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by Andrew Sacher

Yeah Yeah Yeahs at Webster Hall in April (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs

NYC indie rock mainstays Yeah Yeah Yeahs are still on the heels of an awesomely weird new album, Mosquito, for which they played a relatively intimate release show at Webster Hall, which followed two far more intimate benefit shows in the year or so prior at Union Pool and Brooklyn Bowl. (They also had a set at this year's Brooklyn festival GoogaMooga.) And they're now set to do the exact opposite of that.

Like NYC bands The National and Vampire Weekend before them, YYYs have announced that they'll headline new Brooklyn arena Barclays Center on September 19! Tickets for their largest hometown show yet are not on sale yet go on sale Friday (7/19) at 11 AM with a presale starting Wednesday (7/17) at 11 AM.

In related news, TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek just remixed Mosquito track, "Despair," which you can listen to at Pitchfork.

All upcoming YYYs dates are listed, along with the video for the original version of "Despair," below...

Continue reading "Yeah Yeah Yeahs headlining Barclays Center!"

photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

Tom Petty, Jim James, CHVRCHES, Kendrick Lamar @ Firefly 2013
Firefly 2013, Day 2
Firefly 2013, Day 2
Firefly 2013, Day 2
Firefly 2013, Day 2

"I really just play off the crowd. I've good chemistry with my DJ, and there's little things that we do where he knows what song to go to, how much energy to swindle into the next song," Kendrick Lamar explained. "I really just feed off the crowd and what side is rocking the most."

The MC had Firefly bouncing to cuts from his major-label debut, good kid, m.A.A.d city, including "Backseat Freestyle," "Money Trees" and "Poetic Justice."

Lamar went back to 2011's Section.80 for "A.D.H.D." and threw in his guest verses on A$AP Rocky's wildly popular "F---in' Problems" and Young Jeezy's "R.I.P. (Remix)."

"Since the sun is out, I wanna take y'all back to California," he said, presenting his L.A. "Recipe" of "women, weed and weather."

"I go in with a set mind, but sometimes it doesn't go as planned," he told us after the show. "It might get a little too crazy, and I might switch it up -- just to keep it that roller coaster ride. Rather than everybody just moshpitting every song, then they'd be tired out toward the end."

Lamar got the crowd riled up, encouraging them before "m.A.A.d City," "I don't care that it's hot ... when this beat drops, I wanna see you do whatever you have to do to get down." [MTV]

People got down to Kendrick Lamar (who just announced a big Brooklyn show), Tom Petty, MGMT, CHVRCHES, Heliotropes, Alabama Shakes and more on Saturday aka Day 2 of Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware. We were upset to miss Azealia Banks but trust her outfit was as funky as it was at Governors Ball (it was). We also missed Japandroids' early set. Pictures of what we did see on Saturday are in this post.

Like on Day 1 (and Day 3), BrooklynVegan was representing for two hours on the Soundwave stage with our hosts Billy Jones and Dave Hill. Heliotropes, after playing an earlier set on Red Bull's campground stage, came and played an acoustic set for us where we had just talked to CHVURCHES. Jim James was supposed to stop by and talk to us but his golf cart driver took him to the wrong tent and then it was too late because he had a 3pm set to play on the main stage which, though heartbroken, we did still rush to see.

Check out more pictures from the full day and Tom Petty's setlist below...

Continue reading "Firefly Fest 2013 Day 2 pics (Tom Petty, Kendrick Lamar, CHVRCHES, Heliotropes, Jim James, YYYeahs & more)"

Firefly 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Firefly
firefly

It's been crazy both in and not-in the NYC-area for festivals this past week. NYC was taken over by a very muddy Governors Ball last weekend (6/7-9), and this past weekend (6/14-16), while almost every Brooklyn venue took part in the Northside Festival, Toronto was hosting NXNE and Tennessee had Bonnaroo to name the ones we were most focused on. That's all behind us now, but those who are into festivals still have much more to look forward to this summer including another big one on the east coast this weekend.

