Entries tagged with: South Street Seaport
photos by Chris La Putt
Photos from this past Friday's free show at South Street Seaport...
Mary Weiss & the Shangri-Las (1960's)
Mary Weiss & the Yo La-Tengos (2000's)
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!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...
"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."
photos by Chris Tuite
More pics from Friday's show below...
photos by Kyle Dean Reinford
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...
King Khan @ South Street Seaport - June 27, 2008 (more by Jason Bergman)
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 CrusadersTODAY AT THE SEAPORT: Telepathe, Abe Vigoda, and No Age. 6pm. FREE as always. Stream Abe Vigoda's new album at AOL.
August 1 -- The Rub
August 8 -- Cass McCombs with Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson
Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson @ Daytrotter
photos by Jason Bergman
"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....
photos by Jason Bergman
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....
DOWNLOAD: King Khan & The Shrines - Torture (MP3)
"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....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....
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?
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.....
Gowanus goes Green fest @ The Yard - June 1, 2008 (rsguskind)
South Street Seaport - Friday May 30, 2008 (more by Jason Bergman)
tonight in NYC & NJ
* Jerry Seinfeld @ MSG
* Hey Willpower & others @ Glasslands
* The Black Lips & Gringo Star @ Maxwell's
* What Made Milwaukee Famous @ Mercury Lounge
* Rilo Kiley, Nik Freitas & Thao Nguyen @ Terminal 5
Did you know that Nik Freitas has a new record out on Team Love? (he's on tour w/ Rilo Kiley) (Terminal 5 tonight)
Did you know it was Schlitz beer that made Milwaukee famous? (....to answer the question of the band playing Mercury Lounge tonight....or it a statement...or just a reference to a Glenn Sutton / Jerry Lee Lewis song?)
(Did you know that..) Die! Die! Die! opened the Wire show at South Street Seaport. unARTigNYC made a video. (below)
photos by Jason Bergman
"It was a great show! They did NOTHING from Pink Flag until the encore, but they did do some early stuff. For the encore they did LOWDOWN, IT'S SO OBVIOUS and REUTERS -- awesome! Actually the whole show was pretty awesome, even their new stuff! Good crowd too!" [Jason]
"Actually I saw them in 1979 at CB's and they were great then, but honestly they were every bit as good tonight!!" [Jason again]
"Hmmm i hate to rain on the parade going on here. The show was very good and the band were good also but i have to take Jason's statement and dump on it...." [Anonymous #2]
More pictures from last night's show (May 30, 2008) below....
DOWNLOAD: Wire - One of Us (MP3)
Object 47 [the 47th object in Wire's discography] is nonetheless only Wire's 11th studio album. It is the 2nd product of an arc of work began in 2006 which has so far thrown up the rather well received EP, Read And Burn 03 [from which no tracks appear] and stands as a confident statement of where Wire are in 2008. As ever looking forward! While retaining Wire's idiosyncratic mix of an avant-garde mindset with classic pop timing this album boasts "tunes with zoom" a unique formula that somehow manages to sound wholly Wire [in a classic sense] and wholly contemporary....and above. The first free show at South Street Seaport this summer is this Friday (May 30) (and Wire are playing it). All dates below....
Although Object 47 will not be released until July 7th, the first single, "One Of Us" is now available for download from pinkflag.com...
No Age @ Bowery Ballroom, NYC - May 6, 2008 (more by Leia Jospe)
Now that the Bowery show is in the past, it has been confirmed that No Age will be playing a free show at South Street Seaport on July 11th. Abe Vigoda and Telepathe are opening. All tour dates below....
Animal Collective @ the South Street Seaport, June 2007 (more)
"On-the-Side" with Jack Lukeman, featuring "Jack Lukeman Sings Newman."More info on this week's shows HERE. More upcoming free 2008 NYC Seaport shows below.....
Thursday, May 8
6:30 p.m. doors, 7 p.m. show
Friday, May 9
6:30 p.m. doors, 7 p.m. & 9 p.m. shows
"On-the-Side" shows are held at the new arts venue @Seaport, located in the South Street Seaport historic district at 219 Water Street (at Beekman Street). Admission is free.
All signs, and weathervanes, point towards the upcoming outdoor summer concert season, which is just around the corner. The River to River Festival is kicking things off with a nod to the past, featuring Wire at the Seaport Music Festival stage. Why should you care? Unlike other 70s bands that have been over-saturating the concert circuit, these guys haven't taken a stage in the U.S. in quite some time; their last show was in Spain in 2004.........The show is free for all, and takes place Friday, May 30th at 7 p.m [Gothamist]Other bands playing the South Street Seaport this summer are listed HERE.
