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D'Angelo recently in Brooklyn (more by PSquared Photography)
Dangelo

Since "postponing" his Brooklyn show at Williamsburg Park the other night, it has been reported that D'Angelo has cancelled other shows in Chicago, Minneapolis, Baltimore and San Diego.

D'Angelo's concert Wednesday at House of Blues was canceled Monday "due to a medical emergency."

A statement from the promoters Live Nation said D'Angelo "expresses his sincere regret due to this unfortunate circumstance."

An agent for the singer said, "It's serious, but he should be OK," according to a House of Blues executive. [Chicago Tribune]

Get well soon D'angelo, hopefully soon enough for you to play your set this weekend at San Francisco music festival Outside Lands.

Meanwhile, if you were hoping for a rescheduled date at Williamsburg Park, you can stop hoping. The "postponed" show is officially cancelled. "Ticket refunds are available at point of purchase."

photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

Grizzly Bear at Lollapalooza 2013
Lollapalooza Day 3 - 8/4/2013

Back in April, Grizzly Bear postponed their ATP UK, which would have gone down in May the day after the Yeah Yeah Yeahs-curated day. The new date was supposed to happen this November, but now it's been cancelled all together. Clash reports:

Set to take place on November 2nd, the event will not now go ahead. A notice on WeGotTickets explains that tickets are 'NO LONGER AVAILABLE' while fans recently received the following notice from the ticketing agency:

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Please note that IBYM November date has been cancelled. The organisers of this event would like to pass along to following message:

"ATP and Grizzly Bear have sadly decided to cancel the planned I'll Be Your Mirror London concert which had been postponed to November. Unfortunately there were problems with the venue and new date. Between us as promoters and the band it's been decided that it would be wiser to cancel rather than disappoint fans by going ahead with an event that was not up to ATP and the band's standards."

We will partially refund you for these tickets. The refund will appear on the card originally used for payment within 3-5 working days.

Best wishes
WeGotTickets

Meanwhile, anotherA ATP UK goes down in November/December with sets from the reunited Slint, Loop, Mogwai, Superchunk, and more. Tickets for that one are still available.

Grizzly Bear are currently on a US tour that just hit Chicago for Lollapalooza on Sunday (8/4). Pictures of their set at Lolla, along with an updated list of dates, below...

Continue reading "Grizzly Bear played Lollapalooza (pics), cancelled ATP UK"

Death Grips at MHOW in 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Death Grips

One of the bands booked to play the second day (8/3) of Lollapalooza 2013 was Death Grips, who never showed up. According to the festival's representatives (via Chicago Tribune), Death Grips "chose not to arrive in Chicago." Their set would have followed a Friday night official aftershow at Bottom Lounge, which they also didn't show up for. A representative from that venue wrote (via Pitchfork):

We are still getting bits and pieces of information but we were not aware that Death Grips was not coming until right before we made the announcement. Right now, we just want to thank all the people at the show last night who, despite being terribly disappointed that there would be no Death Grips show, were very understanding. Tickets are in the process of being refunded and people that bought tickets online will see their refunds on their statements shortly.
Apparently, as multiple Reddit users have pointed out, before the venue announced the band weren't playing, a suicide note allegedly written by a Death Grips fan was projected onto a backdrop at the venue, as Death Grips' music played through the PA. Reddit users also say that angered fans destroyed the drum set on stage, which DNA Info reports was a child's learning drum kit set up by the band's tour manager.

That same article said:

Death Grips' management repeatedly told Bottom Lounge employees the band "was on their way, only to be told by the same tour manager that the stage set up and the Death Grips album being played 'was the show,'" said Erin O'Neal, marketing director for Bottom Lounge. "It appears to us that despite having a signed contract, they never intended on performing last night and instead wanted to leave a room of disappointed fans."
The band themselves have not commented on the cancellations yet, but they did post a facebook post today that reads "FYF SAT AUG 24 2013 LOS ANGELES CA." That post already has multiple comments including "You guys gonna actually show to that one?" and "Great show in Chicago guys! Thanks!"

They also aren't showing up to Montreal's Osheaga Festival, which they were supposed to play this weekend as well, according to Osheaga's facebook.

