Posted in To Do | music on June 14, 2009

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tonight in NYC
* DANCE
* THIS WEEK IN INDIE
* SUNDAY AT NORTHSIDE
* Baby Gramps @ Jalopy Theatre
* Mira Billotte @ Bruar Falls (NS)
* Ponytail, Thank You @ Studio B (NS)
* Alarm Will Sound @ (Le) Poisson Rouge
* Vision Festival @ Abrons Arts Center
* Erik Friedlander, Alan Licht @ The Stone
* Laura Gibson, Musee Mecanique @ Union Hall
* The Sundelles, Air Waves, Browns @ Bruar Falls (NS)
* The Coathangers, K-Holes, Ex-Humans @ Glasslands (NS)
* Todd P's Unamplified Acoustic BBQ @ Fort Tilden Beach
* Black Dice, Awesome Color, Soft Circle @ Bowery Ballroom
* Telekinesis, An Horse, Fol Chen, Solid Gold @ Mercury Lounge
* The Dodos, Phil and the Osophers, Laura Gibson @ Studio B (NS)
* So Cow, Knight School, Gutsies, The Specific Heats @ Shea Stadium
* Mika Miko, Strange Boys, X-Ray Eyeballs, Silk Flowers @ Cake Shop
* Bill Callahan, Sir Richard Bishop @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (NS)
* Susu, King's Crescent, Martin Bisi, Alina Simone, Kerry Kennedy @ Spike Hill (NS)
* Ida Maria, Prayer for Animals, Aaron Behrens, The Dirty Banquet @ The Bell House
* The Drums, Drawlings, Dinosaur Feathers, La Strada, Wild Yaks @ Public Assembly (NS)
* Doomriders, Clouds, Sourvein, Cough, Unearthly Trance, Javelina, Howl, Litury, Wetnurse @ Europa (NS)

NS=Northside Festival

Northside, Bonnaroo and Download Festivals all close today.

It's also Day Two of the Big Apple BBQ.

MHOW hosts Sir Richard Bishop & his Freak of Araby Ensemble and Bill Callahan. It'll be your last chance to catch either perfomer in NYC for a while, and to view the first-ever BrooklynVegan photo show.

BrooklynVegan's Black Bubblegum-curated Northside metal showcase at Europa is tonight. Zoroaster, who was forced to cancel because of injury, has been replaced by Unearthly Trance. Still time to grab your ticket.

Ponytail's Northside show tonight has been moved from The Shank to Studio B. Tickets are still on sale.

We recently posted an MP3 of cellist Erik Friedlander. Tonight he plays an original program entitled "Block Ice & Propane--Taking Trips to America: Stories & Images" at the Stone. The composition "inspired by Erik's experiences as a child traveling across the United States with his family during the 1960's and '70s" will be accompanied by work from filmmaker Bill Morrison and Erik's family photos.

King's Crescent at Spike Hill tonight will feature Fiery Furnaces' Matthew Friedberger and Bob D'Amico.

Laura Gibson plays a Northside show opening for the Dodos at Studio B and headlines at Union Hall tonight. Those will be your only chance to catch the Portland singer -- her June 16th Mercury Lounge show with Sharon Van Etten appears to have been canceled.

Black Dice play the Bowery Ballroom with Awesome Color and Soft Circle.

Todd P's Unamplified Acoustic BBQ @ Fort Tilden Beach is today. A message from Todd on the show, with its full lineup, is posted below...

----| SOME THOUGHTS ABOUT THE ACOUSTIC BBQ |----

We still have one week before Summer is officially here - and I can't think of a better way to turn the seasons than to spend a lazy afternoon on a beautiful beach far away from it all, listening to some of the best musicians in town bang out some songs on acoustic guitars. That's what we'll be doing this Sunday the 14th, all afternoon, on the beach @ Fort Tilden. Acoustic BBQ 2009.

This year's BBQ is dedicated to the family of Kill Rock Stars artist Jeff Hanson, who passed away in a random accident unexpectedly over this past weekend.

As beautiful and innocuous as the Acoustic BBQ is, it's easy to forget that there's a small political statement involved in what we're doing out there. The Acoustic BBQ was envisioned as an artistic musical event stripped of every element that could be threatening or dangerous. Here's what I mean: It's not amplified so it's so quiet no-one could complain that we're disturbing their peace. It's out in the open air so there can be no fingerpointing about "fire safety." We don't charge admission & we won't be selling anything, so there's no commerce to regulate. It's in a public place so we're not trespassing. We vigorously clean up and pack out our trash afterwards, so we're not littering.

