Entries tagged with: Tori Amos
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart recently released their new "Hell" single that comes with Felt and James covers (order yours), and now they did a one-off cover of another artist: Tori Amos. Singer/main member Kip Berman recorded it himself, and it's a stripped-down take on "China" off Tori's 1992 debut album Little Earthquakes that was reissued earlier this year. Kip writes on Facebook:
Have a listen to a simple home recording I did tonight of "China" by one of my heroes Tori Amos over on Stereogum. Our last show for a while will be in Hong Kong on November 29, so I thought this would be a nice way to say thank you to all our fans and friends around the world. Without you, none of this would be possible. We get the chance to play the music we love, meet incredible people and see places we'd never get to see. To everyone that's ever supported us, let us crash on their couch, or just said hi after a show - thank you. x KipThat Hong Kong show is the day after they play the Neon Lights festival in Singapore with Chic, Mogwai, Sun Kil Moon, Blackalicious, and more.
Meanwhile, Tori Amos released the original cast recording for her musical with Samuel Adamson, The Light Princess, last month. Kip tweeted, "New @toriamos is really good. I guess when you're magnificently talented and a visionary, that doesn't go away after 25 years."
You can listen to "Darkest Hour" off that, with Pains' "China" cover, below...
not even a broken leg can stop Twin Peaks (more by James Richards IV)
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Twin Peaks, The Lemons @ Mercury Lounge
Chicago's Twin Peaks make fun, summery garage rock not unlike their pals in The Orwells. Tonight's their first of two NYC shows on their tour with The Lemons, whose catchy lo-fi pop is worth showing up for.
Imperial Topaz, Fasano, The Flag, Courtship Ritual @ Palisades
Indulge yourself in the dark, bass-y pop of Courtship Ritual, the ambient pop of Imperial Topaz and more at tonight's Palisades show which should definitely be heavy on the vibes.
Sleepies, Kal Marks, Left and Right, Washer @ Death by Audio
It's a good night at DbA for bands that aren't afraid to rock out with Brooklyn punks Sleepies, Massachusetts quirky indie rockers Kal Marks, Philly's Left & Right who sound like they've heard a couple Dinosaur Jr records, and local lo-fi-ers Washer.
Tori Amos @ Beacon Theatre
Since the early '90s Tori Amos has moved between alternative-tinged piano pop, trip hop, orchestral music and more. On this year's Unrepentant Geraldines she's in a piano pop mode that's somewhat of a return to form. This is her second of two Beacon Theatre shows on her current tour supporting the new LP.
'Nothing Changes' w/ Future Blondes, Eaters @ Home Sweet Home
Home Sweet Home's goth party Nothing Changes continues tonight with old school-style synth pop from Eaters and noisier synth work from Future Blondes.
Summerscreen w/ DJ Dog Dick, Earth Eater @ McCarren Park
Tonight's the final Summerscreen of the summer, and before a screening of Spice Girls movie Spice World (chosen by the audience), we'll get live sets from the highly experimental DJ Dog Dick and Earth Eater, who may both be the polar opposite to the Spice Girls. Maybe if they let it all bleed together it'd sound like Grimes.
Mike Wexler, Ellen O., Phoenicians @ Union Pool
Mike Wexler's a modern artist, but his psychedelic folk sounds straight out of 1969. Take a trip back with him at Union Pool tonight.
Ramming Speed, Bird Death, Grudges @ The Acheron
Boston's wild Ramming Speed make party-hard thrash with more than a little punk thrown into their metallic mix. They return to NYC to rile up the Acheron tonight.
The Big Terrific @ Cameo Gallery
Max Silvestri hosts the free weekly comedy show in the back of Williamsburg's Lovin' Cup. No word on who's performing tonight, but Max usually lets us know via his Twitter.
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Gramercy Arms' Dave Derby
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.
