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Karen Elson @ Studio at Webster Hall
Karen Elson

Karen Elson played Williamsburg Waterfront on Sunday, June 20th with Band of Horses and Grizzly Bear. The night before that she headlined a show at Studio at Webster Hall along with Midnight Masses. Samantha Marble was there and wrote: "Looking back on the show I thought that Karen Elson having Midnight Masses open for her was a perfect balance in terms of setting the tone. Midnight Masses posess the kind of power and soul that forces you to see the light. Whereas Karen Elson sings songs gently but powerfully. The mystery in the tone of her voice makes you feel like you are sitting outside during twilight in the country. It's dark but everything is illuminated." Her pictures from that show are in this post.

Karen Elson doesn't have any more shows lined up, but Midnight Masses will be at Union Pool on June 27th with Starring, Wizardry and Skeletonbreath (a Northside show). They'll also be at Mercury Lounge on July 10th with Snowden (tickets) and Cake Shop on July 19th.

The next show at the Williamsburg Waterfront is Silversun Pickups, Against Me! and The Henry Clay People on Friday, June 25th.

Karen Elson's The Ghost Who Walks came out in May on Third Man Records, and a video from her release party set at the label's store/studio in Nashville is posted below (she also played the label's pop-up at SXSW). Conan O'Brien played the same Nashville space on June 10th. A live LP of Conan's performance is available for preorder from the label, and is expected by the end of July.

More pictures from the Studio at Webster Hall show and the above-mentioned video and tour dates are below...

Continue reading "Karen Elson Studio pics & Third Man Records performance video, more Midnight Masses dates & the Conan pre-order"

by Andrew Frisicano

Conan O'Brien played Third Man Recs in Nashville (via)
Conan O'Brien

Conan O'Brien & Jack White (via Team Coco)
Conan O'Brien

Conan O'Brien and his band, on their way to Bonnaroo, rolled into Nashville on June 10th for a free show at Jack White's Third Man Records.

Conan blazed through a rocking setlist of stuff from our Legally Prohibited show - as well as a few other jams that we've never done! The energy in the room was incredible: The band lit by a dim red light, the hot Nashville air thick with excitement; the room packed to capacity - it was a scene the likes of which I've never experienced. I could totally see this show being something that happened outside under a tent in the South in the 50's. A very, very cool vibe.

And the crowd - the crowd!! They were giving the energy right back to Conan a hundredfold! They danced their asses off, screamed their lungs out, clapped their hands off - in short, gave a lot of body parts to the floor of Third Man (the post show clean up was a little awkward) But the BEST part of the night was that the whole thing was being recorded on a reel to reel tape! Why reel to reel? Because tonight's performance is going to be pressed into a record that people at the show could buy! Say it with me, party people: HOLY CRAP. What that also meant for the show was that halfway through, Conan & the band had to stop for a few minutes so that the reel could be changed! SO COOL. It's just like Elvis or Buddy Holly or something!! In other words: It was Super Cool Old School. As old and as cool a school as they come, y'all. And just when I was sure that jack White couldn't get any cooler... He proves me wrong once again. ;)

Speaking of Jack, when Conan went off the setlist and starting playing a little "Creep" by Radiohead, Jack jumped onstage and put an old timey chiminysweepesque hat on his head! It was completely unplanned, and made us all crack up. Then, for the last song, Jack jumped up and joined Conan for a blow your brain out of your skull version of 20 Flight Rock...[Team Coco]

Part of the set list was Conan's cover of the White Stripes' "Seven Nation Army."

Conan's tour, which stopped at Radio City for two nights, is at Bonnaroo this weekend and finishes on June 14th in Atlanta.

The full set list (which lists the last song as Ronnie Hawkins' "40 Days"), a video from the show (and more from the scene outside of it) are below...

