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"Darkside, final show, at Brooklyn Masonic Temple. One of the best shows I've seen in a long while." - Alex Schaaf
Nicolas Jaar and Dave Harrington's collaborative Darkside project has come to an end ("for now"), but before the break they played their "last show" at Brooklyn Masonic Temple on Friday (9/12) with their pal Valentin Stip opening. For a band who's headlined Terminal 5, the Masonic Temple was a more intimate location for them (and sold out), and a nice space for their sound. Plus, lots and lots of smoke.
More pictures and a couple videos from the show, below...
Darkside in Chicago in January (more by Brigid Gallagher)
Nicolas Jaar and Dave Harrington have announced that their collaborative project Darkside will be coming to an end ("for now") this year. Their "last show" will take place in their hometown of NYC on September 12 at Brooklyn Masonic Temple, a smaller space than their last show here at Terminal 5. The show will be opened by Valentin Stip who's signed to Nico Jaar's label. Tickets are on sale now. Their only other US date is FYF Fest. They've also got some international dates which are listed below.
The band have also released two songs recorded while they made their LP, Psychic, which didn't make the cut. Stream those (one appropriately called "Gone Too Soon"), with the list of dates, below...
Polica at Radio City in 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Polica, Lolawolf @ Bowery Ballroom
Polica's mix of R&B, indie pop and a folkier sense of songwriting make for an eclectic mix that's always fun live thanks to Channy's dance moves and the double drummer attack.
Dave Harrington (of Darkside), Valentin Stip (DJ set) @ Baby's All Right
When not playing in Darkside with Nicolas Jaar, Dave Harrington continues to make excellent music on his own. Tonight's his EP release and he'll be joined by a DJ set from Valentin Stip of Nico Jaar's label.
Liquor Store, White Mystery, Dirty Fences, Neighbors @ Cake Shop
It's a punk rock night with Chicago duo White Mystery bringing a dose of color (red) to an otherwise all-NYC bill.
Primitive Hearts, Pookie & The Poodlez, RIPS, Souvenir Stand @ Death by Audio
It's a double-dose of California wimp punk pop, with Oakland's Primitive Hearts and Pookie & the Poodlez. Check out their split 7" below.
Incan Abraham, Cultfever @ Mercury Lounge
LA's Incan Abraham sound like they've absorbed much of the popular indie pop of the last few years with their '80s synths, reverb and breezy rhythms.
Lust For Youth @ Rough Trade (7 PM free in-store)
Copenhagen's Lust For Youth make danceable synth pop with a melodramatic vocalist who has more in common with their post-punk neighbors Lower than other contemporary bands tagged "synth pop."
Haley Bonar, Lapland, Ocean Carolina @ Rough Trade
Bonar is a distinctive singer-songwriter, rarely sticking to singer-songwriter tropes, always opting for inventive instrumentation and arrangements as a showcase for her clear voice and songwriting chops. Her new album, Last War, is well worth checking out.
Ask Me Another w/ Doug Liman @ The Bell House
WNYC's popular puzzles and games show goes live in front of a studio audience tonight. This episode's guest: filmmaker Doug Liman who got his start directing Swingers but now makes big budget blockbusters like the just-released Edge of Tomorrow.
Night Train w/ Chris Gethard, Kate Berlant, Brooks Wheelan, Sheng Wang, AC Newman
It's a particularly good edition of Wyatt Cenac's night train tonight, with Chris Gethard, Kate Berlant, SNL castmember Brooks Wheelan...and New Pornographers' AC Newman. Only $8.
Phantogram, Lip Talk @ Terminal 5
Phantogram went from being ethereal pop to pure pop on their new album, Voices.
DakhaBrakha, Poor Rich Boy @ Brookfield Place (FREE)
Ukraine's DakhaBrakha combine the traditional music of their home country with more Western sounds. They just played Bonnaroo over the weekend and will play this free NYC show before returning home. Pakistan's Poor Rich Boy open.
