Entries tagged with: Cinco De Mayo
Eric Copeland at Bowery Ballroom in April (more by PSquared Photography)
TONIGHT (5/3), the venue will be graced by psych rockers Blues Control, Black Dice member Eric Copeland (who just opened for Akron/Family), Jackson Pollis' (of Real Estate) other project, Son of Dad, plus WFMU DJ Liz Berg will be on the boards all night. Doors are 8:30, show starts at 9:30, and admission is $8 at the door.
Then, on Saturday (5/4), there's another great show with Vermont psych weirdos Blanche Blanche Blanche, the even weirder Gary War, post rockers Woodsman, drone folk artist Weyes Blood, Matt Sullivan, and visuals by EyeBodega. Doors are at 8 and admission is $8.
Finally on Sunday (5/5), On Sunday, they've got Oren Ambarchi, Marco Fusinato, Long Distance Poison, and Millions. They're also involved in a Cinco de Mayo party happening at Deep Cuts Barber Shop. In their words:
Cinco De Mayo is a fake holiday.Sounds fun.
But our tasty carne asada tacos, grilled corn and beers are real.
Come chill eat some tacos and drink some beers while Mickey Perez and Marty McSorley spin Latin tunes all afternoon.
10% off all Latin records all day.
Tacos for tips & corn for coins.
Free mustache trims for all Zapatistas.
Some song streams below...
Beirut @ Coachella 2012 (more by David Andrako)
today in NYC
* Nass Gnawa @ Zebulon
* Little Women @ The Stone
* Travis Laplante @ The Stone
* Michalis Hatzigiannis @ Terminal 5
* Out All Night, Black Nash @ XPO 929
* Haim, Team Spirit, Workout @ Glasslands
* Sycorax, Professor Genius @ Shea Stadium
* Kid Ink, Emilio Rojas @ Highline Ballroom
* Andrew Bird, Tift Merritt @ Beacon Theatre
* Crystal Stilts, Woods, Mmoss @ 285 Kent Ave
* Feist, Timber Timbre @ Radio City Music Hall
* Prowler, Nicos Gun, Sky-Pony @ The Rock Shop
* Brendan Benson, Young Hines @ Bowery Ballroom
* School of Seven Bells, Exitmusic @ Le Poisson Rouge
* K Holes, Call of the Wild, Hard Nips @ Secret Project Robot
* Frankie Rose, Dive, Spectrals, Black Marble @ Mercury Lounge
* Plushgun, Little, Big, The Quick & Easy Boys, Sleeperstar @ Pianos
* DumpsterHunter, Mark Guiliana's Beat Music @ Rockwood Music Hall
* Beer & Cable, The Regressives, Agitator, Zts, Trepanning @ The Acheron
* Toubab Krewe, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Tauk @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Salsa band sfor Cinco de Mayo @ Knitting Factory
* Fredericks Brown, Alex and Janel, Ocean Carolina @ Rockwood Music Hall
* Gospel Music, Intuitions, We Can't Enjoy Ourselves, Green Grocer @ Cake Shop
* Roadside Graves, Gunfight!, Jeremy Benson, SeaPost @ Big Snow Buffalo Lodge
* Atlas Sound (DJ set), Internet Xplorer, Mr. Fahrenheit (DJ set), Getawolfpup @ Glasslands
* Beirut, Atlas Sound, My Brightest Diamond, yMusic, Caveman, Oneohtrix Point Never, Janka Nabay, Skeletons, Brooklyn Youth Chorus, The Yehudim, Benjamin Lanz, Pat Mahoney and Nancy Whang (DJ set)(Crossing Brooklyn Ferry) @ Brooklyn Academy of Music
photos by Amanda Hatfield
BOBBY @ Knitting Factory
"If you were at Knitting Factory last night, you got a trio of entertainment forms. You have the experimental musical stylings of BOBBY, you have projected artistic images and the celebration of Cinco de Mayo. As we know, Cinco de Mayo is when St. Mayo drove five big snakes out of Tijuana using a mariachi band while wearing a big sombrero.Molly Sarle was in fact the female voice on stage with her own band BOBBY at Knitting Factory last night (5/5), a change from BOBBY's last NYC show, and every other show they've played since. Mountain Man member Amelia Meath, who filled in for Molly at the previous shows, instead watched this one from the front row.
