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The Felice Brothers at Culture Shock 2012 (more by Kellyann Petry)
Today has been some sort of unofficial New Year's Eve Show Announce Day what with My Morning Jacket, Nas and Lucero/Hold Steady already today. Well here's another 12/31 option for you: The Felice Brothers will play an NYE show at Mercury Lounge with two support bands TBA. Tickets go on sale Friday, September 14 at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (9/12) at noon.
Additionally, The Felice Brothers will play Maxwell's the day before (12/30) and tickets for that show are on sale now. Meanwhile, Ian Felice will play solo in an opening set for Conor Oberst at Carnegie Hall on November 21 and tickets for that show are still available.
All Felice Brothers tour dates are listed below.
Lucero at BV-SXSW 2012 (more by Tim Griffin)
The Hold Steady and Lucero, who have a history together and are no strangers to New Year's shows in the NYC area, will be teaming up for a NYE (12/31) show at Wellmont Theatre. Tickets for what is sure to be a very drunk and wild night go on sale Friday (9/14) at noon.
The Wellmont show is yet another addition to the growing amount of NYE options in NYC and the surrounding area. So far, options include Nas at Radio City, My Morning Jacket in Boston, and They Might Be Giants' 3-night run at MHOW. The Disco Biscuits are also doing a NYE run in NYC, with four nights at Best Buy Theater from December 26-29 and NYE (12/31) at the Theater at Madison Square Garden. Tickets for all 5 Disco Biscuits shows (and a 4-day pass option for the Best Buy Theater shows) go on sale Friday (9/14) at 1 PM, with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (9/12) at 10 AM and an AEG Live presale starting Thursday (9/13) at 11 AM for the Best Buy Theater shows.
Lucero recently made a 10+ minute mini-documentary about the making of this year's Women & Work album, and also recently made what is their first music video ever for that album's title track. About the video, frontman Ben Nichols said, "Our fans have made videos over the years, we've never made one ourselves until now. Why? Basically because we're unorganized and lazy." You can watch their mini-documentary and the music video, along with a list of Lucero dates and Hold Steady dates, below.
My Morning Jacket at Williamsburg Park in August (more by David Andrako)
As mentioned, My Morning Jacket, who were in NYC for a show at Williamsburg Park, will return to the area at the end of the year for a three-night run at Port Chester's Capitol Theatre from December 27-29. The shows will be part of the band's Spontaneous Curation Series, where you can help pick what songs they play, and MMJ promise not to repeat songs on different nights. There will also be TBA guests at each night. Those shows were announced over a month ago and they just finally were given ticket links. Tickets for all three nights go on sale Friday (9/14) at noon.
Two days after that run ends, My Morning Jacket will play a New Year's Eve show at Boston's Agganis Arena (12/31) with Preservation Hall Jazz Band, who they've collaborated with in the past. This one won't be part of the curation series. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (9/14) at noon with a venue presale starting Thursday (9/13) at 10 AM.
As discussed, MMJ will also be in the NYC area for a Levon Helm tribute at the Izod Center on October 3 in East Rutherford, NJ with Ray LaMontagne, Mavis Staples, Lucinda Williams, Gregg Allman, Warren Haynes, Jorma Kaukonen, and more. Tickets for that show are still available.
All dates are listed 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.
My Morning Jacket at Williamsburg Park - 8/19/12 (more by David Andrako)
A cavalcade of music talent is coming out to pay tribute to The Band's late, great Levon Helm (who lost his battle with cancer in April) at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, NJ on October 3. Performers include John Mayer, My Morning Jacket, Ray LaMontagne, Eric Church, Gregg Allman, Dierks Bentley, Marc Cohn, Patty Griffin, Warren Haynes, John Hiatt, Bruce Hornsby, Jorma Kaukonen, The Levon Helm Band, Robert Randolph, Mavis Staples, Joe Walsh, Lucinda Williams and "More Legendary Surprise Guests" to appear as well.
