Entries tagged with: Alberta Cross
photos by PSquared Photography
"Still reeling from @lauramarlinghq beautiful show last night. My favorite LM show so far." - Hannah Read
"Roulette- Great little venue w/ gorgeous sound for @lauramarlinghq" - @damianoC
Laura Marling @ Roulette
British folk singer Laura Marling released her very-good new album, Once I Was An Eagle, this week (stream it), and to celebrate, she played a sold-out show on the day of its release (5/28) at the intimate Brooklyn venue Roulette. Did you go to the show? If so, how was it?
Alberta Cross singer Petter Ericson Stakee opened with a solo set. More pictures of both artists and Laura's setlist below...
The Babies play Public Assembly on July 25 with Night Manager, Beach Day, Daytona, and Total Slacker (DJ). Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Brother Ali is playing Bowery Ballroom on September 27 with Blank Tape Beloved, Homeboy Sandman, DJ Sosa, and The Reminders. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale today at noon with a general sale starting Friday (6/29) at noon.
Alberta Cross, who just played Governors Ball, will be back in NYC for a show at Bowery Ballroom on September 13. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale today at noon with a general sale starting Friday (6/29) at noon.
photos by Amanda Hatfield
Beck/Devendra Banhart at Governors Ball - 6/24/12
"But the real agenda of Sunday's Governors Ball was a day of crescendos. Separated from Saturday -- a day of computerized repetitions and volume control and equalizer tweaks -- Sunday was for bands building at their own pace. It might be the grunge surges of Cage the Elephant or the strategic crescendos of Explosions in the Sky, but it was hand-played and timed to human impulse. On Sunday, the cheers from the crowd showed how well real-time music-making still moves an audience. Guitars -- in Built to Spill, Cage the Elephant, Alberta Cross -- still grab people." [NY Times]Governors Ball wrapped up on Randall's Island this past Sunday (6/24) with sets from Beck, Modest Mouse, Explosions in the Sky, Fiona Apple, Built to Spill, a barely recognizable Devendra Banhart, Cults, and more. Pictures of Day 1 are HERE. Pictures of Fiona Apple's set are HERE and Modest Mouse's set are HERE and the rest of Day 2 is below.
Featuring: The Cabin Down Below Band And Starring: Adam Green, Fabrizio Moretti of The Strokes, Nicole Atkins, Ryan Miller of Guster, Cory Chisel, Boz Scaggs, Jason Sudeikis, Will Forte, Kristen Wiig, Christopher Chu of POP ETC, Petter Ericson Stakee of Alberta Cross, Tyson Ritter of All American Rejects, Jody Porter of Fountains of Wayne, Danny Clinch and the Tangiers Blues Band, Sammy James, Jr. of the Mooney Suzuki, Justin Long, Johnny T, Jamie Burke, Steve Schiltz of Hurricane Bells, Jack Dishel of Only Son, Antony Ellis of Five O'Clock Heroes, Adriel Harris and many, many, more...Tickets for the May 24 & 25 shows are on sale.
As posted last night, Modest Mouse are playing Governors Ball on Randall's Island during the weekend of June 23-24 (same weekend as Orion), but they are just one of many artists that are now announced, and listed, along with more information, below...
Portgual. The Man at SXSW 2011 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Portugal. The Man released In the Mountain in the Clouds this week on Atlantic Records. Purchase the album as LP/MP3/CD on Amazon. The band will tour extensively in support of the album after they play Lollapalooza. The tour includes many dates with Alberta Cross including one during CMJ on October 20 at Terminal 5 with Givers also on the bill. Tickets are on sale now.
All tour dates below...
The Hold Steady at Fun Fun Fun Fest 2010 (more)
Last month, we announced that Truck America is returning to the Catskills in September (the 9th through the 11th) and will be headlined by The Hold Steady and Okkervil River. The only other confirmed bands at the time were Ra Ra Riot and Wye Oak. The lineup has since been updated to include Fruit Bats, Vetiver, The Felice Brothers, CItay, Gary Higgins, Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, Takka Takka, Hospitality, The Low Anthem and others. Check out the full list below. Early bird tickets are still on sale.
