Entries tagged with: new years eve
Titus Andronicus @ Brooklyn Masonic Temple on 11/5 (more by Jake Forney)
Add another one to the growing New Year's Eve event list - Titus Andronicus are playing a 1:30am NYE show (technically New Years Day) at the Mercury Lounge. Tickets go on sale Friday, November 27th at noon.
The venue boldly announces "Mercury Lounge will stay open all night so don't let your evening end early!" Earlier in the night the Mercury Lounge will host The Detroit Cobras and The A-Bones.
Coming up, Titus play a pair of collegiate events - December 1st at The College of New Jersey in Ewing, NJ and December 2nd at NYU's Kimmel Center (with the Beets). They open for Ted Leo in Massachusetts, but not for his NYC date at Bowery (opened by JEFF the Brotherhood and Stupid Party).
All upcoming shows and videos from Titus's last NYC show, opening for Fucked Up at the Masonic Temple, are below...
Antibalas in Philly on 6/6 (more by Tim Griffin)
Much like The Roots, who they shared the stage with at The Roots Picnic in June, have been doing lately, Antibalas will play a NYC residency. Theirs will take place at Knitting Factory in Brooklyn over four Thursdays in December (they exclude Dec 24th), culminating in a New Years Eve show. Tickets are on sale for the 12/3 show, the 12/10, the 12/17 and the New Years Eve show. Antibalas is also scheduled to appear at the Winter's Eve Festival on 11/30 along with Joy Behar. Yes, that one.
Members of Antibalas are also notably a part of the Broadway musical FELA! based on the life of the Afrobeat legend, and produced by Jay-Z and Will Smith/Jada Pinkett-Smith.
A provocative hybrid of dance and Broadway musical, FELA! features the Afrobeat music of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, a book by Jim Lewis... arrangements by Aaron Johnson and Antibalas with direction and choreography by Tony® Award winner Bill T. Jones...Lots of familiar faces on stage during the show which also includes Knitting Factory and Questlove (one of the producers) in its credits. Head on down to catch it at The Eugene O'Neill Theatre, but before you buy, make sure and use Antibalas's discount code FE4NFP9. Questlove (via Okayplayer) is running a promotion too.
FELA! uses stirring Afrobeat music (a blend of jazz, funk and African rhythm and harmonies), to tell the story of Kuti's controversial life as artist, political activist and revolutionary musician. Featuring many of Fela Kuti's most captivating songs and Bill T. Jones's visionary staging, FELA! is the most original new musical on Broadway.
Some related videos below...
Raphael Saadiq is playing Terminal 5 on December 4th. Tickets are on sale.
Alberta Cross is headlining Bowery Ballroom on February 4th. Tickets are on AmEx presale (@ noon).
Violens and Acrylics share a bill at Mercury Lounge on December 9th. Tickets are on sale.
Slim pickins for New Years Eve shows in NYC this year. Mercury Lounge has The A-Bones opening for The Detroit Cobras. Tickets are on sale.
photos by Fresh Bread
"It wasn't until concertgoers arrived at the gates that they finally learned what classic album Phish would cover in its entirety during their "musical costume" set at Festival 8. Reviving a tradition that began in 1994 when Phish covered The Beatles' The White Album, last night the quartet staged an ambitious cover of the Rolling Stones' 18-song double LP, Exile on Main St. As in years past, the costume choice was a closely-guarded secret until the day of the show, when thousands of "Phishbill" programs (à la Playbill) were distributed, complete with bios of the "cast," which included Sharon Jones on vocals and members of the Dap Kings on horns." [LAist]Phish fans (see above) decscended on the Coachella Music Festival site for three days over Halloween weekend. Lots of pictures, and all tour dates (including a just-announced four-night New Years Eve run in Miami, below...
