Entries tagged with: volcano
words by Kim Kelly, photos by Erik Luyten
It's been a long few days for Kim Kelly, who is currently gallavanting around Europe with Mike Scheidt and YOB, but the metal maven filed the below Roadburn report to tie up the rest of her time at the 2010 edition of the epic festival that took place during an equally historic time. If you're just joining us, check out Kim Kelly's report from Day 1 before continuing below... - BBG
new Crystal Castles album cover
Crystal Castles' new, second self-titled album will be out digitally this Friday, April 23rd - way before the original date of June 8th - due to the album's leak online. The physical copy has been moved up too, to May 25th.
In addition to their internet troubles, the band also had reschedule their show in London tonight because of the vocanic ash (that seems to be clearing up). That's been rescheduled for May 19th.
words by BBG, photos by Samantha Marble, BBG
Jesse of Tiger Flowers sings a lovely duet (pic by BBG)
I was already beyond excited about the NYC return of Premonitions of War at Public Assembly with the unreal Tiger Flowers and Descender. That lineup alone is worth a Sunday night (4/25). But NOW, BrooklynVegan and 1000Knives present our latest addition to the show.... THE RED CHORD! Blame it on Volcanofail 2010. The Red Chord was scheduled to be in Europe with Rotten Sound, Aborted and Those who Lie Beneath but are obviously stranded(?) in the US for the time being. Their loss, our GAIN.
For Tiger Flowers it will be their second NYC show in six days. The Tiger Flowers/Khann tour hit Lit Lounge on 4/19, teaming with My America and Pharoah (ex-The Banner) for a well rounded night of dissonant hardcore, ebullition style spazzy screamo, and am-rep punk bludgeoning. Jarboe was also supposed to play the show, but she got stuck in Italy (tonight's show at Union Pool is also now cancelled).
Even though 2/3 of My America reside two states away from NYC (in Delaware), the band always seems well rehearsed and fantastic live. Start-stops are done on a dime, and My America's take on noise rock is absolutely essential for fans of Young Widows, Shellac, Black Cross, Lords, and many others. Check them out on 5/28 when the band plays Union Pool with Ken Mode, Engineer, and the newly added Rosetta (!!!) as part of a BV/1000 Knives Presentation.
Khann from Orlando have a new record on the way via Black Market Activities, and the band had some serious riffs to back their spazzy ebullition-style screamo. Vocalist Ben zigged-and-zagged around the basement, spazzing out and landing smack on the floor quite a few times - when he wasn't barreling his way through the crowd. Tons of intensity from these guys.
Tiger Flowers delivered their most brutal performance ever at Lit, absolutely pummeling the crowd with their dissonant, noise-ridden take on hardcore. Vocalist Jesse was a maniac: bleeding all over the basement, attempting to crowdsurf (Lit has some low ceilings - not a good look), swinging from ceiling pipes, screaming in audience members' faces, jumping off of tables/chairs/the kick drum, all while belting it out and not missing a beat. Behind Jesse, the instrumental portion of the band was tight as ever, showing that their recent stints on the road have made them a machine. Make sure and catch them on SUNDAY at Public Assembly (with The Red Chord - see above!).
Unfortunately, Samantha and I both missed Pharaoh, so no pictures of them, but more pictures of the other bands at LIT (warning, not for the faint of heart), below...
Glasgow's The 1990s can be added to the still-growing list of bands that've canceled shows because of the volcanic ash situation. The group won't be able to make their two NYC shows this week (or the Philly date between), but those NYC shows are planning on going ahead without them.
The second is on Saturday, April 24th at Bruar Falls and is the club's first b-day party. The lineup for that is currently all TBA (minus DJs Shirley and Peggy, and "secret special guests") because the other band on it, German Measles, canceled too because of a death in the family.
"Micachu and the Shapes (and Olly) have been stuck in LA due to volcanobiotch. So we had some drinks and a brownie waffle." - Max Goldblatt
Micachu @ LPR in March (more)
Micachu & The Shapes were supposed to play the Ether Festival in London on Wednesday (4/21), but instead they'll take The Mary Onettes' spot at Mercury Lounge in NYC for a show the same day (TOMORROW). The Mary Onettes are stuck in Europe. Micachu is stuck here in the United States. Mon Khmer remains on the bill.
