Entries tagged with: The Sundelles
Eternal Summers at Knitting Factory in June (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Roanoke, VA indie pop band Eternal Summers will be heading out later this year as a support act on Nada Surf's tour which comes to NYC on December 14 for a show at Bowery Ballroom. Nada Surf also plays Bowery Ballroom again the next night (12/15) but no opener has been announced for that show. Tickets for both of Nada Surf's Bowery Ballroom shows are on sale now.
Eternal Summers will be in NYC much sooner though, seeing as they're scheduled to play at least three CMJ week shows. First they'll play the Kanine Records/Wild Honey Pie/Etnies/Brooklyn Brewery/BreakThru Radio day party at Cameo Gallery on October 19 with Valleys, Beach Day, Bleeding Rainbow, Zambri, Moon King, Roommates, and DJ sets from Patrick Wimberly (of Chairlift), Thomas Fekete (of Surfer Blood), Allen Blickle (of Baroness), and Xray Eyeballs. The party is free and starts at noon (flier below). Then they'll play the Dirty Laundry & Get Bent party at Pianos on October 20 with Har Mar Superstar, The Sundelles, Fergus & Geronimo, Shark?, Squarehead, Radical Dads, and MØ. Tickets for that show are on sale now and the flier is below.
Eternal Summers will also play our BrooklynVegan day party at Public Assembly on Saturday (10/20) which is totally free. More info on that coming soon. Meanwhile we announced the lineup of our Friday day party at the same venue.
The band released their new album, Correct Behavior, over the summer and already have videos for its tracks, "Millions" and "You Kill." They recently finished up the video shoot for "Good As You," which you'll be seeing in the near future and are also holding a video contest for "I Love You." Entries are due October 31. You can watch those two aforementioned videos below, where you'll also find show flyers and a list of upcoming dates.
"Like last year, everything will be taking place in Williamsburg and Greenpoint because walking long distances is a drag when there are bands to see and beer to drink, we mean seriously. Us here at The L Magazine will be booking a share of shows on our own, but, for a large chunk of the festival, we've once again handed over curatorial control to some of the most tasteful, talented and dedicated folks in New York's independent music scene -- record labels, bloggers, promoters and more -- allowing them to showcase the bands they think you need to hear. The Williamsburg Gallery Association is again on board to highlight special exhibitions and other events at over 25 art galleries in the neighborhood. And to celebrate Northside's second year, we've invited a few of the city's biggest aficionados of independent film to curate four nights of New York-made movies at Brooklyn's new, as-yet-unopened film house-music club-restaurant-bar, indieScreen."That message from L Magazine refers to the second annual Northside Festival, taking place in Brooklyn from June 24th through the 27th.
Music, art and movies will be happening at "30+ venues" and "dozens of galleries" over the course of four days in Greenpoint and Williamsburg. Like SXSW & CMJ, you can buy tickets to individual events, or you can get a badge which gets you in to everything that isn't already at badge-capacity. $50 badges are now on sale to those 21 and over. If you buy a badge, "Arrive to venues early - badgeholders are admitted on a first-come, first-served, one-out, one-in basis."
If you buy a badge you can take your chances at getting into one of the four Northside shows happening at Music Hall of Williamsburg (BrooklynVegan showcase included), Fiery Furnaces at Brooklyn Bowl, and WAVVES & Cloud Nothings at Knitting Factory. TONS more shows TBA, but the initial list of bands that will be playing has been announced (I'm especially excited to see The Wave Pictures, Fucked Up, Liars, Parenthetical Girls and Les Savy Fav on there in addition to what we've previously talked about) (and yes Titus Andronicus is on there). Check it out below...
by Bill Pearis
There's a lot going on this weekend but the show I'm most excited about this weekend is The Wedding Present who are in town performing their 1989 classic Bizarro in its entirety. They'll do it at Maxwell's on Saturday night (4/10, Sold Out) and then Bowery Ballroom on Sunday (not sold out) (4/11).
