Entries tagged with: new years eve
Hey,I have one pair of tickets to give away to Elvis Perkins, Islands and Blonde Redhead on New Years Eve. How to win, and all 2009 European tour dates, below...
3 noteworthy notes to notefully note.
1) Spain dates have been added to the February tour. 21st in Barcelona, 22nd in Madrid. The Paris date has also been filled in, and if i'm not misunderstood, it's going to be a free show. Probably want to RSVP to that on the early side.
2) We're supporting Blonde Redhead on New Year's Eve in New York City at Terminal 5. This will be fun. Party horns, noise makers, and a lot of fake-out countdowns. [Elvis Perkins was also added to this bill].
3) I, Nick Thorburn/Diamonds am curating a show in New York City, my adoptive home, at the Knitting Factory on Monday, December 8th. All proceeds go to New York Cares, a local charitable organization that supports underprivelaged communities, the homeless and various social and welfare services. David Cross, Fred Armisen, Marnie Stern, Conrad Keely from Trail of Dead, Despot, yours truly, and a couple of other surprises are all on the table. It will be a jam-packed evening, and it's for a good cause.
After six years of spending an unhealthy and unusual amount of time together, Dirty on Purpose is going the way of the dodo. We got back from tour about a month ago and sat down to talk about recording another record, and realized we didn't really want to record another record. Not now anyway. So we're going our separate ways. Our best friends and practice space sharers of many years, A Place to Bury Strangers, offered us the opening slot on their New Year's Eve gig at Mercury Lounge. We thought it was an appropriate way to wind things down and say goodbye to our friends and fans.
Get your tickets now -- it's gonna sell out.
We're still playing music and we hope you'll come support our other projects: Joe and Doug harmonize sweetly in Neckbeard Telecaster; George shreds the bass in Coin Under Tongue; Joe helms Joe and the Flying Spoons; and Doug plays with Purse Snatchers and Black Acid.
Finally, we're all still buddies and live in the same town, so we reserve the right to change our minds and get back together in six months if we feel like it.
photo inside City Winery (Michael Dorf on stage) (from Eater)
In addition to a functioning winery and 21,000 square foot restaurant/event space, City Winery is also equipped with a full stage, state-of-the-art sound system and in-house A/V-making it one of the most interesting venues to ever hit Manhattan. Whether you are planning a private party, a public concert or an intimate evening of music and/or the spoken word, City Winery's stage and staff can accommodate a variety of live performances and cultural activities that will appeal to sophisticated New Yorkers, and wine connoisseurs, alike.Unfortunately, "to purchase tickets to any of the upcoming shows or classes, you must first become a Vinofile member." I don't think you need to be a member to always go there - for instance you could just be a VIP at the upcoming REM Carnegie Hall event, but I don't know. I also doubt you'll need to be a member to go to the Blackoutsabbath Rufus Wainwright show happening there on March 4th (no tickets for that yet) (for now Rufus is focused on the upcoming McGarrigle Christmas Hour show).
All known upcoming City Winery events are listed below...
Crystal Castles @ NYU (more by Bao Nguyen)
Music Hall of Williamsburg has also added a late-night NYC show on New Years Eve, except unlike Mercury Lounge and Bowery Ballroom, Music Hall's show will be the same band that played the club earlier that night. Tickets for the 2 AM Crystal Castles show go on Am Ex presale at noon.
Amanda Palmer @ Webster Hall (more by Dese'Rae L. Stage)
Mr. Brownstone is playing a 2 AM show at Mercury Lounge on New Years Eve. Amanda Palmer is playing a 2 AM show at Bowery Ballroom the same night. Patti Smith is playing Bowery Ballroom earlier that evening.
Stay tuned for Amanda ticket info. All dates below...
Girls Girls Girls
More tribute band news...
You thought Bowery Presents couldn't announce any more New Years Eve shows. Then you remember they can stay open super late that night which means they can host shows after other shows. Such is the case with the Mr. Brownstone show happening at Mercury Lounge. Doors are 2 AM - after the A Place to Bury Strangers show. The Guns N' Roses cover band will be playing "Appetite For Destruction" in its entirety (or until they pass out). Tickets are on sale.
And speaking of cover bands performing entire albums, Pinktallica, an "All Chick Tribute to Metallica", will be performing "Kill Em All" right before Girls Girls Girls (all girls, Motley Crue), will be playing "Shout At The Devil". This all also happens at Mercury Lounge, but on January 17th. Tickets are on sale for that too. I can't find a website for Pinktallica, so I know nothing about them, but they're my favorite band, just based on their name (and their choice of album to cover), in this post.
