Entries tagged with: Vietnam
Tamaryn is DJing at New York's Museum of Modern Art on Sunday evening (4/7) as part of a PopRally event called "Abstract Currents." Against projections of one-minute videos submitted by the public, Tamryn will provide a "hypnotic soundtrack to the collectively built abstract videoscape." It's in conjunction with MoMA's Abstraction, 1910-1925 and Abstract Generation: Now in Print exhibition and tickets are still available.
Later this month, Tamaryn will be in Texas' state capital for Austin Psych Fest (Apr. 26 - 28), which features a pretty amazing line-up that runs the gammut of "psychedelic," including Deerhunter, Spectrum, Black Mountain, OS Mutantes, The Moving Sidewalks, Clinic, Besnard Lakes, Elephant Stone, Roky Erickson, Sweden's GOAT and a bunch more. The fest just announced the day-by-day line-ups which are listed below.
photos by Devan Council
Vietnam @ Mercury Lounge, 2/28/2013
As mentioned, Vietnam have returned after a five-year abscence, releasing an A.merican D.ream, last week via Mexican Summer. The band played a record release show on Thursday (2/28) with Hector's Pets and TV Baby also on the bill. (There was an afterparty down the street at the soon-to-close Motor City where Jonathan Toubin DJ'd obscure punk.) More pics from that night are in this post.
Michael Gerner and the rest of his band are heading to SXSW next week and will stay on the road for much of the spring. Vietnam has added a homecoming show in Brooklyn at Glasslands on May 18. Tickets for that show are on sale now and updated tour dates are listed below.
Soul Clap Dance-Off contestants...
The Soul Clap & Dance-Off parties/competitions are going on the road with DJ Jonathan Toubin via the Brooklyn Brewery Mash Tour traveling arts festival. Taking place over the course of 2013, winners of each cities' Dance-Off get $100 plus they'll be flown to NYC to compete in the national championship which happens January, 18 2014 at Brooklyn Bowl. The NYC branch of the competition takes place on March 23, 2013 at Brooklyn Bowl and, since there's no travel part to the prize, the local winner gets $500.
Then next month, Toubin is going to do something he almost never does. Play the hits:
YOU PROBABLY HAVE NEVER HEARD YOUR FAVORITE RECORDS! For real! Teams of specialists recorded, mastered, and pressed songs to sound amazing with painstaking deliberateness. Over the years these original 45s have been remastered for CD, mp3, and even record - losing their rich dynamic qualities and becoming another animal entirely - sounding nothing like what the artists', producers', and engineers' original intentions. But tonight you have an opportunity to dance to your favorite tracks in their purest state - the original mix undigitized and uncompressed. This is not audiophile mumbo jumbo - you are not likely to recover from hearing your favorite songs on the ultimate sonic medium through Bowery Ballroom's first-class sound system. And like good wine, you won't go back to the bad stuff once you've had a taste. - Jonathan ToubinJonathan Toubin, acknowledged crate-digger and champion of obscure soul 45s, will be playing the hits at Bowery Ballroom on March 28. Tickets for this rare chance to hear him play songs most people know go on sale Friday (3/1) at noon.
Jonathan will also be all over Austin for SXSW. His SXSW schedule and all Soul Clap & Dance-Off tour dates are listed below...
by Bill Pearis
Brooklyn band Vietnam were a fixture of the '00s local scene but went quiet a few years ago to the point where some may have wondered if they still existed. Main man Michael Gerner reactivated the name last year as a six-piece, and has put the finishing touches on a new Vietnam album, an A.merican D.ream, which is out February 26 via Mexican Summer. You can check out cover art and "Kitchen Kongas" from the album below.
The six-strong Vietnam will play a record release party in NYC at Mercury Lounge on February 28 with TV Baby and Hectors Pets. Tickets are on sale now. Shortly after that the band will head out on tour, including the inevitable stop in Austin for SXSW (which just announced the film lineup) and they play Austin Psych Fest too. All tour dates are listed 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.
Sasquatch! 2012 (more by Chris Graham and Rae Graham)
Quincy, WA music festival Sasquatch! has announced that it will return for its 12th installment to The Gorge over Memorial Day Weekend (5/24 - 5/27) in 2013. A limited number of discounted four-day festival passes will go on sale Friday (11/23) at 9 AM PST at the Sasquatch! website. The lineup will be announced in February.
In other US festival news, as recently mentioned on BV Austin, Austin Psych Fest will go down in Carson Creek Ranch from April 26 to 28 with Deerhunter, The Black Angels, Boris, Spectrum, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Clinic, Warpaint, DIIV, and many more. More info HERE.
In the metropolis of Saigon, Mai (Van Trang), a traditional ribbon dancer from the countryside, meets tough street dancer Kim (Quynh Hoa) and soon becomes captivated by the city's vibrant underground hip-hop scene. Representing the struggles of Vietnamese youth culture, this energetic film showcases bold, fresh talent with dynamic choreography and heartfelt narrativeThe Stranger calls it one of the best hiphop films ever made.
Tickets for the screening are on sale now. Check out the trailer below and a music video for Suboi's "Walk," which appears on the films soundtrack. BV photographer Bao Nguyen directed the video and was also director of photography for the film.
The free afterparty is at Stay Lounge (244 East Houston Street (Aves A & B) at 10pm.
Vietnam were supposed to tour with the Cult? I guess now they're not (according to a message they sent out). Just like Vetiver are not opening for Morrissey. Not a good day for bearded bands that start with the letter "V". All Cult tour dates below...
DOWNLOAD: The Black Angels - The First Vietnamese War (MP3)
"Formed in May 2004 in Austin, TX, The Black Angels' psychedelically induced rock n' roll evokes the spirit of the 1960's while awakening the heavy droning rhythms inspired by The Velvet Underground."
THE BLOW & VIETNAM
Jenny Lewis and the Watson Twins are currently on tour with Vietnam and Michael Runion, but when Jenny hits NYC, opening duties will be taken over by Norah Jones' country band The Little Willies. Other tour openers include K Records' The Blow, her boyfriend Jonathan Rice, and Will Sheff of Okkervil River.
Previously signed to VICE Records, Vietnam's new album comes out January 23, 2007 on Kemado. When they're done touring with Jenny, they'll join the Lemonheads for all dates including December 15th at Irving Plaza.
The Blow will be in NYC for CMJ - @ Irving Plaza on November 3rd with Architecture in Helsinki, Apples in Stereo, and Shapes and Sizes. Tickets are on sale.
All tour dates for everyone below...