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Richard Ashcroft

For United, Richard Ashcroft recruited hip-hop producer No I.D., best known for Jay-Richard Ashcroft singles like "D.O.A." and "Run This Town." At its best, it kind of sounds like Big Audio Dynamite, and mixes up Jigga-worthy beats, noisy guitars, and cinematic strings courtesy of Barry White arranger Benjamin Wright.

That hip-hop ethos came through in New York, as Ashcroft -- wearing a hip-hop-appropriate puffed out, multi-pocketed jacket and backed by a crack outfit dubbed the United Nation of Sound -- uncorked the thick, rattling rhythms of new songs like "Are You Ready" and "Born Again" with excitement. Sometimes too much so, actually, as there were many instances of him making awkward b-boy hand gestures (aggressively pointing to the crowd, pointing to his eye, and then pointing up wards) while performing. -[Spin]

Richard Ashcroft played a sold-out Bowery Ballroom last night (3/23) with The Postelles, a day after he performed his new single "Are You Ready?" on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. In addition, the former Verve frontman recently made a stop at RXP for an in-studio performance.

Ashcroft's new LP, United Nations of Sound is out now and currently streaming in full.

More pictures from Bowery (including the setlist) and video from Fallon & RXP, below...

Continue reading "Richard Ashcroft played Bowery Ballroom, Fallon & an RXP thing (pics, video & setlist)"

Lykke Li at Le Poisson Rouge (more by kolored)
Lykke Li

Lykke Li has already sold-out May 17th & 18th at Webster Hall, but the Swedish chanteuse will be back in NYC before the end of the summer. Tickets go on AmEx presale Wednesday (3/16) at noon and regular sale on Friday for Lykke Li at Central Park SummerStage on August 1.

Lykke Li's new LP Wounded Rhymes is out now. Check out videos of "Get Some" from the LP performed live on Jimmy Fallon on 3/3 and Conan on 3/10 below, with all tour dates, below...

Continue reading "Lykke Li playing Central Park Summerstage (updated dates)"

showalter

Next Tuesday, February 22nd at 4pm Michael Showalter will be coming in to tape Unmasked with Ron Bennington!!

If you'd like to be in the studio audience, send us a reply on our twitter account, @UnmaskedShow requesting tickets and let us know whether you'd like one or two tickets! We only have a few seats available so please only request tickets if you know you can make it, and only request two tickets if you know for sure you are bringing someone with you.

You will need to be able to be in Midtown Manhattan by 3:30pm on Tuesday February 22nd. send all requests to @UnmaskedShow!

Unmasked happens at the Sirius-XM studios (49th St and 6th Ave) (where BrooklynVegan Blog Radio also happpens). Ron Bennington is Ron of Ron & Fez. The Michael Showalter taping happens two days before he kicks off the tour to promote his book at the Union Square Barnes & Noble which is three days before his now-sold-out show at the Bell House.

Michael Showalter just appeared on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon one night after Odd Future did. Fred Armisen appeared on a previous Unmasked, and was on Fallon recently too. Videos of all of it and all Michael Showalter dates below...

Continue reading "attend a taping of Unmasked w/ Ron Bennington & Michael Showalter (who leaves on tour soon)"

photos and video by Brook Bobbins, words by BBG

Odd Future
Odd Future

Before Tyler, The Creator lost his shoe and played Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Odd Future headlined at Santos on 2/15 to a sold out crowd of bouncy fans. The packed house saw the LA crew take their Gravediggaz/early Def Jux/Fondle 'Em sound to the stage, the show floor, on top of monitors, and behind wigs as they kicked out joints like "Yonkers" and "Sandwitches".

Check out the full set of pictures (below) from Santos of the band on-stage and off right next to a set of the crew backstage at Jimmy Fallon (?uestlove and Mos Def alert).

In addition, below you'll find some videos including an incredible one of Odd Future watching their Fallon performance played back to them for the first time

UPDATE: Powers from above have asked us to remove any pictures and videos taken inside Fallon's place. Sorry!. The rest is still below though...

