Last year, NYC-rooted rock trio Yeah Yeah Yeahs emerged from their extended hiatus to celebrate their 15th anniversary as a band with a reissue of their debut Fever to Tell and a documentary to go along with it. Now they’re set to play their first Philadelphia show since 2013 when they headline Goose Island’s 215 Block Party at the Electric Factory on Saturday, September 8th. Continue reading →
Though they’ve been on a hiatus for what feels like forever, beloved indie rockers Yeah Yeah Yeahs have been cooking something up lately. Whispers of some sort of reunion have been floating around for awhile, following the band’s announcement of a few not-quite-tour dates. Now, news has broken that Yeah Yeah Yeahs are reissuing their 2003 debut album Fever to Tell, and put together a tour documentary to go along with it. Continue reading →
On Tuesday night as Autumn fell upon us, the rockin’ NYC troupe Yeah Yeah Yeahs played a packed set at the River Stage at Penn’s Landing. Simply because it was a Tuesday night and an outdoor show, the evening ended just as the clock struck 10 p.m. But they didn’t let the early curfew stop them from playing favorites from their 2004 release Fever to Tell such as “Man” followed by an encore of “Maps” (of course) and ending with “Date with the Night”. YYY’s also performed new songs from their most recent release Mosquito that only a select few in the crowd picked up on lyrics-wise, but everyone still jumped up and down dancing and head bobbin’. Karen O ceased to to let the crowd down, entertaining while putting the microphone in her mouth…and in her pants. She emerged in her signature red fringed jacket and changing twice into her KO leather jacket and into a silver shiny overcoat. The fun didn’t stop when a cloud of paper white “Y”‘s exploded from the stage onto the audience. Check out photos from the set below, and read the setlist after the jump.
Fresh off their full-album tribute to Nirvana’s In Utero, Providence rockers Deer Tick headline the Strand Capitol Performing Arts Center in York tonight. Their new record Negativity drops in a week, and the band just premiered a new track called “Trash” yesterday. Check out the song here via RollingStone.com, watch the video for “The Dream’s In The Ditch” below and get more information on the show at the XPN Concert Calendar. More good news for Pa. music heads – Lititz crew The Districts open the show.
Aughties alterna-rock noisemakers Yeah Yeah Yeahs have been kicking ass on the festival circuit this summer, and as that season draws to a close, they’re heading out on a run of solo dates that brings them to River Stage at Penn’s Landing on September 17th. If the other recent appearances we caught are any indication, the show should feature giant inflatable eyeballs bouncing around the crowd, at least two costume changes from frontwoman Karen O and an outstanding performance of songs from across the band’s career, from the Master EP to this year’s Mosquito LP (heinous cover art and all). Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m. via Ticketmaster. Below, watch the band perform at SXSW back in March via NPR Music.
Appearing in support of their respective new albums, Vampire Weekend (pictured) and Yeah Yeah Yeahs performed on Later… with Jools Holland recently. Vampire Weekend highlighted their new Modern Vampires of the City LP with “Diane Young” and “Unbelievers,” while Yeah Yeah Yeahs sang the lead single from Mosquito called “Sacrilege.” Both bands will be at Firefly Festival this summer, happening in Dover, DE on June 21-23. Tickets and information can be found here.
Indie rock artists Yeah Yeah Yeahs have a new album coming out next week, and Noisey have it streaming in full in conjunction with their new Listening Party series. Mosquito comes four years after the Grammy Award-nominated It’s Blitz! and sees the Karen O-led trio working with James Murphey and Dave Sitek for the record’s production among others. Yeah Yeah Yeahs play Firefly Music Festival presented by WXPN in Dover, DE on June 21-23. Tickets and information can be found here. Stream Mosquito here and watch the video for album single “Sacrilege” below.
NPR Music‘s annual showcase at Stubb’s BBQ has become a coveted ticket at South By Southwest, and last night’s bill was a knockout. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds gave a stunning, electrified performance of songs from their new Push the Sky Away; Philly’s Waxahatchee played a hushed and intimate indoors set; Mexico five-piece Cafe Tacuba rallied the outdoor crowd with song and dance; and Yeah Yeah Yeahs notched the energy up even further, premiering songs from their new LP Mosquito and taking a deep-digging trip into their back catalog.
The capacity crowd was teeming with excitement for Cave, who’s an expert at constructing a mood. “We’re going to start with a rather long song,” Cave said, pointing to the dusky sky as they took the stage. “Hopefully, by the time we finish, it will be dark.” Continue reading →