The final video in the trilogy from M83's Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming after “Midnight City” and “Reunion.”

M83 - “Steve McQueen”

Love this song.

M83/Sun Airway @ The Fillmore, 10/7/12

While there were a few exceptions - an upgraded light show and “Kim and Jessie” (!!) - last night was more or less the same M83 set I saw in Asheville at Moogfest last October and in DC earlier this year. Nonetheless, they still brought it in their first ever show in Charlotte (and on a Sunday night nonetheless).

It was good to also catch a few songs from openers Sun Airway, a band from Philly who plays well executed dream pop with a minimal light show. Their second album Soft Fall was just released on the Dead Oceans label and I highly recommend checking it out. All in all, a great night of music.

More photos here.

M83 @ 9:30 Club, 5/5/12 on Flickr.M83 on Sunday! This will make 3 times within the past year.

M83 @ 9:30 Club, 5/5/12 on Flickr.

M83 on Sunday! This will make 3 times within the past year.

pitchfork:

M83’s new “Reunion” video, directed by Fluer & Manu, is a continuation of the X-Kids adventures of their “Midnight City” clip.

M83 at 9:30 Club, Washington, DC, 05/12/12

So, much to my dismay, because there was an early and a late show, M83 actually played less time than they did at Moog Fest last year (50 minute set plus 20 minute encore vs. hour-and-a-half set). And the crowd didn’t seem to really get into it until the final third of the show. Nonetheless, it was completely worth it to hear the saxophone solo during “Midnight City” live. They also hit “Steve McQueen,” “Reunion,” “OK Pal,” “We Own the Sky,” and “Graveyard Girl” - which all sounded great. HOWEVER, no “Kim and Jessie” which was a bit baffling to me. But, like I said, great show but next time I see them I will be sure I get to see a full set.

These shots were taken by both Boomsauce and me. More 2012 concert photos here.

biancatuckwelljenkins:

M83. Kim & Jessie

another goodn from director Eva Husson

(Source: biancatuckwell)

Heading to DC this weekend to see M83 at the 9:30 Club on Saturday. Here’s a photo from their set at last year’s Moog Fest. Can’t wait to see a full show from them - their hour-and-a-half set was awesome but a bit short.

Heading to DC this weekend to see M83 at the 9:30 Club on Saturday. Here’s a photo from their set at last year’s Moog Fest. Can’t wait to see a full show from them - their hour-and-a-half set was awesome but a bit short.

Favorite Concerts of 2011


1. 6/10/11 - My Morning Jacket at Bonnaroo Music Festival, Manchester, TN

Waiting it out for a spot in the pit was the best decision I made all festival. A small price to pay for the best live band of our generation.


2. 1/29/11 - The Dismemberment Plan - Webster Hall, NYC, NY

After waiting nearly 10 years, I finally got the nerve to jump on stage during “Ice of Boston” (second photo above) and did not regret it one bit.

3. 10/31/11 - M83 at Moogfest - Asheville, NC

Only a 1.5 hour set at Moog Fest, but “Intro” and “Midnight City” sounded amazing even though by that point I was thoroughly worn out from the amazing weekend.

4. 9/30/11 - Explosions in the Sky - The Orange Peel, Asheville, NC

Texas and/or post rock forever. So so good, and at one of my favorite venues ever too.

5. 10/28/11 - The Field at Moogfest - Asheville, NC

So glad I left Moby early to catch The Field before TV on the Radio. Hypnotic and groovy as hell. The kind of show why I’m glad I went to Moog Fest.