UPDATE: Death Grips cancelled other upcoming dates, including the shows they would have played at Royale (8/6) in Boston and Webster Hall (8/7) in NYC with Pictureplane this week. Refunds for those shows are available at point of purchase.

You may remember that this isn't the first time Death Grips pulled a stunt like this.

If you haven't been keeping up with our Lollapalooza coverage, check out day 1 pics, more day 1 pics, day 2 pics, and more day 2 pics.

Foxygen @ Pitchfork 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Foxygen

Foxygen, who were just in NYC for a free River Rocks show (and will be back this fall, see below), have had a few PR stumbles this year but now have suffered a literal one. Frontman Sam France, who has been prone to climbing things onstage of late, fell off a stage monitor during the band's first song at Minneapolis' First Avenue last night (7/29), toppled into the crowd, injuring his leg. From a firsthand report to Citypages:

It was a short set. The band had only just started the first song, "On Blue Mountain," when outrageous Sam France started his aggressive set that turned out poorly, too quick. While engaging with the audience, seemingly overtaken by performance, France leaned on the front monitor, which seemed to tip forward. He fell toward the crowd was apparently injured as a result of hitting the front barricade railings.

At first it wasn't clear if he was hurt or where he was because an audience member that resembled him grabbed the microphone. The band continued to play for a few moments and then security became present. Jonathan Rado regretfully informed the crowd, "If we have to cancel, we'll come back and make it up to you, okay? We love you. Sorry."

France was carried out on a stretcher and the show was indeed canceled. He's having surgery today, which has canceled the band's upcoming shows in Vancouver (8/1) and Seattle (8/2). From the band's Twitter:
Still a chance that @pickathon shows will happen, though they might be subdued performances. It all depends on healing & travel time. On the bright side, Sam will probably have a cool cane or something.
Foxygen were on tour with Chicago's Twin Peaks, who will be in NYC in October.

Meanwhile, Foxygen have just announced two NYC shows in the fall: Bowery Ballroom on October 21 and Music Hall of Williamsburg on October 22. Tickets for those shows go on sale Friday (8/2) at noon with an AmEx presale Wednesday (7/31) at noon.

Feel better, Sam, and we wish you a speedy recovery. Foxygen tour dates are listed below.

Continue reading "Foxygen singer falls from stage in Minneapolis, injures leg; band cancel some upcoming dates (but add 2 in NYC)"

Youth Lagoon at Barclays Center last month (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)
Youth Lagoon

I am sorry to say that the Oslo, Emmaboda, Brighton, Secret Garden Party, and New York dates must be cancelled, a few of which are being rescheduled. A great man who was very close to me has recently departed this world and I need to be home with family and friends to celebrate his life on earth together. I love you all and will see you very soon.

- Youth Lagoon (via Facebook)

Youth Lagoon's Webster Hall show was to have been Monday (7/29). Refunds available at point of purchase. All tour dates are listed below.

Continue reading "Youth Lagoon cancels Monday's Webster Hall show; rest of the tour still on (updated dates)"

OMD drummer Malcolm Holmes @ T5 last week (more by Greg Cristman)
OMD

Bad news from the OMD camp:

We are sorry to inform you that Malcolm [Holmes, drummer] was taken ill during last nights [7/20] show in Toronto. He's currently being treated for heat exhaustion in hospital but is recovering well. Sadly however we have to cancel the remaining shows of the year (including Rewind festival). Please accept our sincere apologies, we really appreciate your understanding at this very difficult time. We will give you more news on Malcolm as and when.
OMD (who played NYC last week) followed up their initial message with, "we've been to see Malcolm and we're delighted to say he's doing well and hopes to fly home on Tuesday. thank you for your kind messages and support." Get well, Malcolm and take it easy!

Riot Fest

Just as Pitchfork Fest is kicking off (Kim Deal & the Breeders included), fellow Chicago festival Riot Fest, whose lineup was already killer, announces:

Pixies, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Suicidal Tendencies, Andrew W.K., Hatebreed, T.S.O.L., Off With Their Heads, The Flatliners, Nativ, Hostage Calm, The Interrupters, New Beat Fund, and Pet Symmetry will all be joining us this September to round out this rock and roll carnival!

