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photo: The Forms @ Cameo in 2010 (more by Jessica Amaya)

There's less than a month left until Williamsburg's Cameo Gallery closes its doors for good. Bedford and Bowery just interviewed owner Jify Shah:

Jify knew the building was for sale back in December 2013, but it wasn't until March 2014 that 88 Property LLC bought the place (an architect is listed as the contact representative on the deed, hinting the building will be undergoing some renovations in the near future). At first, things seemed fine. "It wasn't immediate," he said. "But then things got weird and we were basically waiting for a two months notice, which is almost tougher."

I asked him what he meant by things getting weird. "They wanted us out," he clarified. "They looked for all possible ways to get us out, until we had no option but to surrender under their terms. So it wasn't just rent getting high."

Jify declined to go into specifics, but it sounded like he tried his best to hold on. "I can definitely say that even when I knew it was gonna be over, I still tried to figure out ways to undo it!"

Most but not all of Cameo's final schedule is up and it includes:

10/31: "Freaky Halloween" party with DJ sets from Neon Indian and Ssion, plus a live performance by Le1f, and karaoke hosted by Samantha Urbani. That is a FREE party and starts at midnight.

11/1: "Bernie Fest" which features comedians Janeane Garofolo, Mark Normand (Comedy Central/Everywhere), Aparna Nancherla (Late Night w/ Seth Meyers), Mike Drucker (The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon), Matt Koff (Daily Show), Greg Barris (Heart of Darkness), Aaron Glaser (Slow Dance), Will Betts, and Emily Lynn. Tickets are on sale and proceeds go to the Bernie Sanders Presidential Campaign.

11/12: Popgun Presents' Farewell Party w/ Beacon, Glass Gang, DJ Internet Xplorer, DJ David Rafael (tickets)

11/13: Lemonade, Teen Commandments (tickets)

11/14: Class Actress, Starchild & The New Romantic, DJ Mia Moretti (tickets)

11/20: Jukely presents The Juan Maclean (free with RSVP)

The final night of Cameo is November 21 and the lineup for that has yet to be announced. Remaining Cameo schedule is listed below.

Continue reading "Cameo Gallery's final month: Neon Indian, Juan Maclean, Bernie Sanders Benefit, Class Actress & more"

Heartless Bastards at Webster Hall - 6/15/15 (photo by @rackham76)
Heartless Bastards

Heartless Bastards have been on tour in support of their new album, Restless Ones, which dropped today via Partisan, and they hit NYC's Webster Hall last night (6/15). Their current tourmate and Hold Steady frontman Craig Finn opened the show. Did you go? How was it?

Now that Webster's behind them, the band added another NYC show happening September 14 at Music Hall of Williamsburg, the day after their Woodstokck, NY show with Alberta Cross. Tickets for MHOW go on sale Friday (6/19) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (6/17) at noon.

Updated dates are listed, with a stream of "Gates of Dawn" from the new album, below...

Continue reading "Heartless Bastards played Webster Hall with Craig Finn, expand tour, add MHOW show (updated dates)"


Last month it was announced that NYC-based concert promoters Bowery Presents would begin booking shows at Bearsville Theater in Woodstock, NY. Since that announcement, we've mentioned a few upcoming Bowery shows at the venue, including Mac DeMarco, Hiss Golden Messenger, and Blake Mills. The rest of Bowery's initial schedule there includes Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Strand of Oaks, Heartless Bastards, Mikal Cronin and more.

Tickets for all shows on the initial Bowery-booked Bearsville schedule go on sale Friday (5/15) at noon, and a few have AmEx presales starting today (5/13) at noon. Check out the full schedule below.

Continue reading "initial schedule of Bowery Presents shows at Woodstock's Bearsville Theatre (Mac DeMarco, Mikal Cronin, JSBX, more)"

tUnE-yArDs at ACL 2014 (more by Tim Griffin)

You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Strand of Oaks @ Ace Hotel (5 PM)
Strand of Oaks made the switch from a somber folk singer to an upbeat folk rocker this year and it's boosted his career more than ever before. Last night the band played their biggest NYC show yet at Bowery Ballroom and tonight they hang around for a free one, part of Ace Hotel's 5 at 5 series.

tUnE-YaRds, Cibo Matto, Beep! @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
tUnE-yArDs dove further into their world of quirky, eccentric pop on this year's Nikki Nack, and Cibo Matto returned with their first album since 1999 which had them still in good form. Tonight's night 2 of their 4-night run at MHOW.

