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by Andrew Sacher

Sean Bones

It's been awhile since we've heard from Sean Bones, but over the past year he's been busy getting together a new project called Terribly Yours. He has a debut album on the way, and Real Estate/Ducktails' Matt Mondonile, Pela's Nate Martinez, and Drew Fischer (who has worked with White Fence and Kevin Morby) all contributed to writing/producing/engineering. Details on that album are still mostly TBA, but we've got the premiere of the video for its newest single, "No Genius." It's a nice pop song with hints of the late '70s new wave/power pop era. (That picture above may have tipped you off about that too.) Check it out, with previous single "Answered Prayers," below.

Terribly Yours will make their live debut in NYC on Friday (2/5) at Bowery Electric with Hints and The Ludwigs. Tickets are available. The live lineup differs from the one that made the record.

Continue reading "Sean Bones has a new project called Terribly Yours, making live debut (watch a new video)"


Daniel Johnston: here is an in-depth photographic study of legendary singer-songwriter and visual artist Daniel Johnston by New York City Based documentary and portrait photographer Jung Kim. the culmination of an intimate five-year collaboration and friendship, Daniel Johnston: here captures rare and beautiful moving moments of one of the most compelling artists today. The photographs not only chronicle Johnston's life on the road during his worldwide tours, but also his prolific life at home in Waller, Texas. An exhibition will launch in conjunction with this first0ever photography book on Johnston. The photographs are a selection from thousands of photographs captured on film from 2008 to present.
There will be a photo book and exhibition of Daniel Johnston: here tonight at Williamsburg's 7 Dunham gallery from 7 - 10 PM. On view will be 16 photographs from the book and there will be live performances from Glen Hasnard, Sean Bones and J. Spaceman (who soon plays with Spiritualized for Mexican Summer 5th Anniversary).

The event is free but you do need to RSVP by sending an email to list@danieljohnstonhere.com.

The book was funded via Kickstarter and you can watch the video from that below.

Continue reading "J Spaceman, Glen Hansard, Sean Bones performing at Daniel Johnston book event in NYC tonight"

The Strokes

SXSW is no doubt a great way to see a lot of bands in a short amount of time and can be a lot of fun. But it can also be a little much for some. If you'd like to see many of the same bands but in a more genteel setting, you might be interested in The Savannah Stopover which happens the weekend before SXSW (March 7 - 9) in at various clubs in Savannah, Georgia. Over 100 bands will play, including Of Montreal, Merchandise, Mac DeMarco, Chelsea Light Moving, Hunters, Braids, Delicate Steve, Turbo Fruits, Ducktails and loads more.

Tickets ($30 per day or $75 for three-day pass) are on sale now and more info is at Savannah Stopover's website. The full announced lineup is below.

Continue reading "of Montreal, Chelsea Light Moving, Merchandise, Mac DeMarco, & more playing Savannah Stopover before SXSW"

METZ at Knitting Factory in November (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)

As mentioned, Toronto noise punks METZ have two upcoming free shows in NYC this month. First they'll play an in-store at Generation Records (12/18) and the next night, they'll play a Converse Rubber Tracks show at Music Hall of Williamsburg (12/19) with King Tuff, Sean Bones, and Devin. Tickets are required for the MHOW show (they just don't cost anything) but they're "sold out." However, if you missed out on getting yours, we're giving away a pair of VIP tickets. Details on how you can enter to win are below.

METZ recently stopped by BreakThruRadio to record a live-in-studio performance at the Serious Business studio and also sat in with BTR's Travis Harrison for an interview. You can watch a video of that session below.

Continue reading "METZ appeared on 'Serious Business' (watch); win tix to their free show w/ King Tuff, Sean Bones & Devin"

METZ at Knitting Factory earlier this month (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)

The new-ish free bi-monthly Converse Rubber Tracks series at Music Hall of Williamsburg, which began in June with White Rabbits, continued in August with Action Bronson, and again in October with Ghostface Killah and A-Trak, will continue on December 19 at MHOW with its most rockin' edition yet: King Tuff, METZ, Sean Bones, and Devin. The show is free but you can pick up tickets to secure yourself a spot starting today (11/27) at 2 PM.

Like all of these shows go, part of the lineup includes bands who've recorded at Rubber Tracks, and for this one it's Frenchkiss labelmates Sean Bones and Devin. Converse session videos, all King Tuff and METZ dates, and the show flyer, below.