Tickets for the show go on sale Wednesday, August 29 at 11 AM, with a Citicard presale starting Friday, August 24 at 10 AM. There will also be a Live Nation presale on August 29 at 10 AM.
All net proceeds from the concert will help support "the lasting legacy of Levon Helm by helping his estate keep ownership of his home, barn and studio, and to continue The Midnight Ramble Sessions."
My Morning Jacket @ Lollapalooza 2011 (more by Grant MacAllister)
today in Chicago
* Yeasayer, Daughn Gibson @ the Vic
* Gary War, Running, Dusty Bibles @ Empty Bottle
* My Morning Jacket, Band of Horses @ Pritzker Pavilion
* Houtakker, Adam Lempel, Julie Byrne @ The Burlington
* Wayne's World vs. Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure @ Lincoln Hall (Free Screenings)
* Evil Twin Sister, Baron Von Something, Brad Brubaker & The Crowd Goes Wild @ Township
Yeasayer headline the Vic tonight. They have a crazy new stage setup, which they debuted a small portion of on Fallon the other night. It was designed in collaboration with The Creators Project, and you can check out a few photos of it at their website.
Lincoln Hall are screening Wayne's World and Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure tonight for free.
Grimes, who is playing Metro in October, has a new video for "Genesis." Watch it below.
Bob Mould has a new video for "The Descent." Check it out below.
Daughn Gibson at Union Hall in May (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Daughn Gibson surfaced earlier this year with his impressive debut album, All Hell, which mixed Johnny Cash-informed sad country with the singer/songwriter/beatmaker stylings of James Blake, Matthew Dear, and Nicolas Jaar. That album came out in April on Matt of Pissed Jeans' White Denim label. Now, he's just announced that he'll join Pissed Jeans (and you know, Fleet Foxes, Beach House, and a bunch of others) on the label that they call home, Sub Pop.
In honor of his signing, Daughn sampled two of his new labelmates, Shabazz Palaces (who just played NYC with My Morning Jacket) and Tiny Vipers on a new track called "Reach Into The Fire," which you can stream below.
Daughn Gibson is currently on tour with Yeasayer. He won't play at their Central Park Summerstage show (9/12), but Daughn has just added some of his own dates for the fall including CMJ, though no specific CMJ shows have been announced yet. All Daughn Gibson dates are listed below.
Speaking of recent signings to Sub Pop, METZ are kicking off their previously mentioned tour which hits NYC on August 31 at Pianos and September 1 at Death by Audio, and will also be back in NYC for CMJ. Sub Pop band Jaill will also be in NYC soon as part of a tour with Fergus & Geronimo, and as just mentioned, the Sub Pop-signed King Tuff revealed plans for a big tour too, that like Daughn and METZ, will have him in NYC for CMJ.
A list of all Daughn Gibson dates and that song stream are below.
photos by David Andrako
My Morning Jacket at Williamsburg Park - 8/19/12
Psychedelic roots rockers My Morning Jacket and psychedelic rap crew Shabazz Palaces teamed up for a show at Williamsburg Park last night (8/19) as part of a tour that MMJ is on. Their set included material from most of their studio albums and for their encore, Jim James did a solo acoustic performance of "I Will Be There When You Die," and the band were joined by Dean Wareham (Galaxie 500, Luna) for a cover of George Harrison's "Isn't It A Pity." The encore also included a cover of Prince's "I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man."
More pictures of both bands and the setlist and videos from My Morning Jacket's set are below.
Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings at Williamsburg Park - 8/18/12 (via Naja Rosa Koppel)
Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings and their Daptone labelmates Antibalas shared a bill for a free show at Williamsburg Park last night (8/18). Antibalas were celebrating their new self-titled album, which came out earlier this month via Daptone. They were followed by a great set by Sharon Jones and her band that left people wanting more, and included a cover of "I Heard It Through the Grapevine," like Sharon's sets have in the past. A video of them playing "Longer and Stronger" at last night's show is below.