Continue reading "Odd Future on stage at Santos, backstage, in the crowd, at Fallon, WATCHING Fallon & more (pics & video)"

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"Some One Took My Fycking Shoe. Fuck" - Tyler, The Creator

"New York Would've Been My Favorite Fucking Show But I'm Shoeless.
Fuck Man." - Tyler, The Creator

"These Niggas Were Cool. Swag. Got My Fucking Shoe Back.
Fallon Was The Shit" - Tyler, The Creator

Tyler & shoe (sponsored by Supreme?)
Tyler, The Creator with his shoe

Crisis averted. Tyler, The Creator got his shoe back yesterday and his crew Odd Future (aka Hodgy Beats & Tyler, The Creator) were backed by The Roots on Jimmy Fallon last night (2/16). Odd Future performed their burner "Sandwitches" with the help of inverted crosses, ski masks and that creepy litle girl from The Ring, and video from the show is below.

The band is currently (literally) on the way to Philadelphia to play a sold out show at The Barbary tonight (2/17). We have pictures from the Santos Party House show coming, but for now they're on the same Philly-bound Chinatown bus Odd Future is on (literally). Some videos from the NYC gig are below though...

Continue reading "Tyler the Creator lost his shoe, got his shoe back (Odd Future played Fallon and Santos Party House)"

Rufus

On May 12 and 13, Rufus and Martha, along with their aunt Anna McGarrigle will host A Celebration of the Music of Kate McGarrigle, a pair of tribute shows to be held for their late mother at New York City's Town Hall. These shows will feature performances by Rufus and Martha, as well Anna McGarrigle, Jimmy Fallon, Emmylou Harris, Antony (of Antony and the Johnsons), Krystle Warren, Teddy Thompson, Justin Bond, Jenni Muldaur, Sloan Wainwright and more. Tickets for both shows are onsale now at Ticketmaster.com.

All profits from these events will go to the Sarcoma Foundation of America. Rufus and Martha were recently named as the 2011 spokespersons for the Sarcoma Foundation of America. Kate McGarrigle passed away from Sarcoma in January 2010.

Rufus will also be on hand at two upcoming book signings in LA and NYC: "Photographer Tim Hailand has just released One Day in the Life of Rufus Wainwright, a new collection of images offering an intimate glimpse into Rufus' personal life. To celebrate the release of the new book, Rufus and Tim will appear at the New York and Los Angeles locations of BookMarc, on March 3 and March 10 respectively, for a pair of book signing sessions."

Teddy Thompson has many other shows and a tour coming up.

Justin Bond played Doveman's last Salon, and Martha Wainwright plays the next one.

photos by Andrew Boyle

Ariel Pink

Ariel Pink, who is among those playing Coachella this year, made his network television debut on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon the other day. If you haven't seen it yet, the video from that, with a new set of pictures from the show Ariel played under a NYC circus tent, is below...

Continue reading "Ariel Pink Fallon video & more Japanther circus pics"

"i can't win... Prince apparently at Darby. i'm in BK at Bk Bowl. maceo parker consolation prize? and i turned down Darby... #EPICFAIL" - chinisha

"Can someone explain why #Prince and Maceo Parker were serenading Leighton Meester onstage at MSG tonight? #SoWrongForSoManyReasons" -Miguel Gonzalez

Prince, Maceo & Leighton Meester @ MSG - Jan 18, 2011 (photo by NPG 2011)
Prince

Did Prince pull the ultimate con? Maceo (who played with Prince again at Madison Square Garden last night) and Questlove (who was at the Prince show at MSG again last night, tweeting pictures of his co-worker Jimmy Fallon dancing on stage with Prince) were both on the bill of a late-night show at Brooklyn Bowl last night. The Brooklyn Bowl show was set to run later than Prince's MSG show and rumors spread that Prince would play the Brooklyn Bowl show too (the bill even said "very special guests"). Prince is known for playing late-night shows after his main shows. The rumor not only made sense, it worked. Brooklyn Bowl was packed with Prince fans still waiting after 1am for the purple one to appear on stage.

