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Boston Calling

After spring and fall installments of the Boston Calling Music Festival in 2013, it's been announced that the fest will return again this spring, expanding from 2 to 3 days. It happens from May 23-25 at City Hall Plaza, and though the lineup hasn't been officially announced, the people behind the fest hid 10 vinyls with the lineup printed on it for a Twitter contest. Consequence of Sound points to one of those pictures (above), revealing that artists playing include Death Cab for Cutie, Modest Mouse, Brand New, The Head and the Heart, Tegan & Sara, Jenny Lewis, Frank Turner, Phosphorescent, Built to Spill, Kurt Vile, Warpaint, Cass McCombs and others, not to mention festival favorite JACK JOHNSON. Tickets will be on sale Friday (1/31) at 10 AM via the festival's website.

Lineup below...

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Shaky Knees

Governors Ball and Hangout Fest lineups were just announced today (and Firefly yesterday and Coachella not long before that), and now comes the lineup announcement for another big fest, Atlanta's Shaky Knees Festival. The fest goes down from May 9-11 at Atlantic Station with The National, Modest Mouse, Spoon, Local Natives, The Gaslight Anthem, Violent Femmes, Conor Oberst, Iron and Wine, Jenny Lewis, Dawes, Foals, Deer Tick, The Hold Steady, Tokyo Police Club, Graveyard, Mutual Benefit and many more. There's also one headliner still TBA. Outkast?

Tickets go on sale Friday (1/17). Full lineup and flyer below...

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Governors Ball 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
GovBall

We already knew that Outkast would be headlining this year's Governors Ball music festival, which goes down on NYC's Randall's Island from June 6-8, and now, one day after the lineup of Firefly Fest was announced, and a few days after we found out who was playing Coachella, the full lineup has been announced. It includes Jack White, Vampire Weekend, Phoenix, Interpol, TV on the Radio, Julian Casablancas, Disclosure, Spoon, Broken Bells, Damon Albarn, James Blake, Neko Case, The Kills, Grimes, Janelle Monae, Tyler the Creator, Washed Out, Earl Sweatshirt, Kurt Vile, Chance the Rapper, Deafheaven, Run the Jewels and many more.

UPDATE: The Strokes are playing too!

Tickets go on sale today (1/15) at 3 PM. Full lineup and flyer below...

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by Bill Pearis

Kim Gordon on 'Girls'
Kim Girls

HBO series Girls was nominated for two Golden Globes but didn't win either on last night's awards ceremony. (The show lost to Brooklyn Nine Nine and Lena Dunham lost to Amy Poehler [who also co hosted the GGs].) At the same time elsewhere on the television dial, Girls made its Season 3 premiere with two back-to-back episodes. We knew this was coming but didn't know when -- the first episode featured Sonic Youth / Body/Head's Kim Gordon as Mindy, a member of Jessa's (Jemima Kirke) support group at rehab. The two don't get along. This is actually the third show with "Girl" in the title Gordon has acted in (the others being Gossip and Gilmore) but this is by far the meatiest part she's played. HBO has the whole premiere episode up on its YouTube channel to watch for free.

Meanwhile, a second soundtrack from the, titled Girls Volume 2: All Adventurous Women Do, will be released February 11 and features music by Vampire Weekend, Lily Allen, Beck, Cat Power, Jake Bugg, Aimee Mann and more. One of the tracks exlusive to the soundtrack is Jenny Lewis' "Completely Not Me" which features in the second episode's closing credits, is apparently a collaboration with Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij. You can listen to that over at Entertainment Weekly. Tracklist for the soundtrack is below.

In related news, while not the song from the Girls soundtrack, Lily Allen has released a new track, "Air Balloon," from her forthcoming new album and that can be streamed below.

