Entries tagged with: Cyndi Lauper

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2008 (more by Tim Griffin)
Rufus

Cyndi Lauper, who hosts her own holiday show at Beacon Theater on 12/6, will join Rufus and Martha Wainwright at the first of their two holiday shows at Town Hall later in the month. Cyndi joins a cast of characters at Town Hall that includes Emmylou Harris, Loudon Wainwright III, Justin Vivian Bond, Cibo Matto, Lucy Wainwright Roche, Sloan Wainwright, and more. Renee Fleming, instead of Cyndi, joins the Wainwrights and friends on the 2nd night. Tickets, which benefit the Kate McGarrigle Foundation, are still on sale for both 12/17 (Cyndi night) and 12/18 (Renee night). Tickets for Cyndi's holiday show, which Sufjan, Emily Haines and many others are also playing, are also still available. Full lineup below.

Speaking of shows Rufus Wainwright is playing that benefit foundations, Rufus is also appearing at a much more expensive show taking place at Cipriani Wall Street on 11/20. At that one he'll be joined by Alexa Ray Joel (daughter of Billy who just announced his 16th MSG residency show), and will be benefiting the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. Christopher's good friend and supporter Robin Williams, who took his own life earlier this year, will be honored at the event. $1500 tickets are available. Hey, it's cheaper than the $100,000 Pacesetter Table option!

More Rufus dates HERE. The full lineup of Cyndi's Beacon Theater show is re-posted below...

Continue reading "Cyndi Lauper playing Rufus Wainwright's holiday show after her own, and after Rufus plays for Christopher Reeve"

Sufjan Stevens at Prospect Park in 2011 (more by Jessica Amaya)
Sufjan Stevens

Sufjan Stevens will be presenting the world premiere of his new piece, Round-Up, in Brooklyn at BAM from January 20-25, part of BAM's 2015 Winter/Spring Season. Here's the premise:

In this BAM commissioned work, shown on the Steinberg Screen, Stevens turns his gaze to the rodeo, in all its bull-riding, calf-roping, and barrel-racing glory. With slow-motion footage shot by sibling filmmakers Aaron and Alex Craig at the 2013 Pendleton Round-Up in Oregon--and featuring Stevens on electronics and new-music ensemble Yarn/Wire performing piano and percussion--Round-Up is a musical and cinematic portrait of a classic American tradition.
Subscriptions are on sale now to Friends of BAM and go on sale Monday (11/17) to the general public. Single tickets go on sale December 1 to Friends of BAM and December 8 to the general public.

Sufjan also appears in NYC sooner than that for Cyndi Lauper's 'Home for the Holidays' show at Beacon Theatre on December 6 which also includes Cyndi herself, 50 Cent, Patty Griffin, Salt N Pepa, STRFKR, Metric singer Emily Haines and more. Tickets are on sale now. Full lineup below.

Continue reading "Sufjan Stevens premiering 'Round-Up' at BAM, playing Cyndi Lauper's holiday show w/ 50 Cent, Emily Haines & more"

TIME

Music magazines NME and UNCUT are owned by Time Inc who also own Time, Entertainment Weekly, Sports Illustrated, Fortune, LIFE, a whole bunch of magazines about hunting, and a ton of other titles too. Time Warner just spun off Time Inc into its own public company, while they're meanwhile rumored to be making a huge investment in Vice who also recently got a lot of money for 5% of the company from Rupert Murdoch (Fox).

What will the future bring for Time after Time? Only time will tell...

Continue reading "NME owner's Time was spun off by Time Warner who might be making a big investment in VICE"

Kendrick Lamar at ACL 2013 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Kendrick Lamar

We just posted updates to the Super Bowl weekend NYC concerts, which now feature shows from Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foo FIghters, Black Keys, The Roots, Janelle Monae, TLC, Drake, and more, and now we've realized there's one more big one we missed: Kendrick Lamar will play the ESPN Super Bowl Party on January 31 on Pier 36 with Robin Thicke and Jermaine Dupri.

That's a few days after Kendrick performs at the Grammy Awards ceremony in LA.

There's also an NFL On Location pre-game party with Cyndi Lauper and others at IZOD Center (2/2) the day of the game.

Anna Von Hausswolff at Glasslands in July (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Anna
Luscious Jackson

Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...

Luscious Jackson, All Night Chemists, ADW Young @ Webster Hall
Funky '90s band -- and Beastie Boys pals -- Luscious Jackson are back in action with a new album, their first in 14 years. Expect Clinton-era classics like "Naked Eye" too.

Real Estate, Bare Mutants, Free Time, Turnip King @ Baby's All Right
Get a taste of Real Estate's new album tonight at this newish, smallish Williamsburg club. It's actually a great bill all-around, with Chicago's Bare Mutants (featuring members of Ponys and The 1900s), plus Australian ex-pats Free Time and locals Turnip King.