Apparently it even said "Maybe Prince?" on Maceo's setlist. Maybe Maceo didn't even know if he would show up, or maybe he was in on it. Either way, by 1:15am word started to spread that Prince couldn't be playing at Brooklyn Bowl because he had arrived at the (groupie-free?) real afterparty at the Darby on 14th St in Manhattan. Those who ended up seeing Brooklyn Bowl headliner and jam band Lettuce and Dr. John instead of Prince can at least take solace in the fact that Prince didn't actually perform at Darby, though MSG opener Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings did (and of course Questlove was there to see that too).

Sharon Jones on stage w/ Prince @ MSG - Jan 18, 2011 (by Questlove)
Prince

You have another chance to see Prince at MSG in February. A picture of the 1/18 MSG setlist, another pic of Prince, Maceo & Leighton, a rough list of what he actually played, and some videos, below...

Continue reading "Prince played MSG, but not Brooklyn Bowl. Sharon Jones played MSG & the real afterparty at the Darby"

photos by Aaron Epstein

Iron & Wine @ Greenespace
Iron & Wine

"The [Mercury Lounge] gig felt like a loose rehearsal, with Beam taking gaps to figure out which guitar he'd use. "It's nice to play new songs, but it's nerve-wracking," he admitted at one point. "You never know what's going to happen, and we don't exactly practice."

Wearing a charcoal blazer over a sweater and sporting a large, bushy beard, Beam still looks like the film professor at the University of Miami he once was (he now lives in Austin, Texas with his five daughters). Strapping on his acoustic guitar, backed by a seven-piece band, he kicked off with the new "Tree By the River," a nostalgic, heavy-strumming ode to a high school sweetheart with vocal harmonies.

"A lot of people I talk to say it has an AM Gold feel to it," Beam tells Rolling Stone of the track. "They remember hearing in their parents' car growing up, and I love that music."-[Rolling Stone]

Sam Beam & co (aka Iron & Wine) played NYC three times in the past two days, including the Greene Space on Wednesday (1/5, where these pictures come from) and Jimmy Fallon/Mercury Lounge yesterday (1/6). The Mercury Lounge, which was private, was reviewed by Rolling Stone (see above). Its setlist is below.

Iron & Wine's surprise appearance at the Greene Space, as well as the two appearances the following day, were to promote the new LP Kiss Each Other Clean (out January 25th via Warner Brothers) which was played in its entirety at Greene Space, and if you missed it, you can watch the entire Greene Space show at NPR's site.

For more public shows, catch Iron & Wine on tour later this month.

More pictures from Greene Space, as well as video from Jimmy Fallon (note the introduction of Iron & Wine by the "golden voice" of Ted Williams.), below...

Continue reading "Iron & Wine played Greene Space, Fallon and Mercury Lounge (pics & video)"

Iron and Wine

Iron & Wine is playing a completely private and intimate show at Mecury Lounge in NYC on Thursday, 1/6, at 7:15pm (they'll also appear on Jimmy Fallon's show the same night). That's tomorrow, aka one day after they play the show at the Greene Space which is being streamed online (tonight).

I don't think there's any way to publicly get tickets (Iron & Wine's upcoming show at Radio City Music Hall is not sold out), BUT I have two pairs to give away. For a chance at winning them, be 21+ and email BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (subject: Iron & Wine at Mercury Lounge). Include your first and last name, and to make this one a bit more challenging: a) you must enter by 5PM EST today, AND b) you must correctly name a band who played both Mercury Lounge and Radio City in 2010 (hint: we posted pictures from both shows from at least one of the bands who did). Good luck. Two winners will be picked at random from the correct entries.

