Posted in To Do | music on May 16, 2009

tonight in NYC
* Auditory Assault Festival
* The Proclaimers @ City Winery
* Bill Frisell Trio @ Village Vanguard
* Leonard Cohen @ Radio City Music Hall
* Local Correspondents Festival @ Bar 4
* Peaches, Drums of Death @ Webster Hall
* Brooklyn Folk Festival @ Jalopy Theater
* Children, Lapdog of Satan, Naam @ Union Pool
* Big Bang TV, Title Tracks, MOA @ Union Hall
* Metal Mountains, Steel City Boogie @ The Stone
* Dance Parade and Dancefest @ Tompkins Square Park
* McCoy Tyner Trio w/ Ravi Coltrane @ The Allen Room
* Dan Deacon, Future Islands @ Bowery Ballroom (late show)
* Dan Deacon, Teeth Mountain @ Bowery Ballroom (early show)
* Alana Amram and the Rough Gems, Uncle Monk @ Banjo Jim's
* Children, Barn Burner, Total Children Suicide @ Union Pool
* The Mother Hips, Hymns, Katy Mae, Ron Wax @ Mercury Lounge
* Peelander-Z, Uzuhi, The Back C.C.'s @ The Studio at Webster Hall
* People in Planes, Roman Candle, The Deep Vibration, Motel Motel @ Maxwell's
* Marc Ribot's B-day Week: Ceramic Dog, Young Philadelphians @ LPR
* Dopplereffekt, Kieran Hebden/Four Tet (DJ), Santiago Salazar (DJ) @ LPR
* NYC Popfest: hidden ghost balloon ship, the 1959 hat company, strega, springfactory @ Cake Shop
* No Fun 2009: Infinite Sound & Image w/ Jim O'Rourke, Robert Beatty, Sarah Lipstate, more @ New Museum
* NYC Popfest: The Radio Dept, Pants Yell!, Secret History, Eux Autres, Computer Perfection @ The Bell House
* No Fun Fest w/ Sonic Youth, Bardo Pond, Rafael Toral with C. Spencer Yeh, Trevor Tremaine, Sons of God, Pedestrian Deposit, Blank Dogs, Yellow Tears, Mattin, Pulse Emitter @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Coldplay is giving away a live album.

LC sings "Hallelujah" below...

What else?



Comments (66)

9th row dead center seats available for Leonard Cohen tonight at RCMH on TMaster. Will only set you back about $275 each.

Or barter on CL.

Posted by drewo | May 16, 2009 11:29 AM

the dan deacon show's a joke, right?

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2009 11:47 AM

whats the green day idiot club code for bowery?

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2009 12:08 PM

Billy Magnussen and his band the Dash @ Pianos at midnight! Check them out!

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2009 12:15 PM

The free Coldplay is sensational!

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2009 12:25 PM

I can't wait for tomorrow when everyone goes to the Sonic Youth show will start commenting! Half will be complaining that SY didn't play any songs, and the other half was be saying how awesome it was (even if it was bad), just because sacred cows can never be wrong.

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2009 12:25 PM


i got two tickets to see Leonard Cohen tomorrow night at Radio City that I can't use. I have to go out of town and would love to get rid of them for someone who really wants them. They are located in Row NN Section 403, the orchestra. I paid 550 bucks and I would be willing to wave my surcharges and would take 500 for them. Let me know if you are interested.

drop me an e-mail at


Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2009 12:33 PM

how is sonic youth a sacred cow, they have been devoured and eaten and shit out again and fertilized grass for new calves some of whom are reincarnations of sonic youth in some form a hundred times, you're dumb

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2009 1:43 PM

Nice picture of Sacha Baron "Leonard" Cohen, can't wait for Bruno!!!

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2009 1:58 PM

popfest set times at bell house:

08:00 pm Computer Perfection (MI)
08:45 pm Eux Autres (CA)
09:15 pm The Secret History (NYC)
10:00 pm Pants Yell! (MA)
11:00 pm The Radio Dept. (SWEDEN)

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2009 2:34 PM

Also don't forget Woodhands and Savoir Adore at The Delancey:

Too much going on this weekend.

Posted by bill p | May 16, 2009 2:38 PM

HAY GUYS what time does Sonic Youth go on?

