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Boris @ SSS

Postponed one day due to rain, Boris brought the rock to a tourist-filled South Street Seaport in NYC on Sunday night (from about 7:45 - 9:00 pm to be exact) (Sept 7, 2008). There were many Boris fans in attendance too - the tourists mostly stuck to the side. More pictures below...

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photos by Chris La Putt

Monotonix @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Monotonix opened for Silver Jews at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn on Saturday night (Sept 6). On Sunday they played Bowery Ballroom. TONIGHT (Sept 8) you can catch them at Death By Audio in Brooklyn (without Silver Jews who are playing a show at Maxwell's). More tour dates and hairy pictures below...

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photos by Chris La Putt

Silver Jews @ MHOW

For nearly two decades, poet David Berman has been releasing music with the Silver Jews, but only recently did Berman feel it necessary to tour--he was long considered indie rock's main homebody. Now, with a new album (Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea), he is hitting the road again. We tracked him down in Nashville, Tenn. via email.

You seem very excited about touring. Is that a new thing?

The first time I toured I was pretty overwhelmed. I had my eyes closed during part of it. This time I'm looking forward to keeping my eyes open and watching what there is to see.

Photos from the first of two NYC Silver Jews shows this weekend at Music Hall of Williamsburg (Sep 6). The second show was Sunday night at Bowery Ballroom. One more in the area tonight (Sep 8). More Brooklyn pictures below...

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photos by Chris La Putt

Does it Offend you yeah

Does it Offend You, Yeah? continue their U.S. tour at Maxwell's in Hoboken tonight (Sept 3, 2008). Chris recently caught them opening for Bloc Party at Webster Hall and then again this past Saturday night at Bowery Ballroom (August 30, 2008). They were also recently in the area when they opened for NIN at the Izod Center. Pics from Bowery & Webster, and more tour dates, below....

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Yard photos by Chris La Putt, Seaport photos by Ryan Muir

Oneida @ the Yard
Oneida @ The Yard

Oneida @ the Seaport
Oneida @ South Street Seaport

There have been no shortage of Onedia shows this summer. One of them took place back in July at the Yard. Another was just this past Friday at South Street Seaport. They played, strangely, after Raphael Saadiq at the latter. Their next NYC show is this Saturday in Williamsburg (Sept 6). More photos from the Yard & SSS below...

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photos by Chris La Putt

Nada Surf
Nada Surf

Frank Bango
Frank Bango

(Dean and) Britta
Dean and Britta

Nada Surf (acoustic), Dean & Britta, Richard Buckner, Sam Champion, Scott Matthew, Tara Angell & David Poe, Simone White and Frank Bango himself performed at the Bowery Ballroom in NYC on Tuesday night in order to raise money for Frank Bango.

Bango, who has just completed nearly two years of cancer treatments, is incredibly grateful for the generosity of The Bowery and his friends. The Bowery Ballroom has been Frank's home as a bartender, bar manager, musician and fan for almost ten years.
The show started at 8 and ran until around 1 am, More pictures below....

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Peelander-Z @ The Yard (more by Chris La Putt)
Peelander-Z

today in NYC
* FREE STUFF
* Les Paul @ Iridium
* Herculaneum @ Cake Shop
* free comedy @ Chelsea Market
* Jim Campilongo @ Living Room
* Lambchop's Kurt Wagner @ Living Room
* Trail of Dead (as a duo) @ Santos Party House
* Blue Velvet (the movie) & 2 bands @ McCarren Pool

Herculaneum are an experimental jazz group from Chicago that are in town to play Cake Shop and Freddy's. They share a member with Icy Demons. Other members have played with Wilco, Head of Femur, and Archer Prewit (and many others).

The free show calendar got a much needed update last night. That includes all the listings for the recurring production of Hair in Central Park (free, but you have to get tickets).

What else?

photos by Chris La Putt

Islands @ Solar One

"We've challenged a top chef to feed your tummy at our first-ever Backyard BBQ event. We've given him the ingredients and space to prepare a feast for hundreds. Is he up to the challenge? You better believe it. Tell your friends, grab a blanket and come on out to this one-of-a-kind party. Look for a full-set performance by Islands, and enjoy FREE BEER all day. We're hosting a cook-off challenge where you'll have the chance to have your food critiqued by celebrity judges and win CASH PRIZES. Carnivores and vegetarians are welcome! This event is all ages."
That's how NY Magazine described Saturday afternoon's sold-out affair @ Solar One on the East River Waterfront in NYC (August 23, 2008). More pics from the show below...

