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Connan

Williamsburg venue Baby's All Right continued their one year birthday celebrations last night with a packed night of shows starting with a triple Mexican Summer-signed bill (part of a two-day celebration for the label that started Wednesday at Glasslands) that began with sets by Weyes Blood (whose new album The Innocents comes out Tuesday, and is streaming below) and Quilt who were one of the first (non-CMJ) bands to play Baby's when it opened last year (they were terrific as usual). The show tripled as a benefit for Shoe4Africa, a charity that promotes health, physical fitness and education in Africa.

The venue was decked out with party store birthday party decorations including balloons, streamers, and piles of glittery confetti. There was also someone dressed up like a baby who was giving out shots. Before Connan Mockasin's set the venue space went dark and stuff was loaded on to the stage. Something was up.

A little after 11 PM, the lights came back on and there was a giant (cardboard) cake on stage. Connan came on stage, as did Perfect Pussy's Meredith Graves who was holding an actual cake that she baked, which was a replica of the giant one. The real cake had a lit "1" candle on it. Connan and Meredith then led a crowd sing-a-long of "Happy Birthday", and then a shirtless Mac DeMarco (who has also played Baby's, but whose next show is at Terminal 5 with Connan) popped out of the giant cake, cigarette dangling off his lip, mic in hand to finish up the song and blow out the candle. Mac and the giant cake were then flung into the audience.

Connan

Headlining the "early show" (the "late" Ryn Weaver show started after 1am) was the free-spirited, wavy blond haired Connan Mockasin (not to be confused with Ariel Pink who also recently played an after-midnight show at Baby's). Connan warned the crowd that they hadn't played in two months and the set might be rough, but it was a typical loose, wild set from the New Zealander and his talented band (which included Ariel Pink guitarist Tim Koh for much of it), with as much between-song banter as there was music with friends -- not to mention the Big Baby coming and going, joining the band here and there.

At one point Connan said their last NYC show, which was at MHOW, had  30% of the crowd get naked and asked what we thought of that. At least a few folks, including two girls in front of us, thought that was their cue to whip off their shirts. (They then put them back on, at least for the moment.) Connan also sang happy birthday to Baby's again at midnight before closing with an extended version of "Forever Dolphin Love." (The song is 10 minutes as it is.) For the encore, Connan brought his whole band back on stage, plus good friend Liam Finn and most of his band, plus Mac DeMarco and Kiki of course. Things quickly turned even more interesting as a shirtless Connan, still stuck on besting the 30% naked average, kept encouraging everyone to take their clothes off. All the male members of Connan's band obliged, as did many men in the crowd, and many women as well. Those near the front who weren't sure at first, were urged along by Conanan's keyboardist Sofia Karchi, who jumped into the crowd to help shirts over people's heads. After an improvised cover of "Tutti Fruity," it was back to banter mode. He encouraged the now at least 10% topless room to sit down, where Connan told the still-shirted members of the audience he didn't hold it against them, sheepishly admitting that if he was at a show where the singer was asking folks to get naked, he wouldn't do it. The night ended around 1 AM with a loose take on "Megumi the Milkyway Above." What was supposed to be a 30-minute set hit an hour-and-a-half.

We didn't stick around, but as mentioned, wannabe pop star Ryn Weaver (whose next show is at Bowery Ballroom during CMJ) played her 2nd ever show even later (her first show was at Baby's two nights earlier).

More pictures, videos, songs and tour dates, below...

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Ejecta

Ejecta, the duo of Neon Indian's Leanne Macomber and Ford & Lopatin's Joel Ford, put out their debut album, Dominae, last year and now one of its singles, "Eleanor Lye," has been given video treatment (by Allie Avital Tspyin of BANGS). As you may have realized by now, Leanne's character as Ejecta is almost always naked (like in press shots), and the new video is no different. See for yourself, below (unless you're at work).

