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Beck @ Prospect Park, 8/4/2013
Beck w/ Adam Green & Binki Shapiro @ Prospect Park - 8/4/2013

Sporting a wide-brimmed black hat, he moved effortlessly though musical styles encompassing rock, folk, blues, country, Latin and funk, demonstrating the range that has kept him a vital performer for two decades. Ranging from acoustic numbers like "Golden Age," "Lost Cause" and the bluesy "One Foot in the Grave" to danceable pop like "Gamma Ray" ("This is a song for the summertime, for the beach," he said by way of introduction) and "Sissyneck," the expertly paced show never flagged.

He also playfully interpolated other pop hits into a few of his songs, including an intro of "Tainted Love" before "Modern Guilt" (a flubbed segue demonstrated the lack of rehearsal time); a snippet of Donna Summer's "I Feel Love" during "Think I'm in Love" and, in "Sissyneck," launching into a spirited if ragged version of Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean." He also reprised his cover of the Korgis' 1980 hit "Everybody's Got to Learn Sometime" that he recorded for the Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind soundtrack. - [Hollywood Reporter]

Beck wrapped up a round of East Coast dates that included Newport Folk Fest, a stripped down show at Le Poisson Rouge, and a stop on Wilco & Dylan's AmericanaramA tour, with a show in Prospect Park on Sunday (8/4). The Celebrate Brooklyn! benefit concert boasted perfect weather and a crowd-pleasing, hit-packed, career-spanning set, though he skipped Mutations and Midnight Vultures entirely. He also didn't play any new material, save for two tracks from his American Songbook sheet music album. Pictures from the show and the setlist are in this post.

Adam Green & Binki Shapiro made for fun openers and pics of thier set -- plus more of Beck -- are below...

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by Andrew Sacher


It was pretty exciting earlier this year when baroque pop legends The Zombies (who just released a RSD 12") toured with support from Elephant Stone, and now, as revealed in today's Summerstage 2013 lineup announcement, they'll be playing a show in NYC with another band they've surely influenced, Django Django. That show happens on June 15 at Central Park Summerstage and also includes Adam Green & Binki Shapiro and a DJ set by Modest P. The show is free to the public. It's a day show which runs from 3 to 7 PM so it could be a good one to catch before heading to Brooklyn for Northside Festival that night.

Adam Green & Binki Shapiro will be in the NYC-area even sooner when their tour with Father John Misty and Jessica Pratt hits Maxwell's on May 17 (sold out). UPDATE: We just learned that Adam Green & Binki dropped off the Father John Misty tour.

The Central Park show is part of The Zombies' US spring/summer tour which hits the Bergen Performing Arts Center (6/13) in NJ and Mohegan Sun (6/14) in CT right beforehand. All dates are listed, along with a video of their full Live on KEXP set at SXSW (where they were sounding especially great), below...

Continue reading "The Zombies expand tour, playing Central Park Summerstage w/ Django Django and Adam Green & Binki Shapiro (dates)"

by Andrew Sacher

Julia Holter at Bowery Ballroom in 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Julia Holter

Julia Holter has a few live dates coming up this spring and summer, including previously discussed NYC dates on April 25 at BAM for day 1 of the Crossing Brooklyn Ferry festival with The Roots, Parquet Courts, Solange, David Longstreth, TV on the Radio, Phosphorescent and others (4/25 tix and 3-day festival passes); and May 1 at Brooklyn Masonic Temple for the Night of Improvised Round Robin Duets as part of the Red Bull Music Academy NYC residency with Andrew Bird, Questlove, Kim Gordon, James Chance, Thundercat, Andrew WK, and many others (sold out).

Julia has since added another NYC date which happens on July 12 at Le Poisson Rouge before she plays Pitchfork Music Festival. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All of her dates are listed, along with a stream of the 15-minute opening track from the digital re-release of her 2010 album, Celebration, below.