Continue reading "Conan played Third Man Records (show recorded for a live LP)"

Pee-wee Herman @ Radio City Music Hall
Pee Wee Herman

Man oh man! ANOTHER kickass show tonight!! How do we do it?! HOW. DO WE. DO. IT. I'll tell you how... By some more help from some great friends! Friends like PEE WEE HERMAN, JOHN KRASINSKI & ELI MANNING. Oh... And one other guest you might have heard of... A man by the name of...MAX WEINBERG!

It was really great seeing Max and catching up and everything. Max dropped by and was nice enough to sit in on our closing number, The Weight! Here's them going back out for the encore:

Annnnnnd.... That's all she wrote for the Legally Prohibited Tour in the Big Apple!! Thank you, New York. We had an absolutely fantastic time... And we hope that you had the same. Now, we load out, hit the showers, board the buses... And head on out to Boston! Oh, Boston. Board up the windows, lock down the kegs, and pray for daylight... BECAUSE HURRICANE COCO IS HEADED YOUR WAY! KAPOW! [Team Coco]

Conan O'Brien's second night (6/2) at Radio City featured different guests than the first. Those included Pee Wee Herman (who's coming to Broadway this fall), Eli Manning, John Krasinski and Max Weinberg, who joined the band & Conan for the closing cover of "The Weight." The tour continues on to Bonnaroo and ends June 14th in Atlanta. Videos from last night below...

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Conan O'Brien & Vampire Weekend @ Radio City Music Hall (TomChau)

"Conan O'Brien brought The Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television Tour to Radio City Music Hall Tuesday night for the first of two performances. By far, the evening's highlight was the surprise appearance of Stephen Colbert, who came out onstage to rib O'Brien for leaving New York to do The Tonight Show in Hollywood...

...Their verbal tiff quickly escalated: "We're at Radio City, there's only one possible way to fight here," Colbert said with his face literally in O'Brien's face. "Anything that gets us to separate our noses and lips," O'Brien answered. "How about a good old-fashioned dance-off?" Colbert suggested. Cue "Pour Some Sugar on Me."

I would say Colbert was winning until he ruptured his hamstring. He was about to admit defeat when -- "Don't you dare, Stephen Colbert! Don't you dare! Don't you dare!" It was the voice of Jon Stewart booming from the back of the theater. (Even those of us in the last row of the second mezzanine who couldn't see him knew it immediately.) Stewart walked down an aisle to the stage -- wearing a red satin shirt, black pants, and a gold cummerbund -- as the audience exploded into a standing ovation. The fan reaction caught on the video says it best: "Holy f--ing s--!"... [EW]

Conan O'Brien was also joined by Vampire Weekend (good practice), Paul Rudd, and Bill Hadar at last night's show which was opened by Reggie Watts. Conan encouraged audience members to live tweet the show. Videos, including of the Colbert part, below...

Continue reading "Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart, Vampire Weekend & other guests joined Conan O'Brien @ Radio City Music Hall (videos)"

Conan O'Brien earlier on the tour (steeveleenow)
Conan O Brien

tonight in NYC
* Conan O'Brien @ Radio City Music Hall
* Nellie McKay @ Feinstein's at Loews Regency
* DOM, Popo (DJ) @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Jay Electronica @ Red Hook Park
* Athlete, Carney @ Bowery Ballroom
* Diane Birch, Matt White @ Highline Ballroom
* Pendu Presents: Pendu Disco @ Glasslands Gallery
* The Damned Things, Static Summer @ Knitting Factory
* Le Sphinxx, Omega Jarden, Happy New Year, Follower @ Cake Shop
* The Futureheads, Hooray For Earth @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Blessure Grave, White Ring, Passions, The Sabbath Assembly @ Santos Party House
* Blondes (DJ), Bearbot (DJ), Anamanaguchi (DJ), Sabrepulse (DJ) @ Santos
* Binary Marketing Show, Coltrane Motion, Glorious Veins, Graham Smith @ Bruar Falls
* Brahms, Class Actress, The Tony Castles, Baby Alpaca, Cool Places Sound System (DJ) @ Pianos

Summerstage officially kicks off their season today with Melody Gardot and The New York Pops in Central Park, and Jay Electronica in Red Hook Park.

