Entries tagged with: Fashion Week
photo: Eugene Mirman @ EMCF 2015 (more by David Andrako)
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Eugene Mirman, Derrick Brown, H. Jon Benjamin @ Bell House
This is the release party for Eugene Mirman's sprawling, awesomely weird 7-LP comedy box set, I'm Sorry (You're Welcome). If this show is half as kooky as the box... it could be an interesting night.
Voice Coils, Crown Larks, Parlor Walls, Soft Spot @ Aviv
Voice Coils' most notable member may be vocalist Mitski, who isn't usually playing live with them these days, but their unique proggy sound is quite the experience either way.
Big Freedia, Hibou, Boyfriend @ Irving Plaza
New Orleans' queen of bounce Big Freedia is more popular than ever, thanks in part to her Fuse show (season 4 recently premiered), but her live shows are still where it's really at. They're total parties.
Cypress Hill, Immortal Technique, DJ Eddie B Swift @ Playstation Theater
Veteran rap group Cypress Hill have made a tradition out of playing Halloween-time shows in and around NYC, and they'll do that again this year. Halloween proper is in Asbury Park but they'll be in Times Square tonight. Their old pal Immortal Technique opens.
Expert Alterations @ Rough Trade
Baltimore's Expert Alterations look and sound like they're straight from 1986's UK indiepop scene (we're talking C-86 here), and their debut album, You Can't Always Be Liked, is a scrappy, catchy good time. They celebrate tonight with this free early show that leads perfectly into...
Joanna Gruesome, Aye Nako, King of Cats @ Rough Trade
...tonight's main attraction Joanna Gruesome whose sound falls somewhere between indiepop and roaring punk (often in the same song). The band's new album, Peanut Butter, is terrific and it should be interesting to see the band's new two-singer lineup.
Go Deep, Fashion Week, Good Grief, The Netherlands @ Saint Vitus
There are a few cool bands on this bill, headlined by local hardcore act Go Deep who recently signed to 6131.
Painted Zeros, Vagabon, Becca Ryskalczyk, Eskimeaux @ Shea Stadium
Painted Zeros celebrate their new album on Don Giovanni at this show, and all three openers are talented members of the local DIY rock scene.
Gary Clark Jr., Black Pistol Fire @ Terminal 5
Gary Clark Jr plays blues rock rooted in the genre's early days, and it continues to catch on with a lot of people. Tonight he takes on the massive Terminal 5.
Deer Tick, The Felice Brothers @ Cannon's Blackthorn
The annual Long Island benefit show for the Tommy Brull Foundation is tonight with old friends Deer Tick and The Felice Brothers. The same double bill hits Connecticut tomorrow too.
Dances (as T.Rex), Jangula (as David Bowie), Heliotropes (as Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers), Piers (as Fleetwood Mac), and Stringer (as The Smiths) @ Alphaville
Start your Halloweening early with this show featuring a whole lot of bands pretending to be other bands.
Emo Halloween covers show @ Matchless
Washed Up Emo and Bye Week Productions are presenting this cover show with sets of Saves the Day (Stay What You Are in full), The Get Up Kids, Weezer and Guided by Voices. The lineup includes members of Field Mouse and more.
Phil Lesh & Friends @ The Capitol Theatre
While Phil's Grateful Dead bandmates and John Mayer are about to play three MSG shows, he'll be keeping things in a smaller venue (and without John Mayer) for six nights at The Cap. This is the first.
Shocking Pinks, TV Baby, Masks @ Baby's All Right
Shocking Pinks (the project of New Zealand singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Nick Harte) just reissued their acclaimed 2004 debut album, Dance the Dance Electric, marking its first-ever vinyl release.
Midnight Magic, Tippy Toes (DJ Set), Mike Simonetti (DJ Set) @ Cameo Gallery
Midnight Magic make straight up live band disco like you might have heard in 1977. Tonight they play one last show at soon-to-close Cameo with DFA-related pals Tippy Toes and Mike Simonetti.
Jay Farrar (Son Volt) @ City Winery
2015 marks the 20th anniversary of Son Volt's debut album, Trace. Rhino just released a deluxe edition CD and tonight frontman Jay Farrar will be performing the songs of Trace with Gary Hunt and Son Volt's original pedal steel player, Eric Heywood.
Portland Cello Project @ Littlefield
The PCP turns contemporary pop into classical jams your uptight uncle would like. Their most recent album was a tribute to Elliot Smith.
