Entries tagged with: Jonathan Toubin
Lit's EV location
Just last week (2/19), EV haunt Lit Lounge celebrated 12 years of good times, live music and occasional debauchery with a birthday blowout featuring DJs Jonathan Toubin, Paul Sevigny and others. Now comes word that Lit is opening a second lounge, this one in Bushwick's McKibbin Lofts. Bedford & Bowery got the scoop:
The bi-level venue, about half the size of Lit but boasting 17-foot-tall ceilings, will consist of a small upstairs restaurant, open daily and run by artist Tessa Hughes-Freeland.The upstairs restaurant, Currant Cafe, is scheduled to open Saturday, March 16 and the downtairs bar which will be called Lit is aiming for September. As for whether the new space will book bands, co-owner Erik Foss told B&B, "As of now we have no plan for live music. But that's what we said about Lit, haha."
by Bill Pearis
Habibi @ Bowery Ballroom in November (more by Dylan Johnson)
Habibi's self-titled debut album is due out January 28 via Burger Records. (Fans of limited edition colored vinyl, it's up for pre-order.) You can stream "Let Me In" from it below and is a good example of their appealing, post-punky take on girl group sounds.
The band will be playing a record release show in Brooklyn at Baby's All Right on January 29 with Hector's Pets, Mystery Lights and Jonathan Toubin on DJ duties. Tickets are on sale. Flyer for the show is below.
No other tour dates right now, but Habibi will be at SXSW in March so expect a tour around that. Stay tuned. Song stream, album art and tracklist below...
Darlene Love at "Right 2 Rock" benefit in October (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
The holiday season is upon us, and its spirit and celebrations are just about everywhere you look. If you're looking for some musical ways to celebrate in NYC, here's a few options.
Like she usually does, Darlene Love is celebrating the holidays at BB King's. She already played one of her shows there earlier this month (12/6), and since we last spoke, she's added two more happening on Friday (12/20) and January 4. Friday's show is sold out (but the venue says tickets may be available the day of the show), and tickets for the 1/4 show are available.
Other previously discussed holiday shows at BB King's include Darlene's fellow A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector singer Ronnie Spector (of the Ronettes) on Sunday (12/22) (tickets), and Jewish a cappella group The Maccabeats on Christmas (12/25) (tickets).
Street Dogs, the Boston punk band fronted by former Dropkick Murphy Mike McColgan, will play "Wreck the Halls" at Highline Ballroom on Friday (12/20) with Chosen Ones and Done With You. Tickets are available.
Doveman collaborator Justin Vivian Bond and friends are playing holiday shows at Joe's Pub on Sunday (12/22) and Monday (12/23). The shows are billed as "Let It Show!" and the description reads, "Celebrate the return of the light with Justin Vivian Bond and friends with an evening of Holiday inspired songs and stories. Expect surprises! (bring your own lumps of coal and watch them turn into diamonds) Keywords: starstruck, babies, booze, ox and ass. Oh Come All Ye Faithful!" Tickets for both shows are available.
While Union Hall won't be having any music, they will be open on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and the following day (12/26) to celebrate the holidays. The kitchen will be closed, but the bar will be serving holiday-themed drinks, and they'll have Christmas bocce ball and a fireplace going. The venue opens at 4 PM on 12/24 and 12/26 and 5 PM on 12/25.
Like last year, The Bell House will host the Harry Potter Yule Ball on Saturday (12/21) featuring sets from Harry and the Potters, The Potter Puppet Pals, Lauren Fairweather, and half-Mad can o' Destroy. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
And another Christmas Eve option is 'Christmas Eve for the Jews' with comedians Joel Chasnoff, Judy Gold and Todd Barry at City Winery on Christmas Eve. This one's sold out, but you can sign up for the waiting list in case tickets become available.
Brooklyn Bowl has holiday celebrations all weekend with Jimmy Hill and the Allstarz Band featuring Black Velvet (aka James Brown Jr) at the early show on Saturday (12/21) (tickets) and Jonathan Toubin's Soul Clap and Dance-Off with guest selector James Chance at the late show (tickets). Then on Sunday (12/22), the Preservation Hall Jazz Band does their Creole Christmas show at the venue (tickets).
Those are just a few holiday-themed music options in NYC. What else?
In the wake of the Yellow Dogs tragedy earlier this week, on Monday (11/18) at Brooklyn Bowl there will be a "Special Memorial Evening / Fundraiser" featuring performances from Nada Surf, James Chance, Luke Temple, Dirty Fences, Kyp Malone (of TVotR), Helado Negro, Hamish Kilgour (The Clean), Iranian visual artist and activist Shirin Neshat and more; plus DJ sets from Paul Banks (Interpol), Jonathan Toubin, Sinkane, Vito & Druzzi (The Rapture), The Men and more.
Tickets ($15.00 - $30.00) for the benefit go on sale Saturday (11/16) at noon. 100% of the door will be going to the families of the deceased, the hospital bills of Sasan Sadeghpourosko who was wounded in the shooting, and then as well as the two surviving members of Yellow Dogs.
Full line-up and flyer for the benefit concert below...
Powerpop vets The Flamin Groovies play Brooklyn tonight (11/15) at Warsaw with Seattle legendary Sonics plus Daddy Long Legs. Tickets are still available. It's part of Norton Records' Hurricane Sandy First Anniversary Weekend Blast, that continues Saturday (11/16) at Brooklyn Bowl with Reigning Sound with special guest La La Brooks of the Crystals, as well as The A-Bones with Mick Collins (Dirtbombs), Bloodshot Bill, and a late-night Soul Clap & Dance-Off with Jonathan Toubin. (tickets).
Flamin' Groovies also added another NYC show happening after the Norton Records anniversary on Sunday (11/17) at Europa. No word on advance tickets or other bands, but flyer for the show -- and for Saturday's Brooklyn Bowl blowout -- is below.
