Posted in To Do | music on June 12, 2009

The Tallest Man on Earth @ Bowery Ballroom in April (more by Fresh Bread)
The Tallest Man On Earth

tonight in NYC
* Helado Negro @ Sycamore
* Prince Paul @ Union Pool
* Baby Gramps @ Terra Blues
* Lucero, Roadside Graves @ Maxwell's
* Vision Festival @ Abrons Arts Center
* Miho Hatori, Dougie Bowne @ The Stone
* BARR/Brendan Fowler, Men @ New Museum
* Lusine, Deastro, Michna @ Studio B (NS)
* Joe Lally, The Glorytellers @ Union Hall
* Ida Maria, Right On Dynamite @ Hiro Ballroom
* The Avett Brothers, Nicole Atkins @ Irving Plaza
* Sunset Rubdown, Witchies, Elfin Saddle @ Studio B (NS)
* The Posies, Tally Hall, The Brunettes @ The Bell House
* Josh Ritter & the New York Pops @ Central Park Summerstage
* The Detroit Cobras, Dex Romweber, White Mystery @ Southpaw
* Moving Mountains, Irepress, Junius @ Studio at Webster Hall
* School of Seven Bells, Violens, Apache Beat @ Bowery Ballroom
* AJ Roach, Pepi Ginsberg, Paul Brill, Callen Sisters @ Coco 66 (NS)
* The Willowz, Savoir Adore, Acrylics, Your Nature @ Glasslands (NS)
* Agnostic Front, Wisdom in Chains, The Mongoloids @ Gramercy Theatre
* Golden Triangle, Sightings, Pterodactyl, Aa, Screens @ Union Pool (NS)
* Stars Like Fleas, Sharon Van Etten, Twi The Humble Feather @ 92YTribeca
* Meat Puppets, Retribution Gospel Choir, Dynasty Electric @ Mercury Lounge
* New Kids on the Block, Jesse McCartney, Jabbawockeez @ Jones Beach Theater
* These Are Powers, Javelin, Real Estate, Air Waves, Organs @ Death By Audio (NS)
* The Beets, Drink Up Buttercup, Zaza, Sean Bones, We Are Country Mice @ Bruar Falls (NS)
* John Vanderslice, The Tallest Man On Earth, Olof Arnalds, Dave Deporis @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (NS)
* Home Video, Screaming Females, Sisters, Palomar, Dinowalrus, Murder Mystery, Grooms @ Public Assembly (NS)
* Shilpa Ray & Her Happy Hookers, Secret Life of Sofia, pow wow!, Coyote Eyes @ Spike Hill (NS)
* Forest City, Kittens Ablaze, Motel Motel, The Eskalators, The Tony Castles, Forensics @ Brooklyn Invitational
* Character Comedy w/ Cherie Lily, Andrew W.K., Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt, Jon Glaser, Trevor Williams @ Cake Shop
* Teengirl Fantasy, Blondes, Rainbow Party, The Fabulous Failures, Michael Jordan, Broccoli Destroyer @ Silent Barn
* Red Wire Black Wire, Charlie!, Wild Yaks, The Drums, The Electric Tickle Machine, Soft Black, Dinosaur Feathers @ Europa (NS)

NS=Northside Festival Show

There's so much stuff here today, and we are rushing like crazy (both because of Northside, so please double check lineups with venues before you go!) (although we realize that will only help sometimes).

The BrooklynVegan Photo Show starts at Music Hall of Williamsburg and is there until Sunday. Our own live show is at MHOW tonight. On Sunday Black Bubblegum put together the lineup at Europa.

Central Park Summerstage kicks off their season of free shows with Josh Ritter tonight.

Bonnaroo continues. So does the Download Festival.

BARR aka Brendan Fowler plays the New Museum tonight.

Hermas Zouplas was originally scheduled to play Sycamore, but had to cancel his US trip. Instead, the venue hosts Helado Negro, one of Hermas's Asthmatic Kitty labelmates.

Cursive's new video below...

What else?



Comments (28)

Appomattox + Gigantic Hand at Fontana's. 8PM

Posted by Anonymous | June 12, 2009 5:05 PM

Soy Un Caballo at Piano's upstairs lounge @8pm
Great Belgium band

Posted by Anonymous | June 12, 2009 5:19 PM

An evening with Harold Ramis with an Introduction by David Cross at the Times Center

Posted by popculturalist | June 12, 2009 6:47 PM

Glen Hansard is sitting in with Josh Ritter at Summerstage with the NY pops.

Posted by Anonymous | June 12, 2009 7:14 PM

What a huge list of crap shows no one cares about!

Posted by Anonymous | June 12, 2009 7:21 PM


Posted by Bill Hater | June 12, 2009 7:44 PM

"What a huge list of crap shows no one cares about!"

There's a whole boatload of closet NKOTB fans among BV's readers.

Posted by Anonymous | June 12, 2009 7:46 PM

what a huge load of crap anonymous comments that no one cares about

Posted by WTf is wrong w/ NKOTB | June 12, 2009 8:15 PM

the smoking starts tonight at mad. sq. park.

stop by and take a whif.

