Folding Legs recorded new material. Check out the Brooklyn outfit’s new dance floor ripper below.
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Last night was the penultimate House of Vans show of 2014. Headliner Future Islands brought out the devoted fans and they delivered an energized performance that demonstrated why their live shows have become viral YouTube hits. Frontman Samuel T. Herring had the crowd moving with his bizarro dance moves and schizophrenic Death Metal-Morrissey-Elton John vocals. (No sign of David Letterman in the crowd, unfortunately.) Next week, Holy Ghost!, Kim Ann Foxmann, and Dave P close out the House of Vans shows for 2014.
Here’s video from Future Islands, Omar Souleyman, Operators, and Mas Ysa:
The iconic 90s group played an hour-long set last night to a huge crowd — we estimate 8,000 to 10,000 fans attended. The free show was sponsored by Summerstage. See the closing moments of their set below: [Read more…]
The Village Voice’s annual 4 Knots Music Festival drew thousands of spectators to the South Street Seaport yesterday. Split over 2 stages, the event was graced with the most beautiful weather. We got there just in time to bring you some impressions from Dinosaur jr.‘s, Mac Demarco‘s, Those Darlings‘ and Viet Cong‘s sets. Sorry for the poor audio quality of Demarco’s clip. The sound volume was generally very low and apparently it is true that in 2014 nobody pays attention to the bands on stage anymore but just chatters the day away. On the VIP ship docked right next to the stage, the twenty somethings seemed more concerned with ‘gittin some’ than with what the artists had to offer. Anyway, Dinosaur jr. destroyed as expected, low sound volume or not.
Dinosaur jr. – Freak Scene
Dinosaur Jr. – In A Jar
Last night, hardcore power violence progenitors INFEST brought their re-united ruckus to the intimate 4 walls of The Acheron in East Williamsburg. It was the band’s first ever appearance in New York City since their scheduled show with Born Against and Rorschach at Abc No Rio in 1991 never came to fruition. They will do it again tonight at the much bigger Wick around the corner from last night’s shenanigans. The show is sold out but you can watch their NYC debut in full here on Freewilliamsburg.
INFEST at The Acheron
Recent 4AD signing Merchandise played Glasslands and Saint Vitus over the weekend. You have another chance to catch the Floridian 80’s style shoe gaze-psych-weirdos on Wednesday 6/25 at the Nothing Changes party at Home Sweet Home (131 Chrystie Street in Manhattan). Doors for that show are at 10pm. The band goes on at midnight. Check out their latest promo video below as well as their full set from Saint Vitus.
Merchandise at Saint Vitus
Merchandise – Little Killer