Entries tagged with: JBM
The MN "champer-pop outfit" we know as Cloud Cult recently released a video for "You're The Only Thing in Your Way" from their new and NINTH album "Love" which is out now via the band's website and elsewhere (I'm streaming it on RDIO as I write this post). The video, shot in an antique shop, can be watched below.,
Frightened Rabbit @ T5, Nov. 2010 (more by Lionel Bergeron)
SXSW has just announced another round of bands for the 2013 edition of the annual music festival that will happen March 12 - 17. This brings the total current number of acts to around 1300. Someome of the highlights include Vampire Weekend, Frightened Rabbit, The Thermals, Black Lips, Camera Obscura, Merchandise, Bleached, Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire, Eagles of Death Metal, Parenthetical Girls, Indians, Night Beds, IO Echo, KEN Mode, Prince Paul, Pure Bathing Culture, Sepalcure, UK motorik post-punks TOY, Finnish instrumentalists K-X-P, Toronto's Moon King, UK indie rockers Splashh (not Brooklyn Splash with one "h") and loads more. Head to BV Austin for the whole Round 3 list.
Balmorhea's The Stranger, due on 10/2
Balmorhea's new LP, Stranger, dabbles in sunny instrumental post-rock as exhibted by tracks like "Pyrakantha" and the recently released "Days," both of which are streaming below. The Austin six-piece will hit the road to showcase the new album (out 10/2) on tour, dotting the US with shows during the month of October. NYC gets a look on October 8 at Mercury Lounge with JBM. Tickets are on sale.
All tour dates are listed below along with the song streams.
by Andrew Sacher
DOWNLOAD: Damien Jurado - "Nothing Is The News" (MP3)
Damien Jurado will release Maraqopa, the followup to 2010's Saint Bartlett, on February 21 via Secretly Canadian. The album was produced by Richard Swift, who also produced Saint Bartlett and is now a member of The Shins. That's the album artwork above. The album opener and first single, "Nothing Is The News," is a jammy cut that opens with Damien and his acoustic guitar, but as soon as dual lead guitars come in about half a minute through, they don't let up for the entirety of the song. Grab an MP3 of that track above and stream it below. The video for this track, which premiered today on Alt Press, and the album tracklist is also below.
Damien has a number European tour dates scheduled for the next few months (except for one show in his hometown Seattle in February) and he'll follow that with a North American tour that includes dates with Peter Wolf Crier and others with JBM. The tour includes a Chicago show and a NYC show which will happen on May 19 at Mercury Lounge with JBM. Tickets for the NYC show are on AmEx presale and go on sale to the general public on Friday (1/13) at noon.
All currently known dates, video, stream, and album info below...
words by Christopher Paragraph, photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin
DOWNLOAD: Bird of Youth - Bombs Away, She Is Here to Stay (MP3)
Sondre Lerche looking sexy as usual @ MHOW Friday night
The Friday night show at Music Hall of Williamsburg featured three very different songwriters who all happen to live within a few blocks of the venue. The same is true for me so, in terms of proximity, the night was a success before it even began.
Bird Of Youth opened with a couple songs from their self-released album "Defender," breezing through them with ease and on-stage confidence that one would usually expect from a more seasoned band. This helped to counteract the darker themes of the songs, perhaps the best example of which was a song that lead singer Beth Wawerna wrote for her father. The unforgettable closing lines, "you watched me as I watched you watch me cry," caught more than a few off-guard. The songs are unique in terms of Wawerna's vocal phrasing. Rather than writing melodies over single chords, the melodies seem to form themselves over the chord changes. It feels like she allows the phrases to emerge from the song, instead of constructing a song around a pre-conceived melody. As a songwriter, Wawerna is doing something special and distinct. Unlike many female-fronted bands of their ilk, the songs don't hide behind her voice; her voice seems to be dragged along by the force of each song. This may present a problem for a pop singer, but for a band like Bird Of Youth, it proves to be a perfect way to articulate emotional, expressive songs. The last song of their short set took a different turn, however, and was significantly more poppy and conventionally structured. Working in a Nada Surf-esque style, the song succeeds in a way that runs counter the aforementioned thoughts in this review. An interesting way to end the set, leaving the audience pleased but just unsure enough to want to hear more.
