Saturday, March 24, 2012

NY Recommended Shows - 3/26 - 4/1

Monday / March 26th
- Fiona Apple, Blake Mills @ Bowery Ballroom (SOLD OUT)
- Kimbra @ Mercury Lounge (Early Show) (SOLD OUT)
- Example, Yuna @ Gramercy Theater - Yuna is an emerging and talented malaysian singer/songwriter. She opens again April 24th for Emeli Sande at Music Hall of w'brg
- Tribes (UK), Big Scary (Australia) @ Mercury Lounge (Late Show)
- Backwords (Album Release Party), Radical Dads, Dear Lions, Vassals @ Glasslands
- GrandLife + Ultragrrrl Present Hot Chip (DJ Set), Justin Miller @ Tribeca Grand Hotel (RSVP)- events at grandlife dot com

Tuesday / March 27th
- Polica, Field Mouse @ The Rock Shop (SOLD OUT) - Minneapolis' Polica (pronounced Po-lisa) is the new project of Channy Casselle of Gayngs fame. New album sounds substantial and they are coming off a strong sxsw run. Anyone interested, can get $10 tix for their as of yet UNsold out show at BK bowl this sunday.
- Band of Skulls, We Are Augustines @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (SOLD OUT)
- Youth Lagoon, Dana Buoy(Akron Family), Cemetrics @ Bowery Ballroom (SOLD OUT)
- Cloud Nothings, A Classic Education, The Denzels, Last Year's Men @ Mercury Lounge (SOLD OUT)
- Big Scary, New Villager, The Echo Friendly, Wyndham Baird @ Glasslands

Wednesday / March 28th
- Temper Trap, Penguin Prison @ Bowery Ballroom (SOLD OUT)
- Simon Felice (The Felice Brothers) @ Mercury Lounge (Early Show)
- Polica, Zulu Winter @ Mercury Lounge (Late Show) (SOLD OUT)
- Cloud Nothings, A Classic Education, Crinkles @ Glasslands (SOLD OUT)
- Youth Lagoon, Porcelain Raft, Cemeteries @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (SOLD OUT)
- Housemeister @ Public Assembly
- The Joy Formidable, A Place to Bury Strangers, Violens @ Terminal 5
- Dana Buoy (Akron Family), Wild International, Field Mouse @ Knitting Factory (BK)

Thursday / March 29th
- COMMUNION: Austin to Boston feat. Ben Howard, The Staves, Nathaniel Rateliff, Bear's Den @ Mercury Lounge (SOLD OUT)
- Temper Trap, Penguin Prison @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (SOLD OUT)
- The Pierces, Spirit Family Reunion @ Bowery Ballroom
- Metronomy, Friends @ Irving Plaza - this should be a great show. Saw both of these bands in LA last year and they killed.
- DJ Questlove Presents Bowl Train @ Brooklyn Bowl
- Zulu WInter, Willis Earl Beal, Soft Landing @ Glasslands
- Bonobo Presents "Black Sands Remixed" Album Launch Party feat. Bonobo (DJ Set), MachineDrum, FaltyDL, Mike Slott and Knomad @ Le Poisson Rouge

Friday / March 30th
- Metronomy @ Irving Plaza (SOLD OUT)
- Temper Trap, Penguin Prison @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (SOLD OUT)
- St. Lucia, No Man No Eyes, ANR @ Cameo Gallery
- Duologue, Free Blood, Evi Antonio @ Glasslands (Early Show)
- Jenny Owen Youngs, Aunt Martha, Gregory and the Hawk @ Mercury Lounge (Early Show)
- Twerps, The Mad Scene @ Mercury Lounge (Late Show)