This coming weekend, Friday, June 21-Sunday, June 23, the Firefly Music Festival is returning to Dover, Delaware's Dover International Speedway, which is only about a 3 hour drive (directions) from NYC. The festival debuted last year, and like Governors Ball, they've upped their game a bit this year. There will be a bunch of great bands across four main stages, like:

On Friday, there's sets by Django Django, Dr. Dog, Action Bronson, Foxygen, Public Enemy, Grizzly Bear, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Earl Sweatshirt (who was added to the lineup in May) and more. And besides RHCP vs Earl (who start 15 minutes apart), the conflicts that day aren't too bad.

On Saturday, there's sets by Japandroids, Jim James (who replaced Imagine Dragons, so bonus points for that), Kendrick Lamar, Alabama Shakes vs Lord Huron at 5 PM, then CHVRCHES vs Edward Sharpe, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, MGMT vs Azealia Banks, and finally Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers will headline the day, plus still more.

And on the festival's final day, Sunday, you can catch Haim, Matt & Kim, Toro y Moi, Passion Pit vs The Walkmen both going on at 6:30, Vampire Weekend, and more. Plus, if you need to leave early to get home from work on Monday, you can leave before Foster the People's headlining set. Two birds, huh?

UPDATE:Both Earl Sweatshirt and The Lumineers have cancelled, but were replaced by Schoolboy Q & Ben Harper.

And in addition to the main stages, there's some smaller side stuff too, like the Red Bull Sound Select Hub Stage which features bands who have joined the Red Bull Sound Select Program. We aren't familiar with all the bands playing that one, but we suggest you stop by Saturday for NYC's Heliotropes (who, by the way, are playing a record release show in NYC on 6/18, and streaming their new record). The Skins and Oxymorrons are both on that stage too, both NYC bands who we caught when they played the Afropunk-curated RBSS show at Knitting Factory with Danny Brown.

firefly
firefly

There's also the Coffee House Stage with other smaller acts including The Spinto Band, Jenny Owen Young, Pearl & the Beard, Hey Marseilles, Selah Sue, Trails & Ways, and many more.

Last but not least, in addition to just being there as fans and covering the festival, BrooklynVegan will be producing two hours of entertainment from 1-3pm each day inside the Soundwave tent, presented by Toyota and Spinmedia, and hosted by musician & BV contributor Billy Jones. Take a look at the festival map - our stage is toward the top left next to St. Jude.

Hosted overall by one of our favorite comedians, Dave Hill, the Soundwave stage will also feature programming by SPIN (5-7 each day) and Hype Machine (3-5 each day) in addition to the BrooklynVegan stuff (1-3 each day). Stay tuned for our full stage schedule, but get there on Friday at 1pm for a live interview with Django Django and look forward to a second performance by and audience Q & A with Amanda Palmer on Sunday at 2pm. More details soon!

Meanwhile, check out the full main stages Firefly lineup and schedule at Firefly's website where you'll also find much more info if you're attending, like the festival map which is also below...

Continue reading "Firefly Fest is in Delaware this weekend (schedule, map, BrooklynVegan Soundwave, other side stages & more)"

Bushwick Open Studios

Bushwick Open Studios happens this weekend (May 31 - June 2) and is "a three day arts and culture festival that celebrates the community's vibrant arts scene with the goal of fostering dialogue and collaboration between local artists and residents." You can wander around the Brooklyn neighborhood and check out local artists' works where they made it. It's free and open to the public. Full artist listings are here.

There is also lots of music going on with BOS as well, which begins with an Official Launch Party at Shea Stadium on Friday (5/31) with Darlings, LODRO, Air Waves, and EULA. Tickets are $10 at the door and includes a Brooklyn Brewery open bar from 8 - 9 PM. More info at the facebook event.

There is also the BOS Music Festival which happens Saturday (6/1) at Don Pedro with The Othermen, Twin Guns and more; and Sunday (6/2) at Lone Wolf with Ken South Rock, Sorceress and more. Full line-ups are below and more info on the event flyer, which is also pictured below.

There's still more. The BOS '13 Electronic Music Showcase happens Saturday night at the Bossa Nova Civics Club with Octo Octa, Datalog, Tomeeo, Nanohumans, and Stephane Bonefant. More info at the facebook event.

