Posted in To Do | music on August 8, 2005

Eminem, 50 Cent, Kano & Whodini, The Warped Tour, CBGB & Gorilla Biscuits, Colleen, A Hawk & a Hacksaw, Voxtrot, The Trumpet Festival, Stevie Wonder, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah for free, and my weekly Gothamist post of shows happening this week.



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Does anyone know when CYHSY are going on? I know the showtime is listed at 7 PM, but I'm curious if they're the openers (they seem to be) and if they'll really go on a bit later (like perhaps 7:30 or 8).

Posted by Matthew Berlyant | August 8, 2005 7:02 PM

You left Amadou and Mariam off your list for tonight monday this show was awesome. david Byrne was at the early show and I managed to sneek into the late show with my early show ticket stub. Awesome shows! They will be back on September 15 at the Hiro. I know it wil be a busy week but people should check them out. They are a blind couple from Mali that play some mean funk afrobeat rock'n'roll.

Posted by danfun | August 9, 2005 1:23 AM

Tons of new stuff just added to the Mercury Lounge calander

Posted by Chris | August 10, 2005 7:47 PM

has anyone been to any of these in the past? Just curious cause this seems kinda cool.

Posted by nick | August 10, 2005 8:17 PM

not know what to half expect from the ever elusive montreal collective a silver mt zion aka godspeed you black emperor minus some members with vocals. slid into southpaw, park slope brooklyn a bit early to catch the horribly named opener jerusalem in my heart - who went on after the terrifyingly beautiful carla bozulich ex-geraldine fibbers frontwoman. she was accompanied by silver mt zionists jessica on violin and ian on stand up bass along with her drummer/bassist shazad. carla possesses the stage in shock theatrics tailored for a pyschiartric ward. part hyper emotional yet believable and applaudable songs that push the buttons in most viewers too scared to recoil. peel apart the layers and carla is a vulnerable performer who asks the audience to continue talking through her set. thankfully she ended the 4 song set with a low cover dedicated to alan and mimi whom she said would mind if we kept talking.
seven microphones arranged in a half circle to accomodate each member of the tra la la chorus - additional members to the core trio of a silver mt zion - from left to right clockwise jessica - violin, efrim - guitar/lead vocalist, scott - drums/mandolin, ian - stand up bass, beckie - cello, thierry - bass, sophie - violin. whew. now just imagine double the members for godspeed. efrim rarely speaks during the godspeed shows but as the frontman of silver mt zion coversation was not a problem. stating this was a silver mt zion's fifty-seccond show ever and their first show in north america sent the crowd into hysterics. he continued with stating he was nervous and with our cooperation they would blow the roof off this motherfucker. ok. onto the show.
godbless our dead marines - dedicated to cindy sheehan, the w oman camping outside bush's ranch in crawford, and to the boy on the sixth floor of the hospital who is learning to use a catheter for the first time. by the song's closing chant the whole audience sang loud and clear putting a smile on the musicians' faces.
there's a river in the valley made of melting snow was written for beyonce says efrim. they were in talks with her lawyers for thirteen months. no joke. so imagine beyonce singing this tune.
take these hands and throw them in the river was dedicated to anyone who has been asked to step outside the vehicle.
thierry broke his d string at which point efrim made a joke or two about theirry chaning his dirty g string mishearing what string actually broke. need to break the tension of a silver mt zion show somehow. while the string is changed efrim asks for questions: 1. where's godspeed? - they have magically become this new band called the arcade fire then thierry says and they are playing fashion rocks! 2. what did you eat for breakfast? - an american cheese omlet which he is still paying for with indegestion, nothing for lunch or dinner. also mentioned where the money for the concert was being donated - the homeless veterns coalition who are the smallest non-profit they could find. then someone shouted who's your daddy which got the correct answer plus a story about winnepeg, where his dad lives. this provoked efrim to mention the battle being fought by minnesotta govenor to reroute polluted water from a lake in his state to a river in canada that flows northward to winnepeg. efrim continued talking about the missile shield clinton and bush wanted to build with the trillions of dollars from the defence surplus which led into babylon was built on fire.
the triumph of our tired eyes was dedicated to anyone's sister or brother.
mountains made of steam and finally ending with ring them bells, which most people cried the concert was over but efrim said it was a long song.
of course they left the stage to a cacaphony of screaming fans and then came back out moments later for some encores: a silver mt zion and horses in the sky... who knows if they will ever return to america and play for another two hours

Posted by spacedog | August 14, 2005 11:51 PM

I was at the asmz show. It was the best show I've ever seen. I wish someone recorded it.

Posted by RJ | September 16, 2005 4:39 AM

I've managed to save up roughly $70044 in my bank account, but I'm not sure if I should buy a house or not. Do you think the market is stable or do you think that home prices will decrease by a lot?

Posted by Courtney Gidts | February 15, 2006 5:43 PM

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