Entries tagged with: Patti Smith
(current incarnation of?) Lubricated Goat
"Lubricated Goat was an Australian noise rock band of the 1980s. They achieved brief notoriety for playing on a television program naked, with only their instruments. Mainly influenced by bands like The Stooges and The Birthday Party, they are credited for playing a grimy, confrontational style of rock which preceded grunge music....Lubricated Goat holds a special place in my heart due to one recent, not-music-related experience, A few years ago I hired a 'man with a van' off Craigslist to help me move. That man turned out to be none other than Stu Spasm. I felt star struck that entire afternoon. The company he was/is working for is Rabbit Movers.
Lubricated Goat was formed by Stu Spasm (real name Stuart Grey). Spasm had previously been in bands such as Singing Dog with Stu Barker, and Salamander Jim with Tex Perkins....
Lubricated Goat had its back catalog re-released via Amphetamine Reptile Records in the United States, and on Normal in Europe, before making its first American tour in mid-1989. In 1990, Lubricated Goat commenced its first European tour, one that was plagued with tragedy via the stabbing of Spasm in Berlin in 1990. The incident placed Lubricated Goat on hiatus....
...Various incarnations of Lubricated Goat, often featuring only Stu Spasm, have since existed, recording material for Sub Pop, PCP, Sympathy for the Record Industry and REPTILIAN. Spasm also played in Crunt (which featured his then-wife Kat Bjelland of Babes in Toyland) and Jon Spencer Blues Explosion drummer Russell Simins.
In 2007, a brand new lineup of Lubricated Goat started writing new songs & performing them, along with a selection of classic LG songs. This lineup included Anne Mette Rasmussen on keyboards, sound effects & backup vocals, Creighton Chamberlain (formerly of Heroine Sheiks) on bass, and 'Bloody' Rich Hutchins (former/current member of Live Skull, Of Cabbages and Kings, Sugartime, Phideaux, Hungry March Band) on drums. [Wikipedia]
So, I was excited, but not surprised, to see that not only are Lubricated Goat playing a show tonight (5/8), but that the show (which other bands are also playing) is taking place in the Rabbit Movers-related Rabbit Hole Studio gallery in conjunction with their own art show entitled "Patti Smith's Fridge" because "One time they moved Patti Smith's cast-iron refrigerator down three flights of stairs and into a building across town". Junk Science is also on tonight's bill. Seven bands total play today and tomorrow (set times below).
The three day event this weekend in DUMBO (Brooklyn, NY) will feature art, live music, readings and performance, or to quote them, "all sorts of shenanigans from the Rabbit Art Collective". More details below...
photos by Tim Griffin
"It's been 10 years since Tibet was the hot issue in the rock community, but some stars still carry the torch. One of the biggest forums for this activism is the annual Tibet House benefit in New York, where an eclectic group of artists bands together to salute Tibetan culture.More pictures below...
This year's concert, held [Tueusday] at Carnegie Hall, started off on an energetic note, with Antibalas raising the sedate crowd to its feet. After playing a song, they were joined by Beninese singer Angelique Kidjo, who wowed with an energetic cover of the Rolling Stones' "Gimme Shelter," before performing one of her own songs, "Emma." Antibalas then exited stage right, while bluesman Keb' Mo' joined Kidjo for one more tune.
Curator Philip Glass then took the stage to introduce his son Zack, who was performing with the Patti Smith Band. The younger Glass played two pleasant, mainstream folk-rock tunes, the furthest thing possible from his father's experimental compositions. He was followed by Vampire Weekend, who played with a string quartet and debuted a new song that sounded even more influenced by Paul Simon's "Graceland" than its previous work, as well as "M79" from its self-titled debut.
At this point, the tone of the show changed, with the elder Glass perforing an original piano composition with the string quartet. The piece was lovely, but felt out-of-place after so much upbeat rock. To add to the discombobulation, the National, who played two excellent new songs, followed Glass.
