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Regina Spektor at Capitol Theatre in 2012 (more by Toby Tenenbaum)

As discussed, there's a benefit for Doctors Without Borders (who are on the front lines of dealing with the ebola crisis in Africa) going down at NYC's Irving Plaza on November 19 with an awesome lineup of Fred Armisen, Jim Gaffigan, David Cross, Janeane Garofalo, Hannibal Buress, and Ted Leo, plus hosts Greg Barris and Jena Friedman. We mentioned that more acts would be added and we now know of two more good ones: Regina Spektor and radio/TV personality Ira Glass. Ira will be performing with dancers Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass, who joined him this past September for the premiere of their show, "Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host." Tickets are still available. Stay tuned for any more updates.

Watch the 'Three Acts' trailer below...

Continue reading "Regina Spektor, Ira Glass & more added to Doctors Without Borders benefit"

still from 'Reflektor 9/9/9'
Arcade Fire

Yesterday, we posted that Arcade Fire would be premiering a new single on September 9 at 9 PM from their upcoming album (due out 10/29 via Merge). The band have just updated their website with another cryptic video titled "Reflektor 9/9/9." Watch it below.

In related news, you may remember that back in 2010 Peter Gabriel released a covers album, Scratch My Back, which featured him covering tracks by Arcade Fire, Bon Iver, Lou Reed, David Byrne, Paul Simon, and more. He's now set to release its sequel, And I'll Scratch Yours, where those artists return the favor by covering Peter Gabriel songs. The album will be out on September 23 via Real World. Check out the tracklist below.

Continue reading "Arcade Fire post new teaser video, appearing on Peter Gabriel covers album with Brian Eno, Bon Iver, Lou Reed and more"

by Klaus Kinski


For those keeping score, your man Klaus has played drums in many many unpopular and unsignable bands since 1991. I've dragged my 1964 Ludwig Oyster Black Pearl 4 piece kit (2nd rack tom not shown) with 1965 Gretsch snare (all of which were purchased in North Dartmouth, Massachusetts for $175) from one end of the earth (the Northeast) to the other (the Midwest mostly) hundreds of times. 'Tis a gorgeous kit, in phenomenal condition, and I have endured hundreds if not millions of compliments regarding it's eye-watering beauty. I am a man who appreciates a nice set of drums. And I'm a man who appreciates a man who appreciates a nice set of drums. Therefore, I am a man who appreciates this wonderful compilation video featuring the great David Letterman appreciating his various musical guest's gear, focusing primarily, but not exclusively, drums. The video, and a list of who is in it, including GBV, Feist, Beirut, James Blake, The Strokes, Mastodon, St. Vincent, and many many more, is below. Behold!

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Japandroids at Pitchfork, July 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)

NPR Music have announced their "50 favorite" albums of 2012, which includes names like Pallbearer, Andy Stott, Cat Power, Fiona Apple, Death Grips, and Swans. (No Grimes, though.) The list is also deep with hip hop, with shouts to Homeboy Sandman, Kendrick Lamar, Killer Mike and many others. Much like Q magazine did, NPR opted to list them alphabetically instead of one better than the next. Check out the full list below.

Japandroids also made the list, and the band played the first of two shows at Webster Hall last night (12/4). The band continues their stay at the venue tonight and tickets are still available.

Continue reading "NPR Music's Top 50 LPs of 2012"

check out this new photo of Amanda & her band...
Amanda Palmer

The always talented and controversial - mostly because she isn't afraid to try new things and speak her mind (especially on Twitter), Amanda Palmer, is playing a massive New Year's Eve show at NYC's Terminal 5 where she and The Grand Theft Orchestra will be performing Prince's Purple Rain in its entirety in addition to her original songs (get your tickets - regular or VIP).

Meanwhile, we asked Amanda to list her favorite 10 musical things from 2012, and you can see what she listed and watch her new NSFW video for "Do It With a Rockstar", below...

