Posted in To Do | music on April 5, 2011

Ra Ra Riot @ BAM in 2010 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Ra Ra Riot

today in NYC
* Veveritse @ Barbes
* Adam Levy @ Barbes
* Tanya Morgan @ Southpaw
* Harris Eisenstadt @ The Stone
* John Wesley @ Rockwood Music Hall
* Bizi Gara w/ Marco Benevento @ Cameo
* The Vinny Golia Septet @ The Stone
* Justin Bond, Doveman @ Bowery Ballroom
* Soft Landing, Zula, Koelie @ Cameo Gallery
* Wire, Weekend @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Wise Blood, Zambri, My Gold Mask, Lavalier @ Pianos
* David Liebe Hart (Tim & Eric), The Press @ Maxwell's
* Das Racist, Small Black, Wallpaper @ NYU
* Fostercare, Blissed Out, Megafortress @ The Delancey
* Royal Bangs, Fine Peduncle, The Grand @ Knitting Factory
* Hand, Sophia Knapp of Cliffie Swan, Hairy Sands @ Zebulon
* Alex Winston, Warm Ghost, Two Lights, Dirty Gold @ Mercury Lounge
* This City Defects, Multitudes, Noxious Foxes, Inzinzac @ Death By Audio
* AraabMuzik, Telephoned, Jasmine Solano, Zuzuka Poderosa @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Ra Ra Riot, Sean Bones, Eugene Mirman, Todd Barry, Diamondsnake (Japan Benefit) @ The Bell House
* Dred Scott Trio, Stripmall Ballads, Michael Daves, Dina Rudeen, Christopher Paul Stelling, Griffin Anthony, Beatie Wolfe @ Rockwood Music Hall
* Jesse Harris, The Cosmo Band featuring Larry Goldings, Anthony Wilson, Michael Leonhart, Clark Gayton, Mauro Refosco, Bill Dobrow, Rob Jost, Tony Scherr & more @ Le Poisson Rouge

Liam McEneaney hosts the Japan benefit with Ra Ra Riot, Sean Bones, Eugene Mirman, Todd Barry, Diamondsnake, and more at the Bell House tonight. (Liam's weekly "Tell Your Friends" comedy show at Lolita Bar seems to have the night off).

Nellie McKay recorded a Tiny Desk Concert for NPR. You can watch that below...

What else?

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Comments (18)

How great was LCD saturday!?!

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 9:43 AM

^LCD WAS GREEEEEEEEAT

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 9:45 AM

Oh, that Nellie McKay!

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 11:24 AM

RIP LCD :'(

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 12:16 PM

When Titus Andronicus frontman Patrick Stickles found out his band would be the opening act on a nine-date North American tour with the Pogues he was ecstatic.

"This is like the best thing that ever happened to me," Stickles tells Spinner, recalling his reaction to hearing the news. "One of the greatest bands ever, and they clearly love us; we're going to be best friends, just like all the old songs."

But after the first gig in Chicago early last month, the New Jersey quartet -- who released one of Spinner's Best Albums of 2010 with 'The Monitor' -- knew that is wasn't a match made for the ages -- quite the opposite, actually.

"It's obvious that the diplomatic route isn't going okay so I'm just going to go back to the real route, which is to say that I hated the tour," says Stickles. "It made me furious throughout. I didn't think that we were treated at all with the respect that we deserved, not even the respect as saying 'we're an important punk band,' but respect that we're human beings."

"After doing nine shows with them, they never took the time to introduce themselves or watch any of our performances," he fumes. "The closest that we got to them was when we would have to load-out after our show so they could have a nice clear backstage area. We would be out in the alleyway, and they would pull up in their hotel shuttle bus."

The legendary Irish folk-leaning punk band fronted by boozehound Shane MacGowan were on the North American leg of their 'A Parting Glass With the Pogues' tour, and were originally asked by Titus Andronicus' booking agent if the band could open one show for them.

"I was like, 'This is the greatest punk band from my ancestral homeland of Ireland, and it makes me sick,'" says Stickles of the experience.

"The tickets were exorbitantly expensive, none of which trickled down to us, by the way. They paid us pittances -- not that that's the most important thing. They sing about celebrating the individual and they sing about everyone having dignity, even the downtrodden and stuff, yet they are happy to step on whoever they have to so that they can line their coiffures to the extent that they want to."

Posted by poor NJ boy.... | April 5, 2011 2:10 PM

F the Pogues for that nonsense.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 2:14 PM


Poor Patrick Stickle... no one bothered to tell him that "show business is a hideous bitch goddess"

Posted by george burns | April 5, 2011 2:26 PM

Patrick Stickle > WINNING

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 2:31 PM

interesting.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 3:56 PM

Tess Stickles

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 4:12 PM

In the words of Mike Portnoy: Who wants to cum???

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 4:12 PM

Zach Galifianakis is gonna be a the Bell House benefit tonight, too.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 4:14 PM

Wire was great last night at MHOW. Weekend cleared a path and was a terrific opening act. Worth your time to go see them (Bowery/ mercury) on Wednesday

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2011 10:41 AM

^ word

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2011 10:50 AM

wire was ridiculously sick last night. such an amazing band. weekend were very cool, bright career ahead of them

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2011 10:50 AM

^ WORD

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2011 10:53 AM

Wire was great last night at MHOW. Weekend cleared a path and was a terrific opening act. Worth your time to go see them (Bowery/ mercury) on Wednesday

Posted by WendyWoods | November 12, 2012 1:35 PM

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