In other Jonathan Toubin news, he's DJing tonight's opening reception (11/15) of BV photographer Dana (distortion) Yavin's photo exhibit which is happening at Manhattan's Gibson Showroom (4211 W. 54th St.) which happens from 7 - 11 PM. Flyer for that is below too...
Gibson Legends is a collection of live shots of todays biggest rock icons and their Gibson axes.BrooklynVegan readers know the work of Dana (distortion) Yavin, and many of the photos that will be on display at the above-described show will be photographs that first appeared on BrooklynVegan. RSVP info is in there. Check it out.
Please Join us to the opening reception Friday November 15th 7-11pm With Special Guest DJ Jonathan Toubin of New York Night Train.
Beer Provided by SingleCut
Wine provided by City Winery
This is a private event please RSVP with name and number of guests to: firstname.lastname@example.org. An email will be sent to confirm your name and number of guest spots.
For press inquiries and to schedule an interview with Dana contact: email@example.com.
Prints provided by Gotham Imaging and ILFORD
Jonathan Toubin meanwhile can also be found 11/8 at Home Sweet Home, 11/9 at Fun Fun Fun Fest, 11/15 at Home Sweet Home, 11/16 at Brooklyn Bowl and many other places.
photos by Dylan Johnson; words by Bill Pearis
King Khan & the Shrines @ Webster Hall, 10/30/2013
Arish Ahmad Khan seems to have the spirit of James Brown trapped inside his big frame. Decked out in a shiny suit and dancing like a maniac (when not playing guitar), Khan was pure showbiz at Webster Hall on Wednesday night (10/30), the NYC stop on King Khan & the Shrines' current tour supporting Idle No More, their first record in five years. There's nothing new about what they do, but Khan is a) a good songwriter who knows what garage soul should sound like and b) surrounds himself with crack musicians who are nearly -- if not sometimes more -- energetic as he is.
Given his wild man rep and that the show was happening on Devil's night, I was actually expecting more "shenanigans" but Khan and The Shrines let the music do the talking. (He did come out in his golden underwear, cape and headdress for the encore.) The folks at Webster Hall -- including at least 10 people dressed as "French KISS" -- were eating it up. To continue the JB analogy, I haven't seen a crowd so wanting to just touch a performer (or any member of the band), as they were to Khan on Wednesday in ages. I wish they'd played slow burner "There is Darkness" off the new album, but otherwise great show.
HellShovel opened the night (who I missed) and Jonathan Toubin kept things hoppin' between sets with a selection of rock n' roll Halloween novelty singles from the '50s and '60s. Our photographer was there for the whole night, however, and pictures from the show are in this post.
Happy Halloween! As you might imagine, there's many Halloween-related shows tonight, including a number of cover shows, and of course the Village Halloween Parade! Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's spooky shows (and the regular ones too). Here are some highlights...
Holy Ghost!, Joakim, Midnight Magic, Eli Escobar, Lloydsky @ Terminal 5
They've certainly got the right name for a Halloween show. HG! should have T5 movin' with their '80s style New-Order-at-Danceteria jams. Tickets are still available.
Yamantaka // Sonic Titan, Jenny Hval, Tanz Praxis ft. C.Lavender @ Basilica Hudson
Yamantaka // Sonic Titan come in costume no matter what show they're playing, so they'll feel right at home tonight at this slightly-upstate venue. Also of note on this bill is Norwegian art pop musician Jenny Hval (who has a couple shows in NYC next week too).
Peelander Z, Ken South Rock, AEON RINGS (formerly Night Vision) @ Glasslands
Another band who always come costumed, Peelander-Z are sure to bring the party tonight. And they've gone hair metal on their new album, so if you're looking for a rowdy, super-fun, hair metal Halloween, Glasslands is the place to be.
Liturgy, Alan Howarth @ 285 Kent Avenue
"Transcendental black metal" band Liturgy are teaming up with composer Alan Howarth to celebrate the 35th anniversary of Howarth's work on John Carpenter's horror classic, Halloween.
Crystal Stilts, Excepter, Zachary Cale @ Bowery Ballroom
They are leaning more '60s psych these days, but Crystal Stilts have strong gothic streak, due in no small part to Brad Hargett's deep bellow. Look for a spooky set tonight.
Gatekeeper, Mirror Mirror, DJ Bruno (Light Asylum) @ Brooklyn Masonic Temple
For a dark, gothy Halloween dance party, head to the ominous Brooklyn Masonic Temple for these electronic musicians and DJs.
The Juan Maclean (DJ Set), Justin Strauss, Evan Michael @ Cameo Gallery
If you're just looking to dance tonight, it's hard to argue with the four-on-the-floor proclivities of the Juan Maclean. Justin Strauss, meanwhile, is a legend with more than three decades of dancefloor experience having worked with everyone from Luther Vandross to Skinny Puppy. It's a late show -- doors at 10 PM -- so you can make it if you want to keep the DFA vibes rolling after Holy Ghost!
The Dickies, Chronic Sick @ Knitting Factory
The Dickies have been making new wavey punk for over three decades, and they're still kicking.
Avan Lava, Light Asylum, Zebra Katz @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
This show's got three very different artists who should all provide very fun sets in their own way. There's the upbeat synth pop of Avan Lava, the dark Light Asylum, and eccentric rapper Zebra Katz, whose "Ima Read" is always a good sing-along at his shows.
Raime, Vatican Shadow, Silent Servant, Kiss & Tell, Further Reductions, Bethany and Alyssa @ Output
Another bill leaning towards the dark and electronic: Raime will be debuting an audio/visual set, and Dominick Fernow's (Prurient) "militant religious industrial" project Vatican Shadow is not to miss either.
Murray Hill, Andy Rourke (The Smiths) (DJ Set), Steve Lewis (DJ Set), Chicks Who Love Guns @ Passenger Bar
Williamsburg's Passenger Bar is hosts this free party with MC duties from none other than legend Murray Hill and a DJ set from The Smiths' Andy Rourke and others. There's also a costume contest for anyone dressed the the "Blood, Burlesque & B-Movie" themes.
