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Nick Cave @ Hammerstein Ballroom - 7/27/14
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

After Nick Cave & and the Bad Seeds' current tour with Nicole Atkins hit Brooklyn's Prospect Park on Saturday (7/26), it hit another NYC venue, Hammerstein Ballroom, the next night (7/27) for another larger-than-life performance from the legendary frontman. The setlist was similar but not identical this time around, including plenty of 2013's Push the Sky Away, as well Bad Seeds classics "Red Right Hand," "The Mercy Seat," "Stagger Lee" and others. Pictures from Hammerstein are in this post.

If you missed them, check out Prospect Park pictures and review, as well as pics from the Bad Seeds' stops in Kansas City, Austin and Philly. More from Hammerstein, with the setlist, below...

Continue reading "Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds played their 2nd of 2 NYC shows at Hammerstein Ballroom w/ Nicole Atkins (pics, setlist)"

photos by P Squared Photography, words by Andrew Marinaccio

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds @ Prospect Park - 7/26/14
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

As self-aware as the Bad Seeds' Vegas-styled image has become, Nick Cave is still running on the primal engines that hatched The Boys Next Door. Last year's leg of the Push the Sky Away tour canonized many of that album's fragile ballads, which were all bolstered through the Bad Seeds' live rigor. Consider their 2014 tour a victory lap, yielding the potent fruits of that labor. Their show Saturday night (7/26) at the Prospect Park Bandshell was another round of hits, without the locally-sourced children's choir or string section of last year. The band sounded fuller and more dramatic, burning through their set with suave command and evangelical conviction.

After the Bad Seeds processed on stage to the bass loop of "We Real Cool," old readings from the Book of Cave began, the band ripping through late set show-stoppers like "Tupelo" and "From Her to Eternity" from the get-go. Cave embodied his signature preacher mode with hysterical grace, shifting the audience as he waved them toward wherever he stood with his ring-bedecked fingers, him reaching for their hands as the audience reached for about anything they could. He made liquid hand movements with a crowd-surfing attendee as they beckoned each other closer. While reciting "Can you feel my heart beat?" during the comedown of "Higgs Boson Blues," a flock of hands reached past his glittering champagne-colored shirt to do so.

Most of the other members of the Bad Seeds only need to stand and brood to look the part, but Warren Ellis gave Cave's swagger a run for its money. With the mountainous uplift of "Jubilee Street" he tossed the bow of his violin up to the stage's canopy, keeping frayed spares tucked in his collar as he gyrated out shots of noise and mangled the clean acoustics of "Mermaids" with an electric tenor guitar solo.

Standards like "The Mercy Seat" and "Stagger Lee" were gleefully unhinged that one might believe the band wouldn't know how to play these songs with less vigor. Deeper cuts like "West Country Girl" and "Do You Love Me?" were orated as if Cave's muses never let him hear the end of his storied affairs. Cave has mentioned in interviews that the Bad Seeds have found a new creative center since recording Push the Sky Away. Fancy suits and gold rings be damned, it's a claim to take at face-value.

Opening at Prospect Park was tourmate Nicole Atkins as well as freak folk OG Devendra Banhart. Pictures of all three artists are in this post.

We also caught the Bad Seeds' tour in Kansas City, Austin and Philly. The day after Prospect Park, the tour hit NYC again at Hammerstein Ballroom. Pictures of that one are coming soon.

More Prospect Park pictures, and the setlist from that one, below...

Continue reading "Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds played Prospect Park with Devendra Banhart & Nicole Atkins (pics & setlist)"

photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds @ The Mann Center 7/25/2014
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

Cave and the band (featuring feral violinist Warren Ellis) play with primal, animalistic fervor, delivering songs of brooding, measured grace that burst out in sustained sections of explosive rage. They're not fooling around up there.

But Cave, at 54, is much more playful with his persona than he once was. (Or who know, maybe I missed the self awareness the first time around.) What's incontestable is that he's a remarkable front man, working the stage like a demon as footlights cast his giant shadow on the walls of the Mann, and as he put the world's longest microphone cord to good use as he spent about 1/4 of the band's galvanic set (which lost a little steam during an encore in which he took requests) moving about in the crowd, a good 10 rows in, while he encouraged reserved seat holders to move down and fill up the aisles around him. [Philly.com]

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds' current tour hit the East Coast over the weekend, playing Philadelphia's The Mann Center on Friday (7/25) before descending into NYC on Saturday and Sunday. Cave seems to really be having a good time on this tour, spending a lot of time in the crowd and playing up his larger-than-life persona. Pics and setlist from the Philly show are in this post.

Also on the bill were tourmate Nicole Atkins and Philadelphia's own local-boy-done-good Kurt Vile. Pictures from their sets, along with more of Nick Cave, below...

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Tickets for all dates on the Mastodon, Gojira and Kvelertak tour, including the Long Island and NJ dates, go on Invisible Oranges presale today at 10 AM local time. Password HERE.

Tickets for the Cloud Nothings and Tyvek show at Irving Plaza are on BrooklynVegan presale. Password HERE.

Tickets for The Weeknd, Schoolboy Q and Jhene Aiko show at Barclays Center go on Live Nation, Venue and Ticketmaster presales today at 10 AM (anyone know the password?).