Continue reading "Amanda Palmer lists her Top 10 of 2012, playing 'Purple Rain' in its entirety on New Year's Eve"

photos by Toby Tenenbaum

Regina Spektor @ Capitol Theatre - 10/3/12
Regina Spektor
Regina Spektor

Regina Spektor brought her tour with Only Son to Port Chester last night (10/3) for a show at the Capitol Theatre. It was her first of two NYC area shows on this current run and fourth in the area this year overall. Her next show here happens on October 24 at Beacon Theatre (sold out). Pictures from last night's show are in this post.

In case you're still wondering about this venue, we also have a bunch of shots here of that too. Toby points out:

It is exactly one a block from the Portchester Metro North train station.
Takes 39 minutes to get there from Grand Central.
They clearly spent money on refurbishing the two story double height lobby and mezzanine area.
One of the cool features is the aerial light display between sets. Last night they beamed 20ft Jelly Fish.
The general admission area accounts for the majority of the space with a small section set aside for fold up chars at the rear of the floor (slightly raised). There is seating either side of the soundboard. Level 1 balcony is all seating. With private balcony seating along the perimeter. There is a bar on the 1st floor.
Capitol Theatre shows continue with Sleigh Bells and Araabmuzik on Friday (10/5), Blondie on Sunday (10/7), Ben Folds Five on Tuesday (10/9), Fiona Apple on Wednesday (10/10, and more. Crystal Castles and HEALTH, who played Roseland Ballroom last night (10/3) would have played tonight (10/4) but that show has been cancelled. Tickets for Capitol Theatre shows are on sale.

More pics from lat night's show are below.

Continue reading "Regina Spektor played the new Capitol Theatre in Port Chester (pics of Regina & the venue)"

Fee Free Friday

The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY opened a few weeks back and if you've been curious to check the new venue out -- complete with astral projections on it's planetarium-esque dome -- but have yet to pull the trigger on tickets, today might be the day. It's "Fee-Free Friday" at The Cap, meaning any tickets you purchase online today via Ticketfly are free of service charges.

Some upcoming shows you might be interested in include Tuesday's Dirty Projectors / Lavender Diamond show (9/25), Regina Spector on 10/3, Sleigh Bells and Araabmuzik on 10/5, Fiona Apple on 10/10, Yeasayer on 11/13, and My Morning Jacket's three-day run in December.

The Fee-Free Friday offer runs till midnight tonight.

photos by Amoreena Lucero

Franz Ferdinand / Jack White / Bloc Party, Outside Lands 8/12/2012
Outside Lands 2012 - Day 3 in Photos
Outside Lands 2012 - Day 3 in Photos
Outside Lands 2012 - Day 3 in Photos

Outside Lands might be the only major festival where 93 percent of the musical acts on the bill could walk the grounds without getting recognized.

The headliners certainly had their fans - particularly the Vermont jam band Phish, which played nearly 3 1/2 hours of droopy guitar licks to twirling dancers on Friday. But the rest of the acts on the three-day bill drew less discriminating crowds.

On Sunday, the kids waiting for the Swedish electro-pop troupe Little Dragon to take the stage in Lindley Meadow sang along to the sounds of John Fogerty floating through the trees from the Polo Field. The 66-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and former leader of Creedence Clearwater Revival filled his hour-long set with classic rock staples such as "Bad Moon Rising" and "Up Around the Bend."

But turntables were as prevalent as guitars. One of the biggest draws of the weekend was Girl Talk, the 30-year-old Pittsburgh DJ Greg Gillis, who on Saturday in Speedway Meadow did nothing more than stitch together hundreds of familiar riffs and beats from other peoples' songs in rapid-fire bursts.
If you didn't know where to head at any given time, all you had to do was jump into the nearest stream of young people. It was almost impossible to go wrong with more than 70 acts on the bill, including the Black Keys, Foster the People, Best Coast, the Arctic Monkeys and the Roots. - [SF Gate]

San Francisco's Outside Lands Festival wrapped up another successful year on Sunday (8/12) with performances with performances from Stevie Wonder, Jack White Franz Ferdinand, Regina Spektor, fun., Bloc Party and loads more.

