Entries tagged with: Yeasayer
photos by Amanda Hatfield, words by Andrew Sacher
Yeasayer at Music Hall of Williamsburg - 8/15/12
Yeasayer are about to kick off a full North American tour on Tuesday (8/21), the day their new album, Fragrant World, comes out. That tour hits NYC on September 12 at Central Park Summerstage with Tanlines and Daedelus (tickets), but they played a much more intimate NYC show last night (8/15) at the sold out Music Hall of Williamsburg with Daedelus.
Yeasayer dedicated the majority of the set to Fragrant World, playing 9 of its 11 songs in their 15-song set. So if you went hoping to hear the shimmering psychedelic ramblings of their early career like "Wait for the Summer" or "Sunrise," you'd have found yourself out of luck and instead given the run-of-the-mill R&B of their new album. If you weren't at the show, did you stream it live? If you missed that, the Bowery Presents YouTube channel is hosting an archive of the full show, which you can watch below.
In related news, Yeasayer frontman, Chris Keating, recently spoke to Rolling Stone about how Frank Ocean "is a good new face for the R&B world right now" and R. Kelly is "a terrible piece of shit, a horrible person, really bad all around."
Meanwhile, Yeasayer drummer Sinkane is continuing his residency at Zebulon this Monday (8/20) and the one following that (8/27).
More pictures, video and the setlist from last night's show are below.
photos by Dominick Mastrangelo
Garbage/Feist/JAMC at Osheaga - 8/4/12
Nineties alt-rock heroes Garbage returned this year with a new album, a refreshed attitude and a Shirley Manson who looked like she hasn't aged a day in her life. What's more impressive, though, was the fact that their repertoire of classic cuts didn't sound outdated at all. Instead, we're reminded that synth-laden rockers "Push It" and "Stupid Girl" were, in fact, much more ahead of their time and as a result sound brand new nowadays. Garbage was a cool blast from the past that festivalgoers who were unaware of their age would've mistaken them for a bright and exciting up-and-comer. - [National Post]While Lollapalooza was going down in Chicago, Montreal was holding the Osheaga Festival. It kicked off on Friday, August 3 and continued that Saturday (8/4) with sets from Feist, Garbage, Yeasayer, A$AP Rocky, The Raveonettes, The Black Lips, and more.
Actress Jessica Paré (aka Don's wife and "Zou Bisou Bisou" singer on Mad Men) joined The Jesus and Marcy Chain for "Just Like Honey" (which Scarlett Johansson sang on at Coachella '07) and "Sometimes Always" and video of that is below.
Pictures and review of day 1 are HERE. Day 3 is coming soon. More from day 2 are below...
Sinkane w/ Yeasayer at Jones Beach in 2011 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Yeasayer drummer Sinkane will be holding a residency at Brooklyn venue Zebulon (258 Wythe Ave) every Monday in August with different special guests each night. The residency kicks off this Monday (8/6) with Rakete (Akwetey of Dragons of Zynth) and DJ Ryan Rasheed. It continues on 8/13 with St. Claire and Cooper Format, 8/20 with Superhuman Happiness and Mrs. Adam Schatz, and 8/27 with Miho Hatori's (of Cibo Matto) other band New Optimism and Chandeliers. The flier for the residency is below.
In related news, tickets for Yeasayer's intimate Music Hall of Williamsburg show (8/15) with Daedelus go on sale today (8/3) at noon. Tickets will probably sell out but if you miss out on picking yours up, the show will stream live at the Bowery Presents YouTube channel.
You also may remember that Yeasayer launched a scavenger hunt of YouTube streams of every song on their new album, Fragrant World (due out 8/21 via Secretly Canadian), this week. All of those videos have since surfaced and will continue to be available until 8 PM EST today (8/3) so watch them while you can. All videos, a list of all upcoming Sinkane dates and the flier for his residency are below.
