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Ghostface Killah and DOOM have released a new DOOMSTARKS song, "Lively Hood," as part of the Adult Swim Singles Club. You can stream or download it below. The song will also be released as a 7" single via DOOM's Gasdrawls and Metalface/Nature Sounds.

Ghostface and DOOM claim they will released the much-delayed/anticipated DOOMSTARKS album this year. They will perform together at the III Points Festival in Miami (October 9-11) though it will be Ghostface in person while DOOM is coming from "the other side of time" and will be "transported Star Trek-style directly onto the III Points Festival stage." What exactly that means, we shall see.

The III Points Festival also features performances by Nicolas Jaar, Panda Bear, Run the Jewels, The Field, King Krule, Warpaint, Toro Y Moi, AlunaGeorge, Empress Of and lots more. Full lineup is listed below.

Continue reading "Ghostface Killah & DOOM share new DOOMSTARKS single, playing III Points Fest in Miami (line-up)"


Gary, Indiana footwork artist Jlin released her debut album, Dark Energy, earlier this year on Planet Mu, and it's been getting received pretty well. One of the album's singles is a collaboration with the great Holly Herndon called "Expand," which you can listen below.

Jlin will be in NYC this weekend for this week's Warm Up at MoMA PS1 on Saturday (8/8). Also on the bill is Mortiz von Oswald, Atom ™, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (DJ), Dorian Concept and Rabit. Tickets are still available.

Continue reading "Warm Up continues this weekend with Jlin & more (listen to her Holly Herndon collaboration)"

photo: Matthew E White at Baby's in April (more by PSquared)
Matthew E White
Mutoid Man

You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Matthew E. White, The Sleepwalkers @ Rough Trade
Matthew E White's new album, Fresh Blood, is an ambitious affair, with deep shag, string-laden arrangements. While he won't have an orchestra with him for tonight's show, White sill swings for the fences.

Mutoid Man, Netherlands, Moon Tooth @ Saint Vitus
Mutoid Man have members of Cave In and Converge, and they do retain elements of both of those bands' sounds, but mostly this is heavy, bluesy swagger.

MPHO, Suburban Living, Mercury Girls, WALL, Drew Citron (DJ Set) @ Alphaville
One of two notable bands currently calling themselves Mercury Girls, the ones playing this show are from Philadelphia and feature members of Literature and Little Big League and make breathless, sparkling indiepop.

Ducktails, Itasca, Ronald Paris @ Bowery Ballroom
Real Estate guitarist Matt Mondanile's solo project Ducktails released his new album, St. Catherine, last month and it isn't too far removed from his main gig. Tonight's the NYC record release show and it's worth showing up for Itasca (aka Kayla Cohen), who makes lightly psychedelic, '60s-style folk. Porches frontman Ronald Paris opens the show.

Strange Names, Color Collage, New Myths @ Fulton Stall Market
South Street Seaport's multi-use Fulton Stall Market is hosting free shows on Friday. The space is nice, there's bar and a secluded courtyard...worse ways to spend a couple hours after work on a Friday. Openers New Myths make alluring synthpop and tonight's also the record release show for Color Collage.

Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (DJ Set), Jimmy Edgar, Chris Patrick @ Verboten
It's been a while -- three years -- since his debut album with nary a word on anything new, but Orlando Higgenbottom (who is TEED) is in town for this weekend's Warm Up at MoMA PS1 and DJs tonight.

Worriers, Emilyn Brodsky, Adult Mom, Fleabite @ Knitting Factory
Worriers' new album is catchy, unpolished pop punk (produced by Laura Jane Grace) with lyrics that are as political as they are personal. They celebrate it in their hometown with this release show.

Justin Townes Earle, Anthony D'Amato @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Tomorrow, Justin is opening a pretty cool free show for Watkins Family Hour (featuring Nickel Creek members and Fiona Apple), where that band will be playing Bob Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited in full. Tonight though, he headlines his own gig in NYC.

Miguel, Dorothy @ The Space at Westbury
Miguel made one of the best albums of the alt-R&B explosion with 2012's Kaleidoscope Dream, and this year he managed to follow it one that's at least as good, Wildheart.

