Entries tagged with: new years eve
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!
today in & around NYC
* 8 other events listed earlier
* The Rub @ Southpaw
* Patti Smith @ Bowery Ballroom
* Mike Doughty @ Maxwell's
* Prince Paul @ The Delancey
* Chuck Berry @ B.B. Kings
* Gogol Bordello @ The Electric Factory (Philly)
* Joan Osborne @ City Winery
* Crystal Castles @ MHOW (twice)
* The English Beat @ The Klein (CT)
* Amanda Palmer @ Bowery Ballroom
* My Morning Jacket @ MSG
* Joan as Policewoman @ The Stone
* These are Powers & Dan Friel @ Cake Shop
* Yo La Tengo & The Feelies @ The Wellmont Theatre
* Mr. Brownstone @ Mercury Lounge
* The Dickies @ The Room at the Bowery Electric
* The World Famous Pontani Sisters @ The Bell House
* Dirty on Purpose & A Place To Bury Strangers @ Mercury Lounge
* Elvis Perkins, Islands & Blonde Redhead @ Terminal 5
* bands playing as tribute bands @ Death By Audio
* Surprise Me Mr Davis (mem The Slip) and The Benevento/Russo Duo @ B.B. Kings
* Grandmaster Mele Mel, Mickey Factz, Ninjasonik, Trouble & Bass, more @ Studio B
* Semi Precious Weapons, The Johns & Titus Andronicus @ Public Assembly
* Deerhoof, Akron/Family, Dirty Projectors, Deer Tick & more @ Knitting Factory
* Andrew WK, Gang Gang Dance, Bad Brilliance & Ted Leo @ Santos Party House
* RUDE year's eve w/ HEARTSREVOLUTION & Nick Catchdubs @ Glasslands
* Famous Friends & Palms Out Sounds - Kill The Noise, AC Slater & others @ Europa
Tonight is your last chance ever to go to Knitting Factory's Manhattan location.
Tonight might be your last chance ever to see Dirty on Purpose live.
Lissy Trullie cancelled her Santos appearance, but Hearts of Darknesses was added.
The Damned cancelled their New Years Eve show.
New Years Eve at Death By Audio is all regular bands playing as tribute bands for one night only. The Deep & Holy Sea will be The Replacements, Asa Ransom are The Clash, Necking will be Black Flag, Love or Perish are the Misfits, Liturgy are Black Sabbath, So So Glos are playing as a mystery band, AND a mystery band are playing as Weezer. E4e1 drops the hint that the mystery band is "Shakespearean". Titus Andronicus will already be in the neighborhood. The cover is just $2.00.
Ted Leo doing indie rock karaoke @ Studio B (more by Ryan Muir)
I just gave a hint, but now I can confirm (what I just found out today) - Ted Leo
is the mystery guest at Santos Party House tonight (New Years Eve). Andrew WK, partial owner of the club, is also on the bill.
That's Ted playing his recent show at Studio B in Brooklyn in the above pic. Ted played a set and was the backing band for a set of karaoke. The NY Mag-sponsored event was hosted by Andrew WK, who, also did some karaoke with Ted. Video below...
Gothamist: So you're curating this New Year's Eve show. What does curating a concert entail?also on New Years Eve in NYC....
Miles Seaton of Akron/Family: Oh, man, you should ask my girlfriend; she's a curator. The Knitting Factory wanted us to get all the bands together for this last night at the club, and it's been a lot of back-and-forth during a really busy time for us and the club. But it means the opportunity to have Dirty Projectors and Deerhoof play, and also our friend Greg Davis and our other friends like Megafaun play. And also, to keep an eye on what the night looks like for people and the pacing of the night.
How is this going to work in terms of set times? Are people going to have to choose between Deerhoof, Dirty Projectors and Akron/Family?
You know, that's the thing that curating would normally entail but we haven't really had a chance to communicate with the club a lot about the production end of things. So I can't answer that, to be honest with you. But I imagine they'll try to stagger it a bit, you know; start one show on the hour and another show on the half hour. And we also just got two of the guys from Oneida to play; they call themselves Groover's Paradise.
