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Ryuichi Sakamoto

You may recognize the name Ryuichi Sakamoto as a member of the pioneering Japanese synthpop band Yellow Magic Orchestra, or as composer for one of many film scores including The Last Emperor (with David Byrne), Babel, The Sheltering Sky, or one of dozens of others. But now the solo artist/composer will embark a new adventure, a short set of US dates including Skirball Center at NYU on 10/18- one of only ten US dates on his calendar where he'll be...

"...bringing his music to audiences through sustainable and ecologically sound touring. In addition, a carbon offset will be made for all carbon dioxide emissions resulting from the tour. Sakamoto has devoted much of his time in recent years to environmental concerns - to turning Ego into Eco as he puts it. Beginning in 2001, he has made a huge attempt to use alternative energy for touring."
NYC show tickets are on sale.

These rare appearances are part of a tour in celebration of the release of his TWO LPs playing the piano and out of noise, out on Decca on 9/28. The first disc, playing the piano, finds Sakamoto covering his previous works with solo piano while the second finds him "the ambiguities between music and noise".

"The second CD, out of noise, is arguably Sakamoto's most ambitious to date in which he continues to explore the netherworld between music and noise that has fascinated him for years. He is joined here by, among others, Austrian guitarist/laptop artist Christian Fennesz, guitarist Cornelius (Keigo Oyamada), England's renowned early music group Fretwork, and Icelandic multi-instrumentalist Skuli Sverrisson."
Ryuichi was last in NYC in 2009 for the Bang on a Can Marathon.

Some Sakamoto videos, as well as his full tour sked, below...

Continue reading "Ryuichi Sakamoto releasing new LPs, touring (dates) "

by BBG

DOWNLOAD: Big Boi - "Shine Blockas" (MP3)

Big Boi at Pitchfork 2010 (more by Kate Gardiner)
Big Boi

Forget all of that Purple Ribbon All-Star stuff and the fake-me-out "solo album", Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty is Big Boi's first bonafide solo LP and out NOW via Purple Ribbon/Def Jam. Dig on one of those tracks, "Shine Blockas" available for download above.

With the accolades piling on and Big Boi getting more shine than the ropes around his neck, the Outkast-er will play Brooklyn Bowl on September 6th. Tickets go on sale on Friday 8/13 at noon.

The Brooklyn show is one of two Big Boi will play in NYC that week. The second takes place one day later at NYU (details TBA).

Total, Big Boi only has a handful of upcoming dates (that we can find at the moment). One other is a performance at Moogfest which is taking place on Halloween weekend in Asheville, NC...

AC Entertainment is excited to release the (still expanding) lineup of MoogFest 2010! As previously announced, this extraordinary three-day festival, celebrating the innovative vision of sonic pioneer, Robert Moog, will take place Halloween weekend, October 29-31, in Asheville, NC. Costumes are welcome. . . and clearly treats will be in abundance!

The MoogFest 2010 weekend kicks off on Friday with performances by the previously announced MGMT and Big Boi, plus Girl Talk, Panda Bear, RJD2 and others. Artists joining Massive Attack, Thievery Corporation and Jonsi for Saturday at the festival will include Four Tet, Caribou, Emeralds, and Matmos. The festival?s final day will be a Halloween party like none other, with performances by Hot Chip and Pretty Lights topping the bill.

The full Moogfest lineup, all Big Boi dates, and some videso, including a video for Big Boi's "Shutterbugg", below...

Continue reading "Big Boi playing Brooklyn Bowl, NYU, Moogfest (2010 dates)"

Dean @ LPR (more by Chris La Putt)
Dean

Abrons Art Center hosts The Joshua Light Show In Residence May 12 - 15, 2010: Four evenings of live music and visuals featuring Spectrum, Dean & Britta, Silver Apples, Oneida, Woods, MV & EE, Steve Moore, and itsnotyouitsme. Tickets $15 advance/$20 door.

Silver Apples will also play a 2nd show in Brooklyn on May 16th.

Dean & Britta also play as part of an expensive benefit at Central Park Summerstage on June 8th (which Ben Gibbard & St Vincent have since been added to), and they'll be doing a "13 Most Beautiful...Songs for Andy Warhol's Screen Tests" show at NYU's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts on October 22nd (possibly part of CMJ).