Why always nude? Her press release notes:

Macomber describes Ejecta as a character, one that conceptually represents her various inner-struggles, and yet also as a way to "deflect" them. This alternate identity acts a conduit for Macomber's countless longings, and as such is always depicted completely nude.
Leanne also spoke to Polari Magazine about it:
In all the artwork, you were photographed nude to portray this character. The final results are stunning but were you apprehensive about baring all for the artwork?

Leanne: I grew up in the dark room around adults who, among other things, gave me the gift of bravery. I feel detached from myself when I'm this character, when I'm on stage. Art is a wonderful escape for the shy and awkward. Art is my armor.

Read more at Polari, at Hungarian site Recorder, and in the interview with Emmy the Great that Leanne, who is also in Fight Bite, did for Noisey.

That all said, Leanne was clothed at their live debut at CMJ 2013, and again when they played SXSW 2014. You can watch videos from both with the new NSFW video, below...

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photos by Dylan Johnson

Major Lazer / the crowd / party's over early for some
Mad Decent Block Party - Williamsburg Park, NYC - August 10th, 2013
Mad Decent Block Party - Williamsburg Park, NYC - August 10th, 2013
Mad Decent Block Party - Williamsburg Park, NYC - August 10th, 2013

The always-wild Mad Decent Block Party happened on Saturday (8/11) at Williamsburg Park, with Major Lazer, Matt & Kim, Dillon Francis, Flosstradamus, the occasional naked guy, and general debauchery. Once Williamsburg Park closed, the afterparty kept things going at Music Hall of Williamsburg.

More pics from Mad Decent Block Party 2013 (some of which are NSFW) are below.

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Jennifer Herrema poses topless for Pamela Love

Jennefer Herrema, who is not playing as part of "Royal Trux" at Saint Vitus (or at least we don't think so), did just appear (topless) on the pages of Purple.

Klaxons

It's like a human centipede orgy.

photos by Leia Jospe

Anamanaguchi

Four Loko is a caffeinated malt beverage which myself and many of my friends enjoy. Recent legislation has threatened the sale of Four Loko in New York State. We ask Dennis Rosen, chairman of the NYS Liquor Authority, to rethink his stance under the belief that Four Loko is essential to New York City's well being and part of a balanced drink menu.

It is my personal belief that New Yorker and American Forefather, Alexander Hamilt...on, would have enjoyed Four Loko and made it his drink of choice during the grueling Battle of Yorktown - as it is a drink which can keep you awake and warm - perfect for when Hamilton and General George Washington led the remaining 2000 soldiers of the Continental Army across the Hudson to Brooklyn in pure silence under the dark New York City moon - a maneuver which saved the army, won back New York and ultimately America from the taxing hand of the British.

Please join us on the steps of Union Square at 7pm on November 17th for this candle light vigil - share your voice, bring a sign, light a candle and lets UNITE AS ONE to stand for FREEDOM and something greater than the individual .. AS ONE WE CAN BE FOUR. -[Four Loko Supporters]

8-bit rockers Anamanaguchi (whose new song we debuted a little over a month earlier) stood up and fought for our rights as free American beverage consumers by organizing (along with Ryder Ripps), and playing a stripped down set at, an outdoor Four Loko rally, as described above, in Union Square last night (11/17). Part vigil, part outdoor concert, part rally, and all crazy, onlookers were treated to an acoustic set from the band, as well as their fair share of public (or should I say pubic?) nudity. Leia was on hand for the action, and her very NSFW pictures (possibly disturbing), and some video testimonials to the power of the beverage, (you've been warned) are below...

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by BBG

Tinsel Teeth at Cake Shop, one of the only pictures that is SFW
Tinsel Teeth

Tinsel Teeth played Cake Shop on Friday, 11/12, supporting the killer doom bill of Monarch! and Bloody Panda who also played Union Pool the next night. Though the Providence band doesn't neatly fit into the metal, punk, or noise genre (they are more of a noise-damaged hardcore/punk band), Tinsel Teeth won over the Cake Shop fans with their beyond incendiary live show and its subsequent over-the top moshing, crowd surfing, standing on the bar, blood, a strap-on (yes that kind), and nudity.

