Entries tagged with: NY Magazine
Ted Leo showed up for Indie Rock Karaoke on December 3rd at Studio B with a set of both old and new R/X material - the new from the forthcoming unnamed record five - the old, his standards and classics: "Where Have all the Rude Boys Gone?," "Timorous Me," "Heart Problems," "Army Bound" and "Hearts of Oak" - the latter also melted the crowd's feet of oak, along with the complimentary vodka (I don't remember the brand, but if you're going to promote something, the drinks need to taste slightly better than mint leaf soaked in cleaning fluid).
Ted Leo's vocals have always ventured into the high falsetto range (especially for someone playing in front of such a loud band); here they held up, but I thought newer songs relied on them less. Material seems to focus more on rhythm and less on melody. I think Ted described one track as "dancehall meets death metal" - forever in Fred Perry, he seems a little more like Mark E. Smith every day..
The band took a break and the evening's emcee , the always entertaining Andrew W.K., gleefully instructed on how to properly sing karaoke by "destroying the ego," then proceeded to demonstrate on a "Louie Louie" punctuated by haymakers and headbangs. The audience karaokers were treated pretty mercifully - anyone who made at least a reasonable attempt was awarded with applause and accolades, with the audience singing along loudly to most everything. Highlights include the first two peformers ("Search and Destroy" and "When Eagles Dare" - the first a spot-on Iggy Pop, the second, a karaoke regular dressed in his Aquaman costume with a plastic trident prop), the impecable Minor Threat and Stiff Little Fingers renditions, and the two guys who, on "Me and Mia," took the guitar from R/X guitarist James Canty and played the chords too. I think only one person actually got booed.
Ted Leo returns, solo, to NYC for a visit to the Market Hotel tonight, Monday December 15th. Opening will be Patrick Stickles ("lead singer of TITUS ANDRONICUS") and CALE PARKS ("from Aloha & White Williams").
In case you haven't been to the Market Hotel before, it's magic requires that it remain somewhat "under the radar," so in order to ensure that no lines form outside the door (thus attracting unwanted attention), they will be selling tickets starting at 6pm, on the day of the show (today) only at Goodbye Blue Monday, 1087 Broadway, Bklyn. They will not be taking money at the door, you must go to Goodbye Blue Monday to get a ticket (it's only 3 blocks away)... - TedThis will be the second time Ted and Patrick shared the Market Hotel stage this year. More pictures and all dates (including a benefit in CT on Tuesday night) below...
Ted Leo @ Maxwell's (more by Chris La Putt)
Ted Leo released the list of songs he and The Pharmacists will be playing at Indie Rock Karaoke at Studio B in Brooklyn on December 3rd. The songs (most of which are not actually "indie rock"), the flyer and more details below...
Comedian Judah Friendlander auctioned off bad art. Xiu Xiu performed a set, as a trio, last night at Le Poisson Rouge in NYC - all part of NY Mag's latest event in their series of hip events (11/19). The next one involves Ted Leo, Andrew WK and karaoke. More pictures from the auction, including many examples of the masterpieces that you may now own, below...
Ted Leo @ Market Hotel (more by Leia Jospe)
Some may remember last year's fun Of Montreal karaoke party hosted by NY Mag. And as those who were at the Titus Andronicus show at Market Hotel the other night, know Ted Leo can do a mean cover. Throw (host) Andrew WK (congrats Mr. Wilkes-Krier) into the mix and you've got NY Mag's upcoming event taking place (again) at Studio B on December 3rd (thx all).
Also from NY Mag: November 19th's Bad Art Auction w/ Xiu Xiu
All Ted Leo tour dates, and a month-old video of Ted talking about Sarah Palin, below...
Xiu Xiu's only upcoming show (that I know of):
"We auctioned off terrible art last year - you loved it and begged for more. We're bringing it back so start saving your money now. We'll auction off the bad art for a good cause and all auction proceeds benefit our charitable partner, New York Cares. Hosted by comedian Judah Friedlander of 30 Rock, the night will be rounded out with a full set performance by the band Xiu Xiu. Come early and enjoy complimentary cocktails from Cape North Vodka, complimentary drinks from Glaceau, and the chance to win a brand new Gibson Guitar or a pair of Saucony Originals!" [NY Magazine]The location is (le) poisson rouge in the West Village. Tickets are on sale at NY Mag.
