Entries tagged with: Green Day
Bowery Ballroom (more by Tim Griffin)
"Green Day is set to appear at New York's Bowery Ballroom on May 18, just three days after the release of the band's hotly anticipated eighth studio album, "21st Century Breakdown," according to MTV Germany.In related news, Jack White's new band The Dead Weather is playing Bowery Ballroom on Tuesday, Morrissey played Bowery Ballroom recently, Yeah Yeah Yeahs played a small-for-them show at Santos Party House on Sunday, and Green Day is working on a musical.
The small club show is a rarity for the band whose last album, 2004's "American Idiot," sold more than 12 million copies.
But the group has done some guerilla-style gigs in its hometown of San Francisco this past week, including a show at the 500-capacity DNA Lounge. According to the New York Times' ArtsBeat blog, the band played "21st Century Breakdown" in its entirety before running through a set of older material. " [Billboard] (thanks all)
by Andrew Frisicano
The Magnetic Fields @ Loews Theater (more by Chris La Putt)
MCC Theater presents Coraline, a musical with music and lyrics by Stephin Merritt of The Magnetic Fields. Merritt's delightfully creepy and playful melodies and droll lyrics tell the story of lonely Coraline's discovery of another parallel world that is identical to her own -- with some scary differences. An animated film version of the story, based on the popular children's book by Neil Gaiman (author of the international sensation Sandman and 2009 winner of the prestigious Newbery Award) is currently in theaters. The production, which was adapted for the stage by celebrated downtown actor/playwright David Greenspan is the world premiere of Coraline for the stage.Tickets for the show are on sale, as are VIP tickets. (There are also student & under-30 rush tickets available the day of each show). Samples of Merritt's Coraline songs can be heard above.
Performances will begin at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street, NYC) on May 7 and continue through June 20, 2009. [press release]
In other rock musical news:
Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark, featuring direction by Julie Taymor (Across The Universe, Frida, The Lion King on Broadway) with music and lyrics by 22-time Grammy Award-winners Bono and The Edge (from U2) will be holding open casting calls at major cities across the country starting next week. [press release]The NYC audition is scheduled for Monday, April 13th at The Knitting Factory. Details on the casting call and info for other cities, below.
Advance group tickets are already on sale for Spider-Man, set to open February 18, 2010 at the Hilton Theatre.
Other bands with musicals in the works include Green Day, who are turning their 2004 album American Idiot in a Broadway show. About the adaptation, Billie Joe said to Entertainment Weekly:
It's about coming of age in a really politically-driven climate. It's pretty chaotic, and it's not by any means a conventional way of [doing] a musical. And that's why I liked [American Idiot director] Michael Mayer so much because of what he did with Spring Awakening. When I saw that for the first time I was like, this is not your grandparents' musical. He's going for it. He has a sense of anarchy in the way he approaches his craft.Those aren't the only acts making the switch: Yeasayer guitarist Anand Wildeis working on a musical as well. And Amanda Palmer is in the process of producing an Airplane Over the Sea-themed high-school play, opening May 7th at Lexington High School in Lexington, MA.
Will the show have dancing?
Not "dancing" dancing. I don't know how to really explain it. It's got physical and violent moves. It's not like a Lion King thing. It's dirty and it's got a lot of heart and it's got a street mentality. There are no singing cats. No little girls with big curly red hair. It should be pretty cool, man.
Full Spider-Man press release below...
For the first time in the history of the two festivals, all three headliners will be from the United States. While Benn has refused to name the three acts, Rage Against The Machine, Green Day and Foo Fighters are the most likely combination. Outsiders could include My Chemical Romance, The Killers or Kings Of Leon. [Virtual Festivals] (thx Hiro)None of these bands are playing Coachella, although RATM did last year. RATM is also rumored to be playing Vineland.
