Entries tagged with: Mail the Horse
by Bill Pearis
Brooklyn's Mail the Horse have been kicking around since 2010 or so, and their rootsy sound has found them on bills with Felice Brothers, Spirit Family Reunion, John Wesley Coleman and other kindred folk. The band's new album, Planet Gates, is out June 23 via Sexual Decade and is embued with an early '70s rock n' roll spirit, be it the twangy leanings of the Stones and the Kinks during that time, or the gritty street life of Lou Reed. We've got the premiere of "Wasted Sex" which definitely owes a little to Keith Richards. Stream it and another track off the album below.
Mail the Horse will celebrate the release of Planet Gates at Brooklyn's Knitting Factory on June 24 with Sam Cohen and Rivergazer on the bill as well. Tickets are on sale. Then in July the band will head out on an East Coast/Midwest tour. All dates -- including a couple other NY shows -- are listed below.
photo: Weedeater at Saint Vitus, 2012 (more by Samantha Marble)
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
RX Bandits, A Great Big Pile Of Leaves, Cayetana @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
RX Bandits transformed over the years from a ska band to a prog band, and put out some pretty badass rock in between. Both of tonight's openers are great: chilled-out mathy popsters A Great Big Pile of Leaves and powerful indie rockers Cayetana.
Weedeater, King Parrot, Godmaker, The Moon Tooth @ Saint Vitus
Stoner metal greats Weedeater have been saying a new Steve Albini-recorded is on the way, but still not many details on that. Maybe we'll hear some new stuff tonight?
Magma @ Le Poisson Rouge
French prog legends and Zeuhl creators Magma returned this year with their thirteenth album, Slag Tanz, 45 years after the release of their groundbreaking self-titled debut. Tonight they return to NYC.
Jeff Beck, Tyler Bryant @ The Capitol Theatre
Guitar legend Jeff Beck (of The Yardbirds, The Jeff Beck Group and more) returns to the NYC-area this week for a few shows, this being the first.
Nellie McKay @ 54 Below
Singer/songwriter and actress Nellie McKay recently put out her '60s covers album, My Weekly Reader, which takes on songs by The Beatles, The Kinks, Crosby Stills & Nash, Small Faces, Moby Grape and more. Tonight she begins a five-show run at NYC's 54 Below, the cabaret supper club in the basement of Studio 54.
Sunflower Bean, Honduras, Monograms @ Baby's All Right
Teenage NYC trio Sunflower Bean have been ubiquitous on local show lineups for the past year. (Before that, singer Julia Cumming was in Supercute.) If you see live music a lot, chances are you've seen them or at least been at a show where they were on the bill. The group released their debut EP back in January and this is their second show with Honduras in three days.
Elizabeth & the Catapult, Hannah Epperson, Indigo Street, Shelley Burgon, deli, Ashley Jackson @ Manhattan Inn
This is the second installment of free Mondays in April series "The Hum" which is touted as a "platform for unique first time collaborations between musicians working in various genres such as R&B, indie, beat-boxing, classical, punk and more with live projected video art."
Banana Kiss, The Rally, Talk In Tongues, Bad Head, Best Behavior @ Palisades
Of note on this bill: Los Angeles quartet Talk in Tongues make lightly psychedelic guitar pop that will likely appeal to fans of Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Dungen (who have remixed them), the new Toro Y Moi album, or even breezy '70s stuff like Seals & Croft.
Mail the Horse, Public Access T.V. @ Rockwood Music Hall
Public Access TV, who lost their home in the East Village explosion, play this free show tonight with Mail the Horse. You do need to RSVP.
Night Train w/ Wyatt Cenac @ Littlefield
All aboard Wyatt Cenac's weekly comedy extravaganza, tonight featuring Dwayne Kennedy, Nick Turner, Barry Rothbart, Liz Miele, and Noah Gardenswartz.
