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UPDATE: Full Sumerstage 2015 lineup has been announced!

photo: Summerstage 2014 (more by Chris La Putt)
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We already know about some ticketed SummerStage shows happening at Rumsey Playfield in NYC's Central Park this summer: Mastodon, Clutch and Graveyard play on 5/19 (tickets), The Kooks, Atlas Genius and Joywave play on 6/24 (tickets), Father John Misty, Angel Olsen and Summer Moon will play on August 5th (tickets) and Walk the Moon on September 24 (tickets on sale Friday [3/13] at noon).

The rest of the 2015 SummerStage lineup, most of it free shows in various parks around NYC, will be announced, one artist a day, over the next 30 days. Stay tuned to this post. We'll update it each day as names are announced.

SummerStage, originally just a series of mostly-free events in Central Park, expanded to parks in all 5 boroughs of NYC a few years ago (Central Park, Red Hook park, East River Park, etc). This year is their 30th anniversary.

The first 2015 free show artist to be announced is veteran Brooklyn MC, Cold Chillin' Juice Crew member and MF Doom collaborator Masta Ace. No show date or venue yet.

UPDATE: Full Sumerstage 2015 lineup has been announced!

More SummerStage 2015 artists include Dr John, Felice Brothers, Ibeyi, Bombino, Ingrid Michaelson, Giles Peterson, The Lox, an event based around NPR's "Ask Me Another," and more. All announced 2015 SummerStage artists are listed below...

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Wilco

Wilco's annual festival Solid Sound returns this year from June 26-28 at MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA, and the 2015 lineup has been announced. Joining Wilco will be Mac Demarco, Parquet Courts, Tweedy, Shabazz Palaces, Taj Mahal, Richard Thompson Trio, Real Estate, Jessica Pratt, Stained Radiance: Nels Cline & Norton Wisdom, Ryley Walker, Felice Brothers, Autumn Defense, Cibo Matto, William Tyler, Bill Frisell, NRBQ and more. 3-day passes are on sale now. Full lineup below.

Wilco have other tour dates coming up too, including NY-area jam band festival Gathering of the Vibes, happening July 30 - August 2 in Bridgeport, CT's Seaport Park with Weezer, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, The Gaslight Anthem, Gregg Allman, Dark Star Orchestra ft. Melvin Seals, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, New Riders of the Purple Sage and more. Full initial lineup here. Tickets here.

All Wilco dates are listed below...

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photo: Spirit Family Reunion at Central Park in 2014 (more by Chris La Putt)
Spirit Family Reunion

NYC locals Spirit Family Reunion recently announced a handful of upcoming dates around the state. In February the folk group will be milling around upstate with The Felice Brothers, playing Rochester, Ithaca and Kingston. The band play their hometown later this spring at Music Hall of Williamsburg on April 17. Tickets for the MHOW show are on AmEx presale now, with a general on-sale at noon on Friday (1/30).

Those are three of four NY shows The Felice Brothers are playing, the other being this year's annual "Shine A Light" benefit show at Long Island's Cannon's Blackthorn on February 7 with Strand of Oaks. Tickets for that show are still available.

From there The Felice Brothers are heading to Australia and New Zealand with Conor Oberst on his tour there. Conor also plays NYC at Governor's Ball, and his punk band Desaparecidos recently signed with Epitaph for a new album and have dates coming up.

All dates for Spirit Family Reunion and Felice Bros, with videos from each, below...

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photo: The Felice Brothers @ T5 in 2013 (more by Robert Altman)
St Vincent

In addition to releasing their fifth studio album, Favorite Waitress, last summer and following it with a US tour this past fall, members of The Felice Brothers were just among the guests Deer Tick hosted for six nights at Brooklyn Bowl. Now they'll headline the 2015 edition of the annual "Shine A Light" benefit show which this year happens at Long Island's Cannon's Blackthorn on February 7.

Philadelphia's Strand of Oaks will also be on the bill, who just toured with Torres and whose last album Heal was listed on a bunch of 2014 year-end lists (including Torres'). Tickets for the "Shine A Light" show are on sale now.

Deer Tick played "Shine a Light" in 2013; Phosphorescent played last year. As always, "Shine A Light" is presented by The Tommy Brull Foundation, an organization that assists a wide variety of disabled people on Long Island. 

The Felice Brothers and Strand of Oaks both have other tour dates coming up and all are listed, along with videos from each, below...

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photos by Amanda Hatfield

Sharon Van Etten / Patrick Stickles with Deer Tick @ Brooklyn Bowl 12/27/2014
Deer Tick
Deer Tick
Deer Tick

Deer Tick just wrapped up their six-night 10th Anniversary celebration at Brooklyn Bowl that had them covering classic albums in full in addition to sets of their own material.

