Entries tagged with: Buddy Guy
photo: Eleanor Friedberger in Austin in 2013 (more by Tim Griffin)
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Eleanor Friedberger, Katie Von Schleicher @ Pianos
With a new label and a New View (her first LP for Frenchkiss, due in February), Eleanor Friedberger is playing two small NYC shows this week to give folks a taste of what's to come. Tonight's the first.
Mortuary Drape, Revenge, Omnizide, Kill, the Howling Wind @ Saint Vitus (Martyrdoom)
It's the second to last night of the Martyrdoom festival at Saint Vitus with influential Italian black metal band Mortuary Drape, Canadian war metallers Revenge, and more.
Marina and The Diamonds, Christine and the Queens @ Terminal 5
It's a double dose of synthpop and "and the"'s at Terminal 5 tonight and tomorrow. We especially think it's worth showing up early for Christine and the Queens, whose new album (which features Perfume Genius) is very good.
Buddy Guy, Tom Hambridge @ B.B. King's
Born in Louisiana but schooled on Chicago Blues as part of Muddy Waters' band in the '60s, where he was also a house musician for Chess Records. A true legend.
Joe Budden, Tsu Surf, G Young @ Highline Ballroom
Slaughterhouse's Joe Budden returned last month with a new solo album, All Love Lost, which features Jadakiss, Marsha Ambrosius and more, and production from Araabmuzik, Boi-1da and more.
Izzy True, Arm Candy, Modern Hut, Trace Mountains @ Silent Barn
This show is headlined by local songwriter Izzy True, who recently signed to Don Giovanni, and also features Don GIovanni head Joe Steinhardt's Modern Hut project, local punks Arm Candy, and Trace Mountains (Dave from LVL UP).
Whiplash w/ Judd Apatow @ UCB Chelsea
Leo Allen and Aparna Nancherla host UCB's long-running "Whiplash" which almost always features a few well-known comedians making surprise appearances. Tonight it's Judd Apatow, who has a big NY Comedy Fest show later in the week, and tonight he promises a "lengthy set."
Mike Birbiglia @ Union Hall
Mike plays joints about 30 times bigger than Union Hall these days, but he continues try new material at these "Working it Out" shows. Sold out, natch.
Michael Ian Black, Josh Gondelman @ Union Hall
After Birbiglia's show, it's another high-profile comedian: Michael Ian Black of The State and Wet Hot American Summer. Also sold out.
Night Train with Wyatt Cenac @ Littlefield
All aboard Wyatt Cenac's weekly comedy cavalcade featuring Ian Abramson, Langston Kerman, Matthew Broussard, Shalewa Sharpe, Andrew Michaan, and Sonia Denis.
Ask Me Another w/ host Faith Salie, feat. Taran Killam from SNL @ The Bell House
Another in NPR's "Ask Me Another" live quiz show tapings, tonight features SNL's Taran Killam.
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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The Blue Note Jazz Festival is back for its 5th year in NYC, taking over venues across the city throughout the month of June. The festival brings a wide array of music to the city, not just strictly jazz.
A few of this year's highlights include:
Ginger Baker with Pee Wee Ellis, Alec Dankworth and Abass Doodoo at B.B. King Blues Club on June 17 & 18 (tickets)There's plenty of other artists playing the festival including Hot Lips Morant performing the music of Louis Armstrong, Abdullah Ibrahim, Savion Glover, Bebel Gilberto, Al Di Meola, The Bad Plus, Natalie Cole, and many more. Full schedule and information for the festival can be found here.
Robert Glasper Trio at Blue Note Jazz Club on June 24-27 (tickets)
Buddy Guy at B.B. King Blues Club on June 9 & 10 (tickets)
Meshell Ndegeocello, Roy Hargrove and Gabriel Garzon-Montano for a free show Central Park Summerstage on June 6
Kathleen Battle at Blue Note Jazz Club on June 11 (tickets)
Blue Note Jazz Fest is also presenting its 7th annual Gary U.S. Bonds Birthday Bash with special guests at B.B. King Blues Club on June 16. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
New Orleans Jazz Fest, which has much more than just jazz, returns this year for two weeks, April 24-26 and April 30-May 3. The lineup includes Elton John, The Who, Jimmy Buffett, Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga, No Doubt, Pitbull (??), T.I., Chicago, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ryan Adams, Wilco, The Meters, Jimmy Cliff, Buddy Guy, Allen Toussaint, The O'Jays, Dr. John (interpreting Louis Armstrong), Third World, Taj Mahal Trio, Juvenile & Mannie Fresh, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Big Freedia, Galactic ft. Macy Gray, Anders Osborne, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Sturgill Simpson, Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn, and more. Tickets go on sale at 10 AM on Tuesday (1/13).
Full lineup below...
(photo by @killcrocodiles)
Biohazard are playing The Marlin Room at Webster Hall on August 21. Tickets for that show go on sale today at 10 AM.
Tickets for the Burger Records Caravan of Stars show with The Coathangers, together PANGEA, Cherry Glazerr, AJ Davila and more are Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon.
The Nels Cline Singers are playing two sets at Rough Trade on November 10. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.
Buddy Guy is playing The Space at Westbury on November 18 and NJ's State Theatre on November 19. Tickets for those shows go on sale today at noon and 10 AM, respectively. Tickets for his BB King's shows (same link) are still available.
Tickets for the Shovels and Rope shows at Bowery Ballroom and Music Hall of Williamsburg go on sale today at noon.
Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.
(photo via @kirstiecat_photo)
Bassnectar, Big Gigantic, Rusko and Paper Diamond are playing Madison Square Garden on October 4. Tickets for that show go on sale today at 11 AM.
