Speaking of Union Hall, the small Park Slope venue doesn't get as much attention since its bigger sister The Bell House opened in the same neighborhood, but there are a bunch of shows coming up there in the next few days that I want to highlight real quick.
LA's Jeremy Jay (K Records) is there tonight (11/5). LA's Black Umbrella is on tour with Jeremy and the pair also play Cake Shop on Friday (11/6). Michael Leviton is also on the Union Hall bill. All dates below.
"Do you really want to hear the answer to the question "What if Glenn Tilbrook started singing like Freddy Mercury?" Do you think that jumping from the awkwardly stomping prog of late Led Zeppelin to ultra-compressed contemporary beats 'n' coos or McCartney-esque cute-pop is inherently interesting? If you answer yes, you might love this record. But if you're left shaking your head like me, it's probably because [Dave] Longstreth's music begs the question. Why did he make Bitte Orca? The only answer proffered is, because he could. " [Dusted]The Union Hall show is an early show.
Dave Longstreth: Who's Glenn Tilbrook?
AV Club: The guy from Squeeze.
Dave Longstreth: From Squeeze? Really? Is this guy British too? Well, whatever. I don't give a fuck.
The late show at the same venue is your 2nd NYC chance to catch The Hidden Cameras and Gentleman Reg on their current tour. The Canadian artists played Le Poisson Rouge last night while the Yankees were winning the World Series. How was it (the show I mean)?
Finally, end the weekend laughing. Eugene Mirman and Michael Showalter's comedy show, Tearing the Veil of Maya, is happening at Union Hall on Sunday (11/8).
JEREMY JAY lite beam ( slow rez version )
Black Umbrella - Secret Kiss
Black Umbrella - 2009 Tour Dates
Nov 5 - Union Hall (w/ Jeremy Jay) NYC, New York
Nov 6 - Cake Shop (w/ Jeremy Jay) NYC, New York
Nov 7 - Casa Del Popolo (w/ Jeremy Jay & Heaven) Montreal, Quebec
Nov 8 - Wrong Bar (w/ Jeremy Jay & Heaven) Toronto, Ontario
Nov 10 - The Empty Bottle (w/ Jeremy Jay) Chicago, Illinois
Jeremy Jay - 2009 Tour Dates
Nov 5, 2009 - New York City, New York
Union Hall - w/ Heaven, Black Umbrella
Nov 6, 2009 - New York City, New York
The Cake Shop - w/ Heaven, Black Umbrella
Nov 7, 2009 - Montreal, Quebec
Zoo Bizarre - w/ Heaven, Black Umbrella
Nov 9, 2009 - Chicago, Illinois
The Hideout - w/ Heaven, Black Umbrella
Nov 10, 2009 - Bloomington, Indiana
The Bishop - w/ Heaven, Black Umbrella