Spooky Mansion feat. Blue Hawaii (DJ Set), Gems, Golden Pony @ Paper Box
They're calling this a "creepily immersive concert experience" with "interactive games, crazy installations, Halloween drink specials and more!" Tonight's entertainment includes Montreal's Blue Hawaii.
Richard Lloyd (of Television), New York Junk, Faith @ Bowery Electric
As original guitarist for Television, Richard Lloyd helped define the mid-'70s Bowery rock scene. The block may not look like what it used to in the heyday of CBGB, but he's still a master of his instrument.
Motion Studies (as Hall & Oates), Fielded (as Kate Bush) @ Union Pool
Motion Studies' soulful dancepop probably owes more than a little to Hall & Oates, so it's fitting they'll be performing as that duo for this Devil's Night show. Same for Fielded as Kate Bush.
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.
For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.
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photo: From Autumn to Ashes at Skate & Surf 2015 (more by Mimi Hong)
Reunited post-hardcore band From Autumn to Ashes was supposed to play NYC's Gramercy Theatre in July but they had to cancel. Now they've got a replacement NYC show scheduled for December 18 at Saint VItus with Fashion Week and Primitive Weapons. It's their only announced date at the moment. Tickets are on sale now.
Primitive Weapons, who have three members that co-own or work at Saint Vitus, play that venue again opening for Torche on Wednesday (10/14). Also on that bill is Chain Gang Grave. Tickets are still available.
Some FATA and Primitive Weapons videos below...
still from Empress Of's "Standard" video
Empress Of's very good debut album, Me, is out today (9/11) and if you haven't checked it out yet, it's streamable below. She's also just released an arty new video for single "Standard" which was directed by Zaiba Jabbar and Empress Of's Lorely Rodriguez and also features pro bodybuilder Rob Reinaldo. It puts a new perspective on the song, perhaps literally. Watch below.
Lorely has a couple Empress Of events today to celebrate the release of Me. There's a listening party at Other Music tonight at 6:30 PM where they'll "serve up pizza and drinks and play the album in full." Also the first 20 people who buy the record get a free ticket to her show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Sunday (9/13). You can also still buy tickets for that show.
Then tonight, Empress Of will host a NY Fashion Week afterparty at Elvis Guesthouse with her DJing along with Dev Hynes, Imogene, Molly Hawkins and "more friends." It starts at 10 PM and there's an open bar from 10-11 PM. It's free. (Micachu, who plays Alphaville tonight and LPR Saturday, played a Fashion Week thing at Elvis last night.)
photo: Kanye at Governors Ball 2013 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
The NBA All Star Weekend happening in NYC next week is also meaning lots of crazy (and not always public) events for music fans in the city. We already mentioned that Win Butler, Common and others are playing a celebrity all-star game and Drake and Nas are playing Irving Plaza, and now we've learned another rapper, Kanye West, will be putting on a free performance in the city.
He's co-hosting it with OKC Thunder player (and Roc Nation Sports signee) Kevin Durant on February 12 outside of Madison Square Park at 6 PM. The only way to get in, though, is to win tickets. You can enter via co-presenters Roc Nation or Power 105.1 FM's contests or follow both on Twitter. As HipHopWired points out, you can also text "BOLDMOVE" to 95577 to win tickets from presenting partner Sparkling ICE.
That same week is Fashion Week in NYC, and Kanye will be doing something for that too. Fashionista reports that he's planning to present his upcoming Adidas collaboration in NYC that week:
West has repeatedly stated that Adidas has put trust in his talents and has given him the creative freedom he needs to truly shine -- take that, Nike -- which is why we were pretty excited when rumors started spreading around the Internet that he would be unveiling his collection for the sportswear brand with a presentation at New York Fashion Week. According to Complex, invitations to the event (which will reportedly take place on Feb. 12) have already been sent out, and the site referenced a (now-removed) Instagram screenshot of an e-mail sent to menswear buyer Ramon Ehlen as proof.Sooner than that, he'll be in LA to perform at the Grammys with Paul McCartney and Rihanna. He's also launched a mysterious website with a countdown clock (six days and counting as of this posting, we'll see).
Future Punx @ Rockaway Surf Club this summer (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Whether or not you're excited for Weezer's new album you might have affection for the band's early '90s output. With that in mind there's a Weezer tribute happening at Baby's All Right on Tuesday, September 9 featuring members of Beverly, Moon Dudes, Truthers, Future Punx, Nicholas Nicholas, and "more TBA." They'll be playing songs from the Blue Album, Pinkerton and a few b-sides. It's a midnight show and is free.
