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An Evening with Jay-Z, January 19, 2009 8PM (kepkanation)
Jay Z

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- With George W. Bush all packed up and out of the White House, and Barack Obama ready to move in, hip-hop has never felt more patriotic. And the huge theme for Obama's inauguration weekend has been Young Jeezy's "My President." On Monday night, in the town nicknamed "Chocolate City," Jay-Z drove his audience wild with his new verse for the song's remix.

The show at the Warner Theatre was billed as the "Concert on the Eve of Change," but the crowd welcomed a very familiar Hov game-plan: knock 'em with his own hits and those of his big-name guests.

After "Brooklyn Go Hard," Jay informed D.C. that he was ready for a long night." [MTV]

Beyoncé, Mary J. Blige, and Young Jeezy were among the guests who joined Jay at the Warner Theater last night. Jay was Young Jeezy's guest at a show in the same town one night earlier. Earlier on Sunday was the biggest Obama-related concert of all in front of Abraham Lincoln. Mary J. Blige and Beyonce also performed at that.

The Beastie Boys also played a show in the same town on Monday night.

Jim Jones recently turned himself in to the NYPD after he fought with a friend of Jay-Z.

A snippet of video from the Jay-Z show below...

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Beastie Boys @ 9:30 Club, Washington DC, January 19, 2009 (Peter Hutchins)
Beastie Boys

"What to say. it was an amazing week for citizens of the world. A tremendous moment in time and in history. It's been said so much already, but it is all true. Finally, for at least a moment, the premise and the promise of what America is: equal opportunity for all, stops being hypothetical and becomes reality. A wake up call to the world at large that America is once again a land of potential and possibility, not privilege and greed. So many words and images have been put out there, so I will leave y'all with these few scattered images from our swing state travels:

This is and was a campaign by the people for the people. It really was inspiring seeing the many who sacrificed so much of their time, energy, and recourses for the Obama campaign. We are talking all types of people, from all types of places. In many cases traveling hundreds of miles to be of service in a state other then their own.Many students, yes, but also plenty of Bea Arthur types, regular working peeps, you name it. This was not about big money or infrastructure. I will always remember the rickety walk up field office in Milwaukee. Cots set up for people working long shifts. An impromptu day care. These are the people who did the work. On election day itself Yauch and I were in Denver, aka the big D for big E. We had the good fortune of watching the concession and acceptance speeches in a big ball room filled with peeps from the Colorado Obama campaign. I will always remember the beaming radiant smile on the face of a seventy something year old african american women following Obama's acceptance speech. I can only imagine what that moment meant to her. Then there was the dancing and singing in the streets afterwords. I can't remember ever seeing something like that in my lifetime. Maybe in europe after the world cup. In hind sight, the mood that night was more like people celebrating the end of a dictatorship then a democratic election."
Mike D (November 12, 2008)

Beastie Boys recently announced that "It's true - we're reissuing a digitally remastered version of Paul's Boutique to celebrate the album's 20th anniversary." Amazon adds: "digitally re-mastered for the 1st time, overseen personally by the band to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the release. The original vinyl artwork has been faithfully restored in this 8 panel eco-friendly limited edition CD with fold-out poster."

Beastie Boys played the "Hey, America Feels Kinda' Cool Again, Inaugural Gala" last night at the 9:30 Club in Washington DC with Sheryl Crow, Citizen Cope, and Justin Jones. Proceeds from the show went to Rock The Vote.

Beastie Boys are ALSO working on and/or finished with new material for a new album release in 2009. They (don't actually) talk about it in the video below...

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Department of Eagles @ the Bell House (more by Kyle Dean Reinford)
Department of Eagles @ Bell House

today in NYC
* DANCE
* Mystery Palace @ Pianos
* Les Paul @ Iridium Jazz Club
* Whiplash w/ Todd Barry @ UCB
* Cursive, RIG 1 & The Love Language @ Mercury Lounge
* Department of Eagles and Here We Go Magic @ Bowery Ballroom
* Mascott, Locas in Love, LD & The New Criticism, Kansas State Flower @ Cake Shop
* We Are The Seahorses, Real Life Time Machines, Lady Bright & Schwervon! @ Death By Audio
* Heloise & The Savoir Faire, Lights, Patrick Cleandenim & Golden Triangle @ Glasslands

"It's one of those amazing coincidences that forces one to wonder. Today we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Tomorrow is the inauguration of Barack Obama as the first African-American president of the United States. The Washington Post is full of articles and commentary about both events and how they are intertwined."