Tickets for the Drive-By Truckers show at Beacon Theatre go on AmEx, Chase and Local presales today at 10 AM.

Josh Ritter is playing City Winery on September 4, 6 & 7. The 9/6 date is sold out but tickets for 9/4 and 9/7 are on sale now.

Squeeze singer Glenn Tilbrook is playing City Winery on September 25 & 26. Tickets for night 1 and night 2 are on sale now.

Nuggets, the essential 1972 garage rock compilation put together by Elektra Records founder Jac Holzman and Patti Smith Group guitarist Lenny Kaye which helped introduce the world to such gems as The Electric Prunes' "I Had Too Much to Dream Last Night," The Seeds' "Pushin' Too Hard," 13th Floor Elevators' "You're Gonna Miss Me" and many more (it's also had a huge expanded reissue and multiple sequels), is celebrating its "40th + 2 Anniversary" at City Winery this year. They already had one show, and are doing a second tonight (7/10) with Lenny as well as Soul Coughing's Mike Doughty, The Bongos' Richard Barone, Nicole Atkins, Patti Smith drummer Jay Dee Daugherty, Styx's Glen Burtnik and more. Tickets for tonight's show are on sale. Then Lenny does it again on August 31 with Tony Shanahan of Patti Smith's band and more TBA. Tickets for that one are on presale to VinoFile members and will go on sale to the general public soon.

Cher is going on another tour, this time with support from Pat Benatar (with her husband/collaborator Neil Giraldo). That tour hits Prudential Center on September 17, MSG on 9/19 & 9/20 and Nassau Coliseum on 9/22. Tickets for those shows are on sale now.

Pat and Neil also have their own shows coming up, including the previously discussed Capitol Theatre show in October (tickets), and other NYC-area shows on August 28 at State Theatre in New Brunswick and August 30 at The Paramount on Long Island. Tickets for those are on sale now.

Baby Dayliner and Sir Jarlsberg are playing Mercury Lounge on Saturday (7/12). Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Asbury Park Surf Music Festival is happening on Saturday at Asbury Lanes with The Coffin Daggers, The Brigantines, The Sharkskins, Plato Zorba, Blue Wave Theory, Los Pocos Locos, 9th Wave and Bongo Surf. Tickets are on sale now. Flyer below.

Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.

Browse our NYC Concert Calendar for shows happening today and every day - comedy shows, heavy metal concerts (courtesy of our heavy metal blog), and free shows included.

Continue reading "tix on sale: The Weeknd, Drive-By Truckers, Josh Ritter, Glenn Tilbrook, 'Nuggets' Anniversary, Cher, Pat Benatar, more"

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2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1
2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1
2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

Saturday the Great Hudson River Revival occurred for the first time without Pete Seeger, the giant folk singer and activist who called Beacon home, and Toshi Seeger, his wife whose strong shoulder and loving arms gave support to all who craved peace. The festival started early, with thousands descending on the park by 11 a.m., and it didn't miss a beat.

Luane Haggerty stood on stage with the Como Mamas. Draped in blue and green, Haggerty sang with the gospel vocalists, projecting her hands with deep heart and fluid grace. An American Sign Language interpreter who learned because her grandmother was deaf, the Newburgh native has been performing at the Revival for nearly two decades. It's one of the few festivals that utilizes regular ASL interpreting.

"I think it's a real statement, a commitment to the deaf community," Haggerty said. "Having the access is a statement to Pete and Toshi and inclusion." [Times Herald-Record]

The 2014 Clearwater Festival went down in Croton Point Park this past weekend (6/21-22) with tons of folk musicians and multiple tributes to the festival's founder, the legendary Pete Seeger who passed away earlier this year, as well as his wife Toshi who passed in 2013. Day 1 included sets by Nicole Atkins, Rufus Wainwright, Richard Thompson, Spirit Family Reunion and more. Pictures of day 1 are in this post.

More below...

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Nicole Atkins @ Madison Square Park 6/18/2014
Nicole Atkins

Nicole Atkins kicked off the 2014 season of Madison Square Park's Oval Lawn Series this week (6/18), which brings free music to the park on Wednesday evenings during the summer. Pictures from her set are in this post. Nicole has a busy month ahead. Tonight (6/20) she plays a fundraiser for CT's Mystic Aquarium and then Saturday (6/21) she plays the Clearwater Fest in Croton, NY. After that she'll be on tour with Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, including two NYC shows (Prospect Park on 7/26 & Hammerstein Ballroom on 7/27) and tickets are still available to both.

More pics from Madison Square Park are below....

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Nicole Atkins @ BVSXSW 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Nicole Atkins

Madison Square Park's "Oval Lawn Series" is back with another summer season's worth of free shows every Wednesday from June 18 - August 6. The series kicks off with Nicole Atkins on 6/18 and here's the whole 2014 line-up:

June 18 Nicole Atkins
June 25 Ester Rada & Maya Azucena
July 2 The SteelDrivers / Cricket Tell the Weather
July 9 John Fullbright
July 16 Jacky Terrasson Quartet
July 23 Jon Cleary
July 30 Forro in the Dark & Debo Band
August 6 Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds
Nicole Atkins will open for Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds at Prospect Park and Hammerstein Ballroom in July. Tickets are still available for both shows.

