Thursday, June 28, 2007

Akron Family @ Bowery Ballroom - Sun Sept 30

Yes indeed. Akron Family are back to Bowery Ballroom on Sun Sept 30. This time w/ Bob Log III, Megafaun, and Greg Davis. Part of a tour beginning in September that will bring them down south to Florida, north up to Canada, and out west to California. All dates listed at their Myspace. Tix for Bowery not on sale yet.

I still can't get enough of Meek Warrior. Such a great album.

Parade

Here's something that I have been listening to today that you might enjoy. Parade's Answer Me EP. A band that would work well on a bill with Finest Dearest and Victory At Sea. Nice, poppy songs with female vocals. I am very picky when it comes to female fronted bands and this one gets my stamp of approval.

Parade are coming up from Atlanta in August for a show at Lit on the 17th.

ERMP '07 - Updated Lineups

Via ERMP:


Previously

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

The Aliens - US Tour

Yes! Finally! US Tour Dates for The Aliens!

September
17 Philadelphia Johnny Brenda's
18 New York Highline Ballroom
20 Boston Great Scott
21 Washington Rock & Roll Hotel
22 Toronto Lee’s Palace
24 Detroit Magic Stick
25 Chicago Schubas Tavern
26 Minneapolis The Varsity Theater
28 Denver Larimer Lounge
October
01 Vancouver Richard's On Richards Cabaret
02 Seattle Crocodile Café
03 Portland Doug Fir Lounge
05 San Francisco Slims
06 LA LA Weekly Detour Festival


Perhaps this will be my first show at Highline Ballroom. Tues Sept 18. No word yet when tix are going on sale.

Listen to Astronomy For Dogs in it's entirety at their Myspace. It rules.




Previously:

The Aliens - Sitcom

ERMP - 6/23/07 Via Crappy Camera Phone

I decided to go "old school" with my coverage of this show. Do not be alarmed if you are experiencing deja vu. I had a very enjoyable Saturday afternoon at the East River Amphitheater this past weekend. It was my first time seeing all of the bands and I liked them all. S-S-S-Spectres were my favorite though. There are much better pics over at ERMP's site.



Mikey Bones and a boat.

Hundred Eyes and a barge.

S-S-S-Spectres and sea creatures.

Ex-Models

Ex-Models and a water taxi.


Man Man Pool Party - This Weekend

July 1
Man Man
Illinois
Dengue Fever
What Cheer Brigade

DJ sets by
The Dirty Work DJs
Get your RSVP on.

And make sure you get there early enough to catch Illinois.

Square Wave Punch @ Ace Of Clubs - Thurs July 5

The Creature Presents - Siren Post Party

Saturday, July 21, 2007
The Creature Presents
Cadence Weapon (Upper Class/Epitaph)
The Muggabears
LATE DJ SET:Robot Blair (Music For Robots/People Don't Dance No More)
POST SIREN MELTDOWN!!!
Galapagos, 70 North 6th St., Brooklyn

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Cloud Cult @ Bowery Ballroom - Sat Sept 8

I. Need. To. See. Cloud. Cult. Again. Really. Really. Really. Bad.

Bowery Ballroom. Sat Sept 8.

!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tix on sale this Fri June 29 @ noon. $15.

Absolutely nothing, and I mean nothing, will keep me from being at this show. This is a locked in, sure thing, will not miss show for me. It has been wwwwaaaaayyyyy too long since the last time I have seen them.

Born Ruffians Touring With Caribou

I saw Born Ruffians twice last year during CMJ. Turns out that the band will be in NYC in October again this year, but not for CMJ. Instead they will be touring with Caribou and playing at Bowery Ballroom on Sat(!) Oct 6. Tix not on sale yet, but apparently they will be $15.

Kind of an unlikely pairing if you ask me, but I like it.

Broken Social Scene Presents Kevin Drew....

...now on Myspace.

