Entries tagged with: Jaymay
by Andrew Sacher
The Smiths' groundbreaking self-titled debut album turned 30 last week (2/20), and in honor of that Reimagine Music will be releasing a tribute album called Tease Torment Tantalize: A 30th Anniversary Tribute To The Smiths' Debut on March 24 (pre-order). The album features covers by Male Bonding, Kevin Devine, Soft Metals, Field Mouse, Seapony, Jaymay, Blackbird Blackbird, Mother Falcon, Young Statues, Heidemann and more. Full tracklist (including three bonus tracks) below.
We've got the premiere of British punks Male Bonding's take on "Still Ill" Vocally, Male Bonding do their best Morrissey for this and keep some of Johnny Marr's guitar lines, but they otherwise turn it into a driving lo-fi jam not unlike the stuff on their own albums. Listen below.
Male Bonding have also presumably/hopefully been teasing album #3 by dropping a couple recent singles to their Soundcloud. You can stream those below as well.
Will Sheff at SXSW 2012 (more by Tim Griffin)
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.
Though things are certainly getting a little better, much of NYC is still devastated by Hurricane Sandy (like Staten Island and Coney Island). Lots of people still don't have power and transportation is limited. Here's the list of shows that are and aren't happening in town tonight (11/2/2012).
The Grouplove show at Terminal 5, which MS MR opens is still on for tonight, but due to complications caused by Hurricane Sandy, the show will no longer be livestreamed on the Bowery Presents YouTube page.
The Hospitality and TEEN show at Bowery Ballroom tonight has been postponed due to lack of power. A new date TBA.
Crooked Fingers and John Vanderslice at The Bell House is happening.
Grass Widow, Royal Baths & Habibi at 285 Kent is happening.
For those with bored kids (as in real kids, not, like "the kids") in Williamsburg, Brooklyn Bowl is having a Family Day as we speak, with free brownies for bowlers.
At 6 PM, Brooklyn Bowl goes back to being 21+ with Particle playing at 8 PM and a late night dance-a-thon featuring The Fort Knox Five and the Funk Hunters starting at 11:30 PM.
Over at Cameo you can see strong>Apollo Heights, Backwords, and Fan-Tan. $10, more info here.
Tonight's Chris Isaak show at Beacon Theater has been postponed to November 11. All tickets will be honored.
The Sonar Fest Tour with Die Antwoord, Azari and III, and others was scheduled to hit Roseland Ballroom tonight, but that show has been cancelled.
Meanwhile, Andrew Jackson Jihad, Future of the Left, and Jeff Rosenstock (of Bomb the Music Industry) were supposed to play Le Poisson Rouge tonight, but that show has been moved to Europa. Tickets are available.
LPR, still without power, also cancelled tonight's Draleta Music presents: "Picking Up the Pieces" show.
Tragedy (the tribute band) at Merury Lounge has been rescheduled for 1/5. Hollis Brown at Mercury Lounge will have a "new date soon."
Lincoln Center says "Friday's White Light Festival performance of The Spirit of the Body is postponed. New York Philharmonic, Lincoln Center Theater, Chamber Music Society, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Film Society, and Metropolitan Opera performances will go on as scheduled. For further information, please contact the presenting organization. The David Rubenstein Atrium and New York Public Library are open."
The Adam Green and Binki Shapiro show at Maxwell's has been cancelled due to no electricity at the venue. Adam and Binki are still supposed to play Le Poisson Rouge on Monday (11/5).
Highline Ballroom had to cancel both of their shows tonight. The early show, David Choi and Clara C has been postponed to Sunday (11/4), and the late show, Maya Jane Coles, has been relocated to SRB Brooklyn (177 2nd Ave).
Our Miami Connection screenings are postponed.
The Bloody Beetroots show at Webster Hall has been cancelled.
The STS9 shows at Best Buy Theater for tonight and tomorrow both appear to still be on.
The Pearl Jam/Joseph Arthur side project RNDM show at Music Hall of Williamsburg is still on for tonight. David Garza opens all dates on the tour.
Union Hall is open for Hoots & Hellmouth.
