Entries tagged with: yoga
Verboten's deep house yoga
This Saturday (3/14), Williamsburg dance club Verboten turns one year old, and all week they're celebrating their one-year anniversary. Tonight (3/9) and Tuesday (3/10) the celebration includes a special edition of the weekly Willkommen Deep House Yoga classes at 7 and 8:30 PM. Here's more info:
For these special dates, Willkommen features live musical accompaniment to bring together mind, body and music. The classes take advantage of Verboten's large, skylit Control Room and cushioned, reclaimed wood floor, and feature Lululemon yoga mats and complimentary snacks from Divine Chocolates. Smoothies, water, coconut water and full bar are available. Says Huffington Post, "Deep House Yoga takes "wellness clubbing" a step further, creating an opportunity for full-body contemplation in an environment that otherwise may feel incongruous to meditation and reflection. But the unlikely combination worked."Tickets for all four classes are on sale now, and you can get a complimentary anniversary ticket using the code VERBOTEN001.
Deep House isn't the only underground genre of music with yoga classes in NYC. Saskia Thode also offers Metal Yoga at Saint Vitus and Cobra Club, and Scab Casserole recently interviewed her for Invisible Oranges. Here's an excerpt:
What do metal and yoga have in common?Read the rest of that interview HERE.
Yoga and metal both have the ability to be deep and touching, and both are a great method of release. They allow you to get into that zone that makes you be able to forget everything around you and to just be in the moment. Both are meditative . . . I know a yogi who has no love for metal would not agree, but how many of us metalheads get lost in a good song or at a good show, just like a yogi gets lost in their own yoga practice?
Tell me about the Metal Yoga class. When did you start it? When does it occur?
I started off with a few metal yoga classes at Saint Vitus in June and July, and since August I have a metal yoga class on the schedule at the Cobra Club in Bushwick. The classes are every Wednesday at 6:30 pm, and Sundays at 3 pm. There will be more classes at Saint Vitus in the new year. Depending on the schedule at Vitus, they will give me days when they don't have a show scheduled. I'd love to do more at Saint Vitus, or even have a weekly class there.
What's the most metal yoga pose?
The most metal yoga pose . . . hmmmm . . . all the warrior poses are fierce and devotional and totally metal. I have people open up their hearts to Satan in some poses and bring their horns up into the air.
Thom Yorke speaking in Dolphin @ Barclays Center (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
"Our dolphins [at Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas] seem to really resonate with Radiohead music, and especially the song Lotus Flower," says yoga instructor Willow Withy, who hosts "Yoga with the Dolphins" excursions in a windowed room at the dolphin enclosure. "As soon as I put it on, they come up to the window and their play patterns become more fluid, friendly, and they are curious about what is going on in the yoga room. They rub against the windows, walls, and express more sensory connection. It feels like mutually shared experience as they appreciate the yoga and music together. I would say they are happy." [Radar]They are prisoners kept out of their natural ocean habitat, but hey, at least they have yoga and Radiohead!
Youth of Today at Fun Fun Fun Fest 2012 (more by Keith Marlowe)
Ray Cappo, 46, one of [Revelation Records'] founders, took his place on the stage as the singer for the band Youth of Today, and shouted at the mosh pit, "It's been 20 years but the message is still the same: Tear down the waaaalllll."The New York Times piece details "heavy metal rocker" Raghunath's (aka Ray Cappo's) journey upstate and his career as an "anti-gravity" yoga instructor. Check out his site for more information on attending a class, in person or online.
...Raghunath left rock in a search for a personal true north... He found comfort in studying ancient yogi texts, meditation, chanting and long stints at an ashram in India. "My passion is how to apply ancient philosophy in the modern world," he said. "I teach a fun class so people come. A strong acrobatic class is the best way to get New York type-A personalities on the mat, and then the class is peppered with song and chanting and philosophy and ancient sacred texts."
The classes, playfully dubbed Flight School, developed name recognition among yogis -- especially fellow teachers -- and they can credit or blame Raghunath's influence with the grade inflation on the mat these days, where open-level classes integrate a crow pose, or what children call frog, transitioning into handstands.... [NY Times]
Check out more pictures from Youth of Today's appearance at Fun Fun Fun Fest HERE and HERE. The band will play the Chicago edition of Revelation 25 in early January. They played the NYC one, which the NY Times refers to in the article, in October at Irving Plaza.
YACHTat South Street Seaport, August 2010 (more by Chris La Putt)
Falling Into the Sun is an evening of heliocentric film, yoga, and experience.Claire Evans of Yacht commented on the event:
Curated by Claire L. Evans, science writer and one-half of the conceptual pop group YACHT, Falling into the Sun is an aesthetic and corporeal experience pairing experimental films tracing the arc of the sun and its light across the Earth with a course of yogic sun salutations in order to fully immerse participants in the sensation of being pulled to the center of our solar system.
Come prepared to move ecstatically and celebrate the end of our hemisphere's summer!