Cyndi Lauper, P!NK, Nelly Furtado, The Hives, Ingrid Michaelson, Matt & Kim, Big Freedia & more @ Beacon Theater
It's Cyndi Lauper's 'Home for the Holidays' show and since girls just wanna have fun, she's invited a huge variety of friends to join her including some pop stars, the always-energetic Hives, and the also always-energetic (but in a much different way) Big Freedia, plus Matt & Kim and many more.

Au Revoir Simone, Spires, Splashh, Grooms @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
This weekend's Brooklyn Night Bazaar shows are curated by Kanine Records, who offer up a good bill tonight, with sythpop trio Au Revoir Simone, paisley janglers Spires, UK act Splashh (in shrunken form) and noisemakers Grooms.

Chuck Strangers, Fresh Daily (Beat Haus) @ Converse Rubber Tracks
Joey Bada$$ isn't the only talented member of the Pro Era crew. Chuck Strangers is a key member of the group too and you can catch him on his own at Converse Rubber Tracks tonight.

Ballroom, The Soupcans, The Estrogen Highs, Chat Logs, Melk Belly @ Death By Audio
Toronto's The Soupcans make speedy post-hardcore filled with all the anger, sarcasm, and weirdness you need. They're in NYC for two shows this weekend, both of which should get pretty intense. This is the second.

The Deer Tracks, Ice Choir, Late Guest at the Party @ Glasslands
Swedish electronic duo The Deer Tracks headline tonight's show, but we also like Ice Choir -- aka Pains drummer Kurt Feldman's band that owes most of its sound to Scritti Politti.

Rock Lottery @ Knitting Factory
Members of Quicksand, Afghan Whigs, DIIV, A Place to Bury Strangers, Dresden Dolls, Antibalas, Sannhet and more will be formed into new bands this morning where they'll then spend the day writing original material to perform tonight. All proceeds are for charity and is always a lot of fun.

Machinedrum (Vapor City Live), Om Unit, Nick Hook, Body Language (DJ set), Angelica Bess @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Machinedrum is one half of Sepalcure, and also an excellent artist on his own. Tonight he celebrates his new Vapor City album with a very solid list of openers joining him.

Las Rosas, Grand Resort, Slowdance @ Radio Bushwick
Here's a good trio of bands, and a good reason to check out this new Bushwick music venue.

Revenge, Mausoleum, Engorge, Mutilation Rites @ Saint Vitus
Canadian war metal band Revenge descends upon NYC for a two-night stand at Saint Vitus this weekend. Local black metal band Mutilation Rites kick things off, and they're great too.

Moistboyz (feat. Dickie & Mickie Moist/Dean Ween), Gibby Haynes (DJ) @ Stage 48
Ween is done, but Dean Ween is continuing to provide weirdo rock with his band Moistboyz. And speaking of weirdo rock, Gibby Haynes of the Butthole Surfers is DJing, and something tells me if anyone is sure to turn a DJ set into something much more memorable, it's Gibby Haynes.

Spacehog, Sponge, Lionize, Trapper Schoepp & The Shades @ Marlin Room at Webster Hall
Glam rockers Spacehog and grunge rockers Sponge on the same bill -- is this 1997?

Lupe Fiasco @ The Wellmont Theatre
Lupe Fiasco plans to release his new album Tetsuo and Youth in early 2014 (so, in non-rap speak, basically whenever), but until then he'll be doing some shows, including four nights in the NYC-area this month. This is the first.

Anna von Hausswolff, Noveller @ The Mercury Lounge
Master of the church organ, AvH will bring her cathedral vibes -- and otherworldly voice -- to Mercury Lounge, her second NYC show this weekend with Noveller.

Goblin, Zombi @ Starland Ballroom
Italian prog legends Goblin finally went on their first North American tour earlier this year, but they've got more dates before the year ends, including tonight's NJ show and tomorrow's NYC show, both of which are with experimental duo Zombi.

Champagne Jerry w/ Ad-Rock @ Joe's Pub
Rapper/performance artist Champagne Jerry has ties to other Joe's Pub regulars like Bridget Everett and Carmine Covelli, and he'll playing one show a month there during the rollout process of his upcoming album. Tonight's show is also special because Beastie Boy Ad-Rock, who appears on CJ's recent single, will be in the house.

Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular @ The Capitol Theatre
Via LaserSpectular.com: "After 25 years of touring,Paramount's LaserSpectacular has become a cult classic, presenting the music of Pink Floyd, as you have never seen it before. Surrounded by 50,000 watts of concert quality sound, Pink Floyd's musical legacy continues as the band's concept music captures the imagination and carries listeners away on a mind-expanding journey driven by cutting-edge effects. Colorful lasers and lighting effects parallel the sonic journey as the senses are confronted with an array of glowing visual displays choreographed to the soundtrack during the 2-hour-and-20-minute show."

