Entries tagged with: Kaki King

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San Fermin at LPR in September (more by Amanda Hatfield)

We just told you about that Milli Vanilli opera that is being staged as a work-in-progress this month at BRIC House, the multipurpose venue/studio/learning center from the folks behind Celebrate Brooklyn! (who just announced their 2014 opening show). BRIC House just announced their spring events lineup and that includes concerts by San Fermin (March 28), Kaki King & Glowing Pictures (March 6), Harriet Tubman & Cassandra Wilson Present: Black Sun (March 16), Joseph Arthur (March 29) and Les Nubians (February 14).

The space will also be hosting "BRIC House Parties," a monthly Saturday series that will be all-day, all-ages events, with free family activities in the day and ticketed dance parties at night. The first one is February 8 with CHERYL / Bushwig, then on March 8 it's with Ralph McDaniels' Video Music Box, Special Ed and special guests; and then April 12 features AndrewAndrew and Neon Indian.

Tickets to all the above concerts and parties are on sale now. BRIC House's full schedule of Spring 2014 events, performances and classes is listed below...

Continue reading "BRIC House announce Spring 2014 schedule (San Fermin, Kaki King, Joseph Arthur, Neon Indian & more)"

Aesop Rock in Austin in 2012 (more by Tim Griffin)
Aesop Rock

Bang On A Can's David Lang is the 2013-2014 season's holder of the Richard and Barbara Debs Composer's Chair at Carnegie Hall, and for the season, he'll be presenting his collected stories series. On the series, David says:

My series--collected stories--divides up the narrative world into topics so we can see how the music changes from subject to subject. Music from different cultures, times, environments, and sound worlds, plus some really exciting commissions, are placed next to each other, highlighting their narrative similarities and telling a larger kind of story about how we listen, experience sound and time, and use music to make sense of the world around us.
The series includes a number of shows throughout the year, notably 'collected stories: love/loss' on April 24 with The Uncluded (aka Aesop Rock and Kimya Dawson), Sam Amidon, Nico Muhly, Nadia Sirota and others (tickets); 'collected stories: (post)folk' on April 27 with guitar great Kaki King, the Alarm Will Sound ensemble, and others (tickets); and 'collected stories: spirit' on April 23 with Tuvan throat singers Huun-Huur-Tu and others (tickets). Full collected stories schedule below.

Speaking of Kaki King, she also plays the New York Guitar Festival this month.

And speaking of Bang On A Can, BOAC's marching band Asphalt Orchestra is performing the Pixies' Surfer Rosa in NYC at Le Poisson Rouge on Sunday (1/12). Tickets for that show are on sale now.

collected stories schedule below...

Continue reading "David Lang's 'collected stories' series at Carnegie Hall (with Aesop Rock, Kimya Dawnson, Sam Amidon, Kaki King, more)"

Kaki King at Mercury Lounge in 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Kaki King

The New York Guitar Festival is returning to various NYC venues this year from January 10 to January 30. It features a number of shows, including Nels Cline at Drama League Theater Center (1/18), Fred Frith meets Nels Cline at SubCulture (1/18), Ben Monder and others at Drama League Theater Center (1/19), Marc Ribot and Chris Eldridge at Merkin Concert Hall (1/21), Badi Assad and Kaki King at Merkin Concert Hall (1/23), Toubab Krewe and Joseph Arthur at Merkin Concert Hall (1/30), and more. Tickets for each paid show (some are free) are available at venue websites. Head to NY Guitar Fest's site for appropriate links and more details.

Full schedule below...

Continue reading "NY Guitar Fest returns this month (Kaki King, Nels Cline, Fred Frith, Marc Ribot, Joseph Arthur, Toubab Krewe & more)"

photos by Amanda Hatfield

Kaki King

Kaki King, who just busked in a Subway station last Saturday (4/20) (did anyone see her?) came to her old stomping grounds of Mercury Lounge last night (4/25) for two shows. The first was a 10th anniversary show for her debut album, Everybody Loves You, which she first celebrated at Mercury Lounge upon its initial CD release. For that set, Kaki King played entirely solo. But for the second set, she brought out a full band to play stuff from the span of entire career. During the set, Kaki talked about how she used to work the showroom bar at Mercury Lounge, and hinted at some upcoming stuff like a rarities album, a tour with a chamber ensemble, and a commission at Carnegie Hall. We'll keep our eyes peeled for details on all that.

