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Ray and Dave together again, Assembly Hall 12/18/2015 (@hannahpanther)
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Christmas came early for Kinks fans tonight as Dave Davies, who was playing Assembly Hall in North London, brought out brother Ray to play "You Really Got Me." It's the first time they've played together in nearly 20 years. Maybe there's hope for a actual Kinks reunion yet.

Watch video of "You Really got Me" below...

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Dave Davies

Unfortunately, still no news on that Kinks reunion, but Dave Davies will be heading on another solo tour this fall.

The tour brings him to Asbury Park on October 22 at the Stone Pony and then NYC on October 23 at City Winery. Tickets for NJ and NYC are on sale now.

Dave wrote a handful of The Kinks' songs, including "Funny Face," which you can stream, along with his list of tour dates, below...

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Nellie McKay

Singer/songwriter and actress Nellie McKay is releasing the followup to 2010's Home Sweet Mobile Home this year with My Weekly Reader on March 24. It's a '60s covers album that has her taking on songs by The Beatles, The Kinks, Crosby Stills & Nash, Small Faces, Frank Zappa, Herman's Hermits, Steve Miller Band, Richard & Mimi Farina, Moby Grape, Country Joe McDonald, Gerry & the Pacemakers, The Cyrcle and Alan Price. Keeping with the '60s theme, she recorded it with Beatles engineer Geoff Emerick. Her cover of Moby Grape's "Murder In My Heart for the Judge" came out a little while back and can be streamed below, and we've now got the premiere of her cover of another California psych/folk rock artist, Country Joe McDonald. She does "Not So Sweet Martha Lorraine," as you can hear while you watch the very appropriate visual accompaniment (by The Joshua Light Show), below. Tracklist below too.

Nellie's also going on a tour, which includes five shows at NYC's 54 Below, the cabaret supper club in the basement of Studio 54. She plays the club on April 13, 15, 16, 17 and 18. The venue's event description reads: "Led by a trail of incense, Nellie revisits some of the melodies from the 1960s in her new show. Celebrating the release of her new album, My Weekly Reader, she will travel to a land of strange and wonderful musical delights with the grooved assistance of her magical band, The Cosmic X-Rays (Alexi David/bass, Cary Park/guitar, Kenneth Salters/drums)... A splendid time is guaranteed for all!" Tickets for all five shows are on sale now.

On the day of the album's release (3/24), Nellie will play a free in-store at Barnes & Noble in TriBeCa at 6 PM. If you purchase the album at B&N, you get priority seating, and she'll be signing CDs afterwards.

All dates are listed below...

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RSVP is open for the BrooklynVegan-curated Red Bull Sound Select show at Palisades with White Lung, Power Trip and Sick Feeling TONIGHT at MIDNIGHT. It's $3 at the door with RSVP and $10 without.

Tickets for the Johnny Marr shows at Gramercy Theater and Stone Pony go on sale today at 10 AM. Tickets for his MHOW show are still available.

Tickets for the Holy Ghost! show at Irving Plaza go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets for The Head & The Heart's show at Hammerstein Ballroom go on sale today at 10 AM.

Every Time I Die and The Ghost Inside are playing Webster Hall on December 12. Tickets for that show go on sale today at 10 AM.

The UK's Circa Waves and the NYC-based but UK-beloved Public Access TV are playing Bowery Ballroom on October 22, part of CMJ. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.

Florida band Black Kids, who returned last year after taking some time off, will be in NYC to play Cameo on October 9. Tickets are on sale now.

Tickets for the Aimee Mann & Ted Leo Christmas shows at Town Hall, The Space at Westbury and Tarrytown go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Sloan show at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Afghan Whigs' show at MHOW go on sale today at noon. Tickets for their Beacon Theatre show are still available.

Tickets for Deer Tick's six-night run at Brooklyn Bowl go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Electric Youth show at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the newly-added third Interpol show at Terminal 5 go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Les Sins show at Verboten go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Ryan Adams shows at Hammerstein Ballroom go on sale today at 11 AM.

Tickets for the Frankie Cosmos and Porches. shows at Baby's All Right go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Tyler, The Creator shows at Starland Ballroom and Terminal 5 go on sale today at 3 PM and noon, respectively.