If you missed out on getting tickets for the Mastodon, Gojira and Kvelertak shows at Paramount Theater and Starland Ballroom in the IO presale, you can get them in the general on-sale, starting today at noon.
Iceland's Asgeir is returning to the US and will play NYC on October 3 at Bowery Ballroom and October 6 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets for those shows go on sale today at noon.
Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.
Eric Clapton at BAM in 2010 (more by Kevin Mazur)
Eric Clapton is kicking off a major US tour in March, 2013 which will culminate in NYC with the two-night Crossroads Guitar Festival at Madison Square Garden from April 12 to 13. In addition to Clapton, the festival will feature a ton of other artists, including Allman Brother Band, Jeff Beck, BB King, Buddy Guy, Taj Mahal, Gary Clark Jr., Blake Mills, Los Lobos, Frank Ocean sideman John Mayer, and many others.
The Terrace level at MSG will also host the "Guitar Center Road to Crossroads Exhibition," which will feature a number of historic guitars on display, memorabilia, archival footage, and interactive exhibits where fans can play products by Fender, Gibson, Ernie Ball, and Martin. The exhibition will open at 6:30 PM on 4/12 and 6 PM on 4/13, and is free to ticket holders.
Tickets for the festival go on sale Friday, November 30 at noon with a Chase (who is presenting the show) presale beginning Monday, November 26 at noon.
A list of all Clapton dates, the full Crossroads Guitar Festival lineup, and a video, are below.
photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin
Buddy Guy bring the blues to the people, 7/11/2012
Nothing says the blues like the World Financial Center, in the heart of Battery Park City, with massive VIP pens of suits and their female equivalents...Buddy Guy would eventually jam with the 13-year-old prodigy to end an evening of blues at World Financial Center last night (7/11), the first of the two-night Lowdown Hudson Blues Festival. Pictures of Buddy Guy, John Mayall, and Quinn Sullivan are are in this post.
You don't need me to tell you really how this gig went. What can I tell you about Buddy Guy and John Mayall? These are padres of respective kinds of the blues. This is major historical legendary territory. Who am I to wax any kind of authoritative narrative about these men and what they do? I can tell you a little bit about Quinn Sullivan - 13 years old and plays the blues guitar (and the git in general) like another Kenny Wayne or D. Trucks. We can say we saw him when...I hope. Oh I can tell you one thing about Mr. Guy, who I think is still soloing on "Hootchie Cootchie Man" as I write this the next day (I am making that up): he had to sass the crowd for not even being with it to shout "son of a gun" during this top 5 blues classic. "I played India 3 weeks ago," he said, "and they didn't fuck it up as bad as you", he told the crowd. -[Sonic Parthenon]
As mentioned, the free festival continues tonight (7/12) with appearances from Neko Case, Charles Bradley and the Extraordinaires and He's My Brother, She's My Sister.
More pictures of night one, below...
WHEN: Wednesday, July 11 and Thursday, July 12, 2012More details in our original post on the "fest".
TIME: 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. EST
WHERE: World Financial Center Plaza
220 Vesey Street (West Street and North End Avenue)
COST: FREE - No tickets or reservations required
PRESENTER: Brookfield Office Properties
Neko Case in Long Island in 2011 (more by Greg Cristman)
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BUDDY GUY, NEKO CASE TO HEADLINE FREE OUTDOOR BLUES FESTIVAL ON HUDSON RIVER WATERFRONT, JULY 11-12Charles Bradley also has shows coming up at Beacon Theater, in Asbury Park and elsewhere.
Second annual Lowdown Hudson Blues Festival, NYC's only free summer blues festival, returns with stellar lineup of living legends and groundbreaking new stars
Brookfield Office Properties today announced that Chicago blues legend Buddy Guy, fresh from jamming with President Obama at an all-star concert at the White House last month, will join celebrated chanteuse Neko Case to headline a free two-day blues music festival in Lower Manhattan on July 11th and 12th.
Cementing its status as one of the city's premiere free summer festivals, the second annual Lowdown Hudson Blues Festival will return to the spectacular outdoor plaza at the World Financial Center with full headlining sets from Buddy Guy and, in her first concert of 2012, Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Neko Case. The two-day free concert will also feature an exceptional lineup of renowned blues acts and rising stars like John Mayall, Charles Bradley and the Extraordinaires, He's My Brother She's My Sister, and Quinn Sullivan.
Full Lowdown Hudson Blues Fest lineup by day with more info, below....
The Rib Rock Festivals scheduled for this Saturday, August 27th at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater and this Sunday, August 28th at the PNC Bank Arts Center have been cancelled due to safety reasons concerning Hurricane Irene.Catch Peter Wolf instead at two NYC shows in October.
Refunds are available at the point of purchase.
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...
Little Leonard Cohen headlines the giant Madison Square Garden this evening (10/23). Van Morrison plays the smaller Theater on Sunday (10/25).
Van Morrison was actually scheduled to make an appearance in the bigger venue too this month, but...
The concerts celebrating the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame are right around the corner on 29 and 30 October at the world's most famous arena, Madison Square Garden. There has been a change in the guest lineup for 30 October, the evening Eric Clapton is scheduled to perform. Van Morrison is no longer on the show. Buddy Guy will now be performing. Other special guests for Friday include Ozzy Osbourne, Jeff Beck, Jerry Lee Lewis, Annie Lennox and Lenny Kravitz.Speaking of cancellations and Lenny Kravitz, Lenny's recently cancelled show at Irving Plaza was rescheduled for October 28th.
Living legend B.B. King turned 83 in September. You wouldn't know it by his touring schedule. Catch B.B. tonight/Thursday, December 4th, at the Wellmont Theater in Montclair, Friday at the club with his own name in it, Saturday in Trenton, February 21st @ the Beacon Theatre with Buddy Guy, or at any of the shows listed below...