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No Thrill is greater than playing your own piano

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Tickets for the Leon Bridges show at Webster Hall go on AmEx presale at 10 AM. His other NYC shows are sold out.

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Tickets for The Darkness' 3 NYC-area shows go on Live Nation presale at 10 AM.

Tickets for the Peaches show at Irving Plaza go on Live Nation and Music Geeks presages at 10 AM.

Tickets for Wavves and Twin Peaks show at Irving Plaza go on Live Nation and Music Geeks presales at 10 AM.

Tickets for the Boys Life and Josh Berwanger show at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on AmEx presale at noon.

Tickets for the Low show at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on AmEx presale at noon.

Marina and the Diamonds are playing Terminal 5 on November 9. Tickets go on fan presale today at noon and AmEx presale Thursday (6/25) at noon.

Twin Shadow is playing Terminal 5 on October 1. Tickets go on AmEx presale today at noon.

There's a cool multi-genre bill with Ricky Eat Acid, Ed Schrader's Music Beat, Field Trip and Crazy & The Brains happening at The Studio at Webster Hall on September 1. Tickets are on sale now.

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MFNW

Portland, Oregon's MusicfestNW takes place at the city's Tom McCall Waterfront Park on August 21-23 and the festival has now announced this year's lineup. The 15th edition of the festival features appearances from Modest Mouse, Beirut, The Tallest Man on Earth, Belle and Sebastian, Danny Brown, Battles, Title Fight, Lady Lamb and many more. Tickets for the festival go on sale Friday (4/24) at 1o AM Pacific (1 PM EDT), with early bird 3-day passes going for $105 and single-day early birds starting at $35.

Check out the lineup in full below...

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photo: Twin Shadow at Central Park in 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Twin Shadow

Twin Shadow have released an official statement about the multi-vehicle accident outside Denver, CO on Friday that involved both of the band's tour busses:

Driving on Friday morning April 17th, Twin Shadow's tour bus hit a tractor-trailer on Interstate 70 in Aurora, Colorado. The circumstances surrounding the accident are being investigated.

There were 12 people on the tour bus consisting of band and crew. Everyone was taken to two local hospitals. At this time both driver John Crawford and Twin Shadow drummer Andy Bauer remain hospitalized, in serious condition. George Lewis Jr. AKA Twin Shadow will be undergoing reconstructive hand surgery this week.

While everyone involved in the accident recovers, Twin Shadow are postponing tour dates scheduled for April 21- May 22nd.

The band and crew send a heartfelt thanks to everyone in Colorado and beyond who have helped through this difficult time.

We will update you as we have more information.

We wish everyone involved a speedy recovery. All dates, including his still-scheduled appearance at NYC's Governors Ball, are listed below.

Continue reading "Twin Shadow getting hand surgery, drummer in serious condition following Friday's bus crash; tour dates postponed"

scene of the accident (photo via @CSP_News)
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Twin Shadow's tour bus was part of a multi-vehicle accident early Friday (4/17) on a stretch of I-70 just outside Denver, Colorado, The Denver Post reports:

"I've been in an accident. I'm in pain but I am conscious. Help is here," bass and keyboard player Spencer Zahn texted his mother Dorrelle Zahn. "He knows that I would be a worry wart."

I-70 has been shut down in both directions at E-470 in Aurora on because of the crash that left "multiple" people injured, authorities say. Colorado State Patrol said the victims' injuries range from minor to serious.

Two buses, two semi-tractor trailers and a motor home were involved in the accident. Twelve people received minor to severe injuries, according to CSP. Photos released from the scene show the front of one of the buses mangled behind the back of a Federal Express semi-tractor-trailer.

State patrol Trooper Josh Lewis said the band had two tour buses, and the one carrying the crew was most seriously damaged.

"The only people transported were from the crew bus," Lewis said.

Twin Shadow were due to play Denver tonight (4/17) but that show has been canceled. Let's hope everyone involved recovers quickly.

Osheaga

The 2015 Osheaga Festival happens July 31 - August 02 in Montreal's Parc Jean-Drapeau. This year's lineup includes St. Vincent, Kendrick Lamar, Future Islands, Hot Chip, Nas, Father John Misty, Alt-J, The War on Drugs, Weezer and lots more. Festival passes are on sale now and the full Osheaga lineup is listed below...

