Entries tagged with: Billy Gibbons
Saul Williams @ Afro-Punk 2013 (more by Chris La Putt)
Happy Groundhog Day! You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Saul Williams @ Rough Trade
Saul Williams just released his new album MartyrLoserKing. Produced by the singer of She Wants Revenge, it's got dark, industrial-ish beats that make for a very cool backdrop for Saul's unique spoken/rapped/sung delivery. To get in to tonight's show, you have to buy the new record from the Rough Trade store.
Wilco, William Tyler @ The Capitol Theatre
Wilco have been making good to great records for over two decades now, the latest being last year's Star Wars. Their current tour hits NYC-area venue Capitol Theater twice this week. This is night 1, and the very talented guitarist William Tyler opens.
Loren Connors & Tom Carter, JR Bohannon, Heavy Hymns, Yek Koo @ Trans Pecos
Veteran avant-garde musicians Loren Connors (who's played with Thurston Moore, Kath Bloom and more) and Tom Carter (of long-running band) Charalambides team up for another of their duo sets tonight. If you'd like an idea of what to expect, check out this recent live video.
WNYC's Ask Me Another feat. The Duplass Brothers @ Bell House
NPR's gameshow podcast taping tonight has filmmakers Mark and Jay Duplass (who you also may know from being in front of the camera on Transparent and Togetherness). Fun fact: Mark Duplass was one-third of mid-'00s indie rock band Volcano, I'm Still Excited.
Mike Birbiglia @ The Lynn Redgrave Theater
Tonight, Mike Birbiglia kicks off his six-week sendoff to current show "Thank God for the Jokes."
Billy Gibbons & the BFGs, Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown @ Gramercy Theatre
ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons expanded upon his blues rock palette with his other band The BFGs whose debut album Perfectamundo has a clanky techno-modernism to it.
Buster Pointdexter @ Cafe Carlyle
New York Doll singer David Johansen puts back on the tux and his party-friendly Buster Poindexter persona for a night of saucy cabaret at this fancypants supper club.
Gramercy Arms @ HiFi
Led by Dambuilders frontman Dave Derby, Gramercy Arms make classic, '70s-style pop with a rotating cast of guests. 2014's The Season of Love featured Tanya Donelly, Lloyd Cole, Doug Gillard and more...so who knows who might show up for this show.
Cake Shop Comedy @ Cake Shop
If you miss Big Terrific and Hannibal Buress' Sunday night show at Knit, and are looking for a new free, weekly comedy show that happens in a rock club and sometimes has big name talent stop by unexpectedly, "Cake Shop Comedy" might do the trick. Tonight continues Jo Firestone's residency and features guests Mary Mack, Molly Austin, Mike Abrusci, Sean Patton and more.
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.
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Tickets to the Jenny Lewis & the Watson Twins and M. Ward show at Beacon Theatre go onAmEx/Chase/fan/Bowery/local presale today at 11 AM (passwords: "SOCIAL", "JENNY") but first there's the ongoing artist presale.
A-Trak and Araabmuzik play Terminal 5 on December 12. Tickets go on AmEx presale today at noon with the general on-sale starting Friday (9/25) at noon.
Jesse Malin plays Bowery Ballroom on December 29. Tickets go on AmEx presale today at noon with the general on-sale starting Friday (9/25) at noon.
UK electronic act Lapsley plays Rough Trade on November 9 and Merucry Lounge on November 10. Tickets go on sale today at noon.
Foxygen offshoot Diane Coffee plays Mercury Lounge on November 18. Tickets go on AmEx presale today at noon with the general on-sale starting Friday (9/25) at noon.
Duran Duran are doing a signing on October 7 at J&R Express (22 Cortlandt St). More info here.
Nai Harvest, Solids, Furnsss, Us & Us Only, Alaska, Donovan Wolfington, Whitney and Gleemer DJs are playing a CMJ show called 'Unimpressed Fest' on October 17 at Webster Hall. Tickets are on sale now.
Radkey, Soda Bomb and The Teen Age play The Studio at Webster Hall on October 7. Tickets are on sale now.
Wale plays Webster Hall on December 8 (rescheduled from December 1). Tickets are on sale.
AlunaGeorge are opening for EDM star Zedd on October 2 at MSG with Madeon and Alex Metric. Tickets are on sale now.
ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons plays Town Hall on November 17 with his band The BFGs. Tickets go on sale Friday (9/25) at 10 AM with Live Nation/VIP presales starting Thursday (9/24) at 10 AM.
Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.
Kendrick Lamar at House of Blues (photo by @s_adegoke, via Facebook)
LAist reports that a few Sunset Strip locations will have to close this year so new hotels can be built, including the original Hustler store and the House of Blues. The music venue opened in 1994 and an official closing date has been set for August 7. A demolition date is still TBA.
As of now, the final schedule includes Soul Asylum & Meat Puppets, Freddie Gibbs, Anthrax, Stiff Little Fingers, and more. There are still a handful of open spots in the venue's last weeks, so perhaps some final shows are planned. If so, we know it won't be a metal band, as Blabbermouth points out that Anthrax show will be the venue's last metal show.
