Monday, May 19, 2008

HOT TIP: Catch Bell X1 Playing the Fillmore Irving Plaza 6/4

If you haven't heard of Bell X1, your only excuse should be that you don't live in Ireland. Over there, their debut album has gone platinum 5 times over. Here, in NY say, their sold-out shows at the Bowery Ballroom were packed to the gills with die-hard fans who knew every word to every song. And with their trademark Irish wit and moody, layered music, it's no wonder they've already made a sizeable dent in the American market. Bell X1's show at the Fillmore Irving Plaza on June 6 should go a long way toward satisfying the fans edged out of tickets to last winter's Bowery shows by folks who were quicker to click for tix.

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Bell X1 @ Bowery Ballroom NY 3/16/08

Bell X1 @ Bowery Ballroom NY 3/16/08

--Buy Tickets:  See Bell X1 on Tour
--See Photos:   Bell X1 live at New York's Bowery Ballroom
--Watch Video: Bell X1 live at New York's Bowery Ballroom

Friday, May 16, 2008

UPDATED INFO: GBH 10th Anniversary Party Set Times Tonight At Webster

For tonight's killer party at New York's Webster Hall celebrating's 10th Anniversary:

Updated Schedule for the Evening:

08:00 - 10:00PM: Open Bar sponsored by kluster & Music by DJ Alex English
10:00 - 11:30PM: The Legendary Grandmaster Flash
12:00 - 01:00am: James Murphy (of LCD Soundsystem)
01:00 - 04:00am: Sets by LA Riots / MSTRKRFT / Does It Offend You, Yeah?
What: MashBash NYC : Mashable’s NYC Spring Party!
Who: 2,500 sold out crowd, 450 Mashable VIP Tickets on Balcony, Grandmaster Flash starts the night off
When: Friday, May 16th, 2008
Drinks: Open Bar, 8 - 10 pm sponsored by Kluster (21+ only)
Where: Webster Hall, 125 East 11th Street, New York, NY

--VIP Tix
--Mashable's coverage
--Metromix's coverage

LCD Soundsystem @ Randal's Island
James Murphy with LCD Soundsystem, Randall's Island, NY 10/6/07

Friday, May 9, 2008

BREAKING NEWS: Madonna's North American Tour Dates On Sale 5/19

Omigod, I'm beside myself with glee. Set your alarms for 8:59am on May 19th, fellow Madonna Maniacs, these tix will sell out in 2 minutes flat. Here's the details from Madonna's lovely publicity peeps:

The North American leg of the “STICKY & SWEET TOUR” begins October 3rd at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey, with stops at New York's Madison Square Garden on October 6th and 7th, followed by performances in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles and more before stopping at Miami's Dolphin Stadium on November 26th.  Madonna's “STICKY & SWEET” tour will also visit Mexico and South America later this year.

Tickets for "Sticky & Sweet" tour at The Izod Center in E. Rutherford and Madison Square Garden will go on sale Monday, May 19th at 9am. Tickets will range from $55.00 through $350 offering a variety of excellent seats at all price levels.  Tickets can be purchased online at and To charge by phone dial 212.307.7171 or 866.448.7849. If tickets remain they will be available at the respective box offices on Tuesday, May 20th.  Additional on-sales vary and are listed below or available at and .  There will be a 4 ticket limit per person at the arena performances and a 6 ticket per person limit for stadium events.


Showdate:       City:                             Venue:                                     On sale Date:

23-Aug              Cardiff                           Millennium Stadium                    Fri. May 16   
26-Aug              Nice                              Stade Charles Ehrmann              Fri. May 16
28-Aug              Berlin                            Olympic Stadium                       Wed. May 21
02-Sept             Amsterdam                   Arena                                        Sat. May 17
04-Sept             Dusseldorf                     LTU Arena                                 Wed. May 21
06-Sept             Rome                            Olympic Stadium                       Fri. May 23
09-Sept             Frankfurt                       Commerzbank Arena                  Wed. May 21
11-Sept             London                          Wembley Stadium                     Fri. May 16
20-Sept             Paris                             Stade de France                        Fri. May 16