Delta Spirit @ Warsaw
This show is billed as "An Evening with Delta Spirit & Friends," and those are friends are pretty impressive. They'll be joined by James Richardson of MGMT, Loren Humphrey of Guards, Brian Oblivion, Madeline Follin & Gabe Rodriguez of Cults and Jessica Lea Mayfield.

Jess Williamson, Non Human Persons, Long Beard @ Cake Shop
Austin folk singer Jess Williamson is in town, and if you're going tonight, we especially recommend getting there early for somber singer/songwriter Long Beard.

Sharkmuffin, Charly Bliss, Lost Boy?, Boytoy, Fruit and Flowers @ Shea Stadium
Tonight's the record release party for Sharkmuffin's debut album and the band have put together a solid lineup of similar tough guitar pop bands, including BOYTOY and Charly Bliss.

Corporal, .357 Lover, Mesiko, Soft Gang @ The Bell House
When Michael Shannon isn't playing creepy loners on TV (Boardwalk Empire) or movies he fronts Corporal, an indie rock band who've been at it since the early '00s. If you dig Pavement and the like, you'll dig Corporal. This is probably the second night in a row at The Bell House for Shannon, as his favorite band Deerhoof played there last night.

For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.

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photo: Warm Up 2014 (more by PSquared)
Warm Up

The annual Warm Up summer concert series of mostly electronic music (but other genres too) returns in 2015 every Saturday from June 27 to September 5 at MoMA PS1. Like in past years, doors open at noon and the shows go from 3-9 PM. Admission is $18 in advance or $20 day of.

As usual, they've got a great lineup, including Cut Copy (DJs), Boys Noize, Baauer, Samantha Urbani, AG Cook, Skepta, Despot, Bok Bok, Busy P b2b Boston Bun, Lotic, Lafawndah, Sicko Mobb, Rabit, Untold, Vessel, Ninos Du Brasil, Cut Hands, Laraaji, Vision Fortune, Jlin, Tiga and many more.

Full 2015 schedule below...

Continue reading "Warm Up at MoMA PS1 2015 lineup (Cut Copy, Boys Noize, Baauer, Samantha Urbani, AG Cook, Sicko Mobb, Jlin, more)"

Jamie xx w/ The xx in Austin in 2013 (more by Tim Griffin)
Jamie xx

We recently mentioned that new Williamsburg dance club Verboten opened on 54 N 11th St, and they've got some pretty good shows on their upcoming schedule. This Sunday (3/23), Cut Copy DJs, along with Turkish Prison, Alex English + Hiyawatha (tickets). Then, in the midst of The xx's Park Avenue Armory residency, Jamie xx teams up with John Talabot for a show on March 28 (tickets).

In April, the Moon Boots show that was happening, then not happening, is now officially happening again on April 4, and it also includes Cajmere, Lee Curtiss, Maxxi Soundsystem and Russ Yallop. Tickets for that one go on sale Monday (3/24) at 3 PM. Later that month, Josh Wink teams with Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs for a show on April 19. Tickets for that one go on sale Monday at 3 PM too.

Verboten is not far from likeminded Williamsburg club Output, whose upcoming schedule includes Tiger & Woods / Poolside, Martyn, Jacques Greene, Duke Dumont, and more.

Check out Verboten's full current schedule below...

Continue reading "Verboten upcoming schedule: Cut Copy DJ, Jamie xx, John Talabot, Moon Boots, Cajmere, TEED & more"

Mad Decent

Speaking of block parties, as discussed, the Mad Decent Block Parties are stopping in Brooklyn for a sold-out show on August 10 at Williamsburg Park with Major Lazer, Dillon Francis, Flosstradamus, Matt & Kim, Rockie Fresh, and more. Its also just been announced that at night, the "Mad Decent All-Stars" will head to Music Hall of Williamsburg for an afterparty. Tickets for the afterparty go on sale Tuesday (7/30) at noon.

Meanwhile, Dillon Francis recently released a new song with Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, which you can listen to below...

