Entries tagged with: Tokyo Police Club
Cold War Kids are giving away this free EP...
"We got asked to do a Benefit at the District Lounge in Orange on September 24th with Dustin Kensrue and Chuck Regan. It was through the Breast Cancer Walk that takes place in Costa Mesa the last several years. We decided to play some covers that we like with Nathan singing and playing guitar, Jonnie on the drums, and Maust recording. It's a pretty informal loose performance but we decided to let you hear it anyway."
1. Indoor Fireworks (MP3) (elvis costello cover)
2. Fast As You Can (MP3) (fiona apple cover)
3. Die Die Die (MP3) (dr dog cover)
4. I Don't Wanna Grow Up (MP3) (tom waits cover)
5. Tonite, You Belong To Me (MP3) (lawrence welk cover)
6. The Littlest Birds (MP3) (be good tanyas cover)
Cold War Kids @ The Annex, NYC | Nov 3, 2006
As many of you know, Cold War Kids (CWK) are playing a zillion NYC shows (including one at Pianos back on January 10th, and another one for SPIN at Hiro Ballroom on December 18th). They're also going on tour in March with Tokyo Police Club (TPC). CWK headline the U.S. shows . TPC headline in Canada.
I liked CWK when I saw them at Pianos in May, but for some reason I haven't really liked their live shows since. Last time I saw them was opening for The Hold Steady at The Annex during CMJ (pic above), and they just didn't seem like the same energetic band. Well, they personally have energy (see the sweat), but the songs seemed to be missing something.
Energy or not, Pitchfork or not, the band seems to be blowing up - all their recent NYC shows this month sold out pretty quickly, and now they're headlining two April nights at Bowery Ballroom with the always great Tokyo Police Club (who are doing pretty well themselves). One of the Bowery shows is ALSO ALREADY SOLD OUT....3 months in advance. These shows will be the second time Cold War Kids play two nights at Bowery - last time was opening for Tapes 'n Tapes.
Tokyo Police Club @ The Annex, NYC | Nov 4, 2006 (BrooklynVegan show)
The CWK/TPC tour starts in March and will almost definitely hit SXSW. Tokyo Police Club are also playing the Plug Awards at Irving Plaza on February 10th. Nathan Willett of Cold War Kids is playing a solo show at Knitting Factory on January 25th. All tour dates for both bands below...
upcoming free shows @ Sound Fix in Brooklyn
Oct 18, 2006 7 PM Tokyo Police Club (TONIGHT!)
Oct 19, 2006 7:30 PM Masha Qrella
Oct 21, 2006 2 PM Small Sins
Oct 28, 2006 3 PM The Kooks (2 sold out NYC shows)
Tokyo Police Club are also opening for Art Brut at Warsaw tonight (Oct 18), and then headlining Maxwell's in Hoboken tomorrow while the Annuals are opening for Art Brut at Irving Plaza. All TPC tour dates below....
TPC @ MERCURY LOUNGE | JUNE 27, 2006 (CRED)
TOKYO POLICE CLUB: Only one of us had ever been to New York before. It was really hard to focus on the music, and not be tempted to (pause) go outside.
Tokyo Police Club are back in NYC TONIGHT (August 7, 2006) @ Pianos. Then they're back again to play a free show at South Street Seaport with Ted Leo on August 25th and then they're back again to open for Art Brut and The Spinto Band at Warsaw in Brooklyn on October 18th. They're also touring with Enon. All dates below...
JUANA MOLINA @ THE SEAPORT | 7/7/06 (CRED)
ALL SHOWS FREE @ SOUTH STREET SEAPORT, NYC - 7PM
07/14/2006 - Dave Alvin and the Guilty Men w/ Chatham County
07/19/2006 - Conjunto Classico
07/26/2006 - Ray Sepulveda
07/28/2006 - Elvis Perkins & Nicolai Dunger w/ Benjy Ferree
08/02/2006 - Bio Ritmo
08/04/2006 - Hot Chip with Oppenheimer
08/09/2006 - Son Boricua featuring Jose Mangual & Jimmy Sabater
08/11/2006 - Josh Ritter with Nethers
08/16/2006 - Conjunto Imagen
08/18/2006 - The Box Tops featuring Alex Chilton w/ Tralala
08/25/2006 - Ted Leo + Pharmacists, DC Snipers & Tokyo Police Club
09/01/2006 - Spinto Band, The Black Hollies & Uncle John & Whitelock
Then there's the Spiegeltent.
