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Elliott Smith

Like the four Elliott Smith tribute shows that took place in August to honor the songwriting legend in the ten-year anniversary of his death, another will happen in NYC on the actual day of the anniversary, October 21. The tribute show happens at Glasslands and includes some pretty great musicians like Cat Power, DIIV's Zachary Cole Smith with Sky Ferreira, Yoni Wolf (of Why?), The Low Anthem, Luke Temple, Marissa Nadler, Aaron Pfenning (of Rewards, ex-Chairlift), Sadie Dupuis (of Speedy Ortiz), Adam Schatz, The Perennials and Tereu Tereu.

$50 tickets for the show are on sale now, and some of the proceeds will benefit Elliott Smith Memorial Fund. That fund benefits Outside In and Free Arts for Abused Children, and there's also an IndieGogo campaign raising money for Outside In that includes rewards related to the Glasslands show:

* Set lists from the night
* High-quality 12" x 11" concert posters, designed by local artist Allison Specketer
* Live recording of the show (participating bands TBA)
* Goodie Bag (details TBA) from Kill Rock Stars
* High-quality 18" x 24" concert poster, autographed by all the musicians
Check out an Elliott Smith video from 2000 below...

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Elliott Smith - North Star Bar - February 21st, 2000 [Full Show]

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Comments (39)

Devin from DIIV here. I told Zach that participating in this might be a bit 'on the nose'. If he does 'Needle in the Hay' feel free to role your eyes. I know I will.

Posted by Serpent | October 1, 2013 4:17 PM

$50?! Come on, that's too much. I love Elliott, and this looks interesting, but that's a lotta mozzarella.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2013 4:21 PM

Thanks for the post, guys! Also on the fundraiser page is a Ben Folds signed print that he shot, developed and personally had framed of the crowd from the stage at Bonnaroo in 2012: about 60,000 fans flipping the bird on cue as Ben stood on his piano on stage and snapped the photo. The print framed is 24 x 24. The print is valued at $1k. Ben was a friend of Elliott's and is known to have covered his songs. His song "Late" was written for Elliott.

:) :)

Posted by Jen Brown | October 1, 2013 4:26 PM

Speedy Ortiz is a horrible band. Also, the members of the band are hideously ugly. Fuck them!

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2013 4:39 PM

What in the fresh fuck?

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2013 4:45 PM

Devin from DIIV here. I would never call Cole by the name Zach. What a joke. I also won every spelling bee I was ever in so I'm immune to typos.

1. I hate Elliott Smith and anyone who actually knows me can claim that as a fact.

2. I've never listened to Speedy Ortiz. Are they any good? I guess my Monday evening is going to be spent on listening to their record/watching every interview and live bootleg of theirs on YouTube. I really have nothing better to do tonight.

3. For 50 dollars, I will come to your house with a 40 oz of Sol and a Nintendo 64 and promptly kick you and all of your friends's asses in Super Smash Bros. all night. If I lose even one match, you won't have to pay me a dime. I guess what I'm trying to say is this show is insanely overpriced.

Posted by Serpent | October 1, 2013 4:45 PM

Ha Sky performing at a tribute to Elliot Smith. The irony is rich on this one.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2013 4:47 PM

"some of the proceeds"

smdh

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2013 4:57 PM

If it makes any difference to you cheap bastids...the money goes to charity.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2013 4:58 PM

Are the comments always this bad on this site?

Posted by Jim Richards | October 1, 2013 5:08 PM

^absolutely

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2013 5:13 PM

correction 4:58 SOME of the money goes to charity

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2013 5:17 PM

Yo Devin not even joking I wanna play u in SSB, let's rumble! i play as kirby (duh), ness, and luigi. i'm pretty out of practice but i've still only ever played 1 person better than me at smash. lookin to meet another!

lol @ "role your eyes" from the fake devin

Posted by Anon i guess | October 1, 2013 5:28 PM

i would love to pay 50 bucks to watch diiv and sky make out while on heroin in williamsburg singing elliot smith tunes

Posted by hummusbreath | October 1, 2013 5:28 PM

5:28 i'll suck your cock if you let me be jigglypuff

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2013 5:32 PM

5:32, 5:28 here. seems like a win-win for me, i accept.

Posted by Anon i guess | October 1, 2013 5:36 PM

The funny thing is if Elliott was still alive it would probably cost less to see him in the flesh.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2013 5:52 PM

heroin is cheap, but not that cheap. $50 seems reasonable.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2013 5:53 PM

If Elliott was alive today he'd be playing Barclays.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2013 6:01 PM

If Elliott was alive today he'd be sucking cock for a 'deck'.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2013 6:56 PM

If Elliot ate hummus a minimum of three times per week he'd be alive today. #PhytoNutrients

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2013 7:31 PM

True story I saw Elliott smith play at giants stadium (well in the parking lot)...field day 2003

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2013 8:01 PM

The Perennials? Not the Boston band from the mid-2000s, right?

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2013 8:14 PM

8:14 jesus I hope not

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2013 9:10 PM

What if Chan cancels? It's a fair chance that will happen. Somehow $50 seems a lot for Glasslands...

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2013 9:59 PM

No Neil Gust? No Quasi? What about all the bands he played with that actually knew him?

And on another note - most of Elliott's songs are REALLY hard to play. Like, alternative tunings, rapid fire finger-picking, complicated folky chords. How the fuck is the guy from dive going to actually play these?

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2013 9:17 AM

very, very poorly @9:17

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2013 10:06 AM

catpower is a bore live. i have seen elliot live (with quasi) and will cherish that memory.

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2013 10:20 AM

@9:17. Though you would never know it from his music, Cole can really play the guitar. Like really play. Fingerpick, whatever.

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2013 12:12 PM

Not every Elliott Smith song is hard to play (ie Needle in the Hay). Also, I wouldn't expect straightforward covers from most of these acts.

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2013 12:24 PM

12:12 thanks Sky. How are your "vocal cord problems" (see: heroin detox)?

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2013 12:42 PM

@9:17 On heroin.

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2013 2:52 PM

Hey guys,

After expenses, the proceeds are going to charity.
I've been working on this show for months now and I am not taking a penny from it.

Also, I did contact a lot of the bands Elliott used to play with/Elliott's friends, including Quasi. The ones I contacted could not make it.

Thanks/xo

Jen

Posted by Jen Brown | October 3, 2013 10:27 PM

Booioo

Posted by Anonymous | October 21, 2013 11:27 PM

really not good except guy on saxophone

Posted by Anonymous | October 22, 2013 1:24 AM

Yea I know - the closest I have come to finding anything remotely as good is Gravenhursts album Flashlight Seasons and then all of his others that follow. Check him out....these guys both are´╗┐ inspirational for supreme melodic fingerpicked guitar melancholia

Posted by Jaidyn | November 1, 2013 5:16 AM

I'm really happy that this was uploaded. I didn't even know who Elliott Smith was until "Good Will Hunting". After that I was a lover of his music. He came to Atlanta once that I know of ( The Variety Playhouse ) but I didn't know of the show. So, I never got to see Elliott Smith live. So thanks for these uploads. They put people like me there in a way.

Posted by Cik | October 19, 2014 2:09 PM

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