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Snoop Dogg / Modest Mouse / The Dwarves / swingers
Riot Fest Chicago 2015
Riot Fest Chicago 2015
Riot Fest Chicago 2015
Riot Fest Chicago 2015

Chicago represent! The Dwarves started here before packing up and taking its pure punk to California. In keeping with the retro vibe, the band performed, in its entirety, "Blood, Guts, and ..." its 1990 album whose full title decorum forbids listing here. The band slid into more shocking lyrics, clued in perhaps by the guitarist wearing a black jockstrap, a mask and his instrument. But make no mistake, this set was a noisy, aggro wonder. Riot Fest has so, so many bands that sound alike, you forget how dangerous and subversive punk used to be. Titles like "Back Seat of My Car," and "Let's ..." sounded as fresh and gloriously vile as they did in 1990. [Chicago Tribune]
Day 1, day 2 and then finally Riot Fest Chicago wrapped up on Sunday with Modest Mouse, Snoop Dogg, Tenacious D, L7, Cypress Hill, Manchester Orchestra, De La Soul, Jimmy Cliff, Andrew WK, Hum, The Dwarves, Alvvays, Foxing, Beach Slang, a surprise Taking Back Sunday set on a small side stage (following a headlining set the previous day) and more.

More day 3 pictures below...

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photo: Iggy Pop in Austin in 2013 (more by Greg Cristman)
Iggy Pop

The full Riot Fest Denver and Chicago lineups were already announced, and more recently the day-by-day lineups were revealed. Check those out below.

You can still get tickets to Denver and Chicago, and now Groupon is also offering an exclusive presale on single-day tickets for Chicago.

Continue reading "Riot Fest Denver & Chicago daily lineups & Chicago Groupon"

photo: Death Grips at FYF Fest 2013 (more by Wei Shi)
Death Grips

First Toronto, then Chicago, now here's the 2015 Riot Fest Denver additions: System of a Down, The Prodigy, 88 Fingers Louie, Chef'Special, Input & Broken, and... Death Grips whose current tour surprisingly includes actual shows being played!

The additions join Modest Mouse, Pixies, Snoop Dogg (playing Doggystyle), Ice Cube (playing Straight Outta Compton remix), Rancid (playing ...And Out Come the Wolves), Iggy Pop, Run DMC, Motorhead, Drive Like Jehu, L7, Explosions in The Sky, Thrice, Babes In Toyland, Anthrax, Testament, The Damned, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, GZA, De La Soul, Desaparecidos, Nada Surf, The Lawrence Arms, The Get Up Kids, The Vandals, American Nightmare, Joyce Manor, 7 Seconds and more.

Riot Fest Denver happens August 28-30 at the Western Rodeo Complex. Tickets are still available. Updated poster and lineup below...

Continue reading "Riot Fest Denver 2015 adds Death Grips, System of a Down, The Prodigy, 88 Fingers Louie & more (updated lineup)"

Riot Fest Chicago 2015

Following the Riot Fest Toronto lineup additions, the 2015 Riot Fest Chicago lineup has now been expanded. Additions include System of a Down, The Prodigy, 88 Fingers Louie and Chef'Special.

They join Faith No More, Iggy Pop, Snoop Dogg (performing Doggystyle), Modest Mouse, No Doubt, Rancid (performing ...And Out Come the Wolves), Tenacious D, BIlly Idol, Ice Cube (performing Straight Outta Compton remix(, Drive Like Jehu, Lifetime, Desaparecidos, American Nightmare, Swervedriver, Babes In Toyland, L7, The Damned, Death, Anthrax, Modern Life Is War, The Movielife, and more.

Riot Fest Chicago goes down September 11-13 in Douglas Park. Tickets are still available. Updated lineup below.

Update: Denver additions announced too.

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Festival Supreme, the music/comedy fest put on by 2015 Best Metal Album Grammy winners Tenacious D, will return for its third year this fall, happening at Los Angeles' Shrine Expo Hall & Grounds on October 10. The lineup is pretty supreme indeed, including Kids in the Hall, Rocket from the Crypt, the original cast of Mystery Science Theatre 3000, The Darkness, Die Antwoord, Jenny Slate, Amy Poehler, Super Dave Osborne, Neil Hamburger, Dan Deacon, Andrew WK and lots more.