Your 33 Black Angels and The Archive play Zebulon.
The Smashing Pumpkins show at Susquehanna Bank Center would have happened tonight, but that show was one of the shows the band was forced to postpone.
UCB Chelsea is open but UCB East is still closed.
Fontana's opened with a generator last night (just as a bar, no show) and probably will do the same tonight.
Rockwood Music Hall is closed, and says "All tickets for tonight's Jaymay show will be honored at one of her upcoming two shows (11/9 or 11/16). Alternatively refunds are available by contacting MusicToday customer service at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-594-TIXX (8499)."
Pianos is still closed, so no Luke Rathborne, Mon Khemer, Little Rader or Chris Bathgate, but Pianos promises they will open as soon as power goes on.
Cake Shop is still closed.
The Living Room is closed.
Joe's Pub is closed.
Santos Party House is closed.
Sunshine Cinema is closed.
more updates to this post coming...
If you're at home., watch the telethon with Bruce Springsteen and many others.
Aerosmith still played the 'Today Show' this morning and Steven Tyler dropped the F-bomb. Video below...
Black Cobra @ The Charleston on November 18th (more by Chloe Rice)
tonight in NYC
* Hannibul Buress @ Pianos
* Whiplash @ UCB Theatre
* Darmstadt: In C @ Galapagos
* Sloan, Magenta Lane @ Maxwell's
* Rev. Vince Anderson @ Union Pool
* Diane Birch, Jaymay @ City Winery
* Nar, War Cubs, Hank & Cupcakes @ Zebulon
* Les Paul Guitar Tribute w/ Mike Stern @ Iridium
* Antibalas @ Winter's Eve Festival at Lincoln Square
* Father Figures, Jason Anderson, Partyface @ Cake Shop
* Pelican, Black Cobra, Disappearer @ Highline Ballroom
* Brian Setzer Orchestra, Imeida May @ Hammerstein Ballroom
* John Hollenbeck plays Hollenbeck + Meredith Monk @ (Le) Poisson Rouge
* Kidrockers w/ Right on Dynamite @ Winter's Eve Festival at Lincoln Square
* The Gay Blades, Fake Problems, The Weight, Gabriel The Marine @ Mercury Lounge
* Small Beast w/ Bee & Flower, And the Wireman, Paul Wallfisch, Pharmacy and Gardens @ The Delancey
Hopefully you had a good Thanksgiving weekend. This week is kind of slow (or maybe not), but there's still plenty to see.
The Pelican show happening at Highline Ballroom tonight was originally scheduled to take place on December 2nd.
Jaymay pops out of hiding to open a show for Diane Birch at City Winery tonight.
Antibalas also have other shows coming up and can be caught multiple nights a week in Fela! on Broadway
Opening at Cake Shop tonight will be Partyface, a guitar duo made up of Indigo Street and musical Shahzad Ismaily, the latter of which has collaborated recently with musicians from Doveman to Yoko Ono to Marc Ribot.
Percussionist John Hollenbeck will play with three diverse groups (a big band and two small ensembles) at (Le) Poisson Rouge to showcase his own compositions and those of Meredith Monk. Video is below.
Janeane Garofalo, Reggie Watts, Chris Gethard & Bob Powers are part of the free lineup of comedy at UCB tonight. It's the weekly 11pm Whiplash show. For free comedy much earlier in the evening, check out Pianos.
Reggie Watts returns to UCB on December 17th as part of Stripped Stories.
The NY Times recently saw Seth Meyers at UCB.
Singer Susan Boyle's new album makes UK chart history.
A video of Kria Brekkan working the accordion at Glasslands on Saturday (11/28) is below.
Some mean people superglued iPhones to sidewalks and videotaped people trying to pick them up. Video below...
The Summer Antifolk Festival is taking place August 7th through 16th at Sidewalk Cafe in NYC (94 Ave A). Some highlights over the two-plus-week festival include Jason & Rachel Trachtenburg, Jaymay, Soft Black, Dufus and Larkin Grimm.
More background on the festival and the full schedule below...
