Entries tagged with: Two Gallants
by Andrew Sacher
photo: Two Gallants at Bonnaroo 2013 (more by Jamie Goodsell)
As discussed, Two Gallants are releasing their fifth album, We Are Undone, on February 3 via ATO, and since we last spoke they released two of its singles, "Incidental" and the title track. Not that Two Gallants haven't always had a rockin' side, but these songs sound especially hard hitting for the folk rock band. "Incidental" is basically garage rock. Check them out below.
Also since we last spoke, Two Gallants expanded their tour. It already included NYC shows on February 13 at Mercury Lounge and February 14 at Rough, which are both sold out, and now includes a third NYC show on February 12 at Baby's All Right. The Merc and RT shows will be opened by Deer Tick side project Happiness, but openers for Baby's are TBA. Tickets for Baby's go on sale at 10 AM on Friday (1/23).
Updated dates are listed, with the new songs, below...
We're officially in Music Festival Announcement Season, and the latest one is Atlanta's annual Shaky Knees Festival, happening May 8-10. This year includes The Strokes, The Avett Brothers, Wilco, Pixies, Social Distortion, Ryan Adams, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Tame Impala, Brand New, Mastodon, Neutral Milk Hotel (supposedly one of your last chances to see them for a while), Interpol, Flogging Molly, TV on the Radio, Manchester Orchestra, James Blake, Death from Above 1979, Dr. Dog, Spiritualized, Panda Bear, American Football, Clutch, Black Lips, The Mountain Goats, Best Coast, Real Estate, Wavves, Built to Spill, The Both, Mac DeMarco, Minus the Bear, Old 97's, FIDLAR, METZ, THe Bronx, Speedy Ortiz, Palma Violets, VIet Cong, Strand of Oaks and more. Tickets are on sale now.
Full initial lineup (even more TBA) below...
Two Gallants at Bonnaroo 2013 (more by Jamie Goodsell)
Folk rock duo Two Gallants have announced that they'll release their fifth album, We Are Undone, on February 3 via ATO. It's their second album for that label after leaving Saddle Creek, following 2012's The Bloom and the Blight. Album artwork below.
The band has also announced a tour supporting the new album which includes US shows in California and NYC this February. The NYC shows happen February 13 at Mercury Lounge and February 14 at Rough Trade. Tickets for those shows go on sale Friday (11/21) at noon with an AmEx presale for the Merc show starting Wednesday (11/19) at noon.
All dates are listed, with the LP artwork and a video from their last album, below...
photos by Jamie Goodsell, additional photos by Katharine Hansen
Solange/Tallest Man on Earth/Beach House @ Bonnaroo 6/15/2013
"I know it's hot out there," Solange told the audience during her Which Stage set, "but if I could could see you guys grinding just a little bit, that would make me so happy." And of course the audience shrieked back with approval, as her band began playing the dreamy "Bad Girls." Following her surprise appearances with Grizzly Bear and on Friday's hip-hop Superjam, it was refreshing to see Solange perform her own dreamy, soulful brand of pop. Throughout her set she shimmied, smiled and swooned along with her band, even pulling off some coordinated line-dancing with her natty and talented guitarist. - [SPIN]On Saturday (6/15) of Bonnaroo 2013, big names included R. Kelly, Bjork, Empire of the Sun and Cat Power. But there was lots, lots more going on at Bonaroo on Saturday, including Beach House, The Tallest Man on Earth, Two Gallants, and Solange, not to mention comedian Ed Helms in bluegrass mode, and David Cross. Pics from those acts and more are in this post.
If you missed them, our earlier pictures from Day 1 are HERE and HERE, Day 2 photos are HERE and here, Day 3 are HERE, and Day 4 are HERE. More photos from Saturday, June 15 (and a few from Sunday, 6/16) are below.
Weird Al and Bonarroo phone bank (including Mike Birbiglia and Eugene Mirman...