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Neil Young & friends during Lou Reed tribute
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The annual Bridge School Benefit Concert went down over the weekend (10/26 & 10/27) with sets from Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young, Arcade Fire, Tom Waits, My Morning Jacket, Elvis Costello, Tom Waits and more. On the first day, Neil Young joined Arcade Fire (like he did at the 2011 benefit), this time for a new song that Win said was written in a dream and inspired by Neil, and hence titled, "I Dreamed A Neil Young Song." Neil also joined MMJ for "Harvest Moon." You can check out an 8-hour full-set video of day 1 below (MMJ comes on around 4:50, Arcade Fire around 5:40, QOTSA around 6:40, and CSNY around 7:40).

On the second day, Neil Young, Elvis Costello, MMJ, Jenny Lewis and others performed The Velvet Underground's "Oh! Sweet Nuthin" as a tribute to Lou Reed (who passed away earlier in the day). Tom Waits also performed his first concert in five years, and was joined by Primus' Les Claypool on upright bass. His set, along with the Lou Reed tribute, can be watched below.

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The 2013 Bridge School Benefit concerts happen this weekend (October 26 & 27) at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA. Now in it's 27th year, the benefit concerts raise money for The Bridge School, a "non-profit, innovative organization educating children with severe speech and physical impairments through the use of augmentative and alternative communication systems and assistive technology" that was founded, in part, by Pegi Young (wife of Neil Young).

This year's concerts, as mentioned, feature performances by CSNY, Queens of the Stone Age, My Morning Jacket, Elvis Costello, Diana Krall, fun, Heart, Jenny Lewis and, on Saturday (10/26) only, Arcade Fire, Jack Johnson and Tom Waits. All performances are acoustic.

For those who can't attend but would like to watch, the Saturday Bridge School Benefit concert will stream live via YouTube. The eight-hour webcast begins at 8 PM Eastern (5 PM Pacific).

Meanwhile, check out Arcade Fire's Colbert Report appearance and pictures from the recent Brooklyn shows.

Arcade Fire

That's the new LA record release show poster above. Here's more info:

"As part of their ongoing "The Music Experiment 2.0" social media-driven concert series, MTV Iggy and Intel Corporation today announced that Grammy Award-winning rock band Arcade Fire will perform a special show at an as-yet-unannounced outdoor location in Los Angeles on October 29th, upon release of their hotly anticipated fourth studio album, Reflektor.

Beginning today, October 15th, fans can visit www.MusicExperiment.com for a chance to win tickets to the exclusive live performance by participating in "The Music Experiment 2.0" across Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Vine, Shazam & Twitter. The performance will also stream live on www.MusicExperiment.com and through The Music Experiment Windows App.
Arcade Fire was also added to Neil Young's annual Bridge School Benefit along with Tom Waits, Queens of the Stone Age, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, fun., My Morning Jacket, Elvis Costello, Jenny Lewis, Heart, and Diana Krall. The two day event takes place October 26th and 27th at Shoreline Amphitheatre.

Meanwhile, Arcade Fire will be in NYC for two NYC shows this week. The location is still officially undisclosed, as is the way to get tickets, but My Social List and Arcade Fire Tube seem to have figured out that the location is a warehouse-turned-cultural center located at 299 Meserole in Brooklyn (the same location as a 10/26 Halloween party with Alex Metric and Just Blaze). Stay tuned for more details!

The band are also playing Big Night in Little Haiti at Little Haiti Cultural Center in Miami on October 24. Special presale (only with artist presale code) starts Wednesday 10/16 at 10AM. On sale to the public Thursday 10/17 at 10AM.

They return to NYC in November for the YouTube Awards.

photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

Coachella 2013 - Day 2
Coachella 2013 - Day 2

The Postal Service brought their reunion tour (with Rilo Kiley's Jenny Lewis in tow) to Coachella last night (4/13). The tour's in support of the 10th anniversary reissue of their only album, Give Up, and they played 8 of its 10 original songs, switching out "Recycled Air" and "Natural Anthem" for "A Tattered Line of String" and "Turn Around," both of which appear as previously-unreleased tracks on the reissue (listen on Spotify). Check out a video of their full set, along with more pictures from the show and the setlist below.