For The Low Anthem, it's one of many dates they just announced including one at Terminal 5 with Iron & Wine.
Speaking of The Hold Steady, frontman Craig Finn posted to his Tumblr that he's making a solo album:
"I'm in Austin TX for a few weeks. Making a record. Staying in a friend's guest house. Got here yesterday. So far so good. I'll be tracking the progress here."He has also been tracking his progress on the Tumblr.
Check out the full Truck America lineup update below...
The above pictures is a screen shot from the Virgin Freefest lineup announcement video that they posted to YouTube. The girl behind the words exclaims, "James Murphy solo!" as she reads her piece of the September 10th free MD festival lineup. The full lineup, video, poster and press release is below...
Bonnaroo (June 9-12 in Manchester Tennessee) has announced the 2011 lineup (slightly early), and like the rumored Lollapalooza lineup, Eminem is among the headliners. Bonnaroo also has Grammy winners Arcade Fire and the Black Keys, in addition to Lil Wayne, Mumford & Sons, the Strokes, The Decemberists, Florence & the Machine, Girl Talk, Beirut (haven't seen them in a while), and many more. Full list below...
Big names and regulars aside, there are a few bands I want to highlight on the just-announced Sasquatch lineup: Wolf Parade ("indefinite hiatus" rumors be damned), The Flaming Lips (performing "The Soft Bulletin"), Death From Above 1979 (now three reunion shows total), Guided By Voices (they're not done yet), and... Archers of Loaf (!). The full lineup of the fest that goes down in Gorge, Washington in May (Memorial Day Weekend), is below...
Deerhunter @ Radio City in March (more by Benjamin Lozovsky)
today in NYC
* Brad Shepik @ The Stone
* Alberta Cross @ Joe's Pub
* Marques Toliver @ Zebulon
* Judith Berkson @ The Stone
* Deerhunter @ Apple Store (Soho)
* Charlie Hunter @ Cameo Gallery
* Drake, Tyga @ Radio City Music Hall
* James, Ed Harcourt @ Webster Hall
* Forgetters, Shellshag @ Death By Audio
* El Guincho, Lemonade @ Mercury Lounge
* Talib Kweli, Res, K-Salaam @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Shonen Knife, Hard Nips, Grooms @ Knitting Factory
* Black Anvil, The Absence, Ipsissimus @ The Studio at Webster Hall
* Teenage Fanclub, The Clean, Radar Brothers @ Bowery Ballroom
* Soft Landing, Sherlock's Daughter, Safe, Yellow Ostrich @ Glasslands
* The Black Heart Procession, Bing & Ruth, Amen Dunes @ Le Poisson Rouge
* The Babies, Grass Widow, Web Dating, Ovens, Red Romans @ Monster Island
* Dead Confederate, Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band, Submarine Bells, New Beard @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
David Bazan played Brooklyn Bowl over the weekend. Earlier this month he recorded a session for KEXP. Video below....
photos by Matthew Eisman
"Home from Portugal. Not the country. The Man. Beautiful day on governors island. NYC is a truly remarkable place." - David Colicchio
Portugal. The Man headlined Saturday's edition of "Gone to Governors", the Converse--presented free series of shows on Governors Island this summer which also had a special edition on July 4th, one day later, with She and Him and Oakley Hall.
The next free gig on the island is Saturday, July 10th, with Lucero and J-Roddy Walston and The Business (and possibly one more act TBA) (Doors: 6:00PM/ Show: 8:00PM).
Hopewell and Alberta Cross (pictured above) opened the July 3rd show. More pictures from that one, with the headliner's setlist, below...
Caribou @ Sasquatch
Seattle Weekly: Where did the name Caribou come from?Caribou, Local Natives & Freelance Whales all played Sunday at the Sasquatch Festival in Washington State. Pictures & videos from their sets are in this post.
Daniel Snaith: It came from an acid trip actually. We were touring Canada at the time, and I knew I had to change the name. We had a day off and we were just hanging out in the prairies. We sat in a field and took acid, and that name appeared to me during that.
