Entries tagged with: WATERS
photos by Tim Griffin
TVOTR / A$AP Rocky / Father John Misty / Drake & Future (via)
Is Drake the new Kanye?The 2015 Austin City Limits Festival kicked off on Friday and continued on Saturday (10/3) with Drake, TV on the Radio, A$AP Rocky, Alabama Shakes, Jose Gonzalez, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Sturgill Simpson, Shakey Graves, Father John Misty, Vince Staples and plenty more. Pictures of the second day of ACL are in this post.
Explosive pyrotechnics. Mad energy. The "6 God" backdrop and the whole field on his team. Drake hit the stage like he owned the world. When the backdrop flashed "If You're Reading This We Made It" I felt it in my body the way I do when I see 'Ye live. I seriously thought, "Wow, Drake has done it." Kanye is tabloid fodder and bad fashion and Drake is totally running the game. Drake's the new Kanye. And in that moment I really wanted it for him. That feeling stuck for a good portion of the set. Weirdly, the thing that undid it was when he brought out Future. We knew it was going to happen next week but tonight was a surprise. With the new collab album out it was an obvious choice and the crowd went wild and I actually liked the tracks they did. But Yeezy would never have done that and, more importantly, he'd never have to. He'd keep his 90 minutes all to himself and be completely riveting the whole time. [Deborah Sengupta Stith for Austin 360]
As the above review points out, Drake brought out Future during his set to play three songs off DS2 including the Drake collab "Where Ya At," and then the duo made the live debut of "Jumpman" and "Big Rings" off their collaborative album What A Time To Be Alive. Videos below. Drake also released another Beyonce collab over the weekend, "Can I." He debuted on his Apple Music Beats 1 show, OVO Sound Radio, and you can listen below.
ACL fest's first weekend wraps up today (10/4) and if you're not there you can stream it live (via Red Bull TV) below. ACL does it again this coming weekend (10/9 - 10/11) too.
Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan's other band Puscifer play Terminal 5 on November 17. Tickets go on VIP presale at 10 AM, AmEx presale at noon, and on sale to the general public on Friday (8/21) at noon.
Tickets to the I'm With Her (aka Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz & Aoife O'Donovan) shows at Bowery Ballroom and Music Hall of Williamsburg go on AmEx presale today at noon.
WATERS are playing Mercury Lounge on November 5 the day before they open for MisterWives at Terminal 5. Tickets for Merc go on AmEx presale at noon. General on-sale starts Friday at noon.
Ani DiFranco is playing Music Hall of Williamsburg on November 20. TIckets go on AmEx/artist presale at noon. General on-sale starts friday at noon.
Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.
Hurrray for the Riff Raff & Giraffage playing bonus sets in the tent
Like we did a week earlier at Lollapalooza, BrooklynVegan co-hosted/presented/curated the Toyota Tent inside the Outside Lands festival in San Francisco this past weekend. We already posted some pictures which included the Friday sets by Speedy Ortiz and Natalie Prass. Here are more from both of those sets and from Saturday and Sunday too.
Saturday included live set by Waters, The Drums, Classixx and Hurray for The Riff Raff whose upcoming tour includes a show at Carnegie Hall. There was also live Q&A with Django Django whose live set was a major highlight for one paper:
The London art-rock quartet came in a close second to [Kendrick] Lamar, turning in a sensational set that surely earned them hundreds (thousands?) of new fans. The group isn't all that well known in the U.S., but that will change if they keep rocking the house like they did at Outside Lands. Indeed, just plan on being head over heels for this band in, say, about a week. Grab a copy of the group's new album, "Born Under Saturn," and the transformation could happen even sooner.On Sunday DJ Rezound (aka Jamie Granato who was also our BrooklynVegan host for the weekend) started warming up the crowd at 1pm to get the crowd ready for a Q & A with Dan Deacon at 2:00. One of the last songs he played was off the new Tame Impala record, which felt good when an audience member later asked Dan which records he had been impressed by recently and he mentioned their new one. Dan felt immediate comfort on the stage, telling the crowd he and Jamie were an improv group and asking for suggestions. Dan waxed poetic about everything from human perspective (being trapped inside a painting) to hoarding (he is self-proclaimed). Lastly, he reminded everyone to not litter on the beautiful festival grounds. Giraffage drew a crowd that spilled out of the tent and had people dancing wildly to his brand of house, trap and mash-up. Shakey Graves left everything on stage with their performance, an emotive show that had girls running past security for selfies the minute he stepped down the stairs.