More pictures, and (((unartig))) video of the last ten minutes of their set at Cake Shop (which includes the bar-serenade and subsequent crowdsurfing) are below (pictures of the other bands are on the way, and from both shows), but note: this photo set is SUPREMELY NSFW....

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Flaming Lips

Check out the new video for "See the Leaves" below...

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DOWNLOAD: Frankie & the Outs - Little Brown Haired Girls (MP3)

Frankie & the Outs @ Tip Top in July (more by Rebecca Smeyne)
Frankie Rose

There have been multiple instances (and multiple bands) where Frankie Rose (currently of Frankie and the Outs) has performed in revealing clothing (see above), but as far as I know this is the first time she's gone publicly topless, and by publicly I mean on countless NYC street corners via the cover of free weekly newspaper NY Press... which is pictured below...

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photos by Ryan Muir

Erykah Badu @ Good Units
Erykah Badu

"Erykah Badu went for a stripped-down approach for her new "Window Seat" video. Literally: As the standout tune from New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh (out tomorrow) plays, Ms. Badu walks through downtown Dallas gradually removing all of her clothing until she is 100 percent nude. If that sounds familiar, Badu credits that Matt & Kim video from last year for inspiration. No word on what role, if any, Alanis Morissette played." [EW]
You can watch that new video at the end of this post which also contains pictures from the second of two secret-ish Less Artists More Condos-organized NYC shows that Erykah Badu performed at this weekend. The first show (Friday night) took place at Damon Dash's open-when-it-wants-to-be basement space in Tribeca, Under 100. Class Actress, Grooms, and Skeletons were all also on the bill (video below). At the second, Saturday night, a very late Erykah (she left the crowd-that-got-smaller-and-smaller waiting for almost 2 hours), played with Spank Rock, MNDR, and Tony Castles at Good Units in midtown. Things didn't go so well for Spank Rock (who played 2nd to last)...
"During the final song, Spank Rock rapped something along the lines of (and I am paraphrasing here so my head doesn't get chewed off by Spank Rock die-hards), "wanting to fuck a white girl till my dick turns racist." Needless to say, Spank Rock got booed off the stage, something I haven't witnessed at a show in a very long time [editor: you weren't at the Fader Fort for Salem then]. He even tried to worm his way into the front row next to these two ladies I was standing next to so he could watch Erykah Badu and the two women were clearly horrified as they quickly spread themselves out to ensure he would not be joining us." [According to G]
Pictures and the videos below...

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Yeasayer's February shows at Bowery Ballroom and Music Hall of Williamsburg are sold out, and they've added a third show, though it's not until May 4th at Webster Hall. Tickets are on presale now (password = oddblood).

Since releasing that interactive nudity game, the band have also released an actual new music video (that is also NSFW). You can check it out below...

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Yeasayer

Tickets are now on AmEx presale for the two just-announced February Yeasayer album release shows.

Like before, they're still giving away the song "Ambling Alp", but now you download it while listening to trippy background music and attempting to get naked people in focus with your mouse in a new interactive video they just posted.

Like The Flaming Lips, Matt & Kim, Sigur Ros and others before them, the band knows that sex sells appreciates the natural beauty that is the human body.

Flaming Lips

A deluxe version of Embryonic was released on October 13, 2009.

The deluxe edition includes the original 18 tracks (on two discs) as well as a bonus audio DVD which features the album in full dynamic range at 96k 24 bit audio. The CDs and DVD are in a "fur pack" with an extended booklet which features additional art, lyrics, and band photos. The deluxe edition also comes with a 14 inch by 28 inch lithograph featuring the full album cover. A limited number of pre-orders received an additional lithograph autographed by the band, shipped 2-3 weeks after the release date. [Wiki]

It's no secret that Wayne Coyne loves people to get undressed. In the Flaming Lips' new video for "Watching the Planets", he even gets in on the action. It's embedded below, but that doesn't seem to be working so you can watch it at NME's site.