Yeasayer at Jones Beach in 2011 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
You may remember that back in late 2009, the leak of Yeasayer's Odd Blood album surfaced about two months before its release, and now Yeasayer have "received message" that their new record, Fragrant World (due out 8/21 via Secretly Canadian), is on the verge of surfacing as well. Because of this, the band have decided to stream the album themselves... if you want to call it that. They've hidden "track visualizers" (created by Yoshi Sodeoka) for each song on the album around the internet, and it's your job to find them in scavenger hunt fashion. They're calling the scavenger hunt "PREEMPTIVE SELF-COMMISSIONED YEASAYER VORSTELLUNG or TRACK VISUALIZER" or PSCYVOTV for short. Clues on how to find the songs will be revealed at the Yeasayer twitter and the Secretly Canadian twitter. Seems like a lot of work to have cranked out quickly because you heard the album was going to leak.
You've already heard/seen "Henrietta" and "Longevity" (both of which are below), and as of this post "Blue Paper," "No Bones," "Reagan's Skeleton," and "Damaged Goods" have been found, and are also below. The songs will be online until Friday (8/3) at 8 PM EST, when they will be removed. Secretly Canadian is also running a contest for 4 winners who can find all 11 songs to win a deluxe bundle of Fragrant World and 4 more winners for the regular edition.
As mentioned, Yeasayer are currently on tour and will hit MHOW on August 15 (tickets on sale Friday [8/3] at noon) with Daedelus and the much larger Central Park Summerstage on September 12 with Daedelus and Tanlines (not Daughn Gibson, like we initially said). Tickets for that show are still available.
Videos and Yeasayer's complete letter below...
DOWNLOAD: Yeasayer - "Henrietta" (MP3)
Yeasayer at Jones Beach 2011 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Yeasayer's new album, Fragrant World, is in about three weeks (August 21) and, as mentioned before, the band will be playing Central Park Summerstage on September 12 with openers
Daughn Gibson Tanlines and Daedelus. Before that, the band will play a Brooklyn show, which they've just added to their summer tour: August 15 at Music Hall of Williamsburg with Daedelus opening. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday, August 3 at noon.
If you haven't yet, you can download Fragrant World track "Henrietta" above and watch the "official vignette" for "Longevity" below. Updated tour dates are below as well.
photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin
Modest Mouse / Lupe Fiasco
The Firefly Music Festival continued in Dover, DE on Saturday (7/21) with sets from Modest Mouse, Polica, Cults, Charles Bradley, Lupe Fiasco, Cake, The Killers, and more. Passion Pit were scheduled to play that day, but unfortunately the Delware festival was one of the dates that the band had to cancel. They were replaced by Yeasayer at the last minute, who played at the same time as Lupe Fiasco (and we unfortunately missed).
The festival has already announced they'll be back next year. Pre-sale for 2013 general admission tickets go on sale Wednesday (7/25) at noon.
Concert cruises are all the rage lately, and this is in fact real.
Indio, CA music festival Coachella continues for two weekends in April, 2013. But just because they've decided to keep the fest in Indio, doesn't mean they can't take it on a couple of cruises as well. As seen in the picture above, S.S. Coachella will set set sail off of the Bahamas from December 16-19 and off of Jamaica from December 19-23. The lineup (thus far at least) includes Pulp, Hot Chip, Yeasayer, James Murphy (DJ set), Grimes, Cloud Nothings, Killer Mike, El-P, Sleigh Bells, Father John Misty, and more.
Holy Ship sails in January too.
today in NYC
* Make Music New York
* Gato Loco @ Barbes
* peptalk @ The Stone
* Phill Niblock @ Roulette
* Questlove @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Angélica Negron @ The Stone
* Anders Osborne @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Ab-Soul. Bleu Friday @ SOB's
* Snehasish Mozmuder & Som @ Barbes
* The Greg Johnson Show @ UCB East
* Daniel Higgs, Nass Gnawa @ Zebulon
* The Gaslamp Killer @ Knitting Factory
* US Air Guitar competition @ Bowery Ballroom
* Robert Glasper @ Apple Store West 14th St.
