Entries tagged with: robert ellis
by Bill Pearis
"yes, this is Gruff Rhys..."
You may remember that Gruff Rhys's American Interior is coming out as an album, book, film and interactive mobile app in May. Gruff just released the title track to this multifaceted project and you can stream it below.
The film version of American Interior will make its U.S. debut at the SXSW with screenings, appropriately, during the film and music portion of the fest, and there's a panel discussion about it too if you've got a badge. SXSW screening dates and showtimes here and the film's trailer is below. Gruff will also be playing shows during SXSW too -- including the official Turnstile Showcase with Cate Le Bon and more -- , so look out for him if you're going to be in Austin that week.
Trailer for American Interior and the stream of its title track below...
Another year, another round of great free SXSW shows at Waterloo Records in Austin. Typed out below...
Roky Erickson @ Chicago's Wicker Park Fest 2013 (more by Lindsay Best)
Pharmakon @ Saint Vitus 2013 (more by Fred Pessaro)
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
The Black Angels, Roky Erickson, The Denzels @ MHOW
Two different generations of Austin psych rock on one bill together, for what is sure to be one trippy show. This is a Converse Rubber Tracks show which meant tickets were free, but are all claimed now.
Pharmakon, Helm, Damien Dubrovnik, Three Legged Race @ Baby's All Right
This is one of the two stops on London experimental musician Helm and Copenhagen electronic duo Damien Dubrovnik's (mem of Var, Lust for Youth) US tour, which also hits Nothing Changes tomorrow. But this one's especially exciting because NYC noise artist Pharmakon headlines the show.
Vic Mensa, Nitty Scott MC, MC Rugz D Bewler, KB Yung Hustle @ SOB's
Mensa, Nitty Scott MC, MC Rugz D Bewler, KB Yung Hustle @ SOB's
Vic Mensa came up around the same time as fellow Chicago rapper Chance the Rapper (who he also collaborates with), and if you dig Chance's style you'll most likely be into Vic too. His last NYC gig was opening for Disclosure at Terminal 5, but tonight you can see him headline his own show in a much smaller room. Solid local rapper Nitty Scott MC opens.
Casket Girls, The Stargazer Lilies @ Mercury Lounge
The "Graveface Roadshow" rolls onto its second NYC show, featuring Black Moth Super Rainbow main man Ryan Graveface's other band, Casket Girls. Fronted by Elsa and Phaedra Greene, the band's sound isn't to dissimilar to BMSR.
Robert Ellis, Ian O'Neill @ Mercury Lounge
Houston-based country singer-songwriter Robert Ellis has a warm, world-weary voice that belies his young age. Tonight's show is with Deer Tick's Ian O'Neill.
Kins, Grand Resort, Libel @ Knitting Factory
While very much a band, Australia/UK act Kins seem to draw inspiration from downtempo electronics for a expansive, atmospheric sound without ever dipping into anthemic "whoa oh" territory. Their shows later this week with Courtney Barnett are sold out, but you can still get tickets to tonight's headlining gig.
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.
For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.
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photos by Amanda Hatfield; words by Bill Pearis
Frankie Rose & Dub Pies @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
The Brooklyn Night Bazaar opened in its new permanent Greenpoint location last weekend, offering up shopping, food, fun (ping pong, blacklight mini-golf) and music, with free admission for those willing to wait in the long line to get in that stretched down Banker St. (The line moved pretty fast, though.) The new space is pretty nice, it was never too hard to maneuver around with most of the food and the stage at the far end of the large space. The stage, off to one side, is backed by a wall of projection screens which looked pretty cool I must say. There's no way to go and not smell like a deep fryer, but otherwise it's not a bad way to spend a Friday or Saturday night.
The music for last Saturday (11/2) was headlined by Frankie Rose whose short set nonetheless packed in most of the songs you'd want to hear, including her great cover of The Damned's "Street of Dreams" which I think is better than the original. The vibe of the Bazaar made for a loose fun set. I got in just in time to catch Mahogany who are currently operating as a duo. I miss the maximalist days of their two-drummer, three guitarists and more line-up, but they still sounded pretty good. Pictures from their sets, as well as openers Monogold, are in this post.