Deidre & The Dark @ The Gutter
Diedra just played MHOW last night with her band Savoir Adore, and tonight her solo project plays the back room at The Gutter.

For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our full NYC show calendar.

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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Tickets for the Black Sabbath show at Barclays Center are on Facebook presale (password: "SABBATH") now. Live Nation/Mobile App presales start Thursday (11/21) at 10 AM, and general on-sale begins Friday (11/22) at 10 AM.

Tickets to see Broken Bells and Au Revoir Simone at Webster Hall go on AmEx presale today at 10 AM.

Tickets to see Cut Copy at Terminal 5 go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to see Four Tet at Terminal 5 go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to see Haim at Terminal 5 go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Ellie Goulding is playing The Theater at MSG on March 12. Tickets to that show go on fan presale (password: "HALCYON"), and AmEx presale today at noon, with a general on-sale starting Friday (11/22) at noon.

Thievery Corporation are playing Capitol Theatre on December 20 and Webster Hall on December 21. Tickets for the Webster Hall show go on AmEx presale today at noon, with a general on-sale starting Friday (11/22) at noon. Tickets for the Cap show go on sale Friday at noon (no presale).

Tickets to see The Rural Alberta Advantage at their newly-added early show at Mercury Lounge go on AmEx presale today at noon. Their late show at Merc is sold out, but tickets for their Glasslands show are still available.

Tickets to the Jonathan Wilson shows at Bowery Ballroom and MHOW go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to David Byrne's Here Lies Love show at Terminal 5 to benefit the people of the Philippines are still available.

Tickets for the Lauryn Hill shows at Bowery Ballroom are still available.

Cyndi Lauper is playing Highline Ballroom on December 9. Tickets to that show are on sale now to Citi cardmembers.

Houndmouth are playing Bowery Ballroom on March 14 and Music Hall of Williamsburg on March 15. Tickets to those shows go on sale today at noon.

Ane Brun is playing Highline Ballroom on February 12. Tickets to that show go on sale today at noon.

Mayer Hawthorne is playing Webster Hall on February 27 and Warsaw on February 28. Tickets for the Webster Hall show go on AmEx presale today at noon, with a general on-sale starting Friday (11/22) at noon. Tickets for the Warsaw show go on sale Friday at noon (no presale).

Alex Winston is playing Le Poisson Rouge on February 28. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Tickets to see Glasvegas at Mercury Lounge go on sale AmEx presale today at noon. No presale for their Rough Trade show.

Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.

Browse our NYC Concert Calendar for shows happening today and every day - comedy shows, heavy metal concerts (courtesy of our heavy metal blog), and free shows included.

Tickets

Tickets to see Death From Above 1979 and Fucked Up play a Governors Ball After Party at Irving Plaza go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets for the The Allman Brothers Band, Grace Porter and the Nocturnals show at Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets to see A$AP Rocky and Wiz Khalifa with Trinidad Jame$, Joey Bada$$ and others at PNC Bank Arts Center, Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre and Comcast Theatre go on LiveNation presale today at 10 AM. General on sale starts Saturday at 10 AM. And despite what was initially announced, Smoke DZA is now listed on the PNC Bank Arts Center and Jones Beach dates.

Tickets for the MGMT show at The Wellmont Theatre go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Disclosure and TNGHT at Central Park Summerstage go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see King Tuff at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Father John Misty and Wild Nothing show at Terminal 5 go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Polica and Solid Gold play a Governors Ball afterparty at Brooklyn Bowl go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Girls Against Boys at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Robert Plant & Sensational Space Shifters at a Celebrate Brooklyn! show in Prospect Park go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Julian Lynch and The Luyas at Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon. Tickets to their 285 Kent show are on sale now.

Tickets to see Philip Glass and Van Dyke Parks at Music Hall of Williamsburg, as part of Big Sur Brooklyn Bridge, go on sale today at noon.

Herbie Hancock is playing The Capitol Theatre on October 4. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.

Cyndi Lauper and Hunter Valentine are playing Beacon Theatre on July 10. Tickets for that show go on sale today at 11 AM.

Tickets for both nights of Stones Fest 2013 at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Pure Bathing Culture and Monogold show at Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Syd Arthur and Celestial Shore show at Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound show at Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon.

Snowmine are playing Mercury Lounge on May 20. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see The Revivalists, Roadkill Ghost Choir and Swear & Shake play a Governors Ball afterparty at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Haim and Kate Boy play a Governors Ball afterparty at Brooklyn Bowl go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Griz and Cherub play a Governors Ball afterparty at Gramercy Theatre go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets to see Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, Hollis Brown and Shakey Graves play a Governors Ball after party at Brooklyn Bowl go on sale today at noon.

Counting Crows and The Wallflowers are playing Hammerstein Ballroom on June 27. Tickets for that show go on LiveNation and Ticketmaster presale today at noon. General on-sale starts May 3 at 10 AM.

