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Liars @ Webster Hall, June 2012 (more by Bryan Bruchman)
JEFF the Brotherhood @ Coachella 2013 (more by Dana [Distortion] Yavin)
today in NYC
* Leni Stern @ Barbes
* Chris Liebing @ Output
* Stephane Wrembel @ Barbes
* Arias & Austin @ Joe's Pub
* Secret Chiefs 3 @ Union Pool
* My Midnight Heart @ Ace Hotel
* Liars, Doldrums @ Le Poisson Rouge
* Nicos Gun, Cookies, Talkfine @ Cameo Gallery
* Angel Olsen, Magmana, Steve Gunn @ Glasslands
* Uri Gurvich and BabEL, Lionel Loueke @ The Stone
* Local Empire, Janeane Garofalo, Dan Wilbur @ Pianos
* Iron and Wine, Secret Sisters @ The Capitol Theatre
* Blunt Fangs, Cities Aviv, Sadaf H. Nava @ Silent Barn
* The Killers, Tegan and Sara @ Susquehanna Bank Center
* Japanther, Broken Water, Extra Feeler @ Death By Audio
* Shark?, Woolen Men, Lame Drivers, Hippy @ Shea Stadium
* JEFF The Brotherhood, Hunters, Las Rosas @ Mercury Lounge
* The Milk Carton Kids, The Barefoot Movement @ Bowery Ballroom
* Dead Confederate, Roadkill, Ghost Choir, Ola Podrida @ Maxwell's
* Wilder Maker, Nathan Reich, Jordan Tarrant @ Rockwood Music Hall
* Judge, Madball, Crown of Thornz, Strength Approach @ Webster Hall
* Pagan Rituals, Shilpa Ray, Awkward Girls, Spires, Toons @ Big Snow
* Gorod, Vale ofr Pnath, Inanimate Existence, Cognitive @ Saint Vitus
* Anti-Flag, This is Hell, Luther, Worship This @ Studio at Webster Hall
* Eamon Harkin, Justin Carter, Francis Englehardt, Paul Nickerson @ Secret Location
* Philip Glass, Bryce Dessner, Real Estate, Sondre Lerche @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* CJ Ramone, The Independents, Ingrid & The Defectors, HEAP, George Tabb, Andy Shernoff, Sic F*cks @ Bowery Electric
* "Refresh Refresh Refresh" w/ Kitty Pryde, Bennett Madison, Hermione Hoby, Josh Duboff, Lizzie Widdicombe @ Cake Shop
GoogaMooga w/ De La Soul, Cults, The Soul Rebels, Delicate Steve, M.A.K.U. Soundsystem, Kool & The Gang, The Hot Sardines, Marcelle Davies Lashley @ Prospect Park
Kitty Pryde is one of the featured guests at "Refresh Refresh Refresh," which is "a night of storytelling and music" that's happening at Cake Shop tonight. $3 and starts at 8 PM.
If you're staying in, Sigur Ros are on tonight's Simpsons. Poster for that is below.
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Young Galaxy recently released a video for "Fall For You" from this year's underrated Ultramarine. You can watch that below.
Sondre Lerche @ MHOW, 2011 (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)
Bad news: due to a hand injury, Van Dyke Parks will not be performing at the Henry Miller Library / Big Sur Brooklyn Bridge concert this Sunday (5/19) at Music Hall of Williamsburg. The show is now being billed as "Philip Glass and Friends," and in addition to Real Estate's stripped-down set, there will also be performances from Bryce Dessner, Tim Fain, Sondre Lerche, Nico Mulhy, and Nadia Sirota. Refunds will be given (details forthcoming), but tickets are still available
That MHOW show ends a week of programming around the Big Sur Brooklyn Bridge Festival. Tonight's event is at Williamsburg bookstore Spoonbill & Sugartown, which will "look at Miller's relationship to a Community of the Free Spirit and the development of Williamsburg and Big Sur." Speakers include Magnus Toren (Director, Henry Miller Library), Dr Scott Von (Psychoanalyst, Director, New Clinic) and James Decker (Professor, Miller Scholar).
Rooftop Films Summer Series kicks off in NYC tonight (5/10) with a showing of "This is What We Mean by Short Films" featuring "some of the greatest new short films from all around the world," and will go down at Open Road Rooftop, 350 Grand Street (LES Manhattan). The series continues through the summer, featuring 45 screenings of films at multiple locations across the city. As always, most screenings are accompanied by live music, and though most of the bands aren't announced yet, the schedule does so far include yMusic, Darlene Love, Brazos and more. Darlene performs at a June 8th screening of Twenty Feet From Stardom which she also stars in.