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photo: Spoon at ACLTV taping in 2014 (more by Tim Griffin)
Spoon

Once again, Hype Machine returns to SXSW for five days of Hype Hotel presented by Feed the Beat. It runs from March 17-21 at 1100 East 5th Street, Austin, TX. As usual, they've got some pretty big and exciting names with many of the lineups curated by different blogs like Gorilla vs Bear and Consequence of Sound.

The lineup includes Spoon, Best Coast, Twin Shadow, Autre Ne Veut, Earl Sweatshirt, Rae Sremmurd, iLoveMakonnen, Hudson Mohawke, Hundred Waters, Alvvays, Sophie, King Tuff, Twerps, Viet Cong, Yumi Zouma and more, plus a few DJs including DJ Carles.buzz. The exact schedule will be announced soon,, but meanwhile you can RSVP.

This year's Hype Hotel also celebrates Hype Machine's 10th birthday, and is co-sponsored by Mazda, Taco Bell, Tito's Vodka, and Miller Lite.

Full lineup below...

Continue reading "Hype Hotel @ SXSW 2015 lineup (Spoon, Best Coast, Autre Ne Veut, Twin Shadow, Earl Sweatshirt, Rae Sremmurd, more)"

Primavera

The 2015 Primavera Sound Festival goes down in Barcelona, Spain from May 28 - 30. We knew The Strokes and recently reunited shoegazers Ride were playing and now the line-up is being announced via the festival's mobile app, which is a not-so fun 8-bit game you have to play to reveal names. The whole lineup is in the poster above and includes The Replacements, James Blake, Sleater-Kinney (who apparently are playing festivals after all) Patti Smith performing Horses, Spiritualized, Interpol, Antony & the Johnsons, OMD, Mineral, Brand New, Panda Bear, Run the Jewels, Sleaford Mods, Julian Casablancas + The Voidz, The Black Keys, New Pornographers, Jose Gonzalez, Shabazz Palaces, Kevin Morby, Ought, Disappears, Pharmakon, Baxter Dury, Death From Above 1979, Spiritualized, tUnE-yArDs, Twin Shadow, Swans, Iceage, the Juan MacLean, Dan Deacon, Viet Cong, Sun Kil Moon, Antony, Hiss Golden Messenger, Fucked Up, Kelela, Ariel Pink, Voivod, Electric Wizard, Mikal Cronin, alt-J, Sunn O))), the Thurston Moore Band, Underworld (performing dubnobasswithmyheadman), Pallbearer,  Tobias Jesso Jr., American Football, Jon Hopkins, DIIV, Caribou, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, My Brightest Diamond, HEALTH, Babes in Toyland, Thee Oh Sees, Single Mothers, Ex Hex, Shellac and Twerps. Full line-up is below.

That fake poster wasn't too far off. Tickets are on sale now....and apparently traveling to Europe hasn't been this affordable for Americans in a long time.

Continue reading "Primavera Sound 2015 lineup announced"

GovBall

Yesterday was Coachella, and today another spring 2015 festival lineup is announced: Governors Ball. The fest takes place on NYC's Randall's Island from June 5-7 and includes Drake, Bjork, The Black Keys, Lana Del Rey, My Morning Jacket, Ratatat, The Decemberists, St. Vincent, Weird Al Yankovic, The War on Drugs, Hot Chip, Death From Above 1979, SBTRKT, Conor Oberst, Flying Lotus, Tame Impala, Future Islands, Sharon Van Etten, DIIV, Rustie, White Lung, Ryan Adams, Florence + the Machine, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Chromeo, Flume, Sturgill Simpson, Kiesza, Strand of Oaks, Bishop Nehru, Kate Tempest and more. Tickets are on sale now.

Full lineup below...

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DJ Shadow at Irving Plaza in September (more by Mathieu Bredeau)
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While his tour with Cut Chemist is over, legendary producer DJ Shadow remains busy. His new Liquid Amber imprint just put out Bleep Bloop's new EP 10 Watt Lazer, the label's first release from anyone other than its founder. Bleep Bloop works along the same hip-hop grounded blueprint as Shadow, but his tracks tend to gaze more into the future than the past for inspiration. Says Shadow himself:

This is the first Liquid Amber release by an artist other than myself, so it's an exciting and challenging phase of the process. I'm learning something new daily, and that's rewarding. With Aaron's music, it's not hard for me to be motivated to work on his behalf. He's one of the artists pushing boundaries, and that's a cause I'll always get behind.
Check out the entire spacey Bleep Bloop EP below.

