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By Doug Moore

The Jesus Lizard at Irving Plaza, 2009 (more by Lori Bally)

Storied American noise rock unit The Jesus Lizard originally broke up in 1999, but reunited for a bit between 2008 and 2010, during which they played some memorable shows in NYC and elsewhere. The band are technically back together as of last year (they scheduled, and then canceled, an appearance at the 2013 All Tomorrow's Parties in Australia last October), but you wouldn't necessarily know it. When the members have engaged in publicly visible activities at all, it's mostly been oddball collaborations or solo work, like vocalist David Yow's long-awaited solo LP or guitarist Duane Denison's Unsemble collaboration with members of Einstürzende Neubauten and Silver Jews.

At least now there's evidence that the band still exists in some form, in the shape of an official Jesus Lizard coffee table book. Yes, for real. The book is a characteristically cock-eyed retrospective of the band's original 12-year run. According to its publisher Akashic Books, it offers the following:

The Jesus Lizard Book is a coffee table affair of exclusive photography, art, and other imagery with written pieces by all four members of the seminal indie rock band the Jesus Lizard. The layout is stylish and elegant, particularly in contrast with the harshness of much of the band's music. Included are many Polaroids by David Wm. Sims, a delicious recipe by David Yow, a concise list of every show the Jesus Lizard played, and writings by two producers who recorded the band--Steve Albini and Andy Gill. There is biographical material of each member that covers childhood to the demise of the group. Other contributors include Mike Watt, Alexander Hacke, Steve Gullick, Rebecca Gates, Jeff Lane, Sasha Frere-Jones, KRK, Bernie Bahrmasel, and many more.
If you need further empiric evidence that the Jesus Lizard still exist, you're in luck: the band are doing a couple events around the book's release. They'll have a signing at Barnes & Noble Union Square on March 25 (more info); and then a a book release party at Greenpoint's Word bookstore on March 26. The festivities start at 7pm; entrance is free, and Brooklyn Brewery is providing refreshments for the event. Visual contact with David Yow's hairy torso not guaranteed.

Sounds a little weird, but not nearly as weird as David Yow's recent and characteristically Yow-esque book of illustrated cat puns (also an Akashic book). You can read an interview with Yow about this crowning artistic achievement on Catster.com. A brief excerpt:

What's been the strangest reaction you've had to one of your illustrations?

Well, a homeless guy came in the gallery and saw "Catnip" and started masturbating.

It's that kind of interview, unsurprisingly. Check out a few of Yow's cat pun illustrations below...

Continue reading "The Jesus Lizard ready coffee table book w/ two release events in NYC; David Yow wrote/illustrated book of cat puns"

Metal Dudes Cats
Metal Dudes Cats

"In an effort to help prove that the metal community is not filled with mindless, hate-filled, angry men, author/photographer Alexandra Crockett is putting together a photography book entitled Metaldudes Cats Book that showcases some of the most brutal and visionary members of the West coast metal community with their darling, adorable little balls of fur: their cats."
Meow.

Alexandra hopes to have the book released in April, and is holding concerts to raise money for its publication in Portland and Seattle. Meanwhile you can get some merch on the official Etsy page, and preview some of the photos from the book below...

Continue reading "Metaldudes Cats Book (is coming soon)"

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photos by Leia Jospe

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Photographer Leia Jospe accompanied Anamanaguchi on a trip to Japan where they played Tokyo's own version of the Blip Festival along with Nullsleep and others. Her pictures from that October event are in this post (the above-pictured kitty included). Her pics from the most recent NYC version of the fest are HERE.

Anamanaguchi are currently on the road with BATHS, though they are not on the bill of the NYC show which happens at Bowery Ballroom tonight (12/2) with BATHS, Dinosaur Feathers, and Ki:Theory. Tickets are still on sale. Updated tour dates with more Blip Tokyo pictures, below....

Continue reading "Anamanaguchi played Blip Fest in Tokyo (pics), playing shows w/ BATHS (who plays NYC tonight)"

Lick yrself clean

Devo

Devo's new album, Something for Everybody, is out today (6/15) and streaming online in the form of a Cat Listening Party, which runs till 8pm PST (11pm EST). According to the band, "It is 88%-guaranteed to meet with your audio approval." The album streams, without cats, at Colbert Report until Thursday (it's a little out of way on the right side of the page). They'll be on the Colbert Report Wednesday night, Letterman Tuesday night, and Regis & Kelly on Friday.

Tour dates are here. The closest they come to NYC currently is Clifton Park, NY's Northern Lights on Saturday, July 31st - tickets are on sale. They play Osheaga in Montreal on Sunday, August 1st and Lollapalooza on August 6th.

A video promo and album tracklist are below...

Continue reading "Devo streaming their new album with cats, playing Colbert, Regis & Kelly and Clifton Park, NY"

Cat With Wings

Nas is playing Hammerstein Ballroom on December 26th. Tickets are now on presale. Password = HOT97

Oasis tickets are still on presale. Password = Supernova. Venue = MSG.

Stellastarr* are playing five shows at Pianos in December. All five are on sale.

Tickets are now on sale for both of the upcoming CSS shows at Webster Hall

Tickets are on sale for both of the upcoming NYC Eagles of Death Metal shows.

Tickets are still on sale for the Department of Eagles show at the Bell House.

Tickets are still on sale for the 826NYC benefit that Department of Eagles, Paul Simon and members of TV on the Radio are playing.

Toad the Wet Sprocket is playing Webster Hall (??) on February 26th. Tickets are now on sale.