Pictures of Coachella Day 1 are HERE and HERE. The rest of Day Two are HERE. Stay tuned for more coverage. The festival continues today and is streaming live.

Postal Service pics, video and setlist below...

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rilo kiley

It's been six year's since Rilo Kiley's last album, Under the Blacklight, and the band, who singer Jenny Lewis says "never broke up," are finally coming out of hibernation... for a b-sides and rarities compilation. That record, titled RKives, includes nine never-before-released songs, demos, b-sides, and other loose tracks. The 16 track release, out April 2, will be available on CD and double vinyl with a booklet designed by the band. You can preorder RKives at Rilo Kiley's website.

The band are making a video for the album's first single "Let Me Back In," and they're looking for help:

Help us make our video! For our first single, "Let Me Back In", we invite you to upload your favorite personal Rilo Kiley video clip, band footage, created animation, etc... whatever you have in moving pictures that you'd like to share with us. We will then view and choose among them to incorporate into the video. All submissions are due by March 5th at RiloKiley.com.
You can stream "Let Me In" over at SPIN. In other news, in addition to going on tour as part of The Postal Service this summer, Jenny Lewis also wrote and recorded five new songs for the film Very Good Girls which recently premiered at Sundance and stars Dakota Fanning and Elizabeth Olsen. Lewis also was music supervisor on the film.

As for new Rilo Kiley music, Lewis told Buzzfeed:

I just tend to think in my life you can never shut the door on anything: an ex-lover, a bandmate, a song -- there are so many songs that I didn't want to play for so many years but then they kind of come back around and they become relevant again.
Track list for RKives is below.

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Give UpGive Up

As mentioned, the reunited Postal Service (with Jenny Lewis and Laura Burhenn in tow) sold out their first night at Barclays Center (6/14) and have added a second show happening at the same venue one day later (6/15). Tickets for the newly added show go on sale today at noon.

A list of all tour dates and a stream of the previously unreleased Postal Service track, "A Tattered Line of String," which features Jenny Lewis, below...

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Postal Service

As mentioned, the forthcoming reissue of The Postal Service's 2003 album, Give Up, contains two previously-unreleased songs, both of which feature vocals by Rilo Kiley's Jenny Lewis. Check out "A Tattered Line of String" below.

As you may have heard, The Postal Service will play Barclays Center on June 14 and tickets are still available.

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Postal Service

The Postal Service finally returned this year, ten years after the release of their only album, Give Up, and began confirming a few festival slots like Coachella and Primavera Sound. Now they've finally revealed headlining dates in the US and Europe, including one in NYC at Brooklyn's Barclays Center on June 14! Tickets for that show are not on sale yet but check ticketmaster for updates.

UPDATE: Presale tickets are available now via The Postal Service's website.

Rilo Kiley frontwoman Jenny Lewis and Mynabirds frontwoman Laura Burhenn will be part of The Postal Service's live band for this tour. All dates are listed below...

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photos by Wei Shi

Conor Oberst / Jenny Lewis @ Fox Theater 10/3/2012
Conor Oberst
Jenny Lewis

Last week, the prolific 32-year-old who primarily does business as Bright Eyes appeared at UCLA's Royce Hall, one of two seated, acoustic performances (the other was at Carnegie Hall) that cherry-picked his songbook and served up reworked gems occasionally abetted by friends like Jenny Lewis and the Watson Twins.

I heard that was riveting, and foolishly arrived without earplugs thinking the same thing (albeit with different selections) was due to happen Wednesday night at the Fox Theater, where Oberst drew a wildly devoted, near-capacity crowd. Yet this again was something different: a full-blown, full-band show, with long-haired Oberst in wide-brimmed-hat mode, folky like the new-millennium Dylan he's always been but rocking out with the feel (and sometimes the intensity) of late-'60s Neil Young. [Orange County Register]

Conor Oberst and Jenny Lewis & the Watson Twins played the Fox Theater in Pomona, CA on Wednesday (10/3) and there are pictures from that show in this post. Both Conor and Jenny are performing again today (10/5) at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park which is happening as we speak and free and open to the public if you're out that way. Also playing the fest, on the Conor Oberst-curated stage today is Ben Kweller, with whom Conor recently played in Austin.