Mina Caputo (formerly known as Life of Agony frontman Keith Caputo) plays Joe's Pub on May 17. Tickets are on sale.

Tickets to see Bob Dylan, Wilco and My Morning Jacket at Susquehanna Bank Center go on sale Saturday at 10 AM. Tickets for the Jones Beach (MMJ not included) and Pier A Park shows go on sale the following Saturday, May 4.

by Bill Pearis

Vampire Weekend @ ACL taping, 3/17/2013 (more by Tim Griffin)
VW

The Q Live with Jian Ghomeshi taping with Vampire Weekend happened last night (3/28) at Jay College. Made for Canadian channel QTV, it featured VW performing three songs from their upcoming Modern Vampires of the City LP and they were interviewed as well. The show is up for streaming as a whole program (in two one-hour segments) so you have to skip around a bit. They open the show with "Diane Young." Then in the second streaming player, they perform "Unbelievers" at the 19 minute mark and then the third song, "Ya Hey," is at 43 minutes in. Or you could watch the whole thing, it also features David Cross, Alan Alda and Cyndi Lauper. You can watch it below.

Vampire Weekend recently taped an episode of Austin City Limits and while an air date hasn't been set, BV Austin was there and they have a full set of pics. Meanwhile, Vampire Weekend provoked the ire of car afficianados with the video stream for their song "Diane Young" which features a couple 900-series Saabs being burned in slow motion. Car blog Jalopnik called the band "a bunch of dicks" for not telling the previous owners what they were going to use the cars for. Said the towing company:

Ready for a Saab story? These two cars will be lit on fire in a music video on Saturday. The previous owners I picked them up from were telling me all of the nice times they had in them and to make sure to take care of them. Little do they know they will be charcoal in 2 days. Both said they wanted to see the finished video. It was hard to keep a straight face while they proclaimed their love for these Junkers.
Frontman Ezra Koenig actually responded via Spinner:
"I want people to understand that we do respect cars and the last thing we want to do is to fuck up a collector's item or something like that," Vampire Weekend singer Ezra Koenig tells Spinner. "Hopefully people believe me when I say that our record label was looking to purchase the cheapest, oldest cars possible; they weren't trying to buy a beautiful perfect condition car."

In fact, Koenig claims, his songwriting partner and group multi-instrumentalist Rostam Batmanglij has a special affinity for the now-bankrupt Swedish automaker.

"Rostam especially loves Saabs," Koenig claims. "When he grew up his family drove a Saab."

They would've never done that to a Volkswagen! Anyway, let's move on. Tickets for Vampire Weekend's upcoming Roseland Ballroom show go on sale Saturday (3/30) at 10 AM. Also VW bassist Chris Baio will be at tonight's BAM screenings of the film he scored, Somebody Up There Likes Me, along with its star, Nick Offerman, for Q&As at 7 PM and 9:30 PM. Tickets for that are still available.

QTV video below...

Continue reading "Vampire Weekend played three new songs on QTV (watch it), made Saab owners angry with "Diane Young" video"

photos by David Andrako

Father John Misty / Andrew WK & Matt Sweeney
Petty Fest 2012
Petty Fest 2012

Petty Fest returned to NYC last night (10/24) at Webster Hall for a night of Tom Petty covers with a huge lineup of contributors backed by The Cabin Down Below Band. Cyndi Lauper, Fred Armisen, John McEnroe and Alia Shawkat were surprise guests. Nicole Atkins, Nick Zinner, and Josh Lattanzi teamed up for "Mary Jane's Last Dance," Father John Misty (who also played his second of two sold out shows in NYC last night and will be back at Webster Hall in January) did "Learning To Fly" and "I Won't Back Down," Har Mar Superstar did "Don't Do Me Like That," Andrew WK & Matt Sweeney did "Listen To Her Heart," Albert Hammond Jr. did "I Need To Know" (Fab played the show too), Caveman (who just played our day party and team up with Albert for a show again this Friday) did "Don't Come Around Here," plus a whole lot more.

More pictures from the Jameson-sponsored benefit show (all money went to Sweet Relief), and the setlist, below...

Continue reading "Petty Fest pics & setlist (Andrew WK, Father John Misty, Har Mar Superstar, Nick Zinner, Albert Hammond, Cyndi Lauper, more)"

UPDATE: We found even MORE

FNO

As mentioned, Thursday (9/5) is Fashion's Night Out. Basically another excuse to throw a party (in the name of bringing money and attention to fashion), the evening has become music-oriented in the last few years with bands playing stores all over New York City. There's a lot of stuff going on, including the Azealia Banks / DJ Cosmo performance at M.A.C. Soho we already told you about; plus Icona Pop and Maria Minerva at Urban Outfitters; Matchbox Twenty (!?!) at Bloomingdales; Haim at Topshop; La Sera at Helmut Lang; We Were Promised Jetpacks at Rockefeller Center; and Cyndi Lauper at Manolo Blahnik, just to name a few.

