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"That's y!" says Snoop Dogg...
Snoop Dogg

Did Snoop Dogg talk much politics at his Wellmont Theater show last week? That picture above, no not the cats, is his Tweeted list of reasons for voting for Obama, and for not voting Romney.

Kanye West has much less to say, for now. All his amazing tweets have been deleted except for one new one that says "BE BACK SOON". UPDATE: Now there are also three tweets about Steve Jobs.

Speaking of Chicago hip hop, Lupe Fiasco and the NY Times have some more to say on the subject (Chief Keef, etc).

Bummed to hear that Big Boi, who recently played Chicago's North Coast Music Fest, replaced Little Dragon with Kelly Rowland on the final version of the song he performed live with Little Dragon in Austin.

The Weeknd, who has three NYC shows coming up, got all emo and wrote a letter to fans promising no dissapointment.

Creed frontman Scott Stapp says T.I. saved his life.

Missy Elliot may actually release an album this year.

YouTube is streaming Obama's bff (see above)Jay-Z's eighth Barclays Center show Saturday night.

Speaking of, Jay-Z is in a new marriage equality ad.

Speaking of, congrats to Kaki King and Jessica King! And to Sam Champion and Rubem Robierb!

NPR is streaming Tori Amos from Le Poisson Rouge tonight. Meanwhile, PopMatters reflects on Tori's relationship to the feminist movement.

Speaking of LPR, Micachu whose Williamsburg Park show tonight is cancelled, is playing there Monday.

Menomena just played Austin and are touring their way towards NYC. Check out their new video for "Plumage" below.

We're giving away two tickets to see Flying Lotus at Terminal 5 via the BrooklynVegan Facebook Page. Meanwhile. meet FlyLo at the Brooklyn Flea Record Fair this weekend.

We're also giving away tickets to Jens Lekman and Taken By Trees' Terminal 5 show (tickets are also still on sale).

more below...

Continue reading "ALSO: why Snoop Dogg isn't voting for Romney, Menomena, Yellow Ostrich, Kanye's Twitter, Nas, Amy Winehouse, more"

Portugal. The Man at SXSW 2011 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Portugal. The Man

Pandora is hosting a show and it's happening in NYC on Tuesday (1/17) at Bowery Ballroom with Portugal. The Man. The show is free and invitations were sent to Pandora listeners with a Portugal. The Man station or who recently thumbed-up a track by the band. However, if you aren't either of those things and still want to go, a limited number of free passes will be given away at the venue at 7 PM on the day of the show.

You can also catch the band three days later. Portugal. The Man will stick around NYC for one more show before they head overseas for an international tour and play Brooklyn Bowl on January 20 (update: with Sam Champion). Tickets for "Freaks Ball XII" go on sale today (1/13) at noon.

All dates are listed below...

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The xx @ Webster Hall during CMJ (more by Vincent Cornelli)
The xxs

tonight in NYC
* Sharon Jones @ Starland Ballroom
* Darmstadt @ Issue Project Room
* Friendly Fires, The xx @ Webster Hall
* Gnaw, Earthen Grave, Iron Man @ Europa
* Brendan Benson, Cory Chisel @ Maxwell's
* Bowerbirds, Sharon Van Etten @ Union Pool
* Richard Buckner, Milagres @ Mercury Lounge
* Stalkers, The Beets, War Party @ Glasslands
* Golden Error & Red Mass @ Dead Herring
* Espers, Azita, Doug Paisley @ The Bell House
* Hot Tuna, Loudon Wainwright III @ Beacon Theatre
* Alicia Hall Moran, Gordon Voidwell @ The Kitchen
* Ladytron (DJ), Yes Giantess @ Tribeca Grand Hotel
* The Queers, The Leftovers, The Sights @ Maxwell's
* Ghostland Observatory, Slapping Purses @ Terminal 5
* Finding Fiction, Beehive, Picture Picture @ The Cameo
* Sam Champion, Matt Trowbridge, Electric Owls @ Union Hall
* Heloise & The Savoir Faire, Midnight Magic @ Brooklyn Bowl
* El Vez, Los Straightjackets, The Lovely Elvettes @ Bowery Ballroom
* Pants Yell!, The Surprisers, Mike Albo, Fluffy Lumbers @ Bruar Falls
* Air Waves, Talk Normal, US Girls, Total Slacker @ Secret Project Robot
* Black Sheep, Shinobi Ninja, Rad Out Crew, Nacirema @ Santos Party House
* Christina Courtin, Alaska Alaska, Alec Stephen, EJS @ Pete's Candy Store
* Zeke Virant & the Brain Rain Players, Cloud Nothings, Coasting @ Shea Stadium
* Elvis Perkins in Dearland, Himalayas, Max Silvestri @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Terra Nova: Sinfonia Antarctica w/ DJ Spooky & ICE @ BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
* Benefit show w/ Tony Conrad & Jutta Koether, Aki Onda, MV Carbon @ ParisLondonWestNile
* Ambergris, Boogie Boarder, Dubknowdub, Graffiti Monsters, Mark Lord, Nick Gazin, Sam Gas Can, Russian Tsarlag @ DBA

