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Nas at Rock The Bells 2011 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Nas

Life is good indeed. Nas will ring in the New Year in style, joined by Elle Varner when he takes to the stages of Radio City Music Hall on December 31 for a one-off show at the venue. Tickets for the show go on sale Friday (9/14) at noon... which, coincidentally, is Nas's 39th birthday.

Nas recently played Rock The Bells and is scheduled to take on Virgin Mobile Freefest outside of DC in early October.

Hopefully this show goes better for the Queensbridge MC than the New Year's show he was supposed to appear at in Angola.

My Morning Jacket at Williamsburg Park in August (more by David Andrako)
My Morning Jacket

As mentioned, My Morning Jacket, who were in NYC for a show at Williamsburg Park, will return to the area at the end of the year for a three-night run at Port Chester's Capitol Theatre from December 27-29. The shows will be part of the band's Spontaneous Curation Series, where you can help pick what songs they play, and MMJ promise not to repeat songs on different nights. There will also be TBA guests at each night. Those shows were announced over a month ago and they just finally were given ticket links. Tickets for all three nights go on sale Friday (9/14) at noon.

Two days after that run ends, My Morning Jacket will play a New Year's Eve show at Boston's Agganis Arena (12/31) with Preservation Hall Jazz Band, who they've collaborated with in the past. This one won't be part of the curation series. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (9/14) at noon with a venue presale starting Thursday (9/13) at 10 AM.

As discussed, MMJ will also be in the NYC area for a Levon Helm tribute at the Izod Center on October 3 in East Rutherford, NJ with Ray LaMontagne, Mavis Staples, Lucinda Williams, Gregg Allman, Warren Haynes, Jorma Kaukonen, and more. Tickets for that show are still available.

All dates are listed below...

Continue reading "My Morning Jacket playing New Year's Eve in Boston after Capitol Theater shows (dates & ticket info)"

They Might Be Giants at Terminal 5 in March (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
They Might Be Giants
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Geek rockers They Might Be Giants released a deluxe, 10th Anniversary Edition (digital only) of their first family album, 2002's No!, via iTunes which includes seven new bonus tracks. One of those bonus tracks, the live version of "Robot Parade," can be streamed below.

TMBG will play three New Year's shows in their hometown of Brooklyn this year at Music Hall of Williamsburg on December 29, 30, and 31. Tickets for all three shows go on sale Friday (7/20) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (7/18) at noon.

No other dates to report at the moment, but the 3 NYC shows in list format and that song stream are below.

Continue reading "They Might Be Giants released deluxe edition of 'No!,' playing three New Year's shows in Brooklyn"

Charles Bradley in Fort Greene Park in 2011 (more by BBG)
Charles Bradley

Before Charles Bradley released his excellent debut LP on Daptone Records last year, he performed under the name Black Velvet as a James Brown impersonator. On January 28 at Hiro Ballroom in NYC, he'll bring back the Black Velvet moniker for a James Brown tribute show with Jimmy Hill & The Allstarz Band. Tickets for that show are on sale now. The flier for the show is below.

Charles Bradley just played New Year's Eve at MHOW with Budos Band. Check out a video of them performing together at 12:01 AM, January 1, 2012, below.

More tour dates are down there too...

Continue reading "Charles Bradley played New Year's Eve, playing James Brown tribute as 'Black Velvet' (and other dates)"

photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

Happy New Year!
Gogol Bordello
Gogol Bordello

A Gogol Bordello New Year's Eve celebration can hardly be contained in a single set of photos, so here's a second set of the madness that engulfed Terminal 5 on 12/31 - baloons, on stage and back stage action included.

If you missed it, here is the first set of pictures (with opener The Debo Band), and a set of pictures from their appearance the night prior (12/30).

More New Year's Eve pictures below...

Continue reading "more pics: Gogol Bordello on New Year's Eve (backstage too)"

photos by Andrew St. Clair

Trippple Nippples @ 285 Kent
Trippple Nippples

For those who felt that one New Year's Eve wasn't quite enough, Todd P offered a second chance to fulfill your New Year's wishes with a late show at 285 Kent that counted down to 3AM. Headlined by DIVE (who played earlier that night too), the Friends-filled show included a set by Trippple Nippples, the Japan art-rock crew who closes their NYC run with a show TONIGHT. The band will team with Guardian Alien, Hard Nips, Bad Credit/No Credit and a suprise guest for the show at Shea Stadium tonight (1/3). $7 gets you in.

