Entries tagged with: wine
Richard Buckner released his most recent album, Our Blood, last year on Merge and toured in support of it with labelmate David Kilgour. That tour was supposed to hit The Bell House in August but was cancelled due to the hurricane which cancelled every other show that day too.
Richard Buckner is once again planning a NYC show, which is set to happen on January 19 at Symphony Space for the "Rebels + Reds" series which pairs an artist with a wine chosen for the evening by wine connoisseur Keith Beavers. We're giving away a pair of tickets to this show (details on how to enter below) and are also offering the opportunity to purchase tickets at a reduced rate by entering the word "VEGAN" when purchasing tickets (you enter the code towards the end of checkout).
The Symphony Space show is one of few shows he has scheduled at the moment. All dates and contest details below...
Freelance Whales @ Webster Hall - 12/15/10 (photo by Emily O'Brien)
Freelance Whales headlined a tour-ending show at the rather large Webster Hall in NYC on Wednesday night, 12/15. Freelance Whales will play the rather small In Vino Wine Bar on January 9th. Tickets go on sale at 10am today (12/17).
photos by Kyle Dean Reinford
The Most Cake: So, just before we sat down, we were talking about our mutual love for the band Fucked Up. How likely are we to see you moshing to them this evening [at the Truck Festival]?Like the Antlers and Nicole Atkins before her, Holly Miranda was paired with wine for a "Vivo in Vino" show in the East Village on Sunday night (August 8th) (Holly played Prospect Park with Metric three days earlier). Her set, as Kyle points out below, was "comprised almost entirely of covers. she played covers by: the smiths, leonard cohen, jealous girlfriends, johnny cash, lauryn hill (ex factor sing-a-long), and some others that are slipping my mind. also played "waves". i think she did about 8 or 9 in total, but wasn't really counting. stunning show."
Holly: Not likely, not after last time. I got punched square in the nose, right here (Holly points at her nose), and then had to go on tour right afterwards with Tegan and Sara, and then every time I would touch my nose they made fun of me. I mean, I punched the guy back and we just kept going. It was fair game. But I think I'll probably stay away from the mosh pit tonight.
The Most Cake: With the T+S tour, I imagine you got to witness that crazy kind of fame those girls have. They seem to have a very fanatical following. Does it scare you, the more intrusive side of that...all the YouTube bitchiness?
Holly: That's not something i've had to deal with much so far. But I have friends who have to deal with it on a constant level. I don't know...it doesn't look like a lot of fun, basically *laughs*. It looks like it kinda sucks. I think it's the anonymous, crazy online comments and messages and that kind of shit that's really soulless to me. It doesn't really have anything to do with the music anymore, or the person who's receiving it. It's just kind of about getting really intensely involved in their lives. I don't know; it baffles me a little.
The Most Cake: If everyone's listening to Holly Miranda...who is Holly Miranda listening to?
Holly: Well I'm always listening to Otis...I'm always listening to old soul. But lately I've really been into Little Dragon; I like her a lot. I saw her in December in LA play a show at the El Rey which was awesome. I like the new Yeasayer record, thought I haven't gotten to see them live. This band we were on tour with on the east coast, called Braids, from Montreal; they're incredible. Umm. Who else? Oh, Dave Sitek? The guy from TV on the Radio who produced my album? He has a solo work coming out under the name Maximum Balloon that is epic. He did all the music and then had a different singer coming in, so there's Karen O, David Byrne, Katrina Ford, the chick from Little Dragon, I did a song, Ambrosia Parsley from Shivaree. It's really really good.
The full setlist and more pictures from the intimate event below...
Holly Miranda @ BV-SXSW @ Club DeVille (more by Tim Griffin)
The bookers for Vivo in Vino are clearly fans of the BrooklynVegan party that took place at Club DeVille on the Friday of SXSW 2010 this year. Their first wine-paired-with-live-music event featured the Antlers. Then they had Nicole Atkins. Now, on Sunday, August 8th they'll present Holly Miranda! $30 tickets for the intimate wine event are on sale.
The wine show is three days after Holly plays a free show in Prospect Park with Metric, and almost exactly a month after Holly plays an $8.00 BV/Baeble-presented show/taping at Littlefield which I also have a bunch of free tickets for. If you want them, enter the previously-mentioned contest for the July 7th Brooklyn show.
photos by Kyle Dean Reinford
Like the Antlers before her, Nicole Atkins (and two new band members) played a sold out show at In Vino Wine Bar, on Sunday, 6/6. The "Vivo in Vino" show ran much like the Antlers show. There were some words about the wine (Brooklyn Oenology) followed by three songs by Nicole, then a break, then a Q&A with Nicole and winemaker Alie Shaper, and then three more songs by Nicole. More pictures from the show, some which were taken during sound check, below...