Pictures from Day 1 are here and Day 2 are here. More pictures from Sunday are below.

Continue reading "Outside Lands Festival 2012 Day 3 in pics (Jack White, Franz Ferdinand, Bloc Party, Regina Spektor & more)"

Bob Dylan

The soon-to-be open Capitol Theatre in Port Chester will open its doors on September 4 and the kickoff show is a doozie: Bob Dylan! That's one week before his new album, Tempest, is released. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 17 at 10 AM with a presale through BobDylan.com on August 13 at 10 AM.

This show happens shortly after the previously-mentioned Big Flats show and almost two months before Bob's upcoming Brooklyn show at the Barclays Center. Updated Dylan dates are at the bottom of this post.

Tickets to a few of The Cap's initial line-up of shows went on sale today (8/10) including Dirty Projectors (9/25), Regina Spektor (10/3), Hugh Laurie & the Copper Bottom Band (9/08). A flyer with The Capitol Theatre's schedule to date is below.

Continue reading "Bob Dylan playing The Capitol Theatre's first show"

Inside The Cap
Capitol Theatre

Forty years ago, in its heyday, the Capitol Theater here was known as a rock stage with great acoustics, a crumbling space where the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, Santana and Pink Floyd played memorable concerts. So when Peter Shapiro, a founder of the Brooklyn Bowl, took over the theater last year and announced plans to reopen it as a concert hall next month, he had a heavy reputation to live up to.

Now Mr. Shapiro has unveiled an eclectic lineup for the next four months that he hopes will re-establish the Capitol as an influential spot for live music. My Morning Jacket has agreed to do three nights. The Roots will play four dates, with Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead joining them for one night. Others on the fall bill include Fiona Apple, Dirty Projectors and Regina Spektor, as well as older artists, among them Blues Traveler, Indigo Girls, Al Green, the Moody Blues and the Steve Miller Band. - [NY Times]

We've been keeping tabs on the $2 million renovation of the Port Chester's Capitol Theatre for a while, for a while but the 1800-seat venue just announced its initial schedule today, which will host its first concert on September with performer to be announced later this week. Highlights from the known schedule include Dirty Projectors on September 25, Fiona Apple on October 10 (adding to her string of NY shows at the time) the already-announced Regina Spektor show on October 24, and three nights of My Morning Jacket (Dec. 27 - 29).

Full schedule is listed below. It seems like they are stil setting up their online ticketing system -- you can keep checking here for on sale dates. Can't wait to see that projection system in the flesh.

Continue reading "The Capitol Theatre announces initial schedule (Dirty Projectors, Regina Spektor, Fiona Apple, My Morning Jacket and more)"

Regina's bass drum at LPR in May (more by Eric Townsend)

Regina Spektor released her new album, What We Saw from the Cheap Seats, earlier this year and is continuing to tour in support of it. She's already played three NYC area shows this year so far, and she'll be back for two more. Regina plays Port Chester's Capitol Theater on October 3 and Beacon Theater on October 24. Advance tickets are not on sale yet.

The tour will be supported by Only Son (the project of ex-Moldy Peaches member Jack Dishel) who also opened Regina's United Palce show back in May, and whose album she guested on, singing a duet on the song "Call Them Brothers." The video for that song and a list of all dates below...

Continue reading "Regina Spektor touring w/ Only Son, playing Capitol Theater and Beacon Theater (dates & video)"

Rock Werchter

We try to keep tabs on various festivals around the world here on BrooklynVegan, many of which you'll eventually see pictures from. Today we focus on Belgium.

