Posted in To Do | music on November 28, 2009

Charles Spearin (The Happiness Project) (more by Chris La Putt)
Happiness Project

tonight in NYC
* Jimmy Scott @ Iridium
* Guster @ Beacon Theatre
* Kria Brekkan @ Glasslands
* The Bones Royal @ Zebulon
* Aki Ona & MB Carbon @ The Stone
* Life of Agony @ Starland Ballroom
* Arlo Guthrie & Family @ Carnegie Hall
* Free Energy, Glint @ Santos Party House
* David Johansen Band @ Highline Ballroom
* Lotus w/ RJD2, Junior Boys (DJ) @ Terminal 5
* Mike Doughty, Vanessa Bley @ (Le) Poisson Rouge
* Raein, Towers, Black Kites, Tiger Flowers @ ABC No Rio
* Audion (Matthew Dear), Clark Warner @ (Le) Poisson Rouge
* Do Make Say Think, The Happiness Project, Years @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Cheeky, Zombie Dogs, Slingshot Dakota, Shellshag, Stupid Party @ Death By Audio
* Idle Warship w/Talib Kweli, Trezure the Empress, Jah C+Antidote,Niles @ Southpaw
* Hex Fest w/ Electric Umbilical Cord, Mon Khmer, The Naked Hearts, ZAZA, Das Racist @ Pianos
* Hex Fest w/ Matt Vasquez, Your Nature, Hymns, Wild Yaks, Papa, Strangers Family Band @ Living Room
* Hex Fest w/ Apache Beat, Naam, Bottle Up & Go, Dirty Fences, Weird Owl, Liquor Store, The Siberians, Pinche Gringo @ Cake Shop

Spend Saturday night running between Pianos, Living Room, and Cake Shop for Hex Fest. Among the many highlights is a set by Delta Spirit's Matt Vasquez the Living Room. Wild Yaks also play that venue. Flyer below.

Female-fronted punk band Cheeky play their last show ever, with Zombie Dogs, Slingshot Dakota, Shellshag and Stupid Party at Death by Audio - the show is also a benefit for Polycystic Kidney Disease (PDK) Research.

Cheeky and Stupid Party put out two of Screaming Females' favorite albums of the year.

Glassjaw opens for Brand New at Nassau Coliseum tonight which is probably why their name was changed to "special guest" at the upcoming Starland Ballroom show with Thursday and Dilinger Escape Plan.

Life of Agony will perform all of "River Run Red" at Starland Ballroom tonight. It's sold out, but tickets are still available for the show they have coming up at Highline Ballroom.

Speaking of Starland Ballroom, all December shows there are 50% off including the post-Christmas Danzig show and the above-mentioned Glassjaw one.

Speaking of Christmas, Amazon is giving away a free MP3 sampler of holiday songs.

Ticketmaster is running Black Friday weekend sales. Those and more recent tickets that went on sale HERE.

Tonight is the first of two Jimmy Scott shows at Iridium.

Tonight is the first of two Do Make Say Think / Charles Spearin's Happiness Project shows in NYC this weekend. Sunday it moves to Bowery Ballroom. Charles Spearin videos below...

What else?


Charles Spearin - The Happiness Project

Charles Spearin on QTV

Charles Spearin - The Happiness Project Decontructed



Comments (27)

Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers and Carbon Leaf at Bowery Ballroom.

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2009 9:37 AM

Duder's HAPPINESS PROJECT is such a great name

Posted by TXn | November 28, 2009 10:26 AM

Does anyone have more details (e.g., time, cost, other performers) on the Kria Brekkan show at Glasslands?

Posted by Regular reader | November 28, 2009 2:14 PM

yeah, if anyone knows someone who works @ glasslands or is playing that show...please tell them to let ppl know set times or whatever, cuz ppl wanna come but they're busy & shit, they cant just show up @ 9 & wait around all night...why is this such an issue for so many venues & bands

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2009 2:35 PM

Don't be so cynical, Anonymous 2:35. You're assuming quite a lot, and you're wrong on every count.

