The lineup has been announced for this year’s 2nd Street Festival , which will take place on Sunday, July 31st, in Northern Liberties. The free outdoor festival is presented in partnership with the Philadelphia Folksong Society, and will take place from noon-10 p.m. across four stages (one at the Piazza, and three where 2nd Street intersects with Poplar, George, and Fairmount). The lineup for the third annual event is bigger than ever, featuring headliners tUnE-YarDs , Black Landlord , and Delicate Steve . Plenty of local favorites, including Toy Soldiers , The [...]
tUnE-yArDs at P4k Fest ( more by Dominick Mastrangelo ) tUnE-yArDs just put on an outstanding performance at Pier 54 on Thursday (7/14) and followed that with Pitchfork Fest the next day (7/15). They'll take a short break before heading out on a headlining tour from September through November. The tour kicks off with two dates in NYC on September 19 and 20 at Le Poisson Rouge . The Suite Unraveling [...]
Photo by Wallo Villacorta The sonic buffet that is Merrill Garbus' acclaimed project tUnE-yArDs has mapped out another round of tour dates in support of its sophomore LP w h o k i l l . The two-month trek kicks off with a two night stint in New York City on September 19th and 20th and runs until late November. Posted below is the tUnE-yArDs' complete touring schedule, as well a clip of Garbus performing the w h o k i l l track "Gansta" [...]
A few months ago Yours Truly released their video session with tUnE-yArDs performing "You Yes You", now the site has released the second part of that session, in which Merrill Garbus performs a flawless rendition of w h o k i l l highlight, "Gangsta". Continue reading: tUnE-yArDs - "Gangsta" (Yourstru.ly Session) Subscribe to the PMABLAST, a daily newsletter with free mp3s, music news and reviews sent directly to your email inbox. Tags: Tune-Yards
tUnE-yArDs - “Gangsta” (Yours Truly Session) In which Merrill Garbus and Nate Brenner return to the Oakland, CA studio where they recorded w h o k i l l for the second take from their spring Yours Truly session.
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Yourstru.ly Presents: tUnE-yArDs Gangsta from Yours Truly on Vimeo . tUnE-YarDs ' w h o k i l l is one of the most interesting albums out so far this year, so much so that it has attracted the attention of folks like The New Yorker , a publication that many love and respect, but might not necessarily think of as a tastemaker in the independent music scene. In May, the magazine ran a one-page profile of Merrill Garbus , which is where I [...]
“Stand back and watch Merrill [Garbus, aka tUnE-yArDs ] solve the rhythmic puzzle that is ‘Gangsta.’” via yourstru.ly .
Yours Truly always produced some of the best live clips on the Internet, and this shoot with Tune-Yards in Oakland was no exception. It starts with Merrill Garbus talking about how she constructs her songs—which she calls "puzzle pieces"—before she performs a wonderfully percussion heavy version of "Gangsta" from w h o k i l l. It's easy to see how Garbus has taken the songs from that record and really transformed them in this performance, with the energy of the track leaping off the screen and her talent for working with loops proving to be evermore impressive. [via [...]
Another Yourstru.ly video from Merril Garbus and co.