Continue reading "Mad Decent Block Party afterparty happening at MHOW"

note: these pictures were posted for about a minute yesterday, but due to a website malfunction, they disappeared. so here they are...

photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin, words by Andrew Sacher

Dinosaur Jr. / Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs / muddy people
Governors Ball
Governors Ball
Governors Ball

Thanks to the storm that hit us on Friday (6/7), day 1 of Governors Ball got off to a pretty messy start. It wasn't so bad at first, and early sets from Polica and Dinosaur Jr. (who had a bunch of fans there in J.Mascis-style grey wigs) were still enjoyable despite the weather, but later in the day, the rain severely picked up and Feist's set was shut down after one song. Other artists, like Beach House, were cut off early too, and some, like Pretty Lights and Kings of Leon (who ended up playing Saturday instead), had to cancel completely. Still, before then there was much to enjoy, and the Skyy Vodka Tent made for a great place to take shelter and dry off. Plus huge afternoon dance parties from Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs and Crystal Castles didn't hurt either.

Stay tuned for our continued coverage of Governors Ball, and follow BrooklynVegan on twitter and instagram for live updates (as much as cell phone service permits at least, it gets pretty rough around mid-day). More pictures of day 1 below...

Continue reading "Governors Ball day 1 in pics: rain, mud, Dinosaur Jr, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Local Natives & more"

DFA1979 @ Treasure Island Fest 2011 (more by Autumn Andell)

We already knew Japandroids would be playing a Governors Ball afterparty at Music Hall of Williamsburg on June 7. That one is sold-out, but they are far from the only ones in on the afterparty action. There are a bunch happening over the course of the festival (June 7 - 9), which were all announced today.

Friday (6/7) has the most. In addition to Japandroids, there'll be more Canadians afoot with Death From Above 1979 and Fucked Up at Irving Plaza. Tickets to that show go on sale Friday (4/26) at 10 AM with a Governors Ball presale starting Wednesday (4/24) at 10 AM, and LiveNation and Music Geeks presales on Thursday at 10 AM.

Also on Friday night, Polica and Solid Gold play Brooklyn Bowl and tickets go on sale Friday (4/26) at noon.

For those inclined to dance, Friday night also has Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs DJing at Webster Hall. Those tickets are on sale now.

And one last Friday afterparty: The Revivalists, Roadkill Ghost Choir and Swear & Shake play Bowery Ballroom. Tickets to that go on sale Friday (4/26) with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday at noon.

On Saturday (6/8), Haim and Kate Boy will play Brooklyn Bowl. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (4/26) at noon.

Also on Saturday, over at Gramercy Theatre it's Griz, and Cherub. Tickets go on sale Friday (4/26) at 10 AM with a Governors Ball presale starting Wednesday (4/24) at 10 AM, and LiveNation and Music Geeks presales on Thursday at 10 AM.

Only one afterparty on Sunday (6/9) and it's at Brooklyn Bowl with Sister Sparrow, Hollis Brown, and Shakey Graves at Brooklyn Bowl.

And for those who like to pre-party, Governors Ball is doing that too. Kate Boy, Hey Champ, and Gemini Club will play Santos Party House on Thursday, June 6. Tickets to that show are on sale now.

Flyer for the Governors Ball afterparties is below.

Continue reading "Governors Ball afterparties announced (DFA1979, Fucked Up, Polica, Haim, TEED ++ more) "


As mentioned this past January, Williamsburg got a new, 452-capacity dance club, Output at 74 Wythe Ave by N. 12th St. We weren't sure exactly what types of "techno, house and other EDM styles" would be booked at the venue, but we're happy to report that they've already got some great shows coming up, as part of their weekly Thursday party, INPUT.

Tonight (2/28), Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs is DJing the venue with Rory Phillips and Nick Hook. Tickets for tonight's show are available.

We already mentioned that Shlohmo's tour with D33J hits the venue on March 7, but that show is even better than we knew then, because Rustie, Jackmaster, and Oneman are on it too. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Then on March 14, Maxxi Soundsystem will play with Compuphonic, Plastic Plates, and Let's Play House's Jacques Renault (tickets). Meanwhile, there's a Let's Play House party happening this Friday (3/1) at Le Bain with DFA Records DJ Shit Robot and Eug.

The Night Slugs crew is hitting the venue on March 21 for a great show which features Bok Bok, Kingdom, L-Vis 1990, Girl Unit, Mike Q, Rizzla, and a live set from Teengirl Fantasy collaborator Kelela. Tickets for that one are on sale now.