Regrettably, a few bands have had to cancel due to unforeseen circumstances. Motörhead, Bad Brains, and Attack Attack! will not be able to make it this year.
Keep an eye out for the daily schedules and individual day passes for all of this year's Riot Fests Wednesday, July 24.

Bummer about the cancellations (feel better Lemmy!), but nice additions, Kim Deal-less Pixies included. Get your tickets, stay cool, and check out the just-released map of Lollapalooza this year.

Check our BV Chicago for more Chicago stuff every day and follow them on twitter, Facebook and Instagram too.

UPDATE: Check out our pictures from Pitchfork Day One, Bjork and Joanna Newsom included, at BrooklynVegan and BV Chicago.

Wolfmother at MHOW in 2009 (more by Benjamin Lozovsky)
Wolfmother

Well that was fast. Earlier this year, Wolfmother announced their breakup, and soon after, frontman Andrew Stockdale announced that he would be going on a solo tour in support of his new album, Keep Moving (out now), which would hit NYC on 8/6 at Bowery Ballroom and 8/7 at MHOW. But now the band have, um, "gotten back together" (though Andrew is still the only original member and it's actually the same lineup as the one on his solo album), and Andrew's solo tour, including both NYC dates, has been cancelled. Refunds for the NYC shows are available at point of purchase.

After canceling the tour, Wolfmother booked three California shows, the first of which took place at LA's Troubadour this past Monday (7/15). You can check out a video of the band playing "Woman" and the full setlist from that show, along with a list of all remaining tour dates, below.

Continue reading "Wolfmother un-broke up, Andrew Stockdale cancels solo tour"

Animal Collective at Governors Ball 2013 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Animal Collective

Animal Collective have been out on the road lately, hitting festivals like Bonnaroo and NYC's Governors Ball. They were supposed to return to the NYC-area this weekened (7/12) for Camp Bisco, but unfortunately the band have been forced to cancel all of their July dates. A statement from the band reads:

Hey AC fans,

Due to illness, we will unfortunately not be able to perform our upcoming July tour dates, including the Camp Bisco and Forecastle festivals. We deeply apologize and tried our best to make it work with an alternate set, but ultimately we didn't feel like we were giving fans what they deserved from an Animal Collective show. We are working on rescheduling the non-festival dates as soon as possible. Again we send our sincerest apologies to fans anticipating these shows, especially considering the cancellations earlier this year.

- Avey Tare, Deakin, Geologist, and Panda Bear
No replacement for AnCo's Camp Bisco set has been announced yet, but stay tuned for updates. The fest began today and is totally sold out.

All Animal Collective dates, as they currently stand, are listed below...

Continue reading "Animal Collective cancel dates (Camp Bisco included)"

Beverly
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As mentioned, Frankie Rose was supposed to be playing a show tonight at Brooklyn Museum. Unfortunately...

Due to a bummer situation. I won't be playing bk museum on Saturday. However my other project BEVERLY will be. i'll b the lady playin drums.

- @MissFrankieRose

Beverly, which features Frankie on drums/vocals and Drew Citron (who also plays in Frankie's band, as well as Avan Lava) on guitars and vocals, will take the 7 PM slot as part of Brooklyn Museum's "First Saturdays." Free with museum admission.

Jay-Z

Jay-Z, whose new album, Magna Carta Holy Grail, drops on July 4 via a Samsung app and 72 hours later in real life, was planning a "surprise" show atop the marquee of the Ed Sullivan Theater for July, but now NY Post is reporting that it won't happen after all. They write:

The city suddenly yanked approval for the mega-rapper's planned concert Monday atop the Midtown marquee for the "Late Show with David Letterman,'' sources said.

"The mayor's office approved it, and then just like that, it got denied," one police source told The Post yesterday.

Reps for Jay-Z, Letterman, the city and the NYPD had planned to meet at the "Late Show" offices yesterday to work out concert details.

But the meeting was abruptly canceled -- and everyone involved was told that the event was now a no-go, sources said.