This summer's Williamsburg Park shows continue TONIGHT (8/19) with another great double bill of My Morning Jacket and Shabazz Palaces. Tickets for tonight's show are still available. MMJ will return to the NYC area for three shows at Port Chester's Capitol Theatre in December.
My Morning Jacket at MSG in 2011 (more by Chris La Putt)
today in NYC
* ASSSSCAT 3000 @ UCB
* Sucker Punch @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Doug Benson @ Gramercy Theatre
* Hannibal Buress @ Knitting Factory
* Caged Animals @ Fulton Stall Market
* Young Mothers, Wake Island, Honey Wild @ Cake Shop
* UCB Presents the All Stars of Improv @ East River Park
* My Morning Jacket, Shabazz Palaces @ Williamsburg Park
* Gunfight, The Rotaries, The Hague, Family Photos @ Lulu's
* Eric Copeland (of Black Dice), US Girls, Zaimph @ Death By Audio
* Dan Neustadt plays Paul Simon's "Graceland" @ Le Poisson Rouge
* Heaven's Jail, The Shivers, Trash Gut, Jo Schornikov @ Glasslands
* Pressed And, It Is Rain In My Face, Cuddle Formation @ Cameo Gallery
* Anasazi, Infinite Void, The Waitress, Survival @ Brooklyn Fireproof East
* Darlings, La Otracina, Beach Arabs, Yellow Dogs, Lost Boy? @ Liz's Basement
* Pillow Theory, Brother Reverend, White Collar Crime, Ann Klein @ Mercury Lounge
* Wild Yaks, Fletcher Johnson, Daytona, Grand Resort, Snake Dudes, Ice Balloons @ Rippers
* Inner Circle, Israel Vibration, The Mighty Diamonds, DJ Carter Van Pelt @ Central Park Mainstage
BrooklynVegan photo exhibit "480 Pixels" is up at 92YTribeca through September 6th. Stop by and check it out!
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White Lung have a new video for "Bag." Check it out below.
Blondie at Highline Ballroom in 2011 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
As mentioned, Blondie are set to kick off a tour with Devo next month, which unfortunately doesn't include any Northeast shows. But after that, Blondie will make their way over and while they're here, they'll play three NYC area shows, which happen on October 2 at State Theatre in New Brunswick, October 4 at St. George Theatre in Staten Island, and October 7 at the soon-to-be-open Capitol Theatre in Port Chester. Tickets for the State Theatre show are on sale now, tickets for the St. George Theatre show just went on sale today (8/15) at 10 AM, and tickets for the Capitol Theatre show go on sale Friday (8/17) at 10 AM.
The Blondie show at Capitol Theatre is one of a few other recently announced shows at the newly-renovated venue, including Trey Anastasio and Bob Dylan. An updated Capitol Theatre schedule and a list of all upcoming Blondie dates are below.
My Morning Jacket at MSG in 2011 (more by Chris La Putt)
My Morning Jacket recently made a video for "Outta My System" off 2011's Circuital which stars Zach Galifianakis and features some weird adult swim-on-acid animation. You can watch that below.
As mentioned, MMJ are currently on a tour which brings them to NYC on August 19 at Williamsburg Park for a show with Shabazz Palaces. Tickets for that show are still available. You can help curate the setlist for that show and others on their tour.
We also just mentioned when revealing the Capitol Theatre initial schedule that MMJ will do a three-night run at the Port Chester, NY venue from December 27-29. Tickets for all three of those shows will be "on sale soon."
A list of all dates and the "Outta My System" video are below.
The Global Festival aims to mobilise more than 50,000 people to take action in support of ending extreme poverty, and to secure more than $100m in new commitments from charities, businesses and governments to fight extreme poverty through our NGO partners. Beyond that, the Global Festival is being run to help shine a spotlight on the progress that's being made fighting extreme poverty, and showcase some of the amazing organisations and individuals who are doing it.