THE ALBUMS THEY PLAYED
12/26: NRBQ - Tiddlywinks / Deer Tick: War Elephant
12/27: Lou Reed - Transformer
12/28: The Beatles - Meet the Beatles
12/29: Devo - Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!
12/30: Elvis Costello - My Aim is True
12/31 fan chosen Deer Tick Set
I was there for the "War Elephant" night. Hearing Deer Tick perform the album that made me fall in love with them was perfection. At least two of the songs on that album they almost never play live which made it even more special.

Another highlight of night one was finding out that happy NRBQ members were in the audience to see Tiddlywinks performed live because they heard about it and bought tickets. Marshall Crenshaw, who guested on about 5 of the NRBQ songs, has since said on his WFUV show that he thinks it was special to see a young crowd experiencing NRBQ's music. Also special was Jana Hunter of Lower Dens opening the show and then returning to the stage to cover Buddy Holly hit "It Doesn't Matter Anymore" with Deer Tick and Marshall Crenshaw who played Buddy Holly in the movie "La Bamba". They played that right before Deer Tick did "War Elephant" which was first released on Jana's label FEOW! Records (the Partisan Records release was a re-release). John thanked Jana for helping put Deer Tick on the map.

Each night featured a different opener and multiple special guests. Here's the final tally:

DEER TICK @ BROOKLYN BOWL -- OPENERS & GUESTS

12/26: Jana Hunter, Marshall Crenshaw, Lux Deluxe, Skye Steele

12/27: Robert Ellis, Sharon Van Etten, Patrick Stickles (Titus Andronicus), Josh Rawson (Felice Brothers)

12/28: Joe Fletcher, Tommy Stinson (The Replacements), Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes), James Felice (Felice Brothers)
+ James Felice, Robert Ellis, Bryan Minto, Chris Marine, Taylor Goldsmith, Tommy Stinson & Joe Fletcher on "Goodnight, Irene."

12/29: The Districts, Vanessa Carlton, Robert Ellis, Alex Collier (The Weeks)

12/30: The Weeks, Smoota, Julian Veronesi (Titus Andronicus), Spencer Swain

12/31 T. Hardy Morris & The Hardknocks, Chris Paddock (emcee), Skye Steele, Stevie Nicks, Vanessa Carlton, John's mom

(Did we miss anyone?)

On night 2 (12/27), which is pictured in this post, Deer Tick performed Lou Reed's Transformer with Sharon Van Etten singing lead on "Perfect Day". Watch the video of that below. Ian Felice did "Walk on the Wild Side" and Titus Andronicus' Patrick Stickles came out for "I'm So Free." Deer Tick guitarist Ian Patrick O'Neil sang most of the lead on the rest of Transformer's songs. The full setlist is also below.

Opening the second night was Robert Ellis, who covered Billy Joel's "Movin' Out" and also joined Deer Tick on guitar during the Transformer set. Ellis then played with the band again the next two nights.

Rolling Stone was at the Beatles night:

With frontman John McCauley serving as John Lennon and guitarist Ian O'Neil taking the McCartney parts, the usually scrappy garage band opened the evening as a harmonizing three-piece pop outfit, running through overlooked Beatles gems like "It Won't Be Long" and "Till There Was You." There were plenty of pleasant surprises along the way, as when Goldsmith came out to sing lead on "Don't Bother Me" ("He's our George tonight," said McCauley), Felice added some unexpected accordion to "Little Child" and Stinson joined the band for a ragged take on "I Wanna Be Your Man."
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Vanessa Carlton, aka Mrs. John McCauley, performed twice during the run, despite being NINE MONTHS PREGNANT. One of those times was on backup vocals on New Year's Eve when the biggest special guest of all appeared to help Deer Tick play Fleetwood Mac's "Rhiannon". That guest of course was Stevie Nicks, a long time mentor to Vanessa, and the person who officiated her wedding to John.

More pictures, video and the setlist from Deer Tick's 12/27 show, below...

Continue reading "Deer Tick played 6 nights at Brooklyn Bowl w/ many guests (night 2 pics & video w/ Sharon Van Etten, Patrick Stickles, Robert Ellis & more)"

Deer Tick
Deer Tick

As announced back in September, Deer Tick are celebrating their 10th anniversary six nights in a row at Brooklyn Bowl, starting tonight (12/26). During the first five nights, in addition to playing their own material, they'll be covering some of their favorite albums in full, and tickets are back on sale:

