Entries tagged with: Turbonegro

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Riot Fest

Riot Fest Chicago keeps getting crazier. First they announced their stacked lineup, then revealed that ten of those artists would be performing classic LPs in full, and now they've added more bands to the fest including a handful of heavy hitters. New additions include Primus, Tokyo Police Club, Say Anything, The Hold Steady, Only Crime, Lemuria, Pity Sex, From Indian Lakes, Lucki Eck$, Tiny Moving Parts, The Picturebooks and Survay Says. Tickets are still available.

Updated lineup, including The Cure, Jane's Addiction, Weezer, Social Distortion, Slayer, Descendents, Samhain, Patti Smith, Get Up Kids, Mineral, Failure, Mastodon and so many more, at Riot Fest's site and below...

Continue reading "Riot Fest Chicago lineup expands (Primus, Tokyo Police Club, Say Anything, The Hold Steady & more)"

By Doug Moore

Behemoth at Irving Plaza, 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)

Behemoth frontman Nergal is kind of a badass -- he's an extremely gifted musician and a live-performance powerhouse who's played an important role in putting the potent Polish metal scene on the international map over the past 20 years. He's also a cancer survivor; after his 2010 leukemia diagnosis, he underwent chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant. Two years later, Behemoth were back on the road and plowing through high-energy live sets like nothing had happened. Again, badass.

Behemoth announced a 2014 release for The Satanist -- their tenth album, and their first in half a decade -- a few months ago. I admittedly haven't been too excited by their last few efforts, but after watching the NSFW video for leadoff single "Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel" (streaming below), my enthusiasm for the band has been rekindled. It's far moodier and more patient composition than the cluttered, robotic death/black metal that they've produced recently. They can still put the hammer down when they need to, though; the song's final minute is both the catchiest and most intense moment I've heard them produce since the mid-aughts. The video is pretty cool too, especially if you're into artsy black-and-white shots of evil rituals happening in slow motion.

In related news, Behemoth were also recently announced as part of the initial lineup for the 2014 edition of France's Hellfest, which will take place from June 20 through 22 (6/20-6/22). The lineup so far is huge and crazy: there's a "huge rock band" stage, featuring Iron Maiden, Aerosmith, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, and Soundgarden, among others; a big-name thrash/black metal stage that spotlights Slayer, Death Angel, Emperor, Iced Earth, Behemoth, and more; a death metal stage that will include Death To All, Carcass, Opeth, Nile, Gorguts, Hail of Bullets, and Weekend Nachos; a smaller black metal stage topped off by Watain, Gorgoroth and 1349; a sludge/stoner stage featuring Electric Wizard, Monster Magnet, Unida, Kylesa, Godflesh, and Clutch; and a punk stage topped by Walls of Jericho, Millencolin, and Turbonegro. Wow. You can reserve tickets now, if you feel like parsing the Google-Translated ticket page.

Check out the Behemoth video and the full set of Hellfest announcements below.

Continue reading "Behemoth debut new song & NSFW video, playing 2014 Hellfest (line-up)"

photos by Keith Marlowe and Harriet Roberts

Flag / The Damned / the pit @ Punk Rock Bowling 2013
Punk Rock Bowling
Punk Rock Bowling
Punk Rock Bowling

Under the blazing Nevada sun, Punk Rock Bowling festival went down in Las Vegas last week (May 24 - 27) featuring headlining appearances from names like The Damned, Devo, Bad Religion, Turbonegro, Flag, DRI, Subhumans and more. BV photographers Harriet Roberts and Keith Marlowe were there, the latter of whom commented on his experience:

The crowds were pretty sparse in the beginning of the days because lots of people were bowling, and the people that were there wisely took shelter under the tents in the back. Once night fell the place reached it's sold-out capacity. The headliners of the first night were Devo and the Damned. The Damned sounded great, but Devo really stole the show. They had an incredible video/light show and several costume changes.

Bad Religion and Turbonegro headlined the second night.  There was a ton of Turbojugend there, and they made their presence known with their jackets and sailor hats, and it seemed like the whole crowd was singing along when singer Tony Sylvester directed them on 'oh.oh.oh.....I Got Erection' to close out their set. A surprising amount of people left during Bad Religion's set, I think they were worried about the capacity of the clubs for the after shows, which we missed for just that reason.

