Author Archives: Bill Pearis

‘Grace Jones: Bloodlight And Bami’ documentary hitting theaters in April

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

A true iconoclast, Grace Jones has had a career like few others: a successful model, fashion trendsetter, Bond villain, and new wave musician, all while doing it her way. Jones’ life is explored in the new documentary Bloodlight And Bami

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Bill’s Indie Basement (2/16): the week in classic indie, college rock, and more

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

This week in the basement: a new issue of beloved zine ‘chickfactor’ and a Kicking Giant reissue, plus Halo Maud, The Orielles, Bambara, Bonny Doon and more.

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Willie Nelson announces new LP ‘Last Man Standing’ (listen to the title track)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

“It’s getting hard to watch my pals check out, cuts like a worn-out knife,” Willie Nelson sings on the title track of his new album, Last Man Standing. The country legend, who’ll release the album two days before his 85th birthday (4/29), is still going strong…

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Xiu Xiu “Deforms the Unborn” at The Guggenheim after solo tour

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Jamie Stewart will be going on a solo Xiu Xiu tour this spring, including U.S. shows in the South ahead of European dates. Upon his return, Xiu Xiu will play a special show at NYC’s Guggenheim Museum on May 8 titled “Deforms the Unborn” as part of Danh Vo: Take My Breath Away exhibit…

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NYC comedy roundup: Phoebe Robinson, Todd Barry, Aparna Nancherla, more

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Plus: Janeane Garofalo, Jon Glaser, Chris Gethard, Jen Kirkman, Jo Firestone, Michael Che, Bridgett Everett, and more upcoming NYC comedy

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Zola Jesus & Yves Tumor playing House of Vans as part of immersive ‘Paradox’ show

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Zola Jesus and Yves Tumor will be performing at House of Vans on February 23 as part of an immersive installation by visual artist Abby Portner titled Paradox. Portner, who did visuals for John Cale’s Velvet Underground 50th Anniversary shows last year, will turn House of Vans into a funhouse-like experience.

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Zola Jesus & Yves Tumor playing House of Vans as part of immersive ‘Paradox’ show

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Zola Jesus and Yves Tumor will be performing at House of Vans on February 23 as part of an immersive installation by visual artist Abby Portner titled Paradox. Portner, who did visuals for John Cale’s Velvet Underground 50th Anniversary shows last year, will turn House of Vans into a funhouse-like experience.

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SXSW 2018 adds Cut Copy, Say Anything, Nathaniel Rateliff, Trail of Dead, more

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

SXSW begins in less than a month and other new additions include Bun B, Dashboard Confessional, Drab Majesty, Pujol, Sneaks, Kaki King, Peanut Butter Wolf, and more.

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Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds concert film ‘Distant Sky’ coming to theaters in April

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds have a new concert film, titled Distant Sky, which was directed by David Barnard and filmed at Copenhagen’s Royal Arena in October 2017, as part of the Skeleton Tree tour. The film will play worldwide for one night only on April 12…

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Common part of new supergroup August Greene, playing BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Fest’s 2018 kickoff

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

August Greene also features Robert Glasper and Karriem Riggins and their new single “Optimistic” features Brandy.

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Forth Wanderers sign to Sub Pop, share “Not for Me” from new LP, touring w/ Hoops

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Forth Wanderers, who recently opened for Girlpool and Brooklyn Steel (and who played one of BrooklynVegan’s SXSW parties last year), will release their first album for Sub Pop on April 27.

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Sled Island announces initial 2018 lineup

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Deerhoof is the this year’s Guest Curator and the initial 2018 lineup includes Dirty Projectors, 40 Watt Sun, Wye Oak, John Maus, Shabazz Palaces, Cherry Glazerr, Mount Eerie, 2017 Polaris Prize winner Lido Pimienta, Wand, Grouper, Tyondai Braxton and more.

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The Blow share new song “Afterparty,” playing NYC & Baltimore before EU tour

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The Blow have shared a new track, “Afterparty,” that will appear as a bonus track on the European release of last year’s Brand New Abyss. The song fits right in with the woozy synthpop vibe of the LP…

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The Magnetic Fields playing ’50 Song Memoir’ at The Apollo

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The Magnetic Fields decades-sweeping 50 Song Memoir made its NYC debut at BAM in December of 2016, and Stephin Merritt and his band toured the theatrical production in 2017, playing two nights at each stop…

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Chris Rock releasing new Netflix special (taped at BAM) on Valentine’s Day

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

You may recall Chris Rock taped a new standup special for Netflix at BAM last fall. Netflix has just announced that that special is called “Tambourine” — his first in 10 years — and it’s out Valentine’s Day (aka tomorrow).

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