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by Bill Pearis
!!! @ Webster Hall 12/13/2013: Some girls might like Nik Offer's shorts (via @cyndoendo)
If you like your holiday songs with a Charlie-Brown-style light dusting of melancholy, "And Anyway it's Christmas" by !!! does so nicely, all while set to a stomping '70s disco beat. Says frontman Nik Offer:
"We've always wanted to write an Xmas song, but wanted it to be good enough and not just something like "it's a disco christmas" or whatever. It had to be a good song to start with. We came up with this groove and it just felt Christmassy to us. Hopefully, you'll see fit to play at holiday dance parties for years to come. Happy holidays to everyone who came out to our shows this year and made 2013 one of our most fun yet. Oh, and make sure you check the dub mix for personal holiday greetings from each band member.""And Anyway it's Christmas" is available now as a 7" and you can stream the A-side below.
The band just wrapped up a short zip around the East Coast, having played NYC at Webster Hall on Friday (12/13) with Holy Fuck, and Ithaca, NY on Saturday (12/14). For New Years, the band have conveniently scheduled some dates in Australia where it is the height of summer. Those are listed, along with their disco Christmas song, below...
In the wake of the Yellow Dogs tragedy earlier this week, on Monday (11/18) at Brooklyn Bowl there will be a "Special Memorial Evening / Fundraiser" featuring performances from Nada Surf, James Chance, Luke Temple, Dirty Fences, Kyp Malone (of TVotR), Helado Negro, Hamish Kilgour (The Clean), Iranian visual artist and activist Shirin Neshat and more; plus DJ sets from Paul Banks (Interpol), Jonathan Toubin, Sinkane, Vito & Druzzi (The Rapture), The Men and more.
Tickets ($15.00 - $30.00) for the benefit go on sale Saturday (11/16) at noon. 100% of the door will be going to the families of the deceased, the hospital bills of Sasan Sadeghpourosko who was wounded in the shooting, and then as well as the two surviving members of Yellow Dogs.
Full line-up and flyer for the benefit concert below...
Bicoastal dance-rock crew !!! released their latest album, THR!!!ER, earlier this year and are following it up with an EP, R!M!X!S, that hands various tracks from the LP over to the likes of Patrick Ford, Maurice Fulton, Jim Eno, and Anthony Naples. That EP will be out November 4 and you can stream Anthony Naples remix of "Californiyeah" below.
The band are continuing to groove their way around the world on tour and have added another NYC date, playing Webster Hall on December 13 with Holy Fuck opening. Tickets for that show go on sale today (10/11) at noon.
All tour dates are listed, along with the R!M!X!S tracklist and song stream, below...
!!! at Sasquatch 2011 (more by Josh Darr)
Toro y Moi at Moogfest 2011 (more by Diana Wong)
Happy opening day to the House of Vans (25 Franklin St in Brooklyn) free summer concert series! The first show is tonight (6/27) with Fucked Up, Title Fight, and Hop Along (which RSVPed out way long ago), and there's some other happenings in the HoV world too.
RSVP for the Toro y Moi, Shlohmo, and Jonwayne show happening on July 11 opens today (6/27) at noon. RSVP is limited to two tickets per person, and as with all House of Vans shows, entry is still capacity-based, so get there early.
It's also just been announced that LA dance duo Classixx (whose new album, Hanging Gardens came out earlier this year, and who already played NYC a couple times) have been added to the July 18 show with !!! and Jacques Renault. RSVP for that show opens Monday (7/1) at 9 AM.
RSVP info is here for all upcoming House of Vans shows. Check out the updated lineup and a new flyer for the !!!/Jacques Renault/Classixx show below...
Kid Dynamite at FFF Fest 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro)
As discussed, House of Vans (25 Franklin St in Brooklyn) is returning for another free summer concert series this year, and like we said we would, we're now excited to announce the very awesome lineups for this year's series. We already knew Baroness and The Melvins would be playing on July 31 and the rest of the schedule is as follows:
6/27 - Fucked Up, Title Fight & Hop AlongAll shows are all ages and free with RSVP. Doors for each show are at 7. RSVP for the Fucked Up/Title Fight/Hop Along show opens Tuesday, June 11.
7/11 - Toro y Moi, Shlohmo & Jonwayne
7/18 - !!!, Jacques Renault Plus Special Guests Announced in Mid June
7/31 - The Melvins, Baroness & Honky
8/15 - Kid Dynamite, Joyce Manor, Red Hare, Swearin'
8/29 - Les Savy Fav, Delorean plus Special Guest
Flyer for the 2013 series and a Spotify playlist of the artists playing below...
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...