Cloud Nothings are in town. They played their first show ever last night at Market Hotel. Their second show is tonight at Shea Stadium.

Red Mass played their first NYC show last night at Live With Animals. I'm told they're the secret guest at Dead Herring tonight. Flyer below..


Where: Starrett-Lehigh Building, 601 W 26th St between Eleventh and Twelfth Aves, ninth floor (marthastewart.com)
When: Saturday, December 5, noon-6pm, free
Why go: It's the domestic diva's first-ever holiday craft sale, which features home accessories, jewelry, ornaments and apparel from employees and friends of Martha Stewart Living Ominmedia, as well as crafters who've appeared on the Martha Stewart Show. In other words: by Stepford types, for Stepford types.
Don't miss: BrooklynVegan's DJ Bill Pearis spinning holiday music and indie rock, and the very Martha-esque gift-wrapping station. - Time Out
There's also a craft fair on Mulberry Street, and the Bust Holiday Craftacular is Sunday.

Sunday is also the day to see Beatles songs performed on ukuleles.

Sam Champion make a rare appearance at Union Hall tonight. In fact, it might be their last show ever.

Q: Did Sam Champion break up?
A: Kind of, yeah, I think so.

Q: Is Saturday, December 5th at Union Hall your last show?
A: maybe?

Sam Champion member Sean Bones will DJ between sets. Sam Champion's remake of Weekend at Bernie's below..

Black Sheep play Santos tonight! Video for "Without a Doubt" below...

What else?

Continue reading "What's going on Saturday?"

DOWNLOAD: Sean Bones - Easy Street (MP3)
Sean Bones

That's a picture of Sean Bones aka the solo project of Sean Sullivan aka the guitarist of Sam Champion aka one of Frenchkiss Records' latest signings aka the first of two openers (2nd TBA) at the upcoming Les Savy Fav (the kings of Frenchkiss Records) show at Brooklyn Masonic Temple in Brooklyn, NY on March 13th. Tickets on sale Feb 3rd.

Listen to the Sean Bones tracks streaming at MySpace. Download one of them above.

Les Savy Fav also have a show coming up this Saturday and one at Noise Pop in San Francisco on March 1st. All dates below...

Continue reading "Les Savy Fav shows (Brooklyn Masonic) and Sean Bones"

Barack Rock
Barack Rock! continues to update its pro-Obama website with free music by bands like The Teenage Prayers, Bell, Sam Champion, Ra Ra Riot, Frank Bango, Clipd Beaks, Mobius Band, Tapes n Tapes, Sera Cahoone, Port O'Brien, Salt & Samovar, Bear Hands, Au Revoir Simone, Foreign Islands and many more.

Bell House

In the shadow of the famous and brooding Kentile Floors sign in the burgeoning and classic neighborhood of Gowanus, The Bell House, a gorgeous new and unique music venue and lounge, will open its doors on September 18 at 6pm with free admission to the public. The Bell House is a magnificent two-room music and events venue located at 149 7th Street between 2nd & 3rd Avenues. It was crafted out of an old 1920's warehouse once used as a printing press, but more recently used as a fly-by-night shipping company.