* Crystal Castles are DJing a party in Brooklyn after their two shows @ MHOW
* Matthew Dear & Drop the Lime @ LePoissonRouge - doors @ 2AM
* The Bunker will go for 18 hours (10-4PM) @ Public Assembly
* The Damned have cancelled their show @ Blender Theater
* Knitting Factory's final Manhattan show flyer above
* Shilpa Ray & Wild Yaks are playing @ Monkeytown
* These are Powers are playing Cake Shop
* party @ Surreal Estate
* EVERYTHING ELSE
DOWNLOAD: Diana Krall - What Are You Doing New Years Eve (MP3)
Rude Bear @ a Muggabears show (more by Kyle Dean Reinford)
- Grandmaster Mele Mel, Mickey Factz, Ninjasonik, Trouble & Bass, and more @ Studio B
- The World Famous Pontani Sisters @ The Bell House
- RUDE year's eve HEARTSREVOLUTION (Live+DJ set) plus Nick Catchdubs / Bubblyfish / RUDE (DJ set) / hosted by RUDE BEAR @ Glasslands Gallery
- Surprise Me Mr Davis (members of The Slip) and The Benevento/Russo Duo (late show) @ BB King's
- Famous Friends & Palms Out Sounds Present NYE 2008! featuring Kill The Noise / AC Slater / The American Dream Team / Udachi / Bradley D & VDRK / Hosted by Chaz & Jason Pants of Palms Out Sounds @ Europa
- EVERYTHING ELSE
Like Kings of Leon did before them, My Morning Jacket have now "reconfigured their production to make available some amazing seats for their show on December 31. It's your chance to get the best seats in the house!"
The picture above is the cover of the new "Live From Bonnaroo 2008" DVD (that MMJ appears on). The trailer and tracklist for that, and all MMJ dates, below...
by Black Bubblegum
The English Beat
Yesterday we were talking about a reunion of The Specials, as part of their 30th anniversary. The band aren't touring in the US (so far), but another pair of 2 Tone bands are... The English Beat and Bad Manners. Tickets are on sale for a NYC show at Irving Plaza on Feb 6th, 2009... part of a larger late-January/early-February tour that will also take the band to The Crazy Donkey in Farmingdale on Feb 5th. And if you haven't planned your New Years Eve yet, The English Beat are also playing The Klein in Bridgeport, CT, on December 31, 2008 (tickets here).
For those of you who like your ska in heaping doses, The Knitting Factory has your fix with "3 Floors of Ska" on Dec 29th featuring Westbound Train, King Django, Hub City Stompers, Bluebeats, Royal City Riot, Bigger Thomas featuring Roy Radics, Void Union, Allstonians, The Attack & Skanotto. Tickets are also on sale.
All English Beat tour dates below...
DOWNLOAD: Titus Andronicus - Titus Andronicus (MP3)
photos by Michael Gruen
so, like I used to have this beard you see.. (Patrick Stickles @ Market Hotel)
Titus Andronicus's Patrick Stickles played a solo show at Market Hotel in Brooklyn last night - he was opening for his friend Ted Leo who also played solo (and solo Cale Parks was also on the bill) (12/15). As you can see, Patrick is now without beard.
As previously posted, Titus Andronicus are playing a home-state show at Maxwell's on January 14th followed immediately by a national tour with Los Campesinos!, BUT FIRST: another NYC New Years Eve option:
Public Assembly & MEANYFEST USA present New Year's Eve Blow Out Party!$35 and/or $70 tickets are on sale for the show at Public Assembly which is the venue right next door to where Crystal Castles are playing twice that night. More pictures of Patrick playing Market Hotel, below...
24 hour liquor license means party all night into the afternoon the next day!!!
*SEMI PRECIOUS WEAPONS @ 1:30
*THE JOHNS @ 12:30
*TITUS ANDRONICUS @ 10:30
+ Plus DJ VHS (LADY GA GA)!!
Andrew WK (@ Studio B) (by Zach Dilgard) (more)
New Tears Eve @ Santos Party House in NYCEntry is $50 before 4 AM, and TICKETS ARE ON SALE.
