Entries tagged with: Electric Six
Local Natives @ Governors Ball 2013 (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)
Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...
Big Freedia's World Twerking Record @ Herald Square
New Orleans' queen of bounce will try to set the World Record for most people twerking in one place. It goes down at 11:30 AM so if you're in the neighborhood, it's sure to be a spectacle.
Spider Bags, Liquor Store @ Cameo Gallery
Spider Bags will be in NYC for two nights with fellow North Carolinians Superchunk this week, but before that you can catch them rocking out in a more intimate (read: sweatier, rowdier) environment tonight. Liquor Store should warm things up pretty well too.
Torres, Frances Cone, Wet @ Glasslands
Torres has a real knack for songwriting, and the alt-folk of her debut record which came out earlier this year is far more accomplished than many recent debuts of its kind. She and her band bring it live too, so if you're a fan of this kind of stuff, tonight's Glasslands show is not to miss.
Q-Tip, DJ Spinna, Nile Rodgers @ Output
Tonight's edition of Q-Tip's #Offline party is being billed as "A night celebrating the music of Nile Rodgers - with guest of honor Nile Rodgers." We're not sure what that means exactly, either.
Nothing Changes w/ Future Blondes, Skullcaster @ Home Sweet Home
Ring in midweek the dark way with tonight's edition of Nothing Changes featuring the industrial-leaning sounds of Future Blondes and Skullcaster.
Carcass, Immolation @ Saint Vitus Bar
British death metal legends Carcass released Surgical Steel, their first album since reuniting, this year (and first since 1996), and it's no nostalgia act; this is one of the contenders for metal AOTY. So naturally there's a ton of excitement behind this week's NYC shows, both of which are sold out. Tonight they're at Saint Vitus and tomorrow they'll be at the less satanic Gramercy Theatre.
Ex-Wife, Vomit Face, The Can't Tells @ Shea Stadium
New Brunswick post-punks Ex Wife released the solid New Colors LP earlier this year, and tonight they return to Brooklyn for a show at Shea Stadium.
Local Natives, Lucius @ Terminal 5
It's been almost nine months since Local Natives released Hummingbird and their trajectory continues to climb. They played Governor's Ball back in June and tonight's the second of two nights at T5.
Earth, Wind and Fire @ Beacon Theatre
Soul/disco/R&B titans Earth Wind & Fire are playing their second of two nights at Beacon. Who wouldn't want to hear "September" in September?
Chick Corea @ Blue Note
Jazz fusion pianist Chick Corea, known for collaborations with Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, and others, continues his 6-night run at The Blue Note tonight.
Graham Nash @ City Winery
The "Nash" in Crosby, Stills & Nash, one of the songwriters in '60s pop group The Hollies, and a reputable solo artist as well, Graham Nash continues his three-night run at City Winery tonight.
Chris Thile @ Rockwood Music Hall
Best known as The Punch Brothers' mandolin player, Chris Thile indulged his classical side on the just-released Bach: Sonatas and Partitas, Vol. 1.
Electric Six, My Jerusalem @ The Bell House
Detroit's Electric Six have been making tongue-in-cheek, id-overload, disco party rock for over a decade. They'll release their ninth album, Mustang, on October 8.
I'm Turning Into, Couches, Beach Arabs, Termite @ Cake Shop
In addition to quality local bands like I'm Turning Into, tonight's Cake Shop bill features San Francisco's Couches who make grungy slacker pop. You can stream their new 7" below.
Big Terrific @ Cameo Gallery
Max Silvestri hosts the free weekly comedy show in the back of Williamsburg's Lovin' Cup. Tonight's line-up features Joe Zimmerman, Barry Rothbart, and Aparna Nancherla.
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our full NYC show calendar.
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Snarky rockers Electric Six are set to release their 10th album, Mustang, this fall. They're touring as well, playing The Bell House on September 25 and Bowery Ballroom on September 29 both with My Jerusalem opening. Tickets to Bell House and tickets to Bowery go on sale today at noon.
Zambri and The Suzan will play Mercury Lounge on August 31. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale today at noon with a general sale starting Friday (7/27) at noon. Zambri and Stagnant Pools were added to the Maximo Park show at Webster Hall (9/13). Tickets for that show are still available.
Tickets for the Black Moth Super Rainbow show at MHOW go on AmEx presale today at noon with a general sale starting Friday (7/27) at noon. A ticket link has now been posted for their Bowery Ballroom show, but no presale for that one.
The Whigs are playing Bowery Ballroom on September 19 and Glasslands on November 10. Tickets for the Bowery Ballroom show go on AmEx presale today with a general sale starting Friday (7/27) at noon. Tickets for the Glasslands show go on sale Friday (7/27) at 7 AM.