Conceived and created by the friends behind Union Hall (Park Slope) and Floyd (Brooklyn Heights), The Bell House are thrilled to be pioneers of sorts adding a prominent performance space to Brownstone Brooklyn. The main space boasts 25 foot wooden arched ceilings, a 450 square foot stage, and unobstructed views from any part of the room. "Brownstone Brooklyn needed a major music venue and event space, and we found a beautiful old building near the Gowanus that was seemingly designed for live music," said co-owner, Jim Carden. "We'll be able to graduate the bands we've championed at Union Hall to a space like no other in New York City and be able to host acts that were simply too big for the stage there", adds co-owner and talent buyer Jack McFadden

Press release continued, and an updated initial lineup, below...

Continue reading "more BELL HOUSE Brooklyn venue info, first show free "

photos by Chris La Putt

Nada Surf
Nada Surf

Frank Bango
Frank Bango

(Dean and) Britta
Dean and Britta

Nada Surf (acoustic), Dean & Britta, Richard Buckner, Sam Champion, Scott Matthew, Tara Angell & David Poe, Simone White and Frank Bango himself performed at the Bowery Ballroom in NYC on Tuesday night in order to raise money for Frank Bango.

Bango, who has just completed nearly two years of cancer treatments, is incredibly grateful for the generosity of The Bowery and his friends. The Bowery Ballroom has been Frank's home as a bartender, bar manager, musician and fan for almost ten years.
The show started at 8 and ran until around 1 am, More pictures below....

Continue reading "Frank Bango benefit show @ Bowery Ballroom, NYC - pics"

Victoria Williams

"In 1993, Williams' life took a dramatic turn when she learned that she was suffering from multiple sclerosis. In 1993, an array of artists from different genres, including Pearl Jam, Lou Reed, Maria McKee, Soul Asylum, Lucinda Williams and others, joined together to record some of Williams' songs for a tribute/benefit project called Sweet Relief: A Benefit for Victoria Williams. This led to the creation of the Sweet Relief Fund, a charity that aids professional musicians (of any stature) in need of health care. That year, Williams also released a new album herself, entitled Loose. Pearl Jam had covered her song "Crazy Mary" for Sweet Relief, however, Williams performed her own version of the song, and made a video that brought her closer to public notice and gained her more of a following after it ran on MTV and VH1 in 1994, and is still played on both cable channels." [Wikipedia]
Tonight (August 26) Victoria helps another musician in need of money to pay hospital bills. Nada Surf (acoustic), Dean & Britta, Richard Buckner, Sam Champion, Scott Matthew, Tara Angell & David Poe and Simone White are also on the bill. Tickets are still on sale. The music starts at 8:00. Expect short sets leading up to Nada Surf who are headlining.

Frank Bango

Friends & Family,

We have set up a benefit show for our dear friend Frank Bango @ The Bowery Ballroom for Tuesday August 26th. As some of you may or may not know Frank is sick and we're going to raise some money so he can get better and pay his American doctors. If we lived in France or Cuba or Canada there would be no need for this kind of thing.

Tickets are going on sale tomorrow (7/17 at noon) and we hope you all go buy yours in advance as it will probably sell out. Frank has a million friends and we were able to nail down some impressive talent.

The Frank Bango Bone Marrowthon / Stem Cellebration Benefit with music from:

Nada Surf
Dean & Britta
Richard Buckner
Sam Champion
Luke Rathborne
and many others....

Paypal Donation site and official Bango Benefit site will be up in a few days

Elvis Perkins, NYC, 2006 (more)
Elvis Perkins

Friday, June 27, 7:00 P.M.
Cold War Kids / Elvis Perkins in Dearland / Sam Champion
WaMu Concert Series @ the Prospect Park Bandshell
I didn't put Cold War Kids in the post title because I already mentioned that part of the free show.

Ghostalnd Observatory is also playing a free show.

