Entries tagged with: Le Poisson Rouge
Do Stop Believing -- Canal Room is about to be no more (more by Andrew St. Clair)
The Canal Street venue that lately is mostly known for hosting 80s & 90s themed tribute shows (like the one we caught in 2011 with Debbie Gibson and Tiffany), is closing. The final two nights at Canal Room, despite what this 12/20 letter said, are January 10 & 11:
From Canal Room co-owner Marcus LinialTickets for the final two shows on 1/10 & 1/11 are still on sale, and future "Saved by the 90s" and "Back to the Eighties" shows will happen at Le Poisson Rouge.
Last Call. Canal Room Closing. It's Bittersweet.
After 15 years in the building and 10 years as Canal Room , My partner Sam and I have sold the club. This was our decision and the timing was right. The space will be a new upscale lounge. Not a live music venue. We wish the new owner all the best.
Our last 2 night's will be
Friday Jan 3rdwith The Bayside Tigers and Saturday Jan 4thwith Jessie's Girl - The Worlds Hottest '80s Tribute Band. Could't think of a better way to go out.
We thank all of our amazing staff over the years you know who you are, all the bands that have performed on our stage. All the customers and clients. Without you..we could not have been in business for so long.
Also excited that both shows Back To The Eighties Show with Jessie's Girl and Saved By The 90s Party with The Bayside Tigers have a new home. More on that soon.
Hope to see you all over the next few weeks and at our final weekend
Jan 3 & 4. Happy Holidays to you all.
Our own memories of Canal Room include seeing Patterson Hood of Drive By Truckers there in 2009, ending up there for random CMJ showcases and sponsored parties, watching Jon Brion make magic with Rhett Miller, catching an artsy performance as part of a Fischerspooner residency, and seeing The Go! Team cheer through a show right when they were all the hype. What do you remember about the place?
Goodbye Canal Room!
Beck @ Outside Lands Festival 2013 (more by Amoreena Lucero)
As mentioned, Beck has two albums coming out this year, one of which is an acoustic one. He's also got two NYC-area shows coming up, playing a stripped-down set at Nikon at Jones Beach on Saturday (7/27) as part of the Bob Dylan/Wilco Americanarama tour (tickets), and then a full band show at Prospect Park on August 4 for Celebrate Brooklyn! (sold out).
photos by Amanda Hatfield
The Antlers @ LPR - 6/12/13
The Antlers helped hometown venue Le Poisson Rouge celebrate their fifth anniversary when they played the intimate space (for their standards) last week (6/12). Frontman Peter Silberman mentioned on stage that the band had never actually played LPR before, but he did used to work there before the release of their breakthrough album, Hospice. He also mentioned they've got a new album in the works, but there's still a ways to go on it.
The show was opened with a set by Dave Harrington of Nicolas Jaar's live band (and their collaborative project, Darkside). More pictures of both artists from the LPR show below...
The Antlers at Glasslands in 2012 (more by David Andrako)
The Antlers haven't been up to too much lately, but they do have a few upcoming shows scheduled this year, including a hometown show happening on June 12 at Le Poisson Rouge. It's in celebration of the venue's fifth anniversary and is also a very intimate setting for the band so tickets will presumably go pretty fast. Tickets for the LPR show go on sale this Friday (4/5).
All Antlers dates are listed, along with a video, below...
Front St. on Monday evening (via @iggsactly)
Lower Manhattan got it pretty good by Sandy, South Street Seaport included. The area was under multiple feet of water. The Seaport Music Festival, who put on the free shows down there, still had their stage set up. Some gear was ruined though they luckily had taken down the deck, lights, tent and canopy in preparation for the hurricane. No word on how the Beekman Beer Garden fared, though one Tweeter fears it is "definitely gone". Wine store Pasanella and Son was reportedly "decimated". Sadly, there has also been some looting at the Seaport's shops.