Link to Concerts 2011 Flickr set

My 2011 concert list:

1/25/11 - Girl Talk - The Fillmore, Charlotte, NC
1/29/11 - The Dismemberment Plan - Webster Hall, NYC, NY
4/3/11 - Explosions in the Sky - Amos’ Southend, Charlotte, NC
4/7/11 - Futurebirds - The Evening Muse, Charlotte, NC
4/9/11 - The Avett Brothers - Bojangles Coliseum, Charlotte, NC
4/14/11 - The Whigs - Neighborhood Theatre, Charlotte, NC
4/20/11 - Wavves - Dixie’s Tavern, Charlotte, NC 
5/17/11 - The Flaming Lips - The Fillmore, Charlotte, NC
6/9/11-6/12/11 - Bonnaroo Music Festival, Manchester, TN (Futurebirds, Wavves, School of Seven Bells, Best Coast, Twin Shadow, The Walkmen, Deerhunter, Matt & Kim, The Decemberists, My Morning Jacket, Arcade Fire, Big Boi, Bassnectar, Lil’ Wayne, Ratatat, Man Man, Mumford & Sons, The Black Keys, Smith Westerns, Iron & Wine, The Strokes)
8/21/11 - My Morning Jacket, Neko Case - Time Warner Cable Uptown Ampitheatre, Charlotte, NC
9/12/11 - TV on the Radio, Broken Social Scene - The Fillmore, Charlotte, NC
9/30/11 - Explosions in the Sky, Wye Oak - The Orange Peel, Asheville, NC
10/13/11 - Futurebirds - Visulite Theatre, Charlotte, NC
10/28/11-10/31/11 - Moogfest - Asheville, NC (The Antlers, Moby, The Field, Flying Lotus, TV on the Radio, Dan Deacon, CANT, Crystal Castles, The Flaming Lips, St. Vincent, Battles, M83, Neon Indian, James Murphy, Passion Pit)
11/17/11 - Megafaun - The Evening Muse, Charlotte, NC
11/23/11 - The Airborne Toxic Event - The Fillmore, Charlotte, NC

latenightjimmy:

rafamessias:

M83: Midnight City - live “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”

OOH this one was great! THAT SAX!

 That sax, indeed.

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New Mix: You in Your Autumn Sweater

A new autumn mix to soundtrack your leaf fort building. 13 songs, 58:49.

1. Dntel - “(This Is) The Dream of Evan and Chan” 
2. M83 - “Steven McQueen”
3. Eleanor Friedberger - “My Mistakes”
4. The War on Drugs - “Baby Missiles”
5. Vetiver - “Wonder Why”
6. Gauntler Hair - “Keep Time”
7. Real Estate - “Green Aisles”
8. Neon Indian - “Future Sick”
9. The Drums - “I Don’t Know How to Love”
10. Megafaun with Justin Vernon - “Get Right”
11. Magic City - “Your Eyes”
12. Phantogram - “Don’t Move”
13. Atlas Sound - “Lightworks” 

Link

Moog Fest Days 2 & 3: Saturday and Sunday
Since my yellow jumpsuit Lawn Wranglers costume didn’t have pockets, I didn’t carry around my camera on Saturday (le sigh). But after watching college football most of the afternoon, we checked out Dan Deacon (who was even more Dan Deacon-er than last year) for a bit at the Animoog Playground before heading to see CANT, aka Chris Taylor of Grizzly Bear, at the Orange Peel (sadly the one show we caught there). While you can see the similarities to Grizzly Bear in terms of melody and production, CANT is little more funky and downbeat.
Back outdoors at Animoog, we caught a little bit of Crystal Castles and then The Flaming Lips were predictably great and got to make full use of their strobes and lightshow. Back at Thomas Wolfe, we saw St. Vincent (the others decided to bail at this point) and I stuck around to see another one of my most anticipated acts, Battles. I was a big fan of their first album (second one from this year is good but dense) and Susong had raved about them at Bonnaroo in 2008 but man, they absolutely slayed. They were impressive technically and “Atlas” and ”Ice Cream” were both behemoths live (particularly the former).
The last day had both my most anticipated act of the festival (M83), a murderer’s row of acts (M83 to Neon Indian to Special Disco Version featuring James Murphy and Pat Mahoney of LCD Soundsystem to Passion Pit) as well as some tough conflicts for me (missed out on Childish Gambino and The Drums). M83 was as french and shoegaze-y and nostalgiac and awesome as I was hoping and I fell in love with the keyboardist. Neon Indian's new album sounded tight live and I also fell in love with that keyboardist. Special Disco Version turned the floor of the Civic Center into a throbbing mass of people dancing to obscure disco-era tunes and I fell in love with James Murphy all over again. Passion Pit closed out the festival for me with a set that did its best to keep the crowd warm at the outdoor stage via the art of dance. I didn’t fall in love with anyone at that set but I was also missing my wife by that point. Grabbed a falafel and made the two block trek back to our hotel room - by the way how clutch is it to be able to walk to every venue?
Yet another successful weekend in Asheville and another great Moog Fest. The festival certainly grew in leaps and bounds from last year (its first in Asheville) and I can definitely see myself going again next year. During The Flaming Lips set, front man Wayne Coyne referred to Moog Fest as one of the best festivals out there, and after this weekend I to think he may have it right.
M83