On Sunday at Brooklyn Fire Proof East is "Moving On," a "fringe concert series" hosted by composer and performer Ian M. Colletti, (Vaudeville/ Vaudeville Park) and includes performances from Sam Mickens, Yeah Yeah Yeahs' drummer Brian Chase, Deerhoof's Greg Saunier, Dysrythmia's Kevin Hufnagel, Au Revoir Simone's Erika Spring, Sophia Knapp, and lots more. Line-up for that is below and more info at the facebook event.

Line-ups for BOS Music Festival and "Moving On" and that flyer below...

Continue reading "Bushwick Open Studios happens this weekend: music includes Greg Saunier, LODRO, Erika Spring, YYY's Brian Chase & more "

photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

YYYs @ GoogaMooga 2013
GoogaMooga

We've already posted photos from the first two bands (The Darkness and The Flaming Lips) to play the Great GoogaMooga kickoff concert on Friday (5/17). Here are a set from headliners Yeah Yeah Yeahs who were the only band to actually get to play after sunset. A few shots of Chairlift, who played two different DJ sets that day and who will perform in the same location of the park this summer, are also in this post.

Did you go on Friday? How was your GoogaMooga experience?

Right after playing GoogaMooga, YYYs hopped down to Gulf Shores, Alabama to play the 2013 Hangout Fest on Sunday (5/19).

"About halfway through the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Hangout Music Festival set, frontwoman Karen O took a moment to make a special announcement before playing the band's 2004 breakout single "Maps." "This is dedicated to Stevie Wonder," she called out to the thousands of fans who showed up to catch the Yeah's set. The iconic R&B star was slated to follow the Yeah Yeah Yeahs on the Hangout Stage as the weekend's headliner." [MTV]
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Despite not having the most successful event either this year (rain) or last year (lines), a Channel 12 report claims GoogaMooga will be back in 2014. Meanwhile, BV Chicago reports that GoogaMooga might be coming to Chicago in August.

More Yeah Yeah Yeahs photos are below.

Continue reading "Yeah Yeah Yeahs played Hangout Fest & GoogaMooga (pics); GoogaMooga coming to Chicago next?"

FYF

LA Fest FYF Fest is celebrating 10 years this year, and will take over Los Angeles State Historic Park on August 24 & 25. Check out the massive lineup in the poster above, and in alphabetical order below...

Continue reading "FYF Fest 2013 Lineup (My Bloody Valentine included)"

photos by Wei Shi

Passion Pit / Alt-J / Purity Ring & Danny Brown / crowd
Coachella 2013 - Week 2 in Pictures - Day 1
Coachella 2013 - Week 2 in Pictures - Day 1
Coachella 2013 - Week 2 in Pictures - Day 1
Coachella 2013 - Week 2 in Pictures - Day 1

Coachella 2013 is currently going down in Indio, CA for its second weekend after kicking off this past Friday (4/19). We've already posted pics of day 1 (HERE and HERE), day 2 (HERE) and day 3 (HERE) from weekend 1, and now we've got pictures of day 1 from weekend 2 in this post. This time around we caught sets by Passion Pit, Earl Sweatshirt, Polica, Youth Lagoon, Purity Ring, (who were joined by Danny Brown, whose new album they appear on), Foals, Modest Mouse, Alt-J and more.

Check out more pictures from 4/19, along with a "Coachellavated" video of the festival filmed from the top of director Chris Crutchfield's head and a video of Passion Pit's full set from weekend 1, below...

Continue reading "Coachella Day 1 Weekend 2 in pics (Passion Pit, Polica, Earl Sweatshirt, Youth Lagoon, Purity Ring, Modest Mouse & more)"

Outside Lands Fest 2012 (more byAmoreena Lucero)
Outside Lands

The 2013 edition of San Francisco's Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival with happen at Golden Gate Park on August 9 - 11. This year's line-up includes Paul McCartney, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nine Inch Nails, Phoenix, Vampire Weekend, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, D'Angelo, Willie Nelson, Grizzly Bear, Band of Horses, Hall & Oates, Foals, A-Track, Jurassic 5, Kurt Vile and many more. Tickets go on sale Thursday (4/18) at noon PDT.

This is the sixth edition of Outside Lands, and the full announced line-up is below.