Madeline Follin of Cults & Bethany Cosentino of Best Coast at Fun Fun Fun Fest (more)
Cults & Best Coast

Congrats to Madeline Folin and her band Cults who have inked a deal with Columbia Records for release of their forthcoming debut LP in May. The band will hit the road to play a string of dates with Asobi Seksu on their way to SxSW, and then loop back to their native NYC to play a pair of headlining shows at Knitting Factory on 3/30 (ticket info forthcoming) and Mercury Lounge on 3/31 (ditto).

Meanwhile, Bethany of Best Coast (pictured above with Madeline) played "Boyfriend" on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night, and is preparing to hit the road with her beau Wavves for a US tour. That Best Coast/Wavves trek hits NYC (with No Joy) on Feb 2nd at Webster Hall and Feb 3rd at Music Hall of Williamsburg. MHoW is sold-out, but tickets to Webster Hall are still available.

To commemorate their tour, the love birds (Nathan and Bethany) have collaborated on a split 7" named after, and only available at stops on, the Summer Is Forever tour. The seven inch will feature fresh tracks from both bands. Best Coast will contribute "When You Wake Up" for the A-Side, with Waaves contributing "Stained Glass (Won't You Let Me Into Yr Heart)" for the flip. Mexican Summer, the label responsible for the vinyl, will offer both tracks on an iTunes sampler due on January 11th, for those of you who are vinyl-impaired. The cover art is below.

Asobi Seksu also plays Highline Ballroom on January 27th (tickets still avail) supporting White Lies and February 17th at Mercury Lounge (tickets still avail).

Full tour dates, video of Best Coast on Fallon, and a stream of Cults uber-buzzy 7" are all below.

Continue reading "Cults signed to Columbia & announce tour, Best Coast played Fallon (video, dates & stuff)"

Sufjan

Video of Friday night's episode of Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, below...

Continue reading "Sufjan Stevens & his colorful band played Fallon (video) "

Har Mar Superstar & Gayngs @ The Box in NYC (photo by Lisa-Thi Beskar)
Gayngs

In the midst of a lawsuit releated to the loss of their tour bus in Texas,, Minneapolis soft rock supergroup Gayngs flew back to NYC in late October (the same month they played Music Hall of Williamsburg, Bowery Ballroom and Jimmy Fallon) for a post-tour, one-off, private show at The Box. Why did they do that? Because actor Josh Lucas, who met and saw them on that same episode of Fallon (he was one of the guests too), paid them to come and play his private pre-Halloween party at the Lower East Side club which he partially owns.

The cast of Gayngs that night included frontman Ryan Olson (of Marijuana Deathsquads), Ivan Rosebud on lead vocals, Channy Moon Casselle of Roma Di Luna on lead female vocals, three members of Megafaun (Brad Cook, Phil Cook, Joe Westerlund), Zak Coulter and Adam Hurlburt of Solid Gold, and.... fellow Minnesotan Har Mar Superstar who was basically filling in for Bon Iver aka Justin Vernon (who couldn't make the show probably because he was too busy chillin' with Kanye).

Gayngs have no more upcoming shows, possibly ever, but Har Mar can be found headlining venues twice in December. First you can catch him at First Avenue in hos hometown on December 15th, and then he heads back east for the New Years Eve show at Littlefield in Brooklyn (622 Degraw st.). Openers still TBA, but $25 tickets go on sale today, 11/19, at noon.

You guys ready to party?....

Continue reading "Har Mar Superstar filled in for Bon Iver @ a private Gayngs show @ The Box, playing New Years Eve @ Littlefield "

Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young

"Neil Young. The Boss. Willow Smith's "Whip My Hair". A classic American ballad is born." The video from Tuesday night's Bruce Sprinfsteen-filled episode of Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, below...

Continue reading "the real Boss sang 'Whip Your Hair' w/ the fake Neil Young on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (video) "

photos by Greg Cristman

Grinderman

Onstage at the Best Buy Theater in Times Square on Sunday, in a powerfully loose performance, [Nick Cave] sang "Heathen Child," from [Grinderman's] new record, "Grinderman 2" (Anti-). "She don't care about Buddha!" he called out. "She is the Buddha!" And later, in "Evil!": "Who needs the TV? You are my TV!/ Who needs the record player? You are my record player!"