It's unfortunate that members of Anthrax now play with members of Fall Out Boy. At least tickets aren't even sold out for tonight's "The Damned Things" show at Knitting Factory.

Lizzy Borden was supposed to play the Bell House tonight, but it was cancelled.

Reggie Watts opens for Conan O'Brien tonight and tomorrow at Radio City Music Hall.

Nellie McKay kicks off her residency at Feinstein's tonight. Tickets are still available for all 14 shows.

45 Grave played Europa on May 18th. A Punkcast video below...

Red Wire Black Wire played the Bushwick Rooftop Festival on Sunday. unARTigNYC Video velow...

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Conan O'Brien in Eugene, OR 4/12 (by ob)
Conan Obrien

The approach, judging from Monday night's performance, was to sweep in with a torrent of energy (or as O'Brien put it in a Twitter post, a "towering tsunami of dry, self-deprecating humor"), high spirits, music, video bits, flashing lights and a crew of old favorite faces and routines. Andy Richter was back, along with LaBamba and the band (though not Max Weinberg), a bear with a certain self-gratifying habit, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog was there on tape, along with other schtick the sellout crowd ate up with gusto. For surprise, there was a brief appearance by Jack McBrayer, aka Kenneth the page on "30 Rock," and the band Spoon [whose own current tour happened to be in Oregon on the same night].

It was plain that this was the first stop on the tour, and cast and crew were getting a feel for what worked and what didn't. At times, the show seemed to cheerfully roll around like an out-of-control soccer ball. But O'Brien and crew always managed to bring it back from the "where-is-this-going?" episodic brink. The proceedings could stand some tightening and trimming -- Conan, we know you love that guitar, but a few of those songs should probably go -- but everybody was giving it their all.

At times, it almost felt like we were watching O"Brien's TV show, with the big-screen display on the stage behind him beaming out his face, and some delightfully loose back-and-forth banter between Conan and Andy. All in all, it's hard to get too crabby about a show that tries to squeeze in so much comedy...The Oregonian]

Conan's "The Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television Tour," which kicked off last night (Monday, 4/12) in Eugene, Oregon, comes to Radio City Music Hall for two nights on June 1st and 2nd. Those are sold out, but some tickets are still available for his May 30th show at the Borgata in Atlantic City.

The first night of the tour coincided with the news that Conan would be hosting a new show on TBS this November.

Videos of songs, sketches and dancing from night one (though none of Spoon unfortunately) are below...

Continue reading "Conan O'Brien kicked off his tour in Oregon with help from Spoon (videos), AC tix still on sale, new show on TBS"

Conan O'Brien

Conan O'Brien will be going out on a 30-city tour this April, May and June. Dubbed the "Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television Tour," it'll consist of "a night of music, comedy, hugging, and the occasional awkward silence" with Conan, Andy Richter and members of the Tonight show band.

The tour comes to NYC's Radio City on June 1st - a show that's already sold out. And they just added a second date at Radio City the next night, which is on sale. Its stop at the somewhat-nearby Atlantic City Borgata on May 30th has some tickets still available.

He'll also be at Bonnaroo in June. All dates below...

Continue reading "Conan O'Brien touring, playing TWO shows @ Radio City (on sale now), Bonnaroo - 2010 dates"

Darius Jones @ New Languages Fest in Sept (more by Andrew Frisicano)
Darius Jones

tonight in NYC
* Whiplash @ UCB Theatre
* Chicha Libre @ Barbes
* Darius Jones Trio @ Roulette
* Rev. Vince Anderson @ Union Pool
* Penny Arcade & Debbie Harty @ Le Poisson Rouge
* Jim Campilongo Electric Trio @ The Living Room
* Les Paul Guitar Tribute w/ Zakk Wylde @ Iridium
* Cheap Trick, Jason Falkner, Roger Joseph Manning Jr @ Irving Plaza
* Girls At Dawn, Bottle Up & Go, No Place, Shining Twins @ Studio @ Webster Hall
* Haiti Benefit w/ Vienna Teng, Amber Rubarth, Ari Hest, Alex Berger, Nate Campany, more @ City Winery

Saxist and composer Darius Jones brings a different band to Roulette for three straight nights. Tonight it's a trio, Tuesday it's a quartet and Wednesday his quintet adds two singers.