Next was Will Sheff, frontman for the successful Okkervil River, a solo set sandwiched between two bands. It was informative and interesting to see Sheff perform solo. Over the years, Okkervil River has come to be known for their energetic, literate folk pop anthems. But most hear them as simply "a rock band." Sheff's folk influences shined through in this set, making the DNA of Okkervil River more apparent. Hearing these songs strummed and picked on an acoustic guitar made clear the influences of British folk songwriters like Roy Harper and Bill Fay. For audience members not interested in the musical roots behind Okkervil River (which many Sondre Lerche fans probably are not) Sheff provided an honest and emphatic set of complex, lyric-driven songs. It was clear form the entranced crowd that Sheff won over a bunch of new fans. Or at least hooked their curiosity. Sheff's lyrics beg the listener to re-listen. As opposed to the chordally-led phrasing of Beth Wawerna, Sheff's songs are driven by lyrics and melodies that command the chords. It was interesting to see songwriting approached from such different angles back-to-back. It is worth noting at this point that there were many people in the far back of the room who seemed intent on talking louder than the music. One can only assume they were attending to "see" Sondre Lerche and felt completely justified in talking over any other artist performing. Sheff took a moment to point out these people (which of course went right over their heads). This resulted in supportive applause from the majority, who were clearly distracted and annoyed by the loud group in the back.
SIDE NOTE: this raises a question, or at least an interesting debate: Is it "OK" to talk loudly at a concert? If someone pays $15 to see a show, isn't it reasonable to expect them to listen to the songs? And even if they aren't interested in a certain artist, isn't it reasonable to expect the respect and courtesy of keeping one's voice quiet, both in regards to the artists themselves and the fans who might actually be trying to listen? In the event that this occurs, should the artist take the initiative to shush them, or should a fellow audience member? Both? Neither? Discuss.
Back to the show. When Sondre Lerche took the stage, a young cavalcade of girls had pushed their way to the front. As he stepped to the mic the screams were shrill and unexpectedly loud. Lerche introduced himself with a solo number before bringing out the band. Although the synth player and bassist had apparently just joined the band a couple weeks earlier, they played tight and confidently, each member brimming with excitement about the songs, not just following charts. The drummer's incredible precision almost stole the show - he brought the energy of the songs out in ways drummers rarely can, and was single-handedly responsible for many "jaw-drop" moments. The only real way to describe it is that it's fueled by real passion for the songs. It's that special intangible thing you can't fake, and this guy clearly has it. Lerche fired off short gems from throughout his career, never letting go of the stranglehold he had on the crowd from the moment he stepped out. On one level his songs are complex, melding jazz chords with pop melodies a la Steely Dan. On another, he's able to perform simple, quiet ballads, which he did at one point, stepping away and unplugging, treating the silent room to an acoustic rendition of "Dear Laughing Doubters."
There were a handful of particularly special moments, including a performance of "When The River," a song about homesickness featuring a choir of the "people he misses most when he's away." This group included his wife, local songwriter JBM, and actor Christopher Abbott. Will Sheff and Beth Wawerna also joined Sondre on stage to trade verses on a cover of Steely Dan's "Dirty Work."
By the time the show was over, it truly felt like Lerche had turned the room into his own house full of friends. He stood atop a monitor wedge and performed the final encore, harmonizing to the 600+ people taking the lead vocal on "Modern Nature." Lerche has toured for years as a solo artist but seeing him with a band showed that he's not just a one-man show. His music is big and the full-band show proved him to be a full fledged rock n roll guy.
More pictures from the show, setlists included, and a video of Sondre and band on Letterman (from 11/22), below...