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2009 3:02 PM

our THIRD and MOST INTENSE MAGIC SATURDAY (of 4, for 4 YEARS HERE ON EARTH, PLUS 1 to grow on):::::

8:20-8:35 SHARK?
8:40-8:55 BOY GENIUS
9:00-9:15 Señors of MARSEILLES
9:20-9:35 LOS BASEMENT
10pm-10:15 DARLINGS
10:20-10:35 OVERLORD
11:20-11:35 BOOGIE BOARDER
11:40-11:55 POW WOW!
12am-12:15 SUNDELLES
12:20-12:35 AIR WAVES
12:40-12:55 THE BEETS
1AM-2AM: MOONMEN ON THE MOON, MAN [doing a 44 song set]

*watch out for a myspace bulletin giving out a password for reduced admission!


next for our 4th year awesome saturday fest::


Posted by cakeshop itself | May 16, 2009 3:10 PM

No Fun:

Pulse Emitter - 7:30
Mattin - 8
Yellow Tears - 8:30
Sons Of God - 9
Blank Dogs - 10
Pedestrian Deposit - 10:40
Toral/Yeh/Tremaine - 11:20
Bardo Pond - 12
Sonic Youth - 12:40

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2009 3:23 PM

Listening to the Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse's Mark Linkous project which David Lynch adds some visuals in a collaboration entitled Dark Night of the Soul.

The album has Mark Linkous, Vic Chesnutt, Jason Lytle, Black Francis, Wayne Cohen, Iggy Pop , Julian Casablancas, James Mercer, and more on vocals.

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2009 3:49 PM

^ spam ^

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2009 3:58 PM

Bshahcn ten dollars, but if he were to be sipped slerp chargin high afflicted, again. Listen to what I have to say about this thing on the message Board. The only reason it is strange because bizbonks stimuli, fading from the future. Yes I know, you say, but this time unique. Once and for all, then it is now and forever, and perhaps is also in the future. We have a duty, like brothers, have loyalty to our people, even the animals, as well as the tricks, but it's not like Magic, stupids. I do not agree with the comments. What is it about that the sound like a ringing shout of Ten thousand forced mountain goats, chinatown Look for chrissakes. Watch the crisps on Caps of his students well, its a perfect stain. We sing the same comment, because of inspirations, shirt or no shirt. This is not "joking." Let me end by another point.

- KuRoma

Posted by Kuroma | May 16, 2009 4:30 PM

I saw Leonard Cohen earlier this week in Maryland and it was the best show I have ever attended. Definitely worth 100-200 dollars.

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2009 4:41 PM

SEG Presents @ Red Star
37 Greenpoint Ave, Greenpoint (dah) Brooklyn

$9 in from 8pm

8:30pm - Victoria

9:15pm - The Instant Classic

9:50pm - Damsel

10:20pm - Stewart

Posted by SEG | May 16, 2009 4:44 PM

i agree with kuroma

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2009 4:55 PM

7 Ton Hand
Highway Gimps
The Men
The Black on Brown
Royal Tavera
1014 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2009 5:08 PM

I'll be masturbating THROUGH my underwear tonight around 9pm. Then I'll make a salad.

Posted by Greg | May 16, 2009 5:11 PM

Saturday, May 16, 2009
Don Pedros
90 Manhattan Ave
Brooklyn, NY

Superglorious presents Wonderlicious

Doors 9pm
9:30 Me & Mars 30-35mins

10:15-20 12000 Trees

11:15 Object

12: PVC (from Germany)

12:45 or 1am Madam Robot

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2009 5:13 PM

This is not "joking."

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2009 5:14 PM

KuRoma, what is it that you are saying? english is clearly not your first language.

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2009 7:11 PM

I am going to No Fun Fest just to hear Sonic Youth play Kool Thing. It'll be awesome.

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2009 8:03 PM


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Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2009 8:37 PM


Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2009 8:40 PM

MORPHEU by AMJ Crawford

NYC book release

tonight! NYC!



Transmutilation (†), Crawford writes, has a cleaner, sharper edge. Summoning an oracular arsenal of today's sharpest tools—homophony, algorithmic association, strategic deletion, binary encoding— Morpheu hijacks the legendary magazine Orpheu : a mystical artifact damned to the suffocating underworld of European Modernism, 1915. Recomposing this orphaned journal on federal funds, Crawford's alter-ego Pierrot reverse engineers the industrial ineptitudes of pages lost for readers with such hands as might touch never horrified to look toward the present. Concentrate Pierrot. For the affect is not a personal writing, nor is it a translation; it is the mutilation of a power of the pack that throws the poem into upheaval and makes it squeal. Morpheu seeks not to restore its prey to the land of the living—instead, Crawford plays the perverse puppet-master, reanimating a zombie tranny, a rotted corpus stitched together in full drag. The magazine, like our hero Pierrot, is impaled from the opening on that fated epistolary device – † – an elegant disguise for the 'I' in history. Wait. I don't feel anything yet. / “That's cause you can't seem / to separate yr mythemes / from yr morphemes.”

