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Christmas Roundup

It's that time of year again. Like "All I Want is Christmas is You," holiday shows in NYC are omnipresent. We've already posted about NYC Hanukkah shows, now here's a roundup of just about everything else.

Darlene Love is playing four "Love For the Holidays" shows like last year at BB King Blues Club on December 20, 26, January 2 and 16 (tickets). Another Phil Spector associate, Ronnie Spector, is doing her annual Christmas shows this year at City Winery on December 22-23 (tickets).

India Arie is doing a Christmas show at Irving Plaza on December 15 with Johnathan Reynolds, and tickets for that show are on sale now.

There are also plenty of options for your holiday burlesque needs. Le Poisson Rouge is doing a few Christmas burlesque shows: Burlesque-A-Pades: Sleigh Ride on December 12 (tickets) and It's A Hot Pink Christmas on December 20 (tickets). Elsewhere: The burlesque troupe Wasabassco is putting on a late "Holiday Season Spectacular" at City Winery (tickets). Wassabasco will also be at Bell House on December 4 for a 70's themed Christmas show (tickets).

Mariah Carey is doing a run of holiday shows again this year at the Beacon Theatre on December 8-18 , and tickets for that are on sale now. For slightly less moolah and slighty less actual Mariah, there's a FREE Mariah Carey-themed party called "Party Like It's 1999: All I Want for Christmas is Mariah Edition." at The Bell House on December 5. Meanwhile, Union Hall is also doing a Holiday Pop Singalong on December 18 that promises to feature Mariah prominently, along with Bowie, Bieber, Wham! and more (tickets).

Speaking of The Bell House, they might be the kings of holiday shows. (Makes sense: the place is the ski lodge of NYC music venues.) Look at all these:  Buzzfeed's Kwanzaa Show on December 5, which is a sold-out taping of Buzzfeed's "Another Round" podcast with musical accompaniment by Jean Grae. The next night (12/6)  is "Landlady Holiday Spectacular," with people like Nels Cline, Eli Paperboy Reed, Cassandra Jenkins, Nick Hakim and more, which features live music and production of Landlady's holiday play Red Velvet: An Ill-Conceived Santa Story (tickets).

Lots and lots more holiday shows are listed below...

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photo: Dungen @ T5, 2010 (more by Andrew Saint Clair)
Dungen at T5

Because of CMJ, we're doing 'What's Going On' slightly different this week. Each day there's a handful of day shows which are listed first, followed by the night shows. With so many events happening each day, we've limited this to our top picks, but there's a list of other good ones below the fold. Not all of these shows are associated with CMJ, but most are. And for even more of tonight's shows, you can browse our full NYC show calendar.


Holly Miranda, Morningsiders, Frankie Cosmos, Ben Abraham, Phoebe Lou, Mail the Horse @ Knitting Factory (FREE)
Want to hang in Williamsburg this afternoon? You've got the great Holly Miranda and rising talent Frankie Cosmos.

Methyl Ethel, Cheatahs, Michael Rault, Landshapes, Weaves, Palehound, Hockey Dad, Yung, Stolen Jars, Lena Fayre, Outfit, Tow3rs, Idgy Dean, Marlon Williams @ Pianos (FREE)
This is a pretty international day party, featuring acts from Australia (Hockey Dad, Methyl Ethel), the UK (Cheatahs, Landshapes, Outfit), Denmark (Yung), Canada (Weves) and more. A good option!

John Grant, Ezra Furman, Georgia, Shopping @ Rough Trade (FREE)
This is Rough Trade's day party, highlighted by an intimate performance by John Grant, but the rest of the bill is great too.


The Front Bottoms, The Smith Street Band, Elvis Depressedly @ Irving Plaza
It's not part of CMJ, but BV is presenting The Front Bottoms' two-night stand at Irving Plaza with The Smith Street Band and Elvis Depressedly. They just released their major label debut, Back On Top, and it's actually more subdued than their previous material. This is night 2 of 2.

Ringo Deathstarr, Dead Leaf Echo, Lazyeyes, Nailbiter, Vallens, Beliefs @ Alphaville
Shoegaze fans will want to head to Alphaville for Austin trio Ringo Deathstarr, Canadian groups Vallens and Beliefs, and Brooklyn's own Dead Leaf Echo.

Yvette, Turn To Crime, Painted Zeros, Meat Wave, What Moon Things, Video Daughters @ Aviv
Gimmie Tinitus is co-sponsoring this showcase that is appropriately LOUD, with must-see Brooklyn duo Yvette being especially boisterous.

Dungen, Quilt @ Baby's All Right
Mexican Summer is presenting this double bill featuring Sweden's Dungen who haven't played NYC in a long time, and Boston-area band Quilt who are always worth catching. Sold out, but limited CMJ badges will be accepted. Get there early.

Maya Beiser w/ Jherek Bischoff & Zachary Alford @ BAM
Cellist Maya Beiser performs electic arrangements of Nirvana, Janis Joplin, Led Zeppelin and more at this four-night BAM run and her band includes Jherek Bischoff on bass. It continues through 10/17.

Mild High Club, Murals, Heaters, Chocolat, Cool ghouls, Worthless, S @ Berlin
If you dig psych, new East Village club Berlin is the place to be tonight, with San Francisco's Cool Ghouls, Montreal's Chocolat on the bill...plus the Brian Wilson-loving Mild High Club, and Louisville's Murals. This one's free with RSVP.

Panda Bear, The Present, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Deakin (DJ Set) @ Bowery Ballroom
Panda Bear's new album does what Panda Bear does best -- futuristic psychedelic pop with a lot of Brian Wilson influence -- but it's a clear progression from his earlier work too. Tonight he wraps up a sold-out three-night run at Bowery Ballroom.

Kamasi Washington, Nir Felder, Takuya Kuroda, Dessy Di Lauro, Kris Bowers, Ben Williams & Sound Effect @ Bric House
Jazz musician Kamasi Washington has been having a pretty busy year. He appears on Kendrick Lamar and Thundercat's new albums, and he also has his own, The Epic, out on Flying Lotus' Brainfeeder label (Thundercat features on that album too).

Wax Idols, Flowers of Evil, Decorum @ Acheron
If you wear black on the outside because black is how you feel on the inside, you should head to Acheron tonight for a gothy bill headlined by San Francisco's Wax Idols (who played our official showcase last night). Flowers of Evil features members of Crocodiles and A Place to Bury Strangers, and Decorum is the new band from Leif of Orca Team.