* Lemonade, Small Black @ Brooklyn Museum
* Deer Tick, Jonny Corndawg @ Red Hook Park
* Los Campesinos!, Yellow Ostrich @ Maxwell's
* Tom Shillue's Funny Story @ Brooklyn Brewery
* Bonnie Raitt, Mavis Staples @ Beacon Theatre
* The Canon Logic, Casey Shea @ Mercury Lounge
* The Deer Tracks, Snowmine, Nouela @ Glasslands
* G-side, Block Beattaz DJ set @ PIPS Table Tennis
* Fuckton, Tetryl Red, Rat Attack @ Secret Project Robot
* Zach Deputy, Bearin' Peace @ Rocks Off Concert Cruise
* McCoy Tyner & The Charles Tolliver Big Band @ Blue Note
* Paper Route, Halfnoise, The Echo-Friendly @ Mercury Lounge
* Shilpa Ray, Natureboy, Greene Girl, Melanie Moser @ Pianos
* Baby Erection, Yogurt Smoothness, Ritz Riot, Plant @ XPO 929
* Just Blaze, Jasmine Solano, Kasey Berry @ Santos Party House
* Saint Maybe, Wormburner, American Darlings @ The Rock Shop
* Future Of What, Like Pioneers, Yoga Pose, No Gold @ Cameo Art Gallery
* Darmstadt 2012: Karlheinz Stockhausen's Musik Im Bauch @ Central Park
* The Gate, Radiation Blackbody, Key of Shame, Michael Barker @ Death By Audio
* Eli Paperboy Reed, Lily & The Parlour Tricks, Zongo Junction @ The Bell House
* Low Fat Getting High, Wooden Teeth, The Happy Problem, The Renewals @ Cake Shop
* Not Blood Paint, Yellow Dogs, Osekre & The Lucky Bastards, Fan-Tan @ Littlefield
* The Shondes, Making Friendz, Ritz Riot, Bachslider, DJ Maura Johnston @ 285 Kent Ave
* Verbs, Alpha MC, Alaskas, Human Resources, Sea Glasses, Cuddle Formation @ McKibben Park
* The Fleshtones, Steve Wynn & the Miracle Three, Ivan Julian, Stupidity, Palmyra Delra @ Bowery Electric
As we've been tracking the recently-reformed Quickand's every move of late, we would be remiss to tell you that Walter Schreifels has been added to Tom Shillue's Funny Story at Brooklyn Brewery. Also telling funny stories: Bobby Tisdale, John Mulaney and more.
Deer Tick, not to be confused The Deer Tracks (who plays Glasslands tonight), kick off a weekend of shows that start at Red Hook Park tonight, and continue with Diamond Rugs shows at The Bell House and in Central Park.
Das Racist and Action Bronson played Red Hook park the other night.
Yeasayer released an "Official Vignette" for the song "Longetivity" from the forthcoming Fragrant World. Officially check out the "vignette" below.
Lemonade play Brooklyn Museum tonight, and you can gear up for the show with a very '80s video for "SoftKiss" below.
And last but not least, wild man King Khan has a new video for the King Khan & The Shrines' track "Bite My Tongue", which hit earlier this year. Adam West would approve.
FYF Fest. September 1st and 2nd, 2012WOW.
At the LA State Historic Park, Los Angeles, CA
Tickets are $77 and go on sale Friday June 22nd.
American Nightmare has two shows coming up at Webster Hall.
Full FYF lineup, in alphabetical order, below...
Mogwai at Bonnaroo 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
today in NYC
* Little Richard @ BB King's
* Kristen Schaal @ UCB East
* Mogwai, Balam Acab @ Webster Hall
* Kool Keith, Lushlife @ Brooklyn Bowl
* With Lions, Via Audio @ Le Poisson Rouge
* Oliver, Sean Glass @ Hudson Terrace Roof
* EPMD, DJ Scratch @ Herbert Von King Park
* KOORTWAH, Black Cloud (DJ set) @ La Sala
* Ramona Falls, The Darcys @ Mercury Lounge
* Theresa Andersson, Lucius @ The Bell House
* King Tuff, Natural Child, Habibi @ Maxwell's
* Lisa Hannigan, Joe Henry @ Highline Ballroom
* Langhorne Slim, Ha Ha Tonka @ Bowery Ballroom
* Philip Glass, Tristan Perich @ Issue Project Room
* Niki & The Dove, Selebrities, Beacon @ Glasslands
* Pontiak, White Hills, Rhyton, EULA @ 285 Kent Ave
* Cold Cave, White Ring, Burning Star Core @ Europa
* ARMS, Friend Roulette, Birdwire @ Pete's Candy Store
* Lisa Marie Presley, Angela McCluskey @ Gramercy Theatre
* Daughn Gibson, Bell, Motion Studies @ Cameo Gallery