Stay tuned for more show details.
The Mary Onettes are stranded
Sweden's The Mary Onettes have been forced to cancel their US tour, which was to start today (4/20) in Washington DC and included an April 21st show at Mercury Lounge, because of the Icelandic volcano that's been erupting (and canceling flights) since last week.
Three songs by the band are reposted above. A note from The Mary Onettes and those canceled dates (plus a handful of Euro shows scheduled this summer) are below...
"RIP Devon Clifford. We have never met a more awesome dude than you. <3" - Los Campesinos!
The following event has been cancelled:Oh well, they tried. The cancelled date was a new date after they had to cancel Saturday. They've also so far had to cancel Culture Shock, Vermont and Toronto.
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UPDATE: Irving Plaza is rescheduled. And there are other changes.
Tonight's Toronto show, and tomorrow's show at Maxwell's, New Jersey are CANCELLED :(All dates below.
Thursday's New York show rescheduled for Monday 26 April.
Saturday's Boston show will happen one day later than orginally planned on Sunday 25 April.
Above is a re-post of a recent remix LC! did for You Say Party We Say Die whose drummer Devon Clifford passed away over the weekend. According to the Canadian Press, it was a "massive brain hemorrhage that was the result of undetected congenital defects".
"Devon Clifford was an extremely gifted drummer and determined character," the band's publicist, Darryl Weeks, said in the statement.Los Campesinos! tweeted the above pic in remembrance. The bands have toured together. Video from one of their shows together, with those rescheduled dates, below...
"He loved his family, loved his band, loved travelling, loved being on stage and loved meeting people around the world. He was smart, witty, passionate, and music meant everything to him.
He was also incredibly generous with his love and respected everybody he came into contact with."
In the statement, Clifford's family reminded young people "to have the courage to follow their dreams like Devon did."
Budos pics by David Andrako
"#Wanee was amazing!!! Allman Brothers, Panic, Gov't Mule, Bob Weir, and Black Keys all kicked ass!!!" - Adam Cheshire
Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings stranded in Dusseldorf
Poor Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings. As you can see above, they spent their weekend in airports instead of enjoying sunny Florida where another, less high profile, festival happened this Coachella weekend. It's called Wanee, and it was affected by the volcano too. The NY group was overseas because they just played a show in London...
"Wednesday's show was essentially a nonstop soul and funk party, complete with trumpet, tenor sax and baritone sax, drums and percussion, electric bass, and two guitars. The horn section delivered melodic and rhythmic blasts that had the volume and punch of six horns, not just three. Quick, shuffling break beats and short, percussive guitar parts on top of melodic bass lines provided a backdrop that Jones wailed on top of." [Telegraph]Back home Daptone was still representing. As advertised, the Budos Band played a Record Store Day in-store at Generation Records on Saturday, and a show at Southpaw in Brooklyn the night before that. Pictures from the latter are below.
The Dap Kings helped deal with their boredom by recording and posting a video to YouTube. Check it out, with the Southpaw pictures, below...
With air travel out of the UK and Europe still at a standstill, and conditions predicted to deteriorate further due to the huge cloud of volcanic ash from Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull, the members of Bad Lieutenant and their management have come to the disappointing decision to cancel their Chicago and New York dates that had been set to take place on Monday, April 19 and Wednesday, April 21, respectively.Bummer, and the second time the band were unable to play for us here in the US.
"We're stuck in Manchester," said Bad Lieutenant's Bernard Sumner. "We were hoping that conditions might change at the last minute and we'd be able to come and play for our fans. Obviously, this is a situation out of everyone's control, and we are crushed that we won't be coming to America for these dates."
Since British air space was closed on Thursday morning, the band also canceled their planned appearances in San Francisco last night and today at the Coachella festival near Palm Springs, CA.
