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Tomorrow, Saturday, 9/29, is that huge event in Central Park. If you didn't get a ticket, you can always just watch it online. Says the PR:

AEG Digital Media (AEGDM) is partnering up with AEG Network LIVE to deliver the complete online experience platform for the Global Citizen Festival, the largest syndication of a live music charity webcast and broadcast in history, live from Central Park in New York City on September, 29, 2012.

Fans around the globe will be able to access a constant stream of live content powered by AEG Digital Media's Online Broadcasting Center to ensure a flawless viewing experience.

Online viewers can also experience a concert-like atmosphere with HD content and audio clarity streamed through AEGDM's industry leading Live Experience Platform. Leveraging the platform allows multiple levels of interactivity where the online audience can collaborate with one another as well as socialize with festival goers actually on site in Central Park to share their concert experience in real-time. The Live Experience Platform features include trivia, text messaging, audience polling, postings and an aggregate news feeds of all social media networks such as Twitter, Facebook and Google Plus, etc. In addition, fan goers everywhere can upload and share their own photo experiences and images via an Instagram aggregation - all in real time.

The Live Experience Platform developed by AEG Digital Media enables the audience to directly contribute the Global Poverty Project, as well enhance the experience for all joining of this historic event around world.

"We are excited to provide a truly engaging online experience platform for the 2012 Global Festival that enables users to not only see the show, but truly be immersed in an interactive experience that will have a global impact on extreme poverty," said Chris Roach, Head of Business Development at AEG Digital Media.

For the first time in live broadcast events, AEGDM's event producers will have a two-way communication with viewers across six major internet portals. Social media will play a huge part in producing global engagement, through Facebook and Twitter, users will see what people are saying about the event and be able to share their thoughts on the festival.

This event marks another global milestone for AEG Network LIVE, who is producing the entire event. Leading broadcast sponsor Australian technology company, Vividas, along with online distribution partners including VEVO, YouTube, AOL/ Huffington Post, Yahoo!, VH1.com, and NYTimes.com are all on board to stream the event live. In addition, television partners AXS TV Palladia, Globo Brazil, and Fuse, will carry the live program.

Neil Young, Foo Fighters, Black Keys, Band of Horses and K'naan are all playing the show.

In related news, Band of Horses, who recently played a free show at House of Vans, just announced more tour dates. They're all listed below...

Continue reading "Global Citizen Fest is in Central Park Saturday (and on TV and streaming online) -- who got a ticket?"

photos by David Andrako

Band of Horses at House of Vans - 9/18/12
Band of Horses

While it was pouring rain outside, causing fellow folk band The Avett Brothers to postpone their Central Park show, Band of Horses and their fans stayed dry at House of Vans last night (9/18) (though you may have still gotten soaked in the venue's backyard area). The show was in support of their new album, Mirage Rock, which came out yesterday on Columbia (stream it below). It was also one day after they performed a "Live on Letterman" concert, which you can watch in full below.

Band of Horses guitarist Tyler Ramsey opened the show with a solo set made up mostly of songs from his album, The Valley Wind. BoH frontman Ben Bridwell also joined him for a cover of Cyndi Lauper's "All Through the Night."

Then Band of Horses took the stage, aptly walking out to Milli Vanilli's "Blame It On the Rain" playing through the PA, and then proceeded to play a 21-song set which consisted of material from all four of their full lengths, but leaned most heavily on 2007's Cease to Begin. They also played "On My Way Back Home" in response to an audience request for the song. The setlist is below.

As mentioned, Band of Horses will return to NYC later this month for the Global Festival at Central Park on September 29 with Neil Young, Foo FIghters, Black Keys, and K'naan.

More pictures, a video, and the setlist from last night's show, plus the album stream and Letterman video are below.

Continue reading "Band of Horses played House of Vans (pics, video, setlist)"

Here We Go Magic at Sasquatch 2012 (more by Chris Graham)

