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tUnE-yArDs 2/15 Shepherd’s Bush Empire London Review/Photos

February 21, 2012 drainu182 0

By Michael Zonenashvili

There’s many acts that use the dynamic of looping in some very impressive ways. However, sometimes watching them line up their sounds before a song is a bore, and if they come pre-recorded the crowd is unimpressed and will complain. Luckily, Merrill Garbus of tUnE-yArDs makes the live compositions of her songs captivating and entertaining as each stomp on a looping pedal introduces a new layer to a song that’ll get the audience going.

It’s almost like …

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tUnE-yArDs To Perform On Jimmy Kimmel Live Tonight

January 5, 2012 drainu182 0


2011 was a remarkable year for tUnE-yArDs! April saw the release of the breakthrough sophomore album w h o k i l l (4AD), which received widespread acclaim, and ended up on countless 2011 critic’s lists, including but certainly not limited to: The New York Times, Time Magazine, NPR, The New Yorker, Pitchfork, New York Magazine, PopMatters, Paste and the list goes on and on!

2012 is already off to a busy start! Tonight, January 5 the group will …

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Outside Lands Festival 2011 Day 3 Review

August 21, 2011 drainu182 0

For our final day of Outside Lands Festival coverage, our writer Ace Ubas covered ten artists (his buddy Carlos covered the Decemberists) and our photographer Marcello Ambriz shot ten artists as well! We hope that you’ve enjoyed our coverage for this year’s Outside Lands Festival (thanks to Big Hassle Media for getting us in!)

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Outside Lands Festival Is Finally Here (The Nine Artists You Must Not Miss)

August 12, 2011 drainu182 0

Outside Lands Festival is back for its 4th year this weekend and we’re really excited about it! Outside Lands is one of the most greenest festivals – event producer Allen Scott of Another Planet Entertainment said on a recent conference call “We compost, recycle and do trash out on site” and last year “75% of the refuse of the festival was diverted from landfills, either composting or recycling.” The festival’s Eco-Lands section will once again feature a solar-powered stage and …

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tUnE-yArDs Announce Fall Tour Dates, Playing Fallon On August 1st

July 21, 2011 drainu182 0

This past week marked two very notable live sets from tUnE-yArDs. The first was on Thursday at Pier 54’s Hudson River Park in New York City, where they played to upwards of 5,000 people as the sun set, followed by a display of fireworks! It was a transcendent, joyous affair for all involved. No rest for the weary, they more or less ran to the airport shortly afterwards and caught a flight to Chicago in order to perform at …

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tUnE-yArDs’ Merrill Garbus Performs “Wooly Wooly Gong” (Live in Barcelona)

June 22, 2011 drainu182 0

Pitchfork premiered a video of the tUnE-yArDs’ Merrill Garbus performing “Wooly Wolly Gong” on the street in Barcelona while the band was in town for this year’s Primavera Festival. We promise that you’ll love it. (Promises not guaranteed if you’re a close-minded dork). Watch it below:

Upcoming Shows

6/25 The Troubadour Los Angeles CA (SOLD OUT)
6/26 Soda Bar San Diego CA
7/14 Pier 54 New York NY
7/15 Chicago IL Pitchfork Music Festival
8/14 San Francisco CA Outside Lands …

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Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and Ellie Goulding Lead Newest Outside Lands Festival Additions

May 24, 2011 drainu182 0

Another Planet Entertainment, Superfly Presents and Starr Hill Presents, in a partnership with the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, are proud to announce lineup additions for the fourth annual Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival. The festival will once again take place in San Francisco’s historic Golden Gate Park August 12 – 14, 2011. The list of additions is below.

In its first three years, the Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival has diligently worked its way into becoming …