Protomartyr, Strange Wilds, The Gotobeds, Mass Gothic @ Knitting Factory
This is the Sub Pop / Hardly Art official CMJ showcase headlined by Detroit's mighty Protomartyr, fresh off the release of their acclaimed third album, The Agent Intellect. Tour buddies The Gotobeds are also on the bill, as are the Nirvana-y Strange Wilds, and Mass Gothic (ex-Hooray for Earth). H Jon Benjamin, who you may know from Bob's Burgers or Archer, hosts the night.

Mercury Rev, Ezra Furman, Landshapes, Mammut, Holly Macve @ Le Poisson Rouge
Back after seven years withe new album The Light in You, Mercury Rev headline Bella Union's official CMJ showcase tonight. Expect sweeping grandeur, trippy visuals

"Fable" @ Knockdown Center
Some of you may remember "Debut," the ambitious, large-scale production by Derrick Belcham (La Blogotheque) and choreographer Emily Terndrup (Sleep No More) that happened last year at The Knockdown Center and featured music by Porcelain Raft's Mauro Remiddi, Julianna Barwick and more. Those folks are teaming up again for another large-scale production that again merges independent music, immersive dance theater and large-scale art installation, titled "Fable."

Skaters, Monika, Hooton Tennis Club, Methyl Ethel, Miya Folick, Marlon Williams @ Living Room
A whole host of CMJ buzz bands -- Liverpool's Hooton Tennis Club and Australia's Methyl Ethel especially -- can be caught here tonight. Get in for cheap with RSVP.

Death By Unga Bunga, Worriers, Gospel Machine, Palehound, Laura Gibson, The Great American Canyon Band, Valley Maker @ Union Pool
Tonight's Distiller Promo showcase at Union Pool has poppy Brooklyn punks Worriers, singer/songwriter-y indie rockers Palehound, folk singer Laura Gibson and more.

The Jungle Giants, The Maccabees, Yak, Fraser A. Gorman, Mitski (solo), Seratones @ Mercury Lounge
High Road Touring throws their showcase at Mercury Lounge tonight. Especially worth catching are British rockers The Maccabees (who usually play way bigger venues) and a solo set from one of the best artists on NYC's current local scene, Mitski.

Tobias Jesso Jr., Wet @ MHOW
You can spend your time watching TJJ picking his songs apart if you want -- there's Carol King, there's Harry Nilsson, there's Randy Newman, there's the Cheers theme song -- which is even easier to do when it's just a man and an electric piano. But Jesso is a pretty charming guy with self-effacing humor, and the heart-on-sleeve lyrics clearly connect with his audience who are usually either singing along loudly or pin-drop quiet.

Michael Rault, Cool Ghouls, Dirty Ghosts, Slim Twig, Modern Vices, Howardian, Unstoppable Death Machines @ Palisades
During CMJ, Palisades is a destination -- not a lot of other clubs to hop around to nearby -- but they've got a stay-put lineup tonight, presented by the folks at Burger Records, including the one-of-a-kind Slim Twig, San Francisco's garage Cool Ghools, and Michael Rault.

Multimagic, Matt Bauer, Sara Curtin, Fred Thomas, Prairie Empire, Anthonie Tonnon, Anna Gordon @ Passenger Bar
Passenger Bar hosts The Band Mom official CMJ showcase, and especially worth catching is Saturday Looks Good To Me frontman Fred Thomas. His new highly-lyrical solo album is very good.

Nai Harvest, Donovan Wolfington, Wildhoney, Solids, Clique, Infinity Girl, Lizard Kisses @ Shea Stadium
The always-reliable Topshelf Records throws their showcase at Shea this year. This one's especially loaded with distortion-pedal lovers.

Sean Nicholas Savage, Promise Keeper @ Silent Barn
With his band Mood Rings currently in a holding pattern, William Fussel has launched a new project, titled Promise Keeper. If you liked Mood Rings' shimmery, sultry single "The Line" chances are you'll like Promise Keeper which is decidedly more on the electro/new romantic soulful pop side (by way of '80s Michael Mann soundtracks). He plays tonight with Montreal's Sean Nicholas Savage.

Beggars Party w/ Car Seat Headrest @ Elvis Guesthouse
After releasing a ton of releases on bandcamp that were loved in certain indie rock circles, Car Seat Headrest inked a deal with Matador. He's definitely one of the more talked-about artists at CMJ this year.

Benjamin Clementine @ Highline Ballroom
With a voice that has gotten him called a "male Nina Simone" more than once, UK singer Benjamin Clementine returns to NYC for this show.

Glass Animals, Empress Of @ Terminal 5
We're most excited about opener Empress Of, whose synthpoppy debut album Me is definitely one of the better releases of the year.

For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.

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Holly Miranda @ Knitting Factory 6/13/2015
Holly Miranda

Holly Miranda celebrated the release of her self-titled second album on Saturday (6/13) at Knitting Factory, which was also part of Northside Festival. (You got a free download of the album if you bought a ticket.) Pictures from her performance are in this post. Given the occasion, the set leaned heavy on the new LP, and she only played a couple songs from The Magician's Private Library. If you haven't checked out the new album yet, you can stream it via Rdio and watch the video for "All I Want Is To Be Your Girl" below.

Holly's just announced a fall tour that includes two nights at NYC's Mercury Lounge on September 17 & 18. Tickets for those Mercury Lounge shows go on sale Friday (6/19) at noon with an AmEx presale beginning Wednesday (6/17) at noon. All tour dates are listed below...

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photo: Built to Spill at Coachella 2015 (more by Samantha Saturday)
Built to Spill

photo: Viet Cong at London's Field Day 2015 (more by Rachel Juarez-Carr)
Viet Cong

You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

The Northside Festival's four-day takeover of North Brooklyn is in full swing today with basically every venue in Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Bushwick involved. There are lots of shows but we've highlighted our picks here -- noted by the "(Northside)" in the event name. You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows.

Against Me!, Mitski, Cayetana @ McCarren Park (NORTHSIDE, day show)
This show happens during the day, it's totally free (RSVP is still open), and it's got a great lineup all around. Reinvigorated punks Against Me! headline, and support comes from two indie rock newcomers, Brooklyn's Mitski and Philly's Cayetana.