Pukkelpop goes down from August 16 - 18. That festival includes The Stone Roses, Bjork, Bloc Party, The Black Keys, Refused, Wilco, The Hives, The Shins, The Afghan Whigs, Lykke Li, Hot Chip, Feist, Flying Lotus, tUnE-yArDs, Chromatics, Cloud Nothings, The Tallest Man on Earth, Baroness, Ceremony, A-Trak, Rustie, Hudson Mohawke, and more. The full lineup is listed below. Tickets for the festival are on sale now.

Rock Werchter, which falls a bit more on the mainstream side, happens in Belgium even sooner, running from June 28 - July 1. That lineup includes The Cure, Jack White, X, Mastodon, Garbage, The xx, M83, Metric, Amon Tobin, Skrillex, Perfume Genius, Bat For Lashes, Michael Kiwanuka, Alabama Shakes, My Morning Jacket, Regina Spektor, Florence + the Machine, The Vaccines and more. Tickets for the festival are on sale now sold out.

The full lineups for both Pukkelpop and Rock Wercher are listed below.

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The Clean
The Clean

today in NYC
* Gregg Kallor @ Barbes
* Kelli Scarr @ Joe's Pub
* Hannah Cohen @ The Stone
* Slavic Soul Party @ Barbes
* Blind Pilot @ Webster Hall
* Tell Your Friends @ Lolita Bar
* Labrinth @ Santos Party House
* Johnny Gandelsman @ The Stone
* Knife City, Aimes @ Glasslands
* Jimmy Cliff @ Prospect Park Bandshell
* Man Man, Diamond Doves @ Brooklyn Bowl
*  Hayes Peebles, Last Good Tooth @ Cake Shop
* The Liza Colby Sound, The Juggs @ Mercury Lounge
* Alejandro Escovedo, Jesse Malin @ Bowery Ballroom
* Emeli Sande, Selah Sue @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* The Temper Trap, School of Seven Bells @ Terminal 5
* The Dandy Warhols, 1776, Psychic Ills @ Irving Plaza
* Rodney Crowell & Mary Karr w Steuart Smith @ Joe's Pub
* Beast Patrol, The Stationary Set and Clementine @ Cameo
* Apollo the Great, Freeway, Sean Price @ Apple Store SoHo
* The Clean, Times New Viking, Day Eye @ Le Poisson Rouge
* Cochemea Gastelum, Smoota, Morricone Youth @ Union Pool
*  Tim Rogers (You Am I), Daniel Wayne @ Mercury Lounge
* Beechwood, Glass Vaults, Earth Science, Laura Airaksinen @ Pianos
* Ed Schrader's Music Beat, The Holy Shakes, Mr. Transylvania @ Death By Audio

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Celebrate Brooklyn in Prospect Park kicks off tonight with a free Jimmy Cliff show.

New Zealand indie rock legends The Clean play tonight at Le Poisson Rouge with Times New Viking and tickets are still available. Watch a documentary on the band below.

We're giving away tickets to see Friday's (6/8) The Cult and Against Me show at Terminal 5. Visit the BV Facebook page for details.

Calexico just released a video for "Para," the first single from their new album Algiers which is out September 11. Watch it below.

Regina Spektor played Jimmy Fallon last night and you can watch that below.

What else?

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photos by Eric Townsend

Regina Spektor at LPR - 5/31/12
Regina Spektor

Regina Spektor played a tiny, sold out show at Le Poisson Rouge last night (5/31) presented by NPR, who also streamed the show live. An archive of the full performance will be available at NPR's site in the near future. She performed material off of her new album, What We Saw from the Cheap Seats, which came out this past Tuesday (5/29) and is streaming in full on NPR.

Check out more pictures and some videos from last night's show below...

