Wednesday, April 30, 2008

HOT TIP: Bloc Party NY Dates On Sale 5/2 Plus Super-Secret MSTRKRFT Show for GBH 10 Year Anniversary

Bloc Party have two New York dates going on sale this Friday, 5/2. Catch 'em at Webster Hall on 8/6 and 8/7! They're one of my fave live bands. High energy fun for all. Check out their performance of "Flux" live at the WAMU Theater at Madison Square Garden last October:

MSTRKRFT will be playing GBH's 10 Year Anniversary Party at Webster Hall on Friday, 5/16. It was nigh impossible tracking down the link for tix, so there it is for ya nice and easy. Also appearing will be Grandmaster Flash and other DJ goodness.

GBH 10 Year Anniversary Party With MSTRKRFT

Sunday, April 27, 2008

MUST-SEE SHOW: Gogol Bordello at McCarren Park Pool


Omigod: Gogol Bordello playing McCarren Park Pool 6/20. Tix went on sale 4/25, so there should be plenty left... for now. They're huge in New York, so you better act fast! 

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Sunday, April 13, 2008

TIXSNIPPETS: Ticket Buying Frenzy With Yaz, Raconteurs, The Roots, Elana James & Mackers

  • Continuing the ticket buying spree, bought tix to see closing night of Macbeth on Bway with Patrick Stewart! Mackers! Bway! Jean-Luc Picard! 8 minutes ago
  • Got my Yaz tickets at Terminal 5 for July 16! Can't wait to see them. Actually, I guess you could say I've been waiting since 1984. about 15 hours ago
  • VA Friends, see Elana James &Hot Club of Cowtown at Vienna's Jammin Java 5/23. Why? about 16 hours ago
  • Just got my tix to the 6/1 Raconteurs show at Terminal 5. Get tix before it's too late! The other two nights are already sold out. about 16 hours ago
  • Hallelujah, The Roots' new album drops 4/29! Lots o' guests on this album, but it's ?uest that keeps me coming back every time. 2 days ago
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Jack White of The Raconteurs  Coachella 2007 - The Roots  Elana James Trio @ The Rodeo Bar 052507-173
L to R: Jack White of the Raconteurs at Roseland Ballroom, NY 9/25/06
?uestlove & Black Thought of The Roots at Coachella, CA 4/29/07
Whit Smith & Elana James of the Hot Club of Cowtown at Rodeo Bar, NY 3/29/07

Friday, April 11, 2008

FESTIVAL NEWS: Paid Dues Independent Hip Hop Festival with Rakim & Gza On Sale April 19

Because I love to support this independent hip-hop fest, and because Gza's gonna be there...

Wu-Tang Clan @ Rock the Bells 7/28/07
Wu-Tang Clan at Rock the Bells, Randalls Island, NY 7/28/07

Courtesy of their lovely publicity folks:

Paid Dues Independent
Hip Hop Festival

Rakim, GZA, Blackalicious,
Murs & 9th Wonder,
Buckshot of Boot Camp Clik, Supernatural & Scratch,
Kidz in the Hall, & Yak Ballz

June 4

On Sale Sat. April 19th at Noon!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

NEW PHOTOS & VIDEO: Explosions in the Sky at Terminal 5 New York

A trippy night, a trippy band, trippy chill-out music for a sold-out crowd.

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New York's new uber-club, Terminal 5, was a far cry from the barely 50-member-strong audiences in the dimly lit clubs of Austin for Explosions in the Sky, as those in the know fondly recall. And a far cry even from the Warsaw, that Williamsburg haven of indie discoveries in waiting.  No, New York wasn't offering a kielbasa with a side of spacey guitar freak-outs, this time around.

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I'm happy for Explosions in the Sky, with their hard-earned notoriety and well-deserved place in the pantheon of indie rock. You've come a long way, baby.

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Give Explosions in the Sky's show tonight a listen and you'll understand why so many made their way to the Westernmost reaches of NY's known universe to hear what would normally be a soundtrack at an NYU smoke-fest. They created atmospheres, vibes and energies. If only I could think of any less bohemian adjectives, I'd certainly use them. But, well, listen and you'll get the idea.

--See Photos: Explosions In The Sky live in New York at Terminal 5
--Watch Video: Explosions In The Sky live in New York at Terminal 5
--Buy Tickets: See Explosions in the Sky in concert

P.S. My dream Central Park Summerstage lineup for summer '08:  Devendra Banhart, Grizzly Bear and Explosions in the Sky. Now that would be a night.  Explosions in the Sky, with their heady soundscapes and an absolute lack of any kind of vocalization, would be a perfect counterpoint to Grizzly Bear's harmonies and Banhart's freak folk fuzz. And all under a starry night sky. (*sigh*) What do you say, Kara, can you make it

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

BREAKING NEWS: Modest Mouse & The National to Tour With REM & Tix On Sale Saturday April 5

Fans of Modest Mouse and The National, rejoice!  They're heading back to New York. And guess who they'll be touring with...


OK, yeah, that sounds odd to me, too. Then again, Modest Mouse has been known to engage in a little hero worship from time to time (read: Johnny Marr of The Smiths, now in the band). So maybe I shouldn't be so surprised.

The important stuff: Tickets go on sale this Saturday, 4/5!

>>Buy REM / Modest Mouse / The National tickets here<<
R.E.M. tour dates with Modest Mouse & The National:
23                    Vancouver                   Deer Lake Park
29                    Los Angeles                Hollywood Bowl
31                    Berkeley                      The Greek Theatre

 03                   Denver                         Red Rocks Amphitheatre
06                    Chicago                       United Center
08                    Toronto                        Molson Amphitheatre
10                    Raleigh                        Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
11                    Washington, DC         Merriweather Post Pavilion
13                    Boston                         Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts
14                    Wantagh                     Jones Beach Theater
18                    Philadelphia                 Mann Center for the Performing Arts
19                    New York City           Madison Square Garden
21                    Atlanta                         Lakewood Amphitheatre

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The National accepting their Song of the Year Award for "Fake Empire" at the Plug Independent Music Awards, Terminal 5, NY 3/6/08.