But only "Tbtf" has been posted so far. Bummer. I was hoping that there would be some other songs off of Spirit If. Maybe there will be more soon.

Is it just me, or does anyone else think that this whole thing is a little silly. Especially after hearing to beautiful to fuck. Why can't this just be Broken Social Scene's Spirit If, because that's what it feels like.

Tix still available for McCarren - Wed Aug 29. $29

Download - The A-Sides - WOXY Lounge Act

This lounge act was my first encounter with The A-Sides and they left a very nice first impression. Via WOXY:

The A-Sides
Performed June 21, 2007

Let's us introduce Philly rockers The A-Sides to you. We were sent an advance copy of their upcoming 2nd album and quickly went into action to get them into the studio. They were going to be passing through town on their way to Chicago and we thought that a Lounge Act session was a great way to give you an early listen to a band that we think are on their way to a very successful year.

They worked on the "Silver Storms" cd before getting signed to Vagrant, who will be releasing the album on August 28th. In this session you'll hear the band debut 4 of their new songs live in the Lounge.

Track Listing:
My Heroes Have Always Been Crazy
Amazing Grace
- interview -
We're The Trees
Diamonds


Download MP3 (36:27)

Updated WOXY Lounge Act schedule:

6/27 Palomar 3:00pm
7/2 Hot IQs 2:00pm
7/5 Tacks, The Boy Disaster 4:00pm
7/20 Dirty On Purpose 1:30pm
7/25 Ra Ra Riot 4:00pm
7/27 The Sharp Things 4:30pm
8/3 Wussy 3:00pm
8/17 The Rentals 12:30pm


BUT....none of these will happen if everyone that enjoys WOXY and their lounge acts do not help Save Net Radio. I've signed the petition and emailed my representatives, have you??? WOXY and pretty much every other internet radio station are silent today in protest and it sucks. We cannot let greedy, ignorant bureaucrats kill internet radio. Please do your part.

Coming To Cake Shop

Cake Shop's calender is filling up with good shows. Here are a few of particular interest:

Fri July 6 - ARBOR DAY, A SUNNY DAY IN GLASGOW, MY TEENAGE STRIDE
Mon July 9 - END OF THE WORLD, JACK LEWIS AND THE CUTOFFS with special guests
$3, 21 and over, 10pm doors
Fri July 20 - SUMMER LAWNS, THE SWIMMERS, CHASE PAGAN, CHEYENNE
Fri Aug 24 - ACTION PAINTERS, VITA RUINS, JAGUAR CLUB, BEAR HANDS
Mon Aug 27 - BY THE END OF TONIGHT


So far, 8/27 is the only NYC show for By The End Of Tonight (who I still have not seen live), but! their calender is open from Sun Aug 26 - Aug 31. So.....

This Week @ Sound Fix

Here's what's happening at Sound Fix this week:

Tonight:

Music Trivia Tuesday!
Tues June 26 8:00PM
Test your pop smarts and win a chance to win free tickets, a gift certificate, free drinks and lots of other goodies. Five rounds and 50 questions and a B-side slide of hits, quotes and gold sounds.


Friday:

Bryan Scary and the Shredding Tears
Fri June 29 8:00PM


Sunday:

Dengue Fever
Sun July 1 7:00PM


Dengue Fever also opening for Man Man / Illinois @ the pool this Sunday.

Panda Bear @ Bowery - Set List

Unlike some of my companions, I liked the show. Very different from your average Bowery Ballroom / show going experience. One of the best sounding shows I've ever heard there. Only criticism I had -> It would have been nice to have a little bit of a breather between songs for clapping and to process each song. But that's about it. Check out the review and pics over at Stereogum.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Tonight's Massive Todd P Show Has Been Moved

Breaking News:

WHOA!

2NITE'S -HUGE- SHOW W/ MATT AND KIM HAS _MOVED_!!!