Tickets are available for specific events at their website, and you can head below for a full listing of films and locations.
Sigur Ros at @ Celebrate Brooklyn! 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
We've known about a few Celebrate Brooklyn! shows already (Belle & Sebastian / Yo La Tengo, The Roots with Jim James, Beck), but festival has announced their full 2013 schedule which includes Big Boi, Amadou & Miriam, Calexico, Mavis Staples, Cody Chesnutt, Os Mutantes, The Waterboys, Jamie Lidell / Dan Deacon, and They Might Be Giants... all of which are free. Celebrate Brooklyn! kicks off the season with a free show with Patty Griffin on June 5.
The full Celebrate Brooklyn! schedule is below.
As mentioned, acclaimed ensemble Kronos Quartet are celebrating their ruby anniversary this year with the "Kronos at 40" mini-festival within Lincon Center Out of Doors' 2013 slate. In addition to that, Kronos Quartet will be performing with the Brooklyn Youth Chorus' Concert Chorus and Young Men's Ensemble on May 7 at Roulette in downtown Brooklyn. It will include commissioned works by Julia Wolfe (World Premiere), Aleksandra Vrebalov (New York premiere), the Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry (New York premiere), Bryce Dessner and Shara Worden. The event is a BYC benefit and tickets are on sale now. For those with deeper pockets there's a gala reception before the show you can buy tickets to as well.
Brooklyn Youth Chorus, who just performed at Crossing Brooklyn Ferry, is in its 21st season and will be a part of the 2013 Bang on a Can Marathon which happens June 16 at 3 Spruce St. which is near City Hall in downtown Manhattan. The nine-hour event, part of the 2013 River to River Festival, also includes appearances by Asphalt Orchestra, Bang on a Can All-Stars, Maya Beiser with the Provenance Project Band, Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Le Cabaret Contemporain, David Cossin & Ben Reimer, Peter Evans, Monica Germino, Hotel Elefant, Yungchen Llamo & Anton Batagov, NYU Steel Pan Ensemble, NYU Contemporary Music Ensemble, Talea Ensemble, Talk Normal, TILT Brass, Shara Worden, and more. Full new press release below.
Watch Glen Hansard, Richard Reed Parry, Little Scream, Shara Worden, Bryce Dessner and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus play Leonard Cohen's "Passing Through" recently at the MusicNOW 2013 fest in Ohio, in the video below....
Tickets to see A$AP Rocky and Wiz Khalifa with Trinidad Jame$, Joey Bada$$ and others at PNC Bank Arts Center, Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre and Comcast Theatre go on LiveNation presale today at 10 AM. General on sale starts Saturday at 10 AM. And despite what was initially announced, Smoke DZA is now listed on the PNC Bank Arts Center and Jones Beach dates.
Herbie Hancock is playing The Capitol Theatre on October 4. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.
Cyndi Lauper and Hunter Valentine are playing Beacon Theatre on July 10. Tickets for that show go on sale today at 11 AM.
Snowmine are playing Mercury Lounge on May 20. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.
Counting Crows and The Wallflowers are playing Hammerstein Ballroom on June 27. Tickets for that show go on LiveNation and Ticketmaster presale today at noon. General on-sale starts May 3 at 10 AM.
Mina Caputo (formerly known as Life of Agony frontman Keith Caputo) plays Joe's Pub on May 17. Tickets are on sale.
Tickets to see Bob Dylan, Wilco and My Morning Jacket at Susquehanna Bank Center go on sale Saturday at 10 AM. Tickets for the Jones Beach (MMJ not included) and Pier A Park shows go on sale the following Saturday, May 4.
The Henry Miller Memorial Library has done concerts in Big Sur, CA for years, and they're now bringing the celebration over to NYC for Big Sur Brooklyn Bridge, a weeklong festival which goes down from May 12 - 19 in Williamsburg in multiple locations. The festival ends with a concert at Music Hall of Williamsburg on May 19 with modern classical master Philip Glass and baroque pop legend Van Dyke Parks, plus special guests. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (4/26) at noon.