The Body, Pissgrave @ Saint Vitus Bar
Crushing duo The Body hold court with Pissgrave tonight at what for some is the only place to be on Hallowwen
DJ Dog Dick, Lakutis, Cities Aviv, DJ Uniique, Rlly Tho & Wodge Daddy, DJ John J Rambo, DJ Kristina Tequila @ Secret Location
This show's got three artists who have no problem crossing the boundaries of hip hop, DJ Dog Dick, Lakutis, and Cities Aviv. Location TBA soon.
Buster Poindexter @ Cafe Carlyle
Maybe to get in the spirit of dressing up, New York Dolls frontman David Johansen is reviving his loungey Buster Poindexter guise tonight.
Biz Markie (DJ Set) @ Brooklyn Bowl
Questlove usually does his weekly Bowl Train party at Brooklyn Bowl on Thursdays, but for Halloween, Biz Markie is taking over the boards. And he's, he's got what you need.
Jonathan Toubin's Haunted Hop @ Secret Project Robot
This is Jonathan Toubin's annual Halloween Party, and will feature a bunch of bands performing sets as other bands like The Damned, Siouxsie & the Banshees, The Seeds, Roky Erickson and more. They aren't saying who's actually performing, but Jonathan knows a few people. Plus, JT will be spinning classic spooky 45s all night. $5 in costume, $20 without.
Gabba Ghouls, Happy Jawbone Family Band, Lust Cats, Mannequin Pussy @ Lit Lounge
Vermont psych pop band Happy Jawbone Family Band and NYC punks Mannequin Pussy are always worth catching, though for the occasion you might wanna see The Gabba Ghouls too.
World/Inferno Friendship Society @ Warsaw
World/Inferno Friendship Society do their annual "Hallowmas" show on Halloween at Warsaw.
Murphys Law, Caught In A Trap, Chesty Malone And The Slice Em Ups, Skum City @ The Trash Bar
The Trash Bar is celebrating Halloween with this show which, among other things, includes long-running NYC punk band Murphy's Law.
Ed Sheeran @ Mercury Lounge
For many of us, there are few things scarier than UK singer Ed Sheeran, who has two shows at Madison Square Garden coming up. We're not sure why he's playing Mercury Lounge tonight, but maybe he's going to show us his dark side. Tickets go on sale today at noon.
Carnivores (as B-52s), Ava Luna (as Tom Tom Club), Caged Animals (as Velvet Underground), Bueno (as Wu-Tang Clan) @ Shea Stadium
This is one of the many Halloween cover shows, but it's especially notable because it's also the only NYC stop on Atlanta garage rockers and Black Lips/Deerhunter associates Carnivores' tour. They'll be playing songs by the B-52s, but also many of their own.
And here's more of those cover shows...
Vulture Shit as Dookie Shit, Big Ups as Breaking Brad, Flagland as Weezer, All Nines as Buckingham Buckingham Buckingham, Low Fat Getting High as Nirvana, Butter the Children as Pixies, Palehound as Pavement @ Cake Shop
Eugene Chadbourne as Jimmy Carl Black, Evan Gallagher as Thelonious Monk, Thomas Heberer as Muggsy Spanier, Tatsuya Nakatani as Johnny Cash, Louie Pearlman as Cab Calloway, Barry Mitterhof as Jethro Burns @ The Stone
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our full NYC show calendar.
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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...
Nick Waterhouse will be in NYC next week for CMJ, opening for Lee Fields & the Expressions at Webster Hall on October 18. It's an early show, Nick's on at 6:30 PM and tickets are still available. The day before that (10/17) he'll be at the MOSCOT store on the Lower East Side for a solo set. He's on at 7 PM and it's free but you do need to RSVP.
After the Lee Fields show, Nick is sticking around NYC for a special CMJ edition of Jonathan Toubin's Soul Clap & Dance Off party at Brooklyn Bowl on October 19. Nick will be the Guest Selector for the evening, and guest judges include Simon Raymonde (Bella Union/Cocteau Twins), Jacco Gardner, Chris Shaw (Ex-Cult), Christian Peslak (Saint Rich), Maria Juur (Maria Minerva), and Sandra Vu (SISU/Dum Dum Girls). Tickets are on sale now and you can also get in with your CMJ badge.
Post-hardcore-leaning post-rock legends Slint haven't performed live in six years, but that will change this year when they play ATP End of An Era Part 2 at Pontins Holiday Camp in Camber Sands, UK. The festival runs from November 29 to December 1, and is being billed as the "last ever" UK Holiday Camp.
As mentioned, this year's festival is being co-curated by Loop, who are also performing, along with Mogwai, The Pop Group, Fennesz, Goat, Superchunk, Comets On Fire, Om, Girls Against Boys, Michael Rother (presents the music of Neu! and Harmonia), Ty Segall, Dirty Beaches, Hookworms, Balam Acab and more. Tickets for the fest are on sale now.
Updated lineup, flyer, and a Slint video below...
Nude Beach @ Bowery Ballroom, March 2013 (more by David Andrako)
The Feelies @ The Bell House, May 2013 (more by Greg Cristman)
Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...
The Feelies @ Maxwell's
Night two of Hoboken indie rock legends playing at the soon-to-close legendary Hoboken indie rock haven. Sold out, natch.
Speedy Ortiz, Roomrunner, California X, Sediment Club, NOATS @ Death By Audio
Speedy Ortiz's new album, Major Arcana (due out next week via Carpark), is one of the best debuts of the year and they'll celebrate with a release show at DbA tonight. Fellow '90s lovers Roomrunner and California X are also excellent and not to miss. And if you're into no wave, Sediment Club revive that sound pretty well.
Octo Octa, Anthony Naples, Magic Touch @ Cameo Gallery
The day before Anthony Naples plays a house-oriented Warm Up, you can catch him at tonight's likeminded Cameo show, which also includes Octo Octa, whose new album, Between Two Selves, is an excellent ambient take on the current house revival.
