Entries tagged with: Cameo Gallery
Williamsburg said goodbye to another long-running music venue over the weekend, with N. 6th St. club Cameo Gallery closing its doors for good at some point late Saturday night / Sunday morning. They packed in a lot of music over the last two days with early rock shows and late night dance parties on both Friday (11/20) and Saturday (11/21). Friday had Eternal Summers and more for the early show and Juan Maclean live for the late show. For their last night, Caveman headlined the early show, and they closed down the place with Plastic Plates and DJs St. Lucia. To underline things a little, this came, basically, one year (minus a day) to Death by Audio's farewell. Did you stop by this weekend to say goodbye to Cameo?
Other shows from the final week, included Chairlift who played twice -- first as the secret guests at Wednesday's Mr. Twin Sister show (11/18) and then their own show at Cameo on Thursday (11/19) with Wet.
Williamsburg is less fun without you here, Cameo. You will be missed. More Instagrams below...
We're in the final week of shows at Williamsburg club Cameo Gallery before it closes, and they just added a big one for TONIGHT (11/19). Local pop band Chairlift will headline and support comes from Wet and Kelsey Lu. Doors are at 7:30 PM and tickets will be available at the door. The rest of Cameo's schedule includes Eternal Summers, The Juan Maclean, Caveman and more.
Chairlift are planning to release their new album Moth in January via Columbia. You can watch the video for "Ch-Ching" off that album, below...
photo: Caveman @ Cameo, 2013 (more by Jessica Amaya)
It's the last week for long-running Williamsburg club Cameo Gallery with the final night being Saturday (11/21). There were a few unannounced nights when we last posted but now all has been (mostly) revealed and tickets are still available to all of them. Tonight (11/17) Communion and Wild Honey Pie are presenting the intensely chipper Diet Cig, plus LAUV, Such Hounds, Tropic of Pisces. On Wednesday (11/18) it's Mr. Twin Sister, their good friends Ava Luna, and what they're saying is a "Very Special Guest."
Friday (11/20) and Saturday (11/21) both have early and late shows. On Friday, the early show (7 PM) is Eternal Summers, SoftSpot, Little Racer, and Monograms; then the late show (midnight) is The Juan Maclean live, plus Evan Michael, and another "Special Guest."
On Saturday, the early show (8 PM) is Caveman, the Dave Harrington Group, WALTZ, and HEART ACHE. Then at midnight, it's the last hurrah danceparty with a DJ set from St. Lucia (DJ set), plus Plastic Plates.
Again, tickets are still available for all of Cameo's remaining shows.
photos: The Catenary Wires @ Cameo in May (more by PSquared)
As all good things must come to an end, Cameo Gallery will be closing its operations on Nov. 21st, 2015. We are extremely grateful for the opportunity to have been part of an amazing music scene. We want to give a heartfelt thanks to all those who have been a part of our existence since we opened our doors 7 years ago.The November 21 closing is almost exactly (minus a day) the one-year anniversary of Death by Audio's final night. Cameo says they'll be announcing their final round of shows soon, but in the meantime they'll be business as usual, including a very busy CMJ. As we mentioned before, those streamers were as iconic a stage backdrop as Glasslands' clouds and it will be sad not seeing them -- or seeing shows or dancing -- at Cameo once it's closed. You'll be missed.
by Bill Pearis
the Mondo crew
As mentioned, long-running NYC indie pop dance party Mondo will be saying goodbye this Saturday (9/19) at Cameo. Having spent many a Friday and/or Saturday dancing to The Smiths, New Order, northern soul, girl groups, and more over the last decade (I even got to guest DJ once in 2009), I am sad to see Mondo go, but 11 years is a long time for anything like this to continue and many props to Maz, Kevin and Miss Modular for their enthusiasm. Brooklyn Magazine just published a lengthy feature on Mondo and its history:
Everyone has their eureka moment with Mondo. Pains of Being Pure at Heart frontman Kip Berman has been a frequenter of the party over the years both on and off the stage. "I remember [first] going with Peggy [Wang] from Pains... They played stuff like early My Bloody Valentine, and sure they'd play the Smiths and New Order, but they played a lot of stuff like Crystal Stilts, who were happening at the time. The kind of people that went there... I don't want to overstate the nerdiness, but it was people that were genuinely into music in a way that was sincere in a way that wasn't an extension of fashion." Venezuelan filmmaker and DJ Kaína Dominguez who is currently filming a documentary about Mondo, talks of her first visit. "For me, Mondo is very important, because for the first time in my life, I'm dancing to what I used to play [when I DJ]. It was my music." Speaking from my own personal experience with the party, within minutes of walking into my first visit, I heard them play 'Strange Powers' by the Magnetic Fields. It wasn't so much that they were playing it-anyone can host a party and play whatever they want-the astonishing thing about it was that people were dancing to it."There is also a documentary about Mondo being made, so keep an eye out for that. Mondo, you will be missed.
