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Rough Trade’s Best Albums of the Year: Big Thief, Cigarettes After Sex, The National and Parquet Courts

Source: Deli Magazine NY

Rough Trade's Best Albums of the Year: Big Thief, Cigarettes After Sex, The National and Parquet Courts
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If you ask us "how’s the NYC scene doing these days?" we’ll respond with a mixed feelings kind of answer. But even though the local scene is undoubtedly going through some rough times (mostly caused by the excessive cost of the city and the extreme gentrification of Williamsburg), it has still managed to express some very fine ...

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Rough Trade Shops’ Top 100 LPs of 2017

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

It’s officially End-of-the-Year list season as Rough Trade Shops — always first out of the gate — have announced their Top 100 Albums of 2017…

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Just Announced: Big Thief’s Adrianne Lenker to play an all-ages and 21+ show at JB’s this March

Source: The Key (WXPN)

Just Announced: Big Thief’s Adrianne Lenker to play an all-ages and 21+ show at JB’s this March

Adrianne Lenker of Big Thief | photo by Scott Troyan for WXPN

If you couldn’t attend the Project Pabst fest this past September — and if, like I, you were distraught at missing Big Thief performing in the general vicinity without your presence to soak in the immense beautifulness of it — don’t you fret. You can still experience the soft, lulling magnificence of front woman Adrianne Lenker’s project this March at Johnny Brenda’s.

Slotted to play sans full-band, Lenker’s already delicate songs might just conjure an atmosphere even more intensely intimate as she performs solo. This also means I better be able to hear ...

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Get to know Slingshot, a new artist-championing collaboration backing Big Thief, Jamila Woods and Lo Moon

Source: The Key (WXPN)

Get to know Slingshot, a new artist-championing collaboration backing Big Thief, Jamila Woods and Lo Moon
Teased this spring at the annual NonCOMM-vention, the new program Slingshot is an artist-championing collaboration between NPR Music and 18 VuHaus member stations — including founding stations WXPN, WFUV, KCRW, KUTX and The Bridge.

Over the summer, programming staff from the member stations each nominated a handful of artists to throw their support behind over the coming year. The submissions were reviewed, and the stations came to a consensus — Big ThiefJamila Woods and Lo Moon would be backed by Slingshot affiliates through interviews, editorial coverage, live performances and more over the next several months.

“Everybody in this room knows the ...

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Big Thief at Electric Factory, Sheila E. in Cedar Park, Superfive at World Cafe Live, plus more

Source: The Key (WXPN)

Tonight’s Concert Picks: Big Thief at Electric Factory, Sheila E. in Cedar Park, Superfive at World Cafe Live, plus more

Big Thief | photo by Shervin Lainez | courtesy of the artist

It’s been a minute since Big Thief have been to Philly. The Brooklyn folk-rockers-who-can-totally-shred have since followed up their 2016 debut album Masterpiece with the comparatively downbeat and emotional Capacity, and now they’re bringing all your favorite tunes to the Electric Factory as part of the Project Pabst festival. Though it’s definitely worth heading over to the festival just to see Big Thief, other standout performers on the lineup include Speedy Ortiz, Thin Lips, and The Menzingers. More information can be found on Project Pabst’s website ...

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Vagabon assembles special band for free NY show, playing Pitchfork Paris Avant Garde (lineups)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Vagabon’s free NYC show this week has her backed by members of Mitski’s band, Mutual Benefit, Phantom Posse, and more.

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Newport Folk Festival Friday pics (Regina Spektor, Ben Gibbard, Big Thief, more)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Newport Folk Festival kicked off Saturday at Fort Adams Park with sets from Fleet Foxes, Regina Spektor, Ben Gibbard, Shovels & Rope, The Head and The Heart, Nancy and Beth, Alone & Together, Brent Cobb, Big Thief, and more.

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Big Thief add NYC shows with Lucy Dacus, Molly of Mountain Man & more to tour

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Big Thief just played Brooklyn last week, the opening slot on the big Conor Oberst show in Prospect Park that also had Hop Along on the bill, and then hit FYF in Los Angeles over the weekend. They’ve just announced two more Brooklyn shows with Lucy Dacus, Molly Sarle, Palehound, and Really Big Pinecone…

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Conor Oberst, Hop Along & Big Thief @ Prospect Park (pics, video, setlist)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

It was a great triple bill of current and former Saddle Creek artists. Hop Along mentioned on stage that they took time out of recording to play a show with their idol Conor Oberst, and they debuted an excellent new song. Watch a video of it…

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Conor Oberst, Hop Along, and Big Thief cut to the feeling at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn

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Conor Oberst, Hop Along, and Big Thief cut to the feeling at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn

Conor Oberst at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn | photo by Scott Troyan for WXPN | scotttroyan.com

Before bringing the show to XPoNential Music Fest on Friday, Conor Oberst kicked off a weeklong tour with Philly’s Hop Along last Thursday in Brooklyn,playing the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn Festival. The outdoor show took place at the Prospect Park Bandshell on a hot July night.

Conor Oberst, Hop Along, and Big Thief cut to the feeling at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn

Big Thief at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn | photo by Scott Troyan for WXPN

New York’s Big Thief joined the tour for the night, opening the show with a handful of highlights from their 2016 debut Masterpiece and follow-up Capacity, released ...