The reason for reciting all of the above is this: the Acoustic BBQ is always an experiment. We've reduced a show to its basest parts, just great music and an audience, with no amplification & no money changing hands, in a beautiful open air setting.

Make no mistake though: there's always a chance that someone in authority will want to "shut it down" regardless, because they can. If that happens, it's a bummer, but it proves a point: They can shut down anything they want, for any reason, at any time, no matter how harmless it is. We live in a sometimes overregulated society where the answer can be "no" more often than it is "yes," one where paranoid "liability" obsessions often cancel the freedom to do whatever doesn't hurt your neighbor, or even the freedom to make positive art happen in your community.

But I'm going to bet nothing like that happens! This event is an unequivically uplifting thing, and anyone who comes out will feel it. Here's to hoping everything goes great and we get a beautiful day with great free music, in an amazing natural place, and a triumph for what a free country we live in!

PLS KEEP IN MIND: THERE IS NO VEHICLE PARKING AVAILABLE WITHIN FORT TILDEN /OR/ ON BEACH 169TH ST. IT IS *ALL* BY PERMIT ONLY. YOU WILL BE TICKETED AND/OR TOWED IF YOU TRY TO PARK.

OPEN CONTAINER IS NOT "ALLOWED." USE JUDGEMENT / DISCRETION.

THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL NATURAL PLACE, PLS PACK OUT EVERYTHING YOU PACK IN, LEAVE NO TRASH, AND BE RESPECTFUL THAT THIS IS A RARE SERENE PLACE IN NEW YORK CITY. thx!

IN CASE OF RAIN: If this gets rained out we'll reschedule for the following Sunday, June 21st. Check TODDPNYC.COM @ 11am day of show for an update if you're afraid it might be rained out. If it's scattered thunderstorms but mostly sunny, the show will go on. There are structures near the beach that you can hang out in and ride out the storm, if there is a brief one.

ALSO: don't forget sunscreen

====| SUNDAY 6/14 @ FORT TILDEN BEACH |====
:: FREE ALL AGES UNAMPLIFIED ACOUSTIC BBQ 2009
:: each year we throw an informal, quiet party in a beautiful public place, w/
:: many diverse musicians playing two or three songs w/ no amplification
:: this year, it's on Fort Tilden Beach in the Rockways! best beach in NYC!

:: this event is dedicated to the family of Kill Rock Stars artist Jeff Hanson,
:: who passed away in a random accident unexpectedly over this past weekend

(this schedule is tentative and may change)

--8:10pm :: Golden Error
--8:00pm :: Ninjasonik
--7:50pm :: Hospitality
--7:40pm :: Extra Life
--7:30pm :: Kurt Vile ------------ from Philadelphia, PA
--7:20pm :: Aa aka BIG A little a
--7:10pm :: Talk Normal
--7:00pm :: Dinowalrus
--6:50pm :: Spectre Folk
--6:40pm :: the So So Glos
--6:30pm :: Shilpa Ray
--6:20pm :: Skeletons
--6:10pm :: TK Webb
--6:00pm :: Religious Knives
--5:50pm :: Necking
--5:40pm :: Ducktails
--5:30pm :: Phosphorescent
--5:20pm :: Pterodactyl
--5:10pm :: the Forms
--5:00pm :: Little Gold
--4:50pm :: White Diamonds
--4:40pm :: Taigaa
--4:30pm :: Puttin' on the Ritz
--4:20pm :: Knyfe Hyts
--4:10pm :: Samara Lubelski
--4:00pm :: the Ballet
--3:50pm :: Beach Fossils
--3:40pm :: Mika Miko ---------- from Los Angeles, CA
--3:30pm :: Emilyn Brodsky
--3:20pm :: Teengirl Fantasy
--3:10pm :: Christy & Emily w/ Till by Turning
--3:00pm :: Fiasco
--2:50pm :: the Strange Boys ---- from Austin TX
--2:40pm :: Broccoli Destroyer
--2:30pm :: Frankie Rose -------- from Crystal Stilts, x Vivian Girls
--2:20pm :: Ponytail ------------- from Baltimore, MD
--2:10pm :: Katie Eastburn
--2:00pm :: Coathangers -------- from Atlanta GA
--1:50pm :: Metal Mountains
--1:40pm :: Real Estate
--1:30pm :: Liturgy
--1:20pm :: Artanker with Heavy Friends
--1:10pm :: Golden Triangle
--1:00pm :: Xray Eyeballs
12:50pm :: Ezekiel Healy
12:40pm :: Hot Pink Carpet
12:30pm :: Javelin
12:20pm :: the Eskalators
12:10pm :: Vultures
12:00pm :: Air Waves w/ mems of Ponytail!

| FORT TILDEN BEACH |
Beach 169th St @ the Atlantic Ocean - then walk past 5 breakwaters | Rockaway Peninsula, Queens
A/S - Beach 116th St, then Q22 bus - Fort Tilden | FREE | noon | all ages

DIRECTIONS BY TRAIN & BUS:
1st, follow these transit directions to Fort Tilden National Park: http://tinyurl.com/acousticue2009
Then, after you get off the Q22 (or Q35) bus, walk down Beach 169th St to the ocean, turn right at the "Unsupervised Beach - no lifeguards" sign, walk along the beach past 5 breakwaters. We will either be there or will have a sign posted there saying where to go from there.