The Arrow stage (not the one Conor and Jenny are playing) at is being streamed live on the HSBF website. Dashboard Confessional's Chris Carrabba is on as of the posting. Schedule is here.

More pics from the Fox Theatre show are below...

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photos by Toby Tenenbaum

Jenny & Johnny

Unfortunately, I missed most of the [CMJ] day panels due to work and school - but I was able to get my badge and head over to my favourite venue, Irving Plaza, to see Jenny and Johnny...

At Irving Plaza, a more mature-sounding Jenny Lewis with fresh material awaited my presence. Jenny and Johnny do drift a bit away from Rilo Kiley by adding a mix of country and a male voice to Lewis's new sound. The country guitar twang on "Scissor Runner" was defintely more pronounced when performed live and was appreciated by everyone in attendance. Jenny also dedicated "New York Cartoon" to the people of New York City, which was something I appreciated...
Jonathan Rice has been a great addition to Jenny Lewis's repertoire. Hope there's more Jenny and Johnny in the future. -[B-Sides]

Jenny & Johnny headlined the Ground Control Touring showcase at Irving Plaza last night (10/19), their only CMJ show . The openers on the other hand are each playing other times in NYC this week. They were Wild Nothing, Times New Viking, Happy Birthday, and La Sera.

Jenny and Johnny are now on tour. More pictures, some videos and the setlist from the show (just the headliner for now), below...

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photos by Matt Karp, words by BBG

Jenny Lewis of Jenny & Johnny @ Williamsburg Waterfront
Jenny & Johnny

Flipping through the channels the other night, I came upon Inside The Actor's Studio with guest Betty White. They cut to a Golden Girls clip and guess who was holding Rose's teddy bear hostage with a squirtgun filled with red ink? The one and only Jenny Lewis.

Jenny graduated from stick-up kid to professional musician long ago. Rilo Kiley released their first album in 1999, she went solo in 2006, and most recently she teamed up with her boyfriend "Johnny" Rice to write and record I'm Having Fun Now. That album has been out since August 31st, and Jenny and Johnny will hit the road for more shows in October and November. Those now include a CMJ show at Irving Plaza on 10/19. Tickets for the NYC show go on sale NOW (at 10am).

Jenny & Johnny have already passed through these parts, and recently. The band played Maxwell's on 9/21 and two days before, supported Pavement alongside Endless Boogie at Williamsburg Waterfront (where Belle & Sebastian play the last show of the season tonight). We now have pictures from that Brooklyn show.

More of those pictures, all tour dates, and the video of Jenny on the Golden Girls, below....

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Jenny And Johnny

Jenny and Johnny (Jenny Lewis and Johnny Rice) will be releasing their debut LP, We're Having Fun Now, sometime this fall. The song "Scissor Runner" from it is is available online as a free download.

The pair will hit the road this September for shows across the US. On September 19th, as previously mentioned, they'll be opening for Pavement at the Williamsburg Waterfront. They have since also added their own show at Maxwell's on September 21st. Tickets are on sale.

One place they won't be playing is Arizona, which they'll be avoiding becuase of the new immigration law. There's a growing list of artists (which Jenny and Johnny aren't on) who are boycotting the state as part of The Sound Strike, a campaign headed by Rage Against the Machine's Zack de la Rocha. Jenny and Johnny's note about that, and all their tour dates are below...