The Massachusetts-based collective are a fairly new band as founded by Tom Greenberg and featuring Molly Sarle of the popular vocal group Mountain Man. When I use the term experimental, that's a code word for "I have no idea what genre of music this lies under". Then I have to admit that music shouldn't need to be defined by genres. With the sparse guitars and a few electronic samplers, keyboards and processors, BOBBY does a fine of job making all that weirdness come together. It does help that Sarle's whoops and moans gives their set an other worldly quality." [Music Snobbery]
BOBBY played after a chill set by Real Estate side project Alex Bleeker & the Freaks (who covered a Mountain Man song). Detroit band Prussia opened the show and impressed with high energy and strong vocals. To quote Flagpole, "Imagine Flowers-era Rolling Stones colliding with Animal Collective while hanging out at Vampire Weekend's house and you're on the right track."
Right before the show we hosted a Hornitos Tequila-sponsored Cinco de Mayo party in the Knitting Factory front bar. 21+ ticketholders could choose between a free "Vegan Margarita" (named after the website more than the ingredients) and the "What about Bobb(by)" (or they could have both) (or as many as they could drink/hold in a 2 hour period). Which one did you like better? I thought I liked the "Vegan" better at first, but ended up partial to the "Bobby."
BOBBY return to NYC as part of a tour with Thao & Mirah. Prussia also played a show one night earlier at Mercury Lounge with Dominique Young Unique. Alex Bleeker's band Real Estate has a few shows coming up later this month.
More pictures from the Knitting Factory show, below...
photos by Chris La Putt, words by Andrew Frisicano
I'm pretty sure Davila 666, a six-piece rock outfit from Puerto Rico, don't have much stake in Mexican-American holidays. Regardless they obliged the attendees of Vice's Cinco de Mayo party/concert/open-bar on Thursday night, with a set of Spanish-language rock to the largely-inebriated-on-free-tequila crowd. The sound wasn't that great, and the guys do much better when not penned in by the ropes of a wrestling ring, but still, the band managed a set similar to their Cake Shop performance a few weeks back: all of the fast songs and very little filler. The live show doesn't sound much like their excellent new album, Tan Bajo, but that's ok, both are worth hearing.
After their gear got cleared away Silverio, a Mexican comedian/musician with a moptop and a shimmery suit, regaled the crowd with bawdy humor (also in Spanish), before introducing a pair of luchadores. The wrestlers grappled for a few minutes, drinks flying at them through the air, before spilling into the crowd to search for the culprits. Afterwards, they posed for pictures.
More pictures from the night, and some videos too, below...
DOWNLOAD: Gang Gang Dance - Mindkilla (MP3)
"@marcuskdowling whatever the hell Gang Gang Dance is doin in Brooklyn 2nite, I think youd approve. Hard as fuk hip hop, house, reggae beats" -DC_Phelps
Gang Gang Dance at MHOW - 5/4/2011 (photo by Jason Lester)
Gang Gang Dance and New Moods shared a bill at Music Hall of Williamsburg last night (5/4). How was the show? If the picture above is to be believed, it was at least colorful. The video below kind of confirms the same.
If you missed it, or the opener, take note that New Moods are playing a FREE show at Knitting Factory on Monday, 5/9 with Sherlock's Daughter and Slowdance.
And the Gang Gang Dance party continues TONIGHT (5/5), as the band will DJ (not play) at clothing store Opening Ceremony's Cinco De Mayo Party at China Chalet in conjunction with a bigger partnership to promote all involved...
Gang Gang Dance and Opening Ceremony have paired up to promote the band's latest album, Eye Contact, which will be released by 4AD on May 10th.Stream Eye Contact in its entirety below. Grab an MP3 from it above. Cinco de Mayo flyer and more tour dates, also below...
It's a mind-warbling, multi-media collaboration spanning in-store displays, a band-curated mixtape, an exclusive 4AD Session and a Cinco Day Mayo record release party at Manhattan's China Chalet sponsored by a Swedish vodka company -- a multi-cultural celebration for the new album that only Gang Gang could conjure.
If you visit the Opening Ceremony stores in New York and Los Angeles throughout May, you will find eye catching window displays designed by multi-instrumentalist and reknowned artist in his own right, Brian DeGraw. Customers will also be able to take home their new clothes in a super limited-edition tote bag, also designed by DeGraw.
For online customers, you can visit Opening Ceremony's website (openingceremony.us) and listen to a Gang Gang Dance mixtape featuring Primal Scream, J Dilla and About Group to name a few. There are also exclusive band photos and, starting on May 9th, visitors can watch an exclusive preview of the band's 4AD session.
