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This past fall, Fool's Gold label head and Kanye's former touring DJ A-Trak released the dance-party-ready Jamie Lidell collab "We All Fall Down." Jamie remixed it himself a little later on, and this week a new remix of the song comes courtesy of Cory Enemy & Syre. Listen to all three below.

A-Trak's next hometown show is December 12 at Terminal 5 with AraabMuzik (who he also released a collaborative song with this year) and Falcons. You can still order tickets online, but if you want to get tix from A-Trak in person, he'll be at the Fool's Gold store from 5 - 7 PM today (12/2) selling them himself. The store's located at 536 Metropolitan Ave in Brooklyn, just up the street from the Lorimer L stop.

He has a few other dates coming up, all of which are listed below...

Continue reading "A-Trak streaming a new remix of his Jamie Lidell collab, selling tickets to his T5 show in person in Williamsburg today"


As you may know, the annual Bonnaroo Superjam takes place Saturday night this year, and now the lineup has been announced. Once again, it brings together musicians from very different musical backgrounds, including Metallica's Rob Trujillo, Run DMC's DMC, Chance the Rapper, Reggie Watts, Pretty Lights, Jamie Lidell, John Medeski, Jack Antonoff (Bleachers, fun.), Eric Krasno, Karl Denson, Oteil Burbridge, Robert 'Sput' Searight (Snarky Puppy), Brian Coogan and Brownout Horns with special guests Cherub, Rhiannon Giddens and more. The Superjam begins at 1:30 AM (so technically Sunday morning, July 14).

Last year's had Skrillex, Janelle Monae, Chance the Rapper, members of The Doors, The Grateful Dead and more. Watch a documentary on that one, below...

Continue reading "Metallica's Rob Trujillo, DMC, Chance the Rapper, Reggie Watts, Jamie Lidell & more playing Bonnaroo 2015 Superjam"

photo: Jamie Lidell at Glasslands in 2013 (more by Kyle Dean Reinford)
Jamie Lidell

Celebrate Brooklyn! have announced the lineups for this year's free dance parties at Brooklyn Bridge Park taking place on three consecutive Thursday nights: May 14, 21 and 28. This year's parties will feature performances from electronic/soul producer Jamie Lidell, the classic grooves of Sonny Knight & The Lakers, Latin jazz mainstay Poncho Sanchez and more.

The dance parties serve as a leadup to this year's Celebrate Brooklyn! season at Prospect Park Bandshell, which kicks off June 3 with the legendary Chaka Khan. Check out the dance party lineups in full below...

Continue reading "Celebrate Brooklyn! free dance parties announced for May"

Money Mark, Sinkane, more at Atomic Bomb! rehearsal (more by Rebecca Greenfield)
Atomic Bomb

Yesterday we mentioned David Byrne's Luaka Bop label is celebrating 25 years with a few NYC events this October, and that one of those was the previously-announced Atomic Bomb! The Music of William Onyeabor performance happening at Central Park's Modern Sky Fest (10/4-5) (which also includes Blood Brothers, Liars, Cat Power and more). Now the lineup for this edition of Atomic Bomb! has been announced and it includes hip hop vets Dead Prez, free jazz pioneer Pharoah Sanders, psych duo Peaking Lights (who also remixed Onyeabor), British soul/funk singer Jamie Lidell, DFA-signed Yeasayer/of Montreal collaborator Sinkane, Hot Chip singer Alexis Taylor, South African group The Mahotella Queens, Beastie Boys collaborator Money Mark, and "a FANTASTIC group of horn players and Nigerian percussionists" with still more TBA. Tickets, including single day passes and 2-day passes, are still available.

Peaking Lights, whose new album Cosmic Logic will be out October 7, will also be in NYC two days before that to open for Real Estate at Terminal 5 (tickets).

Stream their remix of William Onyeabor below...

Continue reading "Dead Prez, Pharoah Sanders, Peaking Lights, Alexis Taylor & more playing William Onyeabor tribute at Central Park fest"

by Andrew Sacher

Jamie Lidell at Glasslands in April (more by Kyle Dean Reinford)
Jamie Lidell

Still on the heels of his funky, maximalist R&B new self titled album, Jamie Lidell will be returning to NYC for his second time this year, this week. His tour has him arriving at Le Poisson Rouge tonight (8/1), his first of three shows in the area. Tonight's show is being opened by indie folk/hip hop mixer Emily Wells and DJ Shiftee. Tickets are still available.

