Entries tagged with: Los Lobos
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival returns this year from April 24-May 3 with a pretty amazing lineup that includes Stevie Wonder, Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Neil Young, Snoop Dogg, Paul Simon, Steely Dan, Beck, Van Morrison, J. Cole, Elvis Costello, My Morning Jacket, Maxwell, Janelle Monae, Herbie Hancock & Wayne Shorter, Dr. John, Arlo Guthrie, Mavis Staples, Lauryn Hill, Buddy Guy, The Isley Brothers, Sharon Jones, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Big Freedia and much more. Check out the full lineup here.
Tickets are on sale now.
The 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees have been announced, and first-time nominees include Janet Jackson, Cheap Trick, The Cars, Los Lobos and more. Returning nominees include The Smiths, Nine Inch Nails, N.W.A., Yes, Chic, Deep Purple and more. Check out the full list below.
You can vote over at the Hall of Fame's site, and inductees will be announced in December.
by Tatiana Tenreyro
photo: Los Lobos at The Capitol Theatre 3/6/15 (more by P Squared Photography)
Legendary LA band Los Lobos released their 17th studio album, Gates of Gold, on September 25. This is the band's first studio album in five years, yet they still prove to be as strong as ever. The new tracks are reminiscent of the narratives from Kiko but have a fresh sound that showcases their versatility. Louie Perez, one of Los Lobos' founding members, told Hollywood Soapbox about the new LP:
Everybody trusts that when David and I go off to write songs for a new record, when Cesar goes off to write his songs, and then ultimately when we all get back and get to the studio to record it, there's just trust that this is the next musical chapter. And we know that we have the confidence in each other that the material that's going to come in, nothing is as subjective as art, but we all have this trust that it's going to be good, and it's something that is worth our time and energy to put into the studio. I think it's all a matter of the intuition we have with each other.The band is currently on tour promoting their new album and will, as in years past, play a string of holiday shows at NYC's City Winery, playing three nights (December 19, 20 & 21). Tickets are on sale now.
Los Lobos opened for Tedeschi Trucks Band at the Beacon Theatre last Friday (9/25) and you can watch a video of them performing Gates of Gold's title track at that show, below...
Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, Jimmy Cliff & friends (via Dave Lipsitz)
We're about a month and a half away from the four surviving Grateful Dead members' five 50th anniversary shows (two in California, three in Chicago), ahead of that all four of them appeared at yesterday's (5/14) Jerry Garcia tribute in Maryland, Dear Jerry. Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann all performed, and the latter three played together twice during the show: first for "Fire On The Mountain" with Jimmy Cliff, and then again for "Touch of Grey." Phil opened the show with the band Communion, playing "The Wheel > Uncle John's Band," "Standing On The Moon," and "Liberty."
Jefferson Airplane/Hot Tuna's Jorma Kaukonen did the Dead's "Sugaree," Bill joined the Disco Biscuits for "Scarlet Begonias > I Know You Rider," and Bob joined Los Lobos for "Not Fade Away > Bertha." Jimmy Cliff also did his own song "The Harder They Come," which Jerry covered many times. The show ended with most of the nights' performers coming out for "Ripple." Check out videos and the full setlist below.
Today's the last day you can access the $50-discounted presale for the pay-per-view webcast of the Dead's Chicago shows. If you're in the NYC-area and looking to watch the broadcast with professional sound, tickets for the live simulcasts at Capitol Theatre and Brooklyn Bowl go on sale at noon and 1 PM, respectively.
