Entries tagged with: Smokey Robinson

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Brooklyn punks Cerebral Ballzy and veteran Queens hip hop duo Black Sheep are teaming up for a show together on February 9 at Gramercy Theatre. Tickets for that show go on sale today at 10 AM.

Smokey Robinson is playing Beacon Theatre on June 6. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see reunited psych vets Loop at Le Poisson Rouge are on sale now.

Tickets for the Metal Alliance tour stop at Irving Plaza with Behemoth, 1349, Goatwhore, Inquisition and others go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets for the Psychedelic Furs shows in NJ and Long Island go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets for the Mac DeMarco show at Webster Hall with Amen Dunes and Tonstartssbandht go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for The Pains of Being Pure at Heart show at Rough Trade go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Earl Sweatshirt shows at Webster Hall and MHOW go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Throwing Muses and Tanya Donelly show at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Graveyard show at Webster Hall go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Cardigans singer Nina Persson at Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Woods show at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the James Vincent McMorrow shows at Bowery Ballroom and MHOW go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Fanfarlo shows at Bowery Ballroom and Rough Trade go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Acid Mothers Temple show at Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon. Tickets for their Knitting Factory show are on sale now.

Tickets for the Rufus Wainright show at Town Hall go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Cloud Cult show at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Whores and Fight Amp show at Saint Vitus with No Way and Creepoid are on sale now.

Tickets for the Ringo Deathstarr show at Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to The Orwells and Twin Peaks show at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for The Peatures show at Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Toadies and Supersuckers show at Irving Plaza go on sale today at 10 AM.

The Semi-Colons? (The Mysterians of Question Mark & The Mysterians) are playing Mercury Lounge on February 22 with The Ar-Kaics and DJs Billy Miller and Miriam Linna (of Norton Records). Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.

Chicago and REO Speedwagon are playing PNC Bank Arts Center on August 16 and Nikon at Jones Beach Theater on August 17. Tickets for those shows go on sale today at 10 AM

I Am The Avalanche, The Swellers, Turnover and Bellwether are playing the Marlin Room at Webster Hall on March 28. Tickets for this punk show go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets for The Knife show at Terminal 5 go on sale Saturday (1/18) at 10 AM.

Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.

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Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick @ 'Sound City' NYC (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)
Rick Nielsen

The annual Seaside Summer Concert Series that Brooklyn Borough president Marty Markowitz does in Coney Island (West 21st Street & Surf Avenue) is back this year with free weekly concerts from July 12 to August 21. The shows are all on Thursdays at 7:30, except the opening night, which is a Friday (7/12), and the closing night, which is a Wednesday (8/21).

Artists playing this year include Cheap Trick (7/12), Smokey Robinson (7/25), The Go-Go's with Tom Tom Club (8/1), Huey Lewis and the News' - "Sports" 30th Anniversary Tour (8/15), and more.

Marty Markowitz also presents the Martin Luther King Jr. Concert Series with free shows at Wingate Field.

Full Seaside Summer Concert Series lineup below..

Continue reading "2013 Seaside Summer Concert Series lineup (free Coney Island shows w/ Cheap Trick, Smokey Robinson, The Go-Go's, more)"

Bobby Rogers

Bobby Rogers, one of the founding members of the Miracles, the Motown group that shot singer/songwriter Smokey Robinson into worldwide fame, died Sunday morning in his Southfield home after complications from diabetes, his friend Jeanne Sorensen confirmed. Rogers was 73.

"My cousin Bobby, who was like a brother to me, lost his battle and succumbed today," said Claudette Rogers Robinson in a statement. "He has gone on to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Bobby will be missed and mourned by many."

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He is particularly apparent singing second tenor under Robinson on "You Really Got a Hold on Me."

His singing would have been enough, but the tall, bespectacled Rogers was the most graceful dancer in the group, and he proved to be a deft hand at songwriting as well. With Robinson, he co-wrote many songs, notably "First I Look at the Purse," recorded by the Contours; "The Way You Do the Things You Do" by the Temptations; Marvin Gaye's "Ain't That Peculiar" and "One More Heartache"; and the Miracles' smash "Going to A Go-Go." [Detroit News]

Rest in peace, Bobby. Video of The Miracles doing "You Really Got A Hold On Me" in 1964 below...

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Obama

Needs more punk rock. Check it out on Spotify and listed below...

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Willie Nelson's mugshot
Willie Nelson

Forget the Tea Party -- country music legend Willie Nelson has a different kind of movement he wants you to join.

"There's the Tea Party...How about the Teapot Party? Our motto: We lean a little to the left."

Nelson, 77, was arrested by the U.S. Border Patrol for possession of marijuana last week, despite the fact that he was roughly 100 miles [from] the U.S. border at the time.

"It's supposed to be a checkpoint only for aliens, and [agents] overstep their authority all the time," Texas attorney Dick DeGuerin told Rolling Stone. "I've had several cases from that checkpoint and they just use the opportunity to check out anybody they want to."

...If Nelson's new party succeeds, he won't be a lawbreaker anymore.

"Tax it, regulate it and legalize it," Nelson wrote. "And stop the border wars over drugs. Why should the drug lords make all the money? Thousands of lives will be saved." -[About]

Support Willie Nelson in his trek for decriminalization by joining the Teapot party, or just support him when he hits the road for a string of dates in December and in the new year. Full tour sked is below, and quite a few (non-NYC) dates are on sale and/or pre-sale.

Two of those dates (2/13 & 2/14) will go down at Austin City Limits - Live, the studio that houses the famed series which recently relocated. The show's new home, Moody Theater, will begin taping shows there in early 2011. The new location is now walking distance from the main drag that is 6th Street.

I'm not sure of Wavves' political affiliation, but I am guessing he's all for switching to the Teapot party. He just got arrested for pot in Germany. Hopefully he's more careful on his upcoming tour with Best Coast. There won't be a smoke-filled tour bus that asking to be pulled over since, well since Willie Nelson.

In other news, Smokey Robinson is scheduled to play the St. George Theatre in Staten Island (on sale), on 1/22/11 and the Apollo Theater on 2/15/11 (on sale).

Willie Nelson tour dates and some videos below..

Continue reading "Willie Nelson starts 'Teapot Party' after US pot arrest, Wavves busted in Germany ++ Smokey Robinson playing shows"

Spectacle

"Sundance Channel will premiere the second season of its critically acclaimed music/talk original series "Spectacle: Elvis Costello with..." on Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at 10:00pm et/pt. "Spectacle: Elvis Costello with..." combines the best elements of talk and music television and lets viewers in on intimate conversation and performance with host Costello and his guests ranging from legendary performers to promising new artists...

"We're thrilled to launch a second season of 'Spectacle' on Sundance Channel," said Sundance Channel EVP and GM, Sarah Barnett. "The series offers viewers unprecedented access to artists through its mix of candid conversations and exciting musical performances. This season's A-list line-up is a testament to the level of respect that artists feel for Elvis Costello as a musician and entertainer."

"I am delighted that we can continue where we left off--making intelligent, and informative music programming," said Sir Elton John, one of the series' executive producers.

Elvis Costello commented: "In the words of the great Joe Strummer, 'Let's Rock again!'""

Meanwhile, the first season of Spectacle is coming out on DVD ("in standard DVD and Blu-Ray formats"). And to promote that, Elvis will be appearing at Barnes & Noble Tribeca on Tuesday, November 17th, which is the same day the DVD is released. "Fans will have the opportunity to meet Elvis Costello and get their DVD or Blu- Ray copy signed by him." I guess no performance. His only upcoming date at the moment is Wilkes Community College's MerleFest in North Carolina on May 1, 2010.

A clip of Elvis talking to Smokey Robinson, below...

Continue reading "Elvis Costello's appearing at Barnes & Noble on Spectacle DVD release day, season two of TV show premieres in Dec"

Brian Wilson

The 30th Annual Seaside Summer Concert Series performances are held Thursday nights 7:30 pm Asser Levy/Seaside Park at West 5th Street and Surf Avenue in Coney Island/Brighton Beach, across the street from the New York Aquarium.

2008, Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY
July 10 - an evening with Michael Bolton
July 17 - an evening with Brian Wilson
July 24 - Smokey Robinson, Russell Thompkins Jr. & the New Stylistics
July 31 - classic rock night w/ "mystery guest" and Starship featuring Mickey Thomas
Aug 07 - an evening with Liza Minnelli
Aug 14 - Salsa by the Sea w/ TBA
Aug 21 - Huey Lewis & The News w/ special guest Paul Thorn
These FREE shows are in Brooklyn, NY (map below).

Brian Wilson is playing Hammerstein Ballroom six days earlier. He also has a new album coming out.

A Huey Lewis (!?) video, and Coney Island map below....

Continue reading "2008 Seaside Summer Concert Series lineup (Brian Wilson)"