Tonight will be his most intimate one, but if intimacy is less important to you than saving money, on Friday (8/2) at Prospect Park he plays a big, free Celebrate Brooklyn! show that also includes Baltimore weirdo Dan Deacon and Stones Throw-signed soul trio The Stepkids. Doors open at 6:30 PM and show starts at 7:30.

Then, a little farther out from NYC, Jamie plays one more free show on Saturday (8/3) at The Surf Lodge in the Hamptons. Doors open at 5 PM for this one.

These are his last three North American dates before two European festivals he plays later this month. All dates are listed, along with a stream of "What A Shame" from the new album, below...

Continue reading "Jamie Lidell is here, playing three NYC-area shows this week (two are free!)"

MS MR @ MHOW this month (more by Toby Tennenbaum)

Montauk venue Surf Lodge's 2013 free Summer Concert Series has an impressive line-up that kicked off Memorial Day Weekend with Theophilus London and Portugal. The Man, and continues this weekend with MS MR on Saturday (6/1). This year's slate includes Bear Mountain (6/8), Willie Nelson (6/9), Django Django (6/16), Ra Ra Riot (6/22), Phosphorescent (6/30), Blonde Redhead (7/13), Father John Misty solo (7/28), Jamie Lidell (8/3) Autre Ne Veut (8/24), and the previously discussed YACHT show (8/31). Again, the shows are free.

Full Surf Lodge Summer Concert Series line-up below...

Continue reading "Willie Nelson, Django Django, Phosphorescent, Father John Misty & more playing free shows at Montauk's Surf Lodge"

Jamie Lidell at Glasslands last month (more by Kyle Dean Reinford)
Jamie Lidell

In addition to the previously discussed FREE Jamie Lidell show scheduled to take over Prospect Park on August 2 with co-headliner Dan Deacon, the dance-y Englishman has scheduled another, far more intimate show the day prior at Le Poisson Rouge on August 1. Tickets are on sale. The show is one of a few select dates for Lidell, all of which are listed below.

Lidell was recently the subject of a short documentary, Jamie Lidell - What We See Is What You Get and you can watch it below too.

Meanwhile, Dan Deacon was recently announced as part of FYF in Los Angeles. Also, his Record Store Day 2013 single, "Konono Ripoff Nº1," recently got the video treatment, and the clip involves an interactive element courtesy Dan's smartphone app. Check that out, along with his and Jamie's tour schedule, below.

Continue reading "Jamie Lidell playing Le Poisson Rouge before co-headlining Celebrate Brooklyn! show with Dan Deacon (updated dates)"

photos by Kyle Dean Reinford

Jamie Lidell @ Glasslands, 4/9/2013
Jamie Lidell

With his show at Music Hall of Williamsburg sold out, electrofunk practitioner Jamie Lidell added a second show in the Brooklyn nabe at the much smaller, now-cloudless Glasslands on Tuesday (4/9). The show, which featured an opening set from Ludwig Persik, was the inaugural "NYC Popup" event thown by WillCall mobile app. (WillCall and Glasslands previously teamed up to help out on our first day party of SXSW 2013.) At the helm of a control deck worthy of the Millenium Falcon, Jamie let his magnetic personality and powerful pipes pilot the night.

Jamie Lidell and Empress Of's sold-out MHoW goes down Saturday night (4/13). More pics from Glasslands are below.

Continue reading "Jamie Lidell played Glasslands with Ludwig Persik (pics); sold-out show with Empress Of is Saturday"

by Andrew Sacher

RL Grime
RL Grime

LA-imported NYC resident RL Grime dropped his impressive Grapes EP last year, which featured remixes from Salva, LOL Boys, and Shlohmo, but really began picking up speed a few months after its release when he teamed up with Salva for a remix of Kanye West's "Mercy" (which you can stream below). RL Grime and Salva teamed up again this year to give a similar treatment to "What A Shame" from Jamie Lidell's new self titled album. That remix came out in late March via Warp and you can stream it below as well.

