Entries tagged with: Tom Tom Club
Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick @ 'Sound City' NYC (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)
The annual Seaside Summer Concert Series that Brooklyn Borough president Marty Markowitz does in Coney Island (West 21st Street & Surf Avenue) is back this year with free weekly concerts from July 12 to August 21. The shows are all on Thursdays at 7:30, except the opening night, which is a Friday (7/12), and the closing night, which is a Wednesday (8/21).
Artists playing this year include Cheap Trick (7/12), Smokey Robinson (7/25), The Go-Go's with Tom Tom Club (8/1), Huey Lewis and the News' - "Sports" 30th Anniversary Tour (8/15), and more.
Marty Markowitz also presents the Martin Luther King Jr. Concert Series with free shows at Wingate Field.
Full Seaside Summer Concert Series lineup below..
Steven Wilson of Porcupine Tree is playing the Best Buy Theater on April 26. Tickets go on presale today at 10 AM (password: "RAVEN").
De La Soul and DOOM were just added to the TV On the Radio-curated ATP happening in the UK in May; and Tom Tom Club, Rhys Chatham, and William Basinski were added to the Deerhunter-curated ATP happening the UK in June. Tickets for both are on sale at ATP's site.
Browse the "tickets on sale" tag for more recently announced NYC shows.
Tom Tom Club released their latest EP, Downtown Rockers, earlier this year and have just made a video for "Kissing Antonio" from that record. The clip was a collaborative effort from current students at Rhode Island School of Design, which, you may know, is where Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth met David Byrne and formed Talking Heads back in the mid-'70s. Nice to see them giving back. We've got the premiere of the video below.
If you'd like to catch Tom Tom Club in person, the band (who recently played Brooklyn Bowl) will open for Toots & the Maytals at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester on Friday (12/7) which doubles as a party for Toots' 70th birthday. Tickets are still available.
photos by Dan Bracaglia
Tom Tom Club @ Brooklyn Bowl, 11/1/2012
While TV sets were airing David Byrne & St. Vincent on the Colbert Report, Tom Tom Club teamed with HITS for a show last night at Brooklyn Bowl (11/1), a one-off date for the ex-Talking Heads rhythm section and married couple whose new EP, Downtown Rockers, is out now.
Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz, who have weathered a lot as NYers over the last 35 years or so, lead the crowd through Tom Tom Club favorites (including megahit "Genius of Love" and "Wordy Rappinghood") and even did a couple Talking Heads songs ("Psycho Killer" and Al Green's "Take Me to the River" which the Heads did on More Songs About Buildings and Food). More pics from Brooklyn Bowl, where Big Freedia also played since Sandy, are below, including one of the setlist.
by Bill Pearis
Robert Mitchum in 'Night of the Hunter'
Newly-crowned Polaris Music Prize winner Feist will be in NYC next week to discuss Charles Laughton's classic 1955 film Night of the Hunter which will be part of The Modern School of Film's Film:Acoustic series. The screening and discussion, hosted by Robert Milazzo, happens Wednesday, October 10 at the Mark Miller Gallery (92 Orchard) and tickets are on sale now.
Feist will not be performing, just talking about one of the greatest (and most gorgeous-looking) thrillers in American cinema, and any chance to see it -- Laughton's only film as a writer/director -- on the big screen should be taken advantage of. For those who can't make it, it's also available on a great-looking Criterion Blu-Ray and DVD. Trailer for the film is below.
Also upcoming in MSF's Film:Acoustic series will be a screening of the Jonathan Demme-directed Talking Heads concert film Stop Making Sense at City Winery on October 17 with a post-show discussion with the band's rhythm section, Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth (aka the Tom Tom Club, who are also in the film). David Byrne (who we can't get enough of lately), no real surprise, is not involved with this event (among other reasons, he's still on tour). Tickets are still available and the trailer is below.
by Bill Pearis
Tom Tom Club (aka former Talking Heads rhythm section Chris Franz and Tina Weymouth) released a new EP, Downtown Rockers, this month -- their first new music in over a decade. Like all of TTC's music over the last 30 years, the new EP is breezy, danceable and fun. You can stream it over at East Village Radio.
