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Sunday, September 28, 2008

BAM TAKEOVER 2008 Sufjan Stevens covers Phil Collins with St. VIncent Pictures

Saturday night was probably one of the most interactive events I’ve been to in a while as the second annual Takeover took place at BAM, literally taking over the 4 floors of this performing arts space for this almost all-night party going from 9 PM to 4 AM. With bands chosen by Sufjan Stevens, music was presented by the Brooklyn Youth Chorus featuring Nico Muhly, St. Vincent, Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens, and The Budos Band. On the second floor King Britt and Vikter Duplaix were spinning and if being there for the music wasn’t your main intention they also had movies playing all night with themes like “Bring Back the Draught!” (obviously beer related) featuring Beerfest, Strange Brew, The Saddest Music in the World, and The Fatal Glass of Beer Another theme was “Up All Night in 1985” featuring The Last Dragon and Perfect, Fright Night. The final theme was “The Reel World: Brooklyn” featuring Saturday Night Fever, She's Gotta Have It, and The Warriors Finally there was Lars von Trier's The Kingdom: Part I. Plus there was a rec room where you could play Guitar Hero and Wii games and register to vote.

Music highlights included seeing Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens get the crowd off their feet and clapping to her gospel songs with her amazing band. St. Vincent played several new songs and the one’s off her album Marry Me were hardly recognizable as she had a full live band playing highly orchestrated versions of those songs, which gave them new life. Highlight of the night was Sufjan Stevens coming out during her set to perform one of Phil Collins biggest hits “In the Air Tonight” as the crowd erupted after the big drum break. But it was The Budos Band that turned this seated venue into a dance party on fire as the audience were moved to shake their tail feathers. This was a very smart event that everyone watching had little time to get bored with, as there were so many options.

Words by DaVe Lipp Photos by Kevchino

Friday, September 26, 2008

DUMBO Art Festival

The Dumbo Arts Center (DAC) is pleased to present the D.U.M.B.O. ART UNDER THE BRIDGE FESTIVAL,™ sponsored by Current TV, now in its 12th year. Over the FESTIVAL weekend, art will be happening everywhere: streets, sidewalks, storefronts, elevators, lobbies, the water, the waterfront, parks, nooks, crannnies, on the NY Water Taxi, and more. Along with the 65+ new public art projects, over 100 local artists will open their studios to the public and at the new Galapagos Art Space, video_dumbo will feature a non-stop program of cutting edge video art from NYC and around the world.

The Deli Magazine are having a show/party on Saturday in Dumbo, during the Art Under the Bridge Festival. There will be something like 21 bands playing from 2pm until ?

Record Riot Returns!

The Brooklyn Record Riot! returns next Sunday, September 28th at The Warsaw in Greenpoint on Driggs Ave. The show runs from 11 AM til 8 PM. Admssion is $3. Early admission, from 9-11 AM, is $20. There are many of the same dealers as the 1st show and a bunch of new ones, as well. The show is sold out for dealers so there should, once again, be a great spread of goods. Food, Drink, Fun, DJ's, Records, etc.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

BAM TAKEOVER Curated by Sufjan Stevens

My first weekend back in New York from California and despite the weather things are already shaping up. This Saturday, September 27 from 9pm – 1am Sufjan Stevens hosts Takeover at the BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) and all night party featuring:

9:30pm - Brooklyn Youth Chorus (with Nico Mulhy)
10pm - Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens
11pm - St. Vincent
12am - The Budos Band

The tickets are only $20. For more info please visit here

The Menahan Street Band show and new LP

The Menahan Street Band is a collaboration of musicians from Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings (Dave Guy, Homer Steinweiss, Fernando Velez, Bosco Mann), El Michels Affair (Leon Michels, Toby Pazner), Antibalas (Nick Movshon, Aaron Johnson) and the Budos Band (Mike Deller, Daniel Foder), brought together by musician/producer Thomas Brenneck (Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Budos Band, Amy Winehouse) to record hits in the bedroom of his Menahan St. apartment in Bushwick, Brooklyn. With influences reaching beyond the funk/soul/afrobeat architecture of their other projects into the more ethereal realms of Curtis Mayfield and Mulatu Astatke, the Menahan Street Band creates a unique new instrumental soul sound that is as raw as it is lush.

Their debut album, Make the Road by Walking will be released on Dunham Records, Brenneck’s new imprint of Daptone Records, a joint venture devoted to bringing the Menahan Street sound from Brenneck’s bedroom out into the world. The album is marked by eerily quirky arrangements, featuring vibes, horns, piano, organ, percussion and even a strange bling sound that Brenneck creates by tuning and plucking the strings of his guitar on the wrong side of the bridge. However, it is not the textures themselves that make the new sound of Menahan Street so exciting, but rather the way the sounds are incorporated into the heavy rhythms and bold melodies of the compositions.

Download their instrumental jam:
Make the Road by Walking.Mp3

and also stream "Tired Of Fighting" below which was released on a 7-inch along with the song "Telephone Song" featuring Charles Bradley.
Tired of Fighting - Menahan Street Band

Check them out Live Friday, October 17 at Southpaw, Brooklyn, NY

The Coral Sea New LP & Shows

The Coral Sea have just finished their sophomore LP entitled FireLight and they will be performing some new tunes off the album during two back to back shows this weekend. The band have been busy this year working in the studio and performing shows with The Walkmen, Silversun Pickups and St. Vincent. Check out their video above for an acoustic tune off the new LP called "Honeybee," and if you haven't heard their debut Volcano and Heart be sure to pick up a copy.