Refunds will be available for ticket holder at the point of purchase.
words & pics by BBG
Wino, Al Cisneros, and Scott Kelly at Europa
"Due to the travel disruptions in the UK, Shrinebuilder have unfortunately had to cancel [tonight]'s show (Sunday 18th April) The band have tried every option and done everything in their power to get to London but will not be able to make it in time. It took a volcano to stop us playing the show! They sincerely apologise for this cancellation but will make it up to everyone later in the year. We will be re-scheduling the show and announcing the new date as soon as we can. Tickets will be available for refund at the point of purchase, or be valid for the re-scheduled date." [ATP]Counting Roadburn, that's two cancelled shows for Shrinebuilder so far. Roadburn, Coachella and others are feeling the sting of Volcanofail 2010, but some cities actually have ADDED shows because of it. According to Volcom, Shrinebuilder (who are supposed to be in the UK) has been added to the bill at The National in Richmond tonight (4/18). They join Neurosis pals Mastodon with Betweeen The Buried and Me and Valient Thorr (that tour adds Baroness and plays Starland Ballroom on Wednesday). No word on the fate of the remainder of their European tour dates but it looks grim thus far. They're scheduled to play De Kreun in Kortrijk on Monday.
Shrinebuilder also played a surprise not-Roadburn show on Friday night (4/16) at Europa wth Thinning The Herd. As usual, Shrinebuilder were tight and focused, but with plenty of room to loosely riff over the doom proceedings. Scott Kelly remarked that they weren't "prepared to play their third NYC show in six months", so the set list was pretty similar to previous appearances (check out pics from LPR, a second set, and NYU). But the band did add a cover of "Effigy" by Creedence Clearwater Revival - the first time they had ever performed the song - to freshen things up. Video of that song, more pictures from the show, and the setlist, below...
Say Yeah Yeah!That's a message Hypnotic Brass Ensemble posted on Thursday. It was confirmed today that the ash did in fact keep them from Coachella. Same goes for Talvin Singh. Along with Gary Numan, Bad Lieutenant, Frightened Rabbit, The Cribs, and Delphic, that's at least seven volcanic Coachella cancellations this year.
Posted on: Thursday, April 15th, 2010
Wow...we [Hypnitic Brass Ensemble] missed our flight to Ireland, some quick thinking got us on a flight to Kerry! We stayed and practiced in Dolans on Monday and then hit the radio and colleges on Tuesday Afternoon. The last two shows in Limerick were aiiight, but fuck, for a Tuesday, this even blew us away, thanks to Joe & his team in Limerick, we really love it here, it just keeps getting better and better.
We should have bought a house here, cause we have more fans and friends here than anywhere in the world...
...Looking forward to Galway & Cork and praying the volcanic ash does not prevent us from getting to Coachella for the Gorillaz show..peace
That obviously isn't stopping the California festival from continuing. There are more than enough artists to go around, and Frank Turner and RX Bandits just kicked off the second day. You can see the full schedule HERE, and start streaming today's performances around 7PM EST.
Video of Beyonce performing with Jay-Z, and Public Image Ltd performing Death Disco, during their respective Day One headlining sets last night, below...
Gary Numan was set to play Coachella this weekend and then additional sold out shows in both LA and San Francisco while visiting. We already knew he was in danger of missing Coachella (which he definitely is now confirmed as not playing) , but based on the two statements he released today, it looks like all three are not very likely to happen. Those frustrated statements below:
"The Specials prove that old age doesn't mean you have to be boring. Dudes danced, ran, kicked, while playing for an entire hour." - A Thousand Grams
Ra Ra Riot @ Coachella - 4/16/2010
Traffic is moving smoothly outside the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, as attendees make their way onto the grounds without any problems. Guests are slowly making their way through the front gate after earlier delays caused crowd members to become impatient. Staff kept running out of wristbands they hand out to indicate an attendee submitted a valid ticket to enter the event, Indio police spokesman Ben Guitron said.Like Bad Lieutenant, Frightened Rabbit, The Cribs, and probably Gary Numan, UK dance act Delphic will not get to play Coachella this year due to the lack of flights caused by the Icelandic volcano. Delphic's only other US show, April 22nd at Popscene in San Francisco, is cancelled too.
"As far as I know, it's moving right along now," he said. Bumper-to-bumper traffic continues to fill the streets surrounding the Empire Polo Club, although not as much as before. Traffic on Monroe Street is backed up to Avenue 48, while traffic on Jefferson Street is moving smoothly after being backed up to Interstate 10 for several hours. Police are monitoring everyone to prevent any criminal activity. As of 7 p.m., seven people were arrested on suspicion of possessing drugs, Guitron said. Meanwhile, officers caught about six people selling T-shirts without business licenses in the area.
