Monthly Archives: February 2014

Pianist Artymiw’s Ukrainian program overtaken by events

Source: Philly.com » Music/Nightlife

Bloody street riots changed the context of Lydia Artymiw’s recital Thursday at the American Philosophical Society.
The Philadelphia-born pianist submitted her program a year ago to showcase music by five Ukrainian composers as part of her own heritage. Events in Kiev transformed these works from a personal statement of cultural brotherhood to an elegy for a nation in pain.

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7Days: Regional arts and entertainment

Source: Philly.com » Music/Nightlife

Sunday
Clothes make a man Adapted from South African writer Can Themba’s famed story and directed by Peter Brook, The Suit is set in 1950s Sophiatown – before that multiracial community was flattened under apartheid laws – and tells of a husband who catches his wife having an affair.

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We caught Nine Inch Nails in Japan (pics), they played some How to Destroy Angels too (video)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

Nine Inch Nails
Nine Inch Nails
Nine Inch Nails

Nine Inch Nails, who play Primavera in Spain this May, kicked off a three night run of sold out shows at Studio Coast in Tokyo on 2/25. Since it’s right around the corner, we decided to stop by and here’s what we saw. Pictures from Japan (setlist included), video of Trent Reznor’s wife Mariqueen Maandig joining the band for some How To Destroy Angels songs, and more below…

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Real Estate – Behind That Locked Door (George Harrison Cover)

Source: All Things Go

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Where George Harrison is lush, Real Estate is stripped down. While George Harrison channels the rolling hills of the English countryside, Real Estate mine the boredom of East Coast suburban cul-de-sacs. Yet, both Harrison and Real Estate possess a sort of sad but sweet disposition, a soft-spoken, understated intelligence. And it’s this central quality that makes their unique versions of guitar pop, new and old, so captivating.

I was quite thrilled to see a cover of George Harrison’s beautiful “Behind That Locked Door” pop up on my Soundcloud feed with Real Estate’s name attached. “Behind That Locked Door” was composed ...

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Long-Lost Video of R&B Stars at 1989 Inaugural Is to Air

Source: New York Times » Music

“A Celebration of Blues & Soul,” on PBS Saturday, is part of a 1989 concert by R&B greats, pulled together by Lee Atwater for one of President George H. W. Bush’s inaugural celebrations.

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The Heavy Lowdown: new Lord Mantis music, Misery Index announces new LP, weekend shows +++ more

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

by Doug Moore

Full of Hell at Saint Vitus, 2013 (more by Fred Pessaro)

Welcome to this week’s HLD! There’s a shitload of cool live stuff going on this weekend, so let’s get that all out of the way first:

Tonight (2/28): Three good options to choose from! Local(ish) prog-sludgsters East of the Wall are kicking off their SXSW-bound tour with Diamond Plate at The Omega Order Warehouse, with support from fresh Prosthetic Records signees So Hideous (whom we’ve been fans of for a bit), Meek Is Murder, Hammer Fight, & Dead Empires. The show ...

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Greys touring around SXSW, playing shows w/ Roomrunner, Big Ups, Kal Marks & more (dates) ++ The Beverleys EP stream

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

by Andrew Sacher

Greys at Shea in 2013 (more by Vladislav Grach)
Greys

Toronto punks Greys, who have a killer EP and an even more killer live show, will be returning to the US for SXSW (where they’ll play the Carpark showcase, Exploding In Sound showcase, and others), and they’ve got other dates including NYC shows before and after. The first is at Death by Audio on Sunday (3/2) with two fellow Toronto punk bands HSY and The Beverleys, and the second is at Shea Stadium on March 21 with Baltimore grunge lovers Roomrunner, Brooklyn ...

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Unlocked: Take a road trip to Baltimore with Philly’s Creepoid

Source: The Key (WXPN)

IMG_20140222_175835It’s Saturday night and Creepoid guitarist PeteJoe Urban IV wants his bandmate Anna Troxell to bring a bigger purse to their show in Baltimore. She’s been roped into trafficking pint glasses from bars the band stops at on the road.

“I’m not bringing a bigger purse than this one,” Troxell says. “I always have to be the one carrying glasses around. I’m not doing it this time.”

Urban looks at me, shrugs his shoulders and gives a look that says, “Well, I tried.”

Creepoid is on a lineup with Amanda X, Crimson Wave and Dinged Up at The Gold ...

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Boogarins share new video, playing shows with Vertical Scratchers, Of Montreal and Temples on tour (dates)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

by Bill Pearis

Boogarins

Brazilian duo Boogarins released their psych-pop-heavy LP, As Plantas Que Curam, last year via Other Music Recording Company. The band have a new video for album cut “Erre” which features some cool old-school animation and you can watch that below.

Having already let us know they were playing SXSW and Austin Psych Fest, Boogarins have announced their first full-scale North American tour. Some of those dates are with Merge-signed Vertical Scratchers (John Schmersal of Brainiac/Enon’s new band), including that band’s NYC show at Glasslands on March 25. Tickets are still available.

Before Austin Psych ...

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Yamantaka // Sonic Titan playing NYC with Sannhet before tour with Perfect Pussy (dates)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

by Andrew Sacher

Yamantaka // Sonic Titan at BV-CMJ 2013 (more by Chris La Putt)
YT//ST

Theatrical Canadian rockers Yamantaka // Sonic Titan are returning to our side of the border for SXSW and Austin Psych Fest, and they’ll also be playing a number of club shows around then too. One of the shows is in Brooklyn on April 13 at Baby’s All Right with local post-black metal band Sannhet. Considering the slight metal tendencies of YT//ST that pairing isn’t entirely out of left field, but it’s still a bit unexpected and sounds like it should be ...