"I've curated an experiential heliocentric film screening to which YACHT will play a live score. If you bring your body and mind in equal measure we'll do sun salutations to experimental visions of the sun's light as it traces across the sky. There will also be healing, meditation, cosmic DJs, projection mapping, installations, and a late-night afterparty that will follow the sun into the morning. Let's get weird!"Full details on the event which also includes performances from Bobby Birdman, Seabat, DJ Jan Woo, DJ Jay Simon, and Bookworms are below, and you can pick up your tickets now (as of today) and only in person at Body Actualized Center. The show is the day after YACHT's appearance at the Beekman Beer Garden (8/30, tickets).
All tour dates and details on the "Falling Into The Sun" event are below.
by Black Bubblegum
DOWNLOAD: Doomriders - "Lions" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Portal - "Omenknow" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Javelina - "Step Child" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Karma To Burn - Live at Lit Lounge 4/20/09 (Zipped MP3)
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DOWNLOAD: Kowloon Walled City - Gambling On The Richter Scale (Zipped MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Converge - "Axe To Fall" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Power Pellut - "Black Molly" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Black Skies - "Smoke and Mirrors" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Yoga - "Seventh Wind" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Sleep - Live at ATP 5/9/09 (MP3)
Javelina @ the Northside BV-BBG Showcase (more by Jason Walker)
Alright! I get it. Doomriders rules. Revocation is up there. There's a new Converge and Baroness on the way. But even with all of those great releases, it suprises me that Javelina isn't near some of the top of those lists. The band's filthy debut was a monster and their new one, Beasts Among Sheep, only adds to their considerable reputation. If you are a fan of the last LP, this one is a must have. Dig on "Stepchild" above and preorder the limited edition LP version of Javelina's Beasts Among Sheep via Brutal Panda Records and the CD version via Translation Loss.
Speaking of that Doomriders album, Darkness Come Alive is out NOW via Deathwish Records. Though the party vibe that permeated through Black Thunder is mostly gone, it has been replaced by a propulsive punk rock fury and, at times, a Misfits-era Danzig croon (see "Come Alive")! There are quite a few killer moments on this long-player, but we present to you the most "fuck you" of them all, the galloping "Lions" downloadable above!
In our last round up, we shined a light on into the deepest fathoms of Australia and the truly frightening Portal. The band's claustrophobic and positively frightening new death metal LP, Swarth, relies as much on freak-out atmosphere as it does killer discordant riffery. Swarth is due out on 10/20 via Profound Lore and we have a second taste in the form of "Omenknow" above.
Misery Index have completed four new songs and are looking to enter the studio in early 2010 to record their follow up to Traitors! Stoked.
Iron Age @ Cake Shop (more by Jason Walker)
I still remember that kick ass Cake Shop show with Iron Age, Mind Eraser, and Sex Vid, and walking out of that show wanting more. Thankfully, I can add to those great memories with a PAIR of Iron Age shows in the coming weeks! First up, the rowdy Texans will team up with the great Mother of Mercy (profiled here) for a show at Cake Shop (10/16). The next day (10/17), look for the band
to pull a double header with a day show at Generation Records and a night show at The Charleston with Brain Killer, Naam & Descender. Speaking of Mind Eraser, the band will team up with the kick ass Iron Lung for a string of east coast dates which will include Cake Shop on 11/8! Full Iron Age and Iron Lung dates are below.
Black Skies will release the limited edition vinyl from their 2008 EP Hexagon on I'm Better Than Everyone Else Records. The Chapel Hill doom trio is currently on the hunt for drummer #5, but not before blessing us with some seriously killer riffage in the form of "Smoke & Mirrors" above. Preorder Hexagon here.
Church of Misery will release a live record culled from their recent set at Roadburn 2009! More details are to come, but look for Burning World to do the honors in November/December of this year. In the meantime, dig on this killer live video from Roadburn 2009!
That video, news on Kowloon Walled City, Boris, Asphyx, Struck By Lightning, Ringworm, Repulsion and more!
Kaki King @ BAM 2/7/09 (more by Natasha Ryan)
Others will be celebrating, that same night, right here in Brooklyn at Glasslands Gallery where Kaki King will play a "special set" at a Morrissey birthday celebration. Beta Beta, the Bodgea Girls and the Stationary Set are also on the bill. Flyer below.
This summer, King will be at Bonnaroo on June 12th and Northern California's music & yoga festival, Wanderlust, on Saturday, July 25th. The lineup for that fest includes Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, Jenny Lewis, Amanda Palmer, Spoon, Broken Social Scene...and many more big "indie" names. The festival also offers yoga sessions with a full schedule of guest yogis. Both music+yoga tickets and music-only tickets go on sale Tuesday, May 12th.
Kaki King's newest record is her Mexican Teenagers EP, released March 30th by Cooking Vinyl.
Full details of both Morrissey's b-day and Wanderlust Festival, with posters, and Kaki King dates, below...