...Patti Smith, a fixture at many Tibet House benefits, took the stage with her daughter Jesse accompanying her on piano.... [full review @ BILLBOARD]
Patti Smith says Happy New Year @ Bowery Ballroom - Dec 31, 2008 (Houari B)
"Smith was in fine form and good spirits, joking and cajoling the audience, even telling them her old birthday (she was born on Dec 30th) stories. Her jokes crackle with electricity as much as the music, as the band rip through Kimberly (a loving tribute to her sister, who was in the audience), Dancing Barefoot, Pissing in a River and the chestnuts, Because the Night and People Have the Power.Download the whole New Years Eve show at roio's site.
Since 1998, Smith has been keeping a three-night year-end tradition at New York's Bowery Ballroom and tonight, Smith puts everyone in the right frame of mind about 2009, the Chinese astrological Year of the Ox, by reminding the audience that it's going to be a year of putting their noses to the grind and working hard." [roio]
Patti Smith doesn't have any full shows coming up again yet, but there are at least four times you can see her between now and March 11th. And one of them is tonight/Saturday at 92YTribeca where she'll be introducing and speaking after a couple of screenings of the new documentary made about her. All dates below...
Le Poisson Rouge's ode to Philip Glass/Chuck Close (more by Chris La Putt)
As someone kindly pointed out, tickets are now on sale for the 2009 Tibet House Benefit concert happening at Carnegie Hall on February 3rd. The list of artists confirmed so far is in the title of this post.
Vampire Weekend are in the middle of their three-night NYC run at Terminal 5.
The Tibet show is a month before the REM show at Carnegie Hall that Patti Smith is also playing and which was organized by Michael Dorf who has Philip Glass playing multiple shows at his new City Winery.
The Tibet House benefit show is an annual show put on by Philip Glass. Patti Smith has played it before. So has Antony, Sufjan Stevens, The Black Keys, Trey, Ray Davies, Lou Reed, Laurie Anderson, Damien Rice, Band of Horses, and many, many more.
Video of Antony performing "You are My Sister" in 2006 (a fine moment), below...
Throwing Muses with Kristen Hersh, Kimya Dawson, Ingrid Michaelson, Glenn Hansard of The Frames & Swell Season, Apples in Stereo, Tommy James and the Shondells, Jolie Holland, Keren Ann, Guster, The Db's, Bob Mould, Vic Chesnutt & Elf Power, Rachel Yamagata, Calexico, Patti Smith, and others will be singing R.E.M. songs at Carnegie Hall on March 11th. "100% of net proceeds to benefit musical education programs for underprivileged youth." Regular tickets are on sale at the venue's site. VIP tickets are available at the event's own site (thx rajohn)...
Your VIP ticket includes entrance to the private artist reception taking place at City Winery featuring cuisine designed by Mario Batali. Food will be delicious and the free wine will be flowing. Join the artists and friends in New York's first full winery and amazing new event space. The party will start immediately after the concert and go to 1am. With a full stage and sound system at City Winery, we expect many musical surprises!Mario Batali and Michael Stipe are good friends. Michael Dorf is producing this whole event. Michael Dorf owns the new City Winery which is opening on New Years Eve which is the night Michael Dorf's old club Knitting Factory is closing (which Michael pointed out himself in that NY Press article).
Vic Chetnutt & Elf Power are also touring and playing NYC together in January.
Pro-shot video of R.E.M.'s encore in Mexico City the other day, below...
The 2009 NY Times Arts & Leisure Weekend takes place at the Timescenter in NYC from January 8-11. Tickets are on sale for events that include talks with Vampire Weekend, Patti Smith, Salman Rushdie, and Tom Cruise (thx Jeff).
Tickets are on sale for "Australian Pink Floyd: The Wall" at Roseland.
Tickets are on sale for Black Crowes / Patti Smith shows at Hammerstein Ballroom in October.
Check the free show calendar for FREE SHOWS.
