Entries tagged with: Irving Plaza
photos by Chris La Putt
If you're gonna have a band play at Zombie Prom, Gwar has to be the ultimate get. The undead, white walkers, and recently deceased came out on Saturday (6/9) dressed in their finest tuxes, frilly dresses and entrails for the big bash at Irving Plaza with the post-apocalyptic metal legends being the evening's main attraction. Part of the proceeds went to the toward The Smoot Family Fund, in honor of fallen Gwar member Cory Smoot (aka Flattus Maximus).
Lots more Prom pics are below.
Q-Tip at Brooklyn Hip Hop Fest (more by Brook Bobbins)
Q-Tip will be taking over Irving Plaza in NYC on June 15 for the first of a monthly party dubbed "Offline." What does "offline" mean? According to the promoters, Q-Tip -- who'll be DJing -- asks that once you're inside, you put away your phones and other devices and be in the moment with him (aka "offline"). Tickets are on sale.
If you wanna get the party started sooner, You could hit Questlove's weekly "Bowl Train" party at Brooklyn Bowl where the popular Twitterer spins classic '70s and '80s (and '90s?) R&B, soul, disco and pop while vintage Soul Train videos play on the big screens. It's the 100th Bowl Train tonight (5/24) with many more to come. Doors are at 10:30 (right after that earlier free Killer Mike show) and tickets for Bowl Train are still available.
Tickets are also on sale for Slick Rick and Biz Markie's July 28 show at Gramercy Theater.
Any luck with Azealia Banks' Mermaid Show tickets?
Flyer for Q-Tip's Offline party is below.
photos by Joe McCabe
Recently reunited emo heroes The Promise Ring, who still haven't released more info on that rarities comp due this summer via Dangerbird, played NYC at Irving Plaza on May 20th with Waivers, the day after the band played Bamboozle in NJ. Pictures and the setlist from the NYC show are in this post (Bamboozle pics are on the way).
No more NYC dates scheduled at the moment, but the band do have a handful of US dates slated for this summer. Those include Bumbershoot, a return to Chicago (where they played earlier this year) for Riotfest, and a visit to Riotfest Philadelphia too. All dates are listed with the rest of the pictures below.
Gwar at MHoW (more by Chris La Putt)
This is a zombie event like no other!! Irving Plaza will be full of the undead!! Booze, Blood & GWAR!!In addition, to all of those prizes for costumes, you can also win prizes like "an original drawing of a full page from THE WALKING DEAD comic books". All of this insanity is for a good cause too; proceeds from the show will go toward The Smoot Family Fund, in honor of fallen Gwar member Cory Smoot. Tickets are on sale for this 21+ event.
...Take your official prom photo. Receive your official prom pin.
The Zombie King and Zombie Queen of the prom will receive special prizes...
There will be a "Pageant of the Undead" - Zombies don't do beauty pageants...they do gore pageants!
There will be a crowning of the King and Queen of the prom. Yes, there are prizes!
The grand finale is when the sickest band in metal history...Hark to the hideous majesty of your MASTERS, rulers of Earth, the MIGHTY GWAR will take the stage.
In related news, Ghoul recently returned from a tour with Gwar, will head out on the road for some dates on their campaign toward Maryland Deathfest and Chaos in Tejas. Look for that tour to hit Saint Vitus on May 23rd with Nashgul, Occultist, and Pizza Hi Five. Tickets are still available.
All tour dates and some video is below.
DOWNLOAD: Drake feat. The Weeknd "Crew Love" (Star Slinger's Jersey Refix) (MP3)
UK electronic guru Star Slinger is currently finishing up some dates in Australia and is about to kick off a tour of North America with co-headliners The Hood Internet and their Chicago neighbor Chrissy Murderbot. That tour, dubbed the "Hood Slung" tour, will be in NYC next week for a May 9 show at Irving Plaza and tickets are still available. All dates on tare below.
