Posted in To Do | music on March 5, 2009

Semi Precious Weapons & Rachael Ray @ Santos in NYC (Nicky Digital) (thx Krista)
Semi Precious Weapons and Rachel Ray

As posted earlier today, Franz Nicolay & Major General will be opening for the Pogues at Roseland Ballroom on March 13th, but that is just one of many shows the Hold Steady's moustached member has coming up. Another one is tonight, March 5th...

3/5 FRANZ NICOLAY @ Small Beast Salon
Guest-hosting & curating.
THIS WEEK: 8:15-8:45 Franz Nicolay
8:55-9:25 Yoni Gordon
9:30-10:05 Serena Jost
10:15-11 Jennifer O'Connor
@ The Delancey - 168 Delancey, NYC
Franz is doing the same thing at the Delancey with a different bill on March 12th too, and he's doing a reading at Bar Matchless on March 14th. He'll have a busy few days which almost immediately then turns into a Hold Steady trip to SXSW that starts with a pitstop in Portland for a March 16th show at the Crystal Ballroom.

At SXSW, Franz is playing one solo/Major General show, and The Hold Steady are playing two. The first HS show is Friday March 20th at Mohawk. That's a public, official SXSW appearance. The second is the next day at Maggie May's for the Tom Jones-and-Semi-Precious Weapons-loving Rachael Ray. And they're not the only ones playing her party. As previously mentioned, The Airborne Toxic Event will be there, and so will New York Dolls, Ra Ra Riot and The Thermals. You can see the whole lineup and more details on the Dunkin Donuts spokesperson's website. The picture above was taken at Rachael's NYC show at Santos last week. See more like it at Nicky Digital's site.

NY Dolls also have an official SXSW show, and Sylvain Sylvain is sitting on a SXSW panel called "The Sound and the Fury". This all in addition to a new record coming out...

After working together on the New York Dolls' influential debut in 1973, the group reunited this winter with producer Todd Rundgren to record their fourth studio album, Cause I Sez So, set for a May 5 release on Atco Records.

Recorded at Utopia Sound Studio in Kauai, Hawaii, the album features 11 original compositions and a new version of "Trash," which was on their 1973 debut album. "It was amazing working with Todd again, and I think we were able to evoke the special sound of our first album and drag it by the hair into the present," says frontman Johansen.

Prior to the album's release, the New York Dolls-David Johansen (vocals); Sylvain Sylvain (guitar); Steve Conte (guitar); Brian Delaney (drums); and Sami Yaffa (bass)-will appear at the South By Southwest (SXSW) music conference and festival in Austin, TX. [as outlined above]

No upcoming Dolls dates in NY, bit Ra Ra Riot are at NYU TONIGHT (3/5), The Hold Steady are at Irving Plaza on March 30th, and The Thermals are playing Bowery Ballroom twice in May.

The NY Times went to RR's SXSW show last year. Video below...

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Comments (17)

Rachael Ray is the future of rock'n'roll.

Posted by drewo | March 5, 2009 5:05 PM

She's squeezin some serious spandex that first pic.

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2009 5:08 PM

you managed to misspell rachael's first name TWICE. once in the picture caption, once in the article.

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2009 5:10 PM

"you managed to misspell rachael's first name TWICE. once in the picture caption, once in the article."

This makes you very angry? Fixing, thanks!

Posted by brooklynvegan | March 5, 2009 5:17 PM

set times at delancey changed:

8:15-8:45 Franz Nicolay
8:55-9:25 Yoni Gordon
9:30-10:05 Serena Jost
10:15-11 Jennifer O'Connor

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2009 5:26 PM

"set times at delancey changed:"

updated, thanks!

Posted by brooklynvegan | March 5, 2009 5:37 PM

I can't wait for E.V.O.O., her side project with Trent Reznor, to leak.

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2009 5:46 PM

5:46, I heard it's one long track called 30 Minute Meals.

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2009 5:50 PM

Why the hell are the Thermals playing a Rachel Ray party?!?

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2009 6:05 PM

I'd hit it for longer than 30 minutes, that's for sure.

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2009 6:53 PM

Did Roadrunner drop NY Dolls?

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2009 9:34 PM

if you tried to drag David Johansen by the hair, you'd be walkin' with a wig

Posted by dave | March 6, 2009 8:02 AM

Beetle Juice!
Beetle Juice!
Beetle Juice!

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2009 8:27 AM

i was kinda thinking rachael ray was awesome, and still leaning towards that (i hate her show!) but then there's this...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/03/02/rachael-ray-defends-fhm-s_n_171132.html

kinda screams desperate for attention.

still on the fence.

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2009 9:12 AM

anthony bourdain should be at sxsw.

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2009 5:52 PM

anyone else getting sick of hearing about rachael ray showing up at all of these events? i liked her much better when she was pushing dunkin donuts.

Posted by JM | March 6, 2009 6:08 PM

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