keegan opened their set with one of their new songs "Wanna Be Dancin' " which was a little on the quiet side. Things picked up by the next track which was "Come Alive" and only got better with each song. Superhero (which is the Glass' next single, due out next month) was amazing and really stood out. The Glass followed with some earlier tracks, "Won't Bother Me" and "Mad At You", rounding out a great set of both new and classic material.
photos by Chris La Putt
"In the downstairs of Santos Party House, a couple of skinny stylists are grooming new wave band, The Sounds. They are running late and we have about 3 minutes (which is sometimes as too normal for band shoots). There is no time for lights and adjustments, but luckily I've done this before and there are plenty of cool looking spaces to shoot a few on the fly. Then after, I settle in to listen to their interviews.(after the photo shoot...) The Sounds played an invite/contest/secret/private/whatever album-release show at Santos Party House in NYC last night (4/30). More pictures from it below...
The Sounds are made up of five members, three of which are the songwriters and pictured below, are set to release their third album, Crossing The Rubicon this June.
Below is lead singer, Maja, and band mates Felix and Jesper, who are all songwriters and musicians."
[Robin Roemer shot some portraits of the band before the show]
The Sounds are playing an invite-only, new-album-preview party at Santos Party House in NYC tonight (4/30). I have some tickets to giveaway. If you want them, email BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (subject: Sounds). Include your first and last name. And like Janelle Monae, The Sounds are also touring with No Doubt this summer. All dates below...
by Andrew Frisicano
Janelle Monae has an upswept hairdo that's part R&B pompadour, part Mohawk, and perfectly strategic. For most of an afternoon [SXSW] party set at Peckerheads, a club with nonexistent sightlines, the crest was the only part of the petite singer visible from 10 yards away -- a shame, since she has some sharp dance moves.Janelle Monae will open all three of Of Montreal's sold-out shows at MHOW (April 15th-17th). After that she shares two more bills with the band - one in CT, and Bonnaroo in June.
But her voice was vivid as she belted socially conscious neo-soul songs, rapped about feeling like a stepchild and an outcast (she has worked with OutKast) and crooned a melismatic version of the ballad "Smile." And for her finale, after singing about apathy that turns people into the "walking dead," she gave everyone a chance to see her: fearlessly jumping into the crowd and surfing it from front to back to front. [NY Times]
Of Montreal has other shows scheduled too. That includes a stop at Sasquatch. All dates are listed below. The track above is from the band's Jon Brion Remix EP, which came out on Polyvinyl in January.
This June, Janelle Monae will kick it up a notch (exposure-wise) when she opens several dates for the newly reformed No Doubt, who have a nearly-three-month tour planned. The band brings Monae along when it plays NYC-area shows at PNC Bank Arts Center on June 26th and the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater on June 27th (all dates below). No Doubt is also at work on a new, sixth album - their first in nine years, due in 2010 (in case you were wondering).
Other bands opening on the No Doubt tour include Paramore, The Sounds, and Bedouin Soundclash.
Of Montreal videos, and all tour dates, below...
DOWNLOAD: Odawas - I Tell Lies (Odawas Remix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Cracker - Merry Christmas Emily (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: The Pipettes - White Christmas (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Feist - Lo, How a Rose Ere Blooming (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: King of Prussia - Xmas on the Other Side (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Rump Posse - Carol of the Manbarks (MP3)
The Sounds (CRED)
* Free Parts & Labor show
* Public Enemy is playing Warsaw
* Clare & The Reasons are playing Southpaw
* The Sounds & Morningwood are @ Webster Hall
* A Twisted Sister Christmas show @ Irving Plaza
* The Sounds afterparty is at Hiro Ballroom
* The Musical Box @ The Tribeca Performing Arts Center
Maja Ivarsson of the Sounds looks like she would be really fun to photograph. What else?