Jessica Pratt - 'Jessica Pratt'
Jessica Pratt

Support at the LPR show comes from Jessica Pratt, who, like Julia Holter, owes much to the loner folk of cult legends like Linda Perhacs. But while Julia brings in Laurie Anderson-esque art pop sensibilities and some modern home recording techniques, Jessica Pratt, more similarly to Angel Olsen, is interested in actually sounding like she recorded in the early '70s. Her 2012 self titled record is a raw, bare-bones release (much like Olsen's Half Way Home from that same year), and a really gorgeous listen for anyone seeking Linda Perhacs, Sibylle Baier, or Vashti Bunyan's influence in modern music. Stream the track "Night Faces" below, and if you like what you hear, there's also a Spotify widget of the full album embedded.

Jessica Pratt has also been added as an opener to Father John Misty's tour with Adam Green & Binki Shapiro, including the NYC-area show on May 17 at Maxwell's (sold out). And after that run, she'll play another show at Le Poisson Rouge on June 2 as a support act for the previously discussed Grouper show at that venue. Raajmahal is on that bill too and tickets are still available. That show happens after both Grouper and Jessica Pratt play Chaos in Tejas.

All Julia Holter and Jessica Pratt dates are listed, along with song streams, below...

Continue reading "Julia Holter adds LPR show w/ Jessica Pratt, who's touring w/ Father John Misty & Grouper (seperately) (dates & streams)"

Father John Misty at Webster Hall earlier this month (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Father John Misty

Father John Misty, the current project of former Fleet Foxes member Josh Tillman, is continuing to chronically tour internationally over the course of the next few months. His last NYC show was a sold out gig at Webster Hall and he'll be returning to the area for a far more intimate show at Hoboken's Maxwell's on May 17. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (2/1) at noon.

That show, like most of his spring US run, is with Adam Green (Moldy Peaches) and Binki Shapiro (Little Joy), whose new album together was released today. You can stream it below via Spotify and check out the video for "Just to Make Me Feel Good," which was directed by Dum Dum Girls bassist Malia James.

Meanwhile, FJM recently recorded an acoustic version of "Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings" live at TRI Studios. A video of that performance and a list of all dates are below.

Continue reading "Father John Misty announces tour w/ Adam Green & Binki Shapiro (whose LP is out today) (dates, streams)"

Future of the Left at HotelVegan in March (more by Tim Griffin)
Future of the Left
MS MR at BV-CMJ in October (more by Amanda Hatfield)

Though things are certainly getting a little better, much of NYC is still devastated by Hurricane Sandy (like Staten Island and Coney Island). Lots of people still don't have power and transportation is limited. Here's the list of shows that are and aren't happening in town tonight (11/2/2012).

The Grouplove show at Terminal 5, which MS MR opens is still on for tonight, but due to complications caused by Hurricane Sandy, the show will no longer be livestreamed on the Bowery Presents YouTube page.

The Hospitality and TEEN show at Bowery Ballroom tonight has been postponed due to lack of power. A new date TBA.

Crooked Fingers and John Vanderslice at The Bell House is happening.

Grass Widow, Royal Baths & Habibi at 285 Kent is happening.

For those with bored kids (as in real kids, not, like "the kids") in Williamsburg, Brooklyn Bowl is having a Family Day as we speak, with free brownies for bowlers.

At 6 PM, Brooklyn Bowl goes back to being 21+ with Particle playing at 8 PM and a late night dance-a-thon featuring The Fort Knox Five and the Funk Hunters starting at 11:30 PM.

Over at Cameo you can see strong>Apollo Heights, Backwords, and Fan-Tan. $10, more info here.

Tonight's Chris Isaak show at Beacon Theater has been postponed to November 11. All tickets will be honored.

The Sonar Fest Tour with Die Antwoord, Azari and III, and others was scheduled to hit Roseland Ballroom tonight, but that show has been cancelled.

Meanwhile, Andrew Jackson Jihad, Future of the Left, and Jeff Rosenstock (of Bomb the Music Industry) were supposed to play Le Poisson Rouge tonight, but that show has been moved to Europa. Tickets are available.

LPR, still without power, also cancelled tonight's Draleta Music presents: "Picking Up the Pieces" show.

Tragedy (the tribute band) at Merury Lounge has been rescheduled for 1/5. Hollis Brown at Mercury Lounge will have a "new date soon."