Continue reading "Outside Lands Fest 2013 line-up: Paul McCartney, Nine Inch Nails, Phoenix, Vampire Weekend, Yeah Yeah Yeahs ++ more)"

photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin (more at BV Chicago)

Stone Roses / How to Destroy Angels / Johnny Marr
Coachella 2013 - Day 1
Coachella 2013 - Day 1
Coachella 2013 - Day 1

Coachella 2013 is underway and streaming live. if I had to choose a theme musically for day one (Friday), it would have to be new, solo and side projects. The NY Times agrees...

Friday's lineup was teeming with such line-jumpers, performing with various degrees of laurel-resting. Early in the day came the Shouting Matches, a shambolic blues-esque outfit whose sales pitch is that it includes Justin Vernon of Bon Iver. The group took almost a half-hour for sound check, and its set was almost as loose. Mr. Vernon, such a precise and processed singer in Bon Iver, was here far more at ease, pushing his vocals no harder than the amiable songs demanded.

Later, in the dance-centric Sahara tent, Dog Blood performed a loud but not thunderous set. It's a collaborative project of Skrillex and Boys Noize, and does not quite live up to Skrillex's typical punishment or Boys Noize's characteristic exuberance.

There was also Divine Fits (Britt Daniel of Spoon + Dan from Wolf Parade), Deathfix (Brendan Canty of Fugazi on drums), Grinderman with Nick Cave, Johnny Marr of the Smiths, Trent Reznor of NIN in How to Destroy Angels (who made their live debut days earlier), Jello Biafra of the Dead Kennedys with his band The Guantanamo School of Medicine, and more. And of course reunions and britrock galore with Blur, The Stone Roses, Sparks, and Jurassic 5 all also playing Friday. Here are our pictures from day one (which do not include Polica, but check out our instagram for a shot of Justin Vernon joining them on stage).

UPDATE: Day Two pictures are HERE and Day Three pictures are HERE.

Day One pics continue at BV Chicago and below...

Continue reading "Coachella 2013 Day 1 photos (Stone Roses, Blur, Trent Reznor, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Divine Fits, Sparks, Johnny Marr, more)"

photos by Amanda Hatfield

Yeah Yeah Yeahs @ Webster Hall, 4/7/2013
Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Though we are still a week out from the actual release date, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs packed Webster Hall last night (4/7) as part of a celebration for their new LP, Mosquito. Joined by fun garage-y Brooklynites X-Ray Eyeballs, the trio tore through fourteen tracks during their night in the spotlight, returning to play "Maps" and "Date with the Night" from their breakthrough LP Fever to Tell as an encore. Setlist (which varied a little the printed setlists on stage) is below.

Those of you who hate nice weather and opted to stay in last night may have chosen to catch the Yeah Yeah Yeahs on David Letterman on Friday night (4/5).

Reminder, both YYYs and X-Ray Eyeballs play NYC shows in the near future. Look for Karen/Nick/Bryan to hit the Great GoogaMooga at Prospect Park while X-Ray Eyeballs will play Union Pool on Wednesday (4/10) as part of Kanine Records' 10th Anniversary party.

More pictures and the setlist are below.

Continue reading "Yeah Yeah Yeahs played Webster Hall with X-Ray Eyeballs (pics/setlist)"

Yeah Yeah Yeahs at SXSW 2013 (more by Tim Griffin)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs

today in NYC
* ASSSSCAT 3000 @ UCB
* John Brodeur @ Ace Hotel
* Sophie Auster @ Joe's Pub
* The Fixx @ The Bell House
* Tamaryn (DJ Set) @ MoMA
* Matt Shipp Trio @ The Stone
* Stephane Wrembel @ Barbes
* Rodriguez @ Beacon Theatre
* Meek Mill @ Roseland Ballroom
* Hannibal Buress @ Knitting Factory
* Purling Hiss, Axis:sovA @ Maxwell's
* Creaghead & Company @ Union Hall
* Honey Dijon, Quentin Harris @ Le Bain
* Cherokee Red, Matt Nakoa @ Spike Hill
* Leonard Cohen @ Radio City Music Hall
* Green Day, Best Coast @ Barclays Center
* The View, Stanley Odd @ Bowery Ballroom
* David Grisman, Andy Statman @ City Winery
* Yeah Yeah Yeahs, X-Ray Eyeballs @ Webster Hall
* Rachid Halihal & Layali El Andalus Ensemble @ Barbes
* Nick Warerhouse, Starlight Girls, Spires @ Mercury Lounge
* Dapwell, LE1F, Prince Rama, Heems @ Whitney Museum
* Tops, Tonstartsbandht, Gems, Jerry Paper @ Cameo Gallery
* Guardian Alien, Sister Model, Alan Watts, 333 @ Shea Stadium
* Todd Barry, D.C. Benny, David Foster @ Eastville Comedy Club
* Hess Is More, Dinmachine, 9 Volt, Vusac @ The Bowery Electric
* Greg Trooper, X/O, Ariana and the Rose @ Rockwood Music Hall
* Mansions on the Moon, Carousel, Brothertiger @ Highline Ballroom
* Bad Pilgrim, TV Tramps, Manic Sheep, Disposable Hands @ Pianos
* Challenger, Sam Buck Rosen, Starcadian, Punks On Mars @ Glasslands
* Nate Young, Jason Lescalleet, Spencer Yeh Trio, Pharmakon @ 285 Kent
* The Story So Far, Man Overboard, Tonight Alive, Citizen, The American Scene @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Pac Div, Johnny Polygon, Gabriel Royal, Cypher Clique, Noah Caine, Smokey Robotic @ The Studio at Webster Hall

It's a pretty huge Sunday night for shows. There's a bunch of big ones like Yeah Yeah Yeahs at Webster Hall, Leonard Cohen at Radio City, Rodriguez at Beacon Theatre, and Green Day and Best Coast at Barclays Center.

For something smaller, it's worth checking out Nate Young, Jason Lescalleet, Spencer Yeh Trio, and Pharmakon at 285 Kent, Nick Warerhouse at Mercury Lounge, Purling Hiss at Maxwell's, or Guardian Alien, Alan Watts and others at Shea Stadium.

There's also some good hip hop in NYC tonight, including Pac Div at The Studio at Webster Hall and the Blues for Smoke exhibition at Whitney Museum, which includes live performances by Le1f, Heems, Dapwell, and (the not-hip hop) Prince Rama.

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Tonight's Webster Hall show is the second NYC event for Yeah Yeah Yeahs this weekend. They also played the Late Show with David Letterman on Friday (4/5) and you can watch their performance "Sacrilege" with the Broadway Inspirational Voices from that show below.

What else?

Continue reading "What's going on Sunday?"

photos by Andrew St. Clair, words by Bill Pearis

Xray Eyeballs @ Bumble and Bumble 3/26/2013
Xray Eyeballs

Kanine Records, current home of Eternal Summers, Zambri, Fear of Men and more, are turning ten years old this year, quite an accomplishment for any label born post-Napster. To celebrate, they're throwing a birthday party at Union Pool on Wednesday (4/10) with live entertainment from Xray Eyeballs, Royal Baths side project LODRO, and Montreal's Valleys. The new album from Valleys isn't out till the end of the month, but you can pick up early vinyl at the merch booth that night. You can also pick up free Kanine cassettes and fanzines there too.

The party, which also celebrates 10 years of The L Magazine, is free with open bar but you need to RSVP.

XRay Eyeballs open for Yeah Yeah Yeahs' sold-out show at Webster Hall on Sunday (4/7). A few weeks ago (3/26) they played played an event at Bumble and Bumble's downtown salon and pictures from their performance are in this post.

LODRO, meanwhile, play Death by Audio on Saturday (4/6) with Far-Out Fangtooth, Psychic Blood, and Dont.

Flyer for the Kanine party and more pictures from that Xray Eyeballs show below...

Continue reading "Xray Eyeballs opening for Yeah Yeah Yeahs, playing w/ LODRO & Valleys at Kanine & 'L Mag' party, played Bumble & Bumble (pics, dates)"

Yeah Yeah Yeahs

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs will stream all of their new LP Mosquito starting at 3PM TODAY (4/3, aka right now). Listen in live courtesy of Noisey.

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs are scheduled to play a sold-out Webster Hall on April 7, part of a record release celebration at the venue. The band is also scheduled to play The Great GoogaMooga in Prospect Park this summer (tickets).