The "Oval Lawn Series" are not the only concerts in Madison Square Park this summer. There's also the "Mad. Sq. Kids Series" featuring family-friendly shows that take place rain or shine in the Park on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 10:30 AM. Full schedule for those, along with more details about the "Oval Lawn Series" below...

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Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds in NYC in 2013 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Nick Cave

As previously discussed, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds are going on another North American tour soon, and they've just expanded it to include additional dates in LA and NYC. The LA dates are part of their run with Warpaint and the NYC dates are with Nicole Atkins.

In NYC, they'll now play Hammerstein Ballroom on July 27, the day after their previously announced Prospect Park show (7/26) which also includes Devendra Banhart. Tickets for the newly-added shows go on sale Friday (5/9) with a nickcave.com preasle starting Wednesday (5/7) and a promoter/Ticketmaster presale starting Thursday (5/8). The Prospect Park show (same link) is still on sale too.

Updated dates are listed, with a video, below...

Continue reading "Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds add dates in LA & NYC to tour"

The Hold Steady on Pier 26 in 2013 (more by Tracy Allison)
Hold Steady

The 2014 XPoNential Music Festival happens from July 25 - 27, and like last year includes music at Camden, NJ's Susquehanna Bank Center and Wiggins Park.

The 7/26 date at Susquehanna Bank Center features Ryan Adams, Jenny Lewis and Dawes (tickets); and 7/26 features Beck (after his tour hits NYC twice), Band of Horses and The Districts (tickets).

The Wiggins Park shows feature The Hold Steady, Old 97's, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Hurray for the RIff Raff, Lucius, Man Man, Nicole Atkins, Diego Garcia, Houndmouth, J. Roddy Walston & the Business, Dave Hause, Caitlin Rose, Trigger Hippy (featuring Joan Osborne, Jackie Greene & Steve Gorman), and more. 3-day passes that get you into the whole festival are on sale now.

Full lineup below...

Continue reading "XPoNential Music Festival 2014 lineup & tix (Beck, Ryan Adams, Band of Horses, The Hold Steady, Old 97's & more)"

photos by Amanda Hatfield & Tim Griffin

Little Dragon salutes the crowd (by Tim Griffin)
BrooklynVegan SXSW Thursday Day Party - Red 7
Trash Talk (by Amanda Hatfield)
BrooklynVegan SXSW Thursday Day Party - Red 7

Though everyone was shaken up from the previous night's tragic events (which happened not far from and during the official BrooklynVegan showcase on Wednesday night), SXSW moved forward on Thursday morning, when we began our first of three day parties at Red 7.

Our day shows took place on the indoor and outdoor stages of Red 7, with the indoor stage on Thursday staying (mostly) on the folkier/quieter side with San Fermin, Sylvan Esso, Rhett Miller of the Old 97s, Torres, Nicole Atkins, Cate Le Bon and Basia Bulat. Meanwhile, the outside that day was crazier and a little more random with Little Dragon, Roosevelt, BadBadNotGood (joined by Odd Future's Tyler, the Creator), Nothing, Trash Talk, Overdoz, Cities Aviv and Calvin Love.

Basia Bulat was a nice start to the day where she performed solo with an autoharp, ukulele, and keyboard. Cate Le Bon did a fine job following with her full band who got pretty intense at the end. Then it was singer/songwriter Nicole Atkins who played songs from her new Slow Phaser (catch her on tour with Nick Cave), followed by the grungy folk of Torres (who previewed some new material), followed by Old 97's frontman Rhett Miller who had a ton of fun with the show and did a bunch of covers like Tom Petty's "American Girl" and Pixies' "Wave of Mutilation." After Rhett, Sylvan Esso, the duo of Mountain Man's Amelia Meath and Megafaun's Nick Sanborn, had the indoor crowd moving more than anyone else that day with their synthy pop and Amelia's dance moves. And San Fermin wrapped things up with their orchestral pop.

Rhett Miller (by Amanda Hatfield)
BrooklynVegan SXSW Thursday Day Party - Red 7

Outside, Calvin Love and his band woke everyone up with their indie rock, which was followed by the noise rap of Cities Aviv and the weed-obsessed rap of Overdoz. Then things got kicked up ten notches for Trash Talk, who opened up the entire floor outside at Red 7 for a circle pit and kept egging on the crowd, Damian of Fucked Up included, the whole set. Nothing followed, keeping the heavy vibe in tact, but in more atmospheric ways. Then the vibe totally changed as jazz hop trio BadBadNotGood played (including a Flying Lotus cover). Their set was instrumental... until the last two songs when they were joined by Odd Future's Tyler, the Creator (who's collaborated with them before). Tyler and BBNG really got the crowd going, and though many filtered out after their set, a new batch of people quickly filled it back up for Roosevelt and the Swedish electro party that was Little Dragon.

Thanks to Life or Death for helping make things happen, and to all our sponsors. We served complimentary drinks courtesy of Jameson, and had Shiner beer specials all day long, free Veri organic soda, Frito pies courtesy of HomeState, and free popcorn at the Marshall Headphones booth where you could win headphones every hour on the hour if you tagged your Instagrams #BVMarshall.