Continue reading "King Tuff, METZ, Sean Bones & Devin playing free Converse Rubber Tracks show at MHOW in Dec (dates)"

Sean Bones @ MHOW (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Sean Bones

Sean Bones is currently on tour with The Growlers who reach Sean's hometown venue Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn tonight (10/11). Tickets are still available (and will be at the door), but we also have a couple pairs you can win! Details below.

Also below: Sean's catchy and breezy new single "United"...

"The track was recorded Converse Rubber Tracks and marks Sean Bones' first release since his critically acclaimed sophomore LP, Buzzards Boy. Sean says, "While getting songs ready for the studio, I kept getting distracted by the presidential campaigning and all the misinformation that goes with that. Politics are so divisive right now. Music can be the opposite of that and I wanted to project a good feeling." "
Listen now, and check out Sean's video for "Hit Me Up" with contest details and all tour dates below...

Continue reading "Sean Bones releases new single (listen!) on tour with the Growlers, plays MHOW tonight (win tix!)"

photos by Amanda Hatfield; words by Bill Pearis

Divine Fits at Music Hall of Williamsburg 9/10/2012
Divine Fits

We've known about Divine Fits for a while, songs have been trickling out since early this summer and their terrific album has been out for a couple weeks now. Some of us even saw them in Austin and Chicago. But it took me seeing them live last night (9/9) at Music Hall of Williamsburg -- their NYC debut -- to realize that this is not just some offshoot supergroup timekiller project from guys in Spoon and Wolf Parade/Handsome Furs. Divine Fits are the real deal and their show is easily one of my favorites of the year to date.

Divine Fits bring together two like-minded souls (and voices) in Dan Boeckner and Britt Daniel who had giant grins on their faces the whole show, feeding off a legitimately pumped crowd. "You're too kind, really," Boeckner sheepishly said at one point, seeming a little astonished at the audience's reaction to "My Love is Real," "Would That Not Be Nice" and "The Salton Sea." Daniel, meanwhile, was clearly having a blast and it was cool to watch him digging the sounds the rest of the band were making. Maybe it's puppy love, but Divine Fits were a marriage made in heaven and this was definitely a honeymoon show.

Speaking of digging the band, the contributions of the other two members of Divine Fits should not be dimissed. New Bomb Turks' Sam Brown is a machine behind the kit, and keyboardist Alex Fischel's dexterous style is integral to the band's sound. The group ripped through the entirety of their album (which includes Rowland S. Howard's "Shivers," the encore last night) plus two covers: a nervy but faithful read of Tom Petty's "You Got Lucky" and Wipers' "Doom Town" that fit in seamlessly with the band's two sides (dancing and rocking out).

Divine Fits will be back in NYC on their tour with Cold Cave which hits October 21 at Webster Hall and tickets for that show are still available. The setlist and more pictures from the Music Hall of Williamsburg show, including opener Sean Bones, are below.

Continue reading "Divine Fits played Music Hall of Williamsburg with Sean Bones (pics, review, setlist)"

Craft Spells

West Coast janglers Craft Spells are heading East next month to play Cincinatti's Midpoint Music Festival (September 27 - 29) which also features the likes of Grizzly Bear, The Walkmen, Dirty Projectors, Sleigh Bells and many more. Tickets for the fest are still available and the whole line-up is at the bottom of this post.

Before the festival, Craft Spells will be in NYC for a show at Glasslands on September 24 with new new romantics Ice Choir. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

You can stream Craft Spells' new-ish EP, Gallery, plus check out the whole Midpoint Music Fest line-up, below.

Continue reading "Craft Spells playing NYC before Midpoint Music Festival (2012 line-up)"

The Mynabirds in Austin last weekend (more by Tim Griffin)
The Mynabirds

The Mynabirds are currently on a tour in support of their new album, Generals, which brought them to NYC for a show at Mercury Lounge with Sean Bones in June, and to Austin for a show with Deep Time over the weekend (pictured above).

The band have since expanded their tour, and it will see the band returning to NYC's Mercury Lounge on September 1. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (8/3) at noon with an AmEx presale beginning Wednesday (8/1) at noon.

Speaking of Sean Bones, who opened Mynabirds' last Mercury Lounge show, he's got an upcoming NYC show as well. You can catch him at Glasslands on August 29 with Papertwin. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

All lists of dates below...