Neon Indian



Special Disco Version feat. James Murphy and Pat Mahoney

Passion Pit



More photos here.

Moog Fest Days 2 & 3: Saturday and Sunday

Since my yellow jumpsuit Lawn Wranglers costume didn’t have pockets, I didn’t carry around my camera on Saturday (le sigh). But after watching college football most of the afternoon, we checked out Dan Deacon (who was even more Dan Deacon-er than last year) for a bit at the Animoog Playground before heading to see CANT, aka Chris Taylor of Grizzly Bear, at the Orange Peel (sadly the one show we caught there). While you can see the similarities to Grizzly Bear in terms of melody and production, CANT is little more funky and downbeat.

Back outdoors at Animoog, we caught a little bit of Crystal Castles and then The Flaming Lips were predictably great and got to make full use of their strobes and lightshow. Back at Thomas Wolfe, we saw St. Vincent (the others decided to bail at this point) and I stuck around to see another one of my most anticipated acts, Battles. I was a big fan of their first album (second one from this year is good but dense) and Susong had raved about them at Bonnaroo in 2008 but man, they absolutely slayed. They were impressive technically and “Atlas” and ”Ice Cream” were both behemoths live (particularly the former).

The last day had both my most anticipated act of the festival (M83), a murderer’s row of acts (M83 to Neon Indian to Special Disco Version featuring James Murphy and Pat Mahoney of LCD Soundsystem to Passion Pit) as well as some tough conflicts for me (missed out on Childish Gambino and The Drums). M83 was as french and shoegaze-y and nostalgiac and awesome as I was hoping and I fell in love with the keyboardist. Neon Indian's new album sounded tight live and I also fell in love with that keyboardist. Special Disco Version turned the floor of the Civic Center into a throbbing mass of people dancing to obscure disco-era tunes and I fell in love with James Murphy all over again. Passion Pit closed out the festival for me with a set that did its best to keep the crowd warm at the outdoor stage via the art of dance. I didn’t fall in love with anyone at that set but I was also missing my wife by that point. Grabbed a falafel and made the two block trek back to our hotel room - by the way how clutch is it to be able to walk to every venue?

Yet another successful weekend in Asheville and another great Moog Fest. The festival certainly grew in leaps and bounds from last year (its first in Asheville) and I can definitely see myself going again next year. During The Flaming Lips set, front man Wayne Coyne referred to Moog Fest as one of the best festivals out there, and after this weekend I to think he may have it right.

M83

Neon Indian


Special Disco Version feat. James Murphy and Pat Mahoney

Passion Pit

More photos here.

M83 - “We Own the Sky”

Have I mentioned how super psyched I am to see M83 on Sunday?

M83 - “Midnight City”

Moog Fest next weekend.

Linkdown: 10/19/11

- The AV Club thinks those Matrix sequels weren’t all that bad

- Noel Gallagher’s reverse-chronology comparison standard, and how it applies to Ryan Adams

- Interview with M83’s Anthony Gonzalez

- Behind the scenes with the director of the fantastic Youth Lagoon video for "Montana"

- Criterion to release Godzilla in January

- Criterion will also be releasing Steven Soderbergh’s Traffic this January as well

- Vulture: How Do Other Shows Compare to The Walking Dead's Monster Ratings?