Dolly Parton was born today in 1946.

Robert Palmer was born today in 1949. He died of a heart attack on September 26, 2003.

Don't forget that every day a new track of Dark Was the Night is being streamed at their MySpace. Today is "Deep Blue Sea" by Grizzly Bear.

Friendly Fires' new video for "Skeleton Boy" below...

what else?

Continue reading "What's going on Monday? (Martin Luther King Day)"

Bruce Springsteen in DC - Jan 18, 2009 (dreamsinred77)
Bruce Springsteen

U2 in DC - Jan 18, 2009 (Travlr)
U2

United in their desire to witness a historic moment, hundreds of thousands of people of all ages and races gathered under the marble gaze of former President Abraham Lincoln.

"It's a chance to be part of living history," said Audrey Lewis, from Virginia, as she waited for President-elect Barack Obama's welcome concert in Washington to begin.

Volunteers manning the entrances said spectators had begun arriving at the National Mall soon after 0600, willing to wait for hours to get the best view possible of Mr Obama, less than 48 hours before his inauguration. They thronged along the sides of the Reflecting Pool leading up to the Lincoln Memorial, where, four decades ago, so many massed to hear the words of Martin Luther King.

The significance of the moment seemed lost on no-one and - despite the line-up of celebrities, Stevie Wonder, Usher, U2's Bono, Bruce Springsteen and Beyonce among them - there was no doubt who was the day's real star.

The loudest cheers of the afternoon rang out first when Mr Obama and his family came down the memorial's steps to the stage, and again when he stepped forward to address the crowds.

"In the course of our history, only a handful of generations have been asked to confront challenges as serious as the ones we face right now," he said. "Our nation is at war. Our economy is in crisis."... [BBC]

HBO is streaming the whole thing one more time at 11:30PM ET/PT tonight/Sunday.

Some videos below...

Continue reading "the Obama concert today w/ U2, Stevie Wonder, Bruce Springsteen, Bettye Lavette... (watch it online again)"

Mickey Rourke and Bruce Springsteen

Mickey Rourke, considered THE coolest guy in Hollywood by all of the other "genuine" cool guys, won the Gold Globe this evening for Best Actor in "The Wrestler."

As if art is imitating life, Rourke played a down and out professional wrestler who makes a valiant comeback just as Mickey is doing as you read this.

The crowd went wild as Mickey has always been well loved and a favorite amongst his acting peers.

Additionally, Bruce Springsteen received the best song prize for the title track to "The Wrestler," stating, "This is the only time I'm going to be in competition with Clint Eastwood," said Springsteen, referring to the filmmaker who had a song nomination for writing the title tune to his "Gran Torino." "It felt pretty good, too!" [The Lang Report]

In other Springsteen news, he is going to play at an Obama pre-inauguration event, you can catch him in the Superbowl halftime show, he made a lot of money in 2008, he's up for two Grammys, and he has a new album called "Working on a Dream" coming out January 27th...

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Spiderman Obama
Jaydiohead

today in NYC
* DANCE
* Terror @ Europa
* NY Times Arts & Leisure
* The Lisps @ Zipper Theater
* Mos Def @ Highline Ballroom
* Forro in the Dark @ Joe's Pub
* World/Inferno Friendship Society @ Webster Hall
* Afterworlds, Gates of Heaven & Apple Deaf @ Cake Shop
* Endless Boogie, Psychic Ills & Mike Fellows @ Glasslands
* Camper Van Beethoven & Victor Krummenacher @ Bowery Ballroom
* Tyvik, Psychedelic Horseshit & Kurt Vile @ Less Artists More Condos
* Bear Hands, Holy Hail, Atarah Valentine & Statehood @ The Studio at Webster Hall
* Great Lake Swimmers, Haley Bonar & Daniel Martin Moore @ The Bell House
* My Teenage Stride, The Jaguar Club & Bridges and Powerlines @ Union Hall
* Carcinogenic Static (members of Talibam! & USAISAMONSTER) @ Market Hotel
* John Brown's Body, Globesonic, Jenny Scheinman, Haale & Sulha Sound System @ (le) poisson rouge

Jimmy Page was born today in 1944.

Laundromatinee has in-studio audio and video from a session with the Vivian Girls.

