March 7, 2014
photos by Sachyn Mital
Twangy rockers Deer Tick returned to NYC last night (3/6) for the ongoing American Songbook Series at Lincoln Center's Allen Room. Given the environment and their partially acoustic setup, they were less rowdy than usual, and their 20+ song set included material from all over their career. They also included a few covers, but leaned most heavily on songs from their 2007 debut, War Elephant, and their newest LP, 2013's Negativity. For "In Our Time" off the latter, Deer Tick singer John McCauley's (once very famous and still active) wife Vanessa Carlton came out to sing guest vocals, which she also does on the album version. PIctures of the show are in this post.
John and Ian of Deer Tick will be back in NYC for the Bob Dylan tribute at MHOW on 3/24 which also includes Elvis Perkins, Langhorne Slim, Dawn Landes, and more.
More pics and the setlist from Lincoln Center, below...
Like Wes Anderson films, music is pretty intrinsic to FOX animated comedy Bob's Burgers. There seems to be a an original song in just about every episode. Some of those songs then get covered by bands like The National. For those who have been hoping these songs might become available separate from the episodes, it looks like you're in luck. The AV Club reports that during a press conference, show producer Loren Bouchard told folks that a soundtrack is in the works and should be out by the fall.
In other news, Bob's Burgers is finally back this Sunday (3/9) with new episodes after a winter break. It's back at a new time too -- 7 PM EST -- for the rest of the season. Why? In true Bob's Burgers style, they let you know in song, which you can watch below (via Vulture). It may have something to do with the update of COSMOS hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson which premieres Sunday at 8 PM... but still watch the video (and some other BBs songs) below...
As promised, the official Game of Thrones hip-hop mixtape, Catch the Throne, was released this morning. Featuring such rappers as Big Boi, Bodega Bamz, Common, and Wale, the tracks were made from samples from the insanely popular HBO fantasy series. You can stream it below.
Wes Anderson's new film, The Grand Budapest Hotel, opens today in limited release -- in NYC it's at the Regal Union Square Stadium 14 and the Lincoln Square 13. With eight films under his belt, Anderson's whimsical style is as distinctive as anyone in the industry. One of his signatures is his use of music, and that goes from the harpsichord-laden scores to the soundtracks filled with impeccably curated pop songs.
While The Grand Budapest Hotel is his first not to use modern pop (frequent collaborator Alexandre Desplat did the score which can be streamed at Rdio), his other films are jam-packed with it. Indiewire reports that ABCKO will release a box set with the soundtracks to all eight of his film. This could include songs featured in movies that didn't make the cut for their official soundtracks. Details, beyond that's its happening, haven't surfaced yet, but we're going to assume the packaging will be exquisite.
Further reading: Rolling Stone cornered longtime Anderson film music supervisor Randal Poster to talk about his favorite music moments in his filmography. What's your favorite Wes Anderson movie music moment?
Watch the trailer for Grand Budapest Hotel below..
Doug Gillard also plays a release party for his new album, Parade On (due out 4/8 via Nine Mile), at Glasslands on April 8 with White Lighters. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Billy Idol is playing The Space at Westbury on June 1. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.
The Whigs are playing Bowery Ballroom on April 24 with Nikki Lane. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.
Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.
Morrissey's new album is titled World Peace Is None of Your Business, reports Moz mouthpiece True to You, and the record is set for a summer release via his new label home, Harvest Records. As mentioned, Morrissey made the 12-track album in France with producer Joe Chiccarelli. Hopefully that puts the album out in time for his big Barclays Center show on June 21 with Sir Cliff Richard opening. Tickets are still available.
GOASTT at the Seaport in 2011 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Sean Lennon's band The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger will be heading out on the road with another relative of rock royalty, Syd Arthur, the psychedelic UK quartet whose violinist is Kate Bush's nephew. That tour brings the two bands to NYC for a show on June 5 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets for that show go on sale today (3/7) at noon. All dates are listed below.
Syd Arthur will also be in the US much sooner to play SXSW in Austin next week. You can check out their full SXSW schedule below. They also have a new album, Sound Mirror, coming out on May 20 via Harvest. This week, they put out the video for its first single, "Garden of Time," which you can watch, along with the LP artwork, below.
Onelinedrawing, the solo project of Far's Jonah Matranga, will release his new Kickstarter-funded LP, Me And You Are Two, on March 24. From its two singles, "I Really Love Yr Company" and "Free," it sounds like Jonah went the acoustic route, though he does bring in a bit of additional instrumentation on the latter. You can listen to both below.
Jonah's also heading out on a tour after its release that includes a NYC show happening on April 16 on Mercury Lounge with Jamie Stellini, in addition to two NJ shows. Tickets to the NYC show go on sale today (3/7) at noon. There's also an album pre-order option that gets you the new record, plus tickets to any date on his upcoming tour.
All dates are listed, with those song streams, below...
Bob Mould is in town as we speak on his Workbook 25 tour. He appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman last night and performed "See A Little Light" from Workbook. Video below. Tonight and Saturday he'll be at City Winery with Chris Brokaw (Come/Codeine) and both those shows are sold out. Next week he'll be in Austin for SXSW and after that he'll be back in NYC for the tribute to Paul Simon at Carnegie Hall on March 31 (tickets).
"It's been great fun revisiting Copper Blue and Workbook," says Bob. "But it's time to move forward." He just announced his new solo album is titled Beauty & Ruin and will be out June 3 via Merge. Made with bassist Jason Narducy (Split Single) and drummer Jon Wurster (Superchunk, Mountain Goats), Bob calls it a "mini epic." Stay tuned for more details. Meanwhile, updated tour dates are listed, along with Bob's Letterman performance, below...
Mavis Staples at City Winery in 2013 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Staple Singer Mavis Staples stays in great form and continues to tour pretty consistently. She was last in NYC in November, and she'll be going on another tour which brings her back on May 19 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets for that show go on sale today (3/7) at noon.
All currently known dates (more TBA) are listed, with a video, below...