Dear Jerry videos and setlist below...
photos by P Squared Photography
Los Lobos w/ Alejandro Escovedo @ The Capitol Theatre 3/6/2015
In Port Chester on Friday, the Capitol Theatre was really the perfect venue for this band. After a superb opening set by Alejandro Escovedo (coming soon), Los Lobos took the stage to a very engaged crowd. There was none of the persistent yapping you hear at other shows. This was a seated and attentive crowd that Los Lobos acknowledged from the outset. The band took their time working their way into this show with an early run through some classics before they welcomed Alejandro out for a couple of numbers. It was an extended and well played version of "The Neighborhood" that kicked this show into another gear. David Hidalgo's blues guitar riffs were showcased during an incendiary 14-minute "Just A Man" before the fan favorite "Kiko" brought the crowd to their feet for the remainder of the show. The band gave a nice acknowledgement to Jerry Garcia (the venue's side bar is called "Garcia's") before the performance of the set-closing "Bertha", a song Los Lobos covered all the way back in 1991 for the Deadicated compilation. - [NYC Taper]Together for over 40 years, legendary LA band Los Lobos continue strong and remain a force live. Their current tour hit the NYC area for a show at Port Chester's Capitol Theatre last Friday (3/6) for a nearly two-hour show spanning their entire career, plus a cover of The Grateful Dead's "Bertha." (They're playing a Jerry Garcia tribute in Maryland in May. They spoke a little about Jerry Garcia beforehand, too.) Pictures and setlist are in this post. You can stream a couple recordings from the show (via NYC Taper) below, and download the whole show over his way.
Opening the show was Alejandro Escovedo where he played a duo set with violinist Warren Hood. His set came from the many acts his career has taken (The Nuns, Rank and File, solo work and more). Alejandro also joined Los Lobos for a few songs during their set. Pictures from his set are below.
Los Lobos' tour continues next week on the West Coast. They be back in the NYC area for Croton, NY's Clearwater Festival in June. All dates, plus more pics, setlist and concert recordings from the Cap, below...
There's already insane demand for the three Chicago shows that surviving Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann are reuniting for, so perhaps some of that excitement will carry over into this Jerry Garcia tribute happening two months earlier in Maryland.
The tribute includes all four of those members -- Mickey and Bob solo, Bill with his band Billy & the Kids, and Phil with his band Communion (featuring Stu Allen, Grahame Lesh, Ross James, Alex Koford, And Jason Crosby) -- as well as Bruce Hornsby, who's also playing at the Chicago shows. Though they're billed separately, maybe all the band practices they've been having will result in some collaborations too?
The rest of the lineup isn't too shabby either, with reggae legend Jimmy Cliff, Jefferson Airplane/Hot Tuna's Jorma Kaukonen, Jerry collaborator David Grisman, country vet Buddy Miller, roots rockers Los Lobos, electro-jammers Disco Biscuits and more. The tribute happens May 14 at Merriweather Post Pavillion, and tickets go on sale March 13 at noon. Full lineup below.
In other Dead news, Real Estate side project Alex Bleeker and the Freaks, who just took part in a Dead tribute in Brooklyn, have announced that they'll also play a Dead set at Woodsist Festival on May 18 in Big Sur, CA. That fest is also with Real Estate, Woods, White Fence, Peaking Lights, Little Wings, Simon Joyner & the Ghosts and more TBA. Tickets are still available.
Alex Bleeker isn't the only indie rocker paying tribute to The Dead this year.
'Dear Jerry: Celebrating the Music of Jerry Garcia' lineup below...
peeps chillin' on the Hudson at Clearwater 2014 (more by Chris La Putt)
Croton, NY's annual two-day folk fest Clearwater Festival returns this year from June 20-21. The initial lineup has been announced, including Neko Case, The Felice Brothers, Guster, Ani DiFranco, Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn, The Blind Boys of Alabama, The Lone Bellow, Los Lobos, Tom Paxton, Bettye LaVette, Joseph Arthur, The Felice Brothers, The Mavericks and more, plus still more TBA. Tickets are on sale now, and children 12 and under get in for free.
Full initial lineup below...
DOWNLOAD: Diamond Rugs - Voodoo Doll (MP3)
photo: Diamond Rugs at The Bell House in 2012 (more by Tracy Allison)
Diamond Rugs -- the supergroup featuring John McCauley & Robbie Cowell of Deer Tick, Ian Saint Pe formerly of Black Lips, T. Hardy Morris of Dead Confederate, Steve Berlin of Los Lobos and Bryan Dufresne of Six Finger Satellite -- will release the followup to their 2012 debut LP, Cosmetics, on February 24 via Sycamore Records/Thirty Tigers/RED. The bar-rockin' first single "Voodoo Doll" can be downloaded above, and various pre-order bundles are available here. Artwork and tracklist below.