In Vino Wine Bar in NYC (more by Kyle Dean Reinford)
Like the Antlers before her, Nicole Atkins will perform at In Vino Wine Bar as part of "Vivo in Vino" (they changed the name from Viewtopia in Vino). Tickets are on sale (all 40 of them) for the June 6th show. And they tell me:
"Nicole is going to play all new material (previewing songs that are going to be on the new album) and we've brought Brooklyn winemaker Brooklyn Oenology on board to be the wine sponsor. If you don't know much about Brooklyn Oenology they are a really incredible winery run by Alie Shaper, an extremely talented winemaker who sources all of her grapes from New York State and then makes the wines in Greenpoint.Coincedentally I've only given away free wine at one BrooklynVegan show ever, and it was this past SXSW with both The Antlers and Nicole Atkins on the bill. All of Nicole's dates below...
Every person who comes to the concert will again get 4 tasting glasses of wine with their ticket."
photos by Kyle Dean Reinford
The Antlers helped kick off the first "Viewtopia in Vino" event at In Vino Wine Bar in NYC Sunday night (4/11). Crowd members tasted two white wines with commentary from the Wente Vineyards representative. Then The Antlers played three songs (sylvia, shiva, bear). Then there was more wine drinking. Then In Vino owner Keith Beavers had a discussion with the band. Then two red wines were tasted. Then the band played three more songs (atrophy, two, cold war). Then more drinking. Pictures below...
The Antlers @ SXSW 2010 (by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Viewtopia In Vino is a new series that "features well known bands performing acoustically followed by a conversation with a moderator and the audience." Each event will also include a wine tasting and be located at the small In Vino Wine Bar in the East Village in NYC. The first one takes place Sunday, April 11th and features a 4-glass wine tasting led by Wente Vineyards head wine maker Karl Wente followed by a 3-song performance by The Antlers followed by a 25 minute conversation with the band followed by at least 3 more songs. The event will be super intimate and there are only 40 tickets available and they're on sale now ($25).
The Antlers just played a four shows at SXSW including the official Frenchkiss showcase and our day party at Club DeVille on Friday. I was at the latter and loved them as much as always despite a few technical issues. Holly Miranda, who played right before them, also came up and sang with them for the last song. I took video of that and will upload ASAP, but in the meantime you can watch a clip of "Two" below.
The band's next show is even sooner than the wine thing and is also in NY (at/in Stony Brook). In June they play dates with the National including the gig at Radio City. All dates below...
Maynard James Keenan w/ wine
Wine Spectator: How did you first get interested in wine?Starting in June, Maynard James Keenan is going on tour - not with his band Tool (that comes later), but to Whole Foods and other stores to sign bottles of his Caduceus wine. Wine signing dates include June 18th in Springfield, NJ. All of them below.
Maynard James Keenan: Being in an occupation that requires me to travel quite a bit, you're just exposed to more cultural things than you would if you were growing up in the suburbs of Boise, Idaho. When you're drinking warm Coca-Cola and your accountants and managers and booking agents are walking around with these nice glasses with nice red juice in it, you say, 'Hey, that doesn't look like what I've been drinking in the dressing room. What's that? I'm not going on stage unless I get to have what you have.'
photos by Fresh Bread
"Pairings is a unique 'blend' at City Winery: an intimate concert series served with fine wine that will take place on City Winery's main stage every Thursday evening, starting in January 2009. Each concert will be preceded by an optional tasting or private dinner, followed by personal performances from some of today's most respected musicians."Suzanne Vega and Lenny Kaye play the next Paring on January 15th. Then Mike Doughty & Tony Scherr Trio, and then Jill Sobule & Julia Sweeney.
Venue owner Michael Dorf (of Knitting Factory fame) made an introduction, and then Steve Earle's set kicked off with "Christmas In Washington" which included a multiple minute story about Obama and the upcoming inauguration followed by "My Old Friend the Blues." The rest of his 90-or-so minute set was spattered with old ("Copperhead Road", "Jerusalem", "Guitar Town") and new ("Down Here Below", "Tennessee Blues", "Days Aren't Hard Enough").
Allison Moorer opened and then later joined her husband Steve on stage for some songs. Her set ended with a cover of Sam Cooke's "A Change Is Gonna Come" which had everyone cheering, when she said during the intro, "It is nice to have a new president that can...talk."
Earle also mentioned his next CD will be an album of all covers by his friend Townes Van Zandt (RIP) who his oldest son, Justin Townes Earle (also a musician), is named after.
More pictures of the performers and the venue below...
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...
Mmmm, it does go well with the Jose Gonzalez
Playing a certain type of music can enhance the way wine tastes, research by psychologists suggests.The article says that Jimi Hendrix is good with a Cabernet, Blondie goes with Chardonnay, and that Jose Gonzalez is your man when you're drinking Merlot.