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September 30, 2013
PaleyFest 2013: Made in NY is happening in NYC this week (October 2 - 6), celebrating quality television made right here in the five boroughs (and surrounding area). There are screenings of classic shows, plus panel discussions featuring the cast and creators of shows like Orange is the New Black, Boardwalk Empire, Person of Interest, The Americans, Nurse Jackie and more. Orange is the New Black is sold out, but you can still get tickets to the others. Full line-up is below.
One talk that was just announced is Louis CK who will be talking about his show, Louie, at The Paley Center on Thursday (10/3). Tickets go on sale to Paley Members TODAY (9/30) at 5 PM and to the general public Tuesday (10/1) at noon.
The fourth season of Louie will air on FX in Spring 2014. PaleyFest 2013: Made in NY schedule below...
September 29, 2013
"New Cast Member or Arcade Fire?" / "live" from Club Salsatheque
As you may know, Montreal's Arcade Fire are in NYC this weekend and were just musical guests for the season premiere of Saturday Night Live, and they played the title track from the forthcoming Reflektor, as well as "Afterlife" from the album. They also appeared in game show parody, "New Castmember or Arcade Fire?," that also featured host Tina Fey.
After SNL, the 30-minute NBC Arcade Fire special was not a live event, as some had speculated/hoped, but a pre-taped concert from, what appeared to be mostly shot at Club Salsathèque in Montreal (where they played earlier this month) that featured cameos from Michael Cera, Bono, Zach Galifianakis, James Franco, Bill Hader and others. New songs included "Here Comes the Night Time", plus "We Exist" and "Normal People."
No video has surfaced yet but we'll add when it's up. UPDATE: The videos of both SNL appearances and the game show parody are up now, and can be watched below.
September 26, 2013
Junip @ Bowery Ballroom, 2011 (more by Winnie Cheung)
After the intense heaviness of last Sunday's penultimate episode of Breaking Bad (no spoilers, don't worry), it was a pleasant surprise to hear Jose Gonzalez's voice immediately after in the preview for the series' final episode -- via Jose's band Junip's song "Line of Fire." If you missed it, watch below, and get excited for the Breaking Bad series finale this Sunday. Like you're not already. The full song is also streamable below.
Junip head out on tour in October, starting at ACL, hitting NYC for one show at Le Poisson Rouge on October 10 (not two shows at LPR as Junip originally reported), returning to Austin for the second weekend of ACL, and eventually ending at La Bellasco in LA before the Swedish band returns to Gothenburg. Tickets to the LPR show are still available.
Want to go to the NYC show for free? We're giving away a pair of tickets to a random person who tweets something @BrooklynVegan and includes both "Junip" and "Breaking Bad" in the tweet. Winner will be notified via Twitter.
All tour dates, the Breaking Bad trailer, Junip's new video for "Walking Lightly" and more, below...
September 16, 2013
'Reflektor' cover art
As mentioned, Arcade Fire will be in NYC next weekend to play the season premiere of Saturday Night Live (9/28) which will be hosted by Tina Fey. SNL has been doing more with music lately, sometimes allowing bands a third song during the closing credits. The show is taking that one step further with the very popular Montreal band, giving them a half-hour concert special immediately after SNL at 1 AM EDT (via CoS). No other details yet, but you've only got 12 days to find out.
Arcade Fire's James Murphy-produced fourth album, Reflektor, will be out October 29.
September 10, 2013
by Bill Pearis
Sigur Ros @ MSG, March 2013 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Wildly popular HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones is currently filming Season 4 at various locations around Europe. After Season 3 featured bit parts from members of Coldplay and Snow Patrol, the show is continuing to put anthemic bands in cameos, namely Sigur Ros. Though the show films in the band's native Iceland (subbing for The Haunted Forest and other points North of The Wall), Jónsi, Georg Hólm, and Orri Páll Dýrason are in Croatia filming right now -- Dubrovnik is where Kings Landing scenes are filmed. No word on whether they'll contribute a song too, like The National and The Hold Steady did previously.