Diamond Rugs have also announced a tour in support of the new record with New Madrid, which hits NYC twice: first at Bowery Ballroom on March 27 and then again at Brooklyn Bowl on April 11. Tickets for Bowery go on sale at noon on Friday (1/16) with an AmEx presale starting at noon on Wednesday (1/14), and tix for B Bowl go on sale at 10 AM on Friday.
All dates are listed, with the album artwork and tracklist, below...
NPR have posted their Top 50 Albums of 2014, and like it usually is, it's one of the more diverse year-end lists we've seen so far. There's a lot of the indie that shows up on many of these lists (The War On Drugs, St. Vincent, Spoon, Perfume Genius, Angel Olsen, etc), the hip hop (Run the Jewels, Freddie Gibbs & Madlib, YG, Isaiah Rashad, etc), the big-name pop (Taylor Swift, Mary J. Blige, Miranda Lambert), the metal (Pallbearer) and plenty of others, as well as classical, jazz, world music, a Latin funk band with an album's worth of Black Sabbath covers, and still more.
Check out their full list in alphabetical order below...
Tickets for the You Blew It! show at the Studio at Webster Hall go on sale today at 10AM. Tickets for the Asbury Lanes show go on sale at noon.
Tickets for the three Dillon Francis shows at Terminal 5 (moved from Barclays) go on sale today at noon. (All tickets for the 1/16 Barclays Center show will be honored at the 1/16 Terminal 5 show only.) Anamanaguchi are on the 1/16 & 1/17 shows, Bro Safari open all three.
bottoms, who are releasing an EP on JD Samson's label, are playing Saint Vitus on Tuesday (12/9) with Skeletonhead and Princess Tiny and the Meats. Rainbow In The Dark, Brooklyn's best gay metal night, will be DJing all night long.
Leon Russell is playing City Winery on February 20 and 21. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Booker T. is playing City Winery on February 23. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Dave & Phil Alvin of The Blasters are playing City Winery on March 19. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Colin Hay of Men at Work is playing three nights at City Winery from February 16-18. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
John Oates is playing City Winery on January 21 celebrating his DVD release. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
The Weight... (a The Band tribute featuring members of The Band) are playing City Winery on January 8. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Judy Collins is playing City Winery on January 2. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Tanlines are DJing Brooklyn Bowl on December 27. Tickets for that show go on sale today at 10AM.
Citizen Cope are playing two intimate solo/acoustic performances at The Capitol Theatre and State Theater (NJ) on April 4 and 10. Tickets for the State Theater show go on sale today at 10AM.
The Moody Blues are playing two nights at The Capitol Theater on March 20-21. (tickets).
Los Lobos are playing three NYC area shows with Alejandro Escovedo on March 5,6, and 7. Tickets for The Space at Westbury, and The State Theatre go on sale today at 10AM. Alejandro also has three of his own NYC shows before that at NYC Winery. Tickets for those shows are on sale now.
Jeff Beck is playing The Capitol Theatre on April 18. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.
Jamie T is playing MHOW on December 8. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
The Foreign Exchange (aka Phonte & Nicolay) are playing a Heineken Green Room-presented show at MHOW on December 10. RSVP by December 8 at 5pm to attend. "RSVP does not guarantee admittance, so arrive early, as entry will be first come first serve."
Kishi Bashi (string quartet) are playing Brooklyn Masonic Temple on February 20. Tickets for that show go on sale today.
Robert Earl Keen is playing Bowery Ballroom on February 9 and MHOW on February 10 Tickets for both shows go on sale today at noon.
Bad Suns are playing Bowery Ballroom on February 15. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.