With help from Eugene Mirman, Chris Gethard, Mike Birbiglia, Portugal. The Man and more, Weird Al just began announcing the 2013 Bonnaroo line-up on the Bonnaroo YouTube page which happens June 13 - 16 in Manchester, TN. Weird Al just announced Pretty Lights, Wilco, A$AP Rocky, and The xx, and over the next hour, more artists will be announced. We'll update this post as more announcements come.
Other artists playing include Passion Pit, Kendrick Lamar, David Byrne and St. Vincent, Jim James, Big K.R.I.T., Billy Idol, Grizzly Bear, Japandroids, Foals, Wild Nothing, Deap Vally, Killer Mike, Lord Huron, Divine Fits, Nas, Beach House, The Gaslight Anthem, Local Natives, Dirty Projectors, Baroness, The National, The Vaccines, Holy Ghost, Death Grips, R. Kelly, Alt-J, Purity Ring, Cat Power, Wu-Tang Clan, Bjork, Tame Impala, Animal Collective, The Tallest Man on Earth, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Paul McCartney, Earl Sweatshirt, Four Tet, Father John Misty, Swans, A-Trak, Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, Cults, AraabMuzik, DIIV, Charli XCX, Matthew E. White, Frank Turner, JEFF the Brotherhood, Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit, Calexico, Two Gallants, and more.
Tickets for the festival go on sale Saturday (2/23) at noon EST.
There's also now a video of Daniel Tosh announcing the initial lineup, which you can watch, along with the current list of announced names, below...
photos by PSquared Photography
Deer Tick @ The Cap
Deer Tick, who recently finished up a residency at Brooklyn Bowl (night three pics HERE), opened for My Morning Jacket on night 1 of their three-night run at Port Chester's Capitol Theatre last night (12/27). Pictures from their set are in this post and pics of MMJ are HERE.
Deer Tick are continuing to tour and will play Maxwell's in Hoboken TONIGHT (12/28) with Two Gallants, one of a few shows the two bands are playing together in December (and they'll tour Australia together in February). Tonight's show is now sold. If you didn't manage to get tickets, you can still get tickets to Deer Tick's friends Lucero's shows at Brooklyn Bowl tonight and Saturday (tickets for for night 1, night 2, or both nights).
Both Deer Tick/Two Gallants and My Morning Jacket will be heading to Cambridge/Boston for New Year's Eve (separately). Deer Tick/Two Gallants play The Sinclair while MMJ will take over the Agganis Arena with Preservation Hall Jazz Band.
More pics from the Cap and a list of updated Deer Tick dates below...
Deer Tick at Carnegie Hall, 10/27/2012 (more by Chris La Putt)
Deer Tick, who just performed at Carnegie Hall as part of singer John McCauley's big night there, are going to be busy next month, including the previously announced opening slot for My Morning Jacket at Port Chester's Capitol Theatre on 12/27 (tickets). But before that, McCauley and the rest of the band will have a three-week Wednesday residency at Brooklyn Bowl beginning December 5. The shows are special beyond that too as they'll be performing an album and EP in full at each show:
12.05.12 Born on Flag Day + More Fuel for the Fire EPTickets for the 12/5, the 12/12 and the 12/19 shows are on sale now.
12.12.12 The Black Dirt Sessions + Holy Shit it's Christmas EP
12.19.12 Divine Providence + Tim EP
After the Brooklyn Bowl shows (and one day after their Cap show with MMJ), Deer Tick will play Maxwell's in Hoboken on 12/28 and those tickets are on sale too. Right after that, Deer Tick the band are going on the road for a tour with Two Gallants that includes dates in the Northeast and Australia. All upcoming Deer Tick dates are listed at the bottom of this post.
photos by Debi Del Grande
Refused / Warpaint / Sleigh Bells, FYF Fest 9/1/2012
...Next came the great Warpaint / Hot Snakes / Chromatics dilemma of 2012. We love Hot Snakes, but with not-to-be missed hardcore Refused closing the evening, we needed something cerebral.The ninth annual FYF Fest happened in Los Angeles with an incredibly stacked line-up that included M83, Warpaint, The Vaselines, Sleigh Bells, Fucked Up, The Men, Redd Kross, Refused, Chromatics, Cloud Nothings and loads more. And that was just the first day. Pictures of those bands and more from Saturday (9/1) are below.