Yukimi poses for Indiegogo -- photo by Daniel Christiansen
Little Dragon

Nokia MixRadio was on site educating us about their free music service and playing the BrooklynVegan MixRadio SXSW playlist between bands. Indiegogo was there with free earplugs and conversation. Songboard, a new "music destination that offers artists and bands essential services and unique capabilities to maximize potential" was there too and with free thumb drives and education. We let in 20 people each day who were taking advantage of Esurance's SXSW-wide #EsuranceAccess program.

Special thanks to all of our bands and everyone who helped make it all possible, including you. Thanks everyone who made it out, and sorry to everyone who waited on line but didn't get in (the fire marshals were cracking down on venues more than ever this year.).

One set of pictures from this party is posted over at BV Austin. Check out more pictures from the whole day (by Amanda Hatfield except where specified), below...

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Nicole Atkins

Nicole Atkins' newest album, Slow Phaser, came out this past February. This week, like she's been doing at her other recent shows, she'll play some of it in Austin at SXSW (full schedule below) where one of her shows is the Thursday BrooklynVegan free day party. Meanwhile, we cornered Nicole and asked her 5 QUESTIONS:

1) What is your favorite venue to play in the country and why?

NA: Bowery Ballroom in NYC bc it's our home venue and it has the best sound. Also we love the staff! Kenny and Kevin I'm lookin at you!

more below...

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After a Wednesday night official showcase at the same venue, BrooklynVegan will take over both stages of Red 7 during the hours of noon-6pm each day on Thursday (3/13), Friday (3/14) and Saturday (3/15) of SXSW Music. Saturday's lineup is announced. Friday is on the way. Here is Thursday!

THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2014 @ RED 7 (FREE)

INSIDE
12:00 Basia Bulat
12:45 Cate Le Bon
01:45 Nicole Atkins
02:30 Torres
03:30 Rhett Miller (of the Old 97's)
04:30 Sylvan Esso
05:15 San Fermin

OUTSIDE
12:00 Calvin Love
12:40 Cities Aviv
01:00 Overdoz
01:30 Trash Talk
02:10 Nothing
03:00 BadBadNotGood w/ special guest Tyler the Creator
04:00 Roosevelt
05:00 Little Dragon

Please RSVP, and show up early to see all the bands and to ensure you get some complimentary drinks courtesy of Jameson (while supplies last).

We'll also have Shiner beer specials all day long, free Veri organic soda, free Frito Pies from HomeState (while they last!), and free popcorn at the Marshall Headphones booth where you can pose in our photobooth and where someone will win a pair of headphones every hour on the hour!

This party should be especially interesting since we managed to create a pretty diverse lineup across the two stages all in one day. Basia Bulat into Cate Le Bon into Nicole Atkins into Torres into Rhett Miller into San Fermin will be a dream for some who will probably not want to step outside at all during our two early rap sets (Cities Aviv & Overdoz) and the heaviness Trash Talk and Nothing will bring.

The outside stage on this party was a collaboration with Life or Death who work with many of those artists, including Trash Talk (excited to have Trash Talk back on a BV SXSW show again), Odd Futures's Tyler the Creator (ditto), and our outside headliner Little Dragon who they manage. Thanks to them for the support and for helping us present my favorite Swedish electro-band Little Dragon again.

Those who want to dance can hopefully make it from Roosevelt;s outside set to Sylvan Esso's inside one, and then back out for Little Dragon. If capacity doesn't allow that, it's still a winning situation whichever stage you end up at.

Nokia MixRadio will be on site educating us about their free music service. Indiegogo will be on hand to answer all your crowdfunding questions. Songboard, a new "music destination that offers artists and bands essential services and unique capabilities to maximize potential" will be there too to teach artists and fans more about their new company and what they can maybe do for you.

Again, this is one of three free BrooklynVegan day parties at Red 7 this year. Please RSVP once for entry to all three. SXSW badges are also welcome and be sure to stop by the Esurance Glove Box at the Austin Convention Center or their Fuel Lounge at 6th and Trinity to pick up an Esurance Access Pass. Then follow @esurance on Twitter to find out when and where you can hop the line for our party and others around Austin...

Continue reading "BrooklynVegan SXSW 2014 Thurs Life or Death Day Party lineup (Little Dragon, San Fermin, Tyler the Creator, Trash Talk, Rhett Miller, Nicole Atkins & much more)"

Devendra Banhart @ MHOW, 2/8/2013 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Devendra

As you may recall, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds will touring North America this summer, and while openers haven't been announced for the whole tour, Devendra Banhart and Nicole Atkins will be opening both the Celebrate Brooklyn! show in Prospect Park on July 26 and the Philadelphia show at The Mann Center on July 25. Tickets to both the NYC and Philly shows are still available.

Yo La Tengo at Pitchfork Festival 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
YLT

Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...

Yo La Tengo @ The Bell House
One of the many sad things about Maxwell's closing this year was that Yo La Tengo's annual Hannukah shows would no longer be happening. It's not quite the same but their four sold-out holiday shows at The Bell House will hopefully have some of the same spirit and surprises. This is the final night.

Alex G., Crying, Frankie Cosmos, Pupppy @ Shea Stadium
It's a pretty strong bill at Shea tonight with the lo-fi guitar pop of Alex G, the indie rock chiptune of Crying, and the anti-folk leanings of Frankie Cosmos.