The Black Keys at Catalpa (more by Toby Tenenbaum)
Neil Young, Foo Fighters, Black Keys, Band of Horses and K'naan will share the stage at the Great Lawn in New York's Central Park on September 29th as part of the Global Festival, a concert designed to bring awareness and funds to the cause of ending global poverty.As all shows on Central Park's Great Lawn must be free with tickets distributed by lottery, the system for getting them involves you earning points by "learning, sharing and taking action against extreme poverty." Details of how it works are at the Global Citizen website.
"We wanted to make it different from other benefit concerts - we didn't want it to be the same as, say, Live 8," Hugh Evans, co-founder of the Global Poverty Project, tells Rolling Stone. The team organized Global Festival in conjunction with Goldenvoice/AEG, the veteran team behind the landmark Coachella music festival. "We wanted to do something unique for our generation."
Adds Rick Mueller, concert promoter at Goldenvoice,"Central Park is iconic." The venue has hosted legendary concerts from the likes of Elton John, Simon and Garfunkel, Diana Ross and, more recently, Dave Matthews, Bon Jovi and the Black Eyed Peas. "It's a worldwide platform, one that few get to play, so it's the perfect stage for a charity and a cause - especially considering the caliber of artists involved. I don't know if there's been a rock show this big at Central Park; it's a cohesive lineup that really makes a statement." -[Rolling Stone]
The Central Park show is a month before Neil Young & Crazy Horse's tour returns to NYC for shows at Madison Square Garden and the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Band of Horses meanwhile are touring with My Morning Jacket.
Inside The Cap
Forty years ago, in its heyday, the Capitol Theater here was known as a rock stage with great acoustics, a crumbling space where the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, Santana and Pink Floyd played memorable concerts. So when Peter Shapiro, a founder of the Brooklyn Bowl, took over the theater last year and announced plans to reopen it as a concert hall next month, he had a heavy reputation to live up to.We've been keeping tabs on the $2 million renovation of the Port Chester's Capitol Theatre for a while, for a while but the 1800-seat venue just announced its initial schedule today, which will host its first concert on September with performer to be announced later this week. Highlights from the known schedule include Dirty Projectors on September 25, Fiona Apple on October 10 (adding to her string of NY shows at the time) the already-announced Regina Spektor show on October 24, and three nights of My Morning Jacket (Dec. 27 - 29).
Now Mr. Shapiro has unveiled an eclectic lineup for the next four months that he hopes will re-establish the Capitol as an influential spot for live music. My Morning Jacket has agreed to do three nights. The Roots will play four dates, with Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead joining them for one night. Others on the fall bill include Fiona Apple, Dirty Projectors and Regina Spektor, as well as older artists, among them Blues Traveler, Indigo Girls, Al Green, the Moody Blues and the Steve Miller Band. - [NY Times]
Full schedule is listed below. It seems like they are stil setting up their online ticketing system -- you can keep checking here for on sale dates. Can't wait to see that projection system in the flesh.
photos by Jessica Amaya
Iron & Wine/Sharon Van Etten/Dear Tick, NFF 2012
My Morning Jacket's tribute to Helm brought to mind when the late drummer played "Makes No Difference" on the same stage in 2010. Ghosts loomed large everywhere this year; Iron & Wine's Sam Beam covered "Long Black Veil," Spirit Family Reunion paid tribute to Karen Dalton with "Green Rocky Road" and the recently departed Doc Watson, who played Newport several times over the decades, was projected on a giant screen above the main stage between sets. Woody Guthrie received the biggest tribute; Morello, Jim James and the Guthrie Family Reunion, a collection of Woody's extended family, sang his songs in separate sets to mark his centennial. [Rolling Stone]After a kickoff show with Wilco, Blizten Trapper, and Megafaun, the Newport Folk Festival fully began this past Saturday (7/28) in Rhode Island's Fort Adams State Park with performances by Iron & Wine, Deer Tick, Sharon Van Etten, Alabama Shakes, Guthrie Family and more. Pictures of those artists are in this post.