More (slightly NSFW) (are pasties NSFW?) pictures from that late night DIVE/Trippple Nippples show on (technically) New Year's Day are below....

Continue reading "DIVE & Trippple Nippples played a LATE show @ 285 Kent on New Year's Eve (pics)"

photos by Tracy Allison

Deer Tick

The night after Lucero played Brooklyn Bowl, Deer Tick rang in the New Year at the venue with assists from Virgin Forest (Phosphorescent's backing band, now their own band), Dead Confederate, and J. Roddy Walston and the Business. Here are some pictures from the New Year's Eve show (one of many in NYC. Ted Leo, Gogol Bordello and Patti Smith and many others played Saturday night too.).

Unfortunately we didn't get a Diamond Rugs set at Brooklyn Bowl, as promised, but that's because "Steve couldn't make it from the lobos show." Los Lobos was playing the same night at City Winery, and Steve from Los Lobos (who was supposed to cab it over to Brooklyn Bowl) also plays in Diamond Rugs who played their debut live show on 12/29 in Atlanta (two Deer Tick members and one from Dead Confederate play in it too).

That aside, Deer Tick, like Lucero the night before, played a raucous and entertaining show complete with frontman John McCauley in a New Year's Baby costume. They went on not long before midnight, meaning the countdown, which they may have been slightly late for, happened early in their set (complete with Cee-Lo in Times Square on the tv screens). Deer Tick's setlist pulled from their entire catalog and the encore-less night ended with two special guests and a stage full of people (and fallen confetti). First Craig Finn of The Hold Steady (who was also at Lucero) joined Deer Tick on stage for a cover of "Bastards of Young" by the Replacements (not the first time Craig performed that song), and then Patrick Stickles of Titus Andronicus came out to help them close the show with a drunken singalong of "Let's All Go To The Bar". By the end you couldn't really find Patrick though because half the audience seemed to be on stage... I think that's how it went. Details are fuzzy. Luckily we have these pictures to help jog my memory. More of them, and some videos, below...

Continue reading "Deer Tick & friends & special guests rang in the New Year @ Brooklyn Bowl (pics)"

photos by Andrew St. Clair

Gogol Bordello

Gogol Bordello played Terminal 5 on December 30th and 31st, ringing in the new year to a packed house on both nights after hitting Russia and its neighbors in the weeks prior. The Debo Band, hand-picked by Gogol Bordello, supported at both shows. Here are some pictures and video from the New Year's Eve celebration. They continue below....

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Happy New Year! (artskooldamage)
Patti Smith

Michael Stipe joined his friend Patti Smith at Bowery Ballroom on New Year's Eve for what was also the end of her final year at the venue...

On New Year's Eve, Patti Smith announced from the stage at the Bowery Ballroom that the concert was her last -- at the Bowery Ballroom.

For 14 years, the three-pack of shows by Patti Smith and Her Band in the final week of December has proved to be a reliably exhilarating way to usher out the old and ring in the new. If it's not the Allmans at the Beacon Theater, it's in the same area code. It's cozy: the smallish Ballroom accommodates fewer than 600. It's egalitarian: tickets are general admission, mostly standing room and reasonably priced. And it's personal: the shows always include one on Dec. 30, to celebrate Ms. Smith's birthday (she turned 65 on Friday).

After the last show -- an excellent night, with many special touches, including Michael Stipe singing "Wichita Lineman" -- Lenny Kaye, Ms. Smith's lead guitarist and general rock subversive, confirmed that the band would still perform, but at some other location. "It's just time to move on," he said. [NY Times]

Catch Patti this February with Philip Glass at the Tune-In Music Festival at the Park Avenue Armory. Stay tuned for info on where Patti will spend her birthday this year.

Check out video of Patti & Michael at Bowery below...