The police source speculated: "It's because of the holiday weekend. They were concerned about fireworks and terrorism."

Bummer.

Meanwhile, Hov just revealed the artwork to Magna Carta Holy Grail. And did so by displaying it next to one of the copies of the actual Magna Carta in England's Salisbury Cathedral. Pictures of the display are at Jay-Z's Life and Times website. The album artwork is above.

And though you won't be able to see Jay-Z outdoors in Times Square this month, he does begin his tour with Justin Timberlake this month, which hits NYC on July 19 and 20 at Yankee Stadium. Tickets for those shows are still available.

Kendrick Lamar at Firefly 2013 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Kendrick

Though their associate Schoolboy Q was just added to a show in Williamsburg Park, Kendrick Lamar and Ab-Soul's Williamsburg Park show scheduled for September 10 has officially been canceled, right as tickets were going on sale too. "Any pre-sale tickets purchased will be refunded at point of purchase."

Kendrick and Ab-Soul are still scheduled to play Rock the Bells though, with all of Black Hippy, Schoolboy Q included.

In related news, it was announced at the end of May that this weekend's Kanrocksas Festival in, you guessed it, Kansas, has been cancelled as well -- this one "due to insufficient ticket sales." Kendrick was scheduled to play that festival along with the unfucwitable lineup of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Passion Pit, MGMT, Miguel, Descendents, Grimes, Danny Brown, and more.

Boyd Rice

The sold out Cold Cave / Boyd Rice show scheduled for tomorrow (6/28) at TT The Bear's in Boston, MA, a Bowery Boston production, has been cancelled. Venue manager Kevin Patey commented on the cancellation to Vanyaland:

"We've made the decision we didn't want this person in the room. After researching the artist and discussing it with promoters in other cities, we made it clear to the agent that we didn't want this person to perform at our venue. We weren't canceling Cold Cave, but the agent said the show wouldn't happen without the opener. It was the agent's decision. So regrettably, the show was cancelled."
"This person" is of course noise artist Boyd Rice, the controversial former Death in June member whose ties to Nazism, satanism, and accusations of misogyny continue to follow him. Some argue that Rice is just a provocateur using "shock tactics." What do you think?

In the show's stead, the Boston venue is holding a benefit for "local womens' groups and/or shelters."

This is not the first cancellation of this tour. Dates in Toronto and Montreal were also called off for the same reasons. Rice's inclusion on the Cold Cave tour also enraged Philly ANTIFA folk, where that stop ended up being canceled, resulting in last week's late night Saint Vitus show. Chicago ANTIFA are none too pleased either, and claimed to have shut down the Empty Bottle show on 6/24 with a smoke bomb (though the show went on as planned). Cold Cave's upcoming dates with Rice (who performs with the band) include Montreal tonight, and a sold-out Brooklyn show at 285 Kent on 6/28.

Don't have a ticket? Don't want to support Boyd Rice, but not holding it against his collaborators? Cold Cave also just announced a September 4th Brooklyn show at Glasslands.

Sled Island

Calgary, AB festival Sled Island began this past Wednesday (6/19) and continued yesterday (6/20), but unfortunately, due to flooding in Calgary, the remainder of Sled Island 2013 is cancelled. A post on the festival's website reads:

In light of the current emergency situation, and in line with our commitment to the safety of festival-goers and the citizens of Calgary, all remaining Sled Island festival events are cancelled.

We have been fortunate to be able to hold two successful days of the festival and we thank attendees for their enthusiasm and flexibility.

In terms of our policy on passes and tickets, we ask for patience and understanding until we are able to address this in the days to come. We realize that there will be many questions to be answered from festival-goers, artists and partners. The Sled Island office in Mission has been evacuated and we are operating with limited resources.

Our commitment to the safety of the citizens of Calgary remains paramount. Please take care of your friends and family who may require assistance and stay safe.

Sad to hear. We hope everyone in Calgary is staying safe.

Governors Ball 2013, day 2 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Governors Ball

Randall's Island hasn't quite recovered from the mudpie factory that was this year's Governors Ball which has caused the cancelation of next month's Living Social's Backyard Festival. Official statement:

The New York City Parks Department has determined that because of conditions of the event site at Randall's Island Park, the LivingSocial Backyard Festival, scheduled for July 13, 2013, has been canceled.

