Posted in music on April 10, 2009

Bob Mould two nights ago @ Joe's Pub (more by Jacob Blickenstaff)
Bob Mould

Last night (4/9), while some were enjoying (or not enjoying) a Passover Seder, others caught Bob Mould at his second of two shows at Joe's Pub. Anonymous wrote,

Unfortunately it was not an ideal venue tonight.
It could have been, but the atmosphere just wasn't the way most BM solo shows usually are.
Still not bad, and the audience was with him, but people were eating dinner....that's an ideal venue for Bob Mould?? I don't think so.
We have a review and pictures from the first night, HERE. Tonight (4/10), Bob switches it up a little and plays DJ (and maybe performs live?) at Highline Ballroom for his popular gay dance night Blowoff. (Tickets are on sale.)

Paper Magazine held their "Beautiful People Party" at Hiro Ballroom last night. Past musical guests at the annual get together have included Antony and Joanna Newsom (whose music is now featured in a bra commercial). This year it was Paper cover-girl Katy Perry who was already in town playing multiple nights at Irving Plaza and humping bananas.

Speaking of humping bananas, Chris Cornell played two shows at Webster Hall this week. In the YouTube video below you can see that he.... shaved his guitar player's head on stage while they were playing at one of them.

Also featured in Paper's new "Beautiful People" issue is comedian Aziz Ansari who co-stars with Amy Poehler in the TV show Parks and Recreation which premiered last night. Did you catch it? What did you think?

Lissy Trullie was featured in last year's "Beautiful People" issue. Last night she played Union Hall with US Royalty (who play the Studio at Webster Hall tonight).

New Ditmas Park/Flatbush venue Sycamore hosted its third-ever live show last night. Check out the schedule for what they have coming up.

The Books paid a somewhat rare visit to NYC. The band, noted one showgoer, "debuted some sweet new tunes." Those'd be from the group's forthcoming record, which, according to the Columbia Spectator, is due next year. The Spectator also noted the lack of promotion for the show - which according to the Books' Twitter sold out less than a day before it happened. One student, on the minimal on-campus promotion, said, "I had no way of knowing they were playing at Columbia...I found out about the concert on a random music blog that I was casually browsing -- I don't even remember which site it was."

As NYC's summer concert lineup comes together, two shows were added to calendar yesterday - Casiokids at South Street Seaport and Shilpa Ray at Castle Clinton (as part of a Sly Stone tribute concert). Shilpa played Death by Audio last night. Look for more summer-show announcements today (in addition to Simian Mobile Disco at the Williamsburg Waterfront).

UK band Pet Shop Boys almost became Rescue Shelter Boys.

What did you do last night?

Chris Cornell gives Guitarist, Yogi Lonich, a haircut on stage @ Webster Hall,

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Comments (30)

i went to dinner with my parents, drank too much wine, and watched the hills...i am a heterosexual man.

Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2009 11:42 AM

Cloud Cult was great last night at MHOW! Anyone know how much $ they got for that creepy painting of the woman with bunny angel skeleton?

Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2009 11:43 AM

i love my pussy

Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2009 11:43 AM

I opted to relax at home and watch some TV. That new NBC show Southland was really good.

Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2009 11:47 AM

I thought Park and Recreation was okay but all of the characters are far to similar to The Office. Let's hope they find their own identity otherwise I predict 1 season and out.

Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2009 11:52 AM

chris cornell 2nd show was 2 nights ago,
not last night.
and the head shaving took place on the 2nd show
not the 1st one.

Posted by d man | April 10, 2009 11:54 AM

Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin absolutely killed it at Mercury Lounge last night. Totally underrated band. Definitely check out "Pershing" if you haven't yet. One of the best under the radar releases of 08.

Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2009 12:04 PM

uggghhh... when's that Soundgarden reunion gonna happen already?

Posted by Ron | April 10, 2009 12:05 PM

did anyone go see jeff beck last night? did jimmy page show up?

Posted by mark | April 10, 2009 12:05 PM

"chris cornell 2nd show was 2 nights ago,"

fixed

Posted by brooklynvegan | April 10, 2009 12:07 PM

Park and Rec was pretty okay. I think if it gets a chance to grow in a second season it could be better. (I didn't like The Office out of the gate either).

Southland was good though.

Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2009 12:17 PM

12:05 - if you were Kim, Matt & Ben, would you want to be seen in public with Chris at this point? Doubtful.


Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2009 12:21 PM

amy poehler is so overrated-
as everyone knows, the show is a carbon copy of the office-
in other words:
"i liked it better when it was called 'the office'"
seems like a desparate attempt to try to be current and successful- never once laughed out loud

speaking of snl alums,
where's maya rudolph- she was brilliant- AND MY GOD SHE IS HOT!!

Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2009 12:22 PM

none of your business

Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2009 12:30 PM

Books did a bit of their own promoting for a movie that debuts in NYC tonight: "In a dream" which they did the music for.

cinema village 22 east 12th.

show was very good.

Posted by anon | April 10, 2009 12:30 PM

Anyone see Jeff Beck last night?

Posted by SF | April 10, 2009 12:32 PM

yes, SSLYBorisYeltson were really good. i have two of their albums, but had never seen them. very impressed.

Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2009 12:47 PM

i watched NBC last night

Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2009 1:06 PM

Cake Shop was packed last night. Action Painters were dope. Those guys have gotten good.

Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2009 1:09 PM

jeff beck is a great guitarist and he held a master class last night at Irving Plaza... with no vocalist, he let his guitar do all the singing... beck is better than clapton... clapton left the yardbirds, saying they were too commericial and he just wanted to play the blues... well, he's now just a commericial hack... maybe it was rehab... sure he can play the runs, but clapton fancys himself a singer and as zappa said, "shut up and play your guitar"... and that's what beck did and does... he's the best... fantastic show

Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2009 1:26 PM

went to here we go magic / antlers / hymns a couple nights ago and it was rad. anyone have pics?

Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2009 1:41 PM

I watched Rangers taking care of business vs Philly

Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2009 1:54 PM

Wow - is everything associated with Passover that painful? It's not nearly as bad as Yom Kippur, is it?

Couldn't the above have read: "Last night (4/9), while some were enjoying (or not enjoying) a Passover Seder, others caught (or wish they hadn't caught) Bob Mould at his second of two shows at Joe's Pub"

Posted by cr | April 10, 2009 1:54 PM

Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin and Drew Danbury at the Mercury was great show.

Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2009 3:12 PM

Margot and the nuclear so and so's were really good last night! I was too drunk for cloud cult but I believe they put on a pretty decent show. The girl who was working the merch table during cloud cults set sucked.

Posted by Anna | April 10, 2009 3:12 PM

will someone please toss my salad!

Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2009 5:42 PM

Who is that old fart?

Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2009 7:26 PM

maya rudolph was hit or miss.

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2009 2:53 PM

i found out kanye is gay.

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2009 2:56 PM

... and that he's a fish.

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2009 2:59 PM

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