Other events throughout the festival include a pop-up book store at City Reliquary (right across from Knitting Factory on Metropolitan Ave); literary readings; more music like Jeffrey Lewis collaborator/Holy Modal Rounder Peter Stampfel at Spike Hill on May 15 (tickets); an evening of short film at Videology on May 17; and a UCB-presented comedy show at Knitting Factory on May 18 with Chris Gethard and others (tickets). Full schedule and more details below.
In related news, Van Dyke Parks just reissued his classic album, Song Cycle, and released a new "orchestral fantasy" album, Super Chief, on Record Store Day. He's also releasing a new album with re-imagined versions of old songs and covers, Songs Cycled, on May 6 via Bella Union. You can read Van's statement on the album at Bella Union's site. Stream his re-recording of "Hold Back Time" from his 1995 collaborative album with Brian Wilson, Orange Crate Art, below.
photos by Dominick Mastrangelo; words by Bill Pearis
Philip Ekström @ Cake Shop, 2/20/2013
As mentioned, Sweden's The Mary Onettes will release their new album, Hit the Waves, on March 12 via Labrador. The record is miles away from the driving, Cure-ish post-punk the band were known for in the past, and the new album sports a boyant, synth-heavy sound. This could be due in part to working with Studio's Dan Lissvik (who also produced the new Young Galaxy album). The band just released the album's title-track as a single and you can stream it below.
Frontman Philip Ekström was in NYC last week doing press and played a couple solo acoustic shows while here, including Glasslands on 2/18, and Cake Shop on 2/20 with The Hairs, TSINGTAO and Little Band of Sailors. With laptop backing, Ekström treated the Cake Shop crowd to a bunch of Hit the Waves' songs and we've got photos from his and The Hairs' set, plus video (courtesy Future Sweden), below...
"Highlights of amazing @tibethouseus concert: Ira Glass dancing, Jim James singing, & Patti Smith & Phillip Glass performing a Ginsberg poem." - Ann Napolitano
Jim James and Ariel Pink (via Force Field)
The 23rd Annual Tibet House Benefit Concert went down at Carnegie Hall last night (2/21) with Jim James, Merrill Garbus (aka tUnE-yArDs), Ariel Pink, Patti Smith, Rahzel, Tenzin Choegyal, Jesse Smith, and artistic director Philip Glass, with backing from Scorchio Quartet, dancing from This American Life's Ira Glass, and an opening Monk chant.
As these shows usually go, the participating musicians all collaborated with each other on stage throughout the show. Some highlights include Ariel Pink being joined by Philip Glass at one point and then Merrill Garbus at another, Patti Smith reading Allen Ginsberg's "Wichita Vortex Sutra" as Philip Glass played backing piano, and the concert's final song, which saw everyone but Pink coming on stage for Patti Smith's "People Have the Power."
If you were there, did you see Uma Thurman in the audience? She was there with her father, Robert, a Buddhist writer who is President of TIbet House US, and who, along with Philip Glass, gave an introductory speech at the concert.
The full setlist and a couple shots of Jim James' set below...
by Bill Pearis
laughing it up with The Mary Onettes
'80s-loving Swedes The Mary Onettes will release their new album, Hit the Waves, in March via Labrador Records. The record is a decidedly more mellow affair than anything they've done before, trading their love of post-punk guitars for more romo-sounding synths. (It also kinda sounds like Mirage-era Fleetwood Mac.) But their mopey romnanticism remains intact. You can stream the album's first single, "The Evil Coast," below and watch the video.
The last time The Mary Onettes tried to tour North America, a volcano got in their way. No full band dates for 2013 just yet, but frontman Philip Ekström will be performing solo sets in NYC at Glasslands on February 19 (tickets) and Cake Shop on February 20.
Ariel Pink at Webster Hall in 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
The Tibet House 23rd Annual Benefit Concert is returning to Carnegie Hall on February 21 and in addition to the previously announced lineup of Jim James, tUnE-yArDs, Rahzel, Patti Smith with Jessie Smith and, of course, artistic director Philip Glass, the lineup was just expanded to include Ariel Pink and Tenzin Choegyal.
Tickets for the concert are still available via Carnegie Hall or you can also pick up special packages that include a dinner reception with the performers via Tibet House US. Proceeds will support Tibet House US, the Hurricane Sandy Relief Foundation, and the TIbet Community of New York & New Jersey.
Ariel Pink has other upcoming dates, including Festival Nrmal, all of which are listed below...
