Entries tagged with: Webster Hall
Webster Hall marquee, June 2012 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Webster Hall's 1400 capacity Grand Ballroom has long been a place that Bowery Presents books concerts. It's there they can put artists that are theoretically too big for Bowery Ballroom and too small for Terminal 5.
A powerful force in the music industry, Bowery Presents can hold on to a band's NYC concert history for the length of its career by placing the band in rooms of various sizes. They have options: tiny Mercury Lounge to the new Rough Trade to the giant Terminal 5 to the even bigger Barclays Center, not to mention Central Park Summerstage and Celebrate Brooklyn at the Prospect Park Bandshell, Radio City, Beacon Theater, Town Hall, and possibly a new space in Bushwick that will be Webster Hall's successor, and even MSG. But now they'll have one less.
As of September 1 (not counting shows which are already booked), Webster Hall's recently-enlarged team of five talent buyers will be doing it all themselves. They already booked the smaller rooms, but now that team will collectively book all of Webster Hall's rooms which include the Grand Ballroom, The Studio, Marlin Room, and the new Slake (formerly The Wall).
Webster Hall now counts Ric Leichtung of 285 Kent fame as one of their own. The rest of the booking team is Heath Miller, Kenny Schachter, Alex Rossiter and Laura Bo Sherman.
Is Webster Hall crazy thinking they can compete with their 1400 person room on their own? Time will tell, though maybe it doesn't matter that much since Webster Hall's regular club nights seem to do just fine for them.
An email Webster Hall sent out to booking agents reads:
We will now be better suited to maximize the artist experience and fan enjoyment by focusing on every detail for each show that Webster Hall hosts, which already includes The Studio at Webster Hall, Marlin Room at Webster Hall, and our new venue Slake (around the corner from Penn Station).Good luck Webster!
After 130 years, Webster Hall retains its local focus and has strategic alliances in place to ensure that New York City is an artist's most important experience. We welcome you to pay us a visit or to let us know when we can visit you.
Upcoming Bowery Presents-booked shows at Webster Hall include Warpaint, Gary Numan, Sam Smith, Real Estate, Dillinger Escape Plan, Mac DeMarco, Black Lips, Tycho, Future Islands, Wye Oak, Tokyo Police Club, Elbow, The Menzingers, Old 97's, The Notwist, First Aid Kit, Kaiser Chiefs, Jagwar Ma, Tune-Yards, and more.
The club [changed its name] due to copyright concerns, [Webster Hall owner] Ballinger and his son, Tom, said at a meeting of Community Board 5's Public Safety & Quality of Life Committee [over the summer]. The decided on the switch to avoid any conflicts with a nightspot in Miami with the same name.Slake, located at 251 West 31st Street in Manhattan, is part of the Webster Hall family.
"They approached us, and we figured we were really early into the process with everything, that it would be a bigger issue for us to push forward with same name than for us to change it," Tom Ballinger told DNAinfo New York. "Slake, the definition means to quench your thirst or fulfill your desire, which I thought was pretty appropriate for a nightclub."
by Andrew Sacher
Philly punks The Menzingers recently announced that their fourth album, Rented World, would be out on April 22 via Epitaph and revealed its lead single, "In Remission," a track with a bit more studio shine than their last release but possibly even more aggression. They've now announced a spring/summer tour of the US and Canada in support of that album which hits NYC on May 30 at Webster Hall, their largest headlining gig in NYC yet. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (3/14) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (3/12) at noon.
All dates are listed, with the video for "In Remission," below...
Tricky (more by Chris La Putt)
Maybe Tricky needs his own category too. Already no stranger to cancelling shows, Tricky's June dates were postponed to early October. Most of those dates were then cancelled, but the NYC show and a few others survived but were postponed again. The NYC date at Webster Hall was set to happen 10/26 but now that is 100% cancelled. "Refunds are available at the point of purchase." No word yet on what's up with the other US dates, Treasure Island Music Fest included.
