DOWNLOAD: Sharon Van Etten - Love More (MP3)
Margaret Cho, Reggie Watts, Jesse Baylin & Sarah Jarosz @ Bonnaroo (Bob I Am)
Though we already mentioned Sharon Van Etten's new record, and two upcoming NYC shows, there are more details out on both of those gigs. The first, August 2nd (tonight) at the Rock Shop, is the grand opening of the venue (co-presented by BrooklynVegan) and features a now-announced guest. Opening will be folkie Portland, ME band Lady Lamb the Beekeeper. Tickets are on sale.
Sharon's other NYC show (currently the only one before a September tour with Marissa Nadler) is August 7th at Bushwick Starr. Also on the bill for that are Springs aka Mike Visser, who has shows with Dr. Dog's Scott McMicken coming up, and Comedy Central Records comedian Reggie Watts.
Reggie Watts will also be performing in Fort Greene Park on Tuesday, September 14th with Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens. The free show is the 2nd in a series curated by Other Music. The first happens August 10th in the same location with Dam-Funk and DJ Spinna. Flyer below.
Speaking of comedy (and there's more recent funny news here), Tracy Morgan will be doing two nights of stand up at Apollo Theater on September 24th and 25th, to be taped for his debut HBO special Tracy Morgan: Black And Blue. Tickets are on sale. He writes that "The special is going to be all the elements: fire, water, earth, air, the comedy bender, the Avatar of comedy experience."
Back to music, Sharon Van Etten recently sat down for a La Blogotheque session. Those videos and all tour dates are below...
OTHER MUSIC PRESENTS GREENE MUSIC
Tuesday August 10, 6:30-9:30 pm
DAM-FUNK & MASTER BLAZTER (full live band)
with DJ SPINNA
Tuesday September 14, 6:30-9:30 pm
with NAOMI SHELTON & THE GOSPEL QUEENS
and DJ Johnny Stuart
ALL SHOWS ARE FREE, ON THE MYRTLE LAWN OF FORT GREEN PARK
(enter Myrtle and N Portland)
Sharon Van Etten - 2010 Tour Dates
Aug 02 The Rock Shop Brooklyn, NY !
Aug 07 The Bushwick Starr Brooklyn, New York $
Sep 08 DC9 Washington, DC #
Sep 09 Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar Charlottesville, VA #
Sep 10 Hopscotch Festival at The Pour House Raleigh, NC
Sep 12 The Milestone Charlotte, NC #
Sep 13 The Pilot Light Knoxville, TN #
Sep 14 529 Atlanta, GA #
! w/ Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, Tune-Yards
$ w/ Mike Visser, Reggie Watts
# w/ Marissa Nadler