Rhett Miller, Nicole Atkins, Janeane Garofalo, Jim Turner & more @ City Winery
Old 97's singer Rhett Miller is throwing his holiday extravaganza -- an evening of comedy and music -- at City Winery tonight with multiple guests, including Nicole Atkins (who just sang at the Seaport tree-lighting), the funny Janeane Garofalo, and more.

Night Train w/ Wyatt Cenac @ Littlefield
Get on board Wyatt Cenac's weekly Night Train comedy show, this week with H. Jon Benjamin, Dan St. Germain, Brooks Wheelen, Brooke Van Poppelen, Sean Patton, Jared Logan, and more.

There's not too much going on tonight, but if you do feel like going out, maybe it's a good night to check out something for the first time like Park Slope's Barbes, which hosts its weekly shows from Brain Cloud (7 PM) and Chica Libre (9:30 PM) tonight.

For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our full NYC show calendar.

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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Nicole Atkins @ South St. Seaport, 11/29/2013
South Street Seaport - Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony 2013
South Street Seaport - Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony 2013

The annual tree-lighting at the Seaport went down over the weekend (11/29) with Nicole Atkins and "It's My Party" singer Lesley Gore singing, along with appearances from comedian Dave Heenan, Swingadelic and more. Pictures of the celebration are in this post.

Nicole Atkins, whose new album Slow Phaser will be out February 4, will play a record release show on February 13 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (12/6) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (12/4) at noon.

More pictures from the tree-lighting below...

Continue reading "Nicole Atkins sang w/ Lesley Gore & others at the Seaport tree-lighting (pics), announced a Bowery Ballroom show"

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Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...

Los Lobos @ City Winery
Celebrating their 40th anniversary, Mexican-American rock vets Los Lobos just released a live album, Deconstructed in New York, which was recorded at City Winery last year. They return to the venue for three sold-out nights, this being the second.

Songs from Montague Terrace: A Tribute to Scott Walker @ Le Poisson Rouge
In conjunction with a forthcoming tribute album, Adam Green, Satomi Matsuzaki (Deerhoof), Bright Light Bright Light, Nicole Atkins, Ex Cops, and more will be performing Scott Walker classics with a live string section.

Reverend Billy & the Stop Shopping Choir
Longtime anti-capitalist crusader Reverend Billy continues his Sunday ministry/residency at Joe's Pub which runs through December 22.

Comedy Night w/ Hannibal Buress @ The Knit
Big league comedy talent (Chris Rock, Louis CK, etc) show up regularly (and unannounced) for Hannibal's very popular free comedy show at Knitting Factory's front bar. Get there early.

For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our full NYC show calendar.

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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Lauryn Hill at Rock the Bells 2011 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Lauryn Hill

A day of being grateful for what they've got, overeating and subsequent afternoon naps, Thanksgiving is the start of a long weekend for many folks, but one that usually doesn't have the most options for things to do -- or bands to see. Weather's not supposed to be so great either. Still, we've rounded up ten musical things to do in NYC during Thanksgiving Weekend. Plus one you can do anywhere with an internet connection and love of making fun of bad movies.

Read on below...

Continue reading "NYC Thanksgiving Weekend events (Lauryn Hill, Television, Dean Wareham, Phosphorescent, Ab-Soul, Joey Badass, more)"

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Nicole Atkins @ MOSCOT, 11/21/2013
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Singer/songwriter Nicole Atkins has some stuff going on in the NYC-area (as usual) before the year ends, including the 30th annual tree-lighting at the South Street Seaport on November 29, which Ronnie Spector and Darlene Love sang at in past years. (You may remember that unfortunately it couldn't happen last year.) Joining Nicole will be '60s pop singer Lesley Gore ("It's My Party"), comedian Dave Heenan, Swingadelic and more. 6 PM start and totally free. That's the flyer above.

Nicole, who just played MOSCOT's store on the Lower East Side last week (that's a picture from it above), has a few other upcoming events, including a Last Waltz tribute at The Capitol Theatre on Wednesday (11/27) with Nels Cline, Cass McCombs and more (tickets) and a Scott Walker tribute at Le Poisson Rouge on Sunday (12/1) with Adam Green, Satomi Matsuzaki of Deerhoof, Ex Cops, and more (tickets). She also plays her own show in NJ in December (tix).

Nicole also plays Rhett Miller's Holiday Extraganza: An Evening of Comedy and Music at City Winery (12/16) with Jim Turner (tix).

Flyer for the Seaport show and a stream of Nicole Atkins singing "Blue Christmas," below...

Continue reading "Nicole Atkins playing tree-lighting at the Seaport, 'Last Waltz' tribute, Scott Walker tribute & more"

Body/Head at Saint Vitus in June (more by Fred Pessaro)
Body Head

Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...

Jonathan Richman, Hilton Valentine @ Bowery Ballroom
Modern Lover Jonathan Richman has been a continuously active solo artist for decades, and it's been a pretty regular thing that he comes by NYC to do a multi-night run here at least once a year. Tonight he returns for his first of two Bowery Ballroom shows.

Neil Finn @ Le Poisson Rouge
One of the great songwriters of the last 30+ years, Neil Finn has had a long career, making thoughtful pop in Split Enz, Crowded House and on many solo records.