The last night closed out with the Subhumans, DRI, and Flag. People seem to have an opinion about the various Flag reunions, but i decided hold off on mine until i saw how they were live, and those dudes came to play. People went craaaaaaaaazy. Holy shit. There were bodies everywhere. I hope the Black Flag band is this intense when I see them.

Pictures of those bands and more below...

Continue reading "Punk Rock Bowling 2013 in pics: Flag, Devo, The Damned, Turbonegro, DRI, Subhumans & more"

words & photos by Keith Marlowe

Turbonegro @ Irving Plaza, 5/18
Kvelertak

Turbonegro played Irving Plaza Saturday night (5/18), their only East Coast gig before a short West Coast tour (with Torche opening,) that ends with them headlining Punk Rock Bowling with Bad Religion on May 26. The ever-present Turbojugend jackets illustrated how far people had come -- up and down the East Coast -- to make this show, repping from Boston down to Atlanta.

Turbo opened with "Just Flesh," playing a solid set of classics and songs off the new record, Sensual Harassment. People were streaming over the barricade all night, not letting up until the end of the last song, a furious cover of "Final Solution," by Cleveland punk greats Rocket from the Tombs.

Turbo's Volcom labelmates, NYC's Dirty Fences, opened the show, playing a lot of songs off their new album Too High to Kross. They also closed with a cover that has become a staple of their set, "Can't Tame Me" by the Benders.

More pictures from Irving Plaza are below.

Continue reading "Turbonegro played Irving Plaza with Dirty Fences (pics)"

by Fred Pessaro // BBG

Turbonegro at House of Vans, Aug 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Turbonegro

No matter where you fall in the debates regarding their new vocalist, if there's one thing that's certain is that Turbonegro still put on a hell of a live show. So far the Norwegian band has mostly European shows in their calendar, a majority of which are in their home country. But the tongue-in-cheek band will hit the US in late May for a string of dates (including Punk Rock Bowling). While details are still emerging, look for Turbonegro at Irving Plaza on May 18 with guest Dirty Fences.  Tickets go on presale Thursday (2/28) at 10AM, and regular sale the following day (3/1) at 10 Am.

Dirty Fences WILL play another show though and in the near future. Look for the band to be first of four at Saint Vitus on Saturday (3/2) where they'll join the previously discussed Torche, Argonauts, and last night's guests at StV, Iron Reagan. The show is sold out.

All Turbonegro dates are listed, along with video, below.

Continue reading "Turbonegro schedules North American and European dates; Iron Reagan and Dirty Fences added to Torche show"

Devo in Austin in 2012 (more by Tim Griffin)
Devo

Punk Rock Bowling is returning to downtown Las Vegas for its 15th year from May 25 - 27 with a lineup of Devo, FLAG (one of two Black Flag reunions taking place this year), Bad Religion (who are touring soon), The Damned, Turbonegro, DRI, Bouncing Souls, The Casualties, Subhumans, Swingin' Utters, US Bombs, The Weirdos, and more. Three-day passes are on sale now and single day tickets go on sale Monday, February 11.

Flyer and full lineup below...

Continue reading "Punk Rock Bowling 2013 lineup & tickets (Devo, FLAG, Bad Religion, The Damned, Turbonegro, Bouncing Souls, more)"

photos by Fred Pessaro // BBG

Turbonegro / the crowd, House of Vans 8/30/2012
Turbonegro
Turbonegro

Jean jackets, lipstick, eye make-up and their forebearers, Turbonegro helped close out House of Vans' last night (8/29) with the help of Doomriders and Night Birds. The show was the final HoV event of the season, yet was a rather sparse affair in attendance. Of course this could not deter the ravenous Turbojugends from bouncing along to favorites like "I Got Erection" and "The Age of Pamparious".

Though the show was a light and fun in temperament, there was a bit of a shadow cast over the event due to the cancellation by Baroness due to the horrific accident in the UK. Get well soon guys.

More pictures and video from House of Vans last night are below, including the Turbonegro setlist.