today in NYC
* Braids @ Maxwell's
* Matt Alber @ Joe's Pub
* Jill Sobule @ Joe's Pub
* Mike Doughty @ City Winery
* Band of Horses @ House of Vans
* The Killers @ Paradise Theater
* Sean Sondregger Trio @ The Stone
* Stanley Clarke @ Blue Note
* Et cetera Festival @ Public Assembly
* Slash, Foxy Shazam @ Hammerstein Ballroom
* Jon Spencer Blues Explosion @ Bowery Electric
* Barack Obama, Jay-Z & Beyonce @ 40/40 Club
* Here We Go Magic, High Highs @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Echo-Friendly, Thieving Irons @ Mercury Lounge
* Blood Red Shoes, DZ Deathrays @ Mercury Lounge
* Vensaire, manicanparty, Cultfever @ Cameo Gallery
* The Avett Brothers @ Central Park Rumsey Playfield
* Infernal Stronghold, Geryon, Grudges @ Saint Vitus
* Pete Karp and the Brooklyn Jazz Warriors @ The Stone
* Tropic of Pisces, Neighbors, Moon King, Cookies @ Pianos
* Michael Kiwanuka, Marcus Foster, Foy Vance @ Webster Hall
* Chasing Kings, Swear and Shake @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn
* G-Side, The Block Beattaz, Deniro Farrar, Tron & DVD @ Glasslands
* Bobby Womack w/ Damon Albarn, Kwes and more @ Apple Store SoHo
* Shark?, Caged Animals, Dinosaur Feathers, EULA @ Delinquency
* Seth Herzog, David Wain, Questlove, Ted Alexandro @ The Studio at Webster Hall
* Diamond Terrifier,Ikebe Shakedown, Osekre and the Lucky Bastards, The Forthrights, Tunde Adebimpe/Ohal Greitzer/Daren Ho-Ryan Sawyer/C. Spencer Yeh Quintet @ Zebulon

Tonight's Avett Brothers show at Central Park has been postponed till 9/24 due to the tornado watch that's currently in effect.

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion's new album, Meat and Bone, is out today and BrooklynVegan is presenting record release party tonight at Bowery Electric. The only way in was to have bought the album through Other Music or won tickets from us. It's now sold out but you can, however, watch the JSBX's new video, "Black Mold," below.

Bobby Womack and his all-star band (Damon Albarn, Kwes, mems of TVotR) are playing a free show and Q&A at Apple's fancypants SoHo store tonight at 7 PM which is likely to be very, very crowded.

Band of Horses, who release their new album, Mirage Rock, today and play House of Vans tonight, taped a "Live on Letterman" concert last night (9/17). You can stream that entire concert below. You can also stream Mirage Rock in its entirety below.

Public Assembly's alt-learning festival, "Et cetera," continues tonight with free panel discussions and demonstrations, like "Bad Feminist Readings."

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Aimee Mann's new video, "Labrador," was directed by Tom Scharpling and features his WFMU cohort (and Superchunk drummer) Jon Wurster, as well as Ted Leo and Jon Hamm. Watch it below.

We already posted pics from A$AP Rocky's Fashion Week performance at the Adidas Store, and now you can check out video from the event that also features Jeremy Scott, A$AP Nast and Flatbush Zombies. Watch it below.

The Family Bqnd made a skeletal video for their song "Moonbeams" and you can watch that below too.

What else?

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by Bill Pearis

BFF

After busting up the gang in 2000, snarky mid-'90s piano trio Ben Folds Five reunited this year with a new album on the way and a tour, which they're on now. The tour stops at Central Park Summerstage tonight (9/14), their first NYC show in 12 years. Tickets for tonight's show are still available. BFF will also return to the NYC area for a show at Port Chester's Capitol Theatre on October 9 with Kate Miller Heidke (tickets) and a couple days later they will play opening night of New York Comic Con on October 11. Tckets for that are still available too.

Ben Folds Five, best known for their ballad "Brick" back when people still held up lighters at shows (1997), have a new album, The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind, which is their first since 1999 and is out next week (9/18). The record was funded via Pledgemusic and is a little mellower than the bouncy, fuzzy pop of their Clinton-era singles like "Underground" and "The Battle of Who Could Care Less" but his sense of humor seems intact. You can listen to tracks at SPIN, TeamCoco and Rolling Stone.

Ben Folds Five are also playing Florida's Deluna Fest which happens September 21 - 23 in Pensacola Beach, FL and also features Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, Bob Mould doing Copper Blue, Diplo, Florence & the Machine, Band of Horses, and many more. Tickets for Deluna Fest are still available and full line-up is below.

A list of all Ben Folds Five dates, a few classic clips and that Deluna Fest lineup are below...

Continue reading "reunited Ben Folds Five releasing LP, playing Central Park (tonight), Comic Con, Deluna Fest (lineup) & other dates"

Band of Horses at Hammerstein Ballroom in 2011 (more by Toby Tenebaum)
Band of Horses

Band of Horses will release their new album, Mirage Rock, on September 18. They'll kick off a tour in support of this October, but before that you can catch them performing Live on Letterman on September 17, the day before the record's release. The concert will be performed in the Ed Sullivan Theater in NYC and will stream live on CBS.com and VEVO on September 17 at 8 PM EST. This "Live on Letterman" performance is a full concert, which precedes the band's appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman, which airs on September 21 and will only feature them playing one or two songs.