At a press conference this afternoon, Mayor Bloomberg, who recently confirmed at least 18 Sandy related deaths in NYC, announced that like the subways (Buses start returning tonight [10/30]), it may be three or four more days before power is restored to the tons of residents who lost it due to Hurricane Sandy. This includes all of lower Manhattan where, as you know, a whole lot of Manhattan music venues are. Which probably means no shows till the weekend for Pianos, Cake Shop, The Living Room, Arlene's Grocery, Fontana's, Rockwood Music Hall, The Slipper Room, Mercury Lounge, Bowery Ballroom, Santos Party House, Le Poisson Rouge and others.
Good news, apart from no power, the Ludlow St. area venues all came out ok, with folks at Pianos, Cake Shop and Arlene's Grocery specifically saying there was no water damage. Williamsburg clubs, are getting somewhat back to normal sooner, with shows at Union Pool and Glasslands tonight.
Elsewhere, Park Slope/Gowanus's Bell House reports that they "had some minimal flooding but will be back to business as usual by tomorrow. Working on fundraiser ideas for you now " Bar 4 in Park Slope lost their awning.
On November 15, Le Poisson Rouge will host "The People's Bailout: A Variety Show and Telethon to Benefit the 99%," a benefit show for Occupy-affiliated organization Strike Debt. The show features a huge (and very impressive) lineup of Jeff Mangum (of Neutral Milk Hotel) (who has played for Occupy Wall Street in the past), Lee Ranaldo (of Sonic Youth) (who has also played for Occupy Wall Street before), Guy Picciotto (of Fugazi), Tunde Adebimpe (of TV on the Radio), Janeane Garofalo, Lizz Winstead, Max Silvestri, Frances Fox Piven, Hari Kondabolu, David Rees, corproate pranksters The Yes Men, John Cameron Mitchell, Climbing Poetree, The invisible Army of Defaulters, members of Healthcare for the 99%, Occupy Faith, and many more. Tickets for the show go on sale Friday, November 2 at 10 AM.
Meanwhile, Lee Ranaldo also plays as one third of Text of Light at 285 Kent on November 13.
photos by Amanda Hatfield
Perfume Genius @ LPR,10/9/12
Perfume Genius and Holy Fuck side project Dusted brought their tour to NYC for two shows this week: Music Hall of Williamsburg on Monday (10/8) and Le Poisson Rouge last night (10/9). Pictures from the LPR show are in this post.
Mike Hadreas, the primary member of Perfume Genius, has become more and more of a confident performer over time, probably partly thanks to the increased attention he's been getting for his excellent Put Your Back N 2 It album which came out earlier this year, following the also excellent but often overlooked Learning. He performed material off both of those albums at the show last night, and like he's done in the past, covered the Neil Young-penned "Helpless" from CSNY's Deja Vu, and Madonna's "Oh Father" from Like a Prayer. And though he most often delivers his damaged tales from behind the comfort of his keyboard, at this show he opted to grab the mic and perform standing for a portion of the set.
More pics below.
FlyLo (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Just a few days after we pointed out that Flying Lotus will be all over NYC in just a few days, and right after we announce that Death Grips is finally touring again and visiting NYC in November, NPR hits us with this surprise:
For the first time, NPR Music and WNYC's Soundcheck come together during the CMJ Music Marathon to present a showcase of singular artists. Los Angeles electronic composer Steven Ellison, a.k.a. Flying Lotus, headlines an October 17 concert on the heels of his new album, Until the Quiet Comes. He's joined by the uncompromising noise-rap group Death Grips, playing its first New York City show since releasing a major-label debut back in April.CMJ just got a bit more exciting this year (though it is unclear if they'll be letting any badges - probably yes).
Ali Shaheed Muhammad, one-third of the legendary rap group A Tribe Called Quest and co-host of NPR Music's Microphone Check, will DJ throughout the evening.
More artists will be announced soon.
Watch the show live from (Le) Poisson Rouge in New York City at this page or via NPR Music mobile, and listen for highlights on Soundcheck. Listeners in the New York area will be able to RSVP for free tickets next week. Stand by for details.
