Entries tagged with: NYU
They Might Be Giants @ Prospect Park (more by Ryan Muir)
"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...
photos by Lauren Monaco
"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.The bands were White Rabbits, Motel Motel, Golden Triangle, Teengirl Fantasy, and We Are The Arm. More pictures from Friday's fest below...
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."
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...
Jandek @ Rudyard's (via Breakfast on Tour)
"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.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...
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]
[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...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)"
...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]
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...
photos by Anna Scialli
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...
by Andrew Frisicano
Dan Deacon @ the 1896 (more by Lori Baily)
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...
Join NYU Skirball Center and the NYU community in celebrating President Emeritus L. Jay Oliva and his 50 years at New York University.More details below...
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]
photos by Chris La Putt
"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.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...
"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]
photos by Chris La Putt
In late January the guard post at the top of the stairs in the Kimmel Center was eliminated.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)....
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]
A Place To Bury Strangers have signed a worldwide deal with UK based record label, Mute. On Friday April 17, the band will appear at the 2009 Coachella Music Festival in Indio, CA. They will also headline this year's PsychFest in Austin, TX on Saturday March 15. The band is currently in the studio working on an as-yet untitled sophomore album. Release date is TBD.TONIGHT (3/5), catch them with Marnie Stern and Ra Ra Riot at NYU. All current APTBS dates below...
"We are incredibly excited to sign with Mute," says frontman and guitarist Oliver Ackermann. "They have put out some of our favorite music over the years. I can't think of a label that better fosters experimentally creative music."
As people have pointed out, A Place To Bury Strangers, Ra Ra Riot, Marnie Stern, and Apache Beat are sharing a bill at NYU's Kimmel Center (60 Washinton Square South) on March 5th...
CHILL 2009: Advance NYU Tickets on Sale Now! $10 NYU/$16 Public Doors: 7:30pm ++++++ 100% of Proceeds go to Charity+++++++ The Chill Concert is our annual fundraisiner concert to benefit the Chill Foundation, a charity organized by Burton; one of the snowboarding industry's largest players. The Chill Foundation seeks out at-risk, inner-city youths, and periodically gets them out of the city and to the mountain over the course of the winter.A Place to Bury Strangers are also playing Psych Fest 2 in Austin...
Friends, Austinites, countrymen, lend us your ears: THE BLACK ANGELS and LIVE MUSIC CAPITOL present PSYCH FEST 2 Friday March 13th through Sunday March 15th, in Austin, Texas, spiritual birthplace and global epicenter of psychedelia. What better way to honor the cradle of consciousness than a festival of hallucinogenic sights and sounds celebrating the town's musical heritage and spotlighting the best new vanguards of the most mind-bending music ever played? Your three-day key to the doors of perception is a scant $45 (or one day doses for $15 ) available online on www.livemusiccapitol.com and Austin record stores beginning Friday the 13th, 2.13.09. With a lineup featuring such acclaimed acts as Austin's own THE BLACK ANGELS, joined by A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS, DEAD MEADOW, THE WARLOCKS, Sky Sunlight Saxon of legendary garage rock innovators THE SEEDS and a constellation of rising underground stars from Austin and around the world including THE WOODEN SHJIPS, INDIAN JEWELRY, THE STRANGE BOYS, THE GOLDEN ANIMALS and many more, those doors will be rocked off their hinges. This year's Fest also features Austin's psych cult heroes, THE GOLDEN DAWN performing their 1968 album 'Power Plant' from start to finish. Prepare your earthly vessel for lift-off.Full lineup and all APTBS tour dates below.
Marnie Stern is also playing a March 10th shown in Philly which doubles as the first night of a tour leading to Austin for SXSW where she'll play the Kill Rock Stars party @ Club DeVille on March 18th (in the afternoon) with The Thermals, Thao Nguyen, Horse Feathers, The Shaky Hands, and the pAper chAse. She's also, like Yann Tiersen, on the bill of one of the ATP's in Minehead in May. All of her dates below.