Regarding the venue, Anthrax bassist Frank Bello said, "Every show we've done at the Sunset House of Blues has been a party. Everyone who we're friends with who's not on tour shows up, either to jam or drink or just hang out. And I'll really miss that. Sunset Boulevard has lost its last great place to play."
Watch a video of Social Distortion playing the House of Blues Sunset Strip with Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, below...
photo: Sharon Jones at The Apollo in 2014 (more by PSquared)
As discussed, Michael Dorf's annual charity tribute concert at Carnegie Hall (3/23) honors Talking Heads / David Byrne this year, and since we last spoke, more artists have been announced. Cee-Lo Green, Sharon Jones and Amanda Palmer & Jherek Bischoff have been added to the lineup that already includes Sleigh Bells' Alexis Krauss, Beth Orton, ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons, Cibo Matto & Nels Cline, Glen Hansard, Perry Farrell, Rufus Wainwright, Steve Earle, The Roots and more.
Antibalas are the house band. Tickets (benefiting music education for underprivileged youth) are still available. Updated lineup below.
UPDATE: Santigold, Thievery Corporation and Pete Molinari were added too.
David Byrne also just announced a big project with St. Vincent, tUnE-yArDs, Dev Hynes, How to Dress Well and more happening at Barclays Center.
ZZ Top at The Paramount in 2013 (more by Greg Cristman)
Iconic boogie rockers ZZ Top will be on tour next year now that bassist Dusty Hill is recovered from a hip injury that caused the band's tour with Jeff Beck to be cut short this past August (including a show at Jones Beach). A few of the dates with Beck have been rescheduled, but not Jones Beach. The closest the dates come to NYC is Red Bank, NJ's Count Basie Theatre on March 11 (tickets) and Kingston, NY's Ulster Performing Arts Center on March 13 (tickets).
In related news, ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons is one of a slew of classic rock veterans are coming together to support, well, veterans. The third annual edition of Wall Street Rocks also features bringing Warren Haynes from Allman Brothers, John Popper from Blues Traveler, Late Night with David Letterman band members Will Lee and Anton Fig and other "all-star musicians" for a show to benefit war veterans at the Highline Ballroom on November 10. Tickets for the show are on sale now (just keep in mind that the money is going to a good cause when checking out those prices).
Billy Gibbons is also playing Brooklyn Bowl on November 11, the day after the veteran's benefit. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (10/3) at 10 AM.
While Warren Haynes may be playing in November, Allman Brothers are calling it quits at the end of October. The band's final shows are happening at Beacon Theatre on October 21-28. Tickets for all of the Beacon shows except the 24th are already sold out. There are also Allman Bros afterparties at BB King's on October 24 and October 25, the latter of which features Allman Bros drummer Jaimoe's Jasssz Band.
All ZZ Top dates are listed below...
photos by Greg Cristman
ZZ Top @ The Paramount, 11/172013
Boogie blues legends ZZ Top wrapped up a fall tour earlier this month, including a few NY-area shows, with two nights at The Paramount in Long Island (11/16 & 11/17). At the 11/17 show, in addition to hits like "La Grange," "Tush" and "Sharp Dressed Man," the trio also covered Elvis' "Jailhouse Rock" and Jimi Hendrix's "Foxy Lady." Pictures from that show are in this post, including ones of opening band The Slim Kings. Dig those tailpipe mike stands.
ZZ Top have some holiday shows lined up in the South and those dates are listed below. Meanwhile, frontman Billy Gibbons will be playing NYC at City Winery on December 18. The night is billed as "Billy Gibbons & Friends" and will feature Will Lee and Anton Fig (of David Letterman's house band) and others. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
More pics and the setlist from the Paramount show, as well as ZZ Top's upcoming tour schedule, below...
photos by Tim Griffin
Goat / Deap Vally / Moving Sidewalks at Austin Psych Fest Day 3 - 4/28/13
Sunday was also about giving credence to the forbears of pysch-rock. Roky Erikson put on an energetic show to a loving and enthusiastic audience. The main attraction, and headliners for the fest, were the Moving Sidewalks featuring Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top. Any time one can catch Gibbons, it's worth paying attention, but unfortunately it seemed like some members of his old band hadn't played since the 1960s. Gibbons's familiar growl and deft guitar work did make up for most of it.Austin Psych Fest wrapped up its 2013 festival at its new home of Carson Creek Ranch last Sunday (4/28). The third, and final, day of the fest included sets by Billy Gibbons' pre-ZZ Top band Moving Sidewalks, Swedish psych freakout group Goat, former 13th Floor Elevators frontman Roky Erickson, The Black Angels, Black Angels collaborator/tourmate Rishi Dhir's project Elephant Stone, Clinic, King Khan & BBQ, White Fence, Deap Vally and more.