Tonight (10/8) at BK Night Bazaar it's The Low Anthem, Robert Ellis (who played last night opening for pals Deer Tick at Webster Hall), and Grandchildren. Then on Saturday (11/9) it's Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, Ski Lodge and Pearl & the Beard. Psychic TV, A Place to Bury Strangers, Au Revoir Simone and more will play in the weeks ahead. Again the shows are free and open to the public.
More pics of Frankie Rose, Mahogany, Monogold and the Brooklyn Night Bazaar, below...
APTBS @ Orion Fest 2012 (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)
The Brooklyn Night Bazaar opens in its new permanent Greenpoint location this weekend, with free music performances from Spank Rock and Dope Body on Friday (11/1) and Frankie Rose, Mahogany, Monogold, and Heavenly Beat on Saturday. As mentioned before, it's now open every Friday and Saturday and will be year round.
Since we last posted, the Bazaar has added a few more shows, including The Low Anthem (11/8), Ski Lodge (11/9), A Place to Bury Strangers (11/29, the artisanal earplug vendor will do great business that night), and SISU (12/20).
That's in addition to such already announced performers like Kitty Pryde (11/23), Small Black (12/13) and, what will surely make for a bizarre bazaar, Psychic TV on both 12/27 and 12/28. Full schedule as it stands now is listed below...
Deer Tick at Rockville Center in June (more by Kurt Christensen)
Deer Tick, who recently kept very busy at Newport Folk Fest, have a new album due out in September, have announced that they'll support that new album with a fall tour. The fall kicks off in October and ends in NYC with a show on November 7 at Webster Hall. That show, and many others on the tour, is being opened by Robert Ellis. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale today (7/31) at noon, with a general on-sale beginning Friday (8/2) at noon.
Deer Tick also just recently released a single from their new album, "The Dreams In The Ditch." You can stream that, along with the list of all tour dates, below...
Savages at BV-CMJ 2012 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Last month, SXSW revealed its first round of artists for their 2013 festival, which happens from March 12-17, and now they've revealed a second announcement with way more artists. The new announcement includes Allo Darlin', Angel Haze, Audacity, Black Moth Super Rainbow, Blood Diamonds, Bonde Do Role, Deap Vally, Dessa, Eaux, Sky Ferreira, Flatbush Zombies, Foxygen, Girl Unit, Hundred Waters, Hunters, Major Lazer, Ms Mr, Nguzunguzu, Nu Sensae, Palma Violets, Paws, Peace, PS I Love You, Ratking, Rhye, Savages, Shout Out Louds, The Soft Moon, Thee Oh Sees, Toro y Moi, Ume, Wavves, and many more.
Full list below...
photos by Chris La Putt
Robert Ellis / Technicolor Hearts/ Shakey Graves
BV Austin, in partnership with The Convoy Group, Regressive Records, Eye in the Sky Collective, Tito's Handmade Vodka, and Mercy hangover prevention, presented a CMJ showcase of Texas bands on Thursday night at Rebel NYC. Here are some pictures from the shindig. They continue below...
DOWNLOAD: Grandfather Child - Waiting For You / Dog Water (ZIP)
Technicolor Hearts at The Parish in Austin (more by Tim Griffin)
We're happy to report that there have been a couple additions to our previously-announced Texas Takeover Party which happens on Thursday (10/18) at Rebel NYC (251 W. 30th St.) as part of next week's CMJ Festival.
Headlining the night (1 AM) will be Houston's Grandfather Child. The band, who are signed to New West Records, count Robert Ellis as a member. He, who has appeared on BV many times, just happens to be playing a solo set right before them too. You can download both sides of Grandfather Child's "Waiting For You" single at the top of this post.
Grandfather Child are also playing a day party at Lulu's in Greenpoint on Friday (10/19) afternoon, and, later that night, the New West showcase at The Living Room (11:30 PM) with Sydney Wayser, Kalen Nash, White Violet, Ponderosa, and Wolf Ram Heart. All Grandfather Child dates, including a December run that brings them back to NYC, are listed below.
Additionally, Austin's Technicolor Hearts will now open the party at 6 PM (get ready for a long night!). The band will also play Pete's Candy Store later that same night (10 PM). You can stream their most recent EP below, and check out lots of live pictures of them on BV Austin.