More pictures from the late set last night below...

Continue reading "Kaki King played 2 sets at Mercury Lounge (late show pics)"

Kaki King at MoMA in 2011 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Kaki King

As mentioned, Kaki King is about to go on a short tour that brings her to NYC for two shows (early and late) on April 25 at Mercury Lounge. For the early show, she'll be performing solo and playing her 2003 debut, Everybody Loves You, in full, and the late show will be a full band show. Tickets for both shows and full night passes are still available.

But even sooner than that, Kaki will celebrate her roots by busking at the 6th Ave & 14th St Subway station on the downtown F line on 3 PM this Saturday (4/20). If for whatever reason the location changes, she will tweet the new spot.

Kaki also recently posted a letter to her facebook about the upcoming Mercury Lounge shows, which is not only where she's celebrating the 10th anniversary of Everybody Loves You, but also where she did the original CD release party for it back in 2002. Kaki also worked there as a waitress that same year. Read the whole letter, along with the list of remaining tour dates, below...

Continue reading "Kaki King busking in a Subway station before her Mercury Lounge shows"

Kaki King at MoMA in 2011 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Kaki King

Guitar wizard Kaki King released her newest album, Glow, back in the last quarter of 2012 and toured in support of it through December. Now she's got more tour dates for this year scheduled, including a stop in NYC on April 25 at Mercury Lounge for two shows: an early show which will feature Kaki solo performing her 2003 debut album, Everybody Loves You (almost exactly ten years to the day that it was released), followed by a late full band show. Tickets for the individual shows and passes that get you into both go on sale Friday (3/8) at noon.

All tour dates are listed, along with a stream of the Everybody Loves You title track, below...

Continue reading "Kaki King touring, playing 2 Mercury Lounge shows in 1 night"

Lady Lamb

Lady Lamb the Beekeeper (aka Aly Spaltro), who we recently caught in a loft, has been (somewhat) quietly making lovely albums since the mid-'00s and has signed with Ba Da Bing Records who will release her new album, Ripely Pine, on February 19, 2013. We've got the premiere of "Rooftop," the first track to be released off the album which you can stream below, where you can also check out the LP artwork and tracklist. Ba Da Bing used to be home to Beirut who Lady Lamb has opened for.

Meanwhile, Aly's on tour with Kaki King which stopped at Glasslands this past Sunday (11/11) and the two play Le Poisson Rouge tonight (11/13). Tickets are still available. All tour dates are listed below.

Continue reading "Lady Lamb the Beekeeper signs to Ba Da Bing (song premiere); is on tour with Kaki King (in NYC tonight) --- dates & stream"

Kaki King

Make sure to tell Kaki King congratulations when you catch her out on tour this fall.

Continue reading "Congrats to Kaki King & her lovely bride!"

Kaki King at MoMA in 2011 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Kaki King

Last week we mentioned that Kaki King has a new album and tour in the works, and that there would be more details to come. Those details have arrived and we now know that her new album is called Glow and it's due out on October 9 via Velour Music Group. Her tour has now also been announced in full, and in addition to including the previously discussed NYC show on November 11 at Glasslands (tickets), it also includes another NYC show, which happens on November 13 at Le Poisson Rouge. Tickets for the LPR show are on sale now.

An updated dates list of dates is below.

Continue reading "Kaki King reveals album info and full tour (updated dates)"

Kaki King at MoMA in 2011 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Kaki King

Guitar great Kaki King is working on a new album with producer D. James Goodwin, which will be out this fall. According to Kaki, "It's entirely instrumental, full of beautiful guitar songs accompanied by string quartet, bagpipes, low pillowy bass drum thuds, shakers galore, and a library of unique soundscapes that were created in the studio for each piece." Album title and exact release date TBA.

Kaki King will also be supporting the album with a world tour. That tour hasn't been announced in full yet, but a few dates are starting to roll out, including a NYC show which happens on November 11 at Glasslands. Tickets for that show go on sale Saturday (8/25) at 7 AM.

Kaki is also part of Gap's new "Icons Redefined" campaign that also includes The Avett Brothers, Karmin and others. Video of her ad is below, along with a list of all known tour dates.

Continue reading "Kaki King working on new album, planning tour (dates)"

Bang on a Can 2011 (more by Andrew Frisicano)
Bang on a Can

The 2012 River to River Festival kicked off today (6/17) at noon with the Bang on a Can Marathon at the World Financial Center Winter Garden. As mentioned the marathon runs through midnight and features a huge variety of performers including Kaki King, David Longstreth, Steve Reich, and many others.

