Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Found in NY - July 16th - 22nd

Companion Spotify Playlist  

Found in NY - July 16th - 22nd

Bands on playlist are in RED
Bands previously featured in playlists are in BLACK


Monday - July 16th
- Young The Giant, The Apache Relay, St. Lucia @ Central Park Summerstage (SOLD OUT) - Solid bill of young talents that are set to become giants. worth camping outside the stage. 
Moon Hooch, North Highlands, Dan Piccoli Trio @ Rock Off Concert Cruises (Guac Rock 2012)
- Spike Lee @ Apple Store (Soho) - newly reopened soho store where Spike will discuss his new book Red Hook Summer and perhaps the baseball bat that he caught at the Yankees game the other day ; the soundtrack to this film will be primarily solo piano compositions from one of my favorite musicians Bruce Hornsby ; set for release July 31st. 
- Langhorne Slim @ Littlefield

Tuesday - July 17th 
- Missy Higgins, Butterfly Boucher @ Le Poisson Rouge (SOLD OUT) - return to form from two great australian singer songwriters.
- Spirit Animal, Sanctuaries, Ludlow Thieves, Midnight Spin @ Glasslands
- Onra, Dam-Funk (DJ Set) @ Santos Party House
- Best Coast, Those Darlins, DIIV @ Terminal 5 (SOLD OUT) - DIIV are averaging a show every week now so we have no excuse in seeing one of this year's best new bands ;  i heard they put on a killer one last week at 285 Kent including lots of stage dives.
- The Outlaw Roadshow feat. Counting Crows, We Are Augustines, Field Report, Casie Anderson and the Honkies @ Williamsburg Park - Counting Crows are one of my favorite bands of all time and they produced possibly my favorite album (August and Everything After)... a shame I'll be in LA, especially with We Are Augustines opening. Field Report also sound promising and will play again the later in the week at mercury lounge. 
 - The Upright Citizens Brigade Presents The All Stars of Improv @ Central Park Summerstage

Wednesday - July 18th  
 - Hot Chip, Gang Gang Dance @ Prospect Park Bandshell (Celebrate Brooklyn) - first of two appearances for Hot Chip this week ; really digging the new album
- Brooklyn Vegan Presents Jeff the Brotherhood (Record Release Party) with special guests Fuck Ton @ Santos Party House (FREE with RSVP) 
- Blondes, Fly Golden Eagle, Busy Busy Busy @ Knitting Factory BK
- Telepathe, Feathers, Eraas, Faith (DJ Set) @ Glasslands
- Walk Off The Earth, Julia Nunes @ Gramercy Theater - Walk off the earth have made a name by defly reinterpreting modern classics including "Somebody I Used to Know" and "Party Rock Anthem".
- The Tony Castles, The Disappointments, Bottom Dollars, Early Ape @ Bowery Electric - really dig what i've been hearing from The Tony Castles.
- Shut Up and Play the Hits (2011) @ Select Theaters Nationwide (One Night Only) - documentary follows James Murphy and LCD Soundsystem for 48 hours as they play their last gig ever at Madison Square Garden.
- Super 8 (2011) @ Hudson River Parks River Flicks
- FREE Screening of Raising Arizona (1987) with live music from Talk Normal, Tim Harrington, Dustin Wong @ McCarren Park (6pm - doors / 6:30 - bands / 8:15 - film) - Nick Cage has played every role imaginable but many say this may be one of his best.

Thursday - July 19th   
- Here We Go Magic, Sinkane @ Music Hall of Williamsburg - lovely new release from Here We Go Magic ; very groovey music with Paul Simon-esque vocals from Luke Temple.
- Lower Dens, No Joy, Alan Resnick @ Bowery Ballroom
- Los Amigos Invisibles with Carol C (Si Se) and DJ Rockass @ Le Poisson Rouge