Merchandise, Sunflower Bean, GABI, Bully @ UO Live Stage (NORTHSIDE, day show)
Here's another free afternoon show (right on Bedford Ave / N5), and with a very diverse lineup: Florida's Smiths-inspired post-punks Merchandise, local psych band Sunflower Bean, ambient/art pop musician GABI, and Nashville rockers Bully.

Best Coast, Built To Spill, Alvvays, Bully @ 50 Kent (NORTHSIDE)
This one's pretty cool all around with Best Coast, who recently put out their poppy major label debut, indie veterans Built to Spill, who returned with their high quality eighth album this year, jangle pop breakouts Alvvays, and a second set of the day from Nashville rockers Bully.

Blonde Redhead, Christopher Bear & Aaron Arntz @ Warsaw (NORTHSIDE)
Indie vets Blonde Redhead have made dream pop, noise rock, electronic pop, and more in their 20+ year career, and they continue to be great, both in the studio and on stage. Tonight's their first of two hometown NYC shows on their current tour.

Pusha T, Vince Staples, DJ Envy @ House of Vans
Clipse member and Pusha T made his official debut as a solo artist in 2013 with the well-received My Name Is My Name, and he's planning to put its followup out this year. Rising rap star of the moment Vince Staples opens, making this a great double bill.

Thug Entrancer, CO LA, GABI, Jefre Cantu-Ledesma, Ben Zimmerman @ Aviv (NORTHSIDE)
It's the Software Records Northside showcase, with a good lineup all around of experimental electronic artists.

Black Commando, Yvette, Malory, Hand of God, Fitness, Plebeian, The Present, Motion Studies, Kill Alters, Soft Lit, SHRAF, Fasano, Mila Matveeva, Courtship Ritual (DJ Set) @ Muchmore's (NORTHSIDE)
Godmode Records celebrates its third birthday with this all-day show featuring almost all of its diverse, high-quality roster. Things finish with a midnight set from fiery duo Yvette.

Blues Control, Hex Message, Ohal @ Union Pool
One of the best NYC free summer music series, Union Pool's "Summer Thunder" brings live music and good times to the venue's backyard. The fun starts at 2 PM with bands not too long after.

Viet Cong, Girl Band, American Wrestlers @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (NORTHSIDE)
While there are definite echoes of Gang of Four, Wire, Neu!, Joy Division and other postpunk/kraut influences, Viet Cong don't really sound like any of them. It's a weird, complex blend of those things, put through a kaleidoscopic lens filter that's best experienced live. This is their first of two Northside shows with intense Irish group Girl Band.

Calvin Love, Michael Rault, EZTV, The Holydrug Couple, Heaters, Moonwalks @ Baby's All Right (NORTHSIDE)
This is the Panache Booking Northside Showcase, featuring Canadian singer Calvin Love, Chilean psych-rockers The Holydrug Couple, Brooklyn's jangly EZTV and more.

Graham Parker & The Rumour, Lowell Thompson @ Highline Ballroom
The original lineup of pub rock / new wave greats Graham Parker & the Rumour released their new album, Mystery Glue, earlier this year which finds them in fine, cantankerous form.

PINS, Doomsquad @ Rough Trade (NORTHSIDE)
Manchester quartet PINS released their second album, Wild Nights, this week via Bella Union and it's a marked step up from their debut. If there's a little less sneer and snarl this time, it's in exchange for better songs and smoky, brooding atmosphere.  They play tonight with Toronto's funky Doomsquad.

Nude Beach, Tall Tales and the Silver Lining, Invisible Familiars, 178 Product @ Union Pool (NORTHSIDE)
This is Other Music Recording Co's Northside showcase, headlined by Nude Beach who do punky, heartland rock quite well.

Dax Riggs, Isadora @ Mercury Lounge
Dax Riggs will always be known in some circles for his work in the influential '90s sludge band Acid Bath, but he's gone on to an extremely impressive career since -- his discography includes work with both Agents of Oblivion & Deadboy & the Elephantmen, along with a string of more recent solo efforts. Riggs's otherworldly voice has only improved with age, and his acoustic solo shows are arguably the best showcase available for his talents

Guantanamo Baywatch, The Mystery Lights @ Elvis Guesthouse
Portland beach party garage rockers Guantanamo Baywatch just released the fun Darling...It's Too Late album and are in NYC for two shows. Tonight's the first and it's with Brooklyn psych band The Mystery Lights. This should be a fun/crazy show in as tiny a place as Elvis Guesthouse.

Knyfe Hyts, dubknowdub, Firelake Mongrels, Honey, Beech Creeps, Ex-Models, Ovary Action, Smhoak Mosheen, Murder Murder, Sto Len, Patchy Drizzle, Sea Sick Life, Monster Manual @ Secret Project Robot
DIY spot Secret Project Robot celebrates its 10th anniversary with this all-day show that is headlined by Knyfe Hyts -- which will be that band's first show in some time. Congrats on 10 years, SPR!

Holly Miranda, Coastgaard @ Knitting Factory (NORTHSIDE)
Holly's celebrating the release of her new, self-titled album tonight at this Northside show. Any chance to hear her ethereal voice should be taken.

Timeshares, Luther, Make War, Outta Gas @ Suburbia
Timeshares' new album and first for SideOneDummy, Already Dead, is the kind of twangy punk album that fans of Hot Water Music, Lucero or The Gaslight Anthem need to hear. They celebrate it tonight at the small Bushwick DIY spot Suburbia.

Gun Outfit, Ukiah Drag, Sediment Club, Ancient Sky, Psychic Blood @ Shea Stadium (NORTHSIDE)
This is the Wharf Cat showcase, and it's pretty stacked with punk-minded slowcore band Gun Outfit, psych punks Ukiah Drag, no wavers Sediment Club, heavy psych practitioners Ancient Sky, and the grungy Psychic Blood.

Self Defense Family, Wildhoney, Somerset Thrower @ Acheron (NORTHSIDE)
Boundary-pushing post-hardcore band Self Defense Family team up with shoegazers Wildhoney and grunge-punks Somerset Thrower for this diverse triple bill.

DJ Premier (with live band), Orchestra Holistic @ Brooklyn Bowl (NORTHSIDE)
Legendary rap producer DJ Premier was back in the spotlight last year thanks to his excellent Royce da 5'9" collaboration, PRhyme, and tonight he's teaming up with a full band for a live Brooklyn show.