THE ALBUMS THEY'RE PLAYING
12/26: NRBQ - Tiddlywinks / Deer Tick: War Elephant (tix)
12/27: Lou Reed - Transformer (tix)
12/28: The Beatles - Meet the Beatles (tix)
12/29: Devo - Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! (tix)
12/30: Elvis Costello - My Aim is True (tix)
12/31 fan chosen Deer Tick Set (tix)
More excitingly, at the 12/26 show they'll be performing their 2007 album War Elephant in full too! For the final (New Year's Eve) show, it will be an entirely fan-chosen setlist. The band promised "many friends, special guests, and great bands joining the party each night.", and openers and some of the guests have since been announced. They definitely delivered in that department
ANNOUNCED OPENERS & GUESTS
12/26: Jana Hunter, Marshall Crenshaw, LuxDeluxe (tix)
12/27: Robert Ellis, Sharon Van Etten, Patrick Stickles (tix)
12/28: Joe Fletcher, Taylor Goldsmith, Tommy Stinson, Felice Brothers (tix)
12/29: The Districts, ? (tix)
12/30: The Weeks, ? (tix)
12/31 T. Hardy Morris & The Hardknocks, ? (tix)
If you can't be there, tonight's show (12/26) will also be streaming live on Yahoo. If you are there, pick up a poster, which is pictured above.

Rdio/YouTube streams of the albums they're covering, below...

Continue reading "Deer Tick 6-night holiday run begins (tix back on sale!); Sharon Van Etten, Patrick Stickles, Tommy Stinson, Robert Ellis & more to guest!"

Felice Brothers at Terminal 5 in 2013 (more by Robert Altman)
Felice Bros

Road-lovin' folk rockers The Felice Brothers will begin their tour with Spirit Family Reunion later this month, and they've got plenty more dates scheduled for after that ends including a Halloween celebration in NYC. Technically the show happens a couple days before Halloween, on October 29 at Brooklyn Bowl. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All dates are listed below.

Other Halloween celebrations in NYC include Meat Puppets/Cass McCombs, Presets/Antwon, Cypress Hill, Primus, Mastodon (Long Island), The Damned/TSOL, This Will Destroy You, Mutual Benefit, Dum Dum Girls (10/30), Suicide Girls, Misfits and Samhain (well that one's really a Samhain celebration, not Halloween).

List of Felice Bros dates below...

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photos by Chris La Putt

Spirit Family Reunion @ BKNB 7/4/2014
Spirit Family Reunion

Fresh off playing Clearwater Festival in June, NYC old-school folk band Spirit Family Reunion stopped by Brooklyn Night Bazaar on the 4th of July for some foot-stomping American good times. They were joined by Odetta Hartman and Gunfight. We've got pictures from the night in this post.

Spirit Family Reunion will soon be hitting the road for some extensive US touring, including another NYC show at Central Park Summerstage on August 4 with Old Crow Medicine Show and Langhorne Slim. Tickets for that show are on sale now. The tour will also include a couple dates with Trampled By Turtles and longer run of dates with The Felice Brothers.

All upcoming Spirit Family Reunion dates are listed, along with more pictures and video of the of the Brooklyn Night Bazaar show, below...

Continue reading "Spirit Family Reunion played Brooklyn Night Bazaar (pics), playing Summerstage, touring w/ Felice Brothers (dates)"

Storm King Art Center in 2012 (more by Jessica Amaya)
Storm King

We already mentioned that one of The Baseball Project's shows (mems R.E.M., Dream Syndicate) this year is at the Storm King Art Center in New Windsor, NY which isn't too far from NYC. That show is actually part of Storm King's 2014 Outdoor Music Series, which includes two other concerts.

On June 8 it's Katie Crutchfield's confessional indie rock/folk project Waxahatchee and Here We Go Magic singer Luke Temple, followed by The Baseball Project with Happiness on July 20, and finally it's NY folk rockers The Felice Brothers and guitar experimenter Steve Gunn on September 21.

All shows start at 2 PM and are free with Storm King admission ($15 adults, $12 seniors, $8 children ages 5-18, free for children 4 and under).

The Felice Brothers' tour also hits NYC in July at Webster Hall.

Drumstrong

Lost in the Trees, whose last NYC show was at Bowery Ballroom in February, have announced some more dates including a more intimate Brooklyn show on 7/24 at Baby's All Right which is on sale now.

All dates are listed below and also include the Drumstrong Rhythm + Arts Festival in Charlotte, NC happening May 16, 17 & 18. Other familiar names on the North Carolina bill include The Felice Brothers and The Love Language (poster below), but it's more than just your average festival. Drumstrong "events raise awareness and funds for cancer organizations Globally through family friendly rhythm gatherings." Read more about their mission and how to donate.

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Felice Bros at Terminal 5 in 2013 (more by Robert Altman)
Felice

We recently mentioned that upstate, NY folk rockers The Felice Brothers were planning a new LP for their new label home Dualtone Records, and it's since been announced that the album is called Favorite Waitress and will be out on June 17. You can watch the trailer video, with the album artwork and tracklist, below.

Felice Brothers have also sold out their previously announced shows at Rough Trade (4/9) and Mercury Lounge (5/8), and expanded their tour to include a much larger NYC show happening on July 9 at Webster Hall. That show, and most of their other June/July dates are with Robert Ellis. Tickets for the Webster Hall show go on sale Friday (3/28) at noon.

All dates are listed, with the album trailer, below...