RL Grime will be heading out on the "High Beams Tour" this May, which kicks off on the West Coast and includes a NYC show on May 9 at Le Poisson Rouge. Tickets for that show are on sale now. If you're wondering what seeing RL Grime live is like, check out the recording of his set at HARD Miami that was recently posted. It's a great, club-ready set full of bangers like his remixes of Chief Keef's "Sosa," and Rihanna's "Pour It Up," mixed in with pieces of Rustie, TNGHT, Baauer, and lots more. All dates on the "High Beams Tour" are listed below.

Meanwhile, collaborator Salva, who released the Odd Furniture EP earlier this year, has a bunch of upcoming dates scheduled including a NYC show as part of the Red Bull Music Academy NYC residency at Santos Party House on May 23 with a great lineup of Big Freedia, Drop the Lime, DJ Spinn & DJ Rashad, Afrika Baambata, and others. Tickets for that show are still available.

And speaking of Jamie Lidell, he plays Glasslands tonight (4/9).

All RL Grime and Salva dates are listed, along with the Jamie Lidell/Kanye remixes, below...

Continue reading "RL Grime announces tour, remixed Jamie Lidell w/ Salva, recorded his HARD Miami set (dates & streams)"

Jamie LidellJamie Lidell

As mentioned, Jamie Lidell is currently on tour in support of his new, self-titled album. That tour hits NYC on April 13 at Music Hall of Williamsburg with Empress Of and Ludwig Persik, which is sold out. If you wanted to go and didn't get tickets, fear not: Jamie's just added another show in Williamsburg, playing a few days earlier at Glasslands on April 9 with opener Ludwig Persik. (That date was originally scheduled for Toronto which is now happening on 4/8.) Tickets can only be purchased through the WillCall mobile app that's available for iPhone/Ipad and Android.

Jamie recently released a remix of "You Naked" by Jimmy Edgar and you can stream that below. Updated dates are below too.

Continue reading "Jamie Lidell adds NYC show at Glasslands before sold-out Music Hall of Williamsburg (updated dates)"


The 14th edition of Mutek, Montreal's annual "international festival of digital creativ and electronic music," will happen May 29 - June 2. The festival has released the initial line-up of performers, including Matthew Herbert, Andy Stott, Jamie Lidell, John Talabot, Martyn, Onra and more. Mutek Passports (good for the whole fest) and Weekend Passes (good for 5/31 - 6/2) are on sale now.

Jamie Lidell's new, self-titled album came out this week and he'll play NYC at Music Hall of Williamsburg on April 13 and tickets are still available.

Andy Stott, whose excellent Luxury Problems was included on many Best of 2012 lists, is touring this spring. No shows in NYC but he will be in Chicago in March.

Matthew Herbert will have a very busy 2013. In addition to a new album, End of Silence, which was constructed from just one sound, he's got a 130 track compilation titled Herbert Complete which collects his house-oriented productions. That digital-only comp will be out in March and his new album a month later. He's also working with the England's Royal Opera House to create a work based on Faust that will premiere in 2014.

John Talabot will be here in May; Dutch artist Martyn recently played NYC and his new EP, Newspeak, came out this week; and Onra was last here in November for the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival.

More info on Mutek 2013 is here and initial line-up is below.

Continue reading "Matthew Herbert, Jamie Lidell, Andy Stott, and John Talabot among the initial line-up for Mutek 2013 (tix on sale)"

Empress Of @ Glasslands, 2012 (more by Robert Altman)
Empress of

The indie pop sound of Brooklyn's own Empress Of (aka Lorely Rodriguez) has been featured on Stereogum, Gorilla vs Bear, and FADER, and can be experienced live tonight (2/16) at the new Silent Barn, at SXSW in March and on tour with Jamie Lidell throughout April (Music Hall of Williamsburg included). Dates, songs and videos, below...

