Entries tagged with: The Virgins
by Bill Pearis
If you haven't heard of Brooklyn trio Public Access TV, well that's because you're not a British music journalist. They've already been acclaimed by the likes of Q, The Guardian and NME who called them "New York's hottest new band" before they even played their first live show -- which was at NYC's Niagra in January. (Lindsay Lohan and Alexa Chung were there.) PATV is fronted by John Eatherly who was in Be Your Own Pet and also played in Eleanor Friedberger's band and The Virgins for a while. Guitarist Xan Aird was also in The Virgins, and drummer Peter Baumann is also in Grand Rapids.
As for what they sound like, Eatherly knows his way around a hook and PATV's guitar pop seems directly decended from Phoenix and The Strokes, with a little hyperactive 1979 new wave in there on tracks like "I'm Allergic." Stream a couple songs below and look for their debut later this year.
You can also see Public Access TV live, including a few shows in the NY-area. They play NJ's Wonder Bar on July 29 with Reignwolf, and then a free late night show at Mercury Lounge on July 31. Then they'll play Baby's All Right on August 14 with Chicago's Twin Peaks, and Lemons. That's an all-ages show and tickets are on sale now.
After those shows, PATV will be on the road for a few shows with The Features. All tour dates are listed, along with song streams, below...
Nick Waterhouse @ Bowery Ballroom earlier this year (more by PSquared)
Brooklyn Night Bazaar is part of Northside Festival this year, offering cool shows next weekend. Unlike most BKNB shows, however, they are not free. Friday, June 13 is classic R&B lover Nick Waterhouse, plus The Vandelles and DJ Jonathan Toubin. The Saturday (6/14) BKNB Northside show is headlined by Baths with the rest of the lineup TBA. And, as posted already, Sunday (6/15) it's Watain and Kosmodemonic.
Tickets for all three BKNB shows during Northside are on sale now.
This weekend's shows at BKNB are curated by Gorilla Vs Bear / Forest Family with Friday (6/6) being a strong lineup of Ejecta, Lee Bannon, Dent May, and Braveyoung with Bravves and Weekend's Shaun Durkan as DJs; then on Saturday (6/7) it's Diana, and a "Secret Super Special Guest Performance." Any guesses? Those shows are free and all ages.
There are some other additions to the Brooklyn Night Bazaar. On June 20, it's former Virgins singer Donald Cumming playing his first-ever NYC solo show, plus Not Blood Paint, and Tow3rs. Then on June 21 it's a garagey bill of The Coathangers, Dameht, and Honduras.
Chairlift @ Glasslands, 12/19/2013 (more by Robert Altman)
As mentioned, Matthew Dear is performing at the "conceptual music experience" known as "Black," which is happening on Thursday (2/21) at swanky downtown eatery/club Capitale in the historic Bowery Bank building. The Virgins were to have played this as well, but have dropped out and have been replaced by Chairlift. The Rapture are DJing, and Black also features Jim-E Stack, a "special sound experience by Sennheiser," and art installations by Charlie Nesi, Young & Sick, and Joel Walker. Tickets (starting at $40) are still available.
Matte, the producers of the event, made a video announcement for the Black party and you can watch that stylishly NSFW clip below.
Ramesh at Mercury Lounge in 2012 (more by Chris La Putt)
Former Voxtrot frontman Ramesh released a great EP a while back and he's finally wrapping up work on his debut solo album. He hasn't revealed anything from that album yet, but maybe we'll get to hear some new tracks when he plays a solo show in NYC on March 1 at Union Hall with Good Field and Matt Bauer. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Neo-soul/jazz singer Jose James released his new album, No Beginning, No End (which features instrumentation from Robert Glasper and D'Angelo/Erykah Badu bassist Pino Palldino), and is going on a tour in support of hit which hits NYC on March 27 at Music Hall of Williamsburg with Taylor McFerrin. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All tour dates are listed below.
Ben Howard, who opened for Mumford & Sons at Barclays Center last night (2/12), is playing Central Park Summerstage on July 29 with Michael Kiwanuka. Tickets for that show go on AmEx/Summerstage presale today at noon with a general on-sale starting Friday (2/15) at noon.