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Thursday (6/11) at noon PDT, with a Festival Supreme website presale beginning Tuesday (6/9) at 10 AM PDT (password: SUPREME). Full 2015 Festival Supreme lineup is listed below...

Continue reading "Tenacious D's Festival Supreme announces 2015 lineup: MST3K reunion, Kids in the Hall, RFTC, The Darkness & more"

UPDATE: More artists added.

Riot Fest

First Toronto, then Denver, now the Riot Fest Chicago 2015 lineup is announced. It includes Faith No More, Iggy Pop, Snoop Dogg (performing Doggystyle), Modest Mouse, No Doubt, Rancid (performing ...And Out Come the Wolves), Tenacious D, Billy Idol, Ice Cube (performing Straight Outta Compton remix), Alkaline Trio, Taking Back Sunday, Drive Like Jehu, Merle Haggard, Lifetime, Desaparecidos, American Nightmare, Swervedriver, Babes In Toyland, L7, Thrice, The Lawrence Arms, The Dwarves (performing Blood, Guts and Pussy), Jimmy Cliff, The Damned, Against Me!, Living Colour, Fishbone, Death, Hum, GWAR, Civ, The Thurston Moore Band, Echo & the Bunnymen, Anthrax, Modern Life Is War, The Movielife, FIDLAR, Andrew WK, Steve Ignorant & Paranoid Visions, Alvvays, Speedy Ortiz, Beach Slang, Tommy Stinson and many more, plus a few more TBA.

Tickets are on sale now. This year happens at the new location of Douglas Park from September 11-13. All currently announced artists are listed below...

Continue reading "Riot Fest Chicago 2015: Faith No More, Billy Idol, Lifetime, Hum, Desaparecidos, Civ, Ice Cube, Merle Haggard & more"

UPDATE: More artists added.

Riot Fest

We just posted the Riot Fest Toronto lineup, and here's the Riot Fest Denver 2015 lineup: Modest Mouse, Pixies, Snoop Dogg (playing Doggystyle), Iggy Pop, Tenacious D, Ice Cube & special guests (playing Straight Outta Compton remix), Run DMC, Rancid (playing ...And Out Come the Wolves), Motorhead, Drive Like Jehu, L7, Explosions in the Sky, Cypress Hill, Alkaline Trio, Thrice, Babes In Toyland, Anthrax, The Damned, Eagles of Death Metal, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, GZA, De La Soul, Testament, Desaparecidos, Nada Surf, The Lawrence Arms, Andrew WK, GWAR, The Black Lips, The Dead Milkmen, The Get Up Kids, American Nightmare, Swervedriver, The Vandals, 7 Seconds, Joyce Manor, OFF!, Speedy Ortiz, Beach Slang and many more. A few more bands, including two headliners, TBA.

Tickets are on early bird sale now. This year, the fest happens at the new location of Western Rodeo Complex from August 28-30.

UPDATE: Chicago announced too.

All currently announced Denver bands are listed below...

Continue reading "Riot Fest Denver 2015: Modest Mouse, Pixies, Iggy Pop, Run DMC, L7, Snoop Dogg, American Nightmare, 7Seconds, more"

by Andrew Sacher


Quebec's Amnesia Rockfest goes down from June 18-21 in Montebello, QC and the lineup was just announced, including the back-in-action Refused, Pixies, Slayer, Melvins, Buzzcocks, Descendents, ALL, Tenacious D, Deftones, Bad Religion, Snoop Dogg, Propagandhi, Gogol Bordello, Bouncing Souls, Ministry, Down, The Exploited, GBH, Carcass, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Bolt Thrower, Sick of It All, Cro-Mags, Snapcase, Rancid (performing ...And Out Come the Wolves), The Offspring (who toured Smash last year but will now play the less good Americana) and more. Full lineup here. Tickets are on sale now.

The lineup is also includes the first announced reunion date for Thrice, who went on hiatus about three years ago. It's arguable that they didn't go out on the best note, but those early records are pretty great -- 2002's The Illusion of Safety and 2003's The Artist in the Ambulance especially -- so it should be cool to hear that stuff live again. Revisit some old highlights below. They also recently reissued stuff on vinyl.

