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Spiritualized @ Emo's East in Austin, June 2012 (more by Tim Griffin)
Spiritualized

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Mykki Blanco @ BVSXSW 2013 (more by Amannda Hatfield)
Mykki Blanco

today in NYC
* Slavic Soul Party @ Barbes
* Mat Shipp Trio @ The Stone
Here Lies Love @ Public Theatre
* Spiritualized @ Secret Project Robot
* Doug Benson @ The Gramercy Theatre
* Ryan Keberle and Catharsis @ Joe's Pub
* The Black Crowes @ The Capitol Theatre
* Andy Grammar, Parachute @ Irving Plaza
* Sarah Wolfson and Mischa Bouvier @ Barbes
* Spacehog @ Housing Works Cafe & Bookstore
* Flume, Eprom, JDH @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Rhett Miller (of Old 97's), Joe Pernice @ City Winery
* Superhumanoids, We Barbarians @ Mercury Lounge
* Haerts, Gentleman Hall, Future Screens @ Cameo Gallery
* Justin Miller, Future Classics DJs, JDH (DJs) @ Glasslands
* Mykki Blanco, DJ MikeQ, Rizzla, Ian Isiah @ Bowery Ballroom
* Loma Prieta, Goodtime Boys, Descender, Crushed @ Saint Vitus
* Historics, Light Heat, Geprgoa, Matt Werth (DJ Set) @ Glasslands
* Elephant Stone, Data Romance, Spirit Animal, Desert Stars @ Pianos
* Kings, Flashpoint, Sarah Goldfeather, Lily Henley @ Pete's Candy Store
* The Fleeting Ends, Leslie Diamond, Cleveland Jones @ The Living Room
* Theologian, Compactor, Explosive Improvised Device, Lussuria @ Silent Barn
* Deb Oh and The Cavaliers, The Old Ghost, I Am Lightyear, DJ Pumpkin Patch @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Yo-Yo Ma, Lil Buck, Brooklyn Rider, Cristina Pato, Marcus Printup, John Hadfield, Ron Myles @ Le Poisson Rouge
* Jessi Klein (of SNL), Alex Karpovski (of Girls), Jake and Amir (of College Humor), Savoir Adore (musical guest) @ UCB East

The new musical of Here Lies Love, which explores the life of former Filipino First Lady Imelda Marcos, with concept and lyrics by David Byrne and music by Byrne and Fatboy Slim, receives its world premiere at the Public Theater in New York City tonight. Performances of the piece, directed by Alex Timbers of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson and Peter and the Starcatcher fame, will take place at the Public's LuEsther Theater and, originally scheduled to run to May 5, have been extended through May 19. The original run of Here Lies Love is a co-production of the Public Theater, Williamstown Theatre Festival, and MASS MoCA in North Adams, Massachusetts, which gave preview performances of the production last spring.
Tonight's premiere of Here Lies Love, and the rest of its initial Public Theatre run, is sold out but tickets are still available for the May 6 - 19 extended dates.

Flume's show at Music Hall of Willliamsburg is sold out, but you can still get tickets to the afterparty which happens at Glasslands with DJ sets from Justin Miller, Future Classics, and JDH. Doors at midnight.

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There were many years there when people just couldnt even figure out what drummer Alex Van Halen was playing at the beginning of the Van Halen classic "Hot for Teacher." Leave it to some random six-year old kid on the internet to figure it out. Video is below.

Janelle Monáe was on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon last night and performed a cover of Jimi Hendrix's "Little Wing" with the Roots. You can watch that below.

Cold Cave is on a roll with new tracks. The latest is "God Made the World", available for stream below.

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Sigur Ros at Osheaga 2012 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Sigur Ros

Sigur Ros returned last year with Valtari after a four-year hiatus, and it looks like they've got no plans to stop again anytime soon, because the band have announced that Valtari's followup will be out this year. The new album is called Kveikur and it comes out on June 18 via their new label home, XL Recordings. Along with the album announcement came the video for its first single, "Brennisteinn," which you can watch below. They've also recently been playing other new material live, and some videos of those performances are below.

Sigur Ros are also touring extensively and will be in NYC very soon for a previously discussed huge show happening on March 25 at Madison Square Garden with Tim Hecker (tickets are still available). They'll also be in NYC tonight (3/22) to perform a new song on Fallon. Plus, anyone who bought tickets for their US tour get a free digital EP with three new songs.