Posted by Anonymous | June 12, 2009 8:57 PM


Posted by SHREDDER | June 12, 2009 9:44 PM

^^^ Yowr Gay!

Posted by Donnie | June 12, 2009 9:46 PM


Posted by Anonymous | June 12, 2009 11:12 PM

sunset rubdown 6.12.09

you go on ahead
black swan
silver moons
idiot heart
taming of the hands
winged/wicked things
mending of the gown
nightingale/december song

-tons of sound problems. extremely frustrating for the crowd and the band. vocals kept dropping out.
-studio b could be blamed? venue sucks. also extremely hot.
-one of the lead guitarists got stuck in one of the stage pieces, couldn't get himself unstuck. very sad.
-spencer- many "best show ever"s, very sarcastically
-lots of people yelling out "JUST PLAY ANYWAY". band became visibly frustrated. i thought spencer was going to lose it at times.
-new song was just okay. the rest of the set was great. wish there was more stuff from older albums, but what can you do.

Posted by Anonymous | June 12, 2009 11:26 PM

No the vocals were not dropping out, they never did on stage left speakers anyhow.....the hi's and the low's kept cutting cause they had em tweaked up way way too loud and they were overloading - so then all that was coming through was mid's...yet no one else seemed to realize this and they kept pointlessly changing mics....great sound people they have working at good ol' Studio Bullshit. I felt bad that SR felt it necessary to incessantly apologize for something that to me, did not appear to be their problem.

No apology from anyone at Studio B though, of course.....get a new mixing board people.

Posted by Anonymous | June 13, 2009 12:15 AM

Studio B should be ashamed of themselves. To have those problems go on all night was just unacceptable. I felt really bad for the band and especially Spencer as he was clearly irritated by the whole thing. I thought the crowd was really supportive which was nice, except for the douche telling the band to stop complaining.

While not their fault I understand SR apologizing. They want to put on a good show for the crowd and tonight it was clear that wasn't happening. I can't imagine anyone left saying "that was fantastic" which is sad because every other time I've seen SR they have been really tremendous and probably would have been so tonight if Studio B had their shit together.

Posted by mp77 | June 13, 2009 12:47 AM

Yeah....true that 1247, I know they were just apologizing cause they were the ones up on stage and what not, but like anyone with half a brain (or ear) would have understood what the problem was and clearly, studio B was droppin' the ball. The crowd was really decent about it and I thought the band put up with the problems with the sound for a bit, but they had their breaking point just like everyone else would in that situation. Not sure what was up with that guy who thought they were complaining, guess he was just trying to show off or be drunk or whatever, glad the girl told him to stfu, hahaha.

Posted by 1215 | June 13, 2009 1:05 AM

that's the first and likely last time i'll ever go to a show at studio b. so sad they even got to host arguably the featured show of the festival, and had it play out like this. i'm glad the band trudged through; at times, it looked like they had enough and were ready to storm off. especially spencer. it could've been a really great show at a real venue.

crazy thought, but i was hoping someone from studio b would be there apologizing as patrons were leaving. if not giving us our money back (and still pay the bands).

Posted by Anonymous | June 13, 2009 1:27 AM

acrylics were kind of amazing at glasslands, despite some bass feedback problems on the first two songs. i had no idea what to expect, they killed the harmonies.

savoir adore were ace too, again.

and the beets were really great too at bruar falls, though i had to leave early.

Posted by bill p | June 13, 2009 1:33 AM


Posted by Anonymous | June 13, 2009 3:33 AM

I felt bad for SR having to work through all of Studio B's crap.

If you were up front the sound wasn't that bad.

Posted by Anonymous | June 13, 2009 10:59 AM

that sucked.

Posted by Anonymous | June 13, 2009 11:03 AM

holy crap i hope they get their shit together for ponytail on sunday

Posted by Anonymous | June 13, 2009 11:11 AM

Why are the mentally retarded attracted to this blog?

Posted by Ohio Boy | June 13, 2009 1:00 PM

The mic was definitely cutting out at the SR show at times. It was as if only part of the mic range would cut out and it would sound all garbled and distorted. Spencer's keyboard also cut out once or twice. Definitely the worst venue sound management I've ever seen but the band hung in there pretty well. I would not have blamed them for cutting the show shorter but they were professionals and stuck it out like a headliner should. Crowd was pretty understanding, considering. They did play the whole setlist, though.

Major fail by Studio B that could have been a lot worse if not for Sunset Rubdown bailing them out by sticking it out.

The guitar player getting caught in the tree thing was pretty funny, though.

Posted by anon | June 13, 2009 2:53 PM


Posted by Anonymous | June 13, 2009 5:08 PM

Meat Puppets were indeed amazing last night. So glad I went. Could've stood there and listened to them play for hours.

Posted by Anonymous | June 13, 2009 5:20 PM

That dude stage diving was awesome.

Posted by Anonymous | June 13, 2009 5:21 PM

"Meat Puppets were indeed amazing last night. So glad I went. Could've stood there and listened to them play for hours."

Agreed. It was so good I sought out both brothers after the show to thank them. I haven't seen a rock band that tight and together in a long time.

Posted by Anonymous | June 15, 2009 11:25 AM

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