Assuming the reunion includes bassist Eddie Breckenridge, he'll be pulling triple duty this year. He's a current member of the reunited Knapsack (who have dates coming up), and he plays with former (?) blink-182 member Tom Delonge in his arena rock band Angels & Airwaves. blink-182 (without Tom) have a similarly-themed festival that they curated coming up, too.

And ahead of Amnesia Rockfest, Thrice singer Dustin Kensrue (who has a new solo album coming) will go on a tour with Manchester Orchestra singer Andy Hull, which hits NYC on April 30 at The Bell House. Tickets go on sale Friday (2/13) at noon.

All dates are listed below...

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losers: half of Mastodon w/ Charlie Benate of Anthrax on red carpet (via Charlie)

Since the induction of the category in 1988 when Jethro Tull beat Metallica and AC/DC (and Iggy Pop and Jane's Addiction), Metal and the Grammys have never had the best relationship. Flash forward to tonight when the 2015 winner for Best Metal Performance was... Tenacious D, who beat out Mastadon, Motorhead, Anthrax, and Slipknot for the award. Tenacious D dedicated the award to the album's inspiration, Ronnie James Dio, who lost his battle with cancer in 2010:

Speaking of AC/DC, the Grammys kicked off with the Australian hard rock legends, performing a new song "Rock or Bust," then "Highway to Hell"... with a little help from the TelePromter:


Beck and Jack White won Rock Grammys tonight. Watch AC/DC's "Rock or Bust" Grammys performance below.

Continue reading "Tenacious D beat Mastodon, Motorhead & Anthrax for 2015 Metal Grammy; AC/DC kick off the awards show (watch)"

photo: Pixies in Northampton in 2014 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)

The spring edition of the biannual music festival Boston Calling happens this year from May 22-24. They've once again put together a great lineup (curated by The National's Aaron Dessner, produced by Crash Line Productions), this time including Beck, Pixies, My Morning Jacket, Tenacious D, Tame Impala, St. Vincent, TV on the Radio, Jason Isbell, Gerard Way, Run the Jewels, Sharon Van Etten, Krill and more. Early bird tickets go on sale at noon today (1/14), using the password "BOSTON."

Once again there will be no overlapping sets. Full lineup and announcement video below...

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This year, the 2015 Grammy nominations are being revealed gradually on CBS This Morning. A few categories have already been announced, with a lot more on the way, and we'll have to wait for tonight's A Very Grammy Christmas special to find out the Album of the Year nominees. Arcade Fire, St. Vincent, Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Beck, Black Keys, Ryan Adams, Jack White, Beyonce (now the most Grammy-nominated woman), Pharrell, Schoolboy Q, Drake, Eminem, Disclosure, Duke Dumont, Basement Jaxx, James Franco, Aphex Twin, Little Dragon, Royksopp & Robyn, Arctic Monkeys, Mastodon, Motorhead, Alt-J, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Sam Smith, Haim, Sia, Coldplay, Robert Glasper, Sharon Jones, Jhene Aiko, Tom Petty, U2 and more have already been announced. Stay tuned for more announcements and check out the list so far, below.

UPDATE: Full list of nominations (except Album of the Year) now up at GRAMMY.com. Several of the categories are also listed below.

UPDATE 2: Album of the Year nominees announced. See below.

The awards ceremony happens February 8, 2015.

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festival supreme

Tenacious D's Festival Supreme is back for a second year, this time happening at LA Sports Arena & Exposition Park on October 25. The laffstravaganza (with music too) features over 40 performers, and if you are into comedy it's a pretty "holy crap" lineup, including The State, Workaholics, Metalocalypse, Cheech & Chong, The Eagles of Death Metal, The Dan Band, Peaches, Doug Benson, Dr. Demento and lots more (including the 'D themselves). Full 2014 lineup is listed below.

Tickets for 2014 Festival Supreme go on sale Friday (5/30) at 10 AM PST (that's 1 PM NYC time).

