Raekwon @ Hammerstein in December '08 (more by Zach Dilgard)
tonight in NYC
* God's Pottery @ Comix
* Wild Beasts @ Joe's Pub
* The Roots @ Highline Ballroom
* Skeletons Big Band @ Roulette
* Alice In Chains @ Irving Plaza
* Yo La Tengo album release party
* Sondre Lerche, JBM @ Bowery Ballroom
* BLK JKS, Highlife, Janka Nabay @ S.O.B.'s
* Hex Message, Vacations, Pivot @ Mercury Lounge
* Mike Gordon, Marco Benevento @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Boy Crisis, Gordon Voidwell, The Naked Hearts, The Tony Castles @ The Cameo
* 1200 Trees, Runny, Genan, The Brasscup, Rumanian Buck, DJ Half Chemical @ Europa
* Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Method Man, Beanie Sigel, Talib Kweli, Busta Rhymes, Slick Rick, more @ Santos Party House
Today was big day for CD releases. Jay-Z's Blueprint 3 festivities kick off tomorrow. But Raekwon's Built 4 Cuban Linx II shows start tonight with a party at Santos. The bill for that includes Raekwon himself, Ghostface Killah, Method Man, Beanie Sigel, Talib Kweli, Busta Rhymes, Slick Rick, Lyfe Jennings, and (the night's host) P. Diddy. There's another release show for the CD at S.O.B.'s on Sept. 10th.
Tonight S.O.B.'s is busy hosting the release show for BLK JKS' After Robots with support from Highlife and Janka Nabay.
Brooklyn transplant Sondre Lerche has a new album out today too, Heartbeat Radio. He's at Bowery Ballroom tonight and MHOW tomorrow, both with JBM. An interview with Sondre from his backyard is posted below.
UK band Wild Beasts has a CD that's out today too. They play Joe's Pub tonight, as well as two more NYC shows this week.
The Roots play with guests (as always) at the Highline Ballroom tonight.
The show at Europa tonight is a benefit to ease the medical bills of Patrick Muldoon.
Skeletons Big Band goes into its second of three nights at Roulette (they're at DBA on Thursday).
Ann from Breakfast at Sulimay's interviews Marduk, below...
Marduk interview with Ann from Breakfast at Sulimay's