Entries tagged with: Vivian Girls
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...
As many people pointed out, Todd P put together a last minute show at Death by Audio tonight (July 8) featuring Meneguar and Woods (who share members) and Vivian Girls and King Darves. The show is a Woods/Meneguar going away party. They're going away to Europe as you can see in the tour dates below...
photos by Ryan Muir
Duh. I forgot to mention that the Belaire show on Saturday at Market Hotel is being headlined by Vivian Girls (June 28, 2008). You'll also find them at Todd P's unamplified BBQ on Sunday. Their last NYC show was the infamous VICE party at Santos. More pictures from that and all tour dates below...
This has turned into THIS.........
Vivian Girls @ Market Hotel (more by Ryan Muir)
today in NYC
* FREE STUFF
* Louis CK @ Carolines
* Emmylou Harris @ Town Hall
* Band of Holy Joy @ Southpaw
* Raekwon & Cappadonna @ BB Kings
* 65daysofstatic @ Mercury Lounge
* Sloan & Bear Hands @ Bowery Ballroom
* Man in Gray's final show at The Delancey
* Modest Mouse @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* REM, The National and Modest Mouse @ MSG
* LA Riots & Naive New Beaters @ Hiro Ballroom
* Crystal Castles & Woodhands @ Studio B (free)
* Shearwater, Frog Eyes and Evangelicals @ MHOW
* Pale Nimbus, Gates of Heaven @ Death by Audio
* Gibby Haynes & C. Spencer Yeh @ Issue Project Room
* Medeski, Martin and Wood @ Prospect Park Bandshell (free)
* Vivian Girls, The Muslims, & Hong Kong Blood Opera @ Santos Party House
Two big free shows in Brooklyn tonight, though the Medeski, Martin and Wood one in Park Slope one should be less of a hassle to see than the Crystal Castles one in Williamsburg.
Evangelicals played Cake Shop the other night. Tonight they open for Shearwater. Soon they open for Conor Oberst.
Last chance ever to see Man in Gray. Two chances to see Modest Mouse tonight.
photos by Ryan Muir
DOWNLOAD: Vivian Girls - Where Do You Run To (MP3)
Henry Joseph Darger (April 12[?], 1892-April 13, 1973) was a reclusive American writer and artist who worked as a janitor in Chicago, Illinois. He has become famous for his posthumously discovered 15,145-page fantasy manuscript called The Story of the Vivian Girls, in What is known as the Realms of the Unreal, of the Glandeco-Angelinnian War Storm, Caused by the Child Slave Rebellion, along with several hundred drawings and watercolor paintings illustrating the story. Darger's work has become one of the most celebrated examples of outsider art. [Wikipedia]
There are a lot of bands named after Darger's Vivian Girls. Brooklyn's Vivian Girls are the ones commonly found playing shows presented by Todd P like the one pictured here in which they opened for Love is All at Market Hotel on Saturday (June 14, 2008). Vivian Girls are also playing Santos Party House on Thursday with The Muslims. The Muslims are also playing Market Hotel on Tuesday. Vivian Girls play Market Hotel again on June 28th. More pictures from Saturday's show below....
photos by Ryan Muir
Love is All delivered another wildly entertaining set in NYC on Saturday night, this time at Market Hotel in Bushwick. The scene was sticky, hot and sweaty - a sauna full of jubilant fans who made their way out in the thunder and lightning to see the band from Sweden play in Brooklyn. The storm brought significant downpours, but that did nothing to cool off the steaming temperature at Market Hotel. [The Sky Report]The third and last NYC Love is All show (for now) is tonight. The first was at Cake Shop. More pictures from Market Hotel (June 14, 2008) below....
by Bill Pearis
editor's note: Metal, comedy and 'dance' all have their own semi-regular BV feature writers. Those topics are getting a level of focus that I wished I could give to "indie rock" (that somewhat meaningless term, but it helps sometimes to categorize). That's why I contacted Bill...
Bill says: BV approached me about writing an indie rock column because I "repeatedly go to see The Young Knives and are excited about Versus reuniting." Which is to say I like unpopular bands and am, like, James Murphy old. This will likely take on more shape as the weeks go on, but for now here's a bunch of notable shows happening over the next five days.
editor's note part two: Bill forgot to mention the part where I said he is just as excited about the old (knowledgeable) as he is about the new (not jaded). OK, here we go....
Amazing Baby (tour dates at the end)
Firstly are the two Swervedriver reunion shows - tonight at Bowery Ballroom and tomorrow at Music Hall of Williamsburg. The '90s shoegaze scene has had a bit of a resurgence, with a slew of new bands inspired by its hazy, voluminous sound, including Dirty on Purpose (who open for them tonight), Deerhunter, Silversun Pickups, and every other band from Sweden. Obviously the big story this year are the upcoming My Bloody Valentine shows, but Swervedriver's shows are no less relevant or justified.