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.
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You may have heard by now that Scout LaRue Willis (daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore) has been protesting against Instagram's nudity policy by walking (and buying flowers) around NYC topless and tweeting pictures of herself doing so with the #FreeTheNipple hashtag. Via NY Daily News:
"Legal in NYC but not on Instagram," Willis tweeted about her snaps. She captioned another: "What @Instagram won't let you see #FreeTheNipple""This is about helping women feel empowered to make personal choices about their bodies not dictated by what society says is decent," she says.
Her protest came after the social media platform removed one of her photos for violating its Community Guidelines.
The photo that got deleted was one of a sweatshirt that depicted two topless women, nipples clearly visible.
"My comfort with my body should not be dictated by how others perceive me," Willis tweeted. "However, I don't wish to force this view on anyone. If you don't like what you see, simply unfollow me."
You may remember that in addition to having famous parents, Scout is also a frequent Nicolas Jaar/Darkside collaborator. Nico's pal Valentin Stip, who put out his debut LP, Sigh, on Jaar's Other People label earier this year, will next play NYC on June 21 at Cameo with Justin Miller and Evan Michael. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Bruce and Demi's other daughter Tallulah (who some also call rebellious for her tattoo of a dog's head) is also involved in music. You may recall she teamed up with Odd Future's Tyler the Creator and Syd tha Kyd for Tyler's "Tamale" and is/was dating Lucas of Odd Future.
Syd tha Kyd also recently scheduled a NYC show happening June 6 at Baby's All RIght with White Sea, Morgan Kibby's (of M83) band who just played Sasquatch. Tickets for the Baby's show are on sale now.
Stream some Valentin Stip, Syd tha Kyd and White Sea below...
Valentin Stip, who you may have caught opening for Nicolas Jaar in the past, is now releasing his debut album, Sigh, via Jaar's Other People label (also home to High Water and Vtgnike), and it's streaming in full at the Other People site.
Valentin Stip has a few release parties for Sigh coming up, including one in France and another here in NYC at Output on February 28 with Ben Klock and Francis Harris. Tickets for that show are available here and here. UPDATE: He has a few other dates too, all of which are listed below.
Show flyer, along with a recent mix Valentin Stip made, below...
by Andrew Sacher
We were just talking about Montreal's Mutek Festival, which goes down this year from May 29 to June 2. Since we last spoke, we saw that Mutek added more artists to this year's lineup, including 1024 Architecture, Lee Gamble, TOKiMONSTA, De Juepuchas, and Bugge Wessel & Henrick Schwarz, in addition to a number of local Canadian acts, all of which are listed below. Tickets for the festival are still available. Check out the day-by-day schedule HERE.
One of the artists coming over to North America for Mutek is Berlin's Emika, who will stop in NYC before that festival for a show on May 24 at Littlefield. Tickets for that show are on sale now. The Littlefield show doubles as a release show for her new album, Dva, which comes out in the US on June 10 via Ninja Tune. The video for album's single, "Searching," which sounds a bit like if Jessie Ware was more into witch house, is below. Also below is her cover of Chris Isaak's "Wicked Game," which appears on the album and makes her the zillionth person to cover that song. That's the album art above.
All Emika dates are listed, along with that video and stream, and the Mutek lineup additions, below...
Lindstrom will be releasing a 12" of remixes from his Six Cups of Rebel LP on June 25 with remixes from Oneohtrix Point Never (who plays Ecstatic Summer), Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, and Mark McGuire (of Emeralds). Have a listen to Oneohtrix Point Never's take on "Call Me Anytime" below.
Lindstrom is currently on a tour which brings him to NYC on Friday (5/25) for the previously discussed Webster Hall show with Simian Mobile Disco (tickets). That tour will also bring him to Detroit's Movement Electronic Music Festival this weekend where he'll play alongside Public Enemy, Actress, SBTRKT, Major Lazer, Gold Panda, Nina Kraviz, Matias Aguayo, FaltyDL, AraabMUZIK and more. Tickets for the fest are on sale now. The full lineup is listed below.