As he sang, he battered his guitar. Mr. Cave doesn't play much guitar; it's plain to see that the instrument is foreign to him. But he plays it in Grinderman, and it sounds like a car being cut in half. -[New York Times]

Nick Cave and the boys in Grinderman headlined a sold out show in NYC on Sunday night, 11/14, bringing their gothy blues to the masses and showcasing their new LP Grinderman 2 out now via ANTI-. Theremin artist Armen-Ra was the opener..

Last night, one night later, Grinderman appeared on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (a show that will have Bruce Springsteen on it tonight). After the taping, Nick Cave was spotted hanging at the Delancey. Not sure if they have a TV he could have watched it on. You can watch the episode in an embedded video below.

Grinderman's US tour continues tonight in Washington DC at the 9:30 Club. More Pictures from Best Buy (formerly Nokia) Theater, videos and the Grinderman setlist, below...

Continue reading "Grinderman played Best Buy Theater in NYC & Fallon ---- ----- (pics, videos, setlist) "

photos by Vincent Cornelli, sarcasm by BBG

Jonsi

Washington Post: You've said that before you made a solo album, you felt as if you'd been in a cocoon. Did making the album give you more confidence?

Jonsi: For me, you mean? No. Maybe, yeah.

Do you think it will affect how you make albums with Sigur Ros?

Maybe. It was a good experience to do this, working with a lot of new artists and musicians and producers. It's healthy to work with different people.

Do you think you'll work with Nico Muhly again? You should say yes.

Yes. He's a fun guy to be around, anyway. So we definitely might do something together.

You've said you grew up listening to Metallica. For real?

Yeah, Metallica and Megadeth and stuff like that. But now I just listen to Billie Holiday and Django Reinhardt and stuff like that....It's nice to have in the background, like a comfy sofa.

Shock. A talented and versatile artist listens to a wide array of bands! ANYWAY, Jonsi played Hammerstein Ballroom last night (11/10), his final US date of a massive two part tour that also brought him to Terminal 5 in May over two nights (pictures of the second show). The final round also included a stop at Jimmy Fallon for a performance of "Sticks & Stones", which also aired last night.

Mountain Man opened the show, but we have no pictures of them unfortunatley. More of Jonsi, some video, and that Fallon appearance video are all below...

Continue reading "Jonsi played Hammerstein Ballroom & Fallon (pics & video) "

by BBG

Cough at CMJ (more by Keith Marlowe)
Cough

Did I book this show and not realize it? Cough will team up with Naam and Batillus to play The Charleston on 12/11. If you missed them at the BV-BBG show, this is an excellent chance to catch Cough in a small (and suuuper loud) environment. Must.

The previously discussed Incantation-plays-all-of-Onward to Golgotha show with Mortician, Funerus, and Fatalist has a new home :Europa on 11/20 (tickets) (a BrooklynVegan/1000Knives production). The show is the day before Gaza teams up with Tiger Flowers and Meek is Murder at Cake Shop.

Nachtmystium will hit Best Buy Theater on March 3rd, 2011 supporting Cradle of Filth, with Turisas and Daniel Lioneye as part of the "Creatures From The Black Abyss Tour" which also hits Starland Ballroom on March 5th . Tickets are on sale. All dates below.

Those looking to get away from their families after Christmas can scoot on down to Best Buy Theater to join Gwar with The Casualties, Infernaeon, and Mobile Deathcamp on 12/26. Tickets are on sale. Both Gwar and The Casualties will also play this weekend at Fun Fun Fun Fest (11/5 - 11/7, tickets). Gwar's new album, Bloody Pit of Horror hits store shelves next week via Metal Blade. They recently appeared on Fallon. Video of that with all dates below.