Below is a list of all the shows we could find with basic details and links where applicable/helpful. All shows are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Many have free food and booze as well. For more into visit the Fashion's Night Out website. Let us know what we missed, in the comments.

Continue reading "Fashion's Night Out is Thursday -- a list of musical goings on (Chairlift, La Sera, Icona Pop, Haim, Maxwell, Cyndi Lauper & more)"

NYC Pride March 2011 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Pride

Happy NYC Pride 2012. Already underway, the week of celebrations will come to a close Sunday night (6/24), with the annual Dance on the Pier which will feature a performance by Cyndi Lauper who is also one of the grand marshalls of The March which happens earlier that day. Chris Salgardo, Phyllis Siegel & Connie Kopelov are the other marshsalls. Tonight (6/20) is Family Night (which includes a screening of the original Willy Wonka movie), and there's also a "VIP Roof Party" and "Rapture on the River" on Saturday, not to mention plenty of unofficial celebrations all over the city. Check NYCPride.org for more info.

DUMP playing Hot Tub @ Littlefield this past Monday (by DoneWaiting)
DUMP

Tickets go on sale at noon for the eight Yo La Tengo Hanukkah shows:

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Tickets are also still on sale to see Yo La Tengo as the Condo Fucks at Mercury Lounge.

Tickets for the four Phish shows at MSG go on sale Saturday at noon.

Mavis Staples, The Head and the Heart & Dawes have a show coming up at Beacon Theater. Tickets on sale at noon.

Speaking of holiday shows at the Beacon, Cyndi Lauper and friends are playing one too. On sale now.

By noon tickets will also be on sale for Yelle, Nada Surf, Devo and BOBBY.

One of those Devo shows is at the Paramount in Long Island where Cheap Trick also have a show coming up at. It went on sale today.

Ill Fits recently played some shows at CMJ. They play Mercury Lounge on December 7th with Ladybug Transistor and The Echo-Friendly. Tickets on sale at noon.

Prince & Janelle Monae @ Madison Square Garden - 12/29/10 (pic by Jake Rocks Off)
Prince

Like he did on 12/18, Prince played Madison Square Garden on 12/29, but this time with help from Mint Condition, Janelle Monae and special guest Cyndi Lauper (though not Sheila E again despite an announcement by MSG that she would be there). Full setlist, a video and a few more pictures below...

Continue reading "Prince played MSG again - Cyndi Lauper joined him, as did Janelle Monae (12/29 setlist)"

Cyndi Lauper

tonight in NYC
* Cyndi Lauper @ Town Hall
* Dylan Leblanc @ Joe's Pub
* Automelodi @ Home Sweet Home
* Laurie Anderson @ Other Music
* Burning Spear @ Rockefeller Park
* Pharoahe Monch @ Queensbridge Park
* Alejandro Escovedo @ Bowery Electric
* Easy Star All-Stars @ Stuy Town Oval
* Freedy Johnston @ Rockwood Music Hall
* DM Stith, Inlets, Silje Nes @ Joe's Pub
* Suuns, Parlovr (early) @ Mercury Lounge
* Big Bad Voodoo Daddy @ Highline Ballroom
* Diehard, The Waylons, World War @ Union Pool
* Twin Tigers, The French Kings, Deluka @ Pianos
* Crowded House, Lawrence Arabia @ Bowery Ballroom
* Jack Oblivian, John Paul Keith and 145s @ Southpaw
* Robbers on High Street, Hymns (late) @ Mercury Lounge
* Quilty, Schwervon!, Tight Little Ship @ Bruar Falls (free)
* Kira, Apollo Heights, At Sea, Jason Brody @ Public Assembly
* Total Slacker, Weekends, Ava Luna, Mala Strana @ Glasslands
* Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros @ The Beach at Governors Island
* Fiasco, Summer Blondes, Large Lady, Starscream, Snuffy @ Shea Stadium
* Skeletons, Peter Evans/Tim Dahl/Mike Pride, Sam Mickens & Darius Jones play the Dead Science @ Death By Audio
* Apostle of Solitude, Beauty Apes, Kings Destroy, Archon, Alkahest @ Ace of Clubs
* 'Comedy Central Park: The Daily Show and Friends' Hosted by Lewis Black w/ John Oliver, Rob Riggle, Wyatt Cenac, Adam Lowitt and Rory Albanese @ Central Park SummerStage

Inlets complete their tour with DM Stith and Silje Nes at Joe's Pub tonight. I have a free pair of tickets for the first person who emails their name (subject: Inlets) to bvcontests@hotmail.com. Check out Inlets' brand new video for "In Which I, Robert" below...