Then, on the day of the album's release (9/18), Band of Horses will play Brooklyn's House of Vans. In order to gain entry to this show, you have to pre-order their new album and the pre-order comes with two tickets to the show. A flier for this show is below.

As mentioned, they will also appear at Central Park on September 29 as part of the "Global Festival" with Neil Young, Foo Fighters, Black Keys, and K'naan.

Speaking of "Live on Letterman," Gotye will also do a performance, which airs on CBS.com and VEVO on September 24 at 8 PM EST.

A list of all dates, that show flier, and the video for Mirage Rock single "Knock Knock" are below.

Continue reading "Band of Horses playing 'Live on Letterman' and House of Vans the week their new LP comes out (dates & video)"

The Global Festival aims to mobilise more than 50,000 people to take action in support of ending extreme poverty, and to secure more than $100m in new commitments from charities, businesses and governments to fight extreme poverty through our NGO partners. Beyond that, the Global Festival is being run to help shine a spotlight on the progress that's being made fighting extreme poverty, and showcase some of the amazing organisations and individuals who are doing it.

The Black Keys at Catalpa (more by Toby Tenenbaum)
Black Keys
Global Fest

Neil Young, Foo Fighters, Black Keys, Band of Horses and K'naan will share the stage at the Great Lawn in New York's Central Park on September 29th as part of the Global Festival, a concert designed to bring awareness and funds to the cause of ending global poverty.

"We wanted to make it different from other benefit concerts - we didn't want it to be the same as, say, Live 8," Hugh Evans, co-founder of the Global Poverty Project, tells Rolling Stone. The team organized Global Festival in conjunction with Goldenvoice/AEG, the veteran team behind the landmark Coachella music festival. "We wanted to do something unique for our generation."

Adds Rick Mueller, concert promoter at Goldenvoice,"Central Park is iconic." The venue has hosted legendary concerts from the likes of Elton John, Simon and Garfunkel, Diana Ross and, more recently, Dave Matthews, Bon Jovi and the Black Eyed Peas. "It's a worldwide platform, one that few get to play, so it's the perfect stage for a charity and a cause - especially considering the caliber of artists involved. I don't know if there's been a rock show this big at Central Park; it's a cohesive lineup that really makes a statement." -[Rolling Stone]

As all shows on Central Park's Great Lawn must be free with tickets distributed by lottery, the system for getting them involves you earning points by "learning, sharing and taking action against extreme poverty." Details of how it works are at the Global Citizen website.

The Central Park show is a month before Neil Young & Crazy Horse's tour returns to NYC for shows at Madison Square Garden and the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Band of Horses meanwhile are touring with My Morning Jacket.

My Morning Jacket at MSG (more by Chris La Putt)
My Morning Jacket

My Morning Jacket are hitting the road for a set of North American dates, with a rotating cast of characters providing support at each date including Band of Horses, Trombone Shorty, Trampled by Turtles, and Shabazz Palaces (who recently played two NYC shows and The Mohawk). Most of those dates will also see the band giving back to a local charity, including the August 19th show at Williamsburg Park with Shabazz Palaces. Tickets go on sale at noon on Friday (5/4) (and will be available at a few places if they don't sell right out).

Williamsburg Park is the new venue replacing Williamsburg Waterfront.

Band of Horses opened for My Morning Jacket last year at MSG. If you were there, or even if you weren't, you might remember Ben Bridwell of BoH played live with MMJ on track "Wonderful (The Way I Feel)" . Well, they recorded that performance and are giving the song away as a free MP3 for a limited time at the My Morning Jacket Facebook page.

All dates are listed below...

Continue reading "My Morning Jacket announce tour, Williamsburg Park show w/ Shabazz Palaces (dates)"

photos by Chris La Putt

Jim James belts it out (with a bomb on his belt) @ Madison Square Garden
My Morning Jacket

"When My Morning Jacket first arrived on the scene, they were unique to the point of grand intrigue for many people, and over the years, they have always made records that have a context that reflects the time and place where they are. They've built up a reputation for being premiere performers, and everyone from Pearl Jam to Metallica has sung their praises. Personally speaking, they've been the only band in recent memory that can record tender acoustic love songs, and then go out on tour with the Foo Fighters--giving Dave Grohl and company a run for their money. It's a great testament to My Morning Jacket's commitment to the music, and they are humble and appreciative about the success they have achieved thus far." [Aquarian]
My Morning Jacket headlined Madison Square Garden in NYC last night (12/14). Band of Horses opened the big show and returned to the stage to help MMJ perform the final song of the night, "I'll Be Home For Christmas". Video of that moment with more pictures of the MSG show and MMJ's setlist, below...