Continue reading "Jenny (Lewis) & Johnny (Rice) releasing an album, touring - dates include Maxwell's, but not Arizona "

Bumbershoot

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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Pavement @ Coachella 2010 (more by Rachel Carr)
Pavement

Pavement - September 2010 NYC tour dates
Sun 19 Brooklyn, NY Williamsburg Waterfront
Tue 21 New York, NY Rumsey Playfield/Central Park
Wed 22 New York, NY Rumsey Playfield/Central Park
Thu 23 New York, NY Rumsey Playfield/Central Park
Fri 24 New York, NY Rumsey Playfield/Central Park
"JENNY and JOHNNY" aka Jenny Lewis and Johnathan Rice will open the newly-added September 19th show. Tickets go on sale Fridy at noon. More dates HERE.

photos by Chris Graham

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.

Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band
TV on the Radio
Deerhunter

Sporting a beard that complements the music he's making these days, Conor Oberst and his Mystic Valley Band closed down [Outside Lands' Day Two] Sutro Stage with songs that are more down-home than downtrodden. One highlight of the set was when he brought out Jenny Lewis to perform Rilo Kiley's "Portions for Foxes," though Oberst outdid himself in the end with a beautiful rendition of the sparse and gorgeous "Milk Thistle." [MTV]
Outside Lands, at SF's Golden Gate Park, ran for three days in August. The pictures here are from its second day, Saturday, August 19th, which featured Conor Oberst & the Mystic Family Band (with an appearance by Jenny Lewis), TV on the Radio, Deerhunter, Mars Volta, Bat for Lashes and Mastodon. (The reunited Os Mutantes also played but there's no pics of them; we did cover them at Webster Hall though.).

More pictures from Day Two, below...

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Real Estate @ Woodsist Fest on July 4th (more by Tim Griffin)
Real Estate

tonight in NYC
* DANCE
* Maluca @ Glasslands
* Amayo's Fu Arkistra @ 92YTribeca
* Alberta Cross @ Jet Blue's Terminal 5 JFK
* Flashing Lights w/ Flosstradamus @ Studio B
* Dark Dark Dark, Son Lux @ (Le) Poisson Rouge
* Guitars, In One Wind, Neon Gloworms @ Sycamore
* Titus Andronicus, Real Estate @ Whitney Museum
* Japandroids, Little Girls, Dinowalrus @ The Cameo
* Lesley Flanigan w/ Luke Duboi @ Issue Project Room
* Jason Lytle (of Grandaddy), The Albertans @ Union Hall
* Oneida, Dump, This Moment in Black History @ Maxwell's
* Those Darlins, The So So Glos, We Are Country Mice @ Southpaw
* Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Zaza, Ribbons @ South Street Seaport
* pow wow!, The Loom, Holler Wild Rose, Lemming Malloy @ Red Star Bar
* Castanets, D. Charles Speer, M.A. Turner, The Wailing Wall @ Cake Shop
* Brunettes, Great Lakes, Sharon Van Etten, Animal Hands @ The Bell House
* Rock Royalty: the Zombies, the Yardbirds, the Spencer Davis Group @ Irving Plaza
* We Are Fancy, Slim Twig, The Binary Marketing Show, Fan Tan @ Bruar Falls
* Talibam!, Religious Girls, Grooms, Our Brother the Native, Necking @ DBA
* Mewithoutyou, The Dear Hunter, Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground @ Bowery
* Robbers on High Street, Action Painters, Silent League, Linfinity @ Merc Lounge
* What Cheer Brigade, Javelin, Growing, Devin Flynn & Gary Panter, Kokomo @ Market Hotel
* Los Amigos Invisibles & Aterciopelados @ the Prospect Park Bandshell
* O'Death, Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt, Justin Carter, Eamon Harkin @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Steve Shiffman & The Land of No, Francis Friday, Golden Bones, Land What Land @ Pete's Candy Store
* NY Ear & Eye Fest w/ Magik Markers, Led Er Est, SSPS, Child Abuse, Grooms, more @ Knitting Factory
* 10 for $10 Tour w/ Madball, Poison The Well, Terror, Vision, Death Before Dishonor, more @ Terminal 5
* Midsummer Night Swing w/ Occidental Brothers Dance Band Intl, Samba Mapangala & Virunga @ Lincoln Center

Free shows tonight include Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Zaza and Ribbons at South Street Seaport and a Celebrate Brooklyn show with Los Amigos Invisibles & Aterciopelados at the Prospect Park Bandshell. The Titus Andronicus/Real Estate show at Whitney Museum is pay-what-you-wish.

