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4th

If you're not getting out of the city for the long Independence Day Weekend, there are lots of options for those sticking around.

Like last year, the Macy's Fireworks ("inspired and directed by Usher") happen on the Hudson via four barges and you can see them (9:20 PM)  fine on the West Side Highway, in NJ or on your TV. Brooklyn gets the shaft again.

The Statue of Liberty also reopens after taking a beating from Hurricane Sandy last fall.

While on the subject of NYC Independence Day traditions, there's always the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island. Noon.

For afternoon options, if you're not invited to a friend's backyard barbeque, you could head to Rockaway to Roberta's-related Rippers where they're hosting an afternoon of grilled food, surf and quality indie rock. You can catch Friend Roullette, Celestial Shore, pow wow!, Hippy and The Library is on Fire. The party is free but donations are suggested for still-needed Hurricane Sandy relief. 1 PM - 8 PM. Flyer is below.

Silent Barn, meanwhile, has an afternoon show with Thrill Jockey recording artist Glenn Jones, whose new album, My Garden State, was recently released on the label. The show also features D. Charles Speer & the Double Helix, and Pork Chop Willie. 3 PM, $10.

A nice late afternoon option is Ex Cops who will be playing the kickoff to the Museum of Modern Art's "MoMA Nights" series. The event happens in the Sculpture Garden and goes from 5:30 PM to 8PM. Free with Museum admission.

Moving into the evening, Roberta's Pizza will be throwing a nighttime bash at The Knockdown Center (where they just held a few Tiki Disco parties), with Endless Boogie, 1-800 Band and Dirty Fences playing live. Pizza, beer, rock music, what more do you need? 8PM, $5. Flyer is below.

The Fourth of July also means The Feelies, who start a three-night run at their hometown venue of choice, Hoboken's Maxwell's. These will surely be bittersweet, as the club is closing its doors at the end of the month. No surprise, all three shows are sold out. For those going, expect marathon sets and lot of covers. If you're going on Thursday, the show doesn't start till 10 PM, after the fireworks.

If there wasn't enough explosions over Manhattan for ya, the boom will come to 285 Kent with shoegazey metal courtesy Deafheaven and Marriages which is being presented by InvisibleOranges. Aun and Theologian also play, and Shaun from Weekend is your evening's DJ. Doors are at 10 PM and tickets are still available.

4th

Not only will Shea Stadium be celebrating our country's birthday, but it's their birthday too (yeah). The Bushwick venue turns five and the birthday bash is headlined by The Shea Stadium All-Stars, featuring members of So-So Glos, Guardian Alien and Titus Andronicus. You can stream them covering Bruce Springsteen's "Glory Days" at Soundcloud and that probably gives you a good indication of what to expect. White Bike and Pregnant also play. $5 at the door, 6 PM.

Mike Simonetti (aka co-founder of Italians Do It Better with Johnny Jewel of Chromatics/Glass Candy/Desire) will be DJing Output's weekly INPUT party that day, but in honor of the Fourth of July, it's going to be a free BBQ on the roof (aka Canopy Bar) that starts at 3 PM. Also on the bill is Lamin Fofana and Max McFerren (who has releases on Lamin Fofana's Sci-FI & Fantasy label). The party is rain or shine. Flyer below.

For a completely different kind of night, there's Midsummer Night's Swing in Damrosch Park, near Lincoln Center. Tonight's event is billed as "Battle of the Bands," pitting The George Gee Swing Orchestra against Mora's Modern Rhythmists. If you don't know how to swing, there are dance lessons (6:30 PM) before the concert begins (7:30 PM). Tickets are still available.

Not that far away in Philadelphia, The Roots are throwing their annual 4th of July Jam at Benjamin Franklin Parkway with J. Cole, Grace Potter, Jill Scott, Ne-Yo, and more.

Whatever you do, have a safe and happy Independence Day!

Did we miss anything big? Flyers below...

Continue reading "a 4th of July NYC event guide (The Feelies, Statue of Liberty, Shea Stadium Anniversary, Endless Boogie, INPUT BBQ, more)"

Tickets

Tickets to see Death From Above 1979 and Fucked Up play the Governors Ball After Party at Irving Plaza go on Governors Ball presale today at 10 AM. (Password is "JeffGoldblum")

Tickets to see Griz and Cherub play the Governors Ball After Party at Gramercy Theatre go on Governors Ball presale today at 10 AM. (Password is "JeffGoldblum")

Tickets to see The Revivalists, Roadkill Ghost Choir and Swear & Shake at Bowery Ballroom go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to the BV-Presents Youth Lagoon, show with Majical Clouds at The Bell House  go on sale at noon today.