Continue reading "My Morning Jacket played MSG (pics, video, setlist)"

My Morning Jacket @ ACL 2011 (more by Tim Griffin)
MMJ

My Morning Jacket and Band of Horses are playing Madison Square Garden on December 14th. Tickets go on sale at 11am today (9/23).

Band of Horses @ MFNW 2011 (more by Autumn Andel)
Band of Horses

MMJ/BoH tickets go on presale Wednesday, September 21st at 9am EST (Password: CIRCUITAL). AmEx presale starts an hour later. The December 14th Madison Square Garden show goes on general sale Friday, September 23rd at 11am.

My Morning Jacket at Lollapalooza 2011 (more by Grant McAllister)
My Morning Jacket

My Morning Jacket are hitting the road this fall/winter and will return to where they spent New Year's Eve in 2008. After a stint in the EU with The Head & Heart, the fourseome will return for a leg of US dates with varying openers including Delta Spirit and Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings. They play the final show of the US leg at Madison Square Garden on December 14th with Band of Horses. Tickets for the NYC show go on sale 9/23 at noon. Check out the video tour anouncement, a KCRW live session, and all other tour dates below.

Both My Morning Jacket and Band of Horses have been on the road. Band of Horses hit MusicFestNW last weekend and My Morning Jacket hit Austin City Limits this past one. Band of Horses' prior/side projects have shows coming up too.

Continue reading "My Morning Jacket announces tour, MSG show w/ Band of Horses (2011 dates)"

photos by Autumn Andel

Cass McCombs @ MusicFestNW
MusicFest NW

I was actually more excited to see Cass McCombs than Band of Horses, as I had yet to see him live and really, his songs are just better. I was not disappointed. McCombs and his band played a serene set of emotionally resonant music, highlighted by the material from his latest album, Wit's End. Frankly, a lot of this brilliance was lost on the crowd there...

Band of Horses! People love these guys. I get it, the songs are easy to like, even easier to identify with, and super easy to gain indie cred with. Now, I know I'm sounding like a hater, and I'm not really, I love the band's debut album. I just don't think they're doing anything unique or very interesting nowadays. It's like they found the formula for instant success with any song and they're sticking to it. So, for me, their set was blah squared. They played a couple tracks off that beloved debut, a smattering of songs from their last couple releases, and even some new new, untitled works that are in the process of becoming another new album. Singer Ben Bridwell's voice was hoarse from a long tour and at times he shied away from the more soaring elements of his harmonies, but for the most part it was a nice end to the festival, and that was enough. -[The Portland Mercury]

Band of Horses ended Portland festival MusicFestNW's 5th and final day on 9/11 at Pioneer Square, aided by support from Cass McCombs, and Morning Teleportation. Pictures, which are our final set from the 2011 festival, are in this post.

Members of Band of Horses will be performing at two separate shows in NYC in October, on the same day.

MFNW Day 4 pics HERE. Day 3 pics HERE. Day 2 HERE and HERE. Day 1 HERE. Day 5 continues below...

Continue reading "Band of Horses, Cass McCombs & Morning Teleportation @ MusicFestNW (Day 5 pics)"

Carissa's Wierd
Carissa's Wierd

Carissa's Wierd are reuniting again for a pair of shows in celebration of the new Tucson 7" out now on Hardly Art! The 7" is the band's first new material in over seven years. Listen to half of it, "Meredith & Iris", below.

Carissa's Wierd may be unjustly known as the springboard for Band of Horses and eventually Grand Archives. Benjamin Bridwell and Mat Brooke were both members of the Northwestern crew before their 2003 dissolution, though note that Bridwell is not part of the reunion. Everyone else is.

The live dates are 9/24 at Neumo's in Seattle and 10/10 at NYU's Eisner & Lubin Auditorium in NYC, and the NYC show WILL be open to the general public -- $4 with NYU ID, $8 non-NYU, sold day of show at the NYU ticket central box office. Very exciting news.

Coincidentally (?), Band of Horses lead guitarist Tyler Ramsey is playing NYC the same night, October 10th, at Joe's Pub. Tickets are on sale for that. His show is part of an October tour in support of his new album The Valley Wind. You can see all dates and stream the title track below.

Stream the Carissa's Wierd track too, and check out the video of Band of Horses performing "Infinite Arms" on Conan O'Brien last week, with all dates below...