Tickets for the Leftover Crack show at SRB Brooklyn with Mutilation Rites and others are on sale now.

$5 tickets for The Blow's "Unplugged" residency at Union Pool are on sale now.

Tickets for the Deerhoof shows at Baby's All Right are on sale now.

Tickets for the Wampire and TOPS show at Baby's All Right are on sale now.

Tickets for the Pharmakon record release show at Palisades are on sale now.

Hank Wood and the Hammerheads and L.O.T.I.O.N. are playing Palisades on September 25 and October 25. 9/25 is with Ansazi and 10/25 is with Blazing Eye, Savageheads, Face the Rail and Ivy. Tickets for that 9/25 and tickets for 10/25 are on sale now.

Jeffrey Lewis & the Jrams, Shilpa Ray and Palberta are playing Palisades on October 4. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Brooklyn bluegrass band The Defibulators are performing The Kinks' 1971 album, Muswell Hillbillies, at The Bell House on September 24 with Dustbowl Revival. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Only Crime (featuring current and former members of Converge, Descendents, Black Flag, Modern Life Is War, Tegan & Sara and Good Riddance) are playing Saint Vitus on October 19 before The Fest. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Bayside are playing Saint Vitus on October 6, an even smaller venue than their already-small (and sold out) MHOW show with I Am the Avalanche happening two days earlier. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Aloe Blacc is playing Santos Party House on September 30. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.

Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone are playing BB King's on February 6, 2015. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

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The talk of a Kinks reunion for the band's 50th birthday continue. Dave Davies mused back in October that the chances of a reunion were "50/50" and that "the ball is very much in Ray's court." Now Ray Davies is talking reunion too, says UK paper The Telegraph. The two brothers, whose relationship has been rocky to say the least, have met a few times to discuss making a new album:

"I met Dave only last week to talk about getting back together again," he said. "We've also spoken a few times on the phone and emailed. He's been composing his own songs, but I'd really like to write with him again. We both agree we don't want to do old stuff or tour with past hits. It's got to be something new."
The climate between the Davies warmed, reportedly, after positive reception of the Kinks musical, Sunny Afternoon, which debuted in London back in March. The biggest roadblock, at this point, may be continuing acrimony between Dave Davies and Kinks drummer Mick Avory. From the same story:
Speaking at the Hay Festival last month, Davies admitted the band had "always been tempestuous", claiming Avory once "tried to kill my brother on stage in Cardiff". He added the altercation had ended with Dave unconscious, requiring hospital treatment and 16 stitches for a wound.

Speaking to an audience, Davies hinted of a reunion but insisted it would require new music. He added: "In any case, my brother still has an issue with the drummer. If they resolve their issues, I might be there."

We're not holding our breath, but things do appear a little more sunny. Stay tuned.

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I just wanted an excuse to think about True Detective more as I wait for the 7th episode, so here's a post about the music which includes the show's title sequence theme song "Far From Any Road" by The Handsome Family, and info on the well curated songs in each episode.

Check out what they played in episode 1, episode 2, episode 3, episode 4, episode 5, and episode 6. Names include a lot of country and folk classics mixed with newer indie rock stars, metal, psych rock and more. The Black Angels were in episode one and their tourmate Roky Erickson appeared via his band The 13th Floor Elevators in episode 2. Father John Misty, Lucinda Williams, Vashti Bunyan, Steve Earle, Melvins, Nick Cave's Grinderman, Sleep (!), Primus, Wu-Tang Clan, Omar Rodríguez-López's Bosnian Rainbows, and the Kinks all made the cut so far too. Who is the Yellow King though?

UPDATE: Check out the music from episode 7.

Listen to the Handsome Family intro song below...

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Ray Davies most recent album was 2010's collaborative See All My Friends. No follow-up has been announced, but Ray does have a new book, Americana: The Kinks, the Riff, the Road: The Story, which will be out October 15. From the jacket:

As a boy in post-War England, legendary Kinks' singer/songwriter Ray Davies fell in love with America--its movies and music, its culture of freedom, fed his imagination. Then, as part of the British Invasion, he toured the US with the Kinks during one of the most tumultuous eras in recent history--until the Kinks group was banned from performing there from 1965-69. Many tours and trips later, while living in New Orleans, he experienced a transformative event: the shooting (a result of a botched robbery) that nearly took his life. In Americana, Davies tries to make sense of his long love-hate relationship with the country that both inspired and frustrated him. From his quintessentially English perspective as a Kink, Davies--with candor, humor, and wit--takes us on a very personal road trip through his life and storied career as a rock star, and reveals what music, fame, and America really mean to him.
Americana is Ray's third book, having published his "unauthorized biography," X-Ray, in 1995 and then the Waterloo Sunset series of short stories in 1997. You can watch a short promotional video about the book and video of Ray being interviewed about it on BBC Breakfast, below.