Tom Cruise emotional over Travolta death
DRM-free iTunes Store to haunt Apple?
The Golden Globes are Sunday.
Obama gets his own Spiderman comic book.
Dolly Parton picked for Gospel Hall of Fame.
Stevie Wonder Helps Promote Technology For Visually Impaired.
Linksys offers full wireless alternative to Sonos.
Beatles music pulled from Norweigian podcasts.

Move over Animal Collective, Sanjaya's long awaited album is here.

Above is an alternate cover for Jaydiohead.

Below is a video from 7 Worlds Collide. In it, Ed O'Brien (guitar), Liam Finn (guitar), Jeff Tweedy (vocals/guitar), John Stirratt (bass), Phil Selway (drums), and Johnny Marr (guitar), are performing Radiohead's Fake Plastic Trees...

What else?

Continue reading "What's going on Friday?"

election night in Williamsburg (more by Ryan Muir)
Williamsburg

"Dozens of hipsters -- and the old-timers who resent them -- stormed a community meeting on Monday night, showing the ongoing clash of cultures that collided when people flooded the streets after Barack Obama's election win on Nov. 4.

Three people were arrested during the celebration -- and many more were roughed up, according to witnesses -- and on Monday night, dozens of people who had danced in the streets had a chance to vent their frustrations at the officers of the 94th Precinct.

One after another, youngsters stood up and alleged mistreatment at the hands of the police on the night of Nov. 4-5, after Barack Obama was declared the winner of the presidential election shortly after 11 pm." [Brooklyn Paper]

Then there's the story of how one of the guys arrested is in the band Up the Empire. More pictures from the night HERE. Professional (anti-the-cops) videos someone made to document the event, below...

Continue reading "the Brooklyn election night police clash aftermath"

Yes We canCelebrate U.S. president-elect Barack Obama's election win with Yes We Can: Voices of a Grassroots Movement. The disc features contributions by Bono, Stevie Wonder, Kanye West, and even Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Senator McCain can console himself this week with the Abba: The Albums, the 9-CD box set from his favorite band.

Two releases slipped up on me this week. Barbara Morgenstern releases her new album BM, tomorrow, and powerpop darlings the Pillbugs drop Everybody Wants a Way Out. Both are at the top of my shopping list.

Other releases that have been sent my way that I can strongly recommend include Au Revoir Simone's Reverse Migration (remixes), Danielson's retroospective Trying Hartz, Deer Tick's War Elephant, Denison Witmer's Carry The Weight, the Postmarks' By the Numbers, and Vetiver's More of the Past EP.

Five remastered New Order albums are out tomorrow (Brotherhood, Low-Life, Movement, Power Corruption & Lies,, Technique), complete with bonus discs filled with demos, b-sides and live tracks.

Other reissues include the Led Zeppelin Definitive Collection, which collects the band's albums in a mini-LP format on CDs. The 13-disc Genesis Box Set 3 (1970-1975) completes Rhino's set of reissues from the band.

This week's "actors who sing" releases include Kevin Costner & Modern West's Untold Truths and Billy Bob Thornton's Christmas album with the Boxmasters, Christmas Cheer.

Any recommendations from the week's music release list?

Continue reading "Largehearted Boy's Interesting CD Releases This Week"

Dead Milkmen @ Fun Fun Fun Fest, Austin, TX - Nov 8, 2008
Dead Milkmen

After Schulthise's death, the surviving Dead Milkmen took the stage once again for two consecutive nights in November 2004 at the Trocadero Theatre in Philadelphia. Proceeds were donated to a variety of mental health organizations and to a Serbian monastery that Schulthise supported. Dan Stevens, bass player of Genaro's band the Low Budgets, performed on bass.

In 2008, the band announced its plans to play the Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, TX, their first performance since the Schulthise memorial show, with Stevens again on bass. When asked if they were planning a corresponding tour, the band said they were not planning to do so. However, the band played two unannounced concerts in Philadelphia in October, 2008, billed under their pseudonym Les Enfants Du Prague. Both shows, including one at the small bar Johnny Brenda's and another at the all-ages venue the First Unitarian Church, sold out despite their lacking proper billing. [Wikipedia]

The band, with new bassist, did in fact play that show at Fun Fun Fun Fest last night (11/8). It was my first time seeing Dead Milkmen. I forgot I knew all the words. Full setlist and more pictures later. In the meantime here's some video....

