Friday, November 6, 2009 8:58AM - By Lindsey Darden
It’s that time of week again – the oft-occurring presence of the weekend, however catch-me-if-you-can in nature. We’ve selected our picks for the shows we think would best occupy your time. By now you should know the drill, so – ready, set, scroll!
- Karma to Burn | Friday, November 6 | 9:00 pm | $8 | 21+ | Spaceland, Los Angeles, CA – Map | The Morgantown, West Virginia-based alternative rock band combines a elements of psychedelic, acid, and stoner rock that one might as well veer away from heavy machinery after taking in a set or two. Trust us, this is a compliment. This is your chance to catch what looks to be their last North American tour date of the year before they kick off the European leg of their tour later this month. With 16 and Totimoshi – Buy Tickets
- Jones Street Station | Friday, November 6 | 7:00 pm | $10 | 21+ | The Mercury Lounge, New York, NY – Map | We’re suckers for New York transplants with long hair and sweet, folksy/indie melodies. Jones Street Station has all of these things and more – more being code for a mandolin. A mandolin. Sweet, sweet anvil on the head, much? With Red Directors and Alberta Cross – Tickets at the Door; For more info call (212) 260-4700
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 11:42AM - By Kara
Welcome to part 2 of our interview with thenewno2. If you haven’t checked out the first part of our interview with the duo, you definitely should. Part one is a written Q&A with the band, with all sorts of fun stuff in it; they’re definitely not short on things to say. I don’t know about you, sometimes I find written interviews can seem a little impersonal, right? So we decided to switch things up a bit, so, and record them! That’s right, we have a series of exclusive video interviews with thenewno2 below. Enjoy!
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Wednesday, June 17, 2009 5:03PM - By Kara
Welcome the first part of our interview series Thenewno2! For those of you who do not know of Thenewno2, they a favorite on BeatCrave. The band is comprised of childhood friends Oli Hecks and Dhani Harrison. Their sound is a mixture of rock and electro mix with, as Dhani describes it, “sweet” vocals. We have actually done a couple of interviews with them already, but what can we say, other then they like to talk a lot! This time around, we thought we might switch it up a bit starting off with our in-depth written interview to be followed by a series of video interviews.
They were kind enough to talk, at length, about their start as a band, what it was like recording their album, You Are Here, playing at Coachella, and all sorts of other fun stuff. Obviously, I am not going to tell you everything that is in the interview, because that will just ruin the surprise!
Check out what they had to say…
Tuesday, March 31, 2009 4:00PM - By Allison
Wow, we got a phenomenal amount of responses! 98 comments! Unfortunately, we only had 5 copies of You Are Here to give away.
See if you got lucky…
Friday, March 27, 2009 9:30AM - By Allison
***Update: Winners announced***
We’ve got 5 copies of You Are Here by thenewno2 to give away! thenewno2 is a band from London, composed of Dhani Harrison and Oliver Hecks. They have been featured on BeatCrave a number of times including as one of our Know Your LA Band picks. With Harrison playing lead guitar, synthesizer and vocals and Hecks on the drums and sometimes the synthesizer, the duo is known for their unique and inspired sound.
They will be wide releasing their album You Are Here on March 31st, you can wait to buy, or you can enter to win it now.
All you have to do to win is…
Monday, March 9, 2009 9:30AM - By Mali
One of our earliest Know Your LA Bands, Thenewno2 just played live on Conan O’ Brien in support of their upcoming CD release “You Are Here.” I like the fact that before Conan introduced them, he was talking to Bob Saget. It seems like a bit of an odd segway for me. Oh well! I also love how monstrous Conan looks compared to Dhani.
Check out their performance below…
Tuesday, September 30, 2008 11:39AM - By Mali
thenewno2 will play the final show for their Key Club residency, tonight, September 30. Each week since the residency began there’s been a steady increase in the number of people at the shows. Check BeatCrave’s review of the show here.
Also, thenewno2 has just announced plans for a physical release of “You Are Here,” their debut CD. Band frontman Dhani Harrison decided to eschew the record label process and put the album out first digitally in August without any fanfare. The physical release of the album will not be available on CD, but on slotMusic cards produced by SanDisk. Dhani, who is extremely tech savvy, approached the company several months ago about releasing his album through a memory card which can be played in a phone, computer, and other devices. As soon as it’s releases, probably sometime in mid-October we’ll be sure to let you know!
Monday, September 22, 2008 11:00AM - By Matt Unangst
I took a trip up to the Key Club on Sunset on Tuesday night for Ruby Tuesday, a weekly event showcasing local L.A. bands. Ruby Tuesday is sponsored by Spin Magazine, Indie 103.1, Adidas, and JVC. This September’s shows are all headlined by thenewno2.
The crowd at the Key Club was an eclectic mix. The show was 15 and up, so I was expecting a younger crowd, but instead saw anything but. For an Indie Rock show to have a good deal of its crowd be made up of people over the age of 40 was somewhat of a shock; even more of a shock were the not insignificant number of people who would be classified by anyone, not just young me, as old.
Wednesday, August 6, 2008 8:03PM - By Guest Writer
The long-awaited album by thenewno2 was just released, and it was well worth the wait. The album is extremely diverse, yet it all gels to make one incredibly strong album. With Dhani Harrison on lead guitar and vocals and Oli Hecks on drums, as well as appearances by Nick Fyffe, Josh Lopez, Paul Hicks, Marc Mann, and Tom Hammond, the musicianship is fantastic. There is so much to take in that the first few listens are almost overwhelming. Each song has so many layers of sound and meaning that it can sustain repeated listening without getting boring.
So Vain – This song has a really interesting, ambient kind of groove to it that had me hooked from the first moment. The beginning guitar sounds seem to be reminiscent of the song “Lord Lord” from thenewno2′s Promotional EP 001, but then it soon becomes something totally different. It has a vibe-y atmospheric sound that is developing into a signature sound of thenewno2, and at the same time it is rocking and almost psychedelic in places. The electronic sounds in the background play off the lyrics in a cool way. The music seems to almost illustrate what the lyrics are saying. The song draws the listener into the tone of the album, and into another world for the next 50 minutes.