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Tickets are on Am Ex presale (@ noon) for the Webster Hall show Tokyo Police Club are playing. If you don't have an Am Ex, they also go on Artist Arena presale at 3PM. Regular Ticketmaster sale begins Friday.

Tickets are on sale (@ noon) for the Department of Eagles show at Bowery Ballroom.

Tickets for the upcoming Sharon Jones shows at Nokia Theatre are on Am Ex presale (at noon).

The Teenagers are playing MHOW on Thursday. Tickets are still on sale. Their other NYC show is opening for Vampire Weekend at Terminal 5.

Tickets are back on sale for tonight/Wednesday's Vampire Weekend show at Terminal 5.

Tickets are now on presale (PASSWORD = BUYTIXNOW) fot two shows Antony & The Johnsons are playing at Town Hall.

Martin Sexton is playing two shows at Town Hall in February too, and tickets are also now on presale (PASSWORD = BUYTIXNOW ?).

Tickets are on Am Ex presale (@ noon) for the recently added Black Keys show at Terminal 5.

OK Go are playing MHOW on March 8th. Tickets are on Am Ex presale (@ noon).

Tickets are on sale for the show Coliseum is playing @ Europa on February 27th.

Tickets are on Am Ex presale (@ noon) for the 2nd Crystal Castles show at MHOW.

Tickets go on sale Friday for Amanda Palmer's New Years Eve show.

The above design can be had on a t-shirt.

TPC @ MSG (more by Chris La Putt)
Tokyo Police Club

Having just completed an extensive North American tour supporting Weezer and currently staring down a Dec. 12-23 tour of their native Canada, the four young men of Tokyo Police Club continue to laugh in the face of road fatigue: The band has announced one more run of U.S. dates beginning February 24, 2009 in Providence RI.

In other news, Tokyo Police Club will make its return to the small screen next week, following up a recent DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES cameo with a Dec. 10 late night (or early Dec. 11 for those who feel the need to be technical) performance on the LATE LATE SHOW WITH CRAIG FERGUSON.

Following the completion of the dates below, Tokyo Police Club plans to begin work on the follow up to its acclaimed debut full length Elephant Shell, which was released April 22 of this year on Saddle Creek.

The NYC show is February 25th at Webster Hall (the venue they were supposed to play before they cancelled to go on tour with Weezer). Born Ruffians are opening. Stay tuned for ticket info. All dates and openers below...

Continue reading "Tokyo Police Club - 2009 Tour Dates (w/ Born Ruffians)"

This weekly post was really just meant to be an (arguably) interesting news roundup of where (mostly BV-covered) music and musicians are showing up besides in our stereos/computers/headphones/players/etc. Like all news, it might be positive, negative or neither depending on your point of view. Whether or not an artist is "selling out" by licensing their song to a particular product advertisement and/or TV show is always going to be a valid issue/argument/debate, but I removed "It's Not Selling Out Anymore" from the post title because, lighthearted or not, I think it was making this post into something it's not. Most importantly, I didn't want the title to be misconstrued as an official BrooklynVegan position on anything. There will always be (arguably) cringe-worthy examples of licensing (see Of Montreal + Outback Steakhouse) and licensing-related broken (fan's) hearts (see The Moldy Peaches + Atlantis resorts), but a lot of licensing news (as you can see below), is (arguably) pretty neutral. Are there any Modest Mouse fans offended that a Modest Mouse song appears in a snowboarding video game? I doubt it. Does it bother anyone that Stars of the Lid gave a song to the Environmental Defense Fund? Probably only people that are anti-polar bear... That's all I wanted to say.... I won't write intros to these posts after this week (please try to keep the conspiracy theories to a minimum!), so without further ado... it's "This Week in Music Licensing"...

by Ryan Barkan

Battles @ Irving Plaza (more by Bao Nguyen)
Battles @ irving Plaza

42 Below likes to do things because they can, like make Vodka and wear white suits. The New Zealand spirit maker just launched a campaign and website around the brand's mantra, "Because We Can" - living by your own rules and following your dreams. Pretty deep. The web-based campaign consists of five short films and a user-generated video contest.