You can pick up Flying Lotus's new album on iTunes now.
photos by Maxwell Reichert words by Kon Glikos
John Talabot @ Le Poisson Rouge - 9/27/12
Last Thursday night (9/27) FIXED hosted Barcelonian John Talabot at Le Poisson Rouge, this marking his second date on his North American tour -- and his first live date at the venue which he DJed back in August. Since the release of his LP fIN on Permanent Vacation early this year, he has been the recipient of a universal set of accolades and deservingly so. fIN is a complete record, in the sense that every song is its own realized concept, with all roads ending in the same place. No one idea ever overtakes another, resulting in a varied and inspired electronic album. When listening to it you get the sense that there are rich influences fueling the sounds, although they are not easily traceable. This kind of mysticism begs interest and is precisely what drives music fans crazy. Talabot ended up striking the proverbial cord in that respect, and fIN quickly found a home in techno DJ record bags, indie-playlists and hipster sects alike.
That diverse mix is what made up the crowd for the night, all awaiting the highly anticipated performance. After a notable opening set by Brooklynites Blondes; dishing out a hypnotic 4/4 helping of live techno. Talabot and fellow Spaniard and collaborator/vocalist Pional took center stage in front of a sizable set up including digital and analog gear, keyboards and some live percussion. As expected, Talabot moved through most of his celebrated LP, with highlights lying between the lines in the polyrhythmic changes from song to song. The slower material like "El Oeste", shined because of all of the individual elements coming in sharp and distinct, closing in on every moment passing by. While, more of the dancefloor-concentrated material gave into the crowd's revelry. Songs like "Destiny" and "So Let It Be Now" incorporated an ideal mix of harmonized vocals, texture and thump; giving everyone a chance to sweat it out, if for only a little while.
Overall, the interplay between the live organic elements and processed sound found an eccentric musical middle ground rarely attempted or experienced. While impressive, the performance did leave a feeling behind that Talabot is still getting comfortable with his elaborate live format and that there was room for the scope of his performance to grow. Still, being a voyeur within this circumstance is fortunate and if this show was any indication at all, the remaining dates on this North American tour are in for a real treat.
More pictures and a couple videos from the LPR show are below.
Last year, Tori Amos released Night of Hunters, an album where instead of working with the band she had for the last decade, was an orchestral pop album recorded with a variety of new musicians, including the Apollon Musagete Quartett. It made Billboard history by making Tori the first woman ever to end up in the top 10 for Billboard's Classical, Alternative, and Rock charts simultaneously. She's now following that album with Gold Dust, an album where she re-interprets songs from throughout her career in an orchestral setting. The album is due out on October 2 in the US and Canada and a day earlier in the UK via Deutsche Grammophon/Mercury Classics. You can stream Gold Dust in its entirety at Paste.
Tori will be performing the arrangements from her new album, "plus classic originals," in NYC at the intimate Le Poisson Rouge on October 5. The show is being presented by NPR, who will stream it live at their website and host an archive of the performance afterwards. No tickets to the show will be sold but there are a limited amount of tickets that you can win at Tori Amos' website and at WFUV.
All Tori Amos dates are listed below.
Holy Other in the UK in June (via Rachael Smith)
Manchester producer Holy Other, who released the excellent debut LP, Held, back in August and was in NYC earlier this month for Warm Up at MoMA PS1, two shows with Amon Tobin as part of their ongoing tour, and a secret show at 285 Kent, will return to NYC for a FIXED show at Le Poisson Rouge on October 20. The show falls on the last night of CMJ, though it doesn't appear to be part of the festival. The bill at LPR is rounded out by a solid lineup of Vatican Shadow, Autre Ne Veut, Orthy, and FIXED regulars JDH & Dave P. Tickets for that show are on sale now. After the NYC show, Holy Other will head across the pond to support Beach House on their European tour.
Speaking of FIXED shows at Le Poisson Rouge, the previously discussed live John Talabot feat. Pional show with Blondes happens this Thursday (9/27). There are also FIXED shows at the Manhattan venue on October 6 with Tiger & Woods, Bicep, Jacques Renault, and Paul Raffale; and November 3 with The Magician and Mighty Mouse. Tickets for all of those shows are on sale now.