Tonight @ LPR: "Penny Arcade: Bad Reputation Book Launch and Performance Gala w/ Debbie Harry and special guests, erotic dancers, performances, music, booze and books!"

James Blackshaw is one of the artists playing LPR on Tuesday.

Beach House play a record release show for their new Teen Dream tomorrow at The Bell House. They played Jimmy Fallon last week, video below.

Of Montreal and James Husband kick off a tour tonight that stops by Highline Ballroom tomorrow.

Friday night was Conan O'Brien's final show on NBC. You can watch it in its entirety below...

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words by BBG, photos by Meghan McInnis


Spoon you rock rocked Mercury Lounge tonite and I thank you for it - [noise64]
If you got in line early yesterday afternoon (as early as 1PM from some reports), or were one of the lucky few to get advanced tickets, then you were able to catch Spoon at Mercury Lounge last night (1/21) with Mahogany. The show was one of a few the band has played in the past week leading up to release of their new album Transference (stream it), including El Cid in LA, The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (video below), and many others, continuing at Waterloo Records in Austin,TX at 4PM on Monday, 1/25/10.

Spoon is scheduled to play one slightly less intimate show in NYC at Radio City Music Hall with Deerhunter ON 3/26 (tix), but Spoon frontman Britt Daniel will do double time this weekend by playing Sound Fix on Saturday (1/23) during day before hitting MHOW later that night with a star-studded lineup. That show, featuring appearances from Justin Vernon (Bon Iver), St. Vincent, Zach Galifianakis, Janeeane Garofalo, Wyatt Senac, John Shade, host Bobby Tisdale (just added) and others as part of a benefit for Haiti. Tickets go on sale at noon for $35, and $40 at the door (if there are any left). 100% of the proceeds to go to Haiti.

Spoon is also on board to play Coachella along with Pavement, Faith No More, Jay-Z and a host of others.

More pics from Mercury Lounge, the setlist, and video from their appearance on The Tonight Show are all below....

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Patton Oswalt & Conan O'Brien
Patton Oswalt

"The late-night nightmare is almost over. Conan O'Brien is leaving NBC and receiving a payout--and he'll be free to appear on another network before his contract expires, Kim Masters reports.

The NBC-Leno-Conan war is close to ending, according to a knowledgeable source. According to the outlines of a settlement, Conan O'Brien will leave NBC and the network will make an as-yet unspecified payment. The comedian will be free to appear elsewhere on television well before his contract expires, despite earlier threats from NBC that it would prevent him from working anywhere else.

There is still opportunity for the negotiation to fall apart, but clearly, at this point it is in NBC's interest to put an end to this dismal episode." [The Daily Beast] (via Gawker)

Patton Oswalt, Aziz Ansari, and Ricky Gervais all recently appeared on Conan. Videos below...

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Aziz Ansari and Conan O'Brien

"In the grand scheme of things, figuring out whether to stay in a job that pays north of $15 million a year or fighting for some sort of buyout that would also be in the millions -- if not multimillions -- is something of a luxury problem. But those are basically the options facing NBC's Conan O'Brien, who is being told "The Tonight Show" is going to move from 11:35 p.m. to 12:05 a.m. to make room for Jay Leno's return to late night." [LA Times]
Conan has rejected the offer to move to 12:05. His statement along with videos of Vampire Weekend and Aziz Ansari on the show (both from the past few days), below...

Continue reading "Vampire Weekend & Aziz Ansari played Conan O'Brien who has issued a statement turning down NBC's 12:05 offer"

Alice in Chains

I procrastinated posting this because of the inner struggle I have with the "new singer" thing. Alice in Chains have announced a huge tour which includes a March 8th AND a just added March 9th show at NYC's Terminal 5 which are now on sale. In related news, the band was nominated for a Grammmy this week for "Best Hard Rock Performance"... you can see some of their performance from their last NYC show (at Irving Plaza) HERE. All dates, and a video of their Halloween performance on Conan O'Brien, below...

