Posted in music | pictures on August 5, 2005

My new favorite drug, Doveman, played Joe's Pub in NYC on Thursday August 4th, 2005. Was great. Was a CD release celebration. (Buy it from CDBaby.) David Byrne was there.

Doveman @ Joes Pub

"Sometimes bands make great albums against all possible odds. There's no telling why these albums are so great -- for some reason, they just are; how else would it be possible to explain the significance of Nevermind the Bollocks when Sid Vicious was barely able to play bass? Clearly, when it comes to great albums, many factors beyond mere musical talent are at work -- some serendipitous je ne sais quoi that pushes a record beyond mere competence. In many ways, The Acrobat is worthy of a French cliché or two -- but unlike anything by The Sex Pistols, it's easy to see why the album is so strong: just look at the band members." [Splendid]

Doveman @ Joes Pub

"Doveman is comprised of some of NYC's best musicians -- vocalist/pianist/organist/et cetera Thomas Bartlett (Elysian Fields, Chocolate Genius, Mike Doughty), banjo player/guitarist Sam Amidon (Stars Like Fleas), violinist/electronics whiz Jacob Danziger (Ida, His Name Is Alive, Flashpapr), cornetist Peter Ecklund (Gloria Gaynor, Madeleine Peyroux, Loudon Wainwright III), guitarist/drummer Shahzad Ismaily (Tom Waits, Brian Eno, Rage Against the Machine), who joined the band after The Acrobat was recorded, and legendary drummer/guitarist/co-producer Dougie Bowne (The Lounge Lizards, Iggy Pop, Laurie Anderson), who recorded The Acrobat in just two days with Grammy winning producer/engineer Patrick Dillett (David Byrne, Mary J. Blige, Arto Lindsay). With musicianship like this, it's certainly no accident that The Acrobat is as good as it is." [Splendid continued]

Doveman @ Joes Pub

"The members of Doveman refer to their music as "insomnia pop" -- a description that's wryly accurate, if not mildly understated. Yes, this is bedroom music, suitable for those free-thinking types who never wake up before noon, but it's also intriguing, honest and rewarding. The album draws upon elements of pop, classical, jazz (improvisation) and ambience to relay its forlorn message: loneliness, melancholy and heartache are all part of the mix, which is, fortunately, free of pretense." [Splendid continued]



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Comments (9)

gadzooks. that's a helluva a lot of credentials.

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2005 7:03 PM

BV you should post about Priestess (
MV already beat you to the punch (
But you get more hits, so post about them already!

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2005 8:45 PM

thanks for the post, and thanks for turning me onto them, I have been loving it and will definitely buy the album. Wish i could have been there...need to work on that whole living in baltimore issue.

Posted by ryan97ou | August 6, 2005 10:13 AM

nice post. some very nice pics, as well! did u take them?

Posted by aw | August 6, 2005 6:34 PM

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2005 1:35 AM

Yeah MC; pancake face on a bitch.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2005 3:56 AM

Bunch of new shows at announced for the merc:

Doveman - Tues 8/30.
Thunderbirds are Now - Wed 9/21.

Black Mountain may not have opened for The Hold Steady this weekend, but they will be at the merc on Wed 9/28.

Posted by Chris | August 8, 2005 6:33 PM


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