Both Future Punx and Truthers will be performing as themselves on Sunday (9/7) afternoon, playing at a free Fashion Week block party called "LES Opening Night." It takes place around 45 Orchard St, featuring "art opening, DJs, live music, block partying" and a fashion show. Cake Shop curated the live music portion (4:15 PM start) and in addition to Future Punx and Truthers, Prince Rupert's Drops (who have a new record on the way) are also playing. The full schedule is below.
Flyer for for the Bed Stuy show and block party schedule below...
Though the more pedestrian "Fashion's Night Out" ended in NYC in 2012, the more high brow New York Fashion Week continues year after year and is back upon us once more. As always, that means lots of parties we can't get into, with performances by some of our most loved and hated musical artists. This year, as PAPER lists out in a handy guide, includes shows by Kiesza (tonight at a party co-hosted by Sophia Lamar, The Misshapes, Mike Nouveau and more -- -flyer above), Jarvis Cocker (tonight as part of a big extravaganza in Madison Square Park with Sofia Coppola, Angela McCluskey, Kalup Linzy and more --- see flyer above and HERE), Banks (tonight and tomorrow), Maluca (tomorrow), Pharrell (maybe?), secret guests and more. Unfortunately almost everything is invite only, but where there's a will, there's a way?
Banks' upcoming show at Terminal 5 is also going to be hard to get into (sold out), but you can try to get in to the much-more-public-and-practically-free Banks in-store at Rough Trade in Brooklyn on 9/9.
Spike Jonze and Jonah Hill are also in on the fun. They "have teamed to produce and write a one-act play for the fall New York Fashion Week presentation of Opening Ceremony's Spring 2015 line."
What else is happening? Leave tips in the comments.
photos by Caroline Harrison
Today is the Day played Saint Vitus last night (March 6th) joined by touring partners Black Tusk, KEN Mode and Fight Amp with Brooklyn band Fashion Week rounding out the evening. Pictures from the show are at Invisible Oranges. Saint Vitus was the second date on the touring package's North American tour that will take them to The Studio at Webster Hall tomorrow (3/8) all the way to SXSW. Look for half of that bill, Today is the Day and KEN Mode, to play the Invisible Oranges stage at BrooklynVegan's SXSW day party at the old Emo's location on March 15.
If you missed out on Saint Vitus last night, head to The Studio at Webster Hall on Friday (3/8). Tickets are still available OR you can try your luck at winning a pair! Details on how to win are below.
Dave Grohl at Deluna Fest 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Toro Y Moi @ Mohawk in Austin, Nov. 2011 (more by Tim Griffin)
today in NYC
* Emuul @ The Stone
* Broad City Live @ UCB
* Jeff Garlin @ Caroline's
* Country Mice @ Mercury Lounge
* Joseph Moffett's Claque @ Barbes
* Sondre Lerche @ The Allen Room
* Cliffsides/Cenote Glow @ The Stone
* Dojo, Shopping Spree @ Silent Barn
* The Mandingo Ambassadors @ Barbes
* Hayden, Lou Canon @ Mercury Lounge
* Smoke DZA, Kids These Days @ S.O.B.'s
* Marc Cohn, Rosanne Cash @ City Winery
* Ludwig Persik, Cascading Slopes @ Pianos
* Little King, The Broken Stares @ Sycamore
* WIERD w/ Frank Alpine @ Home Sweet Home
* Toro y Moi, Wild Belle, Dog Bite @ Webster Hall
* Tim Dahl, Pigeons, James Tweedy @ Cake Shop
* Highlife, Pure Horsehair, Daniel Higgs @ The Gutter
* All Boy/All Girl, The Eggs, Modest Midas @ Paper Box
* Beecher's Fault, Lee and The Mumbles @ Pete's Candy Store
* Why?, Astronautalis, Dream Tiger @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* The Model Zeros, Sharif Mekawy, Victoria Levy @ The Grand Victory
* Big Terrific w/ James Adomian, Myq Kaplan, Streeter Seidell @ Cameo
* Ife Mora, Concertina, Teen Girl, Scientist Monthly, Jackpot @ Glasslands
* New Myths, Peanut Butter Lovesicle, Ben Kenney @ Rockwood Music Hall
* Summer & Evem Miko & The Musket, Let Me Be Bashful @ Bowery Electric
* Sound City Players w/ Dave Grohl, Krist Noveselic, Stevie Nicks, John Fogerty + more @ Hammerstein Ballroom
* The Chapin Sisters (are The Everly Brothers), Mike Bones, Austin McCutchen, Alana Amram @ Union Pool
Serious star power tonight at Hammerstein Ballroom for Dave Grohl's Sound City Players, featuring the Foo Fighters plus his old Nirvana bandmate Krist Novoselic, plus Stevie Nicks, John Fogerty, FEAR's Lee Ving and more. Should be interesting.
