Entries tagged with: David Letterman
White Rabbits in Prospect Park (more by Chris La Putt)
White Rabbits were en route to Cleveland last year when pianist Stephen Patterson received a call inviting the young Brooklyn septet to perform on The Late Show with David Letterman. "I completely freaked out," Patterson says. "I pulled off at a highway rest stop and we just ran around the van, calling our moms and dads."
Becoming elated over such news is more or less obligatory. Nellie McKay remembers "jumping in the air and doing a kind of flippery arm motion" upon being informed of her first Letterman booking; Spoon frontman Britt Daniel says he was "absolutely shocked" when told that Saturday Night Live had scheduled his band. But at the time of their Late Show invitation, White Rabbits were without a label apparatus, press clippings or even fans. "We got back in the van, drove to Cleveland and played a show for five people," Patterson says. When the day of the taping arrived, the musicians--whose vehicle had been stolen near their Bushwick home--hired a "man with a van" to drive them to the Ed Sullivan Theater. While waiting in the green room, they received another call, this time from their landlord. Their rent was overdue. [Time Out]
Partie Traumatic will be available to purchase at the Virgin Megastore Union Square location from 9:00am. Fans buying a copy of the album at the store will receive a wristband for this very special performance at 7:00pm. The performance will be followed by a CD/LP signing. Time and space are limited, so please arrive early.Although free, their Virgin set will likely be much shorter in length than the real show they're playing Friday at Santos Party House with Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson. Black Kids will also appear on The Late Show With David Letterman on Thursday.
Updated tour dates below...
DOWNLOAD: The Baseball Project - Past Time (MP3)
The Baseball Project (photo by Vivian Johnson)
What happens when two great songwriters decide to focus their talents upon their favorite sport? You get the highly entertaining debut disc from The Baseball Project, Volume One: Frozen Ropes and Dying Quails. The album is the brainchild of Steve Wynn (Dream Syndicate, Steve Wynn and the Miracle 3) and Scott McCaughey (Young Fresh Fellows, Minus 5, and R.E.M). The two musicians were longtime fans of each other's work throughout the 80s but never met until the early 90s. Wynn recalls, "I honestly think the first time we met was side-by-side at the urinals at the Offramp in Seattle when I played there in 1992." He adds, "Scott didn't try to shake my hand."Stream the entire album now courtesy of Yep Roc. It will be in stores on July 8th. They performed on Letterman last night with drummer Linda Pitmon and R.E.M.'s Peter Buck as the rest of their band. Peter performed at Madison Square Garden a day earlier. Watch the Letterman video below....
TODAY ONLY: Buy 1 Emmylou Harris ticket, get 1 free
LAST NIGHT ONLY: Emmylou Harris played Letterman. Video below....
Gnarls Barkley @ Irving Plaza - June 8, 2008 (more by Bao Nguyen)
Tonight is the Apple Store show. Last night was David Letterman...
Al Green is going on a tour that brings him to Carnegie Hall in NYC on June 27th (part of the JVC Jazz Festival). Tickets are still on sale. Last night he played Letterman. Check out the video below.....
N.E.R.D. are opening for Kanye West at MSG tonight. I hope they play a much smaller venue in NYC before their new album comes out next month. Check out their performance from Letterman last night.....
photos by Leia Jospe
"There are so many of you... and there is so much of me!"Leia took some pictures at the Virgin store one on May 1st. More of those, as well as videos from Letterman (where the Teddybears played as her band), and from AOL sessions, below.....