This is a big year for Sigur Ros television guest appearances, as they were already on an episode of The Simpsons. They are a Breaking Bad and Walking Dead away from a TV cameo EGOT. The band were last in NYC in March and have more North American tour dates this fall, though none in the five boroughs or surrounding area
Game of Thrones' fourth season will air Spring 2014 on HBO.
August 30, 2013
To quote Dangerous Minds:
Raymond Pettibon's cover art for Sonic Youth's Goo album meets Breaking Bad in this droll tee-shirt mashup.Maybe Walter Jr will show up to see Thurston Moore this weekend?
It reads: "I stole Combo's mom's RV. It was all whirlwind, heat, and flash. With-in a week we killed Krazy-8 and hit the road."
Pettibon's original illustration was based on a 1966 news photo of Maureen Hindley and David Smith, witnesses in the case of the "Moors murders" serial killers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley, as they to made their way to the trial.
August 2, 2013
You may have seen Stephen Colbert making a surprise appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on Monday (7/29) coming out while Fallon was talking to J. Mascis (sitting in with the band) and dancing to Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" (have you heard that song yet?). At the time it seemed like a random bit, but it turns out Colbert did indeed get lucky, as the French robotic disco duo will appear on The Colbert Report on Tuesday (8/6). No word on what Daft Punk will do on the show (live performance, interview?). You'll just have to tune in to find out.
July 23, 2013
Franz Ferdinand - 'Live on Letterman'
Franz Ferdinand are returning in August with Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action, this first album since 2009, and last night (7/22) they came to NYC to tape an appearance on last night's The Late Show with David Letterman, where they performed "Right Action." After the taping, they stuck around the Ed Sullivan Theater to play a full set for the online series Live on Letterman. They played about half of the new album, and of course old favorites like "The Dark of the Matinee," "Ulysses," "Take Me Out," etc. Videos of both performances are below.
Franz are sticking around NYC for an album listening party at Glasslands tonight (7/23), which they'll also be DJing, along with guest DJ Liv Spencer. RSVP is closed. Their tour also brings them back to NYC for a live show on October 22 at Hammerstein Ballroom (tickets).
July 22, 2013
Character actor Dennis Farina, who starred in Midnight Run, Snatch, Get Shorty and Law & Order among many many other projects, has died at the age of 69. The former Chicago police officer passed away in Arizona today due to a reported blood clot in his lung. Farina, who didn't begin his acting career till he has 37, was a familiar face to many due to his hard-nosed roles in many crime films. He had great comic timing too. Dennis Farina, you will be missed.
July 12, 2013
Wednesday night at The Bell House in Brooklyn, Eugene Mirman and Sarah Vowell hosted a comedy fundraiser for Dave Egger's nonprofit organization 826NYC (head there for more information and to donate). The co-hosts gave advice to audience members, collected donations for the organization, and told stories of police muggings in Mexico. Along with Mirman and Vowell were a handful of great stand-ups. Even though John Oliver cancelled due to a flight delay, Mike Birbiglia, Daniel Kitson, and Reggie Watts still brought down the house.
Reggie played again last night - a sold out show at Mercury Lounge. How was that one?
Don't worry if you missed the shows though - Reggie Watts is playing a ton more this week and next in NYC and beyond. Currently in Chicago, Reggie is back in NYC on July 15 when you can catch him at that night's edition of Wyatt Cenac's weekly show Night Train at Littlefield. On Thursday, July 18, he's playing another weekly show, this time alongside Late Night with Jimmy Fallon writer Mike Drucker at UCBeast's Fresh Out!. On July 21 he has a spot on Laughter in the Park's Washington Square show.
Prefer the comfort of your own home? TONIGHT (July 12), Reggie returns to IFC along with Scott Aukerman for the second season of Comedy Bang! Bang!. Guests on this season include Aziz Ansari, Andy Samberg, and many more.
For more comedy shows, browse our NYC comedy listings.
Watch a recent interview with Reggie below....