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Eternal Summers at MHOW in 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Eternal Summers

You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks, Dustin Wong @ Bowery Ballroom
Animal Collective members are taking some time off from their main band this year. Panda Bear has a new solo album on the way and Avey Tare is currently joined by ex-Dirty Projector Angel Deradoorian and ex-Ponytail member Jeremy Hyman in his new band Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks. Their tour with another former Ponytail member, Dustin Wong, hits Bowery Ballroom for a sold-out show tonight.

Eternal Summers, Sapphire Mansions, Beverly @ Cake Shop
Eternal Summers deliver more of their promising indie pop on their new Doug Gillard-produced album, The Drop Beneath. They came to town over the weekend for a Brooklyn Night Bazaar show, and now they're hanging around for something much smaller at Cake Shop. Also of note is that this will be the second full-band show for Beverly, who up to this point had just been the duo of Drew Citron and Frankie Rose (Frankie's no longer in the line-up). The C-86-inspired, organ-driven Sapphire Mansions are worth catching too.

Man Forever, So Percussion, Tigue @ Le Poisson Rouge
There will be some good percussionists of the indie/contemporary classical world at LPR tonight with Oneida drummer John Colpitts' (aka Kid Millions) Man Forever project, modern percussion ensemble (and Dan Deacon collaborators) So Percussion, and percussive trio Tigue (featuring members of Jherek Bischoff collaborators Contemporaneous Ensemble and Damon Albarn collaborators Ensemble Signal).

Chicago Underground Duo, Ryan Sawyer/Adam Schatz duo @ Baby's All Right
It's a night of experimental duos at Baby's All Right with the Northern Spy-signed Chicago Underground Duo (aka Rob Mazurek and Marc Ribot collaborator Chad Taylor), and a local duo set from Thurston Moore collaborator Ryan Sawyer and the prolific Adam Schatz (Landlady, Man Man, etc).

Elliott Sharp, Steve Buscemi @ Issue Project Room
As part of the William S Burroughs Centenary Celebration, Elliott Sharp and Steve Buscemi will put on a collaborative performance, creating "a collage of sound and words integrating texts by William S. Burroughs with Elliott Sharp's vast soundworlds."

Local H, Crook and Pony @ Mercury Lounge
'90s alt-rockers Local H still continue to tour, and tonight they're back in NYC to take over Mercury Lounge.

Holly Golightly, Party Lights @ Mercury Lounge
Once a member of Billy Childish's band Thee Headcoatees, Holly Golightly has been solo for nearly 20 years. She just released her new album All Her Fault, which is another fine slice of raw rockabilly garage. Tonight's her second of two NYC shows on this tour.

Taking Back Sunday, The Used, Tonight Alive, Sleepwave @ Best Buy Theater
Taking Back Sunday have been back with the lineup who made Tell All Your Friends for a few years now, and just released their second album since reuniting (and third overall by this lineup). The new stuff may lack the fire that made TAYF so great, but at least tonight's another chance to see the old favorites by the lineup who recorded them. This is their last of three sold out shows at Best Buy Theater on this tour.

Ronald Reagan, Greg Fox, Star Rover, Larkin Grimm, Benjamin Lazar Davis @ Manhattan Inn
Star Rover continue their residency at Manhattan Inn with some excellent experimental music coming from Greg Fox (Guardian Alien, ex-Liturgy, etc) and Swans/Martin Bisi associate Larkin Grimm. Lineup also includes Benjamin Lazar Davis of Cuddle Magic and "Boston's Premier 80's Pop Saxophone Duo," Ronald Reagan.

Night Train w/ Wyatt Cenac @ Littlefield
Wyatt Cenac's weekly Night Train comedy show continues tonight with comedic guests Big Jay Oakerson, Dan Soder, Matt Koff, musical guest KING'S, and more.