If you missed it, the full schedule for today's marathon is listed below...

Continue reading "Bang on a Can Marathon kicked off today (running through midnight)"

Glenn Branca Ensemble at last year's Marathon (more by Andrew Frisicano) Bang on a Can - Glenn Branca

As previously announced, the 2012 River to River Festival will kick off with the annual 12-hour Bang on a Can Marathon on June 17 from noon to midnight at the World Financial Center Winter Garden:

Some highlights include Bang on a Can All-Stars, astonishing cellist Maya Beiser, Pauline Oliveros' Deep Listening Band, sound pioneer Alvin Lucier, indie guitar sensation Kaki King, jazz genius Matthew Shipp, music by David Longstreth (Dirty Projectors), Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth), Steve Reich, David T Little, Ruby Fulton, Michael Harrison; film by Bill Morrison, and much more. Stay all Day!
Presented by River To River Festival, Arts Brookfield and Bang on a Can.
River to River just released the full Bang on a Can Marathon schedule which is detailed below.

Meanwhile, you can also catch Thurston Moore in NYC tonight (5/31) with Bill Nace and Joe McPhee.

Continue reading "Bang on a Can Marathon schedule released"

Bang on a Can Marathon last year (more by Andrew Frisicano)
Bang on a can

Bang on a Can, who recently celebrated their 25th anniversary with a big show at Lincoln Center, bring the annual, free Marathon back to the World Financial Center Winter Garden this year from June 17,12PM - June 18, 12AM...

Bang on a Can brings its 25 Year celebration back downtown with its incomparable 12-hour super-mix of boundary-busting music from around the corner and around the globe. What started as a scruffy loft concert in Soho back in 1987, now ranks among the iconic annual concert events in NYC. This year's edition features rare performances by some of the most innovative musicians of our time side-by-side with some of today's newest music pioneers. Some highlights include Bang on a Can All-Stars, astonishing cellist Maya Beiser, Pauline Oliveros' Deep Listening Band, sound pioneer Alvin Lucier, indie guitar sensation Kaki King, jazz genius Matthew Shipp, music by David Longstreth (Dirty Projectors), Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth), Steve Reich, David T Little, Ruby Fulton, Michael Harrison; film by Bill Morrison, and much more. Stay all Day!
Presented by River To River Festival, Arts Brookfield and Bang on a Can.
Stay tuned for more details.

Puss & Boots @ Rockwood in 2009 (more by Tim Griffin)
Puss and Boots

Monday night at the Bell House:

Sex, love, and Country music! Puss and Boots brings to Brooklyn holiday cheer, many P and B special guests/santa's helpers, and hay stacks...lots of them!

Featuring burlesque by Nasty Canaste, and Minnie Tonka plus Speical guests Teddy Thompson, Kaki King, Seth Herzog, Sonia Brown, Michelle Casillas, Jeff Hill, Harper Blynn and more!

7:30pm Doors / 8pm Show / $15 Advance Tickets

I don't know who the "and more" are, but don't forget that Puss n Boots is Sasha Dobson, Catherine Popper, and Norah Jones.

Speaking of Norah Jones and Christmas, did you catch her playing the Ace Hotel on Anthony Bourdain's recently-aired Christmas show? Did you catch Fucked Up at the end of the same show?

Lee Ranaldo @ Williamsburg Waterfront (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Lee Ranaldo

New York Guitar Festival is returning this January and has some upcoming events scheduled at the Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center. The guitarists will be premiering original film scores for silent films by Buster Keaton. Dan Zanes plays on January 10, Lee Ranaldo (of Sonic Youth) and Kaki King on January 12, Keller Williams and special guest TBA on January 17, and Califone and special guest TBA on January 19. Tickets go on sale September 6 from Kaufman Center's website, at the Box Office, or by calling 212 501 3330.

Califone also plays the Design Harvest Festival in Chicago on October 1st.

Dan Zanes has other upcoming shows in the next few months including John Wesley Harding's Cabinet of Wonders on September 23 at City Winery and October 2 at NYU's Skirball Center. Tickets are on sale for the City Winery show and the Skirball show. All dates below.

Keller Williams has other shows coming up too including a kids matinee show on November 19 at Brooklyn Bowl where he will perform songs from his family album Kids. Tickets and Family 4 Pack tickets are on sale now.

