Entries tagged with: WFUV
Pete Seeger at Clearwater Festival 2009 (more by Chris La Putt)
Legendary folk singer Pete Seeger was supposed to receive the Woody Guthrie Prize from the GRAMMY Museum on February 22 at the Peter Norton Symphony Space in NYC, though as you may know, he sadly passed away this week. However, Billboard reports that the ceremony will go on as planned as a Pete Seeger tribute concert, now titled "How Can I Keep from Singing!" Artists are currently being booked and have not yet been announced, but stay tuned.
In related news, NY radio station WFUV will be honoring Pete Seeger with on-air tributes this weekend:
This weekend at least three of WFUV's hosts will honor Pete Seeger, each in his own way. Don McGee , host ofMixed Bag (Saturday 4-8 p.m.), promises "a lot of Pete in all shapes and forms, including folks he influenced, such as Don McLean, The Byrds, and Peter, Paul & Mary."Decemberists frontman Colin Meloy has also been posting about Pete on his Twitter. He tweeted, "Busted up. Woke early to the news that Pete Seeger has died. Brilliant, brave, patriotic, generous man. Thanks for all you did, Pete," has also posted some related links, and more.
On Sunday Breakfast (8-11 a.m.), John Platt will feature Pete Seeger the live performer, some favorite Seegercovers, and tribute songs written by the likes of Harry Chapin and Steve Earle.
On Sunday between 4-5 p.m., Bob Sherman will dedicate Woody's Children to Pete, who coined the phrase that became the name of the show. Bob will play songs from a half-dozen admirers and read a poem about Pete, titled "Because You Were There," by Charlie Cody, interspersed with Seeger's songs. (Pete was scheduled to headline the recent Woody's Children 45th Anniversary Concert at Symphony Space, but was unable to attend because of his illness.)
photos by Dylan Johnson
Iron & Wine, Nick Lowe and more @ Beacon Theatre
[Sam] Beam sang, in his gentle high tenor, about memories and connections, families and lovers. His songs, at their core, are folky ballads that mingle storytelling with more abstruse thoughts. But he has embellished them in various ways through the years: with folk-rock, country, jazz, even a little R&B. The "In the Reins" EP was his first experiment with horns -- Calexico's pair of mariachi trumpets -- but not his last; two horn players from his current Iron and Wine band, Curtis Fowlkes on trombone and Stuart Bogie on saxophone and flute, were also on hand, giving some songs a nudge toward jazz.The WFUV Holiday Cheer benefit went down at Beacon Theatre last week (12/10) with Iron and Wine and Calexico (who collaborated on 2005's In the Reins EP) plus Kathleen Edwards, Beth Orton, Nick Lowe, Glen Hansard and Amos Lee. The show saw the artists doing different collaborations throughout the night, and there were parts where the entire bill shared the stage at once. In addition to teaming up for each other's original songs, the artists did some covers, including Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah." Pictures of the show are in this post.
Calexico carried [Kathleen] Edwards's "Soft Place to Land" from a pensive hush into sorrowful peaks, and it stoked the rhythm just enough behind two incantatory songs from [Beth] Orton, the chugging "Call Me the Breeze" and the enveloping "Mystery." It was just retro enough for [Nick] Lowe's wry, elegantly turned novelty song "Christmas at the Airport" and straightforwardly pop for his "Cruel to Be Kind."
For [Glen] Hansard, the Irish songwriter behind the musical "Once," Calexico was attentive to the songs' dramatic arcs of loss and redemption. [NY Times]
One of the other songs covered at the show was The Pogues' holiday classic, "Fairytale of New York" which Iron & Wine, Calexico, Glen Hansard, and Kathleen Edwards also covered later in the week on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. You can watch a video of that performance, along with more pictures of the Beacon Theatre show, below.
Beth Orton at LPR in July (more by Robert Altman)
Earlier this year, we mentioned that WFUV would be doing their Holiday Cheer benefit at Beacon Theatre, which happens TONIGHT (12/10) with Iron & Wine, Calexico, and Nick Lowe. As if that wasn't already a fantastic lineup of folk/singer-songwriter type stuff, since we last spoke, more great atists were added, including Glen Hansard (The Frames, The Swell Season, Once), Kathleen Edwards, Beth Orton, and Amos Lee. Tickets for tonight's show are still available, but ticketmaster is saying "not many left."