Star Slinger has yet to release a full LP but stays busy if his Soundcloud page is any indication. Most recently, the UK producer remixed Darque E. Freeker's new single "Blueberry" that features ostentatious Detroit rapper Danny Brown. You can stream that below, along with a just-posted reworking of Drake/Weeknd colaboration "Crew Love" which you can also download at the top of this post.
After the Hood Slung wraps up, Star Slinger will continue touring around North America, concluding with an appearance at Lollapalooza in Chicago on August 4. All Star Slinger tour dates are listed below.
I just realized that Glassjaw added a 2nd "Worship and Tribute" show at Irving Plaza, starting late - at midnight, on the same day as the previously announced show. Tickets are on sale (they perform the full album at both shows).
Speaking of reggae, don't forget the Central Park Summerstage schedule which this year features Jamaica's 50th Anniversary of Independence Celebration featuring Inner Circle, Israel Vibration, The Mighty Diamonds, DJ Carter Van Pelt .
photos by Joe McCabe
Yann Tiersen @ Irving Plaza
As [opener] Felix's set ambled to a close, the arrival of synthesizers, an electric bass, and guitars led to some murmurs in the audience. The crowd erupts into applause as four, lanky, forty-something men gathered on stage and equipped themselves with their distinctly 'rock' instruments. The most distinct of them all (gaunt, stubbled, and smoker's-lunged) was Yann Tiersen, who nestled in the corner of the smoky stage.Yann Tiersen played three NYC area shows in the past week+, including a free Record Store Day show at J&R on April 21, a show at Irving Plaza on April 27 (where these pics are from), and Music Hall of Williamsburg on April 28 (where the above review comes from).
...As the group's single "Palestine" growled menacingly through the venue, the projection cast an ominous flashing PALESTINE in white on the wall, an artful yet mysterious display. Mid-set, a lone, passionate violin crooned "Sur le Fil", much to the audience's delight. However, besides the occasional appearance of the glockenspiel and the faint cry of the violin among the laser-noises, the rest of the set was much more Brooklyn than Burgundy. -[The Highlighter]
The shows, part of a bigger tour with UK trio (previously a duo) Felix, are in support of Tiersen's latest effort, the Skyline LP out now on Anti Records. Felix also had a new baby to proudly display in their own Oh Holy Molar LP, out now via Kranky Records.
More pictures from Irving Plaza, including a shot of Yann's setlist, and all tour dates, below...
Featuring: The Cabin Down Below Band And Starring: Adam Green, Fabrizio Moretti of The Strokes, Nicole Atkins, Ryan Miller of Guster, Cory Chisel, Boz Scaggs, Jason Sudeikis, Will Forte, Kristen Wiig, Christopher Chu of POP ETC, Petter Ericson Stakee of Alberta Cross, Tyson Ritter of All American Rejects, Jody Porter of Fountains of Wayne, Danny Clinch and the Tangiers Blues Band, Sammy James, Jr. of the Mooney Suzuki, Justin Long, Johnny T, Jamie Burke, Steve Schiltz of Hurricane Bells, Jack Dishel of Only Son, Antony Ellis of Five O'Clock Heroes, Adriel Harris and many, many, more...Tickets for the May 24 & 25 shows are on sale.
Almost ten years ago, Glassjaw released what was arguably their greatest triumph, the Worship and Tribute LP. The effort spawned videos for "Cosmpolitan Blood Loss" (with Vincent Gallo) and "Tip Your Bartender" and influenced a legion of fans with their take on screamo/post-hardcore.
Fast forward to 2012 and Glassjaw has gone in and out of hiatus, but will return to the stage for a show at Irving Plaza on July 8th to "worship & tribute" the record (which they'll be performing live) on the (exact date of) its 10th anniversary. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 20th at 10am.
Check out some Glassjaw videos below..
by Bill Pearis
If you'd like tickets for free, we're giving away a pair to Thursday's show. Contest details, with all Metronomy tour dates, plus videos from all five singles from The English Riviera , below.
