NYC Shows This Week!

MONDAY

 

J. Roddy Walston and The Business, These United States, MyNameIsJohnMichael
@ Brooklyn Bowl

Le Sphinxxx, Ah, Moskva!, The Magick Report, Great Republic of Rough and Ready, Great Republic of Rough and Ready, Sonia Megias
@ Cake Shop

TUESDAY

 

Vivian Girls, Widowspeak, Colleen Green @ 285 Kent Avenue

 

Urge Overkill, Blackbells @ Bowery Ballroom

 

Project Jenny / Project Jan, Murder Mystery @ Mercury Lounge

 

The Head and the Heart, Luke Rathborne (early show) @ Mercury Lounge

 

Cassettes Won’t Listen, The Freeze Tag, Turnbull Green, Grimace, Eka, Echoes Alike @ The Rock Shop

 

Lykke Li, Grimes @ Webster Hall

 

WEDNESDAY

Sam Roberts Band, The Rassle, Anthony D’amato @  Bowery Ballroom

 

Dustin Wong, Hear Hums, Emily Reo, Dark Sea of Awareness,             Philip Seymour Hoffman  @ Silent Barn

The Felice Brothers, Shovels and Rope, RIG 1 @ The Bell House

 

Elvis Costello and the Imposters @ The Wellmont Theatre

 

Fleet Foxes, The Cave Singers @ United Palace Theatre

 

Lykke Li, Grimes @ Webster Hall

 

THURSDAY

 

Adele, Civil Wars @ Beacon Theater

 

Junip, Acrylics, High Highs @ Bowery Ballroom

 

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Dream Diary, Sea Lions, Gold-Bears, Amida, Pet Milk @ Cake Shop

 

The Antlers, Little Scream @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

 

Cave In, Make Do and Mend, Janes Plotkin @ Santos Party House

 

White Lies, School of Seven Bells, Sun Airway @ Terminal 5

 

The Felice Brothers, Tom Brosseau @ The Bell House

 

Fleet Foxes, The Cave Singers @ United Palace Theatre

FRIDAY

The Antlers, Little Scream @ Bowery Ballroom

Cymbals Eat Guitars, The Yellow Dogs, Mirror Mirror, Radical Dads @ Glasslands

Dan Deacon, Hesta Prynn (DJ Set) @ Museum of Natural History

Thurston Moore, Eileen Myles, I Feel Tractor @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Real Estate, Julian Lynch, Big Troubles, Family Portrait @ The Bell House

Robbers on High Street, Underthings, The Totallys @ The Gutter

 

 

“Todd P Goes to Austin” DVD is released!

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“Many other music docs and concert films can give you an idea of how great a band is live, but how many can truly make you feel like you’re in the audience? Todd P Goes to Austin is in elite company on that count.” -Goatdog’s Movies

“Todd P Goes To Austin” follows concert guru Todd Peterson and with it, you get to see electrifying performances fit to show the energy of the DIY underground scene. Featuring live performances from Matt and Kim, Dan Deacon, Mika Miko and many more, this movie illustrates the experience of concert-going. Check out trailer for the Jay Buim directed film below.

TODD P GOES TO AUSTIN trailer from OTTO ARSENAULT on Vimeo.

You can pick up a copy of the DVD here.

Ecstatic Music Festival Adds Owen Pallett, Clogs, Nico Muhly, Dan Deacon, tUnE-yArDs

The 2011 Ecstatic Music Festival, presented by New York City’s Kaufman Center, in association with New Amsterdam Records, announced a slew of new genre-pushing composers, songwriters, and performers coming together to present a new generation of artists combining vast influences and techniques to explore the crossover of classical and pop music. On January 17th, 2011 the event opens with a free seven-hour marathon and continues with 13 additional concerts until March 28, 2011.The series includes imaginative collaborations such as Owen Pallett with Nadia Sirota and Thomas Bartlett (Doveman); Clogs with the Brooklyn Youth Chorus; Dan Deacon with So Percussion; tUnE-yArDs, William Brittelle, and Caleb Burhans with Roomful of Teeth; a Ben Frost arrangement for Alarm Will Sound; Vijay Iyer writing for Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society and much, much more. All concerts will be performed at the award-winning Merkin Concert Hall. Check out some highlights of the schedule below.

Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 7:30 pm

So Percussion & Dan Deacon – The “brilliant” (New York Times), “astonishing and entrancing” (Village Voice) quartet So Percussion is joined by electronic iconoclast Dan Deacon, whose visceral and sophisticated work has inspired a near-cult following by “connect[ing] the loops and repetition of dance music to the patterns of 20th-century classical Minimalism” (New York Times), in a series of new collaborative works. The quartet will also play arrangements of Deacon’s songs and selections from their own vast and varied output.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at 7:30 pm

Nadia Sirota & Thomas Bartlett (Doveman) with Owen Pallett – The evening will include the world premiere of a new work by Owen Pallett (formerly Final Fantasy) written for violist Nadia Sirota, and Sirota joining the “mesmerizing” (New York Times) Thomas Bartlett (Doveman) to perform new songs by Bartlett and some of Sirota’s close collaborators. They will both also join Pallett for arrangements of his songs, described by Pitchfork as “ambitious, classicist, cleverly arranged, lyrically high-concept, dense with possible meaning– and, yes, a little strange.”

