Entries tagged with: Tunde Adebimpe
by Andrew Frisicano
DOWNLOAD: Themselves - Dark Sky Demo (MP3)
Dose One (Adam Drucker) and Jel (Jeffrey Logan) = Themselves...
[At the Force Field PR SXSW day party,] Themselves followed [Anticon labelmate Yoni Wolf of Why?] and deserve mention in their own right. The duo of Dose One (of Subtle fame) and Jel just droped the excellent FreeHoudini tape last week, and live, their performance was everything you'd expect from a Scribble Jam vet signed to Anticon. Ferocious double-timed raps performed by a guy in a Mohawk and argyle vest. I understand (and don't really blame) people who are put off by that, but if you can get past the aesthetic challenges posed, this is highly progressive hip-hop, and for once, I don't mean that as a perjorative.[LA Weekly]On April 1st, Themselves will set out on a nearly-three-week tour, with two NYC shows: Friday, April 3rd at Union Pool and Saturay, April 4th at The Studio @ Webster Hall. (The Webster Hall show has advance tickets on sale.)
Themselves' theFREEhoudini release, "a 40-minute, guest-packed mixtape" and limited-time free download, came out on March 16th on Anticon. The label says it'll host the free record for 90 days (till June 14th). A "deluxe version" CD copy of theFREEhoudini, with bonus material, came out on March 25th. Anticon reports that another LP from the band, CrownsDown, will be out later this year.
Themselves will also play Coachella in April. All tour dates, NYC-shows flyers, and a Themselves behind-the-scenes video below...
photo from Les Savy Fav's show Friday night (more by Natasha Ryan)
tonight in NYC
* Allman Brothers @ Beacon
* Zach Galafianakis @ Housing Works
* Peter Bjorn and John @ W New York
* Herman Dune, Toby Goodshank @ Mercury Lounge
* The Courteeners, Hot Melts @ Mercury Lounge
* David Thomas Broughton & friends @ The Living Room
* Jon Hopkins, Casiokids, BM Linx @ The Annex
* Oh Land, Your Nature (formerly Frankpollis) @ The Studio at Webster Hall
* Daniel Higgs, Matt Manderson (DJ) @ Santos Party House
* 18th Dye (DJ Set), Ingrid Olava, Sprengjuhollin, Shelley Green @ Cake Shop
* Tahiti Boy & the Palmtree Family (w/ Tunde Adebimpe), Demonlover, Echo Echo @ Pianos
Ingrid Olava is here from Norway. She kicks off a three-night residency at Cake Shop tonight. Strangely, she is not also going to SXSW.
TV on the Radio's Tunde makes a guest appearance at Pianos tonight.
Zach Galafianakis at Housing Works tonight, for free.
SXSW Music starts tomorrow - two BV shows included. There's the day party at Emo's (flyer below), and the official showcase in the evening at Club De Ville. Thursday is another day party.
David Thomas Broughton performing live, in the video below...
TV on the Radio appeared on the Colbert Report last night. Watch the whole episode at Comedy Central's website. TVOTR were on SNL two days earlier. Tunde Adebimpe (Fake Male Voice) plays Glasslands in Gallery in Brooklyn tonight (2/10).
Speaking of Comedy Central, The Daily Show correspondent Demetri Martin has a series starting on the channel on Wednesday. Jon Stewart is the new show's producer.
TVOTR @ Masonic Temple (more by Tim Griffin)
As you probably heard by now, TV on the Radio, like Fleet Foxes before them, are the musical guest on Saturday Night Live this weekend.
Tunde Adebimpe has a new solo project called Fake Male Voice. Fake Male Voice is the name he's playing under at Glasslands Gallery this Tuesday, February 10th. Tonight (2/6) at the Stone, as previously mentioned, he's just plain old Tunde (with Ryan Sawyer on drums). It's an 8:00 show. Kria Brekken plays the same venue at 10:00.
Kyp has a show coming up with Iran at Mercury Lounge.
Joan as Policewoman will play shows at 8 and 10 pm at the Stone in NYC on New Years Eve. The 'Annual End The Year Improv Night' with John Zorn happens at the same venue three nights earlier. Other names on the Stone's schedule for December (curated by Jennifer Charles) include Gary Lucas, Erik Friedlander, Doveman, Alan Licht, Hal Willner's Parade (Yuka Honda & Sean Lennon), Elysian Fields, JG Thirwell, and Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog (tonight, Sunday December 7th).
January's schedule, curated by Craig Taborn, doesn't have many names
I recognize, but February, curated by Shannon Fields of Stars Like Fleas, has Twi the Humble Feather, Tunde Adebimpe of TV on the Radio, Chris Schlarb, Diane Cluck, Jon Natchez, Kelly Pratt, Lexie Mountain Boys, Megafun, John Zorn, Ecstatic Sunshine, Sam Amidon, and Tristan Perich,
For other NYC shows on New Years Eve, browse HERE.