Spectrum also plays Knitting Factory on May 19th.

photos by Lauren Monaco

"wow. being blown away by screaming females. all nyu folks, strawberry fest is FREE and happening now." - Jason Lindy, April 30th

JEFF & strawberry
Jeff the Brotherhood

As mentioned a few times, NYU held their annual Strawberry Festival on Friday. The free concert included sets by Screaming Females, Hop Along, Little Lungs, Fiasco and JEFF the Brotherhood. JEFF are back in NYC in June as part of a tour with Quintron and Miss Pussycat. More pictures from Friday below...

Continue reading "JEFF the Brotherhood, Screaming Females, Fiasco & friends played NYU's Strawberry Festival (pics) "

by Andrew Frisciano

WBAR BBQ 2010

The on-again, off-again rain on Sunday didn't cancel the 17th annual WBAR-B-Q, but it did move the show inside to Barnard's LeFrak Gym, a bit different aesthetically from the lush spring greenery outside but serviceable enough. It helped that the lineup had a focus on experimental noise and noise-inspired acts - every act I saw had the reverb and distortion keyed up, so the added resonance of the hall wasn't really an issue.

The show kicked off with Prince Rama, U.S. Girls and Think About Life, all of whom went on before I got there a little after 2pm. By then the free food was gone too, but the cotton candy machine and sno-cones were stocked all day.

On the center stage, Baltimore's Lower Dens (with guitarist Jana Hunter) played floating, moody distorted rock; drone violinist and loopmaster Burning Star Core/C Spencer Yeh serenaded (with huge bass drops) along the back wall; and Blues Control performed effects-heavy keyboard-and-tape jams.

The room looked fairly empty for most of the day (being a huge gym), but by the time Cold Cave went on people were on their feet and dancing. New member Jennifer Clavin (ex-Mika Miko) played keys and stepped in for vocals, and the band was off after a short-ish, no-encore set. Twin Stumps and their crazily enthused frontman set up on the floor across the gym and kept the show going with dissonant, pointed punk. Liturgy closed the show, but I took off before they played.

It was the second free show of the weekend for Cold Cave, who played the HEALTH-headlined NYU Solar One show the day before (which I heard also had plenty of room for people to move around). They play (Le) Poisson Rouge on Thursday with Cult Of Youth, Beaut, Max (reading), Mike Goodstein (WFMU) and DJ Mike Simonetti (Italians Do It Better). Tickets are still on sale.

More pictures from Barnard and a video of HEALTH at Solar One are below...

Continue reading "Cold Cave (and a lot of bands) played free shows @ Solar One (for NYU) & in Barnard's LeFrak Gym (WBAR-B-Q rain location)"

HEALTHHEALTH

HEALTH is the secret band at Saturday's free, open to the public, NYU, Earth Day, Cold Cave show at Solar One (thx Mike!). If you miss it, HEALTH are back in June as part of a tour.

by Andrew Frisicano

Cold Cave @ Market Hotel during CMJ (more by Leia Jospe)
Cold Cave

Cold Cave and a surprise headliner will top a free concert on Saturday, April 24th at Solar One (same location as the annual CitySol, 23rd Street at East River) as part of NYU Earth Week. Also on the bill are lightly orchestral, layered pop band North Highlands and echo\y, tuneful Oberhofer. The show starts at 4pm and Andrew WK DJs between bands. The headliner will be announced the day of the show.

Columbia University is hosting a show with Of Montreal, Wiz Khalifa and Ghostface Killah the same day.

Cold Cave also playing the WBAR-B-Q the next day (4/25) and LPR on April 29th.

Also NYU-related is the annual Strawberry Festival on Friday, April 30th, noon to 4pm, outdoors on LaGuardia Place between W 3rd and 4th Sts. The show (an "NYU only event") includes music from Hop Along, Little Lungs, Fiasco, Screaming Females and Japanther.

Video from last year's Strawberry Fest and a recent gig by Japanther at Party Expo are below...

Continue reading "Cold Cave, a surprise headliner, Screaming Females, Japanther & other bands playing upcoming free NYU shows"

words by Ilya Blokh, photos by Meghan McInnis

Shrinebuilder

If the biblical Salome got John the Baptist's head for her seductive performance, then Salome the band deserve all of our heads on sticks. This Virginia trio opened Thursday's epic show at NYU (3/11) with a crushing set of stripped-down, primal doom. No hiding behind post-metal noodling or stoner fuzziness here - just massive down-tuned riffs, earth shattering drums and ungodly vocals bellowed from deep below. They know how to build tension and are at their best when they take a mid-tempo riff down to a snail's pace, then slow it down some more. My favorite performance of the night.

