Entries tagged with: White Denim
White Denim in LA last week (more by Chris Tuite)
Austin's White Denim just released their new Jeff Tweedy-produced album, Corsicana Lemonade, last week, and after wrapping up some support dates on the Flaming Lips / Tame Impala tour, they've announced a headlining tour to do down in early 2014. The tour hits NYC on February 28 at Webster Hall. Tickets for the NYC show go on sale Friday (11/8) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (11/6) at noon.
All dates are listed, along with a stream of the new LP, below...
photos by Chris Tuite
The psychedelic Tame Impala / Flaming Lips tour, which we also caught in NYC, got even wilder last night in San Francisco as the show at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium coincided with everyone's favorite day to play dress up.
Similarly, the co-headliners, with Austin's White Denim in town, played the two nights prior in LA, both equally interesting:
I really do love Halloween," said a blood-soaked Wayne Coyne from his space agey podium. It was a special show called the Halloween Blood Bath at The Greek Theatre featuring co-headliners the Flaming Lips and Tame Impala with the fine men of White Denim as openers. The audience was a mix of some heavily costumed groups and some who were just there for the music. Nevertheless, it was a celebration and it immediately felt like it from the start. Coyne took the stage wearing a tiny white dress holding a white plastic cloak over his head that almost made him look like a fetus that was about to burst. The rest of the band emerged donning creepy Michael Myers masks, then fake Miley Cyrus carried by a giant bear came out with a bucket of blood (real pig's blood was what they initially told us) and poured it all over him as thousands of confetti flew into the air, making a magnificently theatrical intro that was accompanied by some dark instrumental music. It was a spectacle and nothing less than what I expected from Flaming Lips who's always been famous for their extravagant live performances. Impressively, he did not leave the stage to change at all and performed throughout the night doused in fake blood. [Restless Cities]We've got pictures from the Halloween show, where like Arcade Fire did on the same night in LA, the Lips covered Devo. Full setlist and more pictures below...
Candy Hearts are playing The Studio at Webster Hall on October 25 with The Swellers and On My Honour. Tickets to that show are on sale now.
Aeroplane is playing Highline Ballroom on September 27. Tickets to that show are on sale now.
White Denim are playing Mercury Lounge on October 16. Tickets to that show go on AmEx presale today at noon, with a general on-sale starting Friday (9/20) at noon.
The Figgs are playing Mercury Lounge on October 25. Tickets to that show go AmEx presale today at noon, with general on-sale starting Friday (9/20) at noon.
Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.
The Weeknd at Coachella 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Canadian R&B singer The Weeknd, whose tour includes two Radio City shows in October (tickets), just released the second single from his upcoming LP, Kiss Land. It's an almost-8 minute track titled "Belong To The World" that prominently samples Portishead's "Machine Gun," which he apparently did without permission.
I think it's a load of bollox. When someone asks to sample you and you refuse they should have the respect as a fellow artist to not use it. We usually give sample clearance to tunes we like. its got fuk all to do with money! As most of them are hiphop artist that are skint.Eventually Geoff ended by saying, "Feels like I'm being used to promote the track now... I'll shut up now." You can watch the video for "Belong To The World" below.
In sort of related news, 90s UK trip hop act Morcheeba (no offense Portishead!) have announced a new album, which like Tricky's latest (which features a member of the Antlers), features some special guests: Chali 2na of Jurassic 5, James Petralli of White Denim, Rizzle Kicks, Ana Tijoux and Nature Boy (not to be confused with Natureboy). Head Up High, their eighth studio album, is due for release on October 14. Morcheeba hop the pond for a couple of California shows in September and then tour Europe later in the fall.
Tricky will also tour behind his new album this fall.
We already told you that the 2013 edition of Wilco's Solid Sound Music & Arts Festival will go down June 21 - 23 at MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA. The line-up has now been revealed and includes sets from Yo La Tengo, Os Mutantes, Low, The Dream Syndicate, Reggie Watts, onetime Miracle Legion frontman Mark Mulcahy, Neko Case and more. And Wilco, of course. "Early Worm" tickets are sold out but you can still get "Early Bird" and regular three-day passes here.