Continue reading "Empress Of touring with Jamie Lidell, playing SXSW & Silent Barn tonight (dates, videos & stream)"

THEESatisfaction at Bowery Ballroom in 2011 (more by Toby Tenenbaum)

Woe @ Public Assembly, Sept. 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)

SVIIB @ Doc Marten's Store, Jan. 2013 (more by Robert Altman)
The Strokes

today in NYC
* Ultra @ The Stone
* Lalana @ Joes Pub
* Lava Bat @ The Stone
* Sarah Alden @ Barbes
* ?uestlove @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Mavrothi Kontanis @ Barbes
* Gemini Club @ Mercury Lounge
* Emeli Sande @ The Living Room
* Kathleen Edwards @ City Winery
* The English Beat @ The Bell House
* SHOWPAPER Shows Off @ Roulette
* Woe, Anicon, Skullshitter @ Saint Vitus
* Company of Thieves @ Highline Ballroom
* The Vaccines, DIIV, San Cisco @ Terminal 5
* Gin Blossoms, Crash Boom Bang @ B.B King's
* Mr. Dream, Shark?, Sleepies @ 59 Canal Street
* Quicksand, Cymbals Eat Guitars @ Webster Hall
* Todd Terje, Danny Krivit, Walker & Royce @ Cielo
* THEESatisfaction, Njena Reddd Foxxx @ S.O.B's
* Hexvoid, Epicdemia, Twin Guns @ Public Assembly
* Keane, Youngblood Hawke @ Radio City Music Hall
* Kopecky Family Band, Eastern Sea @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Shovels and Rope, Andrew Combs @ Bowery Ballroom
* Celestial Shore, Krill, Leapling, Lost Boy? @ Silent Barn
* Christian Finnegan, Justin Silver @ Eastville Comedy Club
* The Chapin Sisters, Twigs, Condesa @ Pete's Candy Store
* Rumors, Cascading Slopes, Leverage Models @ Cameo Gallery
* Tony Quattro, Kuhrye-oo, Psychic Twin, Prism House @ 285 Kent
* Mystical Weapons, Devi Mambouka, No Bra @ Santos Party House
* Advaeta, Low Fat Getting High,Turnip King, Journalism @ Cake Shop
* My Radio, Arian Saleh, Delta Saints @ Rockwood Music Hall (Stage 1)
* Hooray For Earth, Ice Choir, DJ Jessica Zambri @ The Knitting Factory
* Seven Teares, Mossneck, Mad Osztrosis, Tody Driver @ Death By Audio
* The Harmonica Lewinskies, Samuel Cooper of Sunglasses, Luray @ Pianos
* School of Seven Bells, Prince Rama, Weeknight @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Diamond Doves, Tallahassee, Last Good Tooth, Papertwin @ The Bowery Electric
* Caged Animals, Phonetag, Qualms, Kissing Is A Crime, Naploean @ Shea Stadium
* Crocodiles (duo aet), Cassie Ramone, SISU, Punks on Mars (duo set) @ Glasslands

Seattle's THEESatisfaction play SOB's tonight and tickets are still available. The duo just dropped a new mixtape, THEESatisfaction Loves Erykah Badu, and you can stream it below or download it for free at their Bandcamp.

Mystical Weapons, aka the duo of Sean Lennon and Deerhoof's Greg Saunier, plays Santos tonight.

Tonight at 8 PM is the series finale of 30 Rock. Blergh!

SISU, which is fronted by Dum Dum Girls drummer Sandra Vu, play Glasslands tonight with stripped-down versions of Crocodiles and Punks on Mars, plus a solo set from Cassie Ramone. If you go tonight, be sure to wish Sandy a happy birthday.

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Jamie Lidell has a new video for his song "You Naked" and you can check that out below.

What else?

Continue reading "What's going on Thursday?"


German neo-classical-meets-techno trio Brandt Brauer Frick are set to release their new album, Miami, on March 11. Unlike last year's instrumental Mr. Machine, the new LP features a host of guest vocalists, including Jamie Lidell, Nina Kraviz, Om'Mas Keith, and Gudrun Gut. You can stream Lidell's contribution, "Broken Pieces," below, along with a striking trailer for the album.

No North American tour dates on the horizon unfortunately, but European dates are listed below. Album art and track list below as well.