* Widowspeak, Nude Beach, Ex Cops, The Everymen @ Union Pool
* Such Hounds, Wailin' Storms, Golden Bones @ The Charleston
* Dragged Into Sunlight, MAKE, The Year Is One @ Saint Vitus
* Ceremony, Citizens Arrest, Royal Headache, Magrudergrind @ Warsaw
* Laura Marling, Michael Kiwanuka, Willy Mason @ Prospect Park Bandshell
* Shaved Women, Degreaser, Family Curse, Parquet Courts @ Death By Audio
* Wild Child, Dipers, Goosebumps, Nuclear Spring, Sad Boys @ 538 Johnson
* Sectarian Violence, The Love Below, Poison Planet, Pharaoh @ The Acheron
* The Pass, Miracles of Modern Science, Port St. Willow, Beady @ Spike Hill
* Extra Life, The Dreebs, Epistasis, Mad Osztrosis @ Big Snow Buffalo Lodge
* Fat Trel, Fat Tony, Mess Kid (DJ set), Farrington G (DJ set) @ Santos Party House
* Dinosaur Feathers, Sat Nite Duets, The Fatty Acids, Radical Dads @ Cake Shop
* GZA & Grupo Fantasma perform "Liquid Swords", Brownout @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* The Secret History, The Barettas, Graveyard Lovers, Your 33 Black Angels @ Trash Bar
* Shenandoah and the Night, Natureboy, Gunfight, Give To Light, Grow Up To Be Cowboys @ Pianos
* Class Actress, Eternal Summers, Bleeding Rainbow, Beach Day, Zambri, Air Waves @ Knitting Factory
* A Wilhelm Scream, Raindance, Man The Change, When Thieves Are About, Thirsty! @ The Studio at Webster Hall
* Chain and the Gang, Magik Markers, M.A.K.U. SoundSystem, Mucca Pazza, Dustin Wong, and Dope Body @ Public Assembly
Today is the first day of the Northside Festival. BrooklynVegan is proud to host THREE shows during the festival, the first of which is tonight at Saint Vitus with Dragged into Sunlight, Make and The Year is One. If you dont have a badge you can get one here, and tickets are still available. Friday (6/15) is a BrooklynVegan doubleheader, featuring Harkonen, The Atlas Moth, Fight Amp and Whores at Union Pool as part of a BV-BBG/Brutal Panda showcase (tickets) as well as the official BV showcase with Frankie Rose, Caveman, Hume and Fort Lean at Music Hall of Williamsburg (tickets).
There's lots of hip hop shows tonight and this weekend. The Yasiin Bey (fka Mos Def) show which would have happened at the Apollo tonight was rescheduled for October 28.
Beach Boys play Good Morning America tomorrow morning (6/15).
Pretty fruitful day for videos! Passion Pit have a new video for "Take a Walk" from their forthcoming LP Gossamer. Watch it below.
Best Coast has a new video for the title track from their new LP The Only Place. Catch them on tour, including in NYC. Watch the video below
You may have heard that Edvard Munch's The Scream was sold for a whopping $120 million dollars to an anonymous telephone bidder. Funny or Die got the scoop and it can now be revealed that The Darkness are the winners of that prized piece of art. See what happened after they purchased the painting below.
Delicate Steve's second album, Positive Force, is out July 10 on Luaka Bop and you can download two tracks from the album at the top of this post. If you'd like to hear more, Delicate Steve has devised a sort of scavenger hunt, installing playbutton devices in ten locations throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn, each containing one of Positive Force's tracks. The two-borrough musical installation is up now (5/31) through June 3. Locations of all ten tracks are below -- it's supposed to be a nice weekend, might be a fun thing to do. If you do decide to try and find them, bring your own headphones which you can plug into the playbutton devices.
In other news, Delicate Steve is currently on tour with tUnE-yArDs which hits Terminal 5 on Friday (6/1) with Micachu & the Shapes on the bill for that one as well. Once that tour wraps up, Steve will join Yeasayer on the road before doing his own headlining shows on the West Coast. All Delicate Steve tour dates are below.