Body/Head, Kathleen Hanna (DJ Set), Ad Rock (DJ Set) @ MoMA
Kim Gordon's current project Body/Head has been pretty active lately. They just played a benefit at Issue Proejct Room last week, and now they're playing this MoMA show as part of the venue's PopRally series, which "features collaborations with artists and musical acts, performances, film screenings, receptions, and special viewings of exhibitions." Kathleen Hanna (Bikini Kill, Le Tigre, The Julie Ruin) DJs. Update: Kathleen dropped off, but her husband Ad Rock (of the Beastie Boys) replaced her.

Angel Haze @ Webster Hall
Rapper Angel Haze has some very impressive singles and an EP out, and she's a fierce performer too. Her debut album still awaits a release date, but she she hasn't been inactive. She's been releasing freestyles that contain some genuinely intense stuff. Tonight should get interesting.

High Highs, Grand Resort, Lydia Ainsworth @ Cameo Gallery
Australia's High Highs combine acoustic guitars and airy synths for an enticingly melodic sound; Grand Resort make indiepop inspired by the '80s UK indiepop scene and do it very well.

The Veda Rays, Eastern Hollows, BNLX, Ponyhof, The Charlie Watts Riots, No Sinner @ Pianos
Right in the middle of this jam-packed bill are Minneapolis' BNLX who cheekily mix a decade's worth of post-punk influences into a highly-enjoyable, very loud sound.

World's Fair, RatKing, The Incomparable, Shakespeare, G4SHi @ SOB's
World's Fair have been one of the more exciting NYC rap groups to come up lately, and after having played many recent local shows as an opener, tonight they headline a NYC gig at SOB's.

Paul Johnson, Anthony Naples, Star Eyes, Free Magic @ Output
VICE's electronic branch THUMP are presenting Output's weekly INPUT party this week. Among other things, it includes upcoming NYC producer Anthony Naples, who is worth showing up for.

Computer Magic, White Gallery, Larry Gus @ Baby's All Right
It's a night on the synthy side with the lovely pop sounds of Computer Magic and the off-kilter stylings of DFA artist Larry Gus.

Chip Taylor @ The Cutting Room
Having written both "Angel of the Morning" and "Wild Thing," Chip Taylor has also written dozens of songs for the likes of Hollies, Linda Ronstadt, and Willie Nelson. He is also, believe it or not, Jon Voight's brother.

MINKS, ARP @ Mercury Lounge
MINKS made the switch from murky dour post-punk, to bright jangly pop (still with a UK bent) on this year's terrific Tides End.

Nicole Atkins @ MOSCOT LES
Underrated singer-songwriter Nicole Atkins performs for free at this high-end eyeglass chain's Low East Side store.

Tonstartssbandht, Pink Noise, Jayyce, Jerry Pape @ Silent Barn
Experimental band Tonstartssbandht and/or its members' other projects have been playing NYC a lot lately, and tonight's another chance to catch their wacky, noisy tunes live.

Kim Ann Foxman, Pat Mahoney, Amber Valentine, Murray Hill, Merkin Muffley, Angel Favorite @ Union Pool
Tonight Union Pool hosts the seventh PAT party, JD Samson's "new dance party for anyone from anywhere wearing anything and loving whoever they want. Video screens with video art. Amazing DJ's and people willing to let go. PAT is everybody mixed up together." Lineup includes Kim Ann Foxman (Hercules and Love Affair), Pat Mahoney (LCD Soundsystem), Kathleen Hanna's pal Murray Hill, Amber Valentine, and more.

A Beacon in the Smog: Comedy Benefit for Grist.org @ The Bell House
Eugene Mirman, Wyatt Cenac, David Cross, Eleanor Friedberger and Kurt Braunohler perform tonight to raise money for environmental news website Grist.org. Sold Out.

For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our full NYC show calendar.

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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Bobb Trimble (not a recent photo)
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Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...

Ariel Pink, Tamaryn, The Fresh & Onlys, Bobb Trimble's Flying Spiders, Mike Wexler, Home Blitz @ Pioneer Works
This is the first night of the two-day Mexican Summer fifth anniversary, and it's very stacked. Tonight we get nostalgic pop from headliner Ariel Pink, gothy shoegaze from Tamaryn, psych pop from The Fresh & Onlys, a rare live appearance from '80s cult folk icon Bobb Trimble, a newer folk singer who owes a bit to such cult folk icons, Mike Wexler, and bare-bones rock from Home Blitz. There's also free beer from 6:30 - 8 PM.

Judge @ Saint Vitus
For this year's CBGB Festival, we at BrooklynVegan contributed by presenting this show with reunited NYHC vets Judge. It's a treat to catch these guys while you still can, and Saint Vitus seems like just the place to see 'em these days. Sold out.

Vessel, Pete Swanson, Container, Huerco S. @ 285 Kent Avenue
Tri-Angle signed producer Vessel makes the kind of dark, murky stuff we've come to expect from the boutique label, and tonight he teams with noisemaker Pete Swanson, Container, and minimalist producer Huerco S.