William Elliot Whitmore, Esme Patterson @ Mercury Lounge
Folk singer William Elliot Whitmore goes electric on his new album, Radium Death, which is out now on ANTI-. Tonight's his second of two NYC shows on this tour.
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Tickets for the Yes and Toto shows at NJPAC, Barclays Center, and Atlantic City go on sale today at 10 AM.
Mika is playing Webster Hall on May 4. Tickets for that show go on sale today at 10AM.
Balkan Beat Box are playing Brooklyn Bowl on July 9 & 10 with TBA special guests. Tickets for those shows go on sale today at 10AM.
Elliphant is playing Santos Party House on June 18. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.
Mail the Horse, Public Access TV and DJ Brian Harding (Ex Cops) are playing a doNYC/Jack Daniel's show at Rockwood Music Hall on Monday (4/13). Admission is free with RSVP.
Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.
Massachusetts loud rockers Pile put out a new 7" earlier this year on Exploding In Sound and have had no lack of live dates since then. They've got another tour coming up this fall which begins in NYC on September 25 with LVL UP (who are also on tour now), Fax Holiday and more. Before that tour begins though, they've got a couple shows this weekend, including one in NYC on Saturday (8/23) at Cake Shop with Mail The Horse, Tom Blacklung & The Smokestacks and Legs Like Tree Trunks. $8 at the door gets you into that one.
All dates are listed, with a stream of the 7", below...
by Bill Pearis
To call Austin's John Wesley Coleman a musician doesn't really do him justice. He also paints, writes and is a funny, charming on-stage banterer/storyteller. He's a great songwriter, too. Last year he released The Last Donkey Show via Goner and back in April knocked-out Trans Am Summer Blues via Tic Tac Totally, and will release The Lizard of Pop in early 2014 for Burger.
Coleman is currently on tour and will play two shows in NYC, both with Memphis garage rockers The Sheiks: tonight (10/23) at Death by Audio with The Beets' Juan Wauters and Mail the Horse; and Cake Shop on Friday (10/25) with more bands TBA.
All JWC dates (many of which but not all are with The Sheiks) are listed, along with a couple videos and a Sheiks album stream, below...
Love it or loathe it, New Year's Eve is coming. Here are some of this year's NYC concert options, of which there are many.
One of the biggest shows of the night is Coldplay and Jay-Z at Barclays Center. If you've seen pictures of Coldplay's tour this year, you know they have this bluetooth controlled, light-up wristbands that (no matter how you feel about their music) makes for a spectacular interactive experience. And certainly Jay-Z will throw a good party at his own house.
Azealia Banks is playing a black tie party on top of The Standard Hotel (aka Boom Boom Room). More info is at the facebook event. You can RSVP for tickets ($250 minimum) by emailing email@example.com.
Also in the biggest NYE show race there is also Phish's sold-out night at MSG, part of a four night run at the venue.
Another jammy option is Gov't Mule's two-night run at Beacon Theatre (12/30-31). Tickets for both nights are on sale.
Pretty Lights is also doing two sold nights at Roseland Ballroom (12/30-31). Another dance option that you might want to avoid is Afrojack is playing two nights on Pier 94 (12/30-31), but it's worth mentioning that if you get there early on night 1, you can catch opening sets by Diplo and Rusko. Night 2 (aka NYE) is sold out but night 1 is still on sale.
Brooklyn dance party The Bunker is throwing an event at the 70 N 6 St loft (above Public Assembly) with John Roberts, Mike Parker, Bryan Kasenic, and Mike Servito. Tickets for that party are on sale now.
Downstairs at the actual Public Assembly, Gaze 4 Daze is throwing two queer parties. Room 1 has DJ sets by Rizzla, Sebastian, and D'Hana, along with Emcee Ryann Supamakenzi and host Cherlyn. In room 2, they've got MIchael Magnan, Amber Valentine, Telfar, Mursi Layne, host Helen Harris, and live performances by House of Ladosha, Cakes Da Killa, and Abdu Ali. $10 at the door gets you into both parties.
