Posted in To Do | music on February 12, 2012

Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston
Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston

today in NYC
* ASSSSCAT 3000 @ UCB
* Omar Lords @ Zebulon
* Laura Veirs @ Joe's Pub
* Ed Vallance @ The Ace Hotel
* Fred Armisen, Azita @ Union Pool
* Bjork @ New York Hall of Science
* Cherish The Ladies @ City Winery
* Pretty Good Friends @ Union Hall
* Theologian, Alberich @ The STone
* School of Rock @ Highline Ballroom
* Screaming Females @ Generation Records
* Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Il Abanico, Dear Lions, The Split @ Spike Hill
* Guns N' Roses, The Chelsea Smiles @ Terminal 5
* The Queens of FELA on Broadway celebrate the Grammy's @ Knitting Factory
* Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys @ B.B. King Blues Club and Grill
* Soft Spot, Parmaga, Buffalo Stance @ Death By Audio
* Beast Make Bomb, Shake the Baron, Sea Monsters, Flagland @ Glasslands
* James Blake (DJ set), The Chain, Airhead @ Le Poisson Rouge
* English Dogs, The Casualties, Toxic Holocaust, Havok @ Europa
* Psychobuildings, Amil Byleckie Band, Trip Dicks @ Big Snow Buffalo Lodge
* Daniel Neumann, Maria Chavez, Alfredo Marin, Zeljko McMullen, Doron Sadja, Tristan Shepherd, Mario Diaz de Leon, Ben Vida, Sabisha Friedberg @ Roulette
* Communion featuring David Wax Museum, Aoife O'Donovan, Jones Street Station, Julia Easterlin @ Public Assembly

Check out some photos from Arcade Fire's 2004 show at Mercury Lounge on the BrooklynVegan Facebook.

Hopefully Bjork is feeling better.

Follow @BrooklynVegan on Twitter.

In case you were wondering, no Slash (pictured above) is not in the current lineup of Guns N Roses that plays Terminal 5 tonight.

The Grammys, now overshadowed/advertised by the tragedy that is Whitney Houston's death, air tonight on CBS at 8 p.m. EST. A last minute Whitney tribute was put together for the TV show and will include Jennifer Hudson and Chaka Khan.

In related and also sad (no disrespect to Whitney!) news, Foster the People and Maroon 5/Adam Levine are performing with the reunited Beach Boys at the Grammys. Adele will also be peforming on the show, but Justin Vernon will not be (because he refused to agree to whatever horrible collaboration they wanted him to do).

As previously mentioned...

Bon Iver was nominated for four high profile Grammys (though not "Album of the Year" which is what Arcade Fire won). Adele & Katy Perry nominated for a zillion, and other nominees include The Black Keys, Foster the Peepee, Cee Lo, Duck Sauce, Robyn, Cut Copy, Skrillex, Deadmau5, Coldplay, Radiohead, Mumford & Son, Mastodon, Wilco, Death Cab For Cutie, My Morning Jacket, Jay-Z, Kanye West, The Civil Wars, Emmylou Harris, Levon Helm, Fleet Foxes, Gillian Welch, Steve Earle, Patton Oswalt, Louis CK, Weird Al, Danger Mouse, Memory Tapes, TV On the Radio, and A Tribe Called Quest.
Speaking of a A Tribe Called Quest, Q-Tip was tweeting a lot about Whitney last night, including "Very blessed 2 have worked with n known whitney.. Man!!!"

The Kills played a 10th Anniversary show at Terminal 5 last night. More about that later, but you can check out the video from their performance on Letterman two nights earlier, below...

What else?

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The Kills - The Last Goodbye on Letterman

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Comments (51)

Once you do crack you never go back!

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2012 2:26 AM

Fuck Michael Jackson. Pedophile.

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2012 3:05 AM

ANNNNNDDDD IIIIIIIIIIIIII only want crack.

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2012 3:42 AM

Don Giovanni Showcase was so great

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2012 3:59 AM

Whitney was so much better than Michael Jackson.

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2012 8:59 AM

Axl Rose is still alive and going strong.

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2012 9:33 AM

Why does Courtney Love get to live?

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2012 9:54 AM

Justin Vernon sounds like a bigtime dbag.

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2012 11:18 AM

Just let the Beach Boys perform by themselves. Why do they have to murder such appearances?

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2012 11:29 AM

"Why does Courtney Love get to live?"

because crack is more damaging than hillbilly heroin.

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2012 11:36 AM

Karmin was amazing on SNL last night. They're going all the way to the top!

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2012 11:54 AM

James Blake dj set times??

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2012 12:28 PM

"They're going all the way to the top"

What are they, a baseball team?

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2012 12:39 PM

3:05 = shitferbrainz

What you got, son? Oh, that's right - you're another smarmy white boy who posts anonymously to music blogs.

Go chase your tail, monkey boy.

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2012 12:42 PM

G&R tickets $50 on Stub Hub for T5......ha ha ha

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2012 12:51 PM

Bon Iver. LAME. too cool to perform at the largest music event in the world. Im sure he'll turn down the olympics too.

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2012 1:03 PM

where was bobby brown?

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2012 1:07 PM

whoever the musical guest was last night on SNL deserves a grammy

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2012 1:47 PM

IF you never understood why Michael mattered, watch this from the ghost of Grammies past:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4COxumzxKw

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2012 2:00 PM

Man..Michael looks so damn grey in that top pick.