Saturday / March 31st
- Los Encantados (EP Release Party) with Dead Stars, Oh No & The Tiger Pit as THE SONICS!, Spa Castles @ Union Hall - Los Encantados are throwing their own Under the Sea 50s Prom afterparty at the venue with DJ Set by Bande A Part, spinning 50s/60s French loveliness and special guest MC Brian Browne.
- Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. @ Brooklyn Bowl (Early Show)
- Flight Facilities (DJ Set), Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. (DJ Set) @ Brooklyn Bowl (Late Show)
- Dirty Names, Thomas Wynn and the Believers @ Mercury Lounge (Early Show)
- Sandro Perri, Bhi Bhiman @ Mercury Lounge (Late Show) - Really loved Toronto's Sandro Perri's album of last i noticed it some peoples lists. This should be a great place to see him.
- Wolf & Lamb, Soul Clap @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Sunday / April 1st
- Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr,. Cookies, The Hard Lessons @ Bowery Ballroom
- Polica with special guests @ Brooklyn Bowl
- Johnny Flynn, Peggy Sue @ Glasslands
- Ball of Flame Shoot Fire, Spanish Prisoners, Lands and Peoples, Celestial Shores @ Cameo Gallery
- WIllis Earl Beel, She Keeps Bees, Fenster @ Mercury Lounge
- Writers Read feat. Ann Powers, Alan Herman, Laura Kelly, Odette Heidman, Andre Lockwood @ Le Poisson Rouge (The Gallery) - Writers Read presents 6 readings a year featuring current work by novelists, short story magicians, thoughtful essayists, passionate poets and playful playwrights. Ann Powers is an acclaimed writer for the LA Times and contributor to NPR Music.

- 4/3 - Colin Stetson, Lone Wolf & Cub, Sarah Neufeld @ Glasslands
- 4/3 - Perfume Genius, Parenthetical Girls @ Mercury Lounge (SOLD OUT)
- 4/5 - Perfume Genius, Parenthetical Girls @ Glasslands (SOLD OUT)
- 4/5 - Walk off the Earth @ Mercury Lounge (SOLD OUT) (EARLY SHOW)
- 4/6 - Walk off the Earth, Lost Lander (Menomena) @ Mercury Lounge (SOLD OUT) EARLY SHOW
- 4/7 - Lost Lander (Menomena) @ Cameo Gallery
- 4/7 - The Rapture, Xylos, Dragonette @ Bowery Ballroom
- 4/8 - The War on Drugs, JRG @ Bowery Ballroom
- 4/8 - Easter SUNDAY
- 4/10 - Tennis @ Brooklyn Bowl
- 4/10 - Howler, The Denzels, 1,2,3 @ Knitting Factory (BK)
- 4/11 - Javelin @ Brooklyn Bowl
- 4/11 - Alabama Shakes, Lee Bains III and the Glory Fires @ Bowery Ballroom (SOLD OUT)
- 4/11 - White Rabbits, Gull @ Maxwell's
- 4/12 - Tanlines, Rewards @ Bowery Ballroom (SOLD OUT)
- 4/18 - JD McPherson, Lucius @ Mercury Lounge (EARLY SHOW)
- 4/18 - Plants & Animals, This is the Kit @ Mercury Lounge (LATE SHOW)
- 4/19 - JD McPherson, Lucius @ Mercury Lounge
- 4/27 - Yann Tiersen @ Irving Plaza
- 4/28 - Yann Tiersen @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (SOLD OUT)
- 4/29 - The Shins @ Terminal 5 (SOLD OUT)
- 4/30 - The Shins @ Terminal 5
- 5/1 - The Shins @ Terminal 5
- 5/1 - Lower Dens, Matteah Baim @ Mercury Lounge
- 5/2 - Lower Dens, Air Waves, Twisted Wires @ Glasslands
- 5/4 - Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs @ Glasslands
- 5/5 - Haim @ Glasslands
- 5/8 - Bear in Heaven, Blouse, Doldrums @ Bowery Ballroom
- 5/9 - Starslinger, The Hood Internet @ Irving Plaza
- 5/10 - Active Child. Bala, Acab, Superhumanoids @ Bowery Ballroom
- 5/10 - M83, I Break Horses @ Terminal 5 (SOLD OUT)
- 5/11 - Active Child, Balam Acab, Superhumanoids, New Moods @ Mercury Lounge (SOLD OUT)
- 5/30 - Great Lake Swimmers, Cold Specks @ Bowery Ballroom
- 6/1 - Tune-Yards @ Terminal 5

Saturday, March 17, 2012

NY's Recommended Shows - March 19th - 25th

Monday / March 19th
- Kwes, Chllngr, Beacon @ Cameo Gallery
- Crystal Fighters, Tubetops @ Glasslands - crystal fighters are a fun british/spanish electronic band on the popular french fashion label kitsune. They play again on tuesday.
- Choir of Young Believers, Illumntr, Rioux, Mimi Page @ Mercury Lounge - choir of young believers are great live ; their new album comes out tuesday ; you can pick up a couple songs on their label page here.

