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Jose Gonzalez

NY Mag's next 'indie rock' event takes place this Saturday with Islands. The one after that will take place on September 28th and be called "Campfire by the Canal"...

Unlike all those years you spent at Boy Scout camp, no group push-ups, map making or log carving will be required for you to feel the love at this special campfire celebration at The Yard in Brooklyn. All you'll be asked to do is sit back and enjoy a full set by José González. We're also giving you hilarious tales of summers gone by performed by members of the Upright Citizens Brigade. Campfires never looked this good.

Tickets on sale in August 2008

And that's not it for Jose and NYC in 2008. He'll be back again to perform two more times in December, again in Brooklyn, but this time at BAM:
Red Hot + Rio 2
The Next Generation of Samba Soul

Dec 4 & 5 at 8pm

An all-star benefit tribute to the music and culture of Brazil, Red Hot + Rio 2 salutes Samba Soul, the post-tropicália movement of the 70s that merged elements of North American soul music with Brazilian rhythms. Mixing samba with R&B, soul with baião, pioneering artists like Jorge Ben Jor and Tim Maia signaled a cultural awakening that changed the direction of Brazilian music forever. The concerts at BAM bring together the newest generation of Brazilian and international artists who represent the legacy of this influential musical style.

Featured artists: CéU, Curumin, Bebel Gilberto, José González, Otto
Backing band: Kassin +2, Moreno Veloso, Domenico, João Parahyba Sr. & son
Music Directors Kassin & Mario Caldato, Jr.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit BrazilFoundation's AIDS-related projects.

BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
Running time: 120min, no intermission
$25, 45, 65

BAM tix go on sale to the general public on September 2nd. All Jose G dates below...

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DOWNLOAD: Mogwai - Folk Death 95 (MP3)

photos by Rae Holtsabum

Sled Island

I'm still trying to properly wrap my mind around (and recover from) the amazing performances (and blazing sun) I was able to experience at Sled Island. It's hard to believe both the amount and range of wonderful music that was up for consumption over the course of four days, and last night's set from mainstage headliners Mogwai, shredding guitars with grace like only they can, followed by a flawless late-night club show by underrated Canadian folk rockers Rock Plaza Central, was the perfect send-off to a festival that defined itself on eclecticism and near unmitigated musical quality. [Beyond Robson]
As you know, we've been covering the 2008 Sled Island Festival that went down recently in Calgary. In the name of finishing what we started, here are the rest of Rae's pics from day four of the festival (June 28, 2008)...

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actual pie chart (Reverb)
Jose Gonzalez

I'm not sure exactly what the pie chart means, but I think as fans we could maybe be doing a better job if we ever want to catch up to Grand Transport. More stuff and tour dates below.....

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Jose Gonzalez @ Terminal 5 (Plug Awards) (Ryan Muir/Metromix)
Jose Gonzalez @ The Plug Awards

Jose only played 2 or 3 songs at the Plug Awards the other day. Catch a full set tonight (March 11) at Highline Ballroom and tomorrow in Brooklyn at the Masonic Temple. Win tickets to the Brooklyn show by being the 10th person to email BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (subject: Jose) right now. All dates below....

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by BrooklynVegan Mike

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Melpo Mene

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...

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David Cross @ The Plug Awards, 2007 (CRED)
David Cross at the Plug Awards

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.

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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.

greenThere 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.

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).

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....

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Tough call, but I think I'm going to have to vote for Escort to win this year's Plug "Music Video of the Year". Check out all twelve of the nominated videos below....

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Jose Gonzalez @ Gramercy Theatre - Sept 28, 2007 (CRED)
Jose Gonzalez @ Blender Theater

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...

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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.....

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DOWNLOAD: Jose Gonzalez - Teardrop (live) (MP3)

Swamp Thing

Jose's first of many upcoming NYC shows is just a few days away. Here's his new (NSFW??) video for 'Killing For Love'....

Continue reading "VIDEO: José González - 'Killing For Love' ++ Spiegeltent soon"

Ute Lemper @ Spiegeltent, NYC - July 31, 2007 (CRED)
Ute Lempter @ Spiegeltent

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.