Continue reading "Turbonegro played House of Vans with Doomriders and Night Birds (pics, video, setlist) "

Beirut at Sasquatch, 2012 (more by Chris Graham)
Beirut

today in NYC
* Dead Tape @ Zebulon
* Tori Scott @ Joe's Pub
* Neil Rolnick @ The Stone
* Beirut @ Rumsey Playfield
* Kristin Norderval @ The Stone
* Sheila E, fDELUXE @ BB King's
* Dead Can Dance @ Beacon Theatre
* Russ Lossing Oracle Trio @ Barbes
* The Mandingo Ambassadors @ Barbes
* The Gourds, Pat Sweany @ Mercury Lounge
* Life Size Maps, La Big Vic @ McCarren Park
* Angel Haze, Denzil Porter, Talonted @ SOB's
* Y La Bamba, Chris Pureka @ Knitting Factory
* Bird Dog, Adam McBride-Smith, Moga @ Rock Shop
* Yellow Dogs, The Hot Stiffs, Stamps @ Party XPO
* Psychic Limb, Monogamy Party, Burglers @ Cake Shop
* Turbonegro, Doomriders, Night Birds @ House of Vans
* The Everymen, ohnomoon, Los Encantados @ The Delancey
* Eidetic Seeing, Dharana, OdO (of Forma) @ Shea Stadium
* Veronica Klaus Sings The Peggy Lee Songbook @ Joe's Pub
* Naomi Punk, Nude Beach, Sleepies, Shoxx @ Death By Audio
* Oberhofer, Bleeding Rainbow, Heavenly Beat @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Lost Coves, The Netherlands, Fashion Week, No Way @ Union Pool
* Behavior, Judy Blooms, Weird Rivers, Punks On Mars @ Muchmore's
* Sean Bones, Papertwin, Juston Stens & The Get Real Gang @ Glasslands
* Martin Crane of Brazos, The Weather Station, Will Stratton @ Union Hall
* Rocket & The Ghost, Vassals, Indian Rebound, The Sanctuaries, Jae @ Pianos
* Mick Barr, Zs, Wet Ink, Extra Life, Hubble, Diamond Terrifier @ 285 Kent Ave
* Swordmasters of Ginaz, Black Table, HEADSNATCHER, Black Water, So Hideous @ Tommy's Tavern
* The Vandelles, Cool Serbia, HITS (Formerly Jump Into the Gospel), Four Visions @ Public Assembly

Tonight is the first of a pair of Dead Can Dance shows at the Beacon.

Empire Records is screening for free along with performances from Life Size Maps and La Big Vic at McCarren Park. Sadly, it is the last Sumerscreen of the season. Where did the summer go?

Zs celebrate their tenth anniversary with a show at 285 Kent tonight. Congrats guys.

Big Freedia cancelled her appearance aboard the Rocks Off Cruise scheduled for tonight.

Baroness are no longer on board for tonight's House of Vans show, but you can still catch Turbonegro, Doomriders and Night Birds.

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Yeasayer made a video for "Longevity," off their new album, Fragrant World. Check it out below. Their tour brings them to NYC for a show at Central Park Summerstage next month (9/12).

Screaming Females made a video for their song "It All Means Nothing" in which Marissa Paternoster's shredding skills expand to human flesh. Zombies! Watch it below.

Speaking of Screaming Females, you can see big prints of them in action and other artists at the BV photo exhibit "480 Pixels" which is currently on display at 92YTribeca through September 6. Gallery hours today are till 3 PM.

What else?

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Turbonegro, backstage at Santos 2011 (more by Keith Marlowe)
Turbonegro

For those of you who "got erection" at the idea of a free Turbonegro show, RSVP is now open for their appearance at House of Vans on August 29th with Doomriders and Night Birds (who played Saturday at Acheron) but not Baroness (who cancelled due to injury). The show is final HoV event for the summer (bum-out!) and Turbonegro's first NYC date since the release of their new LP, Sexual Harassment, which we chronicled the making of.

In related news, Nate Newton of Doomriders also serves as a member of Converge, and you can Catch them on the road with Kvelertak and Torche.

In still other related news, Baroness recently cancelled their appearance at Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin. Get well soon guys!