Continue reading "Felice Brothers detail 'Favorite Waitress' LP, announce tour"

Felice Brothers at Terminal 5 in 2013 (more by Robert Altman)
Felice Bros

Upstate, NY folk rockers The Felice Brothers have announced that they've signed to Dualtone Records, who will release the followup to 2011's Celebration Florida (Fat Possum) this summer. More details on that are still TBA.

Felice Brothers will be down in Austin for SXSW, where they'll play a number of shows including the Willie Nelson Ranch, and after that they've got more tour dates planned. Those dates bring them to NYC on April 9 at Rough Trade NYC with Langhorne Slim and The Districts, which was postponed from December and now sold out. Then, about a month later they headline Mercury Lounge on May 8. Tickets for that show went on presale today (3/5), and the general on-sale starts Friday (3/7) at noon. All dates are listed below.

In related news, former Felice Brother (but still a Felice brother), Simone Felice also has a number of tour dates including a NYC show happening on May 22 at Rockwood Music Hall. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All of his dates are listed below too.

Continue reading "The Felice Brothers planning new LP, touring after SXSW; Simone Felice touring too (dates)"

tickets

Tickets for the tUnE-yArDs show at Rough Trade NYC go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Jagwar Ma show at Webster Hall go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the Courtney Barnett shows at MHOW and Bowery Ballroom go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the Built to Spill shows at Bowery Ballroom and MHOW go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the White Lung show at Mercury Lounge go on AmEx presale today at noon. No ticket link for their Saint Vitus show yet.

Tickets for the Oneohtrix Point Never show at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Lo-Fang is playing Bowery Ballroom on April 27. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale today at noon.

British pop singer Chloe Howl, who has gotten some internet love in places like Stereogum and Pitchfork, will release her debut Rumour EP on March 11 via Columbia and then come to the US for SXSW. On her way home, she'll stop in NYC for a show at The Box on March 19. Tickets are on sale now.

The third of three shows in the Painted BLACK series happens on March 20 at Irving Plaza with Ryan Hemsworth, ASTR and Glass Gang. Tickets for that show go on sale today at 10 AM.

Riff Raff is playing Irving Plaza on April 21. Tickets for that show go on Citi Cardmember/Live Nation/Music Geeks presales today at 10 AM, with a general on-sale starting Friday (3/7) at 10 AM.

Local H are playing Mercury Lounge on April 21. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale today at noon, with a general on-sale starting Friday (3/7) at noon.

The Felice Brothers are playing Mercury Lounge on May 8. That's about a month after their free (but "sold out") Rough Trade NYC show (4/9) with Langhorne Slim and The Districts, which was postponed from December. Tickets for the Merc show go on AmEx presale today at noon with a general on-sale starting Friday (3/7) at noon.

Sacco, who toured with Cults and whose lineup includes ex-Guards members, will play Knitting Factory on March 11 with Luke Temple and Icewater, and Mercury Lounge on April 22. Tickets for the Knit show are on sale now, and the Merc show goes on AmEx presale today at noon, with a general on-sale starting Friday (3/7) at noon.

Wild Ones, the Portland dream pop band who recently signed to Topshelf, has been added to the Typhoon / Lady Lamb tour, including the Webster Hall (3/27) show (tickets), and they'll also headline their own NYC show on March 20 at Baby's All Right with My Body and Cookies. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

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.

Rough Trade NYC (more by Amanda Hatfield)
RTNYC

We just mentioned that Rough Trade's live shows are "on hold for a while" due to sound issues at the venue, and while some (like tonight's Tourist show) are being moved, others, like Andrew Bird (12/6) and DIIV (12/7), The Stepkids (12/9), Lucius (12/10) and Au Revoir Simone (12/17) have unfortunately been cancelled. Refunds are available at the point of purchase.

Other updates via Rough Trade's Twitter: Childish Gambino's show on Sunday, 12/8 at 6PM has been moved to Music Hall of Williamsburg but you still need to buy a copy of his new CD at the store that day to get a wristband.

Allah Las (12/6), Langhorne Slim / Felice Bros (12/11), and Cults (12/18) have been postponed. Stay tuned for updates on where those shows end up.

Felice Brothers at Terminal 5 in May (more by Robert Altman)
Felice Brothers

Like they did last year, NY folk rockers The Felice Brothers are going on a short year-end tour of the Northeast, and though their actual New Year's Eve show happens in Boston, they'll be in NYC a day earlier to play Brooklyn Bowl (12/30). Tickets for the NYC show go on sale today (10/11) at noon. All dates, including a Halloween show in CT, are listed below.

Felice Bros' last NYC show was Terminal 5 in May, where they opened for Josh Ritter, who coincidentally also just announced an acoustic tour with Gregory Alan Isakov which hits NYC on March 7 at Town Hall. Tickets for that show also go on sale today at noon.

All dates for Felice Bros and Josh Ritter are listed below...