And to cap this all off, if you are in the New York area, you can hear members of the band DJ at Opening Ceremony's Cinco De Mayo Party on May 5th. It will run from 10 pm to 3 am at China Chalet, located at 47 Broadway. Other DJ guests include Spencer Sweeney and XXXchange. Admission is free and first-come first served. Again, Cinco De Mayo X Chinese bar X Swedish vodka...
Alex Bleeker (more by Erez Avissar)
today in NYC
* Matuto @ Barbes
* Milton @ Joe's Pub
* Toh Kay @ Joe's Pub
* Rammstein @ Izod Center
* Lyn Goeringer @ The Stone
* Rachelle Garniez @ Barbes
* Matthew Ostrowski @ The Stone
* Gladys Knight @ Beacon Theatre
* DJ Questlove @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Tim Minchin @ Gramercy Theatre
* Amon Amarth @ Best Buy Theater
* Sam Bradley, Holly Conlan @ Joe's Pub
* Cordero, Reid Paley Trio @ The Rock Shop
* The Fiery Furnaces @ Rockwood Music Hall
* Bad Manners, Hub City Stompers @ Maxwell's
* Kenny Millions, Starlicker @ Issue Project Room
* Banda De Los Muertos, Chicha Libre @ Littlefield
* Sophistafunk, Sleeperstar @ Rockwood Music Hall
* Superhuman Happiness, Amazing Ghost @ Zebulon
* Uh Huh Her, Diamonds Under Fire @ Santos Party House
* Clare Burson, Of Monsters & Men @ Rockwood Music Hall
* Mad Juana, The Green Children, Eitch @ Bowery Electric
* Coconuts, Beaches, Ed Schrader, Dope Body @ Cake Shop
* Rise Against, Bad Religion, Four Year Strong @ Terminal 5
* The Dearloves, Mr. Tough, American Restless @ Bruar Falls
* Snakes Say Hisss, Fort Lean, Slam Donahue @ Glasslands
* Gordon Voidwell, Futurecop, NewVillager & more @ Tammany Hall
* Cold War Kids, We Barbarians, Beast Make Bomb @ Highline Ballroom
* Smoking Popes, Girl in a Coma @ The Studio at Webster Hall
* Computer Magic, Ch-Rom, Gospels, Punks on Mars @ Coco 66
* The Airborne Toxic Event, Voxhaul Broadcast @ Webster Hall
* BOBBY, Alex Bleeker & The Freaks, Prussia @ Knitting Factory
* Colin Rogister, Joakim, Sal P, Tim Sweeney @ Public Assembly
* Silverio, Davila 666, Chico Sonido & more @ Good Units (Vice event)
* Paul & The Tall Trees, International Affairs @ Mercury Lounge
* Kath Bloom, P.G. Six, Larkin Grimm, Ember Schrag @ Union Pool
* Midnight Magic, Arthur Baker, Matt Thornley @ Public Assembly
* Holly Golightly and The Brokeoffs, Daniel Wayne @ Mercury Lounge
* The Thermals, Twin Shadow, Tyvek (NYU show) @ Le Poisson Rouge
* Jukebox The Ghost, Wakey!Wakey!, Pretty & Nice @ Bowery Ballroom
* Pants Velour, New Madrid, Mahavatar, Mama's Dirty Lil Secret @ Pianos
* Plan B, DJ Teenwolf, Crown & Anchor Dub, Joy @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Das Racist, Gabrielle Hamilton & Eugene Mirman get interviewed @ Union Hall
* Family Underground, C. Spencer Yeh & Brian Sullivan, Drainolith, White Suns @ DBA
* Shawn David McMillen, Tom Carter and Robert Millis Duo, Eleven Twenty-Nine, Rhyton @ Silent Barn
Obama is in town today.
Happy Cinco de Mayo! To celebrate, we're hosting a 2 hour BOBBY pre-party at Knitting Factory tonight from 6-8pm. Free cocktails courtesy of Hornitos Tequila for all BOBBY ticketholders. In other words, for $10 you get 2 hours of free drinking followed by 3 bands (BOBBY, Alex Bleeker & the Freaks and Prussia).
Liturgy have a new video for "RETURNER" from their new album "AESTHETHICA" (out May 10). Check it out below...