Speaking of electronic music festivals, Mutek goes down in Montreal from May 30 - June 3. The Mutek lineup includes Kode9, Nicolas Jaar, Clark, Blondes, Apparat, Shlohmo, Shackleton, Stephen O'Malley & Tim Hecker, Biosphere & Lustmord, and more. The full lineup is listed below.
In related news, as mentioned, Apparat will come to NYC after Mutek for a show at Gramercy Theater on May 31. It's since been announced that Sleepyhead will open that show. Tickets for that show are still available and we're also giving away a pair. Contest details below, along with a list of all dates, song stream, and those festival lineups.
by Andrew Sacher
Nicolas Jaar walked on stage just minutes before midnight at the sold out Clown & Sunset showcase at Music Hall of Williamsburg last night (2/3) after opening sets by Pavla + Noura, Valentin Stip, and Acid Pauli. He stood surrounded by keyboards and straddling a vintage style microphone in front of a backdrop of slowly drifting images of nature and architecture. The set began with some heavily blurred vocals and swirling atmospheres, but much of what was to follow was pretty unexpected.
After pushing his mic to the side (which he did after about two songs), Nico hit his highest points when he dropped bass-heavy beats, all of which were met with huge applause from the crowd, but lost sight of what made his album, Space Is Only Noise, so appealing. Save for a few memorable piano hooks, the minimal textures and Nico's own distinct voice that set him apart from other dance musicians took a backseat for more straightforward beatwork. It wasn't until a bit more than halfway through the set, when he was joined on stage by collaborators Will Epstein and Dave Harrington, that the show became something entirely of its own. Epstein's meandering sax lines and Harrington's prog rock guitar turned the show into dancefloor-ready experimental rock, and their ability to do that is ultimately the most attractive thing about bringing Nicolas Jaar's music into a live setting. They ended their pre-encore set with the clear highlight of the night, "Space Is Only Noise If You Can See," which saw Nico grabbing a more modern mic with way less effects on it and discernibly delivering his stark baritone vocals.
The full band returned for an encore, bringing out guest vocalist Sasha Spielberg to sing lead on a track, which ended up being another highlight of the show, and Nico rounded things off with a few more dance tracks.
You can catch Nicolas Jaar, along with Will Epstein, Dave Harrington, and Sasha Spielberg at MoMA PS1 on Sunday (2/5), when he premieres a five-hour multidisciplinary piece as part of PS1's "Sunday Sessions". The event is free with admission to PS1.
He also recently dropped an unofficial video for "Materials," directed by Pondr, which you can watch below...
DOWNLOAD: Nicolas Jaar - "Keep Me There" (MP3)
"Nicolas Jaar was born the 10th of January 1990 in New York but spent most of his childhood in Santiago de chile. Haunted by Mulato Astatke and Erik Satie, he started making electronic music in 2004. At the age of 17, he made his debut on Wolf + Lamb records. Now 21 years old, Nico runs his own label clown & sunset and just released his debut album 'space is only noise" [nicolasaar.net]Pitchfork gave the album Best New Music. Download a track above. Clash says that, "Using a full band set up, Nicolas Jaar played a sold out show in London earlier this year. The results were breathtaking, sitting somewhere between free jazz, out there electronics and straight ahead techno." Nicolas plays again with a live band at Le Poisson Rouge in NYC on May 27. It's their only US show at before heading out on a European tour that includes performances at Glastonbury, Melt, and Sonar Festival.
The LPR show is being opened by Valentin Stip, who just released an EP on Jaar's Clown & Sunset label. According to a facebook status on Nicolas' page, it's his last US show until the fall. Tickets are still on sale now.
Nicolas recently recorded a cover of Abdullah Ibrahim's "Ishmael" live at Maida Vale BBC Studios in London. Listen to that, with all dates below...