Entries tagged with: Thanksgiving
photos by Sachyn Mital
Though we don't have any shots of Staten Island's PS 22 Chorus (my personal highlight of the parade), or of the float with Jimmy Fallon and the Roots (Questlove's Instagrams HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE), the Smurfs, Spongebob, hip hop pop star Flo Rida, country music's Trace Adkins, Don McLean (bye bye Miss American Pie), Oda Mae aka Whoopi Goldberg, Santa Claus and more are prominently featured in our set of 2012 NYC Thankgiving Day Parade photos. Check out the rest below...
Spongebob and Papa Smurf will be flying through Manhattan today.
A$AP Twelvyy was supposed to play Highline Ballroom tonight, but that show has been postponed to December 27. All tickets will be honored.
Find out how you can help Occupy Sandy on Thanksgiving day.
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Tomorrow, Black Friday is also Record Store Day.
Thanksgiving isn't as exciting a time of year for songs as Christmas, but we've gotten a few gems this year, like The National's cover of "Thanksgiving Song" and the amazing Nicole Westbrook's "It's Thanksgiving," which you can watch the video for below.
HOW TO HELP OCCUPY SANDY ON THANKSGIVING DAY
More information at Occupy Sandy's site.
1. Drop off food supplies - Please take food supplies to the kitchen at St. Johns (located at 9818 Fort Hamilton Parkway), any time between 8am, Wednesday morning until 6pm, Thursday evening. They will be preparing Thanksgiving meals.
2. Help prepare meals - Experienced people, please come to the kitchen at St. Johns (located at 9818 Fort Hamilton Parkway) for one of the following shifts:
Wednesday Day - 8am to 6pm
Wednesday Night - 7pm to 2am (the kitchen will be open all night, so volunteers can stay later)
Thursday Morning - All morning
3. Help support Thanksgiving activities at the recovery sites - St. Jacobi Church (Between 54th and 55th on 4th Ave in Sunset Park) will be taking in and dispatching volunteers and cars to recovery sites from 8am until 2pm on Thanksgiving day.
St. Jacobi will not be taking in supplies on Thanksgiving day.
520 Clinton will be CLOSED all Thanksgiving day.
Now vegetarians, sick of the same old Tofurkey, can be food perverts on Thanksgiving too. Watch and learn how to make a Veggieducken below...
Neil Diamond at Acheron, er, MSG (more by Eric Townsend)
True story. I was thumbing through a distro at a recent crust/hardcore show and somewhere in between a copy of an Assault 7" on HG Fact and a Grudges tape, I encountered a copy of The Jazz Singer. I almost bought it out of principle.
I'm guessing that appearance of Neil Diamond's soundtrack is an anomoly, but maybe he'll encounter a whole new breed of fan when he hits the road for a string of dates this summer. The dates include a stop at Jones Beach Theater on 6/8. Tickets are currently on Livenation presale, and go on regular sale at noon on 12/5. The full list of show is below, none of which probably feature an opening set from Amebix.
Neil recently made two special holiday appearances in NYC. He was in the Thanksgiving Day Parade and at the lighting of the Rockefeller Center christmas tree. Videos of both are also below...