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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Spy Music Festival

The second-annual Spy Music Festival happens June 29th through July 15th, featuring "46 sets of music at 7 venues in Manhattan and Brooklyn." That's a big expansion from last year when it took place on two nights at Shea Stadium and Zebulon. This year's fest, run by the folks at Northern Spy Records, will happen at Union Pool, the Issue Project Room, The Stone, Vaudeville Park, 285 Kent, Death by Audio and Roulette. Amongst the artists performing are Rhys Chatham, Matthew Shipp, Dustin Wong, Arthur Doyle, Eugene Chadbourne, PG Six, Guardian Alien and Magik Markers.

The full Spy Music Festival schedule -- bands, venues, prices -- is below. There's no all-inclusive festival pass, but tickets to all the shows are available here. And the fest organizers have also made a sampler featuring the artists performing this year and you can stream that below as well.

Continue reading "Magik Markers, Dustin Wong, Eugene Chadbourne, Matthew Shipp and more playing NYC's Spy Music Festival"

Undead

FOUR NIGHTS celebrating the incredible, dynamic, explosively creative jazz, instrumental, and adventurous music being made in New York City.

May 9th: A Marathon of Concerts in Greenwich Village
May 10th: Medeski, Martin & Wood & ?? at Brooklyn Masonic Temple, featuring So Percussion, Steven Bernstein, Vernon Reid & more!!
May 11th: Night Of The Living DIY in Brooklyn, Seattle, Norway & more...
May 12th: Improvised Round Robin Duets at 92Y Tribeca

Lovingly and tirelessly organized by Adam Schatz of Search & Restore, and Brice Rosenbloom of BoomCollective.

The 2012 Undead Music Festival (formerly known as Undead Jazz Fest) starts Wednesday (5/9) with three shows in Greenwich Village, including a Tonic reunion happening at Le Poisson Rouge on Wednesday, 5/9. (There's a Tonic Reunion tonight at The Stone tonight, 5/7, too, unreleated to the Undead fest.)

Other Undead performers include Medeski, Martin & Wood at Brooklyn Masonic Temple on Thursday (5/10) and a multi-venue "Night of the Living DIY" on Friday (5/11) which includes the previously mentioned Bjorkestra show at the new Shapeshifer Lab (which meanwhile is hosting two nights of Undead-presented shows with Nels Cline, Tim Berne & Jim Black).

Four days passes are still on sale. More detailed info (performers, tickets) is available at the Undead Music website and the full schedule is below.

Continue reading " Undead Music Fest this week: a 2nd Tonic reunion, Medeski, Martin & Wood & much more (full lineup, schedule, dates)"

by Andrew Frisicano

DOWNLOAD: Opsvik & Jennings - Windswept (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Opsvik & Jennings - Anchor Lane Parade (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Opsvik & Jennings - September and Starry-eyed (MP3)

Dave Douglas...
Dave Douglas

FONT (Festival of New Trumpet music) hosts Forward Flight, a four-night fest of diverse cross-genre jazz, chamber pop and classical, at Abrons Arts Center from Wednesday, January 13th to Saturday, January 16th. Last night was the opening benefit night which featured brass innovator and composer Dave Douglas, trumpeter and fest honoree Wilmer Wise and "a gathering of special surprise guests."

Tonight (1/14) Wise leads new chamber arrangements of Ornette Coleman works. Then Friday (1/15), the fest hosts an eclectic bill: chamber pop group Opsvik & Jennings pairs with electro-acoustic trumpeters Ignite a Noise Trumpet Trio (who also use iPhones, Wiimotes and more), Thrill Jockey jazz from Chicago Underground Duo (Rob Mazurek and Chad Taylor, whose new album Boca Negra , just came out on the label), and folk group The Low Anthem with special appearance by Dave Douglas. Full fest passes and individual tickets are on sale.

The tracks above are from Opsvik & Jennings's latest, A Dream I Used to Remember, which came out on the Loyal labelin 2009. A stop-motion video of Low Anthem's song "Charlie Darwin" is below.

Drummer Chad Taylor and another of his groups, Circle Down (with pianist Angelica Sanchez and bassist Chris Lightcap), will be at Jazz Gallery for two sets on January 14th. Tickets are on sale. The band plays again at The Stone on January 29th.

A full schedule and videos are below...

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