R5 Productions real quick reminder & preview for this weekends shows

Hellos –

Just a real quick reminder / preview for this weekends shows. Full
newsletter coming on Monday with a TON of new shows. We have SIX shows
coming up over the next three days including a super last minute and
intimate show for KIMYA DAWSON at Space 1026 (cool tiny art those not
in the know). There are only 25 tickets left for Kimya – so if you are
thinking about attending, it’s best to get those right now!

We have another one of those "check out a new band for only $5" shows
tonight at Kungfu Necktie. Tonight your five dollar bill goes to the UK
band THE JOY FORMIDABLE who has been getting all sorts of hype touring
with the likes of Passion Pit etc. Passion Pit was so impressed they
started their own label to release their music here in the states. A
ton of tickets sold for this one – way more than what we thought (only
30 are left) ! So once again if you are interested in going to the show
might be worth buying them in advance – especially since it’s only $5!
We’ll probably have a few at the door – but note that it’s an early
start (7:30pm – show will be over around 9:45/10)

On Sunday the two artists behind our two favorite records of the year –
are both playing The First Unitarian Church !
Best show! Only about 100 tickets left for that one, so if you wanna

See you know what to do……Upstairs in the tiny side chapel that same
evening we have a show for Candian Polaris Prize Winner PATRICK WATSON
playing with DOVEMAN. Only 9 tickets remain for that one – so just like
every other show – buy tickets so you dont get shut out. And finally if
pop-punk type stuff is your thing JUST SURRENDER and playing The

You can check out the previews below to learn just a tiny bit more from
the bands. You can also listen to them online at r5productions.com .
Just click on the band/show and then the "listen" link for the band you
are interested in. So to recap :

*THIS* Friday May 7th

Beach House / Washed Out @ The
Sanctuary of The First Unit Church (8pm/Sold Out)

Joy Formidable / The Dig @
Kungfu Necktie (7pm/$5)


*THIS* Sunday May 9th

Caribou / Toro Y Moi @
The First Unit Church (7:30pm/$13)

Patrick Watson / Doveman @ The Chapel Of
The First Unit Church (7pm/$15)

Just Surrender / Comic Book Hereos /
Goodnight Anthem / Gennero @ The Barbary (6pm/$12)

Kimya Dawson / Your Heart Breaks / Dave End @ Space 1026 (8pm/$10)

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SHOW PREVIEWS FOR THIS WEEK – Joy Formidable * Caribou w/ Toro Y Moi  * Patrick Watson * Kimya Dawson

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*TONIGHT * Friday May 7th 7:30pm – New Music For
Cheap !
At Kungfu Necktie (1248 N Front Street – Front
& Thompson Sts In Fishtown)
21+ / Only $5 ! / Tickets On Sale At
R5Productions.com and AKA Music (27 N 2nd Street)

"The Joy Formidable is the first band signed to Black Bell Records, the
label founded by Passion Pit’s synth player/sampler Ayad Al Adhamy. The
band released their Black Bell debut, an eight-song EP titled A Balloon
Called Moaning, just this past Tuesday. The EP was recorded in the
band’s home bedroom studio and was entirely self-produced. These guys
have sold out multiple UK tours throughout the past year and supported
several standout bands including Editors, Passion Pit and The Temper
Trap. After touring the UK with Passion Pit, the band was invited to
join them as the opening act toa few of their shows in the states.
Additionally, the band played two stateside headlining shows at
Brooklyn’s Union Hall and New York City’s Pianos, both of which sold

For the Joy Formidable, bigger most certainly is better. The
London-by-way-of-Wales outfit makes music that feels bred for the
arena, packing each driving track with huge washes of guitar and giant
swarms of buzzing bass. This despite the fact that half the band’s
debut mini-LP, was recorded in a bedroom. If nothing else, the album is
proof that you don’t need a ton of production gloss to create a sound
that’s this anthemic and emotive. On almost every track here, you get
that moment of boisterous clarity– usually in the form of some
skyward-shooting chorus– that feels affirming and perfectly in-line
with UK arena rock. But these fist-pumping jolts are mixed in with
prickly goth textures and doses of melodic post-punk, which serve as a
welcome contrast. And most of these big moments get over without the
benefit of being outwardly catchy, which is both impressive and
occasionally worrying.