Roky Erikson @ Scion Garage Fest in Portland (vej)
"The Scion Garage Fest was pretty amazing, and I managed to catch the complete sets from ten bands. Simply Saucer was a huge disappointment, as their set was comprised of mostly watered down blues that sounded nothing like their sole album- Cyborgs Revisited. There were a couple of bands that I missed because the schedules didn't allow me to see everything I wanted to see. I opted to go to Black Lips instead of Gris Gris because I couldn't sit through any more of Simply Saucer's set, and I needed some sustenance from Dante's inferno. After spending half of Black Lips set outside due to Berbati's annoying 1 in= 1 out policy, I decided to stay there and check out Roky Erickson's set. Unfortunately, catching the King Khan & BBQ set at Dante's was not in the cards for me...Can't make it to Maxwell's on New Years Eve to see Roky Erikson? Now there are two more NYC-area chances to see him first thing in the new year. On January 1st he's playing a show at Southpaw, and then on January 2nd he returns to Maxwell's. The two new shows are $10 cheaper than the New Years Eve one, and tickets for all three are on sale.
...I'm not a huge fan of Roky's solo stuff as it always reminds me of the music from bad 80's movies, but closing with with the 13th Floor Elevator's classic "You're Gonna Miss Me" was an ace move." [Eclectic Grooves]
Patti Smith @ The Met (more by Daniel Solomon)
Patti Smith has announced her annual end-of-year run of shows at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets for the three shows, December 29-31, will go on sale Friday at noon. All dates below...
Spend New Years Eve with Roky Erickson in Hoboken! OK, I admit that seems like an odd concept. Neverthelees, that's where he'll be playing on December 31st. According to the venue (Maxwell's), "He has a splendid new band and alongside his current live faves, has added such Top Ten hits as "Don't Slander Me" and "Reverberation" to the set." Tickets go on-sale Friday at noon via Ticketweb and will also be available at Tunes in Hoboken and Other Music in Manhattan.
Much sooner Roky is headlining the massive and free (thx Scion) Garage Fest going down in Portland Oregon. More details on that, below...
"do not fret, boston loves. the gig had to be bumped b/c i've got a local new years blow-out. those who had tix will get 1st crack & a party." - Amanda Palmer
Neil Gaiman reads from Who Killed Amanda Palmer (more by Dese'Rae L. Stage)
Antiquiet: Tell everyone a little bit about the Who Killed Amanda Palmer book...And sometimes shes does that naked too.
Amanda Palmer: A little bit? I can tell you a little bit. It's awesome. Is that enough? I can tell you more. It has stories by Neil Gaiman and photos by 20+ incredible people. And I'm dead and naked in them. It's just awesome.
Antiquiet: What does Amanda Palmer do when she's having the shittiest of days?
Amanda Palmer: She Twitters.
Amanda Palmer has a bunch of dates scheduled in November including a Brooklyn show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on November 14th (which was originally the date of the above-mentioned Boston show that is now a TBA New Years Eve event). Tickets for the NYC show are now on sale (thx Paul). All dates are with Nervous Cabaret and listed below...
"The Fame Kills Tour Club is pleased to announce that tickets and VIP packages will soon be available for the Fame Kills Tour: Starring Kanye West & Lady Gaga! Fame Kills Tour Club members will get exclusive access to presale tickets and VIP packages before they go on sale to the public! Interested in becoming a member? JOIN HERE!The only NYC-area dates so far are December 22nd at the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, NJ, and January 3rd, 2010 at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, NY. Neither of those dates go on presale until September 29th, unlike many of the other dates on the tour which go on presale Tuesday morning.
To check when presales start for a particular concert, please see the start date displayed in the "TOUR CLUB PRESALE" and "VIP PACKAGES" columns next to the shows listed below.
To participate in any of these presales, simply log-in to your Fame Kills Tour Club account, pick up your passcode, and click on the link displayed in the "TOUR CLUB PRESALE" or "VIP PACKAGES" column next to the show of your choice (while the presale is active). After you click on the link, you will be directed to the ticket vendor's website, where you will be asked to enter your passcode and select the number of presale tickets/VIP packages you would like to purchase. Please note each Fame Kills Tour Club member is allowed to purchase up to 4 presale tickets or VIP packages total per membership year."
That said, there are still lots of days off on this tour. They hit the Verizon Center in DC on December 30th, but are currently free on the 31st. One keen Anonymous commenter noticed this and said, "I hope this New Year's Eve show at MSG isn't Kanye and Lady Gaga......". I think that person's on to something.
