September 16, 2014

Lucas Brode: prixvyou

NYC guitarist Lucas Brode, member of instrumental post-rock trio Hannibal Montana, goes out on his own with prixvyou. The EP is a showcase for his influences, ranging from jazz and avant-garde to modern minimal music and math rock.

The six short pieces - Drip is all done after 16 seconds - find him prowling the back alleys of electric guitar playing, with static not being used as a texture in stead of a nuisance. Brode is an explorer, who uses the three parts of Circadian Shapes for three different rhythmic approaches of a cool musical idea. Buyers of the CD are treated to the lengthy Stoicism, a free flowing track with an ambient atmosphere. Recommended if you like Matt Stevens and Bill Frisell.

prixvyou is a self-released EP. Buy it from his website.

Tracks:
  1. Interpretative Trance
  2. Advent
  3. Colourisation
  4. Drip
  5. Circadian Shapes, Part I
  6. Circadian Shapes, Part II
  7. Circadian Shapes, Part III
  8. Stoicism (CD only bonus track)

» lucasbrode.com

HCTF review of the 28​-​20 EP (Hannibal Montana).

Scapino Ballet back on the road with "ICON/NICO" and "Songs For Drella"

Two Factory inspired pieces by Dutch choreographer Ed Wubbe will be reprised by ballet company Scapino. The 1997 ICON/NICO performance, with music by John Cale, is part of the triptych ICONS (w/ 15 minutes or less and WOLF). Songs For Drella (2011), set to the tribute to Andy Warhol album by Lou Reed and John Cale, will be making the rounds again in early 2015.

ICONS dates:

  • 09/26 Roosendaal @ Schouwburg De Kring
  • 10/01 Rotterdam @ Rotterdamse Schouwburg
  • 10/02 Rotterdam @ Rotterdamse Schouwburg
  • 10/03 Rotterdam @ Rotterdamse Schouwburg
  • 10/08 Enschede @ Wilminktheater
  • 10/11 Gouda @ Goudse Schouwburg
  • 10/14 Tilburg @ Theaters Tilburg
  • 10/15 Apeldoorn @ Schouwburg Orpheus
  • 10/16 Groningen @ Stadsschouwburg Groningen
  • 10/18 Deventer @ Deventer Schouwburg
  • 10/21 Den Bosch @ Theater aan de Parade
  • 10/23 Heerlen @ Parkstad Limburg Theaters
  • 10/25 Amsterdam @ Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam
  • 10/26 Amsterdam @ Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam
  • 10/29 Waalwijk @ Theater De Leest
  • 10/30 Haarlem @ Stadsschouwburg Haarlem
  • 11/01 Drachten @ De Lawei
  • 11/04 Eindhoven @ Parktheater Eindhoven
  • 11/05 Tiel @ De Agnietenhof
  • 11/07 Dordrecht @ Schouwburg Kunstmin
  • 11/08 Nijmegen @ Stadsschouwburg Nijmegen
  • 11/11 Hoofddorp @ Schouwburg De Meerse
  • 11/12 Purmerend @ Theater De Purmaryn
  • 11/13 Alkmaar @ Theater de Vest
  • 11/14 Zoetermeer @ Stadstheater
  • 11/18 Delft @ Theater De Veste
  • 11/19 Meppel @ Schouwburg Ogterop
  • 11/21 Capelle aan den IJssel @ ISALA Theater
  • 11/22 Amstelveen @ Schouwburg Amstelveen
  • 11/25 Zutphen @ De Hanzehof
  • 11/26 Emmen @ Theater De Muzeval
  • 11/27 Wageningen @ Junushoff
  • 12/02 Rotterdam @ Rotterdamse Schouwburg
  • 12/03 Rotterdam @ Rotterdamse Schouwburg
  • 12/04 Rotterdam @ Rotterdamse Schouwburg
  • 12/05 Rotterdam @ Rotterdamse Schouwburg
  • 12/06 Rotterdam @ Rotterdamse Schouwburg
  • 12/09 Utrecht @ Stadsschouwburg Utrecht
  • 12/13 Sittard @ Stadsschouwburg Sittard-Geleen
  • 12/19 Den Haag @ Lucent Danstheater
  • 12/20 Breda @ Chassé Theater

Songs for Drella dates:

  • 02/06 Schiedam @ Theater a.d Schie
  • 02/10 Rotterdam @ Rotterdamse Schouwburg
  • 02/11 Rotterdam @ Rotterdamse Schouwburg
  • 02/12 Rotterdam @ Rotterdamse Schouwburg
  • 02/13 Rotterdam @ Rotterdamse Schouwburg
  • 02/14 Rotterdam @ Rotterdamse Schouwburg
  • 02/18 Leeuwarden @ Stadsschouwburg De Harmonie
  • 02/19 Den Helder @ Schouwburg De Kampanje
  • 02/21 Zwolle @ Odeon De Spiegel
  • 02/24 Zaandam @ Zaantheater
  • 02/27 Alkmaar @ Theater de Vest
  • 02/28 Roosendaal @ Schouwburg De Kring
  • 03/03 Amsterdam @ Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam
  • 03/04 Amsterdam @ Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam
  • 03/06 Maastricht @ Theater aan het Vrijthof
  • 03/07 Venlo @ De Maaspoort
  • 03/12 Den Haag @ Lucent Danstheater
  • 03/13 Den Haag @ Lucent Danstheater
  • 03/18 Kampen @ Stadsgehoorzaal Kampen
  • 03/20 Zeist @ Figi Theater
  • 03/21 Eindhoven @ Parktheater Eindhoven
  • 03/25 Tilburg @ Theaters Tilburg
  • 04/03 Rotterdam @ Rotterdamse Schouwburg
  • 04/04 Rotterdam @ Rotterdamse Schouwburg
  • 04/05 Rotterdam @ Rotterdamse Schouwburg
  • 04/08 Oss @ Theater De Lievekamp
  • 04/09 Assen @ De Nieuwe Kolk
  • 04/10 Enschede @ Wilminktheater
  • 04/14 Helmond @ Theater 't Speelhuis
  • 04/15 Den Bosch @ Theater aan de Parade
  • 04/16 Amstelveen @ Schouwburg Amstelveen
  • 04/21 Hoorn @ Schouwburg Het Park
  • 04/23 Groningen @ Stadsschouwburg Groningen
  • 04/24 Arnhem @ Schouwburg Arnhem
  • 04/28 Haarlem @ Stadsschouwburg Haarlem
  • 04/30 Nijmegen @ Stadsschouwburg Nijmegen
  • 05/01 Utrecht @ Stadsschouwburg Utrecht
  • 05/02 Heerlen @ Parkstad Limburg Theaters
  • 05/06 Leiden @ Leidse Schouwburg
  • 05/09 Sneek @ Theater Sneek
  • 05/12 Velsen @ Stadsschouwburg Velsen
  • 05/13 Amersfoort @ Theater De Flint
  • 05/16 Deventer @ Deventer Schouwburg

» scapinoballet.nl

HCTF review of Songs for Drella - the ballet.

Cover Me: I'm A Rat

Amsterdam noise rockers Bartek laid down a smoking cover of De Staat track I'm A Rat at a session for Boventonen TV.

Dutch live dates:
  • 09/27 Winston Kingdom (w/ Edit/Select, Applejacks), Amsterdam
  • 10/11 Winston Kingdom, Amsterdam
  • 11/15 Poppodium Duycker, Hoofddorp

» bartekband.com

Primus: NYE in Oakland, three more "Wonka" shows

Primus have announced a NYE extravaganza in Oakland. Besides that one-off gig three "Wonka "shows (San Diego, Portland and Seattle) have been added to promote their new album Primus & the Chocolate Factory with the Fungi Ensemble (October 21 on ATO Records). Stream Golden Ticket from Soundcloud

Live dates:
  • 09/13 Chicago, IL - Concord Music Hall
  • 09/14 Chicago, IL - Riot Fest
  • 09/19 Denver,COL - Riot Fest
  • 10/22 Tower Theatre – Upper Darby, PA
  • 10/24 Palace Theatre – Albany, NY
  • 10/25 Orpheum Theatre – Boston, MA
  • 10/26 Flynn Center for Performing Arts – Burlington, VT
  • 10/28 Palace Theater – Waterbury, CT
  • 10/29 Hippodrome – Baltimore, MD
  • 10/31 Beacon Theatre – New York, NY
  • 11/01 State Theatre – New Brunswick, NJ
  • 11/02 Main Street Armory – Rochester, NY
  • 11/03 The Fillmore Detroit – Detroit, MI
  • 11/05 Peabody Opera House – St. Louis, MO
  • 11/07 Taft Theatre – Cincinnati, OH
  • 11/08 Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA
  • 11/09 Hard Rock Live – Orlando, FL
  • 11/11 The Fillmore Miami Beach at The Jackie Gleason Theater – Miami Beach, FL
  • 11/12 Ruth Eckerd Hall – Clearwater, FL
  • 11/14 Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Biloxi, MS
  • 11/15 ACL live at the Moody Theater – Austin, TX
  • 11/16 The Majestic Theatre – Dallas, TX
  • 11/17 Majestic Theatre – San Antonio, TX
  • 11/19 Orpheum Theatre Phoenix – Phoenix, AZ
  • 11/21 Orpheum Theatre LA – Los Angeles, CA
  • 11/22 San Diego, CA - Center for the Arts
  • 12/31 Oakland, CA - F ox Theatre
  • 01/02 Portland, OR - Arlene Schnitzer
  • 01/03 Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre

» primusville.com

September 15, 2014

Danny Schmidt: live videos and a demo for the new album "Owls"

Singer-songwriter Danny Schmidt has posted live videos of Soon The Earth Shall Swallow and Cries Of Shadows, two tracks from his new album Owls, with his future wife Carrie Elkin on guitar and vocals. A Kickstarter campaign to raise funds is entering its final week. So far he has raised $18,985 $21,791 of his $20,000 goal.

A demo of Paper Cranes, the lead track of the new album, can be streamed on Soundcloud.

» dannyschmidt.com

HCTF review of Many of Many Moons.