Speaking of, Chris Franz hosted a two-hour special on EVR celebrating the release of Downtown Rockers and you can listen to an archive of that here. Additionally, Tom Tom Club will be playing Brooklyn Bowl on November 1 and tickets go on sale Wednesday, September 12 at noon. (They played their last year too.) The band's only other live date at the moment is a benefit for Friends of Hôpital Albert Schweitzer Haiti which happens in Pittsburgh, PA on September 21 and more information about that can be found here.
A few Tom Tom Club videos are below.
photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin
When we last spoke, The Psychedelic Furs had two dates scheduled with Tom Tom Club including a NYC show on October 3 at Irving Plaza (tickets). The band have since announced a full tour with Tom Tom Club happening in September and October. The tour includes two more NYC-area dates happening on October 6 at Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield, CT and October 8 at Wellmont Theatre in Montclair, NJ. Tickets for the Ridgefield show are on sale now and the tickets for the Wellmont show go on sale Thursday (9/1) at noon.
The tour also coincides with Devo's short run of three North American dates this September at Redhook Brewery in Washington on September 17. Unfortunately, that run does not include any NYC dates.
All dates and more pictures from the show Psychedelic Furs played as part of the Escape 2 NY Festival on Saturday, August 6th (Friday pics HERE), below...
The MTK: Music To Know Festival planned for Saturday - Sunday, August 13 - 14, in East Hampton, New York, is cancelled. A statement is as follows:Strangely Escape to NY, the other new Hamptons music festival, is going on as planned as we speak. Patti Smith and Best Coast played it last night.
"It is with heavy, heavy heart that we regret to inform you that the inaugural MTK: Music To Know Festival in East Hampton will not take place. Despite our unique vision and arranging a world-class line-up, ticket sales were not adequate to allow the event to continue. We wanted to let everyone know now before engaging more deeply.
Along with our ticket holders, vendors, sponsors, business associates, colleagues and friends in the community, we too are filled with deep disappointment. We pledge to endure during this difficult time with the same integrity and professionalism displayed throughout the creation of this event.
Ticket holders should check www.musictoknow.com next week for more information.
The MTK Fest's lineup included Vampire Weekend, Chromeo, Dawes, Bright Eyes, M Ward, Ra Ra Riot, Fitz and the Tantrums, Matt and Kim and more.
Truck America, another NY Festival, was cancelled last week (though no official announcement has been made about that yet).
As mentioned, Music to Know Fest makes its debut in East Hampton, NY over the weekend of August 13-14, and features artists such as Vampire Weekend, Bright Eyes, Matt & Kim, Ra Ra Riot, Dawes, and others. Set times have been announced for the festival, which you can check out below.
MTK, not to be confused with Escape to NY, have also teamed up with MTA Long Island Railroad (LIRR) to add an official westbound train for concertgoers:
The train, departing from the LIRR East Hampton station at 10:56 PM, is aptly timed to ensure concert goers will have sufficient time to enjoy the day's line-up and festivities and will be making all the local stops on Long Island into Brooklyn and Manhattan.For more fun, you can download the official MTK 2011 App for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad at the iTunes app store. The fest also features fashion tents. According to a press release:
The fashion pop-up tents will be set up in a "retail village" and the merchants are anything but your average festival brands. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen were first to purchase pop-ups from MTK: Music To Know - planning to debut their much-anticipated website StyleMint and their successful contemporary line Elizabeth & James to the crowd of almost 10,000 people gathered at the event in the Hamptons during the height of the season.Hmmm... Tickets for the festival are still available. Set times and a list of the clothing brands that will be on display at the fest below...
Psychedelic Furs at Wellmont in 2009 (more by Tim Griffin)
The Psychedelic Furs recently reissued their sophomore album Talk Talk Talk (home of "Pretty In Pink") in Europe, where they toured the album in its entirety. On Saturday (6/25), they kicked off a tour for the album in America. That tour doesn't hit NYC, but they will come through in October for a traditional show at Irving Plaza on October 3 with Tom Tom Club. Tickets are on sale now.
Both Psychedelic Furs and Tom Tom Club also have festival appearances scheduled in August and both are playing the Hamptons. As mentioned, Tom Tom Club play Music to Know Fest in East Hampton. Psychedelic Furs were added to Escape to New York at the Shinnecock Reservation in Southampton, NY on August 5 - 7. Tickets are still available. Other recently confirmed acts include Of Montreal, Savoir Adore, Reptar, Mates of State, Tiger Love, and Jolly Boys.