Serving booze until 8:00 AM, January 1st. Live performances upstairs with Andrew WK, Gang Gang Dance, Lissy Trullie, Bad Brilliance and Lemonade PLUS A MYSTERY SURPRISE GUEST! Upstairs will also feature spinning by Manderson, Andrew Kuo, Josh Wildman and Spencer Sweeney plus more DJ's TBA. Downstairs, Presented by Prime Time, will feature Invisible Conga People, Mike Simonetti, Eamon Harkin and James ^$#*@ Friedman. Champagne toast at midnight featuring an unprecedented 96-second countdown! With your hosts MISSHAPES! Entry is $20 after 4 AM. Please be 21 years of age or older with valid ID.
Lemonade recently played a show at The Annex.
Bad Brilliance recently played a show (with Andrew WK) at Terminal 5.
Knitting Factory recently added different price options for their New Years show.
Who will be the MYSTERY SURPRISE GUEST?
- $35.00 gets you general admission to the previously announced show.
- $65.00 gets you general admission + "complementary drinks (beer, wine & well) all night".
- $100 gets you "VIP/balcony admission plus complementary drinks (beer, wine & well) all night"
Gang Gang Dance @ Santos Party House (11/29/2008) (more by Tim Griffin)
Gang Gang is often mentioned in the same breath as leftfield acts like Black Dice and Animal Collective. Like those groups, they approach their music-an amalgam of insistent percussion, experimental rock, and electronics-in an untamed manner. That is, creating sounds on the spot rather than considering them beforehand. "When I think about how our band started, we were really just, like, feral," explains DeGraw, speaking contemplatively in hushed tones and drawing frequently from a pack of Camel Lights. "Not even composing songs, just making a racket." [XLR8R]Gang Gang Dance played Santos Party House in November with Marnie Stern, and before that in October for the Social Registry's CMJ showcase, and they'll play there again on New Years Eve (Decemeber 31, 2008). Tickets do not appear to be on sale. All dates below...
PB: Which English bands inspired you?The Damned were supposed to play two upcoming NYC shows - one on New Years Eve, and one a day earlier. Now they are playing the Chance on December 30th, and only one NYC show (on New Years Eve) (tickets). The Dickies are also playing New Years in NYC...
Dickies guitarist Stan Lee: I liked The Damned and The Buzzcocks. I saw The Damned at the Starwood [LA] when there was about 14 people watching them. And I went 'Yeah - I'm going to start learning to play guitar'.
Coney Island High PresentsTickets are on sale. All tour dates below...
The Dickies New Year's Eve Show 12/31/08 at 10 pm
The Room at The Bowery Electric, 327 Bowery
between 2nd & 3rd Streets, New York, NY 10003
Directions: 6 at Bleeker St; B, D; F, V at 2nd Ave; N/R to 8th Street.
21+, no refunds.
Includes "Black Door" Detention Dance Party after show Coney Island High DJs spin all night long.
Akron/Family curates New Year's Eve! Featuring performances by Deerhoof, Akron/Family, Dirty Projectors, Deer Tick, Megafaun, tons more & very special surprise guests - a full-club farewell to the Leonard Street Knit! - Knitting FactoryTickets are $35 and ON SALE NOW.
If you haven't been following along, this will also be the last show at Knitting Factory's Manhattan location, ever. Infinity Window is one of the tons more.
I hadn't heard the ambient music of Infinity Window before today. So far so good. And though they don't really seem like much of a live band, their (Taylor Richardson and Daniel Lopatin) tour dates are pretty interesting:
Dec 13 - NY Eye and Ear Fest, Brooklyn, NYYou also might know Taylor from Sunburned Hand of the Man. All Infinity Window dates below...
Dec 15 - Glasslands, Brooklyn w/ Sun Circle, Soft Circle, Bird Show
Dec 31 - Knitting Factory NYE NYC, New York
"Indie rock act Akron/Family will release its fourth album in April through Dead Oceans/Secretly Canadian, Billboard.com has learned. The as-yet-untitled set is the follow-up to 2007's "Love Is Simple" and is the first studio recording the group has done as a three piece.Akron/Family are still scheduled to play Knitting Factory in NYC on New Years Eve, though the venue still hasn't announced anything official. Deer Tick is also playing that show, and possibly Dirty Projectors and Deerhoof too.
"There were other record labels that we liked, but Dead Oceans/Secretly Canadian/Jagjaguwar was our number one first choice. It was really exciting that they were interested in us," multi-instrumentalist Miles Seaton tells Billboard.com. Akron/Family had previously recorded for Young God."