Entries tagged with: Vivian Girls
Yo La Tengo @ Maxwell's, Hanukkah 2007 (more by Daniel Arnold)
A letter from Yo La Tengo below...
Moby and Carla Rhodes helping animals (more by Lori Baily)
today in NYC
* Les Paul @ Iridium
* The Notwist & Dosh @ Webster Hall
* Bearsuit, Boy Genius, CJ Boyd @ Cake Shop
* Atmosphere @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Love is All, Titus Andronicus, Abe Vigoda @ Maxwell's
* Queen Latina, Amanda Lepore, DJ Sammy Jo @ Mercury Lounge (Scissor Sisters)
* The Dead C, Sightings, Northampton Woods, King Darves @ Bowery Ballroom
* Chuck Ragan (Hot Water Music), Ben Nichols (Lucero), Tim Barry (of Avail) @ Gramercy Theatre
Kele Okereke was born today in 1981 (age 27).
The Undisputed Heavyweights play their final show tomorrow.
Ed Sullivan died today in 1974.
"Columbus Day is traditionally marked by going to parades that honor the man credited with 'discovering' America. But for Native Americans, whose ancestors were displaced and marginalized by the European journey to this continent, it's a day of somber reflection or even mourning." [NPR]
Video of Vivian Girls playing their record release show at Silent Barn below...
Photos by Kurt Christensen
Love is All complete their string of east coast dates with a show at Maxwell's in Hoboken tonight (Monday, October 13) with Titus Andronicus and Abe Vigoda. On Friday they opened for Of Montreal at Roseland Ballroom. In November they return to the US, but this time to the west coast to play the Part Time Punks Festival and a bunch of other shows with Vivian Girls. Those dates and more Roseland pics below...
Portastatic @ Sled Island 2008 (more by Rae Holtsabum)
It's the "CMJ Artist Lounge at Red Bull Space Presented By Paste, KCRW.com, and indie outlaw." Open to CMJ artist badges all day. Free to the public at night. Band schedule and flyer below...
CMJ 2008 at Bowery Ballroom
10/21 - Lykke Li / Friendly Fires / Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson / Micachu (sold out)Some of these are old news. Some are new. All of them are now (or almost) on sale at Ticketmaster.
10/22 - Margot And The Nuclear So & So's / Wild Sweet Orange / Love As Laughter / Audrye Sessions / Shugo Tokumaru / Cory Chisel & The Wandering Sons
10/23 - Delays / Scouting For Girls / Black Joe Louis & The Honeybears / Chester French / Janelle Monae
10/24 - Jay Reatard / Longwave / White Lies / Violens / Japanese Motors / SweetWater
10/25 - Little Jackie (early show)
10/25 - A Place to Bury Strangers / Crystal Antlers / Vivian Girls / Marnie Stern / All The Saints (late show)
Black Joe Louis & The Honeybears just so happens to be also playing NYC tonight (10/7).
The Saturday night show should be a great one, especially for people from out of town who don't get as many chances to see the three local bands on the bill.
Mercury Lounge shows are listed HERE.
The BV show is at MHOW.
photos by Tim Griffin
Friday (10/3) morning they found out they received Best New Music from Pitchfork and Friday night they played on a boat around NYC with the VICE signees Dark Meat who have lots of members and paint faces and stuff. Tim took the boat ride and this is what it looked like...
Take a Friday night boat ride with Dark Meat & the Vivian Girls. $20 tickets for tonight's NYC show are still on sale AND I have a pair to giveaway to a lucky winner who emails BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM before noon. Include your first and last name. Winner will be picked at random and contacted.
More Dark Meat dates HERE. Vivian Girls' self titled album will be released on In the Red on October 7th. The tracklist and all VG dates below...
photos by Chris La Putt
Their new official video is below the pictures and above the tour dates...
by Black Bubblegum
Who doesn't like getting Fucked Up for free?