Full line-up for 2013 Solid Sound fest is below...
White Denim at Bonnaroo 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
White Denim will be touring later this summer and at the end of their tour, they'll stop in Brooklyn for two shows at Brooklyn Bowl on August 13 and 14, which are being presented by jam band mag Relix Magazine (whose publisher Peter Shapiro also owns Brooklyn Bowl). Tickets for those shows go on sale Thursday (6/28) at noon. A 2-day pass option is also available.
A list of all dates and a video of White Denim at Bonnaroo are below...
photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin
Kendrick Lamar/Alabama Shakes
[Kendrick] Lamar hails from gangsta rap central: Compton, Calif. But instead of directing his anger at the police, women or outsiders, he criticizes himself and his environment, and he projects far more ambition than victimization. One song, "She Needs Me," praised a career woman-a rare creature in hip-hop. Mr. Lamar uses hip-hop's love of raunch and brand names (especially fashion labels and upscale alcohol) as teaching tools. Both, for him, are incidental to tales of striving, self-improvement and overcoming a rough past, delivered with a cutting rasp and fast, complicated meter shifts.Bonnaroo kicked off yesterday (6/7) with sets from three very different rappers to have recently hit the scene (as noted in the NY Times review above), along with sets from The Cave Singers, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., White Denim, Alabama Shakes, Mariachi El Bronx, Phantogram and others. More pictures from Day 1 are in this post.
Yelawolf had a rasp, too, putting an edge on boasts and defensiveness; he's a white rapper, still an uncomfortable position even though he is signed to the label of another white rapper, Eminem. He battles any doubts with self-assertion and defiance, as his raps often toggle into doubletime to insist on his virtuosity. But his set was padded with a D.J. showcase and cover songs, including a tribute to Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys.
[Danny] Brown has two voices-a stentorian bark and a nasal, cartoonish whine-for raps about sex and death. He switches between them, over sparse, booming tracks, as his rhymes switch between wildly imaginative imagery and boasts about his potency. The raunch has plenty of singalong lines, and the Bonnaroo audience shouted them all with him. [NY Times]
If you aren't in Manchester, TN for the festival, have you been following along online? More Bonnaroo coverage to come. More pics from Day 1 below...
"Another Planet Entertainment, Superfly Presents and Starr Hill presents, in a partnership with the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, are proud to announce the lineup for the fifth annual Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival. The world's only gourmet music festival will once again take place in San Francisco's historic Golden Gate Park August 10 - 12, 2012. Tickets will go on sale Thursday April 19 at 12 noon PDT via www.sfoutsidelands.com. A significant portion of every ticket sold will directly benefit San Francisco's Recreation and Park Department."Pretty massive lineup for the San Francisco festival this year. Check it out below....
White Denim in Austin in January (more by Tim Griffin)
White Denim's tour hits the NYC-area for three shows this weekend, including two shows TONIGHT (4/13) at Bowery Ballroom and a show at Maxwell's on Saturday (4/14). Tonight's early show is being opened by Hundred Visions and is sold out. Tickets for tonight's late show and for tomorrow's Maxwell's show are still available. Openers have still not been announced for either of those two shows.
We're giving away a few pairs of tickets to tonight's late show at Bowery Ballroom. Details on how to enter to win, along with updated dates are below...
White Denim in Austin in January (more by Tim Griffin)
Last month we mentioned that White Denim have an upcoming NYC show happening on April 13 at Bowery Ballroom. It's since been announced that the show is part of a full tour which also includes a late show happening that same night at Bowery Ballroom and a Hoboken, NJ show happening one day later at Maxwell's (4/14). Tickets for the early show at Bowery Ballroom are still available, tickets for the late show are on AmEx presale now and go on sale to the general public on Friday (3/2) at noon, and tickets for the Maxwell's show are on sale now.
