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Monday, June 28, 2010

Lower Dens, Dark Dark Dark, Matteah Baim & Frankie Rose and the Outs Pics!

Lower Dens

Dark Dark Dark

Matteah Baim

Frankie Rose and the Outs!

An amazing Northside Festival showcase by Impose at Death By Audio! All the bands I saw above were great and there were tons of great band members in attendance for Jana Hunter's Lower Dens new band set including Sharon Van Etten, Kyp Malone of (TV On The Radio) and Anand Wilder of Yeasayer.

She Keeps Bees 6/26/10 Littlefield Pics

This was my first time seeing the dynamic duo She Keeps Bees. The two-piece band She Keeps Bees is comprised of lead singer/guitarist Jessica Larrabee and her partner Andy LaPlant on drums headlined a benefit at Littlefield in Brooklyn to raise money for a documentary film project ‘Imaginary Mothers.’ We saw a preview of the documentary which was filmed in Costa Rica which reunites birth mothers with adopted kids. Front woman Jessica Larrabee had me blown away with her dirty guitar grooves and her strong and beautiful voice but even more that between songs she had the audience busting a gut with her funny stories about cheese burgers, cockroaches, her sweating arm pits and smelling oils. Watch the video clip below of the best of both worlds. During her set both of her bra straps fell off underneath her shirt. We caught a few tunes from openers This Frontier Needs Heroes but sadly we missed Natureboy's acoustic set.

She Keeps Bees is currently on tour:
Jul 18 2010 8:00P Eye Level Art Charleston, South Caro
Jul 19 2010 8:00P The Sentient Bean Savannah, Georgia
Jul 21 2010 8:00P TBA - NEED HELP! New Orleans, LA
Jul 22 2010 8:00P Government Street Grocery Ocean Springs, MS
Jul 23 2010 8:00A Magic City Wholesale Birmingham, AL
Jul 24 2010 8:00A Discoteca Chattanooga, TN
Jul 25 2010 8:00P The Basement Nashville, TN
Jul 27 2010 8:00P Broadway's Asheville, NC
Jul 29 2010 8:00P The Pinhook Durham, NC

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Lower Dens, Dark Dark Dark, Matteah Baim and Frankie Rose & the Outs + More

Lower Dens 1am
Dark Dark Dark 12:15am
Matteah Baim 11:30pm
Frankie Rose & the Outs 10:45pm
Total Slacker 10pm
Coasting 9:15pm
Union 8:30pm
Doors at 8pm, $10, all ages

Free Brooklyn Show Saturday June 26th

Thursday, June 24, 2010

She Keeps Bees, This Frontier Needs Heroes & Natureboy play fundraiser this Friday

This Friday Brooklyn's She Keeps Bees will play a fundraiser for important documentary called Imaginary Mothers. The band will share the stage with This Frontier Needs Heroes & Natureboy. It all takes place at Littlefield on June 25th.

Littlefield : performance + art space
Friday JUNE 25th
622 Degraw Street
Brooklyn NY 11217
video art + door prizes + cheap drinks + surprises for a $12-20 donation

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Kevchino Showcase III Photos Knitting Factory June 16th, 2010

Marissa Nadler




Rey Villalobos (of The Coral Sea)

Victoria of Taken By Trees DJ-ing between sets

Saturday, June 19, 2010

New Blonde Redhead Mp3 "Here Sometimes"

Blonde Redhead - "Here Sometimes".mp3

Friday, June 18, 2010

Villagers Union Hall 6/17

If you haven't heard of Villagers then do yourself a favor and check him out. On these US dates below Villagers is just frontman Conor J. O'Brien. He and his band will be back in the states later this year. His debut album Becoming A Jackal was released on Domino Records on June 8th in the US. I've seen him three times and his live shows are not to be missed. He played our SXSW showcase and our Kevchino presents showcase the night before but I still found the time to see his next show at Union Hall and I recommend you find the time to make it out to one of the dates below. He did an unplugged version of "Home," and amazing performance of his tune "Becoming A Jackal" and one of my favorite tunes not on the US LP but released prior as a single "On A Sunlit Stage (see live video below)."

Wed. Jun 16 - Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory showcase w/ Marissa Nadler and more
Thu. Jun 17 - Brooklyn, NY @ Union Hall
Sat. Jun 19 - Boston, MA @ Armory Café
Mon. Jun21 - Washington, DC @ DC9
Tue. Jun 22 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church (side chapel)
Wed-Jun-23 - New York, NY @ Joe's Pub

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Warpaint live pics at Knitting Factory June 15th





Warpaint put on an amazing live set at their sold out Knitting Factory show! The girls played a ton of new material off their forthcoming full length album. Let me tell you the new songs sound amazing. One song sounded kind of poppy, one was amazing tune called "Majestic" and a lot them are mind blowing dynamic jams. They did and acapella of version of "Billy Holiday," and a fifteen minute epic version of "Stars!" The girls chops were tight. They're on there game big time and they're playing a ton of big festivals this year and if they play there cards right will a pretty huge band by the time there new album drops. Check out our interview we did with Theresa of Warpaint here.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Kevchino Presents III with Marissa Nadler, Natureboy, Monogold, Rey Villalobos & DJ Victoria of Taken By Trees this Wednesday at Knitting Factory

Come celebrate our third Kevchino presents showcase with featuring MARISSA NADLER, NATUREBOY, MONOGOLD, VILLAGERS, REY VILLALOBOS (of The Coral Sea) DJ Victoria Bergsman of TAKEN BY TREES & DJ Scot Bowman will be DJ-ing between sets.
Get tickets here. All Ages | Doors 7pm Show 8pm SHARP! | $10 Advance/$12 Door | Wednesday, June 16th at Knitting Factory. More details visit.

Interview with Kings Of Convenience

I had a chance to sit down with Erlend Øye and Eirik Glambek Bøe of Kings Of Convenience at a hotel in Chelsea for a casual conversation about their music, touring activities, what and where they like to eat, and who is a chicken and who is a turtle.
Read the interview here.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

The Morgues play Littlefield tonight

Brooklyn's The Morgues will play Park Slope's Littlefield tonight with Jeremy Messersmith and No Hay Banda. The band just released their fourth EP titled Now Look At Me Now.

Apple released Kevchino iPhone app yesterday

On June 9th 2010 Apple released our kevchino iPhone app. The Kevchino iPhone app was approved by Apple yesterday! Please help support us by downloading a copy for your iPhone or iTouch! Also please rate it too! Click here to grab a copy.

Monday, June 07, 2010

Saturday, June 05, 2010

Free Yeasayer on Governors Island

Converse Presents "Gone To Governors" Live Music Series with Yeasayer and Keepaway and Delicate Steve on the beach this Saturday June 5th. All ages 6:00 pm Doors 8:00 pm Show Price = FREE! (because this is a free show there is a first come, first serve policy in regards to capacity). The Beach opens at 10am. Come early and enjoy the day. Take Free Public Ferry from the Battery Maritime Building.

Kings of Convenience | 6/4 at Warsaw in Brooklyn

Kings of Convenience more than made up for their inconvenience during this summers Valentine's Day make-up show at Brooklyn's Warsaw. The Nordic duo's set started out pretty slow then headed in to high gear as Erlend seem to push Eirik to louder peaks. In "Boat Behind" they got the whole crowd to sing along to their campy tune. Towards the end of their set they were joined on stage by tour openers Franklin For Short for three rocked out versions of their tunes. During one of the final tunes, towards the end of the song, the band wound down and each band member sat down on the floor. The boys returned on stage as a two piece and played one more tune then ended the show with Lesley Gore's "It's my party, and I'll cry if I want to.."