Meanwhile, some of the first New Years Eve shows to officially be announced are Dean & Britta (early) & The Felice Brothers (late) at Southpaw in Brooklyn.
Above picture via kanyegate.tumblr.com
DOWNLOAD: The Felice Brothers - Run Chicken Run (MP3)
Dean & Britta
Southpaw is hosting two New Year's Eve shows this year. The first (7pm doors) will be Dean & Britta with special guests. The second (10pm doors) is An Evening with the Felice Brothers. Tickets for both the early and late shows are on sale now.
Dean & Britta's upcoming dates are a mix of "13 Most Beautiful...Songs for Andy Warhol's Screen Tests" gigs (like they did at Prospect Park in August) and regular shows. Between their pair of upstate New York shows this weekend (9/25 and 9/26) you can catch both versions.
The Felice Brothers came through NYC in August too, on their Big Surprise Tour with Old Crow Medicine Show, Dave Rawlings Machine (feat. Gillian Welch) and Justin Townes Earle...
The Felice Brothers honed their brand of urban country-rock busking in the New York City subway but they performed [at the Beacon Theatre] like true Yankee bleacher creatures. Riling up the crowd with songs like "Run Chicken Run" and "Whiskey in My Whiskey", their songs adhered to a hard-nosed insight, that's only gained through country experience, while leaving ample room for rural romanticism. Oddly enough some members seemed to effuse hip-hop onstage: Chains, flat-brimmed Yankee caps, hands pumping the rhythm, even bumping and grinding a washboard. [Pop Matters]They're currently on tour of the South, into October. All tour dates are below...
Flaming Lips, New Years Eve setlist (Dec 31, 2008) (by Ruharvey)
Wayne Coyne was born on January 13, 1961 in Pittsburgh, the fifth of six children of Thomas and Dolores Coyne. Relatively uninterested in school, Coyne preferred music, painting, and football to his assignments. His brothers and other friends played in a backyard football team named the "Fearless Freaks." He continued making art for many years, and designed many of the early graphics for The Flaming Lips himself (in recent times, he has also provided the artwork for both Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots and At War with the Mystics).today in NYC
Coyne worked as a fry cook at a Long John Silver's restaurant for 11 years, and was awarded a special badge to honor his service. Although he had been toying with an acoustic guitar since he was fourteen, it was this job which enabled him to purchase an electric guitar, a Les Paul, which he did after eight months of employment. Wayne was a senior in high school at the time. [Wikipedia]
* Ben & Vesper (Sounds Familyre) & others @ Cake Shop
* City and Colour & William Elliot Whitmore @ Bowery Ballroom
* The Golden Error, Puffy Areolas & Drunkdriver @ Monster Island Basement
* Hearts of Darknesses, Living Days, Ed Schrader & The Electric Tickle Machine @ Santos Party House
Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips was born today in 1961.
VBS.TV chatted with Wayne.
Flaming Lips are curating and playing ATP NY 2009.
The Wrens are playing SXSW.
Some albums came out today.
AC Newman plays "Like a Hitman, Like a Dancer" in the DUMBO Session video below...
Patti Smith says Happy New Year @ Bowery Ballroom - Dec 31, 2008 (Houari B)
"Smith was in fine form and good spirits, joking and cajoling the audience, even telling them her old birthday (she was born on Dec 30th) stories. Her jokes crackle with electricity as much as the music, as the band rip through Kimberly (a loving tribute to her sister, who was in the audience), Dancing Barefoot, Pissing in a River and the chestnuts, Because the Night and People Have the Power.Download the whole New Years Eve show at roio's site.
Since 1998, Smith has been keeping a three-night year-end tradition at New York's Bowery Ballroom and tonight, Smith puts everyone in the right frame of mind about 2009, the Chinese astrological Year of the Ox, by reminding the audience that it's going to be a year of putting their noses to the grind and working hard." [roio]
Patti Smith doesn't have any full shows coming up again yet, but there are at least four times you can see her between now and March 11th. And one of them is tonight/Saturday at 92YTribeca where she'll be introducing and speaking after a couple of screenings of the new documentary made about her. All dates below...
