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Shift Key mix

The Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival (BEMF) is rolling out exclusive mixes by artists playing this year's fest, and we're thrilled to be debuting the one by London's Shift K3Y today. Listen below.

Shift K3Y's BEMF show takes place at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Saturday, 11/8, and is with fellow pop-house producer Chris Malinchak, Little Boots (solo live), and Billon. Tickets to that show, as well as to the whole fest, are still on sale. The full schedule is also listed below.

Speaking of Little Boots, she's releasing the Business Pleasure EP on December 1 ahead of her TBA third album due in 2015. It was produced by Com Truise, Simian Mobile Disco's Jas Shaw and Outkast producer Chris Carmouche. You can get a taste of its single "Taste It" below.

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Gaslamp Killer at SS Coachella 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)
Gaslamp Killer

The 2014 Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival recently announced its lineup and now the day-by-day, venue-by-venue schedule has been broken down. Shows happen on November 7 & 8 at Music Hall of Williamsburg, Glasslands, Cameo, Verboten, Baby's All Right, Villain and there's a pre-fest show on November 6 at Kinfolk (90 Wythe Ave).

As mentioned, the lineup includes Prefuse 73, The Gaslamp Killer, Machinedrum, Lee Bannon, Shift K3Y, Martyn, Chris Malinchak, Todd Edwards, Booka Shade, Aeroplane, Fort Romeau, Little Boots and more. Tickets for individual shows are on sale now, and you can still get two-day passes.

Full schedule below...

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BEMF

As mentioned, Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival returns to various Brooklyn venues from November 7-8, and since we last spoke the lineup was announced. This year's fest includes Prefuse 73, The Gaslamp Killer, Machinedrum, Lee Bannon, Shift K3Y, Martyn, Chris Malinchak, Todd Edwards, Booka Shade, Aeroplane, Fort Romeau, Little Boots and plenty more. Check out the full lineup below. Two-day passes are on sale now. Individual day passes are coming soon, and the day-by-day schedule including which venues each artist is playing will be announced soon as well.

Full lineup, and a mix Machinedrum made for BEMF 2014, below...

Continue reading "Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival 2014 lineup (Prefuse 73, Gaslamp Killer, Machinedrum, Booka Shade, Martyn, more)"

Kurt Vile in Austin in 2013 (more by Glen Brown)
KV

There's already been three lineup announcements for SXSW 2014, and since we last spoke the music schedule was posted, which revealed more artist additions.

Those additions include Sam Smith, Schoolboy Q, Little Dragon, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Kurt Vile, Mark Kozelek, Chance the Rapper, Bob Mould, Warpaint, Eagulls, Mutual Benefit, Kate Nash, Hundred Waters, Julian Lennon, Isaiah Rashad, Kevin Gates, Weekend, Perfume Genius, Yamantaka // Sonic Titan, Ab-Soul, THe Fresh and Onlys, Christopher Owens, No Joy, Diane Coffee, Ital, The Pizza Underground and more. More additions are listed below.

SXSW goes down across multiple Austin venues from March 11-16 and includes tons of other previously-announced artists like A$AP Mob, Perfect Pussy, Action Bronson, Ex Hex, La Femme, and many more.

Lineup additions below...

Continue reading "SXSW adds Kurt Vile, Sam Smith, Chance the Rapper, Mark Kozelek, Perfume Genius, Schoolboy Q & more to 2014 lineup"

photos by Tim Griffin

Slayer/Glass Candy/Polyphonic Spree/Slayer surfer @ FFF Fest 2013
Slayer

Walkmen
Slayer surfer

More pics from Day 1  HERE and HERE, pics from Day 2 pics HERE and HERE; and pics from Day 3 are HERE and HERE, Slayer included....

Closing Fun Fun Fun Fest, Slayer treated Austin to greatest hits and then some: "Raining Blood," "South of Heaven," "Dead Skin Mask," "Seasons in the Abyss," etc. They also dug out the aforementioned "Die by the Sword," a high point off their 1983 debut LP, Show No Mercy.