Updated Sigur Ros dates are listed, along with those live videos, below...

Continue reading "Sigur Ros announce new album, playing 'Fallon' before MSG (updated dates & video for new single)"

The Grin & The Chin
Jimmy Fallon & Jay Leno
After 40 years on the left coast, The Tonight Show is reportedly on its way back to NYC:

A plan is in the works to bring NBC's "Tonight" show back to New York.

While the network has yet to complete a deal, it has made a commitment to Jimmy Fallon, the current host of its "Late Night" program, to have him succeed Jay Leno as the next host of "Tonight,'' according to several senior television executives involved in the decision. The show would move from Burbank, Calif., back to New York, where it first started in 1954 with Steve Allen as host. -[NY Times]

The plan is to bring the show back to the East Coast by Fall 2014 at the latest, pending the resignation of Jay Leno and his subsequent second thoughts, naturally. NBC has already started work on a new studio in 30 Rockefeller Plaza which is part of an overhaul of the building being done by KableTown Comcast, which this week completed a full takeover of NBC Universal.

JT on 'Fallon' last night
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Maybe no surprise but tickets sold out quick this morning to Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z July 19 Yankee Stadium date on their "Legends of Summer Tour." (You might be able to still grab a single ticket, but we couldn't pull up two or more.) It may also not surprise you to learn that they've added a second Yankee Stadium show the next day (7/20). Tickets to that show go on sale Monday, March 18 at 10 AM. Updated dates are below.

In other news, Timberlake is on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon all week and last night performed "Pusher Love" from his upcoming The 20/20 Experience (which you can stream on iTunes). Video of that is below.

Continue reading "Justin Timberlake played 'Fallon' and will do so all week; Yankee Stadium show with Jay-Z sold out, 2nd show added"

Prince on 'Jimmy Fallon'
Prince on Fallon

The Purple One (aka Prince) blessed NYC and the world at large with a performance on Friday (3/1) on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, performing the previously discussed new track "Screwdriver" as well as his 1979 track "Bambi". Check out video of both below. Both songs are available for purchase via Prince directly.

As mentioned, Prince will be paid tribute by names like The Roots, Elvis Costello and more over two sold-out nights in NYC, one officially at Carnegie Hall on March 7 and one "rehearsal" at City Winery on March 6th.

D'Angelo, who will perform the Carnegie Hall tribute, also plays Brooklyn Bowl tonight with Questlove (3/4, sold out).

Will Prince make an appearance at any of these shows? Prince.org at least confirms Prince will be in attendance at Carnegie.

Head below for video of Prince Rogers Nelson ripping through two tracks.

Continue reading "Prince played 'Fallon' (video); NYC tribute shows this week"

UMO/Foxygen at Austin's Mohawk (more by Tim Griffin)

Foxygen

Jagjaguwar labelmates Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Foxygen are about two weeks into their tour together that will swing into NYC on Thursday (2/28) for a sold-out show at Bowery Ballroom with fellow tourmates Wampire. All three bands hit Texas' state capital last week and BV Austin's Tim Griffin was there and got some great shots (as you can see above) and you can check out more of his pics HERE.

Foxygen will play NYC again at Knitting Factory on May 14 and Mercury Lounge on May 15. Both shows are sold out.

Yesterday (2/25) was an off night for the tour and Unknown Mortal Orchestra took advantage of that by making their television debut on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, performing "So Good At Being In Trouble." You can watch that clip below.

Continue reading "Unknown Mortal Orchestra on tour, played 'Fallon' and Austin; NYC show with Foxygen is this week"

Justin Timberlake

As mentioned, Justin Timberlake is releasing The 20/20 Experience, his first album since 2006's FutureSex/LoveSounds, on March 19 via RCA. You've already seen the music video and some live performances of the first single, "Suit & Tie," which features Jay-Z, and heard the second single, "Mirrors." But if you need a refresher, both of those songs and the album's tracklist are below. That's the cover art above.

JT also just announced that he'll be supporting the album with a tour with Jay-Z, who in addition to guesting on "Suit & Tie," has performed it with him at all of JT's one-offs this year. That tour is a huge stadium tour dubbed the "Legends of the Summer" tour and it hits NYC on July 19 at Yankee Stadium. All dates are listed below. All shows go on sale February 28, except the Yankee Stadium date, for which ticket info has not been announced yet. More specific info on tickets and presales is HERE.

