Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside to Play Pier 84 on July 11

 
Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside
Generationals / Waxahatchee
Thursday, July 11
Hudson River Park’s RiverRocks
Pier 84

Cross at W 44th Street
New York, NY
Free

Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside released their sophomore album, Untamed Beast, in February 2013.  NPR recently aired their World Café performance which can be heard HERE.  Check out the video for the track "Party Kids" from the album below.


Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Charlie Mars to Play Rockwood Music Hall on June 14 + MP3

 
Charlie Mars
Friday, June 14
Rockwood Music Hall

196 Allen Street
New York, NY
Doors: 9:15PM
Tickets: $15
21+

Charlie Mars released his latest album, Blackberry Light, in August 2012.  The track "How I Roll" was recently remixed by Prince Fox.  Check it out the remix below.

The Heavy To Play Webster Hall on June, 12

 
The Heavy
The Silent Comedy / The Skins
Wednesday, June 12
Webster Hall

125 East 11th Street
New York, NY
Doors: 7:30PM / Show: 8:30PM
Tickets: $20
18+

The Heavy released their latest album, The Glorious Dead, in August 2012.  Check out the video for the track "Curse Me Good" below.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Q & A with Dan Miller of Mission South


DC based Mission South released their latest EP, Migration, Vol. 2 in April. The album has gotten a good deal of play here at QNYC Headquarters.  It’s one of the few albums released in the last couple of years that gets played from beginning to end without a track being skipped. It’s also the first album released this year that I’ve fallen completely in lust with.  It’s earthy. It’s bluesy.  It’s soulful.  It’s tight.  It’s beautiful.  It’s excellence.  As I sit here writing this, the track “Free” is playing.  It’s rainy out with a bit of a chill and all I can think about is grabbing a blanket, a cup of tea and going to sit on the porch with my headphones on.  It’s one of those kinds of records.

I threw some questions out and Mission South guitarist/vocalist Dan Miller threw some answers back.  And this, is the result.

Quirky NY Chick (QNYC): How would you describe your sound to the uninitiated?

Dan Miller (DM): It's somewhere between bad and terrible.  As if Phil Collins had a baby with Pantera.  Haha, no.  It is all over the map though.  It's got some blues/rock grit, with pop sensibilities, and folk sensitivity.  


Sunday, May 26, 2013

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros To Release New Album in July + New Single


When last I glimpsed Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros it was at the Newport Folk Festival where they were playing for a jam-packed crowd. The area by that stage looked like some sort of trippy tent revival.  Just the tiny bit I witnessed was a sight to be seen.  They are among those whose live energy translates well to record.  That being said, there's good news for ESMZ fans. Come July 23 here in the US and Canada they will release their third studio album via Community Music.  The self-titled work was produced by frontman Alex Ebert.

They premiered the single "Better Days" last week.  The song stole me with one utterly simple line, "We don’t have to talk, let’s dance".  You can check out the track below. 

Track Listing
  • Better Days
  • Let's Get High
  • Two
  • Please!
  • Life is Hard
  • If I Were Free
  • In The Lion
  • Country Calling
  • They Were Wrong
  • In The Summer
  • Remember To Remember
  • This Life

Edward Sharp & The Magnetic Zeros are on tour.  They'll be in New York on June 8 at Governors Ball Music Festival on Randall's Island.



Ghost & Gale To Release Debut Album This Summer + Video


California based duo Brodie Jenkins and David Lunning, who perform under the moniker Ghost & Gale, will release their self-titled debut EP this summer. They released a video for the track "Take Me To The Fire" in April.  The clip, directed by Jesse Fleece, is dramatic and intense and left me saying, "say what now? I need to repeat that!" to properly process it.  Check it out below.

Rooted in country folklore, the music video for “Take Me To The Fire” was directed by Jesse Fleece, a childhood friend of Jenkins. In his own powerful interpretation, Fleece tells the story of a mother and daughter pulled apart in a stunning but harsh western landscape. Though the video is brutal at times, keep watching until the end; a thrilling twist reveals power within an unexpected hero.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Around New York ... May 26 - June 1, 2013

Upcoming Shows in the New York area ...