Those in NYC can see Ray Davies in person this month as he'll be at Barnes & Noble Union Square on October 25 at 7 PM. Not many details but it is free. Maybe someone will ask him what he thinks the odds of a Kinks reunion in 2014 are?

Speaking of, Ray's brother Dave will be in NYC shortly after that, playing City Winery on November 11. Tickets to that show are still available.

Videos below...

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Guitarist and sometimes singer/songwriter for The Kinks, Dave Davies returned to the public eye this year with his new solo album, I Will Be Me and a US tour that brought him to NYC for three nights at City Winery. He's since announced another US tour that brings him back to the same venue on November 12. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All tour dates, including stops in NJ and Niagra Falls, are listed below.

Dave was also just interviewed by Rolling Stone, during which he said the odds of a Kinks reunion tour in 2014 for their 50th anniversary are 50/50:

Now that his solo shows were successful, promoters are salivating over the idea of a Kinks 50th anniversary tour. "I'd say the odds of that happening are 50/50," says Dave. "The ball is very much in Ray's court. We used to play tennis, and when I was beating him he'd always develop a strategy. Basically, when I was winning he'd be like, 'Oh, I hurt my back!' I'd sort of back off, and then he'd get aggressive again. Then I'd get real angry. He'd smile, and it was really like the Emperor in Star Wars testing Luke's character. When he got Luke angry, the Emperor would be like 'Yes! I've got you!'"
Let's not get our hopes up for a new album though...
A new Kinks album is almost entirely out of the question. "I can't face the concept of days and days in the studio with Ray," says Dave. "I just can't do it." Founding Kinks bassist Peter Quaife died in 2010, and Dave visibly recoils when drummer Mick Avory (who left the band in 1984) is brought up. "I hope we don't bring him back," says Dave. "I love him, but it's water under the bridge. We need new people. Sometimes when you're with the same old people, you get the same old thing.

"That said, I really do want to do something with Ray before we both decay and decompose. I said to Ray last week, 'We don't have much time left.' But he didn't . . . Ray, what an asshole he is."

Fingers crossed for that tour. Check out some classic Kinks videos, along with the list of Dave Davies tour dates, below...

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Wilco w/ Tommy Stinson // Wilco w/ Yo La Tengo

Wilco have been pretty busy this year. After playing Bonnaroo on June 14, they made their way to North Adams, MA this past weekend (6/21-23) for their own Solid Sound Festival. Wilco themselves performed day 1 and day 2, and we caught them the first day when they did an all-covers set (except for "Kingpin") with a number of special guests.

Yo La Tengo joined them on a cover of YLT's "Tom Courtenay" and during the encore for The Modern Lovers' "Roadrunner." Replacements/Guns N Roses bassist Tommy Stinson joined them on a cover of The Replacements' "Color Me Impressed." And Brooklyn indie pop band Lucius appeared for covers of of The Kinks' "Waterloo Sunset," Abba's "Waterloo," (there's a transition) and The Band's "The Weight." They also did a couple Big Star covers, Pavement's "Cut Your Hair," Grateful Dead's "Ripple," Velvet Underground's "Who Loves the Sun," Neil Young's "Cinnamon Girl," Daft Punk's "Get Lucky," and many more. Pictures from the show are in this post. The full setlist and some videos are below, and you can also download audio of the entire set at NYC Taper.

Wilco have no plans to slow down this summer. They're about to kick off a tour with Bob Dylan (who they also covered at Solid Sound), which comes to the NYC-area for four shows in July. Most of the tour (and three of those NYC-area dates) are with My Morning Jacket, except the Jones Beach (7/27) show, which is with Beck (who also plays Prospect Park in August).