After fooling no one with a false ending of "South of Heaven," the third backdrop of the night unfurled at the back of the stage: a parody of the Heineken logo reading "Hanneman" and bearing his life dates. The top read "Angel of Death." Reign in Blood's terrifying opening track - and closing number on Auditorium Shores - now serves as an epitaph for Slayer's fallen co-founder. - [Austin Chronicle]

The eighth Fun Fun Fun Fest happened last weekend (11/8 - 11/10) at Austin's Auditorium Shores, hosting three days of music and fun (fun fun), with such acts as MIA, Deerhunter, Slayer, Television, Thee Oh Sees, Kurt Vile, Cut Copy. Johnny Marr, The Walkmen, Jurassic 5, Killer Mike and loads more. Many of them played again as part of the FFF Nites shows, including shows presented by BrooklynVegan and Invisible Oranges.

We were there in the thick of it and, as mentioned above, you can check out pics from Day 1  HERE and HERE, pics from Day 2 pics HERE and HERE; and pics from Day 3 are HERE and HERE. See you again in 2014 Austin.

Sweetened

In addition to making music as one-half of Sally Shapiro, Johan Agebjörn is an in-demand remixer. Toronto label Paper Bag just released an album's worth of his and Sally Shapiro's remixes from the last six years that give their Italodisco touch to such artists as Glass Candy, CFCF, Young Galaxy, Lindstrøm, Little Boots and more. The compilation is titled Sweetened and can be streamed in this post or downloaded for free via Paper Bag's website.

Sally Shapiro released their latest album, Somewhere Else, early this year. Stream Sweetened below...

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by Bill Pearis

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It's been four years since Norwegian pop singer Annie released Don't Stop. She's guested on other people's records, but has basically been quiet since. That changed this week with the release of a new EP, A & R, the title of which nods to her longtime producer/collaborator, Richard X. The EP format works well for Annie: five ultra-catchy songs, no filler, in-and-out in 20 minutes. It's not only a welcome return for Annie but also Richard X (who hasn't really gone anywhere but whose style is a bit out of fashion) and they definitely bring out the best in each other. It may also have you pulling out Anniemal for a re-listen.

You can watch the clever, none-more-'90s video for "Back Together" (written by Little Boots) and stream a couple more songs below.

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Fun Fun Fun Fest 2012 (more by Keith Marlowe)
Fun Fun Fun Fest

As discussed, Fun Fun Fun Fest is returning to Austin's Auditorium Shores from November 8-10, and now the full lineup was finally announced. It includes Television, Slayer (again!), Quicksand, Descendents, The Dismemberment Plan, Body Count, Jurassic 5, MIA, MGMT, Death Grips, Kurt Vile, Cloud Nothings, Snoop Dogg/Lion, The Locust, Subhumans (performing Cradle to the Grave), The Men, Title Fight, White Lung, Retox, Chromatics, XXYYXX, Mykki Blanco, Cut Copy, Washed Out, Merchandise, Lemuria, and many more.

Tickets for the festival go on sale today (7/10) at 10 AM CST.

Full lineup and flyer below...

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photos by Amanda Hatfield

Little Boots @ MHOW 5/7/2013
Little Boots

Hesketh and her backing band (which included a live drummer and a pair of synth players) performed nine of "Nocturnes'" 10 songs. There was even a surprise performance of the bubbly non-album track "Headphones" ("I wear my headphones at the disco and nobody ever has to know!") that got a better-than-usual reception for a non-album track. It all culminated with the back-to-basics synth banger "Shake," which closed the encore beneath a sea of confetti (courtesy of openers Avan Lava, who stormed the stage with confetti guns). Still, Little Boots aren't ready to close the book on the major label days, including "Remedy" and another "Hands" track -- "Meddle" (an unlikely collaboration with pop producer Greg Kurstin and Hot Chip's Joe Goddard) -- in the encore. Both inspired as much intensity from the crowd's front rows as any if the set's selections. - [Billboard]
Little Boots (aka Victoria Hesketh) celebrated the release of her new album, Nocturnes, last night at a sold-out Music Hall of Williamsburg. (Her tour hit LA last week.) It's been four years since her debut, Hands, and the crowd clearly hadn't forgotten her. It was a fun night all around with Austin's Feathers giving the evening a sultry start before AVAN LAVA blew the place up with thier glitter bombast set. Indie rockers who don't go to dance shows that often might recognize AVAN LAVA's Drew Citron as one half of Beverley (that features Frankie Rose on drums).