In other news, DJ Shadow is one of the artists featured on the limited edition 59-song re-release of the soundtrack to this year's Grand Theft Auto V. That features the game's original score -- by Tangerine Dream, Woody Jackson, The Alchemist + Oh No --  as mixed by DJ Shadow, as well cuts from the soundtrack featuring original music from Flying Lotus, A$AP Rocky, Tyler, The Creator, Twin Shadow, Wavves, Yeasayer, as well as classics from the various radio stations you can listen to in the game.

GTAV

The soundtrack is out now in both three-disc CD and a massive six-LP vinyl sets in collaboration with Nas' Mass Appeal Records.

And lastly, DJ Shadow's "Building Steam With A Grain Of Salt," from his classic 1996 album Endtroducing, is featured in a new commercial for the new Chevy Malibu, with a pitchman's voiceover replacing the myth-making spoken word of the original track (sad?). Check out the commercial and Bleep Bloop's EP below...

Continue reading "DJ Shadow in Chevy ad, started a label, signed Bleep Bloop, is on GTAV soundtrack (ltd edition 59-song version out now)"

Twin Shadow at Central Park in 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Twin Shadow

As discussed, Warner Brothers recording artist Twin Shadow is going on a tour in 2015 (rescheduled from earlier this year) which hits NYC on April 1 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. That show unsurprisingly sold out, but George Lewis Jr. & co. have added a second MHOW date (3/31) happening a night earlier. Tickets for the new date go on sale Friday (12/5) at noon with an AmEx presale starting noon on Wednesday (12/3).

Updated dates are listed, with a stream of a recent single, below...

Continue reading "Twin Shadow adds 2nd MHOW show to tour (updated dates)"

The Cribs at MHOW in 2012 (more by Guy Eppel)
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A ton of artists were already announced for SXSW 2015 (March 17-22), and now the second artist announcement has come with several more including Twin Shadow, The Cribs, Swervedriver, Gang of Four, KEN mode, Weyes Blood, Wild Throne, Elvis Depressedly, SURVIVE, Juan Wauters, San Fermin, Lydia Ainsworth, The Blind Shake, Ex-Cult, Ikonika, King Tuff, Pujol, The Velvet Teen, The Zombies, Zookeeper, Yumi Zouma and tons more.

Full round 2 list below...

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Twin Shadow at Central Park Summerstage in 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Twin Shadow

Groovy electronic crooner Twin Shadow recently postponed most dates of his Eclipse tour (including his 10/28 stop at Terminal 5), stating that he needed to re-evaluate where the project was headed. It seems that things have settled down, as the artist announced that he's left his former home 4AD for Warner Bros where he'll be labelmates with Bette Middler. George Lewis Jr. explains:

Towards the end of recording this third Twin Shadow album, I came into a strong feeling--a place of creative change. I wanted to give you an uncompromising experience at every turn. To do this, I had to put the brakes on the tour, the planned album release, and reconsider where Twin Shadow was headed. With even more perspective, I realized that I was going to need help to pull off the vision for this album

I'm excited to announce that I've found a group of like-minded people at Warner Bros. Records to help me accomplish this goal. In the interest of progress and adventure, I look forward to the new relationship (and hopefully a coffee with Prince).

Maybe a starfish to go with that coffee too, George. In addition to the new album, Twin Shadow has announced rescheduled tour dates, including SXSW and a new NYC date that's happening at Music Hall of Williamsburg on April 1. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (11/7) at noon with an artist presale beginning Wednesday (11/5) at 10 AM and an AmEx presale beginning Wednesday at noon. Tickets from the T5 date will be still be honored.

Check out the updated dates listed, along with a video of Twin Shadow covering 112's "Cupid," below...

Continue reading "Twin Shadow signs to Warner Brothers, reschedules tour dates"

Twin Shadow Cancels Tour

Twin Shadow have postponed many dates on their upcoming tour, including the NYC show that would have happened at Terminal 5 on October 28. The show will be rescheduled to a later date TBA. All tickets will be honored at the new date, and refunds will be available at point of purhcase. Here's the statement Twin Shadow, posted to his Facebook,on his (somewhat vague) reasons for the cancellations:

To all of our awesome fans, I am very sorry to announce that we will be postponing this Fall's North American ECLIPSE TOUR. There are a lot of really great things going on behind the scenes of Twin Shadow that I want to tell you badly about, but we need to take some time to make sure everything settles perfectly. While the band is more than excited to get
out on the road and see you, there have been several moving parts that have lead us to re-evaluate the time that we have to launch our North American ECLIPSE TOUR. As our ambitions with the live show and the music grow, we want to make sure we get it right.
All dates that are NOT cancelled are listed below...

