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The Vaccines at Webster Hall in April (more by Joe McCabe)
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today in NYC
* Whiplash @ UCB
* Chica Libre @ Barbes
* Hot Tub @ Littlefield
* Wild Belle @ Le Baron
* The Quavers @ Barbes
* Strawberry Fields @ BB King's
* 13P's ImPlosion Party @ Joe's Pub
* Daniel Higgs, Mike Bones @ Zebulon
* The Gowanus All-Stars @ The Rock Shop
* Lemonade, Vacationer @ Stone Rose Lounge
* Jozef Van Wissem, Noveller @ Le Poisson Rouge
* We Were Promised Jetpacks @ Ollie's Point (Amityville)
* Primordial, While Heaven Wept, Cormorant @ Saint Vitus
* Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires, Neutron Drivers @ Maxwell's
* Tony Scherr Trio with Anton Fier and Rob Jost @ Living Room
* MNDR, Wildkat, Eli Makes Beats, Mysto & Pizzi @ Webster Hall CANCELLED
* Luke Rathborne, manicanparty, De Lion, Kenny Tudrick @ Pianos
* Jaill, Fergus & Geronimo, Home Blitz, Swearin' @ Mercury Lounge
* The Vaccines, Ryan Jarman's Exclamation Pony @ Bowery Ballroom
* Kristeen Young, Blind Benny, Nonstop to Cairo @ The Bowery Electric
* Anna Lunoe, Zak Matic, Florent, surprise guest @ Home Sweet Home
* Hugh Laurie with The Copper Bottom Band @ Manhattan Center Grand Ballroom
* Lakutis, Pegasus Warning, Safe, Quinn Walker, Carrie Wilds, Peaceful Solutions, Cult Days @ Glasslands

BrooklynVegan is hosting another FREE movie screening of at Knitting Factory tonight. This time it's "Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best". Check out the trailer below.

Sonic Youth is announcing some "news" at noon.

The Vaccines play their first of two sold out NYC shows tonight. Tonight's show is at Bowery Ballroom and support comes from The Cribs frontman Ryan Jarman's new outfit, Ryan Jarman's Exclamation Pony. Ryan played his first-ever solo show at Cameo last month with a slew of guests, including Jen from Here We Go Magic, Jeffrey Lewis, Devin, and Penn Badgely from Gossip Girl. Wonder what he's got in store this time.

Grace Jones tickets are now on pre-sale.

Paul McCartney, who just announced four random North American dates, performed with Damon Albarn's Africa Express (and John Paul Jones and more) in London over the weekend. Watch a video below.

Eddie Vedder & Tom Morello joined Bruce Springssteen on stage in Chicago on Friday and Saturday.

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Flying Lotus posted an unfinished Frank Ocean remix that you can listen to below.

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Arctic Monkeys at 2012 London Olympics Opening Ceremony
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The 2012 London Olympics are underway, with the wildly ambitious spectacle of the Opening Ceremonies happened last night (7/27), as directed by Danny Boyle, the man who gave us Trainspotting, 28 Days Later and Slumdog Millionaire. And while you can argue whether or not it was successful, epic, dazzling or dumb, you gotta give it up to Boyle for providing what will probably be the best soundtrack an Olympic Opening Ceremony will ever have.

In addition to performers Paul McCartney, The Arctic Monkeys, Dizzee Rascal and Underworld (with help from Two Door Cinema Club's Alex Trimble), the spectacle featured songs by The Who, The Kinks, Mud, The Rolling Stones, The Sex Pistols' "God Save the Queen" (and the Queen was there!), Prodigy, Blur, The Chemical Brothers, Kaiser Chiefs, The Jam, The Specials, Bowie, Happy Mondays,Radiohead, The Verve, and the torch lighting set to Pink Floyd's "Eclipse." It's hard to imagine an American Olympics (certainly not a Mitt Romney-produced one) having the U.S. equivelents of those used.

Check out the entire 2012 London Olympics Opening Ceremony soundtrack below.