DJ Shadow @ Pitchfork Fest 2011 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
On Wednesday night (3/28) he'll be in NYC at Irving Plaza with Nerve. Tickets are still available.
Last DJ Shadow played Pitchfork Fest. Pitchfork Fest just added more artists to their 2012 lineup (like The Atlas Moth, Danny Brown, Dirty Projectors, Clams Casino, Flying Lotus, Iceage, The Men, Olivia Tremor Control, Purity Ring, Schoolboy Q, and Sleigh Bells).
All Shadow tour dates and his video for Scale It Back ft. Little Dragon below...
photos by Stefan Raduta
Brendan Perry at Irving Plaza last year
The just-announced tour, with 15 dates in North America (listed below), kick-off in Vancouver and eventually make their way East for NYC shows at Beacon Theater on 8/28 and 8/29. Tickets for the Beacon shows go on sale Friday 3/30 at 9AM (and cost $55, $75, $95).
This will be the first time they've played as Dead Can Dance in NYC since Radio City in 2005, though Brendan Perry played Irving Plaza in 2011 as part of a tour with Robin Guthrie. Some belated pictures from that solo show are in this post.
About the new developments Brendan said...
"Myself and Lisa (Gerrard) are genuinely excited to be working together again in the studio, said Brendan Perry. "Writing began for the new album in the Autumn of 2011 and the final recording sessions will take place at Quivvy Studios in Ireland in the early part of this year. It will be a spring album to coincide with both natures reawakening and the group's subsequent rebirth."The band is also giving away a new EP entitled Live Happenings - IV available for the price of your email address.
"Our tour plans are also well under way and we have assembled a fine group of performers for the live concerts who have kindly put their own careers on hold in order to perform the music from our new album as well as some new arrangements from the archives."
All tour dates and the Brendan solo pics, below...
No openers mentioned yet. Dates below...
by Bill Pearis
Metronomy have sold out their March 30 show at Irving Plaza and have added a second show at the venue the night before (3/29) with Friends opening for both shows. Tickets for the new show go on sale tomorrow (2/29) at 10am. The band's headline tour wraps up with a performance at Coachella, and immediately after they are going to open West Coast dates of Coldplay's North American tour. Say hi to Apple!
Meanwhile, Metronomy's The English Riviera - The Unreleased Remixes comes out next week on iTunes and there are some really great versions on there, like Clock Opera's radical reworking of "The Bay" which basically turns it into a new song. (Clock Opera play the BV-presented show at Santos on 3/12 with Django Django and Charli XCX, btw.) You can stream that remix and Two Inch Punch's "Shook Shook Refix" of "The Look" at the bottom of this post, which is also where all Metronomy tour dates can be found.
Bad Brains will play Boston & Manhattan with H2O and then Brooklyn & Philadelphia with GZA. As you can see in the poster, tickets go on pre-sale Saturday. Lionize also opens the Philly show, and there's a show happening on 4/20 with GZA in a TBA city. Stay tuned for more info. All dates are listed with more info below....
photos by Chris La Putt, words by Bill Pearis
Last night (2/6), Irving Plaza was witness to call-and-response sing-a-longs with the audience, epic guitar solos played while riding a roadie through the crowd, and a trust fall into the congregation. And that was just one song. It could only be The Darkness.
This was the second of two nights at Irving, their first NYC shows in five years or so. (We have pictures from Saturday too.) It was also after that Superbowl ad thrust the band back into public conscious, but it didn't seem like anyone there had forgotten about them. This crowd -- which included Dee Snider -- was primed to rawk and frontman Justin Hawkins had them eating out of the palm of his hand. When he yelled "I wanna see some thumbs!" we instantly obliged.