Colin Hay is playing Town Hall on October 12. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale today at noon with a general on-sale starting Friday (2/15) at noon.
The Virgins and Har Mar Superstar are playing Bowery Ballroom on April 1 and tickets to this show go on AmEx presale today at noon with the regular on-sale happening Friday (2/15) at noon.
Matthew Dear at Knitting Factory in 2011 (more by Winnie Cheung)
BLACK: a conceptual music experience, an ode to a color that is a lifestyle, a color that defines New York. We will embrace the edge of culture in music and art, while revering its inexhaustible history. The event will feature live musical performances by Matthew Dear, The Virgins, The Rapture DJ's, and Jim-E Stack.The "conceptual music experience" known as BLACK will go down at chichi LES club Capitale on Feburary 21. It's from the same people who orchestrated the "Full Moon" party that Yacht played down by South Street Seaport last summer. Could be fun? Tickets are on sale now.
Enjoy custom art installations by Young & Sick and Charlie Nesi, and video projections from Trevor Owsley, Joel Walker, and Jason Naylor. LA lifestyle shop Black Banditz will have a pop-up tatoo shop upstairs in the VIP lounge.
Flyer for BLACK and Matthew Dear tour dates, below...
by Andrew Sacher
Copenhagen 4AD signees Indians (the project of Søren Løkke Juul ) already released some great singles this year and he's now announced that he'll release his debut album, Somewhere Else, on January 29 via the label. The album will include his new single, "Cakelakers," which you can stream/download via a widget below. If you enjoyed his other singles, this one's further proof that his album is something to look forward to.
Indians will be in NYC this week for CMJ, where he'll play the WFUV showcase at Living Room TONIGHT (10/16) at 7 PM with Savoir Adore (7:40), Wax Poetic (8:20), and Little Green Cars (9:00); the Hype Machine "Handpicked" show at Brooklyn Bowl on Wednesday (10/17) with Unknown Mortal Orchestra, The Virgins, The Neighbourhood, Sua, Jjamz, and DJ Goldroom (free with RSVP); and the Fader Fort at Converse Rubber Tracks on October 18.
Speaking of Little Green Cars, who also play the WFUV showcase at Living Room today, the Glassnote-signed Dubliners are also playing a KEXP show at CMJ Union (10/18) and the Bowery Presents day party at Pianos (10/20).
A list of all Indians dates and the MP3 widget are below.
UMO at Glasslands in 2011 (more by Kyle Dean Reinford)
New Zealand psych pop project Unknown Mortal Orchestra, who were recently in NYC opening for Grizzly Bear, have announced the follow-up to their 2011 self titled debut. It's called II and it's due out on February 5 via Jagjaguwar, unlike their debut which came out on Fat Possum/True Panther. You can stream the album's single, "Swim and Sleep (Like a Shark)," at the bottom of this post, where you'll also find the album's kind-of-NSFW cover art and tracklist.
The band have a few upcoming dates scheduled including the Hype Machine CMJ Party at Brooklyn Bowl on October 17 with The Virgins, The Neighbourhood, Indians, Sua, Jjamz, and DJ Goldroom. That party is free but RSVP is required.
In related news, UMO frontman Ruban Nielson's brother Kody (aka Opossom) and a number of other New Zealand bands will be here for CMJ too.
A list of all UMO dates, song stream, cover art, and tracklist are below.
DIIV at Terminal 5 in July (more by Chris La Putt)
As mentioned, Japandroids will kick off the North American portion of their tour in November, which hits NYC on December 4 and 5 at Webster Hall. We already knew that Bleached will be supporting on the first leg, and Swearin' on the second, and it's now been revealed that the third portion, which includes both NYC shows, will be supported by DIIV. Tickets for both Webster Hall shows are still available. An updated list of dates is below.
You won't have to wait that long to catch DIIV in their hometown of NYC though (you never really have to wait very long to do that anyway), because as mentioned, they'll headline the Captured Tracks CMJ showcase at Music Hall of Williamsburg on October 18 with Mac DeMarco, Thieves Like Us, and Dignan Porch. Tickets for that show are still available.