Other Lives at The Parish in Austin (more by Tim Griffin)
On tour now in Europe, Other Lives will play a bunch of West Coast shows with JBM in December for taking a break until the new year. They'll hit the road again in February for a string of dates that lead up to a run with Radiohead that will take them through Florida and back west. Other Lives headline a NYC show at Bowery Ballroom on February 17th with openers TBA. Tickets are on sale. The band is touring in support of their recent LP Tamer Animals which dropped earlier this year.
All tour dates and a full concert video, below....
After moving their show from upstate to Brooklyn Bowl which was then followed by a 50% reduction in ticket price, Saturday's Daytrotter show is now not happening at all, as the bowling alley venue has cancelled all Saturday and Sunday shows "due to the hurricane. Ticket refunds will be offered." No bowling or food on those days either. Affected artists include JBM, We Are Augustines, Guards, Doug Paisley, Des Ark, Christopher Paul Stelling, The Loom, Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra and (DJ) Talib Kweli.
Daytrotter's Monday show at the Living Room is still on though, and you can head to Brooklyn Bowl tonight (8/26) for a free show by Slowdance. The Dex Romweber Duo and Birds of Avalon show tonight was also cancelled, but that was a coincedence.
Cerebral Ballzy at the Acheron in 2010 (more by Samantha Marble)
Daytrotter is presenting the 'Barnstormer 5,' the website's first East Coast tour, at the end of this month into early September. Various bands play on various dates from New Hampshire to Iowa. All dates are listed below.
As of today, the tour hits NYC twice. First on August 27 at Brooklyn Bowl (instead of Ghent, NY where the show was originally scheduled) with JBM, We Are Augstines, Guards, Doug Paisley, Des Ark, Christopher Paul Stelling, and The Loom. Then again on August 29 at The Living Room with Cerebral Ballzy (??!?), Princeton, Guards, and We Are Augustines. Tickets, not cheap, are available for the whole tour including both NYC dates, but we are also giving away a pair of tickets to each NYC show. Details on how to win, with all dates (most with White Rabbits and some with Deer Tick), below....
DOWNLOAD: J Mascis - Not Enough (MP3)
The first BrooklynVegan Swan Dive/Barbarella Austin Day Party lineup announcement is here! (this is the first of three BV day parties happening at these connecting venues, but just one of nine total BV events.)
This one happens Friday, March 18th from noon-6pm, is co-presented by KF Records (Knitting Factory) and Partisan Records, and features an exclusive Austin day party set by Middle Brother (aka Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes, John McCauley of Deer Tick, and Matthew Vasquez of Delta Spirit). If you want to catch them though, you better get there early because the entire lineup is ridiculous and 100% free, and it looks like this.....
STAGE 1 (SWAN DIVE)I'm already exhausted (and we have three more similar lineups still TBA).
12:00 PM JBM
12:30 PM BOBBY
01:15 PM Holy Sons
02:00 PM Dolorean
03:00 PM John Grant featuring Midlake
04:00 PM Wye Oak
05:00 PM J Mascis
STAGE 2 (Barbarella Patio)
12:00 PM David Wax Museum
01:00 PM Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside
02:00 PM Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit
03:00 PM Deer Tick featuring Jonny Corndawg
04:00 PM Old 97's
05:00 PM Middle Brother
STAGE 3 (Barbarella Inside)
12:15 PM AgesandAges
01:00 PM Paleo
01:45 PM Warm Ghost
02:30 PM Shilpa Ray & Her Happy Hookers
03:15 PM Vetiver
04:00 PM Oberhofer
05:00 PM The Dodos
Note: We have Dolorean who is not to be confused with Delorean, yes that is Midlake up there backing the amazing John Grant, Jason Isbell will stick around to play with Middle Brother (like he did on their record), and yes Jonny Corndawg will be in the house.
I'm also happy to point out that, though everyone will sound great already, they are going to sound even better thanks to our official microphone sponsor Line 6, not to mention due to the help of the Korg keyboards, and Vox & Blackstar amps that we'll have on hand - all generous and much-appreciated BrooklynVegan show sponsors.
- FREE Blublocker sunglasses to first 50 people in the door!
- there will be FREE vegan Izzoz breakfast tacos while supplies last!
- we'll have loads of FREE snacks courtesy of Sensible Portions!
