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Frank Ocean, Seth MacFarlane & Fred Armisen (who is no longer Obama) @ SNL
We actually already posted this in WGO Sunday, but in case you missed the awesomeness:
Frank Ocean appeared on Saturday Night Live last night (9/16) to perform "Thinking About You" and "Pyramids," and was joined by John Mayer on guitar. He also just revealed the music video for "Pyramids," which also features an appearance from John Mayer.Frank Ocean plays live at ATP NY on Friday night. Watch the videos of his SNL performance and the "Pyramids" music video below.
Frank Ocean at Lollapalooza 2012 (more by James Richards IV)
As mentioned, Frank Ocean who now has a much emptier September schedule after canceling a bunch of European dates will be in NYC to play the Afghan Whigs-curated ATP NY, which goes down on Pier 36 from September 21-23. Frank plays on the Friday (9/21). Tickets for ATP NY are still available.
He'll be heading to NYC a bit sooner than though, because as Entertainment Weekly points out, Frank Ocean will be the musical guest on the 38th seaosn premiere of Saturday Night Live on September 15. That episode will be hosted by Seth MacFarlane, who will be plugging new seasons of Family Guy, American Dad, and The Cleveland Show, along the DVD release of his new movie, Ted.
Frank Ocean will also perform at the MTV VMAs, which airs on September 6. He's going up against Carly Rae Jepsen, fun., One Direction, and The Wanted for Best New Artist and his song "Swim Good" is nominated for Best Male Video against videos by Chris Brown, Drake, Justin Bieber, and Usher. It was also nominated for Best Direction.
The "Swim Good" video is below.
Speaking of Andy Samberg, well actually that isn't his tattoo, but now the pressure is on for him to outdo this fan whose body art "is based on the Joanna Newsom Ys album and was done by the wonderful Rachel Baldwin at Modern Body Art Birmingham." More pictures of the tat, and a recent video entitled "7 Minutes in Heaven with Joanna Newsom" by Saturday Night Live writer Mike O'Brien, along with a couple of dates, below...
The NY Times says:
It's time to take a last nostalgic look at Jim, Pam and Dwight and their quotidian struggles and successes at the Scranton branch of the Dunder Mifflin paper company as they've been documented on "The Office." When that NBC comedy begins its ninth season on Sept. 20, it will be the final season of the series, its executive producer Greg Daniels said on Tuesday.Speaking of things on NBC ending, it was recently announced that Abby Elliot is not returning to SNL which also recently lost Andy Samberg and Kristen Wiig. The NY Times says:
Producers at "Saturday Night Live" are continuing to audition new cast members for the show, which begins its 38th season on Sept. 15. NBC will also broadcast two prime-time "Weekend Update" specials on Sept. 20 and Sept. 27.The article implies Jason Sudeikis may ready to leave as well. The musical guest for September 15 is still TBA.
In director Lee Toland Krieger's comedic drama Celeste and Jesse Forever, Celeste (Rashida Jones) and Jesse (Andy Samberg) met in high school, married young and are growing apart. Now thirty, Celeste is the driven owner of her own media consulting firm, while Jesse is once again unemployed and in no particular rush to do anything with his life. Celeste is convinced that divorcing Jesse is the right thing to do--she is on her way up, he is on his way nowhere, and if they do it now instead of later, they can remain supportive friends. Jesse passively accepts this transition into friendship, even though he is still in love with her. As the reality of their separation sets in, Celeste slowly and painfully realizes she has been cavalier about their relationship. While navigating the turbulent changes in their lives and in their hearts, these two learn that in order to truly love someone, you may have to let them go.As you you might have been able to tell from the flyer above, BrooklynVegan is presenting a free preview screening of Celeste and Jesse Forever on Monday, July 30 at 7PM at Landmark Sunshine Cinema (143 E. Houston St., NYC). To get a pair of screening passes, you need to RSVP to to BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM with the subject line "Celeste and Jesse Forever." Include your first and last name in the email and your phone number. Your contact info will not be shared with anyone else, and only used to confirm your reservation. BUT, as usual with these sort of things, you need to RSVP, but the screening (capacity 166) is first-come, first-served for those on the RSVP list (aka RSVP does not guarantee entry so arrive early to claim your spot).
