Posted in To Do | music on December 5, 2009

The xx @ Webster Hall during CMJ (more by Vincent Cornelli)
The xxs

tonight in NYC
* Sharon Jones @ Starland Ballroom
* Darmstadt @ Issue Project Room
* Friendly Fires, The xx @ Webster Hall
* Gnaw, Earthen Grave, Iron Man @ Europa
* Brendan Benson, Cory Chisel @ Maxwell's
* Bowerbirds, Sharon Van Etten @ Union Pool
* Richard Buckner, Milagres @ Mercury Lounge
* Stalkers, The Beets, War Party @ Glasslands
* Golden Error & Red Mass @ Dead Herring
* Espers, Azita, Doug Paisley @ The Bell House
* Hot Tuna, Loudon Wainwright III @ Beacon Theatre
* Alicia Hall Moran, Gordon Voidwell @ The Kitchen
* Ladytron (DJ), Yes Giantess @ Tribeca Grand Hotel
* The Queers, The Leftovers, The Sights @ Maxwell's
* Ghostland Observatory, Slapping Purses @ Terminal 5
* Finding Fiction, Beehive, Picture Picture @ The Cameo
* Sam Champion, Matt Trowbridge, Electric Owls @ Union Hall
* Heloise & The Savoir Faire, Midnight Magic @ Brooklyn Bowl
* El Vez, Los Straightjackets, The Lovely Elvettes @ Bowery Ballroom
* Pants Yell!, The Surprisers, Mike Albo, Fluffy Lumbers @ Bruar Falls
* Air Waves, Talk Normal, US Girls, Total Slacker @ Secret Project Robot
* Black Sheep, Shinobi Ninja, Rad Out Crew, Nacirema @ Santos Party House
* Christina Courtin, Alaska Alaska, Alec Stephen, EJS @ Pete's Candy Store
* Zeke Virant & the Brain Rain Players, Cloud Nothings, Coasting @ Shea Stadium
* Elvis Perkins in Dearland, Himalayas, Max Silvestri @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Terra Nova: Sinfonia Antarctica w/ DJ Spooky & ICE @ BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
* Benefit show w/ Tony Conrad & Jutta Koether, Aki Onda, MV Carbon @ ParisLondonWestNile
* Ambergris, Boogie Boarder, Dubknowdub, Graffiti Monsters, Mark Lord, Nick Gazin, Sam Gas Can, Russian Tsarlag @ DBA

Cloud Nothings are in town. They played their first show ever last night at Market Hotel. Their second show is tonight at Shea Stadium.

Red Mass played their first NYC show last night at Live With Animals. I'm told they're the secret guest at Dead Herring tonight. Flyer below..


Where: Starrett-Lehigh Building, 601 W 26th St between Eleventh and Twelfth Aves, ninth floor (
When: Saturday, December 5, noon-6pm, free
Why go: It's the domestic diva's first-ever holiday craft sale, which features home accessories, jewelry, ornaments and apparel from employees and friends of Martha Stewart Living Ominmedia, as well as crafters who've appeared on the Martha Stewart Show. In other words: by Stepford types, for Stepford types.
Don't miss: BrooklynVegan's DJ Bill Pearis spinning holiday music and indie rock, and the very Martha-esque gift-wrapping station. - Time Out
There's also a craft fair on Mulberry Street, and the Bust Holiday Craftacular is Sunday.

Sunday is also the day to see Beatles songs performed on ukuleles.

Sam Champion make a rare appearance at Union Hall tonight. In fact, it might be their last show ever.

Q: Did Sam Champion break up?
A: Kind of, yeah, I think so.

Q: Is Saturday, December 5th at Union Hall your last show?
A: maybe?

Sam Champion member Sean Bones will DJ between sets. Sam Champion's remake of Weekend at Bernie's below..

Black Sheep play Santos tonight! Video for "Without a Doubt" below...

What else?

red Mass

Bernie Bender - Sam Champion

Black Sheep



Comments (34)

mew at webster hall videos:

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2009 4:44 AM

Saturdays are only good for one thing. Staying home and making hummus.