We picked Warpaint, and it made all the difference. The Angeleno quartet packed the main stage area to an earnestly mind-blowing set. No joke. Stella Mozgawa's metronomically perfect drumming is infused with the right amount of personality and swagger. To say nothing of the occasionally ethereal vocals and sonically interdimensional floating guitar licks. On top of the brain high, the all-lady act Warpaint drives a bit of a body-moving groove. If it weren't for the, er, gopher pockmarked ground, we might have just laid down and vibed out or whatever. Enough people did anyways... -[LA Weekly]
Baroness at Terminal 5 in May (more by Joe McCabe)
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.
photos by Amoreena Lucero
Beck / Andrew Bird at Outside Lands 8/10/2012
Who needs to travel to Southern California for Coachella or to Texas for Austin City Limits? Certainly not music fans living in the Bay Area.San Francisco's Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival kicked off Friday night (8/10) with sets from Beck, The Foo Fighters, Andrew Bird, Reggie Watts, Two Gallants, Futurebirds, Washed Out and more. More pictures from Day 1 are below.
They can just stay right at home and enjoy the increasingly popular Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. That is, if they can get a ticket. This year's gathering of the musical tribes, which runs through Sunday, completely sold out in advance -- 65,000 tickets snatched up for each of the three days.
That's quite an accomplishment for the still-young event, which, in its fifth year, has certainly become one of the nation's premiere music festivals.
This success story is no mystery. Berkeley-based concert promoter Another Planet Entertainment always lines up terrific acts for the festival -- and that's certainly the case in 2012.
The large-scale production, which features six performance stages as well as great food and drink offerings (mostly from local providers), kicked off in triumphant fashion on Friday with sets by hometown hero Neil Young (with Crazy Horse), the Foo Fighters, Beck, Of Monsters and Men, Die Antwoord and many other talents. - [Oakland Tribune]
Two Gallants at Wellmont Theater in June (more by Chris La Putt)
Folk rockers Two Gallants are set to release their first album in five years, The Bloom and the Blight, on September 4 via ATO Records. The album was produced by John Congleton (St. VIncent, Wye Oak, Okkervil River). You can grab the the first single, "Broken Eyes," in exchange for your email address below and another track, "My Love Won't Wait," here. The album's tracklist is below too and you can also pre-order the album at the band's website.
Two Gallants will be supporting the album on a tour which kicks off in San Francisco this August, around the time they play Outside Lands, and continues through October, hitting NYC for two shows along the way. Those shows happen on September 24 at Bowery Ballroom and September 25 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets for both NYC shows go on sale Friday (7/20) at noon with an AmEx presale starting today (7/18) at noon.
A list of all dates, the widget and tracklist are below.
FYF Fest. September 1st and 2nd, 2012WOW.
At the LA State Historic Park, Los Angeles, CA
Tickets are $77 and go on sale Friday June 22nd.
American Nightmare has two shows coming up at Webster Hall.
Full FYF lineup, in alphabetical order, below...
photos by Chris La Putt
Gogol Bordello at Wellmont Theater - 6/2/12
Gogol Bordello wrapped up the 'Radio Hutz' tour in NJ at the Wellmont Theater on Saturday (6/2) with Two Gallants. More pictures and some videos from the show are below.
"Another Planet Entertainment, Superfly Presents and Starr Hill presents, in a partnership with the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, are proud to announce the lineup for the fifth annual Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival. The world's only gourmet music festival will once again take place in San Francisco's historic Golden Gate Park August 10 - 12, 2012. Tickets will go on sale Thursday April 19 at 12 noon PDT via www.sfoutsidelands.com. A significant portion of every ticket sold will directly benefit San Francisco's Recreation and Park Department."Pretty massive lineup for the San Francisco festival this year. Check it out below....
