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Photos: 38 Bands Say Goodbye To Death By Audio

Williamsburg DIY venue Death By Audio, which became a staple in the Brooklyn scene after opening in 2007, has now closed its doors for the last time. On Saturday night, Lightning Bolt, JEFF The Brotherhood, A Place To Bury Strangers, and Grooms played the space out for good, but bands have been stopping by to… More »

By: Peter Helman / November 24, 2014 - 11:26 am

Dan Friel – “Thumper”

Parts & Labor noisenik Dan Friel is following up last year’s worthy “Valedictorian”/”Exoskeleton” 12″ with the forthcoming full-length Total Folklore. For this record, we’re told Friel’s taken his rousing and overdriven keyboard pop to the next level of DIY via handmade music boxes. A tour with Buke & Gase would be fun, conceptually.) If you… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 22, 2013 - 4:11 pm

Dan Friel – “Valedictorian”

Parts & Labor frontman and BTW Dan Friel makes solo music under his given name — ecstatic, noisy keyboard-based stuff that, as on “Valedictorian,” is full of technicolor chirp, sugar-rush whoosh, and a bucket of adrenaline. It’s the A-side to a new 12″ Thrill Jockey’s releasing in October, and it’s a download here:… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 21, 2012 - 4:32 pm

CMJ ’08: A Day With Women, Dan Friel & Chairlift, Brought To You By The Blogosphere

As the Times recently noted, bloggers are throwing shows and stuff! Ludlow Street during daylight hours on Tuesday was particularly rife with the WordPressers and Movable Typers, courtesy of Pop Tarts Suck Toasted and The Music Slut parties at Cake Shop and Pianos respectively. Parts & Laborer (and BTW) Dan Friel was first up for… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 24, 2008 - 1:42 pm

Crystal Stilts, High Places, Vivian Girls, KRS-One Helped East Village Radio Celebrate Five Years

NYC online music institution East Village Radio turns five this year, and after a day’s delay due to tropical storm Hanna, a party was had yesterday at the Seaport to celebrate. The fest went from afternoon ’til night, spanning two stages (one at Pier 17, the other at the newish art gallery @Seaport… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 8, 2008 - 4:43 pm

Band To Watch: Dan Friel

Dan Friel is the guy with red hair in anthemic psychedelic Brooklyn noiseniks Parts & Labor. He’s also the mind and burnt keyboards behind this interesting eponymous solo project. Stepping outside P&L isn’t new for Friel, but the first full-length release Ghost Town came out a week and change ago on Important. Before this 30-minute… More »

By: stereogum / May 29, 2008 - 10:56 am