Continue reading ""Alice in Chains" tour dates (TWO SHOWS at Terminal 5) "

Heavy Trash @ Mercury Lounge in June (more by Tim Griffin)
Heavy Trash

tonight in NYC
* Iggy Pop @ Barnes & Noble
* The Raveonettes @ Maxwell's
* Nick Lowe, Bill Kirchen @ City Winery
* Digable Planets members @ Southpaw
* Kylie Minogue @ Hammerstein Ballroom
* Former Ghost, Silk Flowers @ Monkey Town
* Lucky Dragons, Rose Lowder @ Light Industry
* Heavy Trash, Bad Girlfriend @ Bowery Electric
* Indian Jewelry, Led Er Est, Living Days @ Glasslands
* The Dodos, The Ruby Suns @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Om, Six Organs of Admittance, Lichens @ Bowery Ballroom
* Built to Spill, Disco Doom, Violent Soho @ Webster Hall
* Ladybug Transistor, The Parson Red Heads, Hymns @ Union Hall
* Ravens & Chimes, Hollands, Wires In the Walls, The Royalties @ Pianos
* Youth Group, The Static Jacks, Terminal Reynaldo, Don Lennon @ Maxwell's
* Clem Snide, Yourself & The Air, The Republic Tigers, Eleanor Whitmore with Chris Masterson @ Mercury Lounge

Two-thirds of Digable Planets reunite for a gig at Southpaw.

Iggy Pop talks with author Robert Matheu at Barnes & Noble Tribeca.

Kylie Minogue wraps up her Hammerstein Ballroom run.

Neon Indian is coming for CMJ. Indian Jewelry plays Glasslands tonight.

The Raveonettes' tour starts at Maxwell's tonight, Webster Hall tomorrow and MHOW Sunday.

Om, Six Organs of Admittance and Lichens played Europa on Sunday. Tonight they're at Bowery Ballroom.

West Coast indie-pop band The Dodos have a new-ish record out and are on tour with The Ruby Suns. They both play Music Hall of Williamsburg tonight and Bowery tomorrow.

Lucky Dragons recently opened some shows for Thom Yorke. Tonight they're in Brooklyn.

Built to Spill, Disco Doom and Violent Soho have three more NYC shows to play counting tonight at Webster Hall.

Former Ghost, at Monkey Town with Silk Flowers tonight, is Freddy Ruppert from This Song Is a Mess but So Am I, Jamie Stewart of Xiu Xiu, and Nika Roza of Zola Jesus.

Heavy Trash play a record release show for Midnight Soul Serenade, out now, at Bowery Electric.

The Roots aren't playing Highline Ballroom tonight.

Nick Lowe and Bill Kirchen play City Winery tonight and tomorrow.

Grizzly Bear and Sonic Youth both made (very different) appearances on TV last night. Those clips are below.

What else?

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The Roots @ Highline Ballroom (photo by Nathan Miller)
The Roots

tonight in NYC
* Phish @ Jones Beach Theater
* The Roots @ Highline Ballroom
* Mandy Moore @ Highline Ballroom
* Neil Innes of the Rutles @ BB King's
* Isis, Pelican, Tombs @ Irving Plaza
* Sessions at Santa's w/ Skint, Light Asylum (DJ) @ Santos
* Emilie Simon, Holiday Shores @ (Le) Poisson Rouge
* Love Is All, Real Estate, The King Left @ Maxwell's
* Rock Plaza Central, Suckers, John Reichmann @ The Bell House
* Art Brut, Murder Mystery, Les Sans Culottes @ Mercury Lounge
* Bushwick Book Club: Watchmen w/ Franz Nicolay, etc @ Goodbye Blue Monday
* Afrobeat Fest w/ BLK JKS, Geko Jones, Uproot Andy, Bajah + the Dry Eye Crew, Blue Nefertiti's Paris@Night, Yacouba Diabate, Mamodou Konate, Afrobeat Radio DJs @ Knitting Factory

Mandy Moore is playing a free early show at the Highline Ballroom tonight for those who buy her new album, Amanda Leigh, from Best Buy. Entry is first come first served. Reviews of the album aren't all horrible so far.