The Magician used to be a member of Aeroplane, which is now the solo project of Vito De Luca. Aeroplane plays a FIXED show at HIghline Ballroom on October 5 with Catz 'n Dogz. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
An updated list of Holy Other dates and a stream of Held's title track are below.
DOWNLOAD: Bitch Magnet - Mesentry (MP3)
Bitch Magnet in the day
Post-hardcore crew Bitch Magnet still have a few tickets left for their show with Moss Icon at Le Poisson Rouge on 10/25, but it can't be too many. In addition to a small sprinkling of shows across the country, the reunited trio have expanded their tour to include another date at Knitting Factory on October 26. Tickets are on sale.
All Bitch Magnet dates are listed below.
Os Mutantes at Webster Hall 2010 (more by Ryan Muir)
Os Mutantes were supposed to have played The Well this past weekend (7/28) and an Other Music in-store on MOnday (7/30) but canceled due to "artist illness." Good news: the Brazilian band have rescheduled their NYC shows, now playing two dates at Le Poisson Rouge on December 8 and 9. Tickets to both shows go on sale Friday, August 3 at noon.
No other dates to report at the moment.
by Bill Pearis
Micachu & the Shapes at Terminal 5 in June (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Micachu & the Shapes' second studio album, Never, was released this week, loaded with tight angled rhythms, calamatous percussion and highly effected vocals. Devo and The Residents seem to be big influences this time out and the record also features an appearance by Wesley of Let's Wrestle on the song "Nothing." The band made a video for every song on the album and you can watch them all below -- they're definitely of a piece. You can also stream the album via Spotify.
Micachu, who opened for tUnE-yArDs last month and played a headlining set at Glasslands, will be back in North America in September to open for Animal Collective on their tour which hits NYC October 5 at Williamsburg Park. Tickets to that show are still available. After that, Micachu & the Shapes will play a headlining show October 8 at Le Poisson Rouge. No support has been announced yet but tickets are on sale now.
Micachu & the Shapes were supposed to DJ Warm Up at MoMA PS1 this Saturday (7/28), but they've since dropped off and have been replaced by Sinkane. The rest of the lineup includes Slava, MJ Cole, DJ Spoko, and Van Rivers. Tickets for Warm Up are on sale now.
A list of all Micachu & the Shapes dates and those videos below...
photos by Jason Leiva
Glen Hansard at Mother New York
Glen Hansard, who recently played Fallon and has a handful of shows scheduled this month including one on June 29 at Beacon Theater, has added a June 28 show at the much more intimate Le Poisson Rouge. Tickets go on sale today (6/15) at noon. All tour dates, including his rescheduled run with Eddie Vedder, are listed below.
This past Tuesday (6/12), the same day he played an intimate benefit show at Housing Works, Glenn stopped by creative company Mother New York to play a private show in their offices. Jason Leiva was there and supplied us with the pictures you see in this post. More below.
Back in March Glen, whose irst ever solo album Rhythm and Repose is out on Anti- Records on June 19, went down to Austin where he played a bunch of sets at SXSW including one at our own Hotel Vegan. NYC Taper was there and he recently posted the audio. Download that at his site!
"Once," a slowly unfolding tale of two Dublin musicians falling in love, emerged early as the night's favorite, winning for John Tiffany's direction and for its book, by the Irish playwright Enda Walsh, as well as for set, lighting, sound design and orchestrations. (The actors in "Once" double as the show's band.)And congrats to the ten finalists in the "Falling Slowly" cover contest! You can watch all ten video entries at Once the Musical's Youtube page.
Near the end of the broadcast Steve Kazee, who plays the emotionally broken guitarist at the center of "Once," won for best actor and used his acceptance speech to thank his cast mates for bucking him up after his mother's death in April, shortly after the musical opened.
"This cast has carried me around, and made me feel alive, and I will never be able to fully repay them," Mr. Kazee said. [NY Times]
All Glen tour dates and more pictures from Mother New York, below...
by Bill Pearis
We don't get a lot of French bands over here, especially ones who sing in their native tongue. If you're interested in Francophone pop, however, you might want to go to Le Poisson Rouge on Monday, June 4 for the Les Déferlantes French Festival which features performances from acclaimed dance act Rinôçérôse, Izia, Dionysos and a DJ set from Coblism. If you're at all curious, it might be worth checking out as admission is FREE.