Continue reading "Brandt Brauer Frick ready 'Miami' (stream a track featuring Jamie Lidell)"

by Andrew Sacher

Pegasus Warning at Brooklyn Bowl in October (more by Sarah Gainer)
Pegasus Warning

Pegasus Warning (aka NYC musician Guillermo E. Brown) is probably best known for the artists he's collaborated with, which include CANT, Das Racist, Twin Shadow, Spoek Mathambo, Saul Williams, Tortoise, Anti-Pop Consortium, El-P, Arto Lindsay, Jamie Lidell, and more. But there's a good chance that will change when he releases his debut EP, Woof Ticket, this February. The EP features the single, "Nothing2Show," a soul and rock inflicted electro cut that wouldn't sound out of place on Bloc Party's Intimacy. You can stream that single and a Gordon Voidwell remix of the track below.

Pegasus Warning will be playing a hometown show at The Bowery Electric TONIGHT (11/28) with Vernous and DJ Sexy Precious. Doors are at 9 and admission is $10 for tonight's 21+ show.

As mentioned, one of Guillermo's collaborators, Jamie Lidell has a new self titled album coming out this February too. If you were a fan of the abrasive R&B of that album's single, "What A Shame," you'll probably find something to like in Pegasus Warning also.

Streams are below.

Continue reading "Pegasus Warning releasing EP, playing NYC tonight (streams)"

by Andrew Sacher

Jamie Lidell

As mentioned, English R&B singer Jamie Lidell will release his new, self titled album on February 19 via Warp. It will be his first album since 2010 and the lead single, "What A Shame" is a pretty exciting taste of what's to come. You can check out that song and the album tracklist below. The cover art is above.

Jamie will be touring internationally in support of the album in 2013, and while all of the dates have not been revealed yet, a few have begun to surface including a NYC show happening on April 13 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (11/30) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (11/28) at noon.

A list of all currently known dates, album tracklist, and song stream, are below.

Continue reading "Jamie Lidell releasing new LP, announces 2013 tour (dates)"

Trail of Dead at BV-SXSW 2011 (more by Chris Gersbeck)
Trail of Dead

today in NYC
* The Dan Band @ Gramercy Theatre
* Simon Amstell @ Theatre 80
* Super Hi Fi, Full Tang @ Zebulon
* Eli Young Band, JT Hodges @ Terminal 5
* Future Rock, Damn Right! @ Brooklyn Bowl
* The Hounds Below, Pomegranates @ The Delancey
* K'naan, City of the Sun @ Highline Ballroom
* Ash, Reputante, ANML @ Knitting Factory
* Ethan Lipton & His Orchestra @ Joe's Pub
* Phil Lesh & Friends @ The Capitol Theatre
* Ani DiFranco @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Grace Potter & the Nocturnals @ Beacon Theatre
* High Highs, Snowmine @ Mercury Lounge
* Mike Cooley (of Drive-By Truckers) @ Slipper Room
* The Death Set, Deathface, No Way @ Cameo Gallery
* Banning Eyre, Sam Dickey, Luke Quaranta @ Barbes
* Start Making Sense, The Great White Caps @ The Bell House
* Phutureprimitive, Space Jesus, Soulacybin @ Glasslands Gallery
* Liam Finn, Reuben and the Dark @ Glasslands Gallery
* Spirit Family Reunion, Adam Arcuragi @ Mercury Lounge
* Blondes, Maxmillion Dunbar, Holly Herndon @ 285 Kent
* Bassnectar, Gramatik, Gladkill @ The Wellmont Theatre
* Extreme Animals, Eric Copeland @ Secret Project Robot
* Mind Over Mirrors + Miguel Gutierrez @ Issue Project Room
* Midnight Magic, Something In Spanish, DJ Scribe @ Cameo Gallery
* Neon Piss, Shoxx, Nuclear Spring, Survival @ Death By Audio
* Viva Mayday, Chainwave, Johanna Glaza, The Veevees @ The Bowery Electric
* Vassals, T.H.E.M., Blank Paper, Little Racer @ Paper Box
* The Everymen, The Brooklyn What, The Skipjack @ Saint Vitus
* Lamb of God, In Flames, Sylosis, Hatebreed @ Roseland Ballroom
* Dr. John and The Blind Boys of Alabama @ Bergen Performing Arts Center
* Naomi Punk, G Green, Parquet Courts, Psychic Blood @ 285 Kent
* Taking Back Sunday, Bayside, The Menzingers @ Best Buy Theatre
* Radical Dads, Dinosaur Feathers, Laser Background, Dead Stars @ Big Snow
* Gold Streets, The Suicide Dolls, Passenger Peru, Thick Voltage @ Union Pool
* Friend Roulette, Flying Pace, Bright Brown, Katie Mullins @ Union Hall
* Eastern Hollows, Doubting Thomas Cruise Control, The National Rifle, Dances @ Cake Shop
* Dan Deacon, Height With Friends, Chester Endersby Gwazda, Alan Resnick @ Bowery Ballroom
* ..And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, The Coathangers, Hussle Club @ Irving Plaza
* Kool A.D., The Underachievers, Aaron Cohen, Kosha Dillz, Johnny Voltik, Chaz Van Queen, Illustrate & Niyre, DJ Obey City @ Littlefield
* John Wesley Harding's Cabinet of Wonders w/ Steve Earle, Loudon Wainwright III, Alec Ounsworth, Quincy Troupe, Gary Shteyngart, Mike Scott and Steve Wickham of the Waterboys @ City Winery
* #SandySucks w/ Flufftronix, Dirtyfinger, Cousin Cole, Tony Quattro, Tanner Caldwell, Furoche, Wckids, Don Cerati, Alt+Beast, Joey G, Skyway @ Public Assembly