Hot Chip DJing the tent
With 15 years and six albums behind them, Hot Chip took to the main stage with an army of synths prepared to get the audience moving with their fusion of disco, pop and hip-hop. Tracks like "I Feel Better," "One Life Stand" and "Over and Over" had the audience dancing along to the band's makeshift choreographed moves. [Billboard]METZ stopped by the Toyota Tent for a picture, and Rezound DJ'd more while Hot Chip finished their main stage performance and walked over to our tent for their own DJ set. After a fun set of old and new classics, Alex Bleeker and The Freaks took the stage to play a set of all new material that sounded great. They were jazzed up from their performance earlier that day of Grateful Dead covers where original Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann took the stage with them on the 20th anniversary of Jerry Garcia's death (Bill has two shows coming up at MSG with actual Grateful Dead members).
More pictures from the whole weekend continue below...
photo: Big Freedia in last year's Toyota Tent @ OSL (more by Wilson Lee)
Outside Lands is taking over San Francisco's Golden Gate Park this weekend with headliners Elton John, The Black Keys, Mumford and Sons, Kendrick Lamar, Sam Smith, Wilco, Tame Impala and more.
BrooklynVegan, SPIN and Stereogum are returning to the sold out festival this year with a presence in the Toyota Tent which is located in the Polo Field near the Lands End Stage. The tent is called "Sound Central" on the festival map.
Like previous years, and like at Lollapalooza last weekend, the Toyota Tent will host live performances, live Q&As and DJ sets from 1-7 PM each day. Stop by to check out intimate, bonus sets by artists playing the festival (For instance, Hurray for the Riff Raff play the Sutro stage at 12:20 on Saturday. You can then see them again in the Toyota tent at 5pm the same day).
BrooklynVegan's OSL representative this year will be Jamie Granato, also known as DJ Rezound and the man behind Group Tightener. Watch Jamie interview Dan Deacon and METZ on Sunday. Come see bonus performances by Natlie Prass, Speedy Ortiz, The Drums, Django Django, Shakey Graves, Real Estate's Alex Bleeker and more. Check out the full weekend schedule below....
photos by Mimi Hong
Poppy, peppy Brooklyn duo Matt & Kim just keep getting bigger, which was reinforced when their current tour hit NYC's huge Terminal 5 for two shows (May 14 & 15) that sold out well in advance. The shows were in support of a new album (their fifth), but we got songs from all over their career, dating back to their 2006 debut. They also covered DMX's "Party Up (Up In Here)." You can watch a video of that, with more pictures from the 5/14 show (including shots of openers Waters), below...
Head over to the BrooklynVegan Facebook page for a chance to win tickets to this year's Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival stops at PNC Bank Arts Center or Jones Beach. Tickets for all four NYC-area shows are still available.
Chris Gethard is appearing at SiriusXM on August 21 for a taping of Unmasked. Head over to Interrobang for instructions on how to enter for a chance at tickets to the taping.
Ray Lamontagne already announced two Beacon Theatre shows, and he's now added a third happening November 14. Tickets for that one go on AmEx, Chase Preferred, MSGE and Ticketmaster presales today at 10 AM. General on-sale starts Friday (8/15) at noon. Ticketmaster says "not many left" for the first two.
Buke and Gase are playing Music Hall of Williamsburg on October 10. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale today at noon with a general on sale Friday (8/15) at noon.
Bayside, I Am The Avalanche and Seaway are playing Music Hall of Williamsburg on October 4. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale today at noon with general on sale Thursday (8/14) at noon.
RAC and The Knocks are playing Terminal 5 on October 23. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale today at noon with general on sale Friday (8/15) at noon.
Waters (ex Port O'Brien) are opening for Smallpools at Music Hall of Williamsburg on October 28 and Irving Plaza on October 30. Tickets for those shows go on AmEx presale today at noon and Live Nation/Ticketmaste presales today at 10 AM, respectively. General on-sales start Friday (8/15) at noon and 10 AM, respectively.
Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.
Treasure Island Music Fest returns for its eighth edition on October 18 & 19 in San Francisco. This year's initial lineup has been announce and includes 2014's festival circuit MVPs Outkast, plus Massive Attack, Alt-J, TV on the Radio, Janelle Monae, The New Pornographers, and many more. Tickets will go on-sale Thursday, June 19th at 10 AM PDT.
Initial lineup below...
We mentioned earlier that Real Estate would be playing the 2014 Noise Pop Festival in San Francisco, where they've actually got two shows at The Independent: February 28 with Dream Boys, and March 1 with Dominant Legs. What we haven't done is run down this year's fest which happens at venues all over San Francisco from February 25 - March 2.
In addition to Real Estate, this year's Noise Pop (now in its 21st year) features such acts as Throwing Muses, Cold Cave, Mark Mulcahy, Mikal Cronin, Bob Mould, No Age, The Fresh & Onlys, Dr. Dog, Courtney Barnett, Cheatahs, and lots more. Badges that get you into all events are on sale now.
Full list of this year's performers below...
The 2014 SXSW Festival is coming up soon -- March 11 - 16 in Austin, Texas -- and they've just announced the third round of showcasing bands which is a massive update. That includes Mary Timony's Ex Hex (who we just speculated about), Dum Dum Girls, Natural Child, Ratking, Buffalo Daughter, Action Bronson, Perfect Pussy, Nothing, Windhand, Angel Olsen, Sharon Van Etten, Vic Mensa, Deniro Farrar, Roosevelt, Pure Bathing Culture and a whole lot more. Full list of third round bands is listed below.
Bon Iver at Bonnaroo 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Bon Iver recorded an iTunes session at East West studios which is available exclusively from iTunes starting today. It includes six tracks off 2011's great Bon Iver, Bon Iver and a cover of Bjork's "Who Is It?," which the band has played live many times. You can stream the session's opening track, "Beth/Rest" below.
As mentioned, Bon Iver is touring internationally throughout the summer and fall and will come to NYC on September 19 and 20 at Radio City Music Hall. Both of those shows are now sold out. All Bon Iver dates, including a recently announced European leg, are listed below.
Speaking of Bjork, she's teaming up with the New York Public Library (NYPL) and the Children's Museum of Manhattan to create interactive educational programs for middle school-aged students based on her Biophilia app. Speaking about the program, Bjork said:
"It's not a bookish thing. You cannot learn to make music from a book." "I love books; they're like the best ever," she added. "There are things you can only learn from books, but it's also important to introduce the physical aspects. So for me, it was very important to make, somehow, music education that was physical." (via NY Daily News)Both Bon Iver and Bjork are set to play Oya Festival in Oslo, Norway this summer (Aug 7-11) with The Stone Roses, Refused, The Afghan Whigs, Bob Mould (performing Copper Blue), Chromatics, Cloud Nothings, John Maus, Purity Ring, Saint Etienne, SBTRKT, Screaming Females, St. Vincent, and more. Full list below.
Way Out West (Aug 9-11) in Gothenberg, Sweden features many of the same bands as Oya like Bon Iver, Refused, Afghan Whigs, St. Vincent, Purity Ring, John Maus, and Bob Mould in addition to Blur, Wilco, I Break Horses, Hot Chip, The War On Drugs, Mark Lanegan Band, Adolescents, Swans, and more. Check out the spotify playlist. The full lineup is listed below.
As mentioned, the reunited Mazzy Star is set to play both of those European festivals. Full lineups and the Bon Iver dates and song, below...
photos by Chris La Putt
Delta Spirit @ Webster Hall
Delta Spirit, who played Public Assembly a month earlier, played Webster Hall last night (3/29) with WATERS, one night after the opener played Macy's, and about a week after the tour-mates played Chicago. Here are some pictures from the big NYC show. More of them below...
WATERS @ Metro in Chicago last week (more by James Richards IV)
Delta Spirit & WATERS have a day off from tour today (3/28), and WATERS is using that time to play a free Nylon-presented show at Macy's. Thursday's show at Webster Hall is sold out. Check out pictures from Friday's Chicago show, at BV Chicago.
