Entries tagged with: Lou Reed
by Andrew Frisicano
Same Reed, different Apollo
A Great Night in HarlemConcert-only tickets for this benefit range from $50-$250. To make reservations, call Jazz Foundation at 212-245-3999, Ext 13 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 14, 2009
253 West 125th Street (between 7th & 8th Ave.)
Hosted by Danny Glover, Chevy Chase and Michael Imperioli
Lou Reed • Dr. John • Henry Butler • Irma Thomas • Sweet Georgia Brown • The Frank Foster Band • Gary Brown, The King of Bourbon Street • Bob Cranshaw • Eric Lewis aka ELEW • Dr. Frank Forte • Davell Crawford, The Prince of New Orleans • Alberta Adams, 91-year-old Detroit Blues Queen • Beverly "Guitar" Watkins • Bucky Pizzarelli • Gene Bertoncini • Francesco Pini • John Dee Holeman • Deacon John, Slide Guitar Genius from New Orleans • with over 50 legends and surprises...
Lou Reed played the first of two Metal Machine Trio shows at the Gramercy Theatre last night (4/23)...
"No Songs. No Vocals." The stern warning was printed on every ticket to Thursday night's performance of Lou Reed's Metal Machine Trio at the Gramercy Theatre in Manhattan. And besides the occasional moan or grunt from Reed himself, that's exactly what his fans got: an hour and a half of pure, throbbing -- occasionally blissful -- noise. This was no "Sweet Jane."[SPIN]The second song-less Metal Machine show is tonight (4/24). No official word, but I think it's safe to say the Harlem appearance will include both vocals and songs, even if only a few of them.
Info on what exactly the Jazz Foundation does, below...
"Though promoters around the country report strong early ticket sales for festivals and summer tours, the recession is causing jitters. This year Coachella, which has the most glamorous reputation of all American festivals, began selling tickets on layaway, and 18 percent of its customers took that option, Mr. Tollett said.With all the leaks of bands playing Lollapalooza this year, there are almost no surprises in the official lineup announcement, except maybe the Animal Collective DJ set... The whole thing below...
The proliferation of big festivals, like Bonnaroo near Nashville and Lollapalooza in Chicago, has not been without casualties. This year Langerado in Miami shut down, citing the economy. The Pemberton Festival in British Columbia is on hiatus after only one year, although its promoter, Live Nation, said the problem was permit delays." [NY Times]
by Andrew Frisicano
On Tuesday, April 28th, NYC public radio station WNYC will open the Greene Space, a new street-level venue on the corner of Varick and Charlton Streets in lower Manhattan. The space's inaugural 10-day festival kicks off the same day."Information about ticketing is forthcoming."
As Variety points out, the ground-floor venue will be "something of a downtown version of Rockefeller Center's "Today" show setup (minus the Al Roker groupies)."
"The Greene Space perfectly expresses WNYC's impulse to continue to innovate public radio and inspire people in new ways," said Laura Walker, WNYC President and CEO. "As we produce live events and audio and video programming streetside on Varick Street, we love the fact New Yorkers will be able to see our hosts in action, participate in political dialogues, and enjoy cultural performances. We become a part of the New York City and Hudson Square community in a tangible, visible way. WNYC has tremendous assets: its people, its ethos, its technology, its listeners and the city itself. Finally we have a way to combine them all."Scheduled programs for the opening week and a half include Lou Reed, Santigold, and string quartet ETHEL appearing on the station's Soundcheck program on Wednesday, April 29 (2-3pm).
The same day, WNYC will host an "audio theater" presentation of H.G. Wells's The Invisible Man from 7-9pm. In the production, "Michael Riesman, Director of the Philip Glass Ensemble, will give a rare live musical performance on piano, blending music from multiple Philip Glass compositions and live improvisation into a never-before-heard piece."
One regular program to be held in the space will be "Evening Music LIVE with Terrance McKnight and David Garland," whose scheduled guests include "Simone Dinnerstein, Renè Pape, Gabriella Montero, John Zorn, Nico Muhly, Elliott Sharp, Jason Moran, Don Byron and Ute Lemper, among others."