The Bronx aboard a Rocks Off Concert Cruise last year (more by Keith Marlowe)
The Bronx are currently working on their fourth eponymous effort (not a typo), but will head out on the road as their alter ego Mariachi El Bronx for a string of dates with Two Gallants in May. All dates are listed below.
The tour includes a two night stay in NYC, except on one of those nights, Mariachi El Bronx will turn back into the Bronx. The Bronx will headline a Rocks Off Boat Cruise on 5/23. Mariachi El Bronx headline a Rocks Off Boat Cruise on 5/24. Two Gallants will open both boat shows. Tickets for both 5/23 and 5/24 go on sale at noon on 3/30.
The last few dates on the MEB/TG tour are with Gogol Bordello including the previously announced June 2nd Wellmont Theater show, though Mariachi El Bronx is not playing the NJ show. They'll instead be up at Hunter Mountain for Mountain Jam on that day.
All tour dates and some live video of The Bronx in action, below...
Gogol Bordello @ Terminal 5 - Dec 31, 2011 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Gogol Bordello have announced a tour that includes dates in South America, North America and Europe. The U.S. portion happens and May and Junes and ends with a show at Montclair, NJ's Wellmont Theater on June 2nd with Two Gallants. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (3/23). All dates are listed below...
Eric D. Johnson
We recently mentioned that Fruit Bats and Vetiver play a show together on September 13 at Bowery Ballroom. That show is part of a September tour that the two bands go on together which kicks off on September 6 in Minneapolis. Tickets for the entire tour are now on presale. Tickets for the NYC show go on sale Friday (7/8) at noon.
Vetiver meanwhile are in NYC this Sunday. Tickets are still on sale.
Two Gallants (back together after two years apart from each other) open the Minneapolis show, and none after that, but they do simultaneously go on their own tour which includes a late show at Mercury Lounge the same night (9/13) that Fruit Bats and Vetiver play Bowery Ballroom. Tickets for the NYC show are on sale now.
Meanwhile, The Shins (of which Fruit Bat Eric D. Johnson is a sideman) who have been hiatus for most of the last two years too, are scheduled to play Outside Lands and POPPED! Music Festival. Frontman James Mercer also debuted a new song with drummer Joe Plummer (of Modest Mouse and recently The Shins) at The Bagdad Theater in Portland, OR back in March. Video of that with all tour dates below...
We were promised 10 ticketed Williamsburg Waterfront shows this summer, and now we have another one to add to the list. The diverse list of bands coming to the Brooklyn venue now includes, well, Stone Temple Pilots. Tickets for this July 25th show go on sale Thursday (6/30) at noon.
Another reunited "grunge" band that we don't need to reunite, though not one from the west coast, or even from America, Bush plays Bowery Ballroom on July 28. Tickets go on sale Thursday (6/30) at noon.
Speaking of reunited grunge bands, we have tickets you can win to the Soundgarden shows at Prudential Center (7/8) and Jones Beach (7/9). E-mail BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (subject: Soundgarden). Include your first and last name and venue choice in the email. Winners will be randomly selected and contacted. Good luck! FYI, don't worry, your name/email will not be used for anything else.
Speaking of Williamsburg Waterfront, reunited bands and contests, we're giving away tickets to Death From Above 1979 at our Facebook.
We're also giving away tickets to see Bon Sollee tonight at Music Hall of Williamsburg on our Facebook.
Frank Turner added a November 3 show at Bowery Ballroom after his 9/21 show sold out. Tickets go on sale Thursday (6/30) at noon. Andrew Jackson Jihad and Into It. Over It open the show.
We recently mentioned that of Montreal were added to Escape 2 NY. They play the Hamptons Fest on August 7. Kevin Barnes aka DJ List Christee DJs at Brooklyn Bowl on August 6. Tickets for his DJing gig are on sale now.
