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The debut of the East Village Radio Music Festival may be delayed by one day due to the heavy rains and gusty winds expected for New York City throughout Saturday, as tropical storm Hanna moves up the East Coast.

The festival, which is scheduled for 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, September 6, may be moved to Sunday, September 7 from 1 p.m. until 9 p.m.

Organizers will evaluate the weather conditions on Saturday morning at 6 a.m. and determine if the festival will go forward on Saturday, or be delayed one day until Sunday.

Complete second stage lineup below...

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Yard photos by Chris La Putt, Seaport photos by Ryan Muir

Oneida @ the Yard
Oneida @ The Yard

Oneida @ the Seaport
Oneida @ South Street Seaport

There have been no shortage of Onedia shows this summer. One of them took place back in July at the Yard. Another was just this past Friday at South Street Seaport. They played, strangely, after Raphael Saadiq at the latter. Their next NYC show is this Saturday in Williamsburg (Sept 6). More photos from the Yard & SSS below...

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photos by Ryan Muir


Nearly six years ago, long-time record producer and performer Raphael Saadiq released his solo debut, Instant Vintage. Similarly to his work with Tony! Toni! Toné! and Lucy Pearl, the project received rave reviews and earned the Oakland native five Grammy nominations. Since then, Saadiq has spent time working behind the scenes with A-list artists like Joss Stone, Snoop Dogg and Q-Tip, among others.

On September 16, Saadiq will release his third studio album, The Way I See It, courtesy of Columbia Records and his independent label, Pookie Entertainment. Led by the Temptations-influenced single, Love That Girl, the album's inspiration was drawn from the soulful atmosphere and organic sound of tropical vacation spots like Costa Rica and the Bahamas. Known to fully immerse himself in his work, the multi-talented musician is solely responsible for writing, producing, arranging and performing the entire project. [DJBooth.net interviewed Raphael]

A last minute announcement revealed that Raphael Saadiq was playing the free show at South Street Seaport on Friday (Labor Day Weekend-eve). More pics from Raphael's set below...

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Mark Ronson @ Webster Hall (more by Bao Nguyen)
Mark Ronson

4-ize 12:30 - 1:15
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble 1:15 - 1:45
Dr. Lonnie Smith 1:55 - 2:25
Olof Arnolds 2:35 3:05
Vivian Girls 3:15 - 3:45
High Places 3:55 - 4:25
Awesome Color 4:35 - 5:05
John Oliver 5:05 - 5:20
Devin the Dude 5:20 - 5:50
Flying Lotus 6:00 - 6:30
KRS ONE 6:45 - 7:15
Ronson 7:15 - 7:45
BORIS 7:45 - 9:00
Ronson is a new addition to the free September 6th NYC festival lineup. PLUS, "more bands will be announced for the venue dubbed "On The Side" @ Seaport, located at 210 Front Street" AND "Anthology Film Archives, the East Village denizens dedicated to the preservation, study and exhibition of independent and avant-garde film, since 1970, will screen works from its collection of the world's most acclaimed avant-garde filmmakers, between 1 p.m. and 8 p.m." AND there will be extra food vendors.

UPDATE: "The already terrific musical line up gets even better with the addition of Aa (BIG A little a), Bunnybrains, Crystal Stilts, Hex Message and Woods, all slated for performances at the festival's second stage"

Unfortunately, music loving New Yorkers are forced to decide between this free festival or the one in Tompkins Square Park or the one in Williamsburg all happening the same day.

TONIGHT (Aug 29, 2008) @ South Street Seaport: Oneida, Endless Boogie AND RAPHAEL SAADIQ

Raphael SaadiqRaphael Saadiq



For those who missed Raphael Saadiq's sold-out show at Highline Ballroom this week, Time Out New York presents a free performance by the critically acclaimed multi-instrumentalist/artist/producer at the South Street Seaport in Manhattan on Friday.

The highly anticipated new release The Way I See It- out September 16th on Columbia Records- finds Saadiq at the peak of his soul power tapping into various regional scenes that underpin our best music - Motown, Stax, Chi-town, Philly. The album features guest appearances by Saadiq protégé C.J., Grammy-winner Joss Stone (with whom Raphael worked on the best-selling 2007 set Introducing Joss Stone) and the legendary Stevie Wonder on harmonica....

Oneida & Endless Boogie are the other bands playing this free show.

photos by Chris La Putt

Violens @ South Street Seaport

Grand Archives
Grand Archives @ South Street Seaport

Grand Archives and Violens played the free show at South Street Seaport in NYC on Friday night (Aug 22, 2008). This coming Friday = Oneida, Endless Boogie & a special guest. Then on Saturday September 6th is the East Village Radio Fest w/ Boris. Then comes fall. More pictures from Friday night below...

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Earl Greyhound @ All Points West (more by Jefferson)
Earl Greyhound

In additon to the previously announced record-taping shows coming up in September, Earl Greyhound are playing a free show at Southpaw in Brooklyn this Wednesday night (Aug 20, 2008). Smokewagon and Changing Holes are also on the bill.

Also on Wednesday, also free, possibly the show of the week (please don't rain): WFMU presents,

The Ex with Gétatchèw Mèkurya (renowned Ethiopian saxophone legend), and if that weren't enough, Lincoln Center added two amazing East African/American collaborations to the bill: Either/Orchestra with Mahmoud Ahmed and Alèmayèhu Eshèté, plus Extra Golden.
Also free, also thanks to WFMU: The NYC stop on Wire's October tour. September 3rd is the day to get tickets.

back to this week: Huey Lewis in Coney Island
and Friday: Grand Archives and Violens at South Street Seaport.

Aug 29th @ South Street Seaport:
"Oneida, Endless Boogie + VERY SPECIAL GUEST"

Who is the special guest? I have no idea, but if Endless Boogie can be considered a clue, there's a really good chance it will be a band on Matador Records. Speaking of which, Matador's Yo La Tengo are playing the very last McCarren Pool Party in Brooklyn on Sunday August 24th. That would be kind of cool and weird if Yo La Tengo played the Pool and the Seaport both in less than a week.

That's it for now. Take a look at the free show calendar for much, much more, but not THAT much more because unfortunately the free show season (aka Summer) is soon coming to an end. Summerstage is already done now that Sharon Jones played and actually I just realized that the Bill Withers tribute was the final 'Celebrate Brooklyn' show in Prospect Park this year too.

photos by Lucas Flores Piran

Dirty Projectors @ South Street Seaport

The Friday evening (August 15, 2008) rain caused the cancellation of an outdoor NYC performance involving 200 guitarists, but like Regina Spektor's gig in Brooklyn, the free show at South Street Seaport went on... it just went on for a slightly shorter period of time than originally planned. Opener White Williams played four songs. Dirty Projectors played for around 50 minutes. It was a not-that-short headlining set that included one new song - the same new song they played at Music Hall of Williamsburg in April, and a song that will likely appear on the new album they're working on in Portland for Domino Records. More Dirty Projectors pics below...

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Dirty Projectors @ Pitchfork Fest (more by Joseph Juechao Xu)
Dirty Projectors

AUGUST 11th: Domino Radio hosts David Longstreth of Dirty Projectors!

Monday, August 11th from 10am-12noon, Domino Radio hosts David Longstreth of Dirty Projectors. David and company are in town from Portland, OR, where he and his band have been busy at work on their next album (for Domino! no less) to play the South Street Seaport - Friday August 15th with White Williams.. Tune in live, or stream / podcast later..

East Village Radio have their own show coming up at the Seaport too.

by Black Bubblegum

Wata, Pitchfork Fest 2008 (more by Joseph Juechao Xx)
Boris Pitchfork Fest

That East Village Radio Festival on September 6th looked pretty damn interesting already..... I mean how many times do you get to see Devin The Dude, John Oliver, AND Awesome Color on the same stage? Well, its about to get a little bit LOUDER, because the mighty Boris has been added to headline the whole shindig! Yikes! Boris for free? You guys shouldn't have.

So far, that makes the uber-ecelectic lineup look like this:

Hosted by KRS-One,
Awesome Color,
Vivian Girls,
High Places,
Dr. Lonnie Smith,
The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble,
Flying Lotus,
Ólöf Arnalds,
Devin the Dude,
John Oliver of The Daily Show
Boris recently vibrated the stages of Pitchfork Music Festival (check out the pics here) and Webster Hall with the Miami badasses Torche. Watch a video from that Pitchfork below...

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East Villate Radio

Day-Long Festival Marks 5th Anniversary of Premier Internet Radio Station

Line Up Includes Awesome Color, Vivian Girls, High Places, Dr. Lonnie Smith, The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Flying Lotus, Ólöf Arnalds, and Devin the Dude, as well as John Oliver of The Daily Show

It's Saturday September 6, 2008. Free. The rest of the info is below...

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Atlas Sound @ South Street Seaport - July 25, 2008 (by Tear-n Tan)
Atlas Sound

One might not think South Street Seaport's outdoor Mall food court vibe would be the best place to see an Atlas Sound show. Truth is Bradford Cox's loopy lo-fi psych-pop is probably better suited for a black light lite basement, or on headphones in your bedroom high on Nyquil. However, somehow, Bradford was able to translate the warmth of Let The Blind Lead Those Who Can See But Cannot Feel for a crowd of screwed up kids, post-work partiers, middle aged couples, khaki clad tourists, and, yep, a few hipsters. [Chocolate Bobka]
Bradford then played a set of songs with Avey Tare of Animal Collective at Bowery Ballroom the next night (July 26, 2008). They called themselves Harmony Club. I don't have a picture of that, but I do have one of Bradford & Geologist on stage together at this summer's Primavera Sound festival:

Bradford Cox & Geologist @ Primavera Sound 2008 (Kate Pedatella)
Bradford & Geologist

Bradford's next NYC show is this Sunday, August 3rd at McCarren Pool. He'll be a member of Deerhunter at that show. King Khan & The Shrines and Black Lips (and Sic Alps?? and/or Tall Firs??) are also on that bill. Atlas Sound's next NYC show is October 2nd at Irving Plaza with Stereolab who Atlas Sound are also playing a bunch of other shows with. Exact dates, and a Seaport video, below...

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Sera Cahoone @ Bowery Ballroom - June 2008 (by Dese'Rae L. Stage)
Sera Cahoone @ Bowery Ballroom

June 2008: Sera Cahoone & Grand Archives played some shows together.

July 28, 2008: Sera Cahoone plays Knitting Factory in NYC (tonight).

Aug 22, 2008: Grand Archives play the free show at South Street Seaport.

All tour dates below...

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Bradford Cox & King Khan @ P4K Fest - July 20, 2008 (dde)
Bradford Cox and King Khan

Stars Like Fleas and "Harmony Club (Featuring Bradford Cox of Deerhunter + Other Special Guests)" are listed as the openers for the Gang Gang Dance happening at Bowery Ballroom on Saturday. A fake name to allow Atlas Sound to play a second show while they're in town to play South Street Seaport? Tickets are still on sale (thx anon).

And speaking of that Seaport Show, Crystal Stilts have taken El Guincho's place. That's this Friday, July 25th @ 7pm, and it's free.

And speaking of King Khan, Bradford and the Pitchfork Festival, that's a picture up there of Bradford and King Khan on stage together at this past weekend's Pitchfork Festival.

And speaking of Gang Gang Dance, they'll be helping out the Boredoms with some drumming on August 8th.

Mary Weiss & the Shangri-Las (1960's)
Mary Weiss

Mary Weiss & the Yo La-Tengos (2000's)
Mary Weiss

River to River wants you to know:

The Seaport Music show featuring Mary Weiss of the Shangri-Las with Nouvellas and The Lost Crusaders tomorrow, July 18, will start a touch earlier (6:30pm) than originally planned to make sure that we can fit all this musical goodness in. Thanks for understanding!

"Mary was fifteen years old when she and her sister Elizabeth (Betty) began singing with identical twins Margie and Mary Ann Ganser in their neighborhood of Queens, NY. They soon shot into the charts with massive hits including Remember (Walking In The Sand), Leader Of The Pack, and Give Him A Great Big Kiss. Mary put out a new album recently and has been tearing it up ever since."

That show is today and is free. Last week's free show at the Seaport featured Abe Vigoda, Telepathe and finally No Age. Finally the No Age pics, below...

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photos by Chris Tuite

Abe Vigoda @ South Street Seaoport

More pics from Friday's show below...

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photos by Kyle Dean Reinford

Telepathe @ South Street Seaport

TRUE STORY: A middle-aged businessman walked up to us during Telepathe's set at the tourist-and-after-work-people-mixed-with-Todd-P-like-show at the South Street Seaport on Friday (July 11, 2008). He asked, "Is it just my age, or does this band SUUUUUUUCK?" We told him that, for the most part anyway, it wasn't just his age. I'm not sure if he stuck around long enough to catch (speaking of age) No Age. Telepathe might have some good songs, but they don't do them any justice live. More pictures from their set below...