Full Escape to NY lineup and all Psychedelic Furs tour dates below...
alternate headline: Vampire Weekend headlining Hamptons Music Fest, go figure
Vampire Weekend @ Coachella 2008 (more by Ryan Muir)
MTK: Music To Know Festival announces its inaugural line up headlined by Vampire Weekend on Saturday, August 13th and Bright Eyes on Sunday, August 14th. Other confirmed bands include Matt & Kim, Cold War Kids, Chromeo, Tame Impala, Ra Ra Riot, Fitz & The Tantrums, Tom Tom Club, Dawes, M Ward, We Are Scientists, The Limousines, Naked and Famous, Francis and the Lights, Suddyn, Nicos Gun and Young Empires -- 18 of today's most critically-acclaimed and successful new, emerging and well-known bands. The music begins at noon each day, ending at 10PM.Cheesy marketing and opinions of the ritzy location and potential crowd aside, I have to say that MTK did a pretty kick-ass job of curating a relevant indie rock lineup for an East Hampton crowd (filled with bands that do a good job of moving tickets, relatively speaking). Tickets are on sale now. Two-day passes start at $195 each+fees+parking if you need it. VIP tix will cost you much more.
According to Co-Founder Chris Jones "The Hamptons are a unique market to say the least -- full of decision makers, trend setters, and taste generators who have always been eager to embrace the best and the brightest in our culture -- whether that is in literature, film, fashion or music. We are excited to bring this collection of artists together in our community, and hope this is the first of many annual events."
Without knowing how willing people are to travel to the Hamptons, how many people are already in the Hamptons, and how many tickets they need to sell (possibly only "9,500 people over both days"), it's hard to guess how successful the fest will be (from a business/longevity point of view) (Bing is a sponsor so that probably helps), but it definitely beat expectations so far (relatively speaking). More details below...
Tom Tom Club @ Brooklyn Bowl in 2010 (more by Ryan Barkan)
Tom Tom Club have just one upcoming show, and that is the one happening tonight, 1/12, at Irving Plaza. Matthew Dear, in full band format, is opening that show which starts in just a few hours from the time I'm writing this. Tickets are still on sale. Last night Tom Tom Club played two songs on Fallon. Video of both is below.
You can also catch Matthew, in DJ format at the Hotel on Rivington in NYC this Sunday (1/16), or at one of his upcoming full band tour dates that are listed below...
Tom Tom Club have scheduled another show, this time at Irving Plaza on January 12th and tickets are on sale.
Matisyahu just finished playing a bunch of sold out Hanukkah shows at venues much larger than Mercury Lounge where he is billed as part of "An evening with Cloud Runner (Matisyahu & Friends)." It happens January 26th and tickets go on sale at noon.
The Max Weinberg Big Band and" a Special Set By Andy McKee Plus Guests" is happening at Irving Plaza on January 7th. Tickets are now on "Live Nation" and "Music Geeks" Presales. General sale begins Thursday at 10am.
Tickets for the Scott Kelly (Neurosis) / Wino (Saint Vitus) / Man's Gin (Cobalt) show happening at Mecury Lounge go on AmEx presale at noon.
photos by Ryan Barkan
Tom Tom Club is forever fresh.That's a review from Tom Tom Club's appearance at The Echoplex on 10/10, which was six days before they ended their tour at Brooklyn Bowl. Pictures from the Brooklyn Bowl show, which was two days after a show at Santos Party House, are in this post. Ryan said the band helped him get excited about live music again, just in time for CMJ. Actually he couldn't stop raving about the show that included some Talking Heads songs in the setlist.
They've been playing for 30 years, but the husband-and-wife team of Weymouth and Frantz have barely aged at all. If anything, their nimble fingers and legs put all of the younger musicians that I've seen lately to shame. This incarnation of the Tom Tom Club is made further complete with old friends, like Victoria Clamp, who added a lovely extra layer of vocals, and Bruce Martin, who juggled keyboard lines and tropical percussion with ease.