Gramercy Arms @ Rough Trade
A NYC indie rock supergroup fronted by Dave Derby (The Dambuilders) and also featuring Sean Eden (Luna) and Kevin March (Shudder to Think, GbV), Gramercy Arms just released their second album, The Seasons of Love. It's loaded '70s singer-songwriter vibes (think Todd Rundgren or Harry Nilsson) plus a load of guests, including Derby's old Dambuilders bandmate Joan "As Policewoman" Wasser, Tanya Donnelly, Matthew Caws, Letters to Cleo frontperson Kay Hanley and more. Tonight's the record release show and you need to buy a copy of the album to get into the show (one CD or LP gets two people in).
The Cult @ The Paramount
Goths-turned-rawkers The Cult bring their mystic riffs -- and hits like "Fire Woman," "Love Removal Machine" and "She Sells Sanctuary" -- to Long Island tonight.
Chloe Sunshine, Rey Pila, Wild Ones, Dark Rift, Johnny Lewis @ Pianos
Mexico City band Rey Pila will soon be on tour with Interpol, playing large rooms on the West Coast. First, though, they have an August residency at Pianos, this being your second chance to see them.
Jody Porter (of Fountains of Wayne), David Milone, Boy Morgan @ Bowery Electric
Jody Porter is a guitar-pop vet, having logged time in The Belltower (with Britta Phillips) and Fountains of Wayne. On his own, things lean a little more psych. Tonight's show, part of a residency, also features onetime Radio 4 singer/guitarist David Milone and talented, '60s-loving group Boy Morgan.
Tori Amos @ Beacon Theatre
Since the early '90s Tori Amos has moved between alternative-tinged piano pop, trip hop, orchestral music and more. On this year's Unrepentant Geraldines she's in a piano pop mode that's somewhat of a return to form. This is her first of two Beacon Theatre shows on her current tour supporting the new LP.
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photos by Amanda Hatfield
"Also omg i forgot how much i love owen pallett fans. everyone here is lonely and/or gay. i am with my people" - @misandrist
Owen Pallett @ Bowery Ballroom 5/14/2014
Owen Pallett's tour with Doldrums hit NYC this week for two shows. Following Tuesday's at Glasslands (5/13), the played Bowery Ballroom last night (5/14). The Academy Award nominee played good portion of his new album, In Conflict, as well as selections from Heartland, and a few songs from his Final Fantasy days as well (the latter were mostly midset when he did a few solo songs). For his second encore he gave the crowd a couple covers: Tori Amos' "Pretty Good Year" (he reviewed her new album for The Talkhouse), and Joanna Newsom's "Peach Plum Pear." Pictures, setlist and video of "Peach Plum Pear" from Bowery Ballroom are in this post.
As mentioned, Airick Woodhead augmented the live line-up of Doldrums for this tour with his brother Daniel and Maddie Wilde of Moon King and were a solid start to the evening. You can catch Doldrums and Moon King -- on the same bill together for the first time ever -- at Baby's All Right on June 5. Tickets are on sale now.
Pics from Doldrums' Bowery set, plus more of Owen Pallett, below...
photos by Chris La Putt
Heliotropes @ Cake Shop 11/16/2013
Brooklyn's Heliotropes released their riff-heavy debut, A Constant Sea, over the summer and if you haven't heard it yet you can stream it below. Seeing them live is where it's at, though, and luckily these ladies like to play shows. Your next chance to see them is at Brooklyn Night Bazaar on December 27 where they'll open for the first of Psychic TV's two shows there. House of Blondes are also on the bill and that should be an interesting show to say the least. Like all BK Bazaar shows, it's free.
We've also got a belated set of pics from Heliotropes' 11/16 show at Cake Shop and those are in this post. Also, we've been asking bands to give us the 2013 Best Ofs, and Heliotropes singer Jessica Numsuwankijkul gave us a rather interesting list, her "Top 6 Musical Torture Scenarios of 2013." Check that out, along with those Cake Shop pics, below...