Before her MHOW show, Little Boots performed live for WNYC radio's "Soundcheck" and you can stream that, and check out more pictures from last night, below.

Continue reading "Little Boots played a record release show at MHOW with Avan Lava and Feathers (pics)"

photos by Wei Shi

Little Boots at Echoplex, 5/2/2013
Little Boots

As mentioned, Little Boots releases her new album, Nocturnes, this week. It's currently streaming over at Pitchfork. Her tour with AVAN LAVA and Feathers will hit NYC tomorrow (5/7) for a sold-out show at Music Hall of Williamsburg. She's in town today, though, and will be performing live on WNYC's "Soundcheck" at 2PM.

Last week, Little Boots, AVAN LAVA and Feathers played Los Angeles club Echoplex last Thursday (5/2) as part of BritWeek (the same venue where The Rolling Stones played the weekend before). More pictures from that show below...

Continue reading "Little Boots played LA's Echoplex with Feathers & Avan Lava (pics), playing WNYC today, sold-out MHOW tomorrow"

Nocturne

Little Boots has announced her second album is titled Nocturnes and will be out in May. That's the album cover above. You can stream the album's first single, "Motorway," below and download it for free from her website.

Around the time of the album's release, Little Boots will be coming to America for a few shows on both coasts, finishing with a show in NYC at Music Hall of Williamsburg on May 7. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale on Wendnesday (3/6) at noon with the regular on-sale happening Friday (3/8) at noon. All dates are listed below.

Continue reading "Little Boots announces 'Nocturnes' (stream a track), U.S. dates"

Little Boots at Webster Hall - 12/14/12 (via)
Little Boots

Little Boots came to NYC for a Girls & Boys party at Webster Hall last month/year (pictured above) and she'll return to the venue on January 25 for another Girls & Boys party but this one is a tribute to Daft Punk and Tron-themed party. It takes place in all there rooms of Webster Hall that feature Doorly, Sean Sharp, Jess Marquis, Matty Glitterati, and more. Doors are at 10PM and admission is 19+. Tickets (including VIP and party packages) are on sale now. Show flyer below.

UPDATE: Webster Hall's website had Little Boots on the event page for the Daft Punk tribute party, but it was a mistake. She's currently on vacation. Come back soon, Little Boots!

Speaking of Daft Punk, Chic member and major pop producer Nile Rodgers, who is working with the duo on their new album, recently posted a blog post which sounds pretty promising that Daft Punk will have their new album out in 2013 (via NME):

The next time I set foot in Japan, my collaboration with Daft Punk would have started to hit people's eardrums, as well as a number of songs I'm working on over the next few months with a select group of artists, and of course finally, my lost CHIC and solo material. No matter how it ends, 2013 Won't Be Boring!
Bestival organizer Rob da Bank says not to expect them to tour though.

Flyer for the Daft Punk party below...

Continue reading "LIttle Boots played 'Girls & Boys' party who are throwing a Daft Punk tribute; Nile Rodgers says new Daft Punk in 2013"

by Bill Pearis

Little Boots

Little Boots, who back in 2008, made everybody want one of those Tenori-on light-up sequencers, is finally ready to put out LP #2 which will come out sometime in 2013. The record still doesn't have a title (or she hasn't told anybody what it is) but recently told This is Fake DIY about it:

I have spent a lot more time and care on the songs and production, it definitely feels more representative of me of an artist, at least now in 2012. It's less 80s synth pop influenced, it's quite an upbeat album, which I think has stemmed from the fact I have been DJing a lot, and listening to a lot of dance music.
If you don't want to wait till next year to hear some new Little Boots, she's playing NYC tonight (12/14) as part of the Girls & Boys party at Webster Hall. It's the Big Apple debut of her new all new club show, Little Boots Discotheque, which is "LB old and new, remixed and re-charged with live vocals, extra gadgets and synth goodness, ushering in a new era of dancefloor devotion." Tickets are still available.