Continue reading "Dead Milkmen - Obama's Bitchin' Camaro (FFF Fest video) "

Words and photos by Faith-Ann Young

crowd-surfing Obama & Chris Funk @ Terminal 5
The Decemberists

It's hard to bring chamber folk to life with a sold-out audience who lives and breathes The Decemberists, but Loch Lomond did so blissfully. It's the strength of their music, not necessarily the strength of their live show (as they seemed a bit withdrawn and concentrated heavily on their instruments more than their audience) that makes it worthwhile. That said, Loch Lomond deserve all the accolades they are getting.

Meanwhile, the Decemberists evidently drank a lot of Obama Kool-Aid pre-show (Front-man Colin Meloy in particular) and were on a roll Wednesday night (11/5) [Obama was elected the next president of the United States just one night earlier].

  1. They started out early with a killer cover of Dreams by Fleetwood Mac (which brought some hard-core fans up front to tears)
  2. Colin Meloy joked about how bandmate Jenny Conlee must have voted for McCain because she made such a somber set list. When the crowd booed, he chuckled "just kidding, that's like saying fire in a crowd".....
  3. Meloy then yanked a peacock feather from the crowd (who brings a bloody peacock feather to a concert?) and busted out a wicked guitar solo using the feather instead of a hand........
  4. Meloy proceeded to run into the audience, steal a cellphone from an innocent audience member, call someone, and sing a whole song to the caller....while the jaw-dropped audience sang along in full chorus............
  5. Afterwards, Chris Funk picked up a full-sized Obama Cardboard Cut-Out, screamed OBAMMMA along the side of the stage, and then passed the cardboard through the crowd....
  6. As the crowd chanted "Yes We Can" and allowed Obama to crowdsurf, Colin simply smiled and said "yes we did"
  7. Bottom line: All those who reprimanded The Decemberists in the past for lackluster performances {editor's note: not me) et al. were rolling over in their already-made graves on Wednesday night....
No question; twas a night to remember. The Decemberists play the Wellmont Theater in NJ on November 11th. More pictures from NYC below...

Continue reading "The Decemberists, Loch Lomond & crowd-surfing Obama @ Terminal 5, NYC - pics & setlist"

Tad Kubler, by Chris La Putt (more)
Bacrack Brains

In case you missed it in the Hold Steady post, Tad of the Hold Steady was wearing a "Barack Obama" Bad Brains shirt last night. The shirt is available at BarackBrains.com, though I doubt they'll be flying off the shelves now that Barack already won. Maybe?

Photos by Chris La Putt

The Hold Steady

Drive-By Truckers

The Hold Steady and Drive-By Truckers played their first of two shows together at Terminal 5 in NYC last night (11/6). They do it again tonight - this time in reverse order. Last night DBT played last. This time they play first. More pictures, including one of the Hold Steady's setlist, from last night below... .

Continue reading "Drive-By Truckers & The Hold Steady @ Terminal 5, NYC (night 1) - pics & setlist"

Joe Biden (by Gizmodo)
Biden RIAA

"There's no question America looks like it'll be an exciting and interesting place under Barack Obama.

But it's starting to look a little scary for the online world.

Joe Biden is already cause for serious alarm, but now, will Google get an amazing foothold in the new White House?

And might RIAA boss Mitch Bainwol become Obama's CTO?

It's OK. Relax. We were just kidding about Bainwol. He voted for McCain, although you can bet he and other corporate entertainment cartel minions such as the MPAA's Dan Glickman are sleeping outside Obama's door, metaphorically speaking.

But could either Do No evil Google boss Eric Schmidt, who "conveniently endorsed Obama," or another Google employee, Vint Cerf, be named? - wonders CNet News." [p2pnet]

photos by Ryan Muir

Joy Riot

Joy Riot

Ryan got off the Bedford L stop at North 7th St. in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn last night around 1 AM. The sidewalks and streets were filled with people celebrating Obama's win. At one point the cops decided they needed to clear the street out a little, possibly so a garbage truck could get through. One reader wrote into Gothamist...

We were trying to get onto the sidewalk, as requested but hard to do when it is packed. The police pushed my boyfriend because he wasn't moving fast enough and when he spoke back to them the incident escalated.

He was basically thrown to the ground, hit with billy clubs and then arrested for disorderly conduct, resisting arrest & obstructing governmental administration. Others who got arrested were only given a summons, however a police officer hurt himself while arresting my boyfriend. That is why he is still in central booking in Brooklyn.

By 2:30, when Ryan decided to go home, a lot of people had already dispersed from the intersection, many thanks to the urging of the police in riot gear (who apparently were holding at least one mace grenade). The party kept going all night though. More pictures from the 'joy riot' below...