Fashion Week continues, and though we're mostly ignoring it this time around, you'll find a flyer below for one of the many parties happening tonight. This one at Le Baron with Mike Nouveau, DJ duo Ladies Night (who are the very last act listed on this year's Coachella flyer), and more.
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Local Natives, who were just in NYC, made a video for their track "Heavy Feet" and you can watch that below.
What says "til death do us part" more than Slayer's "Raining Blood"? Check out video of a couple's wedding where the classic tune was used in a rather, er, unique way.
Travelers are already finding Nemo a pain in the butt.A winter storm is upon us, fashion week is totally fuct, and other NYC show cancellations are already coming in.
The massive nor'easter has caused a wave of flight cancellations as it prepares to smother the city under up to 14 inches of snow.
United Airlines canceled 900 flights in advance of the storm, and Delta Air Lines crossed off 135, plus more regional flights.
As of Thursday, before Nemo even touched down, Newark Airport had the most Friday cancellations nationally, followed by Boston's Logan Airport, and LaGuardia Airport, according to FlightAware.
Most airlines issued so-called "weather waivers," allowing passengers in the storm-affected areas to change their flight date without paying a change fee.
Gov. Cuomo is opening an emergency operations center to help with "coordinating response efforts using all state and local resources," he said in a statement Thursday. [Daily News]
Williamsburg club Union Pool reports:
DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER, [TONIGHT]'S SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELED AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED FOR A LATER DATE:Apology accepted. Hartwell Littlejohn adds:
EXPLORER'S CLUB/MINIBOONE/CHEERS ELEPHANT/HARTWELL LITTLEJOHN. WE APOLOGIZE.
THIS SHOW WILL BE RESCHEDULED. IF YOU WERE PLANNING TO ATTEND, THANK YOU. WE'LL DO IT AGAIN SOON.Nemo is all about screaming your cancellations in caps.
Also: tonight's show at the Rock Shop in Park Slope with the Lovehowl + Bangladeafy + Hannah Vs the Many + Luminous Flux "has been canceled due to Nemo."
As of 11am, we haven't heard of any other concert or comedy show cancellations yet, but we'll keep updating the site and this post as things get called off, hopefully not Passion Pit at MSG included. If you know of other postponements, please leave them in the comments.
Tonight's show at Shea Stadium is CANCELLED.
The early show at Cameo is CANCELLED. UPDATE: The late show is cancelled too.
Big Snow Buffalo Lodge can't handle a big snow and has also canceled their early show tonight with Alan Watts.
James T. Cotton (JTC)'s flight was cancelled so can't make it to 285 Kent, but so far the party is still on.
The Wellmont Theater has postponed Lindsey Stirling until May 9.
Holopaw were scheduled to play Knitting Factory and Permanent Records tonight, but the record store just sent out this note:
"Hi all... sorry to say we just got the word from Holopaw that due to this impending storm they aren't gonna make it to NYC tonight and have had to cancel their scheduled in-store performance with us. Darn! Hopefully we'll be able to reschedule, but for now let's just wish them safety in their travels.UPDATE: Despite what Permanent Records says about the band making it to NYC, the band and venue are currently saying Knitting Factory is still a go.
As of now we're still planning to be open with normal hours all weekend so if you were planning to come by tonight, that is still an option! It's warm in here!"
SOB's reports that "tonight's Salsa Groove event with La Excelencia is canceled and will be rescheduled for a later date."
All events at 92YTribeca are cancelled, and 92Y announced "Saturday's classes and programs in School of the Arts are canceled."
Atlas Moth report: "Fortunately, we made it to New York with no problem. Unfortunately, the show has been postponed until 2/19. See ya then NYC!" The show they're talking about is with Gojira tonight at Irving Plaza. The new show is one day after the Brooklyn show.
The show at Pianos is cancelled, but the bar is open.
The Heliotropes/Dead Stars show at the Paper Box is cancelled, but Dead Stars will play Muchmore's instead.
Raekwon and Rakim at Stage 48 is postponed.