Ra Ra Riot have another NYC show coming up at Webster Hall, as well as tour dates with Death Cab For Cutie, Tokyo Police Club, and Passion Pit. They also appear on the recently announced Sasquatch lineup.
Apache Beat are currently in London where they'll play a bunch of shows with School of Seven Bells before coming back for the NYU gig. They also share a bill at Santos Party House on April 11th with Violens.
All dates below...
The Rock-It Science Festival will bring together eight outstanding--and noted--scientists and academics who share a second career as musicians, along with six additional performers with international exposure and a great appreciation for science.Dee Snider is also on the bill. $25.00 tickets are on sale.
Dr. Joseph LeDoux conceived the idea for this unique event, which serves as the closing event for the Sensation to Emotion Conference on March 2 and 3. LeDoux is a professor of neuroscience at New York University who not only has pioneered study of the brain's mechanisms for emotion and memory and is the author of The Emotional Brain and The Synaptic Self, but is also guitarist and lead vocalists of rock band The Amygdaloids, who will be performing at Rock-It Science. The Amygdaloids line-up also includes three other NYU scientists: neuroscientist Daniela Schiller, PhD candidate Nina Galbraith Curley, and Environmental Sciences professor and author Tyler Volk.
The Rock-It Science Festival will start rockin' at 6:30 p.m. on March 3 at the Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th Street in New York. Australian Go-Go dancer and variety show star Anna Copa Cabanna will emcee the event, promising an interesting and humorous evening. Rufus Wainwright will highlight an evening that will also include musician, writer and record producer Lenny Kaye, who is the long-time collaborator of poet-rocker Patti Smith.
Other guest artists at Rock-It Science include Grammy-nominated songwriter and international recording artist Gary Lucas, and Peter Holsapple, an acclaimed musician, songwriter and side man who is co-leader of the legendary dBs, and has performed extensively with R.E.M. and Hootie & The Blowfish. American folk-rock duo The Kennedys, jazz/cabaret performer Pamela Luss, acclaimed songwriter Steve Wynn (of the Dream Syndicate and the Miracle Three), and Stuart Chatwood, previously the bassist and keyboard player for platinum rock band The Tea Party, also make the Rock-It Science lineup.
The Db's are playing the R.E.M. tribute at Carnegie Hall in March.
More info on the Rock-It Science Festival below...
photos by Leia Jospe
The Mae Shi return to NYC this week to play two shows - one in Manhattan and one in Brooklyn. Details, all dates, and more pics Leia took at the show they played at the BrooklynVegan party at Knitting Factory in October, below...
photos by Leia Jospe
Yeasayer and Ponytail shared an NYU bill on Saturday night (11/15). Now Yeasayer are on tour, and Ponytail have a show scheduled at the Bell House in Brooklyn for January 23rd. It's all ages and openers are TBA. More pictures from NYU below...
Photos by Joe Perez
Ponytail, Yeasayer and Graffiti Monsters are playing the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts at NYU on November 15th. Tickets are "$8.00 w/NYU ID (Available in Advance Two Days Time) $12.00 General Admission (Available @ The Door Day of Show)". (thx Brenda).
Members of Yeasayer were in the crowd when Ponytail played Music Hall of Williamsburg during CMJ. Yeasayer end a tour with two nights at the same venue in December.
Halloween photos of Aids Wolf below...
BSS fans @ Lollapalooza 2008 (more by Bao Nguyen)
Although Broken Social Scene's next advertised NYC show isn't until October 24th, they will be playing one in the city for NYU students on September 4th with French Kicks and Pattern is Movement. You can also catch French Kicks at Bowery Ballroom with Passion Pit on September 24th. Pattern is Movement's next public NYC show is October 4th.
Off the Grid 2008Solar One are also the people behind Citysol.
April 19, 2008
1:00 pm to 8:00 pm
New York University's first sustainable music festival, featuring an afternoon of great talent, food, and organizations bringing the community together to kick off Earth Week at NYU and around the world. Featuring: Mission of Burma with special guests Revision, Tree Union, The Amygdaloids, and DJ Nuuro This event will be greened with bio-diesel generators, wind credits, solar panels, a waste management program, and more.