Fellow Austin band Hundred Visions are opening a number of dates on the tour including the early show at Bowery Ballroom (4/13), but no openers have been announced yet for the late show or the Maxwell's show. They also play one of our free day parties at 'Hotel Vegan' at SXSW and also open for Archers of Loaf at Bowery Ballroom on 4/26 with Pipe. Tickets for that show are still available.
Updates dates below...
"Superfly Presents and A.C. Entertainment are excited to announce the initial lineup for the 2012 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. The 11th annual four-day camping and music festival will be held on June 7 - 10 on the same beautiful 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee, 60 miles south of Nashville. A full list of confirmed acts follows, and more will be announced in the coming weeks. The final Bonnaroo 2012 lineup will total over 125 bands and over 20 comedians performing on 13 stages over four days.Tickets for the event will go on sale on this Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 12 noon EST exclusively at bonnaroo.com."Radiohead, Beach Boys, Phish, Little Dragon, SBTRKT, The Antlers, Bad Brains, Laura Marling, St. Vinent, Tune-Yards, Flying Lotus, and many more are playing Bonnaroo this year. Full list below...
White Denim in Austin earlier this month (more by Tim Griffin)
White Denim are currently on tour with Wilco. That tour doesn't hit NYC but the band just scheduled their own NYC show happening on April 13 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets for this show go on sale Friday (1/27) at noon with an AmEx presale starting today (1/25) at noon. No word on whether or not this show is part of a larger headlining tour for the band.
Speaking of Wilco, they just released an iTunes session and played Conan Monday night in support of it. They played the title track from 2011's The Whole Love, and another track from the album, "Dawned on Me," as a web exclusive. Videos of both of those performances are below.
All dates and videos below...
We already posted Pitchfork's and SPIN's, so... here's Rolling Stone's top 50 albums of 2011. It's got tons of big sellers and major label players taking high spots like Adele, Jay-Z and Kanye West, Paul Simon, and Lady Gaga, but then something unexpected like tUnE-yArDs places at #13. There are also some odd inclusions like Wavves' Life Sux EP and then some albums you could only find on a Rolling Stone list like SuperHeavy (the supergroup featuring Mick Jagger, Joss Stone, Damian Marley, and others). They also give shots to Little Dragon, Josh T Pearson, Das Racist, Wild Flag, and many more. Check out the full list below...
UK music magazine Uncut weighs on this year's best albums. Like Rough Trade, they give Josh T Pearson serious placement. They put Tinariwen, who appeared on The Colbert Report last night (!) with Tunde and Kyp from TV on the Radio, at #18. Check out their whole list and video from Colbert, below...
by Bill Pearis
When you think Manchester, England you may think Stone Roses and The Smiths, but in the case of Mazes, it's more Sebadoh and Soul Asylum. Not unlike Yuck, this trio owe lots to '90s indie rock as can be heard on their debut album A Thousand Heys which came out in April. You can stream the whole thing over at FatCat Records' website.
The band played a lot of shows at SXSW this year and were one of my highlights of the fest. Mazes return to the U.S. later this month for their first U.S. tour, opening for White Denim. That tour hits NYC on June 25 at Bowery Ballroom. All tour dates are below.
White Denim at Downtown Records Anniversary (more by Brook Bobbins)
Psyche-funky garage-rs White Denim's will release their new LP D via Downtown Records on May 24th featuring both "Drug" and "Anvil Everything" above. The Austin band has dates scattered across the country in celebration, including a West Coast run on their way to Sasquatch. The band will play Bowery Ballroom on June 25th and tickets go on AmEx presale at noon on 4/20 and hit regular sale on Friday. The NYC show is part of a TBA tour with Mazes. All currently known dates are listed below.
White Denim recently released a mixtape with music ranging from Amon Duul II to George Duke to Emmylou Harris (who recently announced a show with Levon Helm at Summerstage). Check out that mixtape below, alongside the new video for "Drug", song streams, and all tour dates.
photos by Brook Bobbins
Art Brut @ Webster Hall - March 4, 2011
Hello. We're Art Brut.Art Brut are currently seeking donations in various increments and offering everything from a private live show to a digital download as repayment. Everyone who donates will receive a free live EP and a portion of the proceeds will go toward "housing and homeless charity Shelter, who do incredible work helping to alleviate the massive distress that being homeless, or having a difficult housing situation, can cause".