Caribou, Local Natives & Freelance Whales all play shows on Governors island this summer, as do Wild Nothing (added as opener on the Morning Benders / Freelance Whales date) and Alberta Cross (added as opener for Portugal. The Man). The first free Governors Island show is THIS Saturday (Yeasayer). More pictures, and some videos (including a Caribou dance party) from Sasquatch Day Two, below...
Nathaniel Rateliff @ MHOW in October (more by Vincent Cornelli)
tonight in NYC
* Bun B & friends @ SOB's
* Nellie McKay @ Feinstein's
* Dave Rawlings Machine @ Bowery Ballroom
* Roy Ayers, DJ Jon Quick @ Betsy Head Park
* Rich Medina, Akalepse @ (Le) Poisson Rouge
* Entombed, Woe of Tyrants @ Gramercy Theatre
* I'm In You, Butchers and Bakers @ Union Pool
* Nathaniel Rateliff, JBM @ (Le) Poisson Rouge
* The Death Set, Hussle Club @ Knitting Factory
* Robby Krieger & Ray Manzarek of the Doors @ Nokia Theatre
* Chief, She Keeps Bees, Caveman @ Mercury Lounge
* J-Roddy Walston & The Business @ Mercury Lounge
* Blessure Grave, Led er Est, Passions @ Bruar Falls
* Kraak and Smaak (DJ Set), Lauren Flax, Corb @ Santos Party House
* Cyro Baptista's Banquet of the Spirits @ The Stone
* Tobacco, Soundpool, Sunglasses, Telephoned @ Glasslands
* Conan O'Brien & Reggie Watts @ Radio City Music Hall
* JP, Chrissie & The Fairground Boys, Alpha Rev @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Sound Bites Luchtime Series w/ Air Waves @ South Street Seaport
* Coasting, Sisters, Big Troubles, Xray Eyeballs @ Death By Audio
* Alberta Cross, 22-20s, The Postelles @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Zs, Child Abuse, Controlled Bleeding, Cellular Chaos @ Shea Stadium
* Antoine Chessex, Valerio Tricoli, Gilles Aubrey @ Issue Project Room
* Blind Shake, Birthday Suits, Justice of the Unicorn, Jenny and The Holzers, The Honey Dos @ Cake Shop
Nathaniel Rateliff (previously "The Wheel" and/or "Nathaniel Rateliff and The Wheel") is back in town for two shows. Some videos below.
Gothy Cali duo Blessure Grave (who played Santos last night), Brooklyn's Led er Est, and Passions play at Bruar Falls tonight for Oscillations. A flyer is below. Email BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (subject: Blessure Grave) if you want a free pair of tickets. Include your first and last name. Winners will be contacted.
Alberta Cross headline their own show at Music Hall of Williamsburg tonight. We have some free tickets for that show too. If you want them,dmail BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (subject: Alberta Cross) Include your first and last name. Winners will be contacted.
Good news, good news. If you don't already have tickets to 4/8 at Webster Hall, some tickets are still available. In addition, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club have added a second NYC show at Webster Hall on 4/9 with Alberta Cross (who just opened for Guns n Roses at the Varvatos Store). Tickets are on Artist presale (or will be soon), and the Ticketmaster AMEX presale blasts off at noon tomorrow (2/17) with regular folks getting a crack at the tix on Friday (2/19) at noon.
In addition to the previously mentioned tour dates in support of the forthcoming Beat The Devil's Tattoo, BRMC have also confirmed an appearance at the Vagrant Records SXSW showcase with School of Seven Bells, J Roddy Walston & The Business and Murder By Death on March 19th at La Zona Rosa.
Updated tour dates below...
"Been waiting outside the Varvatos Bowery store for six hours now. This party better be fun :(" - Nat Thomson
photos by Nate "Igor" Smith
Alberta Cross did in fact play the fashion week party at the Varvatos Store on Thursday night, but it ended up that they were only the opener for a much larger band. That band was Axl Rose and friends aka "Guns n Roses". Packed when it started, people waited for hours for the headliner to appear in the store that used to be CBGB. Over 90 minutes later, after Axl and band had finished a set of seventeen songs to the lucky (and fashionable) people in attendance (like Sebastian Bach and Kevin Bacon), the room was less than half full. People apparently couldn't stay awake - not because of the performance, but because of the (type of crowd it was and the) long wait time followed by the late ending. The show ended around 2:45am.
