Entries tagged with: Lou Reed
Bruce Springsteen & Tom Morello @ MSG (BMoreSweet)
U2 closed the second night of the MSG Rock & Roll Hall of Fame shows on October 30th. At the first (10/29), it was Bruce Springsteen & Billy Joel (before one big group sing on Jackie Wilson's "Higher and Higher")...
After "Badlands" much of the drained audience began leaving and then rushed back to their seats when Billy Joel sat down at the piano and launched into "You May Be Right," "Only The Good Die Young" and "New York State Of Mind." (The pair were uniting the kindred spirits of New Jersey and Long Island, Springsteen explained.) "Higher and Higher" wrapped up the night. The official set list had the show ending at 11:36:55 (yes, they thought they had it down to the exact second), but the final notes rang out at 1:31 a.m. Six straight hours of music, and that was just the first of two nights. [Rolling Stone]Bruce was actually there both nights (one of many possibly "filling in" for Eric Clapton, who canceled last minute on the second). Those in attendence on the 30th got to see U2, Bruce Springsteen and Patti Smith sing together on "Because the Night." (And U2 + Mick Jagger (another unannounced guest) + Fergie + Will.i.am sing "Gimme Shelter"...). Ray Davies, Lou Reed, and Ozzy Osbourne all performed with Metallica. Many played with Stevie Wonder. Full setlists below.
HBO will be airing four hours of highlights on Thanksgiving weekend.
(November 29th at 8PM ET).
Bruce's current tour wraps up November 22nd in Buffalo. He was at Giants Stadium earlier this fall, playing the last concerts ever there. U2 also played the venue for two nights in September, and will be back in Jersey in 2010 as part of their just-announced tour.
Set lists for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame shows are below...
Gavin & Courtney @ Carnegie Hall (aphrodite-in-nyc)
Rufus, Scarlett & Gavin @ Carnegie Hall (aphrodite-in-nyc)
Gavin & U2 @ Carnegie Hall (aphrodite-in-nyc)
Sunday, October 4th was the "Hal Willner Presents: An Evening with Gavin Friday & Friends" show at Carnegie Hall. The whole night was a benefit for (RED), a charity directed toward AIDS in Africa.
The night's advertised guests included Laurie Anderson, Antony, Elizabeth Ashley, Bono, Adam Clayton, Andrea Corr, The Edge, Flo & Eddie, Joel Grey, Bill Frisell, Guggi, Scarlett Johansson, Courtney Love, Lydia Lunch, Patrick McCabe, Maria McKee, Shane MacGowan, Eric Mingus, Larry Mullen, Jr., JG Thirlwell, Lydia Lunch, Martha Wainwright, Rufus Wainwright and Chloe Webb. A few others who appeared were Lady Gaga, Fred Armisen as Prince, and Lou Reed, The night had a strong collaborative atmosphere to say the least...
Rufus Wainwright, Scarlett Johansson and Saturday Night Live's Fred Armisen joined Friday for the come-hither cartoon "Mr. Pussy," from Friday's 1995 album, Shag Tobacco. (Armisen came out dressed to the purple nines -- as Prince.) Friday and falsetto-soul singer Antony duetted on a pair of ballads, including a Memphis-brass-soaked reading of "He Got What He Wanted" from Friday's 1989 solo debut, Each Man Kills the Thing He Loves. Friday and Virgin Prunes devotee Courtney Love were just on the right side of out-of-control in a pounding version of Magazine's "The Light Pours Out of Me." Queen of the post-punk furies Lydia Lunch played the same half of the night as Lady Gaga (who came out in next to nothing -- she made Love look demure). And a metal-machine-noise assault by Laurie Anderson (violin), John Zorn (saxophone) and Lou Reed (guitar distortion) eventually resolved into the Velvet Underground's "Sweet Jane" with Friday, Bono and a cheerfully pickled Shane McGowan of the Pogues trading verses.A list of all the songs U2 members played on, more reviews and videos from the show, including the "Jean Genie" encore, below...