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Busta Ryhmes @ Brooklyn Hip Hop Fest
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Busta Rhymes headlined the closing night of the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival on Saturday (7/14) with a set which saw him reunited with Leaders of the New School -- the group which launched his career -- marking the first time Busta's performed with them since the mid-'90s (despite the group reuniting without him back in 2010). Though it had been hinted at, Raekwon and Rakim did not appear as guests at the show, but A Tribe Called Quest members Q-Tip and Phife Dawg, among others, did show up.

HipHopDX was at the show, and here's what they had to say about it:

With Spliff Star by his side, Bussa Bus rattled through a gaggle of hits from his illustrious, 20-plus year career - including anthems "Woo Ha!," "Pass The Courvoisier," "Party Goin' On Over Here," "Look At Me Now," "Everybody Rise," and others. The Brooklyn-native also brought Lil Fame and Slick Rick to the stage for performances of "Ante Up Remix" and "Children's Story," respectively, as well as Reek Da Villain, and BHF regulars, Buckshot and Smif-N-Wessun of Boot Camp Clik. In a classy display of skill, Busta Rhymes continued leading the audience in his rendition of "Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See" even after the sound was cut because the show went past the park's 8PM curfew. Those in attendance loved it, waving their hands to Rhymes impromptu, pantomime performance, leaving on an upbeat note despite a day of noticeable challenges.
A NewYorkMusicNews video, which you can watch below, reports that Busta's set was cut off due to time constraints and though they turned off his mic, he stayed on stage and got the crowd swaying their arms and cheering. The video's also got a clip of Busta doing one of those mile-a-minute freestyles that he does so well.

Speaking of turning off mics, and as a lot of the internet is reporting, the same thing happened to Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, and Tom Morello in London this weekend.

"Bruce Springsteen had been waiting for this moment for a long time. "I gotta tell you," he said to the 76,000-strong crowd, "I've been trying to do this for 50 years." For the finale of his headline slot in London's Hyde Park on Saturday, he'd arranged a very special treat: An onstage collaboration with Beatles legend Paul McCartney. But the rock megastar hadn't banked on the local London council deciding to show him who was boss." [CNN]
Check out the video below.

You can catch Q-Tip again this Friday (7/20) at Irving Plaza where he'll be djing the second edition of his "Offline" party, but note: "There will be a strict door policy. No single guys will be admitted unless there are ladies in your group. Dress To Impress. We love style and we know you do too, so please dress smart. Management reserves the right to refuse admission." Sounds fun.

Brooklyn Hip Hop Fest and Springsteen/McCartney videos below...

Continue reading "Busta Rhymes reunited Leaders of the New School @ Brooklyn Hip Hop Fest, got his mic cut off (like Paul McCartney & Bruce Springsteen) -- videos"

Forget about Arcade Fire and Bonny Bear, who the heck is this old dude playing the Grammys???

Who is Paul McCartney

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photos by Dana (Distortion) Yavin, review by Andrew Sacher

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Paul McCartney played his second of two shows at Yankee Stadium Saturday night (7/16). Like the first night, the 35+ song set was Beatles-heavy. Unlike the first night, Billy Joel showed up and performed "I Saw Her Standing There" with Paul during the first encore on Saturday. A set of pictures from Saturday are in this post. Both setslists are also below.

Twentysomething Andrew Sacher was there on Friday, seeing Paul live for the first time. Here is his review...

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Paul McCartney made his Yankee Stadium debut on Friday (7/15). HIs set, as noted, was majority Beatles songs with a number of Wings songs, some solo cuts and the Fireman track, 'Sing the Changes." To put it bluntly, The Beatles are the band that I (and many, many others) have probably heard more times than any other band in history. Hearing Beatles songs, while always great, is not nearly a rare occurrence. But as Paul and his band performed their material, I couldn't stop thinking this is the guy who wrote these songs. As someone who never really thought about going to see Paul McCartney live before these shows were announced, the whole thing was actually surreal.

Before Paul went into "All My Loving," he said, "Here's an old one you might remember," and as soon as the song took off, video clips of The Beatles in their early days showed up on the screen behind the stage. Seeing those clips in contrast to where Paul is at now, standing before them in real life at age 69, made the experience even more staggering. And on top of that, Paul hasn't aged a bit. Nothing about the show was dated at all. Paul's voice and musicianship were totally intact, his band was excellent, and the clips/images/visuals screening on the stage's backdrop were widely appealing. The sound at Yankee Stadium was also amazing, and Paul had no problem delivering to the extremely large venue.