Happiness is the new-ish band (formed in fall of 2013) of Deer Tick members Ian O'Neil, Chris Ryan and Dennis Ryan with Rafay Rashid, singer of fellow Providence band, Ravi Shavi. They recently put out a three song EP which you can stream below.
Happiness will be in NYC for two shows this week, including a headlining gig at Brooklyn's Cameo tonight (6/5) with Virgin Forest (Phosphorescent's backing band) and Heaven's Jail Band, and then opening for Diamond Rugs side project Los Lobos at Highline Ballroom on Saturday (6/7). Tickets for the Cameo show and the Highline show are on sale now.
In related news, folk singer Jonah Tolchin is releasing a new album, Clover Lane, on July 1 via Yep Roc (his first for the label), which features Deer Tick's John McCauley, Los Lobos' Steve Berlin, Chris Scruggs (grandson of Earl), Mickey Raphael (of Willie Nelson's band), and more. He's also got a tour coming up, which hits NYC on June 29 at Rockwood Music Hall with Christopher Paul Stelling (tickets), July 9 at City Winery with Tom Paxton (sold out), and July 11 at The Bell House with Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin (tickets). That Bell House show is one of many dates Jonah is playing with The Alvin Brothers (both of The Blasters), who just put out Common Ground: Dave Alvin + Phil Alvin Play and Sing the Songs of Big Bill Broonzy on Yep Roc this week. You can stream that in full (via The New Yorker) and a track from Jonah's upcoming LP, with the full list of tour dates, below.
The annual Bumbershoot Festival returns in 2014 to Seattle's Seattle Center from August 30 to September 1. The lineup was just announced and includes The Replacements, Wu-Tang Clan, Elvis Costello, Schoolboy Q, Afghan Whigs, The Dismemberment Plan, Nada Surf, Bobby Womack, Danny Brown, Mac DeMarco, Twin Shadow, Big Freedia, Jonathan Richman, Mission of Burma, The Dream Syndicate and many more. Full lineup below.
Tickets, including 3-day passes, any-day passes, and single-day passes, are on sale now. Check out the full day-by-day lineup, with the announcement video, below...
The 2014 Blue Note Jazz Festival runs the entire month of June at various venues around NYC. Now in its fourth year, the fest includes a wide range of music, not just strictly jazz.
Notable Shows this year include:
Aretha Franklin at Radio City Music Hall on June 15 & 16 (tickets)There's also Andre Previn & Christian McBride, Diane Schuur, Michael McDonald, Ramsey Lewis & Philip Bailey, Ginger Baker and lots more. Full schedule and ticket info can be found here. here.
Los Lobos at Highline Ballroom on June 6 (tickets)
Sergio Mendes at BB King Blues Club on June 7 (tickets)
Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 with Rich Medina at Highline Ballroom on June 10 (tickets)
Sly & Robbie with Taxi Gang & Bitty McLean at BB King Blues Club on June 29 (tickets)
Bobby McFerrin & Questlove in "musical dialogue" at Town Hall on June 13 (not on sale yet)
Reggie Watts at Town Hall on June 18 (not on sale yet)
In related news, Aretha Franklin recently revealed in an interview with Rolling Stone that she plans to bring on Outkast's Andre 3000 as a producer for her new album which will feature covers of her favorite female singers, like Donna Summer, Barbra Streisand, and possibly Beyonce.
Another of the many festivals Outkast are reuniting for this year is Alabam's Hangout Music Festival, which goes down in Gulf Shores from May 16-18. The rest of the lineup is pretty impressive too, including The Black Keys, The Killers, Queens of the Stone Age, Modest Mouse, Flaming Lips, Conor Oberst, Tegan and Sara, Chance the Rapper, Andrew WK, Black Lips, Valerie June, Le1f, Diarrhea Planet and more.
Tickets go on sale Thursday (1/16) at 10 AM. Full lineup below...
Phosphorescent at ACL 2013 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...
Marissa Nadler @ Rough Trade
Dream-folk singer Marissa Nadler recently announced that she signed to Sacred Bones for her upcoming LP, and from the sounds of the haunting first single, she'll be right at home at that label. Hopefully we'll see hear some of that new stuff at this free in-store. 1 PM, no wristband necessary.