- we'll keep you hydrated with FREE Honest Tea!
- you can keep your energy levels high with FREE Raw Revolution bars!
- FREE Tierras organic tequila cocktails while supplies last!
- more FREE food & DRINK details TBA!
- and there will be awesome giveaways from Partisan & KF Records
throughout the day!
Sondre Lerche at BV Day Party (more by Tim Griffin)
Vulture: Why release a self-titled album now?Like last year, Sondre Lerche will join the droves of bands making the trek to Austin for SXSW this month. His list of mid-March shows is below.
Sundre Lerche: Usually I have the title for the record pretty early on. I'll know which song title it is, or if it's a phrase from a song, but this time I didn't really have a clear vision of what it might be. I even asked my followers on Twitter for a suggestion. And of course -- no offense to them -- but that didn't prove to be fruitful. I sort of became obsessed with this whole title thing. I woke up from this dream one day and I had the perfect title, but I couldn't remember it. I'm not going to settle for anything but that title, and if I can't have it, it'll be a self-titled album.
Lerche's new and self-titled LP is due on June 7th via Mona Records. He kicks off a tour with Nightlands and Kishi Bashi on June 1st, hitting Bowery Ballroom on June 4th. Tickets for all dates are currently on fan presale, and Bowery Ballroom tickets go on general sale Friday.
Sondre's friend JBM is also returning to SXSW this year. You can catch him on 3/18 at Central Presbyterian Church (Sondre plays the same show) and earlier that same day at the TBA BV day party at Swan Dive (stay tuned).
All Sondre tour dates and some video, below...
Nada Surf at The Bell House (photos by Kurt Christensen)
Nada Surf will headline the Paradigm CMJ Showcase at Mercury Lounge in NYC on October 22nd. This is a really small venue for the band, and limited tickets are on sale now. Badge-holders will get a chance to get in too. Other bands on the bill are Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Francis & the Lights, Reptar, JBM, Blair, and Ume.
You might remember Austin band Ume from CMJ last year. They played the BV day party at Fontana's. At the time BBG wrote...
"Ume started the day with their poppy and suprisingly heavy take on 90s post-punk that is both powerful and charming. Outside of her devilish coo, Lauren is an enigmatic guitarist; all flailing hair, swinging arms, and wild movements. If this band didn't have such catchy songs, you'd probably be content just watching."At the moment the Mercury Lounge show is Ume's only CMJ show, but they have a day off on their nearly month-long fall tour. All dates are listed below.
JBM recently completed a tour with AA Bondy. AA Bondy plays a NYC show TONIGHT (10/6) with Diamond Doves and Dawn Landes who both played with JBM when he played Mercury Lounge in July. JBM, who played a BV CMJ party in 2009, currently has no other upcoming shows listed outside of the Paradigm Showcase.
All the other bands on the Mercury Lounge bill not only have upcoming shows, but other CMJ shows listed too. All dates and some videos below...
photos by Dominick Mastrangelo
JBM & Diamond Doves
"Jesse Marchant (JBM) took to the stage for a set that would also last about an hour. In contrast to [Sondre] Lerche's set, which was unified in its sound and delivery, Marchant delivered a set that ran the gamut between quiet and loud, stoic and rocking, solo and with band. The stark contrast between songs served Marchant, as it called attention not only to his versatility, but his ability to completely embrace each of the genres completely.More pictures from Tuesday night's Mercury Lounge show, that Sondre Lerche joined the bill on as an opener, below...
The material (as might be expected) was sourced largely (entirely?) from his debut record Not Even In July, for which [Tuesday] night was the record release party. However, much like the record, the tracks varied in their arrangement and instrumentation. For part of the set, Marchant was joined on stage by openers Diamond Doves as his backing band, and for others he took a solo seat to his songs. Moreover, even his solo act varied, sometimes finding him behind a makeshift drumkit, sometimes with a harmonica and guitar, and sometimes behind the keyboard." [Hippies are Dead]
"Saw Diamond Doves last night, Elvis Perkins' band minus him, they were really amazing. The Band to his Dylan. Somebody put out that record." - Carl Newman
As Bill reminded us this morning, Sondre Lerche plays Coco66 tonight (6/25). The show is both an 826NYC benefit and a Northside Festival gig. And as Bill wrote, "Sondre usually plays MHoW or Bowery Ballroom these days, so to see him in such a small venue will be a treat." Following that logic, seeing Sondre play Mercury Lounge on July 27th will be a treat. He's opening for his friend JBM who will be celebrating a record release at that show. Tickets are still on sale.
