Posted in music | tour dates on May 10, 2007

Spiegeltent

The Spiegeltent is returning to NYC for a second year of unique shows and concerts.

Spiegeltent @ The Fulton Fish Market, NYC, 2007
7/07: Lady Sovereign (also playing Studio B)
7/16: Shout Out Louds
7/17: Weimar NY: The Spiegel Sessions
7/19: Shout Out Louds
7/24: DeVotchKa (2nd year in a row)
7/25: DeVotchKa
7/31: Ute Lemper: ‘Voyages’
8/07: Lila Downs
8/08: Lila Downs
8/13: Badly Drawn Boy
8/14: Badly Drawn Boy
8/21: José González
8/28: Weimar NY: The Spiegel Sessions
8/26: O’Death (2nd year in a row)
9/05: An Albatross
9/11: Penny Arcade’s “Bitch! Dyke! Faghag! Whore!”
9/18: Weimar NY: The Spiegel Sessions
9/22: Dan Zanes and Friends: Sea Music!

Tickets are on sale at Ticket Central. Photo via here. More details below....

Lady Sovereign (OPENING NIGHT!) - July 7 @ 11:00pm An exclusive opening night celebration featuring one of the world’s hottest young contemporary artists. Recently back from a national tour with Gwen Stefani, Lady Sovereign has climbed to become one of the most respected hip-hop artists of her day. She’s the self-proclaimed white midget with a barely there 5’1 frame. An MC, a lyricist, a producer, the alternative microphone vandal with lyrics that hit like left and right hooks, subject matter dashing between flirtations with McDonalds and swigging Pernod. Regardless of gender or generation, you can be assured that Sovereign’s making the kind of noise that will see her reign supreme.

Weimar NY: The Spiegel Sessions - July 17 @ 10:00pm; August 28 @ 10:00pm; September 18 @ 10:00pm
WEIMAR NEW YORK is a downtown star-studded theatrical cabaret that juxtaposes the aesthetic and music of Weimar-era Berlin with that of the contemporary downtown performance scene in New York City. Performers come to the show from a variety of backgrounds: from classically trained singers and musicians to performance artists and burlesque acts. The evening celebrates the spirit of creative resistance that thrives in response to conservative political forces be they the rising tides of Nazism in Weimar Germany or fundamentalist Christianity taking root in the contemporary United States. The exclusive Spiegeltent season performers include Justin Bond, Meow Meow, Taylor Mac, Theo Bleckmann, Holcombe Waller, Sanda Weigel, Daniel Isengart, Tigger!, Helen Stratford, Adam Dugas, and Curtis Eller and may many more!

Shout Out Louds - July 19th @ 11:30pm
The new Swedish invasion continues with the Shout Out Louds, a surge of romance and urgency, happy and sad, upbeat and lingering, danceable and reflective, and fueled throughout with gut-level emotion. The band makes their Spiegeltent premiere on their return tour to the US for an exclusive NYC engagement in support of their new Merge Records release OUR ILL WILLS.

DeVotchKa - July 24 @ 10:00pm; July 25 @ 11:00pm
By overwhelming demand, DeVotchKa makes an exclusive return to the Spiegeltent for another unforgettable pair of summer concerts. With a wholly unique melding of eastern European, Mariachi, and American punk and folk roots, DeVotchKa have quietly become one of the most celebrated bands in America today. With violin, accordion, sousaphone, trumpets, piano, and too many other instruments to list - the Denver four piece creates a sweeping and divergent orchestra behind soaring vocals. Dramatic, tragic, celebratory, DeVotchKa's live show is a revelation that inspires wild dance and tears, sometimes in the same song. Called 'Everything Music Should Be," by NPR's "All Things Considered," DeVotchKa were well on their way to breakout behind three self-released records before writing and performing the Grammy nominated score for the multiple Academy Award winning film Little Miss Sunshine. DeVotchKa interrupt the recording of their highly anticipated next record to return to New York's Spiegeltent.

An Evening with Ute Lemper: ‘Voyages’ - July 31 @ 10:00pm
Ute Lemper makes her Spiegelworld premiere with a special of evening of songs set to the heartsounds of the sea. Lemper's performing career grows out of a passionate and enduring commitment to art, politics and history, and out of a contentious and complicated relationship with her homeland and its past. Her panache, versatility and sophisticated repertoire - including Berlin cabaret songs and the dark gems of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill - have led her to international acclaim as a recording artist, and in the theatre, cabaret and film worlds.