Brooklyn warehouse party group Rubulad is presenting "Party-Go-Round" in three separate secret Bushwick locations near the Jefferson L stop. There will be live music by Friend Roulette, Not Waving but Drowning, Viva, and more; dance parties with music by DJ Shakey, Ol' Stark, DJ Mojo, $mall ¢hange and more; a puppet show, a midnight champagne toast, and more. Admission is $20, the events start at 9 PM, and there will be a party bus to navigate between the three locations.
Chris Keating of Yeasayer is DJing a BangOn!NYC-presented party at a secret warehouse location in Williamsburg near the Montrose L stop with Felix Cartal, Chordashian, Alex English, Sean Glass, and many others. There will also be live music by Carousel, Suntalk, and more TBA, art installations, an inflatable obstacle course, food trucks, and more. Tickets (more info at that link) are on sale and RSVP is open. Location will be revealed with the purchase of tickets or an RSVP.
If you'd rather dance to classic soul and R&B, there's New York Night Train Annual Dusk Till Dawn New Year's Ball at Home Sweet Home featuring a live performance from Kid Congo and the K-Holes, plus Jonathan Toubin and a crew of DJs.
For the indie rock inclined, you could go see Titus Andronicus at Glasslands which is a pretty small venue for them these days. While So So Glos were originally on the bill for this, they have since dropped off. Dapwell, formerly of Das Racist, is your MC for the evening and tickets are still available.
Right next door at 285 Kent, Florida's (awesomely) mopey Merchandise will visit, plus Blanche Blanche Blanche, Tonstartssbandht and "speciial guests" (note the two ii's is "speciial") will surely be a wild night. Dive in, tickets ($20) are on sale now.
Psychic Ills and Herb Craft are playing Saint Vitus. Tickets for that show are on sale.
Also happening in Williamsburg, They Might be Giants play a sold-out show at Music Hall of Williamsburg (one of three shows there that week; Reverend Vince Anderson and His Love Choir will be at Union Pool (free); and at Knitting Factory it's a night of cabaret hosted by the great Murray Hill (tix).
Swimming Cities and Gowanus Ballroom (55 9th St) are presenting The First Party Ever: Primal Reset for the Year Zero with dance parties by Barney Iller, DJ Shakey, and DJ Tinseltown; live music at midnight by Stumblebum Brass Band; an open bar from 11:30-12:30; visuals; "Serret's patented coal fire hot tub time machine"; "Live birth of the antichrist, according to Doctor Adventure"; and more. $15 tickets are on sale now (or $20 at the door, cash only) and all proceeds go to recovery at Serret Metal Works and the "BOATEL" art hotel project in Far Rockaway that were damaged during Hurricane Sandy.
More rootsy options include The Punch Brothers and Michael Daves at Bowery Ballroom (sold out); and The Felice Brothers, Yellowbirds, and Mail the Horse at Mercury Lounge (sold out).
The Felice Brothers also play Maxwell's (12/30) a day earlier (sold out), and on New Year's Eve, the Hoboken venue will host "Maxwell's Rockin' & Rollin' Ass Kickin' New Year's Eve Dance Party feat. The Two Giants: Todd-O-Phonic Todd & Mono-O-Phonic Matt Porter." They get their name from being big San Francisco Giants fans, and they'll be spinning "some of the greatest soul, r'n'b, garage, rock'n'rol etc" all night. Admission is totally free, no cover.
My Morning Jacket is doing a sold out pre-New Year's Eve three-night run (12/27-29) at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester.
For some old school punk, Manitoba (the project of Dictators frontman Dick Manitoba) and Sylvain Sylvain (of New York Dolls) will play Bowery Electric with The A-Bones and Daddy Long Legs. Tickets for that show are on sale.
To keep the party going the next day, head to SOB's for Questlove's holiday party.
Whatever you end up doing, be safe!.
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