As mentioned in the Rolling Stone review above, many late folk legends were honored at the show with tributes from their disciples, especially Woody Guthrie, who would have turned 100 this year, and was also honored by Wilco at the pre-show. Sunday's (7/29) lineup also saw a set from New Multitudes, the new project of Jim James, Jay Farrar, Will Johnson, and Anders Parker whose album is made up entirely of previously unreleased Guthrie lyrics.
If you couldn't make it to the festival, did you stream it online? If not, NPR has got the archives of many sets including those of tUnE-yArDs, Alabama Shakes, Charles Bradley, Spirit Family Reunion, First Aid Kit, and more.
More pictures from Newport Folk Fest are below.
Field Report at BV SXSW 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Tonight (7/17) is the first show for new Brooklyn venue Williamsburg Park featuring Counting Crows, We Are Augustines, Field Report, and Kasey Anderson & the Honkies. Tickets for tonight's show are still available. Maybe this isn't the most exciting start for the venue, but there are a lot of cool shows coming up, including Refused with Off! on Wednesday (7/18), a big outdoor edition of Eugene Mirman's "Pretty Good Friends" with "special guests" and OK GO on Thursday (7/19), Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings and Antibalas on August 18 (FREE), Bob Mould playing Sugar's first two albums on September 7 (FREE), David Byrne & St. Vincent on September 29, Animal Collective on October 5 and more. All upcoming Williamsburg Park shows are listed below.
If you're a fan of Field Report (aka former Justin Vernon cohort Chris Porterfield) but would like to see him in a more intimate setting, he's also playing an early show at Mercury Lounge on Saturday (7/21). Tickets are still available and we're also giving away a pair. Details on how to enter are below.
Beth Orton is back with a new album, Sugaring Season, her first since 2006's Comfort of Strangers, due out on October 2 via ANTI-. As BV points out, the record was produced by Tucker Martine (My Morning Jacket, The Decemberists) and features contributions from Marc Ribot, Sam Amidon, and more. Check out the LPs' lead single "Something More Beautiful" at the bottom of this post.
Beth is set to kick off a tour in support of Sugaring Season in September, which arrives at Chicago's Athenaeum Theatre on October 8. Tickets go on sale this Friday (7/27) at noon CST, and album guest Sam Amidon will be opening the show.
All Beth Orton tour dates are listed below, with the video for "Something More Beautiful."
Beth Orton will release Sugaring Season, her first album in six years, on October 2 via Anti Records. She made the record in Portland, OR with producer Tucker Martine (My Morning Jacket, The Decemberists) and guests include Marc Ribot and Sam Amidon. You can check out the first single, "Something More Beautiful," below and if you haven't checked in with Orton in a while, she's dropped the electronics that characterized her early work (like 1996's Trailer Park) in favor of a more organic, soulful approach.
This fall, Orton will also be going on her first tour in six years, including a NYC stop at Town Hall on October 4 with Sam Amidon opening. Tickets to that show go on sale Friday, July 13 at 11AM with an AmEx presale beginning Wednesday (7/11) at noon.
All Beth Orton tour dates are listed below, along with the video for "Something More Beautiful."
We try to keep tabs on various festivals around the world here on BrooklynVegan, many of which you'll eventually see pictures from. Today we focus on Belgium.
Pukkelpop goes down from August 16 - 18. That festival includes The Stone Roses, Bjork, Bloc Party, The Black Keys, Refused, Wilco, The Hives, The Shins, The Afghan Whigs, Lykke Li, Hot Chip, Feist, Flying Lotus, tUnE-yArDs, Chromatics, Cloud Nothings, The Tallest Man on Earth, Baroness, Ceremony, A-Trak, Rustie, Hudson Mohawke, and more. The full lineup is listed below. Tickets for the festival are on sale now.