Lords of Acid were supposed to play Irving Plaza tonight, but that was cancelled.

The Orb were supposed to play MHOW tonight, but that was cancelled.

O'Death and Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt play the first-ever concert at the newly opened Brooklyn Bowl -- DJs include Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin.

Jason Lytle of Grandaddy plays Union Hall with The Albertans. Lytle is on a solo-debut-supporting tour; tomorrow he plays the Bowery Ballroom.

Oneida was recently added to the ATP NY bill (where they're scheduled for a "full day of improvisation, collaboration, and recording"). Tonight they perform at Maxwell's with Dump and This Moment in Black History.

This weekend is the first Williamsburg Waterfront show, and the first concert on the beach at Governors Island.

Those Darlins, The So So Glos and We Are Country Mice play Southpaw.

Japandroids play the first of a few upcoming NYC shows at The Cameo with Little Girls and Dinowalrus. They'll play tomorrow at Pianos and Siren Fest on the 18th.

Castanets just opened for Explosions in the Sky at the Central Park Summerstage. Their summer tour hits the Cake Shop tonight and at the Silent Barn tomorrow.

NZ's Brunettes perform at The Bell House with a trio of Brooklyn acts -- Great Lakes, Sharon Van Etten and Animal Hands.

The NY Ear & Eye Fest II continues with music at the Knitting Factory provided by Magik Markers, Led Er Est, SSPS, Child Abuse, Grooms (who are also at Death By Audio) and more. Check out the music, film and free record fair at 92YTribeca tomorrow.

10 for $10 Tour comes to Terminal 5 with a bill headlined by Madball and Poison The Well.

This is the first week of the Lincoln Center's Midsummer Night Swing festival, which runs through July. Chubby Checker played on Thursday. Tonight the fest features the music of Occidental Brothers Dance Band International and Samba Mapangala & Virunga.

See Jenny Lewis's new video for "See Fernando," below. A lyrically uncensored video of Lily Allen's for "Fuck You" is below, too.

What else?

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Janelle Monae @ MHOW 4/17 (more by Tim Griffin)
Janelle Monae

tonight in NYC
* DANCE
* Les Paul @ Iridium
* Burlesque @ Public Assembly
* Rev. Vince Anderson & His Love Choir @ Union Pool
* Peter Murphy (of Bauhaus), modwheelmood @ Highline Ballroom
* Urban Barnyard, Dufus, John Ludington, Andrea Zvaleko @ Cake Shop
* Right on Dynamite, Deleted Scenes, Deep Sea Diver, Michael Runion @ Union Hall
* Talibam!, Up Died Sound, Fragrant Family, Uncle Woody Sullender @ DbA
* Afro-Punk Fest w/ Saul Williams, Janelle Monae, Dallas Austin, Elevator Fight @ BAM

Reverend Vince Anderson & His Love Choir continue their run of free Monday night shows at Union Pool.

Saul Williams (7:30) and Janelle Monae (6:30) headline the third night of music at BAM's Afro-Punk Festival.

Peter Murphy's "Secret Cover" tour makes the first of two NYC stops at the Highline Ballroom tonight. The Bauhaus singer will be at the venue tomorrow night too.

"Kobe Bryant, Jennifer Hudson, Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder and Brooke Shields are among the celebrities scheduled to be involved in Tuesday's Michael Jackson memorial." [LA Times]

"Despite efforts to keep people from profiting from Tuesday's public memorial service for Michael Jackson, scalpers online Monday were asking as much as $9,000 per ticket to the free event." [CNN]

Conor Oberst & The Mystic Valley Band played a free 4th of July show at NYC's Battery Park (Jenny Lewis was there too.) You can see Conor & Co. on the Late Show with David Letterman tonight playing "Spoiled" off Outer South. A video of "Spoiled" from the 4th, as well as "Sausalito" and a cover of "Handle With Care" with Jenny Lewis, below...