DJ Reid Speed @ Studio B - December 31, 2008 (CRED)
On New Years Eve I ended my two week long dance-less streak, arriving to a very full and fun Studio B whose NYE bash was in full swing at 1am. Sinden was already on, but I didn't really have a chance to get pay attention because I lost my jacket and was spent the first hour I was there looking for it. I temporarily gave up the search so I could hit the floor and attempt to enjoy the music. The timing was great as I was able to catch Jokers' of the Scene's set right from the beginning which was a wonderful, upbeat, thumping, crunchy, well-balanced mix of mostly new stuff - I recognized maybe 5% of their set which is becoming more and more rare.
After Jokers, Reid Speed played a good set that was a lot of fun incorporating some current electro with old favorites (ie Prodigy), some Nintendo samples, and total oddballs (Diddy/whatever he's calling himself now - Bad Boy For Life) which worked surprisingly well. The ridiculous bill for the evening was far from over, but the dj (who I didn't recognize) after Reid's set started playing a lot of Jungle which I wasn't into, so I called it an early night (for New Years Eve anyway).
today in NYC
* One For The Team @ Cake Shop
* FOTP presents Yikes! @ Glasslands
* R. Stevie Moore & Chris Bolger @ Maxwell's
* Talibam! & Car Commercial @ Issue Project Room
* Regal Standard, Doug Gillard & Graham Smith @ Pianos
One For The Team are in town from Minneapolis to play Cake Shop on (coincedentally?) the same night one of their songs plays on MTV's The Real World Brooklyn... which premieres tonight.
Kenny Loggins was born today in 1948.
Downloads boost 2008 single sales.
"Apple said Tuesday that it would remove anticopying restrictions on all of the songs in its popular iTunes Store and allow record companies to set a range of prices for them."
Music Industry Ditches MP3-Snooping Security Firm.
RI judge hears arguments in music downloading case.
New Eminem and 50 Cent tracks are on the Internet.
Blitzen Trapper's new video for "Furr" below...
Masked men opened many of the YLT Hanukkah shows this year
Yo La Tengo Hanukkah 2008 @ Maxwell's in Hoboken
- Oneida and Paul F. Tompkins opened. Mix disc by Aesop Rock. Special guests = Janet Weiss & Britt Daniel.
- The Magnetic Fields opened and John Hodgman opened. Mix disc by Steve Shelley. Special guest = Doug Gillard & Ira's mom.
- John Zorn & Marc Ribot and Slovin & Allen opened. Mix disc by Gaylord Fields. Special Guests = Yoni Wolf & Smokey Hormel.
- Jennifer O'Connor and Jon Benjamin opened. Mix disc by Russell Maer.
- Antietam and Fred Armisen opened. Fred also played drums. Mix disc by Georgia. Special guest = Cyril Jordan.
- Lambchop and Jon Wurster (as Marky Ramone) opened. Mix disc by James.
- Willie Alexander and the Boom Boom Band and David Cross (as Rabbi Alan Sugarman) opened. Mix disc by Ira. Special guest = David Mansfield.
- Metal Mountains and Todd Barry opened. Mix disc by Zooey Deschanel.
How was the New Years one? Did anyone go to all nine shows? Other thoughts? Memories? Best night? Anything?
Videos & stuff below...
DOWNLOAD: My Morning Jacket - Move On Up (Curtis Mayfield) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: My Morning Jacket - You're All I Need (marvin gaye) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: My Morning Jacket - Express Yourself (charles wright) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: My Morning Jacket - Celebration (kool & the gang) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: My Morning Jacket - Get Down On It (kool & the gang) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: My Morning Jacket - Islands in the Stream (Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: My Morning Jacket - Bring It on Home to Me (Sam Cooke) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: My Morning Jacket - Cold Sweat (James Brown) (MP3)
My Morning Jacket @ MSG on New Years Eve (more by Kyle Dean Reinford)
disco dreidel @ Webster hall (Rahav Segev for The New York Times)
"Matisyahu deployed what may be the only large, mirrored, rotating dreidel in show business -- a Jewish answer to a disco ball -- at Webster Hall on Sunday night, the first night of Hanukkah." [NY Times]today in NYC
* Les Paul @ Iridium
* Matisyahu @ Rockwood Music Hall (don't ask me)
* Bird Show (Ben Vida) & White/Light @ Cake Shop
If Matisyahu interests you at all, this recent interview/article at The Jewish Daily Forward is pretty interesting. Matisyahu recently completed his 8-show Hanukkah run at Music Hall of Williamsburg and Webster Hall. Rockwood Music Hall is significantly smaller than those venues. Rockwood Music Hall is significantly smaller than pretty much any other venue.