Fucked Up will be playing in the basement of Generation Records night, Friday, September 12th. Space is extremely limited so if you want to get in, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org now. Show will begin at 8 P.M. If you miss it, don't worry, they'll be back in town soon.
Read all about their (mis)adventures on their latest tour at their blog.
Fucked Up drops The Chemistry Of Common Life on Oct 7th. They recently posted the track "Twice Born" (above) for download. All tour dates below...
DOWNLOAD: Jay Reatard - See/Saw (MP3)
Matador Singles '08 - out October 7th
Jay Reatard - 2008 NYC Tour DatesJay Reatard and Sonic Youth are now labelmates. "Matador Singles 08" tracklist and all tour dates below...
10-23 Hoboken, NJ - Maxwell's (CMJ) (tix)
10-24 Bowery Ballroom (CMJ) w/ White Lies & Japanese Motors
10-25 Brooklyn, NY - Glasslands Gallery (CMJ)
10-26 NYC - Santos Party House w/ Vivian Girls (tix)
by Nick Masi
DOWNLOAD: TVK - Give It Up (MP3)
Tyvek are gearing up for another tour, but things are different this time around. It's possible the popular brand of synthetic materials owned by Dupont had enough of punk rockers from Michigan smearing their name. The Detroit lo-fi group is now known as TVK. Whether that is still pronounced "Tyvek" is currently unknown. Regardless, the sound (of the music) remains the same. TVK play Cake Shop in NYC on October 3rd with Blues Control and Death By Audio in Brooklyn the following day with Cause Co-Motion!. Vivian Girls join them for a few dates on the tour, but not in NYC where VG have plenty of their own shows to play with just about everyone else but Tyvek, I mean TVK.
"Give It Up" can be found on Tyvek's ?0107/?0207 Tyvek "Summer Burns" 2X7" It was released by What's Your Rupture in 7/07. All TVK tour dates below...
photos by Chris La Putt
ex-Vivian Girl, standing drummer Frankie Rose
The Crystal Stilts are moody-sounding fuckers who make fabulous stripped-down garage-pop. Their mix-and-match post-punk ditties manage to sound both affected and effective at the same time; they're weirdly life-affirming and very fun. You want to dance when you hear them-- dance with a furrowed brow, maybe, but move around nonetheless. Singer Brad Hargett is from Brooklyn by way of Florida but sounds like he's from Manchester by way of Slough. The main thing I wonder when I listen to Crystal Stilts is why is it so hard to make exceptional garage-pop like this? [Pitchfork]The Crystal Stilts played one of my favorite sets of the day on the side stage of the East Village Radio Festival on Sunday (9/7). Brad comes off like he doesn't care on stage, yet he draws you in and occasionaly gives a hint that he really is enjoying himself. His eyes roll back into his head, he does a little dance - it's hard not to watch what he'll do next even though he's barely doing anything. My biggest revelation was how much the Vivian Girls lost when Frankie their drummer decided to go full time with the Crystal Stilts. More pictures below...
photos by Lori Baily
The poster says "McCarren Pool Bye Bye" because Saturday's show (August 30, 2008) was billed as the last show ever at McCarren Pool. If the city has their way, that statement will be true for McCarren Pool, to quote Thurston Moore, "as we know it". That may not be 100% true though because the current renovation plans include some type of "performance space" along with the water. More pictures below....
today in NYC
* FREE STUFF
* The Game @ Irving Plaza
* Bango Benefit @ Bowery Ballroom
* Billy Idol @ Hammerstein Ballroom
* Rushmore (movie) & bands @ McCarren Pool
* Scribble Jam w/ Junk Science @ Knitting Factory
* long, free sets by Anthony Jeselnik & Kristen Schaal
* Dr. Dog, Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson & R Stevie Moore @ MHOW
I think the race is on to see who can play more NYC shows in 2008: Vivian Girls or Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson. It's a tight race.
The above photo is another view of Sunday's final Pool Party.