Continue reading "Twin Shadow postpones most tour dates, including Terminal 5"

by Andrew Sacher

Great Void

The Great Void is the moniker of Brooklyn musician Josh Ascalon, who has some pretty talented friends in the area such as Twin Shadow, Autre Ne Veut, Hooray for Earth, Chrome Canyon and members of Neon Indian, all of whom appear on his upcoming album. He's talented himself too, as you can hear on his brand new single, "Shift Age" which Chrome Canyon plays theremin on. It's '80s-style synth pop and readymade for the dancefloor (think "Blue Monday" or something), but Josh's rawer vocals recall the post-punk that much of that kind of stuff evolved out of. We've got the premiere of the video, which was animated by Johnny Woods, and you can watch that below. It's technically NSFW, but it is only animated, so maybe your boss will let it slide.

The Great Void celebrates the new single with a release party on Friday (8/1) at Cameo. It's a midnight show, and Neon Indian headlines with a DJ set. Also on the bill is Ta$$y. Tickets are on sale now.

Video below...

Continue reading "The Great Void releasing an LP ft. Twin Shadow, Autre Ne Veut, Neon Indian mems (watch a video), playing Cameo"

Twin Shadow

Twin Shadow spent the weekend in New York, playing a small show at Rough Trade on Friday (7/11) before his appearance on Saturday at Hudson Music Project festival (pre-cancelation, lucky for him). Did you hit either of those shows? How were they? Next he's gearing up for this fall's "Eclipse Tour" which wraps up in NYC at Terminal 5 on October 28. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (7/18) at noon with an AmEx presale beginning Wednesday (7/16) at noon.

No word on a new album yet or if it will all be as big and arena-rocking power-ballad-y as his current single "The Top." All tour dates are listed below...

Continue reading "Twin Shadow played Rough Trade and the Hudson Project, touring this fall, playing Terminal 5 (dates)"

Pop Montreal

The 2014 Edition of Pop Montreal happens September 17 - 21 at various clubs all over the Canadian city. The initial lineup of this year's fest includes Ty Segall, Panda Bear, Trust, Twin Shadow, Why?, PS I Love You, La Luz, Ought, Shonen Knife, Suzanne Vega and more. Early Bird Passes are on sale now.

Check out the full initial list of 2014 Pop Montreal performers, plus a teaser video, below...

Continue reading "Pop Montreal initial 2014 lineup: Ty Segall, Panda Bear, Trust, Twin Shadow, Why?, Shonen Knife, PS I Love You & more"

Bumbershoot

The annual Bumbershoot Festival returns in 2014 to Seattle's Seattle Center from August 30 to September 1. The lineup was just announced and includes The Replacements, Wu-Tang Clan, Elvis Costello, Schoolboy Q, Afghan Whigs, The Dismemberment Plan, Nada Surf, Bobby Womack, Danny Brown, Mac DeMarco, Twin Shadow, Big Freedia, Jonathan Richman, Mission of Burma, The Dream Syndicate and many more. Full lineup below.

Tickets, including 3-day passes, any-day passes, and single-day passes, are on sale now. Check out the full day-by-day lineup, with the announcement video, below...

Continue reading "Bumbershoot 2014 lineup announced (Replacements, Elvis Costello, Wu-Tang, Afghan Whigs, Danny Brown & more)"

Twin Shadow in Central Park in 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Twin Shadow

Twin Shadow, who recently took his '80s love into full power ballad territory has a couple US festival appearances coming up, including Houston's Free Press Summer Fest (5/31) and upstate NY's The Hudson Project (6/11). A month before he heads upstate for that, he'll squeeze in a small Brooklyn show at Rough Trade NYC on June 11. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (5/9) at noon.

All dates are listed, with a stream of Twin Shadow's power ballad, below...