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photos by Chris La Putt

Violens
Violens @ South Street Seaport

Grand Archives
Grand Archives @ South Street Seaport

Grand Archives and Violens played the free show at South Street Seaport in NYC on Friday night (Aug 22, 2008). This coming Friday = Oneida, Endless Boogie & a special guest. Then on Saturday September 6th is the East Village Radio Fest w/ Boris. Then comes fall. More pictures from Friday night below...

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Bloc Party by Chris La Putt, Foals by Bao Nguyen

Bloc Party @ Webster Hall

Foal w/ a sore arm?
Foals @ Lollapalooza

Often accused of having a similar sound, and united together against the evil powers of Sex Pistol John Lydon (and McCain), Foals and Bloc Party both visited from the UK to play Lollapalooza this past weekend...

"the Foals provided the most pleasant surprise of the weekend. I knew nothing about these guys going in, but I did like what I was reading about them in all of the Lollapalooza previews. They were often described as math rock, but their punk-inflected vocals and dance-driven grooves reminded me a lot of The Rapture." [The Windy Citizen]
Bloc Party then moved on to NYC where they played Webster Hall last night (August 6, 2008)...
Bloc Party takes the stage with a false challenge. Lead singer, Kele Okereke says, "you know, New York, we're coming off some of the best shows of our career. You don't want to let Philly best you now?" Sure the band played Lollapallooza over the weekend but Philly? Telling a hungry New York crowd that Philly brought the noise is a bit like telling a speeding dump truck that there's a Kia at the of bottom of a hill that just won't move. Sure it will. Just watch. [32ft/second]
...and will again tonight (August 7, 2008).... Bao's Bloc Party pics from Lollapalooza are HERE. More pics Chris took at Webster Hall last night are below...right below the pics Bao took of Foals at Lollapalooza which are also below....

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photos by Chris La Putt

DOWNLOAD: The Ruby Suns - Tane Mahuta (MP3)

The Rubys Suns @ MHOW

Ryan McPhun and Amee Robinson, otherwise known as The Ruby Suns, are another fantastically creative New Zealand band representing the bursting music scene that has been infiltrating the arts global community over the past few years. The extreme-sports-loving, Flight of the Conchords rearing, Lord of the Rings inspiring land of the ferns charms our ears and hearts thanks to the youthful chirpings of the Ruby Suns. Signed to Lil' Chief Records at home, Memphis Industries in Britain, and SubPop in the States, the band formed in 2004 after Californian escapee Ryan moved to Auckland and started playing with several local bands, among them The Brunettes. Embraced by the stellar artists with whom they have been fortunate enough to share a stage, from Throw Me A Statue to labelmates the Fleet Foxes and to the Dodos, it is easy to understand why they are so well-liked and are continually paired with bands that reflect the same energy as theirs. [KEXP]
The Brooklyn show went Vivian Girls --> The Ruby Suns --> Tilly & The Wall. The Ruby Suns also recently played their tribal-infused indie rock at the Pitchfork and Sub Pop Festivals. Unfortunately they just don't put on a very engaging live show. Someone else was more harsh...
"Their sound is a combination of Afro-pop, Brazilian Tropicalia, and late 80's Manchester beats. Sounds interesting, right? Not the way Ruby Suns play it." [Have You Heard]
To be fair, Ryan didn't think they were that bad at SXSW. More pics from their Music Hall set below...

Continue reading "The Ruby Suns @ Music Hall of Williamsburg, NYC - pics"

photos by Chris La Putt

Valient Thorr @ Bowery Ballroom

Long hair, chest hair, facial hair, and even ass hair, Chris described Friday night's show (July 25, 2008) at Bowery Ballroom as one of the most energetic shows he's seen...that there just weren't very many people at (relatively speaking - Bowery Ballroom holds 600 people). Maybe everyone was at Ween? (maybe Valient Thorr just isn't that great) (then again, Chris said they were awesome) (Monotonix playing like 5 shows that week was probably a factor too...).

Valient Thorr was the headliner. Their next NYC show will be opening for Motorhead. The rest of the pics from their Bowery set are below....