Jim James w/ MMJ at Capitol Theatre in December (more by Greg Cristman)
My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James will release his first solo album, Regions of Light and Sound of God, on February 5 via ATO. He's revealed two tracks off that album, "A New Life" and "Know Til Now," which you stream below. Also below is the album's cover art and tracklist.
As mentioned, Jim James will be in NYC for the Tibet House 23rd Annual Benefit Concert at Carnegie Hall on February 21 with Philip Glass, tUnE-yArDs, Rahzel, Patti Smith with Jessie Smith, and more TBA (tickets and special packages are available). Jim James has added a few other club dates happening around that same time, including a Philly show and another NYC date on February 19 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (1/18) at noon. There's also a roll call presale for the Philly show and the MHOW show that starts today (1/16) at 3 PM and on Thursday (1/17) the presale will be opened up to the entire MMJ mailing list. He also plays an intimate Rdio-presented show at The McKittrick Hotel on February 20 (sold out).
A list of all dates, song streams, cover art, and tracklist are below...
Purity Ring @ Pop Montreal 2012 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
today in NYC
* Thomas Dolby @ Joe's Pub
* Bettye LaVette @ Joe's Pub
* Nomadic Massive @ Joe's Pub
* Cake @ The Wellmont Theatre
* The Knocks, Blondfire @ Brooklyn Bowl
* The Stooges Brass Band @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Purity Ring, Young Magic @ Webster Hall
* Fred Sherry and Meaghan Burke @ The Stone
* Ned Rothenberg and Nels Cline @ The Stone
* Rory Philips, JDH & Dave P @ Cameo Gallery
* Hoax, Inmates, Warthog, Murderer @ Acheron
* Light Heat, Josh Wise, Drew Mills @ Cake Shop
* GZA, Rasputina, Robben Ford, Dessa @ Stage 48
* Niki & The Dove, Vacationer @ Bowery Ballroom
* Preservation Hall Jazz Band @ McKittrick Hotel
* Sweater Beats, Branchez, Slava @ 285 Kent Avenue
* New Myths, I Am Lightyear, Cruiser, N/A @ Pianos
* Honduras, Chainwave, Slippertails @ Cameo Gallery
* Luke Rathborne, Reputante, Le Goons @ Shea Stadium
* VAUN, Daytona, Washed Up, Such Hounds @ Legion Bar
* Cold Blood Club, The Old Fashions, Old Blood @ Union Pool
* Elliot & the Ghost, Act Rights, The Numerators @ Union Hall
* Hippy, Chit Chat, Stolen Girls, Milk Dick, Ba Babes @ The LAB
* Mucca Pazza, Bachelorette, The Hungry March Band @ Littlefield
* Holy Fuck, Pigeons, Romantic States, Smoke Bellow @ Death By Audio
* Yellow Dogs, Shark?, EULA, The Denzels, Radical Dads @ Living Bread
* Mystical Weapons (Greg Saunier of Deerhoof w/ Sean Lennon) @ Big Sky Works
* Tereu Tereu, Tommy Siegel (of Jukebox The Ghost), Laughing Man @ Glasslands
* Paradox Trio, Helen Gillet, Howard Fishman, Chia's Dave Party, Feufollet @ Barbes
* Annuals, Jenny Besetzt, Slam Donahue, Ludwig Persik, TAB The Band @ Mercury Lounge
* Bardo Pond, Endless Boogie, Strapping Fieldhands, Pleasure Craft @ Secret Project Robot
* Tonstartsbandht, Holy Ghost Party, Ami Dang, Whoarfrost, Sasha Des'ree, Party Pack Ice @ Silent Barn
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Tickets for the Metal Alliance tour with Anthrax, High on Fire, Exodus, Municipal Waste, and Holy Grail, which hits NYC on April 20 at Irving Plaza, go on sale January 11. VIP Tickets are on sale now.
Tickets for the Tibet House 23rd Annual Benefit Concert with Philip Glass, Jim James, tUnE-yArDs, Rahzel, Patti Smith with Jessie Smith, and more TBA are on sale now. Special packages that include a dinner reception with the performers are available via Tibet House US.
tUnE-yArDs at Lollapalooza 2012 (more by James Richards IV)
The Tibet House Annual Benefit Concert will return for its 23rd year at Carnegie Hall on February 21. Like in past years, artistic director Philip Glass will perform and he's brought along a typically awesome and diverse lineup of Jim James (whose band My Morning Jacket just kicked off a 3-night run at the Capitol Theatre), tUnE-yArDs, Rahzel, Patti Smith with Jessie Smith, and more TBA. Tickets for the concert are on sale now via Carnegie Hall and special packages that include a dinner reception with the performers can be purchased via Tibet House US. Proceeds from ticket sales will support Tibet House US, the Hurricane Sandy Relief Foundation, and the TIbet Community of New York & New Jersey.
