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The Psychic Paramount at Cameo, 7/8/2012
The Psychic Paramount

The Psychic Paramount kicked off a month-long tour last night at Cameo Gallery in Williamsburg. They were supported by Stabbing Eastward and Guardian Alien.

Guardian Alien took the stage first, playing a 40 minute piece driven by the crescendos and decrescendos of Turner William's shahi baaja, a kind of electric Indian zither. However, singer Alex Drewchin's yogic convulsions distracted from the set's otherwise hypnotic drone.

Stabbing Eastward took full advantage of singer Tunde Adebimpe's voice (of TV on The Radio), layering loops and samples underneath his eerie falsetto. Adebimpe snapped and rapped his knuckles on a stool, uniquely complementing Ryan Sawyer's virtuoso drum performance.

The Psychic Paramount produced a dizzying wall of sound in no time at all, filling space between songs with with knob-twiddling tones. The band thudded along at a relentless pace behind their wall of fog and light. The set was exhausting and, despite the lingering smell of the smoke machines, thoroughly cathartic.

Psychic Paramount will return to Union Pool on August 9th, so anyone who missed last night's show will have a second chance to catch the trio. The band heads to Pitchfork Festival this weekend.

More pictures from Cameo on Sunday are below.

Continue reading "The Psychic Paramount played Cameo with Stabbing Eastward and Guardian Alien (pics, review)"


FOUR NIGHTS celebrating the incredible, dynamic, explosively creative jazz, instrumental, and adventurous music being made in New York City.

May 9th: A Marathon of Concerts in Greenwich Village
May 10th: Medeski, Martin & Wood & ?? at Brooklyn Masonic Temple, featuring So Percussion, Steven Bernstein, Vernon Reid & more!!
May 11th: Night Of The Living DIY in Brooklyn, Seattle, Norway & more...
May 12th: Improvised Round Robin Duets at 92Y Tribeca

Lovingly and tirelessly organized by Adam Schatz of Search & Restore, and Brice Rosenbloom of BoomCollective.

The 2012 Undead Music Festival (formerly known as Undead Jazz Fest) starts Wednesday (5/9) with three shows in Greenwich Village, including a Tonic reunion happening at Le Poisson Rouge on Wednesday, 5/9. (There's a Tonic Reunion tonight at The Stone tonight, 5/7, too, unreleated to the Undead fest.)

Other Undead performers include Medeski, Martin & Wood at Brooklyn Masonic Temple on Thursday (5/10) and a multi-venue "Night of the Living DIY" on Friday (5/11) which includes the previously mentioned Bjorkestra show at the new Shapeshifer Lab (which meanwhile is hosting two nights of Undead-presented shows with Nels Cline, Tim Berne & Jim Black).

Four days passes are still on sale. More detailed info (performers, tickets) is available at the Undead Music website and the full schedule is below.

Continue reading " Undead Music Fest this week: a 2nd Tonic reunion, Medeski, Martin & Wood & much more (full lineup, schedule, dates)"

photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

Karen O gets her Santa and JT on @ Brooklyn Bowl
The Yeah Yeah Yeahs

The ongoing "I heart Jonathan Toubin" movement now has a website in addition to a Facebook. Check those sites for info on more upcoming JT benefits like the big one that happened at Brooklyn Bowl late Friday night into Saturday morning with appearances from Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Reverend Vince Anderson (who plays Union Pool most Monday nights), Heavy Trash (with Jon Spencer), Stabbing Eastward (Tunde Adebimpe & Ryan Sawyer), Royal Baths and more. Here are some pictures. More of them below...

Continue reading "Yeah Yeah Yeahs & friends raised money for Jonathan Toubin @ Brooklyn Bowl (pics)"


Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Heavy Trash, Stabbing Eastward (Tunde Adebimpe & Ryan Sawyer), Royal Baths, Rotating DJ's All Night Long: Gibby Haynes (Butthole Surfers), Billy Miller (Norton Records), Bear In Heaven, Leo Fitzpatrick, Habibi, and Slowdance
FRI, DECEMBER 16, 2011
DOORS: 10:30 PM / SHOW: 11:30 PM
$25.00 - $100.00


11:30pm Friday night. Tickets are on sale.

Also, another update from the IheartJT Facebook page:

IheartJT Update: Hi everyone! We've set up a po box so that you can send gifts/cards to Jonathan. Please don't send perishables or flowers to this address though. The address is:
Jonathan Toubin
818 SW 3rd Ave
PO Box 293
Portland, Or 97204-2405
Jonathan Toubin has been in a Portland hospital since a car drove through the wall of his hotel room while he was sleeping on December 8th. For other recent updates, see HERE.

TVTOR at Williamsburg Waterfront in September (more by Amanda Hatfield)

Stabbing Eastward (Tunde Adebimpe of TV on the Radio and Ryan Sawyer of Tall Firs) is playing Glasslands on November 26 with DOZ. Tickets for the show are on sale now.

Speaking of bands featuring members of TVTOR, Jane's Addiction released their new album, The Great Escape Artist, this week. The album is their first since 2003's Strays, and features bass, keyboards, programming, and guitar by TVOTR's Dave Sitek. Jane's played two shows at Irving Plaza this week to celebrate. We have more about that on the way.

TV on the Radio were last in NYC when they played Terminal 5 earlier this month during 'Advertising Week.' They have other dates coming up including Moogfest in Asheville, NC at the end of this month. All of their dates below...

