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Bo Ningen @ Studio at Webster Hall (more by Chris La Putt)
Bo Ningen

Bo Ningen and Savages are old pals, with Jehnny Beth singing on "Nichijyou" from Bo's second album and then again on "CC" on this year's III. A video for that song, directed by Aephie Huimi Chen, has just been released. Whether it's the relentless pounding of the song, or the imagery of singer Taigen Kawabe wandering around in a cave, the countryside and a junkyard, it's pretty intense. Watch it below.

As mentioned, Bo Ningen will be in NYC for CMJ next week where they're playing five shows as of now, including the BrooklynVegan free day party on Saturday (10/25) at Baby's All Right. The rest of the day show lineup will be revealed soon, and we'll also be at Baby's that night for our official CMJ showcase with The Jazz June, Pity Sex and more (tickets). Our Friday day party, with Protomartyr and more TBA, is at Baby's too. Here's all of Bo Ningen's CMJ shows:

Oct 21, 6pm - Tell All Your Friends PR showcase @ Baby's All Right
Oct 22, 12.10am - NME (headline) @ Glasslands
Oct 24, 11.30pm - The Deli magazine Showcase @ Pianos
Oct 25 (afternoon), Brooklyn Vegan Showcase @ Baby's All Right
Oct 25, 8.15pm - Austin Psychfest @ Rough Trade
Before CMJ, Bo Ningen will in NYC this weekend, playing Union Pool on Thursday (10/16) opening for Xylouris White. Tickets are on sale now.

Xylouris White
Xylouris White

Xylouris White is the duo of Dirty Three's Jim White and Cretan folk musician George Xylouris. Their debut album, Goats, is out today (10/14) via Other Music. The mix between Xylouris' traditional lute style and White's avant leanings is pretty interesting. You can stream opening cut "Pulling the Bricks" (and a Rdio stream of the whole LP) below. The Union Pool show is part of Xylouris White's US tour (Bon Ningen also opens in Providence, RI) and all dates are listed below.

Continue reading "Bo Ningen shares video w/ Savages' Jehnny Beth, playing BV CMJ day party & other shows after dates w/ Xylouris White"

Amanda Palmer at Temrinal 5 in 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Amanda Palmer

Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...

Neil Gaiman, Amanda Palmer @ Town Hall
Amanda Palmer and her fiction-wrtier spouse Neil Gaiman return to NYC for An Evening with Neil Gaiman & Amanda Palmer, "an intimate night of spoken word, songs, stories, chats with the audience, and more than a few surprises." They do the same tomorrow as well.

Wesley Stace @ City Winery
Wesley Stace (aka John Wesley Harding) is doing another of his Cabinet of Wonders variety shows at City Winery tonight, and this one features comedian Eugene Mirman, Cardigans singer Nina Persson, Chopped host Ted Allen, The Walkmen's Peter Bauer, Buffalo Tom singer Bill Janovitz, spoken word artist Beth Lisick, The Ice Storm author Rick Moody, and alt-country singer Jim White. You can still get tickets.

Juvenile, Bodega Bamz, Brenmar, Grandemarshall, Party Supplies, High Klassified, Nick Catchdubs, Special Guests @ SRB Brooklyn
It's the return of the Fool's Gold Anniversary party, and features a killer lineup of Southern rap vet Juvenile (aka the guy who's huge for "Slow Motion" and "Back That Azz Up"), A$AP Mob collaborator Bodega Bamz, local producer Brenmar, Action Bronson collaborator Party Supplies, and more.

Sleigh Bells, Danny Brown, Doldrums @ Terminal 5
This is the first of two nights that this multi-genre triple bill hits Terminal 5, including the rage pop of Sleigh Bells, style-hopping rapper Danny Brown, and indie pop band Doldrums.

Kayo Dot, Vaura, Psalm Zero @ 285 Kent
Tonight 285 Kent hosts an excellent triple bill of experimental metal from Kayo Dot, related band Vaura, and Extra Life/Castevet-related Psalm Zero.

Beach Fossils, Perfect Pussy, Habibi @ 285 Kent
Beach Fossils wrap up their fall tour with this hometown show, featuring a killer undercard of Perfect Pussy and Habibi.

Jonathan Richman, Hilton Valentine @ Bowery Ballroom
Modern Lover Jonathan Richman has been a continuously active solo artist for decades, and it's been a pretty regular thing that he comes by NYC to do a multi-night run here at least once a year. This is second of two Bowery Ballroom shows.