It's Mudhoney time in NYC - the first of three shows kicks off tonight (Nov 30) at Maxwell's in Hoboken, and though Mudhoney didn't appear on the show (Meat Pupppets do), I thought this would be a good place to give away one of those new Nirvana Unplugged DVDs. Details on how to win, a video featuring Kurt Cobain playing with Mudhoney, and Blender's list of the "100 Greatest Indie-Rock Albums Ever", below.....
I am usually not a fan of compilations or career retrospectives, but the Afghan Whigs': Unbreakable: A Retrospective 1990-2006 is my most anticipated release of the week. Hands down, the Afghan Whigs are the most dynamic live bad I have ever seen, and I am first in line to pick up any Greg Dulli-related release.
Other releases I can strongly recommend this week include Architecture in Helsinki's single Heart It Races (single), Carina Round's Slow Motion Addict, Get Him Eat Him's Arms Down, Hallelujah the Hills' Collective Psychosis Begone, Long Blondes' Someone To Drive You Home, The Ladybug Transistor's Can't Wait Another Day, Moviola's Dead Knowledge, Pelican's City of Echoes, and Pissed Jeans' Hope for the Men.
Plenty of reissues are out this week, including the Pretenders' Get Close and Learning to Crawl (both remastered), David Bowie's The Best Of 1980-1987 and Young Americans (both remastered), and the Beach Boys' Live at Knebworth.
What new releases can you recommend this week?
"The lawsuit in question, which was filed by Warner Music through the U.S. District Court, Central District of California, points accusatory fingers at Imeem Inc. for amassing an active user base of 16 million people on the back of “illegal use of ‘free music,’” including Warner Music artists such as Green Day, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Madonna." [Monsters & Critics]
I couldn't be happier that I won't have to trek up to Lincoln Center anymore if I want to partake in any official CMJ activities...
CMJ Network Inc. today announced the dates of the 27th annual CMJ Music Marathon, Tuesday, October 16 - Saturday, October 20 in New York City.Badges are now on sale. Bands can start applying. More info below...
For the first time in over a decade, CMJ's daytime events will be headquartered in downtown Manhattan at the world famous Puck Building and multiple venues at New York University. At night, CMJ Music Marathon will once again take over 50 premier clubs and music venues throughout New York City, featuring performances from the best new artists from the worlds of alternative, rock, electronica, hip-hop, metal, Americana, world, jazz and so much more.
Please help me welcome music blogging legend Largehearted Boy to BrooklyVegan. Largehearted Boy followers are already quite familiar with his weekly list of "interesting releases". Now every Monday (we're running late this week) you'll find the same content right here on BrooklynVegan. I couldn't be more excited...
After a month of slow release weeks, finally there are some albums worth buying this week. I am headed out this morning to pick up Neko Case's live disc, Ron Sexsmith's Time Being, and the bluegrass tribute to the Shins (for my wife). I can definitely recommend the new album, Sing You Sinners, by singer-songwriter Erin McKeown and the Autumn Defense disc.
What are your recommendations from this list? have I omitted anything worthy of consideration?
SPIN published a list of the 25 "Greatest Live Bands". Here are the top 10:
2. The Stooges
3. Arcade Fire
4. Red Hot Chili Peppers
6. White Stripes
7. Green Day
8. The Hives
10. The Dirtbombs
w/ Allan Toussaint (w/ orchestra? not sure)
10-July - Beacon Theatre - New York
11-July - Beacon Theatre - New York
All dates below...
VH1 presents Elvis Costello and Friends: Elvis Costello and the Imposters will be doing a live show at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City on Friday, May 19, for VH1 Classic Presents Decades Rock Live! Joining Elvis will be "friends" Green Day, Fiona Apple, and Death Cab For Cutie. Tickets on sale March 11th. (via bumpershine)
"Today is Dean Grey Tuesday, a net-wide day of protest over Warner Brothers attempt to censor a stupendous noncommercial mashup album called American Edit that remixes Green Day's album American Idiot. For today, websites across the Internet are mirroring the American Edit album and/or turning their page-backgrounds grey...." [Boing Boing]
BONUS: Boing Boing also links to "an MP3 of Jimmy Castor's relentlessly funky Seventies tune 'King Kong.'"