Last but not least, the extremely popular Beatles cover band, The Fab Faux, has two shows coming up at Terminal 5. On December 26th they perform "Abbey Road" and "Let it Be" (tickets), and on December 27th, "The White Album" (tickets).
More dates at their site.
Girls Girls Girls videos below...
DP's Angel Deradoorian @ Knitting Factory (more by Ryan Muir)
Tickets are still on sale for the show Dirty Projectors and Dan Deacon are playing at Brooklyn Masonic Temple on December 11th. Last year Dirty Projectors played Knitting Factory on New Years Eve, and this year they might do it again, joining the bill that we already know includes Deer Tick, Deerhoof and Akron/Family, and maybe Crystal Stilts too?
Speaking of Crystal Stilts, they play their record release show at Less Artists More Condos tonight/Friday.
A beautiful video of Dirty Projectors playing in a big purple van in Paris, below...
Thanks to Daytrotter for the above graphic of Akron/Family. Thanks anonymous for pointing out that Akron/Family are playing the show at Knitting Factory on New Years Eve with Deer Tick. Thanks to Akron/Family for pointing out that so are Deerhoof. Now someone add Deerhunter. Loney, Dear will be here in Deercember. More Akron/Deerhoof tour dates below...
DOWNLOAD: Deer Tick - Long Time (MP3)
I was going to start this with a bit about Deer Tick living in Rhode Island, but never staying away too long, but then I noticed his/their MySpace says his/their home is "Brooklyn, New York / Providence, Rhode Island", so now I don't know. Maybe he is already here. Either way it's a good thing and now we have yet another NYC option on New Years Eve.
As you know, Knitting Factory's Tribeca/Manhattan location is going away very soon. New Years Eve will be their very last night open - the last time to party in that location (though not everyone will be celebrating). And though the venue still hasn't listed any of the final three-floor lineup, I can confirm that Deer Tick will be a part of it.
Blonde Redhead @ St Anns (more by Bao Nguyen)
Blonde Redhead are playing a show at Terminal 5 in NYC on New Years Eve. Opener TBD. $35 tickets go on sale Friday at noon.
Also that night: Crystal Castles are playing Music Hall, APTBS are playing Mercury Lounge, and Patti Smith is at Bowery Ballroom. My Morning Jacket plays the Garden. Yo La Tengo, The Feelies & Vivian Girls hold it down at the Wellmont in Jersey.
Blonde Redhead's "Top Ranking" video below...
DOWNLOAD: Crystal Castles - Crimewave (Kilowatt Remix) (MP3)
Crystal Castles @ Webster Hall (more by Chona Kasinger)
Add Crystal Castles to the list of bands making "under plays" at Music Hall of Williamsburg this year...
some 2008 shows @ Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NYIt was also just announced that A Place to Bury Strangers are playing Mercury Lounge on New Years Eve. Tickets for that one are now on sale.
Jun 19 - Modest Mouse
Aug 07 - Trey Anastasio
Oct 07 - Franz Ferdinand
Oct 31 - MGMT
Dec 12 - Bon Iver (sold out)
Dec 16 - Of Montreal (tickets on sale Thursday)
Dec 31 - Crystal Castles (ticket onsale TBD)
Currently over in Europe touring with MGMT, NYC band A Place to Bury Strangers will play what for them has become a small venue, Mercury Lounge, on New Years Eve. The Vandelles are also on the bill so far. $25 tickets go on sale Tuesday at noon.
Yo La Tengo @ ATP NY (more by Zach Dilgard)
Yo La Tengo and The Feelies are playing the Wellmont Theatre in Montclair, NJ on December 31st, 2008. Doors at 7. Show at 8. $35 tickets on sale Saturday October 18th at 10 AM.
Tickets are also on sale for other upcoming shows at the Wellmont like The Decemberists, Wolf Parade, Rufus Wainwright, The Backstreet Boys, Hinder, and Hanson. The only show there that is currently sold out is Bill Maher.
From the issue of "The Fake Headlines" (the NP's' e-mail newsletter) that went out yesterday:They left out the part about tickets already being on sale (which they no longer are). I assume refunds are being given to anyone that shelled out the $66.50 for a ticket.
As unfortunately wrongly reported on other sites we will NOT be playing a show in New York for Irving Plaza for New Years Eve. It is indeed true as written about here before we were planning on putting together a show in New York, but due to unfortunate circumstances and a few key acts falling through we decided it would be best to wait until we could put together the best show possible for such an auspicious day. In any event, Irving Plaza will get somebody else just as great and there will still be a lot of great options for you for New Years. Stay tuned if it happens to be anyone related to us!
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by Black Bubblegum
The Damned, Live in Dudley UK Aug 2008 (Chompbox Photography)
Is it too early to be planning your New Years? I know we already talked about a few New Years Eve shindigs... so add this one to your list. English goth punk pioneers The Damned announced a six-date east coast tour with Theo & the Skyscrapers and Electric Frankenstein and that includes a pair of shows at the Gramercy in NYC including one on New Years Eve (tickets are on sale). The second NYC show is the previous day, Dec 30th, but tickets aren't on sale yet - maybe they'll only actually play it if December 31st sells out.
The east coast tour is proceeded by a UK tour which is preceeded by a west coast tour. Sandwiched smack in the middle of those UK dates is a performance at the previously-mentioned ATP Nightmare Before Christmas curated by Melvins & Mike Patton and featuring The Melvins, Big Business (shock!), The Locust, Isis, and even Fantomas performing The Director's Cut in its entirety.
The Damned recently completed their new studio album, with drummer Pinch documenting the proceedings on his myspace account. The record, entitled So, Who's Paranoid?, is due Nov 13th. Pick it up here.
The Damned 2008 is:
Dave Vanian - VoxAll dates and a video below...
Captain Sensible - Guitars
Monty Oxy Moron - Keys
Stu West - Bass
Pinch - Drums
the New Pornographers @ Sasquatch 2008 (more by Chris Graham)
Tickets are on Live Nation presale for a New Years Eve New Pornographers concert at Irving Plaza in NYC. They cost $66.50 each. Tickets are also still on sale for the show AC Newman is playing at the Bell House on November 15th. AC Newman's new album, entitled Get Guilty, will be released by Matador Records on January 20th. The cover art is below.
Also below: the new New Porographers video for "Mutiny, I Promise You" starring comedians Kurt Braunohler and Kristen Schaal. It's the same video that was screened for the very first time back in February at our Rock n ROFL party (those parties are on hold by the way). Check it out...
Gogol Bordello @ McCarren Pool (more by Leia Jospe)
DOWNLOAD: Les Savy Fav - Sweat Descends (live) (MP3)
Mark this one down, people: April 29th, 2008. The day Brooklyn art-punks Les Savy Fav - probably the best showmen in indie rock - finally release a live album. After The Balls Drop is a fifteen-track document of the band's storied 3:00AM performance at Bowery Ballroom in New York City on January 1st, 2008. Loaded with old Fav standbys, and tracks from last year's raucous return-from-hiatus Let's Stay Friends, the digital-only release is a document of a band.....Free MP3 from the album above. Tracklist and tour dates below....
Speaking of Yeasayer playing, they played New Years Eve in NYC too - a Myopenbar.com party at "a private sprawling decorated loft, for $15". Thanks to all those who sent me notice of the show - unfortunately they just all came while I was taking a few days off (aka I didn't know about it in time to post about it). More photos by Rebecca Smeyne @ MyOpenbar. Yeasayer tour dates HERE.
Dirty Projectors @ Knitting Factory, NYC - New Years Eve, 2007/8 (CRED)
BV contributor Nick Masi was there, and he sent me this quick review:
They were great, of course. It was cool seeing them at Knitting Factory and Longstreth seemed to be in the best spirits I have ever seen him. They went on around 11:40 and played til about 12:20! That was the worst part of the show. I was kind of shocked. Especially because they didn't play "Rise Above." They missed the countdown, like everyone always does, but they made up for it. They stopped "Gimme Gimme Gimme" to do the countdown, and then went right into "New Attitude" to start 2008!More pics and video @ Stereogum.
Earl Greyhound @ Mercury Lounge, NYC - New Years Eve, 2007/8 (CRED)
....while Flaming Lips were doing it in Oklahoma, Mr. Brownstone was playing in Williamsburg, members of Spoon and Wilco were jamming with Jon Brion in Chicago, Gogol Bordello was playing Terminal 5, Dirty Projectors were at Knitting Factory, and Patti Smith was over at Bowery Ballroom before leaving to make room for a late show by Les Savy Fav.
Radiohead played too, but that was taped and from the privacy of your own home.
The Flaming Lips in Oklahoma - New Years Eve (CRED)
* Variety Shac @ UCB
* Mr. Oizo (Ed Banger) is DJing Hiro Ballroom
* Marco Benevento is playing Sullivan Hall
* Jeffrey Lewis is playing Sidewalk Cafe
* Dave Davies' son's band is playing Mercury Lounge
* Even Without Writers, Leno Tops Letterman