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photos by Chris La Putt

Early Man @ Bowery Ballroom

This year did not exactly begin on a high note for Mike Conte. In January, his band, Early Man, split from Matador, their label of three years, following a somewhat disappointing run. The breakup, for those who pay attention to these types of things, shouldn't come as much of a surprise: The pairing of a retrograde thrash-metal act with the imprint behind Cat Power and Belle & Sebastian was on its own enough to spark up the ol' authenticity debate, riff unheard. [The Village Voice]
Black Bubblegum wrote, "Early Man have announced that they have signed with The End and will release a new EP this fall produced by Jack Endino! Early Man is currently on the road with Valient Thorr and [played] the Bowery with Monotonix on July 25th." More pics from that Bowery show below...

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photos by Chris La Putt

Vivian Girls (eBay)
Vivian Girls record

COMING SOON: In The Red is also proud to announce that we are now the new home to Brooklyn's incredible VIVIAN GIRLS. We will be issuing a brand new single next month and re-issuing their debut album this September...
...aka you won't have to pay $73.08 on eBay (unless you want the first pressing, then go right ahead).

Vivian Girls not only added more dates to their tour with Cyrstal Stilts, they added one at Silent Barn this Friday (August 1) with Crystal Stilts, caUSE co-MOTION, and the beetz. Last night (July 29) they opened for Tilly and the Wall at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Pictures from that show, and all tour dates, below...

Continue reading "Vivian Girls - MHOW pics, 2008 Tour Dates (silent barn)"

photos by Chris La Putt

DOWNLOAD: Tilly & The Wall - Pot Kettle Black (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Tilly & The Wall - Cacophony (MP3)

Tilly and the wall @ MHOW

Tilly & The Wall played their first of 2 NYC shows at Music Hall of Williamsburg last night (July 29, 2008). They play their 2nd at Bowery Ballroom tonight. More tour dates and pictures from Brooklyn below....

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photos by Chris La Putt

Monotonix @ Bowery Ballroom

Here's a set of photos from Monotonix's opening st at Friday's Valient Thorr / Early Man show followed by a huge set of tour dates that include at least 3 more upcoming NYC shows, 2 of which are opening for their Drag City labelmate Silver Jews at Bowery Ballroom and Music Hall of Williamsburg...

Continue reading "Monotonix played Bowery Ballroom (NSFW pics), playing lots more (NSFW shows) (tour dates)"

words & photos by Chris La Putt

Martha Wainwright
Martha Wainwright @ Highline Ballroom

Thomas Bartlett (Doveman) on keys & Kate Mcgarrigle (Martha's mom)
Martha Wainwright @ Highline Ballroom

Rufus Wainwright (Martha's brother)
Martha Wainwright @ Highline Ballroom

Last night's show at the Highline Ballroom (July 23, 2008) had the flair of drag queen drama as Justin Bond, of Kiki and Herb fame (she's Kiki), performed a number of jazzy songs written by transvestite singers she's met along the way. Bond cooed in to the mic as he was backed by Doveman's Thomas Bartlett on piano/keyboard and a rather shiny and scantily clad guitarist.

Continuing on with the theme of sorrow and despair, Martha sang "I Wish I Were" with the simplicity and anguish of a broken heart. Slowly strumming her guitar and alone onstage with a powerful voice, she knew she had the crowd wrapped around her fingers. "I Wish I Were" is the first single of her new album that was just released a month ago. It was Doveman's last night performing with the band that also includes Living Room regular/guitarist extraordinaire Jim Campilongo, and Martha's husband Brad Albetta on bass. And speaking of family, the highlight of the evening was when Canadian folk singer Kate McGarrigle (i.e. Martha's mother) and Rufus (Martha's big brother) sang an encore with Martha. Ms. Wainwright ended the night with crowd favorite, "Stormy Weather." More pics below...

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photos by Chris La Putt

Ninjasonik

Friday July 18th -8PM- @ DEATH BY AUDIO

|| THE PSYCHOTHRILLER CHAMPAGNE PARTY

|| NINJASONIK
|||| KNYFE HYTS
|||||| RED DAWN 2
|||||||| PSYCHOTHRILLER
||||||||||| RAY CONTOUR

FREE champagne & High Life served all night!!!!!!!!

[ DEATH BY AUDIO ]

Knyfe Hyts and Ninjasonik also shared a bill Saturday @ The Yard. I already posted the Knyfe Hyts pics. The rest of the Ninjasonik ones, below....