photo: The Loft @ Cameo Gallery in May (more by PSquared)
UPDATE: It's official... Cameo will close on November 21.
More changes to the Williamsburg club scene. Though no official announcement has been made (and, update: the club say it's not true), we hear (and have been hearing for a while) that Cameo Gallery will be closing soon. It opened in the back of the Lovin' Cup Cafe on North 6th St in 2008 (who saw Mumford & Sons there in 2009?).
A look at their calendar has nothing booked for September past the 9/19 edition of Mondo!, and only one show for October (Gringo Starr on 10/10). Their streamer-lined ceiling is second only to Glasslands' clouds as iconic Williamsburg club backdrops went. It will be sad to see those go.
UPDATE: Cameo reached out and says this is "all rumors right now! Not true." We hope so!
Also: that 9/19 edition of Mondo! will be the last for the long-running indiepop danceparty which is calling it quits after 11 years of playing "This Charming Man" and other favorites. Before Cameo, Mondo! threw down at Don Hill's. We'll miss ya, Mondo.
Big Terrific, the long-running, weekly comedy show at Cameo, already said goodbye earlier this year.
Check out a few videos from the club, below...
Braid in Chicago in June (more by Jeff Ryan)
Braid's excellent reunion album, No Coast is out now and the band will soon bring their tour with A Great Big Pile of Leaves and Marietta to NYC's Music Hall of Williamsburg (7/26). Tickets for that show are still available, and we're also giving away a pair. Details on how to enter to win are below.
We already mentioned that co-lead singers Bob Nanna and Chris Broach would be DJing an afterparty in Brooklyn, and it's since been announced that the party will happen down the block at Cameo. As rumored, the party is also Washed Up Emo's first Emo Night in Brooklyn (they were all previously at EV bar Idle Hands).
Contest details for MHOW, with No Coast standout "East End Hollows," below...
photos by Amanda Hatfield
Sharon Van Etten @ Cameo, 12/15/2012
This was so so so so so so lovely. What a treat to see Sharon in such a small space again with just a guitar & Heather Broderick on backing vocals for some of the songs. Sharon commented at one point that it was nice to see no one in the room wearing Santa hats and that this was the anti-Santacon. - BV photographer Amanda HatfieldA not very well kept "surprise," Sharon Van Etten, whose last NYC show was headlining Town Hall, was the "special guest" at the show she presented at Cameo on Saturday (12/15) that featured official sets from She Keeps Bees and Speck Mountain. Sharon's was a nice 12-song set, stripping down her backing to just guitar for the rare and intimate appearance. If you missed it, NYC Taper was on hand and already has his recording of the show up for you to download and you can stream her doing "Consolation Prize" below. Pictures are also in this post.
BEMF 2010 (more by Chris Doss)
The Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival is here tonight (11/9) and Saturday (11/10), and since our last update, the full schedule has been revealed. They're no longer using Villain as one of the venues, but will be using 285 Kent instead.
Tonight's updates include Omar S, Drop the Lime, Nick Catchdubs, Morri$, Deadboy, Jackmaster, and Matt Shadetek playing Public Assembly; and Nadastrom & Sabo, Uproot Andy & Geko, and DJ Blass playing 285 Kent (all ages). Those are in addition to the previously discussed sets by Gold Panda, Photek, and more at Music Hall of Williamsburg; Nguzunguzu, Kingdom, Fatima Al Qadiri, MikeQ, and more at Glasslands; and Braille, Brenmar, Mykki Blanco, Mess Kid, and more at Cameo.