Chris Keating w/ Yeasayer at Jones Beach (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
When we first mentioned that Yeasayer will be going on tour this summer in support of their upcoming Fragrant World LP, tickets were only available at the band's website. Since we last spoke, tickets for the NYC show, which happens on September 12 at Central Park Summerstage were posted to Ticketmaster as well. They're currently on AmEx presale and go on sale to the general public on Friday (6/1) at noon.
In related news, you can catch Chris Keating of Yeasayer DJing tonight (5/31) at a Vibrations party on the Hudson Terrace Roof Deck. Doors are at 10 PM and admission is free til midnight with RSVP. The show also includes Punches (who will be celebrating the release of their new EP, It Can Only Get Better), Sean Glass, and Alex English. The flier for tonight's show is below.
by Andrew Sacher
DOWNLOAD: Yeasayer - "Henrietta" (MP3)
Yeasayer at Jones Beach in 2011 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Yeasayer will followup 2010's Odd Blood with their third full length, Fragrant World, which is due out on August 21 via Secretly Canadian. The album's first single, "Henrietta," is an even farther departure from their psychedelic folk roots with a heavy dose of R&B that began peaking through on the Pet Sounds-via-Merriweather Post Pavillion informed Odd Blood and is now here fully formed. Grab an MP3 of the track above, or stream it below alongside the album's tracklist.
Yeasayer will support the album on tour this summer with a string of dates that hits NYC for a show at Central Park Summerstage on September 12. Tickets for the entire tour, including the NYC show, are on sale now via the band's website. Ticketmaster tickets are not on sale yet but check back for updates.
All dates are listed below along with the song stream and tracklist...
We just posted about Austra who's coming back to North America (including 9/19 at Music Hall of Williamsburg) after a tour of Europe. She's also one of many artists playing the 2012 Osheaga Festival in Montreal which happens August 3 - 5. Tickets are still available for the three-day event.
In addition to Austra, Osheaga plays host to The Black Keys, Snoop Dogg, Justice, Metric (who play Radio City Music Hall soon), Sigur Ros (who play Prospect Park and are streaming their new LP), Florence & The Machine (who plays Jones Beach this summer), The Weeknd, Passion Pit (who play Governor's Ball soon), The Jesus & Mary Chain, MGMT, Santigold (who just played Irving), Zola Jesus (who just played the Guggenheim) and many many more.
Full Osheaga lineup is below.
Ralf, who also showed up as the surprise special guest on Sunday at PS1, hasn't tweeted yet today, but if and when he does, it will probably say "Tonight, Tour de France." And when that's over, so is the entire 8-night MoMA run, but then there's an afterparty. Flyer below...
Neon Indian @ Fun Fun Fun Fest (more by Tim Griffin)
Neon Indian, who has a label and is throwing a showcase at SXSW this year, announced a tour a while back with a mysterious Museum of Modern Art show on the schedule. That museum show is TONIGHT (3/7), and here's the latest info:
THE ARMORY PARTYTickets are also still on sale for Neon Indian's upcoming show at Terminal 5. All dates HERE.
MARCH 7, 2012
Performance by NEON INDIAN
Thank you for your interest in purchasing tickets to the MoMA Armory Party. Tickets are no longer being sold online. You may purchase tickets on March 7th in person at The Armory Show (Pier 94 or Pier 92) or at the door of the event at MoMA starting at 8:00PM. Tickets may sell out and are first come first serve.
Neon Indian's Alan Palomo recently hooked up with Rostam Batmanglij (Vampire Weekend), Vijay Iyer (Vijay Iyer Trio), Ashok Kondabolu (Das Racist), Alan Palomo (Neon Indian), Amrit Singh (Stereogum), Himanshu Suri (Das Racist), and Anand Wilder (Yeasayer) to go on a hunt for good South Indian food in NYC. Their "Dosa Hunt" has been made into a film produced by Amrit. You can watch the trailer below....
by Andrew Sacher
Sinkane, who you may know as current Yeasayer multi-instrumentalist/former touring drummer for Of Montreal and Caribou, Ahmed Gallab, is set to release his third LP, Mars, which is due out sometime this year. He's got a few songs on soundcloud, including the newish cut "Jeeper Creeper," which pretty much recall a similar brand of psych pop to those aforementioned groups that he's played with. You can stream "Jeeper Creeper" along with a few tracks from his two previous albums below. The new album will feature contributions from Twin Shadow's George Lewis and Yeasayer's Ira Wolf.
