Entries tagged with: Vensaire
Cee-Lo Green (of Goodie Mob) at Lollapalooza 2011 (more by Grant MacAllister)
Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...
VMAs @ Barclays Center
MTV takes over Brooklyn tonight by bringing the VMAs to new-ish arena Barclays Center. Kanye West, Lady Gaga, Daft Punk, Justin Timberlake (joined by his old boy band, *NSYNC), and more are going to be there or are rumored to be there. It also airs online and Grimes co-hosts the red carpet report.
Goodie Mob @ Brooklyn Bowl
Cee-Lo Green may have become the man behind the polarizing, unforgettable radio hit "Fuck You" and a well-known judge on The Voice, but don't forget that he's also a member of one of Southern Rap's best ever groups, Goodie Mob. Those guys will return with their first new album since 2004 this week, and tonight they're in NYC for a relatively small show at Brooklyn Bowl.
Afro-Punk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park
Brooklyn's free two-day Afro-Punk Festival wraps up today with sets from punk legends Death, Danny Brown, Trash Talk, K-OS, Living Colour, DJ Prince Paul, Questlove, Big Freedia, Chuck D & DJ Lord (performing Fear of a Black Planet) and more.
Joan of Arc, CO LA, Bubbles @ Shea Stadium
With "Kinsella" becoming a name drop for a huge chunk of the recent noodly emo bands, it should be remembered that those guys still tour as well. Tonight Tim Kinsella brings his band Joan of Arc to a venue just as DIY as the ones his influencees tend to play, Shea Stadium. And making it better, experimental electronic musician CO LA is on the bill as well. They both do it again tomorrow at Mercury Lounge too.
Multicult, Low Fat Getting High, DONT @ Death By Audio
Brooklyn punks Low Fat Getting High never seem to stop playing. Tonight they've got a hometown gig with Baltimore's Multicult and Dont.
Bent Shapes @ South Street Seaport's Front / Stage (FREE)
Boston's Bent Shapes just released their terrific debut album, Feels Weird (which you can stream at P4K or Spotify) and today play the last of this Sound Bites series. BV's Bill Pearis DJs at 3 PM and the band's on at 4 PM.
Ex Wife, Vomitface, Gargoyle Twat, Kalen Lister @ Pianos
New Brunswick post-punks Ex Wife, who released the very solid New Colors LP earlier this year, will be tearing up Manhattan at Pianos tonight.
Ken Fury, Diavel, Vulture Shit @ Cameo
Brooklyn guitar-less punks Vulture Shit are always worth catching, and tonight they're opening a bill at Cameo that also includes Ken Fury and Diavel.
New Power Generation @ City Winery
It's "Purple Week" at City Winery and tonight's show is not Prince (or an artist formerly known as that) but it is members of his sometimes backing band, New Power Generation, plus the promise of "very special guests." Tonight's show is the last of six shows, and it's also the most expensive and doubles as a VMAs afterparty.
The World Is..., Pity Sex, Modern Baseball, One Hundred Year Ocean @ Asbury Lanes
After playing an indie/punk-friendly lineup in Brooklyn on Friday, Pity Sex teamed up with two emo bands -- The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die and Modern Baseball -- for a Long Island show last night, and tonight they all do it again in NJ.
Hannibal Buress @ Knitting Factory
Hannibal Buress continues his weekly Sunday comedy night at the Knit tonight.
Another weekly comedy show, Asssscat 3000, happens at UCB tonight.
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our full NYC show calendar.
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Computer Magic @ Bowery Ballroom, 9/8/12 (more by Erik Erikson)
The Aputumpu Festival is a musical showcase featuring more than two dozen rising Brooklyn-based bands comprising the backbone of the burgeoning Brooklyn music scene.The Brooklyn music-centric Aputumpu Festival (started by the video blog of the same name) is back and the three-day fest happens at five venues in Brooklyn and Manhattan, beginning tonight (3/28) at Cameo for a night of indie electronics, featuring live sets from Dickpic, Psychic Twin, Vensaire, Silent Drape Runners, Stranger Cat, St Lenox and Brother Tiger, with a DJ set by Chrome Canyon.
For New York City, Aputumpu is a celebration of the best new talent in the city, an amalgam of creative and artistic forces which seem to be as much a part of the air as the weather. In a city overflowing with musical talent, these bands rise above with distinctive sounds and unforgettable performances.
Friday (3/29) is the big night for Aputumpu with a folk/world show at Joe's Pub with Azania, Derrick N. Ashong & Soulfege and more; Computer Magic, Friend Roulette and more at Studio at Webster Hall; and both stages at Public Assembly, with EDM in the front (Rubber Ross, iBeat, more), and punk in the back room (KNTRLR, Religious Girls, Cinema Cinema, more).
The festival closes out on Saturday (3/30) at Ran Tea House, with Eula, Speedy Ortiz, Bambara and more.
Aputumpu Festival passes are $30 and tickets to individual shows are $10. Passes and tickest to Cameo, Public Assembly and Ran Tea House can be purchased here, Joe's Pub tickets are here and Studio @ Webster Hall here.
Festival flyer and full line-ups for all Aputumpu shows below...
SXSW is no doubt a great way to see a lot of bands in a short amount of time and can be a lot of fun. But it can also be a little much for some. If you'd like to see many of the same bands but in a more genteel setting, you might be interested in The Savannah Stopover which happens the weekend before SXSW (March 7 - 9) in at various clubs in Savannah, Georgia. Over 100 bands will play, including Of Montreal, Merchandise, Mac DeMarco, Chelsea Light Moving, Hunters, Braids, Delicate Steve, Turbo Fruits, Ducktails and loads more.
by Bill Pearis
Murals @ BVCMJ 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Louisville, Kentucky's dreamy Murals had a productive 2012, releasing their lovely debut album, A Passing Cloud, and toured constantly, including a slew of CMJ performances (including one of our day parties). The band recently recorded a Daytrotter session which went up today and includes a couple nice new songs. The band also gave us a list of "the 10 best things we encountered in 2012" that is mostly music (and almost none of it released recently) with a movie or two in there as well. Check that out below.
Murals have more shows coming up, including a few dates on the previously announced Widowspeak (who have a new album out this month) tour. Their dates together include the previously discussed NYC show which happens on January 22 at Mercury Lounge with Prince Rupert's Drops and Alex Laliberte of Vensaire. Tickets for that show are still available.
Murals' best-of list and a list of all tour dates below...
Woods at Storm King Art Center in May (more by Jessica Amaya)
Woods will release their new album, Bend Beyond, on September 18 via the band's own Woodsist Records. You can stream two of its tracks, "Cali in a Cup" and "Size Meets the Sound," along with the cover art and tracklist, below.
Woods, whose touring lineup now includes drummer Aaron Neveu of Mmoss (who Woods recently toured with), will be supporting the new album with a tour. They in Europe as we speak and upon returning home later this month, they'll go on a run with The Walkmen. It seems likely that more dates will be announced, because after that there are only a few more shows currently scheduled, including a NYC show, which happens on November 3 at Music Hall of Williamsburg with fellow Brooklyn band Widowspeak (who they shared a bill with in May) and Purling Hiss. Tickets for that show go on sale Tuesday (9/4) at noon. All currently known Woods dates are listed below.
You won't have to wait that long to catch Widowspeak in their hometown of Brooklyn though. They play Brooklyn Bowl on September 27 with Vensaire and Hard Bop. That show is free with RSVP or $5 at the door.
All lists of dates, song streams cover art and tracklist are below.