Mac DeMarco has other CMJ shows scheduled too, including the Panache showcase at Public Assembly (10/19), the My Social List showcase at the Martin Room in Webster Hall (10/16), the post-CMJ show at Bowery Ballroom (10/21) with Wild Nothing and Merchandise, and the just announced free Hype Machine party at Brooklyn Bowl on October 18 with Hundred Waters (who also play these shows). That bill also includes a secret headliner, Hooray For Earth, Bloksberg, and DJ sets by Jensen Sportag and YVYNL. Hype Machine is also doing a party at the same venue one day earlier (10/17) with The Virgins, The Neighbourhood, Indians, a secret artist and DJ Goldroom. Both parties are free but RSVP is required.
The flier for the Hype Machine shows, a video, and a list of all dates are below.
Meanwhile, Jarvis is already in NYC and preparing for a different kind of performance taking place at the Whitney Museum from April 5-8. As Art In America leaked the other day:
Jarvis Cocker, lead singer of Pulp, will play live on the Whitney Museum's fourth floor, according to a source with knowledge of the event. The British musician will perform Apr. 5-8 with his side project, Relaxed Muscle, alongside Michael Clark's dance company, organized as part of the Whitney Biennial.Tickets have been gone for these shows way before anyone knew Jarvis Cocker would be performing at them, but as the article points out, and the Whitney confirms:
Cocker formed Relaxed Muscle in 2002, following Pulp's break up. He performs as "Darren Spooner," using a violent performance style and over-the-top goth costumes and make-up. The group has maintained a relatively low profile since their sole album release in 2003.
Tickets are required to attend, and advance tickets are sold out. A limited number of tickets become available each day of the performance.
A limited number of tickets will be available at the Museum on the day of each performance on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 11 am (1 pm on Fridays). The performance is free with Museum admission, but special entry tickets are required. We encourage anyone unable to get entry tickets to join the standby line which forms a half-hour before each performance. Museum admission is required to join the standby line.Note that the Whitney doesn't reveal Jarvis will be there, but he will. Good luck!
Jarvis is also DJing a Kurt Cobain-related party while in town. More details below...
"I am not exaggerating when I say that Iggy Pop's udder was 6 inches from my mouth tonight. Thank god for corporate VIP shows that let me in." -Klaus Kinski
"thank you upscale corporate New York assholes" -Iggy
The Stooges @ MHOW in Brooklyn - May 12, 2010 (iPhone pic by Ryan Muir)
Iggy Pop and the Stooges have public shows coming up that include NXNE in Toronto in June and ATP NY in the fall. Last night (5/12) they played a free, but invite-only show at Music Hall of Williamsburg (capacity around 600 lucky people) with the Virgins (who joined the Stooges on stage) and Free Energy.
Despite rumors that he was retiring, Iggy did stage dive. As you can tell from the above picture, Iggy also invited the crowd on the stage as usual, but during "Shake Appeal". The band consisted of Mike Watt, Scott "Rock Action" Asheton, Steve McKay on sax, and guitarist James Williamson who took over for the deceased Ron Asheton. The crowd was not actually as upscale corporate as Iggy pointed out - there was a mix of everyone including old punks and models. Some young punk rockers spotted in the audience included Ed Droste from Grizzly Bear and members of Dirty Projectors. The venue was decked out with old rock n roll photos. There was a VIP area upstairs and open bar and food. Before the encore, Iggy made mention of the fact that it was cool that nobody had to pay to get in. Thanks PP for the report. The setlist and more below...
Anthology Film Archives$99 tickets are on sale. Thanks Hiro!
"Return to the Pleasure Dome", a benefit concert event for Anthology Film Archives with a Life Achievement Honor for Kenneth Anger
Featuring Technicolor Skull (Kenneth Anger and Brian Butler), Lou Reed, Sonic Youth, The Virgins, Moby & other special guests
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 8:30 PM EDT
Hiro Ballroom, New York City, NY
Sonic Youth also play a proper, and free, show in Prospect Park this summer.
DOWNLOAD: Josh Dibb/Animal Collective remix (MP3)
Animal Collective @ Sonar 2009 (more by Zach Dilgard)
Despite what a few anonymous troublemakers tried to get people to believe, Noah 'Panda Bear' Lennox is still in Animal Collective (he just isn't playing his solo set the same day as them at ATP).