Ahmed Gallab will make his live debut under the Sinkane moniker in Brooklyn on March 11 at Cameo with Chandeliers and Wishes (Akwetey from Dragons of Zynth). He's also got another Brooklyn show scheduled to happen at Glasslands on June 7. Tickets for the Glasslands show are on sale now.
Sinkane is also one of the many artists on the just-announced Crossing Brooklyn Ferry lineup, which was curated by Aaron and Bryce Dessner of The National and goes down from May 3 - 5 at BAM. Sinkane play on May 4, the day that St. Vincent headlines and Ava Luna also play.
Gallab was a touring member of Eleanor Friedberger's live band in the past. He will not be playing with her on her upcoming tour with Hospitality which hits The Bell House on April 18. Tickets for that show are still on sale.
All dates and streams below...
Anand Wilder with Yeasayer at Jones Beach in July (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
The record label David Byrne started in 1988, Luaka Bop, has been curating the club John Zorn started, The Stone, since December 15. If you've been paying close attention to What's Going On posts, you may have noticed more familiar names on the lineups lately (like Lucky Dragons and Kelly Pratt who have both played so far).
The curation continues through the end of the month. Tonight (12/20), Anand Wilder of Yeasayer is playing with Steve Marion of Delicate Steve, and Austin Fisher of Suckers, performing songs they've written specifically for tonight's performance. Steve leads his own group at the venue on 12/27 with members of Banned Books. Also tonight, George Langford and Tom Van Buskirk of Javelin and friends are playing. Those friends include Ahmed Gallab of Yeasayer, Powpow of Man Man, and Miho Hatori of Cibo Mato. According to George, it's going to be an "electronic drum circle rave cave."
On Thursday (12/22), Sleepy Doug Shaw/Highlife is playing. On Friday (12/23), The Present, lead by Rusty Samtos Rusty is playing the venue. Rusty is a singer/songwriter and has produced Animal Collective, Panda Bear, Born Ruffians, Owen Pallet, and others. On 12/28, Hubble (aka Ben Greenberg of Pygmy Shrews and Zs), and on 12/29 it will be Marc Ribot and David Hidalgo.
The Stone will also host their annual end of the year improv party on December 30 and 31 with tons of musicians and special guests including Thurston Moore, John Zorn, Jeremiah Cymerman, Sam Kulik, Ned Rothenburg, Eyal Maoz, David Fulmer, and others. Starting at 11 PM on 12/31, Spiritual Unity (which features Marc Ribot) will perform a ritual/jam that leads through a midnight rendition of Albert Ayler's "Bells."
Check out the full December schedule and more details on these shows at The Stone's website.
Javelin also have a show coming up on 2/24 at Glasslands with Pat Jordache.
Neon Indian at Governors Ball (more by Chris La Putt)
826NYC, the non-profit writing center for NYC students, is teaming up with Bowery to present 'The Prom You Were Promised: A Benefit for 826NYC' at Music Hall of Williamsburg on September 13. The event is designed to recreate a prom night with formal attire and DJ sets by Yeasayer, BAIO (of Vampire Weekend), Neon Indian, and CANT (Chris Taylor of Grizzly Bear) (they're all DJ sets). It will be hosted by Jason Sudeikis of SNL. Tickets are on sale now.
You can also catch CANT (the actual band, not a DJ set) for free at the free Spotify show with Blood Orange at Mercury Lounge on Sunday (8/28).
photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin
The Flaming Lips and Weezer played their second of two co-headlining shows at a wet Jones Beach on Friday (7/29). As we learned from the first show in NJ the night before, Wayne and Rivers opened the show by riding in their own space bubbles as the remaining members of both bands played "Sweet Leaf" (Black Sabbath) on stage. That was followed by alternating sets by the two bands every few songs, starting with The Flaming Lips.
According to Rolling Stone, "The Flaming Lips had a tougher job because they were playing to what was clearly a majority Weezer fan audience. They even had to endure some obnoxious "Weezer! Weezer!" chants between songs." Those in attendance who do appreciate the Flaming Lips's great work were treated to their recent Neon Indian collaboration "Is David Bowie Dying?," in addition to popular standouts like "The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song," "What Is the Light?" "The Observer," and "Do You Realize??"