Though almost every song in the set was written by Paul, he also paid tribute to his late Beatle-bandmates John and George. He brought out a ukulele for one song and told a story about how George Harrison had a period where he was really into ukuleles. During that period, Paul went to George's house and said, "I've learned one of your songs on ukulele, do you want to play it with me?" Then Paul proceeded to play us the song on his ukulele, which ended up being one of Harrison's Abbey Road contributions, "Something." About halfway through the song, he was joined by the rest of his band for a rendition closer to the Beatles original.

Paul prefaced the song "Here Today" by telling the crowd that sometimes in life you want to apologize to someone but before you do, you realize it's too late. He said that the song is written about a conversation between him and John Lennon that they never got to have. This was actually my first time hearing the song, but the story behind it and the song's lyrics left an immediate impact on me. Paul then paid even more tribute to John later in the set when he took the joint McCartney/Lennon track "A Day in the Life" directly into Lennon's "Give Peace A Chance."

The medley of those two tracks began what largely appeared as the 'end of the set.' While most shows I go to save a single or an epic track to end the [pre-encore] set, sometimes even two, Paul McCartney and his band end their shows with four climactic performances. In "A Day in the Life"'s psychedelic crescendo, smoke filled the stage and the images on screen swirled into trippy visuals before abruptly clearing up as Paul's peppy piano-led offering to the song kicked in. Once the upbeat Paul McCartney found his way upstairs and had a smoke, and somebody spoke and he went into a dream, the visuals kicked back in, and after soaking that up, Paul and his band drifted into "all we are saying is 'give peace a chance.'"

They calmed things down for a bit with the captivating "Let It Be," which reached the same level of grandiosity by the song's end. That was followed by the best Wings track of the night, "Live and Let Die." The song started off soft as usual, and as soon as the heavy orchestral break exploded, flames shot up in front of the stage, which were joined by fireworks once the drums kicked in. Paul McCartney and his band then ended the set with the crowd sing-along "Hey Jude."

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The band returned for two encores, both consisting entirely of Beatles material. Paul began the second encore with the most recorded song in history, "Yesterday." He was accompanied by no more than his own acoustic guitar and his keyboard player (who had some of the most realistic instrument replication I've ever heard) taking care of George Martin's string arrangements. After mesmerizing the entire audience with the song, the rest of the band walked on stage to kick things up to a way harder level with "Helter Skelter." The show then ended with a chunk of Abbey Road's b-side medley; "Golden Slumbers"/"Carry That Weight"/"The End," which Paul recently started doing in place of ending his sets with "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)"/"The End."

Both setlists and more pictures from Saturday night, below...

Continue reading "Paul McCartney played 2 nights Yankee Stadium (pics, review, setlists & Billy Joel)"

"Paul McCartney comment at Yankee Stadium: "Who's this guy Derek Jeter? I heard he has more hits then me!"" - SteveMarinucci

Paul McCartney @ Yankee Stadium - 7/15/2011 (Sean McMann)
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Paul McCartney played his first of two shows at Yankee Stadium Friday night (7/15). He does it again tonight. More about both shows is coming later, but it's worth nothing that Paul played "The Night Before" for the first time ever on Friday. Video of that and the full setlist below...

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Paul McCartney @ Citi Field in 2009 (more by Tim Griffin)
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"When the Beatles played at Shea Stadium on Aug. 15, 1965 (and again on Aug. 23, 1966), I was a little puzzled, maybe even a little miffed, at their choice of location. As an 11-year-old I had what I figured was a clear idea of what was right and proper, and to me the spanking new Shea Stadium was the home of the Mets, an upstart team that seemed destined forever to inhabit the basement in the National League standings, and not, therefore, the kind of place that deserved the Beatles' magic. As I saw it, the Beatles were to music as the Yankees were to baseball, and if they were going to play at a baseball stadium, Yankee Stadium was the place for them.

I admit that there were other, equally silly ways of looking at it. You could reason, for example, that playing at Shea was perfect: The Yankees were the Establishment, and the Mets, like the Beatles, were the feisty newcomers, eager to take on the world. And as it turned out, it took the Mets only seven years to become regarded as miraculous -- roughly the amount of time that elapsed between John Lennon's formation of the Quarry Men and the Beatles' first big hit.

