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Grizzly Bear / My Morning Jacket in Times Square - 10/12/13

In between the day's coffeehouse-ready beginning and stadium-worthy end, Divine Fits and Grizzly Bear delivered the two most CBGB-worthy sets of the day: It was easy to picture Divine Fits' (and Spoon's) Britt Daniel and Grizzly Bear's Ed Droste in the recesses of a rock club, though the North Stage of the festival, sidled up alongside the Ed Sullivan Theater, felt as natural an arena as any for their straightforward rock stylings and fuzzed-out, exploratory soundscapes, respectively. As the 2013 festival season nears its end, both Grizzly Bear and Divine Fits have hopscotched between the stages of the country's biggest productions, and the two bands made for standout moments at CBGB just as they did at Bonnaroo and Outside Lands before them.

My Morning Jacket's grand finale at CBGB was fortified by friends, as special guests hopped on and off the stage for the final moments of the festival. Merrill Garbus of tUnE-yArDs, Alabama Shakes' Brittany Howard and Antibalas collaborated with Jim James for the recently released tribute Fela Kuti compilation RED HOT + FELA, and their performance of "Trouble Sleep Yanga Wake Am" was as meditative and serene as it was explosive and untethered. Jakob Dylan then joined in for a take on "Don't Do It" from The Last Waltz before My Morning Jacket wrapped up the festival with "One Big Holiday," which relished in its might as a literal and figurative showstopper. [Rolling Stone]

We're now in the midst of CMJ, but this past weekend another music marathon took over NYC, CBGB Festival. The fest didn't have much in the way of CBGB-related music (or much at all), but like last year, the main attraction was a big free Times Square show. This year's show started with Lisa Loeb, followed by The Wallflowers, then Spoon/Wolf Parade-related supergroup Divine Fits. People then began really piling in for James Murphy's DJ set, which was followed by Grizzly Bear, and finally My Morning Jacket, who brought out The Wallflowers' Jakob Dylan, Alabama Shakes' Brittany Howard, Merrill Garbus (tUnE-yArDs), and Antibalas (who played two of their own NYC shows that weekend). Despite seeming like a potential disaster, the whole thing actually went over pretty smoothly. Pictures of the whole day are in this post.

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Grizzly Bear at Lollapalooza 2013 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Grizzly Bear

As discussed, the CBGB Music & Film Festival is returning from October 9 to 13 across various NYC venues. It's since been announced that like they did last year, they'll be doing a free concert in Times Square on October 12. The lineup for the show is Grizzly Bear, My Morning Jacket, Divine Fits, The Wallflowers, and a James Murphy DJ set.


Tickets to see Death From Above 1979 and Fucked Up play a Governors Ball After Party at Irving Plaza go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets for the The Allman Brothers Band, Grace Porter and the Nocturnals show at Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets to see A$AP Rocky and Wiz Khalifa with Trinidad Jame$, Joey Bada$$ and others at PNC Bank Arts Center, Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre and Comcast Theatre go on LiveNation presale today at 10 AM. General on sale starts Saturday at 10 AM. And despite what was initially announced, Smoke DZA is now listed on the PNC Bank Arts Center and Jones Beach dates.

Tickets for the MGMT show at The Wellmont Theatre go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Disclosure and TNGHT at Central Park Summerstage go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see King Tuff at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Father John Misty and Wild Nothing show at Terminal 5 go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Polica and Solid Gold play a Governors Ball afterparty at Brooklyn Bowl go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Girls Against Boys at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Robert Plant & Sensational Space Shifters at a Celebrate Brooklyn! show in Prospect Park go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Julian Lynch and The Luyas at Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon. Tickets to their 285 Kent show are on sale now.

Tickets to see Philip Glass and Van Dyke Parks at Music Hall of Williamsburg, as part of Big Sur Brooklyn Bridge, go on sale today at noon.

Herbie Hancock is playing The Capitol Theatre on October 4. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.

Cyndi Lauper and Hunter Valentine are playing Beacon Theatre on July 10. Tickets for that show go on sale today at 11 AM.

Tickets for both nights of Stones Fest 2013 at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Pure Bathing Culture and Monogold show at Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Syd Arthur and Celestial Shore show at Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound show at Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon.

Snowmine are playing Mercury Lounge on May 20. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see The Revivalists, Roadkill Ghost Choir and Swear & Shake play a Governors Ball afterparty at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Haim and Kate Boy play a Governors Ball afterparty at Brooklyn Bowl go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Griz and Cherub play a Governors Ball afterparty at Gramercy Theatre go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets to see Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, Hollis Brown and Shakey Graves play a Governors Ball after party at Brooklyn Bowl go on sale today at noon.

Counting Crows and The Wallflowers are playing Hammerstein Ballroom on June 27. Tickets for that show go on LiveNation and Ticketmaster presale today at noon. General on-sale starts May 3 at 10 AM.

Mina Caputo (formerly known as Life of Agony frontman Keith Caputo) plays Joe's Pub on May 17. Tickets are on sale.

Tickets to see Bob Dylan, Wilco and My Morning Jacket at Susquehanna Bank Center go on sale Saturday at 10 AM. Tickets for the Jones Beach (MMJ not included) and Pier A Park shows go on sale the following Saturday, May 4.

photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

Superchunk Mac/Florence & the Machine
Florence and the Machine

"The DeLuna Stage was set up on the beach, facing away from the Pensacola pier that stretches into the Gulf of Mexico. On the opposite side of the beach looking back was actually the Heritage Stage, a stage filled with the sounds of New Orleans jazz music. The quarters weren't as sprawling as Hangout [Festival in Alabama], but the Windcreek Stage location, in the adjacent parking lot, made for a much easier human traffic flow between the two primary stages. That concrete often kept the festival from feeling like it was intended, but its proximity also kept fans from missing anything from the weekend's largest acts.