Bear Hands, Canon Logic, Dead Stars, Desert Sharks @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Brooklyn Night Bazaar is a destination spot on the weekends, offering microbrew beer, a variety of food, holiday shopping and free music -- this week from Bear Hands, '90s indie rock lovers Dead Stars and more. You can also play ping pong or black light minigolf. Free.

Grant Hart, Journalism, Little Racer @ Cake Shop
Grant Hart may be not as popular as his former Husker Du bandmate Bob Mould, but he's still got an active solo career as well, which included the release of this year's well-received The Argument.

Celestial Shore, Zula, Banned Books, Laser Background @ Shea Stadium
This is a solid local lineup, including mathy indie pop band Celestial Shore and psych-pop band Zula.

Ancient Sky, Little Gold, Florida, Giant Peach @ Death By Audio
Local psych rock band Ancient Sky celebrate the release of their new album, All Get Out, tonight. You can stream it in full below.

Shannon and the Clams, Las Rosas @ Mercury Lounge
A lover of vintage rock n' roll and R n' B, Shannon (who spent time in Hunx & His Punx and sang on the last Intelligence LP) brings that fun spirit to her own to this year's Dreams in the Rat House. This is Shannon and the Clams first of two shows in NYC this weekend.

Slonk Donkerson, Butter The Children, Bluffing, Sunflower Bean @ Muchmore's
Muchmore's hosts a number of solid regulars on the local rock scene tonight, including the shoegazy Downtown-signed Butter the Children.

Jose James, FaltyDL @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Neo-soul singer Jose James returns to NYC for this show, which is being opened by local future garage great FaltyDL.

Ben UFO & Marcellus Pittman @ TBA (Blkmarket)
These two solid DJs team up for a Blkmarket show in a TBA location tonight. More info at Resident Advisor.

Meet me in the Bathroom and Tell Me All Your Secrets @ Union Hall
Dave Hill hosts this "incredible night of laughter, music and gunplay" featuring Bob's Burgers/Archer funnyman Jon Benjamin, Bridget Everett, Mike Bochetti, Patrick Salt Ryan, Sam Haft, Shaina Feinberg and Hill's own band, Valley Lodge.

Whores, Black Black Black, No Way @ Saint Vitus
Whores make heavy noise rock, and it makes sense that they're playing a place like Brooklyn's mostly-metal bar Saint Vitus, but these guys appeal to a non-metal crowd too, with hints of Unsane, and other similar bands.

For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our full NYC show calendar.

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'Anna Nicole' kicks off BAM's 2013 Next Wave Fest...

BAM has announced the 2013 Next Wave Festival which runs from September 17 - December 22. The line-up features a diverse range of programming including opera, theater, music and dance. This year's fest kicks off with the US premiere of Mark-Anthony Turnage's opera Anna Nicole which has performances at BAM Howard Gilman Opera House from September 17 - 28:

The 2013 Next Wave Festival launches with the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) and New York City Opera co-production of Anna Nicole, an opera by composer Mark-Anthony Turnage and librettist Richard Thomas based on the flamboyant life and tragic death of Anna Nicole Smith.
Other highlights include... the New York premiere of Jem Cohen's "We Have an Anchor" at BAM Harvey Theater from September 26 - 28:
DIY auteur and consummate independent filmmaker Jem Cohen (Museum Hours, Instrument, Benjamin Smoke) collaborates with a supergroup of acclaimed musicians-- Guy Picciotto (Fugazi), Jim White (Dirty Three), T. Griffin (The Quavers), Efrim Manuel Menuck and Sophie Trudeau (Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Thee Silver Mt. Zion), and Jessica Moss (Thee Silver Mt. Zion), plus guest vocalist Mira Billotte (White Magic)--in this cinematic love letter to Nova Scotia's Cape Breton.
And there's "21c Liederabend, op. 3" featuring compositions by compositions by new-music's finest: Thomas Cabaniss, Christopher Ceronne, Thomas Cipullo, Anna Clyne, Mohammed Fairouz, Judd Greenstein, Ted Hearne, Marie Incontrera, David T. Little, Tod Machover, Missy Mazzoli, Nico Muhly, Olga Neuwirth, Paola Prestini, Huang Ruo, Timur and the Dime Museum, Michael van der Aa, Alexandra Vrebalov, Julian Wachner, Holcombe Waller, Eric Whitacre, and Du Yun.