More pictures, a video and the full setlist below....
"There's nothing "normal" about New York Fashion Week, but if the incoming flood of models, designers, and celebs isn't cool enough, this might just make you gasp:Metric and Patti Smith play the LnA party. The Cardigans' Nina Persson appears at the Peter Jensen party on Valentine's Day. That's the setlist (invite?) full of covers above.
For LnA's first presentation in New York City, they're going all out, showcasing their trademark streetwear (including the famous, best-selling, NYLON approved Dani legging), while bringing along some special guests.
Besides a performance by Metric, LnA will have a special guest at their afterparty - Patti Smith. The singer, poet, artist, author, icon, fill-in-the-blank will appear onstage at Milk Studios during LnA's big Manhattan bash." [NYLON]
NYC band Preacher and the Knife have been "chosen to perform at famed designer Cynthia Rowley's runway show during NY Fashion Week, next Friday, February 12th at Gotham Hall. The band will also be performing on February 14th at the Cake Shop for'"Panache & Cake Shop's V-Day Love In.'"
Alberta Cross are performing Thursday in the John Varvatos store.
You can catch Amanda Blank, Ebony Bones & Daniel Merriweather at Hudson Hotel on 2/10.
Tickets are on sale for Naomi Campbell's Fashion For Relief Haiti at The Tents at Bryant Park (2/12).
Raphael Saadiq is playing Terminal 5 on December 4th. Tickets are on sale.
Alberta Cross is headlining Bowery Ballroom on February 4th. Tickets are on AmEx presale (@ noon).
Violens and Acrylics share a bill at Mercury Lounge on December 9th. Tickets are on sale.
Slim pickins for New Years Eve shows in NYC this year. Mercury Lounge has The A-Bones opening for The Detroit Cobras. Tickets are on sale.
Dan Dyer @ Terminal 5...the JFK one 5/22 (jetblueflickr)
JetBlue will be hosting a concert series, Live from T5, from inside JFK airport's new Terminal 5 building. The six-month, 12-date concert series will "feature hand-picked emerging artists from around the U.S. as well as bands chosen based on public votes in a national online competition hosted by OurStage.com." Which means you can apply to play at the airport.
The series kicked off with a show by Dan Dyer at the airport on May 22nd. Its upcoming schedule includes Nicole Atkins (June 26th/today), American Princes and Justin Townes Earle. Three dates are set aside for "contest winners," and three more will be booked by concert promoter Superfly Productions.
About that contest..
Based on votes, five artists will win a spot during 'Live from T5' by uploading original music to www.OurStage.com/go/jetblue; grand prize winner will also open for a headlining act at Bowery Presents' Terminal 5 or another New York City venue.As you can read, the other Terminal 5 (a Bowery Presents venue in Manhattan) is involved too, but only to possibly host the top contest winner. Confusing, I know.
Schedule of JFK concerts, and all Nicole Atkins tour dates, below...
!!! is playing ACL 2009 (more by Chris Graham)
"The 2009 Austin City Limits Music Festival will showcase a diverse blend of acts both fresh and familiar at the eighth edition of the event in Zilker Park October 2-4. Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews Band, and Beastie Boys are performing for the first time at the Festival, with Kings of Leon, Ben Harper and Relentless7, and Thievery Corporation returning to Zilker Park once again. John Legend, The Dead Weather, and The Levon Helm Band will also make their ACL Festival debut, while Austin's own Ghostland Observatory will no doubt deliver another memorable set for festival goers.The entire 2009 lineup is below...
With over 130 artists on this year's bill, the list of acts awes at each note with the likes of Sonic Youth, Mos Def, Toadies, Flogging Molly, The B-52s, Lily Allen, Citizen Cope, Arctic Monkeys, The Decemberists, Coheed and Cambria, Andrew Bird, Girl Talk, and many more.