Tuesday / March 20th
- Gomez, Hey Rosetta! @ Brooklyn Bowl
- Ana Lola Roman, Warm Ghost, The Black Soft, Rewards (DJ Set) @ Cameo Gallery - warm ghost
- Odd Future @ Hammerstein Ballroom
- GOLD FIELDS, Electric Sun @ Knitting Factory (Brooklyn) - Gold fields is from australia ; they play again on wed. at mercury lounge.
- Dan Deacon, NOW Ensemble, The Calder Quartet @ Merkin Concert Hall
- Miike Snow, Jacques Lu Cont @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
- Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth) @ Other Music
- Crystal Fighters, Emil & Friends, Baby Alpaca @ Studio at Webster Hall

Wednesday / March 21st
- Oberhofer, Pond, Jeane @ Bowery Ballroom - Oberhofer is new signing of glassnote records. heard good things
- Jolie Holland @ City Winery
- Blood Orange, Rewards, Shuga @ Lit
- Ed Askew, Steve Gunn, Daytona @ Littlefield
- Breton, GOLD FIELDS @ Mercury Lounge
- Bomba Estereo, M.A.K.U. Soundsystem @ Music Hall of Williamsburg - get ready to shake your body to the sounds of bomba estereo.
- The Wedding Present, The Jet Age, Pinky Piglets @ The Bell House
- The Cat Empire @ Webster Hall

Thursday / March 22nd
- The Wedding Present, The Jet Age, Toquiwa @ Le Poisson Rouge
- TEEN, Air Waves, Companion @ 285 Kent Avenue - Companion is the new band featuring singer songwriter Pepi Ginsberg. Saw their first show live last month and it was great. I expect big things from these guys.
- Housse de Racket, Avan Lava @ Bowery Ballroom - Heard good things about french group Housse de racket. They are also on french fashion label Kitsune
- The Black Keys, Arctic Monkeys @ Madison Square Garden
- El Ten Eleven, Deleted Scenes @ Maxwell's
- Mr. Dream, Hunters @ Mercury Lounge
- Grace Woodroofe, Husky @ Mercury Lounge - trusted sources love Australia's Grace Woodroofe
- The Suzan, Osekre & The Lucky Bastards, The Toothaches, Habibi @ Shea Stadium (Aputumpu Music Festival)
- Kasabian, Hacienda @ Terminal 5
- Band Of Skulls, We Are Augustines @ Webster Hall - Been wanting to see We Are Augustines live set for a while.

Friday / March 23rd
- Bowerbirds, Dry The River, Mandolin Orange @ Bowery Ballroom - love the new album from Bowerbirds.
- Escort @ Brooklyn Bowl
- The Juan Maclean (DJs), Break It Up, Violent Bullshit, Tippy Toes, Turing Machine (DJs) @ Cameo Gallery
- Com Truise (DJ set), Beacon (DJ set), Heathered Pearls (DJ set) @ Glasslands
- You Won't, Allison Weiss, Basement Batman @ Glasslands - Basement Batman is a young band that is sure to have a big future. really dig their sound.
- Grimes, Born Gold @ Mercury Lounge (SOLD OUT) - Grimes unique voice is something that needs to be heard live
- Fiona Apple @ Music Hall of Williamsburg - wish i could have made it here but i'm looking fwd to seeing her at governor's ball this summer.
- Mux Mool, The So So Glos, Osekre & The Lucky Bastards, Not Blood Paint, Bosco Delrey, EULA, Hard Nips, The Press, Blue Chip Village, Fan-Tan, Night Manager, Celestial Shore @ Public Assembly

Saturday / March 24th
- Crystal Castles (DJ Set) @ Yotel

Sunday / March 25th
- Japanther, Cerebral Ballzy, Ghost Mice, Osekre & The Lucky Bastards, Liquor Store, EULA @ Le Poisson Rouge
- Miniature Tigers, Geographer, The Chain Gang of 1974, Speak @ Bowery Ballroom
- Gotye, Kimbra @ Terminal 5 - you all must know about Gotye by now but Kimbra is going to be just as big. 3 reasons to subscribe to kimbra on youtube 1) "Settle Down" live at SXSW (Spotify Sessions) 2) official video for "Good Intent" 3) her own mashup of two of my all-time faves ("Two weeks/Head over heals")

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Recommended Shows in New York - March 5th -11th

LAST UPDATED - March 7th

Monday / March 5th

- Bombay Bicycle Club, The Darcys, Lucy Rose @ Bowery Ballroom (SOLD OUT) - Lucy Rose, featured vocalist on Bombay Bicycle albums, is finally gearing up her own material and is supposed to be one of this year's big breakout artists. Also, Bombay Bicycle Club put out one of my favorite records from last year. If you're lucky enough to get tix, it's going to be a great show.