Last year the Seaport booked Suicide. More Wire tour dates below...
The initial 2008 lineup of free summer concerts at South Street Seaport in NYC has been announced. It includes King Khan and the Shrines who just signed to VICE and who may also be playing McCarren Pool with Deerhunter who are playing somewhere this week with Atlas Sound who are also playing the Seaport......
DOWNLOAD: Kimya Dawson - It's Been Raining (MP3)
South Street Seaport - Aug 17, 2007 (CRED - Owen Fegan)
takka takka played i think 5 songs for about 20 minutes, and the forms played about 15 minutes, 3 songs. they could have played longer considering national was done by went on little after 8 and were done by 9:15 and their curfew is i believe 10 oclock. however i think they wanted them to hit the stage because they were expecting more rain later. [NYC Noise Fan]National tour dates, here.
TONIGHT: The Forms, Takka Takka (now w/ new lineup) AND The National are playing a free show at South Street Seaport. Both label and seaport representatives confirm that the National ARE playing (in case u heard otherwise). (Takka Takka is at 6pm, The Forms are at 7pm and The National is on at 8pm.)
THIS MORNING: Tickets went on sale for The National's next NYC show at Terminal 5 - the new 3,000-capacity super-venue. NYC's own St. Vincent will be opening the large show. That's right - Annie has reportedly relocated from Texas to our fine city, and the Terminal 5 date is just one of many upcoming shows she'll be playing with her Beggars-family labelmates.
AUGUST 29: Doveman is back with a show at Joe's Pub (a venue he is very familiar with). That before a tour with - that's right - his friends and Brassland labelmates - The National. Brassland will release a brand new Doveman album called With My Left Hand I Raise the Dead on October 9th.
All tour dates, including some that The Rosebuds are also playing with the National, below....
UK Electro-group Metronomy are coming back to the U.S. to play some shows - that includes one for free on August 10th @ South Street Seaport w/ Au Revoir Simone, and another one later that night at Studio B in Brooklyn. I missed them last time around, so I don't know what one of their live shows is like (though you can download some MP3s to sort of find out). Have you seen them live? Good?
Even if not (...as those making dance music are not always known for their live shows...), you have to at least give the guys booking South Street Seaport props for being so experimental & courageous in their booking choices - already this year we've had free shows by Suicide, TheDeathSet, Animal Collective, and Menomena, and upcoming shows include Metronomy, Battles, and Deerhunter.
Suicide @ South Street Seaport, NYC - July 27, 2007 (CRED)
Last night I was able to catch one of the greatest, most influential (for me) bands of all-time, Suicide, playing a rare live show in their home city. I can barely put into words how cool this was. I mean, fucking Suicide man! Unfortunately, it was a part of the summer-long South Street Seaport free Friday night concert series, which meant that it had that amazing mix only South St. Seaport can attain of disgusting lawyers and bankers from the nearby Financial District, tourists dying to hit up Pizzeria Uno, drunk people. But, whatever, Suicide! The boys were in good form, Alan Vega (real name: Alan Bernowitz) doing that aging punk Elvis thing, Martin Rev providing the music, as the night wore on they got better and better. They played for about an hour and 10 minutes, cleared out a good portion of the crowd and made my month. [Pound for Pound]And for an interesting review of the TheDeathSet's opening set, keep reading....
Hurry up and get your new Korn CD @ J&R for guaranteed entry to the free show. Details on a Limp Bizkit in-store @ Sound Fix coming soon.
TheDeathSet @ Whartscape 2007 - July 21 (CRED)
If Todd P shows aren't your thing, but you want a taste of the Baltimore-via-Australia band TheDeathSet, then this Friday (July 27) is not only your chance to see them, but to see them for free at South Street Seaport with the legendary 'art-rock, synth-pop' band Suicide. In August TheDeathSet will play a bunch more shows including a few in Brooklyn and NJ, and then in October they're going on tour with Bonde Do Role.
Stream TheDeathSet's new CD "Rad Warehouses Bad Neighborhoods" right here. It includes remixes by Dan Deacon and Bonde Do Role. You can also download the Bonde Do Role remix as an 'aiff' file at their site. All tour dates below...