Due to record-breaking rainfall in early June the site has been deemed unsuitable for events. The New York City Parks Department has informed LivingSocial that necessary repairs to the park will not be completed before July 13, 2013. The event on this date is canceled, however if there is any possibility to reschedule the festival LivingSocial will let customers know.

LivingSocial and the participating partners are all disappointed. LivingSocial is committed to providing full refunds for all customers who have purchased tickets.

The Living Social Backyard Festival is the one that had Aerosmith on a bill with Yeasayer.

UPDATE: Governors Ball issues statement.

Mumford and Sons at Terminal 5 in 2010 (more by David Andrako)
Mumford and Sons

First, Bonnaroo was plagued with the cancellation of Earl Sweatshirt, and now one of the festival's headliners, Mumford & Sons, have dropped off too. They posted the following to their Facebook:

Dear friends,

It is with great joy that we can announce that Ted has been discharged from hospital and is on the road to a full recovery. The surgery went well, and the excellent medical team helping him are very pleased with his progress. He has been nothing short of heroic in how he has handled the whole ordeal, and now it has been medically proved that he does indeed have a brain.

Today, however, also marks the end of our Summer Stampede Tour. We were hoping to have made it out by Bonnaroo this weekend. But it is with sadness that we have to announce the cancellation of our scheduled performances at both Bonnaroo and Telluride Festivals, and our show at Cricket Wireless Amphitheater in Bonner Springs, KS. If we could've we would've, you know that about us. We trust that you can respect our collective desire to encourage Ted to make a full recovery, and that this is based purely on the medical advice we have received.

On behalf of Ted, and all of us really, we would like to thank every one for their compassion and support at this time and we are very excited to get back out on tour as soon as we can.

Ted, Ben, Marcus and Win

The surgery was to remove a blood clot that was on the surface of his brain. Yikes. Glad to hear he's doing well post-surgery. Their spot on the lineup will now be filled by everyone's favorite festival act, Jack Johnson!

If you're staying home this weekend, the Bonnaroo live stream starts today (6/14).

B52s

The B-52s were supposed to bring their tour to the NYC-area for a show at The Capitol Theatre tonight (6/6). However, that show has been postponed to a later date due to the illness of B-52s member Cindy Wilson. According to BoweryPresents.com:

The B-52s regret to announce that they are unable to perform at tonight show due to principal band member Cindy Wilson having fallen ill. Cindy's illness is not life threatening but her doctor has ordered her to take immediate bedrest. In a statement the band said, "Our thoughts are with Cindy as we send her our love and best wishes for a speedy recovery. We sincerely regret any disappointment this has caused our fans and hope to be able to make it up to you soon!"

The Capitol Theatre and The B-52s are working to confirm a rescheduled date. All existing tickets will be honored for the new date, or refunds will be available at point of purchase.

Support at tonight's show was going to come from Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers, who cancelled tonight's Brooklyn Bowl show in order for Guns N' Roses to play the venue. They will still perform at Garcia's at The Capitol Theatre and admission for that show is totally free.

No word yet on whether or not Cindy's illness will affect the B-52s upcoming Roseland show with The Go-Gos (6/19). Tickets for that show are still on sale at the moment.

Updated dates (as they currently stand) are listed below...

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Bummer news from the world of Visa Problems:

It is with a heavy heart that we have to announce that the pastels will not appear at chickfactor 21 because their work visas have not yet been sent to them. if their visas are approved soon, they will come and play a show in new york.

our backup plan was to have the clientele headline in their place, but they too are waiting on visas in a similar situation.

we are heartbroken but the show must go on. we will announce a replacement or two later today. obviously we feel horrible for everyone who has rearranged their lives to be there and will try to make it up to you somehow, someday. we still have a crazy stellar lineup and but if need be refunds are available at point of purchase.

the clientele also will appear later this year if their visas are approved. both bands applied *ages* ago. - [chickfactor]

The Chickfactor 21 show was to have been The Pastels' first US show in 16 years. We're not sure where that puts the 6/15 Maxwell's show -- maybe Condo Fucks will just turn into a full-on Yo La Tengo show? Stay tuned.