Continue reading "Tenacious D's 'Festival Supreme' 2014 lineup: The State, Cheech & Chong, Metalocalypse, Workaholics and lots more"

by Klaus Kinski

Festival Supreme

I have got a WICKED soft-spot in my soul for the great Tenacious D. Back in the day when I was still a young pup exploring the world of comedy at large, a friend of mine gave me a VHS tape (recorded in EP mode) that featured David Cross' special The Pride is Back as well as every single episode of the HBO Tenacious D television series. I was familiar with Jack Black from other things, but this series blew my mind apart into about eighteen different piles of pinkish green sludge. To this day (and I have been and will continue to be raked over the coals for this analogy) I think Jack Black is a phenomenal singer who brings to mind someone like the great Mike Patton. Their zeal for the majesty of rock and the hilarious adventures he and the cherubic Kyle Gass got into made the series an instant fave of yours truly.

Over the years, The D has given us great music, great videos, great tours, and great laughs. But now, they are giving us the mother of all gifts: FESTIVAL SUPREME! Curated by (and featuring) Tenacious D, Festival Supreme is a one day comedy/music fest taking place on the Santa Monica Pier in California on Saturday October 19, 2013. This rain-or-shine, nearly seven-hour event features a line-up that is so incredible that I had to read it like 7 times. Attendees will thrill to the comedy and music of Tim and Eric, The Mr. Show Experience(!), The Mighty Boosh, Sarah Silverman, Zach Galifianakis, Adam Sandler, The Gregory Brothers (aka the Autotune the News guys), Tig Notaro, Hannibal Buress, Eric Idle, Fred Armisen, Princess (Maya Rudolph and Gretchen Lieberum), Will Forte, Demetri Martin, Dynasty Handbag, Reggie Watts, Beardyman, Craig Robinson and the Nasty Delicious, Garfunkel & Oates, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, Neil Hamburger Band, The Abe Lincoln Story, Nancy and Beth (Megan Mullally and Stephanie Hunt), and, of-fuckin-course, Tenacious D. I've included the list below for those of you who see things better visually as a list.

Pre-sale tickets will be available on Wednesday, June 12 at 10 AM PST (password is SUPREME). Tickets will go on sale to the general public at 10am PST on Friday, June 14 at 10 AM PST. General admission tickets are $99 (plus fees), and VIP tickets are $250 (plus fees). VIP tickets include a VIP viewing platform of the main stage, VIP bar, access to golden toilets and special merchandise. Also, sorry kiddos, this is a 21+ event. HA! Grow up.

Preview video and line-up in list form is below.

Continue reading "Tenacious D plan 'Festival Supreme' with Mr. Show, The Mighty Boosh, Tim & Eric, Zach Galifianakis, Adam Sandler & more"

photo by Dale May
Dave Hill

You are probably familiar with Dave Hill by now. He's the brains behind the book Tasteful Nudes, which was released earlier this year, he performs locally in NYC a good deal, was one of BV's own Klaus Kinski's favorite local comedians this year, and he reviewed Morrissey's Radio City show for us. Oh yeah, and maybe you read his review of Def Leppard, Poison, and Lita Ford?

Dave just gave us his list of his top ten favorite things of 2012. It includes some shows he saw (like the Def Leppard one), a show he didn't see, and his own book. The whole thing (plus commentary) is a pretty great read, and it's below for your viewing pleasure...

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Tenacious D at Hammerstein Ballroom in June (more by Chris La Putt)
Tenacious D

Jack Black and Kyle Gass' comedy metal duo Tenacious D have announced an "Old School Acoustic Style" tour, harkening back to the duo's late '90s roots, which will begin in late February and continue into March. The tour doesn't come to NYC, but it comes close when it hits Atlantic City on February 28 at Showboat Hotel & Casino: House of Blues. Tickets for that show are on fan club presale (password: "Fenix") and Ticketmaster presale now, and general on-sale begins Friday (12/14) at 10 AM.

The D released a Black Friday Record Store Day 12" last month which featured the almost 12 minute track, "Jazz." A stream of that song, and a list of all dates are below.

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Check out the entire list of 2013 Grammy Nominations below...