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King Khan @ South Street Seaport - June 27, 2008 (more by Jason Bergman)
King Khan at South Street Seaport

All of El Guincho's upcoming North American tour dates are cancelled. That includes the Pitchfork Fest and the free show he was playing with Atlas Sound at South Street Seaport on July 25th. They don't have a replacement at the Seaport yet, but they did just add the following to the free summer seaport schedule:

July 18 -- Nouvellas, and The Lost Crusaders
August 1 -- The Rub
August 8 -- Cass McCombs with Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson
TODAY AT THE SEAPORT: Telepathe, Abe Vigoda, and No Age. 6pm. FREE as always. Stream Abe Vigoda's new album at AOL.

Abe Vigoda are also playing the Yard on Saturday (so are Crystal Antlers) and Mercury Lounge on Sunday (so are The War On Drugs).

photos by Jason Bergman

A Place to Bury Strangers @ South Street Seaport

"Man do I love the Seaport shows that the wonderful River 2 River folks put on for us each Friday night during the summer! Is there anything better then get a 32oz. beer for $4.50, and sitting as the sun sets behind us watching some awesome bands? No, there's really very little that compares to it. The Pool Parties are close, but at the Seaport we're in twilight and get the river breeze so it's a bit cooler giving it the points to take the lead. Anyway, a few hours ago I was at said Seaport watching two awesome bands bring their A-games to a couple thousand people watching. Both King Khan & His Shrines and A Place to Bury Strangers were at top form this evening and if you missed for some reason (like to see Cold War Kids for the 342nd time) well then I feel sorry for you folks." [PTST]
More pics of APTBS below....

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photos by Jason Bergman

King Khan and the Shrines @ South Street Seaport

King Khan and the Shrines played what was advertised as their first U.S. show on Friday at South Street Seaport (June 27, 2008). I heard they played their second later that night at Don Pedro's in Brooklyn. Their next two NYC shows are at McCarren Pool and Mercury Lounge. The latter just went on sale. More pictures from Friday below....

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DOWNLOAD: King Khan & The Shrines - Torture (MP3)

King Khan

"Tonight you can catch the first ever US performance of the spectacular soul sensation King Khan and The Shrines and his 9-piece live extravaganza. What can you expect from this Indian-Canadian-German shaman of showmanship? Costumes, dancers, horns, Stax, Stones, Nuggets, farm animals, pillow cases, James Brown, Sun Ra, completely unnecessary nudity, and crazy awesome addictive songs. How must one appropriately prepare for a live King Khan show? Read his own words below when Exclaim Magazine asked him the same question....

EXCLAIM: How must one appropriately prepare oneself for a live King Khan show?

KING KHAN: Rub raw onion and basil all over your body. Oh shit, that is how to get rid of scabies! I would say fill your pockets up with cash to throw onstage. I once went to a strip club in Atlanta and a stripper asked if I was from a band and when I said Yeah, she said that if I had some music she would go up and dance. I ran and got the King Khan & BBQ Show CD from the car and they played Shake Real Low and then two black strippers started doing buttsnaps on stage and going all out. As if that wasnt ridiculous enough, the girl I was with named Jessica Jugs (she is South American) got so excited that she just ran up and started taking her clothes off in front of the stage on the floor. She got completely butt naked and all the ballers with golden teeth rolled to the front and showered her with money. Best day of my life! Wait, what was your question again?

King Khan and The Shrines play South Street Seaport (12 Fulton St) at 7pm on Friday. It's also a great place to see Olafur Eilasson's waterfalls.

King Khan and his Shrines are also playing a free show at McCarren Pool on August 3rd with Black Lips and Deerhunter AND a show one day before that at Mercury Lounge (no tickets yet). All dates below....

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DOWNLOAD: El Guincho - Costa Paraiso (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Atlas Sound - Quarantined (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Atlas Sound - I'll Be Your Mirror (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Atlas Sound - Headphones (Bjork) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: El Guincho - Cover Me (Bjork) (MP3)

Atlas Sound @ Primavera Sound, Barcelona - May 31, 2008

One of the many exciting free shows coming up at the South Street Seaport this summer is the pairing of El Guincho and Bradford Cox's Atlas Sound, but that's not the only show the two diverse artists are playing together. In fact, they both just played the Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona this past weekend. They'll meet again at the Pitchfork Festival in July. Then from Pitchfork they make their way to NYC together.

Kate Pedatella sent in the pics from Primavera in this post. A couple more, and all tour dates, below.....

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