Continue reading "Carissa's Wierd released new material, playing Seattle AND NYC (Tyler Ramsey too) -- dates & song streams"

photos by Toby Tenenbaum

"Band of Horses tonight was sick! I just wish Hammerstein had better sound, mics were too low. Songs were beautiful though!!" - Steph P

"Band of Horses killing it at Hammerstein" - Michel

Band of Horses

After Kings of Leon cancelled their tour, openers Band of Horses added a few of their own headlining club dates. Those dates included a Hammerstein Ballroom show on August 10 with J Mascis. J played an opening set of stuff off his recently released Several Shades of Why and was joined by Band of Horses frontman Ben Bridwell for a song. Band of Horses played an even mix of songs off all three of their albums and a new song called apparently called "Bats." They ended their pre-encore set with crowd favorite "The Funeral" and returned for a 5-song encore that included a few more original cuts and two covers: The New Year's "The End's Not Near" and Them Two's "Am I A Good Man."

More pictures, the setlist and a video from the show below...

Continue reading "Band of Horses & J Mascis played Hammerstein Ballroom (pics & setlist)"

J Mascis @ Sasquatch 2011 (more by Josh Darr)
J Mascis

Ex-Sub Pop band Band of Horses' last minute club tour hits Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC on Wednesday (8/10) and the great Sub Pop-signed J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr. has been added as opener! Tickets are still on sale and we have a pair you can enter to win right here by following the directions below...

Continue reading "J Mascis opening for Band of Horses (win tix)"

Band of Horses in Toronto in 2010 (more)
Band of Horses

As you may have heard, Caleb Followill of Kings of Leon walked off stage at their show in Dallas, TX on Friday (7/29) after saying he was going to go backstage, vomit, and return for three more songs.

"While KoL's fans stood in the dead heat, precious Caleb was carried off to his all-white dressing room where slaves hand fed him Evian ice cubes and fanned him with swan feathers while spritzing his face with 60º Perrier from a crystal bottle." [Dlisted]
Caleb never returned and Jared Followill then told the crowd, "I don't know what to say. It's not our fault. It's Caleb. He can't play." Jared then tweeted, "Dallas, I cannot begin to tell you how sorry I am. There are internal sicknesses & problems that have needed to be addressed. No words." Jared again tweeted, admitting, "I love our fans so much. I know you guys aren't stupid. I can't lie. There are problems in our band bigger than not drinking enough Gatorade." The band continued to cancel their next two shows, both Saturday (7/30) and Sunday (7/31). Since canceling those dates, the band have gone on to cancel the rest of their entire tour, which was with Band of Horses.

A message on KoL's website reads:

We are so sorry to say Kings of Leon are canceling their entire US tour due to Caleb Followill suffering from vocal issues and exhaustion. The band is devastated, but in order to give their fans the shows they deserve, they need to take this break. Unfortunately, the US dates cannot be rescheduled due to the band's international tour schedule. Tickets will be refunded at point of purchase. Tickets purchased online or via phones will be automatically refunded. The band will resume touring in Canada at the Rogers Center in Vancouver, BC, on September 28th. That show was originally schedule for September 14th.
The cancelled shows include Nikon at Jones Beach Theater on August 10 and PNC Bank Arts Center on August 17. According to Ticketmaster/Livenation, any tickets purchased by Ticketmaster Charge-By-Phone or Ticketmaster.com will be automatically credited back to the card used to order them. All tickets purchased at the box office or a Ticketmaster Ticket Center must be returned to the point of purchase to receive a refund.

Nathan Followill confirmed it's just a break and not a breakup, when he tweeted "Bummed about the tour not happening. So sorry 4 all the fans. We just need some rest. Thanks 4 understanding. WE ARE NOT BREAKING UP!" Despite the fact that the band reports the tour was cancelled so Caleb could rest his voice, US Weekly reports that a source tells them his bandmates are urging him to go to rehab. The source says Caleb "drinks like a fish."

Fortunately, Band of Horses are working on scheduling some club dates to make up for the cancelled tour. They wrote on their facebook:

Hey there Friends Of BoH! First off, we're sorry for the lag on updating everyone. We're thrilled by all the support you're showing us, and have been working behind the scenes to do everything we can to come see you. Unfortunately, we won't be able to hit up all of the places we'd planned on visiting with Kings of Leon. BUT!!! We're happy to announce that we're going to play SOME SHOWS!!!
We're playing FT. LAUDERDALE AND CHARLOTTE THIS WEEK! Details are below. We're working on adding more, and will have another update very soon.
We would like to thank Kings Of Leon for the opportunity to play the shows we did, and wish them all the best.
p.s. We're hoping to provide a special treat to the fans coming out to these new dates. Stay tuned and thank you!
Love, BoH
The new dates include a show at Hammerstein Ballroom on August 10 (which is at least way better than Jones Beach). Tickets for the NYC show go on sale Friday (8/5) at noon.