Cloud Cult and M Shanghai String Band @ Cross-Pollination 4/18/06 (more photos)
Cross-Pollination was created by Jay Goettelmann and Wesley Verhoeve, the founders of creative collective Liberated Matter, with the hope of bringing artists together in a unique way. They came up with the concept of pairing two artists together, with each playing a 45-minute set, followed by a collaborative set in which both performers share the stage. These special sets are 'one time art' and have included everything from bands joining in on each others songs, collaborating on covers, and co-writing new songs for the event.Back in 2005, Jay and Wes spoke with BrooklynVegan about their series...
What is your most memorable Cross-Pollination experience?We just asked Wes the same question (now almost four years later).
Wes: Hmm, I'd say the Kimya Dawnson/Paleface collaboration with a whole set of newly written songs was very special. Seeing Jaymay hold a note for about a full minute once during her performance was quite spectacular as well.
Jay: For me it was probably one of our big alumni shows where Casey Shea and Jeff Jacobson (of the Undisputed Heavyweights) did a rendition of the entire second half of Abbey Road. Or when Jason Trachtenburg ended his show in punk style, knocking the mic over and trying to bash these wooden flame decorations with his guitar.
His answer this time:
Wes: There's a lot of memorable moments, but to highlight a few: Frightened Rabbit and The Brother Kite's performance was phenomenally packed and amazing. Casey Shea and Wakey!Wakey! covering Dick In A Box mere days after it was on TV was a big hit with the crowd. Cloud Cult playing with great intensity to a fire-hazard stuffed upstairs. Dave Deporis and My Brightest Diamond were so delicate and beautiful, then still at the Apocalypse Lounge. Jason Trachtenburg also played there early on and destroyed the stage and the wall behind the stage at the end of his set in front of a baffled audience. It was amazing, sort of a nebbish version of Terminator.Cross-Pollination is currently streaming a 5th anniversary mixtape with new and exclusive tracks by Dawn Landes, Takka Takka, Twi the Humble Feather, Jaymay and others. You can stream it or download it below. They posted a similar mix in 2007 for their 3rd anniversary.
Both bands playing tonight are series regulars (The Bloodsugars even played the Cross-Pollination's 4th anniversary bash last year, video below.) They're both at other local-music celebrations this summer too. Dinosaur Feathers will be playing Saturday, May 16th at Park Slope's Bar 4 as part of the weeklong Local Correspondents Festival hosted by the venue. The Bloodsugars will play a Northside Festival show at Public Assembly on June 14th.
Cross-Pollination 5th anniversary mixtape (streaming and downloadable), with track listing, and all upcoming shows, below...
by Black Bubblegum (though not even close to metal)
Last month, indie rock blog Productshop NYC shuttered it's doors (RIP) to make way for Stories In High Fidelity, a place "for bands, record stores, labels and writers to share their stories, tour diaries, memories and so much more", a sort of "Huffington Post of music", if you will. To celebrate the launch, the site lined up a cocktail of noteworthy music writers like Chuck Klosterman (Sex, Drugs & Cocoa Puffs, Fargo Rock City), Dan Kennedy (Rock On: An Office Power Ballad), Rob Sheffield (Love Is A Mix Tape) and Marc Spitz (We Got The Neutron Bomb) along with musical guests Rocketship Park and a full headlining set by Jaymay. The "pre-CMJ extranvaganza" will be held at Highline Ballroom on Oct 20th, tickets are on sale.
After Highline Ballroom, Jaymay will hit the road with The Hotel Cafe tour... and although she won't be in NYC when the tour rolls through town at the Music Hall Of Williamsburg, Thao Nguyen will, along with Rachael Yamagata, Meiko, Emily Wells, & Samantha Crain. Tickets for the Brooklyn show are on sale. Full tour dates are below.
Compare/Contrast Hotel Cafe's lineup to the "singer/songwriter" one at the Blender tonight (10/13) with Chuck Ragan (Hot Water Music), Ben Nichols (Lucero), Tim Barry (Avail), and Frank Turner. Tickets are still available. "Chuck Ragan The Revival Tour" will be scooting through the US through mid-November, including a date at the Fun Fun Fun Fest with a shit-ton of great bands (but no Flipper), and a string of dates with Tom Gabel of Against Me! (who recently played a solo show of his own).