Continue reading "Mynabirds expand tour, playing Mercury Lounge; Sean Bones playing shows too (updated dates)"

photos by Chris La Putt

The Mynabirds at Mercury Lounge - 6/22/12
The Mynabirds

The Mynabirds released their sophomore LP, Generals, this month on Saddle Creek and have been touring in support of it. That tour brought them to NYC for a sold out show at Mercury Lounge on Friday (6/22) with Sean Bones. The Mynabirds played almost the entire new album, plus a few off their 2010 debut as well. You can check out the video for the album's title track below, along with more pictures from Mercury Lounge and a list of all remaining tour dates.

Continue reading "The Mynabirds released 'Generals', on tour, played Mercury Lounge w/ Sean Bones (pics &dates)"

Bloc Party at Terminal 5 in 2009 (more by Faith-Ann Young)
Bloc Party

After selling out two Terminal 5 shows, Bloc Party have added a third show at the same venue happening on August 7. All three shows are with their Frenchkiss labelmates The Drums. Tickets for the new show, which happens before the other two, go on sale Friday (4/27) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Thursday (4/26) at noon. Updated dates below...

Speaking of Frenchkiss bands, Southern Calfiornia sextet RACES are touring in May and hitting The Rock Shop and Mercury Lounge along the way. As previously mentioned, the Manhattan show is with Hundred Waters who also play Glasslands while in town. The Brooklyn show is with the Frenchkiss-signed Sean Bones and Right on Dynamite. All RACES dates are listed below...

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photos by Gabi Porter

Mates of State

BestNewBands: What do you do with your downtime when you're on tour?

Jason Hammell of Mates of State: There really isn't any downtime anymore. There used to be a shit load of it, because we would just sound check and then be sitting backstage drinking, waiting for the show to start. Now it's a really fine balance between doing sound check...well, waking up and hanging out with our kids and taking them to a museum or something, then doing sound check and coming back and having dinner with them, hanging out, maybe watch a movie, get them ready for bed, put them to bed, then go back and do the show, load out...there's just really not a whole lot of downtime anymore. And sometimes I kind of miss that, because you could just start walking, whatever city you're in, could just start walking the streets and find some interesting stuff. Sometimes, you just kind of break away and do that now, because that's where you stumble upon the beauty of all these different cities that you visited.

Mates of State played sold out shows at strong>Le Poisson Rouge on February 17th and Maxwell's on Feb 18th as part of a tour with Sean Bones. Here are some belated pics from the Manhattan show.

If you missed those shows, you have another chance to see the band this weekend and for free and in a much more intimate setting at Williamsburg record store Sound Fix in honor of Record Store Day. Sound Fix writes:

Saturday, April 21, 10:30 am

Hard to believe, but we're already quickly approaching our annual holiday, Record Store Day. This year we not only promise to offer a bonanza of wonderful one-day-only releases (keep an eye on future newsletters), but we're topping the night off with Mates of State, who'll be performing at 7:30, after which they'll be signing copies of their special RSD LP of cover songs!

That LP, Crushes, actually came out in 2009 but is just now being released on vinyl.

More pictures and the setlist from LPR below...

Continue reading "Mates of State playing Sound Fix RSD in-store, played LPR w/ Sean Bones (belated pics)"

by Andrew Sacher

DOWNLOAD: WATERS - "For the One" (MP3)


Van Pierszalowski, former lead singer of the recently broken-up Port O'Brien, now records under the moniker WATERS. Rather than the indie folk/pop Port O'Brien had become known for, in WATERS Van opts for a fuzzy '90s-lo-fi approach which can be heard above in the song "For the One." WATERS releases his debut LP Out In The Light on September 20 via TBD Records.

He's currently finishing up a tour in Europe with Wye Oak which he'll follow with three NYC dates. WATERS plays the Flavorpill/IROCKIROLL/The Bell House Northside showcase at Cameo Gallery on June 18 with Sean Bones, Neighbors, Zuzuka Poderosa, Young Adults, and Wojick. They also open for Deervana (aka Deer Tick as Nirvana) at their sold out Northside show at Brooklyn Bowl on June 19. WATERS then plays a headlining show at Mercury Lounge on June 21 with Exitmusic, Milagres, and Anni Rossi. Tickets are on sale.

The Cameo show is one of many that Sean Bones has happening at Cameo this month. He already played there last Thursday and he also plays there on June 23rd (with afro-funk band/collective Superhuman Happiness) and June 30th with the great New Moods. Full residency show lineups are below. Sean is playing new songs at the shows. Those songs will appear on the new record he's finishing recording with Shane Stoneback (Sleigh Bells, Cults, Vampire Weekend). Sean's last record came out on Frenchkiss.