Bleeding Rainbow, Fat Creeps @ Mercury Lounge
Shoegazy Philadelphians will hopefully treat us to some songs from their next long-player which is due later this year. Don't miss Boston indie rockers Fat Creeps who open the show.
Nude Beach, Prince Rupert's Drops, Pop Zeus, Hector's Pets (DJ Set) @ Knitting Factory
The only thing wrong with Nude Beach's appearance at Knitting Factory is it was clearly scheduled one day too late. The Brooklyn band's tip of the hat to Tom Petty, The Replacements, Springsteen and many of the greats of yesteryear screams Americana, crafting catchy songs that get in your head and stay there.
Gigawatts Fest w/ Team Spirit, Total Slacker, Celestial Shore & more @ Silent Barn
Brooklyn DIY zine One Point Twenty One Gigawatts launches its two-day one year anniversary celebration tonight featuring 10 worthy local acts. Fun starts at 5 PM.
Photo Ops, The Can't Tells, Foe Destroyer @ Cake Shop
If you're looking for a good band to catch tonight, Brooklyn's The Can't Tells are always worth showing up for, and you can see them at Cake Shop tonight on a bill that also includes Nashville's Photo Ops and Austin's Foe Destroyer.
Jonathon Toubin (Soul Clap & Dance Off), Young Jessie, King James & the Special Men @ Damrosch Bandshell
Tonight's edition of Lincoln Center's "Midsummer Nights Swing" series is a little different, as they turn things over to Jonathan Toubin's popular dance-off revue. At 11:30 PM, Soul Clap becomes a "silent disco" so the party can keep going into the night. Show up early for Jitterbug lessons. Tickets are still available.
Ladytron (DJ Set), Adventure, Prism House @ Glasslands
Liverpool's icy synthwave group Ladytron headline tonight with a DJ set, but there's live music too, much in the same vein: Baltimore electropop combo Adventure and Brooklyn's more experimental Prism House.
The Rascals @ PNC Bank Arts Center
Somewhere between a rock concert and a Broadway show, "The Rascals: Once Upon a Dream" tells the story of the band through their music. The show was written, produced and directed by their #1 fan, "Little" Steven Van Zandt with visuals from acclaimed lighting designer Marshall Brickman. Tickets are still available.
10,000 Maniacs @ City Winery
These college radio vets have been without their original singer, Natalie Merchant, for years now. (And guitarist Robert Buck, so crucial to their sound, died in 2000.) But they continue to play, and if you're into their newer material/lineup, you can catch them at their first of two City Winery shows tonight (the second is tomorrow). Both shows are release parties for their new album, Music from the Motion Picture, their first in 14 years.
Timo Maas @ Cielo
German producer Timo Maas has been crafting progressive house for over a decade now, and before he plays a couple North American festivals this weekend, he'll stop off in NYC for a party at Cielo (10 PM-4AM).
Megadeth @ Mohegan Sun Arena
Forget Dave Mustaine's ridiculous political rants. Forget the band's past their prime lineup. Just remember those sweet riffs on "Hangar 18". And "Holy Wars... The Punishment Due". And "Peace Sells... but Who's Buying." Feel better now? See you at Mohegan Sun.
Cayucas, JBM @ Mercury Lounge
Santa Monica indie pop darlings Cayucas are likely on their way to fame (thanks in part to a catchy single "East Coast Girl," which you can watch the video for below), so you might want to catch them at Mercury Lounge tonight before you can't see them at venues that small anymore. Though the show is sold out, so if you're going you probably already have your tickets. They also play for free in Montauk on Saturday.
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our full NYC show calendar.
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The Gories at The Bell House in 2012 (more by Jason House)
As mentioned, Mac DeMarco and White Fence will be playing the Panache Northside showcase at Brooklyn Bowl on June 13. That show now also includes Walter TV. Tickets for that show are on sale now. Show flyer below.
White Fence also play another Northside show the next day at Knitting Factory (tickets). Mac DeMarco has a ton of other upcoming dates too, all of which are listed below.
Brooklyn Bowl is hosting other Northside shows too, including one of Questlove's weekly Bowl Train parties as a late show after the Panache showcase (tickets).
The following night (6/14), the venue will be headlined by Sinkane with Xenia Rubinos playing as well.. Tickets for that show are on sale now. Sinkane has other upcoming dates, including another NYC-area show happening on June 16 at Maxwell's (tickets) which is also with Xenia Rubinos. All dates are listed below.
That same night, Bond Music Group are doing their showcase as a late show (doors: 11:30 PM) with Chrome Canyon, Computer Magic, AVAN LAVA (DJ), and Chateau Marmont. Tickets for that one are on sale.
Then, on the Saturday (6/15) of Northside, New York Night Train are doing their showcase, which includes an early show with The Gories and Daddy Long Legs; and a late show with Jonathan Toubin doing his Soul Clap & Dance-Off party with guest DJ Mick Collins (of the Gories and Dirtbombs). Tickets for the early show and the late show are on sale now. Show flyer below.
Finally, on June 16, POP Montreal is doing a show with Born Ruffians, The Spinto Band, and Turf War. Tickets for that show are on sale.
You can also get into any of these shows with your Northside Badge. All Mac DeMarco and Sinkane dates are listed, along with show flyers, below...
We knew it was coming but now we know when. Ludlow St. bar Motor City's last day of slinging booze and rock n' roll will be June 30. A week before -- Sunday, June 23 -- they're throwing a big goodbye party from 4 PM - 4 AM. The day will feature live music from Tall Black Girls, Baby Shakes, The Othermen, The Swingin' Neckbreakers (w/ special guest Jukebox Jodi) from 5 PM - 7 PM. After that DJs will include Jonathan Toubin, Alex Corporan, Dion Lunadon (APTBS), Jo Murray, Baz, Trash Only, and Gizmo with dancing from Anna CopaCabanna.