"Come to Damrosch Park for a Lincoln Center Out of Doors season jam-packed with dynamic, free programs that offer something for absolutely everyone, from tributes to beloved cultural icons to cross-cultural collaborations that blur the lines of genre and geography.Highlights also include a Hal Wilner and Adam Dorn tribute to Joel Dorn, the WFMU show with the Ex, and the many individual performers playing the two day 25th Annual Roots of American Music Festival. Examples include Pete Seeger, The Knitter, Chalie Haden with family (Petra) and friends, Patti Smith, and many more. Please leave your 'Out of Doors' recommendations in the comments.
This season is highlighted by a host of vibrant and eclectic musical experiences. Catch the rhythmic fever of a funk-filled African tribute to the late Godfather of Soul, James Brown, when Still Black, Still Proud celebrates the "hardest-working man in show business." Transcend 800 years of minimalism in a sublime triple bill presented in collaboration with Wordless Music.
Explore the power of multi-ethnic oral traditions with the return of the beloved La Casita festival, and celebrate our rich musical heritage from blues to New Orleans funk to bluegrass to punk with the 25th Annual Roots of American Music Festival.
Dance lovers will enjoy performances including the stirring Noche Flamenca, the premiere of Armitage Gone's collaboration with Burkina Electric, Summer of Love; Doug Elkins' witty take on The Sound of Music, Fräulein Maria, and David Dorfman's underground, a provocative look at political protest.
Bring the family outside this August for a lively Out of Doors season that celebrates the performing arts at a price everyone can afford -- absolutely free."
Joan Osborne & Patti Smith @ Bowery Ballroom, Dec 30, 2007 (CRED)
Patti Smith played 3 sold-out shows at Bowery Ballroom in NYC over the past few days. The final one was on New Years Eve show which happened earlier in the night than the Les Savy Fav show at the same venue. Joan Osborne showed up at at least one of the shows, and Alejandro Escovedo opened on New Years Eve.
Mr. Brownstone played Bowery Ballroom recently. It was a very drunken affair - the kind of party that would go well with New Years. Bowery Presents thinks so too. Mr. Brownstone are playing New Years Eve at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, NY. They go on at 9pm (early). Tickets are on sale.
A 9pm show in Brooklyn should leave plenty of time to get to Manhattan before the late-late Les Savy Fav show begins at Bowery Ballroom. I still don't know what time they go on (2 or 3?), but it's definitely after the Patti Smith show which probably doesn't even start until 10. Tickets for Les Savy Fav go on sale Monday November 26th.
Also happening in NYC on New Years: Dresden Dolls @ Manhattan Center, Dean & Britta @ Maxwell's, Moe @ Radio City Music Hall, Gov't Mule @ Beacon Theater, and Benevento/Russo/The Join/U-Melt @ Highline Ballroom. What else?
Chris Robinson & Patti Smith @ United Palace, NYC - Oct 31, 2007 (CRED)
Black Crowes Set: Give Peace A Chance, Space Captain, Black Moon Creeping, Darling Of The Underground Press, Sister Luck, Another Roadside Tragedy, Nonfiction (w/Patti Smith), Ain’t No Cane On The Brazos, Polly, Girl From A Pawnshop, Jealous Again, Soul Singing, Wiser Time, Thorn In My PrideNo shortage of Patti Smith shows this year (and next)....
Encore: Can’t You Hear Me Knockin’? [via Glide Magazine]
Patti Smith played the new Music Hall of Williamsburg last night (Sept 6, 2007) - two nights later than she was supposed to. I unfortunately wasn't there, but Edwina Hay was on hand do document the festivities. Her report includes the part where Patti humorously read from the Brooklyn Vegan comments. I'd be lying if I said I didn't think that was pretty cool.
Keep reading for more of Edwina's photos & words.....
Against Me! @ MHOW, Brooklyn, NYC - Sept 05, 2007 (CRED)
Though not completely finished inside, the new Brooklyn venue called Music Hall of Williamsburg opened with a show by David Dondero, Matt & Kim, and Against Me! last night. Already there are conflicting viewpoints in the comments. One positive:
just back from the show....it was super sweet! the venue isn't 100% done yet, but in solid shape and can't wait to see more shows in this space. for as much as people bitched about it opening a day late it's a far nicer and better venue (in every sense) then plenty of other "venues" i've been to in BK.One sort of negative:
The venue is nice, set up just like Bowery Ballroom and everything is brand new but sort of corny--leather couches, etc. It's a bit too slick and polished and made me miss the old Northsix. Also, the bathrooms are oddly situated right under the drums so it sounds like the floors are going to collapse. The security guys were assholes and gave a lot of people grief over minor bullshit. Honestly, I would probably only return there for bands I really really love who I couldn't see anywhere else--it wasn't a pleasant experience.The Patti Smith show has been rescheduled for tonight (Sept 6, 2007).