Mission of Burma is also playing full albums in NYC and Boston in June.
She & Billy Bragg (via my Flickr)
She & HimThis is the day after they play their 2nd of two shows at Hiro Ballroom.
presented by the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts and the NYU Program Board
April 23, 8:00pm
Tickets: $20 ($12 NYU Students, $16 NYU faculty, staff, alumni) *On Sale NOW at The Skirball Center!* Tickets are $12 with NYU student ID and $20 without.
Must have NYU ID to purchase advance tickets.
Limit 2 advance tickets per NYU ID.
Show just added! Public on sale begins 4/12. NYU student pre sale today through Saturday at the Skirball Center's Shagan Box Office, 566 LaGuardia Place. Hours: Tues-Sat noon-6. more info at www.skirballcenter.nyu.edu
photos by Bao Nguyen
more photos from the show (Apr 3, 2008) below......
Cool Kids and Obama (VIBE)
As previously listed, the Cool Kids are playing NYU on April 3rd. But also:
Crystal Castles, The Cool Kids, and El-P will be performing at NYU next Thursday, April 3. Tickets are $12 for NYU students & $15 for the general public and all proceeds will go to benefit the non-profit organization Chill.Crystal Castles just played Mercury Lounge and Studio B.
Tickets will be on sale later this afternoon.
photos by Bao Nguyen
Eschewing their own tradition of booking hip hop acts for spring, Columbia Concerts has booked awesome Brooklyn-based indie rockers Grizzly Bear and awesome Brooklyn-based indie rockers The National for this year's Spring Concert.The photos in this post are from the show The National played at NYU at the end of February with Phosphorescent. More below.....
An anonymous source also informs Bwog that this year's Spring Concert will also differ from last year's because it's going to be indoors and tickets are going to cost a completely reasonable and completely worth it $5 fee (students only). [the bwog]
In October of 2007, it was announced that original member, Ryan Vanderhoof, departed the group "amicably sometime between the completion of (2007 release) Love Is Simple and the start of the band's U.S. tour" according to Akron/Family's publicist. The reasoning behind his departure was that "he went to live in a Buddhist Dharma center in the Midwest."Lots of chances to see Akron/Family (minus Ryan) coming up - tonight they're at Wesleyan College, tomorrow at Maxwell's, and Thursday they play a cheap show at NYU...
Nu Music presents "Family Matters" with...Friday they're in Pittsburgh, Saturday back in NJ and then next week they'll play at least three shows at SXSW before heading to the West Coast for Coachella in April. They're also the first band I know of to announce that they'll be playing a free show at Castle Clinton in NYC this summer. All dates below...
Akron/Family & Megafaun
Thursday, March 6th, Doors @ 8:30
All ages, open to the public
NYU's E&L Auditorium (60 Washington Sq. S.)
$4 NYU, $5 non-NYU
Must buy tickets at ticket central: 212 998 4941
NYU Program Board presents The National with Phosphorescent & Maps and AtlasesThis NYU show is five days after The National play two shows at BAM in Brooklyn.
Thurs, Feb 28, 2008 at Kimmel Center, 8pm
$8 for NYU students, $10 for public
On sale now to NYU ID holders at Ticket Central;
limit 2 advance per ID.
Other upcoming NYC-area shows include June 14th w/ REM & Modest Mouse @ Jones Beach, June 19th w/ the same bands in NYC, and two shows Bryce Dessner is playing with Wilco's Glenn Kotche at the Kitchen in March. All tour dates below....
Calvin Johnson mural @ Dept of Safety, Anacortes, Washington (K Records)
Feb 14, 2008 - New York, New YorkAll tour dates below....
New York University, Shorin Hall - w/ Karl Blau 8PM All Ages
Feb 17, 2008 - New York, New York
Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery - 4PM
Feb 18, 2008 - Brooklyn, New York
Lutheran Church of the Messiah, 129 Russell St (at Nassau, Greenpoint, Brooklyn G-Nassau or L-Graham) -w/ Karl Blau & Fred Thomas (Saturday Looks Good to Me) 8:00PM $7.00 All Ages