Yeah Yeah Yeahs at SXSW 2013 (more by Tim Griffin)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Yeah Yeah Yeahs, who are playing the Great GoogaMooga kickoff show with The Flaming Lips and The Darkness (tickets) about a month after their sold out Webster Hall show, have released a second song from their upcoming album, Mosquito (due out 4/14). Head to the NY Times to hear the new track, "Under the Earth."

Video for first single, "Sacrilege," below...

Continue reading "listen to another new Yeah Yeah Yeahs song, "Under the Earth""

GoogaMooga 2012 (more by Chris La Putt)
GoogaMooga

Brooklyn food, drink, and music festival The Great GoogaMooga, who we're sure have been working hard on figuring out to do things better the second time around, have announced the lineup for their second year which goes down from May 17 to 19 at Prospect Park. We just mentioned that the fest begins with a kickoff show on the Friday (5/17) with Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Flaming Lips, and The Darkness. The rest of the lineup includes Matt & Kim, Father John Misty, Sharon Van Etten, Lee Fields & the Expressions, and more playing on Saturday; and Sharon Jones & the Dap-KIngs, De La Soul (who recently announced a tour with LL Cool J, Public Enemy, and Ice Cube), Cults, The Soul Rebels, Delicate Steve, and more playing on Sunday.

Tickets for the kickoff show and VIP Cocktail Experience tickets for Saturday and Sunday go on sale Thursday (3/28) at noon, and general admission tickets for Saturday and Sunday become available in an online ticket giveaway which runs from April 1 to 3. "Complimentary tickets will be awarded at random and recipients will be notified by email on or before Wednesday, April 10."

Check out pictures of day 1 and day 2 of last year's festival.

Full music food and drink lineup below...

Continue reading "GoogaMooga 2013 lineup & tix (Father John Misty, Sharon Van Etten, De La Soul, Sharon Jones, Matt & Kim, and more)"

GoogaMooga kickoff

The Great GoogaMooga is returning to Brooklyn from May 17 to 19 at Prospect Park this year, and the festival will begin with a kickoff show on the Friday (5/17) from 4 PM to 10 PM with Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Flaming Lips, and The Darkness. Whoa! Tickets for the kickoff show go on sale Thursday (3/28) at noon. More info on the rest of the festival coming very soon HERE.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs also play a sold out show at Webster Hall on April 7 and The Flaming Lips also play Wellmont Theatre on May 16 (tickets).

Updated YYYs dates are listed, along with their new video for "Scarilege", below...

Continue reading "Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Flaming Lips and The Darkness playing GoogaMooga kickoff show in Prospect Park"

still from "Sacrilege"
YYYs

Yeah Yeah Yeahs have just released the video for "Sacrilege" from their forthcoming album, Mosquito, which is out April 14. The video stars model Lily Cole as a small town girl who perhaps loves too much and pays the price. It's told in Memento-like backwards fashion. You can watch it below.

As mentioned, Yeah Yeah Yeahs (who just played SXSW) are playing a record release show at NYC's Webster Hall On April 7 which is sold out. After that they'll make appearances at both Coachella weekends and have just announced a few other dates as well.

UPDATE: They also play a GoogaMooga kickoff show in Prospect Park with The Flaming Lips and The Darkness.

All dates are listed below...

Continue reading "Yeah Yeah Yeahs release video for "Sacrilege," announce more tour dates"

photos by Tim Griffin

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Yeah Yeah Yeahs

The line to get into Stubb's last night (3/15) for NPR's SXSW showcase snaked down all the way to I-35. With a line-up featuring Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Alt-J, Waxahatchee, Youth Lagoon and more, it's no surprise. As the sun set, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds took the stage and delivered a powerhouse, career-spanning set. Later, Yeah Yeah Yeahs previewed much of their new album Mosquito for the crowd and Karen O was literally luminescent on stage.

Both Nick Cave and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs have upcoming NYC shows, and all of them are sold out. More pics from their respective sets, plus video from Waxahatchee's set, are below.

Continue reading "Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds and Yeah Yeah Yeahs played NPR's SXSW showcase (pics)"

by Bill Pearis, Fred Pessaro and Andrew Sacher

Savages @ CMJ 2012 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Savages

SXSW gets underway today (3/13) in earnest, with 83,207 bands* playing SXSW this year. Trying to figure out who to see can be an overwhelming feeling. (Actually, just standing on 6th St. on Friday night is an overwhelming feeling.) Hopefully this post will give you some inspiration if you're among the throngs of people. Or maybe just some new stuff to listen to if you're not there.