Continue reading "Twin Shadow playing Rough Trade before Hudson Project (updated tour dates)"

by Bill Pearis

DOWNLOAD: Twin Shadow - To the Top (MP3)

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Twin Shadow has always had an affinity for the '80s, be it Prince or Bruce Springsteen. He now seems to be diving in to the decade with concrete boots on his brand new single "The Top." The press release claims he has "reinvented the power ballad" with the song, but to these ears it sounds more like he's dug up the corpse and is pulling some Weekend at Bernie's maneuvers. He says this about it:

What is it when you realize that someone isn't right for you? Or when you find that you do not and can not posses someone entirely? You want someone so bad and it feels like hell.

It's not like the first time, once loved love evolves, and you no longer have as much control, and it frustrates you. I think because of this feeling we find ourselves constantly wanting to reset, like new years resolutions, like dreaming up moments from the past where the ending flips on its head, like true forgiveness...We just want to say "wait wait wait, this went too far in the wrong direction, can we try that again."

On the Soundcloud he's tagged it with #Journey #Rock #Arena #80s #90s and it sounds like a song that could turn back time for Cher (or Laura Branigan) if she covered it. Lighters aloft, you can download it above and stream it in this post.

Will this be the direction of a new album? It's been two years since Confess. If you need more, Twin Shadow has a whole bunch of covers on his Soundcloud, including U2's "With Or Without You," 10CC's "I'm Not In Love" and Tori Amos' "Silent All These Years."

Twin Shadow's only live date at the moment is at the inaugural Hudson River Project festival in the Catskills this July.

"The Top" stream below...

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Hudson Project

Upstate, NY has a new music festival debuting this year, the inaugural Hudson Project which goes down from July 11-13 at Winston Farm in Saugerties, NY with four stages set against the Catskill Mountains. The initial lineup includes Kendrick Lamar, Modest Mouse, The Flaming Lips, Moby (DJ), Atmosphere, Flying Lotus, Bonobo (live), Holy Ghost, Twin Shadow, Cults, AraabMuzik, Gold Panda, Flatbush Zombies, !!!, Isaiah Rashad, Yacht, Jon Hopkins, Kelela, Majical Cloudz, SZA, The Range and more. Tickets go on sale Friday (4/4) at 11 AM.

In addition to the music, there will be "an art village showcasing interactive art exhibitions, regional arts and crafts and a selection of Hudson Valley-area gourmet food, wine, craft beer and specialty cocktail options will also offer local selections."

Full initial lineup below...

Continue reading "The Hudson Project music festival coming to the Catskills (lineup includes Kendrick Lamar, Modest Mouse, Flaming Lips & more)"

Christo Buffam (via Facebook)
Christo

NYC musician Christo Buffam, who played in Brooklyn shoegazers Dead Leaf Echo, The Vandelles and other bands, has sadly passed away. As Vanyaland reports, no cause of death has been reported yet.

Dead Leaf Echo posted an RIP to their Facebook, and The Vandelles also posted a long tribute:

It is with incredible grief and heartbreak that we write our dear friend and creative collaborator Christo Buffam has passed on from our tangible world. The day we met in Boston we knew he was an incredible person - after all he took us to IHop for breakfast where his dry wit and grey bandana won our hearts - he was effortlessly cool. In less than a year he would come to take on a huge role in both our lives as an immensely thoughtful friend and the course of The Vandelles as a designer, screen printer, and songwriter. I remember spending countless hours at our space in Danbro working on his song Nocturnal until one day he played me Miles Away and I was blown away by his ability to capture what he was feeling in his lyrics. Christo was a bright star of creative conviction who was always the one putting in tons of hours making posters, going to every show under the sun, or introducing new friends to old ones and visa versa. When he truly believed in something or someone he was behind them one hundred percent, and he would go to great lengths sometimes at his own expense to help in any way he could. Christo, we will miss your smile, we will miss your wit, we will miss your scowl, and above all we will miss you. Forever in our thoughts and hearts.

Anyone looking for info on what we know so far or upcoming plans for the wake/funeral should get in touch with Jasno Swarez here on facebook. In the coming weeks a get together will be planed for us all to get together and celebrate Christo's artwork, music, and life. We will post all info when we have it. Thank you everyone for your condolences, and please extend your sympathy to Christo's family and friends.