Bumbershoot is returning to Seattle this year from August 31 to September 2 at Seattle Center. This year's lineup was just announced, and it includes Death Cab for Cutie performing Transatlanticism (in case The Postal Service reuniting wasn't enough Ben Gibbard nostalgia for you), Kendrick Lamar, MGMT, The Breeders, The Zombies, Alt-J, Deerhunter, Baroness, Crystal Castles, Gary Numan, Joey Bada$$, Eric Burdon, Bob Mould, David Bazan, Charli XCX, Redd Kross, The Men and more.
Tickets (3-day passes, 2-day passes, and single day tickets) for the festival are on sale now.
Full lineup below...
!!! aboard the SS Coachella, December 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)
The funky band with the most un-google-able name, !!! have announced a set of tour dates for Europe and North America set for this spring and into early summer. The dates include a stop in NYC for a date with Bowery Ballroom on May 17. Tickets go on sale Friday (2/15) at noon.
As discussed, the band is prepping to release THR!!!ER in late April. You can stream new track "SLYD" from the record and dig on all tour dates below.
by Bill Pearis
!!! on the Coachella Cruise, December 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)
Fresh off the (Coachella) boat, !!! have announced details of their new album, THR!!!ER, which will be out April 30 on Warp. A ballsy title for sure (and kind of genius) and guitarist Mario Andreoni explains:
Thriller didn't merely come to represent the selling of a lot of records...it became synonymous with an artist(s)' and/or genre(s)' artistic high-water mark. INXS' Kick is the Australian Thriller...Alanis's Jagged Little Pill is the Canadian Thriller...Wham's Make It Big is the blow-dryer's Thriller...every recording by the 13th Floor Elevators is the dosed-man's Thriller...Sister Ray by Velvet Underground is the Thriller of musical fever dreams. One day at the studio, Nic [Offer, vocalist] drew THR!!!ER on a napkin and I liked it...then we made our THR!!!ERThe album was produced by the very busy Jim Eno of Spoon who gathered the far-flung band members who now live all over the globe. Unlike previous albums where songs were written during in-studio jam sessions, !!! came to the recordings with songs ready. Says frontman Nic Offer, "We've never tried to make the same record twice, we might have accidentally, but we've always tried to push on. For this one it felt like we definitely shoved off from the shore."
You can check out THR!!!ER's cover art, track list and a video trailer below...
photos by Greg Cristman
Sleigh Bells / !!! / "ladies night" @ SS Coachella, 12/22/2012
Here are shots from the final day of the second voyage of S.S. Coachella that went down at the end of December. Though most of the boat was a little partied out from the wild day in Jamaica (and afterparty) the day before, people got back in the spirit for Girl Talk, Sleigh Bells and !!!. For the latter's final number, !!! invited members of Warpaint, Father John Misty and others for a group sing-a-long. After that it was a "ladies night" party that made sure everyone was bleary eyed for their trip home the next days. Says our photographer Greg Cristman, "Amazing that no one fell overboard."
photos by Greg Cristman
!!! at MHOW - 12/13/12
!!! came to NYC for a show at Music Hall of Williamsburg this past Thursday (12/13) with Sinkane (who DJs Bowery Hotel tonight [12/17] and opens for Solange on Tuesday [12/18]) and Yellow Dogs. The venue never got too packed, but but !!! aways put on a fun show. (Sinkane and Yellow Dogs are no slouches either.) Pictures from the show are in this post.
You can also check out what albums and songs were !!!'s favorites of the year, and more pics from MHOW below...
!!! at Sasquatch 2011 (more by Josh Darr)
As previously discussed, !!! will be in town for a show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Thursday (12/13) with Sinkane (who will open for Solange next week) and Yellow Dogs. Tickets for the show are still available and we're also giving away a pair. Details on how to enter to win are below.
Meanwhile, !!! frontman Nic Offer recently spoke to us about his favorite albums and songs of the year. Like Nic's own music, the list skews mainly electronic and electronic-tinged pop, and he makes room for a few other interesting inclusions too. Nic is also now the second artist we've spoke to to include the various artists compilation, Personal Space: Electronic Soul 1974-1984. You can check out the whole list below.
!!! at Sasquatch 2011 (more by Josh Darr)
Music Hall of Williamsburg will play host to a very solid bill on December 13 with dance punks !!! and now DFA-signed Renaissance man Sinkane. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday, October 12 at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (10/10) at noon. The only other announced dates for !!! at the moment are two California shows this weekend.