Of course you could just hang out at all our day parties (our first starts at noon today!) and evening showcases, as we're really proud of our line-ups. But there are bands who we are pumped to see who aren't playing too. So here are 40 bands we're genuinely pumped to see in Austin this week. We made a Spotify playlist of all the bands (at least the ones on the service) you can stream below.

Check out our list below...

*not the actually number of showcasing bands. But it feels accurate.

Continue reading "40 artists we're excited to see at SXSW"

YYYs @ Union Pool, 12/08/2012 (more by Greg Cristman)
YYYs

As mentioned a couple times, Yeah Yeah Yeah's new album, Mosquito, is due out April 16 on Interscope. If you haven't checked out the LP's gospel-inflected single, "Sacrilege," yet you can stream that below.

While YYYs haven't announced a full tour, they will be playing a record release show in NYC at Webster Hall on April 7. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (3/1) at noon.

If you're headed to Austin for SXSW, you can also catch the band at NPR's SXSW showcase on March 13 at Stubb's with Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds. All dates are listed below...

Continue reading "Yeah Yeah Yeahs playing NYC record release show at Webster Hall, SXSW and other dates"

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The Yeah Yeah Yeahs have just released the first single from their upcoming Mosquito album. "Sacrilege" features assist from Money Mark and a gospel choir. You can stream it below.

Continue reading "stream the first single from Yeah Yeah Yeah's 'Mosquito'"

Firefly Music Festival 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Firefly Music Festival

Dover, DE festival Firefly Music Festival had a great first year in July of 2012, and afterwards immediately announced it'd return in 2013. The 2013 festival happens from June 21 - 23 at the Dover International Speedway, and the lineup was just announced. It includes Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Passion Pit, Kendrick Lamar, MGMT, Grizzly Bear, Japandroids, The Walkmen, Django Django, Public Enemy, CHVRCHES, Amanda Palmer, Foxygen, Alabama Shakes, Toro y Moi, Dan Deacon, Action Bronson, The Avett Brothers, and more; and the headliners are Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Vampire Weekend, and Foster the People. The full lineup is below and you can watch the announcement video at their website. TIckets go on general sale Thursday (2/21).

Firefly happens a couple weeks after NYC festival Governors Ball, which has some lineup similarities (Kendrick Lamar, Grizzly Bear, Japandroids, Avett Brothers, etc). That one goes down on Randall's Island from June 7 - 9 and tickets are still available.

Firefly lineup below...

Continue reading "Firefly Music Festival announces 2013 lineup (Vampire Weekend, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Passion Pit, Kendrick Lamar, MGMT, Grizzly Bear, Japandroids, Tom Petty, RHCP & more)"

Dave Grohl at Deluna Fest 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Foo Fighters

Toro Y Moi @ Mohawk in Austin, Nov. 2011 (more by Tim Griffin)
Toro Y Moi

today in NYC
* Emuul @ The Stone
* Broad City Live @ UCB
* Jeff Garlin @ Caroline's
* Country Mice @ Mercury Lounge
* Joseph Moffett's Claque @ Barbes
* Sondre Lerche @ The Allen Room
* Cliffsides/Cenote Glow @ The Stone
* Dojo, Shopping Spree @ Silent Barn
* The Mandingo Ambassadors @ Barbes
* Hayden, Lou Canon @ Mercury Lounge
* Smoke DZA, Kids These Days @ S.O.B.'s
* Marc Cohn, Rosanne Cash @ City Winery
* Ludwig Persik, Cascading Slopes @ Pianos
* Little King, The Broken Stares @ Sycamore
* WIERD w/ Frank Alpine @ Home Sweet Home
* Toro y Moi, Wild Belle, Dog Bite @ Webster Hall
* Tim Dahl, Pigeons, James Tweedy @ Cake Shop
* Highlife, Pure Horsehair, Daniel Higgs @ The Gutter
* All Boy/All Girl, The Eggs, Modest Midas @ Paper Box
* Beecher's Fault, Lee and The Mumbles @ Pete's Candy Store
* Why?, Astronautalis, Dream Tiger @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* The Model Zeros, Sharif Mekawy, Victoria Levy @ The Grand Victory
* Big Terrific w/ James Adomian, Myq Kaplan, Streeter Seidell @ Cameo
* Ife Mora, Concertina, Teen Girl, Scientist Monthly, Jackpot @ Glasslands
* New Myths, Peanut Butter Lovesicle, Ben Kenney @ Rockwood Music Hall
* Summer & Evem Miko & The Musket, Let Me Be Bashful @ Bowery Electric
Sound City Players w/ Dave Grohl, Krist Noveselic, Stevie Nicks, John Fogerty + more @ Hammerstein Ballroom
* The Chapin Sisters (are The Everly Brothers), Mike Bones, Austin McCutchen, Alana Amram @ Union Pool