As you know, BrooklynVegan presents a 3-band lineup consisting of BOBBY, Alex Bleeker & the Freaks, and Prussia at Knitting Factory in Brooklyn on May 5th aka Cinco de Mayo (aka tomorrow). Tickets are still on sale.
Honestly, the show just happened to fall on Cinco de Mayo, but since it did we decided to join in on the festivities by adding an open bar pre-party that is open to all 21+ BOBBY ticketholders. The concert start at 8pm, and we'll be serving free Hornitos Tequila cocktails in the Knitting Factory front bar from 6-8 to all 21+ ticketholders who show up (you can also buy a ticket when you get there) (they're only $10). Come party.
And in honor of Cinco De Mayo, our pre-party sponsor Hornitos Tequila is also hosting a Mariachi Mashup contest that will give bands a chance to win $10,000 - for full details visit the Hornitos Facebook Page, but it involves covering one of five songs, "Young Folks" by Peter Bjorn & John, "Little Secrets" by Passion Pit, and "Surrender" by Cheap Trick included. Cheap Trick also made their own mashup/cover to kick off the contest, which you can watch (short and long version), with our party flyer, below...
Holy Ghost! in Austin last week (more by Tim Griffin)
The second edition of Noncerts goes down at Cameo Gallery in Brooklyn tonight (4/29). Elvis Perkins, Martha Wainwright, and Jesse Harris will all play sets with the all-star house band and tickets for the benefit are still on sale.
Stick around after Noncerts for the dance party happening in the same venue with DFA DJs Jee Day, Matt Cash and Juan Maclean who may not be joined by his bandmate Nancy Whang even though she will probably make an appearance earlier in the night across the street at the sold out Holy Ghost! show happening at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Nancy is scheduled to instead appear with Classixx tonight at Webster Hall (flyer below). If that's not enough DFA for you, Free Energy play a show tonight at Glasslands too. Oh, and if you're going to Holy Ghost!, save your ticket stub (if you have one). It gets you $3.00 off admission to Cameo (doors at midnight).
Holy Ghost! just got off a tour with Cut Copy whose next NYC show is in Prospect Park with Midnight Magic who you can catch way before that on North 6th Street too. On Cinco de Mayo, while BOBBY are doing there thing over at Knitting Factory, Midnight Magic, Arthur Baker, and DFA DJ Matt Thornley will play a show in the back room of Public Assembly while Colin Rogister [Disocography], Joakim [Paris/ Tigersushi], Sal P [Liquid Liquid], and Tim Sweeney [Beats in Space/ DFA] hold it down in the same venue's loft space. A $15 ticket will get you into both the main event and the "Discography" party in the loft, or you can skip the downstairs and pay only $5. The flyer for that part is below...
DOWNLOAD: Cocorosie - Lemonade (MP3)
Shout Out Louds @ White Slab in March (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
"Some Americans think of Cinco De Mayo as a "Mexican Independence Day," which is actually Sept. 16, when the reality is that Cinco De Mayo is in remembrance of the Mexican army backing down the French military on May 5, 1862. Cinco De Mayo is Spanish for the 5th of May and is not a national holiday in the United States." [Epoch Times]tonight in NYC
* The English Beat @ Maxwell's
* So Percussion @ Carnegie Hall (free)
* Lord Mantis, Sea of Bones @ Union Pool
* Washed Out, Small Black @ The Bell House
* Shout Out Louds, Freelance Whales @ Webster Hall
* Hot Hot Heat, The Willowz, Grooms @ Public Assembly
* Ensemble Simul Cantare, Mick Barr @ Issue Project Room
* Givers, Drink Up Buttercup, King Expressers @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Cheeseburger, Hard Nips, Wizardzz @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn
* Common & Queen Latifah (being actors) @ the Apple Store
* ArpLine, Hooray For Earth, Midnight Masses @ (le) Poisson Rouge
* Dead Stars, Hounds Of Hate, The Hidden Ratio, New Yoga @ Coco 66
* Michael Leonhart & The Avramina 7, Moneybrother @ Mercury Lounge
* Dan Friel, Adult Themes, Food Stamps, Imaginary Weapons @ Bruar Falls
* Bradford Reed, Sabrina Chap, Mike Pride, Get The People @ Death By Audio
* Walter Schreifels, Atlantic/Pacific, Jump Into The Gospel @ Studio at Webster Hall
Hounds of Hate continue their NYC run.