Baroness at Terminal 5 in May (more by Joe McCabe)
Baroness

Earlier this week, we posted an update from Baroness showing that things were looking upwards for the band. Unfortunately though, with two members having broken vertebrae and frontman John Baizely having a broken arm and leg, it doesn't come as much of a surprise that Baroness have in fact cancelled some of their upcoming North American tour dates, including their NYC show at House of Vans and LA's FYF Fest. They will not be replaced on the House of Vans lineup, which happens on August 29 and now just includes Turbonegro, Doomriders, and Nightbirds. This is a bummer but it makes sense that the band takes the time they need to recover, and we wish them a speedy and successful recovery!

Meanwhile, FYF Fest, which Wild Flag also dropped off of, recently expanded its lineup. It now features The Faint (who just announced they'll be reissuing Danse Macabre and touring the album), Glass Candy, King Tuff, and newcomers The Orwells. Tickets for FYF Fest are still available. The updated lineup and flier are below.

Continue reading "Baroness dropped off House of Vans and FYF Fest, who added bands (updated lineup)"

Fun Fun Fun Fest

After teasing folks with a few names here and there -- like Run DMC most recently -- Austin's annual Fun Fun Fun Fest (Nov 2 - 4) has revealed it's full line-up, including Public Image Ltd, De La Soul, Superchunk, Santigold, Refused, X peforming Los Angeles, and lots, lots more. 3-day passes go on sale at 10AM CST.

Full FFF Fest lineup is below.

Continue reading "Fun Fun Fun Fest full lineup (De La Soul, Refused, Fucked Up, Public Image Ltd, Santigold, Sharon Van Etten, Rakim, X, Converge, Japandroids & more)"

King Khan  at The Bell House, Nov. 2011 (more by Keith Marlowe)
King Khan & the Shrines

The full House of Vans 2012 free show schedule is up. The Greenpoint/Williamsburg space has already housed The Rapture and Tanlines this year, and we knew about the 7/12 show with H20, 7 Seconds and Tournament, but here's the rest of the summer's line-up, brought to you by the folks at FYF and the sneaker people:

July 12: H20, 7 Seconds, Tournament
July 26: King Khan & The Shrines, Nicky Da B, The Everymen
Aug 2: Washed Out, Chairlift, Lemonade
Aug 16: Cursive, Titus Andronicus, Love As Laughter, Joyce Maynor
Aug 29: Turbonegro, Baroness, Doomriders, Nightbirds
The parties are free with RSVP (which hasn't been posted yet).

One thing you notice not on this list is Quicksand which was one of the big rumors of this year's VANS schedule. That either means that Quicksand will play somewhere else, or like the upcoming free Dum Dum Girls/Widowspeak show, it won't be part of this series of "House Parties."

The July 26 show is one of many local dates from NJ's Everymen who are also playing Pianos this Friday, July 6 as part of the CBGB Festival. (Advance tickets are on sale.) After the House of Vans show, the band will go on a short East Coast tour while putting the finishing touches on their new album New Jersey Hardcore which will come out in October on Killing Horse Records. All Everymen dates are below.

Continue reading "House of Vans full 2012 schedule announced: King Khan, Cursive, Washed Out, Titus Andronicus, Turbonegro, and more"

FYF

FYF Fest. September 1st and 2nd, 2012
At the LA State Historic Park, Los Angeles, CA
Tickets are $77 and go on sale Friday June 22nd.
WOW.

Quicksand recently reunited at Revelation Records' 25th Anniversary on the West Coast, and I would't be surprised if they do the same at Irving Plaza in October.

American Nightmare has two shows coming up at Webster Hall.

Full FYF lineup, in alphabetical order, below...

Continue reading "FYF Fest 2012 lineup: Quicksand, Refused, American Nightmare, Desaparecidos, M83, Hot Snakes & MUCH more"

by Keith Marlowe

Turbonegro

I've been photographing Turbonegro for about a decade, and when they came to Electric Lady Studios in January to record their new album, Sexual Harassment, they asked me to come shoot. I got into Turbo during the Ass Cobra era and one of my favorite records is their first, Hot Cars and Spent Contraceptives. It's referred to as 'the birth of deathpunk' for good reason. Hot Cars began Turbo's legendary assault on pretty much every kind of rock'n'roll stereotype that has existed since Link Wray invented the power chord. Being there while they recorded, I could tell that Sexual Harassment is definitely going to be the rebirth of deathpunk. I hoped they would move in this direction after seeing their punishing cover of Negative Approach's 'Nothing' at Santos last fall. They had taken the glam/arena rock act for a long, world-wide ride with Apocalypse Dudes and subsequent records but as they have done for over twenty years, Turbo has defied everyone's expectations, again, returning with a new singer, a new sound, and a new record.