The day after our screening, 92YTribeca will show the film as well, with a post-screening Q&A with actors Rashida Jones (who co-wrote the screenplay) and Will McCormack as well as director Lee Toland Krieger. This one's not free ($18) and you can buy tickets here. The film opens at Sunshine Cinema and elsewhere in NYC & LA in limited release on August 3. You can watch the trailer below.
Mick Jagger hosts and performs on Saturday Night Live this weekend. The above screen shot is from one of the two promo videos you can watch below...
by Bill Pearis
The 37th season of Saturday Night Live comes to a close next weekend (May 19) where Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger will pull double duty as both host and musical guest. Before you plan your bathroom breaks you might be interested to learn that Mick's backing band will include both Foo Fighters and Arcade Fire. Though we're still eight days from the live telecast, Jann Wenner has already give the SNL season finale five stars.
Meanwhile, this week's SNL has Will Ferrell and Usher.
What songs Mick will do is anyone's guess, but Will (brother of Win) Butler and other members of the Arcade Fire (as Phi Slamma Jamma) may have been getting some practice with a cover of the Stones' "The Last Time" at last weekend's Crossing Brooklyn Ferry festival.
Last year, Mick released the debut album by his new group SuperHeavy that also includes Joss Stone, Damian Marley and the Eurythmics' Dave Stewart. The video for SuperHeavy's single "Miracle Worker" is below.
as you can imagine, shit is just fkd up right now. but i wanna say thank you to all ourThat picture and message was posted to the Beastie Boys blog by Adam Horovitz on Sunday evening, two days after the band heartbreakingly confirmed MCA's death.
friends and family (which are kinda one in the same) for all the love and support.
i'm glad to know that all the love that Yauch has put out into the world is coming right back at him.
The high profile and on-stage tributes continued on Friday night and throughout the weekend. You saw what Coldplay, BADBADNOTGOOD & Bomb The Music Industry! did, as well as the message that Thom Yorke posted, and tributes by Madison Square Garden, the Mets, Rusko, A-Trak, the Mets and more. Check out even more below...
photos by Ryan Muir
Gotye / Kimbra @ Webster Hall - 3/27/2012
New huge stars from Down Under, Gotye & Kimbra brought their sold out tour to Webster Hall in NYC last night (3/27), two nights after they did it at the bigger Terminal 5, and one night after Kimbra played her own small show at Mercury Lounge. Here are some pictures from the Webster show.
The tour, which is currently on its way north towards Canada, will continue west towards Coachella where Gotye will play the two-weekend festival on both April 15 & 22. Right before that, he'll head back to NYC (maybe with Kimbra) to be the musical guest on Saturday Night Live on Saturday, April 14th (Josh Brolin is the host). But west coasters take note:
This special TV appearance has caused two changes to the original tour dates. Firstly, the show at The Independent in San Francisco, CA on April 12 has been moved to a bigger venue and rescheduled. You can now see Gotye at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on Wednesday, April 18. Tickets for the original date will be honored at the door. The general public can buy tickets on Friday, March 30. Please note that Kimbra will now not be performing at this show due to pre-existing European commitments however joining Gotye as special guest for this date will be fellow Australian singer/songwriter, Missy Higgins.Updated tour dates and more pictures from the Webster Hall show, below...
Also Gotye's show at The Crystal Ballroom in Portland, OR on April 11 has been rescheduled to Monday, April 9. Tickets for the original date will be honored at the door. Kimbra will still appear at this show. Full refunds will be available for those unable to attend the rescheduled shows.
Last but not least, one extra show has just been added to Gotye's North American tour. On April 19, he will perform in Los Angeles at the Nokia Theatre - L.A Live. Missy Higgins will be special guest on this date - previewing material from a new album she's planning to release over summer. Tickets for this L.A. show will go onsale to the general public on Friday, March 30.
The Shins at LPR last week (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
When we first announced that The Shins would be touring in support of their new album, Port of Morrow (due out 3/20), the only time the band's schedule brought them to NYC was for SNL and a secret LPR show last week. They've since tacked on three dates at Terminal 5 to their tour which happen on April 29, April 30, and May 1. Tickets for all three shows go on sale Friday (3/16) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (3/14) at noon.