Matthew Perpetua at Buzzfeed writes:
"On a superficial level, it can be hard to understand why Lorde is being lumped in with the alternative rock crowd. There's not a lot of "rock" in her songs, and her voice comes closer to the R&B-influenced inflections of pop radio than the yelps, whines, and shouts that have always dominated "alternative" music. There are moments on her debut, Pure Heroine, that tip in the direction of artier indie music -- she leans pretty hard on ambient drones and minimalist beats on cuts like "Ribs" and "400 Lux." But overall, it's a set of songs that exist in more or less the same cultural space as Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus. (Not to mention Drake, who is also a pretty big fan of ambient minimalism.)" [Buzzfeed]
Tricky @ Osheaga 2013 (more by Toby Tenenbaum)
TRICKY -PROBLEMS PROCESSING HIS POLICE RECORDS LEAD TO FURTHER POSTPONMENT OF US TOURTricky was supposed to play Webster Hall in NYC on June 13. That was postponed to 10/2, and now that show is 10/26. All tickets from the previous shows will be honored. Our contest for tickets to the show is now back open as well.
Tricky will have to cancel some of the dates on his US tour due to further visa problems. The tour will now start in San Francisco at the Treasure Island Festival and conclude with a re-arranged date in New York on October 26.
Tricky has some juvenile offences for joyriding and forgery of the crown and the US authorities require full disclosure before granting any visas. The new hold-up has been in getting this information from the UK police authorities.
Tricky said "The most upsetting thing about this, whatever happens it seems like it's me letting people down. Other people have always dealt with visas for me and it turns out that they have not advised me properly. Now I have been advised that this was going to be straightforward and easily done in time for this tour and now this has happened."
Visas are expected to be granted in time for the shows in San Francisco, New York, Asheville and LA and Tricky will looking to tour fully in 2014.
UPDATED dates are listed below...
photos by Amanda Hatfield
Bat For Lashes, Barbarian @ Webster Hall - 8/30/2013
"Attending a Bat for Lashes show is a bit like going to play, a movie, an art installation and a concert all at once. And the architect of it all, Natasha Khan, wouldn't have it any other way." [Chicago Tribune]On tour with Depeche Mode, Bat For Lashes helped kick off Labor Day Weekend in NYC last night with their own headlining show at Webster Hall with San Diego band Barbarian. We've got some pictures, including one of the headliner's setlist. It all continues below...
photos by Vladislav Grach
El-P & Killer Mike / Despot aerobics @ Webster Hall, 8/14/2013
Performing their free album in just about its entirety, taking one break in the middle to perform 2012's "Tougher Colder Killer" with Despot, it stands a strong argument for how great the album's sequencing is--it translated perfectly to a live setting. While after five weeks there were a few signs of wear-and-tear in the sound of Mike and El's voices by the end of the night, this fatigue at no point showed in their energy and effort on-stage. Their set also had the added bonus of surprise guests in the form of Company Flow DJ Mr. Len contributing cuts to "Get It" and Prince Paul reprising his Chest Rockwell character for "Twin Hype Back."Run the Jewels (aka Killer Mike & El-P) wrapped up their tour last night (8/14) at Webster Hall. It was a packed house, even for the openers, and in addition to performing their free Run the Jewels album (which featured an appearance by Prince Paul as "Chest Rockwell," El-P and Killer Mike both performed solo sets. The night also featured Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire, Despot (who brought out the whole tour posse for aerobics), and former Das Racist MC, Kool A.D. Pictures from the whole hip hop show are in this post.
El-P's been performing in New York for about two decades now. He loves this city, and by now knows exactly how to get it to love him back. He's also known how to evolve his own live set over the years and assemble a line-up that, despite the complexities of the music itself, performs at such a high rate that it's perhaps even more accessible than its recorded output. As a result, Webster Hall collectively lost itself while being whipped into an absolute frenzy. In nine years of attending New York hip-hop shows on a regular basis, crowds like last night's are rare. But perhaps, that's because so are the performers. - [Village Voice]
Run the Jewels, who we also recently caught at Pitchfork Fest, have their own flavor of Goose Island beer. I don't think that particular flavor was available at the show last night, but free Goose Island was flowing in the balcony where BrooklynVegan was co-hosting a party with DoNYC, El-P and Mike in honor of the collaboration. Related note: today was kind of rough.
