Posted in To Do | music on September 30, 2009

Thomas Function @ Cake Shop in January (more by Fresh Bread)
Thomas Function

tonight in NYC
* DANCE
* Rubies, Essie Jain, The Snow @ Union Hall
* Kid Koala, Adira Amram @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* The Woes, Phil and the Osophers, Shark? @ Glasslands
* Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band @ Giants Stadium
* Jemina Pearl, Two Tears, The Hoof & The Heel @ Bruar Falls
* A Rose Parade, Midnight Masses, Big Honey Mama @ Union Pool
* The Coathangers, Prisms, Ex-Humans, The Nymphets @ Cake Shop
* Nymph, Emma Kupa, Eskalators, Ava Luna, Aldertone, Air Waves @ Death By Audio
* Thomas Function, Yussuf Jerusalem, Liquor Store, Pink Reason, Indian Casino & Jail Hippies @ Silent Barn

Springsteen does the "albums" thing for the first time tonight, when he and the E Street band play Born To Run at Giants Stadium.

Code 46 and 24 Hour Party People are screening at 92YTribeca tonight.

Hatcham Social were scheduled to open for the Charlatans UK at Maxwell's tonight, until that tour was canceled. Now Hatcham are going on tour with Echo and the Bunnymen in the fall, though they won't be opening the show Echo just announced at Mercury Lounge.

Kid Koala presents The Slew: Live - a show that's "drums, bass/keys [featuring ex-Wolfmother rhythm section]...and six turntables [in] seventy minutes of raw guitar cuts and heavy beats" - at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Adira Amram opens. Her video for "Mom Song" is below.

According to their bio, "In less than three years, The Coathangers, Julia Kugel (guitar/vocals), Stephanie Luke (drums/vocals), Candice Jones (keyboard/vocals), and Meredith Franco (bass/vocals) have grown from a band of girlfriends buying the cheapest instruments an Atlanta pawn shop could offer, to a group of formidable, adaptable performers..."

The Coathangers played the Maze at DBA last night. Tonight they play at Cake Shop with Prisms, Ex-Humans and The Nymphets. Bands at the Maze tonight include Nymph, Emma Kupa, Eskalators, Ava Luna, Aldertone and Air Waves.

Also from the South (though she lives in NYC show): Jemina Pearl plays Bruar Falls tonight. In October she goes on tour with Islands.

A video of Nat Baldwin at the Silent Barn from 2006 is posted below. Tonight the venue hosts Thomas Function and others.

Nat is in Dirty Projectors who played Fallon two nights ago.

Sunny Day Real Estate performed "Seven" on Jimmy Fallon last night. Video below...

Wayne Coyne talks about the new Flaming Lips album in the video below...

What else?

Adira Amram - "Mom Song"

Nat Baldwin | NYC @ Silent Barn | 04 Aug 2006

Sunny Day Real Estate on Fallon

2009 Flaming Lips - Embryonic Packages

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Comments (14)

It's really become a cliche for artists to play their entire albums on a tour. Part of the excitement of a concert is not knowing the setlist for that night, and enjoying the anticipation of surpise covers and song choices. It reminds me of the time I saw Sonic Youth do Daydream Nation, and while it was fun, primarily when a young man next to me pointed to an outhouse stall during Eric's Trip and we proceeded to masturbate furiously over Lee's solo, and just as the last chorus kicked in, we came all over each other's bare stomachs, the concert on the whole was underwhelming. On the other hand, bands have to find a way to earn more income these days, and such gimmicks are a surefire way to get asses in the seats.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2009 5:32 PM

Jail Hippies will be playing their album 'Greetings From Pestilence, NJ' in its entirety tonight at Silent Barn.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2009 5:48 PM

There's the Ghostface thing at Hiro, but I can't begin to imagine how frustrating that will be. Not necessarily getting in despite RSVPing and waiting around outside forever, then waiting around inside needlessly inside while GFK doesn't rock out on stage, only to bring a truncated set in the A.M. I wish live hip-hop was worth it.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2009 6:02 PM

Arbor Day reunion at Olive Garden.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2009 6:35 PM

Just a heads up that Adira Amram is one of the most annoying and awkwardly embarrassing performers I have ever seen. Take your time getting to the venue and maybe you will be lucky enough to miss her

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2009 6:37 PM

I knew it was the cum guy before I started reading it (5:32)

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2009 6:52 PM


Band names are getting shittier every show. (Silent Barn gigs are a great reference point)

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2009 6:56 PM

thanks for the Ghostface reminder. I had a note about it and lost it/forgot. Details:

FREE GHOSTFACE MySpace Release Show Wed. 9/30 in NYC - Hiro Ballroom
Ghostface celebrates the release of his new album with a traditional MySpace Release Show for the true fans. We've done alot of shows in NYC, but where else could we take the legendary Wu-Tang emcee? ;)

A guaranteed memorable event, don't say we didn't tell you first!

MySpace Music, Def Jam, Socialight Ent. & Digiwaxx Present:
GHOSTFACE KILLAH LIVE on Stage!

21+ (ID REQUIRED)
FREE. First come, First served.

Doors open at 9pm & close at capacity.
EARLY ARRIVAL for EARLY SHOW SUGGESTED.

For more detailed information email: hiphoptix@myspacemusic.com Guests:

Special

DJ dB
www.myspace.com/theofficialdb

K-Salaam & Beatnick
www.myspace.com/ksalaammusic

Hosted by:

Cipha Sounds & Peter Rosenberg of Hot 97
www.myspace.com/ciphasounds

Jasmine Solano
www.myspace.com/jasminesolano

Posted by brooklynvegan | September 30, 2009 7:05 PM

Is tonight the coldest it's ever been when there's a concert at an outdoor venue in this area?

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2009 11:36 PM

Just got back from the Bruce gig - fucking epic. The show lasted over 3+ hours. Hearing all of 'Born to Run' in its entirety was an experience and a half.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 1:28 AM

5:32 you fucking jerk, i hope you get bladder cancer and die a very slow and painful death.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 2:38 AM

@ 2:38, I think the cum guy is hilarious. It's like American Psycho with added masturbation references.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 10:01 AM

wow 2:38, I've never seen someone that viscerally opposed to satire.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 10:27 AM

Pitchfork is currently ranking their top 200 albums of the 2000's and they usually do a fairly tremendous job. Having said that if they don't rank The Avalanches "Since I Left You" as the top album of the decade or at the very least in the top 5 then they are way off base. It is in my opinion the seminal album of the decade.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 11:27 AM

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