In semi-related news, Xiu Xiu's Kill Rock Stars labelmate and ex-tourmate, Thao Nguyen, plays Bowery Ballroom in NYC tonight (10/30) and Music Hall of Williamsburg on Saturday. Deerhoof played some shows in NYC during CMJ and Horse Feathers will be back in town in November.
Xiu Xiu's video for "Boy Soprano" below...
Photos by Zach Dilgard
NY Magazine held their 40th anniversary party at Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC on Friday night (Oct 10, 2008). Their were musical sets by Grizzly Bear and The National, and comedy by Stella's Michael Showalter, David Wain, and Michael Ian Black. More pictures from the evening (Oct 10, 2008) below...
Photos by Kyle Dean Reinford
"Our first stop was the Sweet Leaf Tea booth to show our text message coupons for a free tea. Then over to Old 97s. We sat near the back so we could make an easy retreat in time for Jose Gonzalez. That was another good show, but we keep wondering how come we sit down and then every pot smoker and cigarette smoker in Austin comes and sits near us. It's some kind of strange attraction!" [The Tsarina's Journal]Jose Gonzalez went from playing two shows in Austin on Saturday to playing one in Brooklyn for NY Magazine on Sunday at The Yard. How was the NY show (that UCB also performed at)? He's now probably home resting, but will be back in NYC in December to play BAM. All dates, past and present, are HERE. More pictures from his official ACL festival set, below...
Artist Talk with ETHEL, Bill Bragin & Guests - Oct 16 @ BAM
NY Magazine is also hosting a National & Grizzly Bear concert at Hammerstein Ballroom for which tickets also went on sale.
The National - official "Mr. November" Obama T Shirts
photos by Bao Nguyen
"The National is headlining the concert at Hammerstein Ballroom on October 10th, Grizzly Bear is opening and the evening is hosted by Stella: Michael Ian Black, Michael Showalter and David Wain. Tickets are $35 and there's no scalping, like all New York events, it's will-call only." [The Life Vicarious]The show will be in honor of NY Magazine's 40th anniversary. No tickets yet. NY Mag's last show was with Islands. Their next show has Jose Gonzalez.
The National's last NYC show was at Central Park Summerstage.
Grizzly Bear's last NYC show was at Music Hall of Williamsburg. The night before that they played All Points West in Jersey City - part of their tour with Radiohead that ended August 15th in Toronto. Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood never speaks at shows. At that Toronto show he spoke on stage possibly for the first time ever. What he said was (approximately), "I would like to thank my favourite band in the world, Grizzly Bear, so thanks alot, thank you very much for touring with us". Thom followed that with, "Jonny speaks". Video footage from Toronto and more pictures from All Points West, below...
photos by Chris La Putt
"We've challenged a top chef to feed your tummy at our first-ever Backyard BBQ event. We've given him the ingredients and space to prepare a feast for hundreds. Is he up to the challenge? You better believe it. Tell your friends, grab a blanket and come on out to this one-of-a-kind party. Look for a full-set performance by Islands, and enjoy FREE BEER all day. We're hosting a cook-off challenge where you'll have the chance to have your food critiqued by celebrity judges and win CASH PRIZES. Carnivores and vegetarians are welcome! This event is all ages."That's how NY Magazine described Saturday afternoon's sold-out affair @ Solar One on the East River Waterfront in NYC (August 23, 2008). More pics from the show below...
NY Mag's next 'indie rock' event takes place this Saturday with Islands. The one after that will take place on September 28th and be called "Campfire by the Canal"...
Unlike all those years you spent at Boy Scout camp, no group push-ups, map making or log carving will be required for you to feel the love at this special campfire celebration at The Yard in Brooklyn. All you'll be asked to do is sit back and enjoy a full set by José González. We're also giving you hilarious tales of summers gone by performed by members of the Upright Citizens Brigade. Campfires never looked this good.And that's not it for Jose and NYC in 2008. He'll be back again to perform two more times in December, again in Brooklyn, but this time at BAM:
Tickets on sale in August 2008
Red Hot + Rio 2BAM tix go on sale to the general public on September 2nd. All Jose G dates below...
The Next Generation of Samba Soul
Dec 4 & 5 at 8pm
An all-star benefit tribute to the music and culture of Brazil, Red Hot + Rio 2 salutes Samba Soul, the post-tropicália movement of the 70s that merged elements of North American soul music with Brazilian rhythms. Mixing samba with R&B, soul with baião, pioneering artists like Jorge Ben Jor and Tim Maia signaled a cultural awakening that changed the direction of Brazilian music forever. The concerts at BAM bring together the newest generation of Brazilian and international artists who represent the legacy of this influential musical style.