Bono was not just passing through between stadiums. He, the Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr. were on and off stage half a dozen times; U2's Friday covers included "I Want to Live" (done with techno drive and Joshua Tree-like space) and the crusted-glam bomb "King of Trash." Bono also took a solo spot, turning on his Irish Sinatra for the Shag Tobacco elegy "The Last Song I'll Ever Sing." The Edge's brother, guitarist Richard Evans, joined Friday and singer Guggi in a mostly-intact Virgin Prunes reunion (the group broke up in 1987). Their overlapping vocal harangue in "Sweethome Under White Clouds," with JG Thirwell of Foetus guesting as a third voice, sounded like the Beastie Boys at the End of Days. [Rolling Stone]
DOWNLOAD: Lou Reed - Perfect Day (Carillon April 30th, 2009) (MP3)
Lou Reed & his Metal Machine (more by Lori Baily)
"Lou Reed's (b. 1942) music written for the Velvet Underground propelled him to rock stardom. His Metal Machine Music, a distorted sound wall of guitar feedback, has been called the precursor to punk. Critical rejection at its first release in 1975 led to a cult-like interest. Ulrich Krieger has accomplished a feat once deemed impossible by transcribing and arranging Metal Machine Music for classical instruments"...Mark your calendar because that program, "Fireworks Ensemble playing Metal Machine Music", is coming to Columbia's Miller Theatre on Friday, February 5, 2010. Tickets are on sale now.
Ulrich Krieger was 1/3 of the Metal Machine Trio that played the Gramercy Theatre in April. (The others on stage were Sarth Calhoun, Reed himself and special guest John Zorn.) That trio has dates later this year in Europe, which are posted below.
This weekend, Reed is at Lollapalooza in Chicago, where he'll play a "songs" set (if you recall, the Metal Machine shows advertised themselves as "No Songs No Vocals" to curb any suspicion about the program).
Reed recently collaborated with Barenaked Ladies instrumentalist Kevin Hearn on a "song about overfishing the oceans stands out like a sore sea-hugger."
Kevin Hearn and Thin Buckle's Havana Winter, released on [July 28th] from Hearn's indie label Celery Music, is nakedly invested in...natural subjects. "Coma," which features Reed on backing vocals and guitar, was inspired by Charles Clover's The End of the Line, an alarming documentary about fishing, technology and extinction. Reed and Hearn use that as a point of departure to also criticize urban sprawl.Listen to "Coma" at Wired.
Reed plays screeching guitar on three [of the record's] tunes ("Coma," "In The Shade," "H.I.T.S."), while his wife, performance artist Laurie Anderson adds electric violin on "Reeling."
Another track, posted above, is a version of Reed's "Perfect Day," originally released on 1972's Transformer, being played on the Riverside Church carillon (a huge mass of bells and the largest of its kind in the world) last April. Why you ask? Here's the description of the event...
photos by Lori Baily
"It was good to have this Lou Reed back: not an American Master nor a Legend of Rock, but a barking, brooding, beneficial irritant. On Thursday night at the Blender Theater at Gramercy, onstage between Sarth Calhoun and Ulrich Krieger, two much younger musicians, he was making noise -- improvised, loud, heavily processed, and some of it ugly enough to make people leave.The above review, and the one posted previously, refer to the Thursday show. The pictures in this post are from the Friday one (4/24) where the trio were also joined by John Zorn. More of them below...
Not many, though. There were extra-musical reasons to stay put. An emotional reason: he's Lou Reed, poet of New York City, et cetera. And a big intellectual reason: Mr. Reed calls this group Metal Machine Trio, which refers to a notorious double-LP he made in 1975. "Metal Machine Music" is a kind of personality test. Many average listeners, even average Lou Reed fans, heard it as long-winded, discordant feedback." [NY Times]
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.