Posted by the hummus guy | December 5, 2009 5:03 AM

Hummus guy, tell us your real feelings. I don't want to wake up one day learning the story of a hummus addict who's blood-hummus levels were too high to keep on kicking and ticking. Before it is too late tell us why you love hummus so much, why... why !!! :*(** what is really wrong with you? What is missing in that hole you fill with a Levantine Arab dip or spread made from cooked, mashed chickpeas, blended with tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and garlic that is a popular food throughout the Middle East.

I care about you hummus guy. I want you to try new foods and go out on Saturdays.

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2009 9:55 AM

Martha Stewart is a butthead

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2009 10:46 AM

Maybe not because she dissed Palin

Posted by 10:46 | December 5, 2009 10:46 AM

Just a heads up to anyone going to Black Sheep, Dres does not perform 'Without A Doubt'. He should, but I doubt he's done it
since the 90's.

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2009 10:57 AM

Espers, Espers, Espers. How did I miss this?

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2009 11:06 AM

Sold out Cat Empire getting no love! Shameful!

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2009 11:11 AM

Blake Lively is the host and Rihanna is the musical guest on SNL.

Posted by dirty old man | December 5, 2009 12:37 PM

'Bama - Florida

Georgia Dome

4 pm


Posted by Paul's houndstooth fedora | December 5, 2009 1:58 PM


Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2009 2:30 PM

tonite FREE show at Don Pedro's

Work Out
Rumanian Buck (sideproject of the singer from The Giraffes)
The Volunteers
Humbolt Fog
Radio America

Don Pedro
90 Manhattan Ave btw Mckibben and Boerum
(L to Montrose, M to Lorimer)

Posted by rockingintheFREEworld | December 5, 2009 2:30 PM

the xx on at 8pm
friendly fires at 9:15pm

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2009 2:35 PM

Anyone with an extra Friendly Fires/The XX ticket?

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2009 3:02 PM

i am a fan of:

1) hummus guy
2) hummus guy's inquisitor
3) sam champion/ weekend at bernie's mashups

why can't all comment threads be this awesome.

Posted by fan of the hummus | December 5, 2009 3:18 PM

Alright, I get it. The xx has a lesbian. Woop-de-fucking-doo.

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2009 3:20 PM

does the xx really go on at 8pm though? just called webster and the girl said probably 7, though she didnt know for sure (thanks for being informative *eye roll*)

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2009 4:07 PM

Cat Empire blow. Oh yeah lets go to the fu**in Nokia Theatre with a bunch of Australian fratty douche bags. Sounds like a great idea. Too bad Sister Hazel isn't opening. I'd rather get raped by Tim Tebow. The real party will be at 186 Norfolk Again. Starting at midnight. Crystal Nuggets debut performance. If you don't know who's in this special project you'll be reading about it on Monday....

Posted by Leftover Milkshake | December 5, 2009 4:08 PM

Man 186 Norfolk's PR people are really pushing on this site.

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2009 4:16 PM

I hate how venues won't tell you when bands come on.

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2009 4:49 PM

why do the venues do that? they want you to come early to buy beer?

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2009 5:06 PM

some venues do it to get you to buy beer, sure. but most don't announce set times because they like running things loosely, they want to maintain a party vibe, and they hate when people come to see just one band, and show up then leave.

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2009 5:22 PM

Webster Hall tweeted "xx 8pm, ff 9pm" for tonight's show. Watch them go on at 6:30 or some shit now...

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2009 5:52 PM

headliners on saturdays usually go on at 9.

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2009 6:02 PM

oh shit

Posted by xavier de rosenay | December 5, 2009 7:18 PM

cat power is the greatest

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2009 7:22 PM

i had a tender dick that you made hard...

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2009 7:36 PM

RIP Jack Rose

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2009 8:31 PM

So happy more Cat Power's on the way

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2009 9:32 PM

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Posted by theumpteenthtimes | December 5, 2009 10:24 PM

What time does Mrs. Potato Dick go on?

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2009 1:25 AM

"Oh yeah lets go to the fu**in Nokia Theatre with a bunch of Australian fratty douche bags."

Haha, thanks for censoring that, dumbass.

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2009 2:43 AM

El Vez ruled last night at the Bowery!

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2009 12:33 PM

guys only like the yyy's cover cause pitchfork has been slobbering over it. It's the only reason the album received an 8.

Posted by سعودي كام | February 25, 2011 10:01 AM

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