Entries tagged with: Jose Gonzalez
by BrooklynVegan Mike
When I was offered the opportunity to do a monthly spotlight on a band that I think deserves to be heard, I knew immediately who I would present. A couple months back, I was youtubin' and stumbled on a video from a Swedish band that combined gentle acoustic folk with an electronic pulse that's hella addictive, and of the 4500 views since Auguest 20th, 2006(!), I have to be responsible for at least a hundred of them...
David Cross @ The Plug Awards, 2007 (CRED)
David Cross and Patton Oswalt must still agree on at least one thing: hosting the Plug Awards ceremony is OK. I say that because, David Cross hosted them last year, and Patton Oswalt will be hosting them this year. They take place at Terminal 5 in NYC on March 6th. St Vincent is playing, and so is Jose Gonzalez. More TBA.
VOTE for the winners while you still can.
Mute Records is proud to announce Jose Gonzalez' Green Tour of North America in the spring....in partnership with Reverb, a non-profit organization designed to educate and engage music fansand promote environmental sustainability. They work closely with artists to create earth-friendly events and tours. As part of the greening of Gonzalez' upcoming tour, his rider will include biodegradable catering products, and a reduction of plastic water bottles will be facilitated by providing his crew with re-usable water bottles to carry throughout the tour. In addition, Gonzalez and Reverb will calculate the CO2 footprint of the tour and neutralize emissions from venue energy use, ground transportation, flights and hotel accommodations by supporting clean renewable energy projects.I don't totally understand what they just said, but it sounds nice. Awareness is good, and it's probably better than NOT doing all that (whatever it is they're doing).
There will be a 50 cent add on to general ticket purchases that will support Reverb's greening efforts. Pre-sale ticket purchasers via Ticketstoday.com will also have the option to add an additional 50 cents to Native Energy's CO2 Offset program. At the shows, fans will have the opportunity to purchase a custom Jose Gonzalez sticker, the money from which will be used to purchase carbon offsets generated fromtravel to/from the show.
As part of the green tour, Jose is playing NYC twice: Highline Ballroom on March 11th, and Brooklyn Masonic Temple the next day. AND, he is also playing a shorter set @ Terminal 5 on March 6th as part of the Plug Awards (DID YOU VOTE YET?). All tour dates below....
Jose Gonzalez @ Gramercy Theatre - Sept 28, 2007 (CRED)
Tickets are on sale for December 9th Jose Gonzalez show at Webster Hall in NYC. This show is not to be confused with Jose's recently scheduled NYC shows which are now all in the past - that includes one at the Spiegeltent, two at Gramercy Theatre, and one at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tonight's Jose show in DC is going to be broadcast and streamed on NPR. His new album In Our Nature came out last week. He was also just on Conan. All tour dates, and the Conan video, below...
The bar/table/dancing/hammock area at Spiegelworld by the South Street Seaport is really nice - outdoors and right on the water. Last night I was there for the Jose Gonzalez show (which is in the inside ticketed part - the outside is sort of a separate thing). It was cold and rainy, so there weren't that many people out there, but as you can see from the above photo (that I just came across on Flickr) - occasionaly it can become a regular party. Caption the photo in the comments, and if you also want the chance to win tickets to a show at SpiegelWorld, or a "SXSW Live 2007" DVD, keep reading below for instructions.....
DOWNLOAD: Jose Gonzalez - Teardrop (live) (MP3)
Ute Lemper @ Spiegeltent, NYC - July 31, 2007 (CRED)
Jose Gonzalez has quite a few shows coming up - one of which happens to be August 21st @ NYC's very special (and slightly expensive) Spiegeltent. Would you like to go for free? E-mail BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (subject: Jose), and let me know what the last show you saw was. One person will be picked at random, contacted, and awarded a pair of tix. Contest ends August 7th. Listen to two NEW Jose G songs @ his Myspace.
And as one kind commenter pointed out, last night was Ute Lemper's show at the very same Spiegeltent. More pics from that show HERE. Ute Lemper plays NYC again in November - the 1st through 3rd @ Neue Gallerie, and the 19th, 2rd, 24th, 25th, & December 1st @ Joe's Pub.