Lila Downs - August 7 @10:00pm; August 8 @ 11:30pm
Lila Downs (pronounced Lee-La) is a bi-cultural singer/songwriter raised in the Mixtec region of Oaxaca(a state of southern Mexico) and in Minnesota. Exploring and expressing Mexico's rich culture has been a lifelong passion for Lila. It was only through music that Downs reconciled her heritage. “It took a long time to decide that I wanted to sing,” she says. “Something needed to motivate me.” That motivation was the songs and stories of the Oaxacan people. Her Mixtec mother spurred Downs to sing songs with sentimiento — a deep, almost empathic emotion which has left audiences of all cultures and countries spellbound.

Badly Drawn Boy – August 14 @ 11:00pm; August 15 @ 10:00pm
A rare, intimate NYC evening with acclaimed singer-songwriter Damon Gough featuring songs from his latest acclaimed release ‘Born in the U.K.’, the heartfelt return from the British singer songwriter who gave us the stellar soundtrack to award winning film About A Boy.

José González - August 21 @ 10:00pm
Fresh out of the studio where he has just completed recording his new release slated for later this year, Gonzalez makes an exclusive NYC – area appearance. Born and raised in Gothenburg, Sweden, of Argentinean parents, 25-year-old José González is a top-ten chart artist and revered troubadour figure in Sweden, where he is cherished equally by the musical cognoscenti, seriously besotted critics and hordes of regular Nordic punters. Using just his own dexterously finger-picked classical guitar and a captivating voice - part Joao Gilberto, part Nick Drake – José’s music is as economical as it is seductive; stark but effortlessly melodious songwriting whose confessional, gently provocative lyrics (all sung in perfect English) are, by turns, poignant, intriguing and life-affirming.

O’Death - August 26 @ 11:30pm
Celebrating their recent acclaimed release on Ernest Jenning Record Co., the five guys of O’Death, maybe three shirts between them, return to the Spiegeltent stage. There’s a banjo, a fiddle, a drum set littered with gas cans, chains, and broken cymbals. Then they all start howling, stomping; it’s an anachronistic jug band party in a junkyard with sing-along hooks and weathered vocals from another time. Their fans, an ever-expanding congregation, sing along and follow the band with an almost religious fervor, and as vocalist Greg Jamie’s eyes roll back into his head there’s a sense that something almost sinisterly spiritual has overtaken everyone in the room. This is the world of O’Death.

An Albatross - September 5 @ 11:30pm
Philadelphia’s An Albatross is one of today’s not-to-be-missed live bands. They’re a sonic orgasm, a flurry of mechanical, jerky and discombobulated time signatures eclipsed by Farfisa organ/synthesizer pseudomelodies. Not unlike sitting down with an average American family behind the television set during primetime, the music is unquestionably attention-span friendly for an ADD diagnosed society: unbelievably short, complex, infectious bursts. Don’t miss the band’s Spiegeltent premiere.

Dan Zanes and Friends: Sea Music! Sing-a-Long at the Spiegeltent!’ - September 22 @ 2:00pm & 4:00pm
Grammy-Award winning family favorite Dan Zanes makes his Spiegelworld premiere with an exclusive daytime show of sea songs inspired by traditional maritime music and family outings to the South Street Seaport. A rare, intimate concert appearance from one of the country’s most popular family bands, these historical songs are of the men who worked on the sea but they're so full of vigor that they continually inspire spontaneous musical outbursts from people in all stations of life.

Penny Arcade’s BITCH! DYKE! FAGHAG! WHORE! Celebrating NYC Downtown Culture - September 11 @ 10:00pm
In 1990 Penny Arcade created the now legendary BITCH! DYKE! FAGHAG! WHORE!, her sex and censorship show, in response to the Senator Helms/National Endowment For The Arts censorship crisis. Now it returns in an exclusive Spiegeltent season for the first time in over a decade. Originally conceived as a 4 day audit for a NEA solo fellowship grant, it was a runaway success, fueled by what became known as The Drag Factor, as people returned over and over, dragging their friends, co-workers, neighbors and family to share the show and the show's cathartic audience dance break. A call for the separation of church and State, B!D!F!W! is a powerful critique of the Christian right as well as of the politically correct Left. A blend of outrageous humor, political humanism, freedom of expression and erotic dancing, Bitch! Dyke! Faghag! Whore! shocked NY's supposedly unshakeable downtown art scene with it's brazen use of strippers and erotic dancers and it's huge audience dance break. Are you ready for an epiphany?

Spiegelworld will be presented under the Brooklyn Bridge at the Fulton Fish Market starting July 2, 2007.

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Comments (29)

O'Death is actually playing on Wednesday August 29th.