If you missed the Webster Hall show (or can't remember it), Mr. MFN eXquire will be at Warm Up at MoMA PS1 on Saturday (8/17) with King Britt, J. Cole, Bangladesh, Darq E Freaker, World's Fair, Star Eyes and Jubilee. Tickets for Warm Up are still available.
In related news, an interviewer asked El-P and Killer Mike what they thought of the infamous new Kendrick Lamar verse, and naturally their response was great. Watch/listen to what they said with the rest of the Webster Hall pictures below...
Put the rumors and gossiping to rest, the BNB Takeover proudly announced the complete line-up for this year's Black N Blue Bowl which will feature a highly anticipated reunion from JUDGE. A complete list of announced bands and details are as follows;Check out the full lineup below...
Shout Out Louds @ Webster Hall in 2010 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Along with the announcement of Shout Out Louds on the lineup of 2013 edition of Sasquatch (May 24 in Washington) comes word that the Swedish group will headline NYC's Webster Hall on May 10 in addition to the Brooklyn show they play at the smaller Music Hall of Williamsburg two months earlier (which we're giving away tickets for). Tickets for the new NYC show go on AmEx Presale go on sale Wednesday (2/6) at noon, and on general sale on Friday at the same time.
All tour dates are listed below...
Little Boots at Webster Hall - 12/14/12 (via)
Little Boots came to NYC for a Girls & Boys party at Webster Hall last month/year (pictured above) and
she'll return to the venue on January 25 for another Girls & Boys party but this one is a tribute to Daft Punk and Tron-themed party. It takes place in all there rooms of Webster Hall that feature Doorly, Sean Sharp, Jess Marquis, Matty Glitterati, and more. Doors are at 10PM and admission is 19+. Tickets (including VIP and party packages) are on sale now. Show flyer below.
UPDATE: Webster Hall's website had Little Boots on the event page for the Daft Punk tribute party, but it was a mistake. She's currently on vacation. Come back soon, Little Boots!
Speaking of Daft Punk, Chic member and major pop producer Nile Rodgers, who is working with the duo on their new album, recently posted a blog post which sounds pretty promising that Daft Punk will have their new album out in 2013 (via NME):
The next time I set foot in Japan, my collaboration with Daft Punk would have started to hit people's eardrums, as well as a number of songs I'm working on over the next few months with a select group of artists, and of course finally, my lost CHIC and solo material. No matter how it ends, 2013 Won't Be Boring!Bestival organizer Rob da Bank says not to expect them to tour though.
Flyer for the Daft Punk party below...
photos by Amanda Hatfield
every year between Christmas and New Year's, we catch up on unposted stuff. This year is no different...
2012 was the year Garbage returned with a new album (which made Rolling Stones's Top 50 list), and a bunch of shows. We caught them in Austin, NYC, Belgium, Montreal, Los Angeles, and Austin again. The NYC show was at Webster Hall and we have a second set of pictures from it that were never posted, until now. More below...
Chris Brown, clearly a fan of The Exploited
As you can see above, Municipal Waste reacts to the "fashionable punk jacket" worn by R&B vocalist Chris Brown which, as Tony from Municipal Waste points out, is eerily similar to one worn by ex-girlfriend Rihanna on the back cover of her brand new album, Unapologetic, which was released today (11/20).
Its definitely jacket weather out there, so it wouldnt be too farfetched to expect Rihanna to wear hers to Webster Hall tonight (11/20), a last minute promo show for her record release today that is also the close of her "777" tour. Her tour with A$AP Rocky is in 2013 and hits two nights at the Barclays Center.