Then, the setup allowed for unrestricted access to the ocean. So, you give and you take.

NBC Sports sponsored a "sports bar," lined with no fewer than 10 HD flat screens. The welcome addition allowed a region which loves college football to lounge near the beach and catch their favorite team on Saturday. Alabama's pay-per-view contest against Florida Atlantic was not carried, but most other national broadcasts were, including Auburn's near-miss against LSU." [Birmingham News]

Florida beach music festival, Deluna Fest, wrapped up its third year back on Sunday, 9/23. If you've been following along, you already saw a big set from the first day, the Bad Brains shots, Joy Formidable, and the rest of the pictures from the second day. Now here's our final set of pictures which include Bob Mould (who also played with the Foo Fighters the night before), the Corin Tucker Band (who then toured her way to NYC for two shows), The Wallflowers, Fitz & the Tantrums (who are on the soundtrack to the new movie "Butter"), Superchunk (whose frontman has a show coming up at Mercury Lounge), and Florence & the Machine. Check out the rest of the pictures and a Mould video, below...

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by Bill Pearis


After busting up the gang in 2000, snarky mid-'90s piano trio Ben Folds Five reunited this year with a new album on the way and a tour, which they're on now. The tour stops at Central Park Summerstage tonight (9/14), their first NYC show in 12 years. Tickets for tonight's show are still available. BFF will also return to the NYC area for a show at Port Chester's Capitol Theatre on October 9 with Kate Miller Heidke (tickets) and a couple days later they will play opening night of New York Comic Con on October 11. Tckets for that are still available too.

Ben Folds Five, best known for their ballad "Brick" back when people still held up lighters at shows (1997), have a new album, The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind, which is their first since 1999 and is out next week (9/18). The record was funded via Pledgemusic and is a little mellower than the bouncy, fuzzy pop of their Clinton-era singles like "Underground" and "The Battle of Who Could Care Less" but his sense of humor seems intact. You can listen to tracks at SPIN, TeamCoco and Rolling Stone.

Ben Folds Five are also playing Florida's Deluna Fest which happens September 21 - 23 in Pensacola Beach, FL and also features Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, Bob Mould doing Copper Blue, Diplo, Florence & the Machine, Band of Horses, and many more. Tickets for Deluna Fest are still available and full line-up is below.

A list of all Ben Folds Five dates, a few classic clips and that Deluna Fest lineup are below...

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photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

Jack White / Bassnectar fans
Firefly Festival Day 1
Firefly Festival Day 1

Mallory Bolyard, 25, of Townsend, was planning to go to Firefly Music Festival whether her friends were going or not. And although she has some friends here, a lot of them are only interested in concerts with big names that they like. They're not as interested in discovering new music. Her mom is, though, so the two hit the three-day festival together. Mallory was excited to see the festival come to her home state. "It's the first major concert in Delaware besides the State Fair, which is basically country," she said. [DelawareOnline.com]
The Firefly Music Festival is going on this weekend in Dover, DE, a city and state not used to such musical excitement. Day one, Friday, 7/20, gave us sets from Jack White, Silversun Pickups, The Wallflowers, John Legend, Bassnectar, OK Go, Blind Pilot, and more. The rain was on and off all day and by Jack White's headlining set, it turned into a downpour.

Here are some pictures from that day (with Saturday and Sunday on the way soon). More below..

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Firefly Music Festival goes down in Dover, Delaware from July 20-22 (which is only about a three hour drive from NYC). The lineup includes Jack White, The Flaming Lips, Passion Pit, The Black Keys, Polica, Cults, Death Cab for Cutie, Ra Ra Riot, The Felice Brothers, Mariachi El Bronx, Silversun Pickups, Lupe Fiasco, The Head and the Heart, Heartless Bastards, The Killers, John Legend, Bassnectar, Girl Talk, and more. Tickets for the fest are on sale now, and camping is available.

No schedule yet, but the full announced lineup is below...

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by BrooklynVegan Mike

DOWNLOAD: TK Webb - Phantom Parade (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: TK Webb - Oh Baby No (MP3)

TK WebbYou've heard the tale before - songwriter leaves his hometown to make a name in the Big Apple with a few songs and a dream. TK Webb left Kansas City to perform his brand of gritty country-folk wrapped in a dusty, blues veneer with just a guitar, harmonica, and a suitcase to kick a beat to. Since then, he has established himself in the city. He even now has a backing band called The Visions behind him - adding layers to his homespun tales of woe.

There's a timeless quality to the music, no doubt a byproduct of mixing genres, covering every decade from 1940 to 1980. And though he is certainly not the first artist to make this type of music, Webb's identity comes through, making it undeniably his. TK Webb just released an album called Phantom Parade on The Social Registry (home to Blood on the Wall and Gang Gang Dance), and that's whose official showcase TK Webb already played. If you missed it, they have another show on October 20th @ Galapagos in Brooklyn with Stars Like Fleas and Bear In Heaven, and if you miss that too - you can always catch them on tour with The Wallflowers. They play Highline Ballroom together on October 22nd. All tour dates below....

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