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Deer Tick @ Newport Folk Festival 2012 (more by Jessica Amaya)
Newport Folk Festival

The Newport Folk Festival goes down in Fort Adams State Park in Rhode Island this weekend. Playing the fest are Beck, The Avett Brothers, Feist, Jim James, Colin Meloy, Andrew Bird, The Mountain Goats, Father John Misty, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy & Dawn McCarthy, Justin Townes Earle, Felice Brothers, Jason Isbell, Amanda Palmer, Phosphorescent, Beth Orton, John McCauley of Deer Tick, Michael Kiwanuka, Lord Huron, Frank Turner, Black Prairie, Langhorne Slim, TIft Merritt, Spirit Family Reunion, Blake Mills, Houndmouth, Cold Specks, and more. Check out the PDF schedule.

Tickets are sold out but those without one can still get in on the action via the WFUV stream. "WFUV's Rita Houston and Alisa Ali will host the coverage, along with Ann Powers and Bob Boilen of NPR Music. Performances from the Newport Folk Festival will air live on 90.7FM and wfuv.org on Friday from 2:30-8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 12-8 p.m."

Many of the artists playing the fest are also playing NYC this week like Beck (who also just announced a very small show), Phosphorescent, Father John Misty, Will Oldham, Beth Orton, Houndmouth, Frank Turner and Black Prairie.

Deer Tick, who have a new album on the way, are once again hosting three festival afterparties at the Newport Blues Cafe, the full lineups of which were just announced:

afterparties

Friday 7/26: Langhorne Slim & Bobby Bare Jr. & Deer Tick
Saturday 7/27: Justin Townes Earle & Jason Isbell & Deer Tick
Sunday 7/28: The Felice Brothers; Deer Tick playing new album Negativity in full.
Like the afterparties their friends in Dawes are also doing, they're all sold out now, but if you're at the fest, they'll "be giving two tickets to Sunday night" to the "attendee who instagrams the best photo on Saturday afternoon at 3pm" with hashtags #negativity and #lookup. They add, "All you have to do is look up." (hint: look up at 3pm on Saturday).

Jim James, who is back at the fest for the 2nd year in a row, isn't playing those after parties and is done with NYC for now, but just announced a September tour that hits Alabama, Wisconsin, Oklahoma and other places. All of his dates are listed, along with a mini documentary about the 2012 Newport Fest that you can watch, below.

Continue reading "Newport Folk Fest this weekend, WFUV live stream, afterparties & related NYC shows included"

Titus Andronicus at Maxwell's - 7/16/13 (via @suchashorttime)
Titus Andronicus

Titus Andronicus played their last three Maxwell's shows ever this week (7/14-16) as part of the final run of shows at their soon to close home state venue. The shows were all pretty special for the band, reaching the three-hour mark and hitting significant amounts of all three full lengths, in addition to non-album tracks, covers, and new songs. Each night also had a different special guest opener. On the first night, it was Liquor Store (who also opened Titus' Local Business release show at Shea Stadium), on the second it was Titus' friends/past tourmates Screaming Females, and finally on the last night it was Heeney, who were joined by Titus drummer Eric Harm for their set. (Heeney also plays Shea on Friday [7/19] with Roomrunner, Greys, and Weird Womb.)

Of the covers that Titus did, one of them, which they did on night 3, was Bruce Springsteen's "Glory Days" (joined by Heeney), which has extra significance because Bruce filmed the video for that at Maxwell's. You can watch a video of Titus covering that song below. Their setlist from night 2 is below too.

Earlier this summer, The Felice Brothers also played a Maxwell's show and had surprise opener Conor Oberst (who recently had Ian Felice open for him) join them for a cover of "Glory Days" too. You can also watch that video below.

This weekend, Maxwell's shows continue with two sold out shows on Sunday (7/21): Screaming Females & Nuclear Santa Claust (early) and Ted Leo & Shellshag (late).

Continue reading "Titus Andronicus played their last 3 Maxwell's shows, covered "Glory Days" (like Felice Bros & Conor Oberst) (videos, setlist)"

Black Wine at MHOW in February (more by Caroline Harrison)
Black Wine

Hoboken venue Maxwell's are unfortunately closing at the end of July, but they're going out with a bang. They've already got upcoming shows from The Feelies, Titus Andronicus, The Condo Fucks (aka Yo La Tengo), Ted Leo and Shellshag, Lee Ranaldo, Reigning Sound, Os Mutantes, The Muffs (to name a few), and more notable shows are getting announced:

Folk rockers The Felice Brothers will kick off a tour at Maxwell's on June 21. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All Felice Bros dates are listed below.

Mott the Hoople frontman Ian Hunter will play the venue on July 2. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

On July 12, the venue will host a night of local (NJ, Brooklyn) rock n' roll from The Everymen, Life Eaters, The Brooklyn What, and the Don Giovanni-signed Black Wine. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

All Felice Brothers dates are listed below...

