Posted in To Do | music on August 5, 2009

Ken Thomson (Asphalt Orchestra mem.) @ LPR (more by Andrew Frisicano)

tonight in NYC
* Kanye West @ Cipriani
* Carimi @ Brower Park
* The Fabulous Thunderbirds @ BB Kings
* Los Salseros del Hudson @ Wagner Park
* John Scofield Trio @ Madion Square Park
* Alberta Cross, Phonograph @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Asphalt Orchestra @ Lincoln Center's Broadway Plaza
* Cirque Du Rock: Gotham Underworld @ Highline Ballroom
* Tyshawn Sorey, Todd Neufield, Thomas Morgan @ The Stone
* The Pedrito Martinez Project @ Central Park Summerstage
* Yardwork, Beach Fossils, Sam Buck Rosen @ Death By Audio
* Chris Isaak, Michelle Branch, Dorian Spencer @ Beacon Theatre
* Portugal the Man, The Love Language, Hesta Prynn @ Mercury Lounge
* Lincoln Center OoD w/ Amir el Saffar Ensemble & Dave Brubeck Quartet @ Damrosch Park
* Music & Reading Series w/ Rachel Cohen, Brandon Stosuy, Colin Stetson, Buke & Gass @ Joe's Pub

Lots of free outdoor music tonight, so hopefully the weather holds out. One event so far, Fame at the McCarren Park SummerScreen, has been rescheduled for August 26th. (Wild at Heart, last week's cancellation, happens August 19th.) Carimi is at Brower Park. The Pedrito Martinez Project plays the Central Park Summerstage with a screening of I Am Cuba. Los Salseros del Hudson play Wagner Park. John Scofield Trio is at Madion Square Park.

Lincoln Center's Out of Doors Festival kicks off tonight with Amir el Saffar & Dave Brubeck and their respective bands at the Damrosch Park Bandshell. Catch Bang on a Can's Asphalt Orchestra, who will be playing at outdoor locations through Sunday, tonight at the Lincoln Center's Broadway Plaza.

All of the above events are free, as is Alberta Cross and Phonograph at the Brooklyn Bowl.

Tyshawn Sorey plays at The Stone with Todd Neufield and Thomas Morgan -- together they form the trio on Sorey's forthcoming album, Koan.

Happy Ending Music & Reading Series hosts Rachel Cohen, Brandon Stosuy, Colin Stetson, Buke & Gass and more at Joe's Pub.

Portugal. The Man plays a sold-out Mercury Lounge show with The Love Language and Hesta Prynn. They'll be back in October too.

See a pair of Deerhoof videos, including the new "Jagged Fruit," below. They come to NYC on September 15th.

Kid Cudi's "Make Her Say" featuring Kanye West & Common is below too. Tonight...

CASIO G-Shock will celebrate their advancements in wristwatch technology, outline the future evolution of the Casio family of timepieces and unveil an entirely new collection of limited edition collaborative pieces.

The star-studded evening kicks off with a press conference highlighting these milestones. Cipriani 55 Wall Street will be transformed into the ultimate showplace for both the brand and for Kanye West, who will cap the night off with an exclusive performance.

Cipriani * 55 Wall Street (Between Wall and William Street): Press conference at 6:30PM, expected celebrity arrival

Common has a show coming up at Terminal 5.

Los Campesinos! played Webster Hall last night. Video from that below.

What else?

Deerhoof - Jagged Fruit

Deerhoof "My Purple Past"



Comments (7)

buke & gass!!!

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2009 7:45 PM

Incubus at Radio City last night was actually pretty decent...very energetic crowd and such a great venue.

Posted by Funderburgh | August 6, 2009 9:59 AM

Totally agree about Incubus show. They played so many old songs...anyone have the setlist from night 1 and night 2? Wish they could have played Certain shades of green though....I wonder if they played it in night 1?

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2009 10:08 AM

the Scofield gig was pretty ace last evening. (not that anyone who reads this blog would care, since he doesn't wear skinny girls jeans).

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2009 11:37 AM

Scofield is cool...does he play anything off A Go-Go?

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2009 11:43 AM

he played a couple of tracks from A Go Go.

the highlight for me was 'The Low Road'...they nailed it. way funky. people were dancing, which you don't see very often at jazz shows. and it sounded really good & full even without the horns.

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2009 12:26 PM

Sweet I have been meaning to catch Scofield again. Saw him with MMW but never with his trio...Sounds like fun!

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2009 12:36 PM

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