For the space's "First 'First Friday'" on Friday, May 1st, WNYC is partnering with neighbor Sounds of Brazil (SOBs) for a "Cinco de Mayo on El Primero de Mayo" fest with food, music and dancing.
More info on the Greene Space's plans below...
"Three-day passes for the 2009 edition of Lollapalooza go on-sale Tuesday, March 31 at 10am (CDT). A limited allotment of three-day passes will be available at the lowest Early Bird price of $175 each, inclusive of service fees, and are expected to disappear quickly. VIP Lolla Lounge passes will also be on-sale at lollapalooza.com.
Lollapalooza happens August 7-9 in Chicago's Grant Park, and will welcome 130 acts over the three days. Rumors abound over the acts on this year's bill, but fans will have to wait until April 21 for the official lineup release."
"Pre-orders go live today at www.beastieboys.com for the deluxe reissue of the band's third album, Check Your Head. Check Your Head follows Paul's Boutique in receiving the remastered expanded reissue treatment by Beastie Boys and Capitol/EMI, with multiple configurations ranging from a high quality DRM-free digital download of the album (including its numerous and classic B-sides and bonus tracks) to an ultra-deluxe 4 LP 180HQ vinyl version packaged in a fabric-wrapped hardcover coffee table book case and limited to 2000 copies. The retail release date of all physical editions other than the 4xLP version will be April 7, with the ultra deluxe following close behind."
We have formed a recording unit Called BEST SEAT IN THE HOUSE. We intend to put out different types of my music - from industrial to meditative to songs and all subway stops in between. Our first release is a live recording of 2 great nights live at the REDCAT in L.A. THE CREATION OF THE UNIVERSE. You can download it at various qualities as per your download taste. We include some pics by me. We will be putting it out as A2X CD soon - CREATE!Metal Machine Trio (Lou, Ulrich and Sarth) are going to play "A Night Of Deep Noise" at the Blender Theater at Gramercy - actually two nights of deep noise. The April 23rd and 24th shows may be the last ones inside the venue while it still has "Blender" in the name (which I realize is semi-useless information). $50 and $65 tickets go on sale via LiveNation.com on March 14th at 10AM.
These two special live concert recordings of non-vocal music featuring Lou on guitar and electronics, Ulrich Krieger on tenor sax and live-electronics, and Sarth Calhoun on live processing and Fingerboard Continuum are available EXCLUSIVELY from THIS website. You can purchase both concerts in a variety of digital and physical formats, including a limited edition Deluxe Package featuring photography by Lou Reed.
You can stream some Metal Machine Trio, below...
1349 @ Nokia Theatre in 2008 (more by Ryan Muir)
today in NYC
* 1349 @ BB King's
* Les Paul @ Iridium
* Red Fang & Early Man @ Maxwell's
* Jason Anderson @ Pete's Candy Store
* Shilpa Ray & Her Happy Hookers @ Santos Party House
* Pwrfl Power, The Silent League & others @ Glasslands
* Leo Allen, Reggie Watts & other comedians @ Lolita Bar (8pm, free)
* Janeane Garofalo, Eugene Mirman & other comedians @ UCB (11pm, free)
* Dan Auerbach, Hacienda & Those Darlins @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Cloud Room, Maps & Atlases, Pattern is Movement & So Many Dynamos @ Mercury Lounge
It snowed a lot!
Fresh off their appearance at the Scion Rock Fest in Atlanta this past weekend, Norway's 1349 bring their metal (and makeup) to BB King's tonight.
Look for My Morning Jacket's drummer in Dan Auerbach's band.
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon premieres tonight with Van Morrison who just played two shows at the Theater at MSG over the weekend. Fallon's house band the Roots have a bunch of shows coming up at Highline Ballroom.
Lambchop played a secret show for the CIMS / AIMS convention in Nashville, TN on February 27th. Video below...
Antony Hegarty talked about his involvement in Lou Reed's "Berlin: Live at St. Ann's Warehouse", in the video below...