-- new location --

[ 261 MOORE ST @ BOGART ST ]
261 Moore St @ Bogart St | East Williamsburg, Bklyn
L-Morgan | 8pm | ALL AGES | $8 | NO PHONE
-- MAP --> http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=261+moore,%2011206

-- new location --

C YA THERE!!!!

love, Todd P

====> FRIDAY 6/22 @ 261 MOORE ST @ BOGART ST <==== :: PARTS AND LABOR RECORD RELEASE PARTY :: MATT AND KIM :::: Parts and Labor :::::: Deathset :::::::: Golden Error :: BEST FWENDS dj / mc set [ 261 MOORE ST @ BOGART ST ] 261 Moore St @ Bogart St | East Williamsburg, Bklyn L-Morgan | 8pm | ALL AGES | $8 | NO PHONE -- MAP --> http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=261+moore,%2011206

-- 2NITE -- it's gonna a big 'un - MATT AND KIM return to Brooklyn w/ a show @ 261 MOORE ST @ BOGART ST! It's a record release for Parts and Labor's new record 'Mapmaker' on Jagjaguar. Also, Deathset, Golden Error, -&- a dj/mc set by BEST FWENDS!

SHOW UP TO THE SHOW @ 7:45 WITH EITHER (1.) A RUG -OR- (2.) AN ELECTRIC FAN & GET IN FOR $4!!!!!

Little Voices - Insound

Here's some molluskerrific news to kick off your weekend:

MUSSELS' LITTLE VOICES NOW AVAILABLE AT INSOUND

Buy it.

What more can I say that I haven't already said? As I've mentioned, this is officially my 2nd fav album of 2007. This and LCD lead the pack by a large margin.

Only one show on their calender right now -> Fri Aug 17 @ Luna Lounge w/ The Star Spangles and another KNOCKOUT veteran, Cinema, Cinema. $8

Reminder Flyers - This Sat - June 23

Info


-> Info

Chromeo @ Hiro Ballroom - Thurs July 5

Oh word.

NO COVER ON GUEST LIST. CLICK HERE

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Doves - News, Oddball Tablescraps

Vvvvveeeeeerrrrrryyyyyy interesting.

First the news:

SAT, 19 MAY 2007 DOVES ENTER STUDIO
THREE TRACKS 'WINTER HILL' , '10.03' AND WORKING TITLE 'DISCO EYAM'
LEGENDARY PRODUCER AT THE HELM.WHO'S NAME WE DONT WANT TO
DIVULGE YET. WERE SOUNDING TIGHT, IT'S BEEN FUN PLAYING WITH
THE REBEL AGAIN AS HE'S BEEN BUSY WRITING HIS 3RD LP WHICH
SOUNDS IMPOSSIBLY BEAUTIFUL.

CANT WAIT FOR YOU TO HEAR THE RESULTS

LOVE DOVESBANDXXXX


My buddy Scott pointed out to me that at the homepage of their website a little cube pops up after a little while, which plays some random tunes. Hard to tell exactly what this stuff is. Some of it sounds like old demos. Maybe some of it is old unreleased stuff. Scott deftly describes them as "oddball tablescraps". He tracked down most of the mp3s, as follows:

http://www.doves.net/exclusive.php?movie=track8.mp3
http://www.doves.net/exclusive.php?movie=track9.mp3
http://www.doves.net/exclusive.php?movie=track10.mp3
http://www.doves.net/exclusive.php?movie=track11.mp3
http://www.doves.net/exclusive.php?movie=track12.mp3
http://www.doves.net/exclusive.php?movie=track13.mp3
http://www.doves.net/exclusive.php?movie=track14.mp3
http://www.doves.net/exclusive.php?movie=track15.mp3
http://www.doves.net/exclusive.php?movie=track16.mp3
http://www.doves.net/exclusive.php?movie=track17.mp3

Enjoy!?

New Secret Life Of Sofia - Dead Trees - Video

Via StereoactiveNYC:



Previously

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Another Summer Mix...

...courtesy of Ghosthustler. Props to We Shot JR:

"Blog House is Dead, Long Live Blog House"

Track list:

1. Mr Oizo - Patrick 122
2. Does it Offend You, Yeah - Battle Royale
3. Chromeo - Call Me Up
4. Alan Vega - Saturn Drive
5. Crystal Castles - Air War
6. Jackson & His Computer Band - Radio Caca
7. Klaxons - Gravity's Rainbow (Van She Remix)
8. Bumblees Unlimited - I wanna be Your Ladybug
9. Daft Punk - Technologic (Vitalic Remix)
10. Simple Minds - I travel
11. Justice - New Jack
12. Chris and Cosey - October Love Song

Download it

Ghosthustler have a show coming up with the maker of the other mix. And one of these is a Ghosthustler video.

What Made Milwaukee Famous - idecide Video

Loving this new WMMF vid.



Come back to NYC soon, guys.

Last Minute Dirty Projectors Show Tonight

Via Todd P:

hey there Brooklynístas!

--- TONITE --- last minute DIRTY PROJECTORS show!!! with YEASAYER -&- Golden Ghost @ DON PEDRO'S

====> WEDNESDAY 6/20 @ DON PEDRO'S <==== :: Dirty Projectors :::: Yeasayer :::::: Golden Ghost [ DON PEDRO'S ] 90 Manhattan Ave @ McKibbin St | East Williamsburg, Brooklyn L-Montrose, G-Broadway, JM-Lorimer | ALL AGES | $6 | 8PM -- MYSPACE --> http://myspace.com/donpedrosnyc

[ DIRTY PROJECTORS ]
Dave Longstreth + multiple guitar, bass, drums, percussion & dual female harmonies = (this incarnation of) the Dirty Projectors. Fantastic guitar, beats, deep throated pitch perfect crooning, and rock backup band create layered sonic visionary experimentalism, African guitar sounds and rhythms, interspersed by perfect voiced pop shimmers and shards. Easily the best band from NYC right now.
-- MYSPACE / MP3s --> http://myspace.com/dirtyprojectors
-- VIDEO OF CURRENT BAND --> http://youtube.com/watch?v=E8f0h5fZIKM

[ YEASAYER ]
Self-described "Middle Eastern-Psych-Pop-Snap-Gospel", via their myspace page. "At times, the foursome projected a wholly distinct vibe like a manic Peter Gabriel -era Genesis channeled through Animal Collective but the band also manipulates their collective vocals (yes, they all sing) producing a sweet, harmonious cacophony" -- MTV.com, "Seven Bands from SXSW That Will Matter" 3.20.07
--MYSPACE / MP3s --> http://myspace.com/yeasayer

[ GOLDEN GHOST ]
dreamy, noisey, poppy experimentalism like Joana Newsom meets High Places meets the Softies meets noisey-ness. Golden Ghost is Laura Goetz, frequent Silent Barn bartendress, formerly of The Sweaters, and a sometimes member of Castanets.
-- MYSPACE / MP3s -- http://myspace.com/heygoldenghost


Apparently Grizzly Ed thinks the new DP album will change lives. From what I've heard so far, I agree it sounds very promising. The only other NYC date they have coming up is at the Whitney on Fri July 20.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

USA Today's Top 25 Musical Moments....

...of the last 25 years.

I looked over some guy's shoulder yesterday and noticed that he was reading this list. It looked interesting, so when he was done reading and moved on to another section, I asked him if I could take a look. It's a very good list and hard to argue with. You can check it out here. Obviously, this is the part that I liked the most:

7 Radiohead (1997)

The most significant and influential British group of the era risked “commercial suicide,” according to its label, with the release of 1997’s OK Computer, an experimental pastiche of ambient electronica, art-rock and post-punk that by 2005 was declared the No. 1 album of the past 20 years in Spin.

#7!

The Muggabears @ Mercury - Fri July 13

But first, about last night. Another excellent performance from The Muggabears. I found myself thinking during their set about how great they would sound in a large outdoor festival setting, turned up real loud. That's the kind of music these guys play. It just seems too large for a small room. But the small rooms will have to do for now. So now that this show has past, they have announced their next, which will also be at Mercury Lounge. And the best part is - I already had tickets! They are playing with Besnard Lakes, The Jealous Girlfriends, and Dappled Cities on Fri July 13. Get your tix soon, because this show will most likely sell out. $12 Here are the set times:

- 11:30 -
Besnard Lakes
- 10:30 -
The Jealous Girlfriends
- 9:30 -
Dappled Cities
- 8:30 -
The Muggabears


This is the same night as Menomena at the Seaport. Should be able to get to Merc in time to catch at least half of The Muggabears set. Also - Sean reports that Dappled Cities are moving to NYC (for the rest of the year? permanently?). Let's welcome them to the neighborhood.

Some other thoughts about last night's show:

Up The Empire - Now a three piece? Very loud. Wish they had played some songs off of the EP (and/or had the EP at the Merch table). The new stuff live reminded me of Rahim. Also sounded a lot like Q And Not U. Good shit.

Memphis - Wasn't really feeling the first half of their set, which was very Dave Matthews Stars. And not Before These Crowded Streets DMB, more like Everyday DMB. Yeah.....

But about half way through Torquil requested that the lights be turned off and that everyone sit down. Then they played a song that Torquil described as "a Ghost song." I was hooked. One of the coolest moments I've ever experienced at the Merc. The set continued to impress after that too, especially the last song (name?), which got me dancing.

Apostle Of Hustle - So so so so so good. Cut and pasted from the comments over at BV:

AOH were absolutely fantastic last night. Great set of songs from both albums. Wish I has the set list. High energy. Funny in between song banter. Sound was ideal. And a bunch of songs were played acoustic. That's what I especially loved - the set was so varied. They're not a one trick band, where all the songs sound the same, one after another. Definitely not to be missed at Summerstage this weekend. Anyone got pics of last night???

Magnetic Field - This Thurs - July 21

Via Goes Cube:

Celebrate Cordless Recordings’ release of our EP “Beckon The Dagger God” by coming out to Magnetic Field (97 Atlantic Ave at Henry in Brooklyn) Thursday 6/21.

8:30pm HOPEWELL
9:30pm GOES CUBE
10:30pm FRESHKILLS

only $6 dollars.

Aeroplane Pageant - Back To The Ballroom

Remember that Mercury Lounge headlining show I recently told you about? Well it's been canceled. Why? Because they are going to be playing at the Bowery Ballroom again instead. And on another top notch lineup. Fri July 27. The great Robbers On High Street are headlining, and The Jealous Girlfriends are opening. Beyond worth the $13. Tix are on sale.

Multiple flyers coming soon. : p

Reminder - the final show of The Jealous Girlfriends Pianos residency is Thurs night.

Mid-June Video Roundup

More required viewing. Have you seen them all already?











Previously

Monday, June 18, 2007

Barney Barker

My favorite season 2 HIMYM episode is being replayed tonight. Set your DVRs if you haven't seen this one yet.


Previously:

Here I Dreamt I Was An Architect
SUIT UP!

Kinetic Stereokids

Been listening to Kinetic Stereokids' Basement Kids today. It's a good listen. Nothing groundbreaking, but definitely enjoyable. Stream the album here. Recommended for Cloud Cult fans. I also agree with their Myspace, that fans of instrumental Beastie Boys and some DJ Shadow would like this. Think more trip than hop. They have an NYC show on the horizon at Knitting Factory on Sun July 15. I have a feeling that this could be one of those bands that dominate live.

KO!R5 - Thank You, Set Lists

Thanx to everyone who came out Friday night. I don't know about you, but I had a fuckin awesome time. Best show so far? Pretty darn close, I'd say. Thank you Peel, The Antlers, Charles Bissell, and Cinema, Cinema. You guys amazed. Thanx again to everyone at Matchless (ps. - the new garden looks SICK!). Thanx to everyone who helped get the word out, especially WOXY. Thanx to Rachael and Pat for coming, and not getting too mad at me, sorry again!

Set lists:

Cinema, Cinema (Thanx for the sweet cards!)



Peel



Charles Bissell



I hope that Charles doesn't mind me posting that and yes it does say 6/06 Maxwell's. Apparently it's the same set list that he has been using at all of his solo shows for the past year. I feel a little guilty having it. I did not steal it though, it was given to me. Thanx Sean (He didn't steal it either). The Antlers didn't have a set list because they just played In The Attic Of The Universe straight through (AWESOME). And another song off of Uprooted as a sort of encore. Can't. remember. name. Stupid beer. Peter said it was the first time he was playing it on an electric guitar.

Pics coming soon.

So this is probably going to be my last show for a while. Too much going on this summer. I'd rather you all just went to the free shows at the Seaport, Summerstage, Pool, Prospect, etc. However, I can tell you that I will be doing a 2nd Annual CMJ pre-party on Sat Oct 13. Should be a banger.

Down And Out At The Rooftop Hang

A little jumpstarter for your Monday/summer.

The mp3

Intro | Terry Diabolik
Beeper (Shake It Down) | Sinden & Count Of Monte Cristal / Blaqstarr
The Party feat. Uffie (LA Riots Remix) | Justice (EXCLUSIVE)
Ce Jeu (them jeans edit) | Yelle
Thou Shalt Always Kill | Dan Le Sac Vs. Scroobius Pip
patrick122 | Mr. Oizo
Yea Yeah (Flosstradamus Remix Final) | Matt & Kim
D.A.N.C.E (mstrkrft Remix) | Justice
Hearts On Fire | Cut Copy
Sea Lion (Chromeo Remix) | Feist
Running Up that Hill (Vocal Club Mix) | Prax Paris
New York (Teenager South of Houston Mix) | Eskimo Joe
Thunderous Bumps (Back from Japan Edit) | Spank Rock + Justice/Thunderous Olympians Remix
Pogo | Digitalism
Pro Nails | Kid Sister feat. Kanye West


I'm looking forward to their party with Ghosthustler at The Charleston on Fri July 13. Got tix for Besnard Lakes that night, hopefully the times work out. When I have more details, you'll have more details.

After The Jump

The Mugs - New Album, Record Release Party

Just noticed this over at their website:

august 28th is the date set for the release of our yet-to-be-named new full-length album.

we’re excited about setting the date, and we’ll have more details in the coming weeks. we’ll be putting the record out ourselves (on our label, SkinnyFat), and we’re pretty sure we’ll be using the compact disk and vinyl formats.

in related news, we’ll be having an album release party on august 25th. more details on that in the near future.


Two shows that are a little sooner:

Thurs Jul 12 Union Hall w/ Tim Fite (part of Union Hall's 1st Anniversary Week)
Sat Jul 21 Rockwood Music Hall

The Aliens - Sitcom

"First installment of The Aliens Space-based sitcom."



Come on. Announce those US dates already!!

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Cue The Inevitable sox Collapse





14 wins in 17 games.

A-Rod punishes another ball tonight. Wang is locked in. 10 Ks!! Bullpen is (surprisingly) improving. Jeter and Posada are on fire. Abreu has turned his season around.

I like the overhead shots they have been showing of the new stadium. Looks like they have already made a lot of progress.

How come they had to have their only lose in the last twelve games when I was surrounded by Mets fans.

Hot Rocks @ The Delancey - Sat June 23

Info

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

KO!R5 - Sales Pitch

Some reasons you should come to Matchless on Friday:

- Peel's first NYC appearance.

Another band from Austin is playing at Webster Hall on Friday, after a few years of steady touring and shows at tiny venues around Brooklyn and the Lower East Side. Now Peel are coming to NYC for the first time and who knows, maybe they will be the next band to work their way up to Webster Hall and beyond. I for one think they will.