Tonight is the first show of former Tonic owner Melissa Caruso Scott's curating run at The Stone.

Pearl Jam was Conan's first Tonight Show musical guest. They played "Got Some" off their forthcoming record Backspacer -- video below. (Tonight is Green Day). Jimmy Fallon has Steve Martin and Paul Simon.

The Hold Steady's Franz Nicolay will be at tonight's edition of the Bushwick Book Club at Goodbye Blue Monday. This month book is Watchmen, which means Franz and the rest of the night's performers will be playing songs they've written about the comic specifically for the occassion. Check out a poster for the gig, below.

The Grates played SXSW all the way back in March, but they just posted some video diaries from their trip now. Watch below...

Cheetah Chrome and The Blackhearts played Europa in May. A video from that show below...

What else?

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Art Brut didn't have a meltdown @ Primavera Sound (scannerfm_flickr)
Art Brut

tonight in NYC
* Les Paul @ Iridium
* Lykke Li @ Highline Ballroom
* Amram & Co. @ Cornelia Street Cafe
* Gabriel Kahane @ Rockwood Music Hall
* Zee Avi, Amy LaVere, papercranes @ Maxwell's
* Art Brut, Demander, The Picture @ Mercury Lounge
* Gomez, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit @ Terminal 5
* Death Vessel, Grant Hart, Kevin Barker @ The Bell House
* Glam Hammer, Invisible Circle, Black Elf Speaks @ Glasslands
* Rock Plaza Central, Josh Reichmann, Bird of Youth, Mean Creek @ Cake Shop

Art Brut kicks off five nights at the Mercury Lounge.

Black Elf Speaks.

Rock Plaza Central play the first of two NYC shows with Josh Reichmann tonight. The second, the Bell House Tuesday, June 2nd, adds Suckers to the bill.

David Amram, who's coming off a weekend of gigs, continues his monthly Amram & Co. series at Cornelia Street Cafe, with son Adam Amram (of The New York Howl) on drums.

Conan O'Brien is back on the air tonight. ,

Video of the Vaselines playing live at Primavera Sound, below...

Major Lazer - "Zumbie" ft. Andy Milonakis - the video below...

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White StripesConan O'Brien's last show in his old time slot was Friday night. A drumless White Stripes were the musical guest.

Conan won't be gone for long though. He takes over Jay Leno's slot, one hour earlier, on June 1st. Jay Leno airs his final show in his current time slot on May 29th, and then eventually moves to 10 pm on the same station.

Jimmy Fallon takes over Conan's NBC time slot on March 2nd. His house band The Roots take over NYC around the same time. Fallon's guest have started to be announced...

If Jimmy Fallon is nervous about the premiere of his new gig as "Late Night" host, he'll have Robert De Niro and Van Morrison to lean on. They'll be the guests for his March 2 debut hosting the NBC show...

NBC says Tina Fey, Jon Bon Jovi, Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Donald Trump and Serena Williams are among other guests scheduled for Fallon's first week. [Vindy.com]

U2U2 will be the first band to play five nights in a row on Letterman that same week. "Coinciding with the worldwide release of [their new album] No Line on the Horizon, it's the first time a musical guest has performed an entire week on the CBS late night broadcast." That new album is now streaming in its entirety at MySpace.

Van Morrison's Fallon appearance comes soon after his two shows at the Theater at MSG, and right before the two at the Beacon.

The video from Joaquin Phoenix's recent, infamous appearance on Letterman, below...