Diplo talks about Telepathe, in the video below...
photos by Tim Griffin
"One of the most important voices of the last decade, Rufus Wainwright is spearheading a grassroots energy conservation initiative to help save the planet and its environment. Wainwright is suggesting that people turn off all electricity and refrain from all energy expending activities that could harm the environment for twelve hours on June 21, 2009 (noon to midnight). He's dubbed the no energy day Blackoutsabbath.Last year's Blackoutsabbath concert took place at Angel Orensanz on the Lower East Side. You can see what this year's venue looks like from the set of pictures we took when Steve Earle played there. Speaking of Steve Earle, his latest NYC show was at Carnegie Hall this week.
To raise awareness for Blackoutsabbath, a concert billed as Rufus Wainwright, Family and Friends will take place on March 4th at City Winery on Varick St. in New York City. The show will be staged and performed completely without electricity. Scheduled to appeared to appear with Wainwright for this second annual event will be Teddy Thompson, Jenni Muldaur, Lucy Wainwright Roche and Sloan Wainwright with others to be announced.
Blackoutsabbath was partially inspired by Rufus' love of New York's blackout of 2003 which Wainwright says he found, "incredibly invigorating, spiritual and practical at the same time: we all had to pay attention to each other!" He also feels action must be taken. "Basically, all the money in the world can't really solve this problem. In fact, I think it only makes things worse. It has to be a grassroots movement!"
Tickets for the March 4th concert will be available starting Tuesday February 10th at 10 am EST at www.citywinery.com/events"
Speaking of Carnegie Hall, Rufus, Teddy Thompson and Sloan Wainwright last played together in NYC on December 10th at that very venue. It was the annual McGarrigle Christmas Hour, and Emmylou Harris, Lou Reed, Laurie Anderson, Jimmy Fallon, Linda Thompson, Kami Thompson, Justin Bond, and Sloan Wainwright were there too.
Yet another long lost photo set continues, and all tour dates, below...
Lou Reed will be making a special appearance to read from his new book, Pass Thru Fire: the Collected Lyrics. Containing a body of work that spans more than three decades, Pass Thru Fire is a stunning collection of the lyrics of an American original. He will also take questions and sign books. This event (Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ Housing Works Bookstore Cafe) is free.
The McGarrigle Christmas Hour featuring Rufus and his sister, Martha Wainwright, will be held at Carnegie Hall on December 10, 2008 and there will be some very special guests. Kate and Anna McGarrigle are thrilled to welcome Emmylou Harris, Lou Reed, Laurie Anderson, Jimmy Fallon, Teddy, Linda, and Kami Thompson, Justin Bond, Sloan Wainwright and more! It will be a fun and festive evening with a few surprise guests stopping by.Rufus also has a show coming up in Montclair. The big Christmas flyer (for the show that is an annual tradition) is below...
Tickets go on sale to the public on Wednesday, November 5th at 11am EST, but Rufus fans can start purchasing tickets Monday, November 3rd at 11am EST! Get your pre-sale tickets online at The Carnegie Hall Website or by calling the Carnegie Hall box office at (212) 247-7800.
A limited number of VIP packages are available by making a donation to the Kate McGarrigle Fund. These packages include premium seats, a very special opportunity to meet the performers after the show, a chance to attend an intimate taping, and wonderful gift bags. The Kate McGarrigle Fund is a not-for-profit partner of the McGill University Health Centre Foundation and the Cedars Cancer Institute, supporting cancer care and research in Montreal, Canada. For more information and VIP packages, go HERE or call toll-free, 1-877-601-4536
Memorabilia from some of punk rock's biggest acts and seminal moments -- including a scrawled flier for one of the Clash's first shows and publicity photos signed by the Sex Pistols -- is headed for a Nov. 24 Christie's auction.The pictured Television/Ramones flyer is one of the items. Look through everything HERE.
The event, announced Tuesday, includes more than 120 records, photos and promotional pieces for such punk, garage rock and new wave legends as the Velvet Underground, Patti Smith, the Ramones, David Bowie, Blondie, the Cure and the Smiths.
The auction is Christie's first to focus on punk mementos, signaling the collectible status of a brash, anti-authoritarian rock movement that largely thumbed its nose at posterity.
"We understand that tastes change, tastes mature," said Christie's pop-culture chief Simeon Lipman. "Ten years ago, punk memorabilia probably wouldn't be something we'd be auctioning here. But now, people of a certain age have a certain ability to splurge on this material." [AP]
photos by Ryan Muir
The show was/felt short, but sweet.