There's also Questlove with "Electronium: The Future Was Then," which happens at Howard Gilman Opera House on October 25 & 26:

Following the success of Shuffle Culture (2012 Spring Season), BAM welcomes back Questlove with Electronium: The Future Was Then, a freely-associative and impressionistic musical homage to pioneers in the electronic music scene between 1948 and 1979. Questlove will be joined on stage by artists including Jeremy Ellis, How To Dress Well, Sonnymoon, and others to be announced. In Electronium, seminal electronic and archival recordings will be paired with modern riffs on classic electronic music models such as Busoni's New Esthetic in Music and Pierre Schaffer's Cinq Etudes--in addition to music from technological innovators such as Bob Moog, Stevie Wonder, and George Clinton.
Choreographer Bill T. Jones will have the New York premiere of his colaborative work, A Rite at BAM Howard Gilman Opera House from October 3 - 5:
Coinciding with the centenary of Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring, director Anne Bogart and choreographer Bill T. Jones present the collaborative work A Rite. A true dance-theater piece, A Rite examines the revolutionary score through the lens of our present cultural moment, incorporating the writings of physicist Brian Greene, musicologist Severine Neff, and Jonah Lehrer's bestselling book Proust was a Neuroscientist. The cast of dancers and actors blend seamlessly--from a discourse on the piece and its controversial reception to large group dances that reflect Nijinsky's famous steps--all set to a deconstruction of the score that ranges from a modern recording to an old crackling one to a section sung by the cast.
Then there's Gary Lucas - "The Edge of Heaven" at October 4 & 5 at BAM Fisher:
Acclaimed American guitarist and songwriter Gary Lucas returns to BAM with a live performance of his album The Edge of Heaven (2010), a series of Chinese pop tunes from the 1930s, arranged and performed with a blues inflection. Those songs were made famous by two of the biggest music and film stars--Bai Kwong and Chow Hsuan--in an era when Shanghai was known as the Paris of the East. The Edge of Heaven album reached number one on the World Music charts in Canada and was chosen as one of the Best Discs of the Year by the French newspaper Libération. Featuring Lucas, his band Gods and Monsters, and two female vocalists--Sally Kwok and Mo Hai Jin-- from Shanghai, the cabaret-style performance received standing ovations in 2011 at both the 64th Holland Festival in Amsterdam and the 28th Nijmegen Music Meeting.
And also post-classical string quartet ETHEL who are premiering their new work Documerica on October 2 at BAM Harvey Theater.

Season tickets to BAM Next Wave go on sale June 10 to Friends of BAM and June 17 to the general public. Tickets to individual performances of Anna Nicole, The Blue Dragon, and We Have An Anchor go on sale August 5 to Friends of BAM and August 12 to the general public. Everything else goes on sale August 26 to Friends of BAM and September 3 to the general public.

There's lots more than this happening at BAM Next Wave and the rundown of all this season's programming is below.

Continue reading "BAM 2013 Next Wave Festival announced: Anna Nicole Smith opera, Questlove, mems. Fugazi, Godspeed ++ more"

Merchandise at Mousetrap in Chicago, April 2012 (more by Jimmy Farabi)

You may have noticed the announcements of CMJ artists trickling out as of late (like Sub Pop's lineup), but now comes the official word from the fest on another batch of bands. Highilights include AraabMUZIK, UK acts Savages and Everything EveythingMr. Muthafuckin' eXquire, Cities Aviv, Ken Mode (playing with Pig Destroyer), Daughn Gibson (playing with Pissed Jeans), Local H, Slug Guts, Dune Rats, Royal Canoe, and Sleepies among many many others. A full listing of the second round of CMJ artists is below.

One of said surprises is Merchandise, who plays NYC tonight at WIERD (9/12). The show is first of THREE NYC dates for the band, who will also play 538 Johnson tomorrow (9/13) before hitting Saint Vitus on Friday (9/14, tickets).

A list of the second round of CMJ artists is below, along with updated Merchandise dates and a recent video.

Continue reading "CMJ announces second round of artists; Merchandise is here, catch them three times this week (tonight at WIERD)"


The full list of artists confirmed for the 2012 CMJ Music Marathon so far is below...

Continue reading "CMJ 2012 initial lineup announced"


The fabulous Fleshtones, NYC's progenitors of "super rock," will release a new EP in August titled Los Fleshtones Quatro x Quatro via Yep Roc records. Maybe they'll play some of it tonight (6/21) at Bowery Electric. The line-up for tonight's show is actually pretty cool all-around, with Steve Wynn & the Miracle Three, former Voidoid Ivan Julian, Swedish garage rockers Stupidity and Palmyra Delran. Tickets are still available.