Here are a few MP3's to check out off FireLight
More Than You Know.Mp3
I Know You'll Find A Way.Mp3

Friday Sep 26 at 9:00P Spaceland - Los Angeles, California
Saturday Sep 27 at 9:00P Mercury - Lounge Goleta, California

The Coral Sea frontman/singer/guitarist Rey Villalobos also plans to release a solo album in 2009.

Beach House Tour & New Single

Beach House release their very fisrt seven inch single. Carpark and Beach House present a limited edition single featuring the new song "Used To Be" from the Baltimore duo. Recorded over the summer of 2008 after many exhaustive months of touring, "Used To Be" contemplates the spiritual and physical effects of life on the everchanging road, love and getting older . The b-side is a four-track demo version of "Apple Orchard" (from the Beach House S/T album) recorded three years to the month before the new song. It's one of the first things Alex and Victoria recorded together as Beach House. With this tiny single, one can hear a small history of the band, where they came from, and where they're going.

Sep. 27 Big Sur, CA Fernwood Resort (Festival in the Forest)
Sep. 28 San Francisco, CA Swedish American Hall
Sep. 29 Santa Barbara, CA Muddy Waters
Sep. 30 Los Angeles, CA Spaceland
Oct. 02 Boston, MA Mass Arts / Pozen Center +
Oct. 04 Montreal, QC Pop Montreal +
Oct. 06 Buffalo, NY Tralf Music Hall +
Oct. 08 Detroit, MI Museum of Contemporary Art +
Oct. 10 Chicago, IL Epiphany +
Oct. 13 Oberlin, OH Oberlin College +
Oct. 15 Philadelphia, PA Starlight Ballroom +
Oct. 17 New York, NY Le Poisson Rouge +
Oct. 22 New York, NY Le Poisson Rouge (Carpark CMJ Showcase)
Dec. 11 Northampton, MA Iron Horse Music Hall
+ = as part of the Baltimore Round Robin Tour

Used to Be - Beach House

Radiohead Rekoner Re/Mixes

Radiohead is at again with the Re-Mixes. This time it is the song "Reckoner," a tune that is in 4/4 time unlike the last remix they did of "Nude," which was in 6/8 time. Once again you can download the six individual tracks of vocals, piano, drums, bass, guitar and backing vocals but this time instead of reaming you for .99 cents each track you get all six for under a buck. Check it out at Even Diplo stepped up for a remix.

Kevchino Blog Resumes

Sorry for the lack of content over the last two weeks. I had a family emergency out in California. I am back in NYC and will resume blogging shortly.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Oasis Cancel NYC Show

As a result of the incident (watch above) on Oasis' Canadian tour, when Noel was attacked by a stage invader Oasis, are now being forced to announce that tonight's show at Terminal 5, New York cannot go ahead as planned.

Noel fell heavily on to his monitor speakers when he was pushed suddenly from behind by his attacker and suffered bruising to his ribs and hip. Unfortunately, he still has not recovered from his injuries and so he will not be able to perform tomorrow.

All tickets can be refunded at point of purchase.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

ATP New York Final Schedule

ATP New York has confirmed the final schedule for its festival series in upstate New York.


BUILT TO SPILL - 11.20PM - 12.50AM
TORTOISE - 7.45PM - 8.45PM
MEAT PUPPETS - 6.00PM - 7.00PM
BARDO POND - 4.30PM - 5.30PM

PATTON OSWALT - 10.30pm – 11.15pm
EUGENE MIRMAN - 10pm 10.25pm
MARIA BAMFORD - 9.30pm –9.55pm
JOE DeROSA - 9.00pm – 9.25pm


LIGHTING BOLT – 12.45am – 1.30am
SHELLAC 11.30PM – 12.30AM
POLVO 8.45PM – 9.30PM
AUTOLUX 7.30PM – 8.15PM
EDAN with Guest Dagha 6.05PM – 7PM
THE DRONES 3.30PM – 4.15PM
APSE 2.15PM – 3PM

LOW 8.00PM - 9.00PM
OM 6.45PM – 7.30PM
HARMONIA 5.30PM – 6.15PM
GROWING 3.00PM – 3.45PM


MY BLOODY VALENTINE - 12am - 1.30am
DINOSAUR JR. - 10.00pm - 11.00pm
MOGWAI - 8.15pm - 9.15pm
YO LA TENGO - 6.45pm - 7.30pm
MERCURY REV - 5.30pm - 6.15pm
EPMD - 4.15pm - 5.00pm
ROBIN GUTHRIE - 3.00pm - 3.45pm

BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE - 10.45pm - 11.45pm
BOB MOULD - 9.15pm - 10.00pm
TRAIL OF DEAD - 7.30pm - 8.15pm
SPECTRUM - 6.00pm - 6.45pm
GEMMA HAYES - 4.45pm - 5.30pm
LILYS - 3.30pm - 4.15pm
WOUNDED KNEES - 2.15pm - 3.00pm
LE VOLUME COURBE - 1.00pm - 1.45pm

Friday, September 05, 2008

Outside Lands - Broken Social Scene

Canadians, everywhere... and they blend in, just like us! This humongous, ever-evolving super group from Toronto brought more than just the sun out the last day of Outside Lands in San Francisco. The band had a huge crowd screaming in celebration of life and love. Best quote I've seen regarding Broken Social Scene: it's like going to the orchestra for the slacker generation."

Photo & Words ~ Dru