Each of the five short films have a few things in common - men in all white suits, left-of-center creative, art installations, cool music, and no relation whatsoever to Vodka. Carpet Cupcake uses Battles' 2007 jam "Atlas". Two different Boards Of Canada songs are used in Beach Dolls and Car Wrap. Domino artist Four Tet provides the sonic background to Mountain Rainbow, a spot where the white suit men create a huge arch of colored plastic chairs on top of a snowy mountain. South African electronic artist Felix Laband is used in Crate UFO.

Do you have a "because I can attitude"? Do you also like to make your own videos? Do you want to win some money for doing those things ($4200)? If so, you can head to the campaign's website to find out more about the contest.

Other Notable Licensing News:

Tokyo Police ClubTokyo Police Club think it is "really cool and really awesome" that they made a cameo on Sunday night's (11/16) episode of Desperate Housewives. They entered a "battle of the bands" contest, performed "In A Cave", and had two of their song titles ("Shoulders And Arms" and "Cut Cut Paste") featured on the club walls as faux band posters. Even more, two band members have lines in the dialogue. Stereogum has the video. In semi-related news, TPC's Graham Wright just released a solo EP online as a free and/or pay download.

On the tube, Gossip Girl featured three tracks from the new Kings Of Leon album, Only By The Night; One Tree Hill for the second week in a row used a song by Margot & the Nuclear So-So's and also had a song by Earlimart; 90210 went with Kanye West, and Stereolab; CSI Miami used both Jenny Lewis and Bloc Party; NUMB3RS had Cold War Kids; Privileged used CSS; Grey's Anatomy had The Coral Sea. All this week Letterman is featuring cover bands.

Nissan'snew Canadian commercial "Morning Light" goes singer-songwriter with Alexi Murdoch's "Breathe". Nice song but I think they could have found a similar style track with a better lyrical match. Watch the video here.

Crystal CastlesToshiba's UK agency breaks the broadcast mold a bit with a commercial featuring Matrix-esque cinematography while using the Crystal Castles song "Air War". Watch the video below.

Stars Of The Lid hit NYC's (le) Poisson Rouge on Friday 11/21; I wonder if they will play the serenely spatial "A Meaningful Moment Through A Meaningless Process", a song used by the Environmental Defense Fund to help fight global warming. The web commercial was released at the end of August. The powerful Polar Bear spot can be seen below.

What do 2008 Mercury Prize winning band Elbow and Electronic Arts have to do with each other? Elbow's song "Grounds For Divorce" is the soundtrack to the commercial announcing EA's new first person shooter, Left 4 Dead; the game hits shelves this upcoming week. Video is below.

Ubisoft Montreal just released Shaun White Snowboarding in North America. The game's soundtrack is a good mix of classic (Bob Dylan, Heart, Blue Öyster Cult, Living Colour, Run DMC, Harry Nilsson) and modern (Modest Mouse, MGMT, The Ting Tings, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club) bands. Check out the full soundtrack at Wikipedia. Bob Dylan plays NYC this Friday night (11/21).

Interesting downloadable content (DLC) was made available this week via Xbox Live and Playstation Network for both Guitar Hero World Tour and Rock Band 2: GH got both a Jimi Hendrix and Smashing Pumpkins three song pack and RB2 fans can now play the entire Foo Fighters album The Colour and the Shape.

Videos below...

Continue reading "This Week in Music Licensing (Crystal Castles, Stars of the Lid, Elbow, Battles, Tokyo Police Club, and more) "

MSG pics by Chris La Putt, Maxwell's pics by Leia Jospe

DOWNLOAD: Tokyo Police Club - Juno (Ra Ra Riot / Andrew Maury remix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Tokyo Police Club on AOL's Interface (MP3)



Tokyo Police Club opened for Weezer at Madison Square Garden in NYC on Wednesday (9/24). One day later they headlined their own show at the much, much smaller Maxwell's across the river in Hoboken. The NJ show was a night off from the Weezer tour that continues through October. More pictures from both shows below...