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Outside Lands

"Another Planet Entertainment, Superfly Presents and Starr Hill presents, in a partnership with the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, are proud to announce the lineup for the fifth annual Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival. The world's only gourmet music festival will once again take place in San Francisco's historic Golden Gate Park August 10 - 12, 2012. Tickets will go on sale Thursday April 19 at 12 noon PDT via www.sfoutsidelands.com. A significant portion of every ticket sold will directly benefit San Francisco's Recreation and Park Department."
Pretty massive lineup for the San Francisco festival this year. Check it out below....

Continue reading "Outside Lands 2012 lineup (Metallica, Stevie Wonder, Neil Young, Jack White, Foo Fighters, Beck, Skrillex...)"

What We Saw From the Cheap Seats

Regina Spektor's upcoming LP, What We Saw From the Cheap Seats, has been given a release date (May 29) and album artwork (pictured above). You've already heard the lead single, "All the Rowboats". Today that song got a video (which you can watch below), and she recently revealed another track from the album, "Don't Leave Me (Ne Me Quitte Pas)," which you can stream

As mentioned, she'll be touring this spring and hitting the NYC area on April 10 at Wellmont Theatre. That show is sold out, but she's since added a few more Northeast shows after her run with Tom Petty including a NYC show happening on May 15 at United Palace Theatre with Only Son (aka ex-Moldy Peaches member Jack Dishel), whose album Regina guested on. Tickets for the United Palace show are on AmEx presale now and go on sale to the general public on Monday (4/2) at 11 AM.

Updated tour dates, song stream and video below...

Continue reading "Regina Spektor adds more dates, playing United Palace, reveals more album info, song & new video"

All the Rowboats

As mentioned, Regina Spektor is releasing a new album titled What We Saw From the Cheap Seats, which is due out this May. The album's lead single, "All the Rowboats," which has some pretty huge drums, can be streamed below or downloaded from iTunes. That's the single's artwork above.

She's got some upcoming dates this spring with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. None of those are in NYC but she'll play her own show in the NYC area before the tour at Wellmont Theatre on April 10. Tickets for the Montclair, NJ show go on sale Friday (3/9) at noon.

Regina is also prepping a 7" for Record Store day where she'll be covering two Russian songs, "The Prayer of Francois VIllon" and "Old Jacket."

All dates and stream below...

Continue reading "Regina Spektor announces new LP & song, playing NJ before Tom Petty tour (dates)"

Regina Spektor at Bowery Ballroom in 2009 (more by Tim Griffin)
Regina Spektor

Regina Spektor is playing a show on February 23 at Frederick P. Rose Hall at Lincoln Center, a benefit for the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS). The HIAS "is the international migration agency of the American Jewish community. They provide rescue and refuge around the world for Jews and other refugees escaping violence, repression, and poverty." Tickets, starting at a $55 option and ranging to a $250 option, are on sale now.

Regina has a new album on the way called What We Saw From The Cheap Seats coming out this May. She left this message regarding the album via facebook:

Hi! So! I'm very excited to say that this summer i recorded a new record with Mike Elizondo in LA land! It's been finished for a little while but i had no idea when it would be out in the world until now... We're trying to get everything ready for it to come out in May (but i will share some stuff before then for sure!!!)
It's called---"What We Saw From The Cheap Seats"
big cheers to you all,
Regina is also one of the many guests on Thomas Dolby's 2011 comeback album, A Map of the Floating City, which he recently announced a tour in support of. Stream Regina's contribution to the album, "Evil Twin Brother," below...

Continue reading "Regina Spektor announces new LP, playing Lincoln Center"

Record Store Day

Record Store Day 2011 is Saturday (4/16)! Shops will be flooded with limited/rare releases from tons of notables (watch a video below of some of the stuff), and they will hopefully make lots of money. Some area stores will also host free live events...

Other Music, though they seem to have scaled it back a bit from last year, has a special show scheduled for Saturday, but set your alarm clocks.