All tour dates below...
Deer Tick @ Southpaw (more)
I don't know what happened to Jaymay's tour partner/opener, but the June 10th show at Bowery Ballroom got seriously much more awesome recently with the addition of not just AA Bondy, but Deer Tick too (it's like the official BV SXSW showcase all over again....well, the first part anyway), Tickets are still on sale.
AA Bondy is also playing a benefit with Ron Sexsmith at Housing Works Bookstore on June 20th (which is one day before Jaymay finishes up her tour in Seattle).
After she gets back from Europe where she'll be playing a bunch of shows with the one and only Jens Lekman in May, Jaymay is finally going on her first-ever real U.S. tour in June - with Fink. The first U.S. date is June 10th at none other than Bowery Ballroom. Tickets aren't available for that one yet, but other shows are starting to go on sale. All dates below....
Jaymay's debut album Autumn Fallin' just came out on Blue Note. It seems like forever ago that this was all supposed to happen for her, so all the more reason to help her celebrate at the record release party tonight (March 19) at Mercury Lounge in NYC. A few more random tour dates, and a video of her recent appearance on Conan O'Brien, below.....
DOWNLOAD: Kaki King - Two O'Clock (MP3)
I've mentioned in the past that women with guitars make me weak. Foremost on that list is Kaki King, one of my favorite guitarists. Dreaming of Revenge finds her stellar playing featured alongside her surprisingly ever-impressive songwriting and vocals. If you're in Austin this week, catch her set right before Martha Wainwright at the official BrooklynVegan SXSW showcase.
Speaking of SXSW, this week's music conference means a lack of big name indie music releases, but there are still reasons to head to the record store. Autumn Fallin', the debut album by singer-songwriter Jaymay (I am a longtime fan) is out on Blue Note.
Other discs I can strongly recommend include Why? 's Alopecia, Transmissionary Six's Cosmonautical, Nick Jaina's Wool, Cassettes Won't Listen's Small-Time Machine, Del Tha Funkee Homosapien's Eleventh Hour, Farmers Market's Surfin USSR, and Hymns' Travel in Herds.
What new releases are you picking up? What can you recommend from this week's list?
DOWNLOAD: Jaymay - Sea Green, See Blue (MP3)
* Jaymay is playing Conan O'Brien
* Black Lips are playing Other Music
* Black Lips are playing Bowery Ballroom
* Marla Hansen is playing Mercury Lounge with "HIRED GUN"
* South from the UK is one of the bands at Pianos
* Demetri Martin is one of the comedians at Pianos
* I announed my Wednesday SXSW unofficial day party
* Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band @ Nassau Colesium
* SYME from Norway & Peasant from PA are playing Union Hall
* some other Norweigian groups are playing Knitting Factory
Now that Jaymay has an album out on a proper label she is finally starting to blow up. Conan tonight!
"Hired Gun" is a secret show, but not necessarily a super-exciting one.
If you have a hotel room at SXSW that you don't need, contact me.
Summer's going to fade soon, the leaves will change and Michigan will be at its absolute most beautiful before we get buried in winter. Bondy's sparse folk rock will make a nice soundtrack for that transition, like Springsteen's Nebraska or Will Oldham's Days in the Wake. The other artist that comes to mind here is Steve Earle.... [3Hive]American Hearts is the name of the album, and though I'm not as obsessed as a few people I know (one who ranks "American Hearts" the 2nd best album of 2007 - he has Radiohead at #1), AA Bondy's new album has quickly made its way into my regular listening this week. At the moment I keep going back and forth between that, and Deer Tick's War Elephant. AA takes a little precedence though because I'm still trying to decide if I should go see him at Mercury Lounge tonight (12/12) - it helps that Jaymay is opening, not to mention Wakey!Wakey & Jukebox the Ghost both also playing the show.
A couple more key points...