They may never have released anything as universally-praised and influential as Loveless, or as catchy as Ride's Going Blank Again, but Swervedriver rocked the hardest of any of the shoegaze bands and probably had the most consistent body of work. Unfortunately, of their four great albums, only 1995's Ejector Seat Reservation remains in print - though the good, if expensive, import Juggernaut Rides is a good introduction to the band. I've also got a few mp3's over at Sound Bites if you're interested, and Swervedriver's site has live MP3s for every song from every album, free to download.
Swervedriver were never the type to jump around the stage or make rock star poses (the shoegaze scene, after all, got its name because the bands tended to pay more attention to their many effects pedals than to "putting on a show") and frontman Adam Franklin isn't much for stage banter, but they were always a seriously good live band and reports from earlier dates on this tour (The Finest Kiss has a nice writeup and photos from the Seattle stop) show this, thankfully, hasn't changed.
Tickets for tonights' Bowery show are still available (June 11, 2008).
Local support for both nights are well chosen. Dirty on Purpose are obviously big fans - their newish EP for RCRD LBL is really good. Longwave open at Music Hall of Williamsburg. After getting the heave-ho from RCA, the band are currently working on a new album, and a few of the tracks are up on their MySpace and sound promising. Opening both shows are Glasgow's Terra Diablo who are actually managed by Swervedriver drummer, Jez.
The other big event this week is the NYC Popfest, now in its second year. The four-day event, at a handful of clubs in Manhattan and Brooklyn, is a must for lovers of chickfactor magazine, Sarah records, twee, jangle, and the generally lighter side of indie. (Also known as indiepop.) They've brought in bands from all over, including Massachusetts (Pants Yell!, Hands and Knees), the UK (The Hermit Crabs, The Foxgloves), two from Sweden (Love is All, Oh! Custer), plenty from here in NYC (Pains of Being Pure of Heart, My Teenage Stride, Ladybug Transistor, The Besties) and elsewhere.
The lineup also includes three legends of the indiepop scene. Glasgow's The Orchids (pictured), whose single "I've Got a Habit" was the second-ever release on the legendary Sarah records; Australia's The Cannanes (aka "the world's most 'indie' band) who've been making music since 1984; and Seattle's Tullycraft who were part of the US scene in the '90s.
The two bands I'm most excited to see are Scotland's The Hermit Crabs, who bear more than a passing resemblance to fellow Glaswegians Camera Obscura; and Finland's Cats on Fire whose album, The Province Complains, is one of the better indiepop albums of the last couple years. Plus, they're from Finland - a country that doesn't send a lot of bands our way.
Of course, the hot ticket for Popfest is Love is All's appearance Thursday night at Cake Shop. I'm not sure why the organizers put the weekend's biggest draw in a place the size of a closet, but I'm sure for those 20 people in the first three rows will really enjoy it. For everyone else, you'll be able to say "they sounded great!" The show is sold out... if you've got tickets get there early and enjoy the other bands (including fellow Swedes Oh! Custer and NYC's The Secret History).
Last night around 11:15 pm, I got to the Market Hotel--a/k/a the 20 day-old all-ages space where Todd P and other DIY-minded folks have been booking rad shows, the same tremendously rad space where I snapped these nifty No Age pics couple Mondays ago--only to pull open its metal door and find the lights on, total silence, and a NYPD officer standing at the top of the stairs. Then, a frustrated bark: "We're closed."I just talked to someone else who was there when it happened. They said it got shut down around 10:30 and there were around 100 people there. The Vivian Girls had finished playing and there was a DJ on at the time. Scary part: supposedly anyone with a Showpaper shirt was told to stand against the wall. Everyone else was allowed to leave. They don't think anybody was arrested, but tickets were issued. It all may have had to do with someone drinking on the street. Lots of rumors (including the show possibly starting back up at 1am?) and not many exact details at this point.
It was supposed to be a four-band benefit for Showpaper, topped off by Ninjasonik and Team Robespierre. But according to a couple kids who'd already been inside (one of whom was Crowd-Surf Girl--her name turns out to be Stephanie), the bill didn't make it past the Vivian Girls before the po-po showed.
No official word yet what this means for the stellar line-ups scheduled for the next two nights (High Places/Lucky Dragons tonight; Ghengis Tron, Aa, Ponytail, Shooting Spires on Saturday), but as of this moment all the dates are still on the Market Hotel MySpace page. [Village Voice]
The Vivian Girls @ Market Hotel (pre-bust), Feb 28, 2008 (Tod Seelie)
Just last week a much more packed Black Dice show happened at the Market Hotel with no problems at all.
Help Team Robespierre celebrate the release of their new record tonight at Death By Audio (Feb 1), show up early to the Foals show at Bowery Ballroom to see Team Robespierre, and get your tickets before they sell out for the Team Robespierre, Health, Crystal Castles and Apache Beat show at Mercury Lounge on March 26th. Stay tuned for a BrooklynVegan TR remix contest coming soon. All tour dates below....