Posted by Regular reader | November 28, 2009 2:39 PM

So there's very little information about the Kria Brekkan show online, which is why I asked the question. Despite the high number of trolls in the comments section, occasionally some useful information surfaces.

Are there other performers? None are listed. If there are others on the bill, I'd like to know who they are in advance. I'm curious about new music and would like to research and follow up on anything good I might see.

What is the cost? I'd like to invite a few others to go, and the cost is important to decision-making for them and me.

What time is the show? Well, I certainly don't want to miss it, so when should I arrive? If the show is early, I can make plans to meet other friends later, etc.

Posted by Regular reader | November 28, 2009 2:51 PM

stay home

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2009 3:10 PM

2:51! 2:51! 2:51!

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2009 3:27 PM

"Does anyone have more details (e.g., time, cost, other performers) on the Kria Brekkan show at Glasslands?"

Just got this in email actually:

Saturday November 28th FREE 9p.m.
PopGun Booking presents...
Kria Brekkan (Mum) and special guest dj

Posted by brooklynvegan | November 28, 2009 3:33 PM

2:51 is absolutely correct. i understand venues want you to wait around & buy drinks etc..
but a lot of people have other things to do, & it sucks when it comes down to having to miss a show because the simple info like a bands ACTUAL set time, price, openers, etc.. isn't avail beforehand. i can't be the only one who feels this way..

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2009 3:43 PM

nothing good going on so stay home and watch movie.

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2009 3:51 PM

Why does the Brand New show not warrant getting a mention (besides the fact that Glassjaw is opening)?

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2009 3:52 PM

for real? this is big time for LI.
it's going to be like hs reunion

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2009 4:19 PM

Brand New LMFAO

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2009 4:21 PM

Los Amigos Invisibles @ Irving Plaza

Dark Star Orchestra @ Nokia Theatre

Posted by scottbird | November 28, 2009 4:23 PM

Phish in Albany

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2009 4:28 PM

Vasquez at Living Room, shit yeah!

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2009 4:32 PM

stephen kellogg and the sixers at bowery....last night's show was amazing.

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2009 5:20 PM

regular reader, i'll let you in on a secret only
few heard of, it's called time out new york listings...

Posted by anon | November 28, 2009 5:38 PM

Time Out listings in print and online don't give me the answers I seek.

Let's change the subject a little. What's more embarrassing: showing up to a show way too early, or showing up after it's over?

Posted by Regular reader | November 28, 2009 7:31 PM


Posted by chi flt iron | November 28, 2009 7:51 PM

Brand New, Glassjaw, Thrice, Manchester Orchestra, Kevin Devine at Nassau Coliseum... a celebration of Long Island

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2009 8:01 PM

Charles Spearin guy looks like Jandek except Jandek got more hair!

Posted by ANOTHER FUKO | November 28, 2009 11:45 PM

Muthafuckin' spambot!

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2009 12:45 AM

RR: I showed up after it was over. Oh well.

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2009 2:25 AM

You're not being fair to Brand New. Maybe you only heard a song or two off there first album which was almost a decade ago. They have grown exponentially and you would be doing yourself a favor by listening to their latest two releases.
Everyone played well last night.

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2009 2:06 PM

Agreed with above poster. Brand New is about the only band from that LI scene (whose music I really don't enjoy) that have grown so much, I would barely consider them in the same genre anymore. Their albums are more mature and exhibit more musicality. Definitely give a listen to the last two albums and give them a fair shake. The Devil and God are Raging Inside Me is one of my favorite albums from the past few years.

People love to hate on Ll. If Brand New were from someplace else, the band would probably get a bit more respect. And for the amount of attention that BV bestows upon flavor-of-the-week bands who won't be around to see a third album, they should have done a proper review of the band, who were playing their biggest local show to date.

Posted by KoolMoeDee | December 1, 2009 2:24 AM

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