Archive for May, 2010

NYC Popfest in the NY TIMES!

May 25, 2010

Read the article here:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/25/arts/music/25popfest.html

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Tender Trap Delights at NYC Popfest

May 24, 2010

Tender Trap review article on spinner.com

http://www.spinner.com/2010/05/22/tender-trap-delights-at-nyc-popfest

Thank you!

May 24, 2010

And there you have it! Popfest 2010 is in the books and it was tremendous fun! Thanks  to everyone who came out and thanks to all the bands for the amazing performances. We had a blast!

We will post recaps and other coverage here on the blog as they come in.

Tons of video and pics from the first night of Popfest at Cake Shop here:

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2010/05/nyc_popfest_day.html

Veronica Falls

xo

Here we go!

May 20, 2010

Hey popkids! It’s finally here… the opening night of the 4th Annual NYC Popfest!

Doors will open around 6:45pm and Sweater Girls will kick things off at 7:15pm!

To celebrate Cake Shop’s 5 Year Anniversary, HAPPY HOUR(s) will be in effect in the cafe from 5-8pm and there will be special “pop shots” all night!

If you haven’t purchased a ticket yet, you will be able to get one at the door. But get there early, as this show is expected to reach capacity.

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NYC POPFEST 2010
OPENING NIGHT SHOW!

SCHEDULE:
07:15 pm SWEATER GIRLS (CA)
08:00 pm ELEPHANT PARADE (NYC)
08:45 pm DREAM DIARY (NYC)
09:30 pm LEAVING MORNINGTON CRESCENT (SWEDEN)
10:15 pm HOROWITZ (UK)
11:00 pm VERONICA FALLS (UK)

DJ:
Kevin P (What’s Your Rupture? Records – NYC)

http://www.nycpopfest.org/

Artist Profile | VERONICA FALLS

May 19, 2010

My Photos | Graveyards and Rose Gardens by Pavla Kopecna | VERONICA FALLS

VERONICA FALLS
location: london, uk
label: captured tracks

Featuring present and ex-members of Sexy Kids, The Royal We, and Your Twenties, London based four-piece Veronica Falls are very much in thrall with the better side of indie-pop. Partly inspired by “all the uncool shoegaze bands”, Veronica Falls have already made waves on the live scene with support slots for the likes of Marnie Stern, Crystal Stilts and The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, and have released their first EP for US indie label Captured Tracks.

mp3: Starry Eyes

more info: http://www.myspace.com/veronicafallshard

PERFORMING THURSDAY May 20th @ CAKE SHOP

http://www.nycpopfest.org

Artist Profile | LEAVING MORNINGTON CRESCENT

May 19, 2010

leaving mornington crescent | Leaving Mornington Crescent

LEAVING MORNINGTON CRESCENT
location: malmö, sweden
label: cloudberry records

Leaving Mornington Crescent is an indiepop duo from Malmö, Sweden. Their first release was a split 3” cd on Cloudberry Records in 2009 and their second the Corners EP on Susy Records. Catch them at their first ever US show at NYC Popfest!

mp3: Seventeen

more info: http://www.myspace.com/leavingmorningtoncrescent

PERFORMING THURSDAY May 20th @ CAKE SHOP

http://www.nycpopfest.org

Artist Profile | HOROWITZ

May 19, 2010

My Photos | I Need a Blanket video still (Video by Jon Aldersea!) | Horowitz

HOROWITZ
location: stoke-on-trent, uk
label: cloudberry records; thee spc

Horowitz are an indie-pop band, in the truest sense of that phrase, from Stoke-on-Trent. “Frosty Cat Songs” their debut CD is a delectable riot of home-cooked pop action that runs the gamut between spirited Razorcuts-infected guitar jangle, the lo-fi noise/pop heart of Pavement and mid-period Guided By Voices.

mp3: Traceyanne

more info: http://www.myspace.com/horowitzband

PERFORMING THURSDAY May 20th @ CAKE SHOP

http://www.nycpopfest.org

Artist Profile | SWEATER GIRLS

May 18, 2010

SWEATER GIRLS
location: los angeles, california
label: happy happy birthday to me

Smart, energetic and charming, Sweater Girls are a five-piece indiepop band from Los Angeles, CA. Formed in 2009, Sweater Girls are Joseph Teran (lead guitar), Jackie Hundza (drums), Allan Kingdom (formerly of the Siddeleys, bass), Diana Barraza (vocals and guitar) and Tatiana Sanchez (keyboards and glockenspiel). Touted as a “full band Softies” and a “calmer Black Tambourine” by Indie Pages, Sweater Girls aim to melt hearts with their knitted brand of sweet and tender tunes.

mp3: Pretty When You Smile

more info: http://www.myspace.com/sweatergirls

PERFORMING THURSDAY May 20th @ CAKE SHOP

http://www.nycpopfest.org

Artist Profile | CORITA

May 17, 2010

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CORITA
location: brooklyn, new york
label: unsigned

Corita is a Brooklyn band born out of the diverse inspiration of shoegaze, femme-powered post-punk bands like The Raincoats and Delta 5, 90s indie rock, and the visual artist Corita Kent. Corita’s songs broach subjects such as the duality of careers as musicians and mundane day jobs, travel and wanderlust, and cinematic European daydreams.

mp3: Clouds

more info: http://www.myspace.com/coritanyc

PERFORMING SATURDAY May 22nd @ SPIKE HILL

http://www.nycpopfest.org

Artist Profile | NEVEREVER

May 16, 2010

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NEVEREVER

location: los angeles, california

record label: slumberland records

Totally ace 60s-flavored girl group power pop from ex-members of The Royal We and Bricolage. Imagine Shadow Morton and Joe Meek hanging out at CBGBs and you’re almost there. Full length album on Slumberland Records comes out May 2010.

mp3: The Young Runaways

more info: http://www.myspace.com/nevereverla

PERFORMING SUNDAY May 23rd @ LITTLEFIELD

http://www.nycpopfest.org