Entries tagged with: Nicki Bluhm
"My parents listened to a lot of Paul Simon, Simon and Garfunkel and James Taylor, and I've always been pretty into [Simon's] first few solo records," he explains. "Just the way he mixed cool musical ideas with interesting lyrics. I think that's what's missing in a lot of modern music. It's either really cool musically, or really cool lyrically. I wanted to try and merge those things. Why not? More people should." [interview with Rolling Stone]Nashville-via-Dallas country singer Andrew Combs has been at it for all of the current decade. He self-released his debut Tennessee Time EP in 2010, and earlier this year he put out his second full length, All These Dreams, on Coin Records. You can watch the video for "Nothing to Lose" from the new album, below. Andrew also recently teamed up with Caitlin Rose and they co-wrote the song "What It Means To You." A video of them performing it for one of Langhorne Slim's Pink House Sessions is below, too.
Andrew has several tour dates coming up, including a few opening for Kacey Musgraves and a longer run opening for Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers. The dates with Kacey include Long Island on July 18 at The Paramount, and the dates with Nicki include NYC on August 28 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets for the Paramount and Bowery are on sale now. All dates are listed below.
Kacey's newest, Pageant Material, came out just last week on Mercury. It's already gotten a lot of acclaim, ending up on best-albums-of-2015-so-far lists by A.V. Club and Rolling Stone, landing on the cover of FADER and scoring an 8.0 on Pitchfork. You can watch the video for "Biscuits" from that album, below.
Tour dates and videos below...
The B-52s were supposed to bring their tour to the NYC-area for a show at The Capitol Theatre tonight (6/6). However, that show has been postponed to a later date due to the illness of B-52s member Cindy Wilson. According to BoweryPresents.com:
The B-52s regret to announce that they are unable to perform at tonight show due to principal band member Cindy Wilson having fallen ill. Cindy's illness is not life threatening but her doctor has ordered her to take immediate bedrest. In a statement the band said, "Our thoughts are with Cindy as we send her our love and best wishes for a speedy recovery. We sincerely regret any disappointment this has caused our fans and hope to be able to make it up to you soon!"Support at tonight's show was going to come from Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers, who cancelled tonight's Brooklyn Bowl show in order for Guns N' Roses to play the venue. They will still perform at Garcia's at The Capitol Theatre and admission for that show is totally free.
The Capitol Theatre and The B-52s are working to confirm a rescheduled date. All existing tickets will be honored for the new date, or refunds will be available at point of purchase.
Updated dates (as they currently stand) are listed below...
Guns N' Roses at Webster Hall in 2012 (more by Ryan Muir)
Axl Rose's current incarnation of Guns N' Roses will be in NYC to play Governors Ball this weekend, but right before that, they'll play a much more intimate NYC show at Brooklyn Bowl on Thursday (6/6). They go on at 11 PM (hopefully) and Questlove, whose weekly Bowl Train is now cancelled that night, will be DJing before their set. According to Jambands.com, Tickets (priced at $150) for that show go on sale today (6/4) at
5 PM 7PM.
UPDATE: It's 5 PM and tickets are still not on sale, and Jambands.com updated their site and removed the part about when tickets go on sale.
Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers were supposed to play Brooklyn Bowl that night, but they have instead been moved to The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, where they will open the previously discussed B-52s show. Tickets for that show are still available and all tickets purchased for the Nicki Bluhm show will be honored as well. The B-52s also play another NYC-area show at Roseland Ballroom on June 19 with The Go-Gos (tickets).
For something even more intimate, all-girl Guns N' Roses tribute band Guns N Hoses play a Brooklyn show at The Rock Shop on June 28, one week after they play Pianos in Manhattan. Tickets for the Brooklyn show are on sale now.
Guns N Roses tribute band Mr. Brownstone played Brooklyn Bowl on May 18.
Classic GNR video below...
photos by Ryan Barkan
Maya Rudolph & Gretchen Lieberum at Brooklyn Bowl - 9/20/12
"I kind of feel like going to bed," Maya Rudolph deadpanned midway through her rendition of Prince's "Controversy" at Brooklyn Bowl [Thursday] night. "Oh well, I guess I'll stay up and DANCE MY FUCKING ASS OFF!" Between her zealous delivery and a look on her face that could melt a little red corvette -- not to mention a swag costume (steel-studded trench coat, three-inch heels, single black lace glove -- she seemed to be doing one of the impressions that made her a breakout star on Saturday Night Live. As it turns out, she was singing alongside jazz singer-songwriter (and college friend) Gretchen Lieberum and backed by the Roots on a full night of the best Prince karaoke in history. [SPIN]Saturday Night Live regular Maya Rudolph teamed up with Gretchen Lieberum and The Roots as "Princess" to perform a set entirely comprise of Prince covers at Brooklyn Bowl on Thursday (9/20). They played a number of Prince classics from throughout his career including "Dirty Mind," "Let's Work," "Purple Rain," and others. The full setlist is below. Pictures and videos from that show (including opener Nicki Bluhm) are also in this post.
Maya and The Roots also performed Prince's "Darling Nikki" on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (for which the Roots are the house band) the night before the show (9/19) as well. A video of that can be watched over at Gawker. As speculated, Maya also joined The Roots at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester the next night (9/21) which was one night before the Roots played ATP which concludes over at Pier 36 today (9/23).
More pictures, videos and the setlist from the Brooklyn Bowl show are below...
The Outside Lands Festival, which runs from 8/12 - 8/14 in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, released their 2011 lineup in April (and now it's May, so consider this a catch up post). Tickets are on sale.
This year's fest will appearances from The Shins, Muse, Arcade Fire, Arctic Monkeys, The Black Keys, Phish (two sets), !!!, Erykah Badu, Big Audio Dynamite (who played Coachella and are also playing Lollapalooza), Girl Talk and many more. The full lineup is below.