Recent Posts in music - Page 9
September 5, 2012
Not satisfied enough with the current lineup, Revelation Records have added a "Special Guest" headliner to mix it up with Chain of Strength, Mouthpiece, and Damnation AD on 10/12 at Irving Plaza. Tickets are still available for that night and other shows during the four-day celebration of the influential hardcore label.
Who could it be? It definitely isn't Quicksand, whose bassist is out on tour with Deftones in that timeframe.
Altar of Plagues at The Studio at Webster Hall, 2010 (*more by Samantha Marble)
today in NYC
* Cold Fronts @ Cameo
* DANCENOW @ Joe's Pub
* Michael McNeill @ Barbes
* John and Scott @ UCB
* Zoogma, D.V.S @ Brooklyn Bowl
* The Mandingo Ambassadors @ Barbes
* The Big Terrific Comedy Show @ Cameo
* Rachel Yamagata @ Rockwood Music Hall
* Heaven, Rumors, Manatees, Leila Adu @ Pianos
* Sondre Lerche, Fancy Colors @ Bowery Ballroom
* TEEN, Acrylics, Bizi Gara, Fabric @ Glasslands
* The John Cage Variety Show Big Band @ The Stone
* Bridget Everett & The Tender Moments @ Joe's Pub
* Chromatics, Oneohtrix Point Never (DJ) @ New Museum
* Altar Of Plagues, Atlas Moth, Sannhet @ Saint Vitus
* Manatees, Call Of The Wild, Behavior @ Death By Audio
* The Rapture, JD Samson & MEN @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Hilly Eye, Big Ups, Black Wine, The Midgetman @ Shea Stadium
* Colleen Green, Team Spirit, Plateaus, The Sanctuaries @ Mercury Lounge
* Cellular Chaos, Martin Bisi, Arc in Round, Invisible Things @ Cake Shop
Tonight marks the second night of a three day tribute to composer John Cage at The Stone on what would have been his 100th birthday! Look for the "John Cage Big Band" featuring Miguel Frasconi, Daniel Goode, Kathleen Supové, Chris McIntyre, Cristian Amigo, Richard Carrick, David Watson, Guy Barash and more.
The Rapture begins its three-night residency with JD Samson & MEN at Music Hall of Williamsburg tonight (9/5). All three shows are sold out.
Azealia Banks is playing a private Fashion Week party at the Wythe Hotel tonight with Hunters, but she'll play a free, open-to-the-public show tomorrow at M.A.C. Soho as part of Fashion's Night Out.
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The Vaselines were joined by Krist Novoselic at Bumbershoot in Seattle over Labor Day Weekend, where they joined together for "Jesus Don't Want Me For A Sunbeam." The song was originally recorded by the band and then later covered for Nirvana's MTV Unplugged LP.
As Rolling Stone points out, "Grandaddy frontman Jason Lytle is gearing up for the October 16th release of Dept. of Disappearance, his first solo record since 2009's Yours Truly, the Commuter. Now you can check out the video for album cut "Your Final Setting Sun," which Lytle describes as "a kind of fast-paced Western synth rock song."" Video is below.
Neurosis have released a new trailer for Honor Found In Decay. Check that out below.
by Andrew Sacher
Over the summer, we mentioned that Berlin-via-Stockholm lo-fi pop songwriter Molly Nilsson, who contributed to John Maus' excellent 2011 LP, We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves, is coming to NYC for a show at Glasslands on October 28. Sufjan Sevens/Sharon Van Etten collaborator Cat Martino and Amalie Bruun are opening that show and tickets are still available. That show is part of a larger tour of the US and Canada which kicks off in NYC this week at Littlefield on Thursday (9/6) with Tim Fite (who released a new album this year) and Foxes in Fiction. Tickets for the Littlefield show are on sale now.
Molly Nilsson released her most recent album, History, in 2011. Here's what I said about it back in June:
One listen to History, and it's no surprise why John Maus wanted to work with her. She's got masterfully crafted synths and drum machines, and a commanding new wave baritone that looks to the '80s for its cues and grounds them in the lo-fi tendencies of modern day bedroom pop. And though the overall mood is dark and subdued, Molly's voice soars.I also mentioned that it's recommended for fans of Zola Jesus and Austra. A video and the list of all tour dates is below.
Tonight (9/5), Azealia Banks and Hunters are performing at an "invite-only", "entrance subject to capacity" party at the very-hot Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg which is being thrown by SPIN and fashion website Refinery29. The Virgin Mobile-sponsored show serves dual purposes, as Azealia is on the cover of the new print issue of SPIN and it's also a kickoff to Fashion Week here in NYC which, if you live here, you have probably already been hit over the head by media coverage (to which we're adding more). SPIN is going gaga for Fashion Week this year with a dedicated site that will offer video coverage with MNDR as one of their corespondents. The flyer for tonight's show is below.
Azealia will also be performing at a show you have a better shot of getting into, as part of Fashion's Night Out which happens Thursday (9/6) all over the city. (This, as you all know, is the only night of the year Fashion is allowed out in public in NYC.) Azealia and DJ Cosmo will perform at M.A.C. Soho (506 Broadway) at 7:45 PM though you'd do well to show up earlier than that if you want to get in.
