Thursday, February 9, 2017

LCD Soundsystem, Major Lazer, Die Antwoord, Run The Jewels, Porter Robinson, RL Grime, Bob Moses, Clams Casino, Cashmere Cat, G-Eazy, Boys Noize, Jai Wolf, Louis The Child, Goldroom, Holy Ghost! at Bethel Woods Center Mysteryland : 3-day festival All Ages, June 9

Radiohead announce Israel gig despite Roger Waters' anti-semitic douche bag rants

Radiohead have announced plans to play a gig in Israel this summer.

The band will perform at the Park Hayarkon in Tel Aviv on July 19. They made the announcement on Twitter earlier today (February 8).

The gig is a controversial one with many bands urged to avoid performing in Israel in protest of the country’s occupation of Palestinian land.

Former Pink Floyd frontman in particular has been vocal on the subject most recently joining a host of artists who wrote an open letter by Artists For Palestine UK urging The Chemical Brothers to pull out of a recent show.

They wrote at the time: “Tel Aviv’s hipster vibe is a bubble on the surface of a very deep security state that drove out half the indigenous Palestinian population in 1948 and has no intention of letting their descendants back in,” the letter reads. “If you go to Tel Aviv, your presence will be used by the Israeli authorities to reassure their citizens that all’s right with the world and nobody really cares that the Palestinians are suffering… Please don’t go.”

Waters and Artists For Palestine UK have yet to comment on Radiohead’s forthcoming plans.

NME is currently waiting for a response from Radiohead’s publicist.

Guitarist Jonny Greenwood is married to an Israeli artist named Sharona Katan and he recently released ‘Junun’, a collaborative album with Israeli composer/singer Shye Ben Tzur.

Meanwhile, Radiohead are set to headline new Glasgow festival TRNSMT on July 7 alongside Kasabian and Biffy Clyro.

They have also been announced as the first headliner for Glastonbury 2017, alongside a run of other huge European festival dates for 2017.

Meanwhile, Greenwood is set to head out on a solo tour, while rhythm guitarist Ed O’Brien will release his debut solo album in 2017.

“We’ve attempted to do something like a full solo album — you know, stand there on the mountaintop with the hair going and the Les Paul and create a whole Ed O’Brien,” he said. “I haven’t up until two years ago but I am going to now. I’m gonna do one next year.”

Bridget St. John: October 21, 2016 Schoolhouse (DOWNLOAD)

It was a rare treat when Avant Ghetto Presents brought the British folk legend Bridget St. John to Brooklyn, regaling a crowd of dedicated onlookers with tales from the center of the folk revolution and a compliment of her and others’ finest work. In today’s America, St. John may not be quite the household name of some of her best-known British folk peers, having largely withdrawn from the music scene after her fourth album, 1974’s Jumble Queen. But, for real aficionados of the modern folk tradition — this show’s sponsor among them — St. John is a leading figure.

This crowd, at the Schoolhouse in Brooklyn, treated St. John with the reverence she deserved. The space may not have been an actual Greenwich Village club circa 1970, of course, but the space and vibe felt like its obvious heir, a group of people bound by something more than inhabiting the same room, searching for the same enlightenment. As St. John covered songs from musical fellow-travelers of hers like John Martyn and Michael Chapman — with both of whom she has recorded — she transported us to a time that birthed a generation, one that feels increasingly distant. As she introduced “Just Like A Woman,” she said “it’s taken me a long time to find my space” in the work, but now, she has. The choice felt especially significant, pre-election, at a time when the role of women has been so much-discussed. Listening to it again now, its resonance is changed, perhaps more powerful.

Of her major period albums, St. John focused especially on her first and third, 1969’s Ask Me No Questions and 1972’s Thank You For in the setlist, but we also heard several numbers, like “Castaway,” “Mon Gala Papillons,” and “The Hole In Your Heart” that she recorded in connection with a tour of Japan in 2010. Seven years after that, and the re-release of her first three albums, we hope that St. John’s contributions will continue to receive the greater attention they deserve.

I recorded this set with a soundboard feed together with Schoeps MK4V microphones at the stage lip. The sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!

Thanks to Jeff Conklin of Avant Ghetto Presents for sponsoring and inviting us to the show. Check out Jeff’s WFMU radio show here.

Download the complete show: [MP3/FLAC]

Bridget St. John
Brooklyn, NY USA
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Recorded and produced by acidjack
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01 Castaway
02 [banter1]
03 Back to Stay [John Martyn]
04 Lizard-Long-Tongue-Boy
05 Nice
06 [banter2]
07 Just Like A Woman [Dylan]
08 [banter3]
09 Mon Gala Papillons
10 Hole In Your Heart
11 [banter4]
12 Rabbit Hills [Michael Chapman]
13 [banter5]
14 Fly High
15 [banter6]
16 Lazarus [traditional]
17 [banter7]
18 Ask Me No Questions

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Friday, January 13, 2017

The Panorama 2017 Lineup Includes Frank Ocean, Solange, And A Tribe Called Quest

Panorama Festival 2017 is upon us, and the lineup is serious.

While this year’s Coachella boasts BeyoncĂ©, Kendrick Lamar and Radiohead as headliners, its East Coast cousin is pulling out some stops as well. Not only will Frank Ocean be headlining, but Solange and *gasp* A Tribe Called Quest will be performing as well.