We also have a very special in-store performance on Saturday from NYC's own Regina Spektor ...The first 100 customers who buy her new RSD 7" Four from Far at Other Music on Record Store Day will get one ticket to see a private solo performance Regina is giving right next door to OM at 2 p.m. on Saturday. That's the only way to see the show, so come on down early, get in line and buy her new RSD 7" record.
Regina will also be screening her concert film Live In London later that night at the Film Society of Lincoln Center. Anyone who can't get in to the live show, will get $3 off admission with an Other Music Record Store Day receipt (show it at the box office).

OM will also have "a ton of cool gifts and prizes, records, CDs and swag, including a backpack and a gift certificate for a pair of sneakers from our friends at Onitsuka Tiger for the first five customers who spend $250 or more". Other Music opens at 11am.

As previously discussed, Obits, The Jay Vons, I Hate Our Freedom, and Spa Castles will team up on Saturday, but Generation Records have also added DJ Sets from Yo La Tengo (all three members), Tom Scharpling (WFMU's Best Show), Eric Davidson (New Bomb Turks), Bill Dolan (American Standard), Mike Longo (Hoboken Heartthrob). Doors are at 11AM, bands start at 1PM... full set times and flyer are below.

As also previously discussed, Damon & Naomi play a free in-store at Sound Fix Records who open at 10:30am on Saturday.

Eula will appear at Permanent Records "throughout the day" before playing Bruar Falls later that night with Shark?, Ghost Bunny, Pow Wow & DJ Ron Like Hell as part of their Maurice Narcisse record release party.

As discussed, Fat Beats & Waxpoetics will open a pop-store in DUMBO that will host a ton of hip hop/funky notables including The Stepkids, The Phenomenal Handclap Band, Neek The Exotic & Large Professor, CSC Funk Band and many more. The pop-up store opens at noon.

East Village Radio will broadcast live from Academy Records in the East Village (12th between 1st & A) from 4 - 6PM.

Kim's Music & Video will host Angel Olsen (5pm) and Bow Ribbons (6pm) for RSD, with the store opening at 9AM.

Though it isn't exactly a record store or a free show, Fontana's will host a "RSD Afterparty" from 3PM to 7PM with Lady Lamb The Beekeeper, The Kickdrums, Midnight Spin, and The Pass. The show costs $10.

Cake Shop used to be a record store and it will be again on Record Store Day. As Bill said, "Eternal Summers also play Cake Shop on Saturday (4/16) which is the venue's Record Store Day extravaganza, featuring a slew of great -- mostly local -- bands. The downstairs will be a record mart during the day (noon - 6PM). Bands during the evening include the previously-mentioned McDonalds, Natural Child, Widowspeak, Overlord, Hands & Knees, Night Collectors and Twitchers." The flyer is reposted below.

Looney Tunes in West Babylon is sure to actually be looney, as the store will host free shows by Thursday, Kevin Devine, The Pretty Reckless, Alex Skolnick, Grace Read, Tiger Riot, and Hotel of The Laughing Tree starting at 2PM. More details on how to get into see each band (each has a different entry condition) head to the Looney Tunes site.

Vintage Vinyl in NJ has... John Leguizamo. (whatever works)

J&R Music World will host Lez Zeppelin "and others to be announced" on Record Store Day. Doors open at 10AM.

Elsehwere you have Dom playing in Newbury Comics right before TV on the Radio do a signing, My Morning Jacket at CD Central in Lexington, Off! at Fingerprints in Long Beach, tons of bands at Grimey's, The Growlers and special guest at Origami Vinyl, and much more. There will be a Record Store Day tent at Coachella for those braving the sun at the sold out fest this weekend. Check the Record Store Day site for many more listings (though note their list is far from complete).

What did we miss?