At any rate, Paul McCartney appears to have seen the error of his youthful ways: Friday and Saturday he is playing at Yankee Stadium, as the kickoff -- whoops, wrong metaphor -- of a brief tour of ball fields. Granted, Mr. McCartney played at the new Citi Field, Shea's replacement, in July 2009, but I think that was a fundamentally clerical decision. Since the Beatles were the first band to play at the "old" Shea, Mr. McCartney wanted pride of place at the new stadium too." [NY Times]

today in NYC
* Midsummer Night Swing
* Underground Horns @ Barbes
* Nate Wooley Quintet @ The Stone
* A Perfect Circle @ Beacon Theatre
* Paul McCartney @ Yankee Stadium
* Bombino, Nymph @ Le Poisson Rouge
* Denis Leary @ The Wellmont Theatre
* Swamp Dogg, The Revelations @ Southpaw
* Natur, Space Vacation, Wizardry @ The Gutter
* Extra Arms, Libel, Metal Feathers @ Union Hall
* Darwin Deez, Caged Animals @ Bowery Ballroom
* Brenton Duvall, Xaphoon Jones @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Dwarves, The Stalkers, Lugosi @ Knitting Factory
* Adam Lane's Full Throttle Orchestra @ The Stone
* John Wesley Coleman, Rayon Beach @ Bruar Falls
* Grupo Fantasma, Rene Lopez @ Highline Ballroom
* Jucifer, Mockingbird, Ominous Black @ Union Pool
* Brian Carpenter's Ghost Train Orchestra @ Barbes
* Gang Green, Scrapes, Two Man Advantage @ Europa
* The Radio Dept., Asobi Seksu @ South Street Seaport
* The Wooden Birds, Mascott, Backwords @ The Rock Shop
* The Black Angels, The Sadies, The Black Hollies @ Maxwell's
* Truckfighters, Kings Destroy, Blue Aside, Borracho @ Cake Shop
* Noveller, Garrincha & The Stolen Elk, Diamond Terrifier @ Shea Stadium
* Christina Courtin, Christopher Hoffman, Clara Kennedy @ Bowery Electric
* My Teenage Stride, Woven Bones, Easter Vomit, Teen Witch @ 285 Kent Ave
* Heaven, Spacecamp, Machu Picchu, Vacation, DJ Andy Rourke @ Glasslands
* Shirley Caesar, Vy Higginsen's Gospel for Teens Choir @ Prospect Park Bandshell
* Tragedy: All Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees, Supagroup, Bambi @ Brooklyn Bowl
* I'm Turning Into, Dinosaur Bones, Shark?, Sweet Tooth @ Monster Island Basement
* Steve Moore, Jonas Reinhardt, Long Distance Poison, Lussuria, ODO, Andy & Zeus @ Silent Barn
* Indian Rebound, The Honey Dos, DDIILLIIAANN, Crazy and The Brain @ Monster Island Basement
* Thomas Mapfumo and the Blacks Unlimited, Sim Redmond Band, Black Castle, Thousands of One @ Mercury Lounge
* ArpLine, Grandchildren, Beast Make Bomb, Camden, Rifle Recoil (Bushwick Walkabout Festival) @ Brooklyn Fire Proof East

Todd P presents three shows tonight.

Check out This Week in Indie for more info on many shows.

Say "the obelisk" at the door of Truckfighters show at Cake Shop tonight for free entry.

BBG put together the show at Union Pool tonight. Flyer below.

Saturday afternoon options include Warm Up @ PS1 and the Village Voice 4Knots Fest at South Street Seaport. You can basically go to the Seaport tonight for Radio Dept and Asobi Seksu and just stay there seeing free music all weekend. It's especially crazy for the Seaport guys who put it all together since last night's Tune-Yards show is them too.

Thurston Moore has a video for "Circulation." Check it out below.

What else?

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Paul McCartney @ Citi Field in 2009 (more by Tim Griffin)
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"In response to overwhelming popular demand for tickets to Paul McCartney's July 15 Yankee Stadium debut, a second date has been confirmed for Saturday, July 16." Tickets go on sale at 11:40.