On day 1 of Solid Sound, we also caught a set from the reunited legendary gospel funk group The Relatives. Pictures of their set, more of Wilco's, and the Wilco setlist/videos, below...

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by Bill Pearis

Dave Davies

Dave Davies isn't as well known as his brother Ray, but in addition to being lead guitarist in The Kinks, he wrote and sang a number of their best songs, including "Death of a Clown," "Susannah's Still Alive," "I'm Not Like Everybody Else," and "Funny Face." He also slit-open the speaker in his amp to give the "You Really Got Me" riff its signature fuzzy sound, one of the first hits to do so. He's also led a very interesting life and his 1996 autobiography, Kink, is a real page-turner. You can also watch an edited version of Julien Temple's BBC documentary, Kinkdom Come, below.

A new album, I Will Be Me, and around that time Dave will be in America for a few tour dates backed by L.A. band Jigsaw Seen, including two three nights at NYC's City Winery on May 28 & 29. Tickets are on sale now.

UPDATE: They've just added a third show on May 27 and tickets will soon be on sale for that one too.

All tour dates are listed, along with a few videos of Dave's tunes with The Kinks, below.

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by Bill Pearis

Woods @ MHOW, Nov. 2012 (more by PSquared Photography)

Brooklyn's Woods will be spending most of the summer on tour and to commemorate the jaunt they'll be releasing a new single via their Woodist label. The b-side of that 7" is a very faithful cover of The Kinks' "God's Children" which originally appeared on the soundtrack to the 1971 penile transplant comedy, Percy. You can stream it below.

The North American leg of Woods' tour wraps up here in NYC for a show at Bowery Ballroom on July 27 with openers Alex Bleeker and the Freaks. No word on advance tickets but you can keep checking Ticketmaster if you like.

Woods' last NYC show was at Music Hall of Williamsburg back in November. All upcoming tour dates are listed below.

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Tall Firs
Tall Firs

Jeff Mangum recently extended his tour schedule to include cities that he hasn't hit so far during the reunion he's been having with the stage. Meanwhile his journey on the road playing Neutral Milk Hotel songs without the rest of his old band has him down south in places like New Orleans, Orlando and Charleston as part of a series of dates supported by NYC electric folk band Tall Firs (who have shared a bill with Jeff before). Check out all the dates, Barvadon Opera House in Poughkeepsie included, below.

In honor of that tour, which is underway now, we bring to you an exclusive listen of Tall Firs covering Kinks/Dave Davies classic "Death Of A Clown". Listen, and check out the dates, below...

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photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

Ray Davies & choir @ The Wellmont Theater
Ray Davies

67-year-old Davies brought out 46 members of the Dessoff Choir in the second half of his concert at the Wellmont.

Davies started the evening with an acoustic guitar before adding a rock band and then the choir, in a two-and-a-half-hour performance that covered most of his musical career (although with only a five-second snippet of The Kinks hit, "Lola").

And yes, the choir joined in for the encore, The Kinks' first big hit, "You Really Got Me." -[MontclairPatch]

The Kinks legend Ray Davies is currently on a tour with the Dessoff Chamber Choir. Some of the dates on the tour are to make up for the shows he had to cancel in 2010. Two of those makeup dates took place in the NYC-area over the weekend - Wellmont Theater on Friday (11/18), and the Beacon Theater last night (11/20). We have some pictures from the NJ show. More of them, with the setlists from both shows and more dates, below...

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Ray Davies

Ray Davies has a new LP on the way entitled See My Friends due on November 1st. The release will see The Kinks frontman pairing with multiple bands to re-record, and sometimes re-imagine, Kinks songs. And these bands have names like Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Spoon, Black Francis, Metallica, Mumford & Sons... and the legendary Alex Chilton (RIP).

"This project came about almost by accident," says Davies of the project, which was kick-started when he recorded a version of 'Till The End Of The Day' in the summer of 2009, with Alex Chilton.
The full list of collaborators is below.

Davies is getting back on the road as well, though so far he just has scattered dates in Europe, and a newly-announced show in the United States. He'll be performing his 2009 LP The Kinks Choral Collection with the Dessoff Chamber Choir at the Wellmont Theatre in Montclair, NJ on November 26th. Tickets go on sale at noon today (10/8). NYC got that show in 2009.