Dept. of Health, ANASAZI, Blackboot, and A Truth at Saint Vitus is cancelled.
Frankie Knuckles at Cameo is cancelled.
The Darlings show at Death By Audio tonight is cancelled.
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
Black Breath at Precious Metal, May 2009 (more by Paul Birman)
I can't tell you how many great bands I have seen over the years at Precious Metal at NYC club Lit Lounge on Mondays. The series, curated by Wetnurse/Today is the Day member Curran Reynolds, is responsible not only for the first appearances from some favorite bands but also many many personal friendships forged in that dingy basement. Now after more than six years as a series, Precious Metal is coming to an end:
Friends, I am proud to announce the Grand Finale of Precious Metal. After 6.66 years and over 300 events, the series I started in May of 2006 will come to an end on January 21, 2013.Upcoming events at Precious Metal include this Monday (12/17) with Tiger Flowers, Meek is Murder, I am Heresy and Black Table; January 7 with Ghostlimb & The Year is One and yours truly on DJ duties; January 14 with Jar'd Loose, Gentlemen, End it and DJ Mike SOS; and the finale on January 21, a benefit for South Sound featuring Hivesmasher, Fashion Week, Flaming Tusk, SOS and DJ Zeena Koda. Make sure and get to the shows and wave goodbye to metal in the Lit Lounge basement. It will be missed.
We had a good run! Monday after Monday, we brought all sorts of heaviness from across the city and around the globe (Iceland, Italy, Australia...) into the den of Downtown grime and glamour that is Lit. These forces combined and added up to something special. I like to think we played a part in the resurgence of a New York City metal scene, one which now looks stronger than ever.
Head below for the full statement on the end of Precious Metal NYC.
photos by Julie Schabel
A$AP Rocky at the Adidas Store, 9/13/2012
A$AP Rocky blessed the Adidas Store in Soho on Thursday (9/13), a private Fashion Week party for the shoe company in celebration of a recent poduct launch. This was the event that didn't actually happen on Fashion's Night Out (though they gave out tickets to it on that night). Pictures from the show, which include shots of Adidas designer Jeremy Scott, are in this post.
Until that Roseland show comes, make sure and give Purple Lord$ Never Worry a spin. The mixtape is the "chopped not slopped" version of the recently released Lord$ Never Worry, and is available for free HERE (get the original HERE).
More pictures from the Adidas store are below.
Ariel Pink at Irving Plaza - 9/12/12 (via Leandro Justen)
As mentioned, Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti are on tour now (a tour that hit Austin recently) in support of their new album, Mature Themes, and the tour hits NYC TONIGHT (9/14) at Webster Hall with BODYGUARD (aka James Ferraro) and TEEN. Tickets for tonight's show are still available. All tour dates are listed below.
After the Webster Hall show BODYGUARD will head to 285 Kent for a show with three secret artists. Any guesses on who they might be?
You might be aware that Ariel Pink was also in NYC a few days earlier and played a private Proenza Schouler Fashion Week party at Irving Plaza on Wednesday (9/12), which is pictured above. If you were at the party, how was it? Weyes Blood (aka fromer Jackie-O Motherfucker member Natalie Mering), who plays with Sun Araw soon, was at the show and sang backup vocals with Ariel Pink for his song "Early Birds." Wonder if Ariel has any surprises like that in store for tonight.
Speaking of shows happening in Manhattan tonight, Holy Other will be opening for Amon Tobin at Hammerstein Ballroom tonight (9/14). Tickets for tonight's show are still available. Amon Tobin is also DJing a boat party on Saturday.
An updated list of Ariel Pink dates is below...
Thom Yorke at The Wooly - 9/7/12 (via non_equivalents)
Thom Yorke came to NYC over the weekend and DJed a Fashion Week party for Rag & Bone (whose co-designer Marcus Wainwright is a friend of Thom's) at The Wooly on Friday (9/7). A picture of Thom during his set at the Belvedere Vodka-sponsored party is above. Aziz Ansari was in attendance too.
Thom also, as discussed many times, did an Atoms for Peace DJ set for the final installment of this summer's Warm Up at MoMA PS1 with AFP bandmate and Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich. Atoms for Peace just announced that their new album will come out next year, and to open their set, Thom and Nigel performed three new tracks that will presumably end up on that album with Thom singing live. You can watch videos of two of those new songs, and listen to audio of the third below. After the short unexpected live performance, Thom returned to the boards for the remainder of the show and spun a variety of tunes (everything from Talking Heads to Azealia Banks).