Fellow NYC musician Twin Shadow also instagrammed a tribute:
Very sad to hear about the talented and brilliant Christo Buffam. He was a friend. I hadn't see him in a while and was out drinking with friends a month ago and looked up behind the bar. There he was, and my face lit up to see him. He poured shots for us all. I'm glad I had a toast with him before he died. Rest In Peace, I wish we had time to get closer.
Both The Vandelles and Dead Leaf Echo were set to open for Bauhaus' David J at Pianos in April. No word if those bands will still play as planned.

Rest in peace Christo, you'll be missed.

Watch some Vandelles and Dead Leaf Echo videos below...

Continue reading "Christo Buffam (Dead Leaf Echo, the Vandelles), RIP"

Flume

Australian beatmaker Flume recently announced some dates surrounding appearances at Coachella and the South American Lollapaloozas, including a NYC show happening on April 14 at Highline Ballroom. That show quickly sold out, but Flume's since expanded his tour and added another big NYC show happening on July 18 at Terminal 5. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (3/21) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (3/19) at noon. Updated dates are listed below.

Flume is also giving the deluxe edition of his 2012 self-titled debut a vinyl release on April 15. The deluxe edition features collaborations with Freddie Gibbs, Ghostface Killah, Autre Ne Veut, Killer Mike, Twin Shadow, How To Dress Well, Stalley, and more, and Flume's just made a video for "Space Cadet" which features Ghostface and Autre Ne Veut. The animated video was directed by Jay Howell (Bob's Burgers) and Jim Dirschberger, who works with Jay on the Nickelodeon cartoon Sanjay and Craig. You can watch that video, with the list of tour dates, below...

Continue reading "Flume expands tour, playing Terminal 5, made a video with Autre Ne Veut & Ghostface Killah (updated dates)"

by Bill Pearis and Andrew Sacher

still from Kevin Drew's "Good Sex" video
Kevin Drew

It's been a while since we've done one of our video roundups, but there were just too many good videos this week to pass up the opportunity. (Plus, in honor of Valentine's Day, there's some v-day-themed ones worked in here.) We already posted a bunch this week, like Little Dragon, Thurston Moore, Metronomy, The Notwist, Thundercat, OFF!, Marissa Nadler, Arctic Monkeys covering The Beatles, Mission of Burma covering The Beatles, Polica, DTCV, La Femme, The Marked Men's return to NYC, and more, yet there were still plenty of cool ones we didn't get to. Check out recent videos from Kevin Drew, The National, Ariel Pink & Jorge Elbrecht, Phantogram, La Dispute, The Front Bottoms, Guided by Voices, Blouse, Chelsea Wolfe, S. Carey, Death Grips, Quilt, Shellshag and Twin Shadow & Samantha Urbani covering The Smiths, below.

Continue reading "v-day video roundup: Kevin Drew, The National, Ariel Pink, La Dispute, GBV, Front Bottoms, Chelsea Wolfe, Blouse & more"

DIIV at Baby's All Right on NYE (more by Amanda Hatfield)
DIIV

A concert series called Painted BLACK is returning to NYC and will feature three shows at Irving Plaza. Presented by NYC's MATTE Projects, Painted BLACK "is an exploration of a color and a lifestyle through a live experience. In the pursuit of this, the musical acts will be paired with visual artists, stage builders, sculptors, fashion designers, and filmmakers, creating unique pieces to be debuted at the series."

The first show, which coincides with Fashion Week, happens on February 13 and features electronic musicians Klangkarussell (DJ), Thomas Azier (live), and Stefan Biniak (DJ). Tickets for that one are on sale now.

The second one is more indie-rock oriented, featuring live sets by DIIV and Guards, plus a DJ set by Twin Shadow. Tickets for that one are on sale now.

Stay tuned for the third and final show to be announced. Flyer for the DIIV/Guards/Twin Shadow show, plus a video of DIIV from 285 Kent's last show, below...

Continue reading "DIIV, Twin Shadow, Guards & others playing Painted BLACK concert series at Irving Plaza (tix on sale)"

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The 2014 SXSW Festival is coming up soon -- March 11 - 16 in Austin, Texas -- and they've just announced the third round of showcasing bands which is a massive update. That includes Mary Timony's Ex Hex (who we just speculated about), Dum Dum Girls, Natural Child, Ratking, Buffalo Daughter, Action Bronson, Perfect Pussy, Nothing, Windhand, Angel Olsen, Sharon Van Etten, Vic Mensa, Deniro Farrar, Roosevelt, Pure Bathing Culture and a whole lot more. Full list of third round bands is listed below.

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