Della Mae at The Rockshop, 5/28 & Pianos, 5/29
May 26 -- Macy Gray at City Winery
May 26 -- Math The Band / What Cheer? Brigade / Cherie Lily / .357 Lover at Glasslands
May 27 -- Cubano Bowl feat. Pedrito Martinez Group at Brooklyn Bowl
May 28 -- Royal Southern Brotherhood at Brooklyn Bowl
May 28 -- Della Mae / Margaret Glaspy at The Rock Shop 

May 28 -- Dumpster Hunter / Cathy / Taurus / Alan Hampton at Union Hall
May 29 -- Della Mae at Pianos
May 29 -- Sasha Dobson at Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 2
May 30 -- Dirty Dozen Brass Band / Jamie McLean Band at Brooklyn Bowl
May 30 -- Snowden / Isadora at Mercury Lounge
May 30 -- Tall Tall Trees at Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 1
May 30 -- Emil / The Midnight Hollow / moses / Cezaire at Cameo
May 30 -- Shilpa Ray / Waltz ? The Veda Rays / Haybaby at Union Pool
May 30 -- Breakfast in Fur / Slam Dunk / Babysitter at The Rock Shop
May 31 -- Rachael Yamagata / Matt Sucich at Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 2
May 31 -- Snowden / We Barbarians / Steel Phantoms at Cameo
May 31 -- Wolff and Tuba / Spires / Slonk Donkerson / Hard Nips / Honduras / Lunchbox at Pianos
June 1 -- Anna Haas at Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 2
June 1 -- Jet City Lovers / Vera Flash / Moxiie at Arlene's Grocery

Men Of North Country Release New Video


Men Of North Country released a video for the track "Ringtone (at the Caffs)".  The song can be found on their debut album The North.  The footage was shot on tour in Germany this past April.  Check out the clip below.


Monday, May 20, 2013

If I Dropped By… with Elephant 12


This week, I posed my “If I Dropped By…” question to Elephant 12.  I paid hypothetical visits to the homes of Jerome, Robbie and Andy. This is what I learned.  Also, I copped a copy of their latest EP, Sold Out.  See the bottom of the post to find out how you can win a copy!

Quirky NY Chick (QNYC): ... and brought a friend who didn't know your music, what song of yours would you play for them and why?

Robbie: I guess you would knock on my door right?? So the answer is our new single LOVE KNOCK ON WOOD.

Andy Metro: RENEGADE because it’s not a love song.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Around New York ... May 19 - May 25, 2013

Upcoming Shows in the New York area ...

Sara Nelms at Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 1 on 5/21
May 19 -- The Milk Carton Kids / The Barefoot Movement at The Bowery Ballroom
May 19 -- Jeff The Brotherhood / Hunters / Las Rosas at Mercury Lounge
May 19 -- Liars / Doldrums at (le) poisson rouge
May 20 -- Cubano Bowl featuring Pedrito Martinez Group at Brooklyn Bowl
May 20 -- Bridget Kelly at The Studio at Webster Hall
May 20 - 26 -- Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers at The Beacon Theatre
May 21 -- Shooter Jennings / Daniel Romano / East River Bandits at The Bowery Ballroom
May 21 -- Sara Nelms at Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 1
May 21 -- Anna Rose at Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 1
May 21 -- Newsted / Wilson / What The Hell at Highline Ballroom
May 23 -- Sarah Jarosz at Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 2
May 24 -- The Vandelles / Secret Colours / Bird Call / Companion / Hikashu at Pianos
May 24 -- Laura Stevenson / Owen / Field Mouse at The Bowery Ballroom
May 24 -- Elijah Ocean / North of Nashville / Juniper Rising at Union Hall
May 24 -- Wasabassco Burlesque at Highline Ballroom
May 25 -- Honor By August / Stone Cold Fox / These Animals / White Laces / Flashlights at Mercury Lounge
May 25 -- Amanda Palmer: Mermaid Parade Benefit at The Bowery Ballroom
May 25 -- Mara Hruby at Blue Note
May 25 - 26 -- Macy Gray at City Winery

Heathers Release New Video


Heathers have released a video for their track "Lions, Tigers, Bears".  The song is from their album, Kingdom, which was released in August 2012.  Check out the clip below.


Friday, May 17, 2013

The Lone Bellow to play Celebrate Brooklyn + Video


The Lone Bellow
The Low Anthem / Joe Purdy
Saturday, June 20
Prospect Park Bandshell

9th Street & Prospect Park West
Brooklyn, NY
Doors: 6PM / Show: 7PM
Tickets: Free / $3 (suggested)
Rain or Shine

The Lone Bellow released their self-titled, The Lone Bellow, in January 2013.  Check out the recently released video for the track "Bleeding Out" below.

Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers To Play Brooklyn Bowl on 6/6



Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers
David Wax Museum
Thursday, June 6
Brooklyn Bowl

61 Wythe Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
Doors: 6PM / Show: 8PM
Tickets: $10 adv / $12 dos
21+

Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers released their latest work, the single, "Little Too Late / Ravenous", in January 2013.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Amanda Palmer to Play Save The Mermaids Benefit


Amanda Palmer
plus Special Guest
Mermaid Parade Benefit
Saturday, May 25
The Bowery Ballroom

6 Delancey St
New York, NY
Doors: 7PM / Show: 8PM
Tickets: $25
18+


All proceeds will go to hosting the Mermaid Parade and reconstruction efforts.