Phosphorescent @ Rough Trade
You might want to hang around Rough Trade after Nadler's show, as Phosphorescent -- whose album Muchacho made RT's Albums of the Year list (#85) -- plays at 3 PM. Like Nadler's show, no wristband necessary.
Television, Gambles @ Rough Trade
Back in action (though without guitarist Richard Lloyd), Tom Verlaine and the rest of Television play the second of two shows at the new Rough Trade NYC. With a new album in the can, expect new songs...and hopefully plenty of classics. Sold out.
Kill Your Idols, Iron Chic, Concrete Cross, Bad Side @ Santos Party House
NYC/Long Island hardcore vets Kill Your Idols have been pretty active this year, having played Black and Blue and This Is Hardcore, and tonight they conclude their 2-night run at Santos. There's cool openers both nights too. Tonight gets Iron Chic (who just put out a great album), Concrete Cross, and Bad Side.
Hunters, Audacity, Big Ups @ Glasslands
This is an all-around great bill that rocks, with fuzz rockers Hunters, garage punks Audacity, and post-hardcore rippers Big Ups.
Netherlands, Wild Yaks, Low Fat Getting High, Grandfather @ Death By Audio
This is a record release show for synth-fueled punks Netherlands, and there's some other good bands on the bill too, including grungy punks Low Fat Getting High.
bEEdEEgEE, Mas Ysa, Pictureplane (DJ) @ Glasslands
This is the live debut by Brian DeGraw's (of Gang Gang Dance) new solo project bEEdEEgEE, which is just as synthy and weird as much of GGD's stuff. Local indie pop guy Mas Ysa is on the bill too, and Pictureplane DJs.
NOFX, Implants @ Irving Plaza
Long-running skate punks NOFX are still at it and they return to NYC tonight.
Greg Proops @ The Bell House
This is a live taping of the comedian's Greg Proops is the Smartest Man in the World podcast. Expect arched eyebrows and much laughter.
Kool & Kass, Tecla, Pegasus Warning @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Brooklyn Night Bazaar offers weekends of local artisan shopping, gourmet eats, beer and wine, ping pong, black light minigolf and music all under one Greenpoint roof. Tonight's entertainment includes onetime Das Racist rapper Kool A.D.'s new project with Kass Overall.
Los Lobos @ City Winery
Celebrating their 40th anniversary, Mexican-American rock vets Los Lobos just released a live album, Deconstructed in New York, which was recorded at City Winery last year. They return to the venue for three sold-out nights, this being the first.
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our full NYC show calendar.
For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.
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Eric Clapton at BAM in 2010 (more by Kevin Mazur)
Eric Clapton is kicking off a major US tour in March, 2013 which will culminate in NYC with the two-night Crossroads Guitar Festival at Madison Square Garden from April 12 to 13. In addition to Clapton, the festival will feature a ton of other artists, including Allman Brother Band, Jeff Beck, BB King, Buddy Guy, Taj Mahal, Gary Clark Jr., Blake Mills, Los Lobos, Frank Ocean sideman John Mayer, and many others.
The Terrace level at MSG will also host the "Guitar Center Road to Crossroads Exhibition," which will feature a number of historic guitars on display, memorabilia, archival footage, and interactive exhibits where fans can play products by Fender, Gibson, Ernie Ball, and Martin. The exhibition will open at 6:30 PM on 4/12 and 6 PM on 4/13, and is free to ticket holders.
Tickets for the festival go on sale Friday, November 30 at noon with a Chase (who is presenting the show) presale beginning Monday, November 26 at noon.
A list of all Clapton dates, the full Crossroads Guitar Festival lineup, and a video, are below.
photos by Chris La Putt
Alambama Shakes @ Central Park Summerstage
Alabama Shakes, who opened for Jack White at Roseland in May and have since played Bonnaroo, headlined a "sold out" free show at Central Park Summerstage in NYC this afternoon, Sunday, June 24th. Did you make it in. If not, did you listen from outside? Here are some pictures from the show.