Saturday's updates include Groundislava, Shlohmo, Salva, Lazy Brow, Jubilee, Wildlife!, Dre Skull, Dubbel Dutch, Fantasy Thrilla, and a special guest at Public Assembly; and Hussle Club and Body Language at Brooklyn Bowl. Those are in addition to the previously discussed sets by Nicolas Jaar, Lauren Flax, Nick Hook, and Heathered Pearls at Music Hall of Williamsburg; KI:Theory, FaltyDL, Benji B, and Pearson Sound at Cameo; and Baths, XXYYXX, Hiawatha, and Shadowbox at Glasslands.
Tickets for the festival are still available, including 2-day passes, 1-day passes for Friday (Saturday is sold out), and a special all ages ticket, which grants you access to tonight's 285 Kent stage (the rest of the venues are 21+).
Flyers with full lineups and set times are below...
Bummer news: tonight's Actress show at Cameo has been canceled "due to Visa issues" and "will be rescheduled to a later date. For those who purchased advanced tickets, you will receive an email with the option for a refund within the next few days. New date will be announced soon."
Meanwhile, Werkhaus reports:
Moiré (soon to be releasing on Werkdiscs) & ACTRESS have been secretly working on a score, invited by Tate Collective and the infamous immersive theatre co Punchdrunk, to collaborate as part of a live event with art, performance art and music this Saturday, 22nd Sept. Punchdrunk have in turn choreographed a live performance to the score. A first for us!Werkdiscs is the label co-founded by Darren J. Cunningham, aka Actress. As for Moiré, not much is known but you can check out his (her? their?) "A number of Patterns" mixtape below.
Weekend at BVSXSW 2011 (more by Tim Griffin)
San Francisco noise merchants Weekend have just put the finishing touches on their second album for Slumberland which should be out later this year. They were at one point supposed to be here for CBGB Fest but that never materialized but will be in the NYC area next month for what appears to be a one-off show at
Cameo on August 28 and tickets for that are on sale.
UPDATE: The show is now happening on September 25 and tickets are still available.
All currently scheduled Weekend dates (all of which except NYC are in the UK) are listed below.
by Bill Pearis
Orca Team at NYC Popfest 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Looking more than a little like Joy Division, black-clad Seattlites Orca Team played Knitting Factory on Friday night (5/18) as part of NYC Popfest and were one of the highlights of the weekend for me. Though his resemblance to Ian Curtis was unmistakable, singer/bassist Leif Anders laid down a serious groove with his instrument (played high Beatles style) and never stopped dancing the whole set. Orca Team were crazy tight and a lot of fun.If you missed their terrific Popfest set a couple weeks ago, Seattle's Orca Team are spending the bulk of Summer 2012 on the road, hitting most spots in the U.S., including two stops in NYC: Cameo on July 1 and Cake Shop on July 18. In between those two NYC dates, the band will fly to Europe for a few dates surrounding the Indietracks Festival which happends July 6 - 8 in Derbyshire, UK. All upcoming Orca Team tour dates are listed below.
Look for Orca Team's new album, Restraint, to be out June 14 on the fine Happy Birthday to Me label. In the meantime, you can watch video of Orca Team's Popfest performance below as well as their video for "Too Busy to Love Me."
"Not much information is available yet, but the unfortunately named The Cameo "is a venue in the heart of Williamsburg that functions as a visual art gallery by day, and a music venue by night. A cross between Pianos and the Mercury Lounge, the Cameo is booking some of New York and Brooklyn's most promising musical talent. With several bands per night, the rich sound and provocative wall art create a sensory experience not to be missed. Attached to N. 6th Street's Lovin Cup Cafe, the building offers a prime destination spot. Catch a show in the back Cameo space, and enjoy a late night burger served up at the Lovin Cup."
The space will be 150-capacity with 30-foot ceilings, and we've [Gothamist] heard some promising things about the sound and atmosphere. Hopefully it'll be able to last on the sonically saturated stretch of the street (The Music Hall of Williamsburg and Public Assembly are nearby). Doesn't look like the space will be ready until early '09, so stay tuned..." [Gothamist]