All dates, the See My Friends tracklisting, and some video are below...

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"Fans would like The Kinks, who split in the early Nineties, to re-form and Davies might it it was "done right" but remains resistant to trotting out the old numbers. "I know the other original members would like to do it. But I always have to have something new." Yet in one significant way, he remains rooted in the past. While all his extended family have moved away, he still lives in Muswell Hill within streets of where he was raised. "Of the people who do what I do, I'm one of the few who live exactly where I grew up. I haven't moved to LA like Rod Stewart who grew up in Highgate," he says." [Louise Jury]
Ray Davies has some shows scheduled. Tickets are on sale for December performances at Hammerstein Ballroom and the Paramount Theater in Asbury Park. All dates below...

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Working Mans Cafe

At sixty-three, Ray Davies is still pretty feisty: After getting shot during a mugging in 2004, the Kinks frontman recovered and knocked out 2006's solid solo album Other People's Lives. On this follow-up, "No One Listen" finds Davies railing at the Louisiana officials who dropped charges against the man who allegedly shot him. Elsewhere on Working Man's Café, Davies carps about globalization ("Vietnam Cowboys"), young'uns who seek advice from him ("You're Asking Me") and the loss of a local greasy spoon ("Working Man's Café"). Davies' tune sense is still relatively intact, and he turns out loose melodies amid nimble bar-band grooves. [Rolling Stone]
Tickets go on sale Sunday March 2nd @ 10am for a an April 8th Ray Davies show at the Beacon Theater in NYC (TICKET PRICES: $99.00, $89.00, $69.00 & $59.00).

Will the Kinks ever reunite? Ray very-recently talked to the Canadian Press...

Davies: My brother and I get along well, as well as we've ever gotten. He was seriously ill himself. ... He had a stroke a few months after (my shooting). And he got really angry. I think when people get that sort of thing there's so much pent-up anger inside them, they feel responsible for it. I can't put myself in his shoes but he's recording at home. The others want to do it, the original band and the various incarnations of the band. It would be fun to do and I want to set a rule that we have new music as well.

CP: What do you think of these reunion tours, like with the Police?

Davies: They've milked it to death, haven't they? ... (Stewart) Copeland's a great drummer and Andy (Summer) is a good guitar player and (Sting) is good. But I saw the Police play in New York when they first came over and, I don't know, a good thing about the Kinks is, it's never the same every night.

CP: It seems a lot of fans are drawn to these reunion tours because they want to see if there'll be a blow-up on stage.

Davies (laughing): The Kinks would definitely not disappoint in that area.

Tour Dates below...

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sing-along @ Carnegie Hall, NYC Feb 13, 2008 (Kathryn Yu, P4K)
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Sufjan Stevens treated show-goers to "The Star-Spangled Banner", while Kinks man Ray Davies led a bill-wide sing-along. Also on-hand for the evening of charity and good cheer: Band of Horses, Philip Glass, Marisa Monte, Ashley MacIsaac, Phamie Gow, Tibet-born Nawang Khechog, and the monks of Drepung Gomang. To learn more and find out how you can help, head to the Tibet House U.S. website. [Pitchfork]

Ray Davies @ Camden Roadhouse, Oct 28, 2007 (CRED)
Ray Davies

Band of Horses, Tom Verlaine and Ray Davies join Sufjan Stevens and Philip Glass on the lineup of this year's Tibest House benefit concert at Carnegie Hall. Ray Davies also played the show in 2005. What I remember most about it is that he has really enthusiastic fans. This year's show is on Wed. February 13th....

Concert tickets are $35-$108 and can be purchased by calling 212.247.7800 or in person at the Carnegie Hall Box Office (57th Street & Seventh Avenue). Concert-only tickets are not available through Tibet House.
Sufjan has also played it before.

Ray Davies recently said the Kinks would reunite. Then Dave Davies denied it.


The Kinks are planning to follow in the footsteps of rockers Led Zeppelin with a highly anticipated reunion next year. Lead singer and guitarist Ray Davies said the band's original members, which included Davies' brother Dave on guitar, Mick Avory on drums and Pete Quaife on bass plan to play together for the first time in nearly four decades in 2008. Davies, 63, said a full reunion is on the cards next year (2008) for the first time in almost 40 years. [Daily Mail]

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