In the tradition of the TV show from which it was born, the Festival has always aimed to offer musical discovery for the fans. The 2009 lineup is rich with pop, country, folk, bluegrass, blues, reggae, indie rock, hip-hop, and gospel, to name a few, spanning cultures and countries from New Orleans to Venezuela to France."
"Though promoters around the country report strong early ticket sales for festivals and summer tours, the recession is causing jitters. This year Coachella, which has the most glamorous reputation of all American festivals, began selling tickets on layaway, and 18 percent of its customers took that option, Mr. Tollett said.With all the leaks of bands playing Lollapalooza this year, there are almost no surprises in the official lineup announcement, except maybe the Animal Collective DJ set... The whole thing below...
The proliferation of big festivals, like Bonnaroo near Nashville and Lollapalooza in Chicago, has not been without casualties. This year Langerado in Miami shut down, citing the economy. The Pemberton Festival in British Columbia is on hiatus after only one year, although its promoter, Live Nation, said the problem was permit delays." [NY Times]
Crystal Castles @ MHOW - New Years Eve (more by Ryan Muir)
Al Green @ the Wellmont Theater - Nov 2008 (more by Eric M Townsend)
Superfly Productions and A.C. Entertainment are excited to announce the initial lineup for the 2009 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. The eighth annual four-day camping and music festival will be held on June 11 - 14 on the same beautiful 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee, 60 miles south of Nashville. Every year Bonnaroo seeks to make history by offering unique and exclusive performances by rock's greatest legends as well as its most significant newcomers. A full list of confirmed acts follows, and more will be announced in the coming weeks. The final Bonnaroo 2009 lineup will total over 120 bands and over 20 comedians performing on 13 stages over four days. Tickets go on sale exclusively through www.bonnaroo.com on Saturday, February 7 at 12:00 PM Eastern.As rumored, Bruce Springsteen (who just played the Superbowl Halftime show) and Phish (who just had some trouble selling tickets to other shows) are headlining this year's Bonnaroo. Nine Inch Nails (who played Lollapalooza last year), Beastie Boys, David Byrne (who has two shows coming up at Radio City), Wilco, Al Green, Erykah Badu, TV on the Radio, Yeah Yeah Yeahs (who are also playing Coachella), Andrew Bird (who just played Carnegie Hall), The Decemberists, Bon Iver, Animal Collective (who are very popular right now), Neko Case, Jenny Lewis, Santogold, Grizzly Bear (who have a new album coming out), St. Vincent, Ted Leo, Crystal Castles, and many others are also on the bill according to the now-officially announced initial lineup.
Full (initial) 2009 Bonnaroo lineup below...
Headliners Paul McCartney, The Killers and The Cure are among the 130-plus acts set for the tenth COACHELLA VALLEY MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL (APRIL 17, 18 AND 19) at the beautiful Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA, the same grounds where the COACHELLA VALLEY MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL debuted in 1999. Other artists confirmed for America's most critically acclaimed music festival include Morrissey, Amy Winehouse, Franz Ferdinand, My Bloody Valentine, Leonard Cohen, Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band, Thievery Corporation, Yeah Yeah Yeahs (the complete line-up is listed below).Tickets for COACHELLA go on sale Friday, January 30 at 9:00 AM (PT) at all Ticketmaster locations.
This marks the first ever U.S. festival appearance for McCartney who is currently supporting his latest release ELECTRIC ARGUMENTS.
"I have heard that Coachella is one of the greatest festivals in the world. I'm really excited to get out there and rock!" McCartney says.
Throbbing Gristle and the rest of the full (real) line-up (as of 1/30) is below:
photos by Kyle Dean Reinford
After finally finishing the day three recap, now here finally is the rest of day two (8/9)...
Concert Joe reports....
I went to the Living Room last night to see my favorite Resident band there Crescent & Frost. I saw on the Blackboard outside > StinkBug Willies, and thought how the Little Willies ( Norah Jones, Jim Campilongo + Richard Julian ) played there sort of secretly, last year when I saw them. I asked the people who worked there if it was them, and they said Yes. They did 2 fantastic sets from 11:26 > 1:39.Alberta Cross played between Crescent & Frost and Stinkbug Willies. Norah Jones is known for playing shows under fake names.