Check out the back of Chris's jacket below...
Wayne Coyne hands out candy (more)
Despite the mayor's perhaps optimistic statement about rescheduling the big NYC Halloween Parade that was cancelled due to Sandy, there has been no update since November 3rd when the Village Parade organizers posted the following:
The Mayor's Office has told us that the event is cancelled and they cannot give us a reschedule date any time in the foreseeable future. As you know the Marathon was also canceled. We will keep you updated if anything changes for the future!I think we can all accept by now that the next Halloween parade should be and will be on October 31, 2013. That said, kids on the Lower East Side will have a second chance to celebrate the holiday. The NY Post reports, "about 40 merchants in the neighborhood have agreed to hand out candy to trick-or-treaters Saturday, according to the scary fun house "Killers: A Nightmare Haunted House."" Bowery Boogie says kids in the LES will be celebrating Friday afternoon too. On October 31st, those kids were in the dark.
We thank you all for the incredible support you have given us during these last very trying and exhausting days!
The Spirit of the Parade is YOUR Spirit --and YOU are all joyful, energetic, inspired, and creative folks!
Artistic and Producing Director
Webster Hall, home of one of the biggest annual Halloween parties in the city, has also rescheduled their annual event which will now take place this Saturday (11/10), The Virgin Sacrifice included...
Throughout the evening, guests witness a series of mind-blowing spectacles. At the stroke of Midnight, with flames blazing, an innocent virgin is picked from the crowd. Stripped of her clothing and dignity, the crowd watches as she is ritualistically sacrificed on a massive pentagram hung 40 feet in the air.The best costume of the night will win $5000.
New York City, our show with @geographermusic has been postponed due to lack of electricity. It is currently being rescheduled, date TBD. So sorry everyone, we'll keep you posted. Generator jokes welcome.Meanwhile, feel free to make jokes about the band in their halloween costumes (above photo taken at their 10/31 show at 9:30 Club in DC).
photos by Greg Cristman; words by Bill Pearis
Saint Etienne @ Webster Hall, 10/26/2012
Long-running London pop trio Saint Etienne played Webster Hall on Friday (10/26), their first NYC show in nearly seven years. With Bob Stanley and Pete Wiggs on platforms manning synthesizers, it was up to singer Sarah Cracknell, looking like a million bucks in a sequined gown, to provide the charm. Onetime Dolly Mixture frontwoman Debsey Wykes on backing vocals, and retro projections added too. As a longtime fan who rates their new album, Words & Music, as the best record of the year so far, this was a fun show though Saint Etienne have never been the most exciting live group (except when they toured with a full band for 1998's Good Humor), their great, highly danceable songs carry most of the weight.
My only complaint about the show was it was not loud enough. The volume was downright polite and took a while for people to get in the dancing mood. It wasn't really until the last third of the show, when "Like a Motorway"'s synth bass rolled in, that people got there groove on but from there out, and by the time of the first encore of the Eurodisco-y "He's on the Phone," Webster Hall was bouncing. And it was not an oldies crowd either, who seemed as into new cuts like "Popular" and "I've Got Your Music" as their classic cuts like "Sylvie," "Nothing Can Stop Us," their cover of Neil Young's "Only Love Can Break Your Heart" not to mention a few deep cuts too, like Foxbase Alpha's "Spring" and In Good Humor's "Lose That Girl" which opened the show.
If you're going to see Saint Etienne on one of their remaining North American dates (listed below), they're selling an exclusive tour CD of Words & Music that comes with a full album's worth of outtakes that is worth picking up. Only 2700 were made.
