Entries tagged with: dredg
NYC indie rockers The Big Sleep released their third album, Nature Experiments, earlier this year and have been playing a number of local (and non-local) shows since. You'll have three more chances to catch the band in NYC this weekend and early next week. First, they'll support dredg at their Bowery Ballroom shows tonight (11/9) and Saturday (11/10). At tonight's show, dredg will be performing El Cielo in full and at Saturday's, they're playing Catch Without Arms. Ben Henderson is also on both dates. Tickets for both shows are still available.
Then after that, The Big Sleep will headline their own show at Brooklyn Bowl on Monday (11/12) with The Denzels and Life Size Maps. That show is free before 7 PM and $5 after.
Those dates in list format and a video below.
by Andrew Sacher
It's been a while since I've thought about progressive alt rockers dredg (though they've still been at it, having most recently released the album, Chuckles and Mr. Squeezy, last year), but when their name popped up multiple times as a sonic reference point for Baroness' excellent new album, Yellow & Green, I had a bit of an "oh yeah!" moment and threw them on a few times. In reproaching the band, I began with my best memories of them, which were 2002's El Cielo and 2005's Catch Without Arms. So it comes as a rather pleasant surprise that those are the two albums they'll be performing when they come to NYC for two shows at Bowery Ballroom in November. Whether these shows are part of a larger tour is still TBA.
dredg will perform El Cielo at Bowery Ballroom on November 9 and Catch Without Arms at the same venue on November 10. Tickets for both of those shows go on sale Friday (9/14) at noon. As I said, they haven't revealed a full tour yet, but a list of all currently known dates, plus some videos from both of those albums are below...
photos by Chris La Putt
Blood Red Shoes @ MHOW
After Chris left the BV Loft Party all the way back on Friday, October 22nd, he headed over to Music Hall of Williamsburg for the Blue Flowers-presented CMJ showcase for a lineup of mostly UK bands including Chapel Club, Everything Everything, and Blood Red Shoes (who toured North America with Sky Larkin in October). Pictures from that show are in this post.
The occasion (to post these belated pics)? SXSW has already announced an initial lineup of bands playing in Austin from March 16-20, 2011, and Chapel Club is on that list (and I wouldn't be surprised of the other 2 mentioned bands end up coming too). Also on the list: Lia Ices, Braids, Asobi Seksu, Wye Oak, Suuns, Sun Airway, A Place to Bury Strangers and more. Full list under the rest of the MHOW pictures, below...
DOWNLOAD: Fiery Furnaces - The End is Near (MP3)
Fiery Furnaces @ Barack the Vote (more by Kyle Dean Reinford)
Dear Sir or Madam,NYC's Housing Works Bookstore Cafe hosts a release party for the new issue of the Lowbrow Reader tonight (July 22nd). The lineup for the variety show features "short acoustic sets from The Fiery Furnaces, Peter Stampfel & the Ether Frolic Mob, and Larkin Grimm, comedy by John Mulaney and a reading by Gilbert Rogin." "A mere $10 --or $5 for those unemployed or on worker's strike-- donation at the door."
Regarding your recent story about the Fiery Furnaces in the bowling alley: thank you for writing about us; and thanks to the bowling alley for having us there. However, and as it happens, we feel obliged to report that the tone of our remarks was often misrepresented. For instance: the quote which begins the piece was said, in actual fact, with quite a bit of sarcasm. To be sure, it was not a very witty remark. But it certainly was sarcastic. In the future, the band will strive to be more obviously insincere and disdainful.
In writing this we of course imply no disrespect to the bowling alley, which is no doubt providing, as employer or client, a much needed boost to the economy of North Williamsburg; to say nothing of the remarkable atmosphere it certainly succeeds in promulgating. Conversely, we would not like to be thought in anyway dissatisfied with the efforts of the writer of the piece, whom we continue to regard as extremely pleasant and very intelligent.