Michael Bolton, who seems to have a good sense of humor about his crappy music, will star as himself in new sitcom Michael Bolton's Daughter Is Destroying My Life according to Deadline. Look for the new sitcom on ABC next year.
Speaking of the trend of having your festival two weekends in a row now, Ultra Music Festival announced they're doing it too.
Jon Carmanica at the NY Times talks about dance stars evolving to pop fame.
The same issue of the NY Times profiles Ellie Goulding who is dating pop fame dance star Skrillex (who she was hanging out with at Pianos the other night).
Adele's "Someone Like You" has topped another chart: most popular songs at funerals.
The Nick Waterhouse and Allah-Las tour hit Chicago last week. We got pictures.
Speaking of pictures, in NY we recently captured the butt shaking going on at Bowery for Nicky Da B, Flying Lotus and then SBTRKT at Terminal 5, Public Image LTD at both MHOW and Hammerstein, Menomena at Bowery (MHOW on the way), Revelation Records Anniversary Night Two (three and four on the way), and Morrissey not once, not twice, but thrice.
And oh yeah, don't forget the New York Comic Con shots.
Stream Divine Fits' appearance on NPR's World Cafe from earlier today.
Xbox's iTunes-esque new music service debuts tomorrow. Surprise: you're going to have to update your firmware to use it.
Kitty Pride, who plays CMJ this week, hates fellow redhead Tori Amos. For weird reasons.
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Today is John Lennon's birthday, and so Yoko Ono is giving Lady Gaga an award, in Iceland. John would've been 72. Check out a gallery of the former Beatle's drawings (like the one above) over at the Huffington Post. Yahoo Canada takes a look at some of his letters.
Speaking of Lennons, Martha Wainwright's new album Come Home to Mama, which is also streaming at NPR, was recorded "mostly at" Sean Lennon's home studio in New York City. We're giving away tickets to see Martha at Le Poisson Rouge on Thursday (10/11) via our Facebook.
We are also giving away tickets to The Walkmen's 10/18 show at Terminal 5 with Dum Dum Girls; and Doveman: The Burgundy Stain Sessions featuring Owen Pallett, Dawn Landes, and Steve Salett at Le Poisson Rouge on 10/12.
Speaking of Doveman shows and Wainwrights, help support marriage equality later this month at the Beacon.
In other milestones, Rage Against the Machine's self-titled debut turns 20 this year. To commemorate, the band are reissuing it as a box set, with "never-before seen early concert footage and full 2010 Finsbury Park Victory Concert along with remastered debut album, original demos and treasure trove of videos and music." Yours for only $136.
Likewise, Rancid are celebrating their 20th anniversary by releasing their entire discography as a huge box of 7"s. Pre-orders began today.
To quote Merge Records, "You're Living All Over Me by Dinosaur Jr., the groundbreaking album from the masters of alt-guitar rock, turns 25 this fall. To celebrate, Merge Records is releasing Chocomel Daze, a rare live show (featuring the classic, original line-up of J, Lou, and Murph) recorded in 1987 at Dorrnroosje, Nijmegen, Netherlands. Limited edition on 150-gram vinyl for the first time, this release follows their recent I Bet on Sky." Listen to one of the tracks at the bottom of this post.
Mark Eitzel is going on tour later this year.
Bummer All Tomorrow's Parties news: ATP Japan has gone from postponed to canceled.
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"That's y!" says Snoop Dogg...
Did Snoop Dogg talk much politics at his Wellmont Theater show last week? That picture above, no not the cats, is his Tweeted list of reasons for voting for Obama, and for not voting Romney.
Kanye West has much less to say, for now. All his amazing tweets have been deleted except for one new one that says "BE BACK SOON". UPDATE: Now there are also three tweets about Steve Jobs.