Lincoln Center says "Friday's White Light Festival performance of The Spirit of the Body is postponed. New York Philharmonic, Lincoln Center Theater, Chamber Music Society, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Film Society, and Metropolitan Opera performances will go on as scheduled. For further information, please contact the presenting organization. The David Rubenstein Atrium and New York Public Library are open."

The Adam Green and Binki Shapiro show at Maxwell's has been cancelled due to no electricity at the venue. Adam and Binki are still supposed to play Le Poisson Rouge on Monday (11/5).

Highline Ballroom had to cancel both of their shows tonight. The early show, David Choi and Clara C has been postponed to Sunday (11/4), and the late show, Maya Jane Coles, has been relocated to SRB Brooklyn (177 2nd Ave).

Our Miami Connection screenings are postponed.

The Bloody Beetroots show at Webster Hall has been cancelled.

The STS9 shows at Best Buy Theater for tonight and tomorrow both appear to still be on.

The Pearl Jam/Joseph Arthur side project RNDM show at Music Hall of Williamsburg is still on for tonight. David Garza opens all dates on the tour.

Union Hall is open for Hoots & Hellmouth.

Cultfever, Blonds, and Kenji Urada play Glasslands tonight before Bear In Heaven and Small Black DJ a Hurricane Sandy benefit at the venue.

Your 33 Black Angels and The Archive play Zebulon.

The Smashing Pumpkins show at Susquehanna Bank Center would have happened tonight, but that show was one of the shows the band was forced to postpone.

UCB Chelsea is open but UCB East is still closed.

Fontana's opened with a generator last night (just as a bar, no show) and probably will do the same tonight.

Rockwood Music Hall is closed, and says "All tickets for tonight's Jaymay show will be honored at one of her upcoming two shows (11/9 or 11/16). Alternatively refunds are available by contacting MusicToday customer service at tix@musictoday.com or 1-800-594-TIXX (8499)."

Pianos is still closed, so no Luke Rathborne, Mon Khemer, Little Rader or Chris Bathgate, but Pianos promises they will open as soon as power goes on.

Cake Shop is still closed.
The Living Room is closed.
Joe's Pub is closed.
Santos Party House is closed.
Sunshine Cinema is closed.

more updates to this post coming...

If you're at home., watch the telethon with Bruce Springsteen and many others.

Aerosmith still played the 'Today Show' this morning and Steven Tyler dropped the F-bomb. Video below...

What else?

Continue reading "What is & isn't going on Friday? (Andrew Jackson Jihad/Future of the Left moved, Die Antwoord cancelled, Hospitality & Chris Isaak postponed & more)"

Adam Green & Binki Shapiro
Adam Green & Binki Shapiro

As discussed, founding Moldy Peaches member Adam Green is releasing a collaborative album with Little Joy singer Binki Shapiro this January and the duo are playing some shows before then, including one in NYC on November 5 at Le Poisson Rouge with Computer Magic. Tickets for that show are still available. Adam and Binki have added some other shows happening around the same time, most of which are over in Europe except for another NYC area gig which happens on Friday (11/2) at Maxwell's. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

In related news, fellow founding Moldy Peaches member Kimya Dawson has a few shows coming too, including one at Brooklyn's Europa on December 2 with Rob Sonic and Sir Jarlesburg (tickets), and the next day she'll be the special guest at "A John Waters Christmas" at Tarrytown Music Hall (12/3) (tickets).

Lists of all Adam Green & Binki Shapiro and Kimya Dawson dates, and a song stream from Adam & Binki's album are below.

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Adam & Binky

Adam Green has teamed with Little Joy singer Binki Shapiro for a new album which will be out in January 2013. That's the cover art above. From the sounds of the first single, "Here I Am," this pairing is in the lush, orchestrated tradition of Nancy & Lee, Serge & Jane or, more recently, Mark Lanegan and Isobel Campbell. You can stream "Here I Am" below.

Adam Green & Binki Shapiro will play Le Poisson Rouge on November 5 and tickets are on sale now.

Continue reading "Adam Green and Little Joy's Binki Shapiro made an album, playing Le Poisson Rouge in November (stream)"