Sharon Jones

Sharon, we're wishing you a speedy and full recovery. Get well soon!

SHARON JONES & THE DAP-KINGS CANCEL ALBUM RELEASE AND TOURING FOR 2013

HEALTH CONCERNS NECESSITATE POSTPONEMENT

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings regret to announce that plans to tour and release their upcoming album in 2013 have been postponed. Give The People What They Want will NOT be released on 26th August 2013 as previously scheduled.

Sharon Jones has been diagnosed with stage-one bile duct cancer, which has fortunately been discovered early and has not spread. It is expected that the immediate proposed surgical solution will lead to a full recovery, but because of its invasive and complex nature, will necessitate a rather lengthy convalescence.

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings will be back before you know it, with a new release date and rescheduled tours worldwide.

Sharon would like her fans to know that she is anxious to get back on her feet, and that she is "down, but not out!"

"Over the last few weeks I haven't felt good and I didn't know what was going on. We sadly had to cancel shows while I went through a series of tests and short hospital stays. We just found out that I have a stage-one tumor on my bile duct. Luckily we caught it really early and fast and the doctors say it's operable and curable! I will be having surgery very soon and will have to rest and recover. I'll be staying in touch and keeping my fans and friends updated on my progress. I'm looking forward to getting back on the road to give the people what they want!" Sharon Jones

Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings were supposed to play a Brooklyn show in Prospect Park for GoogaMooga last month and dropped off last minute though they never would have gotten to play anyway.

Big Boi

As mentioned, Big Boi was on a tour with Killer Mike this year which already hit NYC and was going to bring Big Boi back for a free Prospect Park show (without Killer Mike) in June. But unfortunately, that Prospect Park show and the rest of the Killer Mike tour have been cancelled due to Big Boi's knee injury which will take 6 weeks to heal. Killer Mike tweeted that the shows will be moved to September. Big Boi also instagrammed the above picture with the hashtag #backoutcheain6weeks. Updated Big Boi dates are listed below.

Meanwhile, as mentioned, Killer Mike and El-P have a free album on the way under the name Run the Jewels, and that project will also be going on a tour which hits NYC on August 14 at Webster Hall. Support at that show comes from Despot and Kool A.D.. Tickets for it are still available.

This unfortunate news about Big Boi comes just after learning his OutKast partner Andre 3000's mother passed away this week.

Updated dates are listed below...

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people waiting to get in Sunday morning (via)
GoogaMooga

They really thought they were going to open today. They even announced that more tickets were being released today and that James Murphy, following in Sharon Jones's footsteps, had cancelled his performance today due to a family emergency. But the rain has won, and the second day of the 2nd GoogaMooga is now officially CANCELLED. The people pictured above waiting to get in today are probably especially upset.

Official reason: "NYC Parks Dept, Prospect Park Alliance & #Googamooga have canceled today's event in the interest of safety & prevention of damage to park."

All Sunday VIP ticket purchases will be refunded in full.

Bands and DJS that were supposed to play today included Delicate Steve, Cults, De La Soul, Kool & the Gang (instead of Sharon Jones), Nancy Whang & Pat Mahoney (instead of James Murphy), and M.A.K.U. Sound System.

Stay tuned for our pictures from Friday and Saturday, coming soon. Meanwhile watch a channel 12 video report that was filmed in the park early Saturday (it claims GoogaMooga will be back "bigger and better in 2014"), and a video of the Flaming Lips playing "You Lust" on Friday (you can hear people screaming "Vaseline, Vaseline!"), below...