Thom Yorke & Nigel @ MoMA PS1 - 9/8/12 (via rebeccataylorny)
The rest of the lineup at Warm Up was great too. Despite a crazy storm, the show went on, opening with a set by Justin Strauss. Then Maria Minerva, who also did a Fashion Week show, just released new album, Will Happiness Find Me (stream it), and who now lives in Brooklyn (after moving from Estonia to London), played a live set. You can catch her in NYC again at Glasslands on Friday (9/14) with Father Finger and Octo Octa (tickets).
Up next was Holy Other, finally making his NYC debut, after having to cancel shows last summer due to illness. The elusive producer, who in a recent interview with Stereogum said he was "going to feel naked" performing outdoors during the day, played material off his excellent recently released debut LP, Held, and 2011's With U EP as well. A video from his set is below. The MoMA PS1 show fell in the middle of his tour with Amon Tobin, which hits the NYC area on Thursday (9/13) at Wellmont Theatre (tickets) and Friday (9/14) at Hammerstein Ballroom (tickets).
Before Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich finally took the stage, we were graced with one more set, this time by Scottish producer Rustie, who played Webster Hall with Flosstradamus and Brenmar the night before (9/7). He dropped bass heavy tunes that got the crowd going pretty wild. A couple videos from his Webster Hall show are below (unfortunately, the sound cuts out about halfway through).
Check out all those videos below...
DOWNLOAD: Ladyhawke - "Black White And Blue Punks" (Jump Up Remix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Ladyhawke - "Blue Eyes" (Jacques Renault Remix) (MP3)
As mentioned, Ladyhawke is one of the many musicians who will be in NYC tonight (9/6) for Fashion's NIght Out. She'll DJ Allsaints Soho from 6-9 PM (512 Broadway) with Mick Rock. Tonight's show falls right before her tour in support of her new album, Anxiety. That tour kicks off in NYC on Saturday (9/8) at Bowery Ballroom (tickets) and immediately afterwards she'll play a second show that same night in NYC for a Fashion Week party hosted by INGA and Bullet Magazine at the Tribeca Grand Hotel. That party runs from 10 PM to 4 AM and is free with RSVP. The flier for this show is below.
In celebration of the Tribeca Grand show, Ladyhawke released a Jump Up remix of her song "Black White And Blue Punks." She was also recently remixed by Jacques Renault for her song "Blue Eyes." You can download both songs above, or stream them, along with the show flier and a list of all tour dates, below.
photos by Amanda Hatfield; words by Bill Pearis
Azealia Banks / Hunters at Wythe Hotel 9/5/2012
At yay high, Azealia Banks is a tiny little thing, about 50% weave and 50% moxie. I didn't really have much expectation for her live show, especially given the setting -- a blingy Fashion Week party thrown by SPIN and fashion website Refinery29 -- but she definitely brought it last night (9/5) Flanked by two black-clad dancers (evoking early '90s club music more than anything hip-hop), Banks worked the floor and oozed charisma for her short but energized set. The crowd even stopped snapping pics on their phones (and in a couple cases, iPads) to dance to "212" which explosively closed her set. I don't know what it's like seeing her in a real venue (I personally missed her Bowery Ballroom performance, one of the very few live shows she's played to date), but in an intimate setting like the hype is understandable.
Azealia is on the cover of the new issue of SPIN which is rumored to be its last print edition. "Thanks to SPIN," Banks said in between songs. "I believe this is your last visible cover and I'm glad to be on it." From Madonna in 1985 to Azealia Banks in 2012. She's performing again tonight (9/6), a free and open-to-the-public show at M.A.C. Soho (506 Broadway) as part of Fashion's Night Out. She's on at 7:30 (but get there early).
Banks wasn't the only performer at this Virgin Mobile-sponsored party, held at swanky boho Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg. Danceable punks Hunters put on another great set, despite most party attendees elbowing their way to the bar unaware a band was playing. As at our 480 Pixels party, platinum-pink-haired singer Isabel Almeida commanded attention, be it belting it out or writhing on the floor tangled in her mic cord.
In related news, Azealia Banks recently confirmed that she worked on a song with Lady Gaga, but is still not sure if it will end up on Gaga's upcoming album, ARTPOP (due out in 2013), which is "not just an album", but also an iPad/iPhone/mobile app (looks like someone's been listening to Bjork). That announcement comes only two weeks after Gaga confirmed she'd be recording a song with her friend Kendrick Lamar for his new album, good kid, m.A.A.d. city, which has been pushed back from its original release date of October 2 to October 22.