More pictures of Saint Etienne's Webster Hall set (plus openers The Golden Filter) are below, along with the setlist.
photos by David Andrako
Father John Misty / Andrew WK & Matt Sweeney
Petty Fest returned to NYC last night (10/24) at Webster Hall for a night of Tom Petty covers with a huge lineup of contributors backed by The Cabin Down Below Band. Cyndi Lauper, Fred Armisen, John McEnroe and Alia Shawkat were surprise guests. Nicole Atkins, Nick Zinner, and Josh Lattanzi teamed up for "Mary Jane's Last Dance," Father John Misty (who also played his second of two sold out shows in NYC last night and will be back at Webster Hall in January) did "Learning To Fly" and "I Won't Back Down," Har Mar Superstar did "Don't Do Me Like That," Andrew WK & Matt Sweeney did "Listen To Her Heart," Albert Hammond Jr. did "I Need To Know" (Fab played the show too), Caveman (who just played our day party and team up with Albert for a show again this Friday) did "Don't Come Around Here," plus a whole lot more.
More pictures from the Jameson-sponsored benefit show (all money went to Sweet Relief), and the setlist, below...
We haven't completely compared what was announced a month ago, to what the current lineup is, but this is who is playing Petty Fest at Webster Hall Wednesday (10/24):
The Cabin Down Below BandAND:
With Special Guest Stars: Karen Elson, Justin Townes Earle, Father John Misty, Adam Green, Nicole Atkins, Jesse Malin, Sammy James Jr. of Mooney Suzuki, Cory Chisel & Adriel Denae, Steve Schiltz of Hurricane Bells, Ryan Miller of Guster, Har Mar Superstar, Devendra Banhart, Johnny T, Andrew W.K., Matt Sweeney, Danny Clinch & The Tangiers Blues Band, Justin Long, Petter Ericson Stakee of Alberta Cross, Delta Spirit, Caveman, Mikki James, Jody Porter of Fountains Of Wayne and many many more surprise guests!
100% of Ticket Proceeds To Benefit Sweet Relief Music Fund & The Musicians Cancer FundTickets are still on sale.
Brought To You By The Best Fest, Makers of Dylan Fest & Stones Fest
Artists and line-up subject to change without notice
First Melody's Echo Chamber (who we also interviewed) got interviewed by kids, and then Pitchfork took her Halloween shopping before her Webster Hall show (with the Raveonettes) the other day. Watch the results in the video below.
photos by Amanda Hatfield
"Polica just put on a hell of a show at Webster Hall" - @digenger
Polica, whose ongoing tour recently brought them to NYC to open for Bon Iver, returned over the weekend for what was by far their largest headlining date in the city yet at Webster Hall on Saturday (10/6). The place didn't sell out, but it was looking pretty full the whole time and the crowd seemed into openers Gardens & Villa too. Pictures from the show are in this post.
TItus Andronicus at House of Vans, Aug 2012 (more by Ryan Muir)
Titus Andronicus and Ceremony will team up for a US tour in October and November, kicking off in Philadelphia and looping the country, including a stop at Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin. The tour comes to a close in December with a pair of NYC area shows: 12/1 at Maxwell's and 12/2 at Webster Hall. Maxwell's ticketing info is on the way, as is Webster Hall.
The massive tour is intended to welcome Local Business, the band's new LP due via XL Recordings. Look for Titus's new baby to rear its head the day before tour kick-off (10/22), and check out the first song to slip out of the gates, "In a Big City," with all dates, below.
"They should be embarrassed that they jumped me and I am going to court for putting them in the hospital." - Harley Flanagan via NY Natives
Harley on a horse
You probably remember the now infamous 'Cro-Mags incident' that took place during the 'CBGB Festival' over the summer, and how Harley Flanagan, who was the one arrested, is claiming he was jumped and that it was all self defense. Vice has an update:
...the state's case isn't coming together as easily as everyone assumed it would. With Harley in court, the judge asks the assistant district attorney what's up. No grand jury has been convened yet, the ADA replies, and the case gets adjourned to Dec. 5.John Joseph is likely claiming that the Harley-sympathetic Vice article is filled with lies. What do you think?
If the case doesn't come together, with witness statements and testimony and a grand jury the thumbs up to the ADA to proceed, then the clock runs out on the charges on December 8, and Harley can shut the door on the legal troubles stemming from that night in July...