Already packed when opener Robert Ellis went on around 3pm, the show also included a pre-shakes set by Diamond Rugs who headlined their own show (their first-ever in NYC) at the Bell House in Brooklyn on Friday night (and who play Letterman on Monday). As you may know by now, Diamond Rugs features members of Deer Tick, Dead Confederate, and Steve Berlin from Los Lobos.
Neil Young & Crazy Horse's new album Americana is out today (stream it in full HERE) and he's just announced a fall tour, part of which is with Patti Smith (Yes it's the Godfather of Grunge together with the Godmother of Punk). That tour brings Neil and Patti to NYC for a show at Madison Square Garden on November 27. Tickets to the MSG show go on sale June 10 at noon with a presale happening Friday, June 8 at 10AM.
Patti Smith also has a new album out today; it's called Banga and it's her first new album of original material since 2004's Trampin'. Check out a stream of the title track below (via Rolling Stone) and a spotify stream of the full album, along with a list of all dates and a video trailer for Neil Young's Americana.
UPDATE: Okkervil River added!
DOWNLOAD: Fat Tony - Wife Plot (MP3)
pictured: Diamond Rugs, Action Bronson & eXquire
As you know, BrooklynVegan is taking over ALL THREE STAGES at connecting Austin venues Hotel Vegas & Volstead for FOUR DAYS STRAIGHT this week, and it's all 100% FREE (no RSVP or badges either). There's a big outdoor stage, and smaller stages inside Hotel Vegas & Volstead. Collectively we're calling the four day long party "Hotel Vegan" (located at 1500 E. 6th St, Austin, TX).
Stage 1 (Hotel Vegas Outside)For the 2nd year in a row, we've partnered up with our friends at Partisan Records and KF Records, and now the new Young One Records, to bring you a free Saturday blowout on three stages. This year we have an amazing lineup of 22 artists that includes a full stage of nothing but hip hop too.
12:00 Field Report
12:45 Ivan & Alyosha
1:30 Father John Misty (J Tilman, ex-Fleet Foxes)
2:15 J. Roddy Walston
4:00 Heartless Bastards
5:00 Diamond Rugs (John McCauley of Deer Tick w/ members of Los Lobos, Black Lips & more)
6:00 Okkervil River (Just added!)
Stage 2 (Hotel Vegas Inside) (hip hop stage)
12:15 - Lushlife
01:00 - Main Attrakionz
01:45 - Cadence Weapon
02:30 - Rittz
03:15 - Fat Tony
04:00 - Spaceghostpurrp
04:45 - Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire
05:30 - Action Bronson
Stage 3 (Volstead)
12:00 - Patrolled By Radar
1:00 - Emily Wells
2:00 - Phantom Family Halo
2:45 - Lumerians
3:30 - Hundred Visions
4:15 - Pond (mem. of Tame Impala)
5:00 - GUARDS
In addition to the completely FREE lineup of great music, we will also have complimentary drinks courtesy of HobNob Wines, our official wine partner and The Original Moonshine, our official spirit partner. We will also have FREE VEGAN TREATS courtesy of NadaMoo! and FREE Honest Tea. Arlo's great Vegan Food truck, located right next door, will be at all four days of Hotel Vegan selling food.
And we'll have some awesome giveaways from Partisan and KF Records, as well as cassette compilations from Young One Records (Including the above track "Wife Plot" by Fat Tony).
Listen to a playlist of artists playing this party on Spotify.
Special thanks to all of our partners and sponsors for making this party possible - including Vox, Blackstar and Korg, our official backline partners, as well as ASCAP, HobNob Wines, The Original Moonshine, NadaMoo!, Honest Tea, Partisan Records, KF Records & Young One Records!
Deer Tick at Webster Hall (more by Amanda Hatfield)
John McCauley- Vocals, GuitarThey have a record coming via Partisan Records (home of Deer Tick) in Spring 2012, and the band will play their debut show on 12/29 at The Earl in Atlanta with Dead Confederate. Tickets are still on sale. Flyer below.