Needless to say, we hold it an honor to be mentioned in any capacity by as legendary a publication as the Village Voice. As always, we are proud to patronize your advertisers and be personally affected by your editorial positions.
Sincerely, and with affection,
The Fiery Furnaces
For a more extended look at the Fiery Furnaces, whose I'm Going Away just came out on Thrill Jockey, they'll be playing the August 9th Williamsburg Waterfront Pool Party with Simian Mobile Disco, Dark Meat and Finger on the Pulse DJs.
On October 1st, Housing Works will host a benefit titled "Liner Notes, an Evening of Music and Literature." For that event...
Acclaimed author Salman Rushdie and progressive rock band Dredg will co-headline Liner Notes...to explore the cross-pollination of music and literature and raise funds for Housing Works, a New York-based AIDS service organization. The event will be presented by SPIN and its SPIN.com Book Club, and will celebrate the recent release of Dredg's fourth album, The Pariah, The Parrot, The Delusion, which was inspired by Rushdie's essay "Imagine There's No Heaven: A Letter to the Sixth Billionth Citizen."Tickets go on sale Monday, August 24th.
Dredg is currently on tour with RX Bandits. They play Irving Plaza and Bowery Ballroom at the end of July. Fiery Furnaces are going on tour with White Rabbits in August. All dates below...
The Hip Hop Legends Series continues at BB King's on June 17th. Tickets are on sale for a show that will feature performances by Naughty By Nature, Nice & Smooth, Black Moon, Smif-N-Wesson, MC Lyte, Raekwon, Show Biz & AG, Lord Finesse, Das Efx and DJ's Funkmaster Flex & Chuck Chillout. Almost everyone on this bill also has shows coming up that are either free in a NYC park, part of the Brooklyn hip hop festival, or at Southpaw.
The Cult will perform "Love" in its entirety at Terminal 5 in NYC on September 11th. Tickets are on AmEx presale.
Vieux Farka Toure, son of Ali Farka, is playing Highline Ballroom on June 20th. Tickets are on sale.
The Roots keep adding shows at Highline Ballroom. Tickets are on sale for dates as far out as November.
words by Black Bubblegum, photos by Justina Villanueva
In between the Stellas and liter bottles of Ketel One, Torche managed to crank out a short, but powerful set during their stay at Highline Ballroom on April 19th with Dredg and From Monument To Masses. The Dredge/Torche trek soldiers on and concludes in Cali at the end of May. Then, after three weeks off, the trio will hit the friendly skies to play some European dates with Kylesa and the mighty Coalesce! Full Coalesce, Torche, Kylesa dates are below.
Coalesce's new album, Ox, hits store shelves on June 9th.
Kylesa, Mastodon, and Intronaut play Irving Plaza and Music Hall of Williamsburg on May 9th and 10th respectively. Both shows are sold out. Kylesa also has scheduled shows at Maxwell's (May 27th, tickets here) and Cake Shop on May 30th with Darsombra and Stinking Lizaveta.
No pictures of Dredg, but a few of From Monument to Masses, and more of Torche from the Highline Ballroom show, and a whole bunch of tour dates, below....
by Black Bubblegum
Torche @ Webster Hall (more by Jason Bergman)
We just received confirmation that Dredg will hit the road with Miami thunder trio Torche and NOT with the Norwegian nu-metal quartet Torch (as occasionally misreported), for a string of dates in April. One of those nights is at Highline Ballroom with Maps & Atlases on April 19th. Tickets go on sale here, though no on-sale date has been specified.
Torche's aforementioned 12" EP, Healer / Across The Shields is currently on pre-order via Hydra Head. The EP contains the two tracks from Meanderthal that bear it's title, two music videos for those tracks on a bonus DVD, and two NEW jams ("Mash It Up" & "Sugar Glider"). Pick copies of that 12" in purple, orange and black.
Torche released my numero uno heavy record of last year, Meanderthal. They have been playing as a trio since the departure of Juan Montoya, and will be in Atlanta this weekend as part of the Scion Rock Fest. All dates below...