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photos by Lori Baily

Genesis P-Orridge

GENESIS BREYER P-ORRIDGE | 30 YEARS OF BEING CUT UP

"30 Years of Being Cut Up" is a three decade retrospective of photomontage and Expanded Polaroids, which includes many works never exhibited before, as well as a sampling of P-Orridge's early Mail Art. The show will mark the culmination of a new, re-emergent phase in BREYER P-ORRIDGE's life. He/r career -- and most particularly he/r recent pursuit of pandrogyny -- tests the limits of transgression and traces the tragic fate of the underground, proving again the expressive power and pervasive influence of those artists who take the world not as it comes to them -- sensible, orthodox, predictable -- but as they would like it to be.

The exhibit is running now and up through October 18th at Invisible Exports (14A Orchard St). A few more details are below.

P-Orridge will be on the road with Psychic TV this fall, with European dates in September and November. Before that, s/he plays with Thee Majesty on the first night of Santos' Musicka Mystica Festival which runs on September 21st and 22nd.

Back in April, Genesis got back together with he/r old band Throbbing Gristle to play a bunch of shows. That included a major festival and three in NYC - April 16th at Brooklyn Masonic Temple, April 17th at Le Poisson Rouge, April 19th at Coachella, and then again back at the Masonic Temple on April 28th. In light of all the coverage we were giving them at the time, I let our set of pictures from that final show go unposted. I even had something written that included mention of the crazy, voluptous, pierced and topless lady in the balcony who you can see from afar, while she still had her bra on, in one of Lori's pictures that are, now finally, below (you can literally say I saved them for a rainy day).

All upcoming Psychic TV tour dates (with a radio session clip from last year), and more info on the art show, are below too...

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photos by Graeme Flegenheimer

Rothbury 2009

"It took Patricia Mudnich and Joshua Garcia two weeks, driving their RV about 3,100 miles in a winding route from Santa Cruz, Calif., to arrive at the Rothbury music festival in West Michigan.

Cool weather and a short wait in line after the campground opened Thursday morning didn't faze them in the least. The diehard fans of The String Cheese Incident -- the popular jam band which plays its only reunion show of the summer at the second-year festival Friday -- were all smiles.

"The lineup was so impressive, we could not turn it down," said Mudnich, 41, a high school English teacher who estimated the couple spent more than $2,100 on the long trip, including festival tickets, gasoline and side trips to tourist spots such as Yellowstone National Park and Mount Rushmore. "I used to go to these festivals all the time, but now I can only fit it into the summer."

For devoted rock fans flocking this week to the remote Double JJ Ranch from far-flung places across the United States and beyond, Rothbury has become THE summer destination.

Drawing an estimated 30,000-plus people again this year, many of the festival's devotees have logged impressive road and air miles to see their favorite bands -- from The Dead to STS9 -- with clusters of enthusiastic, colorfully adorned fans making the journey from Vermont, Florida, Texas, Nevada, Colorado and all points between in everything from compact cars and pickups to dilapidated Volkwagen vans and old school buses." [Mlive.com]

Rothbury happened July 2-5. Here are some (NSFW) pictures & videos...

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photos by Chris La Putt

Peaches

"But then, out came Peaches...and suddenly everything turned awesome. The Queen of Nasty rocked out to over twenty four tracks (!), armed with a wealth of tricks up her hairy sleeves for the night's events: Among them, climbing up into the balcony to scream out a slightly rockier rendition of my personal favorite, "Operate," a green laser beam shot into the disco ball hanging above for "More," hairy back-up dancers for "Talk To Me," six or seven costume changes between songs, and a self-proclaimed blinking "pussy light" for the final few numbers including "Fuck The Pain Away."" [MuuMuse]
Not only did two of electroclash's larger acts both re-emerge with new albums, big tours, and a bunch of NYC shows this month. They both employed topless opening acts that fall into the NSFW category. Fischerspooner had No Bra. Peaches, who did not have Drums of Death at the Webster Hall show because he got stuck at the airport, had The Naked Cowgirl doing an act before she played. More pictures from the show below...

