Entries tagged with: Balkan Beat Box

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Cibo Matto at Brooklyn Bowl in March (more by Adela Loconte)
Cibo Matto

Celebrate Brooklyn, the people behind the ongoing BRIC House shows and the upcoming Prospect Park shows, will be throwing more shows in between, the Celebrate Brooklyn Dance Parties at Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 1. There's three shows, all FREE, happening for three consecutive Thursdays in May. Each show features "a varied lineup of bands paired with DJs, on a great lawn with spectacular views of the city, plus dance lessons, free valet bike parking, food trucks" (many with specials based on the show's music genre) and more, and runs from 7 to 10 PM. Entry to the pier is at Old Fulton Street at the Brooklyn waterfront or from the new Squibb Park Bridge.

The first show will be headlined by the Gogol Bordello-related Balkan Beat Box on May 8, and also features DJ Joro Boro. On May 15, it's veteran NYC band Cibo Matto who are fully back in action with Javelin and Le Tigre/MEN's JD Samson. Then, finally on May 22 it's Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars (who played The Apollo earlier this month) with Okayafrica's Electrafrique w/ Chief Boima & DJ Underdog.

Meanwhile, BRIC is throwing a 'dance party' this Saturday (4/12) at the BRIC House with AndrewAndrew and a DJ set from Neon Indian, whose collaborator Leanne Macomber has a new NSFW video for her Ejecta project. Tickets for Saturday's show are still available. Full upcoming BRIC House schedule here.

Hangout

Another of the many festivals Outkast are reuniting for this year is Alabam's Hangout Music Festival, which goes down in Gulf Shores from May 16-18. The rest of the lineup is pretty impressive too, including The Black Keys, The Killers, Queens of the Stone Age, Modest Mouse, Flaming Lips, Conor Oberst, Tegan and Sara, Chance the Rapper, Andrew WK, Black Lips, Valerie June, Le1f, Diarrhea Planet and more.

Tickets go on sale Thursday (1/16) at 10 AM. Full lineup below...

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by Bill Pearis

Rock Lottery

The fourth-annual Brooklyn Rock Lottery will happen December 7 at Knitting Factory. As before...

The premise is simple, but effective. Twenty-five hand picked musicians meet at 10:00AM at the evenings performance venue. These volunteers are organized into five groups through a lottery-based chance selection. The five separate groups are then released to practice at different locations. The musicians have twelve hours to create a band name and three to five songs (with a one cover-song limit). The groups will then perform what they have created that evening in front of a waiting audience.
While the full participating musician list hasn't been released yet, look for this year's Rock Lottery to include members of Small Black, Here We Go Magic, Porcelain Raft, Balkan Beat Box, Oneida, The Make-Up, Rainer Maria, and Cave In. Tickets are on sale now and all proceeds benefit the Willie Mae Rock Camp.

I went to last year's Rock Lottery and thought it was a lot of fun. You can check out a video feature on it below.

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Tickets for the Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and Sharon Van Etten shows at Beacon Theatre are on presale (password: "CAVE"). General on-sale starts Thursday (12/6) at 10 AM.

Beach Fossils play a record release show for their new album, Clash the Truth at Bowery Ballroom on February 23. Tickets for that show are on AmEx presale now with a general on-sale starting Friday (12/7) at noon. (UPDATE: That show has been removed from Bowery Ballroom's website. Stay tuned.)

Tickets are also still available for Beach Fossils' New Year's Eve show with Blonde Redhead.

Tickets for the Chelsea Wolfe and King Dude acoustic show at Music Hall of Williamsburg are on sale now.

Balkan Beat Box are playing Webster Hall on March 17 with Delhi 2 Dublin. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Yo Gabba Gabba Live!, who did a seven-show run at the Theater at MSG over the weekend, are doing two shows at Wellmont Theatre on February 10. Tickets for both shows are on sale now.

Tickets for the Indians show at Mercury Lounge are on AmEx presale now.

Tickets for the The Amazing show at Mercury Lounge are on AmEx presale now.

Tickets for the Thao & the Get Down Stay Down show at Bowery Ballroom are on AmEx presale now.

Tickets for the Darwin Deez show at Bowery Ballroom, which Caged Animals are opening, are on AmEx presale now.

Tickets for the Buke and Gase show at Bowery Ballroom are on AmEx presale now.

Tickets for the Takka Takka and Pattern is Movement show at Mercury Lounge are on AmEx presale now.