Continue reading "a Stabbing Eastward show & other TVOTR stuff"

Tunde Adebimpe with TVOTR at Pitchfork Fest (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Tunde Adebimpe

The free summer shows at Union Pool continue Saturday (8/6). When we first announced the Summer Thunder series, Saturday's lineup was TBA. It's since been confirmed that Stabbing Eastward (featuring Tunde Adebimpe of TV on the Radio and Ryan Sawyer of Tall Firs), Path of Least Resistance (with Sean Kennerly of Samiam) and Wilder Zoby will play the Brooklyn venue on Saturday. The FREE event kicks off at 4PM and will also have "TOO MUCH FREE JAMESON" (note capital letters).

Samiam also play Santos Party House on 9/16 with Walter Schriefels Band. Tickets are still available.

TV on the Radio also have dates coming up including the 9/8 Williamsburg Waterfront show with Broken Social Scene. Tickets for that show are still on sale. All tour dates are listed below.

In other Union Pool Summer Thunder Series news, the 9/24 lineup, which initially listed Lord & Master with Special Guests, now lists Test House, Free Blood (featuring John Pugh formerly of !!!), and Devin, Gary, & Ross, who have a new album out on Pete Nolan's (of Spectre Folk) label Arbitrary Signs.

Updated Summer Thunder schedule below and all dates...

Continue reading "Tunde Adebimpe's band Stabbing Eastward plays a free show @ Union Pool -- Devin, Gary, & Ross & others too"

Themselves @ Bowery

tonight in NYC
* Bamboozle
* Peter Gabriel @ Radio City Music Hall
* John Doe, Exene Cervenka @ City Winery
* Truck America @ Full Moon in Big Indian, NY
* Echo & The Bunnymen, Apollo Heights @ Irving Plaza
* Caw! Caw!, Daughters of the Sun, Vampire Hands @ Pianos
* Truman Peyote, Trouble Books, Weekends, Zeroes @ Glasslands
* Royal Bangs, Shilpa Ray & Her Happy Hookers @ Mercury Lounge
* Disappearer, The Austerity Program, Phantom Glue @ Union Pool
* Murder By Death, Ha Ha Tonka, Linfinity @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Henry Kaiser, Alan Licht, Charles K. Noyes, Weasel Walter @ The Stone
* Themselves, Buck 65, Jel & Odd Nosdam, Stabbing Eastwood @ Bowery Ballroom
* Hoboken Arts & Music Festival w/ Fountains of Wayne, Freedy Johnston & more
* The Beatards, Chaz Kangas, Loki da Trixta, WeStoleTheShow, Kinki Notti @ Southpaw
* Ralph Covert, Bill Harley, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, Recess Monkey, The Royal Order of Chords and Keys @ Littlefield
* Rites of Spring w/ DJs Bjork, Alex Ross, Brandon Stosuy, Dave Longstreth, Tyondai Braxton @ Above The Auto Parts Store

Tonight's show at Bowery Ballroomis a one-off featuring Themselves, Buck 65, Jel & Odd Nosdam (live), and Stabbing Eastwood (Tunde Adebimpe / Ryan Swayer Duo). Flyer above.

Genesis Breyer P-Orridge's tag sale concludes today. Get anything good?

Chapterhouse is not playing shows Monday and Tuesday.

We posted pictures of the CSC Funk Band show at Issue Project Room. Now check out a PunkCast video from that show below...

What else?

Continue reading "What's going on Sunday?"

by Andrew Frisicano

DOWNLOAD: Themselves - Dark Sky Demo (MP3)

Dose One (Adam Drucker) and Jel (Jeffrey Logan) = Themselves...

[At the Force Field PR SXSW day party,] Themselves followed [Anticon labelmate Yoni Wolf of Why?] and deserve mention in their own right. The duo of Dose One (of Subtle fame) and Jel just droped the excellent FreeHoudini tape last week, and live, their performance was everything you'd expect from a Scribble Jam vet signed to Anticon. Ferocious double-timed raps performed by a guy in a Mohawk and argyle vest. I understand (and don't really blame) people who are put off by that, but if you can get past the aesthetic challenges posed, this is highly progressive hip-hop, and for once, I don't mean that as a perjorative.[LA Weekly]
On April 1st, Themselves will set out on a nearly-three-week tour, with two NYC shows: Friday, April 3rd at Union Pool and Saturay, April 4th at The Studio @ Webster Hall. (The Webster Hall show has advance tickets on sale.)

Both NYC dates are with Stabbing Eastward (featuring Tunde Adebimpe of TV on the Radio) and DJ Thanksgiving Brown. The Union Pool shows will also feature Zizek.

Themselves' theFREEhoudini release, "a 40-minute, guest-packed mixtape" and limited-time free download, came out on March 16th on Anticon. The label says it'll host the free record for 90 days (till June 14th). A "deluxe version" CD copy of theFREEhoudini, with bonus material, came out on March 25th. Anticon reports that another LP from the band, CrownsDown, will be out later this year.

Themselves will also play Coachella in April. All tour dates, NYC-shows flyers, and a Themselves behind-the-scenes video below...

Continue reading "Themselves - 2009 tour dates, 2 NYC shows w/ Stabbing Eastward feat. Tunde TVoTR, a free mixtape "