Flyer for tonight's show, that also features Doorly, is below.

Continue reading "Little Boots working on new album, playing NYC tonight"

Obama hugs Bruce Springsteen (pre-election night)
Obama and The Boss

A selection of tweets reacting to Obama's big win last night....

":)" - Grizzly Bear

"YES" - Amanda Palmer

"yeah!!!!" - Laurel Halo

"FUCK YES" - HEALTH

"fuck yeah." - Colin Meloy

"FUCK YEAH AMERICA!!! #OBAMA" - King Tuff

continued below...

Continue reading "Artists react to Obama's win"

Little Boots at Highline Ballroom (more by Chris La Putt)
Little Boots

Little Boots will hop the pond to play a string of DJ dates across the globe, including three in North America, all in the US. The West Coast gets a pair of dates (11/21 in Hollywood and 11/23 in San Francisco) while the East gets a lone showing, at Le Bain at The Standard on 11/20. Full tour schedule is below.

Little Boots recently posted a new song to Soundcloud. "Shake", out today in the UK, is the first single from her forthcoming as-yet-untitled LP, and you can listen to it along with an accompanying mixtape entitled "Shake Until Your Heart Breaks", with all dates, below...

Continue reading "Little Boots releases single, schedules DJ dates"

photos by Rachel Carr, words by Daiana Feuer

Gorillaz Clash
Coachella

The third and final round of the Coachella Music & Arts Festival was funky, and not just because the port-a-potties reeked. Keeping a loose theme every day (see Friday & Saturday), Sunday focused on relentless rhythm and groovy basslines. The absolute golden moment belonged to Yo La Tengo's blistering final song. Rhythm that revels in repetition + guitar that tries to destroy itself = wee mind blown. Sometimes the moodiest things are the most uplifting.

Thom Yorke brought his dancing shoes, his favorite Flea, and Nigel Godrich. His band Atoms For Peace played almost every song off The Eraser, many of which featured strong world rhythm sections. When Yorke didn't have a guitar in hand, he danced, whirled, and punched the air like he was rehearsing a scene from Fame. We wanted a high kick, but it didn't arrive. King Khan & The Shrines, on the other hand, featured legs flying all over the place, DJ Lance Rock and Yo Gabba Gabba characters, burning money, as well as a visit from the police-who crept on stage to snap pictures. Probably the first time Khan runs into cops and doesn't leave wearing cuffs. Sunny Day Real Estate had the audience offering bids to buy property, and Phoenix had people choking on dinner as they tried to dance and eat at the same time.

King Khan Gabba Gabba
Coachella

Not every Julian Casablancas song captivated, but his band delightfully binged on rhythms. Each musician had a personal backbeat player supporting each fill. The drummer plus his sidekick especially sounded great. Matt & Kim's ebullient smiles inspired chaos in the audience, as usual. Mayer Hawthorne and the County revived Motown soulful brassiness and covered Biz Markie's "Just a Friend." The Big Pink played some new songs from next year's album, reaching out for Depeche Mode with a drummer in a pink bathing suit. Electro sweet popper Little Boots forgot her pants as well, wearing a sparkly shirt and knickers, and played with the lasers on stage. Charlotte Gainsbourg inaugurated her "first tour, first everything" with a feminine "Candy-O" sensibility, sometimes in French. Florence & the Machine rounds out the great lady performances of the day, and brought on Nathan Willett of Cold War Kids.

All clad in white, France's DJ ego-powers Club 75 demonstrated the ability to cooperate together with just a few elbows thrown. Cassius, Justice, Busy P, and DJ Mehdi still use CD's (so old school), and took turns passing on the headphones between them and finishing each other's remix sentences, trading places at each station. Backstage security bobbed along while staying tough. When it was their turn, Rusko turned the Sahara tent into a mechazoid robot battle and Orbital live-produced virtual reality anthems for Satan wearing Matrix miner lights around their heads. Infected Mushroom instructed on the benefits of "Becoming Insane" flanked by two mushrooms with red eyes.