A Christmas mashup mix tape
Last year I talked a lot about Information Leafblower's list of the top 40 bands in America. This year I participated in the selection. A whole bunch of bloggers were asked to list "the top 10 bands in America today." 114 "bands" were nominated. Kyle Leafblower compiled the top 40 in a list, in order.
(REMEMBER: NO bands from the UK or Canada)
I tried to be objective with my list. I mixed my own worldview with the bigger picture. I define "top" to be more than a band who put out an album I like a lot (didn't nominate The Mountain Goats or The Hold Steady). (UPDATE: As Matt pointed out in the comments, I tended to weigh who's "hot" very highly) I nominated Mariah Carey even though I don't listen to her much. Other bloggers seemed to take the "favorite albums of 2005" approach. For instance the band "Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin" made the list. Mariah didn't.
HERE'S MY LIST:
1) Green Day *
2) The White Stripes
3) Bob Dylan
4) Kanye West *
5) Bright Eyes *
6) Devendra Banhart *
7) Kelly Clarkson *
8) Mariah Carey
9) Sufjan Stevens *
10) Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
* made the top 40
My Runner Ups: The Decemberists, Death Cab For Cutie, Wilco, Pearl Jam, Rilo Kiley, Sleater Kinney, The Strokes
** Six of my top 10 made the top 40.
** Three of my top 10 made the top 10.
** I have no idea how The White Stripes didn't make it at all.
** It has to be backlash & denial that kept CYHSY off the top 40.
** The National are the second best band in America right now?
Antony & The Johnsons would of been in my top 10, but I figured he wasn't qualified since he accepted the UK's Mercury Award. Others voted for him anyway so he made the list (barely). I'd like to revote and add him to my list. I might have to drop Mariah.
THE PANEL Gorilla Vs. Bear, Largehearted Boy, Music for Robots, 5500, My Old Kentucky Blog, Catbirdseat, Central Village, Bradley's Almanac, Chromewaves, Dceiver, Byron Crawford, Catherine's Pita, Tuning Fork, Jason and Rajeev from One Louder, Brooklyn Vegan, Soviet Panda, Melody Nelson, Seeking Irony, Coolfer and Information Leafblower.
Wednesday night (November 2, 2005) I attended the MTVu Award show/taping at Roseland Ballroom in NYC. There was lots of standing around (commercial breaks), lots of young college kids (contest winners?), and a bunch of sweet, but short sets by Matisyahu, Death Cab for Cutie, Little Brother, Saul Williams, and The Go! Team. Artists like The Arcade Fire, The Decemberists, MIA, and even Matisyahu & Saul Williams were up for awards, but unfortunately (for me at least) the awards went to corporatemo bands like My Chemical Romance, Fall Out Boy, and mewithoutyou.
Winners were voted by real college kids. Considering the Roseland crowd reaction every time My Chemical Romance was mentioned, I doubt it was even rigged. Death Cab was the only band who performed and won. Motion City Soundtrack, Muse and others were there to accept their awards. Other winners like Green Day and MCR accepted them on video. Lou Reed made a surprise appearance to introduce the show.
Here's a few general photos from the event. Pictures of the individual performers coming soon.
The Strokes are filming a new video next week. Here's the very entertaining casting call. Good luck.
Seeking featured talent for the new Strokes video shooting this weekend.
IMPORTANT: The video is cutting edge and we are looking for talent that is comfortable with getting physical on set. Do not submit if you are uncomfortable making-out with members of the same/opposite sex (depending on scene.)
Please denote the role you want to be considered for.
SOCIALITE Aging Female, Caucasian, 60-70 years old.