Justin will be in NYC sooner than that though, to host and be the musical guest on Saturday Night Live on March 9 and appear on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon from March 11 to 15. Maybe we'll get another one of those random one-offs to warm up for Yankee Stadium while he's here?

A list of all dates, song stream, video, and album tracklist below...

Continue reading "Justin Timberlake announces tour w/ Jay-Z (Yankee Stadium included), appearing on SNL and 'Fallon'"

photos by Tracy Allison

Local Natives @ Bowery Ballroom, 2/3/2013
Local Natives

Local Natives completed up their three-night, sold-out NYC run on Sunday (2/3) at Bowery Ballroom, their second straight night at the venue. (Friday they played MHOW.) Both Bowery shows featured an opening set from We Barbarians, and pictures from Sunday's show, plus Local Natives' setlist, are in this post.

If you missed Local Natives' three NYC shows, you can still stream Friday's MHOW show at Bowery Presents' YouTube page. Additionally, the band will perform "Heavy Feet" live tonight (2/5) on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, so set your DVRs. Their next local show is Governors Ball in June.

More pictures from Sunday's Bowery show below...

Continue reading "Local Natives wrapped up their three-night NYC run at Bowery Ballroom (pics, setlist), play 'Jimmy Fallon' tonight"

Jim James

As mentioned (along with a full tour), Jim James was schedule to play Late Night With Jimmy Fallon last night with the Roots, and that he did. Check out the performance below.

As also mentioned, Jim is stopping by the McKittrick Hotel on 2/20 to play a set in conjunction with the popular show "Sleep No More". Though originally listed as sold out, $162.50 tickets are on sale now. If you just want to see "Sleep No More" though, tickets are actually much cheaper normally.

Continue reading "Jim James played Fallon with the Roots (watch); Sleep No More back on sale"

Phosphorescent

Bob Mould just debuted his new video for "Star Machine," which is from last year's loud and highly-enjoyable LP, The Silver Age. The video was filmed at Cake Shop and was directed by Jon Glaser who you may know from Delocated or, most recently, HBO's Girls (he was Laird, the junkie). What starts as a fun "bring your kids to work" day turns sour when drummer Jon Wurster brings marrital problems instead. Watch it below.

Bob and the band will be in NYC next month when his tour hits Bowery Ballroom on February 26 and 27 and tickets are still available. The band will stick around to appear on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on February 28 to perform "Star Machine." Bob also just announced a few new tour dates and those are listed below.

Continue reading "watch Bob Mould's "Star Machine" video, directed by Jon Glaser and shot at Cake Shop; new tour dates announced"

photos by Ryan Muir

Jessie Ware @ Highline Ballroom, 1/16/2012
Jessie Ware

Jessie Ware is currently touring the US. She stopped in NYC last night (1/16) for her first of two shows here, the MTV '2013 Artists to Watch' show at Highline Ballroom with Zedd, Twenty One Pilots, and Glassnote-signed Robert DeLong. Accompanied only by an acoustic guitarist, Jessie only played four songs much to the disappointment of those there just to see her, though it seemed like most the crowd was there for Twenty One Pilots and Zedd. Pictures from the show are in this post.

Before her Highline show, Jessie taped an appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, performing "Wildest Moments" with The Roots which aired last night. Those watching the serious performance would never know how silly Jessie can be when left with time for stage banter. Video of that is also below.

She'll play a full-band show tonight (1/17) at Bowery Ballroom with Rochelle Jordan and Faye, which was sold out but tickets are back on sale. Her trip then continues towards Chicago.

More pictures from last night plus the Fallon video below...

Continue reading "Jessie Ware played Fallon & then Highline Ballroom w/ Robert DeLong & other 'Artists to Watch' (pics, video)"