Caveman are playing Mercury Lounge on September 15. Tickets go on sale Friday (7/1) at noon with an AmEx presale starting today (6/29) at noon.
Two Gallants play Mercury Lounge on September 13. Tickets are on sale now.
North Highlands and ARMS play Mercury Lounge on July 27. Tickets are on sale now.
DOWNLOAD: The Myrnabirds - Numbers Don't Lie (MP3)
The Saddle Creek / Wichita CMJ showcase will take place at the Delancey in NYC on October 21st, and it looks something like this:
?? pm Sky LarkinIt's an exciting lineup for multiple reasons, but right now I just want to focus on The Mynabirds, aka Omaha singer-songwriter Laura Burhenn (and friends). You might remember her as 1/2 of Georgie James. The other half of that indie pop group was John Davis of Q and not U, and they were also a Saddle Creek signing.
8:30 pm Old Canes
9:30 pm Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson
10:15 pm First Aid Kit
11:00 pm The Mynabirds
11:45 pm Frankie and the Heartstrings
12:30 Adam Haworth Stephens (of Two Gallants)
Now she's (dropped the indie pop and is) collaborating with Richard Swift (on record), and "live in the flesh by a great collective of artists and musicians that include: Johnny Kotchian (drums), Dan McCarthy (bass & vocals), Pearl Lovejoy Boyd (vocals & percussion), Susan Sanchez (vocals), Ben Brodin (guitars & vocals), Alex McManus (guitars, horns & vocals), Rebecca Marie Miller (vocals & percussion), Nicole Childrey (drums), Patrick Damphier (bass), and Nate Walcott (horns)."
Her album What We Lose in the Fire We Gain in the Flood was released earlier this year by Saddle Creek, and can best be described, as it has by many, as country and soul. She has a great voice. Get a taste via the MP3 (above) and video (below) for "Numbers Don't Lie", and from the Daytrotter session that was posted earlier this month.
Get a live taste, way before CMJ, tonight/Friday, September 24th at Brooklyn Bowl when The Mynabirds open for David Bazan. The two groups are on tour together (and it's their only NYC show). $5.00 tickets are still on sale.
Speaking of David Bazan, Feltheart Filmworks recently put together a 3-part documentary about the ex-Pedro the Lion member. You can watch that in full, with all dates and stuff, below...
The Felice Brothers...
The Felice Bros. are back in NYC this fall too, as part of a tour with with Adam Haworth Stephens (of Two Gallants). They play at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Sunday, October 31st (spooky!). Tickets go on AmEx presale Wednesday at noon. General sale starts Friday at noon.
The boys are also at the Newport Folk Festival on August 1st, and more shows, including the UK in September, are listed below...
a catch up post...
photos by Elizabeth Weinberg
F Yeah Fest took over LA's "Echo, EchoPlex, Rec Center + surrounding locations" at the end of August. Elizabeth was there and took some pictures...
Two Gallants @ "secret birthday show" in Brooklyn (CRED)
new video below...
DOWNLOAD: Two Gallants - Seems Like Home to Me (MP3) (off EP)
The Brooklyn Vegan "Blog Radio" show airs on Sirius Left of Center every Wednesday at noon EST (and then again at midnight). On last week's show I was honored to have Two Gallants on as my guest.
Adam Stephens and Tyson Vogel (both Gallants) grew up together in San Francisco, started making music together at age twelve, are both really nice, and both picked most of the music we ended up playing on the show. We also played a bunch of their songs - old and new - inclduing a few tracks off their self-titled album that comes out on Saddle Creek on September 25th.
Two Gallants were in town after just finishing up a tour with Against Me! - we talked about how they were there when Tom Gabel was arrested. I tried to stay away from the played-out story about how they themselves were once arrested (and maced, etc) though.
Two Gallants' pre-Saddle Creek first-album The Throes has been re-mixed/mastered, and is being re-released, so they really have two records coming out really soon, AND they just came out with an EP. They kick off a tour with Blitzen Trapper on September 17th. Here's what we played: