Thursday, August 31, 2006

WOXY - The End

Just about the worst music related news since the death of Kurt Cobain. This is absolutely tragic.

Thank you so much WOXY for being my primary source for new music for the past few years.

Listeners, fans and friends,

This sucks.

This is the moment all of us hoped would never come. After plugging away at this for the past two years, it’s become pretty clear that operating as a stand-alone Internet "radio station" is not going to cut it. Our operating costs are higher than you might think, and the revenue we were able to generate from advertising isn’t close to supporting what we’re doing. Even membership revenue wasn’t enough to get us there. When your business doesn’t make money, you eventually go out of business.

With this in mind, we’ve been looking for either a significant partner – someone with a larger plan into which could be plugged – or an outright buyer. That search hasn’t been fruitful. We’re still willing to entertain offers and explore possibilities (email, but our time is short. We thought it was time to share our situation with you ... to give you a heads-up.

You might be saying, "What can I do to help?" Unfortunately, unless you have significant investment capital and a way to profit from the wonderful programming we create, you can’t. As of today, we will no longer be selling or renewing memberships or accepting contributions. Please don’t send us money ... it will just mean we have to send it back to you.

Now is a good time to say THANK YOU to our incredibly patient, generous and kind angel investors. Without them ... well, we wouldn’t have had the chance to even be in the game. They’ve enabled everything we’ve accomplished over the past two years, and for that, they are saints to indie rock lovers everywhere.

We did investigate an alternative: stripping our operations to the absolute bare minimum by cutting back to one staffer, no more DJs, no more Lounge Acts, etc. We decided it wasn’t worth it. It wouldn’t have been true to what is, and it wouldn’t have honored the legacy of 97X.

While may have failed in a business sense, we’re pretty proud that we managed to put out some of the most passionate, unique and interesting programming on the Internet and elsewhere. We showered love and airplay on countless bands who otherwise would have received none, garnered national press attention and hosted nearly 200 live Lounge Act performances. Not too bad for a little, four-person Internet radio station from Cincinnati.

A radio station is only as big as its listeners make it. We’re not BS-ing when we say that you guys, our supporters, are the most amazing people on the planet. THANK YOU. The dedication and enthusiasm you’ve shown for what we do is staggering and inspiring. Thank you to everyone who stepped up to become a member, generously made a contribution, emailed (spammed) your friends, spread the gospel of and – most of all – listened.

Barring something exceptional happening in the next two weeks, we will silence our broadcasts on Friday, September 15th.

Sometimes no matter how hard you try and how special the thing you do, it simply isn’t enough to beat the odds. It’s the cold reality of business that not even we could escape. When September 15th comes, we’ll meet it proudly with heads held high and celebrate the past two years of and the spirit of 97X. For those lucky enough to have been part of it, The Future of Rock and Roll will forever be in our minds and hearts.

So enjoy these last two weeks with us. Shall we rock?

Eternally yours,

Bryan Jay, Mike, Shiv and Barb

Here's to keeping hope alive that WOXY will survive some how some way.

Remembering WOXY

Mercury Lounge CMJ Happenings

A Yeti named Jerry has pointed out that Forward, Russia! will be at Mercury Lounge for CMJ on Thurs Nov 2nd.

I just noticed another exciting Mercury Lounge CMJ event: Tokyo Police Club - Fri Nov 3.

And yeah, like Jerry said, in the past, Mercury Lounge has not sold advance tickets for CMJ shows.

Stella Season 1 DVD

I want this:

Via the Stella website:

We have been working closely with Comedy Central to produce a deluxe DVD set of our series.


-- 45 minute documentary "The History of Stella"
Showalter, Wain and Black trace the story of the trio with video clips, photos and more.

-- 30 minute live "Comedy Central Presents" performance by Stella

-- Commentary track on all ten episodes

-- Deleted Scenes

-- Blooper reel

-- Hidden "easter eggs"

Available lots of places or better yet, pre-order your copy at

In stores September 12.

Question: Why name it Stella Season One if there is only ever going to be one season? Wishful thinking I guess...


Email From Stella

This Tuesday @ The Annex

i rock i roll and underrated are at it again:

Rachael says: The Go Station 9PM, Levy 10PM

Radiohead '06 Tour Wrap-Up

Sean "a reminder" has posted an excellent mp3 wrap-up of Radiohead's '06 tour. Go check it out.

Lolita Bras @ Union Hall AND Sin-e

In addition to this show:

Lolita Bras will also be at Sin-e on Sat Sept 23 w/Elizabeth Harper and the Matinee. Pay $10 and you get to see this lineup:

11:00 Lolita Bras
10:00 Elizabeth Harper & The Matinee
9:00 Mesmer


Lolita Bras - R&R

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Chin Up Chin Up / Oxford Collape - Grasslands

Kick ass show alert!

One of my absolute favorite bands: Chin Up Chin Up

A band I'm starting to like a whole lot: Oxford Collapse

Together. At Grasslands in Brooklyn. Sat Oct 7.

Almost as great a pairing of bands as Bound Stems / Maritime at Mercury Lounge.

I recently was exposed to Oxford Collapse's new album, Remember The Night Parties. It is fantastic. Be on the lookout for glowing praise from all corners of the net.

Chin Up Chin Up news:

The first few confirmed dates of our next tour are up on our shows page. If you don't see your town on the list, don't worry... there are going to be a ton more shows added to the list over the next few weeks.

This tour is going to be in support of our new record which comes out October 10th on Suicide Squeeze Records. The album is called This Harness Can't Ride Anything, and if you want a sneak peek, we have the title track up on our Myspace page. go check it out.

we'll be seeing you soon.



We are so excited about our new album that we are gonna give you a discount when you pre-order the album from!

Our friends at Insound are offering a coupon for 15% off if you order before October 10th. All you have to do is enter the coupon code: chinupchinup15 at checkout. sweet!

Pre-order This Harness Can't Ride Anything here.

I have two CUCU mp3s here.

PS. Where the hell is Grasslands?

Update: Here it is.


Oxford Collapse - Cake Shop, New Album
Cake Shop - Sat Sept 9
Sub Pop CMJ '06 Showcase w/ The Shins

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Sam Champion - The Annex

According to Sam Champion's Myspace, the band will be at The Annex on Thurs Sept 21. I heard that they were better than ever at their last show, which was at CBGB CBGBs CBGB's with Apollo Sunshine. Go see this band before they take their arena sound to arenas.


Sam Champion mp3s
Loose Record party tonight

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Tokyo Police Club, TL & Rx, Beirut

All in one night.

Finally got to see Tokyo Police Club for the first time last night, opening for Ted Leo & Rx at the seaport. Pat's got some video. Enjoyed their set, even though the crowd was quite sucky. Wish I could have see these guys for the first time somewhere smaller, oh well. Two upcoming NYC dates, one at Old Volume Space Sat 9/23 and one opening for Art Brut / The Spinto Band at Warsaw Wed 10/18. Saturdays in Brooklyn are always fun. Never been to Old Volume Space and can't find any info on the place, other than their address, 29 Wythe Avenue.

As for TL & Rx, they were great as usual and played a rather long set with maybe just a little too many new songs to keep the interest of the aformentioned sucky crowd.

Much thanks to Ryan for hooking me up with a tix for Beirut later on in the night. What a fantastic show. I was nervous going in that it wouldn't live up to one of my fav shows of the year so far, but it did. So much fun. I heart Beirut. They're doing two shows at Bowery Ballroom in November, but you already know that. And oh yeah, caught some of Get Him Eat Him too and liked what I heard. They kind of reminded me of Tapes & Tapes, sort of. Wouldn't mind seeing them again. No NYC dates listed at this time.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Bad News - Tonight @ The Annex

Just noticed on Aeroplane Pageant's Myspace that tonight's show at The Annex has been CANCELLED. Does this mean that just they won't be able to make it or that the whole thing has been nixed. I'm not sure, but I'm trying to find out. I'll update this post when I know more.

Update: Only Aeroplane Pageant are cancelling. Shitty. But Slowlands are taking their place, so...

Here's the word:


Hi everyone,

So it looks like for reasons beyond our control tonight's show at The Annex will have to be cancelled. we were really looking forward to this one and by the sounds and looks of it, this was going to be a big one thanks to you all. Our good friends Slowlands will be taking the slot. Brian is just too sick and can barely even talk let alone sing, so send him you well wishes. Were gonna keep making the set bigger and better and get this record done in the next month and make a huge showing at this years CMJ festival in NYC. That's again for the support. There's new songs up on the site too. Well see you at the next show.


The Aeroplane Pageant

Soup and bed rest Brian, hope you feel better soon.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

French Kiss CMJ '06 Showcase

Another must. Info via their website:

The Frenchkiss 2006 CMJ shocase will be either on November 1 or 2. Not sure where yet. Sorry, wish we could tell you more. Here are the bands, will be an awesome show:

The Big Sleep
Call Me Lightning
Fatal Flying Guilloteens
The Plastic Constellations
Thunderbirds Are Now!

So Far:

Sub Pop CMJ '06 Showcase w/ The Shins
Panache / Blueghost / Lovepump CMJ Showcase
Three One G/SAF CMJ Showcase

The Annex - This Thurs REMINDER

Aeroplane Pageant have pointed out the following:

Yes, a 3 hour open bar...

Aeroplane Pageant
@ The Annex
(152 Orchard St. b/w Stanton & Rivington)

Thursday, August 24th

7 - 9 Blue Point Beer Open Bar
8 - 9 Meg & Dia (Doghouse Records)
9 The Hourly Radio (TX)
9 - 10 Sparks Open Bar (sponsored by The Muse Box)
10 The Love Story (NYC)
11 Aeroplane Pageant (LI, NY)
12 Tokyo Police Club (Toronto)
12 - 4 Basement: Stolen Transmission Weekly Party; DJS: THE TARTS OF PLEASURE

$6 can you pass this up?


Aeroplane Pageant - The Annex UPDATE
Aeroplane Pageant - The Annex

Maritime, SSPU - Mercury Lounge Tix

Tix for this show go sale tomorrow at noon. Same time as tix for Gomez. Except these are $17 less.

Also, tix for Silversun Pickups/Viva Voce @ Merc on Wed Oct 11 and Thurs Oct 12 on sale tomorrow at noon as well. These are $12.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Gomez - Three Shows @ Bowery Ballroom

Gomez are taking over Bowery Ballroom for three shows in October. Tix go on sale tomorrow at noon. Maybe I'll finally make it one of their shows, after having missed them about a half dozen times. And I don't care what anyone says, In Our Gun is a great album. Here are the dates as links to the tix:

Thur Oct 5
Fri Oct 6
Sat Oct 7

Tix are $27.

According to their website, these shows are going to be unique:

New York X 3: Gomez at the Bowery Ballroom

As the band hurtles across the globe on a 23 hour flight to Australia, heavily sedated by whatever sleeping aids weren't confiscated in the security queue, we thought it we be a good time to announce a three-night stand in NYC!

Gomez will be performing three nights at New York City's venerable Bowery Ballroom -- October 5, 6 and 7. As we head towards the end of 2006, Gomez will be coming on ten years of performing together and so the time is nigh for a couple of throwdown gigs. These will be unique shows -- a deep immersion into the Gomez repertoire, additional musicians perhaps, and plenty of mayhem. In a couple weeks we'll be announcing a special West Coast event as well, so stay tuned.

We are offering a limited number of three-night tickets - a reduced price for all three nights - exclusively at
Gomez's online ticketing site. These tickets are available beginning tomorrow TUESDAY at noon EST. Individual show tickets go on sale to the public via TicketWeb beginning Wednesday, August 23 at 12 NOON EST.

We'll be announcing the rest of our fall tour -- both U.S. and U.K. dates -- over the next week. And if you're in Australia, tickets still remain for Gomez's third show in Melbourne, third show in Sydney and their Newcastle gig, but we expect them to sell out within the week.


WOXY Lounge Act Downloads - RCSTA
Gomez - WOXY Lounge Act

Saving These For Posterity

Which one is your fav?

Collect 'em and trade 'em with your friends. Bonus:

And once again:

Thom Yorke - XFM Session mp3s

Thom was interviewed and performed on XFM today. He played two songs from The Eraser, Analyse and Skip Divided. Here are the mp3s:


Skip Divided

You can also listen to the songs and the interview here. Thom really HAS to tour this album.


Thom Yorke - XFM Session


Broke down and set up a Myspace, pretty much just for contacting bands and viewing their photos. It's here in case you are curious.

Sound Fix Goes Online

Open for business. Go buy music!

Look like they are going to start putting up photos from their instore performances too.


Beirut - Sound Fix Pic
Beirut - HOT at Sound Fix
Sound Fix - New Website / Upcoming Instores
More Sound Fix Instores for May
Islands - Sound Fix

Monday, August 21, 2006

Birdmonster - Merc After-party


Birdmonster - Add 4th NYC Show

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Update - Sept 16 ERMP

Home has been added. One more band still to be announced.

* LOVE AS LAUGHTER site myspace

* HOME music press more press

* PROFESSOR MURDER site myspace

* THE END OF THE WORLD site myspace

+ one more TBA


The Long Winters @ Merc Via Ryspace

Go to Ryspace for The Long Winters' Mercury Lounge set. Keep 'em coming Ryan.


SSPU @ Union Hall Via Ryspace
Tally Hall Via Ryspace
The Long Winters - Other Music, Bowery Ballroom
The Long Winters - Putting The Days To Bed

Saturday, August 19, 2006

CBGB - This Monday

Since Jen is away at Vermont for the weekend and Jason is out of the office, I'll help them out and let you know about this last minute show at CBGB this Monday, Aug 21.

Monday August 21
Productshopnyc & Gothamist present:
8pm - Tiny Masters
9pm - Slowlands
10pm - The Diggs

Doesn't look like there will be advance tix for this and I have no idea what the cost of admission will be. I'm gonna steal BV's words:

CBGB closes for good on September 30th. If you don't like punk rock or hardcore, and you're looking for an excuse to go one last (or first) time, [this] would be a good time to do it.

The Oranges Band

I have been listening to The Oranges Band's The World And Everything In It (Buy it) a lot recently and I realized that this is another album that deserved to be on my Best of '05 list. I love how this album feels new and old at the same time. The surf-indie-rock throwback poppiness instantaneously puts me in a good mood. Hell, even just looking at the album cover art puts me in a good mood. I hear that they put on a hell of a live show as well. Two NYC dates are listed at their Myspace, one of which is a Roman Kuebler solo performance at Knitting Factory with Charles Bissell of The Wrens.

Tues Aug 29 2006 8:00PM Roman Kuebler Solo - Knitting Factory Tap Room On sale
Sat Oct 7 2006 8:00PM Sin-e

SSPU @ Union Hall Via Ryspace

Ryan does it again. Go to Ryspace for Silversun Pickups entire Aug 7th Union Hall set.


Tally Hall Via Ryspace
Silversun Pickups - Download WOXY Lounge Act
Silversun Pickups - Union Hall

Lineups - Drink At Work, Summer Tuesdays

Here are the lineups for this Monday's The Drink At Work Show and the final two Summer Tuesdays at Rififi:

This Monday: The Drink at Work Show
Holy crap, is this going to be a fun one. Some out of town comics including occasional Drink at Work contributor Dan Bialek, some musical comedy, sketch...we've got it all.

Monday, August 21
8:00 P.M.
Ace of Clubs
9 Great Jones Street

Tony Sam (Chicago)
Dan Bialek (LA)
Elon James White
Ophira Eisenberg
Jon Lang
Jon Fisch
The Maestro
And musical guest Cousin Hubie

This Tuesday: Summer Tuesdays at Rififi
Whet your appetite for the return of Giant Tuesday Night of Amazing Inventions and Also There Is A Game when Drink at Work presents special guest host Andres du Bouchet! Andres will welcome another diverse group of up-and-coming comedic talent:

Drink at Work Presents SUMMER TUESDAYS
Tuesday, August 22
8:00 P.M.
332 East 11th Street

Dan Bialek (LA)
Nate Bargatze
Nick Cobb
Myka Fox
Benari Poulten
Eliza Faria Santos
and sketch group Lolabrigada

Tuesday, August 29th: Summer Tuesdays
Our final show at Rififi and we're going out with a bang. Ted Alexandro hosts a stellar line-up, including stand-up sets by the members of LA-based musical comedy duo Hard N Phirm!

Drink at Work Presents SUMMER TUESDAYS
Tuesday, August 29
8:00 P.M.
332 East 11th Street

Chris Hardwick (LA)
Mike Phirman (LA)
Pat O'Shea
Nick Turner
Josh Comers
Alex Clarke
Colette Hawley
Rob Paravonian

Via Drink At Work Presents.

Scrubs - Journey - You Tube

Crackers United's Journey You Tube post inspired me to see if my fav scene from my fav ep of Scrubs was on You Tube. And of cource, it was:

Scrubs - JD sings Journey

Some Thoughts From Today's Yankees Games

-Thanx Jonny.
-Abreu continues to shine in pinstripes.
-When are fools gonna learn to stop testing Melky's arm. And I love how almost every one of his 40 RBIs seem to have come in big-time clutch situations.
-Ponson is garbage. Kind of like the sox's bullpen.
-Is it asking too much to just occasionally pitch inside to Ramirez and Ortiz.
-I love hearing the "overrated" chant as Jeter hits a game winning single.
-Longest game in MLB history is the second game of a double header.
-Yanks back up 3 plus a 1/2 and on the way to a _ _ _ _ _.

Lets see if we can put Beckett a little closer to the top of the "most homeruns hit against a Boston pitcher in a season" list.

It's Only Been A Few Days...

..and already the lineup at has been altered.


Cansei de Ser Sexy
The Annuals
David Bazan
The Fever
Girl Talk


The Boy Least Likely To
Holly Golightly

Gets to be a lot harder to notice when the list is a mile long. Unless you have a band name like The Plot To Blow Up The Eiffel Tower and you mysterious disappear from the list a few days before the fest, like last year.

Friday, August 18, 2006

Forget Cassettes - Download WOXY Lounge Act

Download MP3 (right click, save target as)

Track Listing:
Quiero, Quieres
- interview -
Lonely Does It

Photos came from here. WOXY says:

Forget Cassettes
Performed August 18, 2006

When we welcomed our favorite Nashville rockers back in for their 3rd session, it was almost exactly a year after the last time they played for us.

Here, they celebrate the recent release of their second full-length album "Salt" by playing 4 tracks that appear on the disc.

This set was made all the more remarkable as original band member Doni joined Beth, Jay, and Aaron in the Lounge to flesh out their sound by playing keyboards. For the time being, he is playing live dates with the band. They'll be making a lot of appearances through the remainder of this year to promote "Salt", so be sure to check them out if they come to your neck of the woods.

Birdmonster - Add 4th NYC Show

Previously, I informed you that Birdmonster were coming to NYC in September for three shows, one at Maxwell's, one at Mercury Lounge, and one at Union Hall (which tix are now on sale for). At that time, the Maxwell's show was scheduled for Wed Sept 6. Since then, the Maxwell's show has been moved to Tues Sept 5 and a 4th!! show has been added at Pianos on the 6th. Here's the updated list of NYC shows:

Tues Sept 5 - Maxwell's $8 On sale
Wed Sept 6 - Pianos $8 Not yet on sale
Thurs Sept 7 - Mercury Lounge $12/$10 adv On sale
Fri Sept 8 - Union Hall On sale at venue

For all other tour dates, consult the tour poster:

(click on pic to enlarge)

....and some news regarding (one of my fav albums of 2006) No Midnight:

No Midnight Gets Out August 29th

We are happy to announce that our debut album - No Midnight - will be distributed through spinArt Records! Look out for it in record stores across the US starting August 29th. Big thanks to spinArt and everyone else who has given our music a home or place to crash for the night.

Peter, Justin, David, Zach

Update: Back to only three shows. No Pianos.

Time Out NY - Back to School Blowout

Finally, an official announcement re: this show.

Party in the Park. Party with a Purpose.

Grab your friends and head to the south plaza of Union Square Park on Sunday, September 17 from noon to 4pm for the annual Time Out New York Back to School Blowout. This outdoor festival, celebrating the launch of our 2006 Student Guide, will feature live performances by the Juan Maclean, Margot and the Nuclear So and So's, the Rosewood Thieves, members of the cast of Broadway's The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, comedian Pete Dominick, and more.

Plus, find out about cool volunteer opportunities and pick up free food and giveaways from companies including Gotham Comedy Club, Crunch, JetBlue Airways, Museum of Sex, Peanut Butter & Co., New York Sports Club, Pearl Paint, Sephora, Blick Art, New York City Center, New York City Opera, Apollo Theater, Planned Parenthood of New York City, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Broadway and Off Broadway shows like Wicked, The Producers, Stomp, Blue Man Group and Hairspray.

Note: Rain date for this event is Sunday, September 24.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Defcon 1 - Yankees Vs. sox

It's go time.

Today's game. Bleech. On one had, going in 1 1/2 up is much less than they could have been, which is disappointing. On the other had, perhaps they snap back and apply a beating on the sox, who they were saving their energy for?

A nerve wracking weekend:

Friday, August 18 1:05 PM ET

Chien-Ming Wang, RHP (13-5, 3.84)
Jason Johnson, RHP (3-11, 6.26)

Friday, August 18 8:05 PM ET

Sidney Ponson, RHP (4-5, 5.82)
Jon Lester, LHP (6-2, 4.09)

Saturday, August 19 1:20 PM ET

Randy Johnson, LHP (13-9, 4.92)
Josh Beckett, RHP (13-7, 5.02)

Sunday, August 20 8:05 PM ET

Mike Mussina, RHP (13-5, 3.54)
Curt Schilling, RHP (14-5, 3.83)

Monday, August 21 1:05 PM ET

Cory Lidle, RHP (9-9, 4.64)
David Wells, LHP (2-2, 6.06)

Not sure if bereavement leave will affect Lidle's start.

The Black Keys @ Nokia - Tix

The Black Keys - Nokia Theatre - 11/03

On sale tomorrow at noon. $25


This show is officially part of CMJ '06.

Their new album, Magic Potion, is in stores Sept. 12. Pre-order here.

Sept 12 is a big release day. The Album Leaf, DJ Shadow, Rapture, TV on the Radio, etc....

Sub Pop CMJ '06 Showcase w/ The Shins

Thanx again to PTST for the heads up:

CMJ Music Marathon Sub Pop Showcase
Thurs Nov 2 - Bowery Ballroom

The Shins
The Thermals
The Album Leaf
Oxford Collapse
The Elected
Loney, Dear

I agree with Pat. This one is a must. What a dopetastic lineup.

At some point I will get around to making a list of all the announced showcases.

Reasons Why... should go to Union Hall tomorrow:

- The Isles will be introducing their new record to the world so they will surely be in fine spirits and playing at the top of their game.

The Mugs will unleash their usual array of tasty sounds: the old Ludwig, a wooden snare, hand-picked cymbals, a '72 Rick, vintage Sunn, no guitar pedals on the Schecter, echo-box Rhodes, the Mesa stack, and two golden voices.

- This is a choice opportunity to check out Union Hall if you haven't been there yet. The performance space has low ceilings, strategic sound-dampening curtains, and a quality sound system. You'll feel the rock crisp and clear.

- Union Hall is only a block away from
Maria's - home of the best margarita in NYC.

Apparently, the bands are also guaranteeing satifaction.

Also, I've noticed that Union Hall now have a website, in addition to their Myspace.

ERMP This Sat - Lineup Change

Clogs out. Magik Markers in.

Due to the proverbial circumstances beyond our control, Clogs will no longer be able to play our August 19th show.

Taking their place on the bill will be Magik Markers, who are terrific folks for being willing to play on such short notice.

We'll have a description of their music up on very soon. For the moment, the following links may prove informative:

The band's website:
Dusted interview:
Live review:

The updated lineup:

"Doors" are at 1:30, first group at 2. As always, the show will be free.

No word on whether there will be a new flyer.

; )

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Virtual Tour - New Yankee Stadium

Update: Go here.

You've seen the virtual tour of the new Mets Stadium, now you can also check out the new Yankee Stadium. Currently, the only place I can find it is here, semi-hidden in the Yankees section of the Yes Network website, in the multimedia showcase at the bottom right corner. Soon it will most likely be moved here.

Ground was broken today. I feel sad-happy, which is weird.

Three One G/SAF CMJ Showcase

Panache shows another CMJ showcase at Knitting Factory:

11.04.06 Sat
New York City, New York. Knitting Factory (Three One G/SAF CMJ Showcase) w/ yip yip

Three One G sheds some more light on this showcase:

Nov. 4 New York, NY @ The Knitting Factory (Official Three One G CMJ Showcase) w/ The Chinese Stars, Das Oath, Some Girls

And SAF shows that Dmonstrations will be part of a CMJ showcase on Nov 4, so they will probably be a part of this showcase too.

Panache / Blueghost / Lovepump CMJ Showcase

The CMJ info digging begins. Here's some more info on that The Plot To Blow Up The Eiffel Tower / The Slits CMJ date at Knitting Factory:

CMJ Music Marathon 2006 Two-Floor Event: Panache / Blueghost / Lovepump Showcase with The Slits, Aids Wolf, The Plot to Blow Up the Eiffel Tower, Genghis Tron, The Apes, Child Abuse, Made In Mexico, Dynasty Handbag, Green Milk From the Planet Orange (Japan), Shellshag, Rah Bras, The Mall

This info is also posted at Panache, which sheds some more light on the Nov 3 The Plot CMJ date:

11.03.06 Fri
Brooklyn, New York. (VENUE TBD) the slits w/ the apes, the plot, genghis tron, the mall and more!

So much for MSG.

Initial CMJ '06 Artist List

Thanx to Pop Tarts Suck Toasted for making me aware of this.

The Knife The Slits Hot Chip The Black Keys Madlib Ben Lee Deerhoof Blonde Redhead The Boy Least Likely To Blue Cheer Joseph Arthur Erase Errata Green Milk from the Planet Orange Holly Golightly Cold War Kids Silversun Pickups Califone White Whale hellogoodbye Anathallo Dr. Dog Professor Murder Archie Bronson Outfit Keren Ann Brother Ali Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin Oakley Hall These Arms Are Snakes Micah P. Hinson Portastatic P.O.S. Cloud Cult Jason Forrest Band Thunderbirds Are Now! Strike Anywhere Percee P Mute Math Suzanne Vega Extra Golden 120 Days

So I guess I was wrong about SSPU, but in a good way. Interesting about no The Plot. I guess CMJ doesn't frequent my blog.

YES! I found it!



Chris Russo Is Now A Yankee Fan

sparkle motion @ Union Hall

At Union Hall after Arbor Day (they're real good) and Rasa Radiata (don't know them).

Also, FYI:

Advance tickets are currently available at the upstairs bar for Birdmonster, Freedy Johnston, and Elf Power.

Arbor Day will also be opening for Final Fantasy at Mercury Lounge on Thurs Aug 31. Tix

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Cake Shop - Sat Sept 9

More info via anonymous (why? band member?) commentor:

This show is The Victoria Lucas record release show for their new album, "Hit the Ground Running Fast". The calendar listing on Cake Shop is not totally correct, so here's the real info:

Sat, Sept 9
12am Oxford Collapse
11pm The Victoria Lucas
10pm Centipede D'Este (from Pittsburgh)
9pm The Skinks (from Pittsburgh)
8pm Christy & Emily

Also, free food, free paintings by Steve Keene w/ admission (while they last!), and free 7" singles w/ purchase of new album.

The VL booked the whole show, everyone's friends, so things should flow much more smoothly than a regular 5 band bill.


Free paintings? That's a first.

DJ Shadow @ Webster Hall

You probably know that DJ Shadow will be at Webster Hall on Oct 17 & 18.

You may not know that tix for both shows go on sale TOMORROW at NOON. $32. eeck. But oh so worth it. Here are the links for tix:

Tues Oct 17
Wed Oct 18

Bound Stems WITH Maritime @ Mercury Lounge

Great news. In addition to the kickass show on Wed Aug 30, Bound Stems will be joining Maritime at Mercury Lounge when they finally get here on Sat Oct 21. This will be one hell of a show. Any other bands added to this bill are just a bonus at this point.

ERMP - This Sat - Aug 19


Monday, August 14, 2006

Aeroplane Pageant - The Annex UPDATE

Here's the info this show:

We [Aeroplane Pageant] weren't going to play any more shows this summer in favor of putting the finishing touches on the new record but couldn't pass this up. The Annex is a much talked about spicy new venue. Read its profile on

Aeroplane Pageant@ The Annex
Thursday, August 24th

This Lineup is TREMENDOUS...

* The Love Story ( - Incredible NYC band, check it out!

* The Hourly Radio - The Hourly Radio ( is from TX. Toured with Stella Starr and Radio this year both in the US and the UK, got compared to Editors. They are one of those bands to watch in 2006.

* Aeroplane Pageant!!!! ( Smack dab in the perfect middle

* Tokyo Police Club ("Secret Act") ( They are from Canada, getting incredible buzz right now. They are playing with Ted Leo at South Street Seaport the next day, so this will be their secret NYC gig! Ha.

* 12 - 4 Ultragrrrl's Stolen Transmission

Well that answers my questions. Psyched!

The Rosebuds Want To Play For You

From their Myspace:

Hey everyone, we are now routing our fall tour for 2006. If you would like us to play your town or college and have the contact information we could use to help us set up the show email us at "therosebudsrock [AT] yahoo [DOT] com" and tell us what you ideas you have. Performance art spaces, all age shows, galleries, and rock clubs would all work. Hope to see you all in the fall!

The Rosebuds

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Aeroplane Pageant - The Annex

Back to The Annex.

Thurs Aug 24 2006 9:00P The Annex - Aeroplane Pageant

Wonder if the lineup will be as good as the last time they played at The Annex. I thought they had played their last show of the summer?

Lolita Bras - Union Hall

The day before Birdmonster. With The iO's.

Thurs Sep 7 2006 Union Hall 7:00P The iO's + Lolita Bras

Wish I had some more news to report re: Lolita Bras, but I don't.


Lolita Bras - R&R

Friday, August 11, 2006

Tally Hall Via Ryspace

Head over to Ryspace for a few live Tally Hall mp3s from this show, especially set highlight 'Just a Friend.' Ryan also points out that Tally Hall will be at Knitting Factory tonight, so go over there if you're looking for something fun to do tonight.

Also, lovin this pic of the guys with Ice Cream Man:

Green is so underrated.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Oxford Collapse - Cake Shop, New Album

First time I saw Oxford Collapse they were opening for Constantines at Mercury Lounge. I didn't really know what to make of them. Maybe they were thrashed or something, cause they seemed sloppy, but perhaps intentionally??? I dunno. As I've previously mentioned, the last time I saw them was opening for We Are Scientists at Maxwell's. I enjoyed the hell out of them this time around. The songs were tighter and more fun, the energy was more focused, and basically it just sounded great. This was the same night that WAS ended up playing so hard that they set a speaker on fire and the venue had to be evacuated. Awesome. Anyways, they have a new album coming out:

Check it out! We spent 10 whirlwind days at Headgear Studios in Brooklyn with the bubbly and competent John Agnello, and the record is DONE. It’s set for an October 10th release on Sub Pop CD and LP and it’s called Remember the Night Parties. 11 songs, all brand new!

And a new NYC date at Cake Shop via OMR:

Sat 9/09 8:00 PM Cake Shop
The Victoria Lucas, Christy & Emily,
Oxford Collapse, Centipede D'Est

Now that they are getting back to playing live, look for them to be playing every other day at every venue in NYC.

Speaking of Contantines, watch their new video for Working Full-time at Sub Pop.

Chris Russo Is Now A Yankee Fan

Today's Mike & the Mad Dog radio show, minus Mike, who is on vacation, was one of the best ever. Russo, a rabid Yankee hater, started the show by declaring that he is now a Yankee fan. On the YES simulcast, you could see him wearing a Yankee winter hat. It was beyond ridiculous. If anyone comes across a screen shot of him wearing that hat, please send it my way.

Earlimart News

The news:

Earlimart have released a new limited edition 7" vinyl on Suicide Squeeze. It has two tracks, including:

"Answers & Questions" -- this track is a preview track from the upcoming untitled album, due early 2007> this is an different version than the finished album track.

"Caruthers Boy" -- This is an exclusive track for Suicide Squeeze which is on the 7" and the 10 year anniversary comp they just released.

The band has been recording the upcoming full-length for the past couple months on their own dime at their own Ship studios in Eagle Rock CA.

An mp3:

Answers & Questions

Buy the 7" at Insound or from Suicide Squeeze.

The North Atlantic

Lovin' the goodies in the mail. Here's the latest. The North Atlantic. Remind me a little bit of Sparta, older Weezer (sort of), Hundred Reasons, and Brand New, all bands which I treasure. Allmusic thinks they are a bit like The Dismemberment Plan and I hear that too. I dig it. Here's two mp3s:

Scientist Girl

Drunk Under Electrics

You can also listen to/download these two songs and one more song at their Myspace. Here's what the press release says:

The North Atlantic have had a busy summer. The San Diego band have only just released their full length, Wires in The Walls [East/West, We Put Out Records], and already they have been coast to coast with little sign of slowing down. Already dubbed the "loudest band in indie punk" The North Atlantic traffics in a noisy, energetic set that features Jason Hendrix's drunkenly literate character studies and healthy portions of sonic embellishment and texture. Their spastic live show is not to be missed.

Speaking of live shows, they were just here in NYC recently for three, including a record release party at Sin-e, none of which I was at. Good thing they are coming back sooner than later:

Sun 10.01 Brooklyn, NY - North Six w/ Wax on Radio
Tues 10.03 Hoboken, NJ - Maxwell's w/ Wax on Radio

Solar One Film Festival

(Click on the image to view in new window and then click on it again to magnify)

New York’s first and only Solar-Powered Arts Festival


August 18
Darwin’s Nightmare (Sauper 2004)

August 19
Soylent Green (Fleischer, 1973)

August 20
Silent Running (Trumball, 1972)

August 25
Gimme Shelter (Maysles/Maysles/Zwerin, 1970)

August 26
Contested Streets (Schaefer, 2006)
featuring a panel discussion at 8pm and the film
Water Under-ground from The Center for Urban Pedigogy following the feature

August 27
Princess Mononoke (Miyazaki, 1997)

All movies start at 9pm and are FREE to the public.


In Stuyvesant Cove Park, at 23rd & the East River
To reach Solar One, take the 6 train to 23rd St, the L train to
1st Ave, or the M23 bus to Ave C. Continue east, crossing Ave
C. at 18th, 20th or 23rd and wak under the FDR into the park.

Some News From The Most Serene Republic

They're in the studio:

Here's a little update from camp Serene:

It's been almost two months now since we have been on the road. We took some time off in June for ourselves to relax and live somewhat of a normal life. As soon as July came around we went back into the studio to begin writing the new album, as well as recording some demos. So far we are really excited with the material that has been coming out of the sessions, and hopefully by the mid/end of August we will begin recording the final tracks for the album. When we get a chance we will upload some photos from the studio for you all to see. We would also like to send out a thank you to everyone who is been picking up Phages online at

yours, tmsars

Phages indeed. Buy it.


The Most Serene Republic - Video & EP

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Silversun Pickups - Download WOXY Lounge Act

Sadly, I was unable to attend either of Silversun Pickups' recent NYC shows (it hurt), but I was able to listen to their WOXY lounge act today, which was one of the best I've ever heard. They f'in shreaded. I'm still not completely in love with Carnavas (we're still dating), but the songs off of Carnavas that they played today sounded immense and (imho) far better than they sound on the album. They better come back again for CMJ this year (their performance at The Fader House was one of my favs last year), because I need to hear more of Carnavas played live. Here's the info about today's lounge act via WOXY:

Silversun Pickups
Performed August 9, 2006
Photo Gallery

We've been looking forward to having the Silversun Pickups in the Lounge since we first heard the "Pikul" EP. "Kissing Families" certainly became a staple of the WOXY.COM airwaves within a short period of time and remains a heavily requested tune.

This 4-piece from Los Angeles have been friends for years and just put out their debut full-length album called "Carnavas" on Dangerbird Records.

We caught the band on a day off while they were on their way to the Midwest Music Summit in Indianapolis. They played 4 tracks off the new album and also included "Kissing Families" into their set.

Track Listing:
Well Thought Out Twinkles
Rusted Wheel
- interview -
Future Foe Scenarios
Kissing Families
Lazy Eye

Audio Archive
Download MP3 (38:32)

While on the subject of WOXY lounge acts, another band has popped up on the schedule that has been getting buzz recently and are part of this month's Friction:

8/25 The Foundry Field Recordings 4:00pm

...and don't forget about Forget Cassettes' lounge act on Fri Aug 18.

Thom Yorke - XFM Session

Exciting news @ Atease today:

Thom Yorke will be doing a session and an interview on Xfm on August 22nd. The show 'Xposure with John Kennedy' starts at 22:00 hrs.

So if that's 10:00PM UK time, then it's 5:00pm EST. You can listen online at the link above.

I'm all about any opportunity to hear more live versions of songs off of The Eraser, which is my fav album of 2006 so far. The Henry Rollins Sessions were superb and I want more! In fact, I (and I'm sure many, many others) want a solo tour bad. I wonder if there is an online petition floating around somewhere on the net. If there isn't, there should be.

Thom Yorke on Henry Rollins performing The Clock

Thom Yorke performs Cymbal Rush on Henry Rollins


Listen To The Eraser
The Eraser Wall - Williamsburg

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Bound Stems @ Mercury Lounge

Supersystem have been added to the lineup. Nice.

- 10:30 -
- 9:30 -
- 8:30 -


Bound Stems - Appreciation Night, Back To NYC
Supersystem - Northsix, New Album

Friction - Wed Aug 23rd @ Sin-e

Check out Crackers United for more info on this month's Friction. I'm also excited for next month.


....and The Gaskets

Monday, August 07, 2006

Seaport Music Festival - Fri 8/18/06

On the Seaport Music Festival's website:

IMPORTANT: Sadly we must report that due to a medical emergency, The Box Tops Featuring Alex Chilton will not be performing on August 18. Please stay tuned for further news on this date and who will be headlining.

At the River to River website:


The South Street Seaport and River to River present Seaport Music: The Box Tops featuring Alex Chilton with guests Tralala

Date: 08/18/2006

Time: 7:00PM

Description: CANCELLED

The Box Tops featuring Alex Chilton show on Friday, August 18 at the South Street Seaport has been cancelled. The band’s original bass player and key vocalist, Bill Cunningham has had a medical emergency. Due to the circumstances, other band members have regretfully cancelled all scheduled performances.

Stay tuned for updates. Tralala is still set to perform.

In the email I got today from Filter:

8/18 SPECIAL SURPRISE GUEST @ Seaport Music Festival

Anyone know who the special guest is?

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Supersystem - Northsix, New Album

Saturday night dance party! Not on Supersystem's website or Myspace, but it is on Northsix's website and tix are on sale.

Sat 10/21 Supersystem
16+ w/ ID to enter $10
Doors: 8pm Show: 9pm

Supersystem's new album, A Million Microphones is instores on Aug 22nd. Info via Touch & Go:

For a pre-August 22 taste of what Supersystem has been cooking up over the past year-and-a-half, click here and listen to "White Light/White Light," the first single from A Million Microphones. You can also hear it at the band's myspace page.

Saturday, August 05, 2006



From the creators of Supertroopers

Dave Matthews Band - Greatest Hits Help

Dave Matthews Band are looking for help in putting together a Greatest Hits album.

Dave Matthews Band will be releasing a Greatest Hits record in the near future in order to fulfill an obligation to their label, RCA Records. In order to shape the Greatest Hits combination of studio/live songs into the best possible release, DMB would like to gather feedback from its dedicated fan base. We have created a survey where you may select up to 10 of your favorite DMB songs. You may also include a show date next to the song choice if you have a favorite from a live show. Please click here to fill out the survey. We look forward to receiving your top ten favorite songs and thank you for your time and valuable feedback!

Maybe the Pearl Jam and Oasis Greatest Hits albums would have turned out better if they did something like this. Seriously, no Indifference or Live Forever?!?!?!

The Drink at Work Show - Aug 7th

Monday, August 7th
8:00 P.M.
Ace of Clubs
(Below ACME)
9 Great Jones Street
(Between Broadway and Lafayette)

Schaeffer the Darklord
Anthony Devito
Sean O'Connor
Allison Castillo
Amanda Melson
Liam McEneaney
Sean Crespo

Musical Guest: Lonesome Jack

Hosted by: Carol Hartsell

Friday, August 04, 2006

Lollapalooza AT&T Blue Room

After fighting with my WMP for a half hour and restarting my comp a few times, I've finally got the thing working. The fight was worth it because their coverage of Editors has been fantastic. I haven't been that into Editors, but between this set and their exceptional WOXY lounge act, I think that is changing. I haven't seen Editors live yet and now I really want to. CMJ perhaps? Here's the link for the Blue Room:


Here are the other remaining sets I wanna attempt to catch:

Friday August 4th Lineup*

07:30 PM
Deadboy and the Elephantmen
09:00 PM

Saturday August 5th, Lineup*
01:30 PM
Iron and Wine
03:30 PM
04:30 PM
Nada Surf
06:30 PM
07:30 PM
Dresden Dolls
09:00 PM
Thievery Corporation

Sunday August 6th Lineup*
12:30 PM
01:30 PM
03:30 PM
The Frames
06:30 PM
Andrew Bird
08:30 PM

Remember - all times are Central Standard Time. It looks HOT there.

Bands that aren't being broadcast:

Gnarls Barkley, Queens of the Stone Age, My Morning Jacket, Death Cab For Cutie, Built to Spill, Sonic Youth, The Flaming Lips, The Shins, Calexico, Sound Team, The Violent Femmes, The Go! Team, The New Pornographers, Broken Social Scene, Midlake, Blackalicious, Ghostland Observatory, Cold War Kids, Oh No! Oh My!, Of Montreal, Elvis Perkins.

The Rosebuds - Working On Album #3, Demo mp3

The Rosebuds are about to begin work on their third album and they are going to let us hear some of the demos. Here's what they posted on their Myspace:

a new demo for your listening pleasure.....

We are gearing up to start recording our next full length record next week, and thought we would give you a sneak peek into what has been happening in Rosebuds land.
Below is a link to a new song demo called "hold on to this coat" We'll post different ones every now and again so check back often. Adios!

Here's the link for the first demo:

hold on to this coat

A slightly new sound for the 'buds. Kind of dancey. This is a demo? Sounds pretty good as is.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Yankees - Sweep Toronto, Good Job Cashman

You can now officially consider the Toronto Blue Jays out of the race for the AL East Division Title. Yankees sweep the Jays while out scoring them 20-4. With the win today the Yanks go 5-1 for the home stand, win 8 of their last 9 games, and pull into a tie for the lead in the Eastern Division with the sox. The storyline for the next few weeks = Can the sox continue to pull last minute wins out of their arse now that they too are feeling the sting of injuries?

The Yanks are blazing right now and it's just a matter of days before we get Cano back and a maybe less than a month before we get Matsui back. The pitching staff has been steady. Cashman looks like a genius for not trading Wang, who looks like he is learning a lot from Mussina, as far as playing his position goes. Speaking of Cashman, Lidle pitches 7 today and only gives up one run and Wilson and Abreu both get big RBIs.

I just hope that Torre continues to find a way to put Melky "Melkman" Cabrera and Bernie Williams in the lineup.

Also, Jeter (MVP) extends hit streak to 12 games, Giambi continues to crush the ball and now has 31 homeruns, and it looks like A-Rod is working his way out of his slump.

Can you tell I'm excited?

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Thievery Corporation - Webster Hall

Thievery Corporation's The Cosmic Game just squeaked into my favorite albums of 2005. In retrospect, it probably deserved to be higher on the list. I've been patiently waiting for NYC dates and to the best of my knowledge, they have not been to NYC in a while. Well here they come. Two shows at Webster Hall. Here's info about these shows via their Myspace:

Thievery Corporation announces NYC shows!

Thievery Corporation is happy to announce their only NYC live shows of 2006! The shows are Sept. 24th and 25th at Webster Hall in New York City. Just for you, our fans, there is a pre-sale that begins TODAY, August 2nd at 12 noon EST so that you can get your tickets prior to the public on sale date of Saturday, August 5th. These shows will be with Thieverys full band of percussionists, sitar, horns, and a myriad of vocalists.

The password is: versions

9/24 - Tix

9/25 - Tix

"Myriad of vocalists". I wonder if that implies surprise guests. Byrne? Coyne?

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Forget Cassettes - WOXY Lounge Act

Forget Cassettes are returning to the WOXY lounge on Fri Aug 18 at 3:00PM for one of the station's infamous "Happy Hour" sessions. The date isn't on WOXY's website yet, but it is on the bands, who's last WOXY Lounge Act was epic and was comprised entirely of songs that they were working on for their new album, Salt. Download or stream their last lounge act here.

Speaking of Salt, another new track for the album has been posted to their Myspace and their website. "Lonely Does It" is vintage FC and is just as good as the first single off of Salt, "The Catch". Based on these two songs alone, I have a feeling that this album will be contending for a spot in the top ten of my Best Albums of 2006 list. The album is available for preorder here. Or you can just wait until it is instores a week from now, Tues Aug 8th.


Forget Cassettes - Pianos & Union Pool
Twofers - RCSTA

Man Man - Maxwell's, Spiegeltent

In addition to a show at the Spiegeltent on Sat Sept 16 (Tix), Man Man will also be at Maxwell's the day before, Fri Sept 15 (Tix).

This seems to be The Summer of Man Man. Many of the Siren reviews I've read said that Man Man were the highlight of the day (Except for Jeff). Now I'm reading Pitchfork festival reviews and it sounds like Man Man were a (if not thee) highlight of that festival as well. Not to mention the fact that there are always multiple commentors to each of these reviews/post who feel like Man Man is the best live band out there. Consider me impressed.