Tuesday, July 14, 2009

All Points West Festival 2009

This would sooo be worth coming out of retirement for! Alas, your very own TixGirl will be upstate planning her wedding (yes, wedding!), so I'll have to live vicariously through all of you who post your photos and vids online...

In the meantime, check out photos from last year's All Points West Fest, featuring Radiohead, CSS and Grizzly Bear.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

The New TixGirl.com Under Construction

Greetings, loyal TixGirl readers. Thanks for your patience as we undergo what we ladies might call a radical facelift. That's right, we've migrated all our classic TixGirl.com content from AOL to Blogger, which has resulted in some slightly odd spacing for photos and videos. But thanks for your patience in awaiting TixGirl.com's return with all the latest breaking news you've come to expect: must-see tours, tickets going onsale, insider info on private gigs, and photos straight from the pit at my fave shows.

In the meantime, check out BrooklynVegan for the latest breakings. He's my go-to-guy for all things NY indie. Make him yours. And we'll see you back on the scene soon.

Your TixGirl, Ames

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

BREAKING NEWS: Death Cab For Cutie Tickets On Sale This Weekend

Yo Check It: Death Cab For Cutie bring their popified sonic soundscapes to the grande dame herself, Radio City Music Hall, October 6th. New York tix go on sale Friday, 11am!

Death Cab for Cutie at the Theater at MSG, Night 2
Death Cab for Cutie, Theatre at Madison Square Garden, 11/8 - 11/9/06

New York, NY: Friday, 11am.
Wallingford, CT: Friday, 10am
Atlantic City, NJ: Saturday, 10am
Clolumbus, OH: Saturday, 10am
Plus: More dates to be released soon.
Bookmark this page to buy tickets

See Photos: Death Cab for Cutie Live @ Madison Square Garden

Friday, August 8, 2008

FESTIVAL NEWS: All Points West Festival Set Times

What I'm planning on catching...
8:30 - 10:30     Radiohead!!!!
5:45 - 6:45       CSS
5:15 - 6:15       Grizzly Bear 
5:00 - 6:00       New Pornographers
4:00 - 4:45       Mates of State
3:45 - 4:30       Michael Franti & Spearhead
2:30 - 3:15       The Go! Team
8:30 - 10:30     Radiohead Again!!!!
7:15 - 8:15       The Roots
5:30 - 6:45       Sia
2:30 - 3:15       Chromeo
7:30 - 8:30       Trey Anastasio, mayyyyybe
6:45 - 8:00       Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, mayyyybe
6:10 - 7:00       The Secret Machines, mayyyybe
5:00 - 6:00       Cat Power
3:30 - 4:30       Rodrigo y Gabriela
2:15 - 3:00       Amadou & Mariam


All Points West Festival 2008 - Friday Set Times

All Points West Festival 2008 - Saturday Set Times

All Points West Festival 2008 - Sunday Set Times

Friday, July 18, 2008

NEW PHOTOS & VIDEO: Yaz Live @ Terminal 5 in New York

Who would have ever dared dream they'd have the chance to see Yaz live onstage together again, after they broke up in the distant past of 1983. That new wave dance fantasy came true on 7/16 and 7/17 when two sold-out crowds piled into New York's Terminal 5 to see Alison Moyet and Vince Clark reunited on tour.


Though I admit I wasn't surprised that the average age was higher than I care to admit, it was pure, unbridled joy in the audience. And it was clear from the glee on Alison Moyet's face as she danced around belting out some of the best songs of the 80s, that she had missed the thrill of performing for an adoring audience. Get a load of the best songs of the night and feel the dance madness for yourself...

See Photos: Yaz Live at Terminal 5 in New York 7/16/08
Watch Video: Yaz Live at Terminal 5 in New York 7/16/08

Monday, June 30, 2008

HOT TIP: Catch DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist Last 5 Shows Including McCarren Park Pool

If you've ever wondered what it is that gives Jurassic 5 that signature old-timey sound, Cut Chemist is the man. And hallelujah, now we have the opportunity to see why he's the man! He's heading back to the US with DJ Shadow to perform the last 5 dates of their Hard Sell world tour.

Wish I could catch 'em at DC's 9:30 Club, as that would be the ultimate joint for this kind of show. But who's complaining when we New Yorkers can catch them at Brooklyn's McCarren Park Pool, smack dab in the heart of hipster heaven, Williamsburg.

Here's the deets from their lovely PR peeps:

As with their two previous sets, [the now-legendary "Brainfreeze"  (1999) and "Product Placement" (2001)], the pair eschew  their own material in favor of an amalgam of music from all eras and styles, providing for amusing and provocative mash-ups; rap mixes with fiddle music, doo-wop with new wave, and every thing in between...all while avoiding the obvious, "been there, heard that" stuff you get from most DJs. 

The first time "The Hard Sell" was performed in the United States was in front of 15,000 people at the world famous Hollywood Bowl (2007).  As demand for the show has grown, the pair have continuously refined and reworked the song selection, so that aspects of it are different every time.  In the words of Shadow himself, "If you happened to catch one of the earlier shows, never fear...you won't be disappointed!" Don't miss these final appearances by two of California's most cutting-edge DJs.The Hard Sell exists as a result of a unique combination of the duo’s shared passions –for records, for playing them to people, for collecting them as objects and understanding their tactile properties as well as loving, appreciating contextualising and recontextualising the sounds they were designed to reproduce.

This is the third part in the trilogy of Cut Chemist & DJ Shadow collaborations and is probably the most ambitious in its execution.

The Hard Sell Dates

16-Jul-2008   Washington, DC       9:30 Club
17-Jul-2008    Brooklyn, NY         McCarren Park Pool    
18-Jul-2008    Atlantic City, NJ         HOB 
19-Jul-2008    Mariaville, NY         Indian Lookout Country Club      
25-Jul-2008    Portland, OR         Roseland Theatre
26-Jul-2008    Seattle, WA         Showbox SoDo
27-Jul-2008    Pemberton, BC        Pemberton Festival Site

BUY TICKETS: DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist Live

Friday, June 27, 2008

HOT TIP: Cold War Kids Play Free Show at Prospect Park

The Cold War Kids are an amazing live band. Even moreso when it's free, eh?   While I'm ashamed to admit that I don't have a single one of their tunes -- not even the intensely catchy, "Hang Me Up To Dry" -- I've gone out of my way to see Cold War Kids twice. And both times I was wowed out of my socks. So I can personally vouch for the power of their playing. Catch them tonight at Prospect Park Bandshell and see for yourself... free!

Cold War Kids at Bowery Ballroom 4/7/07
Cold War Kids @ Bowery Ballroom, NY 4/7/07

Per the peeps at FreeNYC:
Unleashing “cave-stomp drums, barroom piano and chiming post-punk  guitars,” (Rolling Stone) Cold War Kids eschew preciousness for grit. Live,  they’re all smoldering energy and raw power. Joining them are local favorites  Elvis Perkins in Dearland with their dream-like folk rock “drenched in equal  parts sunshine and cloudy grey skies,” (Drowned in Sound) and the tuneful but  hard hitting Sam Champion, “an absolute force of nature.” (Sterogum) All  Ages.

Cold War Kids @ Madison Square Garden 8/6/07
Cold War Kids @ Madison Square Garden, NY 8/6/07

--See Photos: Cold War Kids Live at Madison Square Garden
--Watch Video: Cold War Kids Live at Madison Square Garden
--See Photos: Cold War Kids Live at Bowery Ballroom
--Watch Video: Cold War Kids Live at Bowery Ballroom
--Read Up: Brooklyn Vegan on Cold War Kids' 2008 Tour