The good folks that put on the parade have a Kickstarter project for those who want to show their support.  It can be found HERE.

Gary Clark, Jr. Releases New Video


Gary Clark, Jr. released his debut album Blak and Blu in October 2012.

Robert Plant Presents the Sensational Space Shifters To Play Prospect Park



Robert Plant Presents the Sensational Space Shifters
Saturday, July 27
Prospect Park Bandshell

9th Street & Prospect Park West
Brooklyn, NY
Doors: 6PM / Show: 7PM
Tickets: $80 reserved seats / $50 general admission standing
All Ages
Rain or Shine


Benefit concert to support free programming at Celebrate Brooklyn! a Performing Arts Program of BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Secret Colours To Play Two New York Shows


Secret Colours
Vandelles / Bird Call / Companion / Hikashu
Friday, May 24
Pianos

158 Ludlow Street
New York, NY
Doors: 6:30PM
Tickets: $10
21+

Video: Primal Scream - "It's Alright, It's OK"


Primal Scream released a new video last month.  It's for the track "It's Alright, It's OK" from their latest album, More Light which came out this Monday in the UK. The track reminds me of something from their Give Out But Don't Give Up album.  Check out the Douglas Hart & Ben Crook directed video below.



Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Owel Release New Video


Owel released their video for "Once The Ocean", the second single from their new album.  The clip premiered on ARTISTdirect last week.  Check out the partially animated video below. 


The New Jersey based Owel released their full-length debut album, Owel, on April 2.

Honor By August To Play Mercury Lounge on May 25

 

Honor By August
Stone Cold Fox / These Animals / White Laces / Flashlights
Saturday, May 25
Mercury Lounge

217 East Houston Street
New York, NY
Doors: 7:30PM
Tickets: $10
21+

Honor By August released their new album, Monuments To Progress on April 23.

Monday, May 13, 2013

If I Dropped By... with Imperial Railway


This week, I posed my "If I Dropped By..." question to the band Imperial Railway.  They're out of the Pittsburgh area.  I spent some time in Pittsburgh so I thought hey, we must be simpatico or homies or something...how about we get to know them?  So, I hypothetically stopped by the homes of Dave Beshero, Ryan Matteo, Sean Atkins and Michael Duncan. This is what I learned.

Quirky NY Chick (QNYC): ... and brought a friend who didn't know your music, what song of yours would you play for them and why?

Dave Beshero (DB): The Nest. It's the song I wanted to write when I was 15. I think lyrically, it's the best I'll ever write as it means the most to me. 

Sean Atkins (SA): Twin Sisters - because it's my favorite song by us and I think it shows what we do best as a group - everyone has a part in it.

Ryan Matteo (RM): I'd have to go with You are the Blood. It's a really simple and to-the-point song that covers all of the dynamics of our sound pretty well along with clever lyrics to back it up.

Michael Duncan (MD): Twin Sisters. It's our most diverse, and it has a really epic/climactic ending that's really fun to play live.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Snowden To Play Two New York Shows

Snowden
Isadora
Thursday, May 30
Mercury Lounge

217 East Houston Street
New York, NY
Doors: 9:30PM
Tickets: $10 advance / $12 dos
21+

Irma Thomas' In Between Tears To Be Re-released on May 14


The classic Irma Thomas album In Between Tears will be re-released on May 14.  The CD and digital versions will include two bonus tracks and new liner notes written by the albums producer, Jerry Williams, Jr., also known as, Swamp Dogg.  It will also be released on vinyl for the first time since it was originally released in 1973.  Speaking of Swamp Dogg, his Gag A Maggott album is being re-released on the same day.  If you haven't heard these releases, I recommend you do.

Track List
  • In Between Tears
  • She'll Never Be Your Wife
  • These Four Walls
  • Whats So Wrong With You Loving Me
  • You're The Dog (I Do The Barking Myself)
  • Medley: Coming From Behind (Monologue)
  • Wish Someone Would Care
  • Turn My World Around
  • We Won't Be In Your Way Anymore (CD & digital bonus track)
  • I'll Do It All Over You (CD & digital bonus track)


Saturday, May 11, 2013

Around New York ... May 12 - May 18, 2013

Upcoming Shows in the New York area ...