Father John Misty, who are playing The Great GoogaMooga and Maxwell's in May, have added another NYC show at Terminal 5. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to see King Tuff at Bowery Ballroom go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to see Girls Against Boys at Bowery Ballroom go on AmEx presale today at noon.

GUNPLAY is playing S.O.B.'s on June 10. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

The Allman Brothers Band, Grace Porter and the Nocturnals are playing Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre on September 7. Tickets for that show go on VIP Package presale today at 10 AM.

Pure Bathing Culture and Monogold are playing Mercury Lounge on June 7. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale today at noon.

JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound is playing Mercury Lounge on June 22. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Syd Arthur and Celestial Shore are playing Mercury Lounge June 18. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale today at noon.

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Tickets to see Demitri Martin at Wellmont Theatre go on sale at noon. Tickets to his shows at Gramercy Theatre, The Bell House, and the NYCB Theatre in Westbury, NY and Tarrytown Music Hall (Tarrytown, NY) are already on sale.

Tickets to see Clinic at Glasslands and Le Poisson Rouge are on sale now.

Tickets to see Gold Panda at Knitting Factory are on sale now.

Tickets to the just-added second Lord Huron show at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Mac DeMarco at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Sky Ferreira and How to Dress Well at Bowery Ballroom and Music Hall of Williamsburg go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see The Joy Formidable at Music Hall of Williamsburg and  Webster Hall go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Everything Everything at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see The Black Angels at Webster Hall go on sale today at noon.

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals sold out their February 23 show at Port Chester's Capitol Theatre so they've added a second show the next night (2/24). Tickets go on sale at noon today.

Tickets to see Suuns at Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon.

Glassjaw, RX Bandits (who went on their last tour in 2011, and more bands were added to Skate and Surf 2013. Tickets for the festival are on sale now.

Tickets to see Fu Manchu at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Spacehog at Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Akron/Family at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Little Green Cars at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on sale today at noon. They're playing Governor's Ball too.

The annual Lebowski Fest happens at Gramercy Theatre on April 19. Bring your bathrobe and get ready for some White Russians. Tickets go on sale Saturday (1/26) at 10 AM, a very un-Dude-like hour if you ask us.

Mic Check: Hip-Hop from North Africa and the Middle East goes down at BAM on March 7 in the Fisherman Space with sets from Amkoullel, Deeb, Brahim Fribgane, El Général, and Shadia Mansour. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Neil Young & Crazy Horse @ ACL Fest 2012 (more by Glen Brown)
Neil Young

Eyehategod at MDF 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Eyehategod

today in NYC
* Leni Stern @ Barbes
* Sabir Mateen @ The Stone
* Nicole Henry @ Joe's Pub
* Neako @ Santos Party House
* Diamond Terrifier @ Zebulon
* Sweet @ The Slipper Room
* Paloma Faith @ Mercury Lounge
* Fatal Film, Pre War @ Cake Shop
* ZZZ's, Mustafina @ The Rock Shop
* Pre War, Plates of Cake @ Cake Shop
* Franz Nicolay, Barbez @ Le Poisson Rouge
* Heaven, Our Mountain, Dead Stars @ Pianos
* Dead Leaf Echo, Heaven, Our Mountain, Dead Stars
* Japanther, Ninjasonik, Slam Donahue @ Cameo Gallery
* Delta Spirit, JEFF The Brotherhood, Fidlar @ Irving Plaza
* SSION, House of Ladosha, Physical Therapy @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Sergei Tcherepnin: Massage Performance @ Issue Project Room
* Valley Lodge, States & Kingdoms, Geoffrey Rickly @ Saint Vitus
* Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Patti Smith @ Madison Square Garden
* Future of the Left, Roomrunner @ Knitting Factory
* Jozef Van Wissem, Jim Jarmusch, Marissa Nadler @ Le Poisson Rouge
* Tony Castles, We Can't Enjoy Ourselves, Kissing Is A Crime @ Glasslands
* Don Fleming, Gibby Haynes, Junzo Suzuki, Rhyton, Eidetic Seeing @ Union Pool
* Eyehategod, Magrudergrind, Clean Teeth, The Communion @ Saint Vitus

Grace Potter, who recently played two nights at Beacon Theatre, is helping kick of the holiday season in NYC by performing tonight (11/27) in Bryant Park as part of the tree lighting at Citi Pond which happens from 6:30 - 8 PM. In addition to Grace, there will also be performances from Broadway stars, skating performances and more. The free event is rain or shine, which is looking like it will be the former right now.

