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Bob Mould / w. Ryan Adams / Cymbals Eat Guitars @ Bowery Ballroom 9/10/2014
Bob Mould's current assault on the eardrums of NYC began last night (9/10) with his first of three shows. While promoting his terrific new album, Beauty & Ruin, Bob and his band (bassist Jason Narducy and Superchunk's Jon Wurster on drums) also dipped into his robust catalog of indie rock classics, with a healthy amount of Sugar and Hüsker Dü songs in the mix. In fact, Hüsker Dü's "Flip Your Wig" kicked off the show and Bob's encore was all Dü, with "I Apologize," "Celebrated Summer," "Something I Learned Today," and "New Day Rising." One more thing about the encore: Ryan Adams came out and played for all four songs. Bob appeared in Ryan's video promos (along with Gary Shandling and Jeff Garlin) for his new album and Ryan is perhaps returning the favor. Video from the encore with Ryan, plus pics and setlist, are in this post.
Ryan, who's in town for a Letterman appearance tonight, will be back this fall on his own tour.
Opening the night -- and the whole tour including all three of Mould's NYC shows -- were Cymbals Eat Guitars who have opened for Bob before and owe a sonic debt to him as well (and to The Wrens and Built to Spill). Mind you, they're coming off the very strong new album, LOSE, and are becoming an indie rock powerhouse of their own.
Bob Mould and CEG play Bowery Ballroom again tonight (9/11) and Music Hall of Williamsburg on Saturday (9/13). Tickets are still available to both.
More pics from the whole Bowery Ballroom show, plus setlist and video, below...
Ryan Adams will release his fourteenth solo album this week (9/10). You can stream it at NPR. He's in NYC this week and will play The Late Show with David Letterman on Thursday (9/11). Ryan's on tour this fall, which will wrap up with two nights at NYC's Hammerstein Ballroom on November 22 & 23. Tickets for those shows go on sale Friday (9/12) at noon with a Citi Cardmember presale starting Tuesday (9/9) at 11 AM.
All dates are listed below...
The Hold Steady on Pier 26 in 2013 (more by Tracy Allison)
The Wiggins Park shows feature The Hold Steady, Old 97's, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Hurray for the RIff Raff, Lucius, Man Man, Nicole Atkins, Diego Garcia, Houndmouth, J. Roddy Walston & the Business, Dave Hause, Caitlin Rose, Trigger Hippy (featuring Joan Osborne, Jackie Greene & Steve Gorman), and more. 3-day passes that get you into the whole festival are on sale now.
Full lineup below...
by Bill Pearis
Arriving on the mid-'70s London scene as a rough'n'ready product of the pub-rock era -- an R&B- loving Nick Lowe with a sharper, more ambitious pen, as it were -- Parker predated Elvis Costello and Joe Jackson, both of whom would second his illustration that the singer/songwriter idiom could be recharged, giving intelligent rock fans an excitable and energetic alternative to (slightly) older guardsmen like Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Randy Newman and Van Morrison. - [Trouser Press]Last year, pub rock survivor Graham Parker reunited with his old band, The Rumour, to make Three Chords Good, their first album together in 31 years. You can stream the album below via Spotify.
Graham and the Rumour are currently touring the record in America and will be playing the previously mentioned NYC show at Concert Hall at the NY Society for Ethical Culture on Saturday (12/1, tickets) with openers The Figgs, and then The Paramount Theatre in Long Island on Sunday (12/2, tickets) which is a co-headling show with Ian Hunter. All tour dates are below.
Parker's had a long career, and had college radio hits with his 1988 album The Mona Lisa's Sister and has kept on going since. He may be about to get another moment in the spotlight as fan Judd Apatow tapped Parker to not only contribute songs to his new film, This Is 40, but also appear in the film. The comedy, a sideways sequel to Knocked Up (about Paul Rudd's character from that film) will be out in theaters December 21. The soundtrack was produced by Jon Brion and also features Norah Jones, Fiona Apple, Lindsay Buckingham, Paul McCartney, Yoko Ono, Paul Simon, Wilco, Loudon Wainwright and more. Tracklist is below, as is the trailer for the film.