You can stream a Rustie track below...

Continue reading "Rustie playing w/ Shlohmo, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs DJing, Night Slugs party, & other upcoming shows at Output"


Says the PR

On the heels of a highly successful, critically acclaimed sold-out 2012 festival, the Sasquatch! Music Festival unveils its 2013 lineup, which once again features 4 days of music. The festival, hailed as "a model of well-paced programming...in a four-day schedule as efficient and natural feeling as an expertly built algorithm" by NPR Music while Wired notes, "leave the landscape out of it and Sasquatch! has a lineup to kill for," runs May 24-27 (Memorial Day Weekend) at The
, the internationally acclaimed concert venue carved in the basalt cliffs high above the Columbia River Gorge in Quincy, WA.
Woot. 2013 Lineup below...

Continue reading "Sasquatch! Music Festival 2013 lineup is here"

Icona Pop
Chris Stamey

As you may know already, Passion Pit are currently on tour and will play NYC at Madison Square Garden on February 8 with Matt & Kim opening. Another opener has been added to that show, Swedish dance outfit Icona Pop. Tickets are still available. After that show, the "I Love It" duo will play a few West Coast shows with KFlay and all tour dates are listed below.

UPDATE: Icona Pop were also just announced on a ton more Passion Pit shows. Now all listed below.

Icona Pop, who are playing the just-announced 2013 Governor's Ball here in NYC, will also play the 2013 Wakarusa Festival which happens May 30 - June 2 on Mulberry Mountain in Ozark, AR. The diverse line-up includes Widespread Panic, The Black Crowes, Of Monsters and Men, Gogol Bordelo, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, De the Funky Homosapien, Calexico and many more. Full Wakarusa line-up is below.

In related news, Icona Pop appear on the new soundtrack for the TV show "Girls", not to be confused with the possibly upcoming reality TV show inspired by it.

A list of all Icona Pop and Passion Pit tour dates, plus Wakarusa 2013 line-up, are below...

Continue reading "Icona Pop added to Passion Pit MSG show (and tour); Wakarusa announced their 2013 lineup"

Alt-J at Glasslands, 8/7/2012 (more by Toby Tenenbaum)

Rami Haykal and Jake Rosenthal started Popgun Booking back in 2008 and in a very short amount of time became prominent tastemakers, with their homebase of Glasslands becoming one of the first stops for any new hyped band (Django Django, Savages, Palma Violets to names some recent UK ones). They also have (and in some cases still do) book shows at Cameo, Irving Plaza, Santos, Knitting Factory and more. Jake and Rami gave us a collaborative list of Popgun's favorite LPs of 2012. Check it out below.

Continue reading "Rami Haykal & Jake Rosenthal of Glasslands/Popgun Booking's Top 10 LPs of 2012"

Q MagQ Mag

Q Magazine put out their Top 50 albums of 2012 list, choosing to do so in no particular order this year, making it more a pile than a list. Check out Q's picks in alphabetical order below.

Continue reading "Q Magazine's Top 50 Albums of 2012"

TEED @ Lollapalooza 2012 (more by James Richards IV)

Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs will be visiting North American in December for a few shows, including 12/13 at Webster Hall. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (10/26) at noon with an AmEx presale on Wednesday (10/24) at noon. TEED will also hit Los Angeles' Fonda Theatre on December 19, with more shows TBA.

"Your Love" is the latest single to be pulled off TEED's strong debut, Trouble, which came out early this year on Casablanca records and you can watch the music video for it below along with a Soundcloud mix of singles and remixes.

Continue reading "Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs playing shows in December, including Webster Hall (dates)"

Negative Approach earlier this month in Chicago (more by Carmelo Espanola)
Neg Approach

Penn Badgley in 'Greetings From Tim Buckley'
Penn Badgley

We already posted lots of posts today. Here's some more, and some reminders too...

Did you know that Penn Badgley (aka Dan on Gossip Girl) is playing Jeff Buckley in upcoming biopic, Greetings from Tim Buckley? He's even been doing some stealth secret shows in NYC. Watch the trailer below.

Randy Newman is dreaming of... a white president.