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Eugene Mirman, Dave Hill & more appear at Sweet at the Slipper Room tonight.

Mac DeMarco recently released a video for "Ode to Viceroy" from his newish second album and you can watch it below.

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Levon Helm at Summerstage, July 2011 (more by Chris La Putt)
Levon Helm

The great Levon Helm will be paid tribute on 11/19 at Hill Country (30 w26th St, Manhattan), when Catherine Popper (of Levon Helm/Jack White/Ryan Adams/Grace Potter's bands) will assemble Puss 'n Boots (which probably means Norah Jones) to lead a benefit at the venue. Levon's charity 'Keep It Going!' will be the receipient of the proceeds, a charity designed to keep Midnight Ramble, the studio and associated properties up and running. Joining Popper will be performances from Suzanna Choffel, Fredro Perry, The Cheating Hearts, and Bug & Bru (of The Defibulators). $20 gets you in.

This isn't the first time that a member of Grace Potter's band has been involved in a benefit; the frontwoman herself performed at a Levon Helm tribute show in early October.

Grace Potter & The Nocturnals meanwhile, who just hit Austin, play a pair of NYC shows this week starting at Beacon Theater, tonight, 11/16 (tickets) and again tomorrow, 11/17 (tickets).

Meanwhile check out pictures from the Austin show.

Roger Waters at Yankee Stadium, July 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)
Roger Waters

Roger Waters has been added to the big "Love for Levon" tribute that goes down next week (10/3) at the Izod Center. The onetime Pink Floyd guitarist/vocalist joins the likes of Gregg Allman, John Mayer, My Morning Jacket, John Prine, Warren Hayes, Garth Hudson, Grace Potter and more in the all-star band that will celebrate the life and music of Levon Helm who lost his battle with cancer back in April. A full list of performers for "Love for Levon" is below.

Tickets are still available and please remember that the whole show is a benefit with net proceeds from the concert helping support "the lasting legacy of Levon Helm by helping his estate keep ownership of his home, barn and studio, and to continue The Midnight Ramble Sessions." We are, however, also giving a pair away. Details on how to enter are below.

Continue reading "Roger Waters & others added to all-star 'Love for Levon' tribute with My Morning Jacket & more (win tix)"

Maya Rudolph got pipes
Maya Rudolph

Anyone who has seen Saturday Night Live knows that Bridesmaids star Maya Rudolph is more than just a comedian, but also a talented vocalist who comes from a musical background. (Minnie Riperton is her mom; she was in The Rentals.) So it seems likely she'll do well sitting in as frontwoman for The Roots when they do a set of Prince covers at Brooklyn Bowl Thursday night (9/20). (Sounds like fun, too.) Advanced tickets are gone, but additional tickets will be available at the door for $15 cash.

Newsday is speculating that Maya Rudolph could also join The Roots at their Friday night gig (9/21) at The Capitol Theater in Port Chester (tickets) which, considering the recent littany of guests, is not too much of a stretch to believe either. The Roots announced Bob Weir as special guest for their 9/7 show at the venue, and ended up also roping in Trey Anastasio, Warren Haynes, Grace Potter and Bobby Keys.

Last week's Cap show (9/14) was cancelled but this Friday's (9/21) is scheduled to feature Karl Denson's Tiny Universe. Additionally, The Roots play ATP NY on Saturday (9/22) and they'll also bless the Capitol Theater on 9/28 with Talib Kweli (tickets).

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Tickets for The Weeknd shows at Terminal 5 at Paradise Theater go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Tame Impala shows at Webster Hall and MHOW go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Texas is the Reason show at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Willis Earl Beal show at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Regina Spektor show at Beacon Theater go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Snoop Dogg show at Wellmont Theatre go on sale today at noon. Tickets for his show at Long Island's Paramount went on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets for the Japandroids show at Webster Hall go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to the newly-added Mountain Goats and Matthew E. White shows at Bowery Ballroom and MHOW go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Braids show at Maxwell's go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Sloan Twice Removed show at MHOW go on sale today at noon Tickets are also still on sale for the show at Maxwell's.