- Daytona (from members of Harlem and Wild Yaks), Fenster @ Cake Shop - Daytona is a new side project from the dudes in Harlem. The recently released EP sounds promising. Fenster is quite a nice experimental indie pop duo from Berlin/NY...they released a 7" from popular german label Morr Music and this month they are releasing, their debut, Bones.
- Royal Baths, Slowdance, Habibi, Mike Visser @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn - If you're an indie pop fan, this is where you want to be ; Slowdance is very cute indie french pop ; Habibi is an all girl indie pop band in a similar vein to dum dum girls with a building buzz in NYC....check this promo video feat. one of their songs for 7 Jeans.

- Tennis, Hospitality @ Music Hall of Williamsburg - After not quite catching the interest of Tennis' debut, i'm a lot more fond of the newest effort, Hospitality has also put out a strong debut on Merge.

Tuesday / March 6th
- Julia Holter, Sarah Cahill @ Le Poisson Rouge - Wow/How did i never hear about this LA artist before ...Julia Holter voice is very enchanting. For fans of Julianna Barwick/Kate Bush...NPR music is going to tape this show live for the launch of their new Ipad app.. beautifully layered vocal arrangements....should be interesting to see how it's formed live...for fans of looping pedals. Her New album Ekstasis will be released on Thursday, March 8th on Leaving Records. also playing is exceptional pianist Sarah Cahill. Should be a great night.

- Oneohtrix Point Never, Cubic Zirconia @ Studio of Webster Hall (FREE w/RSVP) - still haven't caught on to the buzz/popularity of Oneohtrix...but this is a free show so maybe worth ... however, tried to RSVP and got a bounce back. hope you have better luck.

- Fanfarlo, Nightlands (Secretly Canadian), Young Man (Frenchkiss) @ Webster Hall

Wednesday / March 7th
- Alyson Greenfield, Lips, Doe Paoro, Fenster, Imagine Dragons @ Pianos - Starting to hear chatter about Doe Paoro as a new artist to be aware of in NY.... If anyone missed Fenster on Monday, this would be a good opportunity to see them

- Levek, Hundred Waters, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Emily Reo, Spirit Tramp @ Shea Stadium - So interested in this guy Levek (David Levesque) ... apparently he's a bus driver from Florida who makes music in his spare time...from what i've heard of his music...i think it's time to quit the dayjob...very african influenced. Surpsised that he's unsigned. Hundred Waters are also a fellow Floridian five piece avant-pop project that may remind you of Dirty Projectors...both bands play again the following night at Pianos.

- Julia Holter @ Other Music (in-store)

- No Age, Pterodactyl, Zulus @ Death By Audio

Thursday / March 8th
- Floating, Levek, Hundred Waters, Illumntr, Conveyor @ Pianos - see notes above regarding FL's Levek/Hundred Waters

- Bombay Bicycle Club, The Darcys, Lucy Rose @ Maxwell's- see notes above regarding Lucy Rose

- Delicate Steve, Janka Nabay, Strange Shapes @ Glasslands - Heard Delicate Steve puts on a great live show. Really digging this band Strange Shapes, their music takes form in different shapes unexpectedly in its instrumentation.

- TRUST, The Doldrums @ Mercury Lounge

Friday / March 9th
- Young The Giant, Grouplove @ Terminal 5 (SOLD OUT)

- RJD2 @ Webster Hall - Growing less fond of his newer material but he's still pretty great and discount tix at this link are only $15.

Saturday / March 10th
- Niki & The Dove (sub pop/Mercury), Charli XCX, Clock Opera, Ghost Beach @ Knitting Factory BK - Totally Awesome pop music night....all good bands worth checking out...feeling this will sell out.

- Django Django, D. Gookin @ Glasslands - Edinburgh's Django Django are one of my favorite new acts of the young year. Really looking fwd to checking them out. They play again Monday at Santos Party House.

- Four Tet, Mike Slott @ Le Poisson Rouge - Going to be a super edgy electronic evening in a great way.

Sunday / March 11th
- Gomez, Hey Rosetta! @ Bowery Ballroom - Hey Rosetta are great live.

- Big Deal (Mute), 2:54, ZAZA, Soft Spo @ Glasslands - Big Deal is a UK duo...really dig their new album.

- Sunrise Fest - All Day Benefit for Japanese Earthquake @ Public Assembly