Sinkane, on the other hand, has a number of shows scheduled, including some appearances during CMJ. He'll play Zebulon on October 18 with Superhuman Happiness and the official Inland Empire Touring showcase at Union Pool on October 20 with Slowdance, We Can't Enjoy Ourselves, and Weeknight. No advance tickets for either of those shows at the moment but there will be tickets at the door, or you can try to get in using your CMJ badge.
As mentioned, he also plays a post-CMJ show at Brooklyn Bowl on October 23 with Zongo Junction and Pegasus Warning. That show is free with RSVP or $5 at the door. Not long after that, he'll play Bowery Electric on November 1 with ESG and DJ Conquerrah. Back in June, dance-punk legends ESG played what they said was their last NYC show ever at Le Poisson Rouge. Now they're saying this Bowery Electric show will be their last NYC show. Hmm... Tickets for ESG's second take at a final show are on sale now.
A list of all dates and a couple videos are below.
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.
They last played when they opened for The Hundred in the Hands at Glasslands late last month (1/27). How was that show? CMJ said their set was "one of the most impressive performances" of the night.
They've got another NYC show coming up at Le Poisson Rouge on March 1 with TEEN and No Ordinary Monkeys (DJ). Tickets for that show are on sale now. More detais to be announced soon, including SXSW.
And speaking of Warp, Squarepusher plays Webster Hall on March 15th, BrooklynVegan is proud to present the NYC debut of Kwes at Glasslands on March 10th, and !!! have a bunch of dates coming up including an April run with Shabazz Palaces. That tour doesn't hit NYC, though the two artists play Philly together right after Shabazz Palaces plays two NYC shows.
All !!! tour dates and a stream of My Best Fiend's "Cracking Eggs" below...
photos by Bryan Bruchman
new Friends @ Mercury Lounge
Advance tickets are now available for the previously discussed !!! show at 285 Kent Ave on 12/11, a Showpaper benefit also featuring an appearance from Friends and a DJ set from MNDR. Tickets are also available in person at Other Music and Co-op 87. In addition, tickets are still available for the previously discussed 12/12 Maxwell's date.
Friends recently played Mercury Lounge on 11/19 with Ganglians as part of the pair's dates together. The remainder of their tour schedule and more pictures from Mercury Lounge are below...
!!! at Sasquatch (more by Josh Darr)
Dance-punk band !!! is back for a trio of NYC-area shows annointed the "Punk Dog" tour in middle-December. The dates, as seen in the Black-Flag/Misfits inspired flyer below will include Dec 11 at 285 Kent Ave and Dec 12th at Maxwell's (tickets). The 285 Kent Show will be a Showpaper benefit and $10 gets you in (more artists and possibly advanced tickets TBA).
All dates, tour flyer and a recent video for "Most Certain Sure", below...
The above pictures is a screen shot from the Virgin Freefest lineup announcement video that they posted to YouTube. The girl behind the words exclaims, "James Murphy solo!" as she reads her piece of the September 10th free MD festival lineup. The full lineup, video, poster and press release is below...
DOWNLOAD: !!! chkchkchk CABIN FEVER mix (MP3)
!!! at Sasquatch 2011 (more by Josh Darr)
!!! have a few upcoming shows and festival appearances this summer, including Outside Lands in San Francisco. They'll play an NYC show in Brooklyn on September 9 at The Bell House with openers TBA. Tickets are on sale now.
The band recently made a mixtape of "some tunes we've been digging" I don't have tracklist, but you can download that above and listen to it below too.
All tour dates, and the Nicasso video (if you missed it), are also below...