Also playing that Mercury Lounge show, first on that bill of three bands, is Diamond Doves who are "Dearland" when they back Elvis Perkins. Members include Little Wolf, Brigham Brough and Nick Kinsey. Diamond Doves played their first show on April 4th in Providence, RI with Deer Tick and Those Darlins and have since opened for themselves (Elvis Perkins) and Phosphorescent.
AA Bondy @ Union Hall in February (more by Kyle Dean Reinford)
" 'How Will You Meet Your End?' by A. A. Bondy - A dark musical tale that seems to reach out from another time, this is a song I can -- and do -- leave on repeat for long stretches. For both "So Cold the River" and "The Cypress House," I turned to this song often because I found its haunting lyrics and melody to be perfect tone-setters." [Michael Koryta]A.A. Bondy and JBM will be playing shows together around North America starting in August (full list of dates below).
A.A. Bondy then headlines his own show at Bowery Ballroom on Wednesday, October 6th. No opener announced yet. Tickets go on sale Friday at noon.
Much before that, A.A. Bondy has a NYC show scheduled with Elvis Perkins in Dearland and Arms (previously 'special guest') on Sunday, June 26th at Barge Park as part of Northside Festival. Tickets are still on sale for that. (He's also at the Newport Folk Festival this year.)
JBM (stage name of Jesse Marchant) plays a Bondy-less CD release show July 27th at Mercury Lounge (tickets) for his new album, Not Even in July, which comes out the same day on Partisan Records. Clips from that are streaming on the label's site.
A.A. Bondy played Toronto's Great Hall on June 18th as part of NXNE. A video from that set and all JBM/AA Bondy tour dates are below...
photos by Tim Griffin
Sondre Lerche & JBM share (a manager and) a bill at City Winery in NYC tonight (3/22). Tickets are still on sale. Before SXSW, Sondre played a NYC-area show at Maxwell's in Hoboken (JBM was supposed to open that show, but instead went on tour with Rogue Wave - something he'll do again in April).
Both Sondre and JBM were in Austin for SXSW, and one of Sondre's shows was the BrooklynVegan/DailyMotion day party at Club DeVille where the pictures in this post are from. Later in the week Sondre took part in the Big Star tribute at Antone's, and before that he paid tribute to Alex Chilton in a small way at the BV show too. That video segment is below with all dates and more pictures from the party (and a video of JBM at another Texas show too)...