Adopt-A-Turkey Project seeks to end the misery of commercially-raised turkeys by offering a compassionate alternative for Thanksgiving. Since 1986, Farm Sanctuary has rescued more than 1,000 turkeys, placed hundreds into loving homes through our annual Turkey Express adoption event, educated millions of people about their plight, and provided resources for a cruelty-free holiday. For a one-time $30 donation, anyone can sponsor turkeys residing at Farm Sanctuary. Sponsor a turkey and receive a special adoption certificate in your name - or give sponsorships as gifts for family and friends. Donations are also needed to support our lifesaving efforts to promote a compassionate Thanksgiving and protect all farm animals.--
photos by Brook Bobbins
A-Trak looking spiffy
"A Trak has proven himself to be one of the most talented DJs around, period. I had a chance to watch his set from the "backstage" area at Terminal 5 last night and was thoroughly blown away. Flying Lotus put on an incredibly energetic performance that set the stage for A Trak, who rocked his turntables in a tuxedo atop a 2 story platform covered in lights and LCD screens. Visually, it was a spectacle in its own right. Needless to say the crowd lost it for dance floor anthems like 'Anyway', 'Barbara Streisand', 'Shake It Down' and his 'Indestructible' remix. Amidst the furious scratching and beat juggling he is famous for, you could hear hints of hip-hop rhythm working their way into the electro until ultimately you found yourself dancing to straight up rap music." [Electronica Oasis]A proven way to burn off all the calories associated with piles of stuffing and t(of)urkey is to hit the dance floor, and that's just what many people did on 11/26 at Hard Fest Turkey Soup at Terminal 5, though in this case it was the kind of dance party where everyone faces the stage. Featuring appearances from A-Trak, Tiga, Flying Lotus, Miike Snow (who performed a DJ set), Yelawolf, and Destructo, the show was a one-off appearance for all of the above as part of the Hard Fest series of shows which last made appearances in NYC in for the form of Crystal Castles/Sinden/Destructo and Die Antwoord/MIA/Destructo/etc. One thing all three recent HARD NYC shows had in common? Destructo on the bill. Why? One reason might be because Destructo also happens to be HARD's founder.
A set of pictures and some videos from the Thanksgiving event continue below...
Cam, Jimmy, and Julez of Dipset at Hammerstein (via)
[For] ...the Diplomats -- Cam'ron, Jim Jones, Juelz Santana, Freekey Zekey -- ...this was the reunion show [for a crew]... torn asunder a few years ago by petty animus and financial accusations back and forth, survivors of arrests and family struggles, but now brought back together for another chance at harmony, if not quite world domination.Yes, the New York Times was in attendance when The Diplomats staged their triumphant reunion at Hammerstein Ballroom on Friday, 11/26, the day after Thanksgiving. In addition to the core quartet of Jones, Santana, Zekey, and Killa Cam, Hammerstein's stage was blessed by the requisite surprise appearances from Dipset crew members Hell Rell, 40 Cal, and JR Writer in addition to an appearance from Black Rob (he of "Whoa" fame, who also appeared at the Duck Down Anniversary). The Dipset crew reportedly covered upwards of 50 songs over the evening (snippet or otherwise).
For the last decade, the Diplomats have been synonymous with Harlem -- even if some of its members have moved elsewhere. In an era in which New York is decreasingly central to hip-hop's landscape, as a group and as solo acts they have been regionalist holdouts, sticking close to the stylistically flamboyant street rap pioneered by Cam'ron and tweaked by the rest.
At almost three hours this rapturously received concert, sponsored by the hip-hop radio station Hot 97 (WQHT-FM), was a tribute to the persistent power of geographic mythology. Every summer Hot 97 hosts the giant Summer Jam concert, in which the Diplomats, local heroes infiltrating what is effectively a national stage, tend to get short shrift. This raucous night was the group's own Summer Jam, full of hits and obscurities and split into five parts: first, an opening group set; then three solo sets, by Jim Jones, then Juelz Santana, then Cam'ron; then everyone reunited to close the show. -[New York Times]
If you missed Juelz at Hammerstein on 11/26, maybe you caught him at Hammerstein.... on 11/25. Santana made a surprise appearance at the Fabolous/Nicki Minaj show alongside another not-so-surprise performer, Kanye West who "played" the Thanksgiving Parade earlier that day and a show with the help pf Nicki at Bowery Ballroom a few days earlier. Santana appeared with Fab for "Beamer, Benz, or Bentley" while West again appeared with Minaj for "Monster" from his new album.