Listen to their WOXY SXSW lounge act.

Stream their amazing self-titled debut album.

- Charles Bissell

Of The Wrens. This sells itself. Pitchfork has news items about The Wrens even when there is no news. Charles' solo set at the White Rabbit was one of the best sets I saw during CMJ last year. And then there's this neat video:



Listen to The Wrens WOXY lounge act.

- In The Attic Of The Universe

Wrap your head around this -> One of the best albums you will hear this year. Download it for FREE here. This show will be the 2nd for the "now full band" The Antlers.

- Get to know Cinema, Cinema

A pattern has been developing at these Knockout shows and the shows I have done with Pop Tarts, where the opening band has upstaged the rest of the bands and impressed the shit out of the early birds. Get to Matchless early and watch as Cinema, Cinema keep this trend going.

Listen to a few songs here and here.

The details:

Matchless
Fri June 15
$7

The times:

8:30 - Cinema, Cinema / Myspace
9:30 - Charles Bissell / Myspace
10:30 - Peel / Myspace
11:30 - The Antlers / Myspace

Rachael and Pat will be djing in the bar.

Friction @ Mercury Lounge - Sat June 30

Info

Sam Champion - WOXY Lounge Act

They just started playing. Tune in. Saving this spot for thoughts.

Update: mp3 is now available - Download MP3 (27:00)

They played a set of all new songs. At times they sounded a little bit like The Shins, but they still definitely have their Southern swagger. The last two songs were very organ heavy. I gotta get my hands on this new album. Via WOXY:

Sam Champion
Performed June 13, 2007

On their way down to play at Bonnaroo, the guys swung by for their third Lounge Act session. With recording of their second album ("Heavenly Bender") completed, Sam Champion are looking for the right label to release it.

This session features five brand new tracks, all of which will be featured on the new album. At least one of the songs here ("Lorraine") was performed live for the very first time during this set.

Track Listing:
Like A Secret
Heavenly Bender
- interview -
Dead Moon Dimension
Lorraine
Direct


This just in: Just found out about two upcoming Sam Champion NYC shows. One of the shows will be at the Seaport with Ra Ra Riot (I hope they are still playing) on Fri June 29 (FREE!!). The other show is at Pianos on Wed July 11. Tix are onsale for the Pianos show. $10.

Undisputed Heavyweights - Joe's Pub Residency

Tix on sale!

Fri June 22 w/ Ingrid Michaelson

Thurs July 26 w/ Wakey! Wakey!

Fri Aug 24 w/ Seth Kallen

$12

Vampire Weekend @ Glasslands - This Sat - 7/16

News From The State/Stella Gang

Few days ago I posted The Ten trailer. Now some more news:

Three movies written and directed by members of THE STATE coming this
August!

THE TEN (written by Ken Marino and David Wain, directed by Wain)
opens in seven weeks, August 3rd!
See the unrated trailer and more at http://www.thetenmovie.com

WEDDING DAZE (written & directed by Michael Ian Black)
opens August 17!
http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1809355899/info

BALLS OF FURY (written by Thomas Lennon and Ben Garant, directed by
Garant)
opens August 31!
http://www.ballsofjustice.com

plus now on DVD:
DIGGERS (written/produced by Ken Marino, exec produced by David Wain)
http://www.diggersmovie.com/

**********

Check out KEVIN ALLISON's sketch group Big Flux's new video online.
It's called "Curious."

WARNING: Watching this at work or anywhere else will not turn out well.

http://video.funnyordie.com/v1/view_video.php?viewkey=40a281c5101ca7941d5e

**********

MICHAEL IAN BLACK at The PIT!