Electric Six are playing Mercury Lounge on October 26 and 27. Tickets for both of those shows go on AmEx presale today at noon with a general sale starting Friday (7/27) at noon.
MS MR, who have upcoming shows supporting Marina and the Diamonds, will open for Grouplove at Terminal 5 on November 2. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale today at noon with a general sale starting Friday (7/27) at noon.
photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin
Kitten @ Bowery Ballroom
Kitten supported Electric Six with locals New York Rivals on 10/28 at Bowery Ballroom as part of the latter two's tour together. Here are some belated pictures from that Halloween weekend show. They continue with all tour dates below...
photos by Kurt Christensen
Electric Six @ the Bell House
Electric Six played The Bell House on Thursday (6/2), a day before they played Maxwell's (6/3), with support from Les Sans Culottes and Township. Pictures and the setlist from the Brooklyn show are in this post.
The band have since announced a North American tour that will run from September-November before they head overseas in late November for a string of European dates. The tour includes a NYC show at Bowery Ballroom on October 28. Information on tickets TBA as of this post, but keep your eyes on Ticketmaster.
All tour dates and more pictures from the Brooklyn show, and the setlist too, below...
According to Glide Magazine,
There are three rules that one must follow when getting ready to attend an Electric Six show:Take note, because after a show in Asbury Park last night, Electric Six are now back in NYC with Township. Both bands play The Bell House tonight (6/2) with Les Sans Culottes, and Maxwell's Friday (6/3). Tickets for The Bell House and Maxwell's shows are available. All tour dates and some electric videos, below...
1. Wear your dancing shoes.
2. Drink plenty of water.
3. Take the next day off work.
Minus the Bear @ Sasquatch 2010 (more by Chris Graham)
Kiss play Jones Beach and PNC Bank Arts Center in August. Tickets are currently on a bunch of presales.
We are Scientists are playing Bowery Ballroom on July 14th and Music Hall of Williamsburg on June 17th after Siren. Tickets are on sale for both shows.
Dragonette play Bowery Ballroom on August 13th. Tickets are on sale.
Queensryche are playing Nokia Theatre on August 20th. Tickets are on AmEx presale.
No ticket info yet for Spiritualized at Radio City Music Hall.
Outside Lands 2009 (more by Chris Graham)
San Francisco's Outside Lands Festival 2010 takes place in Golden Gate Park from August 14th-15th. Headlining acts for the fest include Kings of Leon, Furthur featuring Phil Lesh and Bob Weir, The Strokes, My Morning Jacket, Phoenix, Social Distortion, Levon Helm and Al Green. Other acts include Nas & Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley, The Budos Band, Dawes, Gogol Bordello, Cat Power Janelle Monáe and Tokyo Police Club. The full lineup (which will be added to) is below.
Two-day passes go on sale Tuesday, June 2nd at 1pm EST. Single day tickets go on sale Sunday, June 6th.
A video trailer for this year's fest and the lineup is below...
Black Lips @ Brooklyn Bowl in March (more by Gabi Porter)
Rock Off have updated their summer schedule of NYC Boat Cruise shows, which, like always, has focus on punk & garage (though there are other genres too). It includes Jello Biafra on May 29th, Electric Six on July 15th, Murphy's Law's annual Jimmy birthday show on August 12th, The Bouncing Souls on September 13th, and an August 2nd show with the Black Lips (who are in town much sooner a free but full RSVP-only show at Knitting Factory on April 29th with Pierced Arrows).
Other gigs includes Dam-Funk on April 24th (TONIGHT), Budos Band on June 11th, three NY Night Train parties, and The A-Bones on June 23rd. Tickets for most of the shows are on sale. No ticket info for Bouncing Souls yet. Black Lips go on sale Friday, April 30th.
Punk and punk-like boat shows are listed below...
by Andrew Frisicano
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Electric Six on a Rocks Off Boat in NYC - Aug 20, 2009 (.A.A.)
When we left Electric Six last week, they were preparing a new album, KILL, due October 20th on Metropolis Records, and just about to play a boat....
"There's something a little unnerving about being anywhere for hours if you have absolutely no option to leave. So boarding a rock 'n' roll party boat for a three-hour concert cruise might not be for everyone; if you wind up hating the music, getting into a fight with your friends, or feeling violently ill, there's literally no way out until the boat docks.I wouldn't call a 3-hour boat ride a commitment to captivity, but to each his/her own.
That element of captivity feels more like a release, though, if you set sail at sunset on the Hudson and the bands are Electric Six, who are out east touring from Michigan, and Les Sans Culottes, the very best faux French retro-rock band in all of Brooklyn. Especially if the boat is named "The Temptress" and has multiple bars and a dance floor (and even if its aroma calls to mind the perspiration of generations past).