—Danny Snelson

From political change to pocket change, shipments to shipwrecks, quotations to digital code, Alejandro Crawford never met a morphosis he didn't like, and here in these pages neither will you. Skipping from "omicron" to "omg" to "ominous gold," Morpheu cuts across registers from syllable to syllable, breaking the surface of language to reveal the golden (and sometime ominous) connections between postmodern assemblage and modernist source text (the work is based in part on the Brazilian/Portuguese journal Orpheu , which notably published the work of Fernando Pessoa). The text moves between English and Portuguese, and between the ecstatic linguistic play of Dionysian disruptions and the classical Apollonian concern with measure and a masterfully careful calibration of sound. Here, the two gods of Orpheus vie, and Crawford reveals that in the end, once the dust and tears have settled, they may merely be heteronyms of the same muse. Fragments and pathos: the stones are crying, the limbs tearing — remember the lesson of Orpheus and keep reading: don't, whatever you do, dare to look back.

—Craig Dworkin

When the vanguardist magazine Orpheu was published in Portugal by Fernando Pessoa and his friends, everybody said, "Hey, this is weird!" Some people thought it was funny. That was in 1915. Almost one hundred years later, after reading Morpheu , a long narrative poem based on the poems and prose pieces of Orpheu 's three issues (the third one didn't make it into print until long after FP's death), I said to myself, "This is fucking bizarre!" It's also kinda fun.

—Richard Zenith

Posted by AMCJ | May 16, 2009 8:52 PM

"Load Down, Play The Cold" is the new single from TBA. Check it! It's whack!

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2009 10:37 PM

kuroma, i'm not sure what's worse: your english or your music.

Posted by leonard cohen | May 16, 2009 10:37 PM

Fuck, it's starting to rain.

Posted by | May 16, 2009 11:46 PM

it was really great hearing sonic youth play 30 minutes of "noise", indistinguishable from any of the other bands playing there (besides maybe rafael). i knew it was bad as soon as i noticed lee and mark weren't going to be there and there were chairs. my fault for expecting music and going to a "no fun" fest, and i guess that means hearing people beat guitars and calling it "art" and "music."

how could the same band that wrote pop gems like 'incinerate' and even the noisy "diamond sea" come out and play shit like this tonight and think it's equally good?

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2009 2:19 AM

anyone know what time leonard cohen hit the stage?

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2009 3:02 AM

Leonard Cohen went on at around 8:10, although the show was supposed to start promptly at 8pm. Played until around 11:15. Tickets were being sold for ridiculously low prices outside the venue, half of face and less for great seats.

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2009 3:27 AM

Regarding SY, I actually enjoyed it, although it shouldn't have been billed as an actual Sonic Youth show. 3/5 of the band, and a set worthy of an experimental side project set at Tonic or The Stone. Nothing wrong with that at all, but the billing was a bit misleading.

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2009 3:32 AM

Sat. night....whats ging on? watching tv..

TGI Fridays new commercial with music from The Tight Bros From Way Back When..

ummm... why?

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2009 3:34 AM

more like..Dan Dicken. Crystal Asshles

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2009 3:37 AM

332 put it very eloquently. i was a little harsh and grumpy before. sorry.

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2009 4:06 AM

I love the trippy green skull. So much.

Posted by Tumbleweed | May 17, 2009 6:14 AM

To the No Fun complainers, what did you expect from a three day fest based around noise? You want pop at a noise fest? Get a clue or go to the "NY Pop Fest," which looks to me like a total yawn fest, though I am sure there are lots of your college buds there to hang out w/.

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2009 9:24 AM

having seen sonic youth play recently through rather ripped + daydream nation over and over again, last night was a refreshing change. my only two (or three) complaints are that it was a little on the short side for a headliner, it wasn't the full band, and you can see thurston do this stuff by himself every other week at venues like glasslands for ten bucks.

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2009 10:19 AM

"Regarding SY, I actually enjoyed it, although it shouldn't have been billed as an actual Sonic Youth show. 3/5 of the band, and a set worthy of an experimental side project set at Tonic or The Stone. Nothing wrong with that at all, but the billing was a bit misleading."

is this parody?

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2009 10:24 AM


Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2009 10:30 AM

yeah and they only played like 7 songs from daydream nation, what a ripoff

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2009 10:42 AM

"the billing was a bit misleading"

I still can't belive people though they would be playing "songs".

No Lee but Kim was there? She is the weak link in the band. The Linda McCartney/Yoko Ono of indie rock.

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2009 10:51 AM

Leonard Cohen was spectacular. The guy is OLD and just simple put on a fantastic show with 2 long sets. The band is incredibly tight. Like sitting in the studio. Crowd was old but loving it...