A list of tour dates, album stream, videos, and the This Is 40 trailer and soundtrack tracklist, below...
Check out pictures from the show they just played in Chicago with Lower Dens.
And speaking of Brooklyn, get ready for Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas.
The Compact Disc turns 30 years old today. The first CD pressed in America was Bruce Springsteen's Born in the USA (though Billy Joe's 52nd Street came out in Japan before that). What was the first CD you bought?
Speaking of Bruce Springsteen, Kenny's Castaways, where he used to play is hosting their final show tonight.
Producer and TV On the Radio member Dave Sitek has launched Federal Prism, "a new record label where Sitek will personally record, mix, produce, and release a series of limited edition 12-inch vinyl picture discs with a uniquely curator-driven perspective. The vinyl will be limited to 500 numbered copies each with a jacket personally hand silkscreened by Sitek."
Federal Prism's first release is "Destroyer" by Telepathe. "The b-side of the vinyl will feature a remix by Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor with Alessandro Cortini and Atticus Ross. Sitek adds, "I told Trent I was starting my own label and would love to have him remix something on the first release. I sent him the session and before he actually said 'YES', he sent back this mighty dark space that he, Alessandro and Atticus had built for me! I was shocked and am certain I will have to keep ripping them off for years!"" It's on sale now.
Speaking of Trent Reznor, he says his his band How To Destroy Angels, have "formally partnered with Columbia Records for our next series of releases. The first of these will be available in November and it's called An Omen EP."
Scary: Ryan Adams revealed via Twitter: "Recording a track with my new pal @deadmau5 today. Sounds like BladeRunner starring Don Henley."
More scary: As if it wasn't bad enough that Bruno Mars has been announced as the host of the 10/20 episode of SNL, they're letting him be the musical performer for that episode too!
But here's some good news: Now That's What I Call Music 83 will reportedly be the last in the series.
more stuff below...
Ryan Adams recently began his December solo tour which brought him to NYC last night (12/5) to perform a "Live on Letterman" taping at Ed Sullivan Theater. You can watch the performance in full below.
Before he leaves New York, he'll play a sold out show tonight (12/6) at Carnegie Hall with Jessica Lea Mayfield.
Ryan's got a number of other North American dates scheduled for January and February too, though nothing else in NYC at the moment. All dates and Letterman video below...
Tickets go on sale Saturday at 10am for the two Jane's Addiction shows at Irving Plaza. They're no Swedish House Mafia, but tickets should sell out for those shows quick. Stay tuned for the BV Facebook for a few more ticket giveaways soon.
Thursday is playing Irving Plaza on November 23. Tickets go on sale today/Friday at 10am.
A bunch of comedy tickets are on sale too (like Louis CK).
Jessica Lea Mayfield, who tours through Brooklyn in November, will be opening for Ryan Adams on his December tour including at Carnegie Hall which is a Bowery Presents show, and Bowery posted this info:
Ryan AdamsRyan Adams says "all shows are solo."
Jessica Lea Mayfield
Tue, December 6, 2011
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
New York, NY
$65, $57.50, $35
On Sale Fri 9/30, 11:00 am EDT
This event is all ages
Tickets will be sold through CarnegieHall.org or charge by phone 8 AM - 8 PM - 212.247.7800. No fee tickets are available at the venue box office - Mon-Sat 11AM - 6PM & Sun 12PM - 6PM
Listen to Ryan cover Iron Maiden, below...
Ryan Adams @ Wellmont Theater, Feb 2009 (more by Tim Griffin)
I can't remember if he was officially on "hiatus" or not, but Ryan Adams is back with a new album called Ashes & Fire (out October 11 on PAX-AM/Capitol). You can listen to the whole thing now at NPR.
"The record was produced by Glyn Johns, renowned for his work with the likes of The Beatles, Bob Dylan, The Clash and The Rolling Stones, and whose son Ethan produced previous Adams landmarks including Heartbreaker and Gold. The record also features guest turns from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers keyboardist Benmont Tench and Norah Jones, who contributes piano and backing vocals to several tracks."Ryan kicks off a run of West Coast dates on the day the album is released. He tours the East Coast in December and will play a NYC show at Carnegie Hall on 12/6 (ticket info HERE). All dates are listed below...