Join Michael as he prepares to record his first-ever comedy album, I am
a Wonderful Man. He is doing a select number of small New York
appearances, and this will be the only chance to see him in New York
before his album is released at the end of the year.
Thursday, June 14 @ 7:00 PM
Monday, June 25 @ 8:00 PM
$10

For tickets, go to: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/16828

* * * *
AND THE STATE DVD coming THIS FALL

Neon Lights @ Union Hall - Fri July 6 & Sat July 7

Neon Lights have two shows coming up:

Our next shows are at Union Hall on Friday, 7/6/2007 and Saturday, 7/7/2007

Friday, July 6, 2007
De Novo Dahl
Mancino
Thrushes
El Jezel
DJ sets by:
Matt Earfarm
and Danny B (The Big Sleep)

Saturday, July 7, 2007
Ola Podrida
Via Audio
Tacks, The Boy Disaster
Botany Bay
DJ sets by:
Cindy Hotpoint and Pinkie von Bloom from The Rich Girls are Weeping

Both shows: $10, 7:30 PM doors, 21+
Tickets available through Ticketweb


The lineup for the Friday show is stacked. I also have been meaning to catch Via Audio for a while now.


It's About Time....

Via DAS:

a word from the studio

Yes I know its been a while ..... but we've been working on this album for a while ...... BUT WE ARE NEARLY THERE .....

Ed

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Frauke @ The Charleston - This Sat - June 18

Classy.

Come celebrate Bloomsday and the joy of gelatinous desert treats with Frauke this Saturday, June 16 th, as we play garage rock musics and read absolutely nothing from Joyce's Ulysses.

This go round we will be shredding at the Charleston in Williamsburg, a mysterious venue that after next Saturday will be one of the most famous locations in the entire world.

We can't predict exactly what will happen during our set, but it will be one of these four historic moments: a) Earth's balance of power will shift, b) water will be discovered on Mars, c) the entire population of a small mountain village will develop stigmata or d) a watermelon will be smashed with a giant mallet

Please join us.

PERTINENT INFORMATION:
Frauke @ The Charleston
Saturday, 6/16
10pm
The Charleston
174 Bedford Av
Btwn N 7th St and N 8th St
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Subway: L to Bedford


Previously

ERMP - Sat June 23 - Flyer

Info


Previously

Salt and Samovar @ Zebulon - Thurs June 21

Deli Magazine Party - Next Sat - June 23

Monday, June 11, 2007

History At Our Disposal

Man....I miss cassettes. They were cool. Oh well.

Those of you out there that like some of the more unusual music that I recommend will probably like this. Then again, if you do fall into that category, you probably already know about History At Our Disposal. Here's some PR:

History At Our Disposal is one person, Jason Reimer, from Denton, TX and he his new album is called Symbols In the Architecture on Creative Capitalism. If you're remotely into any of the bands listed below you might want to give Jason's music a shot.

Jason used to play in the Baptist Generals (formerly on Sub Pop) and when he started HaoD several years ago his live show began to garner a reputation for being unpredictable, hinting at bands like Can, Fugazi and Amon Duul. Soon after HaoD was performing with such groups as the 90 Day Men, Daniel Johnston, Paper Chase and American Analog Set. Symbols is the followup to debut LP Novella, and it takes notes from This Heat, Brian Eno, Charles Mingus and Tom Waits, with lyrics embodying mostly Orwellian themes.

Jason has scored a lot of film soundtracks and it shows on this record. He combed through hundreds of hours of mini disc recordings, four track tapes and micro cassette ideas attempting to piece together a cohesive and cinematic selection of music. It's like a Tape Op dream.

Give the songs at their Myspace a listen, or download these:

Letter From the Bottom of the Sea
Nature of Orientation
To the Spoiler the Spoils

Wow. Two posts with mp3s in one day. I'm on a roll.

Aeroplane Pageant - Union Hall Flyer, Mercury

As mentioned last week, Aeroplane Pageant are playing at Union Hall this Sat.

They have also announced a headlining show at Mercury Lounge on Fri July 20. Here's the lineup w/ set times:

- 11:30 -
Aeroplane Pageant
- 9:30 -
The Picture
- 8:30 -
Blip Blip Bleep


$10