I won't lie: you're looking at a Wedding Present superfan. Like a lot of Americans, Bizarro was the first album I heard and is near and dear to me for that reason. (1991's Seamonsters is my all-time fave, though.) Bizarro is the peak of their early sound -- jangle pop played hard and very fast -- ten bashers that climax with the nearly ten minute "Take Me!" that might be the band's most manic song ever. Magnet asked frontman David Gedge, who turns 50 on April 23rd, a question I was wondering about.
Magnet:There's a lot of frantic guitar strumming on Bizarro, songs like "Kennedy" in particular. Twenty-plus years later, how worried are you that you might need frequent breaks during the shows?A little clarification: the band are doing the original 10-song UK version of Bizarro, not the 14-track U.S. CD version so don't expect them to play their cover of Pavement's "Box Elder." They are, however, playing about seven songs from throughout the band's career (and a couple new ones) before launching into the album.
David Gedge: I'm not going to deny that it's a challenge! With Bizarro, we took the original idea of the Wedding Present--namely, to play songs as fast and for as long as possible--to its logical conclusion. As a result, it's a collection of fairly extreme recordings, and obviously, we've never played them back to back like this before. Rehearsals have been more like training sessions for a marathon, but I have no doubt that we'll get there in the end.
Guitar-bass garage rock duos are a dime a dozen, but White Mystery from Chicago stand out and not just because siblings Alex and Francis are flaming redheads. (If they ever need to change their name, may I suggest Firecrotch?) Alex, formerly of Red Orchestra, has a soulful wail that she lets belt out at top register. They're also less blues-y than many of their brethren -- even without the singing nobody's gonna confuse them with The White Stripes, Thee Oh Sees, etc. Their self-titled debut is a lot of fun. And you just know -- you just know -- they're gonna be good live.
White Mystery play Don Pedros on Friday night (4/9) with Girls at Dawn, Medication, Lil Daggers, and The Psyched. They'll also play Cake Shop on Saturday with QXBXRX, Zbornak, and the Richie White Orchestra.
by Bill Pearis
DOWNLOAD: The Octagon - Suicide Kings (MP3)
I wrote at length already about this week's Serena Maneesh shows. Now here are some other daily picks to take you through the weekend...
Castanets @ Central Park Summerstage (more by Toby Tenenbaum)
tonight in NYC
* Julianna Barwick @ Sycamore
* Japandroids, Slim Twig @ Pianos
* Francis and the Lights @ Joe's Pub
* Japanther, Ninjasonik @ Whitney Museum
* Drunkdriver, Total Abuse @ Market Hotel
* Wakey! Wakey!, Casey Shea @ Gramercy Theatre
* Jason Lytle (of Grandaddy) @ Bowery Ballroom
* Pollution, Bukkake Boys, The Choke @ Don Pedros
* The Golden Filter, Nomi (DJ) @ Tribeca Grand Hotel
* Subhumans, Witchhunt, The A-heads @ Knitting Factory
* Radio Happy Hour w/ Michael Showalter @ (Le) Poisson Rouge
* Castanets, M.A. Turner, Babies @ Silent Barn
* Forro in the Dark, Nation Beat, Red Baraat Festival @ The Yard
* pow wow!, the Sundelles, more @ Nellie's Lawn in Prospect Park
* Wakey!Wakey!, Casey Shea, Pearl and the Beard @ Gramercy Theatre
* Willie Mae Rock Camp For Girls Showcase Concert @ Bowery Ballroom
* Midsummer's Night Swing w/ Big 3 Palladium Orchestra @ Lincoln Center
* Parts and Labor, Fiasco, Big Bear, Child Bite, Birdcage @ Market Hotel
* The Friggs, Jesse Bates & His Flying Guitars, The Vondells @ Union Hall
* Skeletons, Our Brother the Native, Religious Girls, Extra Life @ Ash's Place
* Celebrate Brooklyn w/ They Might Be Giants (kids show) @ Prospect Park Bandshell
* NY Eye & Ear Fest w/ Blacklist, Martial Carternal, John Wiese, Freshkills, more @ 92YTribeca
* Dark Star Orchestra & Keller Williams, Pete Francis & Barefoot Truth @ Beach at Governors Island
* NY Ear & Eye Fest: "Women of NYCinema" w/ Sarah Lipstate, Liz Wendelbo, Rachel Blackwell & Dirty Churches @ 92YTribeca
* Citysol w/ Dead Prez, DJ Green Lantern, Fiasco, Hi Red Center, So So Glos, Shilpa Ray & Her Happy Hookers, Outasight, Love Like Deloreans, Schwervon! @ Solar One (set times below)
Citysol Festival at Solar One features sets from Dead Prez, DJ Green Lantern, Fiasco, Hi Red Center, So So Glos, Shilpa Ray & Her Happy Hookers, Outasight, Love Like Deloreans and Schwervon!. Set times below.