Turbonegro formed in 1989 and have gone through a multitude of line-ups before this one. Happy Tom has been the single constant member, playing drums and then bass, writing music and lyrics, and singing backing vocals. Rune Rebellion is the other current founding member, taking off in 2007 and rejoining last July. Pal Pot Pamparius, an original guitar player until Euroboy joined in 1996, is still part of the denim gang, playing some European show encores, but nothing on a regular basis. New members, singer Tony Sylvester and drummer Tommy Manboy, were both loyal members of the Turbonegro Navy (Tony was head of the Turbojugend chapter in London and Tommy toured with them as a tech,) and the group loved Tony in the Dukes of Nothing and Tommy in Serena-Maneesh and Silver . Just like Abercrombie and Fitch, if you are good looking, patient, and help move merchandise, you can move up the ranks, because Turbonegro promotes from within.

I've seen people online claim that this line-up isn't the real Turbo because it has a different singer. Shedding singers like a snake sheds skin, Turbo is now on their fourth singer. Pål Erik Carlin sang during the formative Route Zero/Turboloid era. Harald Fossberg sang on the landmark Hot Cars album. After he left Hank von Helvete joined and sang up until the last album, Retox. When Hank's commitment to the group wavered, Tony Sylvester was recruited. His voice in the studio is strong, and live he's a tattoo covered wrecking ball. With the addition of Tommy's powerful drumming, this reincarnation of Turbo is a force to be reckoned with.

Long Live Deathpunk.

Sexual Harassment comes out this Wednesday (6/13) on Volcom Entertainment. Turbonegro is playing a bunch of festival dates in Europe this summer. There is a pre-release listening party tonight (6/12) at Niagara from 9PM-11PM. Until then, check out some exclusive pictures of Turbonegro in the studio recording Sexual Harassment along with a set from their Santos appearance last year.

Continue reading "Turbonegro prepares for 'Sexual Harassment'; listening party tonight, check out in-studio photos"

by BBG

Santos Party House, Oslo, Norway
World Snowboarding Championships

I recently spent the better part of two weeks in Norway covering a doubleheader of events in the capital city of Oslo - first the Santos Party House Annex during the World Snowboarding Championships and then the by:Larm Music Festival. The first part of my trip included shows with Turbonegro (who may be heading back to the US soon), Andrew WK & the WSC House Band, and Dropkick Murphys (who have shows coming up in Long Island and CT), and visits to Bergen, Voss (yes, like the water), and Flam. It's all detailed, many pictures included, below...

Continue reading "my visit to the World Snowboarding Championships in Norway (Turbonegro, Andrew WK & Santos Party House pics, included)"

photos by Jonathan McPhail

Turbonegro's new frontman Tony Sylvester @ Santos Party House
Turbonegro

Turbonegro played a sold-out Santos Party House on 11/18, a one-off appearance in celebration of the World Snowboarding Championships. The show was preceeded by an invite only party at the venue featuring the night's host Andrew WK performing with his band in the much smaller basement space. Here are pictures from both.

More pictures, along with video from the raucous Turbonegro show including the band's cover of Negative Approach's "Nothing", below...


Continue reading "Turbonegro & Andrew WK played Santos (pics & video)"

Andrew W.K., in his snowboarding and general party outfit (more by Chris Doss)
Andrew W.K.

Manhattan club co-owner Andrew W.K. is going to enter the realm of Brooklyn DIY for a special show on 11/13....

Saturday November 13th @ 285 KENT AVE
:: BABYCASTLES, DEATH BY AUDIO, & TODD P present
:: Andrew WK
:::: So Percussion & Calder Quartet
:::::: Tristan Perich
| 285 KENT AVE |
285 Kent Ave @ South 1st | Williamsburg, Brooklyn
L-Bedford, G-Metropolitan, JM-Marcy | 8pm | $tba | all ages
UPDATE: The show billing has changed and now it just says Andrew WK is DJing. Here is what it is now:
9pm - 1am @ 285 KENT (South 2nd & Kent Avenue)
$10
? Skeletons
?? So Percussion and Calder Quartet
???? Diamond Terrifier ( Zs solo )
?????? DJ Andrew WK

Premiering new music by Tristan Perich and Daniel Wohl.