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2012 2:39 PM

@12:42 so you don't mind that he fucked children cause you find thriller to be a catchy song? You brush that aside cause, damn, Beat It is just so amazing?

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2012 2:56 PM

Crack is whack

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2012 3:12 PM

Kudos to Bon Iver for having the good sense not to put up with the big joke that is the Grammys. All those awards are bought and paid for by the major labels, which, at this point, are on their deathbed and gasping for air. My prediction for tonight: after a number of laugably bad on-stage collabs, Adele will take home 10 awards and then hit the buffet super hard.

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2012 3:19 PM

Good for him not performing but his music is still more painful than ulcers.

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2012 3:38 PM

"for not putting up with?"
You're fooling yourself.

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2012 3:39 PM

The beach boys collab will be a most embarrassing affair indeed.

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2012 4:56 PM

i saw axl, thurston and bjork at mamouns eating hummus this afternoon

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2012 5:15 PM

2:56 - acquitted means found not guilty, douche bad. Do people get to make up shit and publically humiliate you too? You need to get you facts straight, and you ought to pray that you don't get found out from all the deviant and disgusting things that you know that you do.

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2012 5:41 PM

skrillex has already won 2 grammys...

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2012 5:46 PM

skrillex has already won 3 grammyssss

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2012 6:19 PM

Can we get a brooze crooze update?

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2012 6:40 PM

You asked for it, here it is ..... Brooze Crooze update ...

We just left your mom's gang bang, and wow that woman really knows how to take multiple cocks at once. When we left, they had just brought in the donkey and a half dozen gerbils (sorry man, that crossed the line even for me).

Pics should be up on Tumblr within a day or so.

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2012 7:36 PM

@5:41 Ok tough guy. Acquitted after paying people off is really the same as not guilty. The last part of your statement makes no sense. Whatever. He was still a pedophile and a complete nut.

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2012 7:42 PM

^ you're entitled to your own opinion, but not your own facts. The more you come back on here and perpetuate these lies, the more guilty you look of the same shit you are accusing others of. Oh yeah, I'm certain you're a diddler, you criminal. Just think of all those violent ass rapes you are going to receive in prison when NYPD traces all that kiddie porn to your computer. I will laugh so hard that day, you criminal.

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2012 8:30 PM

MJ liked little boy peen. Get over it fanboy.

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2012 9:28 PM

Young boys + Jesus juice. Life's good.

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2012 9:48 PM

@8:30 Wow. That so doesn't make sense.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 5:34 AM

so what time did GNR go on last night at T5?

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 10:41 AM

^They never made it on stage..only Axl showed up and did some covers of his old band...it was sad.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 10:51 AM

MICHAEL JACKSON IS NOT BLACK BECAUSE IT WAS NEVER PROVEN IN COURT DOUCHE BAD

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 11:41 AM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Jackson_trial

read the case synopsis, idiots.

there was no payoff. he reached a not guilty verdict.

most of what the kids (plural, because he went to trial twice) said were complete lies. the description of his genitals was totally wrong, they claimed he showed them a porn magazine that came out five months after they left neverland, etc.

there's so much complete bullshit i'm shocked it even went to trial.

michael jackson was tried in court and was found innocent.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 11:44 AM

10:51:

That sounds just like the Roseland show I saw.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 11:55 AM

"Jackson was indicted for four counts of molesting a minor, four counts of intoxicating a minor in order to molest him, one count of attempted child molestation, and one count of conspiring to hold the boy and his family captive at his Neverland Ranch, as well as conspiring to commit extortion and child abduction."

YEAH, THIS WAS ALL MADE UP, DOUCHE BAD. MICHAEL JACKSON DIDN'T FUCK KIDS, I MEAN, COME ON -- JUST LOOK AT HIM! TOTALLY NORMAL PERSON, RIGHT?!? DOUCHE BAD

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 11:59 AM

EXCEPT THAT YOU CAN'T LOOK AT HIM -- BECAUSE HE'S DEAD!!!!! WAHH WAHH WAHH MY HERO IS DEAD AND ALL THESE DOUCHE BADS DON'T LIKE HIM WAHHHHH

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 12:00 PM

MICHAEL JACKSON AND WHITNEY HOUSTON AND LIZ TAYLOR ARE ALL BURIED IN THE SAME COFFIN AND AT NIGHT THEY TOUCH EACH OTHER, BUT NOT LITTLE BOYS

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 12:04 PM

WAH! DOUCHE BADS!!! HE WAS GONNA HEAL THE WORLD ONE LITTLE BOY AT A TIME!!!! MY HERO!! READ WIKI!!! WAAAAHHHHH!!

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 12:48 PM

indicted means charged with. he was found not guilty.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 1:03 PM

Indicted means that there was enough probable cause to make a formal accusation. Meaning, it's not completely beyond reason for the average person to have some suspicions, even if a jury didn't eventually decide that he was guilty... I think that was the point.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 1:43 PM

Yeah MJ is not guilty like OJ is not guilty. doesn't mean they didn't do it- it means there wasn't enough evidence to convict. or in OJ's case the jury was composed of retards + halfwits.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 8:23 AM

MICHAEL JACKSON AND WHITNEY HOUSTON AND LIZ TAYLOR ARE ALL BURIED IN THE SAME COFFIN AND AT NIGHT THEY TOUCH EACH OTHER, BUT NOT LITTLE BOYS

Posted by Engadget | February 22, 2012 9:35 AM

yum

Posted by jordon | August 6, 2013 3:07 PM

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