Continue reading "Tokyo Police Club @ MSG & Maxwell's, NY & NJ - pics"

photos by Chris La Putt

Weezer @ MSG

Weezer @ MSG

"I was seriously thinking of skipping this one despite having tickets. Very glad I didn't - great show. Forgot how hard Weezer can rock and TPC was great too.

Angels & Airwaves was just silly. Tom was prancing around stage like someone who had won an MTV contest to be a rock star and didn't quite know what to do with his limbs. My friend and I were laughing ourselves silly at his antics.

I think there was a near-riot when Weezer brought him on to do a verse of the Sweater Song, but fortunately he didn't butcher it too badly and thus saved himself from being mobbed by an angry crowd." [IA]

more pictures below...

Continue reading "Weezer @ Madison Square Garden, NYC - pics & setlist"

Tokyo Police Club @ Mercury Lounge (in 2006)
TPC @ Merc

In case anyone still had their doubts, Marc Knight's Tropic Zone was in fact Tokyo Police Club and they did in fact play a show at Mercury Lounge last night (Sept 8, 2008). Tickets are now on sale for a September 25th show at Maxwell's in Hoboken. That's one day after they open for Weezer at Madison Square Garden (thx Hiro). All the latest tour dates are below...

Continue reading "Tokyo Police Club played Mercury Lounge, playing Maxwells"

DOWNLOAD: Tokyo Police Club - Juno (Ra Ra Riot / Andrew Maury remix) (MP3)

Tokyo Police Club

Tickets are still available for the Mark Knight's Tropic Zone show happening at Mercury Lounge in NYC this Sunday.

ALSO THIS WEEKEND: Musicfest in Cranford, NJ.

TPC @ the 2007 Woodie Awards (more by Leia Jospe)
Tokyo Police Club

Tokyo Police Club were scheduled to play Webster Hall on October 18th, but things came up and they had to cancel. One of those things that came up was an opening spot on Weezer's upcoming tour. The NYC date (at Madison Square Garden) is September 24th. Tickets are still on sale.

TPC's next NYC-area show can probably be considered Musifest in Cranford, NJ on September 6th. The lineup for that three-stage bill also includes Everclear, The B-52's, and Cracker. September 8th they're in Baltimore, but September 7th they're off, so who knows... All dates below...

Continue reading "Tokyo Police Club - 2008 Tour Dates (Musicfest, not Webster)"

the sky over All Points West - August 10, 2008
Weezer tickets

Tickets for the show go on sale Friday.

DOWNLOAD: The Coast - Nueva York (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: The Coast - Tightrope (Tokyo Police Club remix) (MP3)

The Coast

Toronto's The Coast will release their full-length album Expatriate in August. The album contains the track "Tightrope" which was also remixed by their hometown friends Tokyo Police Club for a 7" that came out on June 12th. Grab that remix above. Check out the Coast in NYC TONIGHT (July 6), or at one of the other shows listed below (including a 2nd NYC show)....

Continue reading "The Coast - 2008 Tour Dates, Tokyo Police Club remix, video"

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Tickets are on sale (@ noon) for the show Conor is playing at Bowery Ballroom.

As you know, Steve Earle is playing a bunch of shows at Judson Church. Tickets are now on sale (@ noon) for those.

Tickets are on sale for Robert Pollard's upcoming NYC show.

Tokyo Police Club are playing Webster Hall on October 18th. You can get tickets for that.

Black August Hip Hop Project features "EPMD, Bilal, Smif N Wessun, Black Moon, Mahsinah, Shadia Mansour, Special Guest Immortal Technique, DJ OP, DJ Marley Marl, DJ Evil Dee, and DJ K-Salaam" at Nokia Theatre on August 31st. Tickets are on sale.