UK singer Beth Orton will also bring her folktronica back to NYC for Lincoln Center's American Songbook series on February 14 in The Allen Room. Tickets for that show are still available. All Beth Orton dates are listed below...
Iron & Wine at Capitol Theatre in May (more by PSquared)
Iron & Wine have a bunch of dates coming up, including a WFUV Holiday Cheer benefit show happening on December 10 at Beacon Theatre with Calexico and Nick Lowe. Tickets for that show go on sale today (10/18) at noon.
All Iron & Wine dates are listed below...
Deer Tick @ Newport Folk Festival 2012 (more by Jessica Amaya)
The Newport Folk Festival goes down in Fort Adams State Park in Rhode Island this weekend. Playing the fest are Beck, The Avett Brothers, Feist, Jim James, Colin Meloy, Andrew Bird, The Mountain Goats, Father John Misty, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy & Dawn McCarthy, Justin Townes Earle, Felice Brothers, Jason Isbell, Amanda Palmer, Phosphorescent, Beth Orton, John McCauley of Deer Tick, Michael Kiwanuka, Lord Huron, Frank Turner, Black Prairie, Langhorne Slim, TIft Merritt, Spirit Family Reunion, Blake Mills, Houndmouth, Cold Specks, and more. Check out the PDF schedule.
Tickets are sold out but those without one can still get in on the action via the WFUV stream. "WFUV's Rita Houston and Alisa Ali will host the coverage, along with Ann Powers and Bob Boilen of NPR Music. Performances from the Newport Folk Festival will air live on 90.7FM and wfuv.org on Friday from 2:30-8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 12-8 p.m."
Many of the artists playing the fest are also playing NYC this week like Beck (who also just announced a very small show), Phosphorescent, Father John Misty, Will Oldham, Beth Orton, Houndmouth, Frank Turner and Black Prairie.
Deer Tick, who have a new album on the way, are once again hosting three festival afterparties at the Newport Blues Cafe, the full lineups of which were just announced:
Friday 7/26: Langhorne Slim & Bobby Bare Jr. & Deer TickLike the afterparties their friends in Dawes are also doing, they're all sold out now, but if you're at the fest, they'll "be giving two tickets to Sunday night" to the "attendee who instagrams the best photo on Saturday afternoon at 3pm" with hashtags #negativity and #lookup. They add, "All you have to do is look up." (hint: look up at 3pm on Saturday).
Saturday 7/27: Justin Townes Earle & Jason Isbell & Deer Tick
Sunday 7/28: The Felice Brothers; Deer Tick playing new album Negativity in full.
Jim James, who is back at the fest for the 2nd year in a row, isn't playing those after parties and is done with NYC for now, but just announced a September tour that hits Alabama, Wisconsin, Oklahoma and other places. All of his dates are listed, along with a mini documentary about the 2012 Newport Fest that you can watch, below.
WFUV is putting on their annual Holiday Cheer show at Beacon Theatre on December 5, which is a benefit for WFUV. So far the only announced artist for this year's show is Lucinda Williams, but more artists TBA. Tickets for the show go on WFUV Member and MSGE presale today (11/8) at 11 AM with a general on-sale starting Friday (11/9) at 11 AM.
Lucinda's last show in the NYC area was the Levon Helm tribute concert, which went down at Izod Center in East Rutherford, NJ last month (10/3) with a huge cast of artists including My Morning Jacket, Ray LaMontagne, Gregg Allman, Warren Haynes, Jorma Kaukonen, Mavis Staples and more. A video of Lucinda performing "Whispering Pines" and a list of all of her upcoming dates is below.
John McCauley w/ Deer Tick at Red Hook Park in June (more by Tracy Allison)
Carnegie Hall and WFUV have partnered to present WFUV Live, a concert series part of Late Nights at Zankel Hall. The first of these happens on October 27 with John McCauley of Deer Tick and friends, who will be performing with special TBA guests, playing songs of Deer Tick and his other projects. Then on January 26, 2013, the series continues with Loudon Wainright III.