Electric Six's "Dick Valentine," the nicest front man who ever moved raving-drunk audience members to perform at-sea body-surfing, said that some people traveled hundreds of miles, some thousands of miles, to be at the show. Screams from the crowd indicated that perhaps it wasn't a joke." [Elle Magazine]
Electric Six's post-river cruise plans include a full fall tour, which will feature opening sets by The Gay Blades and Millions of Brazilians. All three will play on Friday, October 16th at NYC's Hiro Ballroom. Tickets go on sale Thursday August 27th at noon. They'll also be in town for a show at Brooklyn's Southpaw on October 18th. Tickets for that are on sale now.
Electric Six bassist Keith Thompson and Zach Curd from The Pop Project recently launched a side-project under the name Desktop. The group's free three-song EP, linked above, shows off a knack for quirky, bedroom-casio-meets-'80s-prom-night electronic disco.
More info on Desktop and all E6 tour dates are below...
The following can be attributed to Dick Valentine [Electric Six singer]:Electric Six's sixth album, KILL, is set to come out October 20th on Metropolis Records.
Hello everybody. We've needed an update for a while, but I am of the mind that you don't force things like that. You bring it when it's time to bring it. Yes, we've been recording and I suppose that's newsworthy. Our sixth album will be finished soon and it will be released in October. It sounds wonderful and I fully intend for this to be the first Electric Six album that sees each and every song being included in our live set when we tour this fall. Because you see, I am getting older and I have very little patience for bullshit.
The band has a short run of August dates before their not-yet-announced album-supporting tour this fall. The first of those takes place tonight (Aug 19th) at Maxwell's with Les Sans Culottes and Jemina Pearl (Be Your Own Pet). Tickets are still on sale.
The group also plays a Thursday, August 20th Rocks Off Concert Cruise show aboard the Temptress, again with Les Sans Culottes. Tickets are on sale for that too. The band played a similar boat cruise last year. A video of that gig with a brief introductory clip from Tragedy, the all metal Bee Gees tribute band, with all tour dates below...
If you've never been on one, you definitely go at least once if you have the cash. Some people complain about the poor sitelines and high prices (drinks especially), but I think the overall experience makes it worth it, especially if it's one of your favorite bands. The views of the skyline and Statue of Liberty are great. It looks like THIS and THIS and THIS.
DOWNLOAD: The Big Sleep - Pinkies (new MP3)
Currently on tour with the Willowz, Electric Six recently played two NYC shows - one at Bowery Ballroom and the other at Music Hall of Williamsburg. How were they?
The Big Sleep's second album on Frenchkiss Records - "Sleep Forever" - is out February 19th. Download an MP3 off it now (above). Cover art, tracklist, and all tour dates, below....
DOWNLOAD: The Willowz - Evil Son (MP3)
The Willowz put an album called Chautauqua on Dim Mak in March. That MP3 up there is from it. Right now they're on tour with Electric Six. Electric Six put out an album called I Shall Exterminate Everything Around Me That Restricts Me From Being The Master on October 9th. Longest album name ever. Together they hit the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn tonight (Nov 15, 2007), and Bowery Ballroom in Manhattan on Friday. All tour dates below....
DOWNLOAD: Black Lips - Not a Problem (MP3)
The Black Lips @ Maxwell's, NJ - July 19, 2007 (CRED - Leia Jospe)
PETA protest, NYC - July 20, 2007 (CRED - Jefferson)
NEW YORK (AP) -- While commissioner Roger Goodell was meeting with officials of the ASPCA, about 50 people urged the NFL to "Sack Vick" Friday in a demonstration outside the league's headquarters following the indictment of Michael Vick on dogfighting charges.* Battles are at Studio B
"Sack Vick!" chanted the demonstrators, organized by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals as they walked peacefully in front of the Park Avenue building. Many held dogs who had the "Sack Vick" signs on their backs and one woman brought a pit bull, the breed killed in the dogfighting operation the Atlanta quarterback is accused of sponsoring. [Yahoo News]
* Neko Case plays Summerstage for free
* Gogol Bordello start a two night run @ Irving
* Bishop Allen & Rock Plaza Central do the Seaport
* Diamond Days Festival continues on
* 65daysofstatic may be in Brooklyn
* Common Ground benefit with These are Powers
* Dirty Projectors @ The Whitney Museum
* F*cked Up tour reaches NYC again
* Bobby Blue Band & Catherine Russell Celebrate Brooklyn
* Black Lips continue their NYC adventure
* Matmos & So Percussion are @ Lincoln Center
* Cursive plays an early show at Maxwell's
* Electric Six do it at Maxwell's late