Tickets are still on sale for the Barack Rock benefit Les Savy Fav, Andrew Bird, and the Fiery Furnaces are playing in Brooklyn. Tickets are also still on sale for the show Les Savy Fav is playing at Music Hall on October 12th.

Tickets are still on sale for the animal shelter benefit that Debbie Harry is playing. Deborah is also playing one of the 10 free shows Joe's Pub is hosting.

Secret Machines are playing Webster Hall on October 18th. Tickets are on sale.

the Beck shows went back on sale.

Brad Mehldau and Chris Thile are playing "A Concert for Obama" at (le) poisson rouge on October 10th. Tickets are on sale.

Tickets are still on sale for the show Brightback Morning Light are playing at (le) poisson rouge.

If you're from PA, get your free tickets to see Bruce Springsteen.

Love Cats

...featuring Pete 'The Pete' Steinkop and Michael McDermot of Bouncing Souls, DJ Values of Let It Burn, Frank Iero of My Chemical Romance, Andrew Everding of Thursday and Matt Scara of Pitch Black Blonde. Theyre playing Highline Ballroom in NYC tonight (June 27) with Bee Gees tribute band Tragedy and God Saves The Queen ("New York's Ultimate Sex Pistols Tribute")

On a related note, Mr. Brownstone are playing Bowery Ballroom on the fourth of July.

On another related note, Thursday were added (a while ago) to that Hot Water Music show at Terminal 5 (still not sold out).

On a related related note, Paramore are playing... JUST KIDDING!

Bike

The 2008 NYC Bicycle Film Festival runs from May 28th through June 1st. That includes a show/party at Studio B on May 28th with Soft Circle, Simone Pace of Blonde Redhead and more.

SSLYBY @ Union Hall, April 21, 2008 (Bryan Bruchman)
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin

tonight in NYC
* Gelmania @ Rififi
* Radiohead on Conan
* Kate Nash @ Webster Hall
* Nels Cline @ Jazz Standard
* Tokyo Police Club @ Sound Fix
* Mum @ Brooklyn Masonic Temple
* Gigantour @ Hammerstein Ballroom
* Jason Anderson @ Pete's Candy Store
* Ra Ra Riot & The Little Ones @ Maxwell's
* Destroyer plays a show at Bowery Ballroom
* The Virgins & Sam Champion @ Mercury Lounge
* Grizzly Bear, Josh Groban & Paul Simon @ BAM
* Cinematic Orchestra is at Music Hall of Williamsburg
* She & Him & Thao with the Get Down Stay Down @ NYU
* Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog with Special Guests @ Sullivan Hall

Gawker is reporting that Lindsay Lohan will be at Coachella. Scarlett Johansson and Paris Hilton were there last year.

Tonight's Gelmania comedy lineup (8pm @ Rififi) is Jeff Garlin (Curb Your Enthusiasm, Arrested Development, I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With), Todd Barry (Flight of the Concords, Letterman, Conan O'Brien, Sex and the City, Comedy Central Presents), Eugene Mirman (Flight of the Concords, Comedy Central Presents, Human Giant 24 Hour Marathon, Conan O'Brien), Chelsea Peretti (Variety SHAC, Invite Them Up CD) and Tom McCaffrey (Best Week Ever, Invite Them Up CD).

More pictures of Thursday night's Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin show at Union Hall at Bryan's flickr.

Video of a cat playing a theramin below. What else?

Continue reading "What's going on Wednesday?"

Old Time Relijun @ Silent Barn, NYC - Oct 31, 2007 (CRED)
Old Time Religum @ Silent Barn

Hello friends, lovers, enemies of the Silent Barn,

SILENT BARN needs your help!

ConEdisonAs some of you may know, Silent Barn is an all ages performance / art / work / living space in beautiful Ridgewood, Queens. We've had a good run so far, hosting shows and events for a wide variety of groups, having extreme fun the whole time, and we'd like to continue that onward and into the unforeseeable future. But here's the catch: we just found out that we lost our appeal of a suit with ConEd, and are receiving notices daily that we owe them back power bills for the power used by the previous residents of the space, to the tune of almost $7,000 with interest. OUCH. We are reaching out to our community for help and ideas, because if we don't come up with the money soon, ConEd will send some sort of federal official to shut off the power, effectively ending Silent Barn for good.

moneySo, we are writing to you, dear friends, to ask for help. Have you played here before? Would you want to do it again as a benefit for the house? Have you been here before? Keep on coming! Do you have high powered rich friends who give out handouts to those in need? We want friends like that! And so on, and so forth.

Spaces like the Silent Barn are ultimately a community effort, and while this problem isn't exactly uncommon, it is still very real. We do our best to host and promote events of the highest caliber, and hopefully we as a community can keep it going. Please get in touch if you have ANY ideas that will help us work this whole mess out. We are down to do almost ANYTHING to keep the space healthy and alive, especially in these cold winter months.

Thank you forever.
xo Silent Barn

ps: if anyone has a cat that needs a home, we'd love to replace our dear departed Noodles, who has moved on to better times (in a cleaner apartment).

Also, Todd P is taking a break...
so I'm takin it a little easy for the next few months - you won't see a lot of shows from me while I take a substantial break & work on some other projects for awhile.

I'll still be around to tell you guys about great shows here & there though! [Todd P]

Thursday, November 29th @ DEATH BY AUDIO

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:::: the Deathset
:::::: Marnie Stern
:::::::: Teeth Mountain

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L to Bedford, JM to Marcy, G to Metropolitan | 8pm | $8 | ALL AGES
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