Dark Meat have announced a tour that includes a NYC show on a boat with Vivian Girls on October 3rd. Tickets are on sale. They're also playing Market Hotel in Brooklyn one day later. All dates below...
by Andrew Frisicano
DOWNLOAD: Onedia - Preteen Weaponry (edit) (MP3)
Williamsburg's Monster Island arts center, home of Secret Project Robot, is throwing its 3rd annual Monster Island Arts and Music Festival Block Party Saturday, Sept 6 from 2pm-10pm.
The not-for-profit on the corner of Kent Ave and Metropolitan claims to be "the only block in this section of Brooklyn that has not been rezoned for high-rise condominiums."
Bands playing the free show include Oneida, Golden Triangle, Ex Models, Red Dawn II, The Trilateral Commission, K-Holes, The Gimme Five,
2 surprise bands booked by building mate and NYC phenomenon Todd P. Cassie, Katy, & Ali and Psychothriller.
Psych-rockers Oneida, recently back from a tour in support of "Preteen Weaponry" (the first part in the "Thank Your Parents" triptych the band is releasing on Jagjaguwar/Brah), and also playing the free Seaport Music show this Friday, will be recording a new single for Social Registry during the show ("Limited to 35 tickets - first come first serve").
The East Village Radio Festival at South Street Festival is the same day. Full line-up of Monster Island events, and some tour dates, below:
the original Vivian Girls (on display at the Folk Art Museum in NYC)
"Each Friday, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, the museum trustees and staff invite the public to explore the galleries free of charge, have a drink in the cafe, and enjoy live music in the stunning atrium." The linueps are listed at the NYC museum's website.
Best Friends Forever @ a Todd P show in Austin - Mar 12, 2008 (piratehat)
hi friends!Check out some fof their quirky MP3s above (including both of the songs Todd was talking about). Check out more tour dates below...
I've been looking forward to the 2 shows this week for a long time!
If you've come out to 1 of my shows in the last year you recognize this phenomenal song I play btwn the bands a lot, it goes... "Eisenhower is the father of the interstate highway system..." There's another 1 too, that goes "Put your hand in my backpocket, as if it were your own backpocket..."
BOTH those great tunes are by Minneapolis's BEST FRIENDS FOREVER, 2 ladies & their bud Joe on drums, playing some of the catchiest, most joyful, most quirky sexy pop songs being made in the US of A right now.
BEST FRIENDS FOREVER play -2- terrific all ages show lineups in NYC this week!
--TUES--> Screaming Females . BEST FRIENDS FOREVER . AcHT(eN) . Puttin' On The Ritz @ THE TANK (@ DCTV - 87 Lafayette St @ White St | Downtown, Manhattan | NQRW46JMZ to Canal | LATE START --> 9:30pm | all ages | no phone | $7)
--WEDS--> Vivian Girls . BEST FRIENDS FOREVER . Little Gold (x Meneguar, x Woods) @ DEATH BY AUDIO
brought to you with love by Todd P
It's almost over - McCarren Pool - Aug 13, 2008 (more by Ryan Muir)
FINAL SHOW EVER AT MCCARREN POOL!
Times New Viking
Saturday, August 30th
Tickets available through ticketmaster.com, the Nokia Theatre box office (44th & B'way), and Earwax Records.
Day-Long Festival Marks 5th Anniversary of Premier Internet Radio StationIt's Saturday September 6, 2008. Free. The rest of the info is below...
Line Up Includes Awesome Color, Vivian Girls, High Places, Dr. Lonnie Smith, The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Flying Lotus, Ólöf Arnalds, and Devin the Dude, as well as John Oliver of The Daily Show
Deerhunter @ McCarren Pool (more by Leia Jospe)
by Black Bubblegum
When was the last time you saw these two in the same room together?
So is Fucked Up really fucked up?More from that great interview, on F'd Up's blog.