The Darkness are masters of this kind of schtick (that also included costume changes and headstands), as rehearsed as every twin lead, but it's performed with feeling. More than a feeling, even. We got the exact same 23-song setlist as Saturday night (probably the whole tour), which included the entirety of their 2003 debut Permission to Land, two songs from its overblown follow-up, One Way Ticket to Hell(and Back), some choice b-sides (the great "Best of Me"), and a handful of songs from their just-finished third album, due out sometime this year.
Of the new material, new single "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us" stood out, as did the Thin Lizzy-ish "She's Just a Girl, Eddy." I was actually hoping we'd get more of the second album than we did, as I think its problems aren't so much the songs as the production and mixing which accenuated The Darkness' excessive qualities. We got its title track and "Is it Just Me" but I really wanted the Celtic, Slade-style stomper "Hazel Eyes" which is my personal favorite from that album.
But it was the Permission to Land stuff that really killed, from set-and-album opener "Black Shuck" to singles "Growing on Me," and "Love is Only a Feeling" and shoulda-been single "Friday Night," masturbatory ballad "Holding My Own" (performed, ahem, solo acoustic), and their hit "I Believe in a Thing Called Love."
The quarter of the crowd that left after that one missed the epic show-closer "Love on the Rocks (with No Ice)" which the band stretched to 15 minutes thanks to the insanity mentioned in the first paragraph. I'm happy to report that Hawkins' falsetto, so integral (like it or not) to the album, is still in fine form. The whole band was in fine form and benefit from the hardly-partying lifestyle they've adopted. As the band left the stage, Hawkins announced "See you in a few months" and it seems the world may actually be ready and willing for a return.
Click through for lots more photos from the show, including a few from openers Foxy Shazam and Crown Jewel Defense. The Darkness play Philadelphia tonight (2/7), and all upcoming dates are below as well.
photos by Chris La Putt
"The Darkness at Irving. Hope to have as much fun doing anything ever as these guys have on stage." - Sloane Crosley
The Darkness, and opener Foxy Shazam, played their first of two shows at Irving Plaza in NYC on Saturday night (2/4), part of a tour that continues with another Irving Plaza show on Monday (tickets). We'll have a full report after Monday's show. For now here are some pictures from last night. They continue with the setlist below...
photos by Ryan Muir, words by Andrew Sacher
"ASAP Rocky show @ Irving Plaza was CRAZY!!!" - Atiba Newsome
"ASAP ROCKY KILLED IRVING PLAZA!!!!" - Vic Damone
"Shout out to Jim e stack bun b waka flocka and da homie school boy" - AsapTwelvyy
A$AP Rocky brought the A$AP Mob tour to Irving Plaza last night (2/1). He brought out a number of guests like Bun B, Waka Flocka, and ScHoolboy Q, and Danny Brown opened the show, along with Flatbush Zombies and G-Eazy. More pictures and a video from this show are below.
One day earlier, A$AP Rocky appeared on The Angie Martinez Show on Hot 97. He was shocked when during his interview, Rakim, who Rocky's mother named him after, joined Rocky and Martinez on the show. A video of this interview is below too.
ScHoolboy Q also showed up at the recent Danny Brown show in LA.
More pictures and videos from the NYC show below...
by Bill Pearis
Metronomy is no stranger to remixes. Until The English Riveria blew up, Jospeph Mount was more known as a remixer (Goldfrapp, Lykke Li,Charlotte Gainsbourg). But lately it's been Metronomy who's getting remixed. The English Riviera singles "The Look," "The Bay" and "Everything Goes My Way" all came in a handful of versions, reworked by the likes of Fred Falke, The 2 Bears, Eron Alkan, and Psychemagik. But the band comissioned many more -- including ones for album tracks -- that haven't seen the light of day. They will, though, when Metronomy releases The English Riviera Unreleased Remixes on March 3.
We've got the premiere of the compilations' lead track, a cover (not actually a remix) of "Corrine" by Benoit & Sergio that you can stream below. Some of the other folks messing with Metronmy cuts include Mario Basanov, Ewan Pearson, Clock Opera, Two Inch Punch and more.