- Death Cab For Cutie, Surfer Blood @ Wellmont Theater (SOLD OUT)
- Cake Shop Benefit feat. Grand Rapids, Shark?, and a special mystery secret guest  @ Cake Shop - signs point to surfer blood as the secret guest after they finish their gig with Death Cab.
- Soft Black, Island Twins, Weird Rivers, Makeup Monsters @ Shea Stadium
- Eugene Mirman, OK Go @ Williamsburg Park (FREE)
- White Iris Presents Lobby @ Ace Hotel (FREE) - not familiar with lobby but White Iris has been at the forefront of some great acts so it's worth paying attention to their weekly showcase at Ace.
- Angel Haze, Carrie Wilds, King Leo, and DJ sets by Venus X and Covert Kids @ Santos Party House (Shortcuts) - NYC Debut of 21 year old multi-faceted rapid flow female rapper Angel Haze ; Shortcuts party doubles as a release party for her new EP, Reservation, which comes out on July 17 via True Panther/Noizy Cricket/Biz 3 Records and as her live NYC debut. Download a couple singles off the EP in this Brooklyn Vegan post.

Friday - July 20th 
- Hot Chip, Chromatics @ Terminal 5
- Modest Mouse @ Wellmont Theater
Dean Wareham (plays Galaxie 500 - FINAL NYC SHOW), TEEN @ Le Poisson Rouge - Following the re-release of the Galaxie 500 catalogue on Domino, Dean Wareham has been performing a set of all-Galaxie 500 material, with a 3-piece band featuring his wife Britta Phillips and drummer Anthony LaMarca. He returns to Le Poisson Rouge for one last New York City performance of this show.
- Squeeze, The Romantics @ Coney Island (FREE) - I'm loving Squeeze's greatest hits; super fun and poppy ; sounding like a lot of contemporary indie pop acts.
- Fang Island, People Get Ready, Call Of The Wild @ Bowery Ballroom
- Supreme Cuts (Record Release Party), The-Drum, Sich Mang @ Glasslands
- Bear Hands, Fort Lean, The Judas Knife @ Knitting Factory BK
- The Detroit Cobras @ Maxwell's - awesome garage rock cover band from Detroit ; New Jersey would be a good spot to see them live. They play again on a boat with Dick Dale later in the weekend.
- Dent May, Caged Animals, Young Buffalo @ Mercury Lounge
- College, Anoraak, Electric Youth @ Music Hall of Williamsburg - Hopefully they'll have the film Drive (2011) projected behind these bands.
- Levek, Tropic of Pisces, Chains of Love, Bad Girlfriend, No Kill @ Pianos - project from David Levesque (Levek) is pretty righteous.
- Last.fm presents Blondes, Telepathe (DJ Set), Tezeo, Andy Petr @ Santos Party House
- ARMS, Brazos, Port St. Willow @ Union Pool
- Raccoon Fighter, I'm Turning Into, The Denzels, Dead Stars @ Big Snow
- The Return of Soul Clap and Dance Off feat. DJ Jonathan Toubin @ Glasslands 

Saturday - July 21st  
- Dum Dum Girls, Widowspeak, Fingers On The Pulse (DJ Set) @ House of Vans (FREE with RSVP) - Besides the Washed Out show, this is the other Vans Party you should check out ; Dum Dum Girls put together an awesome album last year that was recently put up on spotify. Get there early though.
- Converse City Carnage feat. Sleigh Bells, Jel (from Themselves/13 &God), Mr. Dream @ Hudson River Parks Pier 63 (SOLD OUT)
- Sepalcure @ 287 Kent Avenue
- Dick Dale @ Brooklyn Bowl
- Shark?, Sleeping Bags, Lost Boy? @ Death By Audio - Sleeping Bags is the new shoegaze project formed from the members of Princeton.
- Jennifer O'Connor , American Dream, The Paranoid Style @ Fontana's
- Dent May, The Babies, Levek @ Glasslands
- Field Report, Sean Rowe @ Mercury Lounge - Sean Rowe has an incredible baritone voice and nice debut from Anti
- Field Mouse, Firehorse, Hallelujah the Hills @ Mercury Lounge (Late Show)
- The War on Drugs, Dean & Britta, Wormburner @ Mulcahy's Pub and Concert Hall - The venue seems very intriguing ; Love War on Drugs album of last year ; would have been nice to check them out hear.
- Matthew Dear (DJ Set), Sepalcure, LE1F, MikeQ, JDH & Dave P, Miguel @ P.S.1 - One of the better lineups of the Warm Up Summer Series
- Chief, HITS, Dirty Names, Single Red Cent @ Pianos - Chief put together a nice record and came from the same alt-folk scene as their local buddies Dawes ; They put out an album through Domino and then apparently split up ; Hopefully this is not just a one-off reunion show.
- Bubbles, TEEN, Test House @ Union Pool (Summer Thunder) FREE - 3pm
- Willis Earl Beal, Krystle Warren @ Weeksville Heritage Center (FREE)
- Superhuman Happiness, Smoota @ Zebulon (FREE)