Continue reading "GoogaMooga Sunday CANCELLED due to rain"

Sondre Lerche @ MHOW, 2011 (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)
Sondre Lerche

Bad news: due to a hand injury, Van Dyke Parks will not be performing at the Henry Miller Library / Big Sur Brooklyn Bridge concert this Sunday (5/19) at Music Hall of Williamsburg. The show is now being billed as "Philip Glass and Friends," and in addition to Real Estate's stripped-down set, there will also be performances from Bryce Dessner, Tim Fain, Sondre Lerche, Nico Mulhy, and Nadia Sirota. Refunds will be given (details forthcoming), but tickets are still available

That MHOW show ends a week of programming around the Big Sur Brooklyn Bridge Festival. Tonight's event is at Williamsburg bookstore Spoonbill & Sugartown, which will "look at Miller's relationship to a Community of the Free Spirit and the development of Williamsburg and Big Sur." Speakers include Magnus Toren (Director, Henry Miller Library), Dr Scott Von (Psychoanalyst, Director, New Clinic) and James Decker (Professor, Miller Scholar).

Kool & the Gang (not a recent picture)
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Bummer news from GoogaMooga:

We regret to share the news but due to an urgent family matter, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings are unable to perform as scheduled this weekend. Sharon and the Dap-Kings are all tremendously disappointed they are unable to appear at GoogaMooga and trust fans will understand. They hope to see everyone at another show soon.

While GoogaMooga will miss Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings and wishes them all the best, we are thankful and excited to announce that festival goers will still be able to get their moves and grooves on with Kool & The Gang, who will now headline the Nethermead Stage on Sunday, May 19 at 6:45pm.

Well that makes Sunday officially Ladies Night now? While general admission tickets to Saturday and Sunday are gone, you can still buy tickets to the (very) early evening kickoff show on Friday (5/18) with The Darkness, Flaming Lips and Yeah Yeah Yeahs. And if you do that, "All Friday General Admission tickets will include a guaranteed General Admission ticket to Great GoogaMooga on either Saturday or Sunday."

Classic Kool & the Gang video below...

Continue reading "Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings drop off Sunday's GoogaMooga bill; Kool & the Gang added"

Antwon

Pictureplane will still open for Anamanaguchi at Irving Plaza on Friday, but his show with San Jose rapper Antwon scheduled for tonight, Thursday, 5/16 at Santos Party House has been cancelled.

Pictureplane will hook up with Antwon later in the month though for a series of dates in California. They're all listed below.

Antwon, who was actually just in NY for Downtown Music Fest instead (where "he seemed a little too angry"), also has a show scheduled at Hotel Vegas in Austin as part of Chaos in Tejas, and is playing FYF Fest in LA which, as mentioned, goes on sale at noon California time today.

Dates listed along with a stream of Pictureplane's track from the video game soundtrack Injustice: Gods Among Us - The Album, below...

Continue reading "Pictureplane playing shows w/ Antwon, but NYC cancelled; FYF Fest on sale today"

Flaming Lips in Toronto (more by David Andrako)
Flaming Lips

The Flaming Lips were planning on landing in Simsbury, CT on July 15th, but Simsbury, CT has decided Wayne Coyne and crew will need to make other plans:

The town has decided against having The Flaming Lips play at the performing arts center at Simsbury Meadows this summer.

First Selectwoman Mary Glassman said the concert was conditionally approved pending a permit but that after conversations with Police Chief Peter Ingvertsen officials decided against the concert.

Glassman said the issue came down to staffing, and that it would have been difficult to get the necessary police officers in place for the concert, especially since the previously approved Emmylou Harris concert is planned for the following night. [Hartford Courant]

Major bummer Simsbury.

Meanwhile, the Flaming Lips have arrived in the NYC-area for a three-night run that looks like this:

Flaming Lips are here:
May 15 - The Late Show with Jimmy Fallon
May 16 - Montclair, NJ The Wellmont Theater
May 17 - Prospect Park Brooklyn, NY - GoogaMooga
Tune into Fallon tonight, get your tickets for the NJ show, and make sure to get to Prospect Park on Friday by 6:15!! The Darkness, Flaming Lips and Yeah Yeah Yeahs all on one bill has the makings of an epic show. It's just too bad that the Lips go on so early, and it's even sadder that the Darkness play at 4:45!

All tour dates and the band's newest (and very) NSFW video below...

Continue reading "Simsbury, CT cancels the Flaming Lips (who play Prospect Park at 6PM Friday) ++++ Fallon tonight, NJ Thursday"