Entries tagged with: Jessica Lea Mayfield
by Andrew Sacher
Back in 2011, Jessica Lea Mayfield put out the very good Dan Auerbach-produced alt-country album Tell Me, and now she's got a new look and sound for its followup, Make My Head Sing..., which is due out on April 15 via ATO Records. From the way Jessica opens the record's first single, "Oblivious," it sounds like she's been listening to a good deal of sludge metal, with raw, thick riffage that's up there with many of the more likely Sabbath worshippers. Her voice remains gentle though, making for a pretty interesting mix. Check it out below.
Jessica will also be playing SXSW and then heading out on a tour of the US and Canada following the album's release. That tour brings her to NYC for two shows with Gambles happening on April 26 at Rough Trade and April 28 at Mercury Lounge. Tickets for those shows go on sale Friday (2/21) at noon with an AmEx presale for the Merc show starting Wednesday (2/19) at noon. All dates are listed below.
Though here in NYC we're in the midst of CMJ craziness, Austin's craziness that is SXSW has just announced its first round of bands for next year's festival. SXSW 2014 goes down across multiple Austin venues from March 7-16 and so far includes London Grammar, Calvin Love, Jessica Lea Mayfield, The Men, OBN IIIs, Pure Love, Royal Canoe, Saint Rich, Shakey Graves, SISU, Ski Lodge, Soldout, Teengirl Fantasy, Jonathan Toubin, Ume, Vockah Redu, Dot Wiggin Band, Deidre and the Dark, Doughbeezy, Kaytranada, Killa Kyleon and more. Badges are on sale now.
Full initial lineup below...
Jessica Lea Mayfield at Glasslands in 2011 (more by David Andrako)
The always great Jessica Lea Mayfield is kicking off her "Sibling Rivalry Tour" with her brother David tonight (11/30) in Geneva, NY at Ventrosa Winery and it comes to NYC on Saturday (12/1) at The Slipper Room with T. Hardy Morris. Tickets for the NYC show are available.
Jessica's brother David has played with her in the past in their family band, One Way Rider, for which they "[traveled] across the country in a 1956 tour bus once belonging to Bill Monroe, Kitty Wells, and Ernest Tubb." David also contributed to Jessica's 2011 LP, Tell Me. You can check out a video of Jessica playing Tell Me single, "Our Hearts Are Wrong," live on KEXP and a list of all "Sibling Rivalry Tour" dates, below.
photos by David Andrako
"This was the most packed I've seen Glasslands on a Thursday in ages, and it's not hard to see why. Mayfield's latest record, the Dan Auerbach-produced Tell Me, moves Mayfield beyond her neo-country confines and continues her tradition of strong songwriting - see for example "Run Myself Into the Ground", which maintains a hint of twang but backs it with some solidly rock guitar work. That came courtesy of Nashville's Richie Kirkpatrick, whose band Ri¢hie has also served as Mayfield's rhythm section at several recent shows. This was my first introduction to Jessica live, and I was extremely pleased with both the show and the crowd. The only thing that could have made the night better would have been her performing her new cover of Nirvana's "Lounge Act"!" [NYC Taper]NYC Taper has a recording of the show. We have some pictures, and they continue below...
Jessica Lea Mayfield, who tours through Brooklyn in November, will be opening for Ryan Adams on his December tour including at Carnegie Hall which is a Bowery Presents show, and Bowery posted this info:
Ryan AdamsRyan Adams says "all shows are solo."
Jessica Lea Mayfield
Tue, December 6, 2011
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
New York, NY
$65, $57.50, $35
On Sale Fri 9/30, 11:00 am EDT
This event is all ages
Tickets will be sold through CarnegieHall.org or charge by phone 8 AM - 8 PM - 212.247.7800. No fee tickets are available at the venue box office - Mon-Sat 11AM - 6PM & Sun 12PM - 6PM
Listen to Ryan cover Iron Maiden, below...