As mentioned before, The Killers show at The Paramount is being webcast tonight, which will be directed by legendary German filmmaker Werner Herzog. He also directed a mini Killers documentary, which you can watch below.

Speaking of The Killers, they just announced a tour with Tegan & Sara that will hit Madison Square Garden.

Speaking of MSG, tourmates Aerosmith and Cheap Trick just announced a show there too. Madonna plays there twice in November which is when Neil Young is there too.

Whose new cover art is better: Neil Young's or Titus Andronicus'?

Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs has a new video for his single "Your Love" which you can watch below.

You can stream Natural Child's new album, Hard in Heaven, over at Spinner.

Read part 2 of Kelly Pratt's tour diary written on the road with St. Vincent and David Byrne. Part 2.5 also went up today at BV Chicago.

A plethora of heavy music live photographs by Carmelo Espanola also went up today on BV Chicago.

A music monitoring firm has determined that Drake is currently the most pirated musician in the United States. If you live in the UK, it can tell you what artist is the most pirated in your neighborhood.

more stuff below...

Continue reading "Also: Penn Badgley IS Jeff Buckley, Drake most pirated in US, Herzog's Killers doc, MSG shows, Promise Ring cover Adele & more..."

photos by James Richards IV

Black Sabbath / M83 / the crowd, Lollapalooza 8/03/2012
Lollapalooza 2012 - Day 1
Lollapalooza 2012 - Day 1
Lollapalooza 2012 - Day 1

A bell tolls, a bass guitar moans, and Ozzy Osbourne sings. "What is this that stands before me?" the former archnemesis of John Cardinal O'Connor intones with chilling deliberation. Black Sabbath - three-quarters of them, anyway - are back to reprise the doom-ridden, Beelzebub-baiting classics from the '70s. Osbourne sounds in good voice initially, slicing through Tony Iommi's granite-hard guitar riffs and Geezer Butler's nuclear-strength bass. He even lays down some credible blues harp on "Wizard." But, as if to prove he isn't lip-synching, Osbourne struggles to nail some of the high notes in "War Pigs." No matter, Sabbath was never about sex appeal or perfection. They were dead-end working-class kids who had no use for the romanticism of the flower-power era, and instead peered into the abyss that awaits us all. The songs, which just happened to invent an entire genre of music, still sound magnificent, from "N.I.B." to "Iron Man." [Chicago Tribune]
Lollapalooza, the mother of indie U.S. festivals, is happening this weekend at Grant Park in Chicago. Friday (8/3) kicked things off with such bands Black Sabbath, Afghan Whigs, Passion Pit, The War on Drugs, Tame Impala, Metric, and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs. If you're not in Chicago but would still like to have the Lollapalooza experience, just skip showering, turn off your A/C, crack open a beverage and watch the festival's livestream on YouTube.

More Lollapalooza Friday pics are below.

Continue reading "Lollapalooza 2012: Day 1 in pics (Black Sabbath, Passion Pit, M83, Afghan Whigs, Metric, SBTRKT, Tame Impala and more)"

by Bill Pearis

TEED Stronger

Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs -- aka Oxford, UK's Orlando Higginbottom -- is coming back across the Atlantic for a short North American summer tour surrounding his Lollapalooza appearance. He'll play two shows in NYC before heading to Chicago: July 31 at Music Hall of Williamsburg and August 1 at Le Poisson Rougue. Tickets to the MHoW show go on sale TODAY (6/7) at 4PM and the LPR show is already on sale.

TEED's highly-enjoyable, totally danceable debut album, Trouble, is out June 12 via the newly-revitalized Casablanca Records and contains singles "Garden," "Trouble," and "Tapes and Money." Higginbottom just posted the Miguel Campbell remix of his next single "Stronger" which you can stream below. The original, which closes the album, owes a little to M.A.R.R.S. but this mix brings it back fully into disco territory.

The album is also streaming below, along with all listed TEED tour dates.

Continue reading "Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs touring this summer, including two shows in NYC (dates)"


Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs -- aka Oxford, UK's Orlando Higginbottom -- is playing a previously (and soon to be again) sold-out show Friday night (5/4) at Glasslands. Tickets just went back on sale so act quick and you may get a pair. If not, we're giving away a pair of tickets to the show. Details below.