Serious star power tonight at Hammerstein Ballroom for Dave Grohl's Sound City Players, featuring the Foo Fighters plus his old Nirvana bandmate Krist Novoselic, plus Stevie Nicks, John Fogerty, FEAR's Lee Ving and more. Should be interesting.

Fashion Week continues, and though we're mostly ignoring it this time around, you'll find a flyer below for one of the many parties happening tonight. This one at Le Baron with Mike Nouveau, DJ duo Ladies Night (who are the very last act listed on this year's Coachella flyer), and more.

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The Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Flaming Lips are playing SXSW. Check out a new teaser the new Yeah Yeahs album below..

Local Natives, who were just in NYC, made a video for their track "Heavy Feet" and you can watch that below.

What says "til death do us part" more than Slayer's "Raining Blood"? Check out video of a couple's wedding where the classic tune was used in a rather, er, unique way.

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Challenge of the Future
CotF

We mentioned recently that Lycaon Pictus have come out of hibernation for their first album in four years. Two of the members, Aaron Diskin and Simon Marcus, used to be in 90's band Challenge of the Future (formerly Boba Fett Experience) with Nick Zinner who formed Yeah Yeah Yeahs (who have a new album on the way) when CotF broke up in 2001. Challenge of the Future are getting back together to play Union Pool on February 22 and it's for a special cause. Aaron Diskin explains:

My dear friend Sebastian Quezada passed away too young. And he left behind a beautiful daughter, Isa! She looks just like a young him! She is magic, just like him.

A few months ago Nik Zinner suggested we get the old band back together and stage a benefit for Isa's college fund. A couple of hours on the internet, and everybody was discovered: Seth Prouty has been space mining platinum on the far side of Uranus. Mike Guy we found editing an anarchist broadsheet out of DeMoine. Simon Marcus was easy to find: he was in the doghouse. And me? Well, I've been on the wedding circuit.

We're playing with Daddy, who're reuniting too for this event! Seb's buddies Laurel and Matt Katz-Bohen will be rockin' it, as well as Gavin Russom, on the flaming wheels of steel!

As Sebastian's least favorite of my bands, Challenge of the Future simply isn't techno enough. We will however play. Sebastian Vive!

Tickets for the Challenge of the Future reunion are $25 and go on sale today (2/8) at noon. You can listen to some Challenge of the Future here. Flyer below.

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Phoenix at MSG in 2010 (more by Andrew St. Clair)
Phoenix

First, Phoenix announced that their long awaited followup to 2009's Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix would be out this April, then they revealed that it's called Bankrupt! and made their first North American show announcement of 2013: New Orleans Jazz Festival. They've since been revealed as a Coachella headliner and now they've got even more North American dates scheduled, including one that's not too far from NYC: Columbia, MD's Sweetlife Festival, which goes down at Merriweather Post Pavillion on May 11 (about a 3 and a half hour drive from NYC). Their schedule currently has a week or so free on either side of of the Sweetlife fest...hmm.

And the rest of Sweetlife lineup ain't too shabby either. Joining Phoenix will be Passion Pit, Kendrick Lamar, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Solange, Youth Lagoon, Holy Ghost!, Gary Clark Jr, MS MR, and more. Tickets for the festival go on sale Friday (2/8) at 10 AM with a presale beginning on Wednesday (2/6).

The full lineup and announcement video for Sweetlife, and a list of all Phoenix dates below...

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