Wolves in the Throne Room don't revel in corpse-paint and goats' heads; their focus is squarely on the music, hence their request for the house-lights to be dimmed and that photographers refrain from using flash. Despite brief sound issues, WITTR played a powerful and haunting set of their majestic, trance-inducing "shamanic black metal". There were a few kids moshing in all the wrong places (the band suggested they take a break), but the majority of the crowd looked appropriately transfixed.

Despite the storied past of each individual member, Shrinebuilder are not exactly pushing any boundaries; instead, they've settled into familiar stoner rock territory and are comfortably - effortlessly - retreading old ground and turning up stones in search of forgotten riffs. It was epic watching these guys jam together; with nothing left to prove, their bombastic, bluesy sound is more soothing than intense. Really, the polar opposite of the two preceding bands, who are still carving out new niches for themselves.

Props to the organizers of the show for pulling together these bands and keeping security hassles to a minimum (despite the messy ticket situation). Salome are on a brief tour that takes them through SXSW (to the BrooklynVegan Day Party on 3/17 and the BV-sponsored Profound Lore/20 Buck Spin Showcase on 3/19) and around the South, Shrinebuilder played the Scion Rock Fest right after NYC (pics are on the way), then take a month off before heading to Europe. WITTR are doing a brief West Coast tour with Earth in April, then heading off to Europe (and Roadburn!) as well.

Full tour dates and more pictures from the show, below...

Continue reading "Shrinebuilder played NYU w/ Wolves in the Throne Room & Salome (pics) - pics & more tour dates"

by BBG

The Atlas Moth @ Union Pool (more by Samantha Marble)
The Atlas Moth

BrooklynVegan is proud to announce Salome, The Atlas Moth, and Dark Castle as on board for the BrooklynVegan Day Show on 3/17 at Emo's along side Torche, Fucked Up, and Javelina! Stay tuned for more announcements, it's gonna keep getting bigger, I assure you!

In addition, BrooklynVegan is also proud to announce sponsorship of one of the best official metal showcases at SXSW 2010, the 20 Buck Spin/Profound Lore showcase at Headhunters on 3/19! Featuring an absolutely jaw-dropping lineup of Yakuza, Liturgy, Coffinworm, White Mice, Salome, and The Endless Blockade, the show will be punched up by some of our favorite bands that currently don't reside on either label, The Atlas Moth, Dark Castle, and Hatred Surge! Set times and the show flyer is below, so get there and stay there... it's gonna be pretty amazing.

Both The Atlas Moth and Salome will be in NYC in the coming weeks, and both on unmissable shows. The Atlas Moth will open the night at LPR on 3/8 with Coalesce and Harvey Milk (tix), while Salome will play NYU on 3/11 with Shrinebuilder and Wolves In the Throne Room. Tickets for the NYU show are currently on sale for NYU students, while details for non-NYUers are forthcoming.

20 Buck Spin/Profound Lore flyer and some videos below...

Continue reading "Shrinebuilder NYU tickets on sale (sort of) ++ Atlas Moth, Salome & Dark Castle playing BV shows @ SXSW "

by BBG

Salome at BV-BBG at CMJ (more by Samantha Marble)
Salome

Wow just turned into OMFG. Wolves In The Throne Room and Salome have been announced as support for the previously discussed 3/11 Shrinebuilder show at NYU. Ticket Info is forthcoming, but NYU students can expect to pay $2 and non-NYU-ers pay a whopping $5.

And while we are on the topic of killer bands, we'd like to announce that Salome will play the two-stage BrooklynVegan Day Party on March 17th at Emo's in Austin, Texas! For those counting at home, that's Salome plus Torche and Fucked Up! More artist announcements are on the way.

Salome will also play the 20 Buck Spin / Profound Lore official SXSW showcase at Headhunters in Austin on 3/19. As expected, the labels have teamed up for a killer lineup of underground metal greats: Yakuza, Liturgy, The Endless Blockade, Coffinworm, White Mice, + two more bands TBA.