The show is a late show (after Spectrals) with doors at 11:30 and is, like all Glasslands shows, 21+.

LOL Boys open for TEED at Glasslands and meanwhile play with Shlohmo at The Studio tonight (5/3).

TEED's debut album, Trouble, is due out on the newly-revitalized Casablanca Records on June 12. Until then, check out what's up on Spotify, and watch the video for new single "Tapes & Money" below.

Continue reading "win tickets to Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs' Glasslands show (which is back on sale)"

Lollapalooza (more by Grant MacAllister)

Chicago Sun Times reports:

Lollapalooza has revealed its official 2012 list of performers -- a typically wide-ranging smorgasbord of genres and styles topped by nearly a dozen mainstage headliners: the Red Hot Chili Peppers, freshly reunited bands Black Sabbath and At the Drive-In, the Black Keys, Jack White, Florence + The Machine, the Shins and Passion Pit, plus spotlighted electronic music including Swedish house titan Avicii, French dance duo Justice and DJ-producer Bassnectar.

The annual music festival is scheduled for Aug. 3-5 in Chicago's Grant Park.

Rumored lineups have circulated widely, as they usually do, and Lollapalooza itself stoked the speculation in recent weeks via a series of CTA and online advertisements that seemed to hint at who would be playing.

The ads featured lyrics from such acts as Sigur Ros, Santigold, Jack White, Kimbra, Twin Shadow, the Weeknd, Bloc Party and more -- all bands that wound up on the bill.

Check out the full list below...

Continue reading "Lollapalooza 2012 lineup (Jack White, At The Drive-In, Sigur Ros, Black Keys, RHCP, Afghan Whigs, M83, Weeknd, SBTRKT, Black Sabbath & more)"


STAGE 1 (front room)
12:00 Street Chant
01:00 Memoryhouse
01:45 Purity Ring
02:30 Friends
03:15 Peelander-Z
04:00 Vockah Redu (New Oreleans bounce)
05:00 Idle Warship

STAGE 2 (back room)
12:00 We Barbarians
12:40 Polica
01:25 We are Augustines
02:10 The Stepkids
03:00 Born Gold
03:40 Electric Guest
04:30 Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs
05:15 Fidlar

Finally! Here is the lineup to our 100% free not-CMJ day party happening at Public Assembly on Saturday (10/22), one day after our free Friday day party in the same place!

This Saturday show is going to be non-stop action starting right at noon with New Zealand's Street Chant on the main stage (and We Barbarians in the other room). I'm excited for everyone, but the over the top antics of both Peelander-Z (after the dance pop party that is Brooklyn's Friends) and bounce artist Vockah Redu (who will warm up the crowd for Idle Warship) should make for a very memorable afternoon in more ways than one.

In addition to free music, here are some more reasons to stop by Saturday. We will have FREE SNACKS courtesy of popchips and Raw Revolution and FREE DRINKS courtesy of Sailor Jerry and our official CMJ wine partner HobNob Wines. Check out HobNob's Facebook page for free music downloads and go to Sailor Jerry's website to read more about all of their CMJ events.

We'll also have FREE BrooklynVegan t-shirts for the first 25 people in the door (not many of these exist - we sold them for charity at CMJ last year).

As mentioned in our Thursday Day Party announcement, we've also partnered with Spotify who are offering 48 hour free Premium trials (playlist for this party coming soon) and Sony Bloggie (stay tuned for our post-CMJ video series) for all BV CMJ/not-CMJ events including this one.

Thanks to Zach Jaeger (Tonally Dude) for the flyer you see above.

See you Saturday!

by Bill Pearis

DOWNLOAD: Savoir Adore - Dreamers (MP3)

Savoir Adore

It's been two years since Savoir Adore released their debut album In the Wooded Forrest. While they're busy finishing the follow-up, the band just released a new single on Neon Gold Records and you can download the track at the top of this post. "Dreamers" is high-fi, reaching-for-the-stars widescreen pop. You can dance to it too. Cover art below.