DIRECTIONS BY FERRY:
http://tinyurl.com/uabbgferry - then follow the after-the-bus walking directions from above.

BIKING DIRECTIONS:
simply take Flatbush Avenue away from Downtown Brooklyn, until it crosses Jamaica Bay on the Marine Parkway Bridge, and ends at the Rockaways. Left exit to Rockaway Point Blvd and turn right onto Rockaway Point Blvd / Beach Channel Dr / Rockaway Breezy Blvd. You will immediately see Beach 169th St. Lock up as close as you can get to there and follow the after-the-bus walking directions from above.

IMPORTANT: PLS KEEP IN MIND: THERE IS NO VEHICLE PARKING AVAILABLE WITHIN FORT TILDEN /OR/ ON BEACH 169TH ST. IT IS *ALL* BY PERMIT ONLY. YOU WILL BE TICKETED AND/OR TOWED.

NOTE: the nearest grocery is at the train-to-bus transfer at Beach 116th St. Don't forget to buy sunscreen, food to BBQ, charcoal, beverages, etc. While it is a National Park and not an NYC Parks Dept park, and things are considerably more lax than on city beaches, open container is still frowned upon. Bring cups.

THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL NATURAL PLACE, PLS PACK OUT EVERYTHING YOU PACK IN, LEAVE NO TRASH, AND BE RESPECTFUL THAT THIS IS A RARE SERENE PLACE IN NEW YORK CITY. thx!

IN CASE OF RAIN: If this gets rained out we'll reschedule for the following Sunday, June 21st. Check TODDPNYC.COM @ 11am day of show for an update if you're afraid it might be rained out. If it's scattered thunderstorms but mostly sunny, the show will go on. There are structures near the beach that you can hang out in and ride out the storm, if there is a brief one.

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Comments (16)

Last day to vote for NYC Artist of the Month at The Deli Magazine!

http://www.thedelimagazine.com

Posted by Anonymous | June 14, 2009 2:50 PM

Big Apple BBQ?

Posted by Anonymous | June 14, 2009 2:56 PM

it's funny cause there was no bbq! it was great though!

Posted by Anonymous | June 14, 2009 9:03 PM

last day of Virgin Mega Union Square. was 80% off on Friday....

Posted by Anonymous | June 14, 2009 10:00 PM

Todd P FTW

Posted by Anonymous | June 14, 2009 10:39 PM

dodos videos from studio b

www.youtube.com/maestro416

Posted by Anonymous | June 14, 2009 10:43 PM

Dodos set kinda disappointing

Posted by Anonymous | June 14, 2009 11:07 PM

mira bilotte cancelled :(

Posted by Anonymous | June 14, 2009 11:13 PM

i thought Jalopy closed down a few months back?

Posted by Anonymous | June 14, 2009 11:14 PM

i thought dodos were great. new songs were fucking sweet

Posted by Anonymous | June 15, 2009 12:02 AM

dodos setlist

jodi
new song 1
new song 2
new song 3
fools
men
new song 4
new song 5
new song 6

the ball


hahaha. at least the new songs were awesome. i'm sure "time to die" will leak any day now.

Posted by Anonymous | June 15, 2009 12:32 AM

In case you'd like to attend/promote a Brooklyn vegan event next Sunday (or the Sunday after) the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale will be in Park Slope: http://seitansaiddance.blogspot.com/2009/05/worldwide-vegan-bake-sale.html

Posted by Anonymous | June 15, 2009 1:33 AM

can anyone make a black dice setlist for last night at bowery?

Posted by Anonymous | June 15, 2009 9:10 AM

Black Dice Setlist:

Outrageous noises
louder
louder
louder still
I think i pissed my pants>
awesome>
o ya now i remember why black dice is the best band on the planet

Posted by Anonymous | June 15, 2009 11:06 AM

Anyone have pictures from the Todd P BBQ?

Posted by Anonymous | June 15, 2009 11:50 AM

posting them to flickr right now

Posted by thepiratehat | June 15, 2009 12:29 PM

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