Jessica Lea Mayfield at SXSW 2011 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Jessica Lea Mayfield is now on tour that continues through November, stopping at Pygmailion Music Festival and Midpoint Music Festival along the way, and hitting NYC on November 17 at Glasslands. Ri¢hie and Daniel Wayne open the Brooklyn show. Tickets are on sale now.
All dates and a video below...
Jonny Corndawg at Brooklyn Bowl in April (more by Chris La Putt)
As mentioned, Jonny Corndawg is planning to release his new album Down on the Bikini Line on August 30 and play a record release show the same day at Union Pool. That show is being supported by Icerod and The Extraordinaires. Tickets are still available. The new album is also streaming now on Paste.
Jonny was also supposed to play a Rocks Off Cruise on August 27, aka Saturday night (boat was going to leave at midnight!) with Icerod and Mike Farris. That show is now cancelled as is Jonny's show at The Saint with Jessica Lea Mayfield in Asbury Park, NJ that was supposed to happen tonight (8/26).
All weekend shows including tonight are also cancelled/postponed at the Stone Pony.
All current Corndawg dates below...
photos by Ryan Barkan
John McCauley, Jonny Corndawg, Matt Vasquez @ BV-SXSW
Jonny Corndawg is releasing his album Down on the Bikini Line on August 30. He'll celebrate the release of the album that same day (8/30) at Union Pool. Other bands TBA. John McCauley of Deer Tick provides guitar on the album. Check out the artwork and stream two tracks below.
The Union Pool show is 4 days after Jonny Corndawg plays The Saint in Asbury Park, NJ (8/26) with Jessica Lea Mayfield. Tickets are on sale now. Jessica Lea Mayfield recently contributed a cover of Nirvana's "Lounge Act" to Newermind. Kinda funny that Deer Tick isn't on that album.
Speaking of Deer Tick, friends, lovers and frequent tourmates Those Darlins are currently on an extensive tour that includes some dates this month with Old 97's. Those Darlins will hit NYC on October 14 at The Bell House. Tickets are on sale now. All dates are listed below.
As mentioned, Middle Brother (featuring John McCauley of Deer Tick) are not done yet and will play a rare set at Newport Folk Festival in Rhode Island at the end of the month. It is their only scheduled date though. Delta Spirit (whose singer is also in Middle Brother) also play the SOLD OUT fest. Middle Brother, Dawes, Cordawg & Deer Tick played Bowery Ballroom and Music Hall in April, not long after Middle Brother and Deer Tick (and Corndawg) played a set at the Partisan Records/BV day party in Austin that The Old 97's also played. A belated set of pictures from that free show at Barbarella are in this post. More of them below.
Dawes (whose singer and drummer are also in Middle Brother) are currently touring overseas, but will return next week and head out on tour with Alison Krauss & Union Station (featuring Jerry Douglas). That tour hits Beacon Theater on August 2nd (the show is sold out though tickets are still available for the NJ show happening one day later). All dates are listed below.
Deer Tick also has dates coming up including a free show at Pier 54 (8/11) with DOM. More dates below.
Jo Schornikow of the John McCauley approved Shivers plays on Sunday (7/24) at Death by Audio as part of the "Permanent Wave's SOUND WAVE to Benefit the International Women's Health Coalition" at the all ages venue. Amy Klein of Titus Andronicus, Ian O'Neil of Deer Tick's previous band, is on the bill too.
More Middle Brother pics, tours of tour dates and stuff below...
Meat Puppets recently finished up a tour in support of their most recent LP Lollipop which came out this past April. After a couple dates with Soundgarden at the end of the month, the Meat Puppets will take a short break before playing a few more dates this fall. Their last string of dates never came through NYC, but this one will on November 4 at Le Poisson Rouge. Tickets are on sale now. All tour dates are listed below.
Meat Puppet Curt Kirkwood recently spoke to JSOnline about their tour and Nirvana, who they played with at Nirvana's MTV Unplugged performance, and whose seminal album Nevermind celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. The Meat Puppets recorded a cover of "Smells Like Teen Spirit" for Spin's new Nevermind tribute album, Newermind. The album also features contributions by EMA (who has shows coming up soon), The Vaselines, JEFF the Brotherhood, Amanda Palmer, Titus Andronicus, Surfer Blood and others. The album will be available for free download on Spin's website starting July 26. Tracklist below.