John McCauley will also be in NYC on one day earlier (10/26) for the previously discussed Woody Guthrie celebration at PACE University's Michael Shimmel Center for the Arts with Justin Townes Earle. Tickets for that show are still available.
All John McCauley/Deer Tick dates are listed below.
Josh Ritter at BookPeople in Austin in October (more by Tim Griffin)
Singer/songwriters Josh Ritter, John Wesley Harding (aka Wesley Stace), and Steve Earle are also authors, and all three of them put out novels this year. They'll be teaming up for "a night of talk and songs" at the Celeste Bartos Forum of The New York Public Library on Tuesday (12/6). Tickets for the event are on sale now.
Josh Ritter made a promotional appearance for his novel, which is titled Bright's Passage, in Austin this past October. As you can see above, it was also an event that included some music. Pictures and full recap, including a part where Josh says Wesley was one of his writing inspirations, HERE.
Ritter has also been added to the bill of the previously mentioned WFUV show, which is happening on 12/5 with Dawes, Mavis Staples and The Head And The Heart at Beacon Theater. Tickets are still available.
Dawes played Occupy Wall Street today and according to Rough Trade, they put out the 48th best album of 2011. They also have two more shows at Maxwell's after the Beacon show (12/6 and 12/7), but both are now sold out.
All dates below...
photos by Kurt Christensen
Dawes headlined a sold out show at Webster Hall last night (10/27). Both Blitzen Trapper & Smoke Fairies opened the show which was part of a tour that lasts through mid November. Pictures from the NYC show are in this post, Halloween decorations included.
Dawes will return to the area by themselves to play three shows in December. First up is the annual WFUV Holiday Cheer show at Beacon Theater on December 5th with the massive lineup of Dawes, Mavis Staples and The Head And The Heart. That should sell out quick when tickets go on general sale Friday (10/28) at noon. Dawes will spend the next two days at the more intimate Maxwell's in Hoboken. Tickets are on sale now for December 6th and December 7th. Dawes play New Year's Eve in Minneapolis.
More pictures from Webster Hall below...
Nicole Atkins @ SXSW 2010 (more by Tim Griffin)
The Tea Party-hating NPR will be streaming Nicole Atkins' recent show at World Cafe Live online as of 3pm EST today (3/11). It's a consolation prize for those who were hoping to see her play tonight at Maxwell's, but don't have a ticket (the NJ show with Cotton Jones is sold out).
On March 16th Nicole plays her first of at last five SXSW shows in Texas (a festival she also visited last year). After that she has various shows scheduled including Bonnaroo, Concerts in the Studio in Freehold, The Union County Performing Arts in Rahway, and two gigs at Rockwood Music Hall in Manhattan. The first is one of those private WFUV-Members Only shows on 3/22 that will be aired on the radio station, and the next is actually a Sweet Divines show that says "w/ special guest singers TAMI LYNN and NICOLE ATKINS." That one has tickets on sale and goes down over the course of two sets on 3/30. All dates below...
Broken Bells at Terminal 5 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
101.9 RXP has announced their 2010 "Yule Rock Holiday Concert Series" - four NYC concerts at 2 different Live Nation venues over the course of 2 weeks. Tickets are currently on presale for all shows in various incarnations:
- Broken Bells/Karen Elson at Irving Plaza on 12/1 (presale password = "1019RXP", AMEX presale now & regular sale at 10AM on 11/5 via LiveNation)
- My Chemical Romance/The Gaslight Anthem at Roseland Ballroom on 12/3 (RXP presale sold out, AMEX presale now & regular sale at 10AM on 11/5 via TM)
- Cake ("an evening with") at Irving Plaza on 12/7 (Presale password = "1019RXP", AMEX presale now & regular sale at 10AM on 11/5 via LiveNation)
- Florence + The Machine/Civil Twilight will play Irving Plaza on 12/14 (RXP presale sold out, AMEX presale at 8AM on 11/4 & regular sale at 10AM on 11/5 via LiveNation)
Speaking of holiday radio shindigs, WFUV will host their sixth annual "Holiday Cheer" on 12/6 at the Concert Hall at the New York Society for Ethical Culture. Amos Lee, Punch Brothers, The Secret Sisters, and Citizen Cope are all on board in this go around and tickets will range you $500 - $45 depending on your choice to VIP pre-party or not.