Omar Souleyman @ Purchase Fall Fest 2011 (more by Kellyann Petry)
today in NYC
* It Is It @ Pianos
* ASSSSCAT 3000 @ UCB
* Beth Anderson @ The Stone
* Mary Jane Leach @ The Stone
* Justin Vivian Bond @ Joe's Pub
* Figment Festival @ Governors Island
* Renegade Craft Fair @ McCarren Park
* Brian Wilson @ Highline Ballroom
* Joseph Arthur @ The Living Room
* Hannibal Buress @ Knitting Factory
* TSOL, Shot Baker @ Santos Party House
* The Toasters @ Rocks Off Concert Cruise
* Matt Holman's Diversion Ensemble @ Barbes
* Madeleine Peyroux, Shane Theriot @ Barbes
* Geraldine Eguiluz's Albedo Quartet @ Barbes
* Don Mcglashan, Field Theory @ The Rock Shop
* Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Sloan Wainwright Band, Suzzy Roche @ City Winery
* Knockin Boots, Natural Child, Gardens @ Death By Audio
* Christina Courtin, Brooklyn Rider @ Le Poisson Rouge
* New Kids on the Block, The Backstreet Boys @ Izod Center
* Paul Metzger, Jozef Van Wissem, C. Spencer Yeh @ Zebulon
* Brooklyn Folk Fest @ Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition
* The Goddamn Rattlesnake, Graverobbers, The Waivers @ Union Pool
* In Buenos Aires, Spook Houses, Jefferson High, Bad Sound @ Cake Shop
* Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears, Big Frank & The Healers @ Maxwell's
* R. Stevie Moore, Jonny Corndawg, Tropical Ooze, Lost Boy @ The Bell House
* Omar Souleyman, BDG of Gang Gang Dance (DJ set) @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Hounds Below, Cowboy & Indian, Tyburn Saints, Dearloves @ Mercury Lounge
* Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears, Those Darlins, Doug Wamble (Big Apple BBQ) @ Madison Square Park
* GDFX (Greg Fox of Liturgy), ODO (Forma), Ancient Ocean, Atlantean Ruins (Evan of La Otracina solo) @ Coco66
* YO!, Phony People, D.O.M.E., The Great American Novel, Ph1l Of The Future, Bloodbath @ The Studio at Webster Hall
* The True Warriors, The Band Droidz & an all-star punk-reggae band featuring Vivien Goldman, Felice Rosser, Honeychild Coleman, Dee Pop, Sherleen Clark, Dunia Best, Barbara Gogan and more @ Public Assembly
The Tony Awards are tonight.
Nic Offer of !!! is now... Nicasso, The Wonderful. Check out the video below...
photos by Josh Darr
Wilco / Guided By Voices
"Wilco never makes the second record twice, which makes it doubly remarkable that so many of them are tremendous. As formidable as frontman Jeff Tweedy's catalog is, the sonically inventive rock band really stands out on stage -- the place where extreme technical skill meets the chemistry and rousing showmanship of passionate rock veterans. Of course, it helps that the group has the luxury of drawing highlights from seven very different records when it performs. To see Wilco on stage is to hear the best of the best."Listen to Wilco's entire 2-hour Memorial Day Sasquatch set at NPR (listen to GbV's there too). Wilco's entire setlist is listed below.
And with this post, our 2011 Sasquatch basically concludes. Previous posts contain The Decembersts, Noah and the Whale, Rebecca Gates, Day 3 pictures, Archers of Loaf, Day 2 pictures, and more Day 2 pics with Day 1 too. The rest of the pictures from Day 4, below...
The Outside Lands Festival, which runs from 8/12 - 8/14 in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, released their 2011 lineup in April (and now it's May, so consider this a catch up post). Tickets are on sale.
This year's fest will appearances from The Shins, Muse, Arcade Fire, Arctic Monkeys, The Black Keys, Phish (two sets), !!!, Erykah Badu, Big Audio Dynamite (who played Coachella and are also playing Lollapalooza), Girl Talk and many more. The full lineup is below.
photos by David Andrako
Here are a few things that happened on Coachella Day 1:
- it was hot.
- lots of celebrities, like Coachella regular Danny Devito, were walking around
- The Black Keys, Kings of Leon and the Chemical Brothers were the big headlining acts of the day (all on the main Coachella Stage)
- people wore funny outfits, and sometimes NSFW outfits.
- people sinned.
- Lauryn Hill started late, but not too late (aka she still got to play).
- Cee Lo showed up very late, apologized, but acted mad he had to play a short set. He used that anger to give his set-closing hit "Fuck You" context.
- Odd Future predictably drew a huge crowd, and were joined by Pharell.
- Odd Future's set resulted in a possible broken nose (again)
- There were 20 arrests
- Paul McCartney was there, and along with Usher, stood on stage during Afrojack's set.
- YACHT played
- Many other people played, and lots of other stuff happened too, as you can see in the pictures below...
What were your highlights of Coachella Day One? Are you there or watching the stream?
Photographer David Andrako managed to catch 18 acts and other random stuff in between on Friday. His pictures from the whole day continue below...
Adventure (by Tim)
Braids (by Tim)
As discussed and/or pictured HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE, we threw a free, three stage party with M For Montreal at Swan Dive and Barbarella in Austin on Saturday, March 19, 2011.
Thanks to everyone who stopped by, to all the bands who played and to Ramesh for DJing. Sorry to Bass Drum of Death for not getting to play due to some confusion. Thanks to the cast of Workaholics for stopping by and for doing some hosting (catch their show on Comedy Central now!). Thanks also to Izzoz, Sensible Portions, Honest Tea, VegAustin, Raw Revolution, NadaMoo, Firefly Vodka, Line 6, Korg, Vox, Blackstar, Nudie Jeans, and ASCAP. Thanks to everyone else that helped and to anyone I forgot.
A whole bunch more pictures from the whole day are below...