The Beach at Governors Island opens up with a music from Dark Star Orchestra & Keller Williams and Pete Francis & Barefoot Truth.
You can see Rachel Trachtenburg's Homemade World at both of those venues tomorrow.
Skeletons, Our Brother the Native, Religious Girls and Extra Life play Ash's Place in Brooklyn (234 Wythe Ave @ N 4th St).
NY Eye & Ear Fest II goes into its third day with a record fair and concert at 92YTribeca. The "Women of NYCinema" program, also at 92YT features work from Sarah Lipstate, Liz Wendelbo and Rachel Blackwell (with Dirty Churches).
Japandroids played Cameo last night. They play a sold-out show at Pianos tonight with Slim Twig.
Jason Lytle of Grandaddy ends his two-night NYC run at the Bowery Ballroom. Last night it was Union Hall.
Radio Happy Hour at (Le) Poisson Rouge, which kicked off last month with Norah Jones, happens again with Michael Showalter hosting.
pow wow!, The Sundelles, Gutsies and others will play free acoustic music at Nellie's Lawn (off of the park's East Drive) in Prospect Park from 4:30 pm to 9:30ish pm. See the map and hand-drawn flyer below. The event is hosted by The Co-Op.
"Superman and Batman took on New York's Finest last night in an epic Crossroads of the World battle that left the Caped Crusader in cuffs. Stunned Times Square tourists and office workers watched agog as cops struggled to subdue Clark Kent's alter ego without kryptonite." [NY Post]
Ted Leo and Of Montreal appear in a promo for the upcoming season of It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, below...
We did a phone interview with this freebie and totally mediocre mag called THE FLY, the one they always have in those venues that you always, always find yourself in? Lovvers' blog 5/4/09
UK band Lovvers has a North American tour coming up in July. That trip includes a tour-opening NY stop on July 16th at the Cake Shop and a tour-closing Death By Audio show on August 1st. Opening the first show are Stupid Party, Darlings and Ex-Humans. At the last will be The Sundelles, The So-So Glos and Babies.
From the band's most recent blog posts, it sounds like they'll have a new record out sometime soon to complement their 2008 EP Think (in May they discussed mastering a new disc). For this tour, the band will definitely be traveling with the third volume of OIB Records' split 7-inch series. Lovvers contribute a track alongside Knyfe Hyts, Best Fwends and The Death Set. The 7-inch officially comes out August 31st.
All tour dates, with a pair of videos, below...
by Bill Pearis
DOWNLOAD: The Beets - What Did I Do? (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Pow Wow! - My House. Your House. Mine (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Pow Wow! - 23 19 (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: The Browns - For the Saints (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: The Browns - Forgotten Son (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: The Browns - Two of You (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: The Sundelles - So Long (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Gary War - Bounce Four (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Papercuts - Future Primitive (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Papercuts - Future Primitve (Ruby Suns remix) (MP3)
The Beets @ Bruar Falls
As you may have heard, L Magazine put out their annual "8 NYC Bands You Must Hear" issue this week. Tonight (5/1), three of the eight are playing live... and two of them are playing the same show. Those two would be pow wow! and The Beets who play at the Red Star bar in Greenpoint and I heartily give the thumbs up to both of them. I caught the latter last Friday when they played with Box Elders at Bruar Falls and thought they were great, maybe even just a smidge better than the Box Elders. In a weird way, The Beets kind of remind me of a more simplified version of '60s frat rock (The Troggs, Swingin' Medallions) by way of New Zealand. Though live their songs don't so much end as stop, somehow it all works. Their vinyl-only album, Spit in the Face of People Who Don't Want to Be Cool (a nod to WWE's Carlito), is well worth seeking out. They've got a new EP on Captured Tracks coming out sooner than later too, so be on the lookout for that too. An MP3 is at the top of this post.
