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Noise Pop 2018 lineup additions: Built to Spill, Album Leaf, Waxahatchee & more

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Noise Pop Festival has added more artists the the lineup of its 2018 edition which happens February 19 – 25 in San Francisco. Additions include: Built to Spill (playing Keep it Like a Secret in full), Waxahatchee, The Album Leaf, Shamir, Alex Cameron, Jeff Rosenstock, The Hotelier…

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Shamir Shamone: Upping the pureness with Philly’s Shamir

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Shamir Shamone: Upping the pureness with Philly’s Shamir

Shamir | photo by Jason MacDonald | courtesy of the artist

There are a hundred reasons to write about Shamir Bailey – known professionally as simply Shamir – beyond a recent relocation to Philadelphia. With a piercing contralto/tenor falsetto, Shamir demonstrates a musical curiosity ranging from 90s house, soul, country (all on 2015’s Rachet album), and now, lo-fi rock and fizzy pop (2017’s Hope and its follow-up, Revelations).

The-Vegas-to-NYC-to-Philly transplant has a singular voice, making any song identifiably theirs – be it silly (“90’s Kid”) or heartbreaking (“Like a Bird”) or angrily disgusted (“I Fucking Hate You”) in its lyricism. With Revelations ...

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Shamir’s Revelations showcases vibrant, multi-faceted personality

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Shamir’s Revelations showcases vibrant, multi-faceted personality

Shamir | photo by Jason MacDonald | courtesy of the artist

Shamir’s newest album Revelations will be available everywhere on November 3rd via Father/Daughter Records, but NPR Music’s got the plug right here and now for you; you can stream the album in full here.

Having already heard the gems, “90s Kids” and “Straight Boy,” we’re now treated to seven new tracks from the Philly dweller. And as the two early releases had hinted, the rest of Revelations effectively strips away the avant-garde art-pop costume from 2014’s Ratchet; instead baring a closer resemblance to Shamir’s independent ...

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Shamir confronts appropriation of queer identity in the softly anthemic ballad, “Straight Boy”

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Shamir confronts appropriation of queer identity in the softly anthemic ballad, “Straight Boy”

Shamir | photo by Jason MacDonald | courtesy of artist

Shamir is not one for subtlety. Whether it be through his avant garde disco-pop introduction via 2015’s Ratchet, or the more subdued lo-fi tracks from his upcoming album, Revelations, Shamir remains as refreshingly blunt and expressive as ever.

While flashing a sarcastic, cheeky grin toward older generations in the floaty, dial-up nostalgia of “90’s Kids,” Shamir’s latest track, “Straight Boy,” is even more direct as it strips away any traces of an ironic veneer.

In the song, a faraway, makeshift drumbeat echoes in pace as a soft, anthemic electric guitar enters — blaring off in the ...

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Shamir shares “Straight Boy” video from upcoming LP, touring with Partner

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Shamir will release new album Revelations via Father/Daughter Records on November 3. (It will be his second LP of 2017.) Eschewing the dance beats of his XL debut, Revelations is more of an indie pop guitar album…

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SXSW announces 1st round of 2018 artists ++ more speakers

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The 2018 SXSW Music Festival, which runs March 12 – 18 in Austin, TX, has announced the first round of showcasing artists, which includes The Wedding Present, Rich Chigga, Cut Worms, Shamir, Snail Mail, Totally Mild

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Esperanza Spalding @ SoFar Sounds/Amnesty International with Shamir and Maitland.

Source: Jump Philly

Text by Maya Winneg. Images by Abi Raymaker.  Esperanza Spalding, Shamir and Maitland shared their talents in a Rittenhouse Square home Wednesday night as a part of the global “Give a Home” concert series to raise money supporting refugees and the efforts of Amnesty International. SoFar Sounds, an organization that hosts secret house shows in locations around […]Esperanza Spalding @ SoFar Sounds/Amnesty International with Shamir and Maitland.

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Speedy Ortiz, Shamir & more playing Silent Barn’s Fall Fundraiser Week

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Xenia Rubinos, Emily Reo, Harkin, Worriers (solo), Pill, and GDFX are also among the week-long lineup of shows.

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Shamir becomes every meme imaginable in video for the millennial battle-cry, “90’s Kids”

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Shamir becomes every meme imaginable in video for the millennial battle-cry, “90’s Kids”

Shamir | photo by Jason MacDonald | courtesy of artist

I’m a millennial / 90’s kid. Before I was decorating my AIM profile to perfection with stupid song lyrics, I was playing CD-rom Detective Barbie games on my family’s huge dial-up computer.