Joan Wasser (as Policewoman) and at least one band member also contribute to Gramercy Arms.
Marc Ribot is also playing December 9th at Blue Note and December 11th at Knitting Factory.
Photos by Ryan Muir
While millions were home watching the town hall debate betwen Barack Obama and John McCain, I was at Town Hall the venue
missing it watching a variety of entertainers help raise money for 826NYC, an organization that helps educate children (Oct 7, 2008). The night went like this: Ira Glass came out and told a story. Then Thao Nguyen played two songs by herself. Zach from Rogue Wave was supposed to be with her, but he had to cancel. The Daily Show's John Oliver was the host and he was my favorite performer of the evening which was an extra bonus because he performed comedy between almost every other act.
Department of Eagles then played three songs - two of them as the core duo of Daniel and Fred and one just as Daniel. It was, as they pointed out, only their second show ever. Their first was the night before at the Bell House and was much longer, and I guess they weren't counting Conan where they only played two less songs than they did at Town Hall. Their album is out now (as they also pointed out).
Then 826NYC board president (and driver license-less) Sara Vowell pretended to be Sarah Palin unintelligently explaining what 826NYC is as 826NYC founder Dave Eggers told us what it was in an intelligent fashion. TV on the Radio's members did not perform music. Kyp Malone came out next and read a funny little story written by a kid at 826NYC and then (not counting John Oliver again) Paul Simon played four songs - three classics including "Mrs. Robinson", and one brand new song that he recently wrote and never played before. The new song felt the most special, but the old songs were definitely very great to hear from the legend in the somewhat intimate atmohsphere that is Town Hall. Paul was accompanied by one guy on guitar who also sang backup and played other instruments. You would think Paul would have played last, but I guess he wanted to get home early. After Paul came a surprise two song set by Angelique Kidjo who got the whole crowd to sing along with her and her guitar player.
And last but not least (well, maybe least), a whole group of people including TV on the Radio's Tunde Adibempe (showing off his acting side) and Parker Posey read a story about NY that was also a sorta-funny chapter from a book that was available for sale in the lobby. More pictures from the night below...
DOWNLOAD: Department of Eagles - No One Does it Like You (MP3)
Parker Posey, Bobby Cannavale, Tunde Adibempe & Kyp Malone (of TV on the Radio) were just added the already-impressive lineup of Paul Simon, Department of Eagles, and others playing Town Hall on October 7th. Tickets are still on sale.
Department of Eagles are also playing a (BrooklynVegan presents) show at the Bell House in Brooklyn one day earlier on October 6th which will also be their first live show unless you count Conan O'Brien where they'll be performing the song "No One Does It Like You" on Wednesday, October 1st.
You can buy DoE's album In Ear Park right now exclusively on iTunes. It goes on sale everywhere else on October 7th. I have a pair of tickets to giveaway to the Bell House show. To win, email BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (subject: DoE). Include your first and last name. One winner will be picked at random and contacted.
Rachel Getting Married
Jonathan Demme's new movie Rachel Getting Married stars Anne Hathaway, Rosemarie DeWitt & Tunde Adebimpe (of TV On The Radio) and features Robyn performing two songs: "America" and one written for the movie, "Up to Our Nex." The film competes at the Venice Film Festival September 3rd, premieres at Toronto September 6th and opens October 3rd in New York. A screening at the London Film Festival will be announced shortly.Tickets for the NYC show are on sale. TV on the Radio is touring this fall too. The Rachel movie trailer, and all Robyn dates, below...
Robyn will be doing a short US tour in November, performing I Often Dream Of Trains with Terry Edwards on keyboards, horns, & bass and Captain Tim Keegan on guitar. They will be appearing in NYC at Symphony Space on November 22, which is being filmed by John Edginton for the Sundance Channel and DVD release on YepRoc. More dates will be announced in a couple months.
February 15-- Brooklyn Next--Black Rock Coalition: Power Douglas with Dragons of Zynth and Tunde Adebimpe & Kyp Malone (TV on the Radio)Those are upcoming events at the BAM Cafe in Fort Greene. Info on Kyp Malone's Valentine's Day dinner party below...
February 16-- Brooklyn Next--JellyNYC: White Rabbits with Miss Fairchild and EFFI BRIEST
February 22-- Brooklyn Next--Soul Summit Music with Special Guests DJ Spinna and Strafe
February 23-- Brooklyn Next--Soul Summit Music with Special Guest Danil Wright
February 29-- Black Rock Coalition: Earthdriver and Swear On Your Life