We've completed the recording of our new album 'Brilliant! Tragic!' and working alongside PledgeMusic, we'd like give you a little more than usual and help us go to places Art Brut have never been.
PledgeMusic allows you to pledge towards Art Brut's dream of touring places that have yet to enjoy the live Art Brut experience. You can get a signed CD or Vinyl before 'Brilliant! Tragic!' reaches the stores. But we're also offering weirder and more wonderful options to a limited number of Art Brut aficionados. What about Art Brut karaoke with Eddie or the whole band playing in your front room...
An exclusive new song "Unprofessional Wrestling" (it won't be on the new album) is also available for free download NOW for the price of an email address. The list of songs that will be on the new album is below, along with the Brilliant! Tragic! cover art (the LP is out May 24 via Cooking Vinyl/The End Records).
Art Brut is plotting a return to North America in June. The band will play NYC at Music Hall of Williamsburg on June 23rd Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale Wed at noon, and regular sale on Friday. All dates are listed below.
Art Brut were here earlier this year to play the Downtown Records celebration at Webster Hall with The Suzan, A-Trak (whose next NYC show is at Terminal 5), White Denim, & Lissy Trullie. Pictures from that show, album info and tour dates, below...
Big names and regulars aside, there are a few bands I want to highlight on the just-announced Sasquatch lineup: Wolf Parade ("indefinite hiatus" rumors be damned), The Flaming Lips (performing "The Soft Bulletin"), Death From Above 1979 (now three reunion shows total), Guided By Voices (they're not done yet), and... Archers of Loaf (!). The full lineup of the fest that goes down in Gorge, Washington in May (Memorial Day Weekend), is below...
Alt-bros Dave 1 and A-Trak (more by Brook Bobbins)
Miike Snow/Major Lazer/Santigold/etc. at Terminal 5 on March 5th (on sale now) isn't the only birthday party Downtown Records is throwing for itself. They're also hosting A-Trak, Art Brut, White Denim, Lissy Trullie, and The Suzan at Webster Hall on March 4th. Tickets for that first part of the two-day celebration go on sale Saturday (1/29).
The Suzan is hitting the road with Chromeo (also are playing Coachella this year) and MNDR for US dates next week. The tour hits a sold-out Terminal 5 on Feb 4th (the afterparty is at Webster Hall). The Fool's Gold-signed Suzan recently dropped a pair of releases in Japan, a live iTunes only LP and a CD+DVD combo of Golden Week For The Poco Poco Beat.
No more Art Brut dates to report at the moment. All A-Trak and Suzan tour dates and some videos below.
Arctic Monkeys @ Highline Ballroom in August (more by Bao Nguyen)
tonight in NYC
* Pink Martini @ Town Hall
* Seabrook Power Plant @ The Stone
* Antibalas @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn
* Matisyahu, The Glitch Mob @ Webster Hall
* Mathias Tjonn, Land of Leland @ Sycamore
* Bear Hands, Peephole, Ribbons @ Littlefield
* Arctic Monkeys, Screaming Females @ Terminal 5
* Gary War, Ducktails, Infinity Window @ Cake Shop
* Suckers, Tanlines, Light Asylum @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn
* Brooklyn sings for Health Care Reform @ The Bell House
* Colin Stetson, Matana Roberts, Shazad Ismaily @ Monkey Town
* Limbs, Right on Dynamite, Ludlow Lions, Susu @ Public Assembly
* Love as Laughter, Coconuts, Hallelujah, Ezekial Healy @ Death By Audio
* Spanish Broads, The Honey Dos, ACLU Benefit, The Everly Sisters @ Bruar Falls
* Holly Golightly & The Broke-Offs, Taylor Hollingsworth, She Keeps Bees, Vandaveer @ Mercury Lounge
Arctic Monkeys plays their first of two shows in a row with Screaming Females tonight.