Continue reading "Patti Smith played her final Bowery Ballroom New Year's Eve run (with help from Michael Stipe)"

by Amanda Hatfield

"ATTN HOBOKEN! I WILL NOT BE DROPPED TONIGHT!" - kurt braunohler

"Pink shirt on. Ready to party like it 3012" - kurt braunohler

"Happy New Year to everybody! I didn't get to reply last night because I was watching @TedLeo and @kurtbraunohler be awesome." - Tom scharpling

"Omg @scharpling 's here @maxwellsnj for @tedleo NYE& I didn't even say hi - @kurtbraunohler was hilarious - Sharon Van Etten & band=amazing!"
- Bella Allen Farrelly

"Last 2 nights w/@kurtbraunohler, @obitsband, @sharonvanetten, & the AMAZING AUDIENCES: I count myself lucky to be among such excellence." -Ted Leo

Ted, Kurt & Phamacist @ Maxwell's
Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Ted Leo & The Pharmacists rang in the new year at Maxwell's with not-surprise guest Sharon Van Etten and comedian opener Kurt Braunohler who also opened for Ted and Obits at The Bell House one night earlier. Pictures from the NJ show, where Kurt Braunohler tried to crowd surf again, and possibly got dropped again, are in this post.

Ted played a predictably excellent set and covered 'I Wanna Destroy You' with Sharon Van Etten whose opening set included a new backing band lineup. Doug Keith is still there, but there was a new guy on drums and a new backup singer/keyboard player/additional guitarist lady. When they played "Don't Do It", they did this new thing with looped sorta spooky vocals in the beginning and it was so beautiful. The new songs sound amazing. I can't wait for the album.

Sharon will hit the road for a string of dates in February that include Music Hall of Williamsburg and Bowery Ballroom, and before that she'll make an appearance at the Greene Space. Tickets are still available for that WNYC Soundcheck session, as well as both Bowery and MHoW.

More pictures and some video from Maxwell's on New Year's Eve, below.

Continue reading "Ted Leo, Sharon Van Etten & Kurt Braunohler celebrated New Year's Eve at Maxwell's (pics, video)"

Dive

Todd P reports:

HAPPY NEW YEARS EVE!!

So, tickets are SOLD OUT to 2NITE's AraabMuzik NYE @285KENT AVE & tickets will NOT be released at the door.

... But what are you doing late nite? After the ball drops & after the amateurs go home, come out to @285KENT AVE again & 2012 it up starting @ 2:30am!
Trippple Nippples | DIVE | Shea djs @285KENT AVE 230am 12/31 aka 1/1 NYE
+ Reyka Vodka open bar starting at 3am
GET A 2ND CHANCE FOR THAT MIDNIGHT KISS... @ 3AM

Dive also playing Cake Shop earlier in the night.

Trippple Nippples also play Shea Stadium before they leave town.

Lee Fields (more by Bryan Kremkau)
Lee Fields

Deer Tick (more by Tim Griffin)
Deer Tick

Charles Bradley (more by Ryan Barkan)
Charles Bradley

New Year's Eve show listings HERE and HERE, and one late addition is Cake Shop which is listed below:

Continue reading "What's going on Saturday? (New Year's Eve)"

Fergus & Geronimo at BV-SXSW in March (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Fergus & Geronimo

Happy New Year's Eve Eve! We've already given you a list of concerts and parties happening tomorrow and followed that with even more things to do. Some are already sold out (like 285 Kent and Glasslands). Some still have tickets (like Deer Tick). Here we are yet again with some more options.

Fergus & Geronimo are playing The Gutter (12/31) in Brooklyn with NT, My Teenage Stride, and The City Streets. Fergus will reportedly be "headlining at midnight" and "debuting tons of songs from their FUNKY new album." Brooklyn's NT are working on a new record and they've got a new song from it up for free download on bandcamp called "Reflection."

Superhuman Happiness are DJing at Union Pool (12/31) with DJ Partypants and visuals by BAMiAM.tv. As Superhuman Happiness point out on facebook, this is a DJ set and will be a very different show than their live set at Cake Shop TONIGHT (12/30). Tonight's post-Phish late show is a Dog Gone Blog presented show that features special guest Colin Stetson and DJ sets by Dog Gone Blog, Unicorn Pudding, and like tomorrow's Union Pool show, visuals by BAMiAM.tv.

Dance & Hip Hop DJ collective The Rub is throwing a New Year's Eve party at Southpaw (12/31) with DJ Ayres, Cosmo Baker, DJ Eleven, and special guest DJ Moma. Tickets are still available.

Rub associate Nick Catchdubs is also DJing a New Year's Eve event in Brooklyn, at the Built by MeanRed party at Loreley (12/31) with Jubilee and a surprise guest. Tickets are available.

The Rub will also DJ at Brooklyn Bowl on January 15 for The Freedom Party vs. The Rub. Tickets are on sale.

One more NYE option is Murray Hill's New Year's Eve Extravaganza at Knitting Factory with Dirty Martini, Bridget Everett, Angie Pontani, Neal Medlyn, Trixie Little & Evil Hate Monkey, Amber Martin, and DJ Sirlinda. More expensive VIP tickets are sold out but $45 general admission tickets are still available.

Fliers below...

Continue reading "more NYC New Year's Eve options (Fergus & Geronimo, Nick Catchdubs, Superhuman Happiness, Murray Hill & the Rub included)"

DOWNLOAD: Holy Ghost! - "It's Not Over" (MP3)

Holy Ghost! at Terminal 5 in 2010 (more by Vincent Cornelli)
Holy Ghost!

There's already a number of New Year's Eve options in NYC, but if you're looking for something a little fancier, Le Bain and DFA Records are presenting a party at The Standard on 12/31 with DJ sets by Holy Ghost!, Jacques Renault, Tim Sweeney, and Justin Miller. $50 general admission tickets are on sale but the other, more expensive options, like $2000 tables, are sold out.

The Standard is also having another New Year's Eve celebration, 'On Top, with Debbie harry and Chris Stein of Blondie. The cheapest ticket for that one is $250, but it is completely sold out.

Speaking of DFA, they've been releasing a new song for free each night of Hanukkah on their website. The page features a menorah with a different download as each candle. Tonight's (the eighth night) is a Holy Ghost! song, which you can download above and stream below.

Flier for both shows and song stream below...

Continue reading "DFA gave away songs for Hanukkah, celebrating New Year's Eve @ The Standard"

Sharon Van Etten @ BV-SXSW 2011 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Sharon

Sharon Van Etten, who recently opened for and played with The National, contributed backing vocals to a song The National wrote for the movie "Win Win". That song, "Think You Can Wait", is on the shortlist of 39 songs eligible to be nominated for an Oscar. That list, reprinted in full below, also includes songs by Jonsi and She & Him.

In other Sharon news, after the show sold out today, it was revealed that she is the secret guest playing with Ted Leo at Maxwell's on New Year's Eve! (not the first time they've shared a bill). She's also appearing on WNYC's Soundcheck on January 17th. You can buy tickets to attend the afternoon taping at the Greene Space. You can also still buy tickets for other shows she has coming up which will be in support of her new album.

Continue reading "Sharon Van Etten is Ted Leo's special guest, playing the Greene Space, shortlisted for an Oscar (sort of)"

A Mister Saturday Night loft party in 2010 (more by Chris Doss)
Mister Saturday Night

Yesterday, we listed a bunch of New Year's Eve options taking place in New York City. Here's one more. On New Year's Eve (12/31), Mister Saturday Night (aka Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin) will be taking over House of Yes (342 Maujer St., Brooklyn, NY) for a party and will be playing records all night. In order to keep the party intimate, they're requiring that you buy advance tickets, which are on sale now. They say: "No waiting for a drink for an hour at the bar, no standing in crazy lines at the bathroom, and no coat check debacles. Just you, us, some friends and some dancing. And a champagne toast at midnight, of course." The flier for the show is below.

Mister Saturday Night are also throwing a loft party in Brooklyn on February 11 at 12-Turn-13 on 172 Classon Ave. with Four Tet. It isn't clear whether or not he will be DJing or playing live.

Four Tet also plays NYC a month after that at Le Poisson Rouge on March 10. Tickets are still available.

All Four Tet dates and Mistery Saturday Night NYE flier below...

Continue reading "Mister Saturday Night hosting a NYE party @ House of Yes, and a Four Tet gig in Feb. (updated dates)"

Gogol Bordello - Dec 2009 (more by Paul Birman)
Gogol

Once again, we're approaching the new year, and as always, there are tons of ways to celebrate in NYC with a number of different New Year's Eve shows.

Gogol Bordello are returning to NYC to play Terminal 5 on December 30 and 31. Tickets for both shows are still on sale and we're also giving away a pair. Details on how to win are below.

Deer Tick will play Brooklyn Bowl on New Year's Eve. Tickets are still available and also available is a combo package that allows you entry to see the Deer Tick show and the Lucero show which happens at the same venue one night earlier (12/30).

Los Lobos, who, along with Deer Tick, have members in the new supergroup Diamond Rugs, also play NYE in NYC at City Winery. They're playing two shows at the venue and tickets for the early show and the late show are still available.

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists will be in the NYC-area for NYE to play The Bell House on 12/30 (tickets) with Obits and Maxwell's on 12/31 (tickets). Comedian Kurt Braunohler opens both shows.

O'Death plays Spike Hill on New Year's Eve with The Woes. Tickets are still on sale.

A few similar electronic shows will happen on NYE, including AraabMuzik, Balam Acab, Light Asylum, Laurel Halo, and Run DMT at 285 Kent, a Laurel Halo DJ set at Zebulon and Nosaj Thing, El Topo (aka Nicolas Jaar associate Dave Harrington), and others at Glasslands. Tickets for the 285 Kent show and the Glasslands show are still on sale.

Another similar option would be the Cheryl dance party at Public Assembly (12/31) with a live set by Midnight Magic. Tickets are on sale now. The Underground Rebel Bingo Club is also throwing a sold out party in Public Assembly's back room.

There will also be DJ parties at Cameo Gallery (tickets) and Santos Party House (tickets).

Mister Saturday Night hosts a party at House of Yes.

Laidback Luke, who will set sail on the Holy Ship! cruise in the beginning of 2012, will be throwing a party at Pacha in Manhattan (warning: avoid at all costs). Another HARD-approved artist, Nero, will be at Webster Hall for an after-hours party, starting at 3:30 AM. Tickets for the party are on sale now (and is also probably somewhere you don't want to be).

Two Daptone Records affiliates will be in NYC on NYE. Charlies Bradley and The Budos Band play Music Hall of Williamsburg and Lee Fields & the Expressions with Sugar Pie Desanto will play The Bell House. Tickets for the Charles Bradley show and the Lee Fields show are still available.

For a different type of soul show, Fitz & the Tantrums are playing Gramercy Theater on NYE, but that show is now sold out.

The Stone is throwing their annual end of the year improv party with John Zorn, Thurston Moore, and others.

The Damnwells play two shows at Rockwood Music Hall.

Sandra Bernhard finishes a run of shows at Joe's Pub on New Year's Eve.

Barbes hosts Spanglish Fly.

Like he's done in the past, Chuck Berry will be playing two shows at BB King's on New Year's Eve. Tickets for the early show and the late show are on sale now.

For two shows that you definitely won't find BBG at, Phish play four MSG shows (12/28-12/31) and Matt & Kim play Hammerstein Ballroom on New Year's Eve with Super Mash Brothers and Body Language. Tickets for the Phish shows and the Matt & Kim show are still available.

In addition to Phish, another jam band option is Gov't Mule's two night run at Beacon Theater from December 30-31. Tickets for both shows are on sale now. Infected Mushroom is at Best Buy Theater.

Rockabilly Legend

The Fleshtones, Todd Youth All-Stars, The Waldos (featuring Walter Lure of Johnny Thunders' band), The Threads, Richard Bacchus & The Luckiest Girls, and The Dead Tricks will play Bowery Electric on 12/31 with a "surprise rockabilly legend." Tickets are on sale now. The flier for this show is above.

Patti Smith will do her usual run at Bowery Ballroom (12/29-31) but all three shows are now sold out.

In other NYC proto-punk news, New York Dolls will NOT be playing Irving Plaza on 12/30, the show has since been cancelled.

What else?

New Year

Details on how to win Gogol Bordello tickets below...

Continue reading "New Year's Eve concerts & parties in NYC --- Gogol Bordello (win tix!), AraabMuzik, Phish, Chuck Berry, Patti Smith, more"

Ted Leo at Shea in November (more by Guy Eppel)
Ted Leo

As mentioned, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists will be in the NYC-area for New Year's Eve to play The Bell House on 12/30 (tickets) and Maxwell's on 12/31 (tickets).

According to Ted, there are only a few tickets left for the Maxwell's show and they're going fast. He also mentions that a "*Special Very Exciting* GUEST" will be there. Who do you think it is? If you're going, please say hi to this person who tweeted at Ted that they're "going alone so a 'hi' would make their night."

Comedian Kurt Braunohler opens both shows. I wonder if he'll also end up at Maxwell's at all this week for Yo La Tengo's Hanukkah shows. I wonder if Ted will? Say "hi" to Kurt too if you go.

Obits open the Bell House show and will also play NYC during a short run of dates in March with UK band Fists at Cake Shop on March 17. Tickets are on sale now (yes, advanced tickets for Cake Shop!). All dates are listed below.

In related news, the Fugazi web archives were recently launched and you can check out a listening session with Ted Leo.

Ted's other band, Citizens Arrest, had to cancel their ABC No Rio show which would have went down this past Saturday (12/17) but Omegas, Mind Eraser, and Night Birds still played the venue. Check out pics from that show HERE.

All dates below...

Continue reading "Ted Leo says a guest will be at Maxwell's on NYE; Obits opening Bell House show & playing March dates too"

AraabMuzik at Moogfest in October (more by Diana Wong)
AraabMuzik

When Altered Zones announced last month that they would no longer be operating, editors Ric Leichtung and Emilie Friedlander also announced a new project, AdHoc.fm, which will be "a 100% independent, daily music and visual culture publication" and is "coming in 2012."

Ad Hoc are throwing a New Year's Eve party at 285 Kent (12/31) with sets by AraabMuzik, Balam Acab, Light Asylum, Laurel Halo, Run DMT, a special guest, and Weird Magic DJs. Tickets for the show are on sale now. More details and dates are below.

Laurel Halo will also be DJing in NYC on New Year's Eve at Zebulon with DJ Hiro Kone and a band TBA. They'll be spinning "Italo Disco, House, Soul, Techno, Postpunk; whatever makes you move."

Another similar electronic-filled NYE option is the Nosaj Thing show at Glasslands (12/31). When we first discussed the show, no openers had been announced yet. We now know that the bill also includes El Topo (aka Dave Harrington of Nicolas Jaar's Darkside project), Archie Pelago, and DJIlirjana (Pop Manifesto/Typical Girls). Tickets are still available.

Speaking of AraabMuzik, he released the deluxe edition to his album Electronic Dream last week. The album features six new tracks, including the Deadmau5-sampling "I Remember," which you can stream below. We recently spoke to Gang Gang Dance engineer Sean Maffucci who is in New Moods, and he said "I don't think I've heard a record like this before. It seems to break every production rule and yet sounds so sweet and pleasing to the ears."

That stream, NYE show details and more AraabMuzik dates, below...

Continue reading "AraabMuzik, Laurel Halo, Balam Acab & more on NYE @ 285 Kent, Glasslands & Zebulon"

James McNew in Philly in Sept (more by David Andrako)
Dump

Yo La Tengo, who are now selling a Hanukkah t-shirt for charity for a limited time (if you can get the link to work), are playing eight sold out Hanukkah shows at Maxwell's later this month.

Dump, aka the other project of Yo La Tengo's James McNew, is playing a show at Spike Hill in Brooklyn tonight (12/11) with The Medium Necks and Asuna. Tickets are still available (and probably will be at the door).

Spike Hill, the Williamsburg bar and music venue conveniently located on Bedford right near the L, has also announced that O'Death will be playing there on New Year's Eve. Tickets are on sale.

O'Death have also announced a January 2012 tour with Brownbird that has them playing another NYC show at Le Poisson Rouge on 1/21. All O'Death dates are listed below...

Continue reading "Dump playing Spike Hill tonight; O'Death playing New Year's Eve (and other dates)"

DOWNLOAD: Diamond Rugs - Christmas In A Chinese Restaurant (MP3)

Deer Tick @ SXSW 2011 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Deer Tick

Another NYC New Year's Eve option: Deer Tick, J. Roddy Walston and the Business, Dead Confederate, and Virgin Forest are taking over Brooklyn Bowl on December 31, 2011. $45 tickets are on sale now for what is sure to be a very drunken welcome to 2012. For $15 more you can also get a ticket to see Lucero who plays one night earlier at the same venue.