The always-busy Mike Pride describes tonight's Death By Audio show as "MP- drums + Jon Irabagon- tenor sax - We play 3rd, around 10pm. - Get the people features Kevin Shea on drums too!"
Video of The National, who have a show coming up very soon at BAM, playing their song "Little Faith" live in a castle is below.
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti played Mercury Lounge last night.
Dan Deacon is playing a free NYC show this summer.
Look who's playing Lincoln Center's 2010 Out of Doors Festival.
The Fall, whose record release party we hosted last night at Coco66, have a new video for their new song "Bury". Whatch that below too.
Public Image Ltd are now playing a tinier venue later this month.
Joanna Newsom played "'81," one of her new album's best, on Jools Holland. That's below...
Loney Dear @ Union Hall last time they were here (more by Tim Griffin)
tonight in NYC
* The Roots @ Highline Ballroom
* NY Dolls @ the Varvatos Store
* Adele, The Script @ Roseland Ballroom
* Olof Arnalds, Dylan Mondegreen @ Union Hall
* St. Vincent @ Virgin Megastore Union Square
* Ben Harper & the Relentless 7 @ Webster Hall
* Illinois, Holly Miranda, Kenan Bell @ Mercury Lounge
* Electric Six, Living Things, Evil Cowards @ Bowery Ballroom
* Angel Deradoorian, Drawlings, The Holy Experiment @ Cake Shop
* Lady Sovereign, Chester French, Hollywood Holt @ Highline Ballroom
* Marina Rosenfeld and Anthony Coleman, Jeremiah Cymerman @ The Stone
* Loney Dear, Lia Ices, The Silent League @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Bushwick Book Club with Corn Mo, Susan Hwang, others @ Goodbye Blue Monday
* Phil Anastasia, Inspectah Deck, Heltah Skeltah + "Sessions" @ Santos
Titus Andronicus' new video for "Landscape With the Fall of Icarus" below...
I'm From Barcelona @ Masonic Temple - May 1, 2008 (Abbey Braden)
The Acorn @ Union Hall - May 3, 2008 (Jonny Leather)
tonight in NYC
* Rock N ROFL @ Pianos
* Channel 101 screenings too
* Shearwater @ Florence Guild Hall
* Juiceboxxx & many other bands at Death By Audio
* The Cave Singers & Love as Laughter @ Union Hall
* Lou Reed & Highline Ballroom's 1 year anniversary
* Team Robespierre & The Teenagers @ Bowery Ballroom
* Fuck Buttons, Sightings & Pattern is Movement at Mercury Lounge
"Ever since VL started way back when, Jennifer and I have been complaining about Cinco de Mayo being misunderstood and misused as an excuse for half price margaritas." [vivirlatino]
Break stereotypes and come to Pianos for $2.00 Svedka citron drinks instead!.
Lou Reed & Julian Schnabel discussed Berlin at the Tribeca Film Festival.
DOWNLOAD: The Acorn - Crooked Legs (MP3)
What is Channel 101?The monthly screenings happen the first Monday of every month at Pianos. They are the reason we aren't starting Rock n ROFL until 9pm tonight.... make that a bit after 9:00 (May 5, 2008). Their first screening starts at 7:00. Their second screening starts at 8:30 tonight (which I didn't know when we started planning). The screening runs "less than an hour" though, and they'll already have the chairs set up so we can go right into the comedy hour with our host Max Silvestri. The even better news is that you can ALSO come for the screenings, AND that we'll have $2.00 Svedka vodka drinks. So, tonight now looks something like this:
Every month, five-minute TV shows are screened for a live audience in New York City. The audience votes to renew some shows and cancel others.
The top five shows become the new "prime time" lineup; losing shows are banished forever.
The next month, prime time shows return with new episodes, pitted against each other and a crop of fresh new pilots.
At Channel 101, your entertainment destiny is in your hands. If you like a show, nurture it with your votes and it will bloom into a series. If you don't like a show, it goes away. Wouldn't it be great if "real" television worked this way?
tonight - May 5, 2008 @ Pianos
8:30 - free Channel 101 screening
9:?? - Greg Johnson & 4 other comedy acts (including the Perfect Storm) (ROFL)
10:?? - The War on Drugs (rock)
11:?? - The Acorn (rock again)
First person to email BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (subject: rofl) right now (include your first and last name) will win a pair of tickets to the show. $10 tickets will be available at the door. $2.00 vodka drinks. See you there.