The party is free, so come out and say goodbye to a Lower East Side institution. With Max Fish leaving soon too, Ludlow St. will be a different place.
Ty Segal in Chicago in Feb. 2013 (more by James Richards IV)
As mentioned, Ty Segall's new, proto-metal-leaning band Fuzz (in which he plays drums and sings) will be playing a free Summerstage show at Red Hook Park on June 6 with Ex-Cult and DJ Jonathan Toubin. That show starts at 7 PM
If you were hoping they'd add another show somewhere small and sweaty, you're in luck: both Fuzz and Ex Cult will play later that same night at Death by Audio with Pampers also on the bill. $10 at the door which opens at 9 PM with bands starting at 9:45 PM.
Ex Cult will play again the next day (6/7) at the Seaport Music Festival, opening for Oblivians and then will be back in July with OBN IIIs. That Seaport Music Fest show is free and open to the public.
Meanwhile, Ty will be back for two shows in NYC in August around the time of his new solo album.
All Fuzz and Ex Cult tour dates are below.
JT at Brooklyn Bowl this weekend (photo by Jackie Roman)
Jonathan Toubin is a busy guy. Last night (4/24) he DJ'd his last ever New York Night Train at Ludlow St. bar Motor City (whose days are numbered). This weekend he'll launch a new party at Glasslands before heading out to Europe. Here's the skinny:
It has been nearly a year since DJ Jonathan Toubin returned to New York following a five-and-a-half-month recovery from the injuries he sustained after a cab drove into his Portland, Oregon hotel room. In April of last year, he was able to return to a restricted schedule of Fridays at Home Sweet Home, and soon after, he began performing his signature Soul Clap & Dance-Off on Saturday nights, monthly at Brooklyn Bowl and at one-off gigs on the road. (The most recent of these Soul Claps happened Saturday, April 20 at Brooklyn Bowl). His health is now enough-improved for him to go on his first extensive tour since the accident and return to his old practice of adding unique new parties to his schedule. On April 28, Toubin will host his Animal Print Party at Glasslands (289 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn), before embarking on a European tour in May. The event is free if you're wearing animal print, $5 without. (More info here.)To get a better idea of what Jonathan's Animal Print party will be like, he made a mix that you can stream below. Before that, he'll be at Home Sweet Home on Friday night (4/26) for his "Shakin' All Over Sideways and Down" party, and then he'll be in SUNY Purchase on Saturday (4/26) for Soul Clap & Dance-Off. All dates are listed below...
The Animal Print Party, a concept Toubin has been developing for years, will be a night of getting down to exotic rock and roll from the late 1950s and early 1960s. The dancers become the décor: Patrons are encouraged to unleash their inner-beasts on the dance floor while donning their favorite animal print attire - cheetah, zebra, leopard, tiger, etc. Toubin will play a mix of beat-heavy rock n' roll novelties chock full of jungle drums, Latin beats, Middle-Eastern scales, outer space sounds and other bizarre danceable music from the far ends of the exotic imagination. A week in advance of the party, Toubin will release a mix of selections that capture the essence of the evening. Also expect a smattering of animal dance craze numbers (gorilla, monkey, alligator, camel walk, etc). For anyone in search of the "Old Weird America," this is intended to be as weird and wild as it gets. Toubin will be accompanied by go-go dancer/performance artist/animal print bikini collector Anna Copa Cabanna and guest DJs/performers.
In May, Toubin will embark upon a month-long international tour that will take him from the Yeah Yeah Yeah's-curated All Tomorrow's Parties in London to a variety of DJ gigs and Soul Claps in the bars, boats, beaches, discos, music festivals, and rock clubs of Europe.
by Bill Pearis
line to get in Other Music on Record Store Day 2012
As you are probably aware, this Saturday (4/20) is Record Store Day. We've already told you some of our picks from the myriad #RSD13 exclusives, but many of NYC's record stores are having special events that day. While this guide is pretty thorough, it may not be comprehensive. If you know of cool Record Store Day happenings that aren't in this post, let us know in the comments. But here's the stuff we found:
We already told you about Greenwich Village mainstay Generation Records who are having live performances from Forgetters, Doug Gillard, Swearin' and Livids as well as DJ sets from WFMU's Tom Scharpling and Forgetters' Blake Schwarzenbach. Generation will open at 10 AM, with bands starting at 2 PM. Schedule still TBA.
While you're in the area, take a second to walk over to Bleecker Bob's where you won't find any records for sale, but as of Wednesday you could still at least take one more look through the window at the somewhat-still stocked shelves of the closed store.
Wild Nothing at Other Music, RSD2012 (more)
Other Music isn't big enough to have bands play while people shop, so they have bands DJ during RSD, and this year's line-up will have Parquet Courts, Sharon Van Etten, Jonathan Toubin and more on the decks. Other Music opens at 10:30 AM with DJs starting at noon (schedule is below).
Also having DJs spin on #RSD13, as mentioned, is East Village shop Turntable Lab. Their line-up also includes FaltyDL, as well as Nomi Ruiz, Justin Strauss, Eli Escobar and many more. DJs spin from 10 AM - 8 PM.
Another EV store, Good Records, won't have RSD exclusives, but they will have a bunch of rare used vinyl they'll be putting out that day, including albums by Brian Eno, The Fall, Blur, Pink Floyd, The White Stripes and more. They'll also have free food and beverages. More details are here.
still from Cake Shop's RSD video
Some of you may not remember when Cake Shop back lounge was a record store, but they still carry a few a few new releases and they'll have a selection of RSD exclusives on Saturday. Additionally, they'll have "lots of deals, lots of old stuff we've been holding onto forever etc! Plus: tons of fun, possible balloons and maybe Eddie!" That night Record Store Day moves downstairs with an extremely stacked indie rock/pop line-up, with Literature, Grand Resort, Sparxx, Cascading Slopes, The Hairs, a short solo set from TPOBPAH's Kip Berman and Scott and Charlene's Wedding. Kip and Maria Sherman will also be on DJ duty. Doors for the night show are at 8 PM and is a mere $5 entry. A pretty weird, funny video hyping Cake Shop's RSD fun is below.