Meanwhile, Lady Gaga also has a huge international tour in the works in support of ARTPOP. She's on tour in Europe with The Darkness as we speak, and she'll return to our shores in 2013. While she's here, she'll hit NYC on February 22 at Madison Square Garden and March 6 at Barclays Center (which opens this month with eight shows by venue director Jay-Z). Tickets for those shows are not on sale yet, but check ticketmaster for updates.
All Lady Gaga tour dates and more pictures from the Azealia Banks and Hunters show are below.
UPDATE: We found even MORE
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.
Tonight (9/5), Azealia Banks and Hunters are performing at an "invite-only", "entrance subject to capacity" party at the very-hot Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg which is being thrown by SPIN and fashion website Refinery29. The Virgin Mobile-sponsored show serves dual purposes, as Azealia is on the cover of the new print issue of SPIN and it's also a kickoff to Fashion Week here in NYC which, if you live here, you have probably already been hit over the head by media coverage (to which we're adding more). SPIN is going gaga for Fashion Week this year with a dedicated site that will offer video coverage with MNDR as one of their corespondents. The flyer for tonight's show is below.
Azealia will also be performing at a show you have a better shot of getting into, as part of Fashion's Night Out which happens Thursday (9/6) all over the city. (This, as you all know, is the only night of the year Fashion is allowed out in public in NYC.) Azealia and DJ Cosmo will perform at M.A.C. Soho (506 Broadway) at 7:45 PM though you'd do well to show up earlier than that if you want to get in.
There are dozens of FNO shows Thursday night and we'll have more on those very soon. Meanwhile, you can watch (or rewatch) Azealia's new video, "1991," below along with the flyer for tonight's soiree...
John Stanier of Battles/Tomahawk (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Tomahawk is back! The supercrew featuring Mike Patton (Faith No More, Fantomas, etc), Duan Denison (The Jesus Lizard), Trevor Dunn (Melvins Lite, Fantomas) and John Stanier (Battles, Helmet) has returned with a new LP Oddfellows, due this January via Ipecac. Check out an album teaser below.
So far Tomahawk has only one US date scheduled, at Voodoo this year. The show will be their first in nine years. Pray for a round two on the East side.
In the meantime, Mike Patton is still cranking out releases like his name was Robert Pollard. Luciano Berio Laborintus II is Patton's latest opus, due on 7/3 via Ipecac, and features the eclectic musician's reinterpretation of Luciano Berio's "Laborintus II". Get your copy at Ipecac.
Faith No More also have some shows scheduled this summer, as do Faith No More member Roddy Bottum's band Imperial Teen.
In related news: Melvins tickets for motherf*ckin' 6/30 Lit Lounge show go on sale today at the venue at 7PM. In still more related news, Gay Witch Abortion, who is also on the show, will play Union Pool the next night (July 1st) as part of a bill with Fashion Week and Gentlemen. $8 gets you in. Melvins also have lots more dates coming up too.
Tomahawk teaser is below.
Goes Cube at The Studio at Webster Hall (more by BBG)
We've heard of cars. We've heard of skateboards. We've heard of clothes, drinks and instruments. But congratulations to Goes Cube for landing that next-level endorsement, bowling balls.
"Goes Cube is a great fit for DV8," says Brian Graham, director of sales and marketing for DV8. "These guys are bowlers, and they reinforce the fun and outrageous personality of the DV8 brand. We are very excited about adding some Ballers that will help us to bring DV8 and bowling to a new audience."Yes, Goes Cube are officially "Ballers" (not in the Jim Jones sense), diplomats of the lanes so to speak.
No word on if Goes Cube will have a signature set of balls at the merch table when they hit the road for a string of dates with Exotic Animal Petting Zoo. The dates kick off on Friday in Colorado, making their way East for a final show at The Studio at Webster Hall on June 2nd with The Giraffes and Fashion Week. Tickets are still available.
EAPZ are releasing their new LP Tree of Tongues on June 19th. Stream some material at their Facebook page to get familiar.
A list of all dates and some videos are below...
