Entries tagged with: Hanukkah
Metal Mountains (Helen Rush, PG Six, Samara Lubelski) are opening Yo La Tengo's eighth 2008 Hanukkah show at Maxwell's on December 28th. It's the bill we already know Todd Barry will also be a part of. All (two) dates below...
photos by Chris La Putt
Based around songs from [Aimee Mann's] 2006 Christmas album, "One More Drifter in the Snow," the show also featured songs from Nellie McKay and Grant-Lee Phillips, comedy by [Fred Armisen] and Morgan Murphy, and a video spoof of "A Christmas Carol," featuring cameos by actors Michael Cera and John C. Reilly and Mann's husband, Michael Penn, in the role of Marley.More pictures from last night's holiday show at Nokia Theatre in NYC, below...
The music ranged from traditional and "corny" (Mann's word) songs like "Sleigh Ride" to more somber fare, such as Mann's own "Calling on Mary." Phillips and McKay joined Mann on the former, and were frequent contributors throughout the two-hour show.
Phillips first came out dressed in a snowman costume, and he later disguised himself as Willie Nelson to do a creditable impersonation of the country legend on a version of Mann's 'Til Tuesday hit, "Voices Carry."..
[that is a review from an earlier show on the tour]
DOWNLOAD: Adam Sandler - Hanukkah Song (MP3)
Hanukkah is just a couple of days away, which, most excitingly, means vegan latkes and eight Yo La Tengo shows at Maxwell's with secret openers, comedians and special guests. Last year it was The New Pornographers, Jim James, Mark Arm, Alex Chilton, Versus, The dB's, The Clean, and many others. Who will be the openers this year? All we really know is that comedian Todd Barry will be there on the final night (December 28th). We also know that The Feelies will NOT be opening one of the Hoboken Hanukkah shows (they're opening New Years Eve). Someone commented that they heard She & Him are opening one. I have no idea if that's true. I do have some guesses though.
I would put money on Titus Andronicus (NJXL) as an opener. My other guesses for guests and/or openers are Quasi, Ted Leo, NY Dolls and/or David Johansen, The Fleshtones, AC Newman, The A-Bones, Lou Reed, Endless Boogie, Britt Daniel, Will Sheff, Department of Eagles, Charles Bissell, and Jennifer O'Connor. I expect to be wrong about all or most of those. There will also be an assortment of comedians that may or may not include Jon Benjamin, Jon Glaser, Eugene Mirman, David Cross, John Oliver, Bill Murray and Fred Armisen. Stay tuned for updates, and please comment with your own guesses and/or facts.
Tickets are completely sold out for all eight Yo La Tengo shows. Matisyahu unfortunately can not say the same about his Hanukkah run at Webster Hall and Music Hall of Williamsburg. And his loss is your (or your little sister's or your mom's or maybe nobody you know's) gain. Get $5.00 off tickets by using the code "Light" when buying at Ticketmaster. I also have a few pairs to giveaway to the Matisyahu show of your choice (remember there are eight different openers too).
For a ton of other Hanukkah event options, see HERE. Details on winning Matisyahiu tix below....
01. Parenthetical Girls - If it's a time for Christmas (2:46)
02. Ween - Silent Night (1:40)
03. Andrew Dost (Anathallo) - Yeah, I Know, It's Christmastime (2:04)
04. The National Splits - Let's Wrap Each Other (2:15)
05. Louis Armstrong - Santa Claus Blues (2:51)
06. Scott Allen (Thunderbirds are Now) - Winters Wonderland (3:50)
07. The Knife - Christmas Reindeer (7:11)
08. Melt Banana - White Christmas (1:42)
09. Thick Pigeon - Jingle Bell Rock (1:30)
10. Steven Garvey - Dreidle, Dreidle, Dreidle (1:11)
11. nullsleep - silent night (2:25)
12. Wild Billy Childish & The Musicians of the British Empire - Santa Claus (3:26)
13. Holly Golightly - Christmas Tree's On Fire (2:54)
14. Deerhoof - xmas tree (2:30)
15. Palace Songs (Will Oldham) - Christmastime in the Mountains (1:30)
16. Woody Guthrie - Hanukkah Dance [Alternate Take] (1:24)
Hanukkah starts December 21st. Check out a list of Hanukkah events happening in NYC.
John Oliver @ South Street Seaport (EV Radio Fest) by Chris LaPutt
MON 12/15: 7:30pm / $25This is at the Bell House in Brooklyn. Tickets are on sale.
TELL YOUR FRIENDS! THERE'S NO CHRISTMAS IN DARFUR!
A comedy benefit for Save Darfur. Hosted by Liam McEneaney.
GREG GIRALDO / EDDIE BRILL / ANDRES DUBOUCHET
and way more! PLUS: The Comedy Nerd raffle, with prizes from The Onion, Comedy Central, Comix, more... PRODUCED BY: Liam McEneaney and Jessica Flores
David Cross and Dave Hill are performing at another benefit at Knitting Factory on December 8th.