Featured artists: CéU, Curumin, Bebel Gilberto, José González, Otto
Backing band: Kassin +2, Moreno Veloso, Domenico, João Parahyba Sr. & son
Music Directors Kassin & Mario Caldato, Jr.
A portion of the proceeds will benefit BrazilFoundation's AIDS-related projects.
BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
Running time: 120min, no intermission
$25, 45, 65
Islands @ the 2008 Siren Festival (more by Bao Nguyen)
NY Mag's next indie event will take place at Solar One (home of Citysol) (East River & 23rd St in NYC) on Saturday August 23rd @ 1pm. Islands and "Top Chef contestant Chris CJ Jacobson" are on the "Highbrow BBQ" bill. All Islands tour dates below...
Zach G. & Tim H. in their underwear, May 21, 2008
I know the trivia contest was supposed to be fun and all, but after rocking a perfect score after 3 rounds, I was so disappointed in the last round. Love the idea, but they could have at least made it indie-rock related.
Great performance by Mr. Z and the band, although they sure took their sweet time getting on stage. [Anonymous]
DOWNLOAD: Les Savy Fav - Precision Auto (Superchunk Cover) (live @ Citysol) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Les Savy Fav - Disco Drive live in Atlanta (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Les Savy Fav - Reprobates Resume live in Atlanta (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Les Savy Fav - In These Woods live in Atlanta (MP3)
Les Savy Fav @ Citysol (more)
Speaking of Citysol, here's an MP3 of Les Savy Fav covering Superchunk at their Citysol performance last summer. Three live MP3's from a 2005 show in Atlanta too. And speaking of Les Savy Fav live, the next NY Magazine weird event will be at Highline Ballroom on May 21st with Zach Galifianakis (again) AND Les Savy Fav. No ticket info yet.
Les Savy Fav's new live album that was recorded at Bowery Ballrom and also includes a lot of covers, will be released at the end of this month. All dates below.....
* KEXP is coming to NYC
* Taken by Trees covered 'Sweet Child O' Mine' (via)
* Atlas Sound came out, got "Best New Music"
* Britt Daniel (Spoon) remixed Feist & Interpol (MP3)
* "No Depression" To Shut Down After Next Issue
* Resonance Magazine is going out of business too
* TVT Records is also going out of business or something
* Remember when the Manics played for Castro?
* Sharon Jones sang for part of a song at Union Hall
* BAMfans Drink for Free After The National
* Hello Blue Roses played Glasslands Gallery
* Sam Means (Daily Show) interviewed John Darnielle (Mtn Goats)
This top picture wasn't actually taken at the NY Magazine party, but I liked it because it clearly depicts the fact that We are Scientists have ANOTHER new member, AND that they played in London without their shirts on...
Much work-safer photos, that were actually taken at the show last night (by Bao Nguyen), below....
DOWNLOAD: Frightened Rabbit - It's Christmas So We'll Stop (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Evangelicals - The Last Christmas On Earth (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Cheyenne - All My Friends Are Snowmen (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: The Polyphonic Spree - Carol of the Bells (MP3)
Is "Jew-fro" anti-semitic if said in a way that sounds like an insult by a faux-psychopath trying to be clever in a Christmas-themed album-promo video? Do The Apes hate blogs & tight pants? I can't totally decide....
WAS @ Surrey University - Nov 10, 2007 (CRED)
We are Scientists are currently touring overseas with a new drummer, and giving self-help. UCB just made the news for hosting the upcoming (private) episode of Saturday Night Live. On December 18th WAS & UCB will come together at the Canal Room for NY Magazines's "Not Your Office Holiday Party". Flyer below....
DOWNLOAD: Chromeo - Needy Girl (MP3)
Remember how the Dan Deacon NY Magazine scavenger hunt thing was cancelled? Well, now they're doing it again, but different for Halloween with Chromeo & Kudu, and at Judson Church on October 30th. Tickets are on sale, and there's more details below....
BUT FIRST, it's also worth nothing that in addition to the Dan Deacon & Deerhunter show that is happening on October 17th at Bowery Ballroom, Dan Deacon is playing an Impose party at Silent Barn on October 16th, and Deerhunter is playing at a TBA Brooklyn venue on October 22nd (with No Age who is also playing that Bowery show). All tour dates below....