Continue reading "Obama revelers party in Williamsburg, clash w/ police on Bedford (some pictures from last night in Brooklyn)"

Michael Stipe in Santiago, Chile - Nov 4, 2008 (LoretĂ­n)
Michael Stipe

Girl Talk announces a new president in Milwaukee - Nov 4, 2008 (leslie!!)
Girl Talk

Where were you when Obama was announced the winner last night? After spending some time in Rockefeller Center with thousands of people and NBC, I was actually at (le) poisson rouge in the West Village when CNN made their announcement (on two large screens). Everyone went nuts and started dancing while music like "We are the Champions" was blasting through the soundsystem (I guess McCain supporters knew to stay away from events like these?). Kyle was at The Bell House with a similar experience. Oprah was in Chicago's Grant Park (home of Lollapalooza). Ryan was wondering if Clues were ever going to go on. Others were at other concerts...

Girl Talk played Milwaukee. R.E.M. was in Santiago while Madonna performed in San Diego. Smashing Pumpkins were up in Toronto and Bad Brains had a hometown show in DC. Videos from those shows and more below...

Continue reading "Where were you? Obama's win in concert, and other, videos "

words & photos by Kyle Dean Reinford

The Blue Album Group

Last night, election night, I made my way to The Bell House in Park Slope/Gowaus for what was sure to be a nervously excited crowd counting down the minutes until the new president was announced. I've only been to The Bell House once, but I can't imagine that the new venue has ever been more packed than it was last night. People came out in masse for the election coverage - so much so that they even turned people away at the door. I think I heard 500 people. Watching an election in a large group of like-minded individuals like that was truly overwhelming - especially when they announced Virginia and a bunch of people jumped on stage and gave everyone a beer shower.

The Blue Album Group

After Obama gave his acceptance speech, things didn't calm down. Host Eugene Mirman said a few words congratulating our first "half-white president," and introduced The Blue Album Group, who rocked out, pretty much note for note, Weezer's Blue Album. Though a lot of people went home, those that were left drunkenly danced and celebrated. After the last note of "Only in Dreams" rang out, I grabbed a quesadilla from the Red Hook soccer field vendors - another big draw of the evening. It was delicious.

More pictures below...

Continue reading "election night in Brooklyn w/ Eugene Mirman & The Blue Album Group @ the Bell House - pics"

David Byrne @ the Paramount, Austin, TX (more by Kyle Dean Reinford)
david Byrne

Pardon the bulk mailing. I Can't Vote. I am an immigrant with a Green Card and, therefore, I am not eligible to vote in a federal election. ... On Election Day, I see my neighbors heading to the nearby elementary school to cast their ballots. The voting booth joint is a great leveler; the whole neighborhood - rich, poor, old, young, decrepit and spunky - they all turn out in one day.

But most of you can vote. What can I say? The Republicans have made us less safe than before 9/11, bankrupted this economy, started an illegal war they can't - and don't intend to - finish, removed what sympathy (after 9/11) and respect the world had for the US, and have robbed US citizens of many of their basic rights.

Global warming? What's that? Science and education? Investment in our future? No, thanks - we'll stick with a good 'ole hockey mom. Ignorant, and fucking proud of it, as is always the case.

Although it looks like a shoo-in, it ain't over 'til Florida. And there are plenty of racists in this country who will vote against their own best interests. So please, get to your local elementary school, post office, town hall, or whatever, and cast your vote and make this a country we can all be proud of. We can get out of this mess, and life can be better than it is.

David Byrne
NYC

David Byrne played the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, NJ last night. Did you go? How was it? More tour dates HERE. Set list below. Still waiting for the NYC show announcement.

Download the 2CD "ultra-limited release of the David Byrne live bootleg "'Stop Wearing Suits'" at this RapidShare link.

And in semi-related news, the Talking Heads song "Once in a Lifetime" appears in the trailer of the Oliver Stone movie "W". You can watch that video below...

Continue reading "David Byrne played NJ (setlist), says vote (though he can't)"

photos by Bao Nguyen

Saul Williams

Obama supporter Saul Williams wrote an election day poem. Listen to him read it in the video below..

Continue reading "Saul Williams' election poem (video) ++ Lollapalooza pics "

Jay Z
Jay Z

On a stage outside a North Philadelphia theater where some of the greatest R&B artists once performed, Jay-Z and other members of the hip-hop elite exhorted 10,000 young people yesterday to become part of history by voting for Sen. Barack Obama.