Continue reading "The final days of Maxwell's (schedule updates include Ian Hunter, Felice Brothers, The Everymen, Black Wine & more)"

photos by Robert Altman

Josh Ritter @ Terminal 5 - 5/18/13
Josh Ritter

In "Lights," the concluding track of Josh Ritter's new album The Beast In Its Tracks, Ritter sings "Every heart on Earth is dark half the time," an apt line that seems to sum up Ritter's unique brand of potent folk/rock and poetic lyric. Ritter, a realistic romantic, paints extraordinary love songs with settings that range from an Egyptian tomb to a government controlled missile silo, but balances these resplendent short stories with tales of lost love and regret. The heart is dark half the time.

But...it's ablaze the other half of the time, and this vivacious beating organ was on display at Terminal 5 this past weekend when Ritter and his dashing Royal City Band wholeheartedly rocked a packed crowd with a satiating 20-song set. [The Music Court]

Josh Ritter and The Felice Brothers just wrapped up a tour they were on together in NYC over the weekend at Terminal 5 (5/18). Pictures and videos of both bands, plus Josh Ritter's setlist from the show are in this post.

More below...

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Phosphorescent at Bonnaroo 2011 (more by Graeme Flegenheimer)
Phosphorescent

As mentioned, Newport Folk Festival is returning this year to Fort Adams State Park from July 26 to 28, and since we last spoke, the lineup has been revealed. This year's fest includes Beck, The Avett Brothers, Feist, Jim James, Colin Meloy, Andrew Bird, The Mountain Goats (who just announced a tour), Father John Misty, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy & Dawn McCarthy, Justin Townes Earle, Felice Brothers, Jason Isbell, Amanda Palmer, Phosphorescent, Beth Orton, John McCauley, Michael Kiwanuka, Lord Huron, Frank Turner, Black Prairie, Langhorne Slim, TIft Merritt, Spirit Family Reunion, Blake Mills, Houndmouth, Cold Specks, and others, plus more TBA.

Hope you acted quick back in January. 3-Day passes and 2-day passes are sold out, as are single day tickets for Saturday and Sunday, but you can still get single day tickets for Friday.

Speaking of the Rough Trade-signed, Lumineers-like Houndmouth, you have two chances to catch them in NYC this week before they become as big as the Lumineers. They're at Mercury Lounge on Wednesday (4/10) and Rockwood Music Hall on Thursday (4/11).

Full initial Newport Fest lineup below...

Continue reading "Newport Folk Festival -- 2013 lineup (Beck, Feist, Jim James, Phosphorescent, Father John Misty, Bonnie Prince Billy, Houndmouth & more)"

Gaslight Anthem @ Deluna Fest 2013 (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)
Gaslight Anthem

The Gaslight Anthem have a few summer tour East Coast dates, including a few in the NY area: two shows at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ on May 25 (w/ The Hold Steady) and May 26 (w/ Felice Brothers), and then The Paramount Theater in Huntington, NY on June 9 with Tift Merritt. Tickets to those shows are currently on artist presale and go on general sale on Friday (3/22) at 10 AM.

Tift Merrit will be joining The Gaslight Anthem on a bunch of their dates, but if you'd like to see Tift Merritt in NYC much sooner, as mentioned, she plays The Ecstatic Music Festival at Merkin Hall on Thursday (3/21), which is a collaboration with Simone Dinnerstein. Tickets are still available.

All upcoming Gaslight Anthem tour dates are listed below.

Continue reading "The Gaslight Anthem announce East Coast dates, NY-area shows w/ The Hold Steady, Felice Brothers & Tift Merritt"

Baby New Year

Love it or loathe it, New Year's Eve is coming. Here are some of this year's NYC concert options, of which there are many.

One of the biggest shows of the night is Coldplay and Jay-Z at Barclays Center. If you've seen pictures of Coldplay's tour this year, you know they have this bluetooth controlled, light-up wristbands that (no matter how you feel about their music) makes for a spectacular interactive experience. And certainly Jay-Z will throw a good party at his own house.

Jay-Z's pal Kanye West is doing a three-night run in Atlantic City right before NYE (12/28-30) at Revel. Tickets for those shows are still available.

Another hip hop option includes Nas at Radio City Music Hall that also features Elle Varner. Tickets are still available.

Azealia Banks is playing a black tie party on top of The Standard Hotel (aka Boom Boom Room). More info is at the facebook event. You can RSVP for tickets ($250 minimum) by emailing unifiedpromo@unifiedpromo.com.

Also in the biggest NYE show race there is also Phish's sold-out night at MSG, part of a four night run at the venue.

If jam bands are your thing, you might also want to catch The Disco Biscuits, who kick off their four-night run at Best Buy Theater tonight (12/26) and then play NYE at The Theatre at MSG (tickets).