- I haven't figured out what AA's opinion of Jesus is yet, but he does mention him a lot
On the spiritual "Rapture," Bondy sings "I don't want to talk about Jesus, just want to see his face/ The trees are swinging like hanging men, and I just want to see his face/ And rapture, sweet rapture, won't you lay your hands on me/ For I am blind." [Captain Obvious]Not that I care, but you might.
- AA Bondy was in the band Verbena, which I didn't know at first. You probably wouldn't have known by just listening either...
Listen to American Hearts without any prior knowledge of its creator, and you'd never guess that A.A. Bondy is the former singer of rock band, Verbena. Then known as Scott Bondy, it is said that the A.A. stands for August Arthur. It's this odd elusiveness that adds to the mystique of his solo debut. After detaching from his grunge-rock roots, Bondy has reinvented his identity, morphing into a Bible belt preacher man with songs drenched in religious imagery...." [Junk Media]Not that I care about that either, but it's kind of interesting.
MP3s to DOWNLOAD
1) Wynn Walent - David & Goliath
2) Willy Mason - Oxygen
3) Undisputed Heavyweights - Money
4) Phonograph - TV Screens
5) The Foundry Field Recordings - holding the pilots
6) David Deporis (listen @ MySpace)
7) Jaymay - The Only One I Love (live)
8) Ferraby Lionheart - Tickets To Crickets
See all of them @ Pianos this Wednesday.
DOWNLOAD: Jaymay - Gray or Blue (MP3)
JAYMAY IN BROOKLYN | OCTOBER 25, 2005(CRED)
Jaymay isn't actually playing CMJ proper, but she is playing a free BrooklynVegan show @ Pianos (upstairs) on Wednesday November 1st @ 4:45 pm. She also plays a show @ The Living Room on November 4th @ 5:00 pm.
Name and occupation?
Jaymay - Music
Is this your first time playing CMJ?
How did you like CMJ last year?
i liked eet. had a great band with me--good time.
Any tips for those coming from out of town?
Some of you probably know Wes. He's a regular commenter on this site. He runs his own blog. He's in a band. He promotes other bands, and when he's not "working," he's out watching & supporting other bands. Since he's got so much going on, I asked if he'd like to do an(other) interview. He agreed.
WES & CASEY
brooklynvegan: Hey Wes. Readers of my last inverview with you already know you throw free weekly singer-songwriter mashup sessions in NYC. They might not realize that you also make your own music. Your band is called the Undisputed Heavyweights, and your URL (betterthanelvis.com) claims you're better than Elvis. Can you tell us about that?
Watch the show live at the Living Room on Nov. 4, or stream the performances starting in mid-November on SPIN.com.
* Imogen Heap was recently SPIN's band of the day
* Imogen Heap played Canal Room Sunday night.
* Check out a review of Imogen's new album
* Download Craig Wedren's new album
* Get JAYMAY MP3s
* See pics of another JAYMAY show from Living Room
(note: Nada Surf was originally playing this show. they're not anymore)
Check her site for current tour dates including a free show in Brooklyn on August 30 and some CMJ gigs.
Dave Deporis played the DUMBO General Store in Brooklyn (DUMBO), NY on Saturday July 30, 2005. I was lucky enough to be one of the few people in attendance at the private-like show that also featured Jaymay on the bill (bonus). DUMBO General Store is a small coffee-shop-bar with a long wooden table in the middle.
Jaymay is making a lot of noise in the NYC anti-folk scene lately. "Early comparisons have been made to Regina Spektor." These photos are from her final residency show at The Living Room in NYC on May 30th, 2005 in NYC.
Coolfer reports on major label interest.
Gothamist interviewed her.
Gothamist (me) talked about her again.
Central Village saw her play.
Largehearted Boy likes her.
Gopster saw her play.
Blog Soup interviewed her.
Aeki Tuesday saw her.
Tonight (Thursday June 30th, 2005) Jaymay plays Tonic in NYC as part of the Deli's 3rd issue launch party. Nikole Atkins, Langhorne Slim, Sylvie Lewis, and The Jealous Girlfriends are also on the bill. It's a great show if you want to check out some of the more popular mellow artists playing music in NYC.
Download Jaymay songs at her website.