Matisyahu plays his first of eight.
White Denim's new video for "I Start to Run" below...
Wayne Coyne brings us the Flaming Lips Silver Trembling Fetus Christmas ornament. Video below...
Videos of Surfer Blood on KEXP, below...
He actually published this list in August, but in case you missed it...
White Denim @ Mercury Lounge in 2008 (more by Lori Baily)
They were supposed to play the Pool Party with Dirty Projectors this summer, but were replaced last minute by Crystal Antlers. Instead, Austin's White Denim will next visit Brooklyn as part of a fall tour that brings them to Music Hall of Williamsburg on November 12th. Tickets go on sale Wednesday at noon. All dates below...
As previously mentioned, White Denim has been replaced by Crystal Antlers on the bill of the July 19th JellyNYC Pool Party. They'll join Magnolia Electric Co. and Dirty Projectors at the free show. The Crystal Antlers released their debut record, Tentacles, earlier this year. Full tour dates for the band are below.
White Denim's Fits came out in the UK in June. That record will see a US release on October 20th through Downtown Records (home of Major Lazer, Santigold, Art Brut, Miike Snow, Spank Rock, Amanda Blank, Justice and more).
The band recently toured Europe, which included a July 12th show at London's Heaven...
Freewheeling stoners, [White Denim] refused to heed the usual convention of making songs sound roughly similar to their recorded versions. What they did instead was play two clumps of music that lasted exactly 20 minutes each (plus 10-minute encore), sandwiching 14 songs together with only the briefest break halfway through. They deserve top marks for stamina, if nothing else, particularly drummer Josh Block, who often stood up to pound out his vicious beats. [Guardian UK]A series of clips from that overseas trip, with Crystal Antlers dates, below...
"The emails have been piling up and everyone's asking, "dude, what's up with the Pool Parties?" Well DUDE, so sorry to keep you waiting, but here at JELLY we've been working our asses off to bring you one of the greatest free concert series in history. The Pool Parties are going to be extremely crucial this year, "epic" or "amazing" as you people say these days. Seriously, eight weeks of FREE shows on the waterfront of Williamsburg? Does it get any better? You might be thinking "waterfront"? Yeah, in case you didn't hear the McCarren Pool's closed so get over it :) , and yeah we kept the name Pool Parties even though the East River's not at a pool, so what? We've still got DODGEBALL, basketball, DJ's, bands, burgers the works! We love you more than your parents ever could, and if you want to have fun and hang out with us this summer. [Full schedule below]. Bring your friends but please don't bring these things [pictured above]. As you can see below, underage drinking will not be tolerated. . You guys wouldn't do that though, so there's nothing to worry about. Thank you for visiting and stay tuned!!" -JellyThe big news here is that they finally announced! As far as this year's lineup, well, we figured most of that out already. The Black Lips will also play the show with Trail of Dead, HEALTH, and Grupo Fantasma. Jemina Pearl is also on the bill of the first show on July 12th (Mission of Burma). Full lineup poster and a video below...
"The genre that was once called "college rock" is currently drifting in a distinctly post-graduate direction. But for those who find 2009's US indie vanguard (the Grizzly Animal Projectors, the Dirty Bear Collective, those guys) a little too ethereal for their tastes, this down and dirty Austin, Texas power trio offer a marvellously rocking reality check." [Guardian]White Denim's new album Fits will be released in the UK on June 22nd. NME is even streaming it (though us in North America only get 30 second clips). Unfortunately though, at the moment at least, there is no info on a release in the band's own country.
To go along with that record, White Denim will be touring the UK/Europe from June 23rd until at least July 11th, and that will give them enough time to get back here for their only scheduled US show that I know about at the moment, which will be free in Brooklyn on July 19th at the Williamsburg Waterfront on a bill with Magnolia Electric Co. and Dirty Projectors. This NYC show is one of eight Jelly NYC Pool Parties that will happen this summer, all of which are currently still, sort of unannounced.
New White Denim video and all dates below...