"We're shooing them away," Guitron said.
Police learned at least two people, including a 16-year-old girl, were turned away at the front gate because they bought fake tickets from outside the area. [The Desert Sun]
As I type this, the not-live Coachella stream continues with a fine performance by Ra Ra Riot (pictured above). Yeasayer and Deer Tick (who played new songs, an MG&V song, and a ZZ Top cover while crowd surfing in a sundress) have been among those streamed too. The Specials played in real life and will be streamed soon.
Delphic's video for "Halcyon" below...
Deer Tick on stage @ Coachella now (BlurtMagazine)
Coachella 2010 is underway, and Deer Tick have the honor of being one of the first bands to play the fest this year. In fact they're playing the Outdoor Theatre stage as I type this, complete with frontman John McCauley in a sun dress (see above). You'll be able to watch the performance later on the not-live stream. Hopefully they cover a Sex Pistols song in tribute to Malcolm Mclaren, and to Johnny Rotten who plays with Public Image Ltd on the same nine hours later (p.s. tickets went on sale today for the recently added PiL show at Terminal 5).
Speaking of not playing, Frightened Rabbit won't be there on Saturday, and now CNN confirms that Bad Lieutenant, who already cancelled tonight's San Francisco show, won't make it to Coachella on Saturday either. "Bad Lieutenant will not be able to play Coachella tomorrow," a spokesperson for the band told CNN. "They are stuck in the UK and unable to get a flight out. Everyone is very bummed about it." Damn volcano. It remains to be seen if the band will still come to the U.S. just for Chicago and NYC (if they even have the choice).
Coachella headliners tonight/Friday also include Jay-Z, LCD Soundsystem, Them Crooked Vultures, and The Specials. Fever Ray, Echo & The Bunnymen, Gil Scott-Heron, Grizzly Bear, Lucero, Dillinger Escape Plan, and Yeasayer are other highlights on today's schedule. Full reviews and picture sets coming later.
UPDATE: The stream is happening now.
"Maxwell's, come on! Don't let me down, LCs!" - Anonymous
"As ash continues to belch into the atmosphere from Iceland's now world-famous Eyjafjallajokull volcano, stranding thousands of travelers around the globe, two main questions are: How long will the eruption last, and could it eventually affect the world's climate?The other problem with volcanic eruptions is that they totally mess with bands' ability to travel the world freely. After already being forced to cancel their Friday night Culture Shock show, Los Campesinos! have announced they also won't make it in time for Saturday's show with Cymbals Eat Guitars at Maxwell's either.
Unfortunately, scientists appear uniform in their uncertainty.
"We don't know how long this eruption will go on," says Stefan Wastegard, a geologist who studies ancient ash falls from Icelandic volcanoes at Stockholm University in Sweden. "That's the problem with volcanic eruptions, you really don't know how they're going to go.""
Luckily they have some free time in their schedule though (LC! are scheduled to play Toronto on April 20th and Irving Plaza in NYC on April 22nd), because they're going to make up the NJ show on Wednesday, April 21st. All tickets from Saturday will be honored, and I assume there will be refunds and new tickets opening up as well.
Their tour is with NYC's Cymbals Eat Guitars who are still scheduled to appear, earlier in the day, at Generation Records this Saturday (unlike Walter Schreifels who was forced to cancel because of the volcano). (thx Adam & Chris & Chris)
Stay tuned for more Volcano updates as we hear about them.