The Soft Moon @ 285 Kent, October 2011 (more by Erez Avissar)
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today NYC
* Uri Caine @ The Stone
* Writer, Census @ Pianos
* Diane Birch @ City Winery
* Slavic Soul Party @ Barbes
* Noche Flamenca @ Joe's Pub
* Momenta Quartet @ The Stone
* Ben Holmes Quartet @ Barbes
* The London Souls @ Bowery Ballroom
* Napoleon, Spires, Swimming @ Big Snow
* The Soft Moon, Majical Cloudz @ Mercury Lounge
* Preservation Hall Jazz Band @ McKittrick Hotel
* Bridget Everett & the Tender Moments @ Joe's Pub
* Julian Lynch, Andrew Cedermark, Cassie Ramone @ Glasslands
* Leland Sundries, Ruby Rae, Olivia Mancini & The Mates @ Cake Shop
* Kria Brekkan, Aaron Roche, Gabrielle Herbst & Swoon Shop @ Silent Barn
* Lazy Talkers, Ace Reporter, Shit Show, Bears In A Temple For Midgets @ Cameo Gallery
* Mancie, Paper Doll, Tori Sparks, Alyson Greenfield, DJ Alex Flash @ Knitting Factory
* Pat Kiernan's New Year's Resolutions Ultimate Pop Culture Trivia Night @ Highline Ballroom
* Beginnings w/ Erika Forster & Annie Hart (Au Revoir Simone), Molly Crabapple, Josh Patten @ UCBEast
* Soldiers of Fortune, Frankie Teardrop, Erin Durant, Ramsden @ Death By Audio

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This month's edition of Beginnings at UCB East features Erika Forster & Annie Hart of Au Revoir Simone), SNL writer Josh Patten and Molly Crabapple (DC Comics) talking about how they got their start in show biz. Don't forget Erika plays solo at 285 Kent on Thursday (1/10) with Class Actress.

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ERAAS just released a video for their track "Ghost," which is from their 2012 debut album. You can watch it below.

Sky Ferreira made her late night TV debut on Fallon last night (1/7) when she performed "Everything is Embarrassing." You can watch the video of that performance below.

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by Andrew Sacher

Paulvana (via BrooklynVegan Instagram)
Maccavana

The 12/12/12 Hurricane Sandy benefit concert at Madison Square Garden went down last night and aired on multiple TV channels, websites, and in theaters worldwide. The concert featured performances by Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Roger Waters (joined by Eddie Vedder), Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Chris Martin (joined by Michael Stipe), and Paul McCartney (joined by members of Nirvana). And in between there were speeches/appearances by Billy Crystal, John Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon, P. Diddy, Chris Rock, and many more, spliced with footage of the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy. (The less said about Adam Sandler's "funny" version of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" with Paul Shaffer the better.) As was to be expected, the sets were short (though some longer than others) but it still ran late, ending after 1 AM. If you missed any of it, videos of some of the highlights are in this post.

Bruce Springsteen opened the show, getting everyone into the spirit of the night right away. Of all the sets, his choice of songs felt the most catered to the event ("Land of Hope and Dreams," "Wrecking Ball, "My City of Ruins," and of course also "Born to Run") and halfway in he prefaced "My City of Ruins" with a touching, personal speech about the damage done to the NY/NJ area, similar to the one he gave in Rochester in October.

Other highlights from throughout the show: Roger Waters ended his set by bringing out Eddie Vedder to sing lead on "Comfortably Numb." The Rolling Stones only got to play two songs ("You Got Me Rocking" and "Jumpin' Jack Flash") but still looked like they were having a great time. The Who, meanwhile, played seven songs. Then Kanye delivered a set which sent much of the twitterverse into an angry fit, though you have to wonder if this would have happened at a non-classic rock show (probably not). And of course, it was a pretty great surprise when Chris Martin brought out R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe to do "Losing My Religion."

But the most anticipated part of the night was that Nirvana reunion with Paul McCartney on vocals that everyone was talking about. Paul ended up bringing Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, and Pat Smear out during his set to perform a new song they wrote, titled "Cut Me Some Slack," and then they left the stage and Paul returned to his own material. It would've been interesting to see those guys jam with Paul during "Helter Skelter" (which he opened with) or something, but at least Paul didn't sing "Smells Like Teen Spirit."

Videos and setlist from last night are below...

Continue reading "12/12/12 Concert @ MSG - videos & setlist (Paul McCartney w/ Nirvana mems, Chris Martin w/ Michael Stipe, Kanye West & more)"

The Stones setup @ Barclays Center (via BrooklynVegan Instagram)
Stones

The Rolling Stones are playing Barclays Center in Brooklyn tonight (did you get a ticket?), and as wished/hoped/rumored, they were in fact added to the much-scalped Hurricane Sandy Benefit happening at Madison Square Garden on 12/12, a show that will be very "widely distributed"...

The producers of "12-12-12" announced today that the concert at Madison Square Garden on December 12, 2012, at 7:30 PM (ET) to aid the victims of Hurricane Sandy, will have unprecedented and historic global distribution, similar to that of the Superbowl, the Academy Awards®, and the Grammys®.