The 11th annual Gathering of the Juggalos happens August 12-15 in Cave In Rock, Illinois. The infomercial for it is below.

What else?

Continue reading "What's going on Wednesday?"

Baby Gramps

tonight in NYC
* Scorpions @ Jones Beach
* Cross-Pollination @ Pianos
* 50 Cent @ Hammerstein Ballroom
* Ana Lola Roman, YOU @ Glasslands
* Steel Train, Hymns @ Mercury Lounge
* Eddie Palmieri Y La Perfecta II @ Soundview Park
* Drumadics, Ed Vallance, Neckbeard Telecaster @ The Cameo
* Baby Gramps, Peter Stampfel, Sour Mash Hug Band @ Zebulon
* The Field Recordings, Animals Hands, Dixon, Hyperpotamus @ Pianos
* Holiday Band, AcHT(eN), Kate Ferencz, Emilyn Brodsky @ Death By Audio
* Balene, Pearl & The Beard, Carl Hauck, Tricia Scully @ Knitting Factory
* Adrian Belew's One Man Electric Show Painting with a Guitar @ Joe's Pub
* Darwin Deez, Scary Mansion, Mixel Pixel, Gordon Voidwell @ Santos Party House

"Atlantic recording artist Phil Collins has revised the schedule for his upcoming series of concerts at New York City's Roseland Ballroom. Due to scheduling and production difficulties, the first show, originally slated for June 22, has been cancelled. The remaining shows, on June 23, 24 & 25, will go on as scheduled. Tickets purchased for the June 22 show can either be refunded or will be good for one of the other shows. Those wishing refunds or exchanges should go to their point of purchase or call 800-745-3000."

João Gilberto canceled his CareFusion Jazz Festival show tonight at Carnegie Hall because of "international travel restrictions."

Cyndi Lauper is signing autographs at J&R at 12:30pm.

Baby Gramps is (still) in town

Darwin Deez, who is at Santos tonight, has a new video for "Up in the Clouds". Check it out below...

Suckers' new video for "Black Sheep", also below...

What else?a

Continue reading "What's going on Tuesday?"

interview by Billy Jones, top photo by Michael Lavine

Sitek

TV on the Radio guitarist, multi-instrumentalist and producer David Andrew Sitek has announced his new project Maximum Balloon. Not surprisingly, the TVOTR / Yeah Yeah Yeahs / Liars / Dragons of Zynth / Holly Miranda / Scarlett Johansson producer worked with a host of guest artists on the project, which will see the light of day in the form of a self-titled album on August 24th via DGC/Interscope Records.

"...Then Aku (Dragons of Zynth) called and said he was in town and asked what I was up to and I said, "Making a song that you have to come and fix!" So he came by the studio and he laid the vocals down. We pretty much started Maximum Balloon on that day."
Other guest artists on the album will include Tunde Adebimpe and Kyp Malone from TVOTR, Karen O from Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Yukimi Nagano from Little Dragon, Holly Miranda, Theophilus London and more. David Byrne is rumored. Aku from Dragons of Zynth is featured on "Tiger," the first track to be released off the album. "Tiger" will be available on iTunes and all digital partners on June 15th, but you can also hear it in a video below, or today at www.MaximumBalloon.com. In addition to "Tiger", Maximum Balloon will be regularly releasing a series of digital singles in the weeks leading up to the release of the album.

Billy Jones of new musical project New Moods, who last conducted an interview for this site in 2006, called up Dave on Friday to discuss the making of Maximum Balloon, barbershop quartets, Cyndi Lauper, the future of TVOTR and more. Their chat starts here....

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Billy: Hey Dave, Can you hear me?

Dave: Yeah...

Billy: I rigged this to be on the speakerphone of my Blackberry to be recording through GarageBand, a slightly complicated setup...

Dave: Awesome, put me through The Crystalizer...

Billy: I actually have you through Long Panning Ping Pong Delay right now...

Dave: I can't wait for Soundtoys to come out with an iPhone app.

continued below....

Continue reading "an interview w/ Dave Sitek of Maximum Balloon (the TVOTR guitarist/producer's new project w/ many guest vocalists)"

Cyndi Lauper is playing Town Hall on July 21st. Tickets go on AmEx presale at 11am.

Tickets go on AmEx presale at 11am for the Grizzly Bear/Walkmen/Gang Gang Dance show at 11am.

Tickets are on sale for the Jarboe show happening at Union Pool on May 25th.

Tickets are on sale for the Kurt Vile show happening at Union Pool on June 18th.

Tickets went on Citi presale this morning for Alice in Chains/Mastodon/Deftones.

The just-added Pavement Brooklyn show goes on sale Friday.

