Vampire Weekend and Yeah Yeah Yeahs Perform Their New Songs on “Jools Holland”

New Yeah Yeah Yeahs Video – ‘Sacrilege’

Yeah Yeah Yeahs Show: Tickets On Sale Friday

Sacrilege is the first single by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, from their upcoming LP “Mosquito”, which is scheduled for release on April 16, via Interscope. The track premiered on February 25, 2013 on Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 show.
The song features a 24-piece gospel choir and was produced by David Sitek and Nick Launay.

Information about tickets below:

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J Toubin Benefit


This Friday Brooklyn Bowl is hosting a benefit in honor of DJ Jonathan Toubin, who was sent to the hospital in critical condition on December 8th when a car crashed into the hotel room where Toubin was staying in Portland. 100% of the proceeds will go to assisting with Jonathan’s hospital and medical bills. Tickets are $25 minimum in advance, $35 minimum donation day of show. The bill is pretty amazing to say the least:
Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Heavy Trash, Stabbing Eastward (Tunde Adebimpe & Ryan Sawyer), Royal Baths, Rotating DJ’s All Night Long: Gibby Haynes (Butthole Surfers), Billy Miller (Norton Records), Bear In Heaven, Leo Fitzpatrick, Habibi, and Slowdance.

Come out and show your support!

FRI, DECEMBER 16, 2011
DOORS: 10:30 PM / SHOW: 11:30 PM

Santigold and Karen O: “Go!”

So you want a Friday power jam to blast on repeat? Want to make sure that this jam you are playing on your headphones is the same one that everyone else on the L train is playing this weekend? A collaboration between several huge names in music? “Go!”

This return of Santigold is star-studded. Karen O takes a verse, while fellow  Yeah Yeah Yeah Nick Zinner takes on guitar duties. Looking for the cross-genre cred? Q-Tip and Switch produced the track and it was debuted along with an interview on Jay-Z’s Life + Times. I’m sold.
Santigold feat. Karen O – Go by ListenBeforeYouBuy

Ticket Giveaway: MoMA's Annual Film Benefit Afterparty

Kathryn Bigelow on set. Photo by Jonathan Olley

On Wednesday, November 10th, the Annual Film Benefit at the MoMA will be honoring Kathryn Bigelow– best known for making history as the first woman to win an Oscar in the Best Director category for her film, The Hurt Locker. Or some of you may know her from a little number called Point Break. Either way the lady deserves a party or two.

That said, the MoMA will be hosting an afterparty immediately following the benefit gala with a special acoustic performance by Metric as well as a DJ set by Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. At $100 a pop, and the promise of an open bar (man, museums really do throw the best shindigs), these are the hottest tickets in town… and we’ve got a pair to give to one lucky reader. It’s as simple commenting below!

Vaya Con Dios! <— I just couldn’t resist.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs celebrate 10 years and get NOSTALGIC

A lot of bands start out in this city. They play to tiny crowds or empty houses. They put their hearts into things and may not get a whole lot in return. They end up going back to their day jobs with some Garageband recordings and a few flyers as the only remnants of their attempts at rockdom. So when one of these bands makes it, and through luck and fate and perseverance and talent they get recognition on a large scale, it is really exciting. Yeah Yeah Yeahs are one of those bands. And tomorrow night they celebrate their 10 year anniversary with a small, intimate show to hearken back to the old days.

This week marks 10 years since YYYs played our first small club show in the big city! Our birthday wish is to play a show as small or smaller than back in the day and get NOSTALGIC with our friends Todd P and Secret Project Mighty Robot September 22. So dust off your Machine EPs or maybe give Yeah New York! a whirl because we’re digging up some oldies but goodies, heavy on the early catalogue. It’s back to basics, just the three of us and a couple hundred of you. Accommodations will be tight so we’d like to apologize in advance to those who want to be there but don’t get in, we thank you for humoring us with this selfish wish to make it so puny!

Talk Normal will open for them and Barry London will DJ. Tickets are available only at Secret Project Robot. (River St. and Metropolitan Ave. entrance) More info at Todd P’s site.