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FYF day 2 pics & review (Frank Ocean, ATCQ, Cap’n Jazz, Sleep, more)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Following day one, day two of FYF Fest had Frank Ocean (joined by Brad Pitt and Alex G), Cap’n Jazz (joined by Devendra Banhart), A Tribe Called Quest (joined by Raphael Saadiq), and more.

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BrooklynVegan Blog Radio on SiriusXMU: Playlist for July 19, 2017

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

This week’s edition of BrooklynVegan Blog Radio on SiriusXMU features brand new music from The War on Drugs, The National, Ariel Pink, Nine Inch Nails, Waxahatchee, Big Thief, This is the Kit, and more.

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Conor Oberst, Hop Along & Big Thief discuss their favorite Saddle Creek LPs

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Saddle Creek vet Conor Oberst plays Prospect Park this week with Saddle Creek newcomers Hop Along and Big Thief. Ahead of the show, each band tells us about their favorite Saddle Creek albums.

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Newport Folk Fest 2017 set times

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Luckily there are no full-set conflicts, but a few partial conflicts including Regina Spektor overlapping with Fleet Foxes.

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FYF Fest 2017 set times

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

LA’s impressive 2017 edition of FYF Fest happens July 21 – 23 at Exposition Park,with Bjork, Missy Elliot, Frank Ocean, Iggy Pop, A Tribe Called Quest, Nine Inch Nails, Solange, Run the Jewels, and tons more…

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Pygmalion festival 2017 lineup

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Animal Collective, Thundercat, Julien Baker, Noname, Big Thief, Oddisee, Smino, The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die, and more.

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Just Announced: Project Pabst Philly lineup feat. The Menzingers, Peaches, Big Thief, Speedy Ortiz, and more

Source: The Key (WXPN)

Just Announced: Project Pabst Philly lineup feat. The Menzingers, Peaches, Big Thief, Speedy Ortiz, and more

The Menzingers | photo by Rachel Del Sordo

Project Pabst was so kind as to include Philly in last year’s expansive move to become a four-city festival installment — along with Denver, Portland, and Atlanta — and they’re back at it again this summer on September 16th at the Electric Factory. The lineup for this Philly edition was just announced, and it features a big, hearty heaping of good tunes.

The ten-artist lineup is speckled with both local favorites and out-of-town talents, with Philly punks, The Menzingers, headlining the show, along with Peaches, Big Thief, Speedy Ortiz, Nothing ...

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Project Pabst Philly 2017 lineup: Peaches, Menzingers, Big Thief, Speedy Ortiz, more

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Denver already happened in May, Portland was announced for August, and now the Philly edition of Project Pabst has its revealed its lineup…

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The World Laughs: She-Devils play LIVE plus new Palm, Kevin Morby & Toro y Moi on the Indie Rock Hit Parade!

Source: The Key (WXPN)

The World Laughs: She-Devils play LIVE plus new Palm, Kevin Morby & Toro y Moi on the Indie Rock Hit Parade!

She-Devils | Photo by Sarah O’Driscoll, courtesy of the artist

You’re in for a real treat on tonight’s Indie Rock Hit Parade. In fact, we all are! Listen at 11pm ET on XPN for a full two-hour show that’ll kick off with our latest IRHP Live Session. Joining us in the studio this time around is the Montreal duo She-Devils, whose self-titled debut came out earlier this year on Secretly Canadian. They’ll play selections from the album in our studio in new, amorphous arrangements.

Also in store tonight are a couple of spotlights on new releases, including ...

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Big Thief celebrated new LP w/ 2 Northside shows (pics from Park Church Co-Op)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Brooklyn’s Big Thief had a big weekend with the release of their much-lauded new album, Capacity, and two release shows that were part of Northside Fest in their hometown….

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watch Big Thief & Tiny Hazard play “Mary” and cover Leonard Cohen in 2015

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Big Thief released their sophomore album Capacity today, one of the most anticipated and best albums from a young indie band this year (read our review). One of its standout tracks, “Mary,” dates back to a one-off collaborative set that Big Thief singer Adrianne Lenker played with Tiny Hazard singer Alena Spanger at The Hum in 2015

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Shadow Experts: Palm play LIVE plus new Big Thief, Superchunk and Alvvays on the Indie Rock Hit Parade!

Source: The Key (WXPN)

Shadow Experts: Palm play LIVE plus new Big Thief, Superchunk and Alvvays on the Indie Rock Hit Parade!

Palm | Photo courtesy of the artist

Tonight’s Indie Rock Hit Parade is packed to the gills with brand new tracks from beloved bands and up-and-comers alike! Tune in to XPN at 11pm ET for a full two-hour show that’ll also serve as the chaser for this month’s What’s The Frequency??? with John Vettese. In the hopper, we’ve got a live session that John and I recorded together with the now-Philly based experimental pop band Palm. The quartet has a new EP, Shadow Expert, coming this month, and we’ll hear them perform tracks from it live in ...

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Five Notable Releases of the Week (6/9)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

This week’s Notable Releases include Big Thief’s excellent sophomore LP, Rancid’s very ’90s-sounding ‘Trouble Maker,’ the Sufjan/Bryce Dessner/Nico Muhly/James McAlister collab, and more.

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win tickets to Conor Oberst, Hop Along & Big Thief at Prospect Park!

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Earlier this year, Conor Oberst released Salutations, which features full-band versions of the songs on last year’s Ruminations (and more), with The Felice Brothers as his backing band. Conor and the Felice Bros have been supporting the album on tour this year, and they’ll soon be in NYC for a big show…

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