The 13-track album is digital-only but will be out in time for Metronomy's upcoming North American tour which stops at Irving Plaza on March 30. Metronomy's show at Music Hall of Williamsburg during CMJ last year was my favorite live performance of 2011, so if you haven't seen them yet you should absolutely correct this as soon as possible. Friends open the Irving Plaza show and three other shows on the tour.
All Metronomy tour dates are below, along with stream of the Benoit & Sergio cover of "Corrine," and cover art for The English Riviera Unreleased Remixes...
In addition to the previously discussed Bamboozle appearance, The Promise Ring will ALSO reunite for an NYC date! The show goes down on Sunday, May 20th at Irving Plaza and tickets go on sale on January 28th at noon.
The Promise Ring split up in 2002 and reunited briefly in 2005. The band confirmed their reunion late last year and NYC is one of a few slecet cities scheduled for the band so far. All known dates are listed below.
A$AP Rocky at Creators Project in October (more by Ryan Barkan)
A$AP Rocky, who says he never even heard of Aesop Rock until "people started asking him that," is going on a tour in February and March with Drake and Kendrick Lamar. That tour doesn't include any NYC dates but A$AP Rocky will play his own show at Irving Plaza on February 1. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (12/30) at 10 AM.
In October, A$AP Rocky signed a $3 million record deal with Sony/RCA's Polo Grounds Music, and as Pitchfork points out, that's $1 million more than Drake's deal with Young Money was. He then released his LiveLoveA$AP mixtape which you can grab for free (it was one of Heems' favorite albums of 2011). He's now planning a proper release of the album for early 2012. Check out an interview at HipHopDX for more info on that and lots of other stuff.
All dates and another video interview below...
The Darkness, who are planning a new album and tour for 2012, have added a second NYC date to their tour which already includes the sold out Irving Plaza show on February 4. The new show will be happening at the same venue two days later (2/6). Tickets are on sale now.
Updated dates below...
Don Hill RIP (photo by Julian Ungano)
Steve Lewis: Don Hill has passed, and a lot of people are getting together to celebrate his life. Since Don Hill went down, there's not as many places where we can all gather. And let's face it, Don Hill owned the place. He booked it, he answered the phones, and, we suppose, at the end of the night swept up the place...Michael T, tell me why you're involved in this event, and what did Don Hill mean to you?Don Hill (RIP) will be remembered December 15th when a band of musicians will gather at Irving Plaza to celebrate his life and legacy. The show features performances from some of the musicians that blessed his night spot including names like Richard Butler (Psychedelic Furs), Royston Langdon (Spacehog), David Johansen (NY Dolls), Manitoba, Jesse Malin & the St. Marks Social, Lenny Kaye, The Toilet Boys, and many many others.
Michael T: I met Don back in the eighties at Cat Club when I was very young. He opened Don Hill's in the early nineties, and I was one of the first persons to perform there. Later, in the second run of Don Hill's, I started to do my party, Rated X, there. It was really the first time that Don and I had worked together on a regular basis. It was super easy. Don was always the same. He was Don. It's so rare in the business to have someone that's just steady, where you know what you're going to get out of him. We had a great working relationship, and a comfortable personal relationship. He was a straight shooter.
At 1am the party turns into Squeezebox. Tickets are still available. Flyer below...
photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin
Exactly a month ago, not long after they played Deluna Fest in Florida, Jane's Addiction came back to NYC to play two shows at Irving Plaza with Dom (yes, Dom strangely opened both shows). Here are some pictures from one of them (though none of Dom). They continue below...
photos by Chris La Putt
Boris @ Irving Plaza
Japanese band Boris have been touring across America with a rotating cast of notable openers including Coliseum and Tera Melos (who they played with in Chicago), and Asobi Seksu and Liturgy who supported them in NYC at Irving Plaza on Thursday night (10/27).
More pictures from the NYC show, including a shot of Boris's setlist, below...