Sweden's Goat had the unfortunate slot coinciding with the second half of the Black Angels, but neither the crowd or the band seemed to notice. Dressed as gypsy druids, the band played a sort of jam-pysch rock with insane energy. The band wore masks, but the two female leads stole the show, euphorically jumping and singing throughout each song. [Austinist]
photos by PSquared Photography
Billy Gibbons w/ Moving Sidewalks, 3/30/2013
That time and place, specifically, was 1967 to 1969, in Houston. The Moving Sidewalks -- the guitarist Billy Gibbons, the organist Tom Moore, the bassist Don Summers, the drummer Dan Mitchell -- learned from other great Texas bands like the 13th Floor Elevators from Austin, the Sir Douglas Quintet from San Antonio and the Zakary Thaks from Corpus Christi; they likely absorbed the thuggish pop stomp of the Seeds, from Los Angeles, and the aggressive and pop-savvy blues of Freddie King; and, before breaking up, they completely devoured, and got essentially lost in, the sound and style of the Jimi Hendrix Experience....For many, the idea of a Moving Sidewalks reunion seemed far-fetched and ridiculous, what with Billy Gibbons moving on to (much) bigger things as a member of ZZ Top. Yet fans of the '60s psych band from Texas were treated to a minor miracle Saturday night at BB King's (3/30) when the band joined Headless Horsemen for a rare one-off appearance. No other East Coast shows are on the docket, but Moving Sidewalks will be playing Austin Psych Fest later this month. Pictures and setlist are below.
For the archaeologists of vinyl the Moving Sidewalks re-enacted most of its artifacts: the early single "99th Floor," with a brisk, go-go-dancer vibe, a local hit in Houston in 1967; a slow, exaggeratedly heavy, funny arrangement of the Beatles' "I Want to Hold Your Hand"; and songs from its Hendrix-inspired album, "Flash," messier and more soulful, which was released a little after tthe band split up and consequently never went anywhere. -[NY Times]
Sleigh Bells at Terminal 5 in Feb 2012 (more by Chris La Putt)
Sleigh Bells and The Kills will separately headline two Converse City Carnage concerts/skateboard events happening at Hudson River Park. The Sleigh Bells show happens Saturday July 21 and is with Jel and Mr. Dream; The Kills show happens August 18 and is with Black Bananas and Viva Viva.
Both shows are free but you do need physical tickets which can be ordered via Ticketmaster on June 22 starting at noon. You can also pick up tickets at Converse's Soho and Garden State Plaza retail locations.
Both shows are part of two-day events. The skateboarding part will take place on Fridays (July 20, August 17) and features Converse Skateboarding Ambassadors Kenny Anderson, Nick Trapasso, along with the entire Converse Skateboarding team. You can read more about it here. Leading up to City Carnage, Hudson River Park's Pier 62 Skate Park will get a facelift courtesy the sneaker folks.
The City Carnage show is part of Sleigh Bells expanded summer tour and all current dates -- some of which are opening for Refused -- are listed below.
In related news, The Kills are featured on a new Fleetwood Mac tribute album titled Just Tell Me That You Want Me. The Kills tackle karaoke favorite "Dreams" and elsewhere on the compilation you can hear Mac songs covered by Lee Ranaldo & J Mascis, Antony, New Pornographers (streaming below), Washed Out, Matt Sweeny & Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, Best Coast, Lykke Li, Craig Wedren & St. Vincent, Tame Impala, MGMT and more. The album's out August 14 -- tracklisting and bad cover art is below.
Bruce Springsteen & Tom Morello @ MSG (BMoreSweet)
U2 closed the second night of the MSG Rock & Roll Hall of Fame shows on October 30th. At the first (10/29), it was Bruce Springsteen & Billy Joel (before one big group sing on Jackie Wilson's "Higher and Higher")...
After "Badlands" much of the drained audience began leaving and then rushed back to their seats when Billy Joel sat down at the piano and launched into "You May Be Right," "Only The Good Die Young" and "New York State Of Mind." (The pair were uniting the kindred spirits of New Jersey and Long Island, Springsteen explained.) "Higher and Higher" wrapped up the night. The official set list had the show ending at 11:36:55 (yes, they thought they had it down to the exact second), but the final notes rang out at 1:31 a.m. Six straight hours of music, and that was just the first of two nights. [Rolling Stone]Bruce was actually there both nights (one of many possibly "filling in" for Eric Clapton, who canceled last minute on the second). Those in attendence on the 30th got to see U2, Bruce Springsteen and Patti Smith sing together on "Because the Night." (And U2 + Mick Jagger (another unannounced guest) + Fergie + Will.i.am sing "Gimme Shelter"...). Ray Davies, Lou Reed, and Ozzy Osbourne all performed with Metallica. Many played with Stevie Wonder. Full setlists below.
HBO will be airing four hours of highlights on Thanksgiving weekend.
(November 29th at 8PM ET).
Bruce's current tour wraps up November 22nd in Buffalo. He was at Giants Stadium earlier this fall, playing the last concerts ever there. U2 also played the venue for two nights in September, and will be back in Jersey in 2010 as part of their just-announced tour.
Set lists for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame shows are below...