Videos from both Hammerstein shows below...
today in NYC
* Keiku Matsui @ Blue Note
* Nicki Minaj @ Hammerstein Ballroom
* Arlo Guthrie, Gladys Knight, India Arie, Jimmy Fallon & The Roots, Kylie Minogue, Macy Gray, Kool Aid Man, Kanye West & more @ The Thanksgiving Day Parade
SuperVegan lists where to eat today.
Kanye West is supposedly playing a Justin Vernon song in the Thanksgiving Day Parade, but unfortunately, though Justin did come to town to play his parts at the Bowery show, he didn't stick around long enough to make an encore appearance.
UPDATE: A video of Kanye's "performance" in the parade, waving people dressed as the Statue of Liberty included, below...
Questlove, The Roots & Fallon in the Thanksgiving Day Parade (toolsdrummer)
by Andrew Frisicano
Okay, so 40 years ago, August we were at Woodstock. Then that September, Jackie and I bought the farm (as it were), and we're still here. Later, that October we got married on the farm, still married too. Then later in November, Alice's Restaurant (the movie) was released! There hasn't been a four month stretch like that since then! So we're celebrating a lot of 40th things this year. -Arlo Guthrie opines on his 40thsAs previously mentioned, Arlo Guthrie will host his annual Thanksgiving show at Carnegie Hall on Saturday, November 28th. Dubbed "The Guthrie Family Rides Again," the show will feature three generations of Guthries including "Arlo, son Abe, daughters Cathy, Annie and Sarah Lee, son-in-law Johnny Irion, grandson Krishna, and assorted other children, grandchildren and guest artists." Tickets for are still on sale. The show also comes to Newark, NJ's NJPAC on Sunday, November 29th. Tickets to that are on sale too.
Come 2010, Arlo & family have expanded upon their already planned US tour dates to stretch through July. The first date of that tour is a February 20th show at the McCarter Theater in Princeton, NJ. Tickets are on sale. The next night (2/21) is on Long Island at The Patchogue Theater (with tickets available too).
The Thanksgiving-themed song that started it all, "Alice's Restaurant," and all tour dates are below...
Bill just saw King Khan & BBQ's friends Red Mass.
Catch up with This Week In Metal.
Christmas will be everywhere after today (if it's not already). Check out Low's new video for "Santa's Coming Over" below...
By Andrew Frisicano
Folk singer Arlo Guthrie has been associated with Thanksgiving since recording "Alice's Restaurant" in 1967. The song, which starts in an old church owned by his friends Alice and Ray and ends in New York's now-demolished US Army Building on Whitehall St, humorously details how a Thanksgiving Day-littering charge helped Guthrie avoid the draft. The church in question is now the Guthrie Center, a non-denominational faith center, out of which Guthrie runs his Rising Son Record label. Guthrie continues to apply his satirical wit to current issues, like this live update of Tom Paxton's "I'm Changing My Name to
Chrysler Fannie Mae."
This Saturday, Nov 29, Guthrie carries on his annual Thanksgiving tradition, playing with legend Pete Seeger (who toured with Guthrie's father as part of the Almanac Singers in the early '40s), family and friends at Carnegie Hall's 2,804-seat Stern Auditorium at 8 PM. Tickets are almost gone: from Carnegie Hall, "Currently this event has limited availability. Please call CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800 for ticketing information."
Watch & listen to various versions of "Alice's Restaurant" in the videos below (possibly while enjoying some delicious Tofurky)...
Download a few mellow Christmas songs for your non-ironic holiday mix, courtesy of A Band Called Quinn. Kind of Rilo Kiley & St. Etienne - a bit cheesy. Would go well with some George Michael (Geri Halliwell's ex-friend), so I included that one as well. Yeah, I know - it's not even Thanksgiving yet. Speaking of Thanksgiving, SuperVegan lists some ways to have a vegan one in NYC. Want something more traditional? Watch the entire Charlie Brown Thanksgiving cartoon below....