Tickets will be available at the door for the night of experiemental electronic sounds, classical music and partying hard.

Then five days later, before Andrew hypes the Turbonegro crowd at Santos on 11/18, he'll host a pre-party in the same venue...

The World Snowboarding Championship in association with Innovation Norway, Visit Oslo and Santos Party House will be hosting the international launch party for WSC 2012 on November 18th. This special reception is a pre-cursor to the WSC which will go down Feb 10th-19th 2012 in Oslo, Norway (the world's winter capital and coolest destination for snowboarding in Europe). It will be hosted by none other than world ambassador of rock and the man behind Santos, Andrew W.K.. W.K. will also perform the official theme song to WSC 2012 "Go Go Go Go" live for the first time ever as well as premiere the video to the song. The song personally shouts out some of the top international snowboarders in the world today including Mark McMorris (Canada), Tyler Flanagan (USA), Kazuhiro Kokubo (Japan) and Peetu Piiroinen (Finland) and is packed with the energetic and frenetic signature style that W.K. is known for.
Unfortunately the pre-party (6-8pm) featuring free drinks and that short AWK performance is invite only, but we have two pairs of tickets you can win. Details on how to enter the contest are at the bottom of this post.

Tickets are still available for the public Turbonegro portion happening later in the night.

Contest details and a couple of videos below....

Continue reading "Andrew W.K. playing 285 Kent, hosting a private pre-party before Turbonegro at Santos too (win tix!)"

by BBG

TUrbonegro

Turbonegro will reunite to play Santos Party House on 11/18, as part of the World Snowboarding Championships (WSC) kick-off party with host Andrew W.K. Tickets are on sale. The band, who recently parted ways with long-time vocalist Hank von Helvete, will be sporting the following lineup: Tony Sylvester, Happy-Tom, Euroboy, Pål Pot Pamparius, Rune "Rune Rebellion" Green, Tomas Dahl.

Here's what those involved have to say about it:

"This is just unbelievable," says Andrew W.K., co-owner of Santos Party House, and the entertainment beacon of the WSC. "We're hosting the first TURBONEGRO concert in the USA with their new singer and it's a dream come true for me, Santos, and New York City in general. Making it all part of the WSC opening party just takes it over the top! It's going to be unreal. TURBONEGRO are one of my favorite bands of all time, and so many other people around the world have been looking forward to their return. Santos and I are thrilled to be involved in this important event."

TURBONEGRO says: "We are super stoked to be involved in the World Snowboarding Championships, which we know will be the most rock'n'roll sports event ever."

WSC CEO, Henning Andersen says: "It was Happy Tom from TURBONEGRO that connected us with Andrew W.K. in the first place. Now Turbonegro supports the WSC with an exclusive US gig at Santos Party House. It almost feels too good to be true! Making this happen in New York helps us pay respect to the origin of our sport. Our heritage is American board sports and the great lifestyle that comes with it."

So far, the show seems to be a single, one-off US reunion show and their first US date since Coachella 2009. We'll let you know if that changes, but until then enjoy some Turbonegro videos below.

Continue reading "Turbonegro playing snowboarding party in NYC (with new singer and host Andrew WK)"

by BBG

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Alcest at their first ever live performance in Bucharest (more by Stefan Raduta)
Alcest

Wardruna at the 2010 edition of by:Larm in Norway
Wardruna

April is supposed to be the gateway to rejuvenation; spring is around the corner and warm sun awaits. Yet Thursday, April 29th is a dark day in NYC despite upward swinging forecasts, as the city will host a pair of black metal events.

First up, is the seminar 'A Blaze In The Northern Sky - Norwegian Metal and The Culture That Spawned It", a discussion featuring Nocturno Culto (Darkthrone), Gaahl (ex-Gorgoroth, Wardruna), and Harold Fossberg (Turbonegro) at Scandinavia House (58 Park Avenue):

In the last two decades, a bizarre, intense, and violent musical subculture called Black Metal has emerged in Norway, and has subsequently become a worldwide phenomenon. In a unique seminar-meets-radio show format moderated by Patrizia Mazzuoccolo (also known as Miss Pee), the lecture will explore and promote the genre and its country through audio clips of bands, interviews with musicians and special guests (see below for details), and an audience Q & A session.
Secondly and as previously discussed, Alcest will play NYC along with blackened blasters (and recent Candlelight signees) Woe and Have a Nice Life Tickets are still available for their show at The Studio @ Webster Hall, and I have a pair available for giveaway!