The Blow, Zambri, Cookies @ Glasslands
Tonight two bands  (The Blow, Zambri) who've graced Glasslands' stage many times over the years will say goodbye to the venue which closes at the end of the month. It's the first show in a long time for Zambri.

Flatbush Zombies, The Underachievers, Obey City @ Best Buy Theater
This is a killer double bill with two of NYC's finest drug-rap groups, Flatbush Zombies and The Underachievers. It wasn't too long ago you could catch either of those in smaller venues around the city, but tonight's co-headlining gig at the larger Irving Plaza is sold out.

Doomriders, Black Black Black, Humanless, Mammal @ Saint Vitus
Converge bassist Nate Newton's a busy guy these days. That band's touring next year, his band Old Man Gloom recently put out an album, Cavalera Conspiracy recently put out an album he played bass on, and the stoner metal band he fronts, Doomriders, are celebrating their 10th anniversary with a few shows this weekend. They're in NYC tonight.

The Randy Fuller Four, Andy Shernoff, The A-Bones, Daddy Long Legs, Miriam and Nobody's Babies, Bloodshot Bill @ Bell House
Tonitght's the Norton Records Holiday Spectacular, featuring Randy Fuller (brother of Bobby "I Fought the Law" Fuller) and the label's stable of groovy garage bands.

Richard Buckner, Jessi Robertson, Dan Abraham @ Union Hall
Long-running alt-country singer Richard Buckner may not have gotten as big as some of his Merge labelmates (you may remember one of Arcade Fire's earliest NYC shows was with him) or some of the people he's influenced (like Bon Iver), but he's consistently kept it, releasing his tenth album Surrounded last year.

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Antibalas, Charles Bradley and The Menahan Street Band @ Apollo Theater
Tonight's the second of Daptone's three-day holiday extravaganza, the "Super Soul Revue" at the iconic Harlem venue.

Philip Glass (The Etudes) @ BAM
Philip Glass' 20-years-in-the-making project is performed in full tonight with help from nine other pianists, including Nico Muhly and Timo Andres.

The Feelies @ Asbury Lanes
Hoboken indie rock legends, The Feelies opened for Yo La Tengo at Town Hall last night and decided to play another area show while they had their gear out anyway.

Single Mothers, Show Me The Body, Basic Bitches @ Baby's All Right
Single Mothers make angry, attitude filled punk that kicks right into full gear and never lets up on the aggression until they leave the stage. It may finally be getting colder out, but you're most likely leaving this one covered in sweat.

Foo Fighters @ Irving Plaza
Foo Fighters have a new stadium rock record out and their tour next year hits NYC for an actual stadium show at Citi Field. But tonight they're in town for something a tad smaller. You have to line up at the box office like the old days to get tickets. Good luck.

Lemonade, Cut Copy (Tim & Ben), JDH (DJ sets) @ Glasslands
Your chances to dance the night away at Glasslands are running out -- this is a good one, a tag team DJ event featuring members of Cut Copy and Lemonade.

Lagwagon, Swingin' Utters, This Legend @ Gramercy Theatre
Because you just can't escape '90s punk nostalgia, Fat Wreck Chords labelmates Lagwagon and Swingin' Utters both have new albums out this year and they're now celebrating them on a tour together.

Elvis Depressedly, Told Slant, Bellows, Yours Are The Only Ears @ Shea Stadium
Elvis Depressedly first began generating some buzz in the Orchid Tapes DIY scene (Alex G, RIcky Eat Acid, Foxes In Fiction, etc), and he's now made the move to larger label Run for Cover (Tigers Jaw, Pity Sex) who will put out his debut full length next year. The rest of tonight's bill is all in the family -- Told Slant, Bellows and Yours Are The Only Ears come from their own DIY community, a collective known as The Epoch, and frequently collaborate/share members.

Potty Mouth, UNiiQU3, The Guests, LADD @ Barnard College
This mutli-genre bill at Barnard College features indie/punks Potty Mouth, electronic producer UNiiQU3 and more.

The Waldos, Dogmatics, Heap @ Bowery Electric
If you're in the mood for some old school punk tonight, head to Bowery Electric where Walter Lure's band The Waldos plays. Before forming this band, Walter was a member of Johnny Thunders' Heartbreakers.

Alberta Cross, Fly Golden Eagle, The Candles, Invisibleman @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Brooklyn Night Bazaar is open with a night of folk rock. It's free to get in and watch the bands, and there's plenty of not-free fun too like arcade games, shopping, good food, drinks and more.

