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December 5, 2013
by Klaus Kinski
Comedy-wise, if there was one night where I wish I could be in two places at once, tonight (Thursday, December 5) is it for there are two spectacular shows happening this evening that unfairly pit Gowanus versus Williamsburg. Geographically and line-up wise, Williamsburg has a slight edge for me as Over The Eight (594 Union Ave) will play host to The Bobby Tisdale Show. As part of a recurring series of shows called The Talk Show Series, these shows are set up more like casual conversation panel talk shows with incredible guests. Tonight's line-up is particularly stacked and features Mike Doughty (Soul Coughing, author), Tim Harrington (Singer of Les Savy Fav, beard owner), Kevin Corrigan (famous actor), Andy Blitz (comedian, amazing man and one of my personal favorites), Jon Benjamin (Bob's Burgers, Home Movies, Archer) and, if you can handle it, more. And it's hosted by the affable, hilarious, Bobby Tisdale (Bobs Burgers, Invite Them Up, Wards of Merkin). The show starts at 8:00pm and is ABSOLUTELY FREE. I haven't been this erect about a line-up since the old days of Rififi. Gonna be a scorcher! Flyer below...
Several subway lines, bus routes, or one expensive cab ride away in Gowanus, prolific performer and mind warrior Greg Barris brings his long-running comedy-life experience Heart of Darkness to the confines of The Bell House. Tonight's installment, entitled HEART OF DARKNESS: IN SPACE! features Gold Pass Klaus Kinski Favorite Todd Barry, mind warrior Elizabeth Gallager Kennick (NASA, Space Frontier, Teachers in Space), comedian Jena Friedman, house band The Forgiveness, musical guests Rich Stein and Matt Kilmer, guest band The Mast PLUS a special guest. A smattering of tickets are still available, so if you find yourself in that neighborhood this evening and have a hankering for a life changing life experience, do venture inside The Bell House and absorb. Doors are at 8pm, show is at 8:30pm. It is going to be a doozie!
Rough Trade NYC (more by Amanda Hatfield)
We just mentioned that Rough Trade's live shows are "on hold for a while" due to sound issues at the venue, and while some (like tonight's Tourist show) are being moved, others, like Andrew Bird (12/6) and DIIV (12/7), The Stepkids (12/9), Lucius (12/10) and Au Revoir Simone (12/17) have unfortunately been cancelled. Refunds are available at the point of purchase.
Other updates via Rough Trade's Twitter: Childish Gambino's show on Sunday, 12/8 at 6PM has been moved to Music Hall of Williamsburg but you still need to buy a copy of his new CD at the store that day to get a wristband.
Allah Las (12/6), Langhorne Slim / Felice Bros (12/11), and Cults (12/18) have been postponed. Stay tuned for updates on where those shows end up.
Rough Trade's music venue (more by Greg Cristman)
Last night (12/4), Ida Maria was supposed to play Rough Trade when it got an 11th-hour relocation to Music Hall of Williamsburg. Turns out all shows at Rough Trade for the next month or so are going to get moved as well, due to sound issues with the venue. Here's the Press Release:
Following consultation with local residents and local authorities, Rough Trade and The Bowery Presents have decided it would best to put 'on hold' all live performance events at the Rough Trade NYC store, until further notice. This decision has been made to allow additional sound remediation work to be carried out, during which time scheduled RTNYC live events, where possible, will be transferred to the other local venues. RTNYCRough Trade, the store, remains open 9 AM - 11 PM daily.
Tonight's show (12/5) with Tourist, Jim-E Stack, and AIMES will now happen at Baby's All Right. AIMES are no longer playing, but all tickets will be honored. 8 PM doors.
No word on where the rest of Rough Trade's December schedule -- like Friday's Andrew Bird show (12/6) --
will end up, so stay tuned. UPDATE: Andrew Bird, DIIV and other shows have been cancelled.
The Get Up Kids at Webster Hall in 2011 (more by Andrew St. Clair)
As discussed, Get Up Kid Matt Pryor is going on a solo tour this month, which began in Chicago yesterday (12/4), with Max Bemis, Perma, Sherri DuPree-Bemis, and Merriment. That tour comes to NYC for a show at The Studio at Webster Hall on December 12, which is now sold out, but you can catch Matt headlining his own more intimate NYC show on Monday (12/9) at Grand Victory, presented by Jaded Punk. RSVP is open now via Matt's website and if you wanna go, you should probably act quick. Special guests are being promised too.