BoH also wants you to help them pick their setlists for the new shows. Because they had planned on playing shorter sets of their more popular songs on the Kings of Leon tour, they now have time to play some of their lesser known cuts. Check out the list of songs to choose from and more details on how to submit your choices at their facebook.

Video of Caleb speaking throughout the Dallas show and ending with Jared's apology, and Band of Horses dates below...

Continue reading "Kings of Leon cancel tour, Band of Horses book club dates"

MFNW

Here is the initial lineup for Willamette Week's MusicfestNW, scheduled for Sept. 7-11, 2011 in Portland, Oregon, and it's pretty great. The multi-venue fest includes big outdoor performances by Band of Horses (Sunday, Sept. 11), Explosions in the Sky (Saturday, Sept. 10), and Iron & Wine (Friday, Sept. 9), in addition to shows with everyone from Archers of Loaf to Big Freedia to Butthole Surfers to Neurosis. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 3rd. Check out the full list below...

Continue reading "MusicfestNW 2011 -- dates & initial lineup"

Arcade Fire

And the nominees for "Album of the Year" are:

* The Suburbs by Arcade Fire
* Recovery by Eminem
* Need You Now by Lady Antebellum
* The Fame Monster by Lady Gaga
* Teenage Dream by Katy Perry
Crazy.

Also funny: Mumford & Sons are up for Best New Artist against Justin Bieber (and Drake, Florence & The Machine, and Esperanza Spalding)

Robyn is up for Best Dance Recording against Lady Gaga (and Goldfrapp, La Roux, and Rihanna).

Arcade Fire are also nominated for Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals against Muse, Kings of Leon, The Black Keys, and... Jeff Beck & Joss Stone.

The Black Keys also landed in the "Best Rock Instrumental Performance" along with... Dave Matthews.

The Black Keys and Mumford & Sons and Kings of Leon and Muse are also all in the "Best Rock Song" category.

"Best Alternative Album" category:

* The Suburbs by Arcade Fire
* Infinite Arms by Band Of Horses
* Brothers by The Black Keys
* Broken Bells by Broken Bells
* Contra by Vampire Weekend
So they give that to Arcade Fire, since Lady Gaga will probably get Album of the Year, or maybe Arcade Fire will just get screwed and they'll give it to someone on a major.

Other names that got nominated: Cee-Lo, Janelle Monae, Big Boi, John Legend & The Roots, Jay-Z, Darcy James Argue's Secret Society, Flight of the Conchords, Devendra Banhart (for "Best Recording Package"), Oh No Ono (ditto), Anais Mitchell (ditto), Danger Mouse, Gorillaz, and Carol Burnett. Full list at the Grammys site.

Caribou @ Governors Island over the summer (more by Andrew St Clair)
Caribou

today in NYC
* Wollesonics @ The Stone
* Gary Smulyan @ The Stone
* Emily Wells, Shilpa Ray @ City Winery
* Caribou, Emeralds, ARP @ Webster Hall
* Ra Ra Riot, Lower Dens @ Bowery Ballroom
* Asher Roth, Gilbere Forte @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Sugarlife, Oars, Pure Horsehair @ Bruar Falls
* Spacehog, The Alternative Outfit @ Maxwell's
* Little Gold, Exit Music, Columboid @ Union Pool
* Fennesz, The American Dollar, Bell @ Littlefield
* Darcy James Augue Secret Society @ Iridium Jazz Club (early & late)
* Klaxons, Baby Monster @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Pavement, Times New Viking @ Central Park Summerstage
* French Horn Rebellion, Savoir Adore, Mighty Five @ The Woods
* Heavy Hands, Future Hunter, ELKS, Long Distance Poison @ Coco 66
* Laurie Anderson (performing 'Delusion') @ Brooklyn Academy of Music
* Larkin Grimm, M. Lamar, Seaven Teares, Opal Onyx @ Death By Audio
* Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Talk Normal, DJ Barry London @ Secret Project Robot
* Anti-Flag, The Menzingers, Outernational, Cerebral Ballzy @ the Bell House
* Theo Bleckmann (Hello Earth! The music of Kate Bush) @ Le Poisson Rouge
* Anti-Flag, The Menzingers, Outernational, Cerebral Ballzy @ The Bell House
* Crocodiles, The Girls at Dawn, Reading Rainbow, Candy Claws @ Mercury Lounge
* The Dennis Padula Band, Emanuel & The Fear, Alfonso Velez @ Highline Ballroom
* Garotas Suecas, Ava Luna, Reverend Vince Anderson, Arrington de Dionyso's Malaikat dan Singa @ Knitting Factory

Anvil are not playing Public Assembly tonight.