words by Kim Kelly,
Goatsnake at Roadburn! (Erik Luyten)
Kim Kelly knows her (good) metal, and as such, we couldn't think of a better ambassador than this Philadelphian/writer for Terrorizer/Hails & Horns/Metal Injection. Kim checks in from Roadburn (April 15-18, 2010) in Tilburg, Holland, where she will take in some of the best metal bands currently in existence (and some resurrected from the grave), reporting back on what havoc the riff, and the volcano, hath wrought... - BBG
ROADBURN DIARY - DAY 1 (Thursday, April 15)
The road to Tilburg is a very long one, indeed - at least if you're coming from the mean streets of Philadelphia. After an 8am flight from Newark that landed at Heathrow at 8pm London time (before the volcano!), a few restless hours of sleep in a hostel (where a very nice Scottish boy had acted as my human alarm clock after I discovered that both my US and UK cell phones weren't working), an hour-long bus ride to Standsted Airport (chauffeured by a rough-looking lad who spent the trip dancing in his seat to Lady Gaga and singing along under his breath), an hour flight to Eindhoven, twenty minutes on a bus to the city's central train station, forty minutes on the train to Tilburg, and a five-minute walk with my Terrorizer mates to the Grass Company cafe/weed emporium, I was finally there - the stoned Mecca that is Roadburn.
"@brooklynvegan unlikely... unless they allow us to headline Sunday night. In other words, no." - Frightened Rabbit
Frightened Rabbit @ Siren Fest 2009 (more by Tim Griffin)
FRIGHTENED RABBIT UNABLE TO APPEAR AT SCHEDULED PERFORMANCE AT COACHELLA MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL DUE TO UK AIRSPACE CLOSUREThey're dropping like rabbits, I mean flies. Frightened Rabbit join the Cribs in the Coachella Volcano club.
LOS ANGELES, April 16, 2010 - Due to unforeseen circumstances, Frightened Rabbit will not be appearing at the Coachella Music & Arts Festival on Saturday, April 17 as planned. As of Thursday, April 15, airspace in the UK has been shut down due to the recently erupted Icelandic volcano, which clouded the sky with volcanic ash. As a direct result, the UK has issued a no-fly deadline and all flights are reportedly shut down until 7 am GMT tomorrow, which ensures the band will miss their 2:45 pm scheduled set.
Eurocontrol, the European air traffic agency, said the delays will continue into Saturday as the ash cloud moves south and east. The ash has closed the three busiest airports in Europe: Heathrow in London, Frankfurt in Germany and Charles de Gaulle in Paris.
Having just released their new album, "The Winter Of Mixed Drinks," Coachella was to serve as Frightened Rabbit's kick off to their North American tour. The tour is expected to begin Monday, April 19 in Tempe.
Frightened Rabbit's NYC show at Webster Hall on April 28th is sold out, but, assuming they make it here by then, you can still attempt to catch them at Sound Fix earlier that day. The post-Record Store day show is one of five U.S. in-stores the Scottish band will play over the course of their previously announced, spring, post-Coachella-cancellation tour. All of those dates are below...
Walter Schreifels @ Bowery Ballroom (more by Nicole Kibert)
Walter Schreifels unfortunately cannot make his solo show at Generation Records tomorrow on Record Store Day. Due to the Icelandic volcano, Walter is stuck in Moscow and won't be able to fly home in time. "I'm at a Dharma Initiative like military camp about 30 miles outside of the city. It's not bad, only that we can't leave and I left my book on the plane from Tokyo. The ash from that Icelandic volcano has grounded any flight headed that way for days...so I'm stuck here." (from Walter via email)The other Record Store Day shows at Generation Records are still on, as is the volcano-caused Shrinebuilder show happening at Europa tonight (4/16).
However you can still catch him at the album release show for his solo debut, An Open Letter To The Scene. The album is out May 4th on Academy Fight Song, and the show is at the Studio at Webster Hall on May 5th.
Scott Kelly of Shrinebuilder at NYU (more by Meghan McInnis)
Volcanic ash from Iceland severely disrupted air traffic across Europe for a second day on Friday, causing the cancellation of some 17,000 flights, according to the intergovernmental body that manages European air travel.One unexpected consequence of this volcanic ash situation? Shrinebuilder won't be able to make it to Tilburg today to play the Roadburn Festival. That sucks for The Netherlands, but ends up being great for those of us (also) stuck here! The band was attempting to fly out of NYC, so they've decided to add a last minute show at Europa in Brooklyn TONIGHT (4/16). Tickets will be $10 and are on sale now and at the door. Show is all ages. 7pm. Get stoked!
Eurocontrol said it expected around 11,000 flights to take place Friday, in contrast to the normal 28,000. The impact will last at least another 24 hours, Eurocontrol said Friday morning.