That same night (3/19) at Spiro's, just down the street from the 20 Buck Spin/Profound Lore Showcase will be the WFMU/Aquarius showcase which, much like last year, is brimming with great and forward thinking music of heavy/punk persuasion. Liturgy will also be featured at the two-stage show along with Speedwolf, Iron Man, Moon Duo, Shit and Shine, Pierced Arrows, Dengue Fever, Epileptinomicon, Drunkdriver, Home Blitz, Headdress, Sonny & the Sunsets, True Widow, and Todd. For more on the upcoming WFMU show, head to their site. Decisions!

Drunkdriver's other upcoming shows include other SXSW gigs and Cake Shop in NYC on 3/14 with Todd.

Pierced Arrows are scheduled for two NYC area shows with Lullabye Arkestra, March 5th at Mercury (tix) and March 6th at Maxwell's (tix).

by BBG

Al Cisneros of Shrinebuilder at LPR (more by Greg Cristman)
Shrinebuilder

As I write this, Scion Rock Fest is still 46 days away and still in Ohio, but, it has been announced, that one of its very special headliners will play NYC two days earlier! Shrinebuilder will play a show on Thursday, March 11th at E&L Auditorium at NYU. Ticket info is forthcoming.

The NYU date is currently the lone east coast show scheduled for the band. Earlier in March they'll be skipping along the west coast with A Storm of Light, tagging shows with Harvestman (aka Steve Von Till of Neurosis). Full tour dates are below.

Speaking of A Storm of Light, do you think you have the chops to be their new drummer?

In just over two years since the band's inception, A Storm of Light has had the honor and privilege of playing with many great drummers: Vinny Signorelli, Jason Roeder, Pete Angevine, Andy Rice, and our current man, Geoff Summers. While this band is built around revolving members both in touring and recording, we have decided that a central three-piece will make us sonically/rhythmically stronger. That said, we have decided to look for a permanent drummer, one that will make Storm their primary focus, and be part of the band for the long haul.... Ideally we want someone in Brooklyn/NYC, or damn close. While we are willing to consider people outside of the area (New Jersey/Philadelphia/Upstate NY/ etc), we are constantly writing, recording, practicing, touring, so you will have to be in Brooklyn very regularly.... Please include links to your drumming/musical projects, and email us.
Though the search may be ongoing, that doesn't stop the the band from hitting the road on 2/18 with their current drummer, Geoff Summers of Batillus. The band loops back to NYC on 3/18 to play a homecoming show at Union Pool.

Ex-Storm drummer Vinny Signorelli will pound NYC on 2/12 at Union Pool with his current band, Unsane, when they join Made Out of Babies, United Nations and Dark Vibe. Tickets are on sale. The show is a BV/Osiris production.

Al Cisneros of Shrinebuilder will be back in New York (state) with the legendary Sleep when the band hits ATP New York at Kutscher's in September. Tickets are still available.

All tour dates and a few live Shrinebuilder vids (some in HD) are below...

Continue reading "Shrinebuilder playing NYU & other dates, A Storm of Light is looking for a drummer (and touring too)"

Palladium

The city will pay $1.25 million to a man who spent 14 years behind bars before being cleared in the notorious murder of a bouncer at the former Palladium nightclub.

A Manhattan federal judge yesterday signed off on the deal with David Lemus, who had filed a $50 million suit against the cops and prosecutors who locked him up for the 1990 shooting.

Lemus, 40, and another man, Olmedo Hidalgo, were found guilty in 1992, but their convictions were overturned in 2005 after evidence surfaced tying two other men to the killing of Marcus Peterson outside the East 14th Street hot spot.

All charges were dropped against Hidalgo, who was deported to the Dominican Republic. Lemus, who now lives in Florida, was acquitted after a 2007 retrial.

"No amount of money can fairly compensate Mr. Lemus for spending his youth being shuffled from prison to prison," said his lawyer," Steven Schiesel. [NY Post]

As pointed out in the comments already, Atlas Sound plays a show with Neon Indian and Sisters at NYU one day after the Atlas Sound show at the Bell House.

Titus Andronicus @ Brooklyn Masonic Temple on 11/5 (more by Jake Forney)
Titus Andronicus

Add another one to the growing New Year's Eve event list - Titus Andronicus are playing a 1:30am NYE show (technically New Years Day) at the Mercury Lounge. Tickets go on sale Friday, November 27th at noon.

The venue boldly announces "Mercury Lounge will stay open all night so don't let your evening end early!" Earlier in the night the Mercury Lounge will host The Detroit Cobras and The A-Bones.