The Middle East should not be confused with The Soft Pack, formerly The Muslims. The former may be from Australia but it sounds like a back porch band from Woodstock, and the latter offers a "Parasite" infestation that's as pure as sunshine and a neat drum set up that packs a giant tom punch. What appears as regular rock on headphones reveals its brilliance when experienced live. One of the strangest live moments of the festival belongs to Sly Stone, who played four hours late and on the wrong stage. He bitched, he slurred, he cursed, lay down, walked off, stopped songs and good grief, made a total mess of himself. But that's rock and roll.

Sly Stone made history look unable to get past its youthful drug phase, but Jonsi, Pavement, and Spoon come from a music scene that did a little bit less cocaine. Jonsi repped the awesomeness of Sigur Rós and great hats. Steve Patterson of White Rabbits joined Britt Daniels and the rest of Spoon to add percussion on "I Turn My Camera On". Spoon's tour-mate Bradford Cox (who played earlier in the day in Deerhunter) also joined Spoon on stage, like he did on their recent Kimmel appearance. Pavement ran through the hits during one of their first U.S. shows since reuniting. "That's the 90's in a nutshell," said Stephen Malkmus after the angsty "Unfair"...

"...Pavement, the iconic slacker band of the '90s, who took the main stage against what turned out to be one of the fest's chief attractions, the finally wildly popular French dance-rock band Phoenix, who wowed possibly the biggest crowd of the entire fest ... while Pavement played to a field half-full of true believers rather than the massive throngs many expected, and thought the band deserved.

No matter, though. Pavement still delivered a set that vindicated the group of prior crimes -- namely a Coachella performance near the end of their career so notoriously bad, many in attendance point to it as the moment the band decided to break up.

This night, however, they were tight, they were loud, and they sounded large on that vast field -- an odd statement, given the fact that in their heyday they were far more known for being introspectively small rather than arena-ready..." [The OC Register]

Virtual Snoop Dogg introduced the Gorillaz set, but Blur's Damon Albarn appeared in the flesh, with a few special guests including Paul Simonon, Mick Jones, De La Soul-who kicked their own old school jams earlier in the day-and Little Dragon's Yukimi. One unique rhythm transcended the next, showing the mutability of hip hop and dance music. And then that was it, suddenly. The festival ended and tens of thousands of people started wondering where they left their car keys...

Radiohead Peppers For Peace
Coachella

Daiana's Weekend Top 10:
1. Yo La Tengo's last song
2. Little Dragon's Yukimi
3. Gossip leading a revolution
4. Thom Yorke dancing to African rhythms
5. PiL giving a history lesson
6. Sly Stone wigging out
7. Bouncing penises + fat people in undies (Die Antwoord + Major Lazer)
8. Devo putting on the hats that ushered in modern pop culture for "Whip It"
9. John Waters corrupting many young minds
10. The Gorrilaz lyric: "Super fast jellyfish going super fast. You can't even see him but you wanna eat him."

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Owen Pallett, Local Natives, Miike Snow, and Yann Tiersen also played the fest Sunday. Gary Numan was among those who couldn't. Reviews & pictures from Day One, HERE and Day Two, HERE. Setlists (Thom Yorke and Pavement), pictures, and videos from Day Three, below...

Continue reading "Coachella 2010 - Day Three in pics, video & review (the Thom Yorke & Pavement setlists included) "

photos by Tim Griffin

Lucero
Lucero

"...The bands were running late at Club Deville, but I was pleased to hear Centromatic on the stage. They sounded like classic rock and when Steve Miller Band's "Rock'N Me" came on after their set, it was in the same vein, but Centromatic was above and beyond.