...To hear the other side tell it, Flanagan was crazed on the night of July 6, and may or may not have smuggled the knife into Webster Hall in his ass. Harley, speaking to me, paints a different picture: He was invited backstage and was ambushed, and in a subsequent fight for his life got stabbed, coming out of the VIP room with an oozing leg wound that at first looked like a compound fracture. "The only thing I did wrong that night was go out to the club," said Flanagan on Thursday. "I got jumped by a bunch of wannabe thugs."
Harley didn't know he was in trouble until the cops arrived and he was labeled as the assailant. He spent the next six days on Rikers Island, somewhat of a celebrity because of his case's notoriety. "I was like a white Mike Tyson," he says.
In Rikers, his leg wound, which had been simply stitched up, became infected with staph and MRSA and ballooned, and after being released on bail, he wound up in a hospital bed for ten days
photos by Amanda Hatfield
Ariel Pink & R. Stevie Moore @ Webster Hall - 9/14/2012
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, complete with R. Stevie Moore in tow, brought its current headlining tour in support of "Mature Themes" to Webster Hall in NYC Friday night (9/14). TEEN and BODYGUARD opened the show which is pictured in this post.
The somewhat unofficial afterparty happened afterwards at 285 Kent, and despite unofficial confirmations and strong rumors, Ariel Pink apparently never confirmed he would play 285 Kent, and he didn't. However, Webster Hall opener Bodyguard (James Ferraro) did play along with rumored secret guest Holy Other (who opened for Amon Tobin at Hammerstein Ballroom earlier in the night) and secret guests and Pink associates Geneva Jacuzzi and R. Stevie Moore (whose set started around 3:45am).
More pictures from Webster Hall, including one of Ariel's pre-encore setlist, below...
Paul Simon at Webster Hall in 2011 (more by Ryan Barkan)
Back in 2011, Paul Simon played a small (for him) club date in NYC, a BrooklynVegan-presented Webster Hall show, and that show is now being turned into a live album/film called Paul Simon Live in New York City which will be out on 2-CD / 1-DVD on September 18. That show was part of Paul's tour of his 2011 LP, So Beautiful or So What, and included a number of tracks off of that album, in addition to many of his classics like "Mother and Child Reunion," "The Sound of Silence," "The Only Living Boy in New York," and others.
Based on the tracklist, which you can check out below, it won't be including the part of the encore when David Byrne came out to perform "You Can Call Me Al" and the Talking Heads' "Road to Nowhere" with Paul, or Paul's cover of "Here Comes the Sun," but the majority of the show was captured and will be available. To get a glimpse of what you can expect, check out a video of Paul and his band playing "Dazzling Blue" at that show, along with the film trailer below.
Those videos, the cover art, and tracklist are below.
Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz, who has been making guest appearances for years and has a few mixtapes to his name as well, is set to release his first official album, Based on a T.R.U. Story, this week (8/14) via Def Jam. The album features guest spots from Kanye West, Drake, Nicki MInaj, Lil Wayne, The-Dream, John Legend, Scarface, and more. You can check out some streams and videos from the album and the cover art and tracklist below.
2 Chainz has some upcoming dates in support of the new album. His only live date in the NYC area is Rock the Bells, which he plays on September 1 at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ, but he'll be in NYC on Thursday (8/16) to sign autographs of the new album at J&R Music and Computer World (23 Park Row) at 6 PM. "Purchase the CD beginning 8/14 & receive a wristband to meet 2 Chainz on 8/16. While supplies last."
That same night (8/16), there will also be an official album release party for Based on a T.R.U. Story at Webster Hall for a Girls Night Out party (ladies free all night). No word on whether or not 2 Chainz will actually be showing up, but if he's in NYC for that autograph signing, it seems likely. The flier for this party is below.
UPDATE: Though Webster Hall is still open Thursday night, the 2 Chainz event is cancelled.
A list of all dates, videos, streams, and more below...