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Jessie Ware @ The Box, 12/10/2012
Jessie Ware

UK singer Jessie Ware made her American live debut last night (12/10) at swanky NYC club The Box. Backed by a three-piece band -- including bassist Rocco Palladino whose father Pino is currently on tour with The Who -- Jessie wowed the crowd with her amazing set of pipes and great tunes from her much-lauded debut album, Devotion. (Which recently disappeared off Spotify, but Jessie says will be back soon.) The set included hit "Wildest Moments" (she thanked Katy Perry for tweeting it), "110%" (she talked about having to change the title to ""If You're Never Gonna Move" because of Big Pun who is sampled in the song) and a cover of Bobby Caldwell's 1978 single "What You Won't Do For Love" that she pointed out she recorded with Sampha (they both appeared on SBTRKT's 2011 album).

Jessie charmed the audience too, cracking jokes and chatting with folks between songs. She asked if Woody Allen really plays Monday nights at the Carlyle and, if so, why was anyone at her show? She also said Woody and Larry David were on her wishlist for who would come to her NYC show. Other factoids: Jessie told the crowd her sister lives in Brooklyn and has a "willy" in her bathroom that she "nicked from The Box." No elaboration on that.

Jessie Ware's next show is at Bowery Ballroom on January 17 (sold out) which is right around the corner from The Box. Jessie said she walked past it on the way to show and saw that Grizzly Bear were playing.

More pics from Jessie's show are below, along with the recently-released Cyril Hahn Remix of "Sweet Talk."

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How was your Columbus Day? We didn't take off, and posted a whole bunch on BV, BV Chicago, and BV Austin, and here's even more...

As you can see above, Emceez Ansari is really good at photoshopping Aziz Ansari's face into album covers.

Speaking of funny, get the new Tig Notaro from Louis CK.

Film School Rejects is reporting that Woody Allen has cast Louis CK and Andrew Dice Clay in a new movie (must. see.).

Blur, who just confirmed that they are not done and are playing Belgium's Rock Werchter 2013, are now also confirmed for Primavera Sound 2013 in Barcelona (5/24/13) and Portugal (5/31/13).

Philip Glass Rework is streaming at NPR where you'll also find streams of the new Jason Lytle and Martha Wainwright.

As you may have noticed via an ad on this site, Django Django are running a sale for their new Mercury Prize-nominated album via iTunes. We recently caught them live at Knitting Factory, Bowery Ballroom, and in Chicago too.

Purity Ring at Le Poisson Rouge (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Purity Ring

If you've seen Purity Ring live this year, you may be wondering what, exactly, is the deal with those interactive light cocoons they use on stage. The Creators Project gets the scoop.

"Red Bull Music Academy" is presenting four upcoming shows in NYC:

1 - BRAINFEEDER SESSION NYC at Villain (October 10)
2 - SBTKRT LIVE at Terminal 5 (October 11)
3 - FOUR TET B2B JAMIE xx at Autumn Bowl (October 26)
4 - GRACE JONES at Roseland (October 27)
RSVP now (update: actually it's full already) to get into the Brainfeeder one. Win tickets at the BrooklynVegan Facebook to get into SBTRKT (you can buy a ticket too).

Kilo Kish, who has some CMJ shows coming up too, opens the SBTRKT show.

We're also giving away tickets to see tomorrow's Perfume Genius show at Le Poisson Rouge and Calexico and The Dodos at Webster Hall on 10/13 on our Facebook. (Perfume Genius meanwhile plays Music Hall tonight).

Check out an interview with Zammuto who is opening for Ultraista.

Listen to new Trent Reznor.
Stream the new Godspeed! You Emperor album.
Watch a marching band do Zelda , Mario & Pokemon.

Speaking of, PETA released a new Pokemon game.

AND, more stuff below...

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Neko CaseIn addition to all the other stuff going on tonight (12/8), there are at least two noteworthy music-related events airing on TV.

Jawbox plays their ONLY reunion performance on the Jimmy Fallon show. This morning they held a private rehearsal show in the Fallon studios. Those in attendance got four songs: "ff=66", "68", "savory" and "Desert Sea".

Neko Case is TCM's guest programmer today.

A Woody Allen fan, Case chooses Radio Days (1987) as her favorite Allen film with its "celebration of the entertainment industry." Elia Kazan's A Face in the Crowd (1957) remains "shocking" to her in its satire of the corruptive power of television. She admires Orson Welles ("a force of nature") and Joseph Cot- ten ("the foxy Everyman") in Carol Reed's The Third Man (1949). The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945) casts a spell on her with its Oscar Wilde dialogue and appeal to "art-history nerds." A bonus in Case's selections is a collection of Dogville shorts from the 1930s.
Video of Neko performing on Letterman, below...

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today in NYC
* Les Paul @ Iridium
* Family Guy @ Carnegie Hall
* Coliseum & Tombs @ The Charleston
* Lordi, Lizzy Borden, Goes Cube & Fixer @ Irving Plaza
* Shotgun Shogun & Jason Anderson @ Pete's Candy Store
* Camp Lo, Oveous Maximus & One Love Crew play a benefit @ Highline Ballroom

Woody Allen & The Eddy Davis New Orleans Jazz Band (yes, that Woody Allen) regularly perform at The Carlyle.

I still like to look at pictures of Lordi, but I would never go see them live again. Watch them, Blackwolf the wizard, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, and Conan O'Brien, all in the videos below...

What else?

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