Lucero came on next and killed it. Nichols' voice is like sandpaper on gravel and it has a booze-soaked and sorry quality that makes it sound like the hard nights and heartbreaks that he sings about are real experiences. Lucero is one of the few bands that I've seen (Free Energy comes to mind as well) that broke through to fans. Quite a few folks were dancing, jumping, singing and generally rocking out during their set..." [Rock Candy]

...It was a perfectly rowdy ending to the BrooklynVegan/DailyMotion day party at Club DeVille on Friday, March 19th (one of our seven shows this year). The day's eclectic lineup ranged from country to electro to singer-songwriter to comedy. We also made a huge effort to feed people and give away free stuff this year. Those who stopped by the free show got free Ear Piece ear plugs, Magic Hat beer, Firefly Sweet Tea vodka (that lasted the entire 6+ hours), Gundlach Bundschu wine, Raw Rev bars, Nadamoo ice cream, Hail Merry "Grawnola", breakfast tacos and Daily Juice catering. Action For Animals was on hand with baked goods for sale that helped raise $800 for charity. Somebody (and every band and comedian) won some Original Penguin clothes. Members of Passion Pit (aka the Wet Bandits) played the music between bands. KEXP was filming video. All in all an amazing day.

Catch Lucero in NYC at Music Hall of Williamsburg this Tuesday, March 30th with Glossary (tickets are still on sale). Centro-matic kicks off a house tour in Houston the same day.

You've already seen some of this Friday party HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE. Pictures, reviews and videos from it continue below...

Continue reading "Lucero, Centromatic, Nicole Atkins, Holly Miranda, Zola Jesus, more @ Club DeVille (BV/DailyMotion day party) - pics & video"

Sorry

hi guys

just wanted to say a huge personal apology for the remaining US tour dates being cancelled. i really hope you can understand this is due to circumstances completely out of my control, i hate cancelling shows and was so much looking forward to coming to all the places we've never been and returning to the ones we have... i'm truly gutted and hope you can forgive me and hopefully we will try and reschedule as soon as we are able.

thank you so so much everyone who has bought the record state side i really appreciate it and hope to have some new music for you very soon!

love boots x

Little Boots, who is currently in Austin, is referring to the news that "Due to unforeseen circumstances and commitments in the UK Little Boots is postponing all US & Canadian tour dates after her April 18th Coachella performance." The cancelled dates include Philly, DC, Boston and Atlanta. There wasn't a NYC date, probably since she just played here on March 2nd.

photos by Chris La Putt

Little Boots

There's not much you can say against the laser harp. At the Highline Ballroom on Tuesday night a beam of green light shot up from the floor, then fanned out into eight individual rays. The tiny synth-pop singer Little Boots, wearing a gold lamé gown and face mask, played the melody of her song "Earthquake" by moving her hand among the streams of light; each time she blocked one, it triggered a synthesizer pitch, and she could alter its tone by lowering or raising her hand on each beam.

"Earthquake" isn't much of a song, but that was a beautiful display. It made you feel light. "I'm basically obsessed with lasers," she admitted, chattily, when the song was done...

...And at two points in the show, putting on a cape and hood and getting behind a red synthesizer, she evoked another great future monger from the past: Sun Ra. This sort of thing has a history. There's a lot out there besides Auto-Tune. [NY Times]

More pictures from the show at Highline Ballroom below...

Continue reading "Little Boots played a laser Harp @ Highline Ballroom in NYC w/ Class Actress & Body Language (pics)"

DOWNLOAD: Dragonette - Pick Up The Phone (Van She remix) (MP3)

Little Boots @ Bowery Ballroom in September (more by Chris La Putt)
Little Boots

Little Boots has announced openers and additional dates on her upcoming North American tour. That includes Coachella and the previously announced NYC show on March 2nd at Highline Ballroom. Opening that will be Body Language, JDH & Dave P of FIXED and Fan Death (the latter of which open more dates on the tour) UPDATE: Fan Death cancelled their appearance on this tour. Tickets are still on sale and we have a pair to give away. Details are below.

The show coincides with the US release of Little Boots' debut album, Hands, on Elektra Records, which comes almost a year after its UK release.

Besides Vancouver band Fan Death (who have videos posted below), Class Actress and Dragonette (who have a remix above) also open shows on the tour. Of those mentioned, Body Language, Class Actress and Fan Death will be at SXSW.