Delta Spirit at Emo's Outside in Austin in 2011 (more by Tim Griffin)
The tour is in support of Delta Spirit's new album which is coming out this year. They'll hit Webster Hall on March 29. Tickets on sale Friday (1/13) with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (1/11) at noon.
WATERS will also be at SXSW this year. All other tour dates below...
photos by Diana Wong
Weekend @ Stratosphere Sound
Like last year, a bunch of bands were invited to Stratosphere Sound studios during CMJ to record a couple of songs with recording engineer Geoff Sanoff. The songs are going to be released via Insound for free soon (look out for one to premiere on BV as well). Bands included Caveman (who played like 10 CMJ shows and the BV Hold Steady show a month before CMJ), WATERS, Weekend (who played the BV official showcase and in a Puma store), Gauntlet Hair (who played a BV day party too), Widowspeak (ditto), 1,2,3 (that's the name of a band), and Tall Ships. Here are some pictures from the day (Friday, 10/21). They continue below...
WATERS at Brooklyn Bowl in June (more by Jessica Amaya)
As mentioned, WATERS is currently on a tour that will bring the band to NYC for CMJ. We've previously discussed the Fenway Recordings showcase at The Studio at Webster Hall on October 20, which tickets are still on sale for. They'll also play the Wonder Twins CMJ showcase at Union Hall on October 21 with Boy & Bear, Conversion Party, and Prussia (tickets) and a free Distiller Promo day party at Knitting Factory on October 21 with Yellow Ostrich, The R's, Pujol, Superhuman Happiness, and more (flyer below).
Before CMJ, WATERS will play another NYC show tonight, October 17 at Mercury Lounge with MiniBoone and Cuckoo Chaos. Tickets are still on sale and we're also giving away a pair. Details on how to win are below.
WATERS' debut LP, Out in the Light was released last month on TBD Records. You can download two MP3s from that album at the top of this post and watch the video for "For the One," along with an acoustic video of the same track below.
Updated dates, videos, and contest details below...
Zola Jesus at Pitchfork Fest (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
On October 19, Zola Jesus, We Are Augustines, Portugal. The Man, and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah will perform during the day with "Matador, 4AD, and Rough Trade DJs" at night. On October 20, there will be performances by Widowspeak, Givers(who opens for Portugal. The Man at Webster Hall), Dum Dum Girls (who also plays Bowery Ballroom), and The Lonely Forest, and DJ sets by Acephale Records and RVNG INTL. On October 21, there will be performances by WATERS (who has other CMJ shows), EMA (who has two other CMJ shows), Atlas Sound, and one more TBA, and DJ sets by Group Tightener and Merge Records. You can just show up and watch, or else tune into KEXP to listen on those days.
Full CMJ KEXP schedule below...
by Andrew Sacher
DOWNLOAD: WATERS - For the One (MP3)
WATERS at Brooklyn Bowl in June (more by Jessica Amaya)
WATERS, the current project of fomer Port O'Brien frontman Van Pierszalowski, released their debut LP Out in the Light in the US on September 20 via TBD Records. Like they do at their live show, WATERS release a ton of energy on this record. At times the folkiness of Van's previous project seeps through, but overall Out in the Light is a fun collection of fuzz guitar driven pop tunes that would feel right at home on '90s college radio with bands like Harvey Danger and early Nada Surf.
You can stream the entire thing and check out the artwork and tracklist below. You can also watch the video for lead single "For the One" below, which was directed by Allen Cordell, who has directed videos for Dan Deacon and Beach House. Download the song above. The album is available for purchase as LP/CD/MP3 at Amazon.
WATERS have a short run of dates coming up this October, including some CMJ shows. All of those shows haven't been announced yet, but one of them is the '10 Years of Fenway Recordings' showcase at The Studio at Webster Hall on October 20 with We Are Scientists, Recover, The Static Jacks, Faces on Film (who just opened for the Shins), and others. Tickets go on sale Wednesday (9/28) at noon. The flier for this show is below. They'll also play another NYC show before CMJ at Mercury Lounge on October 17. Tickets for this show go on sale Wednesday at noon too. Some of the dates are with Boy & Bear who are also playing CMJ, though no one else is listed on the Mercury bill at the moment.