Clocking in at under 90 minutes (he started around 8:15, and we were definitely on the street by 9:45), Antony brought down the house at the legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem last night (Oct 16, 2008). Dressed all in white, Antony stood (the whole time) on the hardly-lit stage with a full orchestra playing behind him. Thomas Bartlett (aka Doveman) played piano (a job Antony used to have in addition to singing), and two regular members of the Johnsons (Julia Kent and Maxim Moston) played with the orchestra that had roughly 20 members and a conductor (Robert Moose) who looked like Nico Muhly from the back (the side we saw of Robert throughout the whole show as he eloquently moved his baton and body behind Antony). He wasn't Nico though. That was most evident when Nico, the co-arranger for the show, came on stage for a bow with everyone else at the end.
Speaking of the end, it came way too soon and after an encore that only lasted for one song. Heavy on new songs, and light on the 'hits', highlights of the setlist included a jazzed up, re-arranged version of the classic "Cripple and the Starfish", a cover of Beyonce's "Crazy in Love", and a beautiful, beautiful, old-school-Antony-full-of-emotion-and-magic, minimalistic-with-not-too-much-orchestra (aka I loved it the best) version of "Another World" which is the title track from Antony's new EP. There were no special guests, though Antony's friends Nomi and Lou Reed were both spotted in the audience. More pictures from the show below...
Photos by Zach Dilgard
There was a private release party for Antony's new EP "Another World" (out now on Secretly Canadian) at PS1's Manhattan radio station, The Clocktower, last night (Oct 7). Zach said, "Antony did one song in the downstairs space and then proceeded to another upstairs space for another song. [for a total of two songs performed at the party]". Michael Stipe, Lou Reed and Laurie Anderson were among those in attendance. We didn't know about this ahead of time. Zach completely surprised us with this set of pictures. More of them below...
Eugene Mirman @ Music Hall of Williamsburg last night (more by Kyle Reinford)
today in NYC
* Beck, MGMT @ United Palace Theatre
* Digable Planets @ BB King's
* Gwar & Kingdom of Sorrow @ Irving Plaza
* Kurt Wagner (of Lambchop) @ Joke's Pub
* The Wedding Present, Tulsa @ Bowery Ballroom
* Haley Bonar & Sharon Van Etten @ Union Hall
* Legendary Shack Shakers, Pine Hill Haints @ Mercury Lounge
* Unearthly Trance, Tombs, Black Anvil, Novelist @ Fontana's
* The Loom, She Keeps Bees, Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson
* Watain, Withered, Book of Black Earth & Krallice @ Knitting Factory
* Franz Ferdinand & Cause Co-Motion @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Heather Porcaro & Heartstring Symphony, Mia Riddle, Michael Runion @ Cake Shop
Watch Lou Reed perform "Caroline Says Pt. II" from the Julian Schnabel directed film from the St Ann's show, "Lou Reed's Berlin" (out now on DVD), below....
Richard Barone with Special Guests and Legendary FriendsTickets are still on sale. Flyer below...
Frontman: A Musical Reading
Benefit Concert for WFUV 90.7 FM Public Radio from Fordham University
Zankel Hall, Wednesday, October 1, 2008 at 7:30 PM
Tickets from $28.50 - $48.50
Student Discount Tickets Available at the Box Office
With: Nick Celeste, Vocals and Guitar; Anthony DeCurtis, Joyce DeWitt, Terre Roche, Suzzy Roche, Vin Scelsa, and Mick Rock, Spoken Word; Ryan Geller, Jimmy Vivino, and Carlos Alomar, Guitar; Steve Holley, Drums and Percussion; Rob Norris, Bass; Janice Pendarvis, Vocals; Jane Scarpantoni, Cello; Randy Brecker, Trumpet; Johnny Rodgers and Garth Hudson, Piano; Marshall Crenshaw, Spoken Word and Guitar; and Moby [of course]
Special video performance by Lou Reed
Special appearance by The Bongos
Additional guest artists to be announced
photos by Ryan Muir, words by Nick Masi
Last night was a special night of music at Le Poisson Rouge in NYC (September 9). Unfortunately I missed the early show where Skuli Sverrisson and Olof Arnalds each performed a full album and were joined by guests such as Nico Muhly and Laurie Anderson whose husband Deerhunter's Bradford Cox later said he just missed meeting (and getting an autograph from) in the back room.