The guests for John Wesley Harding's Cabinet of Wonders show at City Winery tonight include Steve Earle, Loudon Wainwright III, Alec Ounsworth, Quincy Troupe, Gary Shteyngart, Mike Scott and Steve Wickham of the Waterboys.

Check out Neon Piss at Death by Audio tonight with Shoxx, Nuclear Spring, and Survival.

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Jamie Lidell will release a self titled album on February 19 via Warp. Check out the awesome lead single, "What A Shame," below.

Yo La Tengo have some visual accompaniment for "Before We Run," the first single off their upcoming album, Fade. Check it out below.

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photos bt Chris La Putt

Ted Leo / Big Freedia
Ted Leo
Big Freedia

Thanks again to everyone for an amazing extended CMJ 2010 weekend that started Thursday night at Music Hall of Williamsburg, continued Friday afternoon at Public Assembly followed by a loft party followed by the free Converse-presented show at Public Assembly on Saturday afternoon, 10/23 (the subject of this post), and which ended on a high, and heavy, note at Union Pool later that night.

Thanks again to Converse who just opened a big store in SoHo, and to our sponsors V-Spot (go eat there for a great vegan meal in Park Slope), Firefly Vodka + Bourbon, Magic Hat, and Raw Revolution.

This second set of pictures from the event continues below...

Continue reading "BV & Converse day party in pics & video - part 2 (Jamie Lidell, Big Freedia, Ted Leo, Titus Andronicus, Wild Nothing, more)"

most photos by Andrew St. Clair, Jamie Lidell photos by Leia Jospe
videos by Bleary Eyed Brooklyn

Jamie Lidell / Marnie Stern
Jamie Lidell
Marnie Stern

"As a sucker for daytime events, I headed to Williamsburg's Public Assembly around noon for a show curated by BrooklynVegan. First up (and by "first", I mean, "the first artist I woke up in time to see") was Ted Leo. Performing skeletal, solo versions of his Pharmacists material, Ted more than compensated for the sparse arrangements with furious strumming and hilarious banter. It was nice to see an older, established artist opening a free show designed to showcase rising stars; it sort of set the tone for the rest of the day. His hit-heavy set spanned the full-duration of career, touching on high-water marks like "The High Party" and "Bottled in Cork", and closing with a cover of Euro-dance phenom Robyn's "With Every Heartbeat". This was a perfect set to open the day, and my only recommendation is that the next synth jam he covers be "Chewing Gum", by Annie...

...Closing the show, metal prodigy Marnie Stern dominated stage two, directly opposite neo-funkster Jamie Lidell headlining the main room. While she reveled in the loose atmosphere, dropping hilariously lewd stage banter and slamming PBR's, Lidell tried a throwback set reflecting his early, robotic Warp Records catalog." [MTV Music Blog]

Thanks again to everyone for an amazing extended CMJ weekend that started Thursday night at Music Hall of Williamsburg, continued Friday afternoon at Public Assembly followed by a loft party followed by the free Converse-presented show at Public Assembly on Saturday afternoon, 10/23 (the subject of this post), and which ended on a high, and heavy, note at Union Pool later that night.