Ian Saint Pe- Vocals, Guitar
Steve Berlin- horns, keys
Robbie Crowell- Bass, sax, keys
Bryan Dufresne- Drums
Bryan Minto- harmonica
Bucky Baxter - pedal steel
Spencer Collum - pedal steel
Oscar Utterström - trombone
JP Frappier - trumpet
The Earl performance is right before Los Lobos head to NYC to play a pair of shows on New Year's Eve at City Winery. Tickets are still available for both the early and the late shows. All Los Lobos dates below...
photos by Andrew St. Clair
John McCauley of Deer Tick made it clear at last night's free BV-presented Brooklyn show that they weren't there to protest with the protesters of Occupy Wall Street. Nothing against Occupy Wall Street, but the band more importantly wanted to to help bring attention to the police brutality that is happening to the protesters at Wall St., because everyone has a right to protest.
Everyone also has the right to rock! And Deer Tick rocked for two hours at Willliamsburg venue Death By Audio, a DIY space that the now-Webster Hall-headlining band last played about three years ago. The all ages capacity crowd started lining up at 8pm, the place filled quickly, and the band (no opener) was on around 9. Without the pressure of playing to a paying audience, Deer Tick had fun and played their hearts out. They debuted many new songs live, played a bunch of covers, and lots of classics too. The sound was excellent and loud.
John McCauley has never been afraid of sharing the mic with guest singers, but the past couple of years have also seen Deer Tick increasingly showcasing the singing abilities of other permanent members of the band as well. Most notably, guitarist Ian O'Neil takes center stage at times, but drummer Dennis Ryan also gets to showcase his voice, like he did on one crowd favorite they tested out for the first time last night, that will appear on the band's new album Divine Providence (out 10/25).
One of the live sort-of-debuts wasn't a Deer Tick song, but one that will appear on an album by yet another supergroup side project. The crowd thought for sure John was talking about Middle Brother when he started to intro the song, but it quickly became apparent that in fact there is now a supergroup #2. Diamond Rugs is its name (Damn I Am On Drugs), and its members include Ian from Black Lips (who also have a Webster Hall show coming up), Hardy from Dead Confederate, Bryan Dufresne from Six Finger Satellite (who was at the show), Steve Berlin of Los Lobos, and John & Robbie from Deer Tick. The Diamond Rugs song they played is a Christmas song, which I called a "sort-of-debut" because it has been played in front of people at least once before (video from the Hamptons below). Stay tuned for more about Diamond Rugs.
To the delight of many who were shouting out requests, Deer Tick played a hard-hitting full band version of "Christ Jesus" and closed the set with the fast and fun Ramones-esque "Let's All Go To the Bar", complete with John McCauley stage dive.
The 2011 Latin Alternative Music Conference will be a part of NYC from July 6th-9th. Tonight (Wednesday, 7/6) is a big free show at Central Park Summerstage with "Spanish music icons Jarabe De Palo, Mexican songstress Ely Guerra, Afro-Peruvian electronica folk artist Novalima and Miami's DJ extraordinaire Mr. Pauer." Alternatively Mercury Lounge has a show too. Thursday, after the panels at the Roosevelt Hotel, are shows at SOB's (badge-holders only) and Bowery Ballroom. Friday, after more panels, is a big free Celebrate Brooklyn show at Prospect Park with Los Lobos and "Mexican indie rock sensation Hello Seahorse!, New York City's dreamy rock act Zigmat." Saturday is another big free show at Central Park Summerstage with "Afro-Colombian hip hop act ChocQuibTown, Dominican electro merengue act Rita Indiana, Brooklyn's funky multi-instrumentalist Ursula 1000 and New York City's dynamic DJ duo Uproot Andy and Geko Jones (of Que Bajo?!)." It all ends later that night at D'Antigua in Queens with "up and coming homegrown talent featuring Mexican Dubwiser, Elastic Bond, One Chot, Estados Alterados and Una Via" (or at the unofficial closing party back at SOB's).