In honor of the 20th anniversary of Nevermind, Universal is also releasing a deluxe edition of the album on September 19. The reissue includes a 4 CD/1 DVD boxset with rarities, B-sides, unreleased recordings, BBC radio appearances, and an unreleased concert on DVD.
Universal will also reissue 1991: The Year Punk Broke on DVD on September 6. The film documents a Sonic Youth tour with Nirvana, Dinosaur Jr., Ramones, Babes in Toyland, and Gumball. The reissue includes a bonus film titled (This Is Known As) The Blues Scale, which features live footage of Sonic Youth and Nirvana.
Meat Puppets dates and video of them with Nirvana at MTV Unplugged in 1993, below...
photos by Chris La Putt
Jessica Lea Mayfield's honky-tonk-angel voice was tailormade for late-night spins on a lonely jukebox in the middle of nowhere.Jessica Lea Mayfield and Daniel Martin Moore played Bowery Ballroom on April 1st, the second of two NYC dates for the pair who also played Glasslands two days earlier as part of a larger tour that is still underway. More pictures and some videos from the Bowery show, and video from the Letterman show, below...
Yet this precocious singer-songwriter with the cool alt-roots vibe seems to be everywhere these days. Rolling Stone and Spin pegged her as an up-and-coming artist to watch, and she recently made her network television debut on David Letterman's show.
"Normally, I don't get nervous playing shows, because I've been doing it my whole life," Mayfield said by phone last week while running errands in Kent, her hometown.
"But I was definitely throw-up nervous to play David Letterman's show, for two or three days before I did it. Once I got there, I relaxed. It was fun." [Cleveland.com]
photos by Dominick Mastrangelo
Jessica Lea Mayfield @ SXSW
Jessica Lea Mayfield's new Dan Auerbach-produced album, Tell Me, was released by Nonesuch Records on February 8, and since then she's tourned with Justin Townes Earle, and the Avett Brothers, and played a few shows in Austin for SXSW, one of which was an American Songwriter showcase which is where the pictures in this post come from. Another one of her sets from SXSW is for sale on iTunes, and another is streaming at KEXP. I wanted to book her on one of the many BrooklynVegan parties as well, but it ended up not working out.
She is currently back out on the road, but this time as a headliner, with Daniel Martin Moore. They play Glasslands on March 30th (AKA TONIGHT) (tickets are still available) and, after a stop in Philly, Bowery Ballroom on April 1st (tickets available too). All tour dates are listed below
Daniel Martin Moore recently dropped In The Cool Of The Day via Sub Pop in January. Two MP3s from that record are above, and the title track is also below.
Moore's companion on the recent, um, Dear Companion LP has been at work too. Ben Sollee has a new LP, Inclusions, due in May and was SUPPOSED to support Billy Bragg on his cancelled tour that was supposed to be at City Winery this week, but instead will play City Winery as part of a Japan benefit on March 31st with Rachael Yamagata, Tift Merritt, Marshall Crenshaw, Dar Williams, Lucy Wainwright Roche, Nicole Atkins, classic pianist Taka Kigawa, and the New York based big band Morning Musuko. Ben will also play with Tracy Bonham at Cameo in Brooklyn one day later.
All Jessica Lee Mayfield and Daniel Martin Moore, tour dates, some videos and more SXSW pictures, below...
Bonnaroo (June 9-12 in Manchester Tennessee) has announced the 2011 lineup (slightly early), and like the rumored Lollapalooza lineup, Eminem is among the headliners. Bonnaroo also has Grammy winners Arcade Fire and the Black Keys, in addition to Lil Wayne, Mumford & Sons, the Strokes, The Decemberists, Florence & the Machine, Girl Talk, Beirut (haven't seen them in a while), and many more. Full list below...