"Recorded in 2006, ORION is Ryan Adams' first fully-realized sci-fi metal concept album." The limited-edition vinyl/download package ships on May 24th, and is on sale now via Pax.am
Ryan Adams is apparently, currently "computerless down south and writing some new music" (according to his Facebook). His old band The Cardinals meanwhile have been playing and recording with New Zealand singer Gin Wigmore - an "iTunes Session" EP she recorded with the band came out in March.
More info on the RA record is below...
Chris Feinstein w/ the Cardinals @ Wellmont Theatre (more by Tim Griffin)
Bassist Chris Feinstein has passed away. While details remain scant, it is believed he passed away at his Manhattan home in the early hours of Monday morning. He was 42.Chris joined the Cardinals in 2006, and recently he and the band have been backing up New Zealand singer Gin Wigmore (since Ryan Adams has been focusing on other things).
Feinstein was most recently known for his role in Ryan Adams & The Cardinals which he joined in 2006, replacing original bassist Catherine Popper. As a member of the Cardinals, Feinstein appeared on Adams' releases Easy Tiger, Follow the Lights and Cardinology. It was Adams who dubbed Feinstein "Space Wolf."
Feinstein and longtime Adams' drummer Brad Pemberton had played in bands together since attending high school in Nashville. However, according to a blog of Adams' from August 2008, "Catherine introduced me to Space Wolf and that is the kind gal she is." [Jambands.com]
Fellow Cardinals have been posting tributes to Chris online - Neal Casal currently has a photo collection on his blog. There are other tributes up as well. Cardinal Brad Pemberton wrote on his Facebook: "This is the saddest day of my life. I lost my best friend today...things will never be quite the same."
A video dedicated to Chris and live clips are below...
The Levon Helm Band will be departing from their weekly "Midnight Ramble" gig at Helm's Studio in Woodstock for a show at NYC's Terminal 5 on Thursday, January 7th, 2010. Joining them at this show be Okkervil River (currently their only scheduled show). Tickets go on sale Friday, Nov. 6th at noon.
Okkervil River's last full band show in NYC was January '09 at the then-new-venue Bell House. The band recently appeared on an episode of Austin City Limits with M. Ward. A clip of them performing the song "Unless It's Kicks" from that is posted below.
Okkervil River's Will Sheff is one of the songwriters that collaborated with Norah Jones on her new album, The Fall, out November 17th on Blue Note. The record also includes co-writing contributions from Ryan Adams and frequent Jones partner Jesse Harris, guitarwork from Marc Ribot and Smokey Hormel, and keys from Roots member James Poyser. It's streaming in full at NPR.
The ACL video and all tour dates are below...
photos by Eric M. Townsend
"I have never had any romantic, personal or financial involvement with Courtney Love. She is confusing me with her ex, who produced my Rock n Roll record, which was financed solely by Universal Music." - Ryan Adams to GawkerRyan Adams, clad in a Kreator t-shirt, was on hand for the opening of an exhibit of his paintings at Morrison Hotel Gallery (313 Bowery) in NYC last night (9/23). His friend Jesse Malin, who among other things, co-owns the bar Bowery Electric, which is on the same block (and where the afterparty was), was on hand to play auctioneer. The auction raised money for Housing Works. The paintings will stay on display at the gallery for a month starting today (Thursday September 24th).
You can also catch Ryan in person this Friday at the New York Public Library. Maybe he'll go see Polvo at the Bell House tonight. More pictures from the art opening, below....