Continue reading "U2's streaming album & Letterman residency, Jimmy Fallon got Van Morrison & other late night news"

BB King @ the Wellmont Theater in December (more by Tim Griffin)
BB King

today in NYC
* Howlies @ Sound Fix
* Emo Philips @ Comix
* Pow Wow! @ the Annex
* Tristan Perich @ The Stone
* Patton Oswalt @ Caroline's
* PG Six & Mike Wexler @ Rehab
* Delta Spirit @ Bowery Ballroom
* Balthrop, Alabama @ Monkeytown
* Tombs & Engineer @ Death By Audio
* Celebration & Tall Firs Glasslands
* The Hood Internet @ The Bell House
* Buddy Guy & BB King @ Beacon Theater
* My Teenage Stride & Knight School @ the Jackson
* French Kicks & The Pomegranates @ The Bell House
* Get Him Eat Him & Kleenex Girl Wonder @ Union Hall
* Noah & The Whale & Ferraby Lionheart @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Telepathe, Teengirl Fantasy, Hawnay Troof & Silk Flowers @ 92YTribeca

"Just What Conan O'Brien Needed: A big, Abe Vigoda-blessed sendoff. Overnight ratings for O'Brien's final Late Night were up a whopping 44 percent over the show's season average, NBC said today." [E Online]

"O'Brien took a sledgehammer and ax to his stage set this week, giving fans souvenirs. On his last show, taped Friday evening and aired at 12:35 a.m. ET, a construction vehicle was used to tear down a pillar of lights, which was cut up offstage." [AP]

""We're going on to this next gig, and sometimes I read that it's time for Conan to grow up because he's going to 11:30, and I assure you, that's just not going to happen," O'Brien said, to cheers from the studio audience. "I can't, this is who I am, for better or for worse."" [Variety]

Watch the whole episode at NBC's site.

Video of the White Stripes part, below...

What else?

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M83 @ Webster Hall (more by Kyle Dead Reinford)

For a minute there, Telepathe was listed as the opener at M83's January 24th Irving Plaza show. Then I just noticed this:

special solo show in NYC

In the midst of touring with The KIllers, M83 will do a very special solo show in NYC at Irving Plaza!

January 24th
Irving Plaza, NYC
Get tickets here.

This show will open with a special ambient set by M83
For sale at this show ONLY will be a very limited edition screen printed poster!

Don't forget to watch M83 on Late Night with Conan o'Brien on January 27.

The Walkmen play Conan O'Brien this Monday January 26th (one day earlier). By February 27, Conan O'Brien will no longer be filming in NYC.


WNYC Radio and NPR Music will present a live webcast of globalFEST on WNYC.org. Hosts David Garland, Banning Eyre, and Rob Weisberg will report from the three stages, providing insights and commentary. Log on early to catch a pre-show behind-the-scenes special at 6:00 p.m. Eastern time.
Check out WNYC's website for more info and how to log on:

6th Annual globalFEST at NYC's Webster Hall
12 artists from around the world on three stages to coincide with the annual APAP conference
January 11, 2009
Doors open at 6pm, show starts at 7pm

BALLROOM: Hot 8 Brass Band (7:00-7:45); La Troba Kung Fu (8:05-8:50); Kailash Kher's Kailasa (9:10-9:55); Brooklyn Qawwali Party (10:25-11:10 )

MARLIN ROOM: Shanbehzadeh (7:20-8:10); L&O (8:30-9:20); Marcio Local (9:40-10:10:30); Calypso Rose (10:50-11:40 )

STUDIO: Occidental Brothers (7:10-8:10); Tanya Tagaq (8:30-9:30); Chiche Libre (9:50-10:50); Watcha Clan (11:10-12:10 )

today in NYC
* globalFEST @ Webster Hall
* Bjorkestra @ Cutting Room
* Ronnie Spector @ (le) poisson rouge
* Camper Van Beethoven members @ Pianos
* Vivian Girls & The Bones Royal @ Living Room
* Bettye LaVette & John Hammond @ Blender Theater
* Tony Conrad & Genesis P Orridge @ Issue Project Room
* A Hawk and a Hacksaw & Cooper Moore @ Union Hall
* Skeletonwitch, Cannabis Corpse & Attake @ Public Assembly
* Franz Nicolay, Nathaniel Rateliff & Sxip Shirey @ (le) poisson rouge
* Marshall Crenshaw, Alex Cuba, Jim Bianco & Dengue Fever @ Highline Ballroom
* Tyvek, caUSE CO-MOTION!, The Beets, Kid Romance, Beachniks & Todd Purple @ Glasslands

My Bloody Valentine (the movie) is having an advanced 3-D screening on Thursday, January 15th at 10 PM.