Fucked Up: Great question, you are off to a fantastic start.
Did you see my mother's uncel? my grandma said he lives in canada but i think he is just a polish.
Good question - is he lost?
Is feist a real person or it's just Chan Marshall singing in canadian?
She is real - we have met her. She used to crash at our roadies apartment before she was famous. She was also in a punk band (see above, number 7). We are on the same label as Chan Marshall but the boss said we are not allowed to ever meet her because she is crazy.
I also heard you're christmas ep. I have some questions about that:
A/1 how does Nelly Furtado smell?
She did her vocal track for that session in an isolation booth and came too and from the studio in an airplane, and a limo dropped her right into the booth. So we could see her and give her instructions, but we could not smell her or really talk to her, only through a microphone.
A/2 does she snort cocain? She looks like she not but i have this idea that stars are taking all kind of drugs and drinks behind the cameras and papers just because it's so evil to con their catholic fans. I mean i bet homer simpson is a drunk child beater when the cameras don't roll.
Again, we don't know, but I could ask her next time I see her.
When Fucked Up isn't releasing an album, talking about Feist, Cat Power & Nelly Furtado, or doing interviews slagging their former label, the band is scheduling tours... like the one for this fall in the northeast and parts of the midwest. That tour includes a two night stand in NYC with Vivian Girls. The first show is October 15th at Bowery Ballroom (also with Mind Eraser) (on sale 8/8 at noon). The next one is the next night at "Harket Motel".
And in keeping with the F*** theme, F***ed up noted that they'll be traveling (on at least part of the tour) in the same vegetable oil-powered bus that the F*** Yeah Tour used on their month-long trek. F***ed Up are also playing the F*** Yeah Fest in LA. All tour dates below.
photos by Chris La Putt
Vivian Girls (eBay)
COMING SOON: In The Red is also proud to announce that we are now the new home to Brooklyn's incredible VIVIAN GIRLS. We will be issuing a brand new single next month and re-issuing their debut album this September......aka you won't have to pay $73.08 on eBay (unless you want the first pressing, then go right ahead).
Vivian Girls not only added more dates to their tour with Cyrstal Stilts, they added one at Silent Barn this Friday (August 1) with Crystal Stilts, caUSE co-MOTION, and the beetz. Last night (July 29) they opened for Tilly and the Wall at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Pictures from that show, and all tour dates, below...
Women @ Sled Island 2008 (more by Rae Holtsabum)
"Recorded by label-mate Chad VanGaalen and the band members, the 10 song (2 of them above), self-titled album by Women is an explosion out of the gates for this young band. Sometimes light and spacious, at other times eerie and dense with an ominous weight, this debut flirts with the noisy beauty of the Velvet Underground and effortlessly toys with the intricacy and playfulness of Deerhoof as crude percussion beats out a pulsing tattoo of clatter."* WomEn recently played Sled Island
* WomAn play Death By Audio tonight (July 17)
* Parenthetical Girls release Entanglements Sept 9 (MP3 above)
* Girls play Market Hotel tonight
* Girls play Glasslands w/ Crystal Stilts Saturday
* Vivian Girls are playing AAS w/ Sex Vid Friday
* Vivian Girls are going on tour w/ Crystal Stilts
* Crystal Stilts recently played Southpaw
* Crystal Antlers just played a bunch of NYC shows
* Crystal Skulls are now (some of) Fleet Foxes
* Crystal Castles recently played Studio B and Glastonbury
photos by Ryan Muir
At Glasslands on Saturday (July 19, 2008), there's a pretty killer bill featuring The Crystal Stilts, San Francisco's The Girls. I caught the Crystal Stilts at the Charleston last week, and they just get better (and further from the JAMC comparisons) every time. Definitely one of my favorite NYC bands of the moment and their full-length debut is due out later this year on Slumberland. [Bill]Crystal Stilts opened for the Vaselines at Southpaw. More pics from that show below...