The Full line-up for The Texas Takeover Party is:
6:00pm Technicolor HeartsThis is an official CMJ show and also FREE to the public with RSVP. Doors open at 5 PM, and we'll have complimentary Tito's Handmade Vodka while it lasts, and we'll be giving out Mercy hangover prevention drinks all night.
7:00pm Shakey Graves
8:00pm Josiah Hall
9:00pm New York City Queens
10:00pm The Tontons
11:00pm Wild Child
12:00am Robert Ellis
1:00am Grandfather Child
The folks at Mercy are also giving away CMJ badges, exclusive access to CMJ shows, a week's worth of Mercy hangover prevention beverage and a chance to be Mercy's CMJ Reporter. To enter, visit their Facebook. Hope to see you there!
Meanwhile, for all things Texas, head to BV Austin.
Robert Ellis at Summerstage, June 2012 (more by Chris La Putt)
Shakey Graves in Austin - 8/11/2012 (more by Tim Griffin)
The 2012 CMJ Festival is less than a month away and you can expect a bunch of announcements soon as to what BrooklynVegan has planned this year. Meanwhile here's one that involves our BV Austin site. The Convoy Group, Regressive Records, Eye in the Sky Collective, and BV Austin presents, along with Tito's Handmade Vodka, The Texas Takeover Party, which is an official and FREE CMJ event (with free Tito's until it runs out).
The party happens on Thursday, October 18 at Rebel NYC (251 W. 30th St.) and features an all-Texas line-up: Houston's Robert Ellis, Austin's Wild Child, Houston's The TonTons, Texas' Shakey Graves, Houston's Josiah Hall and Houston's New York City Queens.
The fun starts at 6 PM and CMJ badgeholders can just walk right in. Everyone else who wants to come should RSVP here.
For the Ton Tons, the show is part of a tour that also includes a CMJ show at Bowery Electric. A video by them and some from other artists on the bill, along with the Texas Takeover flyer, below...
Robert Ellis at Mercury Lounge, NYC, April 2012 (more by Chris La Putt)
The TonTons at Stubb's August 2012 (more by Tim Griffin)
BV Austin is gearing up for a road trip, visiting our big brother BrooklynVegan next month for the 2012 CMJ Festival which happens 10/16 - 10/20 in NYC. And we're throwing a party once we get there with The Convoy Group, Regressive Records, and Eye in the Sky Collective, along with Tito's Handmade Vodka! It's called The Texas Takeover Party and it's both an official and FREE CMJ event.
The party happens on Thursday, October 18 at Rebel NYC (251 W. 30th St.) and features an all-Texas line-up with Robert Ellis, Wild Child, The TonTons (who just played Pop Montreal), Shakey Graves, Josiah Hall and New York City Queens.
The fun starts at 6 PM and CMJ badgehoders can just walk right in. Everyone else who wants to come should RSVP here. Free Tito's vodka while it lasts. So if you're in NYC during CMJ, come on by. Flyer for the show is below.
photos by Chris La Putt
Alambama Shakes @ Central Park Summerstage
Alabama Shakes, who opened for Jack White at Roseland in May and have since played Bonnaroo, headlined a "sold out" free show at Central Park Summerstage in NYC this afternoon, Sunday, June 24th. Did you make it in. If not, did you listen from outside? Here are some pictures from the show.
Already packed when opener Robert Ellis went on around 3pm, the show also included a pre-shakes set by Diamond Rugs who headlined their own show (their first-ever in NYC) at the Bell House in Brooklyn on Friday night (and who play Letterman on Monday). As you may know by now, Diamond Rugs features members of Deer Tick, Dead Confederate, and Steve Berlin from Los Lobos.
photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin
Willie Nelson & fan @ Wellmont Theater, Montclair, NJ
Willie Nelson, who recently collaborated with Snoop Dogg and got a statue of his likeness unveiled in Austin on 4/20, came to NJ last week for two shows at the Wellmont Theater with fellow Texas singer-songwriter Robert Ellis. We have pictures from one of those shows, and there are more of them, along with video of a performance Willie did at SiriusXM while he was here, below...
Kenny Rogers & Lionel Richie @ SXSW 2012 (more by Ryan Barkan)
"The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival has had some surprises artists in the past. There was some surprise when country act Dierks Bentley made the cut and maybe a little surprise when rap star Emenim was booked. But the 2012 addition of country icon Kenny Rogers may be the most surprising addition to the line-up yet.I hope he does a duet with Danzig. Meanwhile watch him duet with Lionel below...
Rogers' appearance was announced on April 26. The complete Bonnaroo schedule is expected to be announced soon. The festival will be held June 7-10 in Manchester, Tenn." [Knoxville.com]
Amadou & Mariam
As you may remember from the past couple of years, "Summerstage" now encompasses more than just Central Park, but Central Park Summerstage will still always be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the series. Here's the 2012 schedule. Check it out below...
photos by Chris La Putt
Corndawg & Ellis @ Mercury Lounge
Of all the unique characters at the South by Southwest Music Conference last week, few stood out like Jonny Corndawg.And you should hear its horn! (it and its musical horn drove by me at least once at SXSW this year.)
A twangy song picker from rural Virginia -- "I never really quite fit in there, which explains a lot," he says -- the real-life Jonny Fritz made a striking figure physically in Austin, with his rail-thin frame under a wide-brimmed cowboy hat. He was conspicuous musically, too, with a traditional yet rowdy, trucker-brand country sound and a status as one of Rolling Stone's 25 artists to watch at SXSW 2012. Part of the buzz is built on an upcoming album he just made at Jackson Browne's studio, backed up by his pals in the L.A. band Dawes.
Maybe the thing that made the Corndawg stand out the most was the tour vehicle parked outside his gigs. He drives a maroon Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van with "Corndawg.com" emblazoned across the back.
"I've been saving up for that thing for about three years," beamed the broad-smiling countryman. [StarTribune]
As promised, the Jonny Corndawg / Robert Ellis / Shoves & Rope train, or should I say Sprinter, pulled into NYC for a show at Mercury Lounge last night (4/2). Here are some pictures. More below...
Jonny Corndawg poses with fans @ SXSW 2012 (photo by zavertnik)
Alt-country, singer-songwriter associates Jonny Corndawg and Robert Ellis are out on the road with "sloppy tonk" band Shovels + Rope. That tour brings the party to Mercury Lounge in NYC tonight (4/2) for a show that begins with with a set by Colin Langenus (USAISAMONSTER). Tickets are still on sale (for those who didn't win tix in our Facebook contest).
All tour dates are listed below...
The Newport Festivals Foundation continues to celebrate the festival's historic past by featuring emerging young artists alongside some of folk music's most venerable names. This year's festival features: My Morning Jacket, Jackson Browne, Conor Oberst, Iron & Wine, Patty Griffin, Guthrie Family Reunion, Dawes, The Head & The Heart, Deer Tick, Punch Brothers, City & Colour, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, The Tallest Man on Earth, tUnE-yArDs, Tom Morello, Trampled by Turtles, Gary Clark, Jr., Alabama Shakes, Blind Pilot, Of Monsters and Men, original music from: Jay Farrar; Will Johnson; Anders Parker; & Yim Yames set to the lyrics of Woody Guthrie, Sharon Van Etten, First Aid Kit, Sara Watkins, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Brown Bird, Jonny Corndawg, Jonathan Wilson, Spirit Family Reunion, Deep Dark Woods, Carl Broemel, Ben Sollee, Robert Ellis, Frank Fairfield, The Apache Relay, Spider John Koerner & His Rag Tag Boys, Joel Rafael, Joe Fletcher & The Wrong Reasons, Elizabeth Mitchell, honeyhoney, Sleepy Man Banjo Boys, The Kossoy Sisters, The Berklee City Music Choir and very special guests to be announced.The 2012 Newport Folk Festival lineup has been announced.
Robert Ellis & Caitlin Rose & Stubb's
Robert Ellis, who's about to head overseas for a European tour with Dawes, played a show at the Stateside at the Paramount on Friday night (2/3) with Shawn Jones. One night later Robert joined Caitlin Rose on stage for some Louvin Brothers covers at her packed Saturday show inside Stubb's (as you can see in the picture above). UPDATE: and now a video too (below).
