Thursday, July 26, 2012

Found in NY - July 23rd - 29th

Companion Spotify Playlist
Bands on playlist are in RED
Bands previously featured in playlists are in BLACK


Monday - July 23rd
- Beach House, Lower Dens @ Central Park Summerstage
- BRIC Benefit Concert feat. Wilco, Lee Fields & The Expressions @ Prospect Park Bandshell (SOLD OUT)
- Sepalcure, Francois K @ Deep SpaceSepalcure is a new project from electronic artist Machine Drum. Francois K is a french DJ and one of the forefathers of house music.
- Rain Machine, SORNE @ Mercury Lounge - Really digging SORNE ; Rain Machine is solo project of Kyp Malone (TV On the Radio)
- Surfer Blood, Grand Rapids @ Maxwell's (NJ) - Both bands coming off a few dates last week in NYC including a secret appearance at the Cake Shop's benefit show last week.
- ALO @ Rock Concert Cruises - Digging a few songs off of this jam band's 4th release on Jack Johnson's Brushfire, most particularly "speed of dreams" featured on our June Mixtape.
- Patterson Hood and the Downtown Rumblers, Turf War (Acoustic) @ Bell House
- Grouplove @ Studio of Webster Hall
- Frank Fairfield @ Living Room
- The Muppets  (2011) @ Coney Island Flicks on the Beach

Tuesday - July 24th  
- BRIC Benefit Concert feat. Wilco, Lee Ranaldo Band (Of Sonic Youth) @ Prospect Park Bandshell (SOLD OUT) - First of three wilco shows this week. 
 - Purity Ring @ Le Poisson Rouge - very intimate show on the day of one of this year's most anticipated debut's 
- Ed Sheeran @ Irving Plaza
- The Gaslight Anthem @ Webster Hall
- Shabazz Palaces, Thee Satisfaction @ Fort Greene Park (FREE) - Shabazz Palaces is the Seattle hip hop collective and new project from former members of the early 90's Digable Planets.
- Luisa Maita @ City Winery (Backyard - FREE) - Talented Brazilian singer-songwriter
- American Buffalo Recordings Presents Big Snow Family Hodge Podge Vol. 1 feat. Strange Shapes, Breakfast in Fur, more @ Big Snow - really into the EP from New Paltz NY's Breakfast in Fur ever since hearing about them as an artist to watch on Rolo & Grady blog.
 - Chase King, Young Rival, Plates of Cake, The Hairs @ Glasslands
- Snowden, Warm Ghost @ Mercury Lounge
- Carina Round @ Knitting Factory BK
- Callers, Snowmine @ Union Pool

Wednesday - July 25th  
- WFUV Presents Wilco, Cibo Matto @ Terminal 5
- Allen Stone, Elizabeth & the Catapult, Anthony Hall @ Bowery Ballroom (SOLD OUT) - 23 year soul singer from Northwest blends classic soul, pop and r&b and has signed to ATO Records. For fans of Amos Lee and Jamie Lidell.
- Eternal Summers @ Insound Office (FREE with Pre-order of E.Summers CD)
- Animal Kingdom, Royal Teeth @ Mercury Lounge (Early Show) - Animal Kingdom is a trio from North London recently signed to Mom + Pop for their lush and atmospheric sophomore release this past May, they visit on their way to Lollapalooza and Outside Lands ; Louisiana's Royal Teeth is a new signing to Dangerbird records and were impressed me big time in their visit to NY a few months back.
- Band Mom Presents Bright Moments, Valley Lodge, Good Field @ Union Hall - Beirut brassist Kelly Pratt plays an intimate affair in Park Slope before aiding St. Vincent and David Byrne on their upcoming tour, which includes dates at Beacon Theater and Williamsburg Park.  Valley Lodge includes comedian/writer Dave Hill and Walt Mink's John Kimbrough. Austin's Good Field has only been performing since February and have already spent a few weeks on CMJ's top 200 chart. This will be their first official show in NYC.
- Kind of Like Spitting @ Knitting Factory BK
- Deidre and the Dark, Fast Years @ Glasslands - cute retro doo-wop girl group sound from Deidre and surf pop act Fast Years sounds nice as well on the cusp of rocking boats at the 4Knots Festival.
- The Babies, Wild Yaks, Beach Day, Daytona, Total Slacker (DJ Set) @ Public Assembly
- Cantora Records Showcase feat. Echo-Friendly, Zulu Pearls, Such Hounds @ Bowery Electric (FREE) 
- The L Magazine's Summerscreen Series in McCarren Park Presents Telepathe, Prince Rama, Vaz open for FREE Summer Screening of Dirty Dancing (1987) @ McCarren Park

Thursday - July 26th   
- Frank Ocean : Channel Orange Tour @ Terminal 5 (SOLD OUT) - OFWGKTA member Frank Ocean has been the talk of the music industry since releasing his long-awaited debut, appopriately just in time for the announcement of his bisexual orientation ; all that aside, dude is a very talented songwriter and deserves all the attention.
- Brooklyn Vegan Presents Trash Talk with special guests and DJ Leftbrain (OFWGKTA) @ 285 Kent Avenue (FREE - Late Show) - wear your armor for this one ; it's gonna get carazy.
- Tyler the Creator, Earth Sweatshirt, Raekwon and Asher Roth @ Best Buy Theater (SOLD OUT)
- The Dust Rays, Smoota (TV On the Radio), SORNE @ Brooklyn Bowl 
- Poolside (DJ Set) @ Hudson Terrace (FREE with RSVP)  - Poolside's daytime disco sounds exactly like where you want to hear it ; incredible self-release from duo including former member of Ima Robot (and no, not Alex from Ed Sharpe) ; they play a live set the following day ; not to be missed.
- Milo Greene, Family Of The Year @ Mercury Lounge (Early Show/ SOLD OUT) - Milo's standing O's in opening for the Civil Wars + a feature in Esquuire's bands to watch in 2012 = a good sequence of buzz  following their debut release on Warner this week and a SOLD OUT date in NY in addition to a guest spot on Letterman.  Check out this NPR feature to see how their name was born. 
- Eternal Summers (Record Release), Ex Cops @ Mercury Lounge (Late Show)-  Roanoke, Vigrinia's self professed dream punk outfit Eternal Summers releases their sophomore record this week.
- Bomba Estereo, Il Albanico @ Webster Hall
- Soul Asylum, Joseph Arthur @ Bowery Ballroom
- Murals, Indian Rebound, Treppenverter and The Split @ Cameo Gallery
- Milagres, Indians, Zulu Pearls @ Glasslands - Indians are from Copenhagen and will be supporting Other Lives soon ; early material sounds nice on their soundcloud ; Milagres were formally known as The Secret Life of Sophia and are Brooklyn based but they've been touring all over the country in support of their debut on Kill Rock Stars that they've been neglecting the homeland.
- King Khan & The Shrines, Nicky Da B, The Everymen @ House of Vans (FREE with RSVP)
 - Oberhofer, The Soft Pack @ Pier 84 (Hudson River Park- FREE) - First of 3 chances to see The Soft Pack in three days.
- Bright Moments @ WFUV (Live Performance - Noon) 
- People Who Just Had Sex Screening + Special Live Performance by Chief @ The Westway (FREE ; no RSVP required) 11pm screening ; performance at 11:45pm) - VICE is taking over Westway (and every Thursday through August!)  for its second-ever VICE x Westway Summer Fling in honor of our new sexy series, People Who Just Had Sex... 
- Goldfinger (1964) with The Luddites @ Tompkins Square Park
- Syfy Movies with a View feat. Clueless (1995) with DJ: Ronin @ Brooklyn Bridge Park

Friday - July 27th 
- Saint Motel, RACES @ Mercury Lounge - Two of LA's best indie acts. Saint Motel has developed a reputation for putting on pretty damn fun themed live shows ; will be interesting to see how they bring that to NY.
- The Head and the Heart, Lost in the Trees @ Prospect Park Bandshell (FREE) - was really looking fwd to this one ; heard Head and the Heart are great live.
- King Khan & The Shrines, Hector's Pets, M. Lamar @ Bowery Ballroom
- Shut Up and Play The Hits (LCD Soundsystem documentary screening), Pat Mahoney (DFA/DJ set) @ Brooklyn Bowl - saw the limited engagement last week and it's one of the best concert films i've ever seen. Highly recommended.
- Fixed Presents Poolside (live performance) @ Tribeca Grand (FREE with RSVP ; Limited Capacity) - weare138nyc at yahoo dot com
- The Growlers, Census @ Glasslands (Early Show) - 7" party for So Cal beach infected goth-rockers The Growlers ; tix selling quickly
- Mainland, The Doorbells, Ursa Minor, Palomino @ Knitting Factory BK
- Filligar, Turf War, The Ivorys @ Gramercy Theater
- Family of the Year @ The Living Room
- Mice Parade (acoustic), Mr Sila, Kira Kira @ Littlefield
- Vows, Miracles of Modern Science, Howth @ Maxwell's
- Le Bain Presents Kaviar Disco Club feat. Tanner Ross @ Le Bain
- Pomegranates, Kitten @ Mercury Lounge - Kitten is an alt-indie act from LA led by 17 year old star in the making Chloe Chaidez ; EP is available now through Warner.
- A Place to Bury Strangers, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Hunters @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
- Antipop Consortium @ New Museum - Hip Hop act to play without former member Beans ; in conjunction with "Ghost in the Machines" exhibit.
- Black Light Dinner Party, A Lull, Nightmare Air, Murals @ Pianos - Chicago Experimental rockers  A Lull is coming off a date at the pitchfork festival. 
- The Nuclears, Starlight Girls, Caterpillers, Backwords, Old Monk @ Shea Stadium
- The Soft Pack, Sundelles @ Union Pool

