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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Beck releases Harry Partch song Charlotte Gainsbourg & Beck release "Heaven Can Wait"

On Beck's wesite you can hear the "Harry Partch" single. Its a tribute to the composer and his desire to make the body and music unified into what he termed 'Corporeality.' The song employs Partch's 43 tone scale, which expands conventional tonality into a broader variation of frequencies and resonances.

Beck has spent most of the last year writing and producing an album for legendary French composer Serge Gainsbourg's daughter Charlotte Gainsbourg, which gets released internationally in December and domestically in January. We have the first video from the album for the single 'Heaven Can Wait', which was recorded in April of last year. The video was filmed over the summer during a particularly intense recording breaking 105º+ heatwave, as evidenced by the weary delirium of the imagery in the clip. Watch the vido below.

I love em both. What do you think?

Charlotte Gainsbourg "Heaven Can Wait" from Beck Hansen on Vimeo.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Kevchino Presents Sharon Van Etten, Natureboy and Rey Villalobos Union Pool 11/7/09

Sharon Van Etten Photo © NYC Taper 2009
Natureboy Photo © Dan Berkman 2009
Rey Villalobos Photos © NYC Taper 2009

Our first Presents went well beyond our expectations. The packed house was treated great sets by all three artists plus an amazing DJ Sets from Scott of the Sky Report and lobby art show by artist Brad Nack. The entire show was recorded by Dan of NYC Taper! Below are the links to the NYC Taper audio files, set lists with YouTUBE video links.

Rey Villalobos Set:
Honey Bee
Flat Tire
I Love Your Space
All of Me (Cover)
Follow Me*
Kiss Me Like It's The 50's*

* with backing band 100% Reindeer
Nate Birkey on Trumpet
Dave King of The Morgues on Drums
Kevin Serra of Cloud Seeding on Guitar

Download Mp3's of the entire Natureboy set here.
Natureboy Set List:
A Flame*
Curses Fired
Don't Worry*
Ode to Merry Maid* (Available on Esopus Magazine's 13th Issue)
Famous Sons
Heart to Fool
I'll Keep It With Mine (Cover of the Nico version of the Bob Dylan song)

*New Natureboy songs

Download Mp3's of the entire Sharon Van Etten set here.
Sharon Van Etten Set List:
01 Give Out
02 Call It A Joke
03 Much More Than That
04 You Didn't Really Do That
05 Consolation Prize
06 Heart in the Ground*
07 Oooh Love (Blaze Foley Cover)
08 Take Me
09 For You
10 Holding Out

*New Sharon song

Get ready for the next Presents show this winter.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Free download of Beach House "Norway" MP3

I love the intro to this debut song "Norway" off Beach House's upcoming LP Teen Dream. Download it here. I believe this is the bands third LP and from the sound of the debut song it sounds like it's nicely produced but still retains the duo's lo-fi signature sound. Sub Pop will release Teen Dream on January 26th 2010.

Gil Scott-Heron signs to XL Records

Gil Scott-Heron the spoken word soul performer who gave us "Home Is Where The Hatred Is" off the amazing LP Pieces of A Man in the seventies is now singed to XL Recordings in the year 2010. This is his first output in 13 years. Above is a new video for "Where Did The Night Go" off his forthcoming LP I'm New Here released on XL Recordings this February. Visit here to grab the MP3.

Natureboy's last show till 2010!

Natureboy's last show of the year at Esopus space! The art magazine entitled Esopus thirteenth issue comes with a CD compilation including one of the best Natureboy tunes ever called "Ode To Merry Maid" (not available on their debut)
. The band
 will be hibernating during the winter months to work on new material 
but not before they play their last show of the year at the Esopus Art 
Gallery space in Manhattan on Wednesday November 18th. If you need some music to keep you occupied while Natureboy is asleep for the winter check out Masterface which is Natureboy minus Sara as Rory and Cedar embrace more electronic toys on their amazing debut Freedom Tower.

The affordable $7 t
ickets can only be bought in advance so please purchase them here:.

The show will start at 8pm, doors at 7. Wine will be served. 
64 West 3rd Street, #210
New York, New York 10012
Check out the audio from there Presents Showcase here.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Cave In are back in town! is excited about some Massachusetts Metalcore this week from the recently reunited Cave In. The band will be doing a string of not-to-miss shows on the east coast. Here's hoping they play tons of stuff off 2000's Jupiter. I downloaded from iTunes, two new tunes "Retina Sees Rewind" and the six minute plus "Cayman’s Tongue" from their forthcoming EP Planets of Old released January 26, 2010 on Hydra Head Records. You can hear it here.

Nov 19 2009 Knitting Factory w/NARROWS, TRAP THEM New York, New York
Nov 20 2009 First Unitarian Church w/NARROWS, TRAP THEM Philly, Pennsylvania
Nov 21 2009 Club Hell w/NARROWS, TRAP THEM Providence, Rhode Island
Nov 22 2009 Middle East Downstairs w/NARROWS, TRAP THEM Cambridge, Massachusetts

Sunday, November 15, 2009

French Band Holden 4 more NYC shows!

