Premier Concerts and Manic Presents:
238 College Street
New Haven, CT, 06510
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is all ages
MGMT is an American psychedelic rock band founded by Benjamin Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden. After the release of their first album, the members of their live band, Matthew Asti, James Richardson and Will Berman, joined the core band in the studio. Formed at Wesleyan University and originally with Cantora Records, they signed with Columbia Records and Red Ink in 2006. On October 5, 2007, Spin.com named MGMT "Artist of the Day." On November 14, 2007, Rolling Stone pegged MGMT as a top ten "Artist to Watch" in 2008. The band was named ninth in the BBC's Sound of 2008 Top Ten Poll. They were also named as Last.fm's most played new artist of 2008 in their Best of 2008 lists.
MGMT's first album, Oracular Spectacular, debuted at No. 12 on the UK album chart, No. 13 after 34 weeks in the New Zealand RIANZ charts, number six on the Australian ARIA Charts, and hit number one on the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart. It has also been named the 18th best album of the decade by Rolling Stone magazine. It was named the best album of 2008 by NME. MGMT also appeared prominently in Australia's Triple J Hottest 100 2008, coming in 2nd with "Electric Feel", 5th with "Kids" and 18th with "Time to Pretend". MGMT was nominated for the 2010 Grammy Award for Best New Artist, and their track "Kids" was nominated for Best Pop Performance By a Duo or Group with Vocals. These are the first Grammy nominations for the band. At the 2009 Grammy Awards, the Justice remix of "Electric Feel" won the Grammy Award for Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical. Their second album, Congratulations, was released on April 13, 2010. In January 2011 they began work on their third album, which was released in 2013.
Warpaint are a 4-piece band from California whose unique brand of intricate guitar lines, hypnotic vocals and driving post punk rhythms combine to create a gorgeous, unique sound. Both on record and on stage Warpaint sound like they're channeling something truly otherworldly and mystical. Warpaint have seen constant exposure in publications such as The Guardian, The Independent, Rolling Stone, Spin, Mojo, Q, Crack Magazine, Interview, Nylon, Bust, NME and was featured on the cover of the LA Weekly, as well as having performed on television programs such as Conan, Ellen and Later With Jools Holland.
Warpaint's debut album The Fool was named on of the 50 Best Albums of the Decade by NME; their sophomore allbum 'Warpaint' debuted in the top 10 of the Billboard Alternative Album Chart as well as the U.K. Album Chart, and was named one of the albums of the year in publications such as The Chicago Tribune, LA Magazine, Time Out, NME and American Songwriter; and their latest album 'Heads Up' enjoyed a Top 40 debut on the Billboard Current Albums Chart, #13 on the U.K. Album Chart.
$45.00 - $55.00
This event is General Admission Standing Room on the Floor and Reserved Seated in the Balcony.