Saturday, March 12, 2011 at 7:30 pm

Clogs & Brooklyn Youth Chorus – The Brooklyn Youth Chorus, heralded as “a polished ensemble of miniature professionals” (New York Times), joins the legendary chamber/rock quartet Clogs for an evening of new works by Bryce Dessner (The National) and Padma Newsome for chorus, for Clogs and for the two groups together.Monday,

March 28, 2011 at 7:30 pm

So Percussion & Bobby Previte with Zeena Parkins, John Medeski, DJ Olive & Jen ShyuA Special Presentation of New Sounds® Live with WNYC’s John Schaefer – Composer Bobby Previte, whose ensembles “speak in visionary tongues” (The York Yorker), premieres TERMINALS, Part 1: DEPARTURES – five concertos for the “brilliant” (New York Times), “astonishing and entrancing” (Village Voice) quartet So Percussion and star soloists Zeena Parkins, harp; John Medeski, keyboards;  DJ Olive, turntables; vocalist Jen Shyu; and Bobby Previte on drums.

John Medeski on keyboards? I want to go to there. Full schedule at www.ecstaticmusicfestival.com

Cloud Nothings Release New Single, “Understand At All”

Cloud Nothings just came out with a dreamy new song. The band started only a year ago with Dylan Baldi making lo-fi rock out of his parent’s basement outside of Cleveland. In the past year Cloud Nothings has released an EP, singles and made their way on tour coast to coast. Not bad for only a year on their own. “Understand It All” is from Cloud Nothings first self-titled full length, produced by Baltimore’s Chester Gwazda, known for his work with Dan Deacon and Future Islands.

Recorded at the home of Wham City, Baltimore’s Copycat Building, the scratchy catchy tune makes me desperately want to escape on a European holiday to see them with Les Savy Fav in Amsterdam on their upcoming tour. Dylan Baldi records all the tracks by his lonesome so let’s hope the live band keeps up the great energy. “Cloud Nothings” is released January 25th, 2011.

Cloud Nothings – ‘Understand At All’ by nmemagazine


Tour Dates

11-11-10: Sneaky Petes w/ Veronica Falls (Edinburgh)
11-13-10: ABC w/ Les Savy Fav (Glasgow)
11-14-10: Constellations Festival w/ Les Savy Fav (Leeds)
11-15-10: Komedia w/ Les Savy Fav (Brighton)
11-17-10: Werkstatt w/ Les Savy Fav (Koln)
11-18-10: Festsaal Kreuzberg w/ Les Savy Fav (Berlin)
11-19-10: Trouw w/ Les Savy Fav (Amsterdam)
11-20-10: Nouveau Casino w/ Les Savy Fav (Paris)
11-21-10: Trix w/ Les Savy Fav (Antwerp)
11-22-10: Electric Ballroom w/ Les Savy Fav (London)
11-23-10: White Heat @ Madame JoJos (London)
12-17-10: Akron, OH Musica w/ Herzog
12-18-10: Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom w/ Herzog

Lollapalooza 2009 Lineup Announced

Ah, remember the days when Lollapalooza got, well to say the least really crappy and they toured with the festival and no one cared to see it anymore? Well since Lollapalooza has stationed itself permanently as a festival in Chicago, the quality of bands have been getting better every year. Thus, making me wish that  Lollapalooza actually was a touring venture again. Just reading the lineup for the three day event makes my head want to explode with excitement. The best thing about the show is the wide range of bands.

Here are some of our top picks for each day of the festival:

Friday:  Of Montreal, Kings of Leon, The Decemberists, Fleet Foxes, Bon Iver, Andrew Bird, Crystal Castles, and Kevin Devine.

Saturday: Ezra Furman & The Harpoons, Chairlift, Langhorne Slim, The Living Things, The Constantines, TV on the Radio, Santongold, Lykke Li and Animal Collective.

Sunday:  Sam Roberts Band, Passion Pit, Friendly Fires, Neko Case, Dan Auerbach, Cold War Kids, Vampire Weekend, Cage the Elephant, Bat for Lashes, Dan Deacon, Dearhunter, Ra Ra Riot, Silversun Pickups, and Band of Horses.

The festival takes place at Grant Park in Chicago from August 7th to August 9th. Unless a bag of money falls from the sky there is no possible way for us to be there. Sad. Let us know how it goes kids.

Check out all of the details on the festival’s main site HERE