Animal Collective play their first of two shows at the Prospect Park Bandshell tonight (8/14). They play their second on Saturday.
- Friday (8/14) - Animal Collective (8:15) w/ Black Dice (7:00) & Dam Funk (DJ between sets) (TICKETS AVAILABLE)
- Saturday (8/15) - Animal Collective (8:15) w/ (no opener?) & Dam Funk (DJ between sets) (TICKETS AVAILABLE)
- Friday (8/14) - Bring your Animal Collective ticket stub to the Bell House and enter the Dungen/Woods show for $10 instead of $15.
- Saturday (8/15) - 10:30pm / $5 or FREE w/ your Animal Collective Ticket Stub
Celebrate Brooklyn & The Bell House Present
THE OFFICIAL ANIMAL COLLECTIVE AFTER PARTY!
The party doesn't stop after the show at Prospect Park - come dance & hang out with the Animal Collective Round Robin DJ Crew & special guest DJ Andy Beta at The Bell House!
!!! is playing ACL 2009 (more by Chris Graham)
"The 2009 Austin City Limits Music Festival will showcase a diverse blend of acts both fresh and familiar at the eighth edition of the event in Zilker Park October 2-4. Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews Band, and Beastie Boys are performing for the first time at the Festival, with Kings of Leon, Ben Harper and Relentless7, and Thievery Corporation returning to Zilker Park once again. John Legend, The Dead Weather, and The Levon Helm Band will also make their ACL Festival debut, while Austin's own Ghostland Observatory will no doubt deliver another memorable set for festival goers.The entire 2009 lineup is below...
With over 130 artists on this year's bill, the list of acts awes at each note with the likes of Sonic Youth, Mos Def, Toadies, Flogging Molly, The B-52s, Lily Allen, Citizen Cope, Arctic Monkeys, The Decemberists, Coheed and Cambria, Andrew Bird, Girl Talk, and many more.
In the tradition of the TV show from which it was born, the Festival has always aimed to offer musical discovery for the fans. The 2009 lineup is rich with pop, country, folk, bluegrass, blues, reggae, indie rock, hip-hop, and gospel, to name a few, spanning cultures and countries from New Orleans to Venezuela to France."
"Though promoters around the country report strong early ticket sales for festivals and summer tours, the recession is causing jitters. This year Coachella, which has the most glamorous reputation of all American festivals, began selling tickets on layaway, and 18 percent of its customers took that option, Mr. Tollett said.With all the leaks of bands playing Lollapalooza this year, there are almost no surprises in the official lineup announcement, except maybe the Animal Collective DJ set... The whole thing below...
The proliferation of big festivals, like Bonnaroo near Nashville and Lollapalooza in Chicago, has not been without casualties. This year Langerado in Miami shut down, citing the economy. The Pemberton Festival in British Columbia is on hiatus after only one year, although its promoter, Live Nation, said the problem was permit delays." [NY Times]
Spank Rock is performing at a Unis & Anna Sheffeild party tonight (2/12) at Chloe (81 Ludlow St) (10pm - 3am)
The Duke Spirit are performing an an Alexander McQueen party on Friday (2/13) at 330 West St (8-11 p.m.) The Duke Spirit also play NYC-area shows on Sunday and Monday.
NY Magazine's Fashion Week party list includes performances and/or DJ sets by The Virgins (acoustic), James Murphy, Mandy Coon (2MANDYDJS), Mike Nouveau, Deakin (Animal Collective) (DJ set), and White Magic (DJ set).
Santos Party House is hosting a Fashion Week party (DOSSIER / NOMIA) on Sunday (2/15) with DJ Holy Ghost and a live set by Lemonade (downstairs 9pm... 21+).
A rumor is going around that Thom Yorke is here and possibly performing, but Men.Style.com says...