Hanni El Khatib, Bass Drum of Death @ Bowery Ballroom
You get two sides of the garage coin with this tour: BDoD unleash party-friendly rippers, where Hanni El Khatib are more on the soulful side. This is the first of two NYC shows for these two.

Benoit and Sergio, Evan Michael, Travmatic @ Cameo Gallery
DC-area DJ duo Benoit and Sergio are working on their new full-length and will perhaps be giving folks an early taste tonight. You can check out their mellow new single, "Adjustments," below

Lux Perpetua, Coke Weed, Air Waves @ Coco 66
Maine combo Coke Weed are descendents of The Velvet Underground's chugging psych rock -- a sound that never seems to go out of style and they do it well on their current album, Back to Soft, which you can stream in full below.

Hunters, Total Slacker, Skimask, Sleepies @ Death By Audio
NYC's Hunters are about to play a gazillion shows at CMJ next week, but you'll still get one more chance before then to see them at tonight's album release show. Making the bill doubly cool: Brooklyn punks Sleepies, who might also play locally a ton, but have a very underrated album out.

Big Ups, Flagland, Butter The Children, Big Neck Police @ Shea Stadium
Speaking of bands that play NYC a lot... Most notable on this bill is post-hardcore rippers Big Ups and poppy shoegazers Butter the Children.

Pop. 1280, Haunted Horses, Yvette, Dillon James Rego @ Silent Barn
And for some more local regulars: the gothy Pop. 1280 and the experimental Yvette team up with Seattle's Haunted Horses (who also played NYC last Sunday) tonight at Silent Barn.

Spank Rock, Amanda Blank, Ami Dang, Kid Kamillion, Dirtyfinger @ Glasslands
Baltimore party starter Spank Rock plays what will surely be a wild show with frequent collaborator Amanda Blank and more. Part of the CBGB Festival

Two Door Cinema Club, St. Lucia @ Hammerstein Ballroom
Ireland's Two Door Cinema Club mix Phoenix-ish melodicism and the mathy angles of Foals for an easy-to-swallow pop pill. Peace were supposed to be on this show but dropped off.

Francesco Tristano, Byron Westbrook @ Issue Project Room
IPR continues its 10-year Anniversary tonight with Barcelona-based pianist Francesco Tristano and Brooklyn electronic composer Byron Westbrook.

School of Night, Grand Resort @ Mercury Lounge
School of Night is the new project of Darby of The Antlers, and if you like the airy layering of that band, much of that sound is to be found here too.

The Spits, Useless Eaters @ Mercury Lounge
Practicing a mix of Ramones and Misfit-isms drenched in battery acid and too many downers, The Spits have quietly been ruling the punk underground for years. Don't miss Memphis' Useless Eaters who are pretty ferocious live and open the show.

The Thrilling Adventure Hour @ The Bell House
Old time radio serials come to life -- satirically -- with stellar cast, including Paul F. Tompkins, Paget Brewster, John Hodgman, Marc Evan Jackson, and Craig Cackowski. Sold out.

Nicole Atkins, Puss In Boots, Bad Girlfriend, Kay Kasperhausen @ The Bowery Electric
One of the better CBGB Fest shows tonight, featuring Nicole Atkins, Norah Jones' country band, Puss n' Boots, and garagey girl group, Bad Girlfriend.

Holloys (solo set featuring member of Rye Coalition), Wreaths, Danny Leo (ex-Native Nod) @ The Grand Victory
If you were wondering what it would sound like if a member of NJ rock n rollers Rye Coalition made jammier, trippier, and just overall weirder music, Holloys is the project for you. Fellow NJ band Wreaths is on this bill too.

Gold Panda, Slow Magic, Voices of Black @ Webster Hall
Gold Panda has been churning out some excellent IDM over the past few years, and he keeps getting bigger too: this is his largest headlining show in NYC yet.

Tony Bennett @ Radio City Music Hall
One of the last great crooners, at 87 Tony Bennett is still going strong. Tickets are still available.

Ginger Baker @ Iridium
One of the greatest living drummers of any genre, Ginger Baker is best known as one third of Cream but is a master of many styles. This is his second of a five-night run at Iridium, and tonight's show is part of the CBGB Festival too. 8 PM and 10 PM shows.

Ian Anderson @ Beacon Theatre
Let their be flutes! The Jethro Tull main man will be peforming Thick as a Brick in full.

Wolf People, Wild International, Bennio Qwerty @ Knitting Factory
If you'd like Tull vibes in a younger package, UK band Wolf People sound like they could be from 1973 -- proggy, riffy, and the occasional wind instrument. Quality locals Bennio Qwerty open this show.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Jackson Scott @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Portland's jam-friendly psych rockers have been on tour pretty much this whole year and tonight is their third NYC show this year.

For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our full NYC show calendar.

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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Continue reading "What's going on Friday? (Mexican Summer 5, Judge, Gold Panda, School of Night, UMO, Wolf People & more)"

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Nicole Atkins @ Rubin Museum, 8/9/2013
Nicole Atkins - Rubin Museum of Art, NYC - August 9th, 2013

Nicole Atkins played a very intimate show at the Rubin Museum on Friday night (8/9) as part of their "Naked Soul" series, where artists perform without mics or amplifiers. The show was originally supposed to happen back in February but got postponed due to Winter Storm Nemo. Accompanied on piano by Dan Chen who was in her old band, The Sea, Atkins played a few songs from her upcoming album, Slow Phaser, which was made in Sweden with Cardigans' producer, Tore Johansson.