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2009 11:05 AM

"Regarding SY, I actually enjoyed it, although it shouldn't have been billed as an actual Sonic Youth show. 3/5 of the band, and a set worthy of an experimental side project set at Tonic or The Stone. Nothing wrong with that at all, but the billing was a bit misleading."

"is this parody?"

Not parody at all. I just was surprised they called it Sonic Youth without Lee Renaldo. The absence of Ibold I can understand, but have they ever billed themselves as Sonic Youth without Lee? Such an integral part of the band. And the set was damn short. Still pretty great I thought.

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2009 11:08 AM

SY billing not misleading at all. it was clear (to me) that they would play a special noise set. show had its moments, but was at best middling. the german guy MATTIN sounded like hollywood special effects tarted up to be avant garde noise. i thought the guy in the balcony did a good job taunting him. Yellow Tears was a bit better, esp the guy playing the sheet metal. Sons of God was just silliness, tho some nice drones. but c'mon the guy at the end pretending to hang himself with his tie? that's one of the oldest "finales" in the book. lol. Blank Dogs were ok and then a 30 min. wait for Pedestrian Deposit to set up and play for 15 min of nothing special. yawn.

Posted by caralarm | May 17, 2009 11:10 AM

Lee's in Cannes. His kids are in some movie.

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2009 11:26 AM

"I just was surprised they called it Sonic Youth without Lee Renaldo."

fair enough... that is weird. when you said 3/5 i thought you meant it was w/out shelley.

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2009 11:26 AM

was sorta dick that they had signs all over advertising that tickets were on sale at the entrance for the july show.

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2009 11:30 AM

11:10, no mention of the yeh toral tremaine and bardo pond sets? highlights of the night and the festival so far for me

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2009 11:36 AM


That's Bowery Presents for you. I'm sure Carlos probably wasn't stoked on that either.

Hey, who was the 4th guys with SY last nite? To the left. I couldn't tell..

I thought they jammed well, but was definitely bummed when they didnt do an encore with "Incinerate" -- sike.

Although the abrupt lights coming on was def a buzz kill.

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2009 11:38 AM

i thought the sonic youth show was literally no fun. it was like paying $25 for cow manure! you really can't argue that the billing wasn't misleading. imagine if metallica were to misrepresent their selves in the same way and play a gig w/out kirk hammett and rob trujillo? marshal law would be declared until they could restore order. lee and mark i. were both definitely missed by this fan.

Posted by master of lightning | May 17, 2009 11:58 AM


after 3.5 hrs of blandness i decided to split. i'll check those 2 out another time. thanks for the headsup.

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2009 12:04 PM

Toral/Tremaine/Yeh was a definite highlight, but I think Bardo Pond has so far been my least favorite set of the festival.

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2009 12:20 PM

MEH >>>>>>>> Yeh

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2009 12:27 PM

yeay REALLY REALLY amazed at how good the leonard cohen show was last night - three hours of just pitch perfect performance - anyone with a xtra 100 dollars would be well advised to go see him tonight - fuckhead scalpers having to cut their prices way below face - it was really so good..damnit

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2009 1:04 PM

cohen set list??

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2009 1:53 PM

LC message board post has this as the setlist - seems pretty right to me, though the poster questioned whether "If It Be Your Will" (performed by the Webb Sisters) was in the right spot. Also, Leonard's collaborator Sharon Robinson sings "Boogie Street". Fantastic evening, go tonight if you can.

Dance Me To The End of Love
The Future
Ain't No Cure For Love
Bird on a Wire
In My Secret Life
Who By Fire
Chelsea Hotel #2
Everybody Knows
Waiting For the Miracle


Tower of Song
Sisters of Mercy
Take This Waltz
Boogie Street
I'm Your Man
Thousand Kisses Deep (spoken)

-- 1st Encore
So Long Marianne
First We Take Manhattan

--2nd Encore
Famous Blue Raincoat
If It Be Your Will
Closing Time

--3rd Encore
I Tried To Leave You
Whither Thou Goest

Posted by tom | May 17, 2009 2:35 PM

Never been to a Dan Deacon show before this one. Thought I'd check it out. He seems to tell the fans what to do too much, like some audience choreography shit. Musically I was impressed with the sound and tight drumming. But all that form a circle shit and run clockwise, and then counter-clockwise, is lame. And it makes drinking beers a hassle.

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2009 7:35 PM

My Saturdays are always busy, jumping from one club to another and listening to Metal music.

Posted by Film Directory | October 26, 2009 10:59 AM

Saturdays are always fun to go out.

Coldplay is cool.

Posted by Make Money Blogging | November 23, 2009 4:45 PM

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