Saturday - July 28th
- 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, more @ Randall's Island (Catulpa NYC)

- 3rd Annual Bushwick Block Party feat. Andrew W.K, Heems, Naam, Wild Yaks, Gang Signs and many more musical guests @ Roberta's (noon - midnight)  - the promo video for this may be the most crazy/intense yet awesome thing i've ever seen. two stages of music ; multiple food vendors.
- Gary Clark Jr., Givers, Alice Smith  @ Central Park Summerstage (FREE) - heard nothing but amazement from 26-year old crooning guitarist Gary Clark Jr. Expect a solid version of his single about NY "Bright Lights".
- Los Encantados' Same Damned Soul Ch. 2 Release Party with KNTRLR, No fun, Clouder and more @ The Bell House (5pm) - Come celebrate Los Encantados' newest EP release with a little late-afternoon beer & BBQ action at The Bell House! 
- The Rub 10th Anniversary Party feat. Eleven and Ayres with Just Blaze, The Graff @ The Bell House (10pm)

Sunday - July 29th
- 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, more @ Randall's Island (Catulpa NYC) 
- Grimes (DJ Set), Pictureplane, Arca, Rezzie (Weird Magic) @ 285 Kent Avenue
- Michael Arenella & His Dreamland Orchestra Present The Roaring Fundraiser @ The Bell House - Saw Michael and his band perform at the opening of the Dekalb market earlier in the summer and they were great. 1920's music, food, dance, auctions and more, all for a good cause. 
- Young Magic, Quilt, Secret Mountains, Murals @ Mercury Lounge
- B Dolan, Sage Francis, Grand Buffet, What Cheer Brigade, Mux Mool, Vockah Redu, Wheelchair Sports Camp @ The Studio at Webster Hall

PRESALE - Friday 7/27 
- 9/12 - Alt-J @ Bowery Ballroom -  AmEx presale begins wed 7/25 at noon
-10/23 - Father John Misty, La Sera @ Music Hall of Williamsburg - AmEx presale on Wed 7/25 at noon
-10/23 - Father John Misty, La Sera @ Bowery Ballroom - AmEx presale on Wed 7/25 at noon

 - 7/30 - Bombay Bicycle Club, Plants and Animals @ Webster Hall
- 730 - No Glow @ Cameo Gallery
- 7/30 - Os Mutantes (acoustic) @ Other Music (FREE with limited admission)
- 7/30 - Lakutis, Fat Tony, Kool AD @ Mercury Lounge
- 7/31 - Sigur Ros, Perfume Genius @ Prospect Park Bandshell
- 7/31 - The Do @ Knitting Factory BK
- 7/31 - Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
- 8/1 - Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs @ Le Poisson Rouge
- 8/1 - Cold Specks, Doe Paoro, ARMS (solo) @ Glasslands
- 8/1 - The Do @ Mercury Lounge
- 8/1 - Mumford & Sons, Dawes @ Pier A Park
- 8/2 - Shores @ Big Snow Buffalo Lodge
- 8/2 - Sara Watkins, Meiko, Buddy @ Living Room
- 8/2 - Gold Panda, Shigeto, Beacon @ Bowery Ballroom
- 8/2 - Washed Out, Chairlift, Lemonade @ House of Vans
- 8/2 - Telepathe, Laurel Halo and Xeno and Oaklander @ Cameo Gallery
- 8/2 - Haim, POP ETC @ Santos Party House
- 8/2 - The xx, Jacques Greene (DJ from Montreal) @ Terminal 5
- 8/2 - Zeus @ The Rock Shop
- 8/3 - Zeus, ARMS @ Mercury Lounge
- 8/3 - 8/9 - Once in A Lullaby @ IFC Center (DocuWeeks 2012)
- 8/3 - Wild Flag, Mission of Burma, Ted Leo @ Prospect Park Bandshell (FREE0
- 8/3 - RJD2 @ Webster Hall
- 8/4 - Eef Barzelay @ Living Room
- 8/4 - John Talabot (DJ Set), JDH & Dave P (DJ Set), Jamie XX @ Le Poisson Rouge (FIXED)
- 8/4 - Amadou and Mariam, Theophilus London, Just A Band @ Central Park Summerstage (FREE)
- 8/4 - Jamie XX, Pearson Sound, Lemonade, Sinjin Hawke, Zora Jones @ P.S. 1
- 8/5 - Habibi @ Fulton Stall Market
- 8/5 - Puma Presents Mad Decent Block Party - Facebook Like Required to RSVP


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