FYF Fest in LA, This is Hardcore in Philly, Future Islands in BK, Mister Heavenly on tour, a DFA1979 contest & more
DOWNLOAD: Mister Heavenly - "Pineapple Girl" (MP3)
Descendents at FFFFest (more by Tim Griffin)
Much like last year, FYF Fest 2011 is poppin' off with some incredible bands, many of whom recently reunited. This year the LA fest will host a coveted Descendents appearance, a Death From Above 1979 show, Guided By Voices, another Kid Dynamite reunion, The Dead Milkmen, Explosions in the Sky, the return of The Weakerthans and many, many notable others. Full lineup is below. The show goes down at 1st and Main in downtown Los Angeles on September 3rd. Tickets are on sale.
Future Islands plays FYF Fest and plays Death By Audio in Brooklyn TONIGHT (6/28).
For Kid Dynamite, which features members of Lifetime, Paint it Black and None More Black, the reunion is their first since re-emerging for This is Hardcore last year with Ink & Dagger. The band called it quits in 2000 and reunited in 2005 at CBGB and some other times too. I hope they schedule another NYC show, but it's just LA for now.
This is Hardcore THIS YEAR features an appearance from Ressurection, which also featured Dan Yemin on guitar. Tickets for This is Hardcore 2011, taking place in Philly's Starlight Ballroom, is mostly sold-out, with tickets for the Sunday show still available.
The Descendents appearance at FYFest is one of several dates scheduled for the reunited band, NYC's Roseland, Chicago Riot Fest, and Philly's Riot Fest included. Tickets are still available for the 9/23 Roseland show.
Mister Heavenly will hit the road for a string of dates on the West Coast leading up to FYF Fest. Check out their full tour schedule below, and look for their new LP Out of Love on 8/16 via Sub Pop. Check out "Pineapple Girl" from that record above.
The Death From Above 1979 appearance is one of several slated for the band in the coming months, including a 7/22 appearance at Williamsburg Waterfront. Tickets are still available OR, you can try your hand by winning a pair at our Facebook. The full set of DFA1979 dates are below.
The Weakerthans have a few other dates slated for Europe and Canada in the coming months. Hopefully they add more US dates too. All dates for now are listed below.
A few bands on the FYFest lineup (namely, Cults, Off!, and No Age) will also appear in NYC at the House of Vans this summer, and for FREE. The FYF-presented House of Vans series of shows starts this Thursday (6/30). You just have to RSVP to get in (and maybe get there early).
All Weakerthans, DFA1979, and Mister Heavenly dates, some video, and the full FYF Fest lineup is below.
Mister Heavenly is... coming to get you.
FYF Fest 2011
Death From Above 1979
Explosions in the Sky
Broken Social Scene
Cold War Kids
Guided By Voices
Simian Mobile Disco (live)
The Dead Milkmen
The Head & The Heart
Olivia Tremor Control
The Strange Boys
MISTER HEAVENLY - 2011 TOUR DATES
8/18 Portland, OR @ Branx
8/19 Vancouver, BC @ The Bilmore Cabaret
8/20 Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey
8/22 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
8/24 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
8/25 Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive
8/26 Omaha, NE @ Toyota Antics Block Party
8/27 Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck
8/28 Norman, OK @ Opolis
8/29 Denton, TX @ Hailey's
8/30 Austin, TX @ Mohawk
9/1 Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room
9/2 San Diego, CA @ Bar Pink
THE WEAKERTHANS - 2011 TOUR DATES
June 28 Tue: Hamburg, GER - Gruenspan
June 29 Wed: Berlin, GER - Lido
June 30 Thu: Bielefeld, GER - Kamp
July 01 Fri: Cologne, GER - Underground - SOLD OUT
July 02 Sat: Duisburg, GER - Traumzeit Festival
July 03 Sun: Feldkirch, AU - Poolbar Festival
July 08 Fri: Orillia, ON - Mariposa Folk Festival - Jim Bryson and The Weakerthans Band
July 09 Sat: Toronto, ON - Edgefest 2011 - Downsview Park
July 10 Sun: Sudbury, ON - Northern Lights Festival Boréal
July 15 Fri: Vancouver, BC - Vancouver Folk Fest-Jim Bryson and The Weakerthans Band
September 03 Sat: Los Angeles, CA - FYF Fest
DEATH FROM ABOVE 1979 - 2011 TOUR DATES
Saturday, July 9th, 2011 - Camp Bisco - Pattersonville, NY
Saturday, July 16th, 2011 - Ottawa Blues Festival - Ottawa, ON
Sunday, July 17th, 2011 - Festival D'ete - Quebec City, PQ
Friday, July 22nd, 2011 - Williamsburg Waterfront - New York, NY
Saturday, July 30th, 2011 - Osheaga Festival - Parc Jean-Drapeau on Ile Sainte-Helene, Montreal
Thursday, August 4th, 2011 - The Metro - Chicago, IL
Saturday, August 6th, 2011 - Lollapalooza - Chicago, IL
Saturday, August 13th, 2011 - Summer Sonic Festival - Tokyo, JP
Sunday, August 14th, 2011 - Summer Sonic Festival - Osaka, JP
Friday, August 19th, 2011 - Pstereo Festival - Trondheim, Norway
Saturday, August 20th, 2011 - Paredes de Coura Festival - Porto, Portugal
Friday, August 26th, 2011 - Leeds Festival - Leeds, UK
Saturday, August 27th, 2011 - Rock En Seine Festival - Saint-Cloud, France
Sunday, August 28th, 2011 - Reading Festival - Reading, UK
Saturday, September 3rd, 2011 - FYF Fest - Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, September 18th, 2011 - Austin City Limits - Austin, TX
Saturday, September 24th, 2011 - Parklife Festival (Sydney Myer Music Bowl and King's Domain) - Melbourne, Australia
Sunday, September 25th, 2011 - Parklife Festival (Wellington Square) - Perth, Australia
Saturday, October 1st, 2011 - Parklife Festival (City Botanic Gardens) - Brisbane, Australia
Sunday, October 2nd, 2011 - Parklife Festival (Kippax Lake/Moore Park) - Sydney, Australia
Monday, October 3rd, 2011 - Parklife Festival (Botanic Park) - Adelaide, Australia
Thursday, October 6th, 2011 - Manchester Academy - Manchester, UK
Friday, October 7th, 2011 - 02 Academy Brixton - London, UK