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words by Andrew Frisicano, live photos by Ryan Muir, portraits by Zach Dilgard

Ted Leo Karaoke

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..

Ted Leo Karaoke

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)... - Ted
This 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...

Continue reading "Ted Leo - Market Hotel tonight, Andrew WK Karaoke pics "

Ted Leo @ Maxwell's (more by Chris La Putt)
Ted Leo

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...

Continue reading "Ted Leo's 'Indie Rock' Karaoke song list"

live shots by Zach Stern, portraits by Zach Dilgard

Judah Friedlander

Xiu Xiu

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...

Continue reading "Bad Art Auction (Judah Friedlander & Xiu Xiu) @ LPR - pics"

Ted Leo @ Market Hotel (more by Leia Jospe)
Ted Leo

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...

Continue reading "Indie Rock karaoke w/ Ted Leo & (married) Andrew WK "

Xiu Xiu

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...

Continue reading "Xiu Xiu playing NY Mag's Bad Art Auction show @ LPR "

Photos by Zach Dilgard

The National

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...

Continue reading "NY Mag's 40th party (Grizzly Bear, The National & Stella) @ Hammerstein Ballroom, NYC - pics"

the Dodos @ the Spiegeltent (more by Ryan Muir)

Tickets are on sale for the Brooklyn Walkmen/Dodos show (thx Eduardo).

Photos by Kyle Dean Reinford

JosŽ Gonz‡lez

"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...

Continue reading "Jose Gonzalez played The Yard & ACL (pics)"

Artist Talk with ETHEL, Bill Bragin & Guests - Oct 16 @ BAM

Tickets are now on sale to the public for the BAM Next Wave Festival which includes the "Red Hot + Rio 2" shows which include CéU, Curumin, Bebel Gilberto, Otto and José González.

José González is also playing a NY Mag event at The Yard. Tickets are also on sale for that.

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
Mr November

Tickets are now on sale (thx all) for NY Mag's National / Grizzly Bear / Stella 40th anniversary show at Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC on October 10th. All National dates below...

Continue reading "The National - 2008 Tour Dates, Hammerstein tix on sale"

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...

Continue reading "The National, Grizzly Bear (Jonny Greenwood's favorite) & Stella playing Hammerstein for NY Mag's 40th"

photos by Chris La Putt

Islands @ Solar One

"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...

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Jose Gonzalez

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.

Tickets on sale in August 2008

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:
Red Hot + Rio 2
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

BAM tix go on sale to the general public on September 2nd. All Jose G dates below...

Continue reading "Jose Gonzalez - 2008 Tour Dates (BAM, NY Mag @ the Yard)"


The NY Mag Highbrow BBQ starts at 1:00 PM on Saturday. It's also over by 5:00. Islands will be playing a "full set performance".

Tickets are on sale for Human Highway's Joe's Pub show.

Islands @ the 2008 Siren Festival (more by Bao Nguyen)
Islands @ Siren FEst

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...

Continue reading "Islands - NY Mag Highbrow BBQ & other 2008 Tour Dates"

Zach G. & Tim H. in their underwear, May 21, 2008
Les Savy Fav & Zach Galifianaki

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)
LEs Savy Fav @ Citysol

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.....

Continue reading "Les Savy Fav playing NYC w/ Zach Galifinakis, MP3s, tour"

NY Magazine's next hip music event will be just like the one they did at Studio B with Of Montreal, except instead of Of Montreal, the backing band will be the Thermals. Flyer below...

Continue reading "The Thermals are doing Karaoke @ Studio B"

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...

We Are SCientists without shirts in London

Much work-safer photos, that were actually taken at the show last night (by Bao Nguyen), below....

Continue reading "NY Mag Office Holiday party (WAS & UCB), NYC - pics"

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)

ho ho ho

both tonight
* NY Mag Not Your Office Holiday Party
* The Onion Holiday Rampage

ALSO UPCOMING: CBS/NYC presents a showcase at UCBT w/ God's Pottery,Chelsea Peretti, Jordan Carlos & more.


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....

Continue reading "The Onion, Celebration, NY Mag, WAS, UCB & The Apes - Tour Dates, holiday parties & MP3s"

WAS @ Surrey University - Nov 10, 2007 (CRED)
We are Scientists

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....

Continue reading "We are Scientists + UCB Theatre = next NY Mag event"

"on stage with Chromeo", NYC - Oct 30, 2007 (CRED)
Chromeo @ Judson Church

Kudu also played the Halloween show in Judson Church.

DOWNLOAD: Chromeo - Needy Girl (MP3)

Dan Deacon with skull

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....

Continue reading "CHROMEO, DAN DEACON Halloween Pary Scavenger Hunt ++ 2nd CMJ show sort of (& DEERHUNTER) + other Tour Dates"