Weezer, whose new material is slightly lacking (to say the least), focused a little more on their earlier stuff like they did on their Blue Album/Pinkerton tour. They played old favorites like "El Scorcho," "My Name is Jonas," "Surf Wax America," and "Buddy Holly," though they didn't touch on early b-sides like they did the previous night when New Jerseyans were rewarded with "You Gave Your Love to Me Softly" and "Susanne," in addition to two more Pinkerton tracks. They also covered Radiohead's "Paranoid Android" like they did in May when they posted a live-in-studio video of them recording the track to their YouTube account.
The encore saw both bands rejoin on stage for one of each band's quirkier tracks. Wayne and Rivers traded verses on the Lips' "She Don't Use Jelly" and Rivers sang lead on "Undone - The Sweater Song" as Wayne ran into the audience shooting confetti.
Yeasayer opened the show in the rain with a short set made up of their singles and fan favorites.
More pictures, videos, and setlists from the show below...
photos by Toby Tenenbaum
The Flaming Lips and Weezer played side-by-side sets at PNC Banks Arts Center last night (7/28) with an opening set from Yeasayer (who we missed). Pictures from the NJ show are in this post.
As mentioned, Rivers Cuomo was quoted in a recent press release saying, "I asked Wayne if he has an extra bubble I could ride in." He wasn't joking! Toby Tenenbaum, who shot the show, writes:
The special intro comprised the two lead singers from Flaming Lips and Weezer (Wayne Coyne and River Cuomo) pulling one of the most original stunts I had ever seen. They were both inside their own inflatable balloon and used it to crowd-walk/surf over the heads of the crowd. It was truly awesome and unique.As the two frontmen rolled around the audience in the space balls, the remaining band members on stage played a rendition of Sabbath's "Sweet Leaf." Check out a video of all of that happening below.
The two bands then alternated every few songs. To quote Toby again, "With the average song length for FL being about 6 minutes per song and for Weezer its the standard 3 minutes per song it felt that Weezer were simply playing intermittently between a Flaming Lips show. One high point for Weezer was the Radiohead Paranoid Android cover." The bands also played together at the end of the show. The full setlist and other videos are also below.
All three bands will play again tonight (7/29) at Jones Beach Theater in Long Island. Tickets are still available. Stay tuned for pictures and a review from that show too, and congrats to all the BV contest winners that were/are in attendance.
More pictures, the video and the NJ setlist below...
Flaming Lips at Sasquatch 2011 (more by Josh Darr)
We previously mentioned that the Flaming Lips would play after Weezer at their co-headlining shows at Jones Beach and PNC Bank Arts Center "because the Flaming Lips make such a big mess that its sort of logistically unwise to take the stage after them." However, it's just been announced that:
With their respective gear set up side-by-side, Weezer and The Flaming Lips will literally share the stage together on Thursday, July 28th in New Jersey and Friday, July 29th in New York.TIckets are still on sale for both of these shows.
"Weezer and the Flaming Lips will trade off songs back and forth for the entire length of each concert, allowing them to take turns playing a few songs each in one big exciting set." Yeasayer open each show.
Flaming Lips mastermind Wayne Coyne remarked: "The Flaming Lips and Weezer are playing a show together...where they are actually playing together."
"I asked Wayne if he has an extra bubble I could ride in," quipped Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo.
photos by Toby Tenenbaum
Yeasayer @ Terminal 5
Yeasayer ended their tour with Smith Westerns and Hush Hush back home at Terminal 5 on Saturday (6/18).
If the pictures below don't speak for themselves, Toby describes opener Hush Hush as very "entertaining. Filthy lyrics over heavy R&B beats from a skinny, tattooed redhead with a beard clearly off his face." (see below).
Yeasayer's 13 song set (with encore) included the three new songs they've been playing on tour, "Henrietta," "The Devil and the Deed," and "Demon Road." They debuted "The Devil and the Deed" on Conan last month. Check that video out below. The rest of Yeasayer's set was pretty hits-heavy with a slightly greater emphasis on the Odd Blood material.
You can catch Yeasayer at a much larger show in late July when they play PNC Bank Arts Center (7/28) and Nikon at Jones Beach (7/29) with The Flaming Lips and Weezer. Tickets are still on sale for both shows.