Sunday - July 22nd 
- School Night! feat. POP ETC (NYC Debut), Angela McClusky, Sean Rowe, Delta Rae, Home Video (DJ Set) @ Bowery Hotel (Free with RSVP) - Pop Etc. is formerly known as The Morning Benders. Great lineup. Daytime event ; doors open at 3pm.
- Orchestre Poly-Rythmo, SMOD, Bibi Tanga and the Selenites, Chief Boima  @ Central Park Summerstage (3-7pm) - Orchestre Poly-Rythmo are a band from the late 60's from Benin, which plays Afrobeat, Funk, Soukous and other styles, often based on Vodun ryhtmns. They have over 500 songs in their repertoire. Should be a rare chance to see this afrobeat great. For fans of Orchestra Baobab. 
 - Rocks Off and Cavestomp Presents Wavestomp feat. Dick Dale, Manitoba, Detroit Cobras, DJ Billy Miller (Norton Records) @ Rocks Off Concerts (Aboard the Princess)
 - Iceage, Dirty Beaches, Martial Canterel, Rosenkopf @ Le Poisson Rouge
- Hallways, Vorhees @ Ace Hotel

- Chromatics @ Dekalb Market - I believe some Dekalb market shows were cancelled so perhaps this has been moved to Fulton Stall Market or MHoW so feel free to investigate further.
- Chromatics, Blondes @ Fulton Stall market (FREE)
- Chromatics, JDH & Dave P, Paul Raffaele @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
- Computer Magic, Space Camp, Gold Lake @ Glasslands
- Charles Atlas, Hawk and Dove @ Mercury Lounge - Not to be confused with the developer of the bodybuilding method, Charles Atlas is an instrumental duo (often expanding into a trio or quartet) who utilize effected guitar, piano, synthesizer, melodica, trumpet, drum loops, samples, and other instrumentation to paint expansive musical pastures ; the song in our playlist was featured on the trailer for Up in the Air (2009)
- The Apache Relay @ Mercury Lounge (Late Show)

- 7/23 - Beach House @ Central Park Summerstage
- 7/23 - ALO @ Rock Concert Cruises
- 7/23 - Wilco, Lee Fields & The Expressions @ Prospect Park Bandshell
- 7/24 - Purity Ring @ Le Poisson Rouge
- 7/24 - Breakfast in Fur @ Big Snow
- 7/24 - Wilco, Lee Ranaldo Band @ Prospect Park Bandshell
- 7/25 - Allen Stone, Elizabeth & the Catapult, Anthony Hall @ Bowery Ballroom
- 7/26 - Milo Greene, Family Of The Year @ Mercury Lounge
- 7/27 - Saint Motel, RACES @ Mercury Lounge
- 7/27 - The Head and the Heart, Lost in the Trees @ Prospect Park Bandshell (FREE)
- 7/28 - Gary Clark Jr., Givers @ Central Park Summerstage (FREE)
- 7/28 - Saint Motel, RACES @ Glasslands
- 7/28 - Charli XCX @ Bowery Ballroom
- 7/28/29 - AraabMUZIK, The Black Keys, Felix Da Housecat, Snoop Dogg, Umphrey's McGee, The Big Pink, City and Colour, Fort Atlantic, TV on the Radio, Cold War Kids, Girl Talk, Matt & Kim, Hercules and Love Affair, A$AP ROCKY, Zola Jesus @ Randall's Island (Catulpa NYC)
 - 7/30 - Bombay Bicycle Club, Plants and Animals @ Webster Hall
- 7/31 - Sigur Ros, Perfume Genius @ Prospect Park Bandshell


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