Continue reading "Ninjasonik - pics from The Yard, a show @ DBA tonight"

photos by Chris La Putt

Spoon @ Prospect Park

Britt Daniel, frontman for Spoon, is a noted Feist fan.

"First time I saw her, we got thrown on a bill, I'd never heard her," he says. "She came on and I thought 'Who is this person?' She blew me away. In terms of a charisma and connecting with the audience, I rank her up there with Prince. Plus, she has one of the great, intriguing voices of today." [Chicago Tribune]

Feist played a pay-show at the Prospect Park Bandshell last week. Jay Reatard, White Rabbits and Spoon played the one that happened last night (July 15, 2008). More pictures from that below...

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photos by Chris LaPutt

Knyfe Hyts

Chairlift called out sick, so Soiled Mattress and the Springs played the first set of the day at the Yard on Saturday. It also happened to be their last show ever. They ended their set by putting the band's banner inside a flaming trashcan and setting fireworks inside it and giving out free t-shirts to the crowd. Despite wind that was causing the main stage awning to fall off and some technical difficulties, Soft Circle played a decent set. Ninja Sonik was supposed to play next, but was running late so Knyfe Hyts went on instead. More pictures below...

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photos by Chris La Putt

DOWNLOAD: Juana Molina - Micael (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Feist - Mushaboom (Postal Service Remix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Jimmy Flemion (the Frogs) - Too Many People Love The Rain (MP3)

Feist and Juana Molina @ Prospect Park

Feist and Juana Molina @ Prospect Park

Juana Molina and Feist played a not-free sold-out show at the Prospect Park Bandshell in Brooklyn last night (July 9, 2008). More pictures from that below...

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photos by Chris La Putt

Ted Leo @ Maxwells

On Monday (June 16, 2008), Jersey indie rocker Ted Leo (aka Bloomfield Vegan) and the Pharmacists played at Maxwell's in Hoboken before headining out on a tour with Pearl Jam (that includes two dates at MSG next week). Musicsnobbery was also there:

No doubt about it, Ted is a must-see live act and tonight, he was just as good as ever. His energy and charisma was on full display, and the man shows no sign of stopping or easing things up after 17 years of playing post-punk pop music.

... a good 80 minutes of awesomeness. To see him is to experience rock music without all the tricks and homages that is popular most of today's rock 'n' roll, synth sounds, echo effects and generally studio nonsense. With Ted, it's all done the old fashion way -- amps, pedals and microphones.

Comedy/music troupe Variety Shac opened. See Ted Leo again for free at Castle Clinton on July 17th. More pictures below.....

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photos by Chris La Putt

The Fratellis @ Webster Hall

"Although the Fratellis saw major chart success in the United Kingdom with 2006's "Costello Music," the Glasgow, Scotland, band is best-known in the United States for its song "Flathead" being featured in an iTunes commercial. Back for round two, sophomore album "Here We Stand" doesn't quite bring anything new to the table, but does carry on in the same fun, brash rock tradition of the debut." [Billboard]

"Like Alex Turner with a head injury, Jon Fratelli writes observational lyrics that observe nothing, and character songs with no character: witness the shameless codswallop of Mistress Mabel." [Guardian]

Yesterday (June 13, 2008) The Fratellis played two shows in NYC. The first was in a record store. The second was at Webster Hall. More pictures from the latter below....

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photos by Chris La Putt

Swervedriver @ Music Hall

Swervedriver played Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn last night (June 12, 2008). It was their second of two NYC reunion shows. The first was one night earlier at Bowery Ballroom. Bill went to that first show...

...Swervedriver came out and just killed it. Like the last ten years never happened. Jaw-droppingly, why-aren't-you-still-a-band-and-making-records good. And maybe it's just the decade that's passed, but they almost seemed better than I remembered. Swervedriver's sound hasn't dated I don't think -- it's the sound of vapor trails off hot desert pavement, or after-burners on a spaceship. On songs like the slow-burn "Duress" it felt like gravity lost its grip on us just a little bit. The band was clearly into it as much as the crowd. Adam Franklin is a cool dude, looking more like Geoffrey Wright having long-since shaved off his signature dreads, and didn't say more than ten word to the crowd the whole show but he had a smile on his face every time he did....
More pictures from the Brooklyn show below...

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