Coming up, Titus play a pair of collegiate events - December 1st at The College of New Jersey in Ewing, NJ and December 2nd at NYU's Kimmel Center (with the Beets). They open for Ted Leo in Massachusetts, but not for his NYC date at Bowery (opened by JEFF the Brotherhood and Stupid Party).

All upcoming shows and videos from Titus's last NYC show, opening for Fucked Up at the Masonic Temple, are below...

Continue reading "Titus Andronicus announce New Years Eve & college shows "

by BBG

Pissed Jeans at MHOW (more by Chloe Rice)
Pissed Jeans

Including their recent appearance at WFMU Fest, Pissed Jeans have booked three shows in NYC in the month of October. The first is part of the Sub Pop/Hardly Art showcase at Mercury Lounge which will include a stellar lineup of Male Bonding, Obits, Golden Triangle, The Dutchess & The Duke, Moondoggies, Dum Dum Girls, and Unnatural Helpers. $12 to get in and there are no advance tickets.

Compare/contrast that lineup, which covers a wide spectrum of styles, with Pissed Jeans' show on 10/30 at Le Poisson Rouge billed as "NYU Halloween Punk/Hardcore Fest". Pissed Jeans will headline with support coming from Awesome Color, Drunkdriver, My Mind, The Sleepies, and Ex-Wife. Tickets are only $2 if you have an NYU ID and $5 without and, um, costumes are highly encouraged.

Sub Pop CMJ set times, and a live video of Pissed Jeans below...

Continue reading "Pissed Jeans playing NYU Halloween Hardcore Fest @ LPR"

Raekwon & Ghostface Killah @ Santos in NYC - 9/8/09 (Village Slum)
Raekwon and Ghostface

"[Thursday] night is NYU's yearly mystery concert, one of our school's most popular traditions that has featured some big names in past years. For those who don't like surprises, a little birdie told NYU Local that Raekwon (of the Wu-Tang Clan) and No Age will be performing tomorrow night.

This year, the show will take place at Le Poisson Rouge on Bleecker St. between Sullivan St. and Thompson St. The show is at 8 p.m., doors at 7, line forms at 6. All students with vouchers (plus student ID) will be admitted, but unfortunately, the bar will be closed.

Students can get vouchers for free at Ticket Central in Kimmel. All unclaimed tickets will be released at the venue at 7:45 p.m."

I also heard from one of those little birdies, and have since also confirmed that it is 100% true which is weird because Raekwon is scheduled to play SOB's the same night! Last night (9/8), Raekwon played Santos Party House.

For No Age, who reside on the west coast, this is a pre-ATP NY show. Then they're back in NY in October for four more shows, including another one at Le Poisson Rouge.

For NYU this seems like an interesting move - hosting a show at their local neighborhood, non-affiliated music venue.

Raekwon's new video for "Walk Wit Me" below...

Continue reading "Raekwon & No Age playing NYU Mystery show @ LPR "

They Might Be Giants @ Prospect Park (more by Ryan Muir)
They Might Be Giants

"They Might Be Giants performed a free concert for kids in Prospect Park on Saturday afternoon [July 11th]. We loaded up the boys, packed the picnic blanket and headed off to Park Slope about 15 minutes before they were to hit the stage. Not the brightest idea. First we couldn't find a parking spot so KG dropped myself and the boys off so we could catch the show. The line to get into the band shell area snaked all the way around the entrance and went on and on. Fortunately we made other plans to sit outside the fenced off area with some friends. I have never seen so many kids in one place before. It was mayhem." [you're not listening to my words]
Fresh off their Prospect Park kids show, They Might Be Giants will be releasing a new kids CD called Here Comes Science. That album, which comes with a full-length animated DVD, is due out on Idlewild/Disney Sound on September 1st through Amazon/iTunes and September 22nd everywhere else.

The kick off for TMBG's tour supporting that record will be October 4th at the American Museum of Natural History, where they'll play two family shows. Ticket info TBA.

The band will be back in NYC for another family show on October 18th at NYU's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are on sale now.

Full tour dates, with a video of TMBG live on WNYC in May, are below...

Continue reading "They Might Be Giants - new kids album & 2009 tour dates"

photos by Lauren Monaco

Golden Triangle
Teengirl Fantasy

"Instead of having some form of a spring weekend like a lot of schools, NYU instead holds an event every year that has us celebrating... well, umm, strawberries.

