NYC Popfest 2011! May 19-22

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Re: NYC Popfest 2011! May 19-22

Post by DR MAZ » Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:58 am

POPFEST 2011 4-DAY Festival Passes are now on sale!

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Re: NYC Popfest 2011! May 19-22

Post by DR MAZ » Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:05 pm

Here's the schedule for NYC Popfest 2011 - Tickets are now available for the Thursday and Friday shows. Sat/Sun coming soon! x


THURSDAY MAY 19th
VENUE: CAKE SHOP

7:15 PET MILK (PA)
8:00 AMIDA (UK)
8:45 GOLD-BEARS (GA)
9:30 SEA LIONS (CA)
10:15 DREAM DIARY (NYC)
11:00 BAND TBA

$12 ADV / $ 15 DAY OF SHOW
AGE: 21+

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FRIDAY MAY 20th
VENUE: CAMEO

8:00 SODA SHOP (NYC)
8:45 CAUCUS (JAPAN)
9:30 THE FELT TIPS (UK)
10:15 BETTY AND THE WEREWOLVES (UK)
11:00 GO SAILOR (US)

$12 ADV / $ 15 DAY OF SHOW
AGE: 21+

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SATURDAY MAY 21st
VENUE: SPIKE HILL

2:30 GEOFFREY O'CONNOR (AUSTRALIA)
3:15 SMILELOVE (JAPAN)
4:00 TINY FIREFLIES (IL)
4:45 THE SPECIFIC HEATS (NYC)

FREE SHOW!
AGE: TBA

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SATURDAY MAY 21st
VENUE: SANTOS PARTY HOUSE (DOWNSTAIRS)

7:15 CUFFS (MA)
8:00 CHALK & NUMBERS (NYC)
8:45 THE SUNNY STREET (UK)
9:30 SUMMER FICTION (PA)
10:15 DAYS (SWEDEN)

TICKET INFO TBA
AGE: 21+

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SUNDAY MAY 22nd
VENUE: THE ROCK SHOP

4:30 THE HAIRS (NYC)
5:15 KIDS ON A CRIME SPREE (SF)
6:00 PERSIAN RUGS (CANADA)
6:45 SILVER SWANS (SF)
7:30 PROCEDURE CLUB (CT)
8:15 PANDA RIOT (IL)
9:00 THE MOTIFS (AUSTRALIA)
9:45 SHRAG (UK)

TICKET INFO TBA
AGE: TBA
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Re: NYC Popfest 2011! May 19-22

Post by String Bean Jen » Tue Apr 12, 2011 2:17 pm

DR MAZ wrote:Here's the schedule for NYC Popfest 2011 - Tickets are now available for the Thursday and Friday shows. Sat/Sun coming soon! x


THURSDAY MAY 19th
VENUE: CAKE SHOP

7:15 PET MILK (PA)
8:00 AMIDA (UK)
8:45 GOLD-BEARS (GA)
9:30 SEA LIONS (CA)
10:15 DREAM DIARY (NYC)
11:00 BAND TBA

$12 ADV / $ 15 DAY OF SHOW
AGE: 21+
I wonder who is holding out on our Popfest organisers here! I look forward to the revelation.

I spent some time looking at all the venues online yesterday (the name SANTOS PARTY HOUSE had me laughing) to get excited about subway journeys down through Manhattan and over to Brooklyn (we're staying in Harlem). I'm looking forward to seeing these spaces and revisiting the fabulous Cake Shop.
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Re: NYC Popfest 2011! May 19-22

Post by DR MAZ » Mon Apr 18, 2011 5:53 pm

Download the FREE Popfest 2011 Mix -- featuring 24 bands playing this year's festival!

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Re: NYC Popfest 2011! May 19-22

Post by Paul » Sat Apr 23, 2011 9:26 pm

I cannot wait!

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Re: NYC Popfest 2011! May 19-22

Post by DR MAZ » Mon Apr 25, 2011 5:00 pm

3 Bands Added to NYC Popfest 2011

DARREN HANLON (AUSTRALIA)

Darren Hanlon is an Australian singer/songwriter who plays folk-rock and folk-pop. Before becoming a solo artist in 1999, he was a member of The Simpletons, and contributed backing guitar and keyboards for The Lucksmiths, The Deerhunters, and Mick Thomas. Darren is known for his engagement with his audiences, through his down-to-earth storytelling at live gigs as well as his often charming lyrics.

Darren Hanlon will perform Saturday May 21st at Santos Party House.

http://www.darrenhanlon.com/



BALÚN (NYC / PUERTO RICO)

Brought together by their love of simple melodies, 16mm films, cartoon doodles, and experimental pop music, Balún was formed in 2002 in San Juan, Puerto Rico by José Olivares and Angélica Negrón. Their sound is one of soft and sweet rhythmic sound collages- simple guitar riffs, subdued glitchy beats and sounds of bells, strings and accordion accompanied by Angelica’s child-like dreamy singing. Her singing is reminiscent of the type of quiet, low voiced song a child absent mindedly sings to herself while engrossed in drawing or making a princess’ crown out of field flowers. The product of the soundscapes created by Balún is one of nostalgia, or better yet, daydreaming. It’s music to listen to when you’ve realized you’ve wandered into an unfamiliar place but you don’t mind that you’re lost.

Balún will perform on Saturday, May 21st at Spike Hill.

http://www.balunonline.com



FAN MODINE (NORTH CAROLINA)

Since the release of “Slow Road to Tiny Empire”, Fan Modine’s first album, in 1998, Gordon Zacharias has been known as an artist who mixes buoyant orchestral pop music with oftentimes more gloomy lyrics. This disconcerting combination has won him a cult following among fans of obscure rock bands, and of indie-pop artists in particular. With “Gratitude for the Shipper”, Fan Modine’s first album in six years, his music adds dimensions both lyrically and sonically, drawing inspiration from sources as diverse as French symbolist poet Stephane Mallarmé and Southern pop trailblazer Alex Chilton (“Waiting for Distant Light,” the album’s finale, is a tribute to the recently-deceased songwriter, singer and guitarist)

With expanded instrumentation and higher-fi recording, “Gratitude for the Shipper” sounds consistently bright, melodic and hook-happy. “It’s a struggle to think in terms of albums these days, but I still strive for that,” Zacharias says. “I wanted to make a tight, solid album that holds together like John Cale’s Paris 1919 or Procul Harum’s A Salty Dog do for me, although, I feel like we ended up with something quite different.”

Fan Modine will perform Sunday, May 22nd at The Rock Shop.

http://www.fanmodine.com

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Unfortunately, due to reasons beyond the band's control, Shrag have had to cancel their appearance at NYC Popfest. We hope they can make it next year. ;(
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Re: NYC Popfest 2011! May 19-22

Post by String Bean Jen » Tue Apr 26, 2011 3:02 pm

DR MAZ wrote:BALÚN (NYC / PUERTO RICO)

Brought together by their love of simple melodies, 16mm films, cartoon doodles, and experimental pop music, Balún was formed in 2002 in San Juan, Puerto Rico by José Olivares and Angélica Negrón. Their sound is one of soft and sweet rhythmic sound collages- simple guitar riffs, subdued glitchy beats and sounds of bells, strings and accordion accompanied by Angelica’s child-like dreamy singing. Her singing is reminiscent of the type of quiet, low voiced song a child absent mindedly sings to herself while engrossed in drawing or making a princess’ crown out of field flowers. The product of the soundscapes created by Balún is one of nostalgia, or better yet, daydreaming. It’s music to listen to when you’ve realized you’ve wandered into an unfamiliar place but you don’t mind that you’re lost.

Balún will perform on Saturday, May 21st at Spike Hill.

http://www.balunonline.com

This is great! I've longed for an opportunity to see them again you present it easily to me, Maz. I'm thankful. :-) Balún's former record lable, Brilliante, was based in Chicago so they came over a couple of times. I wasn't the *hugest* fan of their music but they were quite an intriguing proposition live with their whole aesthetic, their film projections, their unusual instruments and the hand-made bits! And we just got on really well chatting, having laughs and talking about our favourite bands. What a lovely surprise to see them on the bill and get to say hello after many years away.
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Re: NYC Popfest 2011! May 19-22

Post by Outcognito » Wed Apr 27, 2011 1:19 am

It all looks fantastic! I'm sorry not to be there to join in the fun......have the best time imaginable and report from the ground, please!
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Re: NYC Popfest 2011! May 19-22

Post by DR MAZ » Thu May 12, 2011 4:36 pm

In one week, THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART will headline the opening night of NYC Popfest at Cake Shop!!!!!!
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Re: NYC Popfest 2011! May 19-22

Post by String Bean Jen » Fri May 13, 2011 1:54 pm

That little basement is going to be SWEATY!
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Re: NYC Popfest 2011! May 19-22

Post by DR MAZ » Sun May 15, 2011 6:33 pm

String Bean Jen wrote:That little basement is going to be SWEATY!
Last year the A/C wasn't working, it was a hot mess! Let's hope it works this year.
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Re: NYC Popfest 2011! May 19-22

Post by gofelt » Sun May 22, 2011 9:23 pm

How has the popfest been so far? Have you got plenty of photos and videos of our Emma & Ian, the Sunny Street, Darren Hanlon, Days, the Felt Tips and all the new bands? Were Go Sailor AWESOME, FANTASTIC, BRILLIANT?!

Please post your reviews, pics and videos for us all to enjoy.
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Re: NYC Popfest 2011! May 19-22

Post by DR MAZ » Fri May 27, 2011 1:58 am

Check out a wealth of videos here:

http://blearyeyedbrooklyn.com/

and here are some more:

Sea Lions
http://vimeo.com/24205766

Tiny Fireflies
http://vimeo.com/24212328

Ian + Emma
http://vimeo.com/24254326

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
http://vimeo.com/24209587

ill post more as they come in..
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Re: NYC Popfest 2011! May 19-22

Post by Pop Kid » Sat May 28, 2011 4:57 pm

I had the best time ever in New York.

I took some videos of the best bands I watched - Go Sailor (obvs.) and Tiny Fireflies who were sooooo good and a real surprise.

I guess seeing Go Sailor was my highlight, especially playing along with The Felt Tips and Betty and the Werewolves - what a bill.



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Re: NYC Popfest 2011! May 19-22

Post by String Bean Jen » Wed Jun 01, 2011 3:09 pm

DR MAZ wrote:Check out a wealth of videos here:

http://blearyeyedbrooklyn.com/
That Mark from Bleary Eyed Brooklyn filmed and edited some seriously beautiful videos of all the bands at Popfest. I urge everyone to click on that link to see videos from Days, The Sunny Street, Betty & The Werewolves, Sea Lions, Go Sailor, The Felt Tips, Soda Shop, Caucus, Persian Rugs, SmileLove, The Motifs, Panda Riot, Kids on a Crime Spree, Darren Hanlon, Dream Diary and more! What incredible bands played the Popfest.

I got back to London on Saturday and I've wanted to write my giddy thoughts on the fantastic time I had at the Popfest before my memory fades. I hope to do that in the next few days. Right now I will post the 4 videos I took. These bands were typically my top band of each night. But there were *many* more highlights and revelations.

Persian Rugs - "Always All"


Days - "Downhill"


The Felt Tips - "Garden of Roses"


Dream Diary - "Bird In Your Garden"
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