Entries tagged with: Town Hall
826NYC is hosting another "Revenge of the BookEaters" benefit show at Town Hall in NYC on October 7th. The headliner is none other than Paul Simon. Also on the bill: Ira Glass ("a story by"), Johnathan Franzen ("a play by"), Eric Bogosian ("read by"), a duet with Thao Nguyen & Zach Rogue, jokes by John Oliver, AND music by Department of Eagles. Expect each musical performer to play only a few songs, but for an overall special night. Maybe Paul Simon and Dan from DoE (and Grizzly Bear) will perform together (again). Department of Eagles play their first-ever (full) show only one day earlier at the Bell House.
Tickets for Revenge of the Bookeaters are ON SALE AT NOON.
Bon Iver @ MHOW (more by Ryan Muir)
photos by Bao Nguyen
Flight of the Conchords played their second of two NYC shows at Town Hall last night (May 7, 2008). They played 'Bowie' at this show. They didn't on the first night. More tour dates HERE. More pictures below.....
by Klaus Kinski
Night one (May 6, 2008) of Flight of the Conchords' two night stint at Town Hall was fantastic. Todd Barry opened the show and handily took control of the completely sold out room. A 20-year comedy veteran and favorite of mine, Todd made the season finale of Flight of the Conchords the best Conchords episode yet. The Conchords came out right after Todd and the place erupted. I mean, the place went completely apeshit. Like, Beatles-era apeshit. A girl in front of me even had a Hot Dog sign. They kicked the show off with "Inner City Pressure" and from there continued with a string of classics including "A Kiss is Not a Contract", "Bret You Got it Goin' On" that lasted over 90-minutes. They played two great new tunes too. Sadly, they didn't play "Bowie" which was a crushing let down. Personally I found their between song banter a tad on the meandering side, but I'm definitely in the minority there; the crowd devoured every thing these guys did for the entire show. The interludes served as perfect opportunities for people in the audience to scream song requests and other provocative oaths which the Conchords handled with unprecedented smoothness.
Tonight's show (May 7) is sold out as well, but last night there were a handful of tickets at the box office so it's probably worth stopping by and trying your luck. And for Christ's sake, DON'T buy a ticket from one of the scalpers. The people in line in front of me - a father with his teenage daughter - were turned away because their tickets were forgeries. Thighs has the complete set-list as well as another review.
Check out some classic videos below...
Welcome to Free for All at Town Hall, the series the New York Times calls "essential and invaluable." We present superlative artists in an ideal setting ALL AT NO CHARGE. Tickets for all Free for All at Town Hall concerts are available starting at noon on the day of every concert. Tickets are for assigned seats, and are distributed on a "first-come, first served" basis, two tickets per person, per concert. New York's historic Town Hall comfortably seats 1500 people, and is a great place to experience a live concert.The next free show is this Sunday April 27th.
photos by Chris La Putt
Verbally meticulous, restrained and constitutionally glum, the songwriter Stephin Merritt is no one's idea of a rocker -- apparently not even his own. His band the Magnetic Fields usually performs in a quiet acoustic lineup. So "Distortion" (Nonesuch), their latest album, was a surprise, since its songs are awash in guitar discord over a big beat. Would the Magnetic Fields plug in and rock out for their four-night stand at Town Hall?The Magnetic Fields played their fourth of four shows in a row at Town Hall last night (Feb 24). These pictures from are from the February 22nd performance. More photos & stuff below....
On Thursday night the answer was no. [NY Times]
Stephin Merritt on Soundcheck - Feb 21, 2008
"Distortion" is out January 18th on Nonesuch...
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Though it happened during CMJ in NYC, a CMJ show it was not. Stars played Town Hall in NYC on Thursday night (Oct 18, 2007). They play Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn this Tuesday. More Town Hall photos by Bao Nguyen below....
, David Byrne guested at Lucinda Williams' town hall show last night (Oct 4)...they did a few songs..."Heaven" was one of them.. "Buck Naked"...oh, and he came back for her encore and they did "Take Me To the River". Amazing. Fionn Regan was also there, and David Johansen came on to do "Jailhouse Tears", a sort of duet she does. Also a woman from Memphis who toured as a background singer with Cat Power, she did a Janis Joplin cover.
Tuesday Steve Earle guested....and Jesse Malin...
Weird combination for Lucinda, but it all worked great. [Juan via email]