Nocturno Culto recently played Roadburn 2010 as part of Sarke, part II of Kim Kelly's review is on the way.

Wardruna, Gaahl included, recently played Folketeateret at the by:Larm Music Festival in snowy Norway (on Saturday, Feb. 20th) . An unposted set of pictures from that show, which was one of the major highlights of the long weekend, is continued below.

Details on how to win those Alcest tickets, some videos, and flyers for both events are below too...

Continue reading "Alcest is almost here (win tix), a Norwegian Metal seminar in NYC (w/ Gaahl, Nocturno culto, more), Wardruna pics & more "

Coachella

Headliners Paul McCartney, The Killers and The Cure are among the 130-plus acts set for the tenth COACHELLA VALLEY MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL (APRIL 17, 18 AND 19) at the beautiful Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA, the same grounds where the COACHELLA VALLEY MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL debuted in 1999. Other artists confirmed for America's most critically acclaimed music festival include Morrissey, Amy Winehouse, Franz Ferdinand, My Bloody Valentine, Leonard Cohen, Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band, Thievery Corporation, Yeah Yeah Yeahs (the complete line-up is listed below).

Paul McCartneyThis marks the first ever U.S. festival appearance for McCartney who is currently supporting his latest release ELECTRIC ARGUMENTS.

"I have heard that Coachella is one of the greatest festivals in the world. I'm really excited to get out there and rock!" McCartney says.

Tickets for COACHELLA go on sale Friday, January 30 at 9:00 AM (PT) at all Ticketmaster locations.

Throbbing Gristle and the rest of the full (real) line-up (as of 1/30) is below:

Continue reading "Coachella 2009 - OFFICIAL lineup announced (My Bloody Valentine, Leonard Cohen, Paul McCartney, Morrissey, The Cure, Antony, Amy Winehouse...) - tix on sale"

by Black Bubblegum

Valient Thorr
Valient Thorr

Monotonix getting crazy at Death By Audio (Tod Seelie)
Monotonix

Triumphant denim-vested metal warriors Valient Thorr will join Early Man and Monotonix on the stages of Bowery Ballroom this July 25th. Tickets are on sale. Full tour dates are below.

Last time the Valient Thorr was in town, they opened for The Sword at Bowery, but since then Valient Himself has been a little busy:

Just want to thank everyone all over the world for the positive vibrations...
My Earth father and I are both home safe from the hospital...
His new kidney is working perfectly and i am already feeling back to normal.
Valient Himself donated his kidney to his ailing father. If you can, pick up one of their limited edition shirts, where 100% of the proceeds will help recoup some of the costs for the surgery. They look like this:

Continue reading "Valient Thorr, Early Man & Monotonix - 2008 Tour Dates +++++ a kidney operation & sad news for Turbonegro"

TurbonegroAs Largehearted Boy pointed out, there's a new Turbonegro album out. So naturally, the Norweigian band is going on tour. Tickets are on sale for a September 25th show at Nokia Theatre in NYC. Nick Oliveri’s Mondo Generator is opening for them in the U.S., and they're opening for Marilyn Manson in Europe.

All tour dates below...

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Rolling StonesSing your children (or yourself) to sleep with the new Rockabye Baby! Lullaby Renditions of the Rolling Stones. Of the releases I have already sampled, I can strongly recommend Linda Thompson's Versatile Heart, Nina Nastasia & Jim White's You Follow Me, and Erik Friedlander's Block Ice & Propane is one of the best albums I have heard all year - an intriguing contemporary jazz album from an artist who has been featured on recent albums by the Mountain Goats and John Vanderslice. You can also order the MP3's directly from his site for just $9.95.

The only reissue worth mentioning is singer-songwriter Sam Baker's mercy.

Oh, and according to a friend's ten year-old daughter, Disney's High School Musical 2 is the only album worth buying this week, perhaps this year.

Have I left anything noteworthy off the list? What new music releases can you recommend this week?

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