Deerhoof @ the Sasquatch Festival in May (more by Chris Graham)
tonight in NYC
* David Cross @ UCB
* Imelda May @ Pianos
* Olof Arnalds @ Sycamore
* Ladyhawke @ the Apple Store
* KRS-One, Buckshot @ S.O.B.'s
* The Roots @ Highline Ballroom
* The Zeros, Jemina Pearl @ Southpaw
* Box Elders, Oh Wow, Uzi Rash @ Cake Shop
* Busdriver, Abstract Rude @ Santos Party House
* Endless Boogie, Skint @ Studio at Webster Hall
* Miike Snow, Jack Penate, The Kickdrums @ Mercury Lounge
* Fountains of Wayne (acoustic), Jon Auer @ The Bell House
* Autolux, Sleepy Sun, Mini Mansions @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Oran Canfield memoir release party w/ Dynasty Handbag @ Bruar Falls
* ESP-Live w/ Calvin Johnson, Arrington de Dionyso @ Bowey Poetry Club
* Helado Negro, Julianna Barwick, Jason Ajemian @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn
* Deerhoof, Wildbirds & Peacedrums, Serengeti & Polyphonic @ (Le) Poisson Rouge
* Loud Objects, Twisty Cat, Random Cutting, Mega Calderos, Aftermath @ DBA
* Loudon Wainwright III, Rufus, Martha & The Roches @ Highline Ballroom
Olof Arnalds, appearing with Davíð Þór Jónsson at three NYC shows this week, plays at Sycamore. If you only go to one, Wednesday night at Rockwood Music Hall will be extra special because at that one Olof will be accompanied by a grand pianist.
The Roots play with guests at Highline Ballroom.
Jemina Pearl opens for The Zeros at Southpaw, in one of several upcoming shows for the former Be Your Own Pet singer. The Zeroes played Maxwell's last night.
ESP-Live presents K Recs' Calvin Johnson and Arrington de Dionyso at Bowey Poetry Club. Calvin and Arrington were among those who played Death By Audio's Maze last night.
Miike Snow and Jack Penate play two nights at Mercury Lounge with The Kickdrums.
Fountains of Wayne play an acoustic show at the Bell House . Jon Auer (of Posies and Big Star) opens - he plays with Big Star in November. Tomorrow he plays with John Wesley Harding's Cabinet of Wonders.
Autolux and Sleepy Sun, coming off their ATP NY sets (and Bowery Ballroom last night with Bridezilla), play Music Hall of Williamsburg with Mini Mansions.
Lots of Wainwrights - Loudon Wainwright III, Rufus Wainwright, The Roches and Martha Wainwright - play Highline Ballroom tonight. Martha and Rufus were also just announced as part of the lineup of an insane benefit show taking place at Carnegie Hall in October.
Ryan Adams released a digital single on his website last week, as well a series of videos, which are posted below.
Video of Bradford Cox performing with Bob Mould and No Age at ATP NY, below...
Ryan Adams "discusses poetry and fiction, and his most recent book HelloSunshine with Tony Award winning actress Mary-Louise Parker" in a NYC library on on Friday, September 25th. Ryan Adams will be at an art gallery two days earlier. His new video is re-posted below...
Boss Hog @ Maxwell's last year (more by Tim Griffin)
tonight in NYC
* The Rapture @ Prada
* Cold Cave @ Rogan Store
* Marmoset, Pomegranates @ Bruar Falls
* Raekwon, Ghostface Killah @ S.O.B.'s
* Kings of Convenience @ Bowery Ballroom
* Wild Beasts, Roman Candle @ Mercury Lounge
* Silk Flowers, Mattress, Ducktails @ Ash's Place
* Death Vessel, Tim Easton, Moore N Sons @ Union Hall
* Psychic Paramount, White Hills, Coconuts @ Union Pool
* Murs, John Forte, Whole Wheat Bread @ Highline Ballroom
* NYU Mystery show w/ Raekwon, No Age @ (Le) Poisson Rouge
* Vaz, The New Flesh, Pygmy Shrews, White Suns @ Silent Barn
* NAAM, Bad Dream, Weedeater @ Charleston
* Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow, Dinosaur Feathers, Old Names @ Coco 66
* Boss Hog, Shilpa Ray & Her Happy Hookers @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn
* Anamanaguchi, DD/MM/YYYY, Spiral Beach, Graffiti Monsters @ Don Pedro
* Nice Boys, Birds of Avalon, Brimstone Howl, The Baby Shakes @ Cake Shop
* Alan Braxe (DJ), The Glass, Dee Nice (DJ), Human Life @ Santos Party House
* Hopewell, Preacher and the Knife, Sofia Knapp, Golden Triangle (DJ) @ The Cameo
* FIXED w/ Calvin Harris (DJ), Yes Giantess, JDH & Dave P @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Wordless Music w/ Do Make Say Think, Charles Spearin's Happiness Project @ Miller Theatre
* Skeletons Big Band, Knyfe Hyts 81, Pterodactyl, Gowns, Dan Friel, Social Junk, Mincemeat @ Death By Audio
Hopewell play an "ATP warm-up show" (performing the Desperation Suite) with a full choir and projections at The Cameo. Also on the bill are Preacher and the Knife, Sofia Knapp and DJing from Golden Triangle.