Updated dates and videos of the band's SNL performances below...
Jack White, no longer in the White Stripes, has a solo album on the way. Jack played two of the new songs live last night on Saturday Night Live, a show that recently featured performances by Sleigh Bells, Bon Iver, Justin Timberlake as Bon Iver, Lana Del Rey, and Kristen Wiig as Lana Del Rey. First he performed "Love Interruption" with an all girl band, and then "Sixteen Saltines" with all guys. Watch both SNL videos, intros by host Lindsay Lohan included, below. Bonus points if you can name some of his band members...
The Shins at Terminal 5 in 2009 (more by Natasha Ryan)
The Shins are set to perform on SNL on March 10, ten days before the release of their new album, Port of Morrow, due out on March 20 via Aural Apothecary/Columbia Records. It will be the band's second SNL performance (they first performed in 2007).
While they're in town they'll be playing a streaming show too:
The Shins are back! NPR invites you to experience the anticipated new album Port Of Morrow in an exclusive live concert stream via the new NPR Music iPad app. Download the free NPR Music app to watch the live show on March 7 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT.The show will take place at a club in NYC.
They just released a video for the album's single, "Simple Song," which you can watch below, along with a lyric video for that song's b-side, "September," and all dates...
photos by Chris La Putt
Sleigh Bells' Reign of Terror has begun, first with a show at Terminal 5 on February 17th with Black Bananas and Wet Witch (that was streamed online) and then with a Saturday Night Live appearance the next night. Pictures and videos from both NYC events are in this post.
Reign of Terror is the band's latest LP which hit store shelves this week (2/21). You can check out some live videos of some of the tracks below along with video from their Saturday Night Live appearance, which the Washington Post called "lousy". Judge their tunes for yourself at the New York Times.
Pictures from T5, live videos from the stream & SNL, and more tour dates are below.
As mentioned, Jack White will release his first solo album, Blunderbuss, on April 24 via Third Man/Columbia. You've already heard the first single, "Love Interruption," which is out now digitally. You can watch the video for that track below. Its b-side, "Machine Gun Silhouette," allegedly surfaced on soundcloud earlier this month and has since been removed but you can try your luck with some of the streams on tumblr.
Jack White has a few tour dates coming up (none in NYC) but he will be here as the musical guest on SNL on March 3. That episode is being hosted by Lindsay Lohan. Sleigh Bells were the last SNL guest, and The Shins play the week after Jack White (with host Jonah Hill).
All Jack White dates (which do not include SXSW, though there is a rumor) and video below...
Last night on SNL. Official (high quality) video below...
"I was really surprised. I didn't know anything about it. I wasn't happy about it," Madonna told Seacrest of M.I.A.'s flipped bird.Madonna's September 6th Yankee Stadium show sold out this morning, so they added a 2nd show. The new date is September 8th and tickets go on presale Tuesday morning...
"I understand it's punk rock and everything, but to me there was such a feeling of love and good energy and positivity, it seemed negative. It's such a teenager...irrelevant thing to do," she continued. "What was the point? It was just out of place."
Onsale to General PublicIn related news, though it wasn't that funny (but for the record), like "Lana Del Rey" before her, "M.I.A." appeared on Saturday Night Live this past weekend. M.I.A. was there to discuss her Superbowl Halftime incident from the week before. You can watch that, and "Bein' Quirky with Zooey Deschanel" from the same episode (Bjork guest appearance included), below.
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Sleigh Bells @ The Studio in 2009 (more by Kyle Dean Reinford)
"Sleigh Bells will make their network television debut as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live on Saturday, February 18th, airing on NBC at 11:30 pm EST. The Brooklyn duo will be playing the brand new songs "Comeback Kid" and "End of the Line" from their forthcoming album Reign of Terror, which will be available on February 21st on Mom+Pop Music. The band will be performing on the show hosted by Bridesmaids star and SNL alum Maya Rudolph.Sleigh Bells are currently on tour with Diplo and Liturgy and headline a sold out show at Terminal 5 with Black Bananas on 2/17. All dates are listed below...
