Entries tagged with: Martha Wainwright
words & photos by Chris La Putt
Thomas Bartlett (Doveman) on keys & Kate Mcgarrigle (Martha's mom)
Rufus Wainwright (Martha's brother)
Last night's show at the Highline Ballroom (July 23, 2008) had the flair of drag queen drama as Justin Bond, of Kiki and Herb fame (she's Kiki), performed a number of jazzy songs written by transvestite singers she's met along the way. Bond cooed in to the mic as he was backed by Doveman's Thomas Bartlett on piano/keyboard and a rather shiny and scantily clad guitarist.
Continuing on with the theme of sorrow and despair, Martha sang "I Wish I Were" with the simplicity and anguish of a broken heart. Slowly strumming her guitar and alone onstage with a powerful voice, she knew she had the crowd wrapped around her fingers. "I Wish I Were" is the first single of her new album that was just released a month ago. It was Doveman's last night performing with the band that also includes Living Room regular/guitarist extraordinaire Jim Campilongo, and Martha's husband Brad Albetta on bass. And speaking of family, the highlight of the evening was when Canadian folk singer Kate McGarrigle (i.e. Martha's mother) and Rufus (Martha's big brother) sang an encore with Martha. Ms. Wainwright ended the night with crowd favorite, "Stormy Weather." More pics below...
Crystal Castles @ Studio B, NYC - June 19, 2008 (Katherine Cotes)
tonight in NYC
* FREE STUFF
* Doug Benson @ Comix
* comedy @ Summerstage
* Opera @ Prospect Park
* Louis CK @ Carolines
* Ting Tings @ Southpaw
* Sloan @ Bowery Ballroom
* Deer Tick @ Rooftop Films
* Daniel Johnston @ Warsaw
* Endless Boogie @ Glasslands
* Steely Dan @ Beacon Theatre
* Jukebox the Ghost @ Union Hall
* My Morning Jacket @ Radio City
* The Cure & 65daysofstatic @ MSG
* Prefuse 73 & Acme @ Whitney Museum
* AA Bondy & Ron Sexsmith @ Housing Works
* Gogol Bordello are playing McCarren Pool
* Ponytail & Woods @ Less Artists More Condos
* Teddy Thomposn @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Harvey Milk & Bloody Panda @ Knitting Factory
* White Hinterland & Herman Dune @ Sound Fix Records
* Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson and the Suckers and the Muslims @ Union Pool
Dance stuff coming soon.
The Popped Music Festival is this weekend in Philly.
The Mermaid Parade is this weekend in NYC.
Video of Martha Wainwright on Letterman below.
Martha Wainwright is playing a sold out show at Joe's Pub tonight (June 12) to celebrate the release of her new album "I Know You're Married But I've Got Feelings Too". You can listen to the album now at Spinner. You can see Marhta next in NYC at a show at Highline Ballroom on July 23rd. Tickets are on sale. All dates below....
Loudon Wainwright III (father of Rufus and Martha) (and actor) (and also singer) is playing Highline Ballroom in NYC on September 24th and tickets are already on sale. For something much sooner, Loudon is also playing in Mount Vernon Wednesday night (and in Philly on Thursday). All tour dates below.....
words & photos by Ryan Muir
I flew in to Austin on wednesday morning and the festival was already going strong. After picking up my credentials and looking out from the top of the convention center I started to get a feel for the scope and scale of the whole event.
on top of the Austin convention center
My first stop was the Mohawk for a party sponsored by the familliar Gothamist/Austinist websites. While the first band i saw 'We Barbarians' didnt impress me much, their set allowed for ample time to catch my bearings and down a few complimentary beers. It wasn't too long before i realized Phosphorescent was playing inside downstairs to a packed house. Then Shearwater started their set outside. I tried to catch as much of each set without jumping back and forth - a strategy I would get better at as the days went on.....
Rufus Wainwright @ Radio City Music Hall, NYC - Feb 14, 2008 (CRED)
Rufus Wainwright has announced an intimate performance in New York City to benefit blackoutsabbath, a new energy conservation initiative that he will spearhead.Tickets for the show at Angel Orensanz on the Lower East Side are on sale.
I've gone "official" again. The lineup of the first-ever official BrooklynVegan SXSW showcase is... (in no particular order...):Club de Ville in Austin, TX. To get in, you either need a SXSW badge, a SXSW wristband, or one of the tickets we'll be selling at the door (more details & set times TBA - I don't even know 100% how it works yet).
More bands playing SXSW are listed HERE.
Teddy Thompson & Friends Christmas Show *A benefit concert for SaveDarfur.org* @ Highline Ballroom, NYC$35 tickets go on sale Monday November 12th @ noon. Don't expect a full performance by Rufus with that many people on the bill, but Wainwright family holidy events are always fun (not to mention all the other talented artists you'll get to hear).
December 19,2007 - Featuring performances by Teddy Thompson, Rufus Wainwright, Martha Wainwright, Kamila Thompson, Jenni Muldaur, Sonya Kitchell, Neal Casal, Tift Merritt, Christina Courtin & surprise guests
For a full Rufus show in the NYC-area, check Rufus out when he headlines the State Theater in New Brunswick, NJ on January 12th.
And good news for all of us who never got a chance to see Rufus perform Judy Garland at Carnegie Hall...
The first night of the two-night stint at NYC ’s Carnegie Hall will now be released as the CD Rufus Does Judy at Carnegie Hall on December 4th. The same performance at the London Palladium (February 25, 2007) makes up the DVD Rufus! Rufus! Rufus! Does Judy! Judy! Judy! Live at the London Palladium (out also on December 4th). In addition to the New York City and London shows, Wainwright also performed Garland’s Carnagie Hall concert at the Olympia in Paris, and the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.[mog]All tour dates (and the CD tracklist) below ...
Tonight's free "Living Room" concert at the World Financial Center in NYC is full of familiar names...
Martha Wainwright, Chris Thile (from Nickel Creek), Jim Campilongo, Ari Hest and The Bees come together for this unique concert of alums from The Living Room’s venerable stage. As one of NYC’s musical landmarks, the club has become a venue for the best and brightest singer/songwriters.You've got a Wainwright, a member of Nickel Creek, a popular guitarist who is in the band The Little Willies with Norah Jones, that Ari Hest guy, and.....The Bees. The Bees (from Nashville. - not the U.K.) are pretty new to me - "pretty" new because actually one of my friends has been urging me to go see them with him for the past few weeks - if not tonight (June 26) at the free "Living Room show", then at the actual Living Room tomorrow (their only two tour dates).
Don't confuse them with the UK band with the same name who played Glastonbury this weekend, or with the actual insects, or with one of the many other bands with "bee" in their name. Their latest album "High Society" is like a soft rock (in a good way) record out of the 70's that is so pleasant, it's kind of impossible not to like. They've been compared to James Taylor, Jackson Browne, The Eagles, The Beach Boys, and Van Morrison. One of the highlights on "the album is the song "Imaginary Girl" - Music For Robots agrees. Listen at MySpace.