Downtown at J&R Music World, Anthrax will be in the house at 12:30 PM signing records and anything else you want their John Hancock on, and they generally have a good selection of #RSD13 exclusives too.
Meanwhile in Brooklyn, Record Store Day will be the last day ever for Williamsburg's Sound Fix, which is probably enough for them (read a new interview with the owner HERE). Last year they had doughnuts and coffee, if memory serves. They're open at 10 AM and in addition to RSD exclusive, their fire sale (which is happening now) includes "25% off all CDs, 10% off all LPs."
Williamsburg stores in general don't seem to be doing a whole lot of special events on Saturday, though both Academy Records Annex and Earwax will have #RSD13 exclusives, and East Village Radio will be streaming live from Academy Records at 4pm.
Co-Op 87 (via)
For the second year, the tiny but well-stocked Co-Op 87 in Greenpoint will be open for the entirety of Record Store Day, meaning midnight to midnight. No in-store performances or celeb DJs, but they are making a special offer for the truly insane record buyers out there:
"If you are tuff enuff to come to Co-Op 87 Records ONCE an hour, EVERY hour of Record Store Day (24 visits!) and spend $10 on a record (not multiple records) at least ONCE for EACH of those hours, you'll be entitled to an INCREASING percentage off, starting at 4% and increasing BY 4% each time on ANY one record UP to $100! That means he or she who braves this madness could by the final hour, buy ANY $100 or less record for a WHOPPING 96% off!"Elsewhere in Greenpoint, Permanent Records will be open at 10 AM on Saturday with "free gift bags & goodies while supplies last," as well as "nearly all of this year's exclusive releases." And over at Record Grouch, they'll have a smattering of RSD13 exclusives and some choice used records put out just that day, in addition to their extremely well-curated stock of used vinyl.
DUMBO's Halcyon Records will have "instore DJs" and are open at 10 AM.
As for the general NY area, Vintage Vinyl in Ford, NJ will have a full stock of RSD exclusives but no in-stores announced,
And if you happen to be in Philadelphia on Saturday, Main Street Music will feature a special RSD performances by Billy Bragg, the Joy Formidable, Generationals and more.
BV Austin discusses what's going on at Waterloo Records this year.
Again, you can see all stores participating in Record Store Day 2013 here.
Other Music DJ schedule, Cake Shop video, Turntable Lab flyer and other RSD videos are below.
As mentioned, White Fence's new album, Cyclops Reap, is out this week on John Dwyer's Castle Face label. Tim Presley doesn't seem to be running out of songs and this is another quality batch of paisley-scented psychedelia. You can stream "To The Boy I Jumped In The Hemlock Alley" below and hear the whole record over at Pitchfork.
White Fence will be in Brooklyn for the Northside Festival in June, playing two shows: the Panache showcase at Brooklyn Bowl on June 13 and then a late show at Knitting Factory on June 14. Tickets to the Knitting Factory show are on sale now; no word on Brooklyn Bowl tickets just yet.
The whole Panache showcase line-up is still forthcoming but we do know its being headlined by Mac DeMarco and we have updated dates for him below as well.
These are just a couple of the additions to the 2013 Northside line-up that includes that free Walkmen show in McCarren Park. Other new additions, Kylesa, Torche, Sonny & the Sunsets, Nü Sensae, Kisses, The Luyas and more. Northside line-up as it stands now is below.
Soul Clap Dance-Off contestants...
The Soul Clap & Dance-Off parties/competitions are going on the road with DJ Jonathan Toubin via the Brooklyn Brewery Mash Tour traveling arts festival. Taking place over the course of 2013, winners of each cities' Dance-Off get $100 plus they'll be flown to NYC to compete in the national championship which happens January, 18 2014 at Brooklyn Bowl. The NYC branch of the competition takes place on March 23, 2013 at Brooklyn Bowl and, since there's no travel part to the prize, the local winner gets $500.
Then next month, Toubin is going to do something he almost never does. Play the hits:
YOU PROBABLY HAVE NEVER HEARD YOUR FAVORITE RECORDS! For real! Teams of specialists recorded, mastered, and pressed songs to sound amazing with painstaking deliberateness. Over the years these original 45s have been remastered for CD, mp3, and even record - losing their rich dynamic qualities and becoming another animal entirely - sounding nothing like what the artists', producers', and engineers' original intentions. But tonight you have an opportunity to dance to your favorite tracks in their purest state - the original mix undigitized and uncompressed. This is not audiophile mumbo jumbo - you are not likely to recover from hearing your favorite songs on the ultimate sonic medium through Bowery Ballroom's first-class sound system. And like good wine, you won't go back to the bad stuff once you've had a taste. - Jonathan ToubinJonathan Toubin, acknowledged crate-digger and champion of obscure soul 45s, will be playing the hits at Bowery Ballroom on March 28. Tickets for this rare chance to hear him play songs most people know go on sale Friday (3/1) at noon.
Jonathan will also be all over Austin for SXSW. His SXSW schedule and all Soul Clap & Dance-Off tour dates are listed below...
Love it or loathe it, New Year's Eve is coming. Here are some of this year's NYC concert options, of which there are many.
One of the biggest shows of the night is Coldplay and Jay-Z at Barclays Center. If you've seen pictures of Coldplay's tour this year, you know they have this bluetooth controlled, light-up wristbands that (no matter how you feel about their music) makes for a spectacular interactive experience. And certainly Jay-Z will throw a good party at his own house.
Azealia Banks is playing a black tie party on top of The Standard Hotel (aka Boom Boom Room). More info is at the facebook event. You can RSVP for tickets ($250 minimum) by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also in the biggest NYE show race there is also Phish's sold-out night at MSG, part of a four night run at the venue.