Crystal Castles played Music Hall of Williamsburg on New Years Eve.
photos by Lori Baily
DOWNLOAD: These are Powers - Life of Birds (MP3)
These Are Powers' upcoming shows include opening for Ponytail January 23rd at Bell House (Pattern is Movement is also on the bill) (tix), January 30th at Danbro Studios, February 6th at 92yTribeca, and February 13th at Secret Project Robot in celebration of their new Dead Oceans album All Aboard Future (out 2/17).
With All Aboard Future, These Are Powers have embraced collaborators, demonstrating their participating in not only a music community, but a community of ideas. The band invited 13 artists from Chicago, New York and Beijing to interpret All Aboard Future, either drawing from the musical ideas of the album or solely the album title. The artwork adorns the pages of All Aboard Future's accompanying booklet. Photography, painting, collage, text and more--the record becomes the collective expression of artists creating in many media.Grab the first officially released MP3 from the album above. Dan Friel NYE pics HERE. The rest from Cake Shop below...
All Aboard Future was written and recorded in Chicago during the summer of 2008, and follows the band's 2007 debut LP, Terrific Seasons, and 2008's six song Taro Tarot. All Aboard Future is not just a new album from These Are Powers. It's a seismic shift. A new idea. And the sentiment is real. All Aboard Future!
photos by Chris Becker
Dirty on Purpose @ Mercury Lounge in NYC - Dec 31, 2008
Dirty on Purpose said their final goodbyes at Mercury Lounge in NYC on New Years Eve. As announced less than a month earlier, they're "going the way of the dodo", but "reserve the right to change our minds and get back together in six months". Regardless, as they also pointed out, there are pleny of
side other projects to keep them busy and us entertained.
Joe and the Flying Spoons (Joe's band) and Purse Snatchers (Doug's band) have a show scheduled this Sunday (1/4) at Cake Shop with Uninhabitable Mansions. As we've also pointed out before, Uninhabitable Mansions includes CYHSY's Robbie and Tyler, and Au Revoir Simone's Annie Hart who is also in Purse Snatchers.
Au Revoir Simone's Erika Forster used to be in Dirty on Purpose. As you can see from the picture above, they brought her back to join them for their final show at Mercury Lounge that A Place to Bury Strangers headlined (and helped ring in 2009) (Mr. Brownstone played the late-late show in the same club later the same night).
Purse Snatchers also have a show coming at Cake Shop (again) on February 26th with Coin Under Tongue who are also playing Death By Audio on February 28th with Sisters. Death by Audio is the warehouse space in the same Brooklyn building that houses Death By Audio the effects pedal company which is owned by Oliver Ackermann whose band is A Place to Bury Strangers and who
oversees is associated with the new Death By Audio label (where all the bands do everything for themselves according to the below comment). The two bands currently signed to the Death by Audio label are Sisters and Coin Under Tongue. George from Dirty on Purpose is in Coin Under Tongue.
More pictures from New Years Eve below...
Akron/Family played the final song at the Knitting Factory (Josh Haner/The NY Times)
"It was a particularly cacophonous performance of "Auld Lang Syne." But for the Knitting Factory's last night in Manhattan, it was appropriate, as the shaggy avant-folk group Akron/Family led a version of the Scots New Year's hymn on Wednesday night that mutated from a simple singalong to screeching feedback to a meditative one-note drone." [NY TIMES]The NYC club is closed, but that's not the last of "Knitting Factory". In addition to the locations in Hollywood, Boise and Spokane that are still open, Knitting Factory Brooklyn is supposedly opening in March. Knitting Factory is also currently promoting/presenting some shows at The Studio @ Webster Hall - two at least:
- Jan 09 - Bear Hands, Holy Hail, Atarah Valentine & Statehood
- Jan 24 - Oxford Collapse, Suckers & Real Estate
Leonard Street, 3-floor location, RIP.