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Paul's Classic Solo Recordings McCartney & McCartney II Are Out Now.

The latest releases in the Paul McCartney Archive Collection, personally supervised by Paul . All orders receive a download of the McCartney album, plus all bonus audio and film content that ships with that package.

Buy both McCartney & McCartney II for a special price. Each McCartney Edition below allows you to also purchase the McCartney II album at the same time and receive a discount along with an instant download of the track Maybe I'm Amazed.

That's a snippet of an announcement made on Paul's website today, June 13th. Tickets go on sale to Paul's July 15th show at Yankee Stadium at 11am.

Check out the setlists from Paul's June 9th and 10th Las Vegas shows, and a brand new video for his previously unreleased song "Blue Sway" (released now on the bonus audio disc of the special edition of McCartney II), below...

Continue reading "Paul McCartney played Vegas, made a video, released reissues (Yankee Stadium tickets on sale)"

Paul McCartney @ Citi Field in 2009 (more by Bao Nguyen)
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Press release:

PAUL McCARTNEY RETURNS TO NEW YORK CITY
YANKEE STADIUM DEBUT CONFIRMED FOR JULY 15
General On-Sale This Monday 11 a.m. June 13


Paul McCartney has confirmed the date and venue of his return to New York City: July 15 at Yankee Stadium.

McCartney's historic first ever appearance at the storied Yankee Stadium will kick off his new 2011 On The Run tour, and marks nearly two years to the day since his legendary July 17, 18 & 21, 2009 concerts, immortalized on the Grammy-winning gold-certified Good Evening New York City CD/DVD.

McCartney's Yankee Stadium debut can safely be predicted to feature some nearly three hours of the world's best loved and most known music, with hits, deep cuts and surprises spanning his unrivalled career, from The Beatles, Wings, solo material and The Fireman's critically acclaimed album Electric Arguments.

As on his Live 2009 tour and Up and Coming's 2010 run, McCartney will be backed by the combo the LAS VEGAS SUN called "his best band since, well, the Beatles": Paul "Wix" Wickens (keyboards, guitar, percussion, harmonica, backing vocals), Rusty Anderson (guitar, backing vocals), Abe Laboriel Jr. (drums, backing vocals) and Brian Ray (guitar, bass, backing vocals).

VIP tickets for the Yankee Stadium show are already on sale. Tickets go on NYY Presale on 6/10 at 10am, Live Nation/Radio Presale on 6/11 at 10am, and on sale to the general public Monday, 6/13 at 11am.

Paul's last NYC show was actually an intimate affair for Sirius-XM at the Apollo

Paul plays a show this Friday night, 6/10, at MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

"The Big 4" doesn't happen at Yankee Stadium until September.

photos by Ryan Barkan

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"His band is the same it's been for most of the last decade, with the guitarists Rusty Anderson and Brian Ray, the keyboardist Paul Wickens, and the drummer Abe Laboriel Jr.; in a way their canned grimaces and corny gestures seem perfect, because they illustrate how much of the audience might dream of playing if given the chance to get on stage with Mr. McCartney, showing off but hitting all the marks. It's a machine that doesn't change arrangements from year to year, mostly replicating the original versions, down to the string parts on "Eleanor Rigby" as recreated by Mr. Wickens' synthesizer. It's also a loud, clear, efficacious, and sometimes bashing band, aiming to the back rows." [NY Times]
Paul McCartney played the legendary Apollo last night, 12/13, to a house filled with Sirius XM subscribers and celebrties. If you are a satellite radio subscriber but didn't have a ticket, maybe you listened at home. Some pictures from the show and the full setlist below...

Continue reading "Paul McCartney played the Apollo Theater (pics & setlist)"

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"On December 13 at 8:00 pm ET, history will be made. For the first time in his legendary career, Paul McCartney will perform at Harlem's world famous Apollo Theater, at an exclusive live concert event for SiriusXM listeners. This very special, invitation-only concert will celebrate SiriusXM reaching 20 million subscribers, a milestone the company expects to achieve shortly. As a thank you to its loyal subscribers, SiriusXM will broadcast the concert LIVE nationwide, as well as offer a few lucky subscribers the opportunity to attend this historic event in person." [SiriusXM]
Meanwhile, as you probably heard. "The Beatles dominated the iTunes chart on their first day of digital sales, with Hey Jude proving the most popular download." A press release they sent out about that on Tuesday can be read below...