Conan O'Brien is leaving NYC. You can try and get free tickets to his final shows here.

STOMP is selling tickets for $30.

Today is your third and last chance to catch Tyvek (this time around).

Golden Globe Nominees for Best Original Song - Motion Picture

"Down To Earth" - Wall-E
Music By: Peter Gabriel and Thomas Newman
Lyrics By: Peter Gabriel

"Gran Torino" - Gran Torino
Music By: Clint Eastwood, Jamie Cullum, Kyle Eastwood and Michael Stevens
Lyrics By: Jamie Cullum

"I Thought I Lost You" - Bolt
Music & Lyrics By: Miley Cyrus and Jeffrey Steele

"Once In A Lifetime" - Cadillac Records
Music & Lyrics By: Beyoncé Knowles, Amanda Ghost, Scott McFarmon, Ian Dench, James Dring and Jody Street

"The Wrestler" - The Wrestler
Music & Lyrics By: Bruce Springsteen

Fucked Up's new video for "Crooked Head" ("The first-ever official music video from Fucked Up" below...

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Gaslight Anthem

New Brunswick's own The Gaslight Anthem announced a big tour for 2009 that includes a trip through Europe, a stop at Langerado, and a headlining show at Webster Hall in NYC (tix on sale Jan 7), BUT FIRST you can also catch them this Sunday, December 28th, when they open for The Bouncing Souls at Convention Hall in Asbury Park (tix on sale now). All dates, and video from their recent appearance on Conan, below...

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Woody Allen band

today in NYC
* Les Paul @ Iridium
* Family Guy @ Carnegie Hall
* Coliseum & Tombs @ The Charleston
* Lordi, Lizzy Borden, Goes Cube & Fixer @ Irving Plaza
* Shotgun Shogun & Jason Anderson @ Pete's Candy Store
* Camp Lo, Oveous Maximus & One Love Crew play a benefit @ Highline Ballroom

Woody Allen & The Eddy Davis New Orleans Jazz Band (yes, that Woody Allen) regularly perform at The Carlyle.

I still like to look at pictures of Lordi, but I would never go see them live again. Watch them, Blackwolf the wizard, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, and Conan O'Brien, all in the videos below...

What else?

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Dead Confederate

Dead Confederate finished up a tour with Catfish Haven at Mercury Lounge in NYC last night (10/09), and they're about to join Heartless Bastards (who are in town to play Bowery and Music Hall) on the road for some shows, but first DC will perform two more times in NYC without Heartless or Catfish. Those shows are tonight (10/10) at Union Hall in Brooklyn, and then later (when it airs) on late night with Conan O'Brien on the TV. All DC dates below...

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DOWNLOAD: Department of Eagles - No One Does it Like You (MP3)

Parker Posey

Parker Posey, Bobby Cannavale, Tunde Adibempe & Kyp Malone (of TV on the Radio) were just added the already-impressive lineup of Paul Simon, Department of Eagles, and others playing Town Hall on October 7th. Tickets are still on sale.

Department of Eagles are also playing a (BrooklynVegan presents) show at the Bell House in Brooklyn one day earlier on October 6th which will also be their first live show unless you count Conan O'Brien where they'll be performing the song "No One Does It Like You" on Wednesday, October 1st.

You can buy DoE's album In Ear Park right now exclusively on iTunes. It goes on sale everywhere else on October 7th. I have a pair of tickets to giveaway to the Bell House show. To win, email BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (subject: DoE). Include your first and last name. One winner will be picked at random and contacted.