Browse the archives for memories. Leave yours in the comments.
Video from the Cro-Mags show there on Sunday, below...
here's some new pictures & tour dates with a sort of old interview (that I'd rather post than throw away) (hope you don't mind)....
words by Black Bubblegum, photos by Lori Baily
Dan Friel @ Cake Shop, NYC - New Years Eve (Dec 31, 2008)
ATP NY (2008) (think all the way back to September for a second) was littered with luminaries. We've previously documented our run-ins with some of the great performers, but we also ran into a few artists who were just there for the good time. One of those artists was Dan Friel.
Friel is probably best known for his participation in Parts & Labor, the Brooklyn experimental noise pop/rock band he formed in 2002 with BJ Warshaw (also of Shooting Spires). Over the years, Parts & Labor have released three LPs and multiple seven-inches, contributed to many a compilation, and even dropped a split LP with Tyondai Braxton (Battles). All along, Dan Friel has been working on solo material... dropping EPs and a cassette leading up to 2008's triumphant Ghost Town, out now on Important.
We cornered Dan Friel at ATP (literally... he could NOT escape) for a couple minutes to discuss the festival and his plans for the next few months.
So Dan, what were some of the motivating factors for you coming to ATP? What are some of the bands you really wanted to check out?
Dan Friel: Today I'm pretty excited about seeing Polvo. I've been sort of starting to listen to them again, a bunch in the last couple of years which I think a lot of people have, and it will be great to see them play again. I haven't seen Lightning Bolt in a couple of years, so that'll be pretty cool. I've never seen Low, and that's kind of a big deal because I like their records quite a bit. And Fuck Buttons and Alexander Tucker are both friends and amazing people. So I'm excited to check that out.
photos by Kyle Dean Reinford
My Morning Jacket rocked the Garden in New York City on New Years Eve. Nicole Atkins was a special guest and she sang on two songs. Kyle was only there at the very beggining of their 3+ hour show, so keep that in mind when checking out his pictures from the show. More of them, and the full MSG setlist, below...
photos by Ryan Muir
Crystal Castles made
three two NYC appearances on New Years Eve. The first two were shows at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, and third was an even later DJ gig they were supposed to DJ at Supreme Trading later on, but reportedly didn't show up (see comments). More pictures from the second show at MHOW, and some video, below...
Ted Leo just let Santos know that he's in Rhode Island where there's too much snow to drive to NYC for tonight's show, so... he will no longer be playing the New Years Eve show.... UPDATE: In Ted's own words::
At 8:30 last night, my dear friend Simon, who is doing some booking for Santo's, called to asked me if I wanted to jump up and play 2 or 3 songs between Andrew WK and Gang Gang Dance on New Year's Eve (tonight) at Santo's in Manhattan. I am, for better or for worse, currently in Rhode Island, but I initially said "yes" to doing the show - sounds like fun, right? Right! But I woke up this morning to a bastard of a blizzard here by the ocean in Southern New England. I understand it's not as bad as all that in NYC, but it's the getting there that's getting me down - there's just no reasonable way for me to make this happen without pushing the boundaries of safety and what little sanity I have left after the fall and early winter that has been, so I am, unfortunately, pulling out of the event.
I know that it seems like I've been canceling a lot of things lately, but first, I was only asked to do this less than 24 hours ago, second, it's just bad frakking timing and bad frakking luck, and third, with the exception of the entire tour I had to cancel in 2003 due to vocal chord injuries, the cancellations that have happened this fall and winter are more than all of the previous cancellations I have made in my ENTIRE 20 years of playing music. So please bear with me - tough times out there - they find everybody, in their own way, eventually...
I am extremely sorry, and I hope to see you all back out there soon.
Be well, and happy new year!