an old photo of Voivod
Titus Andronicus @ Mercury Lounge on New Years Eve (more by Zach Stern)
tonight in NYC
* Soulive @ Brooklyn Bowl
* The Silent League @ Sycamore
* Marky Ramone (DJ) @ The Frying Pan
* Sondre Lerche @ (early) Maxwell's
* Naam, Liturgy, Tournament @ Union Pool
* Jay-Z, Young Jeezy, Trey Songz @ Izod Center
* Amniotic, Twin Sister, Jersey Band @ Coco 66
* Ben Sollee & Daniel Martin Moore @ Joe's Pub
* Pierced Arrows, Lullabye Arkestra @ (late) Maxwell's
* The Death Set, The So So Glos, Sweet Bulbs @ Bruar Falls
* Title Tracks, Pretty & Nice, Gary B & Notions @ Union Hall
* Kreator, Voivod, Nachtmystium @ Nokia Theatre Times Square
* Backslider, Chainsaw To The Face, The Communion @ ABC No Rio
* Vinicio Capossela, Marc Ribot, Frank London @ (Le) Poisson Rouge
* Tall Firs, Arms, We Are Country Mice, Dragon Turtle @ Glasslands
* Backslider, Chainsaw To The Face, Unmen, Bloodkitt @ Rock Star Bar
* High Teen Boogie, Little Victory, Edie Sedgwick @ (late) Cake Shop
* RJD2, Break Science, Happy Chichester @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Evan Dando, The Candles, Blair 9:30, The Naked Hearts @ Mercury Lounge
* Blacklisted, Gods & Queens, Tiger Flowers, Chambers @ (early) Cake Shop
* Pet Ghost Project, Akudama, Monogold, Papa, Teenage Prayers @ Spike Hill
* Titus Andronicus, Parts and Labor, Babies, Cloud Nothings @ Bowery Ballroom
* Alex Bleeker & The Freaks, Family Portrait, guest @ 59 Jefferson St., #402
* Free Kisses, Shark?, Byrds of Paradise, Philip Seymour Hoffman @ Shea Stadium
* Golden Triangle, Sandwitches, Coasting, Girls at Dawn @ Monster Island Basement
* Robbers on High Street, Ravens & Chimes, Queen Killing Kings @ Bell House
* Math the Band, Peelander Z, Uncle Monsterface, Eskalators, Lima @ Death By Audio
* Nude Beach, Total Slacker, Girls At Dawn, Anasazis,Mystic Underground @DonPedro
* Jason Blum, The Scandinavian, Half-Breeds, I'm Turning Into @ Pete's Candy Store
* Shara Worden & yMusic, yMusic, Sarah Small, Black Sea Hotel (Shara Worden-curated 2-night fest) @ 92YTribeca
Vampire Weekend and Zach Galifianakis are on SNL tonight.
JBM is no longer opening for Sondre Lerche at Maxwell's tonight. He is instead on tour with Rogue Wave.
Voivod play Nokia Theatre with Kreator tonight. Catch them in Austin at the free BV/M For Montreal party on 3/20.
The Girls at Dawn pull double duty tonight. They share the bill with The Sandwitches and Golden Triangle at Monster Island, and they play with Nude Beach, Total Slacker and others at Don Pedro.
The Blacklisted / Tiger Flowers / Chambers show kicks off at Cake Shop at 5pm. Flyer below...
Little Boots @ Bowery Ballroom in September (more by Chris La Putt)
tonight in NYC
* Shout Out Louds @ Pianos
* Soulive & Vernon Reid @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Living Days, Follower @ Glasslands
* Flogging Molly @ Hammerstein Ballroom
* Bobby Previte @ Rose Live Music
* Corinne Bailey Rae @ Apple Store Soho
* K-OS, Jon Oliver @ (Le) Poisson Rouge
* Gil Scott-Heron & Friends @ Blue Note
* Jay-Z, Young Jeezy @ Madison Square Garden
* Afuche, Elks, Hyimn, Wizardry @ Death By Audio
* Rogue Wave, Avi Buffalo @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Bushwick Book Club plays 'Dark Knight Returns' @ Goodbye Blue Monday
* Little Boots, Class Actress, Body Language, JDH & Dave P @ Highline Ballroom
* Cage the Elephant, As Tall As Lions, Morning Teleportation @ Bowery Ballroom
* Sky White Tiger, The Beasts of Eden, Wu Li, Holistic @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn
* The Music of the Who w/ Sondre Lerche, Robyn Hitchcock, Living Colour, Bob Mould, more @ Carnegie Hall
Tonight's So So Glos show at Littlefield has been cancelled.
Tonight's K-OS w/ Jon Oliver at Le Poisson Rouge has been cancelled.
JBM has been added as opener for tonight and tomorrow's Rogue Wave shows.
Bushwick Book Club this month features songs about Dark Knight Returns (the comic). Performers include Breez Evahflowin, Core Rhythm, Timothy Dark, Susanna Pryce, Anna Leuchtenberger, Susan Hwang and We Stole the Show - flyer below.
Jay-Z's Blueprint 3 tour visits MSG tonight. He plays Izod Center this weekend and Nassau Coliseum next, and you can catch him at both Bonnaroo and Coachella this year.