I've written about pow wow! previously and have seen them a couple times now and they are a lot of fun, and have the kind of party vibe about them that would make them perfect for a residency at Ruby's Bar in Coney Island. If such things existed. At both shows I saw, pow wow! had the crowd dancing. Also on the bill are The Wild Yaks and The Subjects. Entry's only $4 and there's free Colt-45 from 9-10. Flyer below.
The other L Magazine trumpeted band playing tonight are Darlings who'll be at the 92Y Tribeca. I'm not so familiar with them, but here's what the L said:
They call to mind a sloppier Teenage Fanclub or Sloan at times, with whimsical melodies that feel completely timeless. Then, out of nowhere, they turn into a loud, screamy rock band, like early Replacements or the Jason Lowenstein contributions to Sebadoh, or maybe even... Nirvana? Basically, they've held onto the idea that this whole music thing was always supposed to be fun because you get to bang on shit really, really hard -- it just so happens they bring an awful lot of other stuff to the table as well.Comparing a band to Teenage Fanclub and Sloan is a quick way to get me to listen. Darlings play with Snakes Say Hiss, and Boogie Boarder. They also play May 7 at Glasslands with pow wow! and the Sundelles.
Speaking of, The Sundelles also play tonight (5/1) at Matchless with The Browns who made the L Magazine's "Honorable Mentions" list:. Both bands are on 1928 Recordings which is also home to The Soft Pack and sound not dissimilar to that band. (Actually, Browns frontman Ryan McReynolds owns 1928 Recordings so maybe it all makes sense.) And like The Soft Pack, The Browns do that uninterested-but-sneering-with-contempt attitudede thing particularly well. The Sundelles are a little happier and a little more low-fi, but also quite good. MP3s for both Browns and Sundelles are at the top of this post.
My other recommended Friday show would be The Dears.
Kurt Vile @ Silent Barn (more by Jacob Blickenstaff)
Moving on to Saturday, there's a potentially good show at Silent Barn (not my favorite Todd P venue i must admit) featuring Kurt Vile and Gary War who have played together there before. They both share a love of putting out a zillion releases in every format and as many labels as possible. Philadelphia's Kurt Vile is a good musician -- don't let his low-fi aesthetic fool you -- and his Woodist album, Constant Hitmaker, is very good. (His EP on Mexican Summer is less interesting to these ears.) Gary War is a bit weirder, more psychedelic and, like Blank Dogs, he likes to run his vocals through weird, watery effects. And also like Blank Dogs, he gives away his music on his blog, including the whole of his new album, New Ratheonport, which features "Bounce Four," which you can download at the top of this post, and a way-trippy cover of Alan Parsons Project's '70s soft rock classic, "Eye in the Sky." Two bands separate Kurt and Gary on the bill: Sightings and Drunkdriver.
And last but not least this week, we've mentioned before that Vetiver are in town for two shows: Sunday (5/3) at Bowery Ballroom and Thursday (5/7) at The Bell House. As much as I like the headliners -- and I do -- I'm more excited about openers Papercuts, who've made one of my favorite records of the year so far, You Can Have What You Want, which came out two weeks ago. The nom-de-rock of San Francisco resident Jason Quever, his second album is dense, layered, melodic and sounds like a warm Sunday morning, not unlike Cass McCombs. I liked Papercuts' 2007 debut, Can't Go Back, but this new one is just miles better. I have yet to see Papercuts the band (Quever augmented with a few friends) play live, and I know previous NYC stops have gotten mixed reviews, but I can't wait to see what they're like.
Videos and tour dates are below...