Tickets are on sale for the show Gang Gang Dance is playing at Bowery Ballroom.

Tickets are still available for the show Gogol Bordello is playing at McCarren Pool tonight (June 20, 2008). Tickets are also still on sale for the show Daniel Johnston is playing in the same neighborhood.

No tickets necessary for the multitude of free events happening in NYC today and this weekend.

Sound Fix

We're relieved to say that after several weeks of city harassment the lounge at sound fix is back open. we'll be celebrating with a Tokyo Police Club instore tonight at 8pm with a signing and meet and greet in the store to follow. alcohol will be served! it's free first come first serve, no tix necessary. please don't call the store with questions.

Elephant ShellElephant Shell

Tokyo Police Club played their first of five NYC shows last night....

TPC, NYC, 2008
April 20 @ Bowery Ballroom (LAST NIGHT) (how was it?)
April 21 @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (TONIGHT)
April 22 @ Bowery Ballroom
April 22 @ Virgin Megastore, Union Square (7pm, free)
April 23 @ Sound Fix of Williamsburg (hopefully) (8pm, free)

Their new record "Elephant Shell" is out April 22nd. Until then (tomorrow) you can listen to the whole thing @ MTVu. All tour dates and their new video below....

Continue reading "Tokyo Police Club - 5 NYC shows (2 free), new album stream"

Tickets just went back on sale for the two previously-sold-out Tokyo Police Club shows at Bowery Ballroom (Sunday & Tuesday). They're also playing a third (also sold out) NYC at Music Hall of Williamsburg (Monday).


Apr. 20 - Bowery Ballroom (sold out)
Apr. 21 - Music Hall of Williamsburg (still on sale)
Apr. 22 - Bowery Ballroom (on sale Thursday @ noon)
Smoosh is opening all 3 shows. More TPC dates HERE.

TPC in the basement of Roseland, NYC (Leia Jospe)
Tokyo Police Club in Roseland

Following on one of the most well received 16 minutes of music in recent history (2006's A Lesson In Crime EP), Ontario's favorite sons TOKYO POLICE CLUB confirm the completion and release of their first full length album, Elephant Shell, due out late April on Saddle Creek in North America and Memphis Industries in the UK.
In NYC they play Bowery Ballroom on April 20th, and then Music Hall of Williamsburg the next day. Tickets go on sale Friday. The album tracklist, a video, and all dates, below..

Continue reading "Tokyo Police Club - new album - 2008 Tour Dates"

American Music Favorites

* American Music Awards
* VNV Nation is at Music Hall
* Ani Difranco is playing Town Hall
* The Bird and the Bee are @ the Gramercy Theatre
* Buck 65 was moved from Bowery Ballroom to Mercury Lounge

Slash BookThe American Music Awards are on tonight, The White Stripes (friends of Beck) are up for Favorite "Alternative Rock Music" Artist. Their competition? Linkin Park and My Chemical Romance (only three artists are nominated in each category). Nickelback, Maroon 5 & Linkin Park are competing for "Favorite Band, Duo or Group". I guess there's no reason to watch that one. Performers include Duran Duran (who were recently affected by the Broadway strike) and Rihanna (who appears on a new disc of Def Jam rarities). Slash (who has a new book out) and Gene Simmons (who doesn't care about Radiohead) are both presenting awards.

Speaking of awards, below you'll find a bunch of videos from the mtvU ones (including one of Spank Rock live-blogging). What else?

Continue reading "What's Going on Sunday? (American Music Awards)"


Tickets go on sale Wednesday for a December 18th Lupe Fiasco "record release" show at the Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza. The new record is called "The Cool", and the first single "Superstar" is streaming at Lupe's page.