Tickets for the Shout Out Louds show at Music Hall of Williamsburg are on AmEx presale now.

The Suzan are playing Glasslands on January 28. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Ken Stringfellow (The Posies, REM, Big Star, etc) is playing Mercury Lounge on February 16. Tickets for that show are on AmEx presale now with a general on-sale starting Friday (12/7) at noon.

Lushlife is opening for Steven A. Clark at Mercury Lounge on January 10. Tickets for that show are on AmEx presale now with a general on-sale starting Friday (12/7) at noon.

photos by Ryan Muir

Jimmy Cliff at Prospect Park - 6/5/12
Jimmy Cliff

The 2012 Celebrate Brooklyn series at Prospect Park kicked off on June 5 with Jimmy Cliff. Pictures from that show are in this post.

JImmy Cliff is planning to release a full album with Rancid frontman Tim Armstrong this July called Rebirth. It follows the Sacred Fire EP that the two did together last year. Jimmy was just interviewed about that and going back to his reggae roots for Chicago Tribune:

"We were planning to look back," says Cliff, 64, by phone from a tour stop near Connecticut, "but when I arrived, it was really satisfying, and I felt, 'I have to tap into this again.'"

What Armstrong and Cliff came up with, late last year, was "Sacred Fire," an EP with roots-reggae versions of The Clash's "Guns of Brixton," Rancid's "Ruby Soho," Bob Dylan's "A Hard Rain's a-Gonna Fall" and Cliff's "Ship Is Sailing." It's the first glimpse of Cliff's new direction with producer Armstrong -- they're planning a full album, "Rebirth," in mid-July. "He made me reflect and remember the values of those things that we did then. He opened that for me and allowed me to look into that again," Cliff says. "There's a tendency to move on and create something new."

Jimmy will return to NYC next month for Groovin in the Park.

Celebrate Brooklyn continues this week with a free Laura Marling show TONIGHT (6/14). That show also includes Michael Kiwanuka and Willy Mason. On Friday (6/15), it's a free show with Geri Allen, Carrie Mae Weems, Esperanza Spalding, and more. And on Saturday (6/16), its another free one with Balkan Beat Box, Chico Trujillo, and Nation Beat. Check out the full 2012 schedule here.

More pics from Jimmy Cliff's show are below...

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Deer Tick at Brooklyn Bowl on NYE (more by Tracy Allison)
Deer Tick

Clearwater Festival is returning to Croton Point Park from June 16-17 in Croton, NY. This year's festival includes Dawes, Deer Tick, Alejandro Escovedo, Punch Brothers, Bela Fleck, Arlo Guthrie, Martin Sexton, Ani Difranco and more. Tickets for the festival are on sale now. Full Clearwater lineup below...

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Lower Dens @ Bowery Ballroom during CMJ (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Lower Dens

Lower Dens headline Music Hall of Williamsburg tonight (2/25). Glory Girls and Ducktains both open. I have two pairs of tickets you can win. Details at the end of this post.

Tickets go on sale at noon for the Dears show at Music Hall of Williamsburg.

Tickets go on sale at noon for the Cake show at Music Hall of Williamsburg.

Tickets go on sale at noon for the Alexi Murdoch show at Music Hall of Williamsburg.

As previously discussed, Harvey Milk are in fact playing three shows at Union Pool and they've added support for each night. Tickets are now on sale and still available for all three: March 13th with Occultation (mem Negative Plane!), March 14th with Villains, and the newly-onsale March 15th with Luke Roberts.

Tickets go on sale at noon for the Yeasayer show at Terminal 5 (and for the Philly date at the Troc).

Downtown legend Joey Arias is headlining Town Hall on 4/21. Tickets go on presale at noon.

Tickets went on sale Thursday for a Justin Bond/Doveman show at Bowery Ballroom.

Balkan Beat Box are playing Webster Hall on 4/26. Tickets go on sale at noon.

The Airborne Toxic Event are playing Mercury Lounge, Bowery Ballroom and Webster Hall in three days. Tickets for all of them go on sale at noon.

Jukebox the Ghost and Wakey Wakey co-headline a show at Bowery Ballroom that same week. Tickets go on sale at noon.

The Boxer Rebellion have shows coming up at Bowery and Music Hall - both on sale.

Jeff Mangum tickets also went on sale at 11am and noon.