Soullive kick off "Bowlive", a 2 week residency at Brooklyn Bowl tonight. Flyer below.
Shara Worden is curating 2 nights at 92YTribeca Friday and Saturday. A video of her (My Brightest Diamond) performing "Golden Star" live, below...
The Twilight Sad is going on tour with Mono. Their video for "The Room" below...
Sondre Lerche @ MHOW in September (more by Tim Griffin)
Sondre Lerche will be one of the many acts at the now-sold-out Bell House Haiti Benefit tonight (1/27). Sondre goes on tour after that with opener JBM. JBM is NYC songwriter Jesse Marchant, who's now signed to Partisan Records. The label will release his debut Not Even in July on April 13th. For some JBM right now, check out his recently-posted Daytrotter Session.
Sondre is also scheduled to be at the Michael Dorf-produced Music of the Who show at Carnegie Hall on March 2nd. That show includes a lot of big names and City Winery regulars. They include Living Colour, Robyn Hitchcock, Matt Nathanson, Sondre Lerche, Postelles, Bettye LaVette, Mose Allison, The Smithereens, Gaslight Anthem, Bob Mould (of Hüsker Dü), Fab Faux, Asaf Avidan, Willie Nile, Vanessa Carlton, Rich Pagano, Nicole Atkins and Steven Bernstein & The Music Unites Choir. Tickets are on sale.
Finally, Sondre Lerche plays NYC's City Winery on Tuesday, March 23rd. Tickets are on sale. All dates below...
photos by Chris La Putt
Happy Holidays! I take on more than I can handle. That results in a lot of unposted content. In the name of catching up, while also taking it easy during this final week of the year, here's some of that lost material.
JBM played the free BrooklynVegan & Bowery Presents show at Pianos On October 24th. More pictures from his set below...
Sharon Van Etten
Cymbals Eat Guitars @ Brooklyn Bowl in August (more by Oren Loloi)
By the time Saturday, October 24th gets here, six BrooklynVegan shows will have come and gone. The first is on Tuesday. Then there are two on Thursday (night and day), and three on Friday (day, night, and night). Finally, the seventh and final BV party of CMJ 2009 (which is not technically part of CMJ) is happening Saturday at Pianos, and the 2-stage lineup is:
DOWNSTAIRS @ Pianos on the afternoon of 10/24/2009
1:15 Surf CityUPSTAIRS @ Pianos on the afternoon of 10/24/2009
2:00 The Moondoggies (Hardly Art)
2:45 Local Natives
3:30 Still Life Still
5:00 Cymbals Eat Guitars
1:00 Dave GodowskyThose times are all P.M. It's an afternoon show and it's 100% free. Come hang out.
1:45 Sharon Van Etten
2:30 The Smith Westerns
3:15 Pete & The Pirates
4:45 Dent May
5:30 Nathaniel Rateliff and The Wheel
Not only is this show 100% free, there will be free Miller beer (High Life and Lite) and free Vitamin Water (first come, first served). Same free stuff at all three BrooklynVegan day parties this year (Thursday @ Pianos, Friday @ Fontana's, and Saturday @ Pianos aka this party). Flyer for this party, which was put together in conjunction with Bowery Presents who wanted the same space on the same day (Double Booked!), below.
Two bands on this bill are playing two BV parties. LA's Local Natives are also in the loft. Denver's The Wheel are also Tuesday night at Music Hall of Williamsburg.
Still Life Still are that band that new Arts & Crafts band that just came through town. You know Dent May from the roster of Animal Collective's label Paw Tracks.
Dave Godowsky and Sharon Van Etten are both singer-songwriters making their second appearances at BV parties in the upstairs room of Pianos. You may have caught Dave when he opened for Dave Bazan at Bowery Ballroom on Sunday night. You may remember Sharon's voice from the new Antlers record (The Antlers are another band playing the BV show at MHOW).
Ghostly International artist Deastro has a tour coming up with Max Tundra in 2010. Don't wait that long to see him.