Here, everything shines with the passage of time. Their older songs, like "The Man With the Four-Way Hips," sound like gritty photographs re-touched with the power of funk, while their newer songs, like "Punk Lolita," have nostalgia written right into them ("this is about going to CBGB's and seeing all the cute girls who would do anything for their guys"). -[The OC Weekly]
Tom Tom Club were touring in support of a new double-disc live album Genius of Live, out now. The Brooklyn Bowl show was with opener Command V. More pictures from that show, with both setlists and some video, below...
Lightning Bolt @ Brooklyn Bowl in July (more by Leia Jospe)
today in NYC
* Ikue Mori @ The Stone
* Kaiju Big Battel @ Warsaw
* Zeena Parkins @ The Stone
* DZ, Translations @ Cake Shop
* The Bunker @ Lincoln Center
* Dead Kennedys @ Irving Plaza
* Les Nubians @ Le Poisson Rouge
* M80 Dubstation @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Turbo Fruits, Pujol @ Meattown
* Xiu Xiu, Polite Sleeper @ Maxwell's
* Super Diamond @ Highline Ballroom
* Gwar @ Northern Lights, Clifton Park, NY
* Scott Sharrad @ Brooklyn Academy of Music
* Rosetta, Constants, Clean Teeth @ Union Pool
* Dungen, The Entrance Band @ Knitting Factory
* Bloody Beetroots Death Crew 77 @ Webster Hall
* Citizen Cope, Chocolate Genius @ Terminal 5
* Wormburner, Foster McGinty @ Mercury Lounge
* Silly Kissers, Grimes, Eola, Eden Sela @ Silent Barn
* Frances, Cuff the Duke, The Tellers @ The Rock Shop
* Gordon Voidwell @ Apollo Theater (3rd Floor Soundstage)
* Deerhunter, Real Estate, Casino Versus Japan @ Webster Hall
* Parts & Labor, Shy Child, Bunnies, Adult Themes @ Glasslands
* Southern Culture On The Skids, The Woggles @ The Bell House
* Rhys Chatham, Kevin Shea, David Sims, Angie Eng @ The Kitchen
* Small Black, We Are All Romans & "secret guest" @ Shea Stadium
* Brother Joscephus & The Love Revival Revolution @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Deluka, Hank & Cupcakes, Anna Rose @ The Studio at Webster Hall
* Shabazz Palaces, Blockhead @ American Museum of Natural History
* Carolina Chocolate Drops, Luminescent Orchestrii @ Bowery Ballroom
* Los Campesinos!, Byrds of Paradise, Johnny Foreigner @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Lightning Bolt, Dan Deacon, Casiotone For The Painfully Alone @ Ridgewood Masonic Temple
* The Measure, Shellshag, Bridge And Tunnel, The New Dress, Zombie Dogs @ Death By Audio
* King Khan & The Shrines, Gentleman Jesse & His Men, Golden Triangle @ Santos Party House
* Brainstorm, Jeffrey Jerusalem, Midnight Magic, Penguin Prison, Nomi Ruiz (DJ set) @ Cameo Gallery
* The Toys and Tiny Instruments, Joe Jack Talcum, Samuel Locke Ward, R. Stevie Moore, Beth Sorrentino @ Bruar Falls
The monsters of Kaiju Big Battel return to NYC tonight.
Monster drumming via Lightning Bolt tonight in Brooklyn too.
"Today at 4PM ET, East Village Radio will welcome Tom Tom Club into the studio. The group will stop by Jason Eldredge's Accidental Rhythm and discuss their latest release and NYC shows. Listen live for a ticket giveaway to their show this Saturday, October 16th at Brooklyn Bowl. Tom Tom Club recently released Genius of Live on Nacional Records featuring tracks from the album Live At The Club House as well as guest remixes of Genius Of Love."
Tom Tom Club played Santos Party House last night, and they recently stopped by NPR to record a "Tiny Desk Concert". Watch that below...
HEALTH @ Bowery Ballroom in June (more by Erez Avissar)
""Well, of course, we were really busy with Talking Heads and our singer, David Byrne, said that he was going to do a solo album and that ended up being called The Catherine Wheel but that he didn't know how long it was going to take. Then Jerry Harrison, our keyboard player, said, 'Well, if David's going to do a solo album then I'm gong to do a solo album!' So those two guys told us that they were going to be doing solo albums.Tom Tom Club have added another NYC show to their previously-announced tour. Two days after their October 14th show at Santos Party House (tickets still on sale), they'll play a show at Brooklyn Bowl. Tickets for the October 16th gig go on sale Friday at noon.