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Bloc Party at Lollapalooza 2012 (more by James Richards IV)
Bloc Party
Tame Impala at Lollapalooza 2012 (more by James Richards IV)

Yo La Tengo at Maxwell's on Hanukah 2011 (more by Bryan Bruchman)
Yo La Tengo

today in NYC
* Diego Garcia @ Joe's Pub
* Slavic Soul Party @ Barbes
* John Mulaney @ Comedyjuice
* Talib Kweli @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Wouter Kellerman @ Joe's Pub
* Grand Band @ Le Poisson Rouge
* White Gallery, BZARYN @ Cake Shop
* Carol Lipnik & Spookarama @ Barbes
* Cyro Baptista & Friends @ The Stone
* Alt-J, Mon Khmer, Softspot @ Glasslands
* Sixpence None The Richer @ Mercury Lounge
* Howie Day, Charlotte Sometimes @ City Winery
* Lucinda Williams, Amy Cook @ Bowery Ballroom
* M. Ward, Yo La Tengo @ Prospect Park Bandshell
* Bloc Party, The Drums, Them Jeans @ Terminal 5
* Pinegrove, Blind Benny, Small Axe @ Cameo Gallery
* Tame Impala, Young Magic @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* George Thorogood & The Destroyers @ BB King Blues Club
* Prostitution, Vex, Last Legion, Bloodseeker @ Saint Vitus
* Britches, Show Me the Body, Radio Rock, Eleven Swords @ XPO 929
* Psychobuildings, Swanifant, Jerry Paper @ Big Snow Buffalo Lodge
* Diego's Umbrella, Karikatura, Tashaki Miyaki, Anya Skidan @ Pianos
* Ryan Montbleau Band(Hudson Square Music & Wine Festival @ City Winery
* The Netherlands, Peewonder-z, Ryo Inoue, Drums & Red & Tuba @ Death By Audio
* Broncho, Bad Weather California, The Denzels, Crazy & The Brains @ The Studio at Webster Hall
* Comedy Bang! Bang! Live! w/ Scott Aukerman, Tim Heidecker, James Adomian, Kurt Braunohler @ Highline Ballroom

Bloc Party start their three-night run with The Drums at Terminal 5 tonight. If you can't make it, they'll be streaming Wednesday's show (8/8) live. The shows were all sold out but tickets for all three appear to be back on sale.

It's supposed to be a lovely evening tonight, perfect for a laid-back M. Ward / Yo La Tengo show at Prospect Park. It's not free but tickets are still available.

Scott Aukerman's Comedy Bang! Bang! comes to Highline Ballroom for two shows tonight with guests Tim Heidecker, James Adomian, Kurt Braunohler. Tenacious D recently stopped by the TV version of Comedy Bang! Bang! and you can check out videos of that (featuring Reggie Watts and a Weird Al cameo) below too.

Talib Kweli, who plays Brooklyn Bowl tonight, will play Highline Ballroom later this month (8/20) for a show with his Idle Warship project. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

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LA rapper Nipsey Hussle, who has collaborated with Drake, Snoop Dogg, Chamillionaire, Childish Gambino and others, and was one of XXL's 10 Freshmen of 2010, will be in NYC for a free show at Santos tonight. Doors are at 7 PM. 21+. Nipsey's most recent release is the free EP/mixtape, The Marathon Continues: X-Tra Laps, which you can download HERE.

Redd Kross' first album in 15 years, Researching the Blues, is out today. Check out their video for album track "Stay Away from Downtown" below.

Sacred Bones just reissued the soundtrack to David Lynch's seminal cult classic Eraserhead. Stream a cut from that below.

You can also watch a new video from Zambri as well.

There's a new "Electrical Transmission" teaser for Neurosis' new album. That is below to watch too.

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Tenacious D fans in NYC (more by Chris La Putt)
Tenacious D

Las Vegas police confirmed Sunday night that at least one suspect was arrested in connection with a stabbing at a concert at the House of Blues that left at least one man injured.

Police spokesman Jose Hernandez said there were conflicting reports, but it appeared two suspects were arrested Saturday night at the Tenacious D show inside the Mandalay Bay music venue.

Hernandez said one or two injured concertgoers were transported to University Medical Center with injuries not considered life threatening. He did not know the identity of the suspects nor what charge or charges they could face.

Hernandez said the concertgoers fought prior to the bloodshed.

"There was some sort of altercation that led up to the stabbing," he said.

An eyewitness said there was a violent incident about halfway through the Tenacious D show.

The show, scheduled for 90 minutes, was cut short by a half-hour, and concertgoers were told not to leave until the area was secured.
[Las Vegas Journal] (via)

This was the same night someone sprayed mace at a Fiona Apple show.

Video of Jack Black explaining to the Las Vegas crowd that the show is ending early before playing their last song, below...