Sleigh Bells' Washington D.C. and Toronto shows, on Feb 16 and Feb 18 respectively, have been rescheduled for late March. All previously purchased tickets will be honored for the rescheduled shows. The new dates and venue details are below.
Sleigh Bells will also appear on the cover of SPIN Magazine's new-look March/April issue, which hits newsstands on February 28th."
today in NYC
* ASSSSCAT 3000 @ UCB
* Alon Yavnai @ Barbes
* Kama Rupa @ The Stone
* Pharmakon @ The Stone
* Nicolas Jaar ("From Scratch") @ P.S. 1
* Lacrymosa, Sea of Bees @ Joe's Pub
* Sunday Night Live: Ed Vallance @ The Ace Hotel
* Narc, Alexander Trust, Jaja, Big Ups @ Cameo Gallery
* Fred Armisen (Fred Armisen's Playlist Live!) @ Union Pool
* Stephanie Wrembel presents The Django Experiment @ Barbes
* Permanent Wave presents Allison Weiss, Traveling, Swearin', Early Riser @ Big Snow Buffalo Lodge
Brooklyn Bowl is probalby a great place to watch the Superbowl (if you like football and don't mind lots of people).
Madonna, Nicki Minaj, and most interestingly, M.I.A. are performing during the Superbowl's Halftime show.
Fred Armisen, who like Bon Iver, performed on Saturday Night Live last night, and like St. Vincent, appeared on a new episode of Portlandia one night before that, plays his first residency show at Union Pool tonight.
Lana Del Rey was on SNL last night too.
Papermag shows us "Downton Abbey Stars On-Screen Vs. Off-Screen." The Guardian has an article about how they got the World War I trenches. A new (for the US) episode of Downton Abbey premieres tonight on PBS. A new commercial for Downton (or is it Downtown) Abbey on Spike TV premiered on Saturday Night Live last night. Watch that commercial below.
Dominick Fernow of Cold Cave (and other projects) curated Feb 1-15 at The Stone.
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"Rolling Stone asked me to speak about Lana Del Rey. I wanted to know how big my participation in the piece would be-was it substantial or just a quote? Just a quote, they said, to which I replied that I wasn't super interested. Which was a lie. I have a lot to say about her, but no sound bites. You see, Lana Del Rey is exactly what I was hoping to inspire when I took on the male rock establishment almost twenty years ago with my debut record, "Exile In Guyville.""... [Liz Phair]Read the rest of Liz Phair's piece at the Wall Street Journal.
And speaking of LDR, who recently performed on Letterman, Bon Iver wasn't the only musical guest on Saturday Night Live last night. Lana Del Rey, who was on two weeks earlier, came back to discuss her famous performance on Weekend Update with Seth Meyers. Check out the video below...
a handsome-looking Justin Vernon on Saturday Night Live
Though we won't see him/them performing at the Grammys ("We wanted to play our music, but were told that we couldn't play. We had to do a collaboration with someone else," Justin said), Bon Iver played two songs off their latest album on Saturday Night Live last night (2/4). Watch both songs below.
Earlier the same day, Wisconsin's WEAU profiled the Grammy-nominated artist on the evening news, interviews with Justin's parents and his co-manager Kyle Frenette included.
"Music was always around the house, we made all the kids take piano lessons," says Justine. "With Justin, he didn't really like the piano all that much, especially when I was teaching him for a while. That did not work out, but he asked if he could quit piano if he went to guitar. From that point on it was him and his guitar always."Watch "At Home With the Vernons" and and both performances from Saturday Night Live, below...
Gil says he did what he can to make sure Justin had a place to practice.
"We actually partitioned a room in the basement right below us with sound proof in the wall, so we could actually sit in the room where we're speaking now and watch TV and have a full conversation in spite of the fact that we had nine kids down there with trombones, trumpet, two saxophones, three guitars and a keyboard all plugged in," he says.
Today, Bon Iver is also made up of nine musicians, but the Vernons didn't always know their now 30-year-old son and his band would make is this far.
"We always thought that he had talent but we're his parents, you have to take that with a grain of salt," says Justine.