Robyn with The Pierces (Grand Ballroom, 2 May 2008)
Cobrastyle / Crash and Burn Girl / Who's That Girl? / Buffalo Stance - Push It - Sexual Eruption medley / Konichiwa Bitches / Handle Me / Eclipse / Bum Like You / Be Mine! / Dream On / With Every Heartbeat // Encore 1: Show Me Love / Jack U Off // Encore 2: Be Mine! (Ballad Version)
[Divided by Shiny was @ Grand Ballroom]
tonight in NYC
* Dead Child @ Europa
* Madonna @ Roseland Ballroom
* Chris Rock @ the theater @ MSG
* Fred Thomas & friends @ Cake Shop
* Tribeca Film Festival day parties
* Langhorne Slim is playing Mercury Lounge
* Feist is playing Hammerstein Ballroom again
* Crowded House play their last of three shows @ Irving Plaza
Blood on the Wall is playing Mercury Lounge on May 17th. Tickets are on sale.
Evangelista (w/ Carla Bozulich) is playing Mercury Lounge on June 14th. Tickets are on sale.
Delta Spirit is playing Mercury Lounge on June 26h. Tickets are on sale.
Bon Jovi will play Central Park (thx Sam)
Have you downloaded the free Ghostly Swim compilation yet?
The Roots played Letterman Monday. Duffy played Leno the same night. Both videos are below.
Video of her David Letterman performance below.....
The Black Keys now have three upcoming NYC shows, sort of. The first is just a DJ set and it's THIS SATURDAY at Other Music in honor of Record Store Day. The 2nd is May 15th at Terminal 5 and that is sold out. The third is August 7th at McCarren Pool in Brooklyn and $29.50 tickets go on sale Friday April 25th at noon. All dates and videos below....
I want to rent a van & drive cross country with you guys.
there you go....
Still no official word on which day Robyn will play All Points west. In the meantime, tickets are still on sale for her other shows including one in NYC on May 2nd. She's also playing (like Tapes n Tapes) a Virgin Megastire in-store and (unlike Tapes n Tapes) David Letterman. A new video and tour dates below......
DOWNLOAD: Langhorne Slim - Rebel Side of Heaven (MP3)
Langhorne Slim is shooting a video for "Rebel Side of Heaven" this Monday, March 31st at The Box (189 Chrystie, between Rivington & Stanton.)Langhorne Slim also plays Maxwell's in Hoboken tonight (March 29), Music Hall of Williamsburg on April 28th, and Mercury Lounge two days after that to celebrate his new self-titled CD (out April 29). All tour dates, and a video of his recent network television debut, below....
Simple concept - live video in a beautiful, ornate venue which is being shot by Crackerfarm (who also took the above photo) + Paul Manza. From 2:30 PM until 6:00 PM they want to bring in a little audience for that live show kinda vibe.
We're looking to get about 50+ people down to the venue at about 2:30 PM until appx 6:00 PM. Anyone who's interested in being in the video should send an email to email@example.com and we'll send them the details by Friday afternoon or Monday morning.
"Is that hard to do?" - David Letterman
The Raveonettes @ Maxwell's, NJ - March 23, 2008 (Accidents Will Happen)
The Raveonettes play Bowery Ballroom in NYC tonight (March 26, 2008). Last night they were on Letterman, before that they played Maxwell's, and earlier this month they played a bunch of shows in Austin for SXSW. Photos from one of those shows, and the Letterman video, below....
Liam & Neil (Crowded House) Finn (CRED)
Super Furry guitar @ Bowery Ballroom, NYC - Feb 24, 2008 (urockrock)
Super Furry Animals played Bowery Ballroom in NYC last night (Feb 24). They can be found playing again, in two places, tonight .... 1) playing Bowery Ballroom again.....with Times New Viking again. 2) performing "Neo-Consumer" on Conan O'Brien - the same song they played last month on Letterman....
Tickets are already on sale for the previously announed Yeasayer & MGMT show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on February 14th. February 13th at Bowery Ballroom goes on sale Friday at noon. Did you see MGMT on Letterman last night? Video below...
