NYC’s Weekly Show Roundup!

Sufjan Stevens @ Beacon Theatre

DJ Shadow @ Irving Plaza

Fiction Plane, The Globes @ Mercury Lounge (Early Show)

Oh Land @ Mercury Lounge (Late Show)

Mumford & Sons, Cadillac Sky, King Charles @ Terminal 5

Jonsi (and Kjartan of Sigur Ros), Alex Somers (of Riceboy Sleeps), Hilliard Ensemble, Latvian National Choir, Wordless Music Orchestra
@ The Church of  St. Paul the Apostle

The Joy Formidable, Group Love, The Dig @ Bowery  Ballroom

Oceanographer, Minor Stars, Leslie Sisson (of Wooden Birds) @ Bruar Falls

Spindrift, Dinowalrus, Runaway Sons @ The Knitting Factory

Kings of Leon @ Madison Square Garden

Glasser, ARP @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Mumford & Sons, Cadillac Sky, King Charles @ Terminal 5

The Big Sleep, Chappo, ArpLine, Red Wire Black Wire @ Glasslands

Ben Kweller @ Maxwell’s

Darwin Deez, BELL, King Charles, Friends @ Mercury Lounge

Electric Tickle Machine, Mirror Mirror, Hooray for Earth, Mon Khmer, Autre Ne Veut @ Pianos

La Roux @ Terminal 5

Thao Nguyen @ The Bell House

Deleted Scenes, Modern Skirts @ The Rock Shop

Tame Impala, Stardeath And White Dwarfs, Kuroma @ Bowery Ballroom

I’m Turning Into, Whale Belly, The House Floor, Mala Strana @ Bruar Falls

Electric Tickle Machine, Web Dating, Pet Ghost Project @ Death By Audio

CFCF, Teebs, Hercules and Love Affair (DJ Set) @ Glasslands

Buffalo Tom, Dinosaur Feathers @ Mercury Lounge

Simian Mobile Disco (DJ Set), JDH & Dave P @ Santos Party House

Ben Folds, Lady Danville @ The Wellmont Theatre

Hess Is More, Sky White Tiger, Jessica 6 @ Union Pool

The Morning Benders, Twin Sister, Cults @ Webster Hall

The Beets, Total Slacker, The Babies, Eternal Summers, Night Manager @ 285 Kent Avenue

Tame Impala, Stardeath And White Dwarfs, Kuroma @ Bowery Ballroom

Light Pollution, Acrylics, Blood Orange, Unsolved Mysteries @ Glasslands

Cornershop @ Irving Plaza

Bear in Heaven, Twin Shadow, Sun Airway @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Kate Nash, Peggy Sue @ Terminal 5

ArpLine, Motive, Machu Pichu, Little Racer @ The Studio at Webster Hall



Mt. Desolation Announce Debut Album Release Date And Supporting Tour

Mt. Desolation is the side-project of Tim Rice-Oxley and Jesse Quinn of Keane, the British band that flooded the airwaves with the single, “Somewhere Only We Know” back in 2004. But don’t expect to hear the same alt-rock tunes from them. Mt. Desolation specializes in country music with indie folk accents and their self-titled debut album will be released on October 19th, 2010 on Cherry Tree Records.

To help accomplish the perfect sound for this genre, which is far removed from British culture, to say the least, Oxley and Quinn called on their friends Ronnie Vannucci from the Killers, Country Winston from Mumford and Sons and producer Emery Dobyns, known for his work with Patti Smith and Antony & The Johnsons.

Get a first taste of what these collaborations sound like below, with the song “Departure:”

The association between Mt. Desolation and Mumford and Sons doesn’t end here as the two bands will be heading on tour together starting on October 18th, 2010 in Los Angeles. During those shows, they will also be joined by fellow Brits King Charles.

Here are their tour dates:
10/18 – Los Angeles @ Palladium (with Mumford & Sons and King Charles)
10/20 – San Francisco @ Warfield (with Mumford & Sons and King Charles)
10/22 – Portland @ Crystal Ballroom (with Mumford & Sons and King Charles)
10/23 – Vancouver @ Vogue Theatre (with Mumford & Sons and King Charles)
10/24 – Seattle @ Moore Theatre (with Mumford & Sons and King Charles)
10/27-  NYC @ Mercury Lounge
10/28 – Toronto @ The Drake
10/29 – Detroit @ Pike Room
10/30 – Chicago @ Schubas