Rinôçérôse, whose name requires an intimate knowledge of alt-key shortcuts or at least the ability to cut and paste to spell it like they do, formed the group in 1996 and found themselves part of the new wave of electronic musicians at the time (Daft Punk, Basement Jaxx, Royksopp) and garnered a lot of attention with their 1999 debut album, Installation Sonore which took house music and added guitars, which doesn't seem all that radical now but at the time it was somewhat radical. The record can still be heard in Euro-style hotel lobbies all over the world. Rinôçérôse have gotten much more guitar-rock oriented over the years, having released albums about every three years since, the most recent being 2009's Futurino.
Rinôçérôse were supposed to play Glasslands the next night (June 5) but their performance has been canceled. They will be DJing, however, at Le Bain on Sunday (6/3) for the Ete D'Amour party which starts at 4PM and goes all night.
As for the rest of the acts on the Le Poisson Rouge bill, Izia makes danceable rock and Dionysos do a fun, modern update of French ye-ye style pop. Check out videos from all three artists performing below, along with a detailed flyer for the show.
by Andrew Sacher
A Winged Victory for the Sullen (aka Adam Wiltzie and Dustin O'Halloran), who we profiled last year when they released their great self titled debut LP, are returning to North America this summer for a few shows. One of those is a NYC show happening on July 7 at Le Poisson Rouge with American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME). Tickets are on sale now.
All listed AWVFTS tour dates and a live video are below...
photos by Amanda Hatfield
School of Seven Bells just released the video for "White Wind" which was filmed by the For No One folks who like to put bands in empty rooms have them play live to just the cameras. Watch the video at the bottom of this post.
The band will head to Beijing for this weekend's China Music Valley International Music Festival on May 19 and will be in Mexico City next weekend (May 25), but will be back in the U.S. will be back in the U.S. for two shows with The Temper Trap, including a NYC show on June 5 at Terminal 5 (sold out). All upcoming tour dates are listed with more pictures from their LPR show below....
by Bill Pearis
Artwork to Violens' True
Violens release their second album, True, this week and the band will also play a record release party this Wednesday (5/16) at Le Poisson Rouge with openers Kuroma and The New Lines. Violens have a few other shows lined up, including a couple on the West Coast, all of which are listed below.
Last year, Violens stayed busy with a monthly series digital singles project (compiled here) and a few of those have turned up, polished up a bit, on the new album -- their first for Slumberland. With a fine sense of dynamics, True recalls the glory days of 4AD, be it the loud-soft sonics of the Pixies, the textural guitar wash of The Cocteau Twins or the melodic skills of the Pale Saints. Jorge Elbrecht, Iddo Arad and the rest of the band have tweaked and condensed Violens' sound into a distinct palette all their own, with True sporting the band's best songs to date.
You can stream a few songs off True below and check out strobe-heavy video for "All Night Low" and the flyer for the LPR show...
photos by Amanda Hatfield
Exitmusic @ Le Poisson Rouge
Secretly Canadian will release Exitmusic's new album Passage on May 22. Listen to the whole thing below.
Exitmusic, who just played Le Poisson Rouge as part of their tour with School of Seven Bells (which also hit Austin), are playing NYC again as part of the Northside Festival at Brooklyn Bowl on June 16 with Exitmusic, Ape School, and Field Mouse (tickets), and then again at Mercury Lounge on June 28 (tickets)
All dates (including NXNE), the album stream, and more pictures from the LPR show, below...
by Bill Pearis
Destroyer at Webster Hall, April 2011 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Destroyer have added a second NYC-area show -- June 19 at Le Poisson Rouge -- which is one day after their previously-announced show at Brooklyn Masonic Temple. Tickets for the new show go on sale Friday (5/4) at noon.
Armed with the "Destroyer Orchestra," Dan Bejar is ably reproducing the lush grooves of last year's Kaputt (my favorite album of 2012). Destroyer's show at Webster Hall last year was terrific, so do go see them this time around.