I've got some good news and some bad news for all you fashion, music, and fashion music fans. The bad news first: Despite the rumors Twittering around the Interwebs, Thom Yorke will not, in fact, be playing tomorrow's Rag & Bone show. The good news, however, is that the Radiohead singer did "curate" the tunes that'll accompany the models down the runway. Guess he's returning the favor after the nice bomber jacket the lads hooked him up with for the Grammys. (Notably, Lil Wayne also wore the brand last Sunday--who knows, maybe he's hard at work on a playlist for Spring 2010.) In any case, autograph seekers should leave the Sharpies at home, as I'm told Yorke won't even be at the show. (I assume the same's true for Wayne.)In other Thom Yorke
This is the second time Terminator Salvation came up recently. The first was because of Christian Bale freaking out.
Leave more party tips (if you have them) (preferably ones where bands are playing) in the comments.
Love it or hate it, licensing songs seems to be the new reality for "indie" bands (or any bands) looking to make money and gain exposure. As an avid music fan and Senior Director of Advertising & Video Games at Primary Wave Music Publishing, Ryan Barkan makes sure to stay on top of news related to artists getting their songs in ads, on TV, in movies, in video games and just about anywhere else a band would get paid to put a song. As someone who never pays attention to any of that, I thought the site could use a weekly column to
identify who sold out this week help fill in what I'm missing (think M.I.A. in the Pineapple Express commercial, Nick & Norah, Santogold shilling Bud Light, Chairlift & CSS for Apple, etc..). For that...please welcome Ryan (who also goes by the blog and photographer name "Fresh Bread")....
by Ryan Barkan
Microsoft's Halo 3 video game commercial was so amazing that it won the Grand Prix (i.e. best of show) at this past year's Cannes Advertising Awards, in June, in the "Film" ad category. The spot, titled "Believe", was created by San Francisco advertising agency T.A.G. and featured the dramatically delicate "Raindrop Prelude No 15" by Chopin against a violent and disturbing war scene.
Another huge 2008 release for Microsoft is the upcoming sequel to the game Gears of War, creatively called....wait for it...Gears Of War 2 (available November 7th exclusively on Xbox360). What works once should work again right? T.A.G. thought so and took the same approach with the music as they did with the "Believe" spot, juxtaposing the hard war visuals against a beautiful song, but this time with a more contemporary artist, Devotchka. The beautiful song they used by the Colorado band is called "How It Ends" and the trailer will debut on network television this Sunday, November 2, during NFL Sunday Night Football. You can also watch it right now. The video for that, and of the full version of "Believe", are below.
Other Notable Licensing News:
The Walmart-exclusive AC/DC edition of Rock Band is out November 2nd and now MTV/Harmonix have announced a Beatles video game that will be based on the "Rock Band" engine, but not branded "Rock Band". "The Best Of The Who" edition of Rock Band was released in July as DLC (downloadable content).
Hypebeast has the info on a new line of Miles Davis-inspired T-shirts by urban boutique and shoe company, Supreme.
Flaming Lips, the B-52's, BB King and others were commissioned by NBC to create their own interpretation of the network's classic "Chime In"...
You may not know that the notes to NBC's famous chimes are G, E, and C, but chances are you'd recognize the Peacock jingle in an instant. With that in mind, executives at the network decided to have some fun with their famous chimes and launched a national campaign calling for a 21st century reinvention of the 75-year-old television staple. [Hollywood Insider]Wayne Coyne talks about it in an interview to EW you can watch HERE.
What do Friendly Fires, The Duke Spirit, The Submarines, The Black Keys, Black Kids, The Virgins, and Robyn have in common? They've all had songs featured in an episode of Gossip Girl this month.
What about Lykke Li, Passion Pit and The Kooks? Well, as you may have read earlier, they'll all be appearing in future episodes of Gossip Girl/OC-creator Josh Schwartz's new "music-themed scripted web series" Rockville, CA.
I really dig the new spot for the Google Android Phone. The commercial features a song by The Black Angels called "Black Grease" - not sure if it'll convince me to switch from the iPhone but it's a nice placement nonetheless. Video below...
photos by Zach Dilgard
Special Disco Version is at Santos tonight (Aug 27), but that doesn't start until 10 and is downstairs. Upstairs at 8 is an earlier live show that includes a performance by The Virgins (who I was told don't go on until after 10....tix - and...) who are then leaving on a tour with the Black Kids in September. That tour hits Webster Hall on October 1st. Tickets are on sale. All dates, and more pictures of the Black Kids playing Lollapalooza this summer, below....
photos by Kyle Dean Reinford
After finally finishing the day three recap, now here finally is the rest of day two (8/9)...
photos by Paul Bachmann
The first free Brooklyn 'Pool Party' of the summer will happen (at McCarren Pool) on June 29, 2008. The linuep is: The Hold Steady, The Loved Ones, and The Muslims, and the date is not long before the Hold Steady release their fourth album...