Northsix/Music Hall of Williamsburg - May 26, 2007 (CRED)
The show Patti Smith is playing to open up the new Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn is just over a month away. It's also sold out. Tickets go on sale Friday for a second Patti Smith show on September 14th (10 days later) @ the Beacon Theatre.
Check Ticketmaster for even more more 'Music Hall' shows on sale - like Voxtrot, Les Savy Fav, Mystery Jets, The Black Lips, Bonde Do Role, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, The Walkmen Against Me!, Matt & Kim, Joseph Arthur, Vampire Weekend, Medeski Martin & Wood, Sunset Rubdown, Boris, Drive By Truckers, and Iamx.
More Patti Smith tour dates below....
One minute she's closing a venue, and the next...
The Bowery Presents, an independent New York concert-promotion company, today announced the Music Hall of Williamsburg will open on September 4th with Patti Smith and Her Band. The Music Hall of Williamsburg will occupy the former space of Northsix, on 66 North 6th Street, and will provide a first-rate, mid-size venue for bands to play in Brooklyn.Jose Gonzalez and the Black Lips are already scheduled to play there too. This new venue is about the same size as Bowery Ballroom in Manhattan, and the competing new Luna Lounge in the same Brooklyn neighborhood. More below...
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* Portishead playing All Tomorrow's Parties
* Patti Smith covers the Decemberists
* Tix still on sale for Decemberists, Grizzly Bear, Land of Talk
* Hope Sandoval continues to live in relative obscurity
* Jesus & Mary Chain complete two nights at Webster Hall
Did anyone go see Patti Smith at Bowery Ballroom?
Did anyone go to the 2007 Can-Do Awards Dinner? Lou Reed, David Bowie, Iman, The Edge, Jimmy Fallon, Mike D, Elvis Costello, Diana Krall, Ed Burns, Dennis Leary, Michael Stipe, Mike Mills and Patti Smith did....
Patti Smith & Mike Mills (REM) @ Pier 60 benefit, NYC - Apr 23, 2007 (CRED)
* Torr has a new MORRISSEY song captured on video
* IRIR posts a new (leaked) INTERPOL song
* Sasha Frere Jones' take on BJORK @ Radio City
* Download LAND OF TALK on AOL's Spinner Interface podcast
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* Ned Vizzini Interviews THE HARLEM SHAKES
* JACK WHITE’s Detroit House Sells for $590,000
* Thirteen live MP3's by THE NATIONAL on the Radio
* Fluxblog reveals his relationship with AU REVOIR SIMONE
* DAVID BYRNE interviews neuroscientist Daniel Levitin
I have three limited-edition Patti Smith signed "Twelve" lithographs to give away. Details below....
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This might explain why Patti Smith's Bowery Ballroom shows sold out so fast. They're giving away free Bowery tickets with the purchase of Patti's new CD "twelve" at eight different NYC stores. It worked the other way around too - you get a CD if you bought a ticket first. More info below....
"As an addendum to our story about the performances which will close out the legendary CBGB venue, the final ever performance, by Patti Smith will be broadcast exclusively by Sirius satellite Radio." [Punk News]
The Black Keys and Antony watch as Patti Smith shakes hands with a Tibetan Monk:
Wednesday night, February 9th, 2005 (timed to coincide with the Chinese New Year), I checked out the Tibet House Benefit Concert. Billboard reviewed the show. Full performer list in this post. Here are my photos.
Ray Davies (The Kinks), Trey Anastasio (Phish), and Lou Reed (Velvet Underground) share a mic: