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Grow a Pair: Win Free Tickets to See Two Door Cinema Club on 10/11

October 8th, 2013

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Two Door Cinema Club are coming to town later this week to play two sold-out shows at Hammerstein Ballroom on Thursday and Friday. The bad news is that tickets went fast. But the good news is that you’ve still got another chance to see the Northern Irish trio. All you have to do is to try to Grow a Pair of tickets from The House List. Just enter below for a chance to win, making sure to include your full name, e-mail address, which show you’re trying to win tickets to (Two Door Cinema Club, 10/11) and a brief message explaining who you want to win the World Series and why. Eddie Bruiser, whose favorite team isn’t in contention, will notify the winner by Friday. Good luck.

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Don’t Miss Little Green Cars Tonight at Music Hall (Seriously)

March 26th, 2013

They’re barely out of their teens, but the five members of Dublin’s Little Green Cars—Stevie Appleby (vocals and guitar), Faye O’Rourke (vocals and guitar), Dylan Lynch (drums and vocals), Adam O’Regan (guitar and vocals) and Donagh Seaver O’Leary (bass and vocals)—have already been making music together for five years, a lively brand of folk-tinged rock filled with five-part harmonies and stirring melodies. But it’s an urban brand of roots rock, according to The Guardian, “more Brooklyn than Nashville or Texas.” Their debut album, Absolute Zero, arrives this summer on Glassnote, home to Mumford & Sons, Phoenix and Two Door Cinema Club. But you don’t need to wait that long to hear some of their new tunes because Little Green Cars (above, doing a soaring a cappella version of “Red” for The Bowery Presents Live) play Music Hall of Williamsburg tonight.

(Watch an interview with Little Green Cars and see them perform “The Consequences of Not Sleeping” exclusively for The Bowery Presents Live.)

Exclusive Video: Guards Live from Music Hall of Williamsburg

December 10th, 2012

New York City psych-rockers Guards, led by frontman Richie James Follin, are poised for a breakout in 2013 thanks to their sunny, reverb-heavy rock tunes. “I definitely think it’s power pop,” Follin says. “’70s music, but kind of more evil.” The band’s debut full-length, In Guards We Trust (see its artwork and track listing below), arrives via Black Bell Records on February 5th, and we had the opportunity to capture their set back in September, when they supported Two Door Cinema Club at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Here’s the album’s lead single, “Silver Lining.”

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Track Listing

Nightmare
Giving Out
Ready to Go
Silver Lining
Heard the News
Not Supposed To
I Know It’s You
Coming True
Your Man
Can’t Repair
Home Free
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Little Green Cars Are Ireland’s Next Big Thing

November 6th, 2012

They’re each just 20 years old, but the five members of Dublin’s Little Green Cars have already been making music together for five years, a brand of folk-tinged rock filled with layered harmonies and stirring melodies. But it’s an urban brand of roots rock, according to The Guardian, “more Brooklyn than Nashville or Texas.” Watch their acoustic version of “The Consequences of Not Sleeping” done exclusively for The Bowery Presents Live channel on YouTube. Their debut album will arrive in early 2013 via Glassnote, the label that brought us Mumford & Sons, Two Door Cinema Club and the Temper Trap.

In an interview, also filmed at the Tibet House, Stevie Appleby and Faye O’Rourke reminisce about the band’s beginnings, their childhood influences and why writing happy music is a challenge. Watch the interview: http://tbp.im/VP1Bnt. And subscribe to The Bowery Presents Live to watch more performances and interviews like these, and the latest info on our upcoming live-streaming shows.

Selections from Two Door Cinema Club Live from Music Hall

October 11th, 2012

Two Door Cinema Club’s fantastic performance at Music Hall of Williamsburg on 9/27 was broadcast worldwide, live in HD, on The Bowery Presents Live channel on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/thebowerypresents. Relive the great show by watching “Sun,” above, and checking out seven other great songs from this playlist.

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Two Door Cinema Club – Music Hall – September 27, 2012

September 28th, 2012

(This entire show, which streamed live on The Bowery Presents Live channel on YouTube, will be available on demand for 48 hours beginning at 9 a.m. EDT on 10/1 at http://youtube.com/thebowerypresents.)

Photos courtesy of Gregg Greenwood | gregggreenwood.com

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Two Door Cinema Club Stream Live from Music Hall Tonight at 10

September 27th, 2012

Supporting their just-released, acclaimed new album, Beacon, Ireland’s sublime Two Door Cinema Club will play tonight from Music Hall of Williamsburg, and The Bowery Presents Live channel will stream the gig, live in full HD, on YouTube at 10 p.m. EDT. Tune in for the show, and hang out in our interactive chat. But first, watch them doing “What You Know” in a Hay Bale Session for our good friends at Bonnaroo365.

Exclusive Video: Hollerado Rocks in a Moving Van

August 27th, 2012

They may have grown up in a tiny rural Canadian town, but playing what Spinner calls “beer-drenched power-pop indie ditties you’ll love singing along to,” has taken the four guys in Hollerado across the world, touring with the likes of Jack White’s the Dead Weather, Girl Talk and Andrew W.K. They make the kind of music that marries the upbeat energy of Weezer with the wit of Stephen Malkmus, a combo that comes across in this cool rendition of “On My Own,” performed on the move, in a van, exclusively for The Bowery Presents Live channel on YouTube.