A throng of energized young people, many of them Temple University students, gathered in front of the historic Uptown Theater on Broad Street about 1 p.m. to hear rappers Jay-Z and Sean "Diddy" Combs and singer Mary J. Blige urge them to cast ballots for the senator from Illinois.

"I need y'all to be really, really quiet for this. I need you to really understand what I'm telling you," Jay-Z said. "Rosa Parks sat so Martin Luther King could walk. Martin Luther King walked so Obama could run. Obama's running so we all can fly." [Philadelphia Inquirer]

Beyonce and Russell Simmons were at yesterday's event too. More pictures at Barack Obama's Flickr account.

In semi-related news, Jay-Z's successor at Def Jam commited suicide over the weekend.

Since July 23rd, Largehearted Boy has been running a feature on his own site where he asks musicians to answer the question, "Why Obama?". If you haven't already (or lately), check that out before continuing with his listing of this week's new music releases...

TravisOde to J. Smith, the latest album by Travis, sees its US release tomorrow.

Though there may be a shortage of marquee releases this week, there is no shortage of quality music. From the promos I have already sifted through, I can recommend Black Moth Super Rainbow's Drippers EP, Cale Parks' Sparklace, Dragonette's Galore, Eulogies' Tempted to Do Nothing, Grampall Jookabox's Rope Chain, Little Joy's self-titled debut (which features the Strokes' Fabrizio Moretti), The Music Lovers' Masculine Feminine, and Wilderness's (k)no(w)here.

If you were waiting for the vinyl, Ryan Adams' Cardinology, The Streets' Everything Is Borrowed, and Prototypes' Synthetique are all in stores tomorrow.

Merge Records has the week's two outstanding reissues. Both Magnetic Fields' Get Lost and Polvo's Celebrate The New Dark Age EP have been remastered and are available tomorrow on vinyl. Camera Obscura's Underachievers Please Try Harder is also finally available on vinyl.

Lou Reed's Coney Island Baby and Berlin are available as a two-for-one reissue at a bargain price, as is Bruce Springsteen's Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J. & The Wild, The Innocent and the E-Street Shuffle.

Any recommendations from the week's music release list?

Continue reading "LB's Interesting CD Releases This Week ++ Why Obama?"

Obama vs McCain, 2008 Village Halloween Parade (bnittoli)
Obama

Here are a selection of events happening in New York City on November 4th, 2008.

(le) poisson rouge is hosting a free event with two jumbo projection screens and The Obama Girls of Comedy.

Galapagos (in its new DUMBO location) is having an "Obama-Fabulous Election Night Party". A projection screen and The Yes We Can!-Can Girls. $10.

Sound Fix will be hosting an "Election Night Broadcast Blowout".

New Amsterdam Records is having an Election Night Party at Nuyorican Poets Cafe

The Onion's 'War For The White House Election Night Spectacular' will take place at Fontana's. There will be a big screen, free drinks, and comedy by Todd Barry, Mike Birbiglia, Kristen Schaal and Kurt Braunohler, and Pangea 3000. Free with RSVP. "To RSVP, please email nypromo@theonion.com with 'Election Night RSVP' in the subject. Your name and the name of your guest MUST be included in the body of the email.". This event is now SOLD OUT.

Rival Schools are playing Maxwell's.

Judson Church is hosting "An Election Night Concert of Free Improvisation". Featuring performances by 19 artists including John Zorn & Joan La Barbara. $10, 6pm-midnight. Check out this PDF for more info.

continued below...

Continue reading "Election Night Events in NYC"

Barack Rock
Barack Rock! continues to update its pro-Obama website with free music by bands like The Teenage Prayers, Bell, Sam Champion, Ra Ra Riot, Frank Bango, Clipd Beaks, Mobius Band, Tapes n Tapes, Sera Cahoone, Port O'Brien, Salt & Samovar, Bear Hands, Au Revoir Simone, Foreign Islands and many more.

Sharon Jones @ ACL (more by Kyle Dean Reinford)
Sharon Jones @ ACL

Sharon Jones will be performing at the Barack benefit going down at Southpaw Thursday night. Sharon Jones will be performing at the Perez Hilton party at Highline Ballroom on Friday night with Yo Majesty, Lady Gaga, Semi Precious Weapons & more TBA

I think the Menahan Band is playing the Southpaw show too (in addition to Budos Band and Naomi Shelton). Menahan are also opening for Sharon on the following dates...

Continue reading "Sharon Jones - 2 NYC shows this CMJ week! "