I saw Lupe Fiasco perform last week - ONE WHOLE SONG (and with a member of Fall Out Boy) at the mtvU awards at Roseland - the same show Spank Rock was drunk at. That's Lupe in the photo above. It was taken by Leia Jospe for BrooklynVegan. So were all the other pictures in this post. More photos of Lupe, Rilo Kiley (played 2 or 3 songs), Annie Lennox (accepted an award), Peter Bjorn and John (nominated, men about town), Spank Rock (played 2 songs), Tokyo Police Club (played 2 or 3 songs, then explored the basement of Roseland with us) & other characters present at the event....

Continue reading "LUPE FIASCO playing NYC + pics from the 2007 WOODIES (Tokyo Police Club, Spank Rock, Rilo Kiley)"

DOWNLOAD: Tokyo Police Club - Citizens of Tomorrow (MP3)

not actually Amy Winehouse (CRED) (MORE)
Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse's father Mitch has claimed that his daughter cannot get into the USA because she was duped into signing a drugs possession confession.

The singer's father told 'This Morning' that Amy was asked to sign a form after her recent arrest in Norway but she did not know what she was signing. Winehouse and her husband Blake Fielder-Civil were arrested for possession of marijuana but the singer's father claims that this was a mistake. "It didn't belong to her, it belonged to someone else on the tour. They arrested Blake, Amy and the person who was responsible."

"They only released them after they signed a form, which they were told was a release form," he said.

"It was in Norwegian. It was actually a confession, so this is being dealt with now by the Norwegian authorities and the British consulate because the ramifications of that are that she now cant get into the States and she was meant to go next week."

I guess "What else is new?" would be good to say here. Maybe they'll clear it up in time for her performance at the Woodies @ Roseland on November 8th. In related news, Tokyo Police Club has been added to that bill that also includes Spank Rock. They don't sell tickets, but I'll be giving a bunch away (stay tuned).

Amy is also scheduled to play Saturday Night Live on November 10th. More TPC tour dates below..

Continue reading "Tokyo Police Club playing Woodies. Amy Winehouse? SNL"

DOWNLOAD: Tokyo Police Club - Be Good (from Dinner with the Band) (MP3)

outside Bowery Ballroom - Aug 13, 2007
Outside Bowery Ballroom

All I know is that after Tokyo Police Club finished their set (and one-song encore), I went outside and there was this guy on the ground surrounded by police. I snapped the above photo with my phone. A second guy was wiping blood off his own nose, and then an ambulance came, and then the guy you see on the ground was taken off in the police car. Exact details are unknown, but supposedly the guy in handcuffs (probably very drunk) just decided to walk up to this other guy near the end of TPC's set, and just punch him right in the face for no reason - possibly to try and start up a mosh pit or something.

TPC played a great set, that, for them - was long, and full of new material. I'm excited to hear their new album coming out on Saddle Creek. They're about to start recording it any day now. I also (surprisingly) really enjoyed Harlem Shakes' opening set, and even the one by opener-opener King Left. I didn't take pictures (inside), but here's one I like from a show they recently played in their hometown of Toronto....

Tokyo Police Club in Toronto

On October 3rd, TPC is opening for Bloc Party at the Theatre at MSG in NYC. More tour dates, and TPC's new video for 'Citizens of Tomrrow', below....

Continue reading "guy arrested @ TOKYO POLICE CLUB @ Bowery Ballroom, new video, Bloc Party"

Tokyo Police Club @ Glastonbury 2007 (CRED)
Tokyo Police Club @ Glastonbury

Fresh off an appearance at the 2007 Glastonbury Festival, Tokyo Police Club have added a 2nd show at Bowery Ballroom in August.

some of TPC's 2007 Tour Dates
8/10 - Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY (SOLD OUT)
8/11 - Maxwell's, Hoboken, NJ (SOLD OUT)
8/12 - Middle East Downstairs Cambridge, MA
8/13 - Bowery Ballroom New York, NY (NEW)

Tickets will probably go on sale Wednesday? More tour dates & a new TPC video HERE. An interview with TPC HERE, and even more TPC HERE. Bloc Party @ Glastonbury HERE, and more pics from Glastobury HERE.