Hopefully you got there early on Saturday to catch Morning Teleportation who went on when we opened the doors around noon. If so, you may have also grabbed one of the free EarPeace earplugs we gave out, and grabbed a free V-Spot empanada. Hopefully you also had your fill of the free Firefly Vodka + Bourbon and Magic Hat beer we were giving out, snacked on free Raw Revolution bars, bought a free t-shirt or poster for charity (email if you still want one - we have more left). If you weren't there, maybe you caught the live stream (if we can ever make it available for podcast, I will let you know).

Thanks to Line 6 and Vinny's Music for providing gear. Thanks to Vinnie's Pizza for helping feed our bands!

Speaking of the bands, hopefully Titus Andronicus's short set didn't bum you out. And if it did, hopefully Big Freedia cheered you right back up.

Like for the Friday party, there are two sets of pictures for this one. The second one is on its way. The first one, along with a bunch of videos, continues below...

Continue reading "BV Saturday day party in pics & video - part 1 (Marnie Stern, Dominique Young Unique, Heavy Cream, No Joy & more)"


For those keeping count, BrooklynVegan will be at Music Hall of Williamsburg Thursday night, Public Assembly on Friday day, and Sunday night at Union Pool. Add to that list (as previously mentioned): Saturday day at Public Assembly. And for this one we teamed up with Converse to bring you the following stellar 100% FREE SHOW....

The date: Saturday, October 23rd, 2010
The time: noon-6pm
The place: Public Assembly (70 North 6th St)
the bands:

12:00 Morning Teleportation
01:00 Ted Leo (solo)
01:45 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.
02:30 Wild Nothing
03:15 Titus Andronicus
04:15 Big Freedia
05:00 Jamie Lidell
DJ sets by SUNCELEb

12:15 Evan Voytas
01:00 S. Carey
01:45 The Crayon Fields
02:30 Heavy Cream
03:15 Dominique Young Unique
04:00 No Joy
04:45 Reggie Watts
05:05 Marnie Stern

That's sixteen kick ass (yes, Big Freedia is performing) artists (including the DJ) in six free hours (yes, Ted Leo plays at 1pm). But that's not all... We'll have free alcoholic beverages (sorry, this event is 21+) and free food. And free EarPeace ear plugs to the first 50 people through the door (a $14.95 value). Get there for:
* free EarPeace (while supplies last)
* free V-Spot breakfast burritos & empanadas (while supplies last)
* free Firefly Vodka + Bourbon (while supplies last)
* free Magic Hat beer (while supplies last)
* free Raw Revolution bars
No ticket or RSVP necessary. No badges. Just get there early and get inside. You won't need to spend any money, though we will have some schwag for sale to help raise some cash for Music Has Power (The Institute for Music and Neurologic Function). Moby talks more about what that is in a video we posted in our Friday party announcement.

Can't make it? We'll be streaming select sets live on Converse Radio. Tune in.

Converse is doing a lot lately to help support music, and has especially hooked up Brooklyn. You might have heard about this:

"Converse announced details for an unprecedented initiative that directly supports artistic creativity and the music community in a unique way through the opening of a new, state-of-the-art recording studio in Brooklyn, NY later this year. Converse Rubber Tracks will provide emerging artists with the incredible opportunity to record music in a high-quality studio alongside a team of experienced local engineers at no cost. Converse Rubber Tracks will provide a platform for new musicians and directly help them overcome one of the biggest hurdles in their career-affording studio time."
Musicians should apply for free studio time at the Converse Rubber Tracks site.

Stay tuned to @bvCMJ for even more CMJ news and updates than you'll find on BrooklynVegan.com.

Oh, and if you oversleep, you can also catch Ted Leo later that day at the WFMU Record Fair or in December at Terminal 5 with the New Pornographers.

Thanks to: Zach Jaeger of Tonally Dude Productions for the sweet flyer you see above, and to Vinny's Music for providing us with some sweet gear, and to Underground Press (who have their own day party on Thursday) for getting us some merch printed to help raise money for charity including screenprinted versions of the above poster that we'll have available at the show.

Some videos below...