Kiss It Goodbye
As discussed, the recently reunited Kiss it Goodbye is now an active band, albeit missing some of their original personnel. The band recently announced the addition of Jim Winters (Starkweather, Turmoil, Earth Crisis, The Promise) to their lineup and with that intact, it was just a matter of time before KiG announced an NYC show. That day has come. Kiss it Goodbye will play Acheron on June 1st with Tiger Flowers and Fashion Week. Details on additional shows, if they exist, are still on the way.
a pic of Guns N' Roses soundcheck @ Hiro Ballroom (via the Shaltzes)
Guns N' Roses' Fashion Week run of shows, that hit Webster Hall (aka the Ritz) last night (more about that later), actually also includes a private Fashion Week show at Hiro Ballroom tonight (2/16). Steve Lewis talked to Nur Khan, the man behind it, about the show, the venue and the Electric Room where Nur is throwing events too...
The rumor was that the show was going to be at The Electric Room but it got too big a thing and now it's at Hiro. In the future, you plan on doing a lot of shows at The Electric Room. How do you shows there....logistically?More at BlackBook Mag.
I just did my first show there the other night. I remove furniture in front of a fireplace and half of the room. Set the PA and backline up in front of the fireplace - very similar to what I created with the Rose Bar sessions. You get the idea. You were at some of them. I see The Electric Room as a better fit for emerging bands. I'm doing this at Hiro; it's sort of my two cents into the goodbye. The town is losing another rock and roll room. I'm going to have to build another. We'd still be at Don Hill's if he hadn't died. This show at Hiro is all out ...confetti canons, arealists. It's the last hurrah before Mark Packer takes Hiro and Matsuri over and does what he does to it.
Beach Fossils @ Mercury Lounge in 2011 (more by Diana Wong)
Widowspeak, in case you missed the post we updated, have a show coming up at Glasslands with Mac DeMarco (who opens for Beach Fossils at Music Hall of Williamsburg), but first you can catch them with Dum Dum Girls at Maxwell's tonight (2/11).
And it turns out Music Hall of Williamsburg and SXSW (with Widowspeak) aren't Beach Fossils' only upcoming shows. Check out the flyer for tonight's free Fashon Week shindig at Tribeca Grand, below.
photos by Andrew St. Clair
Death By Audio - Wednesday night - 2/8/2012
The Kills, JEFF the Brotherhood & Hunters play their sold out NYC show at Terminal 5 on Saturday, 2/11, a date that coincidentally (probably not) falls right during Fashion Week. If we had put two and two together earlier, we probably would have theorized that the band that contains Kate Moss's husband would be playing more than one show while in town. Who caught the invite-only show at The Standard last night?
Who caught JEFF the Brotherhood & Hunters (Uncle Bad Touch got stopped at the Canadian border) at Maxwell's instead? We didn't, but we do have a second set of pictures from the show they played one night earlier at Death By Audio in Brooklyn. They continue below...
The Babies @ Cake Shop - 2/6/2012 (more by Jessica Amaya)
285 Kent, the most difficult venue to keep track of in terms of who is playing, is hosting a show TONIGHT (Thursday, 2/9):
===| THURSDAY 2/9 @ 285 KENT AVE |====For the Babies, that will be at least their 2nd show this week, as they opened for Widowspeak and the Dum Dum Girls at Cake Shop on Monday. For Babies member Cassie Ramone, it will be at least the 2nd of three shows because Vivian Girls are also playing a free NYC event on Friday. Details below...
:: Alex Bleeker and the Freaks
:::: the Babies
:::::::: Life Size Maps --- ep release
:::::::::: Heaven's Gate
285 Kent Ave @ South 1st | Williamsburg, Brooklyn
L-Bedford, G-Metropolitan, JM-Marcy | 8pm | $7-$10 sliding scale donation | all ages
photos by Greg Cristman
While Coke Bust/Masakari/Sick Fix/Grudges was tearing down Acheron on 11/19, a much larger show was brewing at Terminal 5 featuring Mastodon, Dillinger Escape Plan and Red Fang as part of the trio's tour together. Mastodon's set covered their entire recorded output, including newer tracks like "Curl of The Burl" all the way to earlier favorites like "March of The Fire Ants" and, according to the set-list, "Iron Tush" (aka "Iron Tusk").
The sold-out show also featured an appearance from original DEP vocalist Dimitri Minkanakis (now a member of Argonauts) who joined the band on stage for performances of "Sunshine The Werewolf" and the classic "43% Burnt". Video of that is below.
While Argonauts have no upcoming dates, Brett of Argonauts will play Public Assembly on 12/14 with his other project East of The Wall. They'll be joined by Tournament (who play an Acheron benefit tonight with Hull/Naam), Family, and Fashion Week. The band is finishing up their US tour post-the release of their latest LP The Apologist.
Pictures, video and the Mastodon setlist from Terminal 5 is below...