The EP was recorded while on tour in Gijon, Spain and all four songs are in Spanish, including covers of two songs by Mexican rock band Los Johnny Jets. Says frontman Peter Zaremba:

The story of this record goes way back to our original bass player, Marek Pakulski, finding a bunch of albums including 'Los Johnny Jets A Go Go' in the trash in front of Joey Ramone's Lower Eastside tenement one night in 1977. Johnny Jets were a typical Mexican '60s rock and roll group -covering top-ten hits of the time like 'Wooly Bully' in Spanish with varying degrees of competence -- just the thing to appeal to The Fleshtones. Rather than the Spanish language versions of overly-familiar tunes like 'Hang On Sloopy', what really caught our ears were two more-or-less original tracks 'No Tengo Dinero' and 'Todos Queremos A Lupe' (which seemed to at least be inspired by Johnny Thunder's 1962 hit 'Loop De Loop'). We decided we would record these two songs ourselves as soon as possible. If nothing else, The Fleshtones are good for their word!
In other news, The Fleshtones' record label, Yep Roc, turns 15 this year and they're throwing a three-day celebration at The Cat's Cradle in Carboro, NC on October 11, 12 and 13. No word on whether The Fleshtones will go down for it but confirmed YR15 artists include Dave Alvin, Chatham County Line, John Doe, Liam Finn, Fountains Of Wayne, Robyn Hitchcock, Los Straitjackets, Nick Lowe, Chuck Prophet, Eleni Mandell, Mayflies USA, Cheyenne Marie Mize, The Sadies, Sloan, Jim White and Master of Ceremonies John Wesley Harding. While three-day passes are sold out, you can still buy individual tickets to each night.

YR15 Flyer is below, along with a list of Fleshtones tour dates.

Continue reading "The Fleshtones releasing new EP, playing shows (dates); Yep Roc Records throwing 15-year anniversary bash in NC"

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Catch Australia's Mick Turner & Jim White (2/3 of The Dirty Three) as the Tren Brothers this Saturday afternoon (today, 5/8) at Sound Fix Records. The free Brooklyn in-store kicks off at 2pm.

Catch Mick Turner & Jim White as the reunited Venom P Stinger on Wednesday May 12th at Shea Stadium in Brooklyn...

:: VENOM P STINGER -- legendary Melbourne punk band, Mick Turner & Jim White of the Dirty Three
:::: Fresh Kills
:: dj Brian Turner from WFMU
20 Meadow St btwn Waterbury St & Bogart St | Williamsburg, Brooklyn
L-Grand, G-Metropolitan | 8pm | all ages | $8
| MYSPACE |- http://myspace.com/sheastadiumbk
"VENOM P STINGER were born out of the mid eighties post Birthday Party Melbourne music scene, the original members had come from bands Sick Things, Fungus Brains, People with chairs up their noses, Moodists, Beach Nuts, Orchestra skin and bone to name a few. They played from 1985 until the early nineties. Members included Jim White (drums), Mick Turner (guitar) both later of Dirty Three, and Dugald McKenzie (vocals, sadly departed) and Alan Secher-Jensen (bass). the music a kind of intense slight jazz inflicted punk, brought back to life here with Tim Evans (Bird Blobs) on vocal and Shahzad Ismaily on bass." - All Tomorrow's Parties
Catch Vemon P Stinger on Saturday, May 15th at the Pavement-curated ATP Festival (happening in England - the reason they got back together). Check out some videos below...

Continue reading "Mick Turner & Jim White (as The Tren Brothers & then Venom P Stinger) playing shows TODAY & later (dates) "

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Ellis since 1996 has been a member of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. Ellis and Turner have both released solo albums. In addition, Turner and White have released several EPs as The Tren Brothers, and appear as backing musicians on albums by Cat Power, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy and PJ Harvey (White drums). Turner is also an internationally exhibited painter with his own work gracing the covers of all of their major albums except Sad & Dangerous. He also runs the band's own record label Anchor & Hope. In 1999, Dirty Three with Low recorded an In the Fishtank session for Konkurrent records.

Dirty Three have released albums on Touch & Go Records and have toured with Sonic Youth, Pavement, Throwing Muses, Cat Power, PJ Harvey, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, Devendra Banhart and Shannon Wright to name just a few.