Tickets for the Miike Snow shows at United Palace and Wellmont go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Peelander-Z show at The Studio go on sale today at 10 PM.

Tickets for The Soft Moon show at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Silver Apples show at Public Assembly go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Title Fight, Pianos Become the Teeth, and Single Mothers show at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Lotion and Edsel show at Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon.

The Death Set is playing Cameo on November 6 with Deathface. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Tickets for the Pujol show at Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the John Legend shows at the Barclays Center's Cushman & Wakefield Theater and Wellmont Theatre go on sale today at noon.

Grace Potter & the Nocturnals are playing Beacon Theater on November 16 and 17. Tickets for those shows go on sale today at noon.

Brooklyn disco orchestra Escort is playing Webster Hall on October 27. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the El Ten Eleven show at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

The Octopus Project will be touring this fall which brings them to NYC for a show at Mercury Lounge on October 6. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Tickets for Sick of it All's "make-up" show at Webster Hall are on sale now.

Slackers play a Christmas show at The Bell House on December 22. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Chris Thile is playing two shows at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 and tickets to both September 16 and September 19 are on sale now.

Electric Guest is heading out with No on a tour which brings both bands to NYC for a show at Irving Plaza on October 20. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All dates are listed below.

Nouvelle Vague are playing Irving Plaza on October 25. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Tickets for the Sleigh Bells and Araabmuzik show at The Capitol Theater went on sale today at 11 AM.

As mentioned, you can also catch Araabmuzik playing a free NYC show on Monday (8/20) at East River Park with Teengirl Fantasy, Flosstradamus, and Nick Hook.

Trey Anastasio is playing Beacon Theater on October 26 and The Capitol Theater on October 28. Tickets for the Beacon Theater show go on sale Thursday (8/23) at 11 AM. Tickets for the Cap show are on sale now.

Tickets for the Off!, The Spits, and Double Negative show at Irving Plaza went on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets for the Heartless Bastards show at Irving Plaza went on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets to see Avicii at Radio City Music Hall go on sale today at noon.

Boys Noize Live hit Roseland Ballroom on November 30. Tickets are on sale now.

Speaking of Radio City Music Hall, we're giving away tickets to the upcoming Craig Ferguson show.

Continue reading "tix on sale: The Weeknd, Tame Impala, Willis Earl Beal, Chris Thile, Escort, Braids, Grace Potter, Octopus Project & more"

photos by David Andrako

Flaming Lips in Yonge-Dundas Square, Toronto - 6/16/12
NXNE

As previously mentioned, The Flaming Lips will "attempt to break a Guiness World Record by playing the most concerts in multiple cities during a 24-hour period, a record currently held by Jay-Z. They've got eight shows scheduled to take place on June 27 and 28 in Memphis, Clarksdale, Oxford, Jackson, Hattiesburg, Biloxi, Baton Rouge, and New Orleans. Each show is with a different band. Openers include Grimes, Neon Indian, Gary Clark Jr., Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, GIVERS, and more." Those shows begin on 6/27 at 4:30pm PT aka 7:30 ET aka now, and the whole thing will be streamed live at the O Music Awards site on three channels (the bus, the venues and the control room). The list of shows and bands they're playing with is below.

A little over a week earlier, on 6/16 to be exact, the Flaming Lips played a huge free show in Yonge-Dundas Square in downtown Toronto as part of NXNE. I don't know if it set any records, but the outdoor square was PACKED with people, many who were supposed to be at Radiohead, but ended up having some free time on their hands. At the show, Wayne Coyne and crew paid tribute to Radiohead by doing covers and constantly sending their love to Radiohead family during stage banter. Our pictures from that show are in this post too, and continue along with the 24 hour shows schedule, below...

Continue reading "Flaming Lips streaming 24 hours of record-breaking shows NOW, played Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto (pics)"

photos by David Andrako

"Did y'all peep my Lil boob out with tha pastie today at coachella ?!? That was my Lil Kim moment !" - AZEALIA BANKS

hologram Biggie w/ Black Lips / Azealia Banks / ASAP Rocky @ Coachella Saturday
Coachella 2012 - Second Week Day 2
Coachella 2012 - Second Week Day 2
Coachella 2012 - Second Week Day 2

"For a certain breed of diehard Coachella fan, once is just not enough. And since 2012 is the first year that the epic desert music and arts festival is being mounted twice in Indio, California, it was inevitable that some of the most obsessed would find a way to attend both three-day weekends.