Another jammy option is Gov't Mule's two-night run at Beacon Theatre (12/30-31). Tickets for both nights are on sale.
Pretty Lights is also doing two sold nights at Roseland Ballroom (12/30-31). Another dance option that you might want to avoid is Afrojack is playing two nights on Pier 94 (12/30-31), but it's worth mentioning that if you get there early on night 1, you can catch opening sets by Diplo and Rusko. Night 2 (aka NYE) is sold out but night 1 is still on sale.
Brooklyn dance party The Bunker is throwing an event at the 70 N 6 St loft (above Public Assembly) with John Roberts, Mike Parker, Bryan Kasenic, and Mike Servito. Tickets for that party are on sale now.
Downstairs at the actual Public Assembly, Gaze 4 Daze is throwing two queer parties. Room 1 has DJ sets by Rizzla, Sebastian, and D'Hana, along with Emcee Ryann Supamakenzi and host Cherlyn. In room 2, they've got MIchael Magnan, Amber Valentine, Telfar, Mursi Layne, host Helen Harris, and live performances by House of Ladosha, Cakes Da Killa, and Abdu Ali. $10 at the door gets you into both parties.
Brooklyn warehouse party group Rubulad is presenting "Party-Go-Round" in three separate secret Bushwick locations near the Jefferson L stop. There will be live music by Friend Roulette, Not Waving but Drowning, Viva, and more; dance parties with music by DJ Shakey, Ol' Stark, DJ Mojo, $mall ¢hange and more; a puppet show, a midnight champagne toast, and more. Admission is $20, the events start at 9 PM, and there will be a party bus to navigate between the three locations.
Chris Keating of Yeasayer is DJing a BangOn!NYC-presented party at a secret warehouse location in Williamsburg near the Montrose L stop with Felix Cartal, Chordashian, Alex English, Sean Glass, and many others. There will also be live music by Carousel, Suntalk, and more TBA, art installations, an inflatable obstacle course, food trucks, and more. Tickets (more info at that link) are on sale and RSVP is open. Location will be revealed with the purchase of tickets or an RSVP.
If you'd rather dance to classic soul and R&B, there's New York Night Train Annual Dusk Till Dawn New Year's Ball at Home Sweet Home featuring a live performance from Kid Congo and the K-Holes, plus Jonathan Toubin and a crew of DJs.
For the indie rock inclined, you could go see Titus Andronicus at Glasslands which is a pretty small venue for them these days. While So So Glos were originally on the bill for this, they have since dropped off. Dapwell, formerly of Das Racist, is your MC for the evening and tickets are still available.
Right next door at 285 Kent, Florida's (awesomely) mopey Merchandise will visit, plus Blanche Blanche Blanche, Tonstartssbandht and "speciial guests" (note the two ii's is "speciial") will surely be a wild night. Dive in, tickets ($20) are on sale now.
Psychic Ills and Herb Craft are playing Saint Vitus. Tickets for that show are on sale.
Also happening in Williamsburg, They Might be Giants play a sold-out show at Music Hall of Williamsburg (one of three shows there that week; Reverend Vince Anderson and His Love Choir will be at Union Pool (free); and at Knitting Factory it's a night of cabaret hosted by the great Murray Hill (tix).
Swimming Cities and Gowanus Ballroom (55 9th St) are presenting The First Party Ever: Primal Reset for the Year Zero with dance parties by Barney Iller, DJ Shakey, and DJ Tinseltown; live music at midnight by Stumblebum Brass Band; an open bar from 11:30-12:30; visuals; "Serret's patented coal fire hot tub time machine"; "Live birth of the antichrist, according to Doctor Adventure"; and more. $15 tickets are on sale now (or $20 at the door, cash only) and all proceeds go to recovery at Serret Metal Works and the "BOATEL" art hotel project in Far Rockaway that were damaged during Hurricane Sandy.
More rootsy options include The Punch Brothers and Michael Daves at Bowery Ballroom (sold out); and The Felice Brothers, Yellowbirds, and Mail the Horse at Mercury Lounge (sold out).
The Felice Brothers also play Maxwell's (12/30) a day earlier (sold out), and on New Year's Eve, the Hoboken venue will host "Maxwell's Rockin' & Rollin' Ass Kickin' New Year's Eve Dance Party feat. The Two Giants: Todd-O-Phonic Todd & Mono-O-Phonic Matt Porter." They get their name from being big San Francisco Giants fans, and they'll be spinning "some of the greatest soul, r'n'b, garage, rock'n'rol etc" all night. Admission is totally free, no cover.
My Morning Jacket is doing a sold out pre-New Year's Eve three-night run (12/27-29) at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester.
For some old school punk, Manitoba (the project of Dictators frontman Dick Manitoba) and Sylvain Sylvain (of New York Dolls) will play Bowery Electric with The A-Bones and Daddy Long Legs. Tickets for that show are on sale.
To keep the party going the next day, head to SOB's for Questlove's holiday party.
Whatever you end up doing, be safe!.
What did we miss?
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion at Bowery Ballroom in Nov (more by Lionel Bergeron)
As you may know by now, Norton Records suffered much damage during Hurricane Sandy, and they've been getting a good deal of support form the community to help them rebuild. Jonathan Toubin did a benefit show in November and Obits have one coming up in January. A week before the Obits show, you can catch another garage punk crew, Reigning Sound doing a Norton Records benefit at The Bell House on January 11 with The Swingin' Neckbreakers. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Speaking of Jonathan Toubin, two days after the Reigning Sound show, he'll be at The Bell House (1/13) to help another force in music damaged by Hurricane Sandy, WFMU. That show also features Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, The Relatives, Dot Wiggin, and Di Dionyso. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
For The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, that Bell House show is part of a US tour they'll be on in 2013. All dates on that tour are listed below.