Australia's Dirty Three (Warren Ellis on violin, Mick Turner on electric guitar, Jim White on drums) will be playing a handful of U.S. shows in September. That includes one on Sunday, September 13th at the Bowery Ballroom in NYC. Tickets go on presale Wednesday, June 17th at noon. General sale starts Friday, June 19th at noon.

The NYC gig comes two days after the group's appearence at ATP NY, where they'll perform their album Ocean Songs in full. Also at that festival are the reunited Jesus Lizard who also just announced a NYC show or two of their own.

All tour dates, below...

Continue reading "Dirty Three - 2009 tour dates (Bowery Ballroom & ATP NY) "

Ben Sollee

Kentucky's Ben Sollee new EP entitled Something Worth Keeping was released on election day. One of the two songs on the short EP, "Only a Song", features backing vocals by My Morning Jacket's Jim James. You can hear that, and Ben's Obama remix of "A Few Honest Words" (featuring Obama on backing vocals) at Ben's Myspace. You can pick up the EP and see Ben live at one of the shows on his current tour. That includes The Bell House in Brooklyn tonight (Nov 11) with Jim White and the Mercury Lounge in Manhattan on Wednesday (tickets). All tour dates below...

Continue reading "Ben Sollee - 2008 Tour Dates, duets w/ Jim James & Obama"

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Jim White is in the midst of a May tour that hits Knitting Factory in NYC tonight....

Continue reading "Jim White - 2008 Tour Dates (tonight @ Knitting Factory)"

Phosphorescent @ Emo's Annex, Austin, TX (March 13, 2008) (Ryan Muir)

Ryan Muir took the above shot when Matthew Houck (Phosphorescent) jumped into the crowd at the BrooklynVegan day party at Emo's Annex on March 13th. His band stayed on stage - the same stage that Holy Fuck played on right after they were finished.

Phosphorescent is playing a solo show with Nina Nastasia & Jim White and Gary Higgins at Bowery Ballroom in NYC on April 7th. Tickets are on sale. Check out the new 'Phos' video, and all tour dates, below.....

Continue reading "Phosphorescent - new video, NYC show, tour dates & SXSW"

DOWNLOAD: Jim White - Crash Into The Sun (MP3)

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Jim White

another one of RZA @ Studio B, NYC - Feb 22, 2008 (Tod Seelie)
RZA @ STudio B

* Liam Finn @ SoundFix
* Jim White @ Joe's Pub
* KD Lang plays Lincoln Center
* George Clinton & P-Funk at Warsaw
* the 2nd to last Invite Them Up show @ Rififi
* Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood @ Madison Square Garden
* The Teeth, The Lisps, The Dead Trees & Wax Fang at Mercury Lounge

CONTEST: Which band playing Mercury Lounge tonight has a member who went to high school with My Morning Jacket's Jim James? The first person to email BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (subject: Merc) will get a free pair of ticket's to the show.

If you miss Jim White at Joe's Pub tonight, there's always...

Feb 28 - Union Hall Brooklyn, New York
Feb 29 - Housing Works NYC *SPOKEN WORD*
Jim White video below. What else?

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DOWNLOAD: Tren Brothers - Swing Pt.1 (MP3)

Tren Brothers

Tickets are on sale for a Six Organs of Admittance & TREN Brothers show at Mercury Lounge in NYC on January 29th. TREN Brothers = Jim White & Mick Turner (2/3 of Dirty Three). They came out with a CD on Drag City in July. Drag City also releaed the new Six Organs record. Be prepared for a mellow night with some amazing musicians. Videos, and more tour dates below....

Continue reading "TREN BROTHERS (Dirty Three) & Six Organs of Admittance - 2007/8 Tour Dates & videos"

DOWNLOAD: Nina Nastasia & Jim White - I Write Down Lists (MP3)

Nina Nastasia & Jim White"Nina Nastasia & Jim White will be touring in October in support of their new album, You Follow Me, out now on FatCat. This is Nina Nastasia & Jim White's first tour as a duo."

Stripped of finery, You Follow Me is Nastasia's purest, most assured work yet, a raw acoustic set that sweeps sentiment out of dusty corners and slips into sudden whispers as White frisks around and across her stark chords. And when Nastasia's voice rises from a delicate mumble to a piercing cry, it's enough to make hearts follow suit. [The Onion]
Tour Dates below...

Continue reading "Nina Nastasia & Jim White - 2007 Tour Dates & MP3"