"The Monday after the first one, I was kind of licking my wounds and I said, 'Hey, let's go again! I'm down. I get paid on Friday. It can happen," 28-year-old Carlos Morales, from Fullerton, California, told Rolling Stone yesterday. "Radiohead was a big part of it. They were amazing, and I really wanted to see them again."

Tickets for a single Coachella weekend are hard enough to come by; in recent years, they've typically sold out within days of going on sale, which sparked the motivation for festival organizers Goldenvoice Productions to add an identical second weekend this year. About six percent of festivalgoers who bought tickets online directly from the promoter managed to pick up tickets for both weekends, said Coachella co-founder Paul Tollett. Resales are harder to measure, but last-minute impulse buyers for the second weekend were rewarded with some tickets being sold at below face value.

Alison Swing, 21, of Long Beach, bought her second set of tickets "from a friend of a friend of a friend" and got a $100 discount from the cover price, she said with a laugh. "It was nerve-wracking spending the money," Swing admitted, "but I wanted to go back so bad. I'll deal with it after." [Rolling Stone]

Coachella concludes today, Sunday, 4/22, Earth Day 2012.

You saw the pictures from Friday, a video of the Black Keys performing with John Fogerty, video from a Friday night party that Thom Yorke DJ'd, and Radiohead's setlist from Saturday. Here are the pictures from Saturday, 4/21/2012, Record Store Day, the 2nd day of the 2nd weekend of Coachella 2012.

As you can see in the above picture, The Black Lips paid tribute (if you want to call it that) to hologram Tupac (who should be making another appearance with Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg tonight) with their own hologram (actually a cut out) of Biggie Smalls. St. Vincent joined Andrew Bird on stage to help perform "Lusitania." Azealia Banks, in a different looking outfit than last week, apparently suffered a wardrobe malfunction. A$AP Rocky was joined by Master P, Romeo, No Limit and many other friends on stage in the Gobi tent, as he and Radiohead simultaneously closed out the night once again.

More pictures from all of Saturday, and a video from ASAP's guest-filled set, below...

Continue reading "Coachella 2012 Week 2 - Day 2 pics (Radiohead, ASAP Rocky, Azealia Banks, Feist, Firehose, Grace Potter, Squeeze & more)"

photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

Buzzcocks / Bon Iver / Squeeze
Coachella 2012 - Day 2
Coachella 2012 - Day 2
Coachella 2012 - Day 2

"The earlier part of the afternoon felt a little sleepy. People waking up late after Friday, taking their time getting to the festival, and the earliest bands on the bill usually have a gentler style of music anyway. That all changed, for us at least, with the arrival of the Buzzcocks, those spiky, rapid-fire elder statesmen of melodic British punk, on stage in the Gobi tent.

Founders Pete Shelley and Steve Diggle look older now -- it's been 35 years or so since they launched the band --but their voices are strong, their rapid-fire guitar riffing still delivers an electric current to the brain. And, bonus for fans on Saturday, the short length of many of their songs meant you got a whole lot of Buzzcocks packed into a 55-minute set." [Orange County Register]

Before Radiohead closed out Saturday with a near-2 hour headlining set, Coachella-goers were treated to live music by Jeff Mangum, the Buzzcocks, Squeeze, fIREHOSE, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Bon Iver (videos & setlist HERE), Andrew Bird, The Shins, SBTRKT, Flying Lotus, A$AP Rocky (who played at the same time as Radiohead), Feist, Noel Gallagher, Destroyer, Grace Potter, The Head and the Heart, and many more.

You saw our pictures of Friday HERE and HERE, and St. Vincent and Radiohead from Saturday. The rest of Saturday, below...

Continue reading "Coachella 2012 Day 2 pics -- Buzzcocks, Squeeze, fIREHOSE, Godspeed, Bon Iver, Feist, Shins, Flying Lotus, SBTRKT, more"

photos by Chris La Putt

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

Grace Potter sat in the grass with her guitar Wednesday, outside her home in Waitsfield, and wrote a new song. Its called "The Mad Mad River."