BrooklynVegan is also a proud Record Store Day partner this year. Look for our metal-centric ad in a free Decibel mini-mag that will be available at various record stores on Saturday. The cover looks like this:


If you can't get the mag, you can also download the free sampler that comes with it online And though heavy music isn't strongly represented this year live, we are happy to remedy that in recorded format by giving away a massive prize pack of vinyl to one (seriously) lucky reader. It includes:

  • Trap Them's Darker Handcraft on vinyl
  • a Kvelertak t-shirt
  • Red Fang - limited edition Wires 7" vinyl
  • A prize pack of Goes Cube 7" vinyl featuring every song on Of Tides & Drifts "Property" (sorry, the label informed us that they instead only have "Property" for this contest)
  • Obscura - Omnivarium LP on vinyl (clear, not available to the public, 100 copies pressed)
Details on how to win, RSD videos, flyers and schedules and stuff, below...

Continue reading "a guide to Record Store Day 2011 (NYC in-stores, Regina Spektor @ Other Music, a big metal vinyl contest & more)"

by Andrew Sacher

Thomas Dolby

Thomas Dolby is releasing his first album of new material in 20 years this summer. The album is called A Map of the Floating City and features an array of guest musicians including Regina Spektor, Imogen Heap, Mark Knopfler, and Eddi Reader. Dolby is giving an exclusive sneak preview performance of songs from the album this Friday (2/25) at The Greene Space at 2 PM. He's performing the songs with New York string quartet Ethel and accordion player Rachelle Garniez. Opening the show is the Jamaican group The Jolly Boys. Tickets are still available. If you can't make it you can always listen on WNYC.

Despite being one of the pioneers of electronic pop music, in a press release on his website, Dolby has said of the new album:

"I marvel at the new landscape of the music business - distribution via the Internet and recording technologies I barely dreamed of when I started out," he continues. "But this album does not sound electronic at all. I have zero desire to add to the myriad of machine-based, synth-driven grooves out there. The Net has made a music career approachable for thousands of bands - but I hear too few single-minded voices among them. What I do best is write songs, tell stories."
Dolby's initial plan was to release three EPs leading up to the release of the album. His first EP, Amerikana, was released last June and his next EP, Oceanea, comes out officially on March 28. A music video for "The Toadlickers" off of the Amerikana EP is featured below. The third EP, entitled Urbanoia, is no longer coming out. Instead he has chosen to create an "online multiuser event entitled 'The Floating City,' where you "won't need to buy a download of the 'Urbanoia' EP; but to hear it, you'll need to play the game and find your way to the party." Looks like Thomas Dolby is blinding us with science.

Currently, Dolby's performance at The Greene Space is his only announced date, but his press release says, "A multi-city live tour is likely for 2011."

Videos and the next EP's cover art is below...

Continue reading "Thomas Dolby releasing EPs & a guest-filled album, performing live in NYC on Friday (and on the radio)"

DOWNLOAD: Only Son - Magic (MP3)

Only Son

Ex-Moldy Peaches member Jack Dishel aka Only Son released Searchlight on January 18th. The new album features contributions from members of The Strokes, Robbers On High Street and Of Montreal, and includes a duet with his friend and past tour-mate Regina Spektor called "Call Them Brothers." You can download "Magic" from that album above, and check out the video for the same song, and the video for "It's A Boy" below. If you download the album at his Bandcamp, you get a bonus track for free: "Kick 'Em Out" featuring "sweet tropical harmonies" of Little Joy's Fabrizio Moretti and Binki Shapiro.

I honestly have no idea, but based on everything I wrote above (and Regina Spektor's past guest appearances at Only Son shows), I wouldn't be surprised if special guests were in the house when Only Son performs the new album in full tonight (1/20) at the Studio at Webster Hall. The Candles and (as previously mentioned) Yellowbirds (Sam from Apollo Sunshine) are opening.

Continue reading "Only Son released 'Searchlight' (Regina Spektor duet included), performing it in full (TONIGHT)"

Regina Spektor at Bowery Ballroom (more by Tim Griffin)
Regina Spektor

Regina Spektor will screen her new film, Live in London, at select theaters nationwide starting today (11/19). A list of theaters is below, but NYC's designated spot will be Village East Cinema, which will host the film fourteen times over seven days with Spektor appearing in person for the Tuesday, November 23, 9:30pm screening. Tickets are available to all shows.