Right before she got to Austin, Caitlin played a handful of shows with the Old 97's. Friday night Rhett Miller joined her on stage at Gruene Hall in New Braunfels to help her perform her own song "Shanghai Cigarettes." Watch the video of that, and some from Stubb's too, below...
Dawes @ La Zona Rosa
"Dawes put a smile on my face, reinvigorated me, made me believe what once was, that elusive elixir that hooked me back when, has returned." [Bob Lefsetz]Dawes played La Zona Rosa back on 8/24 with Robert Ellis who they were touring with then, and who they play more shows with around the country soon.
More pictures and a video from the summer Austin show, below...
Levon Helm at Summerstage in Central Park (more by Chris La Putt)
The Band's Levon Helm will step outside of his weekly Midnight Ramble for a show at Wellmont Theatre on February 10th with Peter Wolf. Tickets are currently on AMEX presale and go on regular sale Friday 11/18 at noon. The show, along with a pair of dates that he has lined up at Ulster Performing Arts Center in Kingston, NY (11/18 and 5/25) are his only non-Midnight Ramble dates announced thus far. Full tour schedule is below.
Meanwhile, the Midnight Ramble continues this weekend with special guest Hook Herrera and on 12/3 Helm will welcome Jimmy Vivino (of Conan's Basic Cable band) and Dawes. Tickets for that show, and all others are still available (either seated or Standing Room Only).
Dawes will also head down to NYC & NJ that same week. Both Maxwell's shows, which Robert Ellis is opening, are now sold out though. You can catch Robert Ellis though during a tour with John Doe that hits City Winery on December 4th. For the X man, it's one of many gigs that will be keeping him busy through New Year's Eve.
All Levon and Dawes and Robert Ellis and X dates and a video below...
photos by Tim Griffin
Robert Ellis @ ACL Live
Jay Farrar plays his third NYC show in a row at City Winery on Sunday night (10/16). Laura Cantrell opens and tickets are still on sale. Check out a picture of the setlist from Saturday's show below. More Jay dates HERE.
The 10/19 City Winery show is further enhanced by the addition of Robert Ellis on the bill. It's Robert's first of three NYC shows during CMJ week. The next two are 10/20 at Living Room (again with Jason Isbell) and 10/21 at Living Room. The 10/20 show is one of three Paste Magazine CMJ shows at Living Room. Full lineups, a set of pictures from a 10/6 show Robert played at ACL Live in Austin, and all dates, below...
photos by Ben Rodig
Rhett Miller of the Old 97's
The Old 97's, and Robert Ellis played the past two nights (7/18 & 7/19) at Lincoln Hall. BV Chicago photographer Ben Rodig was in attendance to shoot both.
You can view more of his pictures, and the setlists from both nights below..
Old 97's @ Swan Dive in Austin, TX - BV SXSW 2011 (more by Tim Griffin)
today in Chicago
* Old 97's, Robert Ellis (Night 2) @ Lincoln Hall
* Blonde Redhead, The Sentinels @ Bottom Lounge
* Harvey Milk, Yakuza, Heaving Mass @ Beat Kitchen
* King Creosote, Jon Hopkins, Briar Rabbit @ Schubas
* Steve Earle and the Dukes (and Dutchesses), Allison Moorer @ the Vic
* Wiccans, Birth Deformities, Divine Right, Narrow Mind @ Treasure Town
* Nachmystium, Sourvein, Batillus, Lord Mantis, Mutilation Rights, Hour of 13 @ Empty Bottle
The Beastie Boys have posted a new video for "Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win" featuring Santigold, and directed by Spike Jonze. Check it out below.
Wye Oak performed "Holy Holy" on Fallon last night. View the footage below.
Stream Little Dragon's new LP Ritual Union in its entirety via NPR.
Blonde Redhead @ the Prospect Park Bandshell in 2009 (more by Chris La Putt)
Blonde Redhead will play the Bottom Lounge tomorrow night, with The Sentinels.
The Old 97's, and Robert Ellis will play Lincoln Hall tomorrow night as well.
Washed Out now have a music video for "Eyes Be Closed." Check it out below..