Another jammy option is Gov't Mule's two-night run at Beacon Theatre (12/30-31). Tickets for both nights are on sale.

If you're more into dancing, RJD2 will be DJing at Gramercy Theater with Com Truise and Chrome Sparks; and Moby and many others will be DJing at an as-yet undisclosed location (tickets).

Pretty Lights is also doing two sold nights at Roseland Ballroom (12/30-31). Another dance option that you might want to avoid is Afrojack is playing two nights on Pier 94 (12/30-31), but it's worth mentioning that if you get there early on night 1, you can catch opening sets by Diplo and Rusko. Night 2 (aka NYE) is sold out but night 1 is still on sale.

Brooklyn dance party The Bunker is throwing an event at the 70 N 6 St loft (above Public Assembly) with John Roberts, Mike Parker, Bryan Kasenic, and Mike Servito. Tickets for that party are on sale now.

Downstairs at the actual Public Assembly, Gaze 4 Daze is throwing two queer parties. Room 1 has DJ sets by Rizzla, Sebastian, and D'Hana, along with Emcee Ryann Supamakenzi and host Cherlyn. In room 2, they've got MIchael Magnan, Amber Valentine, Telfar, Mursi Layne, host Helen Harris, and live performances by House of Ladosha, Cakes Da Killa, and Abdu Ali. $10 at the door gets you into both parties.

Brooklyn warehouse party group Rubulad is presenting "Party-Go-Round" in three separate secret Bushwick locations near the Jefferson L stop. There will be live music by Friend Roulette, Not Waving but Drowning, Viva, and more; dance parties with music by DJ Shakey, Ol' Stark, DJ Mojo, $mall ¢hange and more; a puppet show, a midnight champagne toast, and more. Admission is $20, the events start at 9 PM, and there will be a party bus to navigate between the three locations.

Matthew Dear and Superpitcher are at Le Bain (tix); Ian Pooley, Pat Mahoney and more at Cameo; Onra, Nick Catchdubs, and Samo Sound Boy are at Williamsburg's Villian (tickets).

Holy Ghost! and Midnight Magic are at Brooklyn Bowl (sold out) and after that, Holy Ghost!'s DFA labelmate Juan Maclean will DJ an afterparty at the same venue (tickets).

Chris Keating of Yeasayer is DJing a BangOn!NYC-presented party at a secret warehouse location in Williamsburg near the Montrose L stop with Felix Cartal, Chordashian, Alex English, Sean Glass, and many others. There will also be live music by Carousel, Suntalk, and more TBA, art installations, an inflatable obstacle course, food trucks, and more. Tickets (more info at that link) are on sale and RSVP is open. Location will be revealed with the purchase of tickets or an RSVP.

If you'd rather dance to classic soul and R&B, there's New York Night Train Annual Dusk Till Dawn New Year's Ball at Home Sweet Home featuring a live performance from Kid Congo and the K-Holes, plus Jonathan Toubin and a crew of DJs.

For the indie rock inclined, you could go see Titus Andronicus at Glasslands which is a pretty small venue for them these days. While So So Glos were originally on the bill for this, they have since dropped off. Dapwell, formerly of Das Racist, is your MC for the evening and tickets are still available.

Right next door at 285 Kent, Florida's (awesomely) mopey Merchandise will visit,  plus Blanche Blanche Blanche, Tonstartssbandht and "speciial guests" (note the two ii's is "speciial") will surely be a wild night. Dive in, tickets ($20) are on sale now.

After that, DJ Rashad, DJ Manny, Sasha Go Hard, and others will play an afterparty at 285 Kent (tickets).

Psychic Ills and Herb Craft are playing Saint Vitus. Tickets for that show are on sale.

Also happening in Williamsburg, They Might be Giants play a sold-out show at Music Hall of Williamsburg (one of three shows there that week; Reverend Vince Anderson and His Love Choir will be at Union Pool (free); and at Knitting Factory it's a night of cabaret hosted by the great Murray Hill (tix).

More indie rock: Blonde Redhead and Beach Fossils are at Irving Plaza. Tickets are still available and you can also win a pair from us.

Swimming Cities and Gowanus Ballroom (55 9th St) are presenting The First Party Ever: Primal Reset for the Year Zero with dance parties by Barney Iller, DJ Shakey, and DJ Tinseltown; live music at midnight by Stumblebum Brass Band; an open bar from 11:30-12:30; visuals; "Serret's patented coal fire hot tub time machine"; "Live birth of the antichrist, according to Doctor Adventure"; and more. $15 tickets are on sale now (or $20 at the door, cash only) and all proceeds go to recovery at Serret Metal Works and the "BOATEL" art hotel project in Far Rockaway that were damaged during Hurricane Sandy.

Meanwhile across the Hudson, The Hold Steady will ring in 2013 with Lucero at The Wellmont Theatre in NJ. Tickets are still available.