I just read about this on the Brooklyn Vegan French band Holden is in town for five shows. There are four shows left to check out. Sounds promising, going to check them out in Ditmas Park tonight!

Nov 14 - Zebulon Cafe New York
Nov 15 - SYCAMORE Brooklyn
Nov 16 - MATCHLESS Brooklyn
Nov 17 - Session Radio David Garland New York
Nov 17 - BARBES CAFÉ Brooklyn
Nov 18 - PIANOS New York

Friday, November 13, 2009

Marissa Nadler NYC & Brooklyn Shows

Folk goddess Marissa Nadler, stops through our town (and her new town) for two intimate shows on her tour with Alela Diane.

Friday Nov 13 2009 - Le Poisson Rouge | Manhattan, New York
Saturday Nov 14 2009 - Union Hall | Brookyln, New York

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The Magnetic Fields drop new LP called Realism + 2010 Tour!

The Magnetic Fields will release new LP entitled Realism on January 26 on Nonesuch Records.

01. You Must Be Out of Your Mind
02. Interlude
03. We Are Having a Hootenanny
04. I Don’t Know What to Say
05. The Dolls’ Tea Party
06. Everything Is One Big Christmas Tree
07. Walk a Lonely Road
08. Always Already Gone
09. Seduced and Abandoned
10. Better Things
11. Painted Flower
12. The Dada Polka
13. From a Sinking Boat

February 04 WASHINGTON, DC Lisner Auditorium @ George Washington University
February 06 MONTREAL, QC Corona Theatre
February 08 TORONTO, ON Queen Elizabeth Theatre
February 10 BOSTON, MA Wilbur Theatre
February 11 BOSTON, MA Wilbur Theatre
February 13 BROOKLYN, NY Howard Gilman Opera House @ BAM
February 21 PORTLAND, OR The Aladdin Theater
February 22 PORTLAND, OR The Aladdin Theater
February 23 SEATTLE, WA Town Hall Seattle
February 24 SEATTLE, WA Town Hall Seattle
February 27 OAKLAND, CA The Fox Theater
March 01 SAN FRANCISCO, CA Herbst Theatre
March 02 LOS ANGELES, CA Wilshire Ebell Theatre
March 04 MILWAUKEE, WI Pabst Theatre
March 05 BLOOMINGTON, IN Buskirk Chumley Theater
March 06 ST. LOUIS, MO The Pageant
March 07 CHICAGO, IL Harris Theater @ Millenium Park
March 10 NEW YORK, NY Town Hall
March 11 NEW YORK, NY Town Hall
March 22 LONDON UK Barbican Centre

Ludlow Lions hit the road!

Brooklyn's Ludlow Lions hit the road for an eight date tour.
You can download their new LP No Stories here.

15 November Pittsburgh, PA      Belvedere's
16 November Columbus, OH     Bernie's
17 November Louisville, KY       Skull Alley
18 November Bloomington, IN   house show
19 November Chicago, IL           Ronny's
20 November Kent, OH              The Vineyard
21 November Wilmington, DE    Mojo 13
22 Novemebr New York, NY       Mercury Lounge

Shilpa Ray still gets me excited even without her Happy Hookers!

Shilpa Ray still gets me excited even without her Happy Hookers! Last Friday Shilpa Ray played a solo set at Manhattan's City Winery opening for Joseph Arthur for a bunch of vino drinkers. She was stripped down with just her voice and her Harmonium on her songs. They sounded more mellow and jazzy with out the loud thunder the Happy Hookers add to the mix. She told the audience about her drunken night of trying to court a guy she liked, the evening before, where she supposedly made an ass of herself. She played material off her new LP A Fish Hook An Open Eye and threw in Beat The Devil's "Plea Bargain," she also tried out some great new songs, which I have some poor quality video and noisy audio of below. The next two dates she's joined by her Happy Hookers and the intensity will be back on. Nick Cave recently praised Shilpa Ray and Her Happy Hookers as one of his favorite bands. You can't beat a Cave endorsement.

Thursday 11/12: Brooklyn, NY @ Death By Audio, with Soft Black
Thursday 12/19: New York, NY @ 92Y Tribeca, with Grant Hart

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Kevchino Showcase Flyer Sharon Van Etten, Natureboy & Rey Villalobos

James Van Arsdale at MYOPIA Design did an amazing job on our Presents Posters & flyers for the November 7th show at Union Pool with Sharon Van Etten, Natureboy, and Rey Villalobos. DJ Scot Bowman of The Sky Report & will be spinning between sets. Artist Brad Nack will be hosting a reindeer art show in the lobby during the show. Doors open at 9pm. 21+ $12 The day of the show or purchase $10 advance online tickets here.