Death By Audio's The Maze opens tonight with music from Skeletons Big Band, Knyfe Hyts 81, Pterodactyl, Gowns, Dan Friel, Social Junk and Mincemeat. A Place to Bury Strangers was just added to tomorrow's lineup.
Murs plays Highline Ballroom with John Forte and Whole Wheat Bread.
Raekwon is slated to appear at both NYU Mystery show with No Age at (Le) Poisson Rouge and a release show for his own new CD with Ghostface Killah at S.O.B.'s.
Jay-Z played the Gramercy Theatre last night. He plays MSG tomorrow.
Weedeater is the "Special Guest (Southern Lord)" at the NAAM/Bad Dream show at the Charleston tonight.
Wordless Music and Columbia's Miller Theatre host Do Make Say Think and Charles Spearin's The Happiness Project as part of their four-night fest. Last night was Doveman, Sam Amidon and Nico Muhly.
Kings of Convenience play Bowery Ballroom. No opener that we know of.
Trent Reznor will also likely be in all black at NIN's last show (of this tour, forever, who knows) tonight in L.A.. Below is a video of the band on stage with HEALTH and Gary Numan, playing Gang of Four's "Anthrax" at their show on Sept. 8th.
A new video from Ryan Adams (who's showing artwork soon) posted below.
tonight in NYC
* Murphy's Law @ Trash Bar
* Reflection Eternal @ BB King's
* Brooklyn Soul Festival @ the Bell House
* Joseph Arthur, Joe Purdy @ City Winery
* Ben & Vesper, Dan Zimmerman @ Sycamore
* Caspian @ The Studio @ Webster Hall
* The Giraffes, Bone Gunn @ Mercury Lounge
* NinjaSonik, Klever, D.I.M. @ Webster Hall
* Ravens & Chimes, Kittens Ablaze @ Southpaw
* These United States, Vandaveer @ Union Hall
* These United States, Motel Motel @ Union Hall
* Zs, Mutating Meltdown, Skin Drink, PC Worship @ Cake Shop
* Noveller, Burning Star Core, Ducktails, Talk Normal @ Bruar Falls
* The Damnwells, Dawn Landes, Colin Smith @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Matteah Baim, Head Molt, Bermuda Triangles, Chaos Majik @ Market Hotel
* J&R Music Fest w/ Mario, Clipse, J Moss, Melinda Watts @ City Hall Park
* French Miami, True Womanhood, Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt @ Death By Audio
* Piano Series: Paula Valstein, Casey Shea, Jesse Lynn @ Highline Ballroom
* Dinosaur Feathers, Holiday Shores, My Teenage Stride, Javelin @ Littlefield
* XYZ Affair, Gunfight, Flower Mound, Mathew Snow, Tenements @ Glasslands
J&R Music Fest brings Mario, Clipse, J Moss and Melinda Watts to City Hall Park. More free music there tomorrow too. Too bad about the rain which also might put a damper on Michael Jackson's birthday Saturday.
Joseph Arthur kicks off a trio of special collaborative gigs tonight at NYC's City Wintery, the first of which is with guitarist Joe Purdy. Joseph Arthur is also on the bill of that upcoming show with Frank Black at Music Hall of Williamsburg.
The ubiquitous NinjaSonik play Boys & Girls at Webster Hall with Klever, Alexander Technique and D.I.M.
Bruar Falls hosts Noveller, Burning Star Core, Ducktails and Talk Normal.
The Giraffes visit Mercury Lounge with Bone Gunn tonight. On September 26th they play with Goes Cube at Webster Hall.