Deerhunter hit the stage around 11:20. Bradford immediately began chatting with the crowd and seemed to be in great spirits. The music started and the sound was a little off, but they seemed to fix it by the second or third song (though people standing near the front later told me the sound was messed up the entire show). One thing with Deerhunter is that when they are played at a high volume, they sound that much stronger and last night was LOUD. I even caught a few people with fingers in their ears, which is always a good sign. The setlist was very accessible and full of crowd pleasers. They played a lot of older material ("Fluorescent Grey," Spring Hall Convert," "Strange Lights," "Hazel St."), a few from Microcastle ("Agoraphobia", "Saved By Old Times" and I think "Never Stops") and "Operation" off of the recently leaked and soon to be released Weird Era Cont. They started the encore with a hilarious, yet well done death metal version of what sounded like Jay Reatard's "Always Wanting More," introducing the segment as a "unique opportunity to hear material off their new album." The show seemed a little short, clocking in at little over an hour, but I didn't leave disappointed. Actually, I left thinking it was one of the best Deerhunter shows I have seen yet.
More pictures below...
photos by Lori Baily
"For a brief moment I contemplate leaving the venue. I really do. No one--'cept for Lou and John--really seems to be enjoying themselves. Everyone there wants so badly to like the show but nobody does. Lou sounds like a washed-up ass and John's just feigning creativity." [Mike Elwood]More pictures from last night's show below...
DOWNLOAD: Lou Reed - Caroline Says, Pt. II. (@ St Anns) (MP3)
Lou Reed & Antony - Oct 2005 (more)
today in NYC
* FREE SHOWS
* Glass Ghost & Treasure @ Cake Shop
* The Look, Essie Jain & Peasant @ Zebulon
* Lou Reed & John Zorn @ (le) poisson rouge
* Army Navy, Autodrone & Saints and Lovers @ Mercury Lounge
* Vivian Girls Hawnay Troof, City Center & Urxed @ Death By Audio
Hawnay Troof's new Beastie Boys-influenced album "Islands of Ayle" (out 9/9) features guests Randy Randall (of No Age), Mary Pearson (of High Places), Bretzel Goring (of Stereo Total), Annie Lewandowski (of The Curtains), Jenny Hoyston (of Erase Errata), Jamie Stewart (of Xiu Xiu), and Carla Bozulich (of Evangelista). A bonus disc of the remix album "Remixes of Ayle" comes with first edition of the CD. It features remixes from Xiu Xiu, Disaster (Brendan Fowler), Soft Pink Truth (Drew Daniel of Matmos), Mae Shi, Eve Massacre, Ssion, Lucky Dragons and Club Murder. Hawnay Troof (Vice Cooler) is from Oakland, CA. Tonight's Brooklyn, NY show at Death By Audio is the record release party. Vivian Girls, Urxed (Rob from High Places) and City Center (Fred Saturday Looks Good To Me) are also on the bill. At 8pm there will be free self defense lessons for women courtesy of the Center for Anti-Violence Education.
Matador is releasing the soundtrack to Lou Reed's "Berlin: Live at St. Ann's Warehouse" (in stores on October 21 / September 30 on iTunes). Track #8 available for download above.
I'm pretty sure that's Antony's voice you can hear in the track. Antony & the Johnsons' new Another World EP is out October 7th on Secretly Canadian.
On January 10, 2008, Lou Reed and John Zorn, joined by special guest Laurie Anderson, played two benefit shows for The Stone, an avant-garde performance space on the corner of Avenue C and 2nd Street in Alphabet City that supports itselfs solely on donations, giving all door revenues directly to the performers. Zorn, an alto-saxophonist and founder of the music label Tzadik, was the principal force in establishing the Stone in 2005 and currently holds the title of artistic director. [WallyG]Tonight (Aug 21) @ The Stone in NYC: Beirut's Jon Natchez & Kelly Pratt & Ryan Sawyer "for a set of improvisation and original composition"
Saturday (Aug 23) @ The Stone: Ryan Sawyer/Thurston Moore Duo with Susan Alcorn
September @ The Stone: Everything JG Thirwell picked.