Continue reading "Tenacious D concert ends early due to stabbing"

photos by Chris La Putt

Tenacious D at Hammerstein Ballroom - 6/28/12
Tenacious D

Tenacious D (aka Jack Black & Kyle Gass) brought their comedic hard rock to NYC for a show at Hammerstein Ballroom last night (6/28) as part of their a tour with The Sights. Taking the stage in front of the especially phallic "Fenix" which graces their new album cover, they split the set pretty evenly between their three full lengths, including the recently released Rize of the Fenix, which hit shelves last month, and did a medley of The Who covers. Tenacious D and The Sights will do it again at Hammerstein tonight (6/29). Tickets for tonight's show are still available.

Unfortunately we don't have the full setlist from last night's show, but the whole tour has been pretty consistent, so you can check out some setlists of previous dates along with more pics and a video of Tenacious D from last night's show (and two videos from last night's Daily Show appearance) below...

Continue reading "Tenacious D played the Daily Show & Hammerstein Ballroom (pics/video/setlist), play NYC again tonight"

photos by Chris Graham and Rae Graham

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah/Feist
Sasquatch Festival 2012 - Day 4
Sasquatch Festival 2012 - Day 4

Before the release of their 2011 album, "Hysterical," Clap Your Hands Say Yeah had been inactive for three years, but they were as lively as ever on Monday afternoon. Blowing through tracks from all three of their albums, Alec Ounsworth and company charged through a set full of guitar-based indie rock that catered heavily towards their fans. But judging by the crowd's response, even those who were unfamiliar with the band were enticed. After playing Sasquatch! 2006 on a much smaller stage, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah's triumphant set had the crowd, well, clapping their hands and saying "yeah!"
Gorge, WA festival Sasquatch wrapped up on May 27 with sets from Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Feist, Beck, Spiritualized, SBTRKT, Shabazz Palaces, Ted Leo, Cass McCombs, Damien Jurado, Cloud Cult and more.

Mogwai (who have upcoming shows with Balam Acab) were supposed to play that day but they cancelled last minute and were replaced by Deer Tick who came on to play a set of covers.

Pictures of Day 1 are HERE, Day 2 are HERE and HERE, Day 3 are HERE, and more from Day 4 below...

Continue reading "Sasquatch 2012 in pics - Day 4 (Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Feist, Beck, Spiritualized, SBTRKT, Shabazz Palaces & more)"

Tenacious D

Tenacious D have added a 2nd NYC show, and other dates, to their upcoming tour in support of "Rize of the Fenix." The old NYC date is June 28 at Hammerstein Ballroom. The new NYC date is June 29 at Hammerstein Ballroom and it goes on sale Friday, May 4, at 10am. We also have another pair of tickets you can win (to the new show). Details and an updated set of tour dates, below...

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Andrew WK in Norway recently (more by BBG)
Andrew Wk

today in NYC
* Whiplash @ UCB
* stuff @ Barbes
* Friends @ le baron
* The Ventures @ BB King's
* Hot Tub @ Littlefield
* The English Beat @ Maxwell's
* Ben Howard, Willy Mason @ Bowery Ballroom
* Rusty Lazer, Nicky Da B @ Work in Progress
* Reverend Vince Anderson & His Love Choir @ Union Pool
* Tonstartssbandht, John K, Haussman, Jerry Paper @ Shea Stadium
* Keep Shelly in Athens, Jonquil, New Moods, Behavior @ Glasslands
* Color War, Freak Week, Gregory Stovetop, Morpho @ Vaudeville Park
* Andrew W.K. , MATH The Band, Aleister X @ Webster Hall
* State Champion, Street Gnar, Mail The Horse, Dead Beat @ Death By Audio
* SBTRKT (DJ) Jim-E Stack, Sepalcure @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Andrew W.K. (DJ), Math the Band, Aleister X, Cherie Lily @ Santos Party House
* Jonny Corndawg, Shovels and Rope, Robert Ellis, Colin L. Orchestra @ Mercury Lounge
* Black Box Revelation, Romans, Dirty Fences, Bridget and the Squares @ Knitting Factory
* Dan Neustadt plays Clap You Hands Say Yeah (Self-titled) @ Knitting Factory
* A Celebration of Paul Newman's Dream to Benefit The Association of Hole in the Wall Camps @ Lincoln Center

Elvis Costello, Jimmy Fallon, Tina Fey, Josh Groban, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Simon, Natasha Yvette Williams, and Trisha Yearwood perform at the Paul Newman benefit show at Lincoln Center.