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*THIS* Sunday May 9th 7:30pm

At The First Unitarian Church (2125 Chestnut St –
22nd & Chestnut Sts)
All Ages / $13 / Tickets On Sale At
R5Productions.com and AKA Music (27 N 2nd Street)

Even dating back to the days when he was known as Manitoba, Dan
Snaith’s aka CARIBOU’s music has always been constantly evolving,
changing and growing. He’s never made the same record twice, and with
the latest outing under his Caribou moniker he’s probably made the most
drastic stylistic change yet, and with the absolute greatest results!

His latest album – Swim is a much more dance minded record then his
last fine outing, Andorra, which was all about psych pop bliss. He’s
switched things up, using the same rich coloration that always marks
his sound but bringing in new and different influences. This time out
it sounds like he’s been spending a great deal of time with many of the
wonderful Arthur Russell releases, and with as we suspect Russell as
his guide, has truly understood how to merge the worlds of avant pop
and dance floor freedom. With an almost house-like sound done so
totally right, he’s made one of the most urgent, immediate and
enjoyable records of the year. Think Arthur Russell reconstructed by
Four Tet, Hot Chip, Junior Boys, and The Whitest Boy Alive and you
start to get an idea of the overall sound of Swim. But what has always
put Snaith ahead of the pack is that even though he tends to explore
different sounds and styles, he always has a knack for writing great
songs. It’s never style over substance. What makes Caribou so awesome
is that he’s equally invested in his continual reinvention and
explorations of different sounds as much as he is in crafting fucking
great tunes. Record of the year contender for sure!

Opening the show is the like minded TORO Y MOI . It’s no overstatement
to say that some of the most interesting music bubbling up from the
underground right now features a healthy element of 80’s generic
composting, with artists like Panda Bear and Animal Collective, Nite
Jewel or the multifarious manifestations of James Ferraro (Ducktails,
Skaters etc) all blooming glorious hybrid flowers from the detritus of
a decade’s MoR exuberance. Toro Y Moi is a vital new addition to this
list of culture-saturated alchemists, filtering various shades of
shimmering yacht-pop tones and boogie disco vibes with the acutely
adroit EQ’ing of a Theo Parrish mix or the subtle textural disturbance
of 20 years of dirt found on the surface grooves of a charity shop
vinyl find. Through his editing processes, Toro Y Moi releases the
musty odour of damp cardboard sleeves drawn from hundreds of strangers
bedrooms, their fragrances, both narcotic, synthetically floral and
unmistakably human, flooding back sonic memories with an intoxicating
synaesthetic flush. His debut album is bursting with pop
potential on the same scale as Panda Bear, and upon initial listens,
hits the same emotive chi-spots as Arthur Russell, which is always an
instinct that you should pay heed to our experience. So far, one of the
albums of 2010 no question.

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*THIS* Sunday May 9th 7:00pm

At The First Unitarian Church (2125 Chestnut St –
22nd & Chestnut Sts)
All Ages / $15 / Tickets On Sale At
R5Productions.com and AKA Music (27 N 2nd Street)


winner of Canada’s prestigious Polaris Prize for his 2007 album Close
To Paradise (beating both Arcade Fire and Feist), Patrick Watson has
being given an almighty shove by the Peacefrog label for his sophomore
LP. You can understand why the label would want to put their weight
behind a record like this too; having previously found success with
Jose Gonzalez, Watson’s music feels like a step into a more
experimental singer-songwriter direction for Peacefrog. Avoiding the
usual acoustic folk cliches, Watson’s music instead takes on
elaborately crafted pieces of music like ‘Tracy’s Waters’, perhaps
coming closer in spirit to the ornate, multi-instrumentalism of someone
like Andrew Bird, whose compositions feel positively baroque next to
most other practitioners in the field. Recommended, especially in such
a tiny/awesome – intimate chapel space !

Hope to see you this weekend !



S E A N  A G N E W  * R 5  P R O D U C T I O N S

sean@r5productions.com /  215-821-R5R5 (brand new number!)

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