Ed Droste, Casey Spooner, Antony Hegarty
You probably heard: some writers are on strike. That means no new late night TV right now. That means Band of Horses didn't get to play Conan last night, Kanye West didn't get to play Letterman, and it means that Grizzly Bear don't get to play Conan tonight (Nov 6, 2007). They'll probably reschedule the performances, but Grizzly Bear misses out on a TV appearance that was going to synchronize perfectly with the release of their new EP. Friend (the latest addition to the 8.0 club) is out now. Order it from Insound to get a free limited edition silkscreen poster.
Speaking of Grizzly Bear, they performed at the Society of Ethical Culture in NYC on Saturday night (Nov 3, 2007) - part of the Wordless Music Series - to an audience that included Paul Simon (an artist that Grizzly Bear is known to cover, and who they did cover also that night). It was the same night that GB's "friend" Feist was playing right across town on Saturday Night Live. And speaking of SNL, that's another TV show that might not air this week if the writers don't get what they want. That means Amy Winehouse won't get to play it....or maybe she's not playing it already....I'm confused (she is definitely not playing the Woodies though - for "visa issues" related to the drug stuff).
Grizzly Bear @ Wordless Music Series, NYC - NOV 3, 2007 (CRED)
As Ed pointed out early in the set, this show was an unofficial end of tour celebration of sorts, as the band had been on the road for most of the past year and a half. Usually when this is the case, the performance can go one of two ways. One option is that the band is so drained and sick and tired of playing the same songs that they launch into a sort of auto-pilot self parody (see the Strokes at the end of their "Room on Fire" tour). The preferable option, however, is that the combination of having become so technically in control of one's material coupled with the euphoria of playing a hometown show with the finish line in sight will make for something altogether different and spectacular. [read the rest @ Ear Farm]Sigur Ros @ Wordless Music Series, NYC - Oct 5, 2007 (CRED)
Secondly, beautiful show not just the sigur ros part. And yes Sufjan was there. I was sitting right in back of him along with 2 of the guys from The National. They were all impatient and left right before Sigur Ros came on. Poor Sufjan was complaining he had to get out of there. Hard to blame him cause it was a sauna in there. Also there was Superwolf Matt or Chavez Matt however you like supporting his buddy Will. Great show and got to see Sigur Ros play the same amount of songs they are playing tomorrow night for umm lets see 35 dollars less. [Anonymous]But wait, what is that photo on the top of this post you ask? Oh yeah, Ed Droste of Grizzly Bear has been named one of this year's Out 100 ("the men and women who made 2007 a year to remember") - a list that also includes James St. James, Beth Ditto (The Gossip), Bianca Casady (Cocorosie), Marc Almond, Owen Pallett (Final Fantasy), Nico Muhly, Casey Spooner (Fischerspooner), and Antony. That's Casey and Antony in the picture with Ed (some new "friends"?). Nico isn't pictured on the Out site yet, but he did recently play the same Wordless Music Series show that Sigur Ros played (the "not just the sigur ros part")....
Nico Muhly @ Wordless Music Series, NYC - OCT 5, 2007 (CRED)
Grizzly Bear are playing one more NYC (mini) show before taking a break for a long time - it's tomorrow (Nov 7th) @ the Virgin Union Square Megastore in NYC (7pm, free).
And in case you missed it, the friends that appear on Grizzly Bear's new EP are Beirut, Dirty Projectors, CSS, Band of Horses, CSS and Deerhunter. Will Oldham is not one of Grizzly Bear's friends, but Will ("his buddy Will" in the review above) did also perform at that now-legendary "Wordless" show in October too...
Feist instructs the troops
One of the indiest shows of the summer is going down at McCarren Pool in Brooklyn tonight (Aug 29, 2007). The weather is beautiful. Feist is headlining, and here's a re-post of something I got back when Grizzly Bear was added to the show:
Please note that doors will now open at 5PM one hour earlier than originally announced to allow for Grizzly Bear’s performance which will begin at 6:15. Also appearing with Feist is Broken Social Scene (performing Kevin Drew's "Spirit If...").The pics in this post were taken (not by me) backstage at the David Letterman show Monday. More below...
Who do you recognize....