Keep Shelly in Athens & Jonquil kick off a tour at Glasslands tonight.

SBTRKT arrives in town. Tonight's gig is just a DJ set with special guests though.

Andrew W.K. rages on with his "I Get Wet" 10th Anniversary Tour,playing the full-length LP at Webster Hall tonight. The show is sold out. Afterparty is at Santos.

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Tenacious D, who recently announced a tour and new album released a new video last week. Watch below...

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photos by Julie Schabel

Odd Future @ Hammerstein Ballroom - 3/20/2012
Odd Future

As you may have noticed when Bowery Presents announced an Odd Future show at Hammerstein Ballroom, the big NYC venue is no longer exclusive to Live Nation. The room also received a technology uprade. Venues today reports...

One of New York's iconic theaters is being retooled into a HD broadcast-capable concert facility, equipped to stream or broadcast any event live in beautiful 1080p.

The iconic Hammerstein Ballroom, built in 1906 and once a popular stop for vaudeville acts, is now home to a new revolution in performing arts -- the complete integration of a state-of-the-art broadcast and recording studio. Since 1997, the Hammerstein has been the anchor of the Manhattan Center, a television and music studio used to record musical performances for television, special concert events and other programming.

In December, the Manhattan Center made two large changes to open the space up to new clients. First, they ended Live Nation's exclusive booking contract for the facility, opening up the 3,500-capacity standing room concert hall to independent promoters and anyone interested in booking the building.

The Manhattan Center management team also completed the installation of TV1, a new fully HD recording studio that allows any content performed at the space to be streamed in HD, or digitally delivered for future distribution. The upgrades come on top of some physical improvements to the building including renovated dressing rooms and a new marquee.

Tickets are on sale now for AEG-presented Tenacious D show at Hammerstein Ballroom which we're also giving away a pair of tickets to.

A few more pictures from the Bowery-presented Odd Future show, below...

Continue reading "Hammerstein Ballroom upgraded & can now be booked by anyone (Odd Future played there, Tenacious D on sale)"

Tenacious D @ SXSW 2012 (cicatriz83)
Tenacious D

Jack Black & Kyle Gass aka Tenacious D, who just stopped in Austin make their live return at SXSW, will release a new album of (hopefully) funny and rockin' songs called Rize Of The Fenix on May 15. They said:

"We recorded down and dirty in a friend's garage with a shoestring budget of 600 dollars, much like Nirvana's first album "Bleach"-or the Beatles first album "Help". Rough and yet a masterpiece."
May tour dates in support of that masterpiece were previously announced and include the Sasquach Festival.

It has now been reported that the duo will be heading out on a summer tour that brings them back to NYC to rock our socks off at Hammerstein Ballroom on June 28th! Tickets ($55) for the NYC show go on sale Friday, 3/30, at 10am. We also have a pair you can WIN. Contest details, the new album art, with all currently known tour dates, and some videos from SXSW, below...

Continue reading "Tenacious D new album & tour coming, Hammerstein Ballroom included (WIN TIX!) ---- 2012 dates & SXSW videos"


"Following last year's 10th anniversary, which crushed previous attendance records and set a new mark for the speed with which tickets sold out, the Sasquatch! Music Festival unveils its 2012 lineup which once again features 4 days of music. The festival, hailed as "a model of well-paced programming...in a four-day schedule as efficient and natural feeling as an expertly built algorithm" by NPR Music while Wired notes, "leave the landscape out of it and Sasquatch! has a lineup to kill for," runs May 25-28 (Memorial Day Weekend) at The Gorge, the internationally acclaimed concert venue carved in the basalt cliffs high above the Columbia River Gorge in Quincy, WA."
The Sasquatch! Music Festival takes place, as usual, at the Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Washington over Memorial Day weekend (May 25-28). And this year's lineup is:

Continue reading "Sasquatch! 2012 lineup announced (Bon Iver, Jack White, Beck, Tenacious D, Shins, Portlandia, Spiritualized & more) "