Speaking of FFFF, Suicidal Tendencies are on tour and will play the fest this weekend and are scheduled to play Terminal 5 on 11/14 with Cro-Mags, Underdog and Death Before Dishonor. Tickets are still available or you can try your luck at winning a pair! Details are at the bottom of this post with updated dates.

Dub Trio will play Mercury Lounge with CSC Funk Band on November 10th. Tickets are on sale.

Great day show at ABC No Rio on 11/13 with Cali killers Punch and Loma Prieta teaming up with the great Vaccine and Death First. Shows start early, and this is a pretty killer bill so get there!

Kayo Dot will support Newspeak at a record release party for the band's new album Sweet Light Crude. loadbang will support at the Littlefield shindig on November 14th. Tickets are on sale for $8 or you can buy entry with a CD for $15.

All tour dates, details on how to enter the Suicidal Tendencies contest, and some video is below.

Continue reading "Cough, Nachtmystium, Suicidal Tendencies, Gwar, Incantation, Kayo Dot, Punch & other upcoming shows & tours"

The Roots at Prospect Park (more by David Andrako)
The Roots

For a while there you could ring in the new week with The Roots at Highline Ballroom. You can currently ring in the weekend with Questlove who is on the tables at Brooklyn Bowl every Thursday night, and now you can ring in the new YEAR with the "organic hip hop jazz" crew. The Roots will play three sets at the Williamsburg venue on New Year's Eve starting at 10PM. $85 tickets go on sale 10/29 at noon.

The Roots recently released a collaborative LP with John Legend entitled Wake Up and played a big show Terminal 5, and a whole bunch of other smaller NYC venues together (lots of private and surprise promotional shows).

Guided By Voices, Sharon Jones, Patti Smith, Passion Pit, Phish, and Drive-By Truckers, and Gov't Mule are all also playing New Years Eve shows in the NYC-area.

Last night, 10/27, Gary Wilson sat in with the Roots on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. School of Seven Bells were the musical guest (Gwar is tonight), but Gary Wilson was on there too. School of Seven Bells recently announced that Claudia Deheza left the band, leaving just her twin sister Alejandra and Benjamin Curtis as the core members.

Video of School of Seven Bells playing Fallon (with a drummer which actually made them a trio), and video of the whole episode (Jimmy introduces Gary Wilson right after the intro), below...

Continue reading "School of Seven Bells (now a duo) played Fallon (Gary Wilson too), The Roots are playing Brooklyn Bowl New Years Eve"

Pavement

As Jimmy Fallon blogger Sara Schaefer points out, "Pavement!!! The indie rock legends took over Late Night last night, and brought along our Play Guitar with Pavement contest winner, Steve Goss. On air, they performed "Unfair", and they stuck around to do a special performance of "Stereo" exclusively for our site. Steve Goss fit right in and the band rocked it." If you went to the Central Park show last night, you could have watched this after you got home. Videos below...

Continue reading "Pavement played 2 songs for Fallon (videos) "

Pavement

Stephen Malkmus awkwardly sort-of-answered Stephen Colbert's questions last night on the Colbert Report, right before playing "Gold Soundz" (the "top track of the 1990's").

Pavement kick off their four-night run at Central Park Summerstage tonight (9/21). Their first NYC reunion show took place Sunday at the Williamsburg Waterfront.

Their next TV appearance is Thurday night on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Videos from Colbert below...

Continue reading "Pavement played Colbert (video), playing Fallon Thursday"

Teenage Fanclub CD

"To celebrate the upcoming joint tour dates featuring Teenage Fanclub and Radar Brothers, we are having a sale! For a limited-time, get a bundle of Teenage Fanclub's Shadows and Radar Brothers' The Illustrated Garden on CD for only $21.98 with free domestic shipping!

While most bands are lucky to have one great songwriter, Teenage Fanclub are blessed with three, hence Shadows is overflowing with the kind of gorgeous, harmony-driven classics you'd expect to find on a greatest hits album.