David Byrne w/ Dirty Projectors @ Bowery Ballroom
David Byrne

I have, after many years, finished the Here Lies Love CD project - at least this iteration of it. It will come out [February 23rd] on Nonesuch. It's a collaboration with Fatboy Slim, an upbeat series of songs sung each one by a different singer. The songs are about Imelda Marcos and Estrella Cumpas, the woman who raised her. The package includes 2 CDs (22 songs), a DVD with videos of 6 of those songs, and a 100-page book that explains it all. Singers include Florence Welch (of Florence + The Machine), Sia, Santigold, Nellie McKay, Sharon Jones, St. Vincent, Róisín Murphy and many more (even me on 1 and 1/2)... I am pretty excited about this, but who knows, it might just make people crazy.

We'll see. There will be more concrete news, with links and music, in early January.

In the meantime, I have decided to rebrand myself, inspired by Philip Morris changing their name to Altria, Blackwater to Xe, and the train I'm riding on right now that calls itself Acela - none of which mean anything, but they are cleverly evocative. When I decide on the magic word, you'll be the first to know.

-David Byrne

What should David Bryne's new name be? The full tracklist for the new record, which also features vocal turns by Steve Earle and Allison Moorer (who both just played NYC on Friday), Cyndi Lauper, Tori Amos and Martha Wainwright, is below.

Here Lies Love premiered in March 2006 Australia, and Byrne brought the song cycle to Carnegie Hall as part of the venue's Perspectives Series in February 2007. As a stage show, the songs fit into a four act narrative, laid out in detail on Byrne's website. Those at either performance got a first look at the then-in-progress work...

Here Lies Love takes the form of a series of fairly traditional pop songs (verse-chorus-verse) played in a variety of styles (disco, rock, funk, latin, ballad) by Byrne and a small group of colleagues. Augmenting the core of guitar, bass and drums, is a percussionist and a keyboard player. The vocals are shared by Dana Diaz-Tutaan (Imelda), Ganda Suthivarakom (Estrella), and Byrne, who represents the 'voice' of other key players in Imelda's life. The stage itself is unadorned, although behind the band a small screen plays news clips and home movies of Imelda's life.

As already mentioned, the songs themselves are simple pop tunes, leaning heavily on the disco and dance genres, and could fit neatly onto any number of Byrne's solo albums. They are tuneful enough, and skillfully played, but I wonder about the connection of the music to Imelda's life. Would it have been possible to blend some traditional Filipino sounds and flavours into the music of Here Lies Love (although, admittedly, Imelda was a fan of Western dance music)? [Tidy Boy]

David Byrne will appear at a free, unticketed (first come, first served) event at the Bell House on Monday, January 11th. He presents "a short video/audio lecture called 'Creation in Reverse,' speaking to the ways that venue and context shape artistic creation, followed by a Q&A."

More Here Lies Love info and a video on the performance are below...

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photos by Chris La Putt

MTVu Woodies 2009

Indie darlings Matt & Kim kicked off the show -- which celebrates the year's best music as determined by MTVu's college-centric audience -- with an energetic performance of their breakout single "Lessons Learned." Later, the duo returned to accept their Best Video Woodie award.

"We've had one heck of a year," said Matt Johnson, before counterpart Kim Schifino leapt into the crowd.

Additional performers included veteran alt-rockers Death Cab for Cutie, who rocked the audience with its "New Moon" soundtrack single "Meet Me on the Equinox," as well as Passion Pit, the Dead Weather and Clipse, who were joined onstage by fellow rappers Cam'ron and Rick Ross.

Presenter highlights came from Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz and pop prankserts 3OH!3. Wentz rolled onto the stage holding a red Solo cup, while 3OH!3 gave a nod to Lady Gaga by dressing in her various VMA outfits. Asher Roth, will.i.am, and surprise guest Cyndi Lauper also presented awards. [Billboard]

Cyndi presented an award with Gossip Girl's Leighton Meester who also recently made an appearance at the Weezer (and Matt & Kim) show on Halloween that was sponsored by RXP aka the Matt Pinfield station. Matt was also at the Woodies as was Diplo who was DJing and David Cross, Zooey Deschanel, Janelle Monae, Dave 1 from Chromeo, and Mary Louise Parker. Matt and Kim didn't get naked like they do in their winning video (their second MTV win for that video), but their backup singers did strip down to their underwear.

MTVu Woodies 2009

The Dead Weather also played a show one day before the Woodies in Brooklyn. The Woodies air December 4th at 10pm. More pictures from the event (11/18 at Roseland Ballroom in NYC), below...

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Lou Albano
Lou Albano
Lou Albano

Legendary pro wrestling manager Captain Lou Albano died this morning, MTV.com is reporting.

Albano, who was sent home from the hospital earlier this week and place under hospice care, was 76 years old.

Albano is best known to non-wrestling fans as the father in Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" video. That helped kick off the Rock 'n Wrestling connection that launched the then-WWF to national prominence in the 1980s. [LA Times]

Captain Lou! RIP

video memories below...