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Boss Hog - Drinkin' Lechin' & Lyin'

Boss Hog

Karen O

2 SHOWS, ONE EVENING.

Native Korean Rock and the Fishnets COME DROWN WITH US

Native Korean Rock is a side project of Karen O?s comprised of a body of love songs written over the last two years, to be performed with a motley crew of NYC natives. Expect high drama, high stakes in two intimate performances. Does Native Korean Rock have anything to do with Yeah Yeah Yeahs? NO Are these the leaked demos of years ago? NO

Tickets on sale at noon. (thx all)

photos by Ailecia Ruscin

Wakarusa

The Flaming Lips are hitting at least 17 music festivals this summer. Of that 17, four have already happened. There was Summer Camp, Jam on the River and Sasquatch. And then there was last weekend at Wakarusa in Lawrence, Kansas (home of Williams S Burroughs from 1981-1997). Like Jam on the River, Wakarusa was heavy on the jam bands. STS9, Lotus, Galactic, Tea Leaf Green, and Keller Williams were all on the bill. So were Mates of State, Dr. Dog, Cake, Tilly and the Wall, Bettye Lavette, Old 97's, Del Tha Funkee Homosapien, Arrested Development, Built to Spill and many more. And like a lot of summer festivals, Wakarusa was forced to deal with rain delays and related artist cancellations. And there was camping....

People of all ages find elaborate ways to set up their campsites, entertain themselves, sleep comfortably, at least as well as you can in 85 degrees, and grill up some grub. Since it's equal parts music and camping at Wakarusa, having the right supplies improves the experience. T.J. Baker, 23, Lawrence, said sleeping comfortably is key. Hammocks are the best, he said.

"I'm envious I don't have one with me, especially for napping," he said, looking at a yellow hammock his friend was sound alseep in. Eric Blakie, 22, and Jake Via, 23, both from Buffalo, N.Y., made the 16-hour road trip for the festival, so there was no going back for that forgotten toothbrush or towel... [Lawrence Journal]

No, there was no going back.

Wakarusa

As you know by now, Flaming Lips have integrated nudity into their already-over-the-top stage show. That stayed true at Wakarusa and one of the girls even seemed to be sending NYC a message. We read you loud and clear...

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M.I.A. & Kanye & friends (via Kanye's blog)
MIA and Kanye

Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco, and N.E.R.D. are playing Madison Square Garden again on August 5th. Tickets go on sale Friday June 13 @ 10am. I didn't forget about Rihanna - her name doesn't seem to be on the bill this time around.

Kanye has a new video for "Flashing Lights". N.E.R.D. has a new video. Their last show at MSG was in May. Kanye then played another NYC show the next night and surrounded himself with half-naked girls dressed as astronauts. Video from that below....

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Sigur RosSigur Ros

In case you forgot: the new Sigur Ros single is very worth downloading off their site for free. That's also where you'll find the beautiful new (NSFW) video too (it reads: "Warning: this material contains adult content. By clicking on the buttons above you are confirming you are over 18.").

photos by Chris Graham

DOWNLOAD: Flaming Lips - She Don't Use Jelly (MP3)

Sasquatch

The Flaming Lips went from playing the Jam on the River festival in Philly at the beginning of Memorial Day Weekend to helping close the three-day holiday stretch all the way on the other side of the country at the Sasquatch Festival in Gorge Washington (on Monday, May 26, 2008). And like in Philly (and supposedly at the Summercamp festival on Thursday too), they recruited girls to take their clothes off on stage. More festival tour dates HERE. More pictures (NSFW) from Sasquatch below....

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photos by Kyle Dean Reinford

Flaming Lips
Jam on the River

Josh Ritter and NOT Franz Nicolay
Jam on the River

RJD2
Jam on the River

WARNING: This post contains nudity, jam bands and adult situations.

Jam on the River is an annual two-day music festival in Philadelphia. This year (May 24-25, 2008) the bill featured RJD2, Disco Biscuits, Josh Ritter and many others... including The Flaming Lips. Kyle took some pictures and the rest of them are below.....

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