The ash has spread to parts of northern and eastern Europe and has forced the closure of some of Europe's busiest airports, causing more disruption to worldwide air travel than 9/11. -[CNN]
This is the first example we've heard of the volcano actually causing the addition of a show in the United States. Los Campesinos! couldn't fly which means no show at Purchase tonight, and The Cribs have had to cancel their appearance at Coachella today. Other artists are in jeopardy of missing the west coast fest still too.
Roadburn runs through Sunday. So far Jesu also had to cancel for the same reason. They were replaced by Church of Misery. More about that fest shortly.
"The last thing I expected this morning when I woke up was to hear that volcanic ash might be preventing us from flying to America. At the moment the very best British Airways are offering us, and this without any guarantee, is to put us on a sunday flight that gets in to Los Angeles in the afternoon on sunday. That is one step away from useless and means that, if we are very lucky, we might just make it to the festival site (a three hour plus drive from Los Angeles) in time for our slot but without a single second of rehearsal with Robin Finck, the American based guitar player for the US shows, who has never played with us before, and no real chance of collecting and checking the equipment that we have hired for those shows, which includes all the keyboards, guitars, drums etc etc.Bad Lieutenant may or may not make it to Coachella. The Cribs are definitely not coming. Los Campesinos! aren't playing Coachella, but they cancelled a show for the same reason too.
We are still waiting to find out if British Airways can offer any better alternatives. Very upsetting though to see such a huge opportunity slipping through your fingers. I am glued to the TV news at the moment." [Gary Numan]
Bernard Sumner's Bad Lieutenant hasn't had a lot of luck when it comes to playing in the US. They cancelled their first scheduled trip here which included a NYC show at Webster Hall and slots opening for the Pixies in November of 2009. Then they rescheduled their North American debut to take place in conjunction with an appearance at Coachella. In total, they were set to play four US shows with April 21st at Webster Hall being the last one on this trip. So far, thanks to the Icelandic volcano, that number is now down to at most three...
As you can see in the above picture, The Cribs are bummed out that they're not going to make it to Coachella this year. Read their full statement about it, below...
Los Campesinos @ Cochella 2009 (more by Darren Kim)
Though they're not playing Coachella this year (meaning they don't have to cancel the high profile fest like the Cribs just did), Los Campesinos! have announced that they won't get to the States in time to play SUNY Purchase's Culture Shock, also happening this weekend...
We are very sad to announce we will be unable to appear at Culture Shock Festival, Purchase NY, tomorrow. No flights out the UK. Really, really disappointed and I hope we can make it up to the promoters and attendees sometime, but this is totally out of our hands :(USA Today reports that, "The volcano is erupting small, jagged pieces of rocks, minerals and volcanic glass the size of sand and silt into the atmosphere, according to the U.S. Geological Survey." and that the "volcano eruption could last months".
Los Campesinos! are scheduled to kick off a tour with Cymbals Eat Guitars at Maxwell's on April 17th... hopefully.
British rockers THE CRIBS have been forced to pull out of California's Coachella music festival this weekend - because all flights out of the U.K. have been grounded due to the ash clouds from a volcanic eruption in Iceland.UPDATE: The Cribs have officially cancelled.
The Cribs were due to fly to Los Angeles on Thursday (15Apr10) from Britain, but their plane was cancelled at the last minute and they have no way of flying to California before their scheduled slot on Friday.
They are now hoping festival organisers will allow them to reschedule their gig and are so desperate to appear at Coachella, they're considering taking a ferry across the English Channel and driving hundreds of miles to Amsterdam, Holland to try and catch a flight from there.[Contact Music]
BBC reports that: "Representatives for UK artists such as Muse, Gorillaz [performing with Clash members Mick Jones and Paul Simonon], Florence & The Machine, Radiohead's Thom Yorke and Little Boots, all due to play this weekend, have confirmed they're already in the US and unaffected."
Frightened Rabbit is stuck in the UK but hasn't canceled yet.
Los Campesinos! cancelled their Culture Shock appearance for the same reason.
The hazardous conditions and airport closures are expected to continue at least into tomorrow.
The Cribs were scheduled to play the fest Friday before She & Him.