New Moods have also been added as the opener on the July 1st Memory Tapes show at Mercury Lounge. Tickets are still on sale.

All tour dates below...

Continue reading "WATERS (ex Port O'Brien) releasing debut LP (MP3), playing shows ++++ Sean Bones & New Moods too (dates)"


Theophilus London will headline the "Official Northside Festival Opening Party" at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Thursday, June 16th. Tickets go on AmEx presale Wednesday at noon, and then general sale Friday at noon. You can also try to get in with a Northside Festival badge.

The hip hop artist is one of 65+ new artists being officially added to the lineup of this year's Northside Festival (June 16-19 in various venues across Williamsburg and Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY). Here's the full list:

Continue reading "Northside Fest adds 65+ bands to lineup, Theophilus @ MHOW, Mount Eerie, Iceage & more ++ open studios & DIY films"

photos by Jessica Amaya


Spoon played Music Hall of Williamsburg last night (9/13) with Sean Bones, one of two shows that the band played yesterday with the first being a video shoot at Cake Shop. At MHOW, Spoon covered their recent LP Transference and reached back as far as 1998's A Series of Sneaks for the opener "Car Radio". Everything in between seemed represented as well, with Spoon even tagging on a pair of covers: "Modern World" (Wolf Parade) and "No Time" (Jay Reatard).

Spoon has no other East Coast dates scheduled at the moment, though the band is scheduled to play the West Coast (leading up to Matador 21) and the Southwest (leading up to Austin City Limits) before jetting out to the EU. Full tour dates, pics/video from MHOW, and setlists from MHOW and Cake Shop are below...

Continue reading "Spoon played Music Hall of Williamsburg - pics, video & setlist (and the Cake Shop setlist too) "

photos by Gabi Porter

Twin Shadow @ Mercury Lounge
Twin Shadow

This weekend Holy Fuck (who were last in NYC to play Siren) will join a slew of notables to play Reading/Leeds Festivals in the UK, but shortly after, the band will skip back across the pond to kick off a North American tour that hits Le Poisson Rouge in NYC on 9/18 with Twin Shadow and Indian Jewelry. Tickets are on sale. The show is one date of a longer tour that will lead them through most of October.

Before that, Twin Shadow will play another NYC area show in preparation of the new LP due on 9/28 via Terrible Records. Look for them to headline Glasslands on 9/11 with Zambri, My Gold Mask, Distractions, Machu Picchu. Tickets are on sale.

Twin Shadow played Mercury Lounge on 8/17 with Sean Bones and New Numbers who open for Robbers on High Street at Rock Shop on August 28th) and You Can Be A Wesley. More pics from that show (none of YCBAW though), a NSFW video of Twin Shadow's "Slow" and tour dates, are below...

Continue reading "Holy Fuck touring, playing LPR w/ Twin Shadow who played Mercury w/ Sean Bones (pics & dates) "

Sean Bones @ Brooklyn Masonic Temple in 2009 (more by Natasha Ryan)
Sean Bones

If you're looking for a last minute excuse for a road trip this weekend, the Truck America Fest is happening for three days in the Catskills. Check out the full schedule at their site. Gothamist interviewed fest organizer Robin Bennett...

Gothamist: Would you ever want to bring the festival closer to NYC?

Robin: This is a only 2 and a half hour drive--you have to travel that far to get this type of peace and calm--and it can take that long to get through the Holland tunnel on a bad day!

Gothamist: Please share your strangest "only in New York" story.

Robin: I saw some blog commenters complaining that the festival wasn't in the city.... but that's the WHOLE POINT! Also just witnessed a local radio boss and his promo man arguing about changing the station brand colors from blue and green to red and yelloq--"but that's the color of the San Dego padres!"

if you're staying in the city, Sean Bones is playing a $3 at 3pm Happy Hour show at Pianos on Saturday. Later in the evening Brooklyn Bowl has shows both early (Peelander-Z!) and late (Amazing Baby). There are other shows Saturday too... coming soon in the What's Going on Saturday post. For tonight, check What's Going on Friday.

Saturday and Sunday are Genesis Breyer P-Orridge's tag sale, and a Spring Food and Craft Market at Brooklyn Lyceum.

Sunday head to Hoboken for the Hoboken Arts & Music Fest. More later.

Continue reading "Truck America festival underway, a Food & Craft Market in Brooklyn, Sean Bones, Brooklyn Bowl & other stuff "

DOWNLOAD: Sean Bones - Rhumba Beat (new MP3)

Sean Bones

Sean Bones (new MP3 from a new digital single above) and The Watson Twins (two separate acts) (Sean hasn't taken over for Jenny Lewis or anything) share a bill at Mercury Lounge in NYC (where Sean lives) on April 7th (the Watsons are from LA). Tickets are still on sale.

For The Watson Twins, the NYC show is to help promote their new album, Talking to You, Talking to Me. They'll also appear on CBS's Early Show's "Second Cup Cafe" while they're here. Sean Bones's appearance is a one-off before he leaves on tour (a week later) with Dr. Dog. Sean is the opener on that tour until Deer Tick takes over. Deer Tick is the opener May 15th at Terminal 5 which is a very large show... unlike the intimate (but short) one Dr. Dog are playing in NYC TONIGHT (4/6) at the SOHO Apple Store...

Live at the Apple Store: Dr. Dog
Check out Dr. Dog at this special live performance and hear tracks from the new album, "Shame, Shame". April 6, 7:00 p.m.
By the way, David Cross appears in the same store on Wednesday (4/7). He definitely needs to come up with some iPad material. Dr. Dog's new album is out today too. All tour dates for all these bands below...

Continue reading "Sean Bones playing w/ Watson Twins & then touring w/ Dr Dog (who play the Apple Store TODAY) - dates"

Les Savy Fav at Knitting Factory in September (more by Tim Griffin)
Les Savy Fav

tonight in NYC
* Toshi Reagon @ Joe's Pub
* Evan Dando, The Candles @ Maxwell's
* Chad Taylor's Circle Down @ The Stone
* Asobi Seksu, Arms @ (Le) Poisson Rouge
* Christina Courtin @ Rubin Museum of Art
* Archipelago w/ Sam Sadigursky @ Galapagos
* Amanda Blank, Maluca @ Santos Party House
* Joseph Arthur, Bobby Bare Jr. @ City Winery
* Gospel, Drunkdriver, Tournament @ Union Pool
* St. Vincent @ Lincoln Center - The Allen Room
* Vaz, Animal, Stats, Teething @ Death By Audio
* Mission of Burma, Freshkills @ Bowery Ballroom
* Oneida, Zs, Red Dawn II, Noveller @ Market Hotel
* Descender, Bearface, Forward/Backward @ Trash Bar
* Blip Blip Bleep, Still Life Still @ Mercury Lounge
* Gene Ween Band, Jonny Corndawg @ Highline Ballroom
* Gates of Heaven, A Lull, Demonlover @ Glasslands (late)
* Cold War Kids, Alec Ounsworth, Flashy Python @ Terminal 5
* Les Savy Fav, Vivian Girls @ BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
* The Brooklyn What, Red Abbey, Sweet Hook @ Santos Party House
* KRS-ONE, Donnie Goines, Jah C & The Antidote, Eternia @ Southpaw
* Pure Ecstasy, Twin Sister, Family Portrait, Run DMT @ Bruar Falls
* Super Vacations, Sore Eros, PC Worship, Florida @ Glasslands (early)
* Death Unit, Northampton Wools, Spykes, Regression, Dog Lady @ Coco 66
* Sean Bones, Preacher and the Knife @ Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center
* Sam Mickens' Ecstatic Showband Revue, D. Rider, Whales & Cops @ Cake Shop
* Here We Go Magic, Midnight Masses, Glass Ghost @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Liturgy, Brandon Can't Dance, Fiasco, Sweet Bulbs, So So Glos (DJ) @ Silent Barn
* Steve Gunn & Johnny Truscinski, Spectre Folk, Bill Nace, Tom Carter @ Issue Project Room
* The Child Ballads, White Diamonds, Crash and Burn, Thomas Simon @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn
* Judas Priestess (All Girl Judas Priest Tribute), Cheap Trick Or Treat (All Female Cheap Trick Tribute) @ Brooklyn Bowl

Dangerous: All Metal Michael Jackson Tribute isn't playing Brooklyn Bowl tonight.

Ska-influenced Sean Bones and echo-y Preacher and the Knife play CSV Cultural Center tonight. Flyer below.

"Coco 66 & No Fun Productions Proudly Present Death Unit (Giffoni / Corsano / Tremaine / Sullivan), Northampton Wools (Thurston Moore / Bill Nace), Spykes (John Olson of Wolf Eyes), Regression (Nate Young of Wolf Eyes) and Dog Lady"

Saxophonist/composer Sam Sadigursky's Archipelago show tonight at Galapgos serves as a released party for his Words Project III: Miniatures, the third in a series of albums that combine art songs and poetry. A Carl Sandburg-based song is below.