You can stream a track from the new album and check out more pictures from Atkins' "Naked Soul" show below...

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Sammy of The Mooney Suzuki at Stones Fest 2012 (more by Stephen Yang)
Stones Fest

Stones Fest, a tribute to the Rolling Stones, is returning to NYC this year on May 22 to 23 at Bowery Ballroom. As usual, the show is hosted by The Cabin Down Below Band and it features many of the usual guests like Norah Jones, Patrick Carney (of The Black Keys), Jason Isbell, Butch Walker, Delta Spirit, Cory Chisel & Adriel Denae, Johnny T, Adam Green, Jesse Malin, Ruby Amanfu, Petter Ericson Stakee (of Alberta Cross), Nicole Atkins, Justin Long, Jack Dishel (of Only Son), Seth Herzog, Sammy James Jr. (of The Mooney Suzuki), Danny Clinch & The Tangiers Blues Band, Steve Schiltz (of Hurricane Bells), Har Mar Superstar, Josh Lattanzi (of The Candles), The Uptown Horns, Jamie Burke & Mikki James, and many more. Tickets for both nights go on sale Friday (4/26) at noon and proceeds will benefit Sweet Relief and The Sweet Relief Musicians Fund.

Meanwhile, the actual Rolling Stones will be on their own tour (Mick Taylor included) around that same time. A number of North American dates have been announced but still none in NYC. Also, their kickoff show in LA has been pushed back a day due to NBA playoffs. Updated Stones dates are listed below.

Har Mar Superstar - 'Bye Bye 17'
Har Mar

In other related news, Har Mar Superstar, who plays Stones Fest, is on tour now and plays his own NYC show a week earlier at Le Poisson Rouge on May 15 with The Young Things and Nightbox. He then returns the following month to play Grand Victory on June 14 with The Boxing Lesson, Purple Spires, Supercute!, and NVUS as part of Northside Festival. Tickets for the LPR show are on sale now. No advance tix for the Grand Victory show, but admission is $12 at the door and you can also try to get in with your Northside badge.

Har Mar's new album, Bye Bye 17 just came out this week (4/23). You can stream it in full over at The Current and the track "Lady, You Shot Me" is also streaming below. Har Mar also just interviewed Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas. You can stream/download the entire 52 minute conversation over at Earwolf.

All Har Mar Superstar and Rolling Stones dates are listed, along with the song stream and Stones Fest 2013 flyer below...

Continue reading "Stones Fest returning to NYC in 2013; Har Mar Superstar on tour, released an LP, interviewed Julian Casablancas"

Clearwater Festival

The 2013 Clearwater Festival will take place on June 15 and 16 at Croton Point Park in Croton-on-Hudson, Westchester County, NY. This year's line-up includes Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings, Son Volt, Mavis Staples, Antibalas, Nicole Atkins, Patterson Hood and more. Full line-up is below. Tickets for Clearwater are on sale now.

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Eels @ Webster Hall, 3/1/2013
Eels

On the back of a strong 10th album, Wonderous Glorious, Eels slithered into NYC on Friday (3/1) for a show at Webster Hall. Dressed in matching tracksuits, frontman E and the rest of the band came out for a 20-plus song set that touched on his entire career, plus covers of Fleetwood Mac's "Oh Well" and Small Faces' "Ichycoo Park." The crowd was warmed up with opening sets from Nicole Atkins and the strange torch songs of twisted clown act Puddles Pity Party. Puddles and Eels also performed an impromptu, post-encore finale as the crew disassembled the stage.

More pictures from Friday's show below....

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Sandy Relief

My Morning Jacket will join Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Joseph Arthur, Nicole Atkins, River City Extension, Tangiers Blues Band and special guests for a Hurricane Sandy Benefit at Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park, NJ on January 2, 2013:

"Following Hurricane Katrina, the response from around the world was overwhelming," say Ben Jaffe, creative director of Preservation Hall Jazz Band. "Now it's our time to give back to a devastated community where many of our friends, family and supporters call home. In New Orleans, we turn to our music during hard times. It offers us hope and the feeling that things will be better. We are doing what we always do during hard times: celebrate life. Hopefully this will bring some joy to the residents of the devastated region at a time of great heartache."
Proceeds from the show will benefit multiple Jersey Shore-related charities, including Coastal Habitat for Humanity, The Food Bank of Monmouth/Ocean Counties, Waves for Water, Food For Thought By The Sea, and RebuildRecover. In addition, MMJ will donate a portion of every ticket sold to their upcoming shows at Capitol Theatre in Port Chester and in Boston at Agganis Arena to charity as well.

In other news, Jim James is preparing to release his solo LP Regions of Light & Sound of God, due on February 5. Check out "Know Til Now" below, and preorder your copy if so desired.

Tom Blankenship of MMJ recently participated in the Rock Lottery at Knitting Factory (pictures).

Nicole Atkins is also trying to raise money for Neptune City with a new track.

Jim James track is below.

Continue reading "My Morning Jacket headlines Sandy benefit in Asbury Park with Nicole Atkins & others; Jim James readies solo record"

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