Continue reading "free BrooklynVegan & Converse Saturday day party @ Public Assembly -- lineup (15 bands, free drinks, food & more)"

photos by Toby Tenenbaum

Happy Birthday to Jamie
Jamie Lidell

"Ladies and gentlemen, as Jamie Lidell calls his audience, Lidell has left most of the solo improvising and experimental layering behind, in favor of touring with a five-man band. Rather than balancing roles of producer and singer-performer, the strong support allowed for Lidell to simply sing a little bit of his British-born feel good soul in a tattered blazer and size 13 hobo shoes.

Most of the band adopted the homeless theme by adorning T-shirts ripe with holes or a faded tie-dye shirt, as was the case with the guitarist. Gone are the glitz and glam of previous shows -- the theme Friday at the Grog Shop was one familiar to Clevelanders.

Despite their humble appearance, Lidell and company went right to work bringing the funk on "The Ring." After, they sprang into "Wait for Me," which was about the hardships of a long-distance relationship, but Lidell assured us that his current girlfriend accompanies him on the road. [Cleveland Scene]

That blurb comes from a review of an earlier show on Jamie Lidell's tour that came to Webster Hall in NYC on Saturday night (9/18), his birthday. More pictures from that show (which Bear Hands opened, but we missed them), with the setlist, below....

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photos by Lionel D. Bergeron

Bear Hands @ Rockefeller Center - 9/10/2010
Bear Hands

Bear Hands are opening for Jamie Lidell at Webster Hall on Saturday night (9/18). If you don't already have a ticket, here's a little more incentive:

"As an additional bonus to all of his amazing and supportive fans, Jamie is offering everybody who has pre-ordered a ticket to any show on his fall world wide tour a special collection of remixes done by friends like Tiga, Micachu and Tuneyards, as well as from band mates Guillermo Brown and Andre Vida. This deal applies to all standard headlining shows September 6-November 20. Local promoters will provide all purchasers with a download link on the day of concert, and all hard ticket purchasers will receive a link from the box office on the show day by presenting their ticket. "
All Jamie Lidell tour dates are below.

Savoir Adore, Brahms (who have some CMJ shows comin up), and Bear Hands played sets outdoors at Rockefeller Center as part of Fashion's Night Out last week. Lionel missed Savoir Adore, but shot the other two bands. Those pictures and all dates continue below...

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Jamie Lidell @ MHOW (more by Leia Jospe)
Jamie Lidell

Jamie Lidell just completed a tour that brought him to Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn earlier this month. He'll spend much of July in Europe and end that month at Osheaga in Montreal. In August he hits Lollapalooza, and then in September he'll start traveling around North America again with a stop at Webster Hall in NYC on September 18th. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale at noon (general sale starts Friday). All dates below...

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photos by Leia Jospe

Jamie Lidell

National Post: So you have a new album out, called Compass. Do you feel differently about this album than the rest of your body of work?

Jamie Lidell: I definitely feel differently about it. It's a lot more personal on all levels: sonically, lyrically, energy-wise, metaphysically, spiritually... It's more of a cross-section of what it is that turns me on. I definitely kind of focused myself when I was making Jim. I kind of took one section of myself, but I always felt like there was something missing, another side of me that needed to come out. I guess when I wrote this, I kind of tried to promote the idea that everyone's welcome to the party. It was really relaxing. I just trusted myself. It's kind of like wearing an outfit. People are going to think I'm an idiot, but do you know what I mean? It's richer than that hopefully, but the lyrics I tried to make not really superficial.

Jamie Lidell played a show at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn Thursday night (6/10). More pictures and the setlist from the show below...

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Memorial Day Weekend officially opened the summer, and for those in the Pacific Northwest it also brought Sasquatch Music Festival (pictures from all three days are coming soon). Now the lineup for its Labor Day cousin, Bumbershoot 2010, has been announced. That fest, happening at Seattle, WA's Seattle Center September 4th-6th, will include headliners Bob Dylan, Mary J. Blige, Weezer, Hole, Rise Against, Neko Case, The Decemberists, J. Cole and "one more very special guest to be announced soon."

Tickets (including non-Mainstage 'economy' passes) are on sale now. The rest of the lineup (by day) for the seven-stage festival is posted below...

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