These United States play two sets at Union Hall tonight. The first will be opened by Vandaveer, the second by Motel Motel.
After the Jump Fest is happening at Littlefield this weekend. Tonight you can see Dinosaur Feathers, Holiday Shores, Thing-One, My Teenage Stride and Javelin.
Zs, who are on the big bill at the BKLYN Yard (and/or Southpaw) tomorrow, perform tonight at Cake Shop with Mutating Meltdown, Skin Drink and PC Worship.
The Brooklyn Skill Share has a benefit at Glasslands with The XYZ Affair, Gunfight, Flower Mound, Mathew Snow & The Way It Was and Tenements. The flyer is below.
Outside Lands is going on in San Francisco and streaming.
Matt & Kim played "Daylight" on Jimmy Kimmel on Wednesday, video below.
DOWNLOAD: Polvo - Beggar's Bowl (MP3)
art by Ryan Adams
Ryan Adams will be the first artist in residence at the Morrison Hotel Gallery (313 Bowery) for three weeks leading up to an exhibit of his work, which opens September 23rd (which I guess means, despite a "for lease" sign on the window, the gallery isn't going anywhere yet). During that time, Adams will be "creating additional canvases in the front of the gallery to be auctioned off at the opening. Proceeds from the auction will go to benefit the Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, a nonprofit organization committed to ending the twin crises of AIDS and homelessness."
Adams' paintings are in addition to his recent moves as an author. His first book of short stories and poetry, Infinity Blues, came out in April, and his second, Hello Sunshine, is due in December (or September if you pre-ordered).
Last week, some speculated that Adams, a self-professed metal fan, was the mystery artist behind The Awl's hair-metal-inspired theme song, posted on August 18th. The site has since posted a punk remix of the song.
Polvo performs at the Bell House in Brooklyn on September 24th. Will Ryan perform music at the September 23rd Morrison Hotel Gallery opening? I'm not sure, but there is no mention of it (best to assume no). Some more of Ryan's paintings, and all Polvo dates, below...
Marianne Faithfull @ City Winery (more by Lori Baily)
Marianne Faithfull is performing at NYC's Town Hall on Thursday, September 24th. Tickets ($86 / $51 / $31) go on AmEx presale starting Wednesday, April 15th at 11 AM. General sale begins Friday, April 17th at noon.
We also have a pair of front row tickets to giveaway. Details on how to with them below.
For the show, Faithfull will be accompanied by a band consisting of Greg Cohen, Marc Ribot, Rob Burger, Joey Baron, Ryan Scott, Christina Courtin, Christopher Hoffman, Lenny Pickett and Marty Elrich. Much, if not all, of that cast contribute to her new album and/or were spotted playing with Faithfull at her City Winery gigs, and on Letterman, in late March.
Marc Ribot, who definitely played at the City Winery shows and on Letterman, has his own week of shows planned for early May, to celebrate his 55th birthday.
Faithfull was recently interviewed by the newly married Ryan Adams.
Marianne Faithfull: And I'll be doing a couple of gigs with the original band on the record. I'm sure you know all those guys as well.Awkward? All dates, pro-shot video from one of the City Winery shows, and contest details below...
Ryan Adams: Tell me about why you chose to cover the Decemberists' "The Crane Wife 3."
MF: Hal [Willner] found that song, and what I love about "The Crane Wife" is that it's a folk tale. It's about a man who falls in love with and marries a swan. The only real concept for this record was to work with great songs, and these were the ones that happened to be chosen from the modern idiom. I could have easily taken one of yours, and maybe I will one day. [Black Book Mag]
photos by Tim Griffin
"Ryan Adams was born on November 5, 1974 in Jacksonville, North Carolina to Susan and Robert Adams. His father left home when he was nine years old. His mother, an English teacher, encouraged Adams to read and as a child he became familiar with the works of authors including Jack Kerouac, Edgar Allan Poe, Sylvia Plath and Henry Miller.Ryan Adams & The Cardinals played an approximately 3-hour set at the Wellmont Theater in Montclair, NJ on Sunday (2/22). According to the recently-engaged Ryan, it may have been the last show we see from the Cardinals in a while, or ever, but who knows... More pictures and the setlist, below...