Live in London is the first live recording and concert film from acclaimed artist Regina Spektor. Captured mainly at London's famed Hammersmith Apollo Theatre, Live in London features 22 remarkable performances that span Spektor's brilliant catalog of music, including three new songs that have only been performed live.
For the first time, fans can see Regina up close as she performs fan favorites like Us, Fidelity, Samson and Eet, along with backstage footage, inside peaks at sound check and more. Live in London is a captivating concert film directed by Adria Petty.

Live in London is dedicated to Regina's cellist and band leader Daniel Cho, who tragically passed away this summer.

For those of you who can't make it to one of the theaters, you can view Live In London in the comfort of your own home. Pick up a copy on DVD, but before that you can check out a few clips from that DVD below.

Regina has no regular live dates coming up, but will perform with the Roots on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday, November 23rd, and appear on Soundcheck live one day earlier during the afternoon.

List of theaters and videos below...

Continue reading "a new Regina Spektor movie on DVD & in theaters now"

photos by Daniel Sieradski


As promised Adam Green showed up to sing a tune with Dufus (Seth Faergolzia and band) at Cake Shop on Saturday night, but he wasn't alone. Fellow Moldy Peach Jack Dishel also sang, and so did two other members of the defunct anti-folk band: Brent Cole and Toby Goodshank, who both also play in one of the opening bands, Berth Control. Kimya Dawson, who now spends most of her time on the other coast, was not in the house, but Regina Spektor was and she also sang a song as you can see in the pictures (it was two nights before she headlined a benefit for Daniel Cho at MHOW).

Olice Juice Music points out:

"3/4 of the way through the Dufus show [Saturday] night the fire alarm at Cakeshop got tripped (rumor has it due to some suspect smoke inhalating). Everyone had to evacuate the building while the fire department came and reset the alarm. But this could not stop the show! The band took it to the streets and proceeded to perform it's appropriately entitled song Fireman. Luckily, it was just a brief intermission for this, truly epic, nearly 3 hour last Dufus performance."
You can see the street scene in the pictures too, and luckily someone grabbed the fireman incident on video, real fireman pulling up included. You can watch it, with two other videos and more pictures from the show, below...

Continue reading "Dufus played his final show inside & on the street w/ help from Regina Spektor, Moldy Peaches & more (pics & video) "

Dan Cho
Dan Cho

Featuring Regina Spektor / Carina Round / Cooper / Jenny Owen Youngs / Jupiter One / Only Son / Rachel Platten / The Candles / Tracy Bonham / Wes Hutchinson
A Tribute Concert for Daniel Cho: Artists gather to honor a brilliant musician and to help support his family.

Venue: Music Hall of Williamsburg
Date: Mon 9/27
Notes: 18+
Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM
$35 advance / $35 day of show

Regina Spektor will headline the above-described Daniel Cho benefit. Daniel Cho was a cellist that tragically drowned in a lake this summer while on tour in Europe with Regina. Tickets go on sale at noon.

Regina Spektor is also involved in the New Yorker Festival this year. All tickets for that fest also go on sale at noon.

Tickets are now on sale for the Dresden Dolls Halloween show at Irving Plaza.

Underworld tickets go on sale at noon.

Regina Spektor at Tibet House Benefit 2010 (more by Chris La Putt)
Regina Spektor

The New Yorker Festival is back (Oct 1-3), and will feature a variety of events including a premiere of The Social Network to Werner Herzog to Pee Wee Herman to the dude from Beetlejuice who yells at his kids, and everything in between. So far the musical interview lineup includes Regina Spektor, Yo Yo Ma, Justin Timberlake (promoting "The Social Network") and James Taylor. Sometimes those include short performances, though no performances have been announced so far. Tickets go on sale 9/10 at noon, and all festival details are below...

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