Oneida play tonight at Market Hotel with Zs, Red Dawn II and Noveller. They'll be at Knitting Factory Brooklyn on Friday, March 19th. Tickets are on sale.

St Vincent, recently seen playing as part of a supergroup called Songer Singwriter, headlines her own show at Lincoln Center tonight.

BAM 'Sounds Like Brooklyn' this weekend.

David Sedaris is performing a show at the Apollo. Tickets are on sale (@ 10am).

What else?

Continue reading "What's going on Friday?"

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?"

Alec Ounsworth

Thursday, 10/22 - CMJ showcase @ Mercury Lounge in NYC

Sean Bones 1:00
Local Natives 12:00
Hockey 11:00
Ambulance LTD 10:00
Alec Ounsworth (of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah) 9:00
Patrick Watson 8:00
JBM 7:00
Alec Ounsworth and/or his alias Flashy Python have three shows coming up. One of them is in NYC and is listed above. It's a CMJ show with no advanced ($12) tickets. The other two dates are in Philly. They're listed below along with a full stream of his new Flashy Python album (not to be confused with his new Alec Ounsworth album)....

Continue reading "Alec Ounsworth playing shows (dates), CMJ w/ Ambulance LTD, Patrick Watson, JBM, Sean Bones & more"

Benson's new record...
Brendan Benson

"[Producer Gil Norton (Pixies, Foo Fighters) is] very strict -- he dictates everything, down to how the kick-drum pattern should go," says [Brendan] Benson, who wasn't used to working with such a heavy-handed producer. "But I was glad. After making records by myself for so long, I wanted somebody to fucking take control."

As for the Raconteurs, he says the band is on hiatus. "Doing two back-to-back records wasn't our plan," he adds. "When we made Consolers of the Lonely [released in 2008, two years after the band's debut], we thought, 'We'll do this record, do our respective things, and maybe come back together at some point." [Rolling Stone]

Benson's new record, My Old, Familiar Friend, which comes out Tuesday (August 18th) on ATO Records, is currently streaming on NPR.

His tour kicks off with a show on August 17th (tonight) at the Bowery Ballroom. Sean Bones opens. Tickets are still on sale. All dates below...

Continue reading "Brendan Benson kicks off tour in NYC, new album streaming"

Cale Parks performing at the Diesel Store - 7/22 (Christopher Holloran)
Cale Parks

The Diesel store on the corner of 5th Avenue and 54th Street in Manhattan is hosting live (and DJed) music all this week.

Today (Thursday):
3pm Phenomenal Hand Clap Band

12pm Black Gold
2pm Elevator Fight
4pm Here We Go Magic
7-9pm Suckers

Diesel's bigger Diesel U show at Webster Hall is on July 30th. That show will feature the Roots, Passion Pit and others (tickets start to become available on July 25th).

The Phenomenal Hand Clap Band played another show at Joe's Pub on Tuesday, and coming up, they will be at LPR on August 12th with Friendly Fires and at the BKLYN Yard on August 15th before a West Coast trip at the end of August.

Suckers continue their Pianos residency tonight (July 23rd) and July 30th. Tonight they'll be joined by Bear In Heaven, Intermissions and Hexa. Next week support comes from Sean Bones (who played Glasslands last night), Acrylics and Class Actress.

If you don't frequently find yourself on 54th & 5th, you can see what it looks like at the Diesel Store, in the video (which includes an appearance by Sean Bones) below...

Continue reading "Diesel Store schedule (w/ Phenomenal Handclap Band today, Here We Go Magic & Suckers tomorrow) & more"

DOWNLOAD: Sean Bones - Easy Street (MP3)

Sean Bones

Rings, the debut LP of Sean Bones, the stagename of Sean Sullivan, the guitarist for Sam Champion, is out now on Frenchkiss Records. Check out a track from that above, as well as a video for Bones' song "Dancehall" below.

Glasslands is hosting a CD release show for the album tonight (July 22nd) with a bill that includes Bones, Kuroma and Hesta Prynn. If you're reading this from 10am-12pm EST, you can also catch Sean now on East Village Radio.

Sean Bones will also be playing with The xx, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, and Free Energy at the Mercury Lounge on August 7th. Tickets for that are on sale now.

All tour dates, a video and a flyer for the Glasslands show, below...

Continue reading "Sean Bones - CD release show @ Glasslands & other dates"