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Les Claypool’s Duo de Twang played Brooklyn Rod & Gun (pics) and two nights at the McKittrick Hotel

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

photos by Chris La Putt

Duo de Twang @ Brooklyn Rod & Gun, 2/27/2014
Duo de Twang

Bass noodler Les Claypool’s Duo de Twang played an intimate show at the Brooklyn Rod and Gun Club last evening, packing the room for an early show that was presented by BrooklynVegan and broadcast live on Tourgigs.com. The dudes kicked it off with “Wynona’s Big Brown Beaver,” and recounted the backstory of the eyebrow raising song title (it’s innocent enough). Les and Co. were in jovial spirits, chatting it up as they dove through other Les-related hits. They wrapped up with “Jerry Was a Race Car ...

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Mystery Brooklyn band Mother gets 86k Soundcloud plays for debut single “Easy”

Source: Deli Magazine NY

When bands come out of nowhere and drop a doozy for their first single, all eyes instantly turn in their direction (the 86k+ plays on Soundloud in ten days speak for themselves). We’re no exception. Mother has released one of the catchiest songs of this short year yet for their debut synth jam, ‘Easy.’ It’s a fog-fueled, intricately percussive, and harmonically-spiraling package of goodness. Industrial at times, beachy at others… it’s impossible not to want to hear more from these guys, but unfortunately there are no other tracks available, nor info about the band. Check it out below and we’ll ...

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Joywave – In Clover

Source: All Things Go

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In case you needed more convincing to come see Joywave perform at our FREE Brooklyn Bazaar show tonight, the Rochester outfit have dropped a brand new track: “In Clover.” Appearing on their upcoming Do You Feel? EP, the track is a bongo-filled electro-funk odyssey that reminds us of our favorite Hot Chip jams. Give it a listen below, and if you’re in NYC make sure to come see Joywave play — along with Body Language, The Echo Friendly and more — tonight. Details at the link below.

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STREAM: Joywave – “In Clover”

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Cape Lion – Called You Mine

Source: All Things Go

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Earlier this month we introduced you to Cape Lion and their astral-pop gem “Brother.” Today the Stockholm duo is back with a new one: “Called You Mine.” The track is a synth lover’s wet dream, once again channeling the larger-than-life sound of M83 while touching upon the playful pop stylings of Panama Wedding and Magic Man. Give it a listen below.

STREAM: Cape Lion – “Called You Mine”

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Source: The Deli Magazine

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Tourist touring the US around SXSW & Ultra (dates)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Tourist

UK producer Tourist is set to return to the US this March for SXSW and Ultra, and while he’s here he’ll be doing a number of club dates too. Those dates include a stop in NYC on March 10 at Output. Tickets for that show are on sale now. Tourist also returns to NYC in June for Govenors Ball. All dates are listed, with the tour flyer, below.

Tourist’s upcoming EP, Patterns, finally has a release date of April 22 via Money Records in the US (and via Disclosure’s Method Records in Europe). Since we last ...

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The Mary Onettes streaming ‘Portico,’ cancel Boston and NYC dates (maybe more?)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Mary Onettes

Good news / bad news, Mary Onettes fans. First, the good. The Swedish band’s new mini-LP, Portico, is out next week (3/4) and is a lovely piece of ethereal (but not chillwave) dreampop. You can stream it right now (via V Magazine) in this post.

Here’s the bad: The Mary Onettes’ North American tour was to have started this weekend but will not make their the Alston, MA (3/5 at Great Scott) and Brooklyn (3/7 at Glasslands) dates. No word on the other dates of the short tour as of yet. In both those cases, tourmates ...

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Run, juggle, and run some more in Purples new video for “Variations”

Source: The Key (WXPN)

Photo via facebook.com/purplesmusic

Photo via facebook.com/purplesmusic

In a lighthearted deviation from the somber tone of previous single and video “Nancy”, Purples return to form on “Variations.” The new track, which will appear on Nancy come April 1st, is fun, highly harmonized and showcases the Philly trio’s signature chamber-pop pizazz. As he runs down Philly streets, you can’t help but think Jonas Oesterle is training for a once-in-a-lifetime athletic event or being chased by some ghostly creature that mysteriously stays out of frame for the entire video. Either way, it’s entertaining. Watch below and get tickets to their show at Kung Fu Necktie on ...

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Premiere: Ruby the Hatchet release ominous two-song EP

Source: The Key (WXPN)

 

Ruby the Hatchet | photo courtesy of the artist

Ruby the Hatchet | photo by Troy Memis

Jersey born, Philly bred rock outfit Ruby the Hatchet are back with a two song EP to blast us (hopefully) into spring.  ”Paralyzed” b/w “Eliminator” follow up October 2012′s OUROBOROS full-length and comes in anticipation of a sophomore LP.

“Paralyzed” opens with the ominous repetition of a handful of notes before a crunchier chord takes over with the gradual addition of drums and electric guitar sweeps.  By the time vocalist Jillian Taylor enters we’ve been tossed head first into something like a zero gravity ride at an amusement park, spinning so ...

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