For years, Potter had resisted the temptation to write about Vermont, she said. "I thought it was kind of cheesy," Potter said.

But in the sunshine Wednesday, a hint of fall in the air a beautiful moment three days after coming home from the road to flood-stricken Waitsfield, Potter wrote about the place "that is such a deep part of who I am."

The chorus is: "There's hope in the valley after the 100-year flood/because the Mad Mad River runs in our blood."

Potter, 28, will debut the song Oct. 9 at the Flynn Theater in Burlington, where she and her band, the Nocturnals, will play one of two benefit concerts for Vermont flood relief. [Burlington Free Press]

Meanwhile, after Wilco vacated the premises, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals (download an MP3 HERE) headlined their own show outside at Central Park Summerstage aka Rumsey Playfield on Saturday night (9/24). Here are some pictures. They continue below...

Continue reading "Grace Potter, Big Head Todd and the Monsters & Floating Action played Summerstage (pics)"

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Charles Bradley & The Menahan Street Band

I followed the music and ended up in the middle of the park, surprised that there weren't too many people there- maybe a few hundred? He deserved a few thousand, at least. During his last song there were flashes of lightning illuminating the night sky followed by a torrential downpour at the end of the song. Some ran away, some (including me) ran for a few small tents that were set up for the sound guys and stayed for the encore song (undoubtedly worth it- wet clothes dry but his voice will stay in my mind forever).

Even from a ways away, I could see his bright smile and feel the positive energy shooting out of him. He was wonderful and the kind of singer who's meant to be heard live, in his element there. I feel so lucky that I heard even a few of his songs in person. -[blogonlyknows]

Charles Bradley & The Menahan Street Band played their encore during the sideways rain last night as part of the Greene Music Series in Fort Greene Park. Though the show started bright and sunny with DJ Todd-O-Phonic Todd and a performance from Beans (of Anti-Pop Consortium), it grew darker/more ominous by the time the soul crooner took the stage around 7:45PM. Video of the rainy encore and more pictures from the mostly-dry show are below.

Charles Bradley was fresh off a July 21st appearance on Jay Leno where he helped The Tonight Show's bandleader Rickey Minor pay tribute to Marvin Gaye by performing "What's Going On" with Grace Potter, Sharon Jones, and The Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles. Video from that appearance is also below. Charles' other recent accomplishments include covering Nirvana for SPIN's new Nevermind tribute album.

The show was one of two scheduled for Beans in the past week. He opened for Buck 65 at Bowery Ballroom a few days earlier.

Charles & The Menahan Street Band continue on tour this summer. Their festival-filled schedule includes Osheaga, Outside Lands, Bumbershoot, MusicFestNW, Austin City Limits, and POPPED!, all before they head to Europe.

An updated set of tour dates, video from Leno, and more pictures & video from Fort Greene below...

Continue reading "Charles Bradley played Fort Greene Park w/ Beans (pics), played Leno w/ Grace Potter & Sharon Jones (video)"

My Morning Jacket @ Bonnaroo 2011 (more by Graeme Flegenheimer)
Kahbang

KahBang Festival is returning to Bangor, Maine from August 5-14, with music on August 12 and 13 and the kickoff concert on August 6. Bands playing include My Morning Jacket, Lupe Fiasco, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, Chromeo, Surfer Blood, Atmosphere, DOM, Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, and many others. Tickets are on sale now. Flyer below.

3-night camping passes are available too which include entry to the 2-day music festival, admission to the film fest, and entry to the campsite night stage (11pm-3am).

On the fence about going? WANT TO WIN FOUR TICKETS AND CAMPING??? We're offering the chance. Details on how to enter, with more details on the fest too, below.

My Morning Jacket play the festival during their August tour with Neko Case. Updated dates and contest details below...

Continue reading "KahBang Music Fest in Maine includes My Morning Jacket & more (WIN 4 TIX & camping) --- full lineup & more MMJ dates"

James Murphy

The above pictures is a screen shot from the Virgin Freefest lineup announcement video that they posted to YouTube. The girl behind the words exclaims, "James Murphy solo!" as she reads her piece of the September 10th free MD festival lineup. The full lineup, video, poster and press release is below...