The Illustrated Garden is the punchiest, most lyrically direct set of songs Radar Brothers' has released to date. The songs are unmistakably Radar Brothers, but the Treichel/Hussey rhythm section often pushes them in unexpected directions." [Merge Records]

Though tickets are still available for for the Belle & Sebastian/Teenage Fanclub show at Williamsburg Waterfront on September 30th, and for the Teenage Fanclub/Radar Brothers show happening at Bowery Ballroom on September 27th, TF/RB have added another NYC show to their tour. It's happening September 28th at Bowery Ballroom and it's on sale now.

Teenage Fanclub will also appear on Fallon while they're here. All dates below..

Continue reading "Teenage Fanclub & Radar Brothers add another show -- updated 2010 tour dates"

A Night of Too Many Stars

Laugh with the stars at Comedy Central's Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert for Autism Education on Saturday, October 2 at the Beacon Theatre.

Hosted by Jon Stewart, the evening will feature Lewis Black, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon, Tina Fey, Ricky Gervais, Joel McHale, John Oliver, Chris Rock, Sarah Silverman, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog and too many more scheduled to appear!

Proceeds benefit autism education and family service programs across the country in support of the overabundance of autistic individuals that so desperately need quality services.

American Express® cardmembers can purchase advance tickets, Thursday, July 29 from 10AM - Sunday, August 1 at 10PM before they go on sale to the general public on Monday, August 2 at 9AM.

A great lineup for a great cause.

Much sooner: Tearing The Veil of Maya, the sometimes-weekly show that mostly happens at Union Hall is turning four and celebrating at Union Hall's sister venue The Bell House. The Four Year Anniversary Show will feature Eugene Mirman, Kristen Schaal, Leo Allen, AD Miles, Wyatt Cenac "and friends!" Maybe Michael Showalter will be there too? That's at the Bell House on August 1st and tickets are on sale (note: "This show will be mixed seated/standing - please come early for the best seats.")

And speaking of weekly comedy shows happening in bigger, near-by venues, The Cameo's "Big Terrific" is happening at Music Hall of Williamsburg on August 27th. Hosts Gabe Liedman, Jenny Slate (SNL) and Max Silvestri promise "Many Special Guests". Tickets are on sale.

Continue reading "comedians fighting autism @ Beacon Theatre, Tearing the Veil of Maya turning four, Big Terrific getting bigger"

photos by Kurt Christensen

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"Let's get one thing straight: Crowded House isn't a one-hit wonder. Sure, the Australian band is known by '80s music fans for its 1987 hit "Don't Dream It's Over" (and maybe the subsequent "Something So Strong"), but songwriter Neil Finn has actually guided different incarnations of the band through six full-length albums and earned critical acclaim for his solo albums and side projects." [NPR]
You saw the setlist and the video from Wednesday night's show at Bowery Ballroom where David Byrne joined Crowded House and family (Sharon Finn and Liam Finn are both on the tour with Neil). Now here are the pics, along with video from the band's appearance on Jimmy Fallon (they really made the most of their trip here that included three shows at Bowery, and includes one at Wellmont Theatre tonight), below....

Continue reading "Crowded House played Fallon (video) & Bowery w/ David Byrne, Liam Finn, Sharon Finn & Lawrence Arabia (pics) "

Guided by Voices

Over a month after they play the sold out Matador Festival in Las Vegas, the reunited classic lineup of Guided by Voices will end a tour with a show at Terminal 5. The November 7th NYC date will be opened by Blitzen Trapper and tickets go on sale July 23rd at noon.

And it ends up the tour will actually be kicked off on September 30th at East Side Drive in Austin (two nights before they play the Matador fest). All dates are being opened by either Times New Viking or Blitzen Trapper. On November 4th, GbV will make an appearance on the Jimmy Fallon show. All dates and on-sale times, below...

Continue reading "Guided by Voices (classic lineup) - 2010 reunion tour dates"