All Destroyer tour dates are below, along with footage of Destroyer's recent Coachella performance.
Charlie Horse (aka Yo La Tengo) @ Le Poisson Rouge last night (via)
Iceage at By:Larm (more by BBG)
Iceage, already on board for Primavera Sound, Pitchfork, and Chaos in Tejas, have announced an additional set of dates surrounding their Pitchfork appearance that will include dates around the East Coast including a pair of NYC shows: 285 Kent on July 21st and Le Poisson Rouge on July 22nd with Rosenkopf & Marital Canterel. Advance tickets for LPR are on sale. Ticketing info and sopport for the 285 Kent show are still forthcoming.
All tour dates and a live video, below...
by Bill Pearis
Oshin cover art
Local upstarts Dive have just announced details of their debut album, Oshin, which is out June 26 on Captured Tracks. You can download the album's first single "How Long Have You Known?" at the top of this post, which was crowned Best New Track by Pitchfork today. Dive are playing Le Poisson Rogue tonight (4/6), opening for legendary NYC post punk act Bush Tetras, and will soon be hitting the road with Frankie Rose. (NYC date is May 5.) All Dive tour dates are below.
In addition to the Best New Track nod, the Pitchfork-Dive love can also be seen with a new "Rising" Q&A with frontman Zachary Cole Smith who also spends time playing guitar in Beach Fossils:
Beach Fossils is a big influence on me just because [Beach Fossils leader] Dustin [Payseur] is one of my best friends, and I really respect him musically. But I have not written or played on any Beach Fossils material that people have heard. It's funny to think about the two projects being linked in that way, because to almost every single person who has listened to Beach Fossils, there's no actual connection.I don't know if I'd go that far -- Dive's first single "Sometimes" had Beach Fossils fingerprints all over it -- but anyone who's seen the band play recently (maybe at our day party in Austin last month) knows that Dive has really come into their own sound and are one of the most exciting live bands in Brooklyn right now (according to this writer). Unlike the early singles, which were Cole Smith on his own, Oshin was recorded with the whole band. Before that, Dive will release non-LP single, "Geist," on April 24. The A-side is downloadable at Pitchfork, and you can grab the b-side -- a cover of Kurt Cobain demo "Bambi Slaughter" -- above.
Dive at "Hotel Vegan" (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Click through for Oshin's tracklist, plus all upcoming Dive tour dates and a video for Bush Tetra's classic "Too Many Creeps".....
Mike Watt's new book
Hellride East (Murph, Mascis & Watt)
Happening at Le Poisson Rouge in NYC:
On Wednesday, May 2nd, 7 p.m., Three Rooms Press presents the NYC book launch for Mike Watt: On and Off Bass at Le Poisson Rouge. The event will feature live performances by Mike Watt + J Mascis + Murph, with opening acts Appomattox and Dead Trend, plus a reading & signing by Mike Watt along with additional very special surprise guests. The new book will be available for purchase at the event.Tickets are on sale. As you can see in the above picture, it won't be the first time the three greats formed a band. In July 2000 Hellride East, as they call themselves, performed a set of Iggy Pop covers at Knitting Factory in NYC.
This is a general admission, standing event. Happy hour from 7-8pm including $3 beer and $5 well drinks.
J Mascis recently played with Sharon Van Etten at SXSW where he also played with Murph. Check out a video of Dinosaur Jr. at Bar 96 in Austin, below.
Order "Mike Watt: On and Off Bass" between April 1 and April 30 and receive a copy of the book signed by Mike Watt PLUS an 8 x 10 photographic print of an image used in the book, also signed by Mike Watt. NOTE: Pre-orders will be available beginning April 1 through April 30 only. The link to the preorder will be available at threeroomspress.com at 10 am (EST) on April 1. Pre-order quantity is extremely limited, and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.Mike will also be on the road soon with fIREHOSE who are releasing "their first major collection ever", "lowFLOWs": the Columbia anthology ('91 - '93). Check out fIREHOSE's "Brave Captain" video (taped off MTV who wrote "Firehouse" on the video), below...