There are dozens of FNO shows Thursday night and we'll have more on those very soon. Meanwhile, you can watch (or rewatch) Azealia's new video, "1991," below along with the flyer for tonight's soiree...
Tickets for the recently added Swans shows at Bowery Ballroom and MHOW with Devendra Banhart go on AmEx presale today at noon. Tickets for their less recently announced Bowery Ballroom show with A Hawk and a Hacksaw, which happens about two weeks before the new ones, are still available.
Meat Loaf is playing Beacon Theatre on November 1. Tickets for that show are on AmEx presale and Internet presale (password: "MAD") now and go on sale to the general public on Friday (9/7) at 10 AM.
David Wax Museum will be in NYC this month to play Housing Works on September 18. Tickets for that show are on sale now. They'll return to play Mercury Lounge on November 30. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale today at noon and go on sale to the general public on Friday (9/7) at noon.
The Death Set and Ninjasonik are playing a free Barback Games-presented show with games, giveaways, and surprises at Webster Hall on September 24. Admission is free with RSVP.
Ray Lamontagne is playing Wellmont Theatre on November 19 and Carnegie Hall on November 26. Wellmont tickets go on sale Friday, September 14 at noon and Carnegie Hall tickets go on sale Friday, September 14 at 11 AM.
Avicii, who has two upcoming Radio City shows, has been tapped by Madonna to open her Yankee Stadium shows, which happen this Thursday (9/6) and Saturday (9/8). Tickets for those shows are still available.
Esperanza Spalding is playing The Apollo on October 26 and 27. Tickets for the 10/26 show are on sale now and tickets for the 10/27 show are on AmEx presale now with a Ticketmaster/A List presale starting Monday (9/10) at 10 AM and a general on-sale starting Thursday, September 13 at 10 AM.
Roky Erickson at Orion Fest 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Psych legend Roky Erickson and new school Brooklyn punks Nude Beach are heading out on a tour together this fall. That tour hits the NYC area for two shows, the first of which happens on November 7 at The Bell House and then hits Maxwell's the next night (11/8) in Hoboken. Tickets for the Bell House show and the Maxwell's show go on sale Friday (9/7) at noon. The tour also hits the new Bowery Presents venue, The Sinclair, in Boston.
As usual, there are other chances to catch Nude Beach in their hometown. Before the tour with Roky begins, they'll play the previously discussed show at Acheron on October 18 with Toys That Kill and Night Birds.
A list of all dates and a video are below.
Dylan at The Cap 9/4/2012 (via @tommynyc)
At 8:03 p.m., and without an opening act, Dylan emerged in a black suit jacket with red piping and brass buttons, white pants and a bolo tie, proceeding to growl, smirk and grin his way through a 1-hour-44-minute set of hits and deep cuts.Bob Dylan opened the newly-renovated, much-hoopla'd, iconic Port Chester venue The Capitol Theatre Tuesday night (9/4) with a 17-song set that mixed tracks from his upcoming 35th solo album, Tempest (due out 9/11), with songs from his 50-year catalog of songs. Setlist is at the bottom of this post.
"Watching the River Flow" began almost immediately after Dylan and the rest of his six-piece band hit the stage. There was no buildup, no hype -- and fans in the crowd seemed to appreciate it.
Gary Davis, 56, of Greenwich, Conn., called what he'd seen a "great show at a great venue," and picked "Thunder on the Mountain" as his favorite performance of the night.
The crowd definitely skewed older, with most in attendance flaunting gray hair (or none at all), but there was definitely a contingent of curious 20-somethings. With balcony seating and a general-admission lower level for standing fans, Dylan was greeted mostly with polite nods to the beat and the occasional thrusted arm, but a handful of folks on the lower level were dancing as if they were in a mud pit at Woodstock, at the dawning of the age of Aquarius.
And all along the perimeter of the stage, security personnel were vigilant (and cranky) about thwarting fans' attempts and photos and video. While they were just doing their jobs, their somewhat vain efforts were taking place at a concert happening in the year 2012. (As a result, the attached photo is from a previous Dylan show.) Even live-tweeting the event earned a few glares, but I managed to do so.