Example: Lauren Bacall
LESBIANS, 20s-30’s, “Victoria Secret” model-type lesbians, prefer Caucasian.
The scene involves kissing and being affectionate with another woman.
"mtvU, MTV’s college network, today announced the nominees for the “mtvU Woodie Awards”.....The Arcade Fire grabbed the most nominations with five, including “Woodie of the Year” – Best Artist, “Left Field Woodie” – Most Original Artist, and “Best Showing Woodie” – Best Tour. The Arcade Fire joins Gorillaz, M.I.A., Matisyahu, Death Cab For Cutie and 39 other emerging and influential artists that will be voted on by the college audience. Winners will be announced at the “mtvU Woodie Awards” live ceremony and concert event November 2nd at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City which will premiere on mtvU and mtvU.com November 10th."
Other nominated artists include Common, Motion City Soundtrack, the Decemberists, Saul Williams, Rilo Kiley, Kanye West, Bloc Party, and the Unicorns. Vote at MTVu. All categories and nominees below...
Fiona Apple performed with Jon Brion. Neil Young performed with Fisk Jubilee Singers. Green Day, U2, Beck, Dashboard Confessional, Pearl Jam, Common, Elton John, Beck, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Paul McCartney and many, many more artists performed for MTV's Hurrican Relief concert. You can watch the whole thing (by artist) on their site.
25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FESTIVAL THAT BRINGS YOU NEW MUSIC FIRST FROM R.E.M. IN ‘83 TO GREEN DAY IN ’94 TO EMINEM IN ‘98 TO ARCADE FIRE IN ‘04
CMJ 25 PRESENTS THE HOTTEST AND MOST CRITICAL BANDS, PANEL DISCUSSIONS, INDUSTRY LEADERS & FILMS IN NYC WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14TH – SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17TH
New York – September 13, 2005 – For 25 years, the legendary CMJ Music Marathon has been a springboard for the best new music talent from multiple music genres, discovering music’s future superstars years before their commercial breakthroughs. Marquee artists ranging from R.E.M. (’83), Red Hot Chili Peppers (’84), The Beastie Boys (’85), Marilyn Manson (’91), Rage Against The Machine (’93), Weezer (’94), Modest Mouse (’98), Jet and The Killers (’03), and The Arcade Fire (’04) have rocked the stages of past CMJ Music Marathons.
"LOS ANGELES - Hurricane Katrina telethons reminiscent of benefits for tsunami and 9/11 victims will feature artists including Wynton Marsalis and Green Day, while Jerry Lewis' annual Labor Day fundraiser also will join in." [Yahoo]
Fox: 'Fats' Domino Missing in New Orleans
Rolling Stone: New Orleans Artists Speak
Yahoo: Harry Connick Jr. Says New Orleans Will Rebuild
WFAA: 'Musician's paradise' lost?
MSNBC: Motive aside, celebrity does help in relief efforts
The Olympian: Deadly hurricane silences jazz city
Sometimes compiling seven days worth of NYC concerts can be a near-impossible task to complete on a Monday. This week we've got Alec Ounsworth, Doveman, The Silent League, King of France, Sham 69, The Bouncing Souls, Sick of it All, American Analog Set, Green Day, Coldplay, Rilo Kiley, The GoStation, Oneida, The Double, Kimya Dawson, The Sharp Things, Ice-T, Kevin Devine, Xiu Xiu, Frog Eyes, Out Hud, and many, many more in my weekly Gothamist post (that's now finally live).
"US band Green Day have been named best band on the planet at the 12th annual Kerrang! rock awards." [BBC]
"Green Day continued its charmed year by dominating the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards tonight (Aug. 28) at Miami's American Airlines Arena. The group's video for "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" won six awards, including video of the year, best group video, best rock video and two trophies for direction and cinematography (for director Samuel Bayer). Another clip, "American Idiot," won the viewer's choice award. [Billboard]