Feist is playing one that costs money. Tickets for that, as well as Spoon and Gilberto Gil, are on sale.

Sam Champion also happens to be playing a show at Mercury Lounge tonight (April 23, 2008).

Elvis Perkins can be heard in the video below....

Continue reading "Elvis Perkins & Sam Champion playing Prospect Park "

...and DJ Awesome Good Times

Sam Champion
Sam Champion

The Virgins are also playing a show April 23rd at Mercury Lounge with Sam Champion. The show is also being billed as the "Jay Good Times Bday Party". Jay Good Times is one half of "DJ Awesome GoodTimes" and not coincedentally, the band booker at the club the show is happening at.

The Virgins 10:30
Sam Champion 9:30
DJ Awesome Good Times 9:00
Sam Champion have a new song available at RCRD LBL.

Continue reading "The Virgins also playing a (birthday) show w/ Sam Champion"

Awesome Goodtimes

That is the four-band mostly-local CMJ-like lineup at Bowery Ballroom in NYC tonight (Feb 15, 2008). Plus, DJ Awesome Goodtimes will be providing music betwen bands. Good times. I have two pairs of tickets to give away to the first two people who email BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (subject: GOOD TIMES). Include your first and last name. Winners will be contacted and placed on the guestlist.

Sam Champion, Salt & Samovar and The XYZ Affair are also playing SXSW. Other tour dates below...

Continue reading "Sam Champion, Drug Rug, The XYZ Affair, Salt & Samovar"

on the set of the new Sam Champion video (CRED)
Sam Champion video

Two new music videos that go well with Halloween (visually at least)....

Continue reading "Happy Halloween from Sam Champion & Dylan Mondegreen"

DOWNLOAD: Sam Champion - Like a Secret (MP3)

Fire in Park Slope

You may have heard about the fire at Pizza Plus on 7th Avenue in Park Slope (Brooklyn, NY) the other day. Those living above the pizza place have been displaced, and two of those currently-homeless people just so happen to be members of the NYC band Sam Champion (who may or may not have started the fire to gain publicity for their new album - JUST KIDDING!). I contacted their singer (and man about town) Noah Chernin, and this is what he had to say:

I live there with two other roommates, ryan, who plays drums in our band and luke schurman, an actor/musician. our bathroom and back of the apartment including luke's room are completely destroyed. ryan's room and my room were pretty much untouched, except my windows were smashed out and some smoke damage.

it's still a crime scene, i think. we are slowly going back and getting our things. no instruments or gear really got damage. luke lost a bunch of writing and journals that obviously have a lot of sentimental value and can't be replaced.

we are couch surfing and living with girlfriends right now and don't think we'll be back there (if we go back) for another few months.

at this point we don't really know what our next move is...
except to ROCK HOUSE on tuesday at bowery.

Want to see them rock house (with TigerCity, Stylofone, the Affair, and DJ Justin Carter)? Noah is giving away TW0 PAIRS OF TICKETS to BV readers. Want them? E-mail BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (Subject: SAM). Include your first and last name as you would like it to appear on the guestlist. Contest ends at 1pm on Tuesday (TODAY) May 15, 2007. Two winners will be picked at random and contacted.

MERCURY LOUNGE, NYC | MAY 28, 2006 (cred)
Johnny Beach's birthday party

The schedule for this past Sunday night (May 28, 2006) at Mercury Lounge reads "CLOSED FOR PRIVATE EVENT". The event in question was Mercury Lounge talent buyer Johnny Beach's annual birthday party. Magneta Lane came all the way from Canada to play the list-only show curated by Johnny himself. Set and Setting, Love as Laughter, Sam Champion, and one of Johnny's favorite New York bands Dirty on Purpose were also on the bill.

Real fun night involving numerous Beach shout outs, a cake in his face, a pinata filled with candy and glass mini-bottles of tequila that (duh) mostly shattered on the ground. The show closed with a set of covers by Noah and Ryan from Sam Champion, Matt from Rana/King of France, and a guy from Love as Laughter. No Sam Champion set.