Thursday, 10/22 - CMJ showcase @ Mercury Lounge in NYC
Sean Bones 1:00Alec Ounsworth and/or his alias Flashy Python have three shows coming up. One of them is in NYC and is listed above. It's a CMJ show with no advanced ($12) tickets. The other two dates are in Philly. They're listed below along with a full stream of his new Flashy Python album (not to be confused with his new Alec Ounsworth album)....
Local Natives 12:00
Ambulance LTD 10:00
Alec Ounsworth (of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah) 9:00
Patrick Watson 8:00
photos by Tim Griffin
"One of my favorite artists who seems to embody brilliance, the quintessential musician, is the one and only Sondre Lerche. His music, his style, his words are combined to create the most unique sound I've ever heard. You may have heard his songs if you watched "Dan in Real Life." He wrote the soundtrack and performed the last number in the "Wedding" scene. This is where I first fell in love with Sondre's sensational sound and from there, I've compiled a growing list of favorite tracks.Sondre's tour with opener JBM continues tonight (9/9) at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn. Tickets are still available. More pictures from last night's show at Bowery Ballroom, below...
His new album, entitled "Heart Beat Radio" debuted today; and Molly and I went to the Bowery Ballroom to see him for his first show of the tour. You can't beat live music and Sondre's performance was nothing short of impeccable. He really has a way of pumping up the crowd considering he didn't have a band, back-up vocalists, special lighting, anything. It was just Sondre and his guitar: raw, pure, real." [In the City]
DOWNLOAD: Sondre Lerche - Good Luck (MP3)
Check out "Good Luck," above, a new track off Sondre Lerche's upcoming album Heartbeat Radio, due September 8th on Rouder Records.
"I wrote this song on the last day of 2007 after a complicated year that was to be followed by a slightly more complicated year. (Luckily most of the complications were of a practical nature)." -SondreSondre is bringing his North American tour (updated dates, below) to New York (where he now lives) on September 8th and 9th for shows at the Bowery Ballroom and Music Hall of Williamsburg, respectively. Tickets are still on sale.
Both those shows will be with his tourmate JBM, a songwriter originally from Montreal who's spent time in LA and now resides in NYC, and has been compared on this blog to "Jim James, My Morning Jacket, Ryan Adams, Paul Simon, Cat Stevens and especially Jose Gonzalez."
Sondre's entire story behind "Good Luck", and all tour dates are below...
St. Vincent on the Wookie Stage @ Sasquatch 2009 (more by Chris Graham)
"The "buzz" word gets thrown around a lot in Nashville. Whether it's some local band on the cusp of national damnation or a touring band that gets you valuable street cred just being seen at their show. Naturally, we were skeptical when we checked out St. Vincent and naturally, we were blown away by what we heard." [Lake Fever Sessions]St Vincent is apparently playing the Bell House in Brooklyn with Tim Fite and JBM on June 25th. That's in less than a week, and TICKETS ARE ON SALE.
"Lake Fever Productions is full service recording studio located on Nashville's Music Row." Lake Fever Sessions are a series of videos of bands playing live in their studio. Their most recent session was with St. Vincent. You can watch it below...
DOWNLOAD: JBM - Cleo's Song on NPR (MP3)
Though Montreal singer-songwriter Jesse B. Marchant reports that he spent little time in church growing up, he both lived and recorded his debut album, Not Even In July in Henry Hirsch's church studio in Hudson, NY, often stepping outside only in the mornings to get breakfast. After living in Los Angeles for much of the song-writing process, taking up residency in a church built in the late 19th century was a nice change of scenery for Marchant, who came to find the social climate in L.A. not to his liking. Not only was the church an amazing setting for its acoustics, Marchant grew to appreciate its peaceful and historical aura." [NPR]Spin if you like Jim James, My Morning Jacket, Ryan Adams, Paul Simon, Cat Stevens and especially Jose Gonzalez. JBM plays Mercury Lounge in NYC tonight (4/25). He goes on at 8 and shares the bill with Ravens & Chimes and Kittens Ablaze.