Meanwhile, as previously mentioned, Virgin Forest and Deer Tick's Ian O'Neil play a show at Glasslands this Wednesday night (12/7). Deer Tick only have one other show scheduled and it's in Albany.

Deer Tick also just released a new video for "Main Street" today, full of explosions and urination (which you won't find in the censored version). You can watch it in all its uncensored glory below.

Diamond Rugs, the Deer Tick related project that John McCauley also sings for, and which contains a member of Los Lobos (who are also playing New Year's Eve in NYC), released their first track today too - the Christmas song that maybe you heard Deer Tick perform live at Death By Audio. Download that above. Stream it below...

Continue reading "Deer Tick pees in new video, playing Brooklyn Bowl on New Year's Eve ++++ Diamond Rugs release Christmas song (MP3)"

photos by Ryan Barkan

Charles Bradley @ Bowery Ballroom
Charles Bradley

If we didn't mention it before, Charles Bradley is in fact playing Music Hall of Williamsburg on New Year's Eve along with The Budos Band. Tickets are still on sale. Charles is also heading out on the road in early 2012. Dates are scheduled around North America and Australia, and they're all listed below.

Saturday night, 12/3, two days after appearing on WNYC, Charles played a sold out show at Bowery Ballroom with Rodriquez. More pictures from that show, also below...

Continue reading "Charles Bradley played Bowery Ballroom w/ Rodriguez (pics), playing NYE w/ Budos Band & other dates"

Deer Tick at Webster Hall (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Deer Tick

As previously discussed, Diamond Rugs is the new "supergroup" featuring members of Black Lips, Deer Tick, Los Lobos and Dead Confederate. To be more specific, they are:

John McCauley- Vocals, Guitar
Ian Saint Pe- Vocals, Guitar
Hardy Morris-Vocals,guitar
Steve Berlin- horns, keys
Robbie Crowell- Bass, sax, keys
Bryan Dufresne- Drums

Guest Musicians:
Bryan Minto- harmonica
Bucky Baxter - pedal steel
Spencer Collum - pedal steel
Oscar Utterstr├Âm - trombone
JP Frappier - trumpet

They have a record coming via Partisan Records (home of Deer Tick) in Spring 2012, and the band will play their debut show on 12/29 at The Earl in Atlanta with Dead Confederate. Tickets are still on sale. Flyer below.

The Earl performance is right before Los Lobos head to NYC to play a pair of shows on New Year's Eve at City Winery. Tickets are still available for both the early and the late shows. All Los Lobos dates below...

Continue reading "Los Lobos tour dates include New Year's Eve in NYC; Diamond Rugs signed to Partisan, making live debut in Atlanta"

New York Dolls at Bowery Ballroom in March (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
New York Dolls

After releasing their fifth LP earlier this year, New York Dolls celebrated with two nights at Bowery Ballroom before kicking off an extensive amount of international dates including the tour with Motley Crue and Poison that brought them to Nassau Coliseum, and most recently a short UK run with Alice Cooper. The Dolls are back home for the holidays and will round out 2011 with a hometown show on December 30 at Irving Plaza before playing New Year's Eve in Boston the next night. Tickets for the NYC show are on sale now.

UPDATE: THE NYC SHOW IS CANCELLED.

Last week, Bob Gruen and his wife Nadya Beck, who released the New York Dolls Documentary All Dolled Up in 2005, released a DVD of live clips and interviews filmed of the band in the 70s titled Lookin' Fine On Television. You can purchase the DVD on Amazon and check out a clip of the band performing "Lookin For a Kiss" off the DVD below.

All dates and video below...

Continue reading "NY Dolls subject of new DVD, playing end of year shows"

Nosaj Thing at Music Hall of Williamsburg (more by Chris Doss)
Nosaj Thing

Celebrate New Year's Eve with Nosaj Thing, who will bless Glasslands on 12/31 as part of a PopGun party that will feature a vodka open bar (for a limited time) and a champagne toast at midnight. Tickets are on sale, and so far no support has been announced.

The show is one of only two dates on the calendar for Nosaj Thing (the other being at Rotture in Portland, Oregon on 11/19), as he is currently in the midst of writing material for his new album. Details are still forthcoming.