Continue reading "Paul McCartney playing satellite radio event @ the Apollo, Beatles doing great on iTunes"

Tickets for an August 14th Paul McCartney show at the Wachovia Center sold out when they went on sale this morning. Tickets are on sale now for a show happening at the same venue the next day.

Paul McCartney in Mexico City
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"Terrified Sir Paul McCartney had to be rescued by cops after a mob attacked his tour bus in a dodgy no-go part of Mexico City.

Youths forced his driver to stop then started jumping up and down on the roof as the Beatles legend, 67, cowered inside.

A source said: "At first his security team thought it was just swarms of fans but when people started scaling the bus, the situation changed in a flash." They called cops who raced to the rescue. "Paul and the team were shaken up," the source added.

It happened after his gig at the Foro Sol stadium on Saturday at 1am. His management team are now reviewing security.

Macca, who was unhurt, was in Washington last night for a White House concert." [mirror.co.uk (via)]

Paul played two shows while in Mexico City. Both setlists are below. The White House concert takes place Wednesday June 2nd, and will be aired on PBS later this summer...
The program, to be taped by WETA Washington, D.C., as part of the "In Performance at the White House" series, will air on PBS stations nationwide on Wednesday, July 28, 2010, at 8 p.m. EDT (check local listings) as "Paul McCartney: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song In Performance at the White House."

The concert will feature a tribute by major stars, many of whom will perform the songs that propelled McCartney to legendary status in music and humanitarianism around the world. The lineup of performers includes Stevie Wonder, Faith Hill, Jonas Brothers, Dave Grohl, Jack White, Elvis Costello, Emmylou Harris, Herbie Hancock, Corinne Bailey Rae and remarks by Jerry Seinfeld.

The Gershwin Prize for Popular Song was created by the Library of Congress to honor artists whose creative output transcends distinctions between musical styles and idioms, bringing diverse listeners together, and fostering mutual understanding and appreciation.

Paul's other upcoming dates include Salt Lake City and San Francisco. All dates below...

Continue reading "Paul McCartney's bus was "attacked" in Mexico (setlists), he's playing the White House w/ Jack White ++ other dates "

Them Crooked Vultures

Former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney has revealed that he was invited to join Them Crooked Vultures.

The age of the supergroup has returned. In the late 60s it seemed that every top musician was closing ranks, with the likes of Cream, Traffic, Big Brother Holding Company and more taking the music world by storm.

Last year the trend suddenly re-emerged as the likes of The Dead Weather, Monsters Of Folk and Them Crooked Vultures released celebrated albums.

Formed by Josh Homme and Dave Grohl, the American pair turned to Led Zeppelin bass player John Paul Jones to complete the trio. Releasing their debut album it seems as if the band could be an ongoing project.

However in a new interview former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney has revealed that he could have potentially joined the band. Speaking to the Daily Mail the iconic musician revealed that he had dinner with Dave Grohl after last year's Grammy awards when the project was mentioned. [Clash]

Them Crooked Vultures have some upcoming North American shows scheduled. They're playing Coachella in April, and returning to NYC even sooner. The supergroup returns to Roseland Ballroom (where they played their first NYC show in October) on February 8th (that is soon!). Tickets ($49.50) go on sale Saturday at 10am.

The NYC show is two days after the band play Saturday Night Live (Ashton Kutcher will host).

And the NYC show is one of three upcoming live shows the band is playing in February. Tickets are also going on sale Saturday for gigs in Charlotte and Atlanta. All dates below...