Joe Fiorentino, a longterm member of the NYC underground music community who played bass in Artanker Convoy, as well as with James Murphy, Daughter, and more passed away unexpectedly November 15. Tonight (12/5) his friends are throwing a party at the Gutter in Williamsburg (200 N 14th St) called "The Joe 'Fashion Night Out' benefit & memorial Bash." It will feature live performances by Artanker Convoy, Hamish Kilgour, Fly Ashtray, The Jewish, Mossy Pine, Clay Dots and Jonathan Toubin will be the night's DJ. The event is free but donations will be taken at the door that will go to his two kids. Additionally, there will be a silent auction tonight to raise more money for his family.
R.I.P. Joe, and flyer for the show is below.
Jonathan Toubin at NXNE 2012 (more by David Andrako)
As usual, DJ Jonathan Toubin has a busy schedule with a bunch of events in NYC, including some this weekend. Tonight, he DJs a Shakin' All Over Under Sideways Down party at Home Sweet Home (11/16) with "Action Pat" Griffin. That party runs from 10:30 PM to 4 AM. Admission is free before 11 and after 3 AM, and otherwise $5. Then on Saturday (11/17) at Brooklyn Bowl, he'll DJ his Soul Clap party which starts at 11:30 PM. The Dance-Off begins at 1 AM with DJ David Johansen (of New York Dolls). Advance tickets for that one are on sale now.
Finally on Sunday (11/18), Jonathan will wrap up his weekend with an early party, if you want to call it that, at Brooklyn Bowl, which will be a record cleaning party for Norton Records, who suffered many damages during Hurricane Sandy. Doors open at noon:
Help Norton Records save their inventory from Hurricane Sandy damage while you listen to NYC's finest DJs! This is gonna be good times for a good cause. Fall by to listen, dance, and clean records! Also I heard tell that Norton will be bringing limited stock of their upcoming releases for you to own before the rest of the world! Learn more about Norton, their catastrophe, and what you can do to help here on the Norton Records site.Picnic tables will be set up and those in attendance will literally be cleaning the many records that were damaged during Hurricane Sandy while DJs spin.
Jonathan has other shows coming up this month and next, including more at Home Sweet Home (11/23 and 11/30) and Brooklyn Bowl (12/15). All upcoming dates are listed below...
Union Pool this AM. Sign reads "Closed! Oh, Sandy!" (photo by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Are you going stir crazy? Most shows are cancelled, but there are some options in Williamsburg tonight. As of 1PM today (10/30), Union Pool has been open for business. So head on over but remember, only one per bathroom due to excess "debauchery". Jonathan Toubin just tweeted, "@UnionPool & i just decided to throw a FREE party tonight to bring everybody together & make them feel better. i'll turning the soul stuff." UPDATE: here's more info.
Halloween (10/31) is on and poppin' for Union Pool as well, when the venue will host a covers show by the Union Ghouls, that features members of Polygamist, Mutant, Supremacy, Sun Ladders, Weeknight, Reni Lane, Public School, Riverwilde, and Gentlemen. They'll be performing songs by Black Sabbath, Nancy Sinatra, Wire, Suicide, AC/DC, and Celtic Frost. The party is free and starts at 8:30 PM.
Elsewhere in Williamsburg, Glasslands will also be open tonight (10/30) for "The World's Premier Alternative Rock Band Kerosene Hat" that features Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson and members of MGMT, Amazing Baby, Suckers and more is still a go. Heems from Das Racist will DJ. Doors are at 9 PM, $7 to get in.
Glasslands is also throwing a Halloween covers party on Wednesday (10/31) with a bunch of different (surprise) bands playing, choosing songs by:
8:45 GO GO's$5 gets you in to that party which is brought to you by New York Night Train. More info here.
9:00 Fleetwod Mac
9:30 Stiff little Fingers
9:45 The Stooges
10:00 Led Zeppelin
10:15 Grateful Dead
10:30 Tom Petty
11:00 Gary Puckett & the Union Gap
11:15 The Carrie Nation
12:15 Angry Samoans
12:45 Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show
1:00 Witchfinder General
Around the corner at Death by Audio, they're also doing a Halloween cover bands show that is still on that features:
Sleepies (w/mem of Eula) as The Pixies$5 with costume, $7 without.
Mr Dream as Siouxsie and the Banshees
Acid Problem as The Ramones
Heavens Gate as Joy Division
The Go-Guh's (mems Moonmen on the Moon, Man, Paper Fleet, I'm With Cupid) as The Go-Go's
Cameo will be open on Halloween too, hosting both Big Terrific comedy show on Wednesday early, and then later The Hold Steady's Dan Neustadt and some of his friends will be covering Michael Jackson's Thriller in its entirety, part of his "Off the Record" series.
Big Freedia at Brooklyn Bowl is also still happening as of this post. Same with World Inferno Friendship Society at Warsaw,
DOWNLOAD: New York Night Train Halloween 2012 Hainted Hop mix (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: New York Night Train Halloween 2011 Hainted Hop mix (MP3)
Mr. Jonathan Toubin says:
Every October I press "record" and lay down an improvised live unedited mix of some of the most supremely spooky goofy stuff ever buried into wax. 100% culled from the secret history of haunted novelties, most of the recordings here, like the mummies of their lyrics, are long forgotten relics. But unlike the mummified pharoahs, these were all unknowns in their day. You can help give these monsters the justice that they deserve by bringing them back to life with me! Download this onto your iPod or iPad or iPhone or i-whatever! Play it at your work or Halloween party or laptop DJ gig! I don't know if anyone's gonna be scared but your unique party music will be the envy of your family, friends, and neighbors! Not really... But one can't live on "The Monster Mash" and "Thriller" alone! Also, If you're a fan of these lost artifacts of our greatest national holiday, escape from your dwellings so we can give these undead exquisite corpses a new pulse on the dance floor! I'll be serving hours of these dark delicacies and dozens more at The Haunted Hop at NYC's Brooklyn Bowl on October 27 and New Orleans' Siberia on October 30. Then these little monsters will all scurry back into their tombs.Download above. Stream below....
Love and candy corns,