Dave Hill's next Explosion takes place at UCB on December 18th.
Mike Birbiglia stars in the new show Sleepwalk With Me.
Stella & Demetri Martin have cheap/small-venue shows coming up.
The holiday edition of Eugene Mirman's show Tearing the Veil of Maya takes place at Union Hall on December 7th ("on sale soon").
Sara Schaefer will be Conrad of Takka Takka's guest at "Outsmarted: The Music Trivia Night" at The Bell House on December 1st (free).
"HANUKKAH with HOT SAUCE!" is the name of a show at UCB on December 26th. Add it to the list of other Hanukkah-related events happening in NYC this year.
John Oliver opened for Yo La Tengo at one of their 2007 Hanukkah shows at Maxwell's. Watch a video from that show - John is discussing "alternative energy - below...
DOWNLOAD: Woody Guthrie - Hanukkah Dance [Alternate Take] (1:24)
DOWNLOAD: Yo La Tengo - I Feel Like Going Home (live on KCMP) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: One on One with Jackie Hoffman (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Songs in the key of Hanukkah - Dreidel (MP3) (info)
DOWNLOAD: DJ BALAGAN - "Chalutzei Ketzev" (Israeli 70s Beat Mix) (MP3)
Hanukkah runs from sunset, December 21 to sunset, December 29, 2008. The first Day of Hanukkah is December 22. If you haven't figured it it out by now, that means Christmas happens during Hannukah this year.
Over the course of the eight days (and before and after), many candles will be lit and many Hanukkah-themed events will be happening in and around New York City. Many will involve music. Here are a few...
Yo La Tengo will be repeating their tradition of playing all eight nights of Hanukkah at Maxwell's in Hoboken. Not surpringly, advanced tickets are all already sold out at Ticketweb, but to quote the band, "Tickets may still be available in person at Tunes in Hoboken and/or Other Music in NYC". Stay tuned for opener information as it's announced. Yo La Tengo are also playing a show in New Jersey on New Years Eve.
Also playing eights nights (except not all of them are on Hanukkah because he's taking the Sabbath off): Matisyahu. Tickets are still on sale for these shows that take place at Webster Hall in Manhattan and Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn. Openers include The LeeVees, Asher Roth and Little Jackie.
Southpaw in Park Slope is hosting Jewltide 6 featuring DeLeon on Christmas Eve. "DeLeon plays 15th Century Spanish indie rock infused with the deeply mysterious and entrancing cadences of the ancient Sephardic tradition." Tickets are on sale. This show is also part of a larger DeLeon/JDub national Hanukkah tour. All dates at the very bottom of this post.
NYC event listings continued below...
Like Yo La Tengo, Matisyahu is playing eight NYC-area Hanukkah shows this year. This is not the first time Matisyahu did this, but I think Yo La Tengo has been doing it longer. Also, Yo La Tengo has more indie cred. Yo La Tengo tickets are on sale. Matisyahu tickets are on sale (presale code = SHINEBRIGHT). All Matisyahu dates below...
Yo La Tengo @ Maxwell's, Hanukkah 2007 (more by Daniel Arnold)
A letter from Yo La Tengo below...
night eight of eight, 2007...
More photos by Daniel Arnold, info, and setlist, below....
"Ask The Rabbi"....
Times New Viking @ Johnny Brenda's, Philly - Dec. 2, 2007 (CRED)
Times New Viking is opening the eighth of eight Yo La Tengo Hanukkah shows at Maxwell's in Hoboken tonight (Dec 11). Times New Viking also recently opened some shows for The Clean, and the Clean also opened a Hanukkah show for Yo La Tengo. One of those MP3s on the top of this post (which is two songs combined) will appear on "Rip It Off" - Times New Viking's new album that comes out on Matador on January 22, 2008.
I just received usually-reliable-confirmation that tonight's (Dec. 10) Yo La Tengo Hanukkah show opener is in fact The New Pornographers who are playing the Apple Store tomorrow and the Berklee Performance Center in Boston the day after that (with Neko, but probably not Dan who has two new albums coming out).
night four of Hanukkah @ Maxwell's....
Alex Chilton & Yo La Tengo - Dec 7, 2007
More photos & video below....
DOWNLOAD: Dew Claw - Erection of the Heart (ZIP)
Dew-Claw is Stephen Hunking, former member of the cult pop/rock band Hypnolovewheel. He has been recording for several years as Dew Claw and only recently playing out live.His entire new album is available for free in that ZIP file above. His next and only scheduled live show is with Yo La Tengo @ Maxwell's Saturday night (Dec 8, 2007).
The dB's @ Maxwell's, Hoboken, NJ - Dec 6, 2007 (CRED)
Lighting the Menorah (CRED)
* Happy Hanukkah!