Just saw that tweet for the first time via Hot Chip while looking for info on Hot Chip's new album. As you know, Lana Del Rey played SNL this past weekend (Hipster Runoff has since renamed his website in her honor). Bon Iver will hopefully do better on February 4th. Maybe LCD Soundsystem will get to play SNL if they ever reunite. For now we can make due by watching them in the documentary about their last show ever.
Bon Iver at The Long Center in TX in 2011 (more by Tim Griffin)
Justin Vernon is currently in NYC, possibly just to "curse the Giants" (who won), or maybe he came to check out SNL musical guest Lana Del Rey (who lost) so that he he can become familiar with the SNL setup because Justin will return to NY next month when Bon Iver is the musical guest on SNL on February 4. They'll be playing songs off of the Grammy-nominated Bon Iver, Bon Iver (which was one of our favorites of 2011).
In related news, Bon Iver were recently confirmed as one of the collaborators on The Flaming Lips' Record Store Day release, which also includes collaborations with Neon Indian, Lightning Bolt, and Prefuse 73, who they put out collaborative EPs with in 2011, in addition to Nick Cave, Death Cab for Cutie, Yoko Ono, Ghostland Observatory, Cloudland Canyon, and more TBA.
Bon Iver's most recent track from Bon Iver, Bon Iver to be chosen as a single is "Towers" and the single b/w "Bruise Orange (Chain of Sorrow)" (John Prine cover) comes out March 6 via Jagjaguwar. You can listen to both of those songs below.
All dates and streams below...
Move over Golden Globes, Lana Del Rey's horrible performance on Saturday Night Live (watch below) is the hot topic of the weekend. We know what Juliette Lewis, Brian Williams, and Bob Lefsetz (most random list ever) think. What's on your mind?
by Klaus Kinski
photo of Fred via
There are many things that have taken up residency at Williamsburg's Union Pool over the years. Jonny Corndawg. Midnight Masses. Reverend Vince Anderson. Delicious tacos. A photo booth. Coke bumps. A convenient ATM. Long restroom lines. Throw up. Sexual desperation. Regret. And most recently, a January residency by the great Endless Boogie. Anyone catch their show on January 5th? How were Complete Faggots? Did they suck?
I am beside myself to report that the next superstar to participate in Union Pool's grand tradition of residencies will be the one, the only, FRED ARMISEN (!) whose second season of Portlandia is currently underway on IFC (It airs Friday at 10/9C). HOLY!
Fred, who also has sold out live Portlandia shows coming up even sooner, will bring his show Fred Armisen's Playlist LIVE to the intimate backroom of Union Pool on three Sundays in February; February 5, February 12, and February 26 (on sale at the link).
Fred Armisen of Saturday Night Live and Portlandia will be performing a special "Fred Armisen's Playlist Live" Residency at Union Pool in Brooklyn on Sundays, February 5, 12 and 26. He recently performed the show at Other Music in New York, performing a selection of covers of his favorite bands like the Clash, Devo, the Stranglers, the Damned, Husker Du and more. During this residency, Fred will also be inviting special guests to join the bill for each show.Special Guests. It's going to be so great. SO haters... go ahead and hate. More Fred for us! And don't forget, it's easy to be a hater when nobody likes you. Hummus AHOY!
A Nicholas Fehn video, more Portlandia live dates (announced today), and other stuff, below...
Joe's final tweet...
He also appears to have posted a suicide note on his blog, titled, "If This Was Your Last Day Alive What Would You Do?" The post includes a list of things he regrets ("my inability to conquer my alcoholism"), things he would have liked to have seen happen in his life ("living in Paris or New York again"), predictions for 2012 ("sales of Mayan Calendars up for 2012, drop for 2013"), and the things he is proud of (his time at SNL and "writing the first draft of Wayne’s World with Mike Myers"). At 3 a.m. on December 24th, he Tweeted a link to the post, adding, "Godbye." He then Tweeted a link to this video, and lastly, at 3:53 a.m., he wrote: "When people tell you to "dream" to make my life better I'd say 99.9% of them have never been beaten and robbed."RIP Joe