Candy Claws opens the Mercury Lounge show tonight that Crocodiles are headlining.

Band of Horses performed "Laredo" on Kimmel. Video below...

Superchunk performed "Digging For Something" on Fallon. Video below...

What else?

Continue reading "What's going on Wednesday?"

photos by Vincent Cornelli

Band of Horses
Grizzly Bear

As previously mentioned, Band of Horses (who played Grand Central two nights earlier), Grizzly Bear (who headline their own show at Governors Island in August) & Karen Elson (who played the Studio at Webster Hall one night earlier) played the first show of the summer at Williamsburg Waterfront on Sunday (6/20). More pictures from the sold out, ticketed concert, below...

Continue reading "Band of Horses, Grizzly Bear & Karen Elson @ Williamsburg Waterfront - pics "

Williamsburg Waterfront - June 20, 2010 (pic by Eric Polow)
Williamsburg Waterfront

Band of Horses had a busy weekend: Friday night they played Vanderbilt Hall at Grand Central Terminal, Saturday they opened for Broken Social Scene and Pavement on Toronto Island, and Sunday they headlined their own sold-out gig at Williamsburg Waterfront, the first show of the season there, with Grizzly Bear and Karen Elson opening. Pictures on the way.

It was the first show at the Brooklyn park that was put on by AEG and Open Space Alliance (OSA). Like they did at McCarren, together they're running the ticketed shows at the Waterfront...

"After OSA managed more than 60 McCarren Park Pool events, we successfully negotiated a new venue for the music to continue. This summer, OSA will present and manage concerts on the Williamsburg waterfront. There are a number of benefit concerts that help us subsidize free programming, and raise funds for parks improvements." [OSA]
Sunday's Band of Horses shows was one of those "benefit" concerts. The next of those is Silversun Pickups, Against Me! and The Henry Clay People on Friday, June 25th.

The most obvious difference from the 2009 JellyNYC Pool Parties is the stage's new location and bigger size. The stage is now on the park's east side, facing the water. That means the setting sun is no longer shining in the crowd's eyes (good) but you'll have to turn around to get a view of the Manhattan skyline (bad). The soundsystem was also reportedly better. That said, the stage is being taken up and down before and after each of the ticketed shows, so it remains to be seen what they'll come up with for the upcoming free events at the venue, or even the future ticketed shows.

The showgoing area is fenced in a bit different than last year's Pool Parties, and since they are pay shows don't expect to be able to see for free. Like they do in Prospect Park, Rachel Kowal said, "they put up huge banners on the fence blocking even the most minimal view". Again, it was the first show there this summer, so there's no guarantee things will stay the same. Hopefully that's at least true of the concession and beer lines (which we heard took up to 40 minutes).

The same park will be home once again to the Jelly NYC Pool Parties, whose seven (not eight) free shows kick off July 11th. We're told the still-TBA series has a good chance of getting announced this week. We also have some guesses out there already on who will appear on the lineup.

(also worth noting - two of Sunday's bands are Pool Party alums - Grizzly Bear closed the free series in 2009, and Band of Horses played the Pool in 2007.)

Grizzly Bear have another outdoor show this summer - they play Governors Island (also ticketed) on August 12th with the Walkmen and Gang Gang Dance. Tickets are still on sale.

We'll have pictures from the show coming later. For now, one more pic and some videos from the gig are posted below...

Continue reading "Williamsburg Waterfront kicked off the summer season on Sunday (w/ Band of Horses, Grizzly Bear & Karen Elson)"

Olympic Island

"With a horn section behind the already several-member group, Broken Social Scene began with 'World Sick' off their new album Forgiveness Rock Record and then 'Stars And Sons,' the latter with fans clapping repeatedly on cue as six guitarists jammed out the conclusion.

However, from there things got bigger and better, with Metric's James Shaw and Pavement's Scott Kannberg helping out on the danceable 'Texico Bitches.' Then Feist made her way onstage for '7/4 (Shoreline),' dancing around the stage when not sharing vocal duties with Drew.

