Entries tagged with: Fulton Stall Market
by Bill Pearis
Prince Rama at Fulton Stall Market, 7/4/2015 (photo by @LittleWaterRadio)
South Street Seaport's Fulton Stall Market began a few years ago as a more typical farmers market, with a few stands set up along South St at Fulton. (It was the location of my Sunday Sound Bites series, you may or may not remember.) Hurricane Sandy messed everything up for FSM (and most stuff at the Seaport) for a while, but it is now back in a permanent indoor location at 207 Front St. In addition to NY-area produce and products, it also has the Market Bar (beer/wine), a little record shop via the Record Grouch folks, and Little Water Radio, an internet station that broadcasts live noon - 6 PM Eastern every day.
Little Water Radio launched a couple months ago, started in part by Stephen Dima who was a DJ at East Village Radio for years and programs River Rocks, 4Knots, Seaport Music Fest, Modern Sky Festival and more. Little Water Radio includes shows from labels Northern Spy and Paper Garden and, full disclosure, I've got one on there as well ("Past Future Perfect," Saturdays 2 - 4 PM). The LWR side of Fulton Stall Market also has a stage -- it's where Prince Rama played at the Festival of Independence on the Fourth of July this year -- and they're going to have free live shows every Friday evening. This Friday (7/31) it's folk artist
Josephine Foster (who plays Trans-Pecos tonight) -- UPDATE: Josephine had to cancel her FSM appearance, Parlor Walls playing instead. August's schedule currently looks like this:
August 7: Color Collage Record Release PartySpeaking of Prince Rama, they are hosting a special evening called "SPAGHETTABOUTIT" at Fulton Stall Market on August 9. It's a Guns N' Roses themed meal and we'll just let them explain:
August 14: Christines, The Lemon Twigs
August 21: Cheerleader
August 28: Cold Front
Prince Rama's Nimai, in conjunction with her sister Taraka, Paper Garden Records and the Fulton Stall Market all come together with a fun and delicious singular purpose -- to unify food and music. Nimai will be cooking the food of course, while Taraka takes over DJ'ing duties. The theme of this particular Sunday dinner will draw inspiration from Guns N' Roses. We will celebrate "Spaghetti Incident" by DJing all of Guns N' Roses greatest hits and cooking all of the greatest food to go along with it! All local produce, generously supplied by Local Roots CSA. Will also include some Ennio Morricone bits and pieces.Knowing Prince Rama, this will probably be fun. Tickets for "SPAGHETTABOUTIT" go on sale Thursday (7/30) at noon.
by Bill Pearis
Prince Rama @ the Whitney, 2013 (more by Ryan Muir)
South Street Seaport will be full of music on the Fourth of July, as they'll host the free Festival of Independence offering a wide variety of performers across three stages. Acts include singer-songwriter Freedy Johnston and
indie rock band Elk City (featuring Luna's Sean Eden) on the Fulton Street Stage; Prince Rama and Salt Cathedral on the indoor Fulton Stall Market Stage; and over at the Peck Slip Stage there's Dolly Parton cover band Doll Parts and other twangy acts. The Seaport is also a good place to watch the fireworks. Full lineup and schedule below.
UPDATE: Elk City have unfortunately dropped off the bill.
Speaking of the Fulton Stall Market, the permanent indoor space is also host to Little Water Radio which broadcasts live every day from noon - 6 PM. There are shows from Northern Spy and Paper Garden records, and a host of other DJs (including this writer; my show "Past Future Perfect" is on Saturdays 2-4 PM Eastern). The space just opened the Market Bar which serves beer and wine. Little Water Radio is planning more live shows on Fulton Stall Market's stage this summer. Stay tuned.
by Bill Pearis
In addition to the Seaport Music Festival and 4Knots which both happen this summer on Pier 17, I'm happy to report that the Sound Bites Series (which I curate, shameless plug) will return for its fourth year at the Seaport's
Fulton Stall Market every Sunday afternoon in August. UPDATE: Fulton Stall Market is going on break in August, so shows will now happen at the Front/Row Stage on the corner of Fulton and Front (right by Smorgasbar).