For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.


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"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
Laura Marling

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...

Continue reading "Laura Marling celebrated her new LP at Roulette (pics, setlist)"


Tickets for the Swans show at Bowery Ballroom go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the Morrissey shows at Terminal 5 go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the Justice show at Hammerstein go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the Jens Lekman and Taken by Trees show at Terminal 5 go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the Calexico and The Dodos show at Webster Hall go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the Old 97s show at Webster Hall go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the Squarepusher show at Terminal 5 with Mount Kimbie, Holy Fuck, and Bonobo (DJ) go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion show at Bowery Ballroom go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the Two Door Cinema Club show at Central Park Summerstage go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for The Presets show at Terminal 5 go on AmEx presale today at noon.

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.

Tickets for the Kool AD (of Das Racist) show at Mercury Lounge go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Speaking of Das Racist, Heems will DJ at Cameo on Friday (6/29) with live sets by three caps-lock loving bands, SAFE, ARMS, and CRUX. Heems also plays Gramercy Theater on 7/3 with Prodigy.

photos by Amanda Hatfield

Beck/Devendra Banhart at Governors Ball - 6/24/12
Governors Ball
Governor's Ball

"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.

Continue reading "Governors Ball 2012 -- Day 2 pics (Beck, Explosions in the Sky, Built to Spill, Devendra Banhart, Cults & more)"

Dylan Fest

At this point, you know the deal and the general cast of characters, but this year Dylan Fest, a tribute to the music of Bob Dylan, will go down over two nights at Irving Plaza in NYC:

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.

In related news, Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan was released in January in support of Amnesty International.

Governors Ball

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...

Continue reading "NYC fest Governors Ball announces 2012 lineup (Beck, Passion Pit, EITS, Built to Spill, Devendra Banhart, Cults & more)"

Portgual. The Man at SXSW 2011 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Portugal the Man

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...

Continue reading "Portugal. The Man, Alberta Cross & Givers dates"

The Hold Steady at Fun Fun Fun Fest 2010 (more)
The Hold Steady

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...

Continue reading "Truck America expands lineup, Craig Finn working on solo LP"

James Murphy

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...

Continue reading "Virgin FreeFest announces 2011 lineup (includes "James Murphy solo" and many more)"


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...

Continue reading "Bonnaroo 2011 lineup is here"


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...

Continue reading "Sasquatch 2011 lineup announced (Archers of Loaf, Guided By Voices, Wolf Parade, DFA 1979 & "The Soft Bulletin" included)"

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

Governors Island

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...

Continue reading "Portugal the Man, Alberta Cross & Hopewell played Goverors Island (pics & setlist)"

photos by Chris Graham & Rae Holtsbaum

Caribou @ Sasquatch

Seattle Weekly: Where did the name Caribou come from?

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 played Sunday at the Sasquatch Festival in Washington State. Pictures & videos from their sets are in this post.

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...

Continue reading "Caribou, Local Natives & Freelance Whales played Sasquatch (pics), Wild Nothing & Alberta Cross playing Governors Island"

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.

What else?

Continue reading "What's going on Wednesday?"

by BBG

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

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...

Continue reading "Black Rebel Motorcycle Club add 2nd NYC show (w/ Alberta Cross), playing Vagrant SXSW showcase - updated Tour Dates "

"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....

Continue reading "Guns n Roses played the Varvatos store (pics, video, setlist)"


"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:

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]

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.

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).

What else?

Continue reading "NY Fashion Week kicks off (music events include Metric, Patti Smith, Nina Persson, Alberta Cross & more)"

Tickets are on AmEx presale (@ 11am) for the two Magnetic Fields shows happening at Town Hall. BAM tickets are currently on sale to 'Friends of BAM'.

Tickets are on AmEx presale (@ 11am) for the Hot Chip / xx show happening at Terminal 5.

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.

Other New Years Eve options include Roky Erikson, Patti Smith, and two shows at Southpaw (Dean & Britta / The Felice Brothers).

Dan Dyer @ Terminal 5...the JFK one 5/22 (jetblueflickr)
Dan Dyer

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...

Continue reading "JetBlue concerts at Terminal 5 @ JFK airport (and the venue)"

!!! is playing ACL 2009 (more by Chris Graham)
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"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.

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."
The entire 2009 lineup is below...

Continue reading "ACL (Austin City Limits) - 2009 festival lineup announcement"


"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.

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]

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...

Continue reading "Lollapalooza 2009 - the official & complete lineup"