The only problem perhaps with the set - aside from Drew irked that his guitar pedals weren't working - was how it seemed to peak halfway through. Following the plodding, precious ballad 'Sweetest Kill,' both Feist and Metric's Emily Haines appeared for 'Sentimental X's,' which had the crowd onside from the start." [Toronto Sun]

Sebastien Grainger (DFA1979) and John McEntire (Tortoise/Sea and Cake) also joined BSS on stage on Saturday, June 19th, on Toronto's Olympic Island. The full lineup for the 2010 edition of the annual Toronto Island Concert, which wasn't officially part of NXNE (but which did let in 250 badges) looked like this:
1:15 PM Toronto Revue (The Beauties, Flash Lightnin', Zeus)
2:45PM Timber Timbre
4:00PM Beach House
5:15PM Band of Horses
6:45PM Broken Social Scene
9:00PM Pavement
I left my downtown hotel in a cab at 3pm, and though the ferry station was only a ten minute drive away, I didn't actually get to the stage area until around around 4:45. I heard Beach House as I walked up, but I never actually saw them. I wasn't worried about catching Timber Timbre because I saw them the night before in a club (more on that later), and I knew I wasn't getting there by 1:00 (after being out till 4am at NXNE shows the night before) so I didn't even try.

The weather on Saturday in Toronto was hot and beautiful and Band of Horses (who played Grand Central Station in NYC one night earlier) (and the Williamsburg Waterfront in NYC one night later) sounded great as they played out to the thousands of people who were either watching them... or waiting on line for something. Lines were definitely a problem on the island. You usually had to wait a long time for food, bathrooms and most frustratingly to many, beer.

Then came Broken Social Scene and they were in top form - it was my favorite time ever seeing them. In fact, though I've seen the band more times than I can remember over the past six years, I was never 100% comfortable with their live show before. That changed on the island. Maybe it was because they were in their hometown of Toronto with all their friends (though sadly no Jason Collett or Amy Milan who are both on tour). Feist and Emily Haines together on stage contributed strongly to the specialness (par for the course for Toronto), and Lisa Lobsinger no longer feels like the new girl.

Olympic Island

Full setlist (and lots more pictures and some videos) below.

As painful as it was to leave while BSS was playing their last song (aka I didn't stay for Pavement), I made the decision that I was going to catch The Stooges who played a competing show at Young Dundas Square at 9:30. My trip off the island was much quicker than my trip on. I got a ferry immediately and then a cab immediately and I was 40 minutes early for Iggy. I even caught the last ten minutes of The Raveonettes who played before the Stooges on the outdoor stage which was in the middle of a Times Square-like area of town. It was a complete madhouse (a free show in the middle of town open to anyone... with Iggy Pop), but more on that later.

Andrew Frisicano was with me on the island. He missed Band of Horses but stayed for Pavement. His post on the headliner is coming later. More about BSS and Band of Horses, with a ton of pictures and some videos and both setlists, below...

Continue reading "Broken Social Scene (w/ Feist & Emily Haines) & Band of Horses opened for Pavement @ Toronto's Olympic Island - pics, video, setlists"

photos by Andrew St. Clair

Band of Horses

"Friday I worked until 6 and after went to Grand Central Station to try to catch a free Band of Horses concert, but of course by the time I got there it was full, so I hung around outside for a while trying to listen, but I couldn't hear too well so I left. Huge bummer, I would have loved to see them. Then I met up with my friend and we walked around the East Village, hung out on the roof of her apartment, and went and got Peruvian food- it was verrrrry yummy." [Forever Young]
As I type this, Band of Horses have already finished playing their Sunday night headlining set at Williamsburg Waterfront in Brooklyn (and their Saturday night set in Toronto), but this post is about their Friday evening AOL pop-up show at Grand Central. Some more pictures, officially & unofficially shot video (including an interview) & the setlist from that one, below...

Continue reading "Band of Horses @ Grand Central - pics, AOL video & setlist"

Sound Fix Records (the store in Williamsburg) will have five pairs of guaranteed entry passes for the free Band of Horses show tonight (doors 5:30pm) at Grand Central Terminal's Vanderbilt Hall ("The line starts at the 42nd St Entrance.). Sound Fix opens at noon and the passes go to the first five people who come in asking. Band of Horses is also offering a chance to "cut the line" via Facebook.

Band of Horses play a nonfree show on Sunday at Williamsbug Waterfront (the first of the summer there) with Grizzly Bear and Karen Elson.

Karen, whose debut, The Ghost Who Walks, came out in May, also plays with Midnight Masses on Saturday, June 20th at the Studio at Webster Hall. Tickets are still on sale.

Band of Horses @ Sasquatch 2006 (more by Jerry Yeti)
Band of Horses

Band of Horses have tweeted (and as people figured out yesterday), "FREE Show Friday 6/18 at 6:30 PM in Grand Central Terminal NYC.The line starts at the 42nd St Entrance. First come, first served."