Lou Reed & John Zorn @ Highline Ballroom (more)
September 2nd. $75 tickets are on sale.
HOMETOWN HOMELANDThe NY Times adds, "Laurie Anderson and her husband, the rocker Lou Reed, will perform together on Tuesday night for the first time in New York as husband and wife. The couple were married in April." "Homeland" the album is coming on Nonesuch Records some time this year.
July 22 - 26, 2008, 8PM
Don't miss Laurie's upcoming 5 nights of HOMELAND at the Lincoln Center Festival in NYC! Rose Theater, Lincoln Center Time Warner Center, 5th Floor Broadway & 60th Street, NYC. Laurie will be joined by Joey Baron (drums), Rob Burger (keyboards and accordion), Greg Cohen (bass), and Eyvind Kang (viola). Special appearances by Lou Reed and other nightly surprise guests. Plus: only available at the New York concerts: a special edition tour single on 7" vinyl and ye olde cassette: A side: Mambo & Bling, B side: Behind the Screen (from "Hidden Inside Mountains"). Special edition Homeland T-shirts will also be available at the New York shows.
Lou Reed played a show to help celebrate the opening of Highline Ballroom in NYC last year on April 30th (2007). John Zorn was his special guest. I went and took some pictures, but never posted them. Now I have the perfect excuse. Lou Reed is playing Highline Ballroom again - this time to help celebrate their one year anniversary. $85 tickets are now on sale (and presale) for that May 5th show (2008). More photos from last year below.....
photos by Bao Nguyen
"We wanted to make some statement from New York City -- the center of the universe," said Lou Reed in a hallway press conference for Speak Up!, an anti-war benefit held last night (March 18) at intimate Brooklyn theater St. Ann's Warehouse. While the 65-year-old NYC icon isn't in any shape to be chaining himself to a recruiting station, he certainly can gather a who's who of the lefty art-rocker geekerati: David Byrne, Moby, Blonde Redhead, Scissor Sisters, Damien Rice, Norah Jones and co-organizers Laurie Anderson and Antony, who helped conceive the event in Anderson's living room. It was a night where every song felt like a protest anthem -- even when the Scissor Sisters sang "I ain't got nothing but your seed on my face/You'll put them babies to waste." That could be about sending kids to war, right? [Rolling Stone]
Reed, Anderson, Antony and Moby opened the show with a broken version of "The Star Spangled Banner." Lou's feedback never quite nailed the notes and he mangled the words a little bit ("home of the free and the home of the brave"), but it all made perfect sense. On the fifth anniversary of a war that has been pushed off the headlines in favor of an election, our national anthem was given an appropriate luster of unease and trepidation. Norah Jones performed slinky versions of her "My Dear Country" and Randy Newman's "I Think It's Going To Rain Today." David Byrne, armed with a four-person choir, led an art-gospel sermon full of huge choruses. Damien Rice was on hand to add harmonies (and the shittiest tambourine playing since Tracy Partridge), but Byrne's mesmerizing presence kept his pair of originals spiraling heavenward. The perenially chilly Laurie Anderson pulled out the snarky electrofunk of her recent "Only An Expert," vivisecting corporations and Oprah and weapons of mass destruction and global warming in that arch, scientific, matter-of-fact Laurie Anderson way. [Rolling Stone]More below.....
Lou Reed & Moby @ FADER Fort, SXSW 2008 (Nathan Malone)
DOWNLOAD: Lou Reed - Caroline Says II (Berlin live) (MP3)
St Ann's Warehouse in DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY (aturkus)
Lou Reed recorded the album Berlin in 1973.
It was a commercial failure.
Over the next 33 years, he never performed the album live.
For five nights in December 2006 at St. Ann's Warehouse Brooklyn,
Lou Reed performed his masterwork about love's dark sisters;
jealousy, rage and loss.
Julian Schnabel has created "Berlin" the movie based on the Brooklyn shows. Sharon Jones, Antony and many others performed in those shows (aka they are in the movie too). More info, including a SXSW screening, below...