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The Remains @ The Bell House - 6/7/13
The Remains

'60s Boston garage rockers The Remains came to NYC for a show at the Bell House on Friday (6/7) with '80s/'90s NYC garage rockers The A-Bones (who featured Ira Kaplan of Yo La Tengo and the owners of Norton Records). Both bands were introduced by Lenny Kaye of Patti Smith's band (who also just played). Pictures, including ones of the setlists (though The A-Bones replaced "Steady with Betty" with "Real True Love" on theirs) are in this post.

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It took a year, but Icona Pop's empowering anthem "I Love It" became the huge hit it was destined to be, currently at #7 on the Hot 100 and rising. The Swedish duo are hitting the festival circuit this summer -- including next weekend's Governors Ball -- but will tour with K.Flay and Sirah starting in August. That hits NYC on September 20 at Webster Hall . Tickets go on AmEx presale at noon today with the regular on-sale happening Friday (5/31) at noon. Tour dates are below.

In other ticket news, The Bell House is hosting a vegan cookoff on Sunday (6/2) with a focus on hors d'Oeuvres. Tickets are on sale now.

Veteran New York guitar pop master Frank Bango plays the Bell House on June 5 and tickets to that are on sale now.

'60s Boston band The Remains play the Bell House on June 7 with The A-Bones. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Legendary Latin funk orchestra Grupo Fantasma plays The Bell House on June 15 and tickets to that show are on sale now.

O'Death, Kendra Morris, Zachary Cale and Feral Foster play The Bell House on June 21. Tickets to that show are on sale now.

Norah Jones' Puss n' Boots and Corn Mo are both on the bill for Sasha Dobson's record release party at The Bell House on June 27. (Sasha is also in Puss n' Boots.) Tickets for that show are on sale now.

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Bloodshot Bill (right) w/ King Khan at The Bell House (more by Keith Marlowe)
Bloodshot Bill

Tandoori Knights member, King Khan & BBQ/Mark Sultan collaborator, and solo artist in his own right, Bloodshot Bill has been on the road all summer, and will join forces with Daddy Long Legs and T.Valentine for a show at Union Pool on Saturday (8/18), a Norton Records event. The show is Bloodshot Bill's third round through the area this year, having logged appearances with the Gories at Maxwell's in January and at the Psychobilly Luau. Stop by the merch table to scoop up copies of his new 10" The Out of This World Sounds of Bloodshot Bill, new 7" "Out The Door," a new split with Slim Sandy, and a comp called This Stuff'll Kill Ya featuring a contribution from Bloodshot Bill.

As mentioned, the show will also feature an appearance from Chicago's T.Valentine, who is clearly breaking old habits by appearing in NYC again this year (Lakeside Lounge and a show at the Friars Club back in April were part of his first NYC outing) after avoiding it for the previous 79 years! But the plot thickens... T.Valentine has ALREADY planned even another show in NY, this time set to support The Remains and The Stompin' Riff Raffs at The Bell House on November 3rd (tickets). Let's not diminish the appearance of The Remains though, who havent played NYC in a very long time.

All Bloodshot Bill tour dates are listed, along with the Union Pool flyer and videos, below...

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Dr. Ike

"Before Kansas City was recorded by everyone from the Beatles to Peggy Lee, the song was first released in 1952 as K.C. Loving by an obscure Houston pianist named Little Willie Littlefield.

The single became a regional hit in the Los Angeles area, where Littlefield was recording for Federal Records, but it would be up to Wilbert Harrison, Trini Lopez, James Brown and Hank Ballard to turn Kansas City into a top 25 hit on the national pop and R&B charts. Littlefield remained a fascinating, mysterious footnote to pop-music history.

The annual Ponderosa Stomp festival in New Orleans exists to bring such footnotes to life. This showcase for the semi-legends of rockabilly, blues and R&B was founded eight years ago by Ira Padnos, a local anesthesiologist and record collector who goes by the moniker of Dr. Ike and favors thrift-shop fezzes and Indian headdresses atop his unruly bush of dark curls. His extravaganza has grown from a local bar to this year's two-night stand at the French Quarter's House of Blues, with 37 sets spread out over two stages.

And so, on Tuesday, the first day of the eighth-annual Ponderosa Stomp, there was the 77-year-old Littlefield, dressed in a dark-blue brocade blazer and grinning with delight beneath his comb-over." [Jazz News]

The Stomp is coming to Lincoln Center in July. More pictures from Day One of this year's New Orleans fest, Howard Tate (who has a NYC date of his own coming up) included, below...

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