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Bowery Philly coming, Merc buyer goes to Live Nation, Skippy goes to Austin, Paramount opening in LI, Wetlands reuniting

Lots of interesting stuff to report in the world of live concert promotions...

NYC concert promoter Bowery Presents, who already has expanded to NJ, Boston, Maine, and Canandaigua, NY (not to mention MSG, Jones Beach, the Meadowlands, Radio City, etc), is opening a new music venue in Philadelphia this month...

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Skippy is booking The Rock Shop (first shows coming soon)

World Cup @ The Rock Shop

Jack "Skippy" McFadden recently controversially parted ways with Union Hall and The Bell House where he was the main talent buyer (booker) since both clubs opened...

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Bill’s 2010 Northside Festival picks (Thursday)

a day by day Week in Indie-like guide to this week's Northside Festival...

The Hundred in the Hands

The Northside Festival is back for a second year, and I really do think the roster of bands playing over the next four days is pretty impressive: here's bigger bands, more out of town bands, more bands in general...

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Skippy leaves Union Hall & the Bell House

Skippy @ the Bell House (more by Jonny Leather)

As you may have heard, Jack "Skippy" McFadden has parted ways, presumably not on great terms, with the Brooklyn venues he booked: Union Hall and The Bell House...

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Jimmy Fallon, Pat Kiernan, Ted Leo, Walkmen, the Wrens & others played a Haiti benefit @ the Bell House – pics & video

'@Joslynm congrats on your pop culture trivia expertise!' - Pat Kiernan

Pat Kiernan

Jimmy Fallon"Without being too cheesy, I have to say there was a really beautiful spirit at last night's concert...

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Rumours (indie all-star Fleetwood Mac band) played the Bell House w/ Wye Oak & Pulsars – video & setlist

Field Music didn't make it, but there was a special reunion set, followed by the super duper Wye Oak who played before special guest Rumours last night at The Bell House in Brooklyn (12/3)...

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Loney Dear, Boy Genius, School of Seven Bells & more in This Week In Indie

DOWNLOAD: Loney Dear - "Airport Surroundings" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: AC Newman - "Submarines of Stockholm" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Matador Records Intended Play sampler 2008 (ZIP file)

I'm excited for Ida Maria, but those shows are a month away...

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the A-Bones & the Condo Fucks (Yo La Tengo) @ Magnetic Field’s final Friday night of shows, Brooklyn, NY – pics

Magnetic Field in Brooklyn is closing down, and this is sadly their final week of shows. Last night's show featured The A-Bones and special guests the Condo Fucks...

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VERSUS reunited, PETER played with CARL, a wedding, SARAH SILVERMAN & other recent UNION HALL happenings

DOWNLOAD: Versus - Deseret (MP3)


Union Hall can now call itself home to at least two major indie rock weddings, and both weddings involved The New Pornographers' Carl Newman, and Union Hall mainstay comedian Eugene Mirman, in one way or another...

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