Dylan wasn't exactly doing backflips, but his subtle gestures showcased his showmanship. For "Shooting Star," he spoke-sang the words as he leaned on the piano like a lounge singer before rising to wail on his harmonica. (It was definitely a highlight, and Yarrow agreed, calling it the best song of the night.) For "High Water," Dylan fashioned the mic stand like a scepter before gripping the mic with his right hand and a harmonica in his left. And by the time "Highway 61 Revisited" came around, Dylan was plinking out the melody on the grand piano with his right hand, and gesticulating toward the crowd with his left. -[Newsday]
Much has been made of The Cap's atmosphere and light show, including astral projections on the venue's domed ceiling. Though he didn't mention the psychedelic lighting, here's what the NY Times' Jon Pareles said of the place:
The Capitol's interior is once again resplendent in red brocade and gilded painted reliefs; many of the exit signs have Art Nouveau panache. For Mr. Dylan's concert, with a capacity of 1,835, the orchestra level was standing room, surveyed by a balcony and boxes with a few rows each of steeply raked seats with assured sightlines. The sound, similar to that of other vintage movie palaces like the Beacon Theater and the United Palace Theater in Manhattan, was clear and boomy, with the kind of reverberation earplugs can help correct. The theater had opening glitches to be worked out --a lobby bar still under construction, box office slowdowns, confused visitors in search of parking --and one bad practice: waitresses soliciting drink orders from concertgoers during songs, an intrusion. But those are minor; a rock theater that looks and sounds as good as the Capitol is something to celebrate.The venue also made screenprint posters (designed by Stanley Mouse and David Welker) for the show which ended up not getting approval from Bob so they weren't sold... but you can check it out below.
The Capitol Theatre's next show is Friday (9/7) with The Roots and Bob Weir and tickets are still available. Other notable upcoming shows include Dirty Projectors (9/25), Regina Spektor (10/3), Crystal Castles (10/4), Sleigh Bells (10/5), Fiona Apple (10/10) and three nights with My Morning Jacket in December (12/27 - 29). Tickets for all upcoming shows at the venue are available here.
The Setlist for Bob's show at The Cap is below along with the unapproved poster.
The Sword at Terminal 5, 2011 (more by Greg Cristman)
Austin's The Sword will spend Halloween on the road as part of a US tour that extends to Thanksgiving and on until right before the holidays. The band is celebrating the release of their new baby Apocryphon, their fourth LP due on 10/22 which was produced by the great J.Robbins (Jawbox, etc). Join the celebration in NYC at Webster Hall on November 14. Tickets go on AMEX presale at noon today (9/5) with regular sale hitting on Friday (9/7). All tour dates, which include a stop at Fun Fun Fun Fest, are below.
Austin favorites Eagle Claw will join the band on multiple dates of the US tour (including NYC), alongside Cali hard-rock crew Gypsyhawk who released their latest LP Revelry & Resilience last week via Metal Blade. Stream a track from that below.
While we're on the subject of The Sword, did you catch them on Sunday's episode of No Reservations along with Sleigh Bells and Ume? If so, you might have caught a flash of Ume ripping out solos at the BV HotelVegan party during SXSW. Check out some clips from that episode, including Ume eating chicken testes (no shit), alongside all tour dates below.
photos by Dominick Mastrangelo
Hospitality at Brooklyn Bowl - 8/31/12
As mentioned, Brooklyn bands Hospitality and TEEN are kicking off a tour together this month. That tour doesn't come to NYC but right after it ends, Hospitality will play Bowery Ballroom on November 2. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (9/7) at noon.
TEEN isn't listed on that bill (at least not at the moment), but as discussed, they'll play NYC TONIGHT (9/5) at Glasslands with Acrylics, Bizi Gara, and Fabric (tickets) and will open for Ariel Pink at Webster Hall on September 14 with BODYGUARD (tickets).
Hospitality just played a free show at Brooklyn Bowl last Friday (8/31) with ARMS. They played a new song at that show, which you can watch a video of, plus check out more pictures from the show, and a list of updated Hospitality dates below.
Charles Manson - "Just Fucking Around"
Manuel Vasquez defends the unusual product he's selling. But not everyone's buying it.That's a pictures of the record, that I found on eBay, above. That all said, this is not the first time in recent history that a new Charles Manson record has been released. In fact, a four part series of Charles Manson LPs is also coming soon .
Vasquez is the 26-year-old co-owner of [LA's Beauty Is Pain Boutique] who produces records in his spare time. His latest release features music written and performed by convicted mass murderer Charles Manson.
"I've gotten some hate mail from it. There are people not appreciating the release of music by him," he said. "People say they don't understand why I'd want to associate myself with this or why I would be interested in releasing it."
Even his parents tried to talk him out of pressing and selling the 40-minute vinyl album.
"They're in their mid-50s and they grew up with a fear of Charles Manson," Vasquez acknowledged. "They don't want to have anything to do with him. They asked why I was doing it and did I know what I was getting into -- did I fully understand the extent of what it means?"....
...."I usually tell people that the perspective they have of Manson is what he was convicted for in 1969, not for what he became in prison," Vasquez said. "He is somebody who is obsessed with ecology and saving the earth, the environment and animals. Life is his obsession, not death."
The album's title, a vulgarity that means wasting time, reflects Manson's own description of his guitar playing that was recorded in the 1980s in a room above the prison chapel at California Medical Facility in Vacaville. Manson later gave the tape recording to a friend who eventually passed it on to a third person. After years of "badgering" that person for it, Vasquez obtained the tape last year.
With Manson's encouragement, he said, he set about creating an album. [LA Times]
I'm not sure if Beauty Is Pain is selling their new record online, though you can buy a Che Guevara t-shirt from them on Etsy.
The Hollywood store also hosts in-store shows. Not surprisingly, one of those in-stores featured another controversial figure with a fondness for swastikas - Boyd Rice, as you can see in the video below...