Fast forward to now, where there’s memes and irony and debt and avocado toast. It’s a heckin weird world, and Shamir somehow manages to mash up this strange generation of feelings into his song and video for the new, aptly titled “90’s Kids.”

Built atop the deep, floaty beats of a nostalgic Windows 95 startup, Shamir calls for drinks in the ...

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Ryan Adams, Hayley Williams, Grimes & more to cover Tegan & Sara’s ‘The Con’

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Tegan & Sara are celebrating the tenth anniversary of ‘The Con’ with a tour where they’ll play the album in full, and a new collection of covers from the likes of Paramore’s Hayley Williams, Ryan Adams, Mykki Blanco, Grimes, and more.

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Star Stuff: Chaz Bundick Meets The Mattson 2 LIVE on the Indie Rock Hit Parade!

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Star Stuff: Chaz Bundick Meets The Mattson 2 LIVE on the Indie Rock Hit Parade!

Chaz Bundick Meets The Mattson 2 | Photo by Lucky Banks Kenny, courtesy of the artist

You’re in for a real doozy of an Indie Rock Hit Parade tonight, friends! Listen at 11pm ET on WXPN, not too long after Making Time RADio with Dave P, for a full two-hour show that has special things galore. First up is a new IRHP Live Studio Session, as Chaz Bundick (Toro Y Moi) and the Mattson 2 perform selections from their new collaboration, Star Stuff. The album is a mind-expanding collection of psychedelic rock, electronica, jazz and just about ...

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FORM Arcosanti fest releases free mixtape (Mitski, HEALTH, Father John Misty & more) ++ daily schedule

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The 2017 edition of Hundred Waters’ festival, FORM Arcosanti, is coming up, happening May 12 – 14 with performances from Solange, James Blake, Future Islands, Father John Misty, Thundercat, Mitski, Chelsea Wolfe, Skrillex, S U R V I V E, Tycho, Deafheaven and more.

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Vagabon blasts off with Infinite Worlds release show at PhilaMOCA

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Vagabon blasts off with Infinite Worlds release show at PhilaMOCA

Vagabon | photo by Rachel Del Sordo

“You’re a big fish now, though!” someone shouted from sidestage, just before Vagabon launched into “The Embers,” the final song of a stunning record release show at PhilaMOCA on Saturday night. Vagabon — the stage name of one Laetitia Tamko — was riding high on the release of Infinite Worlds, out the 24th on Father/Daughter Records. “The Embers,” a song exploring a more solipsistic landscape, repeats in its refrain that “I’m just a small fish.” While inside, Tamko may feel like a small fish in a big pond, the acclaimed release of Infinite Worlds and it’s two ...

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Hundred Waters announce 2017 FORM Arcosanti lineup (James Blake, Solange, Future Islands, Deafheaven, more)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The fest also includes Skrillex, Father John Misty, The Hotelier, Chelsea Wolfe, HEALTH, Mitski, Noname, Mount Eerie, and more.

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Sad13 (Sadie Dupuis) shares “

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

“Being ‘in the less than two’ is about finding balance between two selves, exterior and interior. It’s about allowing those selves to coexist in alliance but not in interdependence—and about loving yourself in a world that doesn’t want you to. ” – Sadie Dupuis.

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Shamir shares new song written for short film (listen/watch)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Shamir has shared a new song, “Tryna Survive,” which is from a Ray-Ban produced short film, “Sheep Plays Wolf” which he also appears in. The song is a a different side of Shamir…

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Shamir, Waxahatchee and Mutual Benefit playing Housing Works benefit in Industry City

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The benefit show, which also features readings by Sadie Dupuis and others, is part of a larger four-day event called “Design on a Dime” which celebrates “Brooklyn design, art, and culture with 20 top interior designers.”

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Pitchfork Fest 2016 day 1 in pics: Beach House, Broken Social Scene, Shamir, Whitney & more

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The 2016 edition of Pitchfork Festival kicked off Friday, July 15 in Chicago’s Union Park with sets from Beach House, Broken Social Scene, Shamir, Twin Peaks, Julia Holter, Whitney, Carly Rae Jepsen and more.

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Pitchfork Festival begins, streaming sets by Beach House, BSS, Sufjan, Super Furry Animals, more

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The 2016 Pitchfork Music Festival begins today (7/15) and continues through Sunday (7/17). If you’re not there, you can stream almost every set live…

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Sweetlife hosts Grimes, Blondie, Mac DeMarco, EODM, Flume & more in MD this weekend (Schedule is here)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

We agree that getting to see Grimes, Blondie, Thundercat, and Mac DeMarco in the same day is pretty sweet.

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