UPDATE #2: Leapling have dropped out, unfortunately, but happily we got Boston's Bent Shapes to take their slot on 8/25. They also play the night before at Cake Shop.
This year's line-up is:
August 4: Grand ResortThere will be a DJ (probably me) at 3PM with the bands playing at 4PM and it's all free.
August 11: Literature
August 18: Radical Dads
August 25: Bent Shapes
Some of these bands are playing before that. You can catch Philadelphia's Literature tonight at Cake Shop with Georgia indie bands Gold-Bears and Small Reactions, as well as locals The Hairs. That's an extremely solid bill of energetic indie pop.
Grand Resort's next NYC show will be at Glasslands on July 18 with headliners The Beets, plus Wild Yaks and Army Men. Tickets are on sale.
Radical Dads are currently touring Japan but will play The Rock Shop on July 20 with Bear Ceuse, The Can't Tells and Amy Klein.
Streams of all four bands playing the 2013 Sound Bites series this year are below.
photos by Amanda Hatfield; words by Bill Pearis
Caged Animals at Fulton Stall Market 8/19/2012
Sunday (8/19) was the third installment of this year's Sound Bites Series (that I curate, full disclosure) that happened down at Fulton Stall Market. Caged Animals, who've played the BV-curated Brooklyn Night Bazar show and SXSW showcase in the past year, did a someone stripped-down acoustic show for a mix of fans and tourists and the band's laid-back, positive vibe made for a chill Sunday afternoon.
Caged Animals have been busy this summer making their new album, which ended up turning into two new records. The first is a concept EP that'll be out in November, with their proper new album due early 2013. Meanwhile, the band's next show is September 8 at Muchmore's with Give To Light + Rosy Street.
This Sunday (8/26) is the final Sound Bites show of the season, with Ski Lodge. As always, I'll be DJing an hour or so beforehand and the band will be on at 3PM. More info here. More pictures from Caged Animals set are below.
by Bill Pearis
DOWNLOAD: Eternal Summers - You Kill (MP3)
Eternal Summers will be here this weekened playing the curated-by-me Sound Bites Series on Sunday (8/12) afternoon at the Fulton Stall Market. I'll be DJing from 2PM and the band goes on at 3PM sharp. It's free. Were you wondering about their taste in vegetables?
Daniel: Carrots. I like to juice them.Eternal Summers have added a show while they're in NYC, playing 285 Kent on Saturday night (8/11) with Dinowalrus, Life Sized Maps and Grand Resort. If you have yet to listen to the band's great new LP, Correct Behavior, you can grab "You Kill" at the top of this post and stream the entire album via Spotify below.
Jonathan: Carrots too. I like to crunch em.
Nicole: Green Beans because they go with everything!
What's your least favorite and why?
Daniel: I like okra but sometimes okra can be kinda weird. I hope Okra doesn't read this!
Jonathan: Onion. Texture. Taste. Overrides everything. I don't dig.
Nicole: Radishes but they're not bad. Just not a staple.
photos by Amanda Hatfield; words by Bill Pearis
Habibi at Fullton Stall Market 8/05/2012
Brooklyn's Habibi kicked off the 2012 Sound Bites Series down at Fullton Stall Markets on Sunday afternoon (8/5). This is the third year I've booked this little concert series and the third stage location we've done it. The stage is now set up on Beekman street sidewalk just off South St which is probably the best place we've had it, as it didn't conflict with the folks trying to get to the different farm stands but was still basically right there with the market. (It also will allow bands to play a little longer/louder than last year.) Habibi, who are currently putting the finishing touches on their debut LP, sounded great if I do say so, despite some humidity-induced fret problems that guitarist Caroline worked around with good humor.
Habibi will open for Chain & the Gang and Calvin Johnson at 285 Kent on Thursday (8/9) and next month will be on a tour with Vetiver which includes a show at Glasslands on September 21.
The Sound Bites Series happens every Sunday afternoon in August. This Sunday (8/12) is Eternal Summers.
More pics from Sunday's show below...
by Bill Pearis
Vetiver at BXSXSW 2011 (more by Ryan Barkan)
San Francisco's Vetiver will tour the East Coast tour next month, with two upcoming NYC shows: He'll play Glasslands on September 21 and then the recently-relocated ATP NY the next night (9/22). Tickets to Glasslands and ATP are on sale now.
Joining Vetiver for the tour will be Brooklyn's Habibi, who you can see this Sunday, August 5, the kickoff of this year's Sound Bites Series at the Fulton Stall Market (which, full disclosure, I curate). The show is free and happens at 3PM sharp. I'll be DJing before the band if you care to come early. I interviewed Habibi singer Rahill Jamalifard over at Sound Bites who relayed this anecdote about touring with King Tuff earlier this year:
We played at Johnny Brendas in Philly... They were kind enough to bring out a generous sized hummus plate for us and King Tuff before our show. The King Tuff boys hadn't come into the bar yet and we basically bodied the whole thing and did some heavy heavy damage, to the point where the manager asked us kindly to please leave some for the other band. We laughed inside but cried a little too.OK Vetiver, you've been warned. Guard your snacks. All Vetiver/Habibi tour dates are listed below.
by Bill Pearis
Habibi at NYC Popfest 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Habibi, Eternal Summers, Caged Animals and Ski Lodge will be this year's lineup for the third Sound Bites series which will take place Sunday afternoons in August at the Fulton Stall Market by South Street Seaport... which I curate. (Shameless plug). There will be a DJ (probably me) at 2PM with the bands playing at 3PM and it's all free. The schedule is this:
August 5: HabibiHabibi will be opening for King Tuff for a few dates, including the show at 285 Kent on June 9. The band have also just made their first music video, "Tomboy," which you can watch below and features guest appearance by some other bands you may recognize.
August 12: Eternal Summers
August 19: Caged Animals
August 26: Ski Lodge
Eternal Summers, meanwhile, just announced a late show at Mercury Lounge on July 26 which is most likely a record release show for their fantastic new album Correct Behavior (one of my favorites of 2012 so far) which is out July 24. Check out the video for "Millions" at the bottom of this post. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 8. No openers listed yet.
Caged Animals, meanwhile, just released a video for a new song, "This Summer I'll Make it Up To You," which is off their This Summer EP which is out June 12 on Lucky Number. Caged Animals are also playing Saturday (6/2) at Bobby Redd Project Space in Bushwick with Kent Odessa, Bright Future, Sagopalm and The Zabalas.
And Ski Lodge are next playing Pianos on June 13 with Cool Serbia, The Hudson Branch and new Kanine Records signing Beach Day. Ski Lodge also have a new video for "A Game" which you can watch below. Their debut album will be out later this year.
Tour dates for Habibi and Eternal Summers, and videos for all four bands, are below.
photos by Chris La Putt
"Stumbled on a live music popup
southstreet seaport. "Hospitality"" - Calamity Chang
Bill: You'll be playing in the Fulton Stall markets. What's your favorite vegetable?The celery, corn, broccoli and cabbage loving band Hospitality played the final free Sound Bites show of the summer @ Fulton Stall Market by South Street Seaport this afternoon (7/17). A set of pictures from their set continues below...
Amber Papini (vocals, guitar): Cabbage. I love it in all ways: sauteed, braised or roasted, coleslaw, kimchi and sauerkraut.
Brian Betancourt (bass, vocals): broccoli // fun to eat tiny trees as a kid. also as an adult.
Kyle Olson (drums): Corn on the cob, because it's so tasty and reminds me of summers at the Minnesota State Fair!