Class Actress (Brooklyn's Elizabeth Harper and band) just released their debut EP, Journal of Ardency, on Terrible Records (co-run by Chris Taylor from Grizzly Bear). She recently played a Glasslands release party for that album, and plays again tonight (2/9) with Yeasayer and Javelin at MHOW. More tour dates are below.

Contest info and tour dates for all the bands are below...

Continue reading "Little Boots playing shows w/ Fan Death, Body Language, Class Actress & Dragonette - updated 2010 tour dates"

Orbital

Wow...Public Image Ltd, The Specials, Grizzly Bear, Passion Pit, Echo and the Bunnymen, Grace Jones, Fever Ray, Devo, Hot Chip, Phoenix, Orbital, Spoon, Sly and the Family Stone, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Sunny Day Real Estate, Yo La Tengo, Mew, Camera Obscura, Gil Scott-Heron, The xx, John Waters, Dillinger Escape Plan, Deer Tick, Gary Numan... Full Coachella 2010 lineup below....

Continue reading "2010 Coachella line up announced (Faith No More, Pavement, Muse, Gorillaz, Thom Yorke, Jay-Z, LCD Soundystem, ???)"

Chillwave

Trend You Wish Would Go Away

  1. 90s revivalism (No Age, Japandroids, Cymbals Eat Guitars)
  2. Afropop indie (Dirty Projectors, Fool's Gold, Abe Vigoda)
  3. Animal Collective acolytes (Blind Man's Colour, Our Brother the Native, USF)
  4. Balearic (jj, John Talabot, Windsurf/Hatchback)
  5. Chillwave/glo-fi (Washed Out, Neon Indian, Nite Jewel)
  6. Dubstep and its offshoots (wonky, funky, bassline)
  7. Post-Lily Allen UK pop (La Roux, Little Boots, Florence and the Machine)
  8. Prim, buttoned-up indie (Grizzly Bear, Andrew Bird, St. Vincent)
  9. Shitgaze/lo-fi aesthetics (Times New Viking, Wavves, Vivian Girls)
Vote for that & more in Pitchfork's 2009 Reader's Poll. Image via Hipster Runoff.

Little Boots @ Bowery Ballroom in September (more by Chris La Putt)
Little Boots

UK electropop singer Little Boots will be back in the US for a show on March 2nd at Highline Ballroom. Tickets are on sale now. No other North American dates have been announced yet, but we wouldn't be surprised if she makes her way west after NYC for a stop at SXSW in Austin (March 17-21).

In September, the last time she was in New York, Little Boots visited Irving Plaza for an unannounced solo appearance at Perez Hilton's show there before her own headlining gig at Bowery Ballroom.

All tour dates and some recent interview/performance clips are below...

Continue reading "Little Boots returning in March (Highline Ballroom on sale)"

Dirty Projectors in warmer times (more by Chris La Putt)
Dirty Projectors
Dirty Projectors