Bummed to hear that Big Boi, who recently played Chicago's North Coast Music Fest, replaced Little Dragon with Kelly Rowland on the final version of the song he performed live with Little Dragon in Austin.
Creed frontman Scott Stapp says T.I. saved his life.
Missy Elliot may actually release an album this year.
YouTube is streaming Obama's bff (see above)Jay-Z's eighth Barclays Center show Saturday night.
Speaking of, Jay-Z is in a new marriage equality ad.
Last year, Tori Amos released Night of Hunters, an album where instead of working with the band she had for the last decade, was an orchestral pop album recorded with a variety of new musicians, including the Apollon Musagete Quartett. It made Billboard history by making Tori the first woman ever to end up in the top 10 for Billboard's Classical, Alternative, and Rock charts simultaneously. She's now following that album with Gold Dust, an album where she re-interprets songs from throughout her career in an orchestral setting. The album is due out on October 2 in the US and Canada and a day earlier in the UK via Deutsche Grammophon/Mercury Classics. You can stream Gold Dust in its entirety at Paste.
Tori will be performing the arrangements from her new album, "plus classic originals," in NYC at the intimate Le Poisson Rouge on October 5. The show is being presented by NPR, who will stream it live at their website and host an archive of the performance afterwards. No tickets to the show will be sold but there are a limited amount of tickets that you can win at Tori Amos' website and at WFUV.
All Tori Amos dates are listed below.
Tori Amos will release her twelfth studio album, Night of Hunters on September 20 via the German label Deutsche Grammophon. The album was produced by Tori herself and features guest vocals from past collaborators Kelsey Dobyns and Natashya Hawley. The album is also Tori's first without her studio/touring band that she's had for the last decade. She worked with many new musicians on the album, including the Apollon Musagete Quartett.
Tori is touring internationally this fall in support of the album. The tour includes two NYC shows on December 2 and 3 at Beacon Theatre. Tickets for both shows go on sale Friday (7/29) at 10am. All tour dates and tracklist below...
After a hectic day of updating the constantly updating Bonnaroo lineup page, the entire thing has been announced. Gwar, Norah Jones, and the rest of the lineup below...
David Byrne w/ Dirty Projectors @ Bowery Ballroom
I have, after many years, finished the Here Lies Love CD project - at least this iteration of it. It will come out [February 23rd] on Nonesuch. It's a collaboration with Fatboy Slim, an upbeat series of songs sung each one by a different singer. The songs are about Imelda Marcos and Estrella Cumpas, the woman who raised her. The package includes 2 CDs (22 songs), a DVD with videos of 6 of those songs, and a 100-page book that explains it all. Singers include Florence Welch (of Florence + The Machine), Sia, Santigold, Nellie McKay, Sharon Jones, St. Vincent, Róisín Murphy and many more (even me on 1 and 1/2)... I am pretty excited about this, but who knows, it might just make people crazy.What should David Bryne's new name be? The full tracklist for the new record, which also features vocal turns by Steve Earle and Allison Moorer (who both just played NYC on Friday), Cyndi Lauper, Tori Amos and Martha Wainwright, is below.
We'll see. There will be more concrete news, with links and music, in early January.
In the meantime, I have decided to rebrand myself, inspired by Philip Morris changing their name to Altria, Blackwater to Xe, and the train I'm riding on right now that calls itself Acela - none of which mean anything, but they are cleverly evocative. When I decide on the magic word, you'll be the first to know.
Here Lies Love premiered in March 2006 Australia, and Byrne brought the song cycle to Carnegie Hall as part of the venue's Perspectives Series in February 2007. As a stage show, the songs fit into a four act narrative, laid out in detail on Byrne's website. Those at either performance got a first look at the then-in-progress work...