Nearly 2 billion people worldwide will be able to access "12-12-12" on television, radio and the internet. The concert, presented by Chase, will be available to all 114 million television households in the US and to more than 400 million television households outside the country via networks and feeds in North and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia.

Further elevating this event to its historic levels of distribution is live streaming on the largest online video services in the world, including YouTube, AOL, Yahoo, Hulu, and others. Combined, these video streaming services reach over 1.4 billion monthly unique users worldwide.

In addition, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, with its 239 million monthly listeners and more than 48 million monthly digital uniques, will broadcast the concert live on its radio stations across the country, and will also video stream live on iHeartRadio, Clear Channel's digital radio service, and across the websites and Facebook pages of its 850 stations.

The Stones join the all-star line-up that already included Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton, Dave Grohl, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Chris Martin, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Roger Waters, Eddie Vedder, Kanye West, The Who and Paul McCartney.

AND: "A new list of celebrity presenters was also released today, including Steve Buscemi, Jessica Chastain, Chelsea Clinton, Sean Combs, Billy Crystal, Leo DiCaprio, Jimmy Fallon, Jake Gyllenhaal, Karlie Kloss, Seth Meyers, Bobby Moynihan, Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, Susan Sarandon, Jon Stewart, Kristen Stewart, Quentin Tarantino, and Brian Williams."

Stay tuned for Check out the Barclays Center setlist, guests Mary J. Blige and Gary Clark Jr. included.

The Rolling Stones' two NJ shows happen right after MSG.

Tanlines at Webster Hall - 11/29/12 (via Olivia Overall)
Tanlines

NYC synth pop band Tanlines (who made Kurt Braunohler's year-end list headlined their largest hometown show yet on November 29 at Webster Hall with Supreme Cuts (who made FACT's year-end list) and Jim E-Stack. They also just appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night (12/6) to perform "All of Me" off of their 2012 LP, Mixed Emotions. You can check out a video of that performance below.

Continue reading "Tanlines played Webster Hall & 'Fallon' (video)"

Grammys

Check out the entire list of 2013 Grammy Nominations below...

Continue reading "2013 Grammy Nominations announced (full list)"

Big Boi

We recently pointed out that Big Boi will be in NYC to play a semi-private show at SOB's. We more recently updated that post with news of a TV appearance:

Big Boi will stop by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on Friday (12/7) to perform "Mama Told Me" with Little Dragon, who were initially supposed to guest on the song's recording, but were replaced on the album by Kelly Rowland.
Now we find out, via mfc (and the flyer above), that Big Boi will be playing the Studio at Webster Hall Saturday (12/8). Tickets will be available at 8pm TODAY (12/5).

Gregory Brothers

Music/comedy group The Gregory Brothers, who are known for the viral Auto-Tune the News videos (Bed Intruder anyone?), told us their ten favorite viral YouTube videos of 2012. You can check out each video on their list with commentary, and some of their recent hits, at the bottom of this post. Let us know what you think they missed, in the comments.

The Gregory Brothers will play their seventh annual Christmas show in NYC at Rockwood Music Hall on December 12 with Dusty Brown, Melanie Penn, and Sarah and the Stanleys. Tickets for the show are on sale now and all proceeds go to Sandy Recovery. They're promising "Christmas Cheer, Christmas Beer, Hot Toddies, Hot Bodies and music too!"

Sarah and the Stanleys is Sarah Gregory's band and Andrew Rose Gregory also has a number of solo albums out, having most recently released a covers EP over the summer, which featured covers of Bob Dylan's "I Shall Be Released," Simon & Garfunkel's "Only Living Boy in New York, Lana Del Rey's "Video Games," and more. You can stream the entire release below or purchase it for $5 on bandcamp.

Check out their Top 10 Viral Video picks, and stream Andrew's EP, below....

Continue reading "Top 10 Viral Videos of 2012, according to The Gregory Brothers (whose annual Christmas show is coming soon)"

by Andrew Sacher

Big Boi

As mentioned, Big Boi releases his second solo album, Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors, next week (12/11) via Def Jam. His solo debut, Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty, is still my single favorite hip hop album of the new decade so naturally I've been seriously anticipating VLADR since Big Boi mentioned he began work on it. And admittedly, the album is a bit overshadowed by its predecessor, due in part to lacking a song as huge as "Shutterbug." But though the album never hits a moment as large as that one, it's still a winner in its own right.