Adams' grandmother played a modest role in his childhood, serving as his babysitter after school while his mother worked. When he was eight years old, Adams began writing short stories and poetry on his grandmother's typewriter. He is quoted as saying, "I started writing short stories when I was really into Edgar Allan Poe. Then later, when I was a teenager, I got really hard into cult fiction: Hubert Selby, Jr., Henry Miller, Jack Kerouac." At the age of 14 Adams began learning to play the electric guitar that his mom and stepdad had bought him, and shortly afterwards joined a local band named Blank Label. Although Blank Label did not stay together long, a three-track 7" record exists, dated 1991 and lasting less than seven minutes in total." [Wikipedia]
Ryan Adams @ MSG (more by Kyle Dean Reinford)
Tonight is the Academy Awards.
If there are still tickets, there won't be for long for the Wrens show happening at Bowery Ballroom on March 13th. I'll also say for the first time, that you can catch the Wrens at the BrooklynVegan day party happening at Radio Room in Austin, TX on March 19th (full lineup details coming soon). Check out the new video for "Marked Up", their "still-kinda-new song", below...
Four-time Grammy Award nominee Ryan Adams will release the digital-only EP Extra Cheese (Lost Highway/UMe), exclusively via iTunes on February 10, 2009. Extra Cheese features six previously issued tracks plus the previously unreleased "Hey There, Mrs. Lovely," for the recession-friendly price of $3.98.Speaking of love, Ryan Adams and Mandy Moore are now engaged.
Adams has been performing "Hey There, Mrs. Lovely" live since 1999 but has never song committed the fan favorite to a studio record until now. The other six tracks on the EP are a sampling of love songs culled from Adams' impressive oeuvre: "Answering Bell" from 2001's Gold, "Desire" from 2002's Demolition, "Blossom" from 2005's Cold Roses, "Two" from 2007's Easy Tiger, "My Love For You Is Real" from the same year's Follow The Lights EP, and "Evergreen" from Ryan & the Cardinals' most recent album, Cardinology, released last fall.
Ryan Adams & The Cardinals are on tour for a month [possibly for the last time] beginning February 20.
the following was posted to Ryan's Tumblr...
me- 34-a non smoker and happy, for the first time in my life.. i am excited to finish this wonderful time i have had with the cardinals and whatever new adventures may come after march. atlanta will be my last venture with the band and i am grateful for the time we have had and maybe someday we will have more stories to tell together. i am however ready for quieter times as i think it is very evident i am struggling with some balance and hearing issues.continued below...
also, no drama or anything but i am okay to step back from all of this right now and i think i did enough manic blogging when i felt alone and isolated during the last few years of travel. these last few years were the hardest i can remember and the most rewarding but i have loved ones to care for now and i am lucky i have been given a chance to turn around and see just what i am capable of as a friend and as someone who is not gone forever every year- it rendered me incapable of things i needed to be to myself and others- and my schedule sometimes never ended when the shows did- and some of that was my doing. and i lost someone i loved, and i lost myself.
that changed. i got to know just who i am in this little spell of time here recently. and change is the nature of the world and i naturally embrace that.
i won't be blogging here anymore either- but not for effect- it just is not being kind to myself- i need a life that is mine- i need to grow up and grow in to who i have subtly been working back towards since i stopped all that nonsense and i know also no matter what i choose to do in the music world, because i chose to do things my way and never lie i will always be viewed as an "asshole" ( i hear and have seen things in the past) and i am not, and i know the truth and i know who i am.
Ryan Adams @ MSG - Dec 17, 2008 (more by Kyle Dean Reinford)
Ryan Adams and Oasis play their second-to-last show together tonight (12/19) in Camden, NJ. It was also just announced that Ryan Adams will return to Jersey to play a show at Wellmont Theater in Montclair on February 22nd. Tickets for the 'Cardinals' show go on sale Saturday at 10AM. All previously-announced 2009 tour dates, HERE. Pics from MSG, HERE.
photos by Kyle Dean Reinford
More pictures from last night's show at the Garden, below...