Video, album stream, all dates, and other stuff below...
most photos by Jessica Amaya, words by Andrew Sacher
Let me start off by saying the Deervana (aka Deer Tick as Nirvana) show at Brooklyn Bowl on Sunday (6/19) was the most fun I had at all of Northside Festival.
WATERS opened the sold out show, which was appropriate. Deer Tick was covering Nirvana and WATERS is the indie-folkie turned '90s-guitar-rocker Van Pierszalowski's new project. WATERS played material off their upcoming debut Out in the Light, which is being released on TBD in September. If the recordings sound as good as the songs did at Brooklyn Bowl, then Out in the Light is definitely an album to look out for. Towards the end of their set, Van said, "Nirvana are one of my favorite bands of all time and In Utero is my favorite album of all time. I'd also like to pay tribute to one of my other favorite bands of all time." WATERS then proceeded to, possibly ironically, cover Hole's "Violet." They ended the set with the one song they've released, "For The One." Catch them at their third and last NYC show on this run, this Tuesday (6/21) at Mercury Lounge before they head back to Oslo, Norway, where the band is based.
About 15 minutes, 9 guitars, and a few beer pitchers later, Deervana walked out on stage and said, "Tonight we are not Deer Tick." They proceeded to pay a more-than-sincere tribute to Nirvana. I very unfortunately never saw Nirvana, though I know Deer Tick honored them in more ways than one. Their set notably left out hits such as "Smells Like Teen Spirit," "Come As You Are," and "Heart Shaped Box," in favor of the less popular, but even more revered live mainstays like "School," "In Bloom," "Aneurysm," "Scentless Apprentice," "Blew," and others. Deervana not only echoed Nirvana in their approach to live setlists, but also in their raw energy and silly stage antics.
Mosh pits broke out to every song (save for "Something in the Way") and the crowd often overpowered Deervana while singing along. Fans crowd surfed, stage dived, grabbed band members, and threw drinks in the air. "It's like playing a party in your friend's garage whose dad is really rich and bought a bowling alley," said Deer Tick/Deervana frontman John McCauley. After only an hour of thrashing around to Nirvana songs, Deervana thanked Fender for "giving them things they could break," and broke into "Curmudgeon" which they ended by kicking over their drums and destroying their guitars, aptly aided by the dropping of bowling balls on the instruments. Despite the fact that Deervana could have played for another hour without losing crowd interest, the conditions on stage made it pretty clear they weren't even doing a one-song encore.
Setlist and more pictures from the show below...
by Andrew Sacher
DOWNLOAD: WATERS - "For the One" (MP3)
Van Pierszalowski, former lead singer of the recently broken-up Port O'Brien, now records under the moniker WATERS. Rather than the indie folk/pop Port O'Brien had become known for, in WATERS Van opts for a fuzzy '90s-lo-fi approach which can be heard above in the song "For the One." WATERS releases his debut LP Out In The Light on September 20 via TBD Records.
He's currently finishing up a tour in Europe with Wye Oak which he'll follow with three NYC dates. WATERS plays the Flavorpill/IROCKIROLL/The Bell House Northside showcase at Cameo Gallery on June 18 with Sean Bones, Neighbors, Zuzuka Poderosa, Young Adults, and Wojick. They also open for Deervana (aka Deer Tick as Nirvana) at their sold out Northside show at Brooklyn Bowl on June 19. WATERS then plays a headlining show at Mercury Lounge on June 21 with Exitmusic, Milagres, and Anni Rossi. Tickets are on sale.
The Cameo show is one of many that Sean Bones has happening at Cameo this month. He already played there last Thursday and he also plays there on June 23rd (with afro-funk band/collective Superhuman Happiness) and June 30th with the great New Moods. Full residency show lineups are below. Sean is playing new songs at the shows. Those songs will appear on the new record he's finishing recording with Shane Stoneback (Sleigh Bells, Cults, Vampire Weekend). Sean's last record came out on Frenchkiss.
All tour dates below...