Leave your recommendations in the comments.
The National show in Prospect Park (more by Amanda Hatfield)
We already knew that 'Celebrate Brooklyn' is hosting an impressive lineup of ticketed Prospect Park Bandshell shows this summer: The Decemberists, Animal Collective, Sufjan Stevens, Bon Iver & Cut Copy. And we knew that the 33rd annual series of free shows would start with an Andrew Bird show on June 10th, and that BRIC is also hosting three free 'dance parties' in Brooklyn Bridge Park this summer too.
Now the entire 2011 lineup of "24 free performances, including 20 music concerts, two dance performances, two film screenings with live music, and a family concert" is here! You can check it all out (The Feelies, Real Estate, The Books, Junip, Doveman, Justin Townes Earle, Punch Brothers, Raekwon, Oumou Sangaré, Times New Viking, Ra Ra Riot, Delicate Steve, Buke & Gass and Hal Willner included), below...
"Grammy Award winning roots-rock band Los Lobos has decided to cancel their scheduled performance at The Talking Stick Resort on June 10th, 2010. The band has made this decision based on the current call to boycott Arizona in response to SB 1070.The Mexican-American band are longtime supporters of immigration rights: Their 2006 LP The Town And The City touches on the subject pretty directly. When that album came out, this is what the band's Louie Perez has to say about the immigration issue...
Through their management, Los Lobos issued the following statement: "We support the boycott of Arizona. The new law will inevitably lead to unfair racial profiling and possible abuse of people who just happen to look Latino. As a result, in good conscience, we could not see ourselves performing in Arizona. We regret the inconvenience this may have caused the Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community, Casino Arizona, Talking Stick Resort and our fans, but we feel strongly that it is the right thing to do."
The members of Los Lobos are Steve Berlin, David Hidalgo, Conrad Lozano, Cesar Rosas and Louie Perez."
Well, I can't ignore it. I don't think anyone can not be affected by it. Of course, Mexican-American people are more sensitive to it, but you just turn on the news at 11, I don't care where you live, you're going to know about what's going on.Los Lobos will be releasing a new album, Tin Can Trust, on August 3rd through Shout! Factory. That's the artwork above. On that same Tuesday, they will play a record release show at Bowery Ballroom in NYC. Tickets are on sale at noon.
I didn't set out for the record to be about immigration, but it started to go into that direction. I always go back to my neighborhood when I write songs, and in this case it was tempered by what was going on in the news. I was also thinking of the sacrifices my parents made when they came to the U.S. and the fact that if they hadn't crossed the border, I wouldn't be sitting here talking to you. I wouldn't have a career. I wouldn't have Grammys. I wouldn't have all these things that have happened in the spirit of the American dream.
Robert Plant is also coming out with a new album this year, a David Hidalgo-Louie Pérez song included...
Robert Plant takes an eclectic dive into Americana roots music on Band of Joy, his first new album since 2007's surprise hit, Raising Sand with Allison Krauss. The album was recorded in Nashville with an all-star group of musicians and is due Sept. 14 on Rounder Records.Los Lobos will be touring this summer across North America. All tour dates are below...
Band of Joy finds Plant putting his unique stamp on a wide variety of source material, including versions of Los Lobos' "Angel Dance," "Silver Rider" and "Monkey," both by Minnesota indie "slowcore" band Low, and the Kelly Brothers' 1960s soul classic "Falling in Love Again." [The Star]
some upcoming shows @ City Winery in NYC
12/29 - David Johansen
12/30 - David Johansen
12/31 - Los Lobos (early & late)
01/01 - Joseph Arthur & Charlie Mars
01/22 - Bob Mould w/ Jon Auer
01/23 - Bob Mould w/ Jon Auer
01/29 - Joseph Arthur & Bobby Bare Jr.
02/28 - Robyn Hitchcock
03/20 - Rhett Miller
Full schedule & other upcoming shows @ City Winery's website.