"We had just come off tour in 1980 for Remain In Light with the expanded line up and it had really been a great tour and very exciting but it was expensive for us so at the end of the tour our accountant said, 'Well, you've gotta do something because you've only got a couple of thousand dollars in the bank!' So Tina [Weymouth] and I looked at each other and said, 'What shall we do?..." [Chris Frantz]
Tom Tom Club @ McCarren Pool in 2008 (more by Zach Dilgard)
"Nacional Records is proud to announce the September 28th release of Tom Tom Club's 'Genius Of Live.' The iconic group's new album will feature select tracks from classic album 'Live At The Club House' as well as a Latin alternative remix tribute to the smash hit, "Genius Of Love." Tom Tom Club will embark on their first lengthy U.S. tour in 10 years this fall.Tom Tom Club will kick off their tour on September 21st in Fairfield, CT and, after going all the way west, head back to end things at Santos Party House in NYC on October 14th (with Caravan of Thieves and Tony Castles). Tickets are now on sale. All dates and a video below...
"It will be a real pleasure for us to see so much of the USA again this fall," says Tom Tom Club drummer/founder Chris Frantz. "We are all very excited about this tour, to go out and make new friends and reconnect with old friends. The band consists of seven players, is smoking hot and completely live. We don't use any sequencers or backing tapes at all!""
photos by Zach Dilgard
Tom Tom Club played after Dan Deacon and before Devo at McCarren Pool last week. They were fun. The highlight for everyone seemed to be their hit "Genius of Love". The low point for me was a cover they did towards the end. I can't remember which song, but it was a popular song, and it made me think "wedding band" more than "this group contains two original Talking Heads members". Speaking of which, they also played "Take Me To The River", the Talking Heads song that is actually an Al Green song. Tom Tom Club's reggae frontman Mystic Bowie sang on that one. He has a great voice, and I wouldn't call that cover bad. It was actually okay, but it wasn't even close to as good (obviously) as it would have been had David Byrne been singing it with the same bass player and drummer. The show wasn't free, unless you happened to know someone who lived nearby with roof access. Check out "Take Me To The River" as it looked and sounded from very high up...
Tom Tom Club play with Devo & Dan Deacon at McCarren Pool tonight (June 26, 2008). Even if you didn't realize it was a Tom Tom Club song, you're probably pretty familiar with their 1981 hit "Genius of Love"....
Post-punk pioneers Devo say they are suing McDonald's in the US over a Happy Meal doll that sports the band's signature red flower pot hat.Devo, Tom Tom Club and Dan Deacon are playing McCarren Pool in Brooklyn this Thursday June 26th (6:00PM Doors/ 6:30PM Show). Tickets are still on sale, or you can try to win one of FIVE PAIRS I have to give away.....
In April the fast food chain released a series of American Idol Happy Meal toys in the US based on a range of music genres, including Disco Dave, Country Clay, Rockin' Riley and Soulful Selma.
Devo's complaint relates to New Wave Nigel, a toy kitted out in an orange jumpsuit, pink shades, and Devo's "energy dome" hat.
The band also allege that the toy plays a "Devo-esque song". [stuff.co.nz]
As previously reported, Devo & Tom Tom Club are playing some shows this summer including one at McCarren Pool in Brooklyn on June 26th. And as previously discussed, Dan Deacon is in fact opening this show. Old wacky meets new wacky. $52 tickets are now on "Nokia Ticket Rush" presale.
REMINDER: Do not leave your bag unattended
Tickets are on sale for a June 27th Devo and Tom Tom Club show at the Bank of America Pavillion in Boston - a show that is possibly part of a still-unannounced tour that also includes a show at McCarren Pool in Brooklyn on Thursday June 26th (no ticket info yet).
Tom Tom Club are also playing Fairfield Theater Company in Fairfield, CT on June 17th and the Meltdown Festival in the UK on June 20th,
UPDATE: Devo are also playing Philly on June 29th.