Earlier this year, Matt released a collaborative EP with his Get Up Kids bandmate James Dewees, and since then he's released a new solo album, Wrist Slitter, which you can stream in full (via Noisey) below.
James Dewees' other band Reggie and the Full Effect is also touring with Dads in 2014, and as discussed, that tour hits NYC on 2/20 at The Studio at Webster Hall with Pentimento. Tickets are still available.
Updated Matt Pryor dates are listed, along with the LP stream, below...
by Andrew Sacher
One of our foremost instrumentalists and a true hidden American treasure, Ralph White has taken the back roads in his inspired pursuit of the ancient roots of music. The "folk/noise/avant-whatever genius" (Joe Gross, Austin Statesman) has made many strange travels as an itinerant musician and laborer. Thus his intimate, nuanced musical language has slowly revealed itself, along a path that meanders from the apple orchards of British Columbia to the villages of Zimbabwe and Namibia, from the lonesome moors of Ireland to Australia, Brittany, Peru, Louisiana and beyond. There is also the influence of White's hometown of Austin, Texas, a rich musical crossroads in and of itself.The above quote is about cult folk singer Ralph White (formerly of '90s folk punk band The Bad Livers) taken from 35 Denton's website, the Texas festival he played this year and put on what FrontRow called "a lovely solo display of banjo, guitar, and African thumb piano known as a kalimba." Earlier this month, the Austinite kicked off a Northeast tour with Colby Nathan, who has toured as a member of Kath Bloom's band (Kath also played the New Haven stop of this tour on Tuesday, 12/3) and has some excellently weird freak folk recordings under the name Hyena.
The tour wraps up in Brooklyn on December 12 at Union Pool, where Ralph and Colby will play with an impressive lineup that also includes Holy Modal Rounder and Jeffrey Lewis collaborator Peter Stampfel and American Primitivism guitarist Daniel Bachman (aka Sacred Harp), who Red Bull called one of the 30 best guitarists under 30 and whose 2013 album Jesus I'm a Sinner NPR called one of the 5 new guitar records that would make John Fahey proud. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
All dates are listed, along with videos/streams from all four artists, below...
When industrial pioneers Throbbing Gristle shut down operations in 1981, Chris Carter and Cosey Fanni Tutti kept working together, making icy, trance-like dance music with occasional forays into pop -- their 1982 single "October (Love Song)" remains a new wave / goth night staple. Chris & Cosey have remained active (and a couple) ever since, sometimes as CTI and most recently as Carter Tutti.
Carter and Tutti will be in North America next month, having been invited to play a MoMA PS1 "Sunday Session" on January 4. They'll be performing as X-TG, which was all of Throbbing Gristle (minus Genesis P-Orridge), a project that only played live twice before Peter "Sleazy" Christopherson died in 2010. XT-G, with vocal help from Antony, Marc Almond, and Blixa Bargeld and others, released a double album, Desertshore/The Final Document, last year. (Stream tracks from it below.) The MoMA PS 1 show will be a "live remix" of select tracks from that double album, and will be the first time it's been presented live in North America. The show, which also features performances from Branden W. Joseph and James Hoff, is sold out.
However, in addition to that X-TG performance, there will be Chris & Cosey shows as well. The duo play Santos Party House on January 11 with Excepter. Tickets for that show are on sale now. C&C also play Chicago at Metro on January 9.
Streams and the video for "October (Love Song)" below...
by Doug Moore
Blue Sabbath Black Cheer
New York City is always an oppressively noisy place, but the atmosphere here becomes that much more grating in December. Not only do holiday shopping and travel planning put the populace on edge, but the most odious form of music in existence -- secular Christmas music -- blares from seemingly every available loudspeaker. Subway conductors who engage in this practice are obviously sadistic psychopaths.