Here Lies Love takes the form of a series of fairly traditional pop songs (verse-chorus-verse) played in a variety of styles (disco, rock, funk, latin, ballad) by Byrne and a small group of colleagues. Augmenting the core of guitar, bass and drums, is a percussionist and a keyboard player. The vocals are shared by Dana Diaz-Tutaan (Imelda), Ganda Suthivarakom (Estrella), and Byrne, who represents the 'voice' of other key players in Imelda's life. The stage itself is unadorned, although behind the band a small screen plays news clips and home movies of Imelda's life.David Byrne will appear at a free, unticketed (first come, first served) event at the Bell House on Monday, January 11th. He presents "a short video/audio lecture called 'Creation in Reverse,' speaking to the ways that venue and context shape artistic creation, followed by a Q&A."
As already mentioned, the songs themselves are simple pop tunes, leaning heavily on the disco and dance genres, and could fit neatly onto any number of Byrne's solo albums. They are tuneful enough, and skillfully played, but I wonder about the connection of the music to Imelda's life. Would it have been possible to blend some traditional Filipino sounds and flavours into the music of Here Lies Love (although, admittedly, Imelda was a fan of Western dance music)? [Tidy Boy]
More Here Lies Love info and a video on the performance are below...
"Join hosts Nick and Helen Forster at this 2-plus hour special recording of the nationally syndicated radio variety show "eTown." This "more-than-a-concert" experience will feature live performances PLUS up close and personal conversations with musical guests Tori Amos and Jesse Winchester as well as the presentation of this week's prestigious E-Chievement Award®." That describes what's going on at The Grand Ballroom at Manhattan Center on December 7th. Tickets are on sale.
Lady Gaga has added two more shows at Radio City Music Hall making the total four. Tickets to the new shows go on sale Friday morning.
Rosanne Cash, The Low Anthem and Mike Doughty all play a WFUV Holiday Cheer Benefit Concert together at the Concert Hall in NYC on December 8th. Tickets are on sale.
Yeasayer tickets are on American Express presale.
Emiliana Torrini is playing Highline Ballroom on August 14th. Tickets are on sale (@ noon).
America are playing Nokia Theatre on October 16th. Tickets are on sale (@ noon).
Satanicide are headlining Bowery Ballroom on July 25th. Tickets are on sale.
Richard Cheese & Lounge Against the Machine are playing Music Hall of Williamsburg on July 7th. Tickets are on sale.
"DAVE STEWART, ARETHA FRANKLIN, WYCLEF JEAN, QUEEN LATIFAH, CARLA BRUNI-SARKOZY, JOSH GROBAN, CYNDI LAUPER, ANGELIQUE KIDJO, BAABA MAAL, JESSE MCCARTNEY, TLC, THE SOWETO GOSPEL CHOIR, AND OTHER GUESTS" are celebrating Nelson Madela's 91st birthday at Madison Square Garden on July 18th. Tickets are on sale.
The Black Crowes are playing Central Park Summerstage on September 2nd. Tickets go on sale June 12.
Bruce Springsteen tickets go on sale Monday.
Friday night 'dance' events in The Week In Dance.
No tickets needed for Monday's David Byrne show.
Check out some Emiliana Torrino videos below...
"Tori Amos has announced her "Sinful Attraction Tour" in support of her forthcoming album Abnormally Attracted to Sin, in stores next Tuesday, May 19. The tour will launch this July in Seattle, with dates across the US.One of those "visualettes" (video), and all dates (Radio City Music Hall) below...
Known for her dynamic live performances and ever-changing set lists, Tori is one of the most active touring artists in the world, having played over 1,000 shows since her first world tour over a decade ago.
The groundbreaking singer/songwriter will release her Universal Republic debut album, ABNORMALLY ATTRACTED TO SIN, on May 19, 2009. A DVD of corresponding 'visualettes' for each track will accompany the deluxe version of ABNORMALLY ATTRACTED TO SIN. These interlocking episodic films bring to life the narrative arc of the album. The footage was captured over the past year and shot with a noir twist in HD and Super."
Okay, so the blood part is just a rumor (that I just started)....