Continue reading "Virgin FreeFest announces 2011 lineup (includes "James Murphy solo" and many more)"

photos by Dana (Distortion) Yavin & Graeme Flegenheimer

Primus
Bonnaroo

Arcade Fire
Bonnaroo

Two New York men who got arrested here Friday never made it to Bonnaroo. That's because law officers allegedly found they were carrying over a pound of cocaine, 1,000 ecstasy pills, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia.

Alberto R. Almonte, 40, and Joseph Cruz, 29, both of the Bronx, N.Y., are charged with possession of drugs for sale and possession of drug paraphernalia. Almonte is also charged with speeding.

According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, it was around 2 p.m. Friday when Trooper Matilda Mahaney clocked a 2006 Chevrolet Impala doing 83 in a 55 mile-per-hour zone on Highway 111 in Putnam County.

The trooper stopped the car "and discovered that the two occupants were enroute to Bonnaroo in Manchester," says a news release from the THP. [Herald Citizen]

Bonnaroo happened this weekend. Pictures of Karen Elson from Day One are HERE, with the rest of Day one HERE. Pictures of Decemberists from Day Two HERE. Days 3 & 4 & stuff coming soon. The rest of Day Two below....

Continue reading "Bonnaroo 2011 -- Day 2 in pics (Arcade Fire, My Morning Jacket, NOFX, Grace Potter, Lil Wayne, Primus & more)"

Grace Poter in Prospect Park in 2009 (more by Chris La Putt)
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Tickets go on sale at noon for the show Animal Collective is playing in Prospect Park.

Tickets also went on sale at noon for the show Cut Copy is playing in Prospect Park.

Tickets go on sale at noon for a show Grace Potter is playing in Central Park in September (Sat, 09/24/11, to be exact).

and speaking of Summerstage, they just announced their entire summer lineup (free shows included).

Elvis

Sotheby's is hosting "An Evening of Spoken Word and Performance by Patti Smith" on Tuesday, May 17, 2011. It's a benefit for the Archives of American Art, and $100 tickets are on sale.

$100 tickets are also still on sale for the benefit at Le Poisson Rouge tonight (3/29) which has expanded its lineup even further. You get: Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band with special guest Antony , Patti Smith with Tony Shanahan, Cibo Matto and (as previously mentioned) Lou Reed.. who also plays a 12 hour Japan benefit with Phillip Glass, and many others (the Lou Reed portion is sold out) on April 9th.

In unrelated news, Elvis Costello is playing a small show at Gramercy Theatre on April 1st which is now sold out, but tickets are on presale (usename Elvis, password Costello) now for newly added shows in MN, ME, MA and Red Bank, NJ.

You can also catch Elvis on TV on April 1st, as a show he taped at the New York Public Library is the first episode of this season's Live From the Artist's Den...

"On the evening of November 2, Elvis Costello gave a private concert for five hundred lucky fans in celebration of his new album's release that day. Within the ornate and awe-inspiring Celeste Bartos Forum in The New York Public Library's world-famous Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Costello - along with The Sugarcanes and Pete Thomas on drums -- performed new songs from National Ransom as well as hits spanning his three-decades-and-counting career."
As you can see on the poster above, Robert Plant, Squeeze, Grace Potter and others will also be the subject of other episodes this season.

Bonnaroo

Bonnaroo (June 9-12 in Manchester Tennessee) has announced the 2011 lineup (slightly early), and like the rumored Lollapalooza lineup, Eminem is among the headliners. Bonnaroo also has Grammy winners Arcade Fire and the Black Keys, in addition to Lil Wayne, Mumford & Sons, the Strokes, The Decemberists, Florence & the Machine, Girl Talk, Beirut (haven't seen them in a while), and many more. Full list below...

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photos by Graeme Flegenheimer

getting ready backstage @ Higher Ground - 12/28/2010
Grace Potter

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals kicked off a four-night New Years run at Higher Ground in Vermont last night (12/28). Pictures from that show are in this post, and they do it again tonight, and then on New Years Eve, and then one more time on January 1st. The Vermont band will then spend most of the first quarter of 2011 on the road. In March they'll play Irving Plaza in NYC two nights in a row - March 9th and 10th. Tickets are on sale. All dates and more Vermont pictures, below...

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photos by Doug Seymour

Grace Potter in Camden, July 2010
Grace Potter & The Nocturnals

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals recently played a set at Camden's XPoNential Music Festival. A set of pictures from that show is in this post.

Coming up, the band have scattered, but many shows scheduled in August, September and October. Those include North Coast Music Festival in Chicago, ACL in Texas, and a September 5th show at Gelston Castle Estate in Mohawk, NY (aka the Moe Down).

There's no public shows announced in NYC, but there is one that's private taking place at a secret location on Thursday, August 19 at 7:15 pm. I don't know where it is, and BrooklynVegan is not affiliated with The Artists Den in any way, but they are granting some BrooklynVegan readers the chance to win tickets to the show for the price of a whole bunch of your personal information (which even if you enter, there is no chance of you winning). Winners will be emailed venue details directly from The Artists Den.

The show, "Live from the Artists Den" airs in NYC Fridays at 9:30 pm on WNET Channel 13. Listings and more info/previews are at their website. More pictures from Camden and all Grace Potter tour dates below...

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Grace Potter & The Nocturnals @ Rockwood in April (more by Chris La Putt)
Grace Potter

XPoNential Music Festival will take place over three days, July 16th-18th in the waterfront Wiggins Park in Camden, NJ. The lineup includes Rosanne Cash, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, The Walkmen, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes, Free Energy, Nicole Atkins and Dawes. Tickets and three-day passes are on sale now.

The current lineup as of now (more are TBA) and more info are posted below...

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photos by Chris La Putt

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

Grace Potter & the Nocturnals played a secret show at Rockwood Music Hall's new Stage 2 last night (4/22). The gig came between the appearance they made in Times Square for Earth Day that morning, and the one they're playing for Earth Day at Grand Central today.

"Stage 2" has been open less than a month. Larger than Stage 1, the 150+ capacity room had tables set up but there was plenty of room for anyone that showed up. It got packed by the end of their performance though. Playing from 8:30 until almost 10, their set was a mix of old and brand new songs. Grace was talkative and thanked the venue for setting up the show so last minute. Nocturnals bassist Catherine Popper has played Rockwood (Stage 1) many times by herself (and with others). Pictures and videos from the show continue below.

Also below, a set of never-before-published pics from a show Grace Potter headlined at the much larger Webster Hall in 2008. It's the same venue she'll headline on June 12th of this year. Tickets go on sale at noon. Pictures below...

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Rockwood Music Hall's rumored new space opened earlier this month with a show by Zach Williams. It's right next door and they call it "Stage 2". Now I've Heard Everything reports that, "Stage 2 will have a capacity of 150 to 200, depending on the configuration, is adjacent to the current Rockwood Music Hall (which will get the retronym Stage 1) but must be entered separately...

"But one note: the name Stage 2, while true and accurate has absolutely no pizazz. Some friends and I decided a while back that this new larger place should be called The Rockwood Colosseum. And to some of us, that is what it will be."
Poundcake (Teddy Thompson, Jeff Hill and Ethan Eubanks) was scheduled to play the Rockwood Colosseum tonight (4/22) at 8pm followed by Teddy playing his own set at 10, but now Rockwood lists Poundcake at 10, and "Special Guest" at 8. Who is the special guest? Rumor says is it's the band that played a free show in Times Square this morning and who stays in town to play another Friday at Grand Central.

Full Rockwood Music Hall schedule (stage 1 and 2) at their website.

A video of Poundcake performing live, below...

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Grace Potter

Grace Potter played a short 15 minute set in an even shorter shiny purple dress in the middle of Times Square in honor of Earth Day this morning (they went on around 11:30am). The Earth Day festivities continue as I type this. Backed by her band The Nocturnals, there was a cheering crowd in front of her and completely random passerbys to her left - many who didn't even turn their heads to see who was performing to their right. The pictures in this post were grabbed from the live feed.

If you missed it, there's an even longer and also free and more conveniently timed Grace Potter and the Nocturnals show happening outside Grand Central on Friday, also in honor of Earth Day ("6:00PM. 45 minute set. Free Show. Outside of Grand Central Station on Vanderbilt, between 42nd and 45th")

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals will then return to NYC again on June 12th for a headlining show at Webster Hall. It's part of a few new dates they announced in support of their new album "set to be released digitally on iTunes on 5/25 and physically on 6/8". The NYC show and a Boston one are on fan presale now. The NYC show then goes on general sale Friday at noon (Boston goes on sale Saturday).

All dates, the band's new video, and couple more screencaps from Times Square below...

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