Strokes MSG tickets are also on sale.

Continue reading "Yeasayer, Harvey Milk, Joey Arias, Alexi Murdoch, Cake, Dears, Lower Dens & other tix "

Bumbershoot

Memorial Day Weekend officially opened the summer, and for those in the Pacific Northwest it also brought Sasquatch Music Festival (pictures from all three days are coming soon). Now the lineup for its Labor Day cousin, Bumbershoot 2010, has been announced. That fest, happening at Seattle, WA's Seattle Center September 4th-6th, will include headliners Bob Dylan, Mary J. Blige, Weezer, Hole, Rise Against, Neko Case, The Decemberists, J. Cole and "one more very special guest to be announced soon."

Tickets (including non-Mainstage 'economy' passes) are on sale now. The rest of the lineup (by day) for the seven-stage festival is posted below...

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Lollapalooza

"The 2010 Lollapalooza line-up is official: Soundgarden, Green Day, Lady Gaga, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, and Phoenix will headline, joined by Social Distortion, MGMT, Jimmy Cliff, Hot Chip, and The Black Keys. With 130 bands on this year's bill, its sure to be a weekend long feast for the ears.

It's a monumental year for Lollapalooza, filled with homecomings, reunions, and first-times. Soundgarden, 1992 and 1996 Lollapalooza alumni, return to the Lollapalooza stage for their first performance since 1997. Green Day will rock Grant Park sixteen years after their first Lollapalooza appearance. While Lady Gaga will headline the festival only three short years after playing the BMI stage at Lollapalooza 2007.

Arcade Fire returns to Grant Park, having played the reincarnated Lollapalooza in 2005. This is the first Lollapalooza for The Strokes - and also their first show in four years. And making their Lollapalooza debut: Phoenix." - Lollapalooza
After extremely accurate early leaks and then much teasing, Lollapalooza oficially announces this year's lineup. Check it out below...

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Knitting

Michael Daves and Chris Thile are playing the Living Room tonight, December 23rd. Tickets are on sale. Chris's band Punch Brothers are also at Living Room on January 15th and January 22nd.

snorkTickets are on sale (@ noon) for the $10 Matt & Kim show at Music Hall of Williamsburg.

Tickets are on sale (@ noon) for the Witch & Earthless show at Music Hall of Williamsburg.

snorkTickets are on sale (@ noon) for the upcoming These Arms Are Snakes show at Music Hall Of Williamsburg.

Dengue Fever is playing Maxwell's on January 10th. Tickets are on sale.

Lissy Trullie is playing Mercury Lounge on February 11th. Tickets are on sale.

World Inferno Friendship Society's Addicted To Bad Ideas show goes down at Webster Hall on January 9th. Tickets are still on sale.

Tickets are on sale for Meshuggah's show at Irving Plaza on February 19th.

Balkan Beat Box are playing Webster Hall on April 2nd. Tickets are on sale.

The Neville Brothers and Dr. John are playing Terminal 5 on February 20th. Tickets are on sale.

Adele is playing the crazy big Roseland Ballroom on May 5th. Tickets are on sale.

Tickets are on sale for Bloc Party's upcoming show at Terminal 5.

Tickets are on sale for Eugene Mirman's book release party.

Tickets are on sale for the Welcome Wagon show at Southpaw.

Tickets are still on sale for Jewltide 6 @ Southpaw.

Tickets are on sale for Okkervil River's upcoming show at the Bell House.

Tickets went on sale for Beirut's 2nd BAM show.

Check out some other tickets that recently went on sale.

If you want to go to Knitting Factory before it closes, tonight is one of your last chances.

No tickets necessary for tonight's Dan Deacon show.
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Balkan Beat Box @ Summerstage, NYC 2006 (CRED)
Balkan Beat Box

Brooklyn's own Balkan Beat Box are kicking off a tour April 19th at Bowery Ballroom in NYC. They'll be supporting their new record:

The latest in Balkan-Gypsy-funky-electronica from Balkan Beat Box is Nu Med and it’s available as an iTunes download starting Tuesday, April 17th. iTunes is the only place to get the bonus track "Ramallah Tel Aviv" featuring Saz, Palestinian MC from Ramallah joining the BBB gang whose Tel Aviv roots are flourishing in New York City.
Check out a video collage of their 2005 France tour to understand better why you might want to see them live. Heartonastick says their Summerstage show was incredible. More tour dates below...

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