Rahzel also took part in the 2012 Tibet House Benefit Concert. Check out pictures from that.
In related news, Patti Smith recently announced that she's working on a sequel to her memoir, Just Kids.
by Bill Pearis
Pitchfork just posted their much anticipated list of the top 100 tracks of 2012. The #1 slot went to... Grimes! Whether you thought the whole of her album Visions was good or not, it was hard to deny the charms of "Oblivion." (Having that great video didn't hurt either.) Do you think it deserved to top the list? If not then what song should've?
You can check out P4K's entire hot 100 of 2012 below.
Koyaanisqatsi, also known as Koyaanisqatsi: Life Out of Balance, is a 1982 film directed by Godfrey Reggio with music composed by Philip Glass and cinematography by Ron Fricke.
The film consists primarily of slow motion and time-lapse footage of cities and many natural landscapes across the United States. The visual tone poem contains neither dialogue nor a vocalized narration: its tone is set by the juxtaposition of images and music. Reggio explains the lack of dialogue by stating "it's not for lack of love of the language that these films have no words. It's because, from my point of view, our language is in a state of vast humiliation. It no longer describes the world in which we live." In the Hopi language, the word Koyaanisqatsi means "unbalanced life". The film is the first in the Qatsi trilogy of films: it is followed by Powaqqatsi (1988) and Naqoyqatsi (2002). The trilogy depicts different aspects of the relationship between humans, nature, and technology. Koyaanisqatsi is the best known of the trilogy and is considered a cult film. However, because of copyright issues, the film was out of print for most of the 1990s. [Wikipedia]
UPDATE: video removed at copyright holder's request.
Indian classical sitarist and legend Ravi Shankar has passed away at 92 years old.
Shankar has been performing since the 1930s and began receiving international attention by the '50s. Since then he's been an influence on Western music, having famously taught George Harrison (and later performed at Harrison's Concert for Bangladesh), performed at Monterey Pop Festival and Woodstock, recorded a collaboration with Philip Glass, and more. Norah Jones is his daughter.
Rest in peace, Ravi. Your contributions to music of all cultures will always be remembered. Some videos below...
Dan Deacon & a few friends @ FFF 2011 (more on BVAustin Facebook)
As we mentioned back in July, Dan Deacon is touring the world to support his latest LP, America, and will be playing Houston at Fitzgerald's on Wednesday (10/10) and coming to Austin one day later for a Thursday night show at The Beauty Ballroom (10/11). ACL kicks off Friday, but Dan wont be around as he will already be headed to Dallas. This will be the last chance to see him locally in 2012.
Tickets to the Austin show are still available, and we have a pair you can win for the show too.
Check out the details to enter and win tickets below, along with a lit of 2012 dates.
As you can see above, Emceez Ansari is really good at photoshopping Aziz Ansari's face into album covers.
Speaking of funny, get the new Tig Notaro from Louis CK.
Film School Rejects is reporting that Woody Allen has cast Louis CK and Andrew Dice Clay in a new movie (must. see.).
As you may have noticed via an ad on this site, Django Django are running a sale for their new Mercury Prize-nominated album via iTunes. We recently caught them live at Knitting Factory, Bowery Ballroom, and in Chicago too.
Purity Ring at Le Poisson Rouge (more by Amanda Hatfield)
"Red Bull Music Academy" is presenting four upcoming shows in NYC:
1 - BRAINFEEDER SESSION NYC at Villain (October 10)
2 - SBTKRT LIVE at Terminal 5 (October 11)
3 - FOUR TET B2B JAMIE xx at Autumn Bowl (October 26)
4 - GRACE JONES at Roseland (October 27)
Kilo Kish, who has some CMJ shows coming up too, opens the SBTRKT show.
We're also giving away tickets to see tomorrow's Perfume Genius show at Le Poisson Rouge and Calexico and The Dodos at Webster Hall on 10/13 on our Facebook. (Perfume Genius meanwhile plays Music Hall tonight).
Speaking of, PETA released a new Pokemon game.
AND, more stuff below...