Maybe us hipsters should count our blessings. My friends at Penn State got a performance from Asher Roth. Coincidentally, my friends from Penn State generally enjoy college, drinking, women, and college. On second thought, it was a perfect fit.

Anyway, for the past 25 years or so, NYU has picked out a spring day, sectioned off a block or so, closed it off from traffic, and relentlessly force-fed unsuspecting students with several tons of strawberries. It's an experience, if only to check out/devour "NYC's Largest Strawberry Shortcake."

For the first time this year, however, they decided to have a concert with it, and booked five bands to play."
[The Department of Forgotton Songs]

The bands were White Rabbits, Motel Motel, Golden Triangle, Teengirl Fantasy, and We Are The Arm. More pictures from Friday's fest below...

Continue reading "the 2009 NYU Strawberry Festival (Golden Triangle, Motel Motel, White Rabbits, etc) - pics"

Pieman

White Rabbits, Motel Motel, Golden Triangle, Teengirl Fantasy, and We Are The Arm are playing a free, afternoon show on Friday, May 1st. Details below...

Continue reading "NYU's 2009 Strawberry Festival lineup (White Rabbits, more)"

Jandek @ Rudyard's (via Breakfast on Tour)
Jandek

"The first ever live Jandek concert took place in October 2004. There have been 39 concerts total so far (1 in 2004, 10 in 2005, 9 in 2006, 10 in 2007, and 9 so far in 2008) and two more have been announced. So far the first eight shows are available from Corwood on CD, five of them on DVD as well, with more CD's and DVD's believed to be on the way.

To the best of my knowledge, official audio recordings of all the shows are in Corwood's hands. Nearly all of the shows were also officially videotaped." [Jandek Live]

The above blurb is slightly outdated. The "two announced" shows took place earlier this year, and there was at least a third that took place just the other day in Houston, Texas...
[We] had literally no idea what to expect at Sunday afternoon's Jandek show at Rudyard's, the first-ever public performance in Houston by one of the world's leading "outsider" musicians (who just happens to live here). From the little he knows of Jandek's prodigious catalogue, his best guess would have been a somewhat downcast solo performance on scratchy acoustic guitar. A one-song, 75-minute atomic funk explosion by way of the Knitting Factory was about the last thing Aftermath would have guessed, but that's exactly what he and the rest of the crowd packed into Rudyard's upstairs got...

...And there's more to come. Jandek will join New England drone duo MV + EE at DiverseWorks May 3. Aftermath has a hunch it won't sound anything like Sunday, but he'll be there just to make sure. [Houston Press]

I've lost count, but whatever the total is now, add one more: Jandek will appear at NYU's E & L Auditorium in the Kimmel Center on April 23rd (washington square south, 4th floor doors at 8, show at 9). The FREE show will feature a "dance performance by Biba Belle", and "Tickets [will be] available to the public day of ONLY starting at 12:30pm from NYU ticket central (2nd floor of show's address)"

Jandek's 5th & 6th-ever concerts took place in NYC in 2005.

Who wants the funk? Check out a video of Jandek jammin' at the Houston show, below...

Continue reading "a now funkier Jandek played Houston (video), is playing NYU"

photos by Anna Scialli

Dan Deacon at nyu

Dan Deacon played NYU's Kimmel Center Thursday, April 2nd, with openers Future Islands, Teeth Mountain and Miracles of Modern Science. The show was the first of his extensive, Bromst-supporting spring tour. At it, Deacon performed with "a full 14 piece live ensemble similar to the one that performed with him at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple back in Dec. but with different members." [full line-up below]

As previously reported, Dan + Ensemble swing back around to NYC for two days in mid-May. The first of those is a Friday, May 15th Todd P show with Teeth Mountain and Double Dagger (venue tba). The second is Saturday, May 16th at Bowery Ballroom. For those who didn't get tickets to the sold out Saturday night show, a second, late set has just been added. Tickets for that set go on sale Tuesday, April 7th at noon. For those gigs, Dan's tourmates will split opening duties - Teeth Mountain play the 8pm set and Future Islands open the midnight show.

More NYU pictures and two videos, and the DD ensemble line-up, below...