As Vulture points out, ATCQ opened for Kanye West in 2013, which was supposed to be one of their last shows — ever. Anyone who’s lucky enough to get their hands on tickets will surely be in for a treat. Note: It’s also their first show without Phife.

Also on the bill are Tyler the Creator, Isaiah Rashad, Tame Impala, Alt-J, Nine Inch Nails and more.

Peep the entire lineup below, then head here for ticket information.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

LEONARD COHEN - Live at the Isle of Wight 1970 at Cinema Arts Centre, January 11

Sponsored by Stuart & Ginger Polisner
LEONARD COHEN - Live at the Isle of Wight 1970
Prolific rock documentarian Murray Lerner in person!
Wednesday, January 11 at 7:30 pm
$10 Members | $15 Public –Includes Reception
Forty-six summers ago on a windswept island just off England’s southern coastline, a young Canadian folksinger-songwriter-poet-novelist named Leonard Cohen delivered the performance of a lifetime.
On August 31, 1970, 35-year-old Leonard Cohen was awakened at 2am from a nap in his trailer and brought onstage to perform with his band at the third annual Isle of Wight music festival. The audience of 600,000 was in a fiery and frenzied mood, after turning the festival into a political arena, trampling the fences, setting fire to structure and equipment – and stoked by the most incendiary performance of Jimi Hendrix’s career, less than three weeks before his death. As Cohen followed Hendrix’s set, onlookers (and fellow festival headliners) Joan Baez, Kris Kristofferson, Judy Collins and others stood sidestage in awe as the Canadian folksinger quietly tamed the crowd. (USA & UK, 2009, 64 min., English, NR, Digital | Dir. Murray Lerner)

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Robert Fripp Confirms King Crimson To Tour US In 2017

Prog rock legends King Crimson will tour the United States in 2017 according to the band’s guitarist Robert Fripp. The group has also undergone a lineup change, expanding the Seven-Headed Beast to a Double Quartet Formation.

Writing in a recent diary entry on his website, Fripp revealed King Crimson will spend 2017 mostly touring America. According to Fripp the tour will commence in Seattle (where they wrapped a tour in October 2014) and continue along the West Coast in June and July. The U.S. tour will continue his fall on the East Coast wrote the guitarist.

Fripp also announced multi-instrumentalist Bill Rieflin had returned to the band following a sabbatical. Along with Fripp, he rounds out a lineup featuring guitarist Jakko Jakszyk, bassist Tony Levin, saxophonist Mel Collins, and drummers Gavin Harrison, Pat Mastelotto and Jeremy Stacey.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Anti Pitchfork: Dave Abbruzzese trolls Pearl Jam over Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction snub with random non-sensical Facebook posts, continues to slander the band as he calls for them to defend his absence from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony...

Former Drummer of Pearl Jam- Dave Abbruzzese is obviously never going to get over being fired from the band and continues to slander Eddie Vedder since 1994. He was in the band for three years, played on two albums, and refuses to accept that the band did not get along with him and has moved on with their lives. He considers himself to be the 'iconic' Pearl Jam drummer who played during their most successful years. We have seen little evidence of a career from Dave ever since. He is a professional complainer who won't stop whining about every little Pearl Jam achievement he is not included in. It is becoming more and more obvious why this guy is not easy to get along with. This type of arrogant entitlement is what makes bands like Pearl Jam leave you behind. All of the other drummers that have played in the band have moved on with their lives and stayed on good terms with the band members. There is obviously something bipolar about Dave.

He has posted on Facebook slanderous comments about them being fake people without integrity, screwed him out of money and other baseless issues that are irrelevant to the public and fans of the group. Today, he has stated he does not care about making an acceptance speech or the award. So what does the man want!? It seems like he is gunning for some kind of explanation or apology from the band that will never come. Any group is allowed to fire a 'replacement' member if they are not satisfied with their work or there is a personality clash. He is not a founding member, nor has he been in the band the longest. Matt Cameron has been in the band for twenty years now. It seems this imaginary entitlement is all in Dave's head and he doesn't know how to move on with his life.

Perhaps he should have joined another band at the time of his falling out... Maybe Silverchair or Nickelback is hiring?

This pathetic war he refuses to let go of with Pearl Jam is embarrassing and only tarnishes the event. It's petty and baseless due to the fact that he was a hired drummer for a short amount of time relative to the band's entire career. To say, Dave was in the 'iconic' lineup, or that Pearl Jam has not continued a massively successful career after his firing is flat out wrong and inaccurate.

His Facebook posts are incredibly insulting to the band and he is directing his jealousy and anger in the wrong direction. He should challenge the Hall of Fame if he feels this is an essential mistake, but the more realistic perspective would be for Dave to move on with his life and be grateful for the few years and records he got to make with a legendary band. Things happen in the music business, people don't always get along and the bottom line is you have to live the consequences of your words and actions. He chose to take an adversarial side with them since 1994 and has slandered Pearl Jam time and time again. They have not said one bad thing about him since.

Move on.. get a life.. audition for a band..  maybe get on some form of anti-depressant.. but drop the whole entitlement thing. You're stuck in the past and it's not working for you.