Meanwhile, Savoir Adore have four CMJ shows lined up: Thursday afternoon at Cake shop (10/20, 5PM FREE) for the NYC Taper party; Friday Night at Santos (10/21, 10:30PM, $10 w/o a badge) as part of the Neon Gold Showcase; Saturday afternoon at Bowery Electric (10/22, 5PM FREE w/ RSVP) and then Saturday night at Pianos upstairs (10:10PM, FREE). Flyers and lineups below.

The band also did a session for BlipTV, performing a new song "Loveliest Creature" which you can watch here.

Continue reading "Savoir Adore's new single & a bunch more CMJ parties"

by Bill Pearis


The name is ridiculous, in a '90s after-school cartoon kind of way, but people are taking Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs seriously. The nom de danse of Oxford, UK's Orlando Higginbottom, he's been DJing, remixing and releasing records under the TEED moniker for the last three years. It's melodic, hummable dance music that draws comparisons to Hot Chip, maybe in part because his three EPs to date have been released on Joe Goddard's Greco-Roman label.

Higgenbottom has just signed to Polydor and will release TEED's debut LP early next year. "Trouble" will be his first single for America, out October 18. You can watch the video for "Trouble" and new UK single "Garden" (reworked from a Greco-Roman EP last summer) below, along with a Soundcloud sampler of his work to date.

TEED are also returning to North America for the first time since SXSW for a short tour beginning in NYC for CMJ: October 20 at Drom (free with RSVP), October 21 at Santos, and October 22 at Cameo. All 2011 North American dates are below.

Continue reading "Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs signed to Polydor, coming for CMJ & other shows (dates & videos)"

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Fatboy Slim

While I haven't made it out to anything happening this week so far, I finished out last week by heading to Terminal 5 to see Fatboy Slim Wednesday night. I arrived a little after 8:30 and Terminal 5 was not full by any means...there was a decent amount of people there, but still plenty of room to walk around. Numbers had only slightly increased by the time Shinichi Osawa began his set at 9. He deejayed just over an hour and the time flew by. It was an hour of recent electro (Soulwax, Bloody Beetroots, Tiga...) that I've heard tons of times before...but Shinichi made it sound brand new. He teased the crowd to death with tracks that were to come, manipulated everything, messed with the levels, cut back and forth, sampled, looped...he did it all. The tracks he chose were all on the heavier side, but what he did to them really broke things up and kept the set from getting monotonous. The entire time you could tell Shinichi was glad to be up there...fist-pumping, smiling, raising his arms. By the time he was done, he had the crowd (which had since filled in) in an absolute frenzy...

...a frenzy which continued as "Pure Imagination" from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory played against a projection of a clock whose hands kept changing time. After a few minutes it was the witching hour and the smiley Brit that is Fatboy Slim was back behind the decks, happy as ever. His intro was some slow verses from "Praise You" before launching into a nearly two hour set that went all over the place. It included decent amounts of some older dance tracks, newer stuff (Nadastrom's "Pussy", Fake Blood's "Blood Splashing", a "sample" from Dan Le Sac Vs. Scroobius Pip's "Thou Shalt Always Kill" repeating "Fatboy Slim, just a band. BPA, just a band."), some of Fatboy's own tracks (Love Island, Right Here Right Now, Fucking In Heaven, Star 69, Renegade Master, Praise You), and some random fun stuff (Gorllaz - "Feel Good Inc." , DJ Kool - "Let Me Clear My Throat", House of Pain " - "Jump Around"). The entire time the screen, which originally showed the clock prior to Fatboy taking the stage, was always changing...from singing mouths, to eyeballs, to a blowfish, to Christopher Walken to a visual of Iggy Pop singing the BPA's "He's Frank" (many figured Iggy might actually perform at the show since he was in town)...the visuals were as varied as the music...though my favorite was when live projections of a very happy, dancing, smiling Norman Cook and reciprocating crowd (that was going apeshit the entire time) were displayed.

While it was not my favorite of the three Fatboy Slim deejay sets I have witnessed (and I'm still not entirely sure why), it was still a good one. It's great to see someone who has been involved with music and deejaying for a number of years, still enthusiastic and smiling about it and able to get an equally glowing reaction from those experiencing it.

Hopefully this weekend you will be able to find someone who makes you happy on the dancefloor. Here's what's happening starting with Satuday (6/27):

Continue reading "the week in Dance w/ Showtrotta (part 2)"