While driving around Brooklyn the guys talk about being lucky to make another album, getting to see movies their girlfriends won’t let them and cheese being a reason to live. Watch the interview.

Subscribe to The Bowery Presents Live for more performances and interviews like these, and all the latest info on our upcoming live-streaming concerts with Bon Iver and Two Door Cinema Club.

Watch Yeasayer Live from Music Hall of Williamsburg Again

August 21st, 2012

Last Wednesday Brooklyn trio Yeasayer put on a fantastic hometown show at Music Hall of Williamsburg, which was broadcast worldwide in full HD, on The Bowery Presents Live channel on YouTube. The performance included several cuts off the band’s brand new third album, Fragrant World, out today on Secretly Canadian—including “Longevity,” above.

Watch another eight songs from Yeasayer’s terrific show: http://tbp.im/RNxijn. And subscribe to The Bowery Presents Live to stay up to date on stripped-down performances and intimate interviews, plus all the latest info on our upcoming live-streaming shows with Bon Iver and Two Door Cinema Club.

(Yeasayer plays Rumsey Playfield on 9/12.)

Exclusive Video: Hold Steady’s Craig Finn Plays Unreleased Song

August 20th, 2012

As the frontman for the Hold Steady, Craig Finn is known for evocative lyrics and unhinged live performances. And when the band took a break last year, he used the time “to do something with a little more storytelling and a lot less volume.” The result was his first solo album, Clear Heart Full Eyes, which is filled with what Rolling Stone calls “bleakly funny noir tales.” Here, Finn plays a stripped-down version of the B-side “Meserole” while strolling along McGorlick Park in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn.

Finn also talked about how touring can be a songwriting catalyst, editing his work and no longer waiting for inspiration. Watch the interview.

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Two Door Cinema Club – Terminal 5 – September 15, 2011

September 16th, 2011


Photos courtesy of Sean O’Kane | seanokanephoto.com

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Club Night at Terminal 5

January 23rd, 2011

Tokyo Police Club/Two Door Cinema Club – Terminal 5 – January 21, 2011

Tokyo Police Club - Terminal 5 - January 21, 2011
The theme music from The Empire Strikes Back echoed out toward the enormous disco ball hanging over what seemed like an especially sold-out Terminal 5. The lights cut out and the house music became applause as Tokyo Police Club took the stage in a stride combining sheepishness and magnanimity. Their introduction was no mistake; owing to a competition with coheadliner Two Door Cinema Club to see which band could have the more bizarre house music played before their set. This particular song was perfect since a different and more ebullient empire, Tokyo Police Club, was making a triumphant return of its own.

The band mixed recent material and older songs with aplomb, revealing how far they’ve come and how little they’ve changed. Tokyo Police Club opened with “Favourite Colour,” off 2010’s Champ, followed by the spasmodic “Nature of the Experiment,” from their debut EP. Mixing in material from Elephant Shell, TPC played “Graves,” “In a Cave” and a shuddering version of “Tessellate,” with the crowd clapping in perfect time throughout the verses.

The show was about marking milestones as much as it was about reviewing the jet trail of a band in liftoff. After playing recent single “Breakneck Speed,” featuring the central lyric “It’s good to be back,” frontman Dave Monks looked into the balconies and screamed, “This is for anyone who was at Mercury Lounge in 2006,” before playing the clapping “Citizens of Tomorrow” with its winking reference to the future of “2009.” Monks got it: He and his band were the heirs to some throne and they were now sitting on it. For the encore, they brought Two Door Cinema Club onstage to join them in covering the Strokes’ “Last Nite,” a song without which neither band would have been standing in front of 3,000 rock kids in New York City. It was good to be back. It was good to be here. —Geoff Nelson

Photos courtesy of Diana Wong | dianawongphoto.blogspot.com

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You Can’t Blame the Youth

May 13th, 2010

Two Door Cinema Club – The Bowery Ballroom – May 12, 2010

(Photo: Jamie Adamson)

(Photo: Jamie Adamson)

Two Door Cinema Club captures that youthful exuberance usually reserved for punk records, freshman year in college and elementary-school recess. As they took the stage at The Bowery Ballroom on Wednesday night, the band reflected little on their second sold-out New York City show on their first United States tour. Instead relying on their lyrics, interspersing tautological wisdom (“It’s too late/ You’ve got another one coming and it’s gonna be the same”) with soft rhetorical questions (“Do you want it all?”). Two Door Cinema Club was the embodiment of the youth they lionize and, fortunately, don’t fully grasp.

In one of those moments that was as genuine as it was planned, Two Door Cinema Club opened their set with “Cigarettes in the Theatre,” the first song off their debut LP, Tourist History. They proceeded to play a series of cuts off that disc before delving into B-sides—“Hands Off My Cash, Monty,” “Kids” and “Costume Party.” With a clear limit on their recorded catalog, the fresh-faced kids relied on the rest of their album, either by choice or necessity.

After a brief respite backstage, the band returned with a two-song encore, culminating with the stomping and furious single “I Can Talk.” The crowd bounced and spun like a decidedly unsymmetrical rubber ball, calling to mind the lyrics of “Hands Off My Cash, Monty”: “I made it to the top to get away.” But for these boys from Northern Ireland, they wouldn’t be escaping from this summit of New York City. In fact, with a winning lack of cynicism, they promised they would be back. —Geoff Nelson