Smith Westerns @ Terminal 5
You can catch the Smith Westerns this Saturday at the House of Vans if you RSVP'd in time. According to a Van rep, "if you haven't received confirmation emails for Vans' Saturday night show, you should shortly."
More pictures from the T5 show, with both the Yeasayer & Smith Westerns setlists, below...
photos by Josh Darr
Flaming Lips / Modest Mouse
"Rockers The Flaming Lips have long had a reputation for extravagant live shows: Fake blood, torrential confetti downpours, animal costumes and comically oversized fists are all standard fare. The band's Sunday night set at this year's Sasquatch Music Festival was no exception, with frontman Wayne Coyne taking to the crowd in his over-sized bubble. Still, the band managed to make its big, flashy show feel like a more intimate affair.Sasquatch Fest ended Monday night (pictures from that day coming soon). Audio of many of the sets, Flaming Lips included, is archived for streaming over at NPR. Like Archers of Loaf, the Flaming Lips, Modest Mouse, Yeasayer, Flying Lotus and many others played on Sunday (the third of four days). More pictures from that day, below...
While playing the landmark 1999 album The Soft Bulletin nearly in full, Coyne chatted genially with the audience, taking frequent breaks during "The Spiderbite Song" to relate the anecdotes behind the song's lyrics. Another set highlight, "Waitin' for a Superman" -- stripped down to a delicate piano and voice arrangement -- was introduced as a tribute to departed icon Elliott Smith. Although the band was forced to exclude a couple of songs due to time constraints, it delivered a personal version of what many consider its finest album." [listen @ NPR]
Converge @ Santos Party House (more by Paul Birman)
today in NYC
* Big Terrific @ Cameo
* Reggie Watts @ PS122
* Todd Reynolds @ The Stone
* Byron Westbrook @ Zebulon
* Jimmy Fallon & Barnes & Noble
* Seth Meicht Quartet @ Barbes
* Ana Milosavljevic @ The Stone
* Sun Ra Arkestra @ Sullivan Hall
* Bettye LaVette @ Cafe Carlyle
* The Cars @ Roseland Ballroom
* Mandingo Ambassadors @ Barbes
* Big Kettle Drum @ Mercury Lounge
* DJ Jonathan Toubin @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Friendly Fires, Wise Blood @ Webster Hall
* Preservation Hall Jazz Band @ City Winery
* MiniBoone, Mainland, Jangula @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Hunters, Les Rhinoceros, Antimagic @ Bruar Falls
* Money/Paper/Hearts, Vegan Coke @ The Acheron
* Federico Aubele, Jesse Harris @ Gramercy Theatre
* CJ Boyd, Katherine Young, Jason Ajemian @ Sycamore
* Edan, Paten Locke, Willie Evans Jr, Fresh Daily @ Southpaw
* Hilly Eye, The Shondes, Crazy Pills, Cojoba @ Death By Audio
* Anna Calvi, Cuckoo Chaos, She Keeps Bees @ Bowery Ballroom
* Laura Gibson, Lindsay Sullivan, Patrick McGrath @ The Rock Shop
* Nocturnal, Witchhaven, Villains, Syphilitic Lust @ Bowery Electric
* Arrington de Dionyso's Malaikat dan Singa, Larkin Grimm, Eprhyme @ Cake Shop
* Cripple Bastards, Magrudergrind, Noisear, The Kill, Shitstorm @ Public Assembly
* Matt & Kim, Autobot (from Flosstradamus), Reggie Watts @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Converge, Burning Love, Trap Them, Psychic Limb @ Santos Party House
* Turkuaz, Zongo Junction, YC The Cynic, Kendra Morris, Kagero (Deli Fest) @ Knitting Factory
* Yvette, Dirty Fences, Gung Ho, Steve Shiffman & The Land of No, Shapes (Deli Fest) @ Glasslands
Air Waves @ Maxwell's is cancelled, but Hyawatha and The Barbiana Complex are playing the Hoboken venue.
Joaquin Sabina @ Hammerstein Ballroom is cancelled.
Friendly Fires are playing Webster Hall and then DJing the afterparty.
Silver Swans play a Rooftop Film tonight.
Reggie Watts somehow fits in two shows tonight, and one of them is opening for Matt & Kim.