Sufjan Stevens at Prospect Park in 2011 (more by Jessica Amaya)
As mentioned, the NYC Ballet will be presenting Two Hearts, with music by Nico Muhly, live vocals by Dawn Landes, and choreography by Benjamin Millepied (Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan), starting this Friday (10/5) and running through Tuesday (10/9). Also beginning Friday, is the ballet, Year of the Rabbit with music by Sufjan Stevens (from his Enjoy Your Rabbit album) and choreography by Justin Peck (who has also done work with Philip Glass). More info on Year of the Rabbit and tickets are available HERE. All dates are listed below.
Sufjan is also releasing Christmas music this year (for a change). He'll release a five-EP box set, Silver & Gold: songs for Christmas, Volumes 6-10, on November 13 via Asthmatic Kitty. The box set features guest appearances by Aaron and Bryce Dessner (of The National), Richard Reed Parry (of Arcade Fire, Cat Martino (who plays NYC soon), Ray Raposa of Castanets (who recently released an album), members of Danielson, and more. Check out the cover art(s), tracklist, and a free download of one of the songs below.
Crystal Castles @ CMJ 2011 (more by Bryan Buchman)
today in NYC
* Caveman @ Ace Hotel
* Jay-Z @ Barclays Center
* Girls in Airports @ Barbes
* Shahzad Ismaily @ The Stone
* Causing a Tiger @ The Stone
* Ferenc Nemeth Band @ Joe's Pub
* RZA @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* The Mandingo Ambassadors @ Barbes
* Moss, ohnomoon, Pony Boy @ Pianos
* Tennis, Wild Belle @ Bowery Ballroom
* Harlan, Lovelife @ The Mercury Lounge
* M83, Sun Airway @ Hammerstein Ballroom
* Pilgrim Surf and Supply Party @ Zebulon
* Heart, Alejandro Escovedo @ Beacon Theater
* Wild Leaves, Nathan Xander @ Cameo Gallery
* Grant Lee Phillips, Glen Phillips @ City Winery
* WIERD w/ Cold Showers @ Home Sweet Home
* Crystal Castles, HEALTH @ Roseland Ballroom
* Glen Phillips, Grant Lee Philips @ City Winery
* Regina Spektor, Only Son @ The Capitol Theatre
* I'm In You, The Flag, Great Caesar @ Union Pool
* Propagandhi, Comeback Kid, After the Fall @ Highline Ballroom
* Michael Pisaro with Julia Holter @ Our Lady of Lebanon Cathedral
* Friend Roulette, Howth, Noel Heroux and Paul Holmes, Spirit Animal @ Glasslands
* Rapsody, 9Th Wonder, Kris Kasanova, Josh Baze, Peter Rose @ SOB's
* PC Worship, The Shilohs, Scott & Charlene's Wedding, Ducktails (DJ Set) @ 285 Kent Avenue
* One to grow on w/ Dave Hill, Mandy Stadtmiller, Kerri Doherty, Andrew Bucket @ Pianos
* Love for Leon w/ Roger Waters, John Mayer, My Morning Jacket, Ray Lamontagne, Mavis Staples + more @ Izod Center
Crystal Castles headline Roseland tonight with support from HEALTH. Congrats to all who won tickets, and sorry to those who were hoping to catch the bands at the Capitol Theatre tomorrow because that show has been cancelled.
Caveman are performing at Ace Hotel this afternoon as part of their "5at5" which means five songs at 5 PM. It's free.
Tonight is the star-studded "Love for Leon" Levon Helm tribute / benefit at the Izod Center featuring Roger Waters, Gregg Allman, John Mayer, My Morning Jacket, John Prine, Warren Hayes, Garth Hudson, Grace Potter and many more. Net proceeds 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."
You get two Phillips's tonight at City Winery, with '90s alt rocker / '00s Gillmore Girls troubadour (and all-around good guy) Grant Lee Phillips plus onetime Toad the Wet Sprocket frontman Glen Phillips. Tickets are still available.
Florida's gothy Cold Showers, who were pretty good opening for The Soft Moon recently, are back in town, playing WIERD at Home Sweet Home tonight. If you can't make the show tonight (which will be a late one), you can catch them again tomorrow (10/4) at 285 Kent opening for Weekend.
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Kendrick Lamar made his network TV debut last night on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, performing his single "Swimming Pools (Drank)" with help from The Roots. You can watch that below, along with a new installment of "Freestylin with The Roots" featuring a cameo from Alec Baldwin.