Continue reading "Them Crooked Vultures (a band Paul McCartney was invited to join) are playing shows in February, Coachella & SNL"

photos by Tim Griffin

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"Paul McCartney's historic three-night musical christening of New York's Citi Field, witnessed by 120,000-plus attendees and universally hailed as a concert experience for the ages, will be immortalized November 17 when Hear Music/Concord Music Group releases "Good Evening New York City". This momentous musical experience will be available in two formats: a 3-disc (2 CD + 1 DVD) standard edition and a 4-disc (2 CD + 2 DVD) deluxe version featuring expanded packaging and a bonus DVD including McCartney's traffic-stopping, headline-making July 15 performance on the Ed Sullivan Theater marquee (including bonus numbers not aired on the Late Show with David Letterman broadcast). The set will also be made available in high quality vinyl. In any configuration, the 30+ songs and nearly 3 hours of music comprising "Good Evening New York City" are a must-have for attendees wishing to relive the July 17, 18 & 21 shows, those who couldn't get tickets and/or anyone interested in an audiovisual document of a living legend. "Good Evening New York City" marks McCartney's 2nd release for Hear Music. The first was 2007's highly acclaimed Memory Almost Full. The standard version of "Good Evening New York City" will be available at participating Starbucks company-operated locations in the U.S. and Canada and wherever music is sold."
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The concert footage featured on Good Evening New York City standard edition features concert footage directed by Paul Becher, who has overseen live visuals for McCartney for some 200 performances and counting. The 33-song 2 hour 40 minute performances were shot in High Definition using 15 cameras and digital footage incorporated from 75 Flipcams handed out to fans over the course of the three night stand. The audio mix, in both stereo and 5.1, was handled by longtime McCartney engineer Paul Hicks, whose credits include the recent Beatles remasters, The Beatles Anthology, Let It Be... Naked and two Grammy awards for his mixing work on the Beatles' Love album.
I posted a set of pictures from the first night at Citi Field, but never posted the set Tim took on the third night (Tuesday, July 21st). The rest of them, with some more info on the CD/DVD, below...

Continue reading "Paul McCartney releasing Citi Field show CD/DVD w/ Flip cam & Ed Sullivan show footage ++ a new set of pics from Night 3"

photos by Bao Nguyen

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The new Citi Field received a Beatle baptism Friday night.

Paul McCartney offered the first musical concert at the sterling new venue, an apt parallel to the Fab Four's historic, kick-off show at Citi Field's predecessor, Shea Stadium, 44 long years ago.

Of course, several key differences between 1965 and today made themselves immediately clear.

This time, everyone could hear. And the only "girls" who screamed were gently prompted by Paul.

As a further reference to history, Paul brought out a special guest at one point - Billy Joel, who last summer closed down the crumbling Shea.

Together they performed a song from the '65 performance, "I Saw Her Standing There." [The Daily News]

Paul was also Billy's guest at the final Shea shows. Two more Paul shows at Citi Field to go - the next of which is tonight (Saturday, 7/18). More pictures, some videos, and the complete setlist from last night, below...

Continue reading "Paul McCartney (and Billy Joel) @ Citi Field (night 1 of 3) - pics, video & the setlist"

Paul McCartney on a Motherfuckin boat

Paul McCartney Wants You To Make A Film
Paul McCartney starts his three nights at Citi Field this evening. He's making a film and he needs some help from all of you young filmmakers out there. We are looking for thirty people to shoot each show, July 17, 18 & 21, on Flip cameras. We have the cameras, all we need is the talent! The first 90 people to email will get to shoot one of the shows. Please send your name, email and mailing address to mccartneyflipcam@gmail.com to enter!
You DON'T NEED A TICKET to the show to do this aka you can get in for free, AND THEY GIVE YOU THE CAMERA. In related news, you can take a Rocks Off Cruise to get there.

Tonight's Citi Field show will be Paul's 2nd NYC show this week. The first took place on the marquee of the Ed Sullivan Theater.

Continue reading "take a boat to Paul McCartney, film the show (& get in free)"

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Tickets are on sale The Feelies' September 13th show at Southpaw. The Feelies have also added a September 12th show at Bearsville Theater in Woodstock, NY. That show goes on sale Saturday. That means they're playing three shows in three days.

Cocorosie are back and playing Highline Ballroom in the Meatpacking District on September 2nd. Tickets are on sale.

Stellastar*, Wild Light and The Postmarks kick off a tour at the Highline Ballroom in NYC tonight. All dates on MySpace.

Meat Puppets, who recently played two shows at Mercury Lounge (during Northside Fest hectic week), are opening for Stone Temple Pilots on July 17 @ Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT, on July 18 @ Borgata Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, NJ, and on July 19 @ Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD.