All Dan Zanes dates below...

Continue reading "NY Guitar Fest announces 2012 shows (Califone, Kaki King, Lee Ranaldo, Dan Zanes & more)"

photos by Vincent Cornelli

Doveman
Doveman

Doveman played another guest-filled show at Le Poisson Rouge in NYC on Saturday night. The backing band was comprised of Brad Albetta (bass), Ben Perowsky (drums), Rob Moose (guitar, violin), and Doug Wieselman (clarinet, bass clarinet). Thomas Bartlett was joined by guests Martha wainwright, Justin Bond, Hannah Cohen (whose record Thomas is producing), Jennifer Charles of Elysian fields, Norah Jones (as advertised), Sara Quin (of Tegan and Sara), Nico Muhly, and Frames/Swell Season singer Glen Hansard. Pictures from the party are in this post.

No guests have been announced for Doveman's next shows yet, but this pats show's lineup has been the norm (read about past shows HERE and HERE), so get your tickets in advance if you want to go on May 26th or June 24th.

Meanwhile, Thomas/Doveman and Doug Wieselman will be two of the special guests at Jesse Harris's final residency show at the same venue this Tuesday night (4/26), as will the recently-added Kaki King. Tickets are still on sale.

Jesse, Doug and Martha Wainwright all share a bill, along with Elvis Perkins, at Cameo this Friday as part of the next edition of Noncerts which is still on sale.

You can also catch Martha on May 12 and 13 at the two shows honoring her late mother at Town Hall.

More pictures from Saturday's LPR show, below....

Continue reading "Doveman played another guest-filled show (pics), Martha Wainwright plays w/ Elvis Perkins & Jesse Harris Friday"

photos by Amanda Hatfield

Kaki King

"Guitar innovators" Kaki King and Pedro da Silva each played a 30 minute set at the Museum of Modern Art last night, 2/23...

Organized in conjunction with the exhibition Picasso: Guitars 1912-1914, this program highlights the work of artists as innovative and singular in their approach to the sound of their instrument as Pablo Picasso was to the shape of his radical cardboard and sheet-metal guitars.
For Kaki it was the first of many dates scheduled throughout February, March and April. She heads to Mexico before California this weekend, and she plays two more NYC shows at City Winery in April. More pictures from MoMA, below...

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Kaki King's axes
Kaki King

"Just wanted to introduce you to some members of the up-coming traveling guitar-freak show. Harp guitar, 7 string fanned fret nylon, high-tuned 12 string, and of course, the ovation, my original and favorite freak. I woke up one morning at a friend's house and Ru Paul was there. Yes, that Ru Paul . . . just, don't ask right now. He said he shit his pants and his titties got hard when he saw the harp guitar, and I took that as a very good sign." - Kaki King
Meet the Kaki King acoustic arsenal, which you can see up-close at a few select dates where she'll be returning "to her acoustic roots". Kicking off with a show at MoMA's Celeste Bartos Theater on February 23rd with Pedro da Silva (tickets), Katherine Elizabeth King will then fly into Mexico City and tour California and the West Coast before eventually making it back East in April to play City Winery twice before closing out the tour in Binghamton. Tickets are on sale for both the April 7th & April 8th dates at Manhattan's City Winery.

Her full tour schedule and some streaming audio is below.

Continue reading "Kaki King going on an acoustic tour (2011 dates)"

photos by Tim Griffin

Deakin
Fun Fun Fun Fest

"This solo project from Animal Collective's Deakin (or Deacon, or Josh Dibb) was just as psychedelic, but in more of a dub vein, with spacey, ambient guitar over echoing reverberating distorted drum-pad beats. A pair of smoking-hot yoga-body hipster girls were dancing throughout--no idea how they found a beat to lock into, as loose as the rhythm was, but none of the guys nearby were complaining." [Dallas Observer]
From some of our posts, you might think metal and punk dominated at Fun Fun Fun Fest, and honestly it kind of was the metal and punk bands who packed the most punch making it harder to enjoy the lighter fare all in one day, but there are many who probably spent all weekend at Waterloo Park and never even ventured over to the Black Stage once, not even to check out the spectacle that is Gwar who were on that the same time as Dirty Projectors on Saturday.

If indie rock/pop/chillwave was all you were looking for, or even just dancing and hip hop, you had more than your share of best new music to keep you occupied from noon to 10pm on the Orange and Blue stages. Sunday alone featured Deerhunter, Toro Y Moi, Washed Out, Deakin, Magic Kids, Best Coast (Wavves played the day before) and Cults, not to mention Yelle, Polvo, P.O.S. and A-Trak. Those are most of the artists pictured in this post which continues below...

Continue reading "Fun Fun Fun Fest - Day 3 pics (part 2) - Deakin, Best Coast, A-Trak, Yelle, Polvo, Deerhunter, Washed Out, Toro y Moi, more"

Beirut @ MHOW in 2009 (more by Kyle Dean Reinford)
Beirut

today in NYC
* Whiplash @ UCB
* Sir Richard Bishop @ Zebulon
* Jim Campilongo @ Living Room
* Vivian Girls, Dutch Treat @ Union Pool
* Beirut & Woom @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Kaki King, The Ballet & Julia Weldon @ Littlefield
* Unrest, Tuscadero, True Love Always, Jonny Cohen @ The Bell House
* Faith No More, Neil Hamburger & James Chance @ Williamsburg Waterfront

Yesterday was July 4th, but today is the day lots of people get off work, so I hope you're enjoying your day off.

Sir Richard Bishop kicks off a four week residency at Zebulon tonight.

Vivian Girls are playing a show?!?! That used to be an extremely common occurrence. Now it's an extremely rare one.

Kaki King headlines a benefit at Littlefield which is where Holly Miranda is playing on Wednesday.

Tonight is Beirut's first of two shows @ Music Hall of Williamsburg. And there's a third show coming in a museum.

What else?

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion @ the Seaport in 2009 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Jon Spencer

tonight in NYC
* Andrew WK DJ w/ live performances @ Santos
* Culture Shock @ SUNY Purchase
* GWAR CRACK-A-THON @ MF Gallery
* Aloha, Pomegranates @ Maxwell's
* Hanne Hukkelberg @ Rooftop Films
* "Exit Through the Gift Shop" opening
* Yellow Dogs, Hypernova @ 92YTribeca
* Budos Band, The Jay Vons @ Southpaw
* Cable, Slacks, Goes Cube @ Union Pool
* Kaki King, An Horse @ Bowery Ballroom
* Caveman, Arms, Quiet Lights @ The Cameo
* The Low Anthem, Timbre Timber @ The Bell House
* Natural Child, Liquor Store, Foster Care @ Lulu's
* Liturgy, White Mice, Suffering Bastard @ Shea Stadium
* Suprise Me Mr. Davis, Anne & the Beekeepers @ Union Hall
* Wussy, The Fervor, Mystery of Two, Little Big @ Cake Shop
* Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Golden Triangle @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Tao Saxo Quartet, Butchy Fuego, The Sway Machinery @ Zebulon
* The Little Death, Gordon Gano & The Ryans @ (le) Poisson Rouge
* Rykarda Parasol, Bootblacks, Little Annie & Paul Wallfisch @ Littlefield
* Claymation Velociraptor,Sigmund Droid,LookBook,Common Loon,No Place @ Pianos
* Girls & Boys presents VIKING, The Hood Internet, Telephoned (Live) @ Webster Hall
* Air Waves, Beach Fossils, Total Slacker, Eternal Summers, Beachniks @ Bruar Falls
* Alex Battles, Gabe Rothschild, Lenny Molotov, B is for Baroness @ Petes Candy Store
* Real Estate, Family Portrait, Liam the Younger, Big Troubles @ Monster Island
* Justice of the Unicorn,Untied States,Lucky Pineapple,Pet Ghost Project @ Glasslands
* Fiasco,Daniel Francis Doyle,Dinowalrus,Pterodactyl,Dana Falconberry @ DeathByAudio
* Contact! w/ NY Phil plays Nico Muhly, Sean Shepherd, Matthias Pintscher @ Symphony Space

UPDATE:
Shrinebuilder have added a last minute show tonight thanks to the volcano.

More about some of tonight's shows in This Week in Indie.

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion plays Brooklyn Bowl tonight and then the Pitchfork Festival this summer. Last summer they played South Street Seaport.

South Street Seaport just announced some of the bands playing there this summer.

One of the bands playing the Seaport this summer is Golden Triangle who opens for Jon Spencer tonight and has other shows coming up too.

The Banksy documentary "Exit Through the Gift Shop" opens this weekend at Sunshine Theater and Lincoln Plaza. As everyone that was clapping at the screening we hosted on Sunday will tell you, it's a great movie. Mr. Brainwash FTW!

Speaking of movies, I haven't seen it, but No One Knows About Persian Cats (Kasi az gorbehaye irani khabar nadareh) also opens tonight...

"Recently released from prison, two young musicians decide to form a band. Together they search the underworld of contemporary Tehran for other players. Forbidden by the authorities to play in Iran, they plan to escape from their clandestine existence more », and dream of performing in Europe. But with no money and no passports, it won't be easy..."
Iranian indie rock bands Hypernova and Yellow Dogs both star in the film and then are playing its opening party at 92YTribeca.

The Iranian event is not part of the Tribeca Film Festival which starts on April 21st.

Aloha have a new album out, and play Knitting Factory tomorrow (tickets) and Maxwell's tonight (tix still available).

Culture Shock kicks off tonight with Surfer Blood and others, but without Los Campesinos, who got stranded by a volcano.

The Roadburn Festival is underway in Tilburg in the Netherlands. Stay tuned for reports from the ground.

Coachella starts today in California. You can stream it online.

Have Coachella open in one window and the Gwar Crack-A-Thon open in another (or go to the Crack-A-Thon in person).

The Cribs were supposed to be one of the streaming Coachella performances today, but not anymore.

Pavement played a US show at the Fox Theater last night. A video from the show below...

Spoon played Kimmel last night. Video below...

Kaki King plays Bowery Ballroom tonight. Last night she was at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Two nights ago she was on Fallon. Video from the TV appearance below...

Caribou's recent video for "Odessa" below...

What else?

Continue reading "What's going on Friday?"

Kaki King @ MHOW in December (adam weinberg)
Kaki King

Kaki King has been working on her fifth album, the follow-up to 2008's Dreaming of Revenge, and that release is expected to come this year (though no date or name have been announced). She did take time away from recording to play a one-off at Music Hall of Williamsburg on December 12th. At that show, she debuted a bunch of new material, which you can check out in the videos below.

Her upcoming tour plans, with opener An Horse (who are currently on tour with Tegan & Sara in Canada), are starting to unfold - a handful of announced dates range between mid-April in NYC and mid-May in California. For those NYC shows, the first is Thursday, April 15th at Music Hall of Williamsburg; the second, Friday, April 16th at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets go on AmEx presale Wednesday, January 13th at noon; general sale is Friday at noon.

New songs live at MHOW and tour dates are below...

Continue reading "Kaki King played MHOW (video), touring w/ An Horse (dates) "

Kaki King @ BAM (more by Kyle Dean Reinford)
Kaki King

tonight in NYC
* Hanukkah
* Talibam! @ The Stone
* The Sway Machinery @ a Synagogue
* Roedelius & Celletti @ Saint Peter's Church
* Hanukkah Gone Metal @ Knitting Factory
* The Havens, Annie Crane @ Sycamore
* Your Nature, Blood Orange @ Union Pool
* Mister Saturday Night Loft Party @ Market Hotel
* Unsilent Night @ Washington Square Park
* Tyvek, The Beets, Home Blitz @ Silent Barn
* La Otracina, Early Man, Naam @ The Charleston
* Black Metal Theory Symposium @ Public Assembly
* Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes @ BB King's
* Matisyahu, John Brown's Body, Dynasty @ Webster Hall
* Kaki King, A Rose Parade @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Tombs, Junius, Irepress, Rosetta @ Studio at Webster Hall
* AXIOM plays Steve Reich & John Adams @ (Le) Poisson Rouge
* Six Gallery, Noxious Foxes, Aficionado, Vesper @ Spike Hill
* A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor @ Town Hall
* Vivian Girls, Yellow Fever, Happy Birthday @ Death By Audio
* Menorah Horah feat. Golem & burlesque by The Schlep Sisters @ Southpaw
* The Rapture (DJ), Populette, James F!*#% Friedman @ (Le) Poisson Rouge
* The Petrol Emotion, The Forgery Series, The Mad Scene @ The Bell House
* A Sunny Day in Glasgow, Frances, The Jaguar Club, Wooden Sky @ Union Hall
* Small Black, Tickley Feather, Aeroplane Pageant, Translations @ Cake Shop
* The Fiery Furnaces, Shilpa Ray & Her Happy Hookers, Human Hearts @ Bowery Ballroom

Happy Haukkah. Check out our new guide to Chanukah events.

There's a craft fair at 3rd Ward, and a naughty holiday party in the same venue later in the night.


Bill's top pick for tonight
is That Petrol Emotion.

About the Kaki King show @ MHOW tonight

Kaki King is currently recording the follow-up to 2008's Dreaming of Revenge with producer Malcolm Burn at his Kingston, NY, studio. The new record, tentatively titled Junior, is due out in Spring 2010.

King will be debuting material from the new LP at her show on December 12th at the Music Hall of Williamsburg before heading Down Under for a two-week tour of Australia's major clubs and festivals, including the Falls Festival, Woodford Folk and Southbound Festival.

A Rose Parade will open the Brooklyn show. ARP is a newly formed collaboration between Shannon Funchess (!!!) and Gerard Smith (TV On the Radio).
Vivian Girls + YellowFever + Happy Birthday @ DBA.

The Fiery Furnaces play for the 2nd night in a row tonight. Check out their new video for "Even in the Rain", below...

Lightspeed Champion's solo project Blood Orange is at Union Pool tonight. Lightspeed Champion plays Bowery Ballroom in 2010.

Tickets are on general sale for the Eric Clapton / Jeff Beck shows.

Muse tickets are on sale too.

Darlene Love is at BB King's on Sunday.

What else?

Continue reading "Whats going on Saturday?"

Kaki King plays Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn on December 12th. Tickets go on American Express pre-sale on Wednesday at noon, and then on general sale Friday at the same time. Someone set Kaki's song "I think She Knows" to a Disney-themed "Femmeslash". Confused? Check out the video below...

Continue reading "Esmeralda hearts Cinderella, Kaki King playing MHOW"

Black Dice when they opened for Animal Collective (more by Tim Griffin)
Black Dice

today in NYC
* DANCE
* Mitch Easter @ Maxwell's
* N.A.S.A @ Bowery Ballroom
* Dave Hill: Big in Japan @ UCB
* Wicked Awesomes @ Cake Shop
* Kaki King @ Galapagos Art Space
* Juana Molina, Lia Ices & Jetty Rae @ MHOW
* Alasdair Roberts & Bert Jansch @ City Winery
* Alina Simone, Ben & Vesper, Emilyn Brodsky @ Pianos
* Gringo Starr, Band of Skulls & Joel Plaskett @ Union Hall
* Asshole Parade, Apeshit! & Vermefug @ the Charleston
* Electric Six & Les Sans Culottes on a Rocks Off Cruise
* Amazing Baby (secret show) & No Bra @ Bruar Falls
* Bouncing Souls, Lifetime & None More Black @ Webster Hall
* Amy Ray (Indigo Girls), Von Iva & Jennifer O'Connor @ Mercury Lounge
* Das Racist, Best Fwends, Body Language & Natureboy Jim Kelly @ Studio
* Black Dice, Landed & Chinese Stars (Adult Swim party) @ Santos Party House

Bouncing Souls play their first of two NYC shows at Webster Hall tonight. Check out what Greg had to say to Kevin.

Black Dice just opened for Animal Collective. Tonight it's a free show at Santos Party House. "Adult Swim Presents Summer At Santos Series curated by Christy Karacas with Black Dice, Landed and Chinese Stars. Hosted by Tim Harrington"

"Zero Film Festival, the first festival exclusive to self-financed filmmakers, has our New York Premiere August 20th at Galapagos Art Space, in build-up to our week-long festival in December." Music by Kaki King, Soundpool, and Setting Sun.

Amazing Baby, who are headlining their own show at Bowery Ballroom on October 3rd (tickets now on sale), play a secret set at Bruar Falls tonight at 11pm.

Jennifer O'Connor says, "I'm playing 2 shows this week. One on Thursday, August 20, opening for the force of nature that is Amy Ray and her rock band. This will take place at Mercury Lounge in NYC. I will be playing with my own band/brand of rock (Michael Brodlieb on bass - and Jon Langmead on drums - Jon is also the drummer for Choo Choo la Rouge). Then I'm playing on Saturday August 22 at Union Hall in Brooklyn as part of a special Kiam Records showcase/record release party for the Choo Choo la Rouge record. I'll be going on first this night and be playing solo acoustic. I want ALL OF YOU in New York to please come to this show!"

A new video for a new song by Little Annie & Paul Wallfisch below...

What else?

Continue reading "What's going on Thursday?"

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