Nathan Michel (guitar): celery because it's refreshing.
photos by Amanda Hatfield
The Hairs @ Fulton Stall Market
The Hairs is the latest music project from Kevin Alvir who has previously masterminded NYC indiepop bands The Lil' Hospital and Knight School. Even though the band is pretty new, The Hairs already have a 7" on Portland's fine Magic Marker Records that contains four scrappy, charming songs. One of which, "Duh x 12," has gotten some attention for its video which was directed by Dean Fleischer-Camp who made internet sensation Marcel the Shell. [Bill Pearis]The Hairs played a free and slightly rainy show on Sunday (7/3) at Fulton Stall Market, the second of four shows presented by This Week In Indie/Sound Bites scribe Bill Pearis. Pictures are in this post, as is the "Duh x 12" video (below).
If you missed it, you can try again when The Hairs play Glasslands TONIGHT (7/5) with Mazes, Beige, and Country Mice. Look for The Hairs also at Shea Stadium on Thursday (7/7) with Radical Dads, and at Littlefield on 7/13 with Glitter and Great Lakes (the show description merely reads "Summertime! Indiepop! Fun!").
Mazes' (not to be confused with the similarly monikered band featuring Frankie Beverly) played Bowery Ballroom on June 25th as part of their with White Denim. Glasslands is your last chance to catch them before they return to their native Europe where they'll be doing more touring this summer.
All Mazes tour dates, more Hairs pictures from Fulton Stall Market, the video and a stream of even more Hairs songs, below...
by Bill Pearis
Archers of Loaf @ Sasquach 2011 (more by Josh Darr)
This weekend marks the return of '90s indie legends Archers of Loaf who play Music Hall of Williamsburg on Saturday (6/25, sold out) and Webster Hall on Sunday (6.26, you can still get tickets). Opening both shows are Mr. Dream which is as perfect an opener as you could imagine.
I didn't care for their later records (or Eric Bachman's Crooked Fingers) but Archers of Loaf's 1993 debut, Icky Mettle, is an indie rock classic that stands tall alongside No Pocky for Kitty, Slanted & Enchanted, There's Nothing Wrong with Love and Sebadoh III. 1995's Vee Vee is pretty awesome too, and both records are getting the expanded reissue treatment from Merge Records in August. You can download "What Did You Expect?" (a 1994 7"-only release) at the top of this post.
Speaking of Mr. Dream, despite the Voice saying that the lineup was final, they added Mr. Dream today to the upcoming 4Knots Fest at South Street Seaport, and DJs and an indoor lounge too...
The Village Voice is excited to announce the addition of the 4Knots Indoor Lounge during the 4Knots Music Festival on Saturday, July 16, 2011. The lounge, located at 210 Front Street, will be open from 2PM till Midnight with free admission, 21+ only. DJ Sets will take place all day from: Yeasayer, Dan Deacon, Finger on the Pulse, PUNCHES, Brahms, and others TBD. Drink specials from Sailor Jerry and Bud Light will be available along with a PopChips photo booth, and much more.---
The inaugural 4Knots Music Festival with also include live music on South Street Seaport Pier 17 from 1-8pm. The Black Angels, Titus Andronicus, Davila 666, Oberhofer, Eleanor Friedberger and Mr. Dream and are all scheduled to perform on the outdoor stage at the free, all day, all ages music festival.
When you think Manchester, England you may think Stone Roses and The Smiths, but in the case of Mazes, it's more Sebadoh and Soul Asylum. Not unlike Yuck, this trio owe lots to '90s indie rock as can be heard on their debut album A Thousand Heys which came out in April.
A Thousand Heys is full of catchy singalongs -- like their current single "Summer Hits" -- and well worth checking out. (Samples from the album are streaming at their label's website.) You can download a previously unreleased track, "Brunswick Stack," at the bottom of this post via a Soundcloud widget.