* Hip Hop @ Pianos
* a free El-P show at Studio B
* White Williams is playing Other Music
* The dB's open for Yo La Tengo @ Maxwell's
* Teenage Prayers Christmas spectacular @ Southpaw
* SUSU, Muggabears & friends @ Glasslands Gallery
* The Sword, Valient Thorr, & Black Cobra are playing Bowery
Aimee Mann Holiday show, Bimbos, San Fran - Dec 2, 2007 (CRED)
* Happy Hanukkah!
* Yo La Tengo & The Clean (?) @ Maxwell's
* Matisyahu @ Roseland Ballroom
* Worried Noodles @ Knitting Factory
* Menorah Horah @ The Slipper Room
* Ted Leo & the Pharmacists @ Music Hall of W
* The Besnard Lakes, Peter Moren & Luke Temple @ Bowery
* Karl Blau @ Sound Fix
Versus @ Maxwell's, NJ - Dec 4, 2007 (CRED)
Yo La Tengo @ Maxwell's, NJ - Dec 4, 2007 (CRED)
Jon Glaser & Jon Benjamin @ Maxwell's, NJ - Dec 4, 2007 (CRED)
Money raised from the Hanukkah show went to Community Food Bank of New Jersey. Tonight's show (Hanukkah night 2) will benefit The Stone. Tonight's opener is rumored to be the Clean. Tomorrow is the dB's.
New Yo La Tengo tour dates below....
1) DOWNLOAD: It's The Most Wonderful Time of The Year (MP3)
2) DOWNLOAD: Phofo - Light That Menorah (MP3)
3) DOWNLOAD: DJ BC vs. Adam Sandler - Chaukah Song (Goy Mix) (MP3)
4) DOWNLOAD: Doc Mo Shé - Hanukkah Homeboy (MP3)
5) DOWNLOAD: Chutzpah - Chanukkah's Da Bomb (MP3)
6) DOWNLOAD: Smooth-E - Hanukkah Hey Ya! (MP3)
* Happy Hannukah!
* Weekly comedy shows
* Daniel Kitson's third show @ Union Hall
* Yo La Tengo & Versus play Maxwell's
* Matisyahu plays Roseland Ballroom
* Lighting of the World's Largest Hanukkah Menorah
* Dirty Projectors, Sidetrack, White Williams & Julianna Barwick play Bowery
* Ted Leo & The Pharmacists are playing Music Hall of W
* Johnathan Rice & The Whigs are playing Knitting Factory
More tour dates and songs by The Whigs @ MySpace. I'm not a huge fan, but I can't say the same for my friends @ Aquarium Drunkard, My Old Kentucky Blog, and Stereogum. Do you want to go to the Knitting Factory show? First person to e-mail BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (subject: Whigs) wins. Include your first and last name. Winner will be contacted. What else?
Taglit-birthright israel & JDub Records are excited to announce the launch of the first-ever multi-city Hanukkah concert event series – The 8. All taking place on December 8, 2007, The Eight celebrates the Festival of Lights with parties in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Seattle, San Francisco and Washington DC (as well as Tel Aviv, Mumbai, Moscow, and Sydney!) that will feature music from up-and-coming artists handpicked by JDub, multimedia performances, and a unique menorah lighting ceremony at each eventThe NYC show is at Webster Hall with Hadag Nachash, The Budos Band & Soulico. Tickets are on sale. The Trachtenburg's are playing the Seattle one. Check out the video they made for it below...
*Tues. 12/4-Tues. 12/11 The 8 Nights Of Channukah with Yo La Tengo and Their Heavy Friends. All shows are SOLD OUT. What follows is a list of the charities that will be receiving donations on each night in case you would like to contribute or just seek more info:The DB's are opening the Thursday show. Versus is opening tonight (Dec 4). Versus also played another surprise reunion show a little less than a month ago. Stay tuned for more Hanukkah updates.
- *Tues. 12/4: Community Food Bank of New Jersey
- *Wed. 12/5 The Stone (John Zorn's nonprofit performance space in NYC)
- *Thurs. 12/6 Day One (aiding teenagers in violent relationships)
- *Fri. 12/7 MK Charities Inc. (Ponderosa Stomp in New Orleans, and related events to preserve and spread awareness of blues, soul, r&b, etc. culture)
- *Sat. 12/8 826NYC / Global Kids (2 organizations that promote education for the poor)
- *Sun. 12/9 Clean Ocean Action (of NJ)
- *Mon. 12/10 African Services Committee (immigration and HIV counseling their specialty)
- *Tues. 12/11 Fortune Society / Northeast Council of the Wrongfully Convicted
The dB's are pleased to announce that on Thursday, Dec. 6, they will be special guests of Yo La Tengo, whose annual Hannukah shows at Maxwell's in Hoboken, NJ, have become an institution. They are $30 benefit shows,Pete Galub and the Annuals are opening the Southpaw show. Tickets are on sale. Stay tuned for more Yo La Tengo Hanukkah news. live dB's video below....
on sale now, and likely to sell out.
But wait... The dB's will headline on Friday, Dec. 7, at Southpaw in Brooklyn, NY.