Stay Positive is due July 14 in the UK from new overseas home Rough Trade and July 15 in the States from Vagrant. The John Agnello-produced set, recorded in the greater New York metropolitan area this winter, sports both a wider array of instrumentation than past Hold Steady discs, and lyrics that concern themselves with "the attempt to age gracefully." Check out our chat with Craig and guitarist Tad Kubler from February for a little more insight into the forthcoming disc straight from the source. [Pitchfork]Friday night was the Tribeca Film Festival show at Webster Hall (May 2, 2008). Those who were there said it was good, but short. The Hold Steady's set was less than an hour with no encore. That's because there were lots of bands on the bill and it was more a film festival event than a proper concert. More photos from that, along with the new album tracklist, and tour dates, below....
...and DJ Awesome Good Times
The Virgins are also playing a show April 23rd at Mercury Lounge with Sam Champion. The show is also being billed as the "Jay Good Times Bday Party". Jay Good Times is one half of "DJ Awesome GoodTimes" and not coincedentally, the band booker at the club the show is happening at.
The Virgins 10:30Sam Champion have a new song available at RCRD LBL.
Sam Champion 9:30
DJ Awesome Good Times 9:00
...and photos of Franz Nicolay playing on the street in Austin
There was a lot in that last post, so just to be clear:
Returning to the Tribeca Film Festival for a second time is Grammy-nominated music supervisor Alexandra Patsavas, who owns Chop Shop Music Supervision and recently launched her music label Chop Shop Records. Patsavas will curate Breaking the Band sponsored by Target, an exclusive live music showcase featuring The Hold Steady, The Virgins, and Republic Tigers that will take place Friday, May 2 at Webster Hall. Tickets will be available beginning Saturday, April 12 through the Tribeca Film Festival Box Office at www.tribecafilmfestival.org.More Hold Steady tour dates, and more photos of Franz Nicolay playing in the streets during SXSW a few weeks ago, below.....
The Hold Steady and The Virgins are playing Webster Hall on May 2nd. Tickets go on sale April 12th. Regina Spektor, Nick Lowe, Sondre Lerche and many others are playing the annual day show at Canal Room (April 29-May 2). This is all part of this year's Tribeca Film Festival which believe it or not includes movies too (Lou Reed's Berlin directed by Julian Schnabel included). The day shows are for festival pass holders only, but I have two pairs of tickets to give away that get you in to the Canal Room for the whole week. How to win, and full festival details/lineups, below.....
Mr. Brownstone played Bowery Ballroom recently. It was a very drunken affair - the kind of party that would go well with New Years. Bowery Presents thinks so too. Mr. Brownstone are playing New Years Eve at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, NY. They go on at 9pm (early). Tickets are on sale.
A 9pm show in Brooklyn should leave plenty of time to get to Manhattan before the late-late Les Savy Fav show begins at Bowery Ballroom. I still don't know what time they go on (2 or 3?), but it's definitely after the Patti Smith show which probably doesn't even start until 10. Tickets for Les Savy Fav go on sale Monday November 26th.
Also happening in NYC on New Years: Dresden Dolls @ Manhattan Center, Dean & Britta @ Maxwell's, Moe @ Radio City Music Hall, Gov't Mule @ Beacon Theater, and Benevento/Russo/The Join/U-Melt @ Highline Ballroom. What else?
There's a $5.00 show on 10th St. in NYC tonight (July 3, 2007) to benefit the St. Marks Church. "Performances by The Virgins, Car Clutch, Lissy Trullie, Kria Brekkan, Effi Briest, Mod Rocket, Young Lords, and Patrick Cleandenim and the Image". More info HERE. Who do you recommend seeing on this bill? The Virgins are also playing a $10.00 show at Mercury Lounge on July 31st.