If you need a respite from all the Plasticine cheer (if not from the noise) next weekend, this show should do the trick: Seattle noise/drone duo (and sometimes trio) Blue Sabbath Black Cheer are playing the Acheron on Friday the 13th, with a host of local & regional dark noise units in support: Whorid, Compactor, Existence in Decline, and I Say Fuck, several of which have ties to Theologian and Annihilvs Power Electronix.
You can't beat a good descriptive aphorism, and Blue Sabbath Black Cheer have one: "Sounds like Sunn O))) committing suicide." Tickets are available now. A similar lineup will appear in Providence the following night.
Get in the spirit of the season by streaming "music" by Blue Sabbath Black Cheer and some of the supporting acts below...
Baby Dee at Brooklyn Masonic Temple in 2010 (more by Greg Cristman)
Performance artist/multi-instrumentalist/singer Baby Dee, known for collaborations with Andrew WK, Antony and others, plus another Antony collaborator who Baby Dee often shares the stage with, Little Annie, are teaming up for a Christmas Eve show at Joe's Pub, a place they've played together before. It's probably one of the only shows in NYC that night, so if "an evening of depressive snowmen, disgruntled reindeer, incontinent Santas, washed up hermaphrodites and yuletide sobstresses" sounds like your way to spend Christmas Eve, then this is not to miss. Tickets are on sale now.
Little Annie and Baby Dee released the collaborative album, State of Grace in 2012. Bonnie 'Prince' Billy features on the title track, and you can stream that song, along with the rest of the album, below...
Femi Kuti in Austin in 2011 (more by Tim Griffin)
New Year's Eve is just around the corner. We've already mentioned a few options of ways to celebrate in NYC, and here's a few more. Fela Kuti will be celebrated at Knitting Factory (12/31) with The Fela! Band and Rich Medina. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
A similar celebration goes down at SOB's, where Fela-inspired afrobeat band Antibalas will be ringing in the new year. They're doing one show on 12/30 and then THREE shows on New Year's Eve (8 PM, 10 PM, 12:30 AM). Tickets for all four are on sale now.
As usual, you've got jam/electronic options like Phish at MSG (tix), Infected Mushroom at Best Buy Theater (tix), Big Gigantic at Roseland (tix), Disco Biscuits at the Theater at MSG (tix), Deadmau5 at Nassau Coliseum (tix), and Gov't Mule at Beacon Theatre (tix).
For a DIY New Year's Eve, head to David Blaine's The Steakhouse (1131 Myrtle Ave, Apt. 303) for Elvis Depressedly, Spook Houses, Crying, Morrison Brook, and Alex G.
If you're not in NYC, catch Screaming Females and Swearin' in Philly, Baauer in Philly, Danny Brown and Flatbush Zombies in San Francisco, Melvins and Mudhoney in San Francisco, The Breeders in Austin, Death in Chicago, Washed Out in Atlanta, or Run the Jewels in Raleigh.
December 4, 2013
by Bill Pearis
Chicago indie rock band Veruca Salt caused quite a sensation with their 1994 debut single "Seether" and subsequent full-length, American Thighs. The band suffered from an overproduced second album and co-frontperson Nina Gordon left the band shortly after. Louise Post carried on with Veruca Salt (with varying backing members) up through most of the '00s, releasing IV in 2006.
After calling it quits, the original line-up (Gordon, Post, Jim Shapiro, and Steve Lack) announced in March of this year via Facebook that they were reforming -- "for now let's just say this: hatchets buried, axes exhumed" -- and working on new material. The band are currently recording a new album with Brad Wood, who produced American Thighs (and Liz Phair's Exile in Guyville, among other '90s indie rock LPs).
Louise and Nina's first live, public performance together in 15 years will happen in Los Angeles on December 18 as part of Second City's 2013 24-Hour Improv & Music Benefit. Their performance happens at 10 AM CST (11 AM EST) and, like the rest of the benefit, will be broadcast live online.
The event, while Chicago-based, has performances happening from all over the country from December 17 at 6 PM CST to December 17 at 6 PM CST, including St. Vincent performing at 6:30 PM CST from somewhere in Brooklyn. Other performers playing the benefit include Bob Mould, Jeff Tweedy (who also plays a related benefit in Chicago in January), Fred Armisen and more. The full schedule for the Second City's 2013 24-Hour Improv & Music Benefit is listed, along with a few classic Veruca Salt clips, below...