Acclaimed music producer Hal Willner will be at The Stone in NYC tonight for two readings of Alan Ginsberg poetry. The 8 PM performance features musical accompaniment by the one and only Philip Glass (last seen opening for Frank Ocean at ATP NY). The 10 PM reading features accompaniment from pianist Geri Allen. Tickets are $20.
The program will also feature works by William S. Burroughs and Gregory Corso in addition to Ginsberg. Glass and Willner have done this before at The Stone, back in February 2011 when Lou Reed and Laurie Anderson curated the venue for that month.
You can also hear the music of Philip Glass in NYC at the Morgan Library & Museum on 10/21.
In October, The Stone is being curated by Timba Harris.
Widowspeak @ Storm King Arts Center, May 2012 (more by Jessica Amaya)
Love Inks @ Mohawk, June 2012 (more by Tim Griffin)
Exitmusic @ Brooklyn Bowl, June 2012 (more by Jessica Amaya)
today in NYC
* Big Terrific @ Cameo
* Exitmusic @ Maxwell's
* Avicii @ Radio City Music Hall
* Maria Cangiano @ Joe's Pub
* Niki & the Dove @ Other Music
* Rachael Yamagata @ Rockwood Music Hall
* Bell X1, Duke Special @ Bowery Ballroom
* WIERD w/ Kontravoid @ Home Sweet Home
* Hal Wilner and Philip Glass @ The Stone
* David Byrne, St. Vincent @ Beacon Theater
* Terry McManus's Obsessive Propulsive @ Barbes
* Widowspeak, Vensaire, Hard Bop @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Mariel Roberts @ Our Lady of Lebanon Cathedral
* Lavender Diamond, Christy & Emily @ Mercury Lounge
* Gabriel and the Hounds, Pre War, Old Monk @ Union Pool
* Liudas Mocknunas, Arturas Bumsteinas, Rasa Rasa @ Zebulon
* Sunfoot, Devin, Gary & Ross, Volunteers Park @ Death By Audio
* Love Inks, Shy Hunters, Baby Alpaca, Young Unknowns @ Glasslands
* MNDR (DJ), Wildkat (DJ), Eli Makes Beats (DJ) @ Studio at Webster Hall
* Doe Paoro, Teletextile, Ludwig Persik, Dalton, Anya Skidan @ Pianos
* Baby Dayliner, Mo Matching Drapes, The Whisperians, El Jezel @ Union Hall
* The Bad Plus, Rafiq Bhatia, Chris Morrissey Quartet @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Alberta Cross, J. VIEWz, Lucy Schwartz, Two Door Cinema Club DJ set, Chrome Canyon DJ set @ Bowery Hotel
One of our favorite Austin bands Love Inks are touring and back in town. If you missed them at Pianos the other day with Ray Raposa, you have another chance tonight at Glasslands. They're also on the lineup of Fun Fun Fun Fest this year.
Sub Pop act Niki and the Dove play a free in-store at Other Music tonight at 8 PM.
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The xx , who are back in town next month for two shows, recently played Later with Jools Holland and you can watch their performance of "Angels" below.
Miike Snow, who will be in the general NY area next month, have a new video for "Pretender" which you can watch below.
photos by Erik Erikson
The Make-Up / Godspeed at ATP NY, 9/23/2012
The festival's best music tried to knock you off your equilibrium. This happened most often on Sunday. The Psychic Paramount got levitating within a few minutes; Benjamin John Power, also known as the English one-man laptop-electronics project Blanck Mass, produced layers of drone, with twinkling rising tones inside of melodic cycles, at fantastic, physically massaging levels of volume; Thee Oh Sees, from San Francisco, played its revved, mutated, scurfed-out garage-rock, controlled and stretched at will by the singer, guitarist and bandleader John Dwyer, who has an intense relationship with his wide-range voice and his gear. (They're not getting rich, but a tighter rock band you will rarely see.) And Godspeed You! Black Emperor played its three-guitar, two-drummer, one-violin electric dirges for two hours -- repeating vamps, clobbering dynamics, in front of film loops of urban decay and antiwar demonstrations. It's powerful, until it's grandiose. - [NY Times]As promised here are more pictures from the third day (9/23 )of ATP NY, including shots of Godspeed You! Black Emperor, a reunited The Make-Up (their only NYC show), Hot Snakes and more. There is also a second set of pictures from Friday (9/21), including Frank Ocean and Philip Glass, below as well.