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John Doe w/ X at Made In America 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
John Doe

The sixth annual Hudson Square Music & Wine Festival happens every Tuesday from June 3 through August 26 in the back parking lot behind NYC venue City Winery. The free, all ages outdoor shows happen from 5 PM to 7:30 PM.

Artists playing this year include Commander Cody (6/10) John Doe of X (6/24), Stephen Kellogg (8/5), Drivin' n' Cryin' (8/12), and more.

Full schedule and flyer below...

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photos by PSquared Photography

Jake Bugg @ The Slipper Room, 12/6/2012
Jake Bugg

While he has toured parts of America already, opening for Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, 18-year-old UK sensation Jake Bugg just made his NYC live debut, solo acoustic style, last Thursday (December 6) at the Slipper Room where he played a set of songs from his debut album (which went to #1 over there). We've got pictures from this intimate show (including opener Aaron Lee Tasjan) in this post, as well as video of him doing "Trouble Town."

Jake will be back next month, this time with his band, for a show at Bowery Ballroom on January 14 and tickets are still available. More pics from the Slipper Room are below.

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photos by Erik Erikson

Bad Brains

"While Bad Brains sound has shifted from hardcore and punk to dub and reggae, they still mix it up for the audience coming to see them. Opening with a pounding set of their signature aggressive sound, the music of guitarist Dr. Know and bassist Darrel Jennifer along with drummer Earl Hudson was tight and very intact. Yet, one of the more interesting experience's to everyone was watching singer H.R., dressed in a valor jump suit with a dress shirt and tie underneath and knit hat, H.R., who has battled drug addiction and years of abuse to his body doing this profession simply looked burnt out. Slurring many of his words and mumbling in between songs, at points Jennifer would look at him and laugh, yet while his annunciation skills were not as top as the band's sound, it was still an overall experience watching him perform."
-[Officially a Yuppie]
Bad Brains played the second of their two night stay in NYC at Music Hall of Williamsburg with GZA on 4/18, just one night after the band played Irving Plaza with H2O. The NYC shows were part of a short run of dates for the band who also played Philly with GZA and who will be at Bonnaroo this year. Pictures from the Brooklyn show adorn this post.

Meanwhile, HR will be presen at a Benefit for Lucinda's Children, a two-night show to help out Lucinda Gallagher in the wake of her passing late last year.

Last December our close community of friends, musicians, and music lovers lost one of its own when Lucinda Gallagher took her own life, leaving behind two amazing children. These young teenagers, now in the care of Lucinda's dear friend, both have their mother's rock and roll spirit. Like her, they are bright and soulful and have a deep appreciation for music as gifted budding musicians.

In order to raise funds for these children a two-night concert spectacular will be held at The Bowery Electric on April 29th and 30th... [and] in addition to the live show, an auction and raffle will be held which will include items donated by Mary Louise Parker, Fender, Bob Gruen, Danny Clinch, The Morrison Hotel Gallery & many more. 100% of the proceeds from the auction and concerts will be placed in a trust for Lucinda's kids.

The first night of the benefit will feature performances from Marah, Jesse Malin, Jimmy Gnecco & Dave Milone, Jim Boggia, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Petter Ericson Stakee & "very special guests" (tickets for 4/29), while the second night boasts appearances from Tommy Stinson (of The Replacements & Guns n Roses), HR (of Bad Brains) , Alan Vega (of Suicide), James Maddock, Aaron Lee Tasjan and more (tickets for 4/30).

GZA returns to Music Hall of Williamsburg in June.

Pictures from the Bad Brains show are below.

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