Before that, Lucero will do a two-night run at Brooklyn Bowl (12/28-29) with Nude Beach supporting on night 1 and Hollis Brown on night 2. Tickets for night 1, night 2, or both are still available.

Amanda Palmer will be at Terminal 5, playing Prince's Purple Rain in its entirety which will surely be a spectacle. She'll play a set of originals too. Tickets are still available.

If you'd like to party like it's 1929, Spirit Family Reunion are bringing the old time religion to Pianos. Tickets are still available, includes a champagne toast.

More rootsy options include The Punch Brothers and Michael Daves at Bowery Ballroom (sold out); and The Felice Brothers, Yellowbirds, and Mail the Horse at Mercury Lounge (sold out).

The Felice Brothers also play Maxwell's (12/30) a day earlier (sold out), and on New Year's Eve, the Hoboken venue will host "Maxwell's Rockin' & Rollin' Ass Kickin' New Year's Eve Dance Party feat. The Two Giants: Todd-O-Phonic Todd & Mono-O-Phonic Matt Porter." They get their name from being big San Francisco Giants fans, and they'll be spinning "some of the greatest soul, r'n'b, garage, rock'n'rol etc" all night. Admission is totally free, no cover.

My Morning Jacket is doing a sold out pre-New Year's Eve three-night run (12/27-29) at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester.

After that, Capitol Theatre will host Steve Miller Band on 12/30 (tickets) and funky METERS with Dumpstaphunk on NYE (tickets).

For some old school punk, Manitoba (the project of Dictators frontman Dick Manitoba) and Sylvain Sylvain (of New York Dolls) will play Bowery Electric with The A-Bones and Daddy Long Legs. Tickets for that show are on sale.

To keep the party going the next day, head to SOB's for Questlove's holiday party.

Whatever you end up doing, be safe!.

What did we miss?

Heading to Austin? We have a list of shows happening there too. Update: And Chicago too.

Continue reading "A guide to New Year's Eve shows and parties in NYC"

photos by Sachyn Mital

"Conor Oberst was nothing short of spectacular tonight at Carnegie Hall" - Conor Merryman

"conor oberst at carnegie hall was an amazing evening." - Dustin Hellinger

Conor Oberst

Conor Oberst has been on a solo tour which he brought to NYC's historic Carnegie Hall on Thanksgiving Eve (11/21) for a show with Ian Felice (of The Felice Brothers). Conor played a bunch of Bright Eyes cuts like "At the Bottom of Everything," "Lua," "First Day of My Life," and others. Check out the setlist below. Plus, he played material from Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band, Monsters of Folk, and a few new ones, including one called "Common Knowledge," which you can watch a video of below. Conor brought out a handful of guests on stage including Nate Wolcott, and others.

More pictures from the show, a couple videos, the setlist, and a list of all remaining tour dates, are below.

Continue reading "Conor Oberst played Carnegie Hall with Ian Felice (pics, videos, setlist)"

The Felice Brothers at Culture Shock 2012 (more by Kellyann Petry)
Felice Brothers

Today has been some sort of unofficial New Year's Eve Show Announce Day what with My Morning Jacket, Nas and Lucero/Hold Steady already today. Well here's another 12/31 option for you: The Felice Brothers will play an NYE show at Mercury Lounge with two support bands TBA. Tickets go on sale Friday, September 14 at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (9/12) at noon.

Additionally, The Felice Brothers will play Maxwell's the day before (12/30) and tickets for that show are on sale now. Meanwhile, Ian Felice will play solo in an opening set for Conor Oberst at Carnegie Hall on November 21 and tickets for that show are still available.

All Felice Brothers tour dates are listed below.

Continue reading "Felice Brothers playing Maxwell's, New Year's Eve at Mercury Lounge & other dates"

DOWNLOAD: The Felice Brothers - "Lincoln Continental" (MP3)

The Felice Brothers at Culture Shock 2012 (more by Kellyann Petry)
Felice Brothers

The Felice Brothers just released a new collection of songs titled God Bless You, Amigo, which comprises 8 traditional songs and 12 originals that the band have written over the years but never released. You can purchase the album at the band's website at $5 minimum, or any amount through $100 at $5 intervals. The proceeds will go towards a new tour vehicle and studio time for the band to record their next full length album. You can download the track, "Lincoln Continental," form God Bless You, Amigo, which premiered on Rolling Stone this week, above.

The Felice Brothers have some upcoming dates including opening for Modest Mouse at their sold out Wellmont Theatre show on Friday (7/20), before both bands play Firefly Music Festival in Dover, DE. Ian Felice of The Felice Brothers will be back in NYC later this year to open for Conor Oberst at his Carnegie Hall show on November 21. Tickets for that show are still available.

A list of all dates is below...

Continue reading "Felice Bros released LP (MP3), playing shows, including one w/ Modest Mouse before Firefly; Ian opening for Conor Oberst"

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