Vicious Lies opens up like a classic OutKast album, with a short, slow and pretty intro track that leads right into a blunted headknocker, "The Thickets," which appropriately features Sleepy Brown of Organized Noize, who worked on a lot of early OutKast. The bar continues to raise on the next track, a rhythmic club track up there with "Tangerine" or the Big Boi-featuring Janelle Monae track from that same year, "Tightrope." The album plateaus a bit there but more standouts start appearing later on with tracks like "Thom Pettie," a dirty synth track with a great hook from Little Dragon and a characteristically abrasive verse from Killer Mike. Later on we get "Lines," which is probably the best track on the album thanks to a killer chorus from Phantogram that doesn't leave your head once its in there (A$AP Rocky is on the track too). But the most interesting moment of the album has to be "Shoes For Running," which is carried by a hook sung by Wavves dude Nathan Williams. The only thing stopping it from being a total head scratcher is that Nathan toured with GZA and Killer Mike (which itself was a head scratcher) and I still can't decide if it's one of those fun indie/rap collabs like Kid Cudi and MGMT's "Pursuit of Happiness that you'll be hearing all year, or just plain weird. But the fact that I'm still going on about it must say something.

Big Boi will be in NYC next week, the day before his album release for an invite-only Hot 97 show at SOB's (12/10). The only way you can get in though is to win them from Hot 97.

Before that, Big Boi will stop by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on Friday (12/7) to perform "Mama Told Me" with Little Dragon, who were initially supposed to guest on the song's recording, but were replaced on the album by Kelly Rowland.

Since we last spoke about the album, Big Boi has (legally) revealed two more of its tracks, the Kid Cudi-featuring "She Hates Me," and the T.I. and Ludacris-featuring Atlanta boasting party "In the A," both of which you can hear below. In related news, TI just revealed his storied track with Andre 3000, "Sorry," which will appear on his upcoming Trouble Man LP and can also be streamed below.

Continue reading "Big Boi releases new 'Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors' tracks, playing Hot 97 show in NYC (streams)"

photos by Sachyn Mital

rest in peace Lucille Bliss
2012 Thanksgiving Day Parade

Though we don't have any shots of Staten Island's PS 22 Chorus (my personal highlight of the parade), or of the float with Jimmy Fallon and the Roots (Questlove's Instagrams HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE), the Smurfs, Spongebob, hip hop pop star Flo Rida, country music's Trace Adkins, Don McLean (bye bye Miss American Pie), Oda Mae aka Whoopi Goldberg, Santa Claus and more are prominently featured in our set of 2012 NYC Thankgiving Day Parade photos. Check out the rest below...

Continue reading "Photos: Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2012"

A Place to Bury Strangers at MHOW in July (more by Chris La Putt)
A Place to Bury Strangers

today in NYC
* ASSSSCAT 3000 @ UCB
* Larry Roland @ The Stone
* Hannibal Buress" @ Knitting Factory
* Bill Carney's Jug Addicts @ Barbes
* Peter Stampfel & Friends @ Zebulon
* Phil Lesh & Friends @ The Capitol Theatre
* Tanlines (DJ), Victor Vasquez (DJ) @ The Dalloway
* Part Time, Splash, Caged Animals, Limited @ Glasslands
* Bassnectar, Gramatik, Alex English (DJ set) @ Terminal 5
* Rubblebucket, Reptar, Stepdad @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Turnip King, Haybaby, Big Muff, Marlon Rando @ Legion
* Deafening Colors, Deep Sleeper, Lewis Lazar @ Cake Shop
* A Place To Bury Strangers, Bleeding Rainbow @ Bowery Ballroom
* The Mallard, Habibi, SoftSpot, Juniper Rising @ Death By Audio
* Janeane Garofalo, Gary Gulman, Christian FInnegan @ EastVille Comedy Club
* Old Wives, The Parlour Suite, Sveta Bout, Katie's Money @ Pianos
* Chris Forsyth, Koen Holtkamp, Nymph, Les Conversations @ Shea Stadium
* Johanna Samuels, Jumpers, Money & King, Little Anchor @ Cameo Gallery
* The Juggs, D & M, The Cardinal Points, King Charles The Martyr @ Mercury Lounge
* Tiron & Anyomari, Denzil Porter, Tanya Morgan, Fresh Daily, Original Text, DJ Prince @ Public Assembly
* Nick Zinner of Yeah Yeah Yeahs (DJ set), Sam Spiegel (DJ set), Leo Fitzpatrick (DJ set), Cosmo Baker (DJ set) @ Le Poisson Rouge
* Wild Yaks, Free Blood, Ice Balloons, Field Mouse, Sophia Knapp, Desert Stars, Firecracker Firecracker, Jess Williamson @ Union Pool
* Slowdance, SKi Lodge, Cool Serbia, Passenger Peru, Backwords, Their Plans, The Veda Reys, Wojick & more @ Public Assembly