CANADIAN COLLEGE RADIO TOP 50 CHART [source]
1. TOKYO POLICE CLUB A Lesson In Crime (Paper Bag/Universal)
2. VANCOUGER Losin' It! (Scratch)
3. PONY UP Make Love To The Judges With Your Eyes (Dim Mak)
4. LOVELY FEATHERS Hind Hind Legs (Equator/EMI)
5. SONIC YOUTH Rather Ripped (Geffen/Universal)
6. ISLANDS Return To The Sea (Equator/EMI)
7. BE YOUR OWN PET Be Your Own Pet (Ecstatic Peace)
8. MISSION OF BURMA The Obliterati (Matador/Beggars)
9. LADYHAWK Ladyhawk (Jagjaguwar)
10. CAMERA OBSCURA Let's Get Out Of This Country (Merge)
Look for them in the crowd at TV on the Radio tonight.
RAMESH FROM VOXTROT
TOKYO POLICE CLUB
LAND OF TALK
Thanks to everyone who attended, played, DJd, did sound, provided the venue, worked the bar, guarded the door, etc... It was a great night. Thanks to Bao Nguyen for being the official show photographer. The rest of his pics are up on Flickr.
One of the biggest highlights of the evening for me was watching Tokyo Police Club deliver their strongest performance I've seen yet (3rd time I've seen them). They seemed to be more in their element, and the crowd was really into it.....except Ryspace who was pissed he missed part of Ramesh's set. He has a recap and audio from the evening.
Sweatermusic said TPC were just what they were "looking for to forget the sweaty garage and rock".
" it was just really good, really solid, serious (and seriously good at grit and minors) sort of rock, solid the way its hard-but-fun to pick a single off a really excellent album, solid the way it platonically Should Be, you know, right." [if.so]
WesX3 said, "The Ballet was good. There were no stage lights in this venue so that was a bit odd but fitting to their hushed but zippy music." Bed for the scraping agrees that "it was really dark in there".
"The music was great with Land of Talk being my favorite of the night." [Wes wrote another nice recap]
Like Bushwick is Beautiful, I'm still recovering.
DOWNLOAD: Nature of the Experiment by TPC (MP3)
I've teamed up with Todd P to bring you this one......
THURSDAY JUNE 29, 2006
** Land of Talk (from Montreal)
** Tokyo Police Club (from Toronto)
** DJs Finger on the Pulse (from NYC)
** AND ONE MORE BAND TBA
@ Syrup Room in Brooklyn, NY (ALL AGES, $$ TBA)
SO JUNE 27-30 IS CRAZY
JUNE 27 - The Grates, The Lovely Feathers, Tokyo Police Club & Persephones Bees @ Mercury Lounge (21+)
JUNE 28 - Figurines, Land of Talk, The Little Ones & The Blend @ Mercury Lounge (21+)
JUNE 29 - Land of Talk, Tokyo Police Club, & TBA @ Syrup Room (all ages)
JUNE 30 - Voxtrot, Matt Pond & TVOTR @ Prospect Park (and every other show that night)
The Grates are coming back to North America in June to jump around and play a few shows....
SOME OF THE GRATES TOUR DATES
Jun 22 2006 Lee's Palce Toronto
Jun 24 2006 Main Hall @ Mainland Cultural Centre Montreal
Jun 27 2006 Mercury Lounge New York City, NY (with Tokyo Police Club)
Jun 29 2006 Popscene San Francisco, CA
Jul 5 2006 Spaceland Los Angeles, CA
All dates below...
DOWNLOAD: Cheer it On (MP3)
Before heading over to Pianos to watch Cold War Kids, I caught Toronto's Tokyo Police Club play their 1st NYC show at Mercury Lounge (May 1, 2006). Part Unicorns, part Thunderbirds are Now!, part Bloc Party, Tokyo Police Club put on a great (but short) show to the appreciative few who showed up.
Toronto's Tokyo Police Club first came to my attention when I noticed they were real friendly-like with Toronto's Magneta Lane. A few days later I found out Magneta Lane's label Paper Bag Records went ahead and signed Tokyo Police Club too. Their EP comes out in Canada on April 27th. Here's hoping they make it to the U.S.A. by C.M.J.
DOWNLOAD Nature of the Experiment (MP3)