What else?

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Conor Oberst & Jenny Lewis in Battery Park on July 4th (more by Chris La Putt)
Conor Oberst and Jenny Lewis

The Golden Girls had a loyal fan base that still exists to this day, thanks to reruns. The show was often controversial, as its main characters were 4 single older women who lived together, but were still sexually active, and up-to-date with pop culture. Mild profanity and sexual innuendo were common on the program. The effects of Sophia's stroke, which, according to Dorothy, "rendered her totally annoying" and "a complete burden", enabled the character to get away with much more than the other women.

The show often tackled topics that were not frequently aired on TV. These included: the coming out of Blanche's brother and his gay marriage, menopause, gun control, impotence, drug addiction, safe sex, empty nest syndrome, infidelity, interracial marriage, racism, transsexualism, homophobia, age discrimination, organ donation, fixed income, domestic violence, problem gambling, suicide, cross-dressing, lesbianism, plastic surgery, child abandonment, euthanasia, chronic fatigue syndrome, pregnancy, homicide, veganism, cocaine addiction, artificial insemination, health care, agoraphobia, homelessness, immigration, sexual harassment, illegal immigration, and senility. Perhaps the most provocative episode involved Rose getting tested for HIV years after receiving an untested blood transfusion. [Wikipedia]

As Jenny Lewis' music career continues and she gets more famous (for her music), many probably forget or never realized that she started out as a child actress. I was reminded the other day when I was watching a 1987 episode of The Golden Girls where Jenny played an evil girl scout named Daisy. Check out video clips from the show, below...

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photos by Chris La Putt

Jenny Lewis

"[Jenny Lewis's] hour long set (as the opening act for their good friends, Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band) featured Lewis classics such as "Acid Tongue", "The Next Messiah" and Rilo Kiley's "Silver Lining" plus one or two new songs. And of course, they pulled Conor Oberst out to join them on one song, at which point he and Lewis pressed their faces together to share the microphone center stage." [Cassie]
The River to River Festival's annual free Independence Day concert in NYC's Battery Park went down as planned, rain-free, on Saturday (7/4/2009 @ 3:30PM)
"It was nice being able to just lay down and sun-nap for a little while listening to live music." [Spatula Queen]

"The concert was fabulous. The weather was perfect (clear sky, breezy), and there was a great energy in the park. There were tooons of people there.." [my so-called life]

"conor oberst was great. much better than i thought he would be." [Anonymous | July 4, 2009 10:36 PM]

"Kicked it on a blanket in a park listening to those two for hours. Pretty much one of the best afternoons I had ever had." [Typoscura]

More pictures, and both setlists, below...

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photos by Graeme Flegenheimer

Yeah Yeah Yeahs

The eighth annual Bonnaroo drew about 75,000 people to 700 acres of farmland here in Manchester, 60 miles from Nashville, for a lineup headlined by a jam band (the reunited Phish, playing three-hour shows on Friday and Sunday), rockers whose careers are measured in decades (Bruce Springsteen, Nine Inch Nails and David Byrne) and rappers who now qualify as old school (the Beastie Boys). [NY Times]
Far from a complete representation of what went down in Tennessee from June 11-14, but nonetheless, one set of pictures from the fest (catching up this weekend), below...

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July 4th

Advice for attending July 4th fireworks: arrive early and expect crowds [Everything Hudson]
Another piece of advice -- be in New Jersey or Manhattan. This year's Macy's 4th of July fireworks are going to be located in the Hudson River only, so spots in Brooklyn and Queens won't have a very good view (if any). They kick off at 9pm. Viewing locations HERE.

What are you doing on the 4th? Below we've listed a bunch of other options if you'll be in NYC (and a few if you want to leave)...

Continue reading "Independence Day 2009 - 4th of July events in NYC (Conor Oberst, Woodsist Fest, Japanther, Feelies, fireworks, more)"