Posted in music | tour dates on November 3, 2010

Nada Surf @ REBEL NYC (pre-CMJ) (more by David Andrako)
Nada Surf

I've said it before, I'll say it again. Where there is a cause, there is Nada Surf. In addition to the acoustic set they're playing at The Rock Shop on December 14th to benefit Little Kids Rock (tickets are on sale), you can catch Nada Surf back at Mercury Lounge on December 15th to benefit Transportation Alternatives. Bambi Kino (who also play the annual Maxwell's Holiday Party on December 13th) and "Musicband" are also playing the Manhattan show which goes on sale today, 11/3, at noon.

Nada Surf's only other upcoming date(s) is aboard The Rock Boat which is probably not a boat you want to be on, though the organizers claim, "Sailing January 6-10, 2011 from Tampa on the Carnival Inspiration, The Rock Boat XI will go down in history as the greatest musical adventure of all time."

During CMJ, Nada Surf made three live appearances. One was an acoustic performance at "Levi's Workshop", one was the pre-CMJ Syndicate party (pictured above), and one was their main CMJ showcase which took place that Friday night at Mercury Lounge (one of the harder official CMJ shows to get into unless you had an advanced ticket- lines were down the block). We didn't have anyone at Mercury Lounge to review or take pictures, though Chris did stop by the same show earlier in the evening to catch Ume.

Two videos from the Levi's thing, below...

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Nada Surf, "What is Your Secret" (Acoustic!)

Nada Surf, "Always Love" at the Levi's Photo Workshop in NYC

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Comments (23)

Who else is playing this Maxwell's party?

Posted by Anonymous | November 3, 2010 9:51 AM

i'd rather get a colonoscopy than be on that boat

Posted by Anonymous | November 3, 2010 9:54 AM

I'd rather get a double colonoscopy than read 9:45's comments.

Posted by Anonymous | November 3, 2010 9:59 AM

math dyslexia

Posted by Anonymous | November 3, 2010 10:09 AM

GO AWAY NADA SURF

Posted by Anonymous | November 3, 2010 10:20 AM

10:20..I will bet Nada Surf has more fans than you do...so you can go away.

Posted by Anonymous | November 3, 2010 10:26 AM

"greatest musical adventure of all time."

Posted by Anonymous | November 3, 2010 10:32 AM

presale password for mercury?

Posted by Anonymous | November 3, 2010 10:37 AM

these guys look like they should be playing at a mall somewhere in the valley

Posted by Anonymous | November 3, 2010 10:58 AM

LOL. love that song "popular" a summer anthem for sure. :p commence defenders of nada surf and their brand of craptacular "rock" and the bass player's shitlocks.

Posted by Anonymous | November 3, 2010 11:55 AM

The real question is... What is "Musicband"?

Posted by Anonymous | November 3, 2010 12:41 PM

Could it be Guided by Voices? - Secret show in between T5 and NYE

Posted by Anonymous | November 3, 2010 12:44 PM

that Music Boat lineup is GENIUS. Sister Hazel are gonna rule the waves!

"It has now been over a decade since Gaelic Storm’s career lifted off with their appearance in the blockbuster film Titanic. Since their big-screen debut 10 years ago, the band’s fan base continues to multiply with each new album, turning the one-time-pub-band into one of the premier touring acts in the Celtic/World music genre."

Posted by Anonymous | November 3, 2010 2:21 PM

i love white man dreadlocks in the new millenium. it takes courage to drag one of the worst aspects of the 90's on

Posted by Anonymous | November 3, 2010 3:55 PM

Eh, he's european or something. So he either gets a pass or you hate him anyway for being a foreigner.

Posted by Anonymous | November 3, 2010 4:09 PM

Despite all of the typical douchey comments here, Nada Surf is an awesome band to see live.

Posted by The Mighty KC | November 3, 2010 4:41 PM

^ tis true

Posted by Anonymous | November 4, 2010 7:26 AM

totally true, i am not a big fan of their last two records but they do put on a great live show

Posted by Anonymous | November 5, 2010 9:02 PM

^^^ Still one of the few bands I will go out of my way to see whenever they have shows here. Caught them at all three CMJ appearences, they were tip top!

Posted by citybug | November 18, 2010 1:06 PM

is this the same citybug who posted all those mark ronson is awesome comments?

If it is, can there be a disclaimer every time he/she posts?
i would hate for new bv readers to actually think that tone deaf citybug has an opinion worth respecting (no offense citybug. i'm sure you're a decent person in that you don't torture dogs or anything)

Posted by Anonymous | November 18, 2010 1:31 PM

I would love to go to the Maxwell's party, I think it will be just great!

Posted by Lenceria | December 14, 2010 4:49 AM

anyone have the setlist from the show last night??

Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2010 10:49 PM

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