Posted by Brian Long | May 10, 2007 12:26 PM

O'Death is actually playing on Wednesday August 29th.
- Brian @ Yes Know Management

Posted by Brian Long | May 10, 2007 12:26 PM

pricy shit. that's a bummer.

i saw an albatross for $8 a year and a half ago.

Posted by gah! | May 10, 2007 12:29 PM

Spiegel was fun last year, although they really have to do something about the AC in the tent. Watching World/Inferno in there was a total sweatfest..but fun nonetheless.

Posted by Marlon | May 10, 2007 12:37 PM

30 dollars for Lady Sovereign?????Umm I think the term KISS MY ASS is appropriate here.

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2007 12:51 PM

RIP-OFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2007 1:04 PM

O'Death routinely played around the city for anywhere between $0-$10. Spiegeltent charges $25?

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2007 1:10 PM

priestess ruled last year...lots of fun

Posted by sam | May 10, 2007 1:15 PM

Went to Vienna Teng / Duncan Sheik at this venue last year. Can't say I liked it. Kinda cool looking inside as a novelty, but the AC when on is very loud, interfering with the artist, and when off, well, see above comment. Also several obstructed view seats due to the mirrored pillars.

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2007 1:47 PM

sov is a joke. ask her about jelly d

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2007 1:49 PM

BV! you missed Jose Gonzalez! Hello! He is the best bit! August 21st!

Posted by Shelves of vinyl | May 10, 2007 2:00 PM

ops- read to quickly. my bad.

Posted by shelves of vinyl | May 10, 2007 2:01 PM

lol @ prices

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2007 2:42 PM

o'death is playing this saturday at glasslands for $8 i think.

Posted by anon | May 10, 2007 2:46 PM

Sweet! Between ACL and Spiegeltent, I'll get a good DeVotchKa fix.

Posted by tito | May 10, 2007 4:08 PM

jelly D is a joke, what a tool.

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2007 4:32 PM

Lila Downs will be great.

check http://punkcast.com/366/

Posted by joly | May 10, 2007 5:13 PM

why so expensive damn

Posted by lauren | May 10, 2007 6:09 PM

jelly d couldn't win a battle with a goddamn egg mcmuffin.

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2007 7:35 PM

Saw Menlo Park there last year, Harper Simon's band. Sean Lennon and Timo Ellis of Cibo Matto "fame" were in it.

I must say it was one of the most kick ass shows of the year. Was a gorgeous New York City summer night, the atmosphere was magical with the lights, the setup etc and their music was pretty intense.

I was looking forward to seeing another show there this year but these prices are ridiculous. I believe it's free to just hang in the "beer garden" so if you get a chance to do that one night, I recommend it highly.

Posted by Jessica | May 10, 2007 11:06 PM

Are these shows all ages, 18+ or 21+???

Posted by Joe | May 11, 2007 6:37 AM

a little ricey but you are paying for the artist and the venue. I dont' think its unreasonable at all. Esp when most venues charge you $10 or so for bands you've hardly heard of. This venue has some traveling expenses and is pretty to look at.

Posted by danny | May 11, 2007 9:08 AM

"a little ricey but you are paying for the artist and the venue. I dont' think its unreasonable at all. Esp when most venues charge you $10 or so for bands you've hardly heard of. This venue has some traveling expenses and is pretty to look at."

your mom is pretty to look at

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2007 9:19 AM

I don't think it is too expensive - really great intimate venue - nothing else like it in the city or the US for that matter.

I saw Cat Empire (way way better than their bowery gig), DeVotchKa last year and they rocked!!!

I can't wait to get back there this year - nothing like outdoor bars!!!!

Posted by sg | May 11, 2007 4:17 PM

Hahahah could the above poster sg be any more obvious a plant from the organizers on this show or what. Dude, at least TRY next time to mask your ridiculous attempt at drumming up support for these overpriced shows.

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2007 6:07 PM

Whatever - rather see good bands here and pay more than another crusty show at the same holes...O Death will be insane.

Posted by Anonymous | May 12, 2007 7:06 AM

Badly Drawn Boy best singer song writer currently play out live catch him he causes girls to get wet panties action

Posted by lahipster | July 9, 2007 12:24 PM

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Posted by lahipster | July 9, 2007 12:25 PM

please tell me that i'm not right..! is nuno bettencourt the guy who stays with a horrible girl?!?!?!?!?!?! if he is..i will know that something has to finish any time, noooo...please no please no (my english is bad sorry)

Posted by silvia | May 8, 2009 10:54 AM

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