There are a bunch of Hurricane Sandy Relief benefits happening in NYC today.

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Divine Fits played "Baby Get Worse" on The Late Show with David Letterman on Friday night (11/16). Check out a video of that performance below.

Miguel played "Do You..." on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on Friday night (11/16). Check out a video of that performance below.

What else?

Continue reading "What's going on Sunday?"

Bruce Springsteen

To help benefit those who suffered damages from Hurricane Sandy, NBC Universal will be hosting a concert that will air on TV as a telethon with Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Jon Bon Jovi, Sting and Christina Aguilera, Jimmy Fallon, and Brian Williams, with host Matt Lauer. The concert will be filmed at NBC's Rockefeller Plaza studios and broadcast on NBC, Bravo, CNBC, E!, G4, MSNBC, Style, Syfy and USA from 8 PM to 9 PM on Friday (11/2). It will also simultaneously stream live on NBC.com. All proceeds from the telethon will go to the American Red Cross (via NY Times).

In related news, Bruce Springsteen just dedicated "My City in Ruins" to Asbury Park due to the damage it faced at his show at Rochester Blue Cross Arena last night (10/31).

No audience makes for an awkward monologue
Fallon

While Hurricane Sandy was hitting its blustery heights yesterday, NYC-based talk shows The Late Show with David Letterman and Late Night wtih Jimmy Fallon were set to tape Monday night's shows. Both went on with the show, but sent their audiences home to be with their families. So monologues, chats with guests and musical performances were all done...to nobody, which made for eerie viewing.

On The Late Show, David Letterman had Interpol frontman Paul Banks and you can watch him perform "Young Again" from his new album, Banks, below. No online video for Fallon's musical guest Imagine Dragons, but you can watch his intro to what was indeed a very special episode of his show, below.

Continue reading "Hurricane Sandy caused 'Letterman' and 'Fallon' to go audience-less; watch Paul Banks perform"

Ben Gibbard w/ Death Cab at Beacon Theater in April (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Ben Gibbard

Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard releases his solo debut LP, Former Lives, this Tuesday (10/16) via Barsuk and he'll play an invite-only record release show in NYC during CMJ on the day of the release (10/16) at HiFi Bar (169 Avenue A, formerly Brownies where Death Cab played way back when). Bird of Youth singer Beth Wawerna is opening the show. Again, there are no tickets available to the public for this show but Ben is giving list spots away on his Facebook.

After this release show, Ben will kick off a previously discussed tour, which Advance Base supports. That tour hits NYC on November 5 at Town Hall. Tickets for that show are still available.

Ben was also on Fallon this past Friday (10/12) to play "Teardrop Windows" and "Oh, Woe" off of Former Lives. You can watch videos of those two performances, stream Former Lives in its entirety, and check out an updated list of all upcoming dates, below.

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photos by Greg Cristman

Jens Lekman @ Terminal 5, 10/9/2012
Jens Lekman

Jens Lekman brought his tour with Taken by Trees to NYC for a show at Terminal 5 on Monday night (10/8). Both artists are touring in support of their new albums -- Jens released I Know What Love Isn't in September and Taken by Trees released Other Worlds earlier this month -- and both focused their sets largely on those new releases. If you were at the show, did you pick up one of Jens' custom notebooks that were on sale at the merch table?

Before the Terminal 5 show, Jens taped an appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon that aired last night (10/9), where he performed the title track off of his new album. The Who's Pete Townshend was also a guest on that episode. The video of Jens' Fallon performance and pictures from the Terminal 5 show are in this post.

Both Jens Lekman and Taken by Trees also recently released music videos for tracks off of their new releases. Jens made a video for "Become Someone Else's" and Taken by Trees made one for "Large." You can watch both of those, and check out more pics and the setlist from the T5 show, and the Fallon video below.

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