Speaking of the 90's,. "Alice in Chains" are playing Irving Plaza on September 8th. Those tickets are going for $5.00.

Tickets are now on AmEx presale for the show Mirah is playing at Bowery Ballroom.

Tickets are now on AmEx presale for the show Peaches is playing at Terminal 5.

JEFF the Brotherhood plays Cake Shop tonight (7/16).

Bob Weir & Ratdog announced 5 NYC shows - Monday & Tuesday, October 19 & 20, 2009 at the Grand Ballroom, and Thursday, Friday & Saturday, October 22, 23 & 24, 2009 at the Beacon Theatre. Tickets are now all on AmEx presale.

Tickets are on sale for the Japandroids show happening at Mercury Lounge. You can also see them for free at the Siren Fest this Saturday.

Tickets are on AmEx presale for the Pains of Being Pure at Heart show happening at Webster Hall.

Rhett Miller & the Serial Lady Killers are playing the Bell House in Brooklyn on September 16th. Tickets are on sale. Three days later Rhett plays Webster Hall with Nicole Atkins opening. Tickets are also on sale for that.

Tickets are on sale for the Juana Molina show happening at Music Hall of Williamsburg.

Tickets are on sale for the two Sondre Lerche shows coming up at Bowery Ballroom and Music Hall of Williamsburg.

Tickets are on sale for the "Minus 5, the Baseball Project, & the Steve Wynn IV" show at Bowery Ballroom.

Tickets are on sale for the show Placebo is playing at Terminal 5.

Tickets are on AmEx presale for the show Dan Auerbach is playing at Webster Hall.

Tickets are on sale for the Twilight Sad / We Were Promised Jetpacks show at Bowery Ballroom.

Tickets are on sale for the Shudder to Think show at Bowery Ballroom.

Live Nation $5.00 ticket deals HERE.

The Morning After Girls play with Hopewell at Mercury Lounge tonight.

Paul McCartney was on Letterman last night. Video from that below...

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Paul McCartney on the Ed Sullvan Theatre - July 15, 2009
Paul McCartney

"Paul McCartney returned in grand fashion to the theater that launched his career in Manhattan more than 45 years ago.

It was February of 1964 when The Beatles took the stage on The Ed Sullivan Show and sent the nation into a frenzy that would become "Beatlemania." This time around, however, McCartney passed on the stage for this performance, and instead took the roof of the Ed Sullivan Theater with a surprise performance on the marquee for Wednesday's taping of the Late Show with David Letterman.

Thousands of fans packed the streets outside the theater to see the legend's spectacular return to his roots, a rare opportunity now with McCartney preparing to kick off what he's said will be his final tour." [CBS]

The above picture was taken some time between 5 and 6 pm. Video clips, some taken from neighboring buildings, below...

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The Girl is Mine

"It's so sad and shocking. I feel privileged to have hung out and worked with Michael. He was a massively talented boy man with a gentle soul. His music will be remembered forever and my memories of our time together will be happy ones.

I send my deepest sympathy to his mother and the whole family and to his countless fans all around the world." [Paul McCartney]

Since announcing the three July shows at Citi Field, Paul McCartney has announced shows at FedExField in Maryland, Piedmont Park in Atlanta, and two shows at Fenway Park in Boston (August 5th & 6th). MGMT are opening both of those Boston shows, and tickets for both of them, go on sale today (Monday) at 10am.

MGMT also have shows coming up July 1st at the Prospect Park Bandshell in Brooklyn, August 2nd at All Points West, and other places. They recently played Bonnaroo, and apparently Bruce Springsteen hung around to check them out.

All dates and some videos below...

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Shea @ Citi Field (Sir Duke)
Citi Shea

- Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Paul McCartney added a third concert at Citi Field - the new home of the Mets - Tuesday, July 21. The addition of a third show follows overwhelming demand and unparalleled online sales of his historic July 17 and July 18 concerts with all tickets selling out in just under 5 minutes.

Tickets for the additional show are on sale now online exclusively at www.507TIXX.com and by phone at 718-507-TIXX. All performances will be held rain or shine.

Tickets for the Paul McCartney Citi Field shows go on AmEx presale at 10am.