Bell Witch, Prurient, Akitsa, Alberich @ Saint Vitus (NORTHSIDE)
Pitchfork's metal column, Show No Mercy, throws their Northside showcase tonight with doomers Bell Witch (who recently released the great Four Phantoms), black metallers Akitsa (who recently released the great Grands Tyrans), and local noisemaker Alberich. UPDATE: Prurient is the special guest.

Blanck Mass @ Saint Vitus
After that Pitchfork show, Vitus hosts an equally devastating late show with the industrial leaning Blanck Mass (aka Fuck Buttons member Benjamin John Power)< who recently put out Dumb Flesh on Sacred Bones.

Lucius, Luke Temple, Pavo Pavo @ Prospect Park
If you'd like a night of poppy, relaxed indie, pretty much everyone on this lineup will be just what you're looking for.

Xiu Xiu, Bottoms, EULA @ Palisades (NORTHSIDE)
The excellent, boundary-pushing Xiu Xiu teams up with two cool local artists tonight: the "gender-problematizing goth dance band" Bottoms and noise rockers EULA.

Shigeto, Michna, Lord Raja @ Knitting Factory (NORTHSIDE)
If you'd like to dance all night after your regular 8 and 9 PM shows are done with, one option is heading to Knitting Factory for Shigeto, and...

DJ Spinn, RP Boo, TRAXMAN, Total Freedom, Tripletrain @ Palisades (NORTHSIDE)
...another option is heading to Palisades for this lineup made up mostly of footwork greats, or...

Ryan Hemsworth, Tommy Kruise @ Santos Party House
...a third option is going to Santos for pop/rap producer Ryan Hemsworth.

A Concert to honor AJ Pero, featuring Twisted Sister @ Starland Ballroom
Sadly, Twisted Sister drummer AJ Pero passed away this year, but to honor their bandmate, the rest of Twisted Sister will come together for this concert in NJ tonight.

Embrace, Starsailor @ Webster Hall
Flashback to the early '00s Britpop days when all bands seemed to be aping Radiohead's anthemic style. Tonight features two bands who were UK chart mainstays back then.

For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.

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photo: Against Me! at Webster Hall in 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Against Me!

We already knew that one of the 2015 Northside Festival shows would have Against Me! but the venue for that remained unannounced for over a month. Now we know they're playing one of the free shows in McCarren Park that happen this year all four days of Northside, June 11-14.

Against Me! play June 13, and one day prior it's The Very Best and Heems (6/12). Stay tuned for the 6/11 and 6/14 lineups. The shows are free, but RSVP is required, and you can RSVP for Very Best/Heems HERE and for Against Me! HERE. Even with RSVP, admission is first come, first served, but you're guaranteed entry if you have a Premium or Music Badge.

Against Me! also have several other tour dates this year, and Laura Jane Grace plays a couple solo shows, including one in NYC.

Heems plays another free NYC show on May 1 at Brooklyn Night Bazaar with Michael Christmas, Pills, ZZZs and Iyez.


And a few other Northside updates:

Girl Band were added to both Viet Cong shows. Sannhet are on night 2 as well. Both are sold out.

The legendary DJ Premier is playing a live full-band show at Brooklyn Bowl on June 13. Tickets are on sale.

Self Defense Family, Wildhoney and Somerset Thrower play the Iron Pier showcase at Acheron on June 13 (tickets).

Holly Miranda plays Knitting Factory on June 13 (tickets).

Shigeto, Michna and Lord Raja play Knitting Factory on June 13 later that night (tix).

Ed Schrader's Music Beat, Guerilla Toss and PC Worship play Palisades on June 11 (tickets).

Ryan Hemsworth and Tommy Kruise play a midnight show at Palisades on June 12 (tickets).

Sun Ra Arkestra and PC Worship play the Northern Spy showcase on June 14 at Rough Trade (tickets).

You can browse our "Northside Festival" tag for even more shows, including Blonde Redhead, Zola Jesus, Built to Spill, Run the Jewels, Neko Case, and more.


Scarlett Johansson's high concept girl group plans have finally come to fruition, with the first single just out. With the name shortened to The Singles, the group also features Holly Miranda, Este Haim on drums, plus Kendra Morris and Julia Haltigan. Says ScarJo to Rolling Stone:

I would say it's super-pop...the idea was to write super-pop dance music written and performed by girls...I love Grimes. And I love the Bangles. And I love the Go-Go's. I wanted it to be like those bands: ultra pop but also a little ironic, a little in on the joke.
The first single by The Singles is the electro confection "Candy," which was produced by TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek who collaborated with The Avengers star on her 2008 album, Anywhere I Lay My Head. "Candy" is out on 12" via Sitek's Federal Prism label and you can stream it below.

Meanwhile, Holly Miranda will release her new, self-titled album on May 19 via Dangerbird. No music from it has been released yet, but she's got West Coast tour dates for March and those are listed below.

Continue reading "Scarlett Johansson forms electro girl group The Singles with Este Haim and Holly Miranda (who has a new LP in May)"

photos by Amanda Hatfield

Tits of Clay (w/ guest Stephen Trask) @ Mercury Lounge - 10/27/14
Tits of Clay

Tits of Clay played small NYC club Mercury Lounge three times already. The first show completely slipped my radar until I heard afterwards that Neil Patrick Harris performed multiple Hedwig songs on stage with them in the very small space, to warm up for his role as Hedwig on Broadway (watch video below). That was when Neil was still rehearsing for the role which which he went on to win a Tony for. He was since replaced by Andrew Rannells (Girls) who was replaced by Michael C. Hall who continues in the role until January 18, 2015. Michael was originally scheduled to end January 4th, and...

The extension announcement comes hot on the heels of [NOW COMFIRMED] rumors that John Cameron Mitchell, who created and starred in the original off-Broadway production, might return to the role on Broadway.

"We are exploring multiple options beyond Michael C. Hall's run in the show," said Hedwig producer David Binder, who recently chastized the fan who swiped one of Hall's wigs from the stage. [Advocate]

John Cameron Mitchell returning as Hedwig!!

Bob Mould w/ Stephen Trask & 1/2 of Tits of Clay backstage on Broadway - 8/9/14
Bob Mould and Hedwig

The cast of Hedwig & the Angry Inch is small. It's basically a one-person show, though Hedwig's husband Yitzhak also has a notable role. Both actors are backed by Hedwig's four-piece rock and roll band whose Broadway version has an off-stage alter-ego Tits of Clay. That's the name they use when they sometimes play Mercury Lounge with special guests, including the time Neil showed up, and the time we took the pictures which are in this post. Tits of Clay play mostly covers at these shows, but also do an original or two from the PledgeMusic-funded album they're recording.

Tits of Clay's members were cast by Hedwig co-creator and composer Stephen Trask, and some of those musicians have appeared on the pages of BrooklynVegan before they landed this sweet job. That includes Justin Craig who plays the role originally played by Trask in the off-Broadway Jane St Theater production. Justin is also a member of These United States. Tim Mislock is a sometimes-member of the Antlers and plays as Holly Miranda's guitarist, and solo as Abandoned Lighthouse. Drummer Peter Yanowitz you'll recognize from Morningwood, The Wallflowers, Natalie Merchant's band, Exclamation Pony, and more. The fourth member is Matt Duncan (who also makes his own music).

Tits of Clay
Tits of Clay

Tits of Clay's next not-Broadway performance is TONIGHT/Sunday (12/7) at the venue formerly known as Don Hill's where Hedwig all started, and lots of guest are lined up for the pricey ticket benefit...

On December 7 Hedwig and the Angry Inch composer/lyricist/co-creator Stephen Trask and punk rockers Tits of Clay (the off-stage alter ego of the band performing as the Angry Inch in the current Broadway production of the show) return to the site of the show's genesis--the world famous Don Hill's, soon to re-open as The Hills NYC--to play a special Hedwig-themed tribute to legendary booker, promoter and club owner Don Hill. Special guests will include Broadway's current Hedwig, Michael C. Hall, Broadway's current Yitzhak (and frontwoman of The Deafening) Lena Hall, rocker David Johansen, The B-52's Fred Schneider and Hedwig's original Yitzhak, Miriam Shor, plus an opening set performed by OURS. The show benefits Road Recovery, a New York-based nonprofit dedicated to helping young people battle addiction and other adversities by harnessing the influence of entertainment industry professionals who have confronted similar crises and now wish to share their experience, knowledge, and resources.
Tickets and information available HERE.


As mentioned in that blurb, Lena Hall also plays in the Deafening who have their own show coming up at Highline Ballroom on January 26..

You also could (and should) get tickets to see Hedwig on Broadway.


Tits of Clay have played Mercury Lounge three times. The first one was the time Neil showed up and sang eight Hedwig songs. The second one was less-star-studded, but included guest vocals by Shannon Connelly of Lez Zeppelin who is Yitzhak understudy on Broadway, original Yitzhak Miriam Shor, current Yitzhak Lena Hall (who also won a Tony for the role), and Stephen Trask. At that one they played a set of covers (Lou Reed, Roxy Music, Gang of Four, Joan Jett, etc), a great original, and two Hedwig songs in the encore, most notably "Random Number Generation" with the original and current Yitzhaks singing together (video below).

The third Mercury Lounge show was a Lou Reed tribute and featured Lena Hall, Shannon Conley, and Stephen Trask, but added Chantal Claret (Morningwood frontwoman) and Theo Kogan (Lunachicks) to the mix. More pictures from that, along with the above-mentioned videos and stuff, below...

Continue reading "Tits of Clay (indie-connected Hedwig Broadway band) making an LP, played guest-filled shows, playing benefit tonight w/ Michael C Hall & more +++++ John Cameron Mitchell returning as Hedwig!!!"


As mentioned, Holly Miranda and Ambrosia Parsley are in the midst of their joint residency at Rockwood Music Hall. The third installment happens tonight (11/12) with Angela McCluskey (Telepopmusik, Wild Colonials), composer Paul Cantelon (Diving Bell & the Butterfly, Everything is Illuminated) and a special appearance by Nicole Atkins. The final night is November 19 with Adam Schatz and more TBA. Tickets for both nights are still available.

For a taste of what to expect, check out a video each from Holly Miranda and Ambrosia Parsley at the first of the residencies (11/29). They make their premiere in this post and you can watch below.

Continue reading "Holly Miranda & Ambrosia Parsley share videos from NYC residency; tonight's show w/ Nicole Atkins & more"

by Bill Pearis

Holly Miranda

Holly Miranda no longer calls Brooklyn her home -- she splits her time between LA and Detroit these days -- but will be in NYC for the next month, starting this week (10/29), playing the next four Wednesdays at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3 as a duo with Shivaree's Ambrosia Parsley. There will be special guests at the four Parsley y Miranda shows and look like this:

October 29: w/ Benjamin Biolay and Chris Maxwell
November 05 w/ Olivier Conan & Allyssa Lamb
November 12 w/ Nicole Atkins, Angela McCluskkey & Paul Cantelone
November 19 w/ TBA
Tickets for all four residency nights are on sale now. No word on how her new, Dave Sitek-produced album is progressing. Perhaps she'll fill us in at these shows.

While all the openers are pretty interesting, Francophiles should note that Benjamin Biolay is part of this Wednesday's residency. Biolay has been making records since the late '90s and sounds sort of like a modern day, indie-ish Serge Gainsbourg. You can stream all his records on Rdio (2005's L'Origine is a good place to start). It's the only show on his schedule, NYC or otherwise.

Flyer for this Wednesday's residency show below...

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Karen O @ LPR - 9/12/14
Karen O
Karen O

Karen O wrapped up the 4-night NYC run of her series of intimate shows in support of her debut solo album Crush Songs at Le Poisson Rouge on Friday (9/12), which followed three shows at McKittrick Hotel's Manderley Bar (one of which Ezra Koenig joined her at). Like at the other three, Karen's backing band included Moses Sumney (who also opened the show) and Holly Miranda, and her Yeah Yeah Yeahs bandmate Nick Zinner joined her for a few songs. This time, the third YYY, Brian Chase, joined as well and Jason Grisell joined her for "Duet," their collaboration from Karen's "psycho-opera" Stop the Virgens. She played her LPR show in the round, and though she maybe didn't move around as much as we'd have liked for the setting, she was mesmerizing as always.

Karen's intimate shows continue in LA, starting this Wednesday (9/17). Pictures from night 1 HERE. More pictures and the setlist from LPR below...

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Karen O
Karen O

Karen O is celebrating the release of her great new (but not actually new) solo record Crush Songs with a series of intimate shows that began last night at Sleep No More venue McKittrick Hotel's Manderly Bar (the venue that previously housed Twilo and Sound Factory). She returns to that venue for the next two nights before playing a single show at Le Poisson Rouge and then heading to LA to play some more. Pictures from the first night, including one of the setlist, are in this post.

The small room was filled with smoke when people entered the partially seated gig around 11pm. Karen was accompanied by an all star band comprising of LA's Moses Sumney (who also performed his own song) and NYC's Holly Miranda. Her Yeah Yeah Yeahs bandmate Nick Zinner played on a few of the songs too. Russel Simins (of Blues Explosion), who drummed for Karen and Nick at MoMA, was there on the side playing tambourine for a song. The lo-fi Crush songs sounded great filled out with the additional instruments.

Everyone got a poster as they left. You can see that poster and the setlist among the rest of the pictures, along with a stream of the whole new album, below...

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Harrington w/ LSF @ Austin's Mohawk (more by Tim Griffin)

As usual, I am nailing you with a super last-minute show announcement that I should have mentioned days ago so you could have adjusted your agendas accordingly. Recurring show of awesomeness The Talk Show Series Presents will be back at Over the Eight in good ole Disney Presents Williamsburg Brooklyn TONIGHT (7/17) at 8:30pm. As you know, the Talk Show Series presents is an ongoing series that takes place at Over the Eight (594 Union) with a revolving cast of hosts, guests, and show titles. A recent installment called The Kevin Corrigan Show took place on April 17th and brought a whopper of a line-up including Michael Shannon, Natasha Lyonne, as well as Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson from Broad City. It was insane. And packed. And people were butt-hurt when they couldn't get in. But I have a place for those people. It's called "day care." Because they are freakin' babies.

Anyhow, the next installment of The Talk Show Series Presents is, as I mentioned in the paragraph above, TONIGHT (7/17) at 8:30 PM and is billed as The Tim Harrington Show and features special guests Holly Miranda, J.C. Chandor (Director of All is Lost, Margin Call), Sasheer Zamata (SNL's first African American female cast member since 2007), and Carmelo the Science Fellow (Brooklyn's Mr. Wizard). And the show is abso-tootely free! You know host Tim Harrington as vocalist and partial nudist of legendary rock n' roll outfit Les Savy Fav. As a matter of fact, I caught Tim when he was a guest during a Talk Show Presents episode hosted by Bobby Tisdale and can 100% vouch for his attributes as extremely funny and engaging human being. Tonight's show promises to totally rip. It's gonna be funny. As well as poignant. And cozy. So if you have nothing to do head over there and enjoy yourself.

In other The Talk Show Series Presents news, the folks over there have been recording episodes of The Kevin Corrigan Show at someone's high-rise apartment, and so far the guests have been staggering. Head over to their tumblr and thrill to immaculate photographs shot by the great Seth Olenick that feature superstars Nick Offerman, Pedro Pascal, Janeane Garofalo and James Franco. More pics here and here.

Holly Miranda

Back in September, we premiered Holly Miranda's new single, "Desert Call," which came out on Dave Sitek's new label, Federal Prism. She's been making her new record in Joshua Tree and clearly the desert locale has had an effect. The video for the song, which was produced via Myspace's Music Video Collaborations With Artists We Like program, was iFlmed in Joshua Tree as well, and it starts with a meditation session at the famed Integratron, the "acoustically perfect structure" that is claimed capable of rejuvenation, anti-gravity and time travel. In the video, Miranda definitely takes a trip. It makes its premiere in this post, and you can watch it below.

Keeping the West Coast vibe going, Holly (who played NYC last month though not with Brendan Canning) has a few dates on that side of the country in December. Those are listed, along with the "Desert Call" music video, below...

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Brendan Canning at Pop Montreal 2013 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Brendan Canning

As you may know, Broken Social Scene co-founder Brendan Canning was supposed to play a few US dates with Holly Miranda last week, and those unfortunately had to be cancelled due to visa issues. He's since begun rescheduling the dates, including the NYC show which will now happen on January 24 at Mercury Lounge. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (11/1) at noon. Updated dates are listed below.

Though Holly Miranda was supposed to open the original NYC date, no opener is currently billed for the rescheduled one, but you can catch Holly in NYC TONIGHT (10/29) at Knitting Factory with Kendra Morris and Domino Kirke. Tickets for tonight's show are still available.

Brendan Canning's newest solo album, You Gots 2 Chill, came out earlier this month. Watch the video for "Plugged In" from that album, along with the list of dates, below...

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Brendan Canning @ Pop Montreal 2013 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Brendan Canning

The government's gears are grinding again, but there's still some fallout, apparently, in the Visa & Immigration department. The latest viction, Broken Social Scene's Brendan Canning, just played Pop Montreal and was supposed to start his tour this week with Holly Miranda. Unfortunately his visa is not processed quite yet, forcing the postponement US dates which were:

10/23/13 Allston, MA @ Great Scott
10/24/13 NYC @ Mercury Lounge
10/25/13 Philadelphia @ World Cafe Live (upstairs)
10/26/13 Arlington, VA @ IOTA
The dates are being rescheduled for 2014. Refunds for Mercury Lounge show are available at point of purchase.

You can still catch Holly Miranda when she plays Knitting Factory on October 29 with Kendra Morris, and Domino Kirke. Tickets are still available.


As you may know, Holly Miranda has been working on new material, and is currently recording her new solo album in Joshua Tree and in Brooklyn. Before that, though, she's got two new singles coming out next week via Federal Prism, the label run by Dave Sitek (who produced her 2010 album, The Magician's Private Library) that is also putting out singles by TVOTR and Holly's band with Scarlett Johannsen. We've got the premiere of one of those, "Desert Call," in this post and you can stream it below.

Holly will be testing out new material on the road, as she's going out on tour with Broken Social Scene's Brendan Canning, including two shows in NYC:  October 24 at Mercury Lounge (tickets) and October 29 at Knitting Factory (tickets).

Single stream below...

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Holly Miranda at Terminal 5 in 2010 (more by David Andrako)
Holly Miranda

Holly MIranda, who has a new solo album and an album with Scarlett Johansson's band on the way, has been added as the opener to Broken Social Scene co-founder Brendan Canning's previously discussed tour. That tour hits NYC on October 24 at Mercury Lounge, and tickets for that show are still available.

After the tour ends, Holly will play a headlining NYC show on October 29 at Knitting Factory with Kendra Morris and Domino Kirke. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All dates are listed below.

Meanwhile, the other Broken Social Scene co-founder, Kevin Drew, will be in NYC soon before Brendan, as he is part of the recently announced initial CMJ 2013 lineup. What show(s), he'll be playing is still TBA. CMJ runs from October 15-19.

All Holly Miranda dates are listed, along with a video, below...

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Holly Miranda

After she spilled the beans on Live with Kelly and Michael back in February, word spread around the internet that actress Scarlett Johansson, no stranger to making music, was starting a Go-Gos inspired all-girl band The One and Only Singles. The band's first single is reportedly due out this summer, and today we learned that Holly Miranda is the bassist and providing backing vocals! I wonder who the other members are and if the Singles single will be released on Dave Sitek's new label Federal Prism. He produced records for both Scarlett and Holly in the past. (UPDATE: Sitek actually did confirm that he will be releasing something by ScarJo this year).

The ex-Jealous Girlfriends singer (that would be Holly) is meanwhile recording and producing a new solo album of her own on both coasts including time... at Federal Prism (it's a studio and a label?).

Catch Holly live in NY on 7/17 at 9:30pm at Rockwood Music Hall. it's her only upcoming show at the moment.

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Holly Miranda at Littlefield in 2010 (more by David Andrako)
Holly Miranda

Holly Miranda hasn't released an album since 2010's The Magician's Private Library, and she's been in the studio recording its followup this year, so an official announcement of that may be coming soon. She recently posted a 45 second studio teaser of a new song she's working on, "Fuck In The Sun," which you can watch/hear HERE. She was also featured on the MMOTHS track, "All These Things," from their new EP, Diaries, which is out now. You can stream that track below.

Holly doesn't have a tour scheduled at the moment, but we do know that she'll be in NYC for a show on June 2 at Glasslands with Timmy Mislock, William Carl Jr, and Joseph Reuben. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

UPDATE: Holly Miranda also plays Rockwood Music Hall on April 9 and April 23. Both shows start at 9 PM and both are totally free.

Song stream below...

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Nels Cline at Winter Jazz Fest 2011 (more by Andrew Frisicano)
Nels Cline

As mentioned, Winter Jazz Fest is returning to NYC and it begins today (1/11) and continues through Saturday (1/12) across multiple NYC venues, including Le Poisson Rouge, Sullivan Hall, Zinc Bar, The Bitter End, Culture Project Theater, and The Bowery Electric with many artists including Colin Stetson, Rafiq Bhatia, Nels Cline, Debo Band, Vijay Iyer, Toshi Reagon, and more. Two day passes and single day tickets are on sale now.

Full schedule below...

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Colin Stetson
Colin Stetson

Sax wizard Colin Stetson is working on his new solo album which will be out at some point in 2013, but before that you'll get a chance to see him at an intimate NYC show with many guests at Zebulon on December 6. The show includes Colin doing a solo set, along with sets by Holly Miranda and her band, Sarah Neufeld on solo violin (Arcade Fire, Bell Orchestre), and Lone Wolf (aka Ryan Saywer). Then Colin, Sarah and Ryan will do a collaborative set with Stuart Bogie, Adam Roberts, and Ryan Ferreira. No advance tickets for this show.

Colin Stetson is also part of the lineup for the 2013 Winter Jazz Fest which goes down across multiple venues in NYC on January 11 and 12. Colin will be playing The Bitter End on 1/12. Other artists on this year's tentative lineup include Nels Cline, Rafiq Bhatia, Debo Band, Vijay Iyer, and many many more. The full tentative lineup (with still more TBA) is below.

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Devendra Banhart at Governors Ball 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Devendra Banhart

A bunch of artists, including Miho Hatori's New Optimism, Devendra Banhart, Oorutaichi, Sahba Sizdahkhani, Dan Friel, and Mrs. Adam Schatz are getting together to play a Hurricane Sandy Relief benefit show in Brooklyn TONIGHT (11/1) at Public Assembly in the front room. In addition to those performances, there will also by DJ sets by Dapwell of Das Racist and Ghostdad of Win Win. There's a $5-$20 donation at the door for entry and all proceeds go to Renegade Sandy Relief, "a direct action relief initiative for the hardest hit victims of Hurricane Sandy," founded by iO Tillett Wright, Holly Miranda, and Lane Sanders (owner of The Drink).

Head over after our free screening of the Comedy at Knitting Factory.

Devendra Banhart was supposed to open for Swans at Music Hall of Williamsburg last month, but that show was cancelled due to Hurricane Sandy and the venue is working to reschedule it but no new date has been announced yet.

The flyer for tonight's show is below...

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Will Sheff at SXSW 2012 (more by Tim Griffin)
Will Sheff

Like last night (11/5), there are many more Hurricane Sandy Relief benefits going on in NYC.

Knitting Factory is hosting a show on Thursday (11/8) with a large (and kind of random) lineup tonight with WIll Sheff (of Okkervil River), Jean Grae, Geoff Rickly (of Thursday), Jennifer O'Conner, Holly Miranda, Jaymay, Bird of Youth, Kevin Devine, Brian Bonz, Jared Evan, Zumo Kollie, Sonya Kitchell, and DJ Rajni Jacques. Tickets for this show are available.

The previously mentioned Bad Brains tribute show happening at The Bowery Electric tonight with Bad Brains frontman H.R., Kyp Malone (of TV on the Radio), Steve Earle, members of Cro-Mags, Living Colour, Faith, Danzig, and more is now also a Hurricane Sandy Relief benefit. All proceeds will be sent to Amnesty International and the American Red Cross. Tickets are still available.

Santos Party House is hosting "A New York State of Mind," a show hosted/supported by A-Trak, Fool's Gold Smokers Club, and others with music by Josh Madden, Deemehlow, DJ Huggy Bear, and Old Money. They're accepting monetary donations or supplies like jackets, hats, gloves, blankets, flashlights, batteries, food, diapers, etc. The flier for this show is below.

GrandLife is hosting shows all week, from tonight through Saturday (11/10), at the Soho Grand (310 West Broadway) and Tribeca Grand (2 Avenue of the Americas) with sets by different DJs each night, each benefiting a different organization. Tonight it's Jared Swiley of Black Lips and Golden Triangle bassist Alix Brown at Soho Grand and Erik Tonnesen at Tribeca Grand, with the proceeds going to Feeding America. Tennessee Thomas DJs Soho Grand on Wednesday (11/7) and Tribeca Grand on Thursday (11/8) with Alix Brown, with the proceeds going to Occupy Sandy. Blue Logan DJs Tribeca Grand on Wednesday and Soho Grand on Thursday, with the proceeds going to Salvation Army. On Friday, Nicholas Kratochvil DJs Soho Grand with proceeds going the Mayor's Fund to Advance NYC, and Florencia Galarza DJs Tribeca Grand with proceeds going to NY Cares. And finally, on Saturday, Mike Nouveau will be at Soho Grand with proceeds going to NY Cares, and Shorty will be at Tribeca Grand, with proceeds going to the Mayor's Fund to Advance NYC. All proceeds from GrandLife's 'Safe & Sound' cocktail and $1 from every beer, wine, or cocktail purchased will be donated. The flyer for these shows is below.

The So So Glos will be hosting a benefit in NYC on November 15. More details TBA.

This one's not a show, but Buke & Gase, who once called Red Hook, Brooklyn home, have put out a new single on bandcamp, "Hard Times" b/w a cover of New Order's "Blue Monday." The single can be downloaded for $5 or more and all proceeds over the next week will benefit the recovery of Red Hook. You can stream those two tracks below.

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Holly Miranda @ Littlefield in 2010 (more by David Andrako)
Holly Miranda

today in NYC
* Evillive
* Jen Chapin @ Barbes
* stuff @ UCB East
* Betty @ Highline Ballroom
* Toshi Nakamura @ The Stone
* Jessica 6 @ Mercury Lounge
* Melissa Ferrick @ The Bell House
* Radu Malfatti, Keith Rowe @ The Stone
* Tedeschi Trucks Band @ Beacon Theatre
* Lee Scratch Perry @ B.B. King Blues Club
* Miami Horror, Cassette Kids @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Hull, Wizardry, DJ Misery Creep @ Union Pool
* Inc, SFV Acid, Ritz Riot, Advaita @ The Morgan
* Coney Island Beard and Moustache Competition
* Patrick Higgins, Diamond Terrifier @ The Gutter
* Weedeater, OXBOW, Bison B.C., Fight Amp @ Europa
* Palomar, Honeydrum, Hani and a Thief @ Spike Hill
* Imaginary Friends, NT, LUSHES, Elyrians @ Bruar Falls
* DJ Harvey, Kyle Hall, Free Magic @ Santos Party House
* Motion City Soundtrack, Jenny Owen Youngs @ Irving Plaza
* Stare Case (Wolf Eyes) vs. Samuel R. Delany @ Silvershed
* Ill Fits, Mon Khmer, Young Magic, Bodyparts @ Glasslands
* Japanther, Night Toilet, Nonhorse, Sun Color @ Shea Stadium
* Sherman Ewing, Antony Bitar, Apollo Heights @ Mercury Lounge
* Night Owls, Rejouissance, Oak & Bone, Torchebearer @ Hi-5 Lounge
* Cheap Trick or Treat, The Major Toms, Believers @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Active Child, Com Truise, Young Athletes League @ Bowery Ballroom
* Please Dept., Speed The Plough, Field Mouse, Big Hurry @ Cake Shop
* Thigh Highs, Sexy Neighbors, Kyle Andrews, Taxicab Racers @ Pianos
* Tommy Keene, Doug Gillard, Sally Crewe & The Sudden Moves @ The Rock Shop
* Brother Joscephus and the Love Revival Revolution Orchestra @ Hiro Ballroom
* Pioneers of the Downtown Sound w/ Tony Conrad, Laurie Spiegel, Rhys Chatham @ The Kitchen
* Cross Stitched Eyes, Nomad, Concrete Cross, Neighborhood Brats @ Stolen Sleeves
* Tanlines, Teengirl Fantasy, Physical Therapy, Syd tha Kid, Kenny Dope @ PS1
* Dave Burrell, Michael Formanek, Steve Swell, Matana Roberts' COIN COIN @ Le Poisson Rouge
* The Jim Jones Revue, Kid Congo Powers and The Pink Monkey Birds, Des Roar @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Monster Island Farewell Block Party w/ Cult of Youth, Eric Copeland, Soldiers of Fortune, Man Forever, Call of the Wild, K Holes, Regal Degal, Dubknowdub, Vaz, Hair Jail, Divine Order of the Bloodwitch, Brute Force, These Days @ Monster Island Basement

Knitting Factory is hosting the Tinderbox Music Festival today. Female artists will be playing from 1pm till late. They include Holly Miranda, Eternia & The Band, Xylos, Charlene Kaye & The Brilliant Eyes, The Debutante Hour, Alyson Greenfield, Kalae All Day, EULA, Mira Stroika, Sarah Aument, Wojcik, Miss Geo, Canyon, Annie Fitzgerald, Wyatt, Rebecca Jordan, White Wave, Pepper Fandango, Sweet Soubrette, Helicopria, Sarah Walk, Natalie Farr @ Knitting Factory

Inc played Santos Party House last night and are the headliners of the Rock Yard party today.

What else?

Garden Party

Weeksville Heritage Center in Brooklyn (1698 Bergen Street) is hosting a 'Garden Party every Saturday in July. The free shows will open at 4pm, except the first one on July 2nd which opens at 2pm. Pharoahe Monch (who plays a few shows in July) and Baolji play that Emancipation Day Celebration.

Theophilus London (whose last NYC show was at Music Hall of Williamsburg during the Northside Festival) plays the Garden Party on July 23 with Phony PPL (who also opened for Theophilus at Brooklyn Museum). The free show is two days after Theophilus plays a not-free show at Bowery Ballroom on July 21. Tickets for the Bowery show are still on sale.

Theophilus' debut LP Timez Are Weird These Days comes out July 19 on Warner Brothers and features contributions from Holly Miranda and Sara Quin.

Full Garden Party lineup below...

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