What else? Art Brut are on tour and played Maxwell's last night and will be at Music Hall of Williamsburg Thursday (6/23). The band's new album, Brilliant! Tragic!, finds Eddie Argos taking it down a notch and almost singing. Almost. It's really more of a whispery type thing -- not unlike Jarvis Cocker -- and for the most part I think it works pretty well. I especially like the single, "Lost Weekend," which you can download at the top of this post. More than anything, I think the music is the best Art Brut have come up with since their debut. And the band remain a lot of fun to see live. Argos is the real deal.
Sic Alps roll through town on Friday, playing Death By Audio with Spectre Folk and Weekends. As previously reported, founding member Matt Hartman -- who was half the band originally -- has left the group which is kind of weird Mike Donovan is carrying on with the name with Eric Baur and some kid named Ty Segall (who had briefly joined the band a couple years ago). Shouldn't they be called Sic Andes or something now?
Granted, Mike Donovan did most of the singing (and maybe wrote most of the songs) and I'm gonna bet this new version of the band is pretty awesome. Sic Alps most recent album, Napa Asylum, is another smoldering, thick stew of swamp garage. A lot of bands use the low-fi thing as a crutch, but Sic Alps have always used sludge like it's a member of the band. A new 7", perhaps the first fruits of this new line-up, is out in August.
Fulton Stall Market in 2010 (more by Chris La Putt)
And finally, a little shameless plugging. Sunday afternoon, June 26th, is the first of my four Sound Bites Series shows which take place at the Fullton Stall Market down at South Street Seaport. You can get your vegetables and jingle jangle indiepop all in one place. This Sunday the latter is provided by scene stalwarts My Teenage Stride. The fun (which includes me DJing before the band) starts at 2PM, and it's all free. Do come down and say hi.
This is the full Sunday show lineup:
JUNE 26: MY TEENAGE STRIDEJuly 10th is also the first of six free shows at Beekman Beer Garden which is at South Street Seaport too. The free Friday Seaport shows begin this Friday, but more about that below.
JULY 3: THE HAIRS
JULY 10: pow wow!
JULY 17: HOSPITALITY
Some additional daily picks follow:
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22
THURSDAY, JUNE 23
Black Dice's Eric Copeland, McDonalds and Regal Degal play Secret Project Robot. It's a record release party for both Copeland and McDonalds, so do check out the merch table. The Copeland record, Waco Taco Combo, is only a 500 copy pressing.
Dinosaur Jr. are at Terminal 5 performing their classic 1988 album Bug (that's the one with "Freak Scene") in its entirety. And probably some other songs as well. Many people will be going just to see Fucked Up, not to mention Off!.
Beach Fossils and Javelin play Santos Party House. It's a free show if you RSVP.
photos by Chris La Putt
"Memorial Day weekend marks the return of the Fulton Stall Market, the only outdoor food market serving lower Manhattan's historic Seaport District.In its second year, the 2010 market features a hand-picked collection of locally produced seasonal fruits and vegetables, handmade cheeses, organic breads, cut flowers and potted plants, area roasted coffee, and New York state wines. Approximately a dozen vendors will occupy the 16 former fish stalls that line South Street between Fulton and Beekman Streets.The Fulton Stall Market opened on Sunday which was also the kick-of of Bill's Sound Bites Lunchtime Series which will host free shows at the Seaport each Wednesday in June (from noon-2pm). The first band to play, after Bill's DJ set, was North Highlands...
Located on South Street b/w Beekman & Fulton Street at the old Fulton Fish Market- Wednesdays and Sundays, noon - 6pm"
"This Sunday during Memorial Day weekend North Highlands a Brooklyn quintet fronted on keys and lead vocals by Brenda Malvini, graced the stage. They played accessible and contagious music that is bouncy, poppy and dreamy. The folk instruments like the mandolin and violin were delightfully integrated into an orchestral mix of keys, drums and electric guitar. The drumming was especially awesome.More pictures of the market and the band, below...
Brenda's voice has a smooth tonality with playful breathy aspects that are immediately endearing. When the band revs up in intensity her voice and mannerisms animate to engage the audience. North Highlands is a tight and spunky band that has lots of heart. I loved them." [OCM]