tonight in NYC
* ZO2 @ Mercury Lounge
* Al Green @ BB King's
* America @ Nokia Theatre
* Tyshawn Sorey @ Jazz Gallery
* No Age play 'The Bear' @ New Museum
* R. Kelly, Pleasure P @ WaMu Theater
* Mika, Gary Go @ United Palace Theatre
* Vashti Bunyan, Matteah Baim @ 92YTribeca
* MV & EE, Larkin Grimm @ Issue Project Room
* Girls & Boys w/ Chromeo (DJ) @ Webster Hall
* Punch Brothers w/ Chris Thile @ Carnegie Hall
* Sea Wolf, Port O'Brien, Sara Lov @ Union Hall
* Saint Vitus, Saviours, Orphan, Bassoon @ Europa
* Portugal. The Man, Hockey, Drug Rug @ Maxwell's
* Evan Parker, Tim Berne & Earl Howard @ The Stone
* So Percussion: Imaginary City @ BAM Harvey Theater
* Chromeo, The Phenomenal Handclap Band @ Irving Plaza
* Asobi Seksu, Loney Dear, Anna Ternheim @ Bowery Ballroom
* Iron Age, War Hungry, Mother of Mercy, Thriller @ Cake Shop
* Sunset Rubdown, New Villager @ Manhattan Center Grand Ballroom
* Bear in Heaven, Dinosaur Feathers, The Tony Castles @ Union Pool
* Electric Six, The Gay Blades, Millions of Brazilians @ Hiro Ballroom
* The Raincoats, Soft Power, Viv Albertine @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn
* Shonen Knife, Shellshag, Miho Hatori's New Optimism @ Santos Party House
* The Airborne Toxic Event, Red Cortez, The Henry Clay People @ Webster Hall
* Suicide City, Goes Cube, Black Water Rising, Cinema, Cinema @ Crash Mansion
* Beach Fossils, Prince Rama of Ayodhya, Air Waves, PC Worship @ Market Hotel
* The Horrors, Crocodiles, Black Diamond Heavies @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Child Abuse, Tinsel Teeth, Suffering Bastard, Gay Witch Abortion @ Death By Audio
* Gaslight Anthem, Murder By Death, Jesse Malin, Broadway Calls @ Brooklyn Bowl
* New Yorker Fest w/ Dirty Projectors, House of Ladosha, Jubilee, Liturgy @ The Bell House

Spencer and Sunset Rubdown play with New Villager at Manhattan Center Grand Ballroom.

Asobi Seksu, Loney Dear and Anna Ternheim finish their tour together with a show at Bowery Ballroom tonight.

The Horrors and Crocodiles pair up for a tour-ending show at Music Hall of Williamsburg.

Shonen Knife kicks off a North American tour tonight (which will visit Maxwell's and Brooklyn Bowl in November) with a show at Santos Party House with Shellshag and Miho Hatori's New Optimism.

Dirty Projectors are on a New Yorker-curated bill at The Bell House with House of Ladosha, Jubilee and Liturgy. Dirty Projectors then head out on tour with Givers, and then Little Wings, and then tUnE yArDs - that ends with four mid-November NYC shows.

The Gaslight Anthem, Murder By Death, Jesse Malin and Broadway Calls follow up their Terminal 5 show last night with a Brooklyn Bowl gig tonight.

Chromeo has a free BK Bowl show coming up next Friday, but tonight is their sold-out Irving Plaza show with The Phenomenal Handclap Band opening. Chromeo DJs Girls & Boys at Webster Hall post-show.

Electric Six are on tour with The Gay Blades and Millions of Brazilians. Tonight they play Hiro Ballroom, and Sunday they do Maxwell's.

Iron Age, War Hungry, Mother of Mercy and Thriller are at Cake Shop tonight. Iron Age plays The Charleston tomorrow.

So Percussion perform their intricate, far-reaching sound-theater piece Imaginary City at BAM's Harvey Theater.

L.A. doom metalers Saint Vitus play with Saviours, Orphan and Bassoon at Europa.

No Age play their score to "The Bear" at New Museum. Tomorrow they play a regular show in Brooklyn. Last night it was MoMA. The night before that, Le Poisson Rouge.

MV & EE and Larkin Grimm play Issue Project Room.

New Little Boots video below...

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photos by Ryan Muir

Amanda Blank
Amanda Blank

"People who speak in magazine copy will call 2009 The Year Of The Electro Gal. With La Roux and Little Boots leaving their signatures on the last 12 months, it falls to Philadelphia rapper-slash-singer Amanda Blank to own the last quarter of 09.

Blank's been around for almost half a decade. Her potty mouth has been front and centre on electro-rap masters Spank Rock's most beloved tracks (most notably Bump, where she name checked herself as a "boastful bitch MC") and she also appeared on the Diplo Vs Santogold mixtape, as well as NASA's debut. But due to record company machinations and her own caution, her solo debut, I Love You, is only coming out now." [Guardian]

Amanda Blank brought Spank Rock along for her late-night performance at One Step Beyond at the American Museum of Natural History on Friday night (9/9). Spank Rock DJ's Devlin & Darko were also on the night's bill. More pictures (NSFW?) below...

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