"Played the Simon & Garfunkel tribute in Central Park last night. John Roderick brought it! Ben Gibbard's psych jam ruled..." - Aimee Mann
Holmes Brothers (Sherman, Popsy and Wendell) & Mayor Bloomberg (WFUV)
Ben Gibbard & St. Vincent play "Fakin it" (WFUV)
Paul Simon & WFUV Music Director Rita Houston (WFUV)
SummerStage hosted a pricey benefit for its free programming last night (June 8) in Central Park. The show was a tribute to the songs of Simon & Garfunkel, and musicians covered the pair mostly as duos. St. Vincent and Ben Gibbard teamed up for "Fakin' It," Dean & Britta played "Homeward Bound," Alejandro Escovedo and Willie Nile played "The Boxer," Aimee Mann and John Roderick did "Only Living Boy in New York," Loudon Wainwright III and Lucy Wainwright Roche sang "Bleecker Street" and lots more. Both Simon and Garfunkel were there, but didn't perform. The full performer+set list is posted below.
No videos from the show at the moment, but someone posted some from the show's rehearsal that took place one night earlier at City Winery. Those with the Central Park setlist, below...
photos by Ryan Muir
"Saturday we attended J's first concert, afree outdoors one in Prospect Park's bandshell in Brooklyn. We were there with Lisa and Margot and Karey, and J and Margot jumped around together and held hands walking off among the revelers together. It was perfect because They Might Be Giants (also from Brooklyn) were the first band Lisa and I ever saw together, and long one of our favorites. Now they have branched out into children's music, ABCs, 123s, etc. At the concert little bubble potions were passed out in tiny plastic bottles, so that was fun too.It was billed as "Ezra Jack Keats Family Concert A Very Special Show with They Might Be Giants", and there were kids, and Zozo, and confetti cannons. More pictures from the 'Celebrate Brooklyn' show, below....
J really seemed to respond to the atmosphere. He sat on the grass with us, clapped with everyone, seemed to play an imaginary keyboard along Daddy's legs while singing to himself (his lyrics), and danced a little too. He looked towards the stage from time to time too, although it was too far away to be interesting for long." [Jonathan Forrest's blog]
Neko Case's latest tour has arrived in NYC. Crooked Fingers open for Neko at the
Nokia Theatre tonight (4/13). Joan as Policewoman open for Neko at the same venue tomorrow (4/14). Tickets for both shows are still on sale. I also have a pair for each show to giveaway. Details below.
Wondering what it will sound like? NPR is now streaming Thursday's DC show in its entirety. As a bonus, Will Sheff opened at that one, and you can listen to that @ NPR too.
The stage was set in something out of a nature cartoon with trees painted on long banners and an owl overseeing it all. Behind them videos of cyclones, airplanes and anthropomorphic animals were projected on a screen. But the attention was clearly on Case, her stunning voice, as well as her solid backing band. [NPR]Neko will next be in the NYC-area to play a set at the All Points West Festival this summer.
All Neko dates, her new video, and contest details, below...
Richard Barone with Special Guests and Legendary FriendsTickets are still on sale. Flyer below...
Frontman: A Musical Reading
Benefit Concert for WFUV 90.7 FM Public Radio from Fordham University
Zankel Hall, Wednesday, October 1, 2008 at 7:30 PM
Tickets from $28.50 - $48.50
Student Discount Tickets Available at the Box Office
With: Nick Celeste, Vocals and Guitar; Anthony DeCurtis, Joyce DeWitt, Terre Roche, Suzzy Roche, Vin Scelsa, and Mick Rock, Spoken Word; Ryan Geller, Jimmy Vivino, and Carlos Alomar, Guitar; Steve Holley, Drums and Percussion; Rob Norris, Bass; Janice Pendarvis, Vocals; Jane Scarpantoni, Cello; Randy Brecker, Trumpet; Johnny Rodgers and Garth Hudson, Piano; Marshall Crenshaw, Spoken Word and Guitar; and Moby [of course]
Special video performance by Lou Reed
Special appearance by The Bongos
Additional guest artists to be announced