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Emiliana Torrini
Emiliana Torini

Emiliana Torrini is playing Highline Ballroom on August 14th. Tickets are on sale (@ noon).

America are playing Nokia Theatre on October 16th. Tickets are on sale (@ noon).

Satanicide are headlining Bowery Ballroom on July 25th. Tickets are on sale.

Tickets are on sale for the Tori Amos show at Radio City.

Tickets are on sale (@ noon) for the show Seasick Steve is playing at Mercury Lounge. Tickets are on sale for the show he's playing at Southpaw too.

Tickets are on sale (@ noon) for the show Los Campesinos! and Girls are playing at Webster Hall.

Richard Cheese & Lounge Against the Machine are playing Music Hall of Williamsburg on July 7th. Tickets are on sale.

"DAVE STEWART, ARETHA FRANKLIN, WYCLEF JEAN, QUEEN LATIFAH, CARLA BRUNI-SARKOZY, JOSH GROBAN, CYNDI LAUPER, ANGELIQUE KIDJO, BAABA MAAL, JESSE MCCARTNEY, TLC, THE SOWETO GOSPEL CHOIR, AND OTHER GUESTS" are celebrating Nelson Madela's 91st birthday at Madison Square Garden on July 18th. Tickets are on sale.

The Black Crowes are playing Central Park Summerstage on September 2nd. Tickets go on sale June 12.

Bruce Springsteen tickets go on sale Monday.

Friday night 'dance' events in The Week In Dance.

No tickets needed for Monday's David Byrne show.

Check out some Emiliana Torrino videos below...

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Kidney

After meeting his biological father for the first time, GE powerhouse Jack Donaghy discovered his dad, professor Milton Greene, needed a kidney. Not being a potential organ donor himself, Mr. Donaghy turned to some very affluent friends in the entertainment world. This partnership created the phenomenon, "Kidney Now!' -- a benefit concert featuring some of the most recognizable names in the music industry. With the help of this song, Milton Green just might find the kidney match he needs and Jack Donaghy may be granted the gift of a father he never knew.
Video from last night's episode of 30 Rock below...

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By Andrew Frisicano

DOWNLOAD: Le Loup - "Shenandoah" (MP3) (on Amnesty comp)
DOWNLOAD: Joan Jett & the Blackhearts & guests - Silent Night (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: The Deer Tracks - Christmas Fire (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Twiggy Frostbite - Bells & Chimes (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: The Emotron - Santa Claus (I Still Believe In You) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: (Savanteous Q Malmsteen) - What Do You Get A Wookie for Christmas
DOWNLOAD: The Revelations - It's That Time Of Year (MP3)

ChristmasWith holiday mixes in the air, Amnesty International has released I'll Stay 'Til After Christmas, a benefit comp featuring No Kids, Blitzen Trapper, Parentheitcal Girls, Sally Shapiro, and more (full tracklist below).

Then there's the free all-Swedish Xmas mix up at Swedes Please. Among the songs posted is the new duet between The Hives and Cyndi Lauper, "A Christmas Duel," video below (or buy the song on iTunes).

ChristmasSpeaking of Cyndi and good causes, True Colors is auctioning off a chance to hang out with the Best Electronic/Dance Album nominee as part of its first annual online charity auction to benefit GLBT equality groups the True Colors Fund, CenterLink, and Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG).

The package includes "1-hour voice lesson, plus lunch, with Cyndi Lauper, in NYC. 2 roundtrip domestic coach tickets on American Airlines and a 2-night stay at Hotel on Rivington included." It's currently going for $4,000. Full list of items on auction here.

ChristmasAnd speaking of Christmas music and female 80's icons that have toured for True Colors...

"Blackheart Records, the rock label Joan Jett started over 25 years ago, has released its holiday compilation record, and it's available at the iTunes store. The 11-song digital album features rocked-out holiday standards and originals recorded by Jett and Blackheart bands including Girl in a Coma, The Dollyrots, The Cute Lepers and more."
You can grab "Silent Night" at the top of this post for free. Full tracklist below.

Also for download up there is a selection of holiday MP3's from the inbox.

Other Christmas album options this year include new ones by Sufjan's friend Rosie Thomas and Neutral Milk Hotel's Julian Koster, and one by The Raveonettes. For a Christmas show, check out the always fun McGarrigle Christmas Hour this Wednesday night at Carnegie Hall. Guests this year include Lou Reed, Laurie Anderson, Emmylou Harris and Justin Bond.

Videos (including one by Glasvegas) and tracklists below...

Continue reading "more Christmas songs & comps & charities - the Hives, Joan Jett, Cyndi Lauper, Sweden, No Kids, Glasvegas & more"

The Cyndi Lauper-headed True Colors Tour show hits Jones Beach on June 1st, and starting today you can get mezzanine seats for just $15 each.

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