Continue reading "Dan Deacon & ensemble (lineup) played NYU (pics & video), added another show at Bowery Ballroom (tickets)"

by Andrew Frisicano

Dan Deacon @ the 1896 (more by Lori Baily)
Dan Deacon

Dan Deacon's monster spring tour kicks off Thursday, April 2nd at NYU's E&L Auditorium, Kimmel Center (60 Washington Sq South). The show's line-up includes Dan Deacon & Ensemble, tourmates Future Islands and Teeth Mountain, and Brooklyn band Miracles of Modern Science. Tickets are available at the door: $6 with NYU ID, $10 with gov't issued ID.

Dan Deacon is touring in support of Bromst, which came out March 24th on Carpark. Dan and band return to NYC for two mid-May shows, a "Venue TBA" Todd P show on Friday, May 15th and a sold-out Bowery Ballroom show on Saturday, May 16th.

All tour dates, and a Pitchfork TV 'in the studio' video below...

Continue reading "Dan Deacon - 2009 Bromst tour update, NYU included"

Neil Diamond

Join NYU Skirball Center and the NYU community in celebrating President Emeritus L. Jay Oliva and his 50 years at New York University.

The evening will feature performances and appearances by notable alumni and friends including Neil Diamond, Broadway stars Elena Shaddow (Light in the Piazza Natl. Tour), Peter Lockyer (South Pacific) and Baakari Wilder (Noise/Funk) in addition to singer-songwriter Todd Alsup, jazz musician Matt Shulman, sportscaster Kenny Albert and more.

Dr. Oliva has played an extraordinary role in the history and academic reputation of NYU beginning his career at the University as a professor of Russian history. He was president of NYU from 1991-2002 after serving for more that three decades in both academic and adminitrative positions. Today, he remains deeply committed to the University as a staunch supporter of the sports teams, an active participant in numerous student theatrical productions, co-founder of the George H. Heyman, Jr. Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising and he also serves as executive producer and chair of the Skirball Center.

All proceeds from ticket sales will go to the L. Jay Oliva Endowment which has been created in honor of Dr. Oliva to support future Skirball Center programming. [Tickets are on sale]

More details below...

Continue reading "Neil Diamond playing an NYU event - tickets on sale "

photos by Chris La Putt

A Place to Bury Strangers

"New York -- Longtime PETA supporter Judith Yeargin fought hard not only in her long battle with breast cancer but also against the use of animals in laboratory experiments. That's why Yeargin, who died on March 2, left her body to the New York University Langone Medical Center (NYUMC)--a notorious violator of the federal Animal Welfare Act (AWA). Yeargin hoped that if her body were used for cancer research, it might spare countless animals from having tumors implanted in their bodies and from being maimed during surgeries and abused in painful, deadly, and wasteful experiments. She knew that the progression and treatment of cancer in humans cannot be effectively studied in animals because of the vast differences in physiology and disease development between humans and other animals.

"Throughout her entire illness, she always maintained that, had she been given the option of accepting any kind of cure based on animal research, she would never, ever accept it," wrote Yeargin's husband to PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk. "The enormous pain so often found in animal research rarely mitigates the 'devil's bargain,' and its concomitant suffering, that cancer treatments frequently bring." [PETA]

A Place to Bury Strangers and NYU alum Marnie Stern shared a bill with Apache Beat and Ra Ra Riot at NYU's now-riot-free Kimmel Center in NYC last night (3/5). More pictures below...

Continue reading "A Place to Bury Strangers & Marnie Stern played NYU (pics), animal activist leaves body to NYU hospital"

photos by Chris La Putt

Ra Ra Riot

In late January the guard post at the top of the stairs in the Kimmel Center was eliminated.

But now, only a short month later, the guard is back because of the recent protest by Take Back NYU.

The NYU Department of Public Safety has reinstated the guard at Kimmel -- as well as an additional guard on the 12th floor of Bobst Library -- in order to increase security after the protests.

"These stop-gap measures were taken out of prudence and caution following ... [the] events at Kimmel," said Jules Martin, NYU's vice president of Public Safety. [NYU Washington Square News]

Just a few weeks after the NYU students refused to get out of the Kimmel Center cafeteria, Marnie Stern, Ra Ra Riot, A Place To Bury Strangers and Apache Beat shared a bill at a concert in the same building. Here are pictures of two of the bands that played the show last night (3/5)....

Continue reading "Ra Ra Riot & Apache Beat @ NYU Kimmel Center, NYC - pics"