03-Oct              E. Rutherford               Izod Center                              Mon. May 19
06-Oct              New York City              Madison Square Garden          Mon. May 19
07-Oct              New York City              Madison Square Garden          Mon. May 19
15-Oct              Boston                          TD BankNorth Garden                Sat. May 17
18-Oct              Toronto                         Air Canada Centre                      Sat. May 24
22-Oct              Montreal                        Bell Centre                                Sat. May 24
26-Oct              Chicago                        United Center                            Sat. May 17
30-Oct              Vancouver                     BC Place Stadium                     Sat. May 24
01-Nov              Oakland                        Oracle Arena                             Sun. June 1
04-Nov              San Diego                     Petco Park                                Sun. June 1
06-Nov              Los Angeles                  Dodger Stadium                        Sun. June 1
08-Nov              Las Vegas                     MGM Grand Garden Arena         Sat. May 31
11-Nov              Denver                          Pepsi Center                             Sat. May 31
16-Nov              Houston                        Minute Maid Park                      Sat. May 31
19-Nov              Philadelphia                   Wachovia Center                        Mon. June 2
22-Nov              Atlantic City                  Boardwalk Hall                           Mon. June 2
24-Nov              Atlanta                          Philips Arena                             Sat. May 31
26-Nov              Miami                           Dolphin Stadium                        Sat. May 31

Additional dates and venues to be announced.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

FESTIVAL NEWS: Rock The Bells 2008-Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Mos Def, Spank Rock-On Sale 5/17

Rock The Bells may just as well rebrand itself the Reunion Fest, considering last year's landmark Public Enemy and Wu-Tang performances, and the sight of Mos Def sharing the stage with Blackstarr collaborator Talib Kweli. And now this year the bad-ass fest is boasting A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, half the members of Wu-Tang again(!) and special guests, The Pharcyde. Dang! Is it worth trekking all the way out to Jones Beach? Well, um... yeah. You better believe it is.

Here's the deets, courtesy of their publicity peeps:
Nikon @ Jones Beach Theater, August 3rd
Method Man & Redman, De La Soul, Raekwon & Ghostface, Immortal  Technique, Dead Prez, Murs, Jay Electronica, Spank Rock, Kid Sister, The Cool Kids, Santogold, Wale, B.O.B., Kidz In The Hall, and Flosstradamus 
Hosted By: Supernatural & Scratch
With Special Guest: THE PHARCYDE

Need Further Convincing? Check out the photos of last year's fest:

Ghostface Killa of Wu-Tang Clan @ Rock the Bells 7/28/07   Method Man of Wu-Tang Clan @ Rock the Bells 7/28/07   Mos Def @ Rock the Bells 7/28/07  
L to R: Ghostface Killa, Method Man, Mos Def

Thursday, May 1, 2008

BREAKING NEWS: McCarren Park Pool Parties Announce Free Summer 2008 Shows

Yet another reminder of why I heart Brooklyn Vegan so v. v. much. He tells me about awesome things like The Breeders rumored to be signed on to play a FREE show at McCarren Park Pool. (*sigh*)  Brooklyn Vegan, you make my day.

OK, just in case you missed it, allow me to repeat the important stuff:
--The Breeders
--McCarren Park Pool in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

McCarren Park Pool 2006   McCarren Park Pool 2006

Yes, that's right kids, JellyNYC's annual Sunday Pool Parties are back at McCarren  for 2008. Hallelujah! I've been lucky enough in the past to catch ?uestlove and Beirut for free, thanks to JellyNYC. So here's the deets according to Brooklyn Vegan:
JellyNYC is confirming that the following artists will play free Sunday shows in Brooklyn's McCarren Pool this summer:
The Breeders, MGMT, The Hold Steady, Liars, Aesop Rock, Black Lips, Deerhunter, Fuck Buttons, Matt Kim, Black Moth Super Rainbow, Team Robespierre, The Loved Ones, Panther, King Khan and His Shrines, & Ting Tings
Joy! The last time I saw the Breeders they were opening up for Nirvana. Yes, I am that old. (Shhhh, don't tell anybody.)