Rock Werchter, which falls a bit more on the mainstream side, happens in Belgium even sooner, running from June 28 - July 1. That lineup includes The Cure, Jack White, X, Mastodon, Garbage, The xx, M83, Metric, Amon Tobin, Skrillex, Perfume Genius, Bat For Lashes, Michael Kiwanuka, Alabama Shakes, My Morning Jacket, Regina Spektor, Florence + the Machine, The Vaccines and more. Tickets for the festival are
on sale now sold out.
The full lineups for both Pukkelpop and Rock Wercher are listed below.
Shabazz Palaces at Sasquatch 2012 (more by Chris Graham)
Avant-rap group Shabazz Palaces have a few upcoming dates this summer including the previously discussed NYC show at Williamsburg Park on August 19 supporting My Morning Jacket (tickets). They'll play their own NYC show before that though, with a free show on July 24 at Fort Greene Park with labelmates THEESatisfaction, with whom they often collaborate, and DJ Daniel Givens.
A list of all dates and some videos below...
Sharon Jones at Bowery Ballroom in 2011 (more by Tamara Porras)
Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings have a bunch of shows and festival appearances scheduled this summer and they've just announced that they'll be playing Williamsburg Park on August 18 with openers Antibalas. That show falls directly in between the Jane's Addiction (Aug 17) and My Morning Jacket (Aug 19) shows at Williamsburg Park. No word on an on sale yet but
keep an eye on Ticketmaster. UPDATE: It's a free show, folks!
In other news, openers Antibalas, who have been busy for the last few years with the Fela! musical, are set to release their first album since 2007. The self-titled LP is due out August 7 on Daptone Records.
All Sharon Jones and Antibalas dates are listed below...
With it's cavalcade of guest appearances (Biz Markie, Nick Cave, Yoko Ono, etc.), The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends was arguably the most sought-after Record Store Day 2012 release. (I didn't even see it at any of the stores I went to.) For those who didn't get it, the Lips are making it a legit release, putting it out on CD and digital on June 26th. No new vinyl... for that you're still going to have to go to eBay where it is currently averaging around $40. The tracklist is at the bottom of this post, and if you take a look at it you'll notice that the track with Chris Martin ("I Don't Want You To Die") from the RSD release has been switched with a new song called, "Tasered and Maced," which features Ghostland Observatory's Aaron Behrens.
The band just released a video for, "The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face," the album's colaboration with Erykah Badu. The video features Erykah's sister, Nayrok, naked in a bathtub as she's showered in glitter, blood, and... hair conditioner? Needless to say it's NSFW. Do the Flaming Lips make any other kind of video anymore? You can watch it below.
A press release states they're also working on a new Flaming Lips studio album, which should see a release this fall, followed by a tour. That tour hasn't been announced yet, but the Lips are making the festival rounds this summer, playing the Happy Funtime Fest in Dallas tonight (6/1) and the Free Press Summer Fest in Houston tomorrow (6/2). No NYC date on the horizon but a list of all upcoming appearances are below.
Murder By Death are headlining Webster Hall on 7/17. Cory Chisel opens. Tickets go on sale at noon.
Beach House & Lower Dens go on sale at noon.
Explosions/MMJ @ Lollapalooza 2011 (more by Grant MacAllister)
Presale tickets for My Morning Jacket and Band of Horses' August 22 show at Jay Pritzker go on sale TODAY at 10AM CST (password: mmjacket). Tickets go on sale to the general public tomorrow, at noon CST.
Tickets go on AmEx presale at noon for the two Wilco shows in Prospect Park. They go on general sale on Friday at noon which is also when the My Morning Jacket show at Williamsburg Park goes on sale. My Morning Jacket dates meanwhile goes on presale at noon but access requires signing up for their fan club or something (promo code MMJ2012).
Williamsburg Park now has five shows total announced and will be part of the Northside Festival in June too.
UPDATE: The Beach House show that was announced yesterday also had an AmEx presale at noon (that went instantly) .