Kopecky Family Band at Mercury Lounge, 5/16
May 12 -- Alice Russell at (le) poisson rouge
May 12 -- Joan Osborne / Ollabelle / Elizabeth Mitchell at City Winery
May 13 -- Clara Lofaro at Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 2
May 14 -- Iron & Wine at The Beacon Theatre
May 14 -- The Hush Sound / Hockey / River City Extension at Webster Hall
May 14 -- Wakey!Wakey! at Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 2
May 14 -- Spacehog / VAZ / Hubble at Union Pool
May 14 -- What It Means / Dawn Landes / Mesiko at The Rock Shop
May 14 -- Vera Flash / Parson James / Moxiie / Lyons / Nightbox at The Bowery Electric
May 15 -- Har Mar Superstar / The Young Things / Nightbox at (le) poisson rouge
May 16 -- Kopecky Family Band / Matrimony at Mercury Lounge
May 16 -- The Veda Rays / Lazyeyes / BNLX / Wormburner at Pianos
May 16 -- No Joy / Weekend / Grand Resort at Glasslands
May 17 -- The Lonely Wild / Yellow Red Sparks / The Lonelyhearts at Union Hall
May 17 -- Bettye LaVette / The Blind Boys of Alabama at The Town Hall
May 17 -- Christine Vaindirlis at Blue Note
May 17 -- Melissa Ferrick / The Western Den at The Bell House
May 18 -- Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band / the Felice Brothers at Terminal 5
May 18 -- James McCartney / Melissa Giges at Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 2
May 18 -- The Feelies at The Bell House
May 18 -- Kitten / Lights Resolve at Santos Party House
May 18 -- VietNam / Andy Animal's Cannibal Tribe / Country Mice at Glasslands 

Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band to Play Terminal 5 on 5/18

 
Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band
The Felice Brothers
Saturday, May 18
Terminal 5

610 W 56th Street
New York, NY
Doors: 7PM / Show: 8PM
Tickets: $32 advance / $35 dos
All Ages



Josh Ritter released his new album, The Beast In Its Tracks on March 5.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Jon Batiste and Stay Human To Play The Bowery Ballroom on 6/25


 
Jon Batiste and Stay Human
Tuesday, June 25
The Bowery Ballroom

6 Delancey St
New York, NY
Doors: 8PM / Show: 9PM
Tickets: $25 advance / $28 dos
18+

Jon Batiste and Stay Human are scheduled to release their debut album in June.  If you're attending the legendary Newport Jazz Festival this year, you'll be able to catch them there as well on Sunday, August 4.  If you haven't got tickets, grab some now.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Mermaid Parade Launches Kickstarter Project

The Mermaid Parade has been a staple in Coney Island since 1983.  Thanks to Hurricane Sandy wrecking havoc, the folks that put on the parade are working hard to keep a much loved tradition alive.  So, they've started a Kickstarter project.  Click HERE for more details on what you can do to help save a much loved institution.

As a photographer, the Mermaid Parade is one of the most fun events to photograph. It is in general, a complete and total blast to experience.  



Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc on the Coney Island community. It also destroyed our historical museum and performance space at 1208 Surf Avenue. We rely on the income from our popular side-show and gift shop, along with registration fees, to pay for the Mermaid Parade. With our building severely damaged and donations slowing to a trickle, our not-for-profit has had virtually no income. In many ways we’re still underwater. What this all means is that the 31st Mermaid Parade now has a budget shortfall of $100,000. This is an impossible gap for a tiny not-for-profit arts organization like ours.

Bob Schneider to Play Bowery Ballroom on 7/26


Bob Schneider
Wheeler Brothers
Friday, July 26
The Bowery Ballroom

6 Delancey St
New York, NY
Doors: 8PM / Show: 9PM
Tickets: $25
21+

Bob Schneider has a new album, Burden of Proof, scheduled for release on June 11.  The single, "Unpromised Land" was released in early April.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Deap Vally Release New Video


Deap Vally recently released their new video for "Baby I Call Hell".  The clip was directed by Jess Holzworth.  The track is from their upcoming debut album, Sistrionix, which is scheduled for release in the US in September.  They released their Get Deap! EP last month. Check out their new video below.


Shooter Jennings to Play The Bowery Ballroom on 5/21

Shooter Jennings
Daniel Romano
Tuesday, May 21
The Bowery Ballroom

6 Delancey St
New York, NY
Doors: 8PM / Show: 9PM
Tickets: $20 advance / $25 dos
21+


Shooter Jennings released his latest album, The Other Life, on March 12.

Monday, May 6, 2013

If I Dropped By... with Jamie DiTringo and John BellaVia of The Golden Furs


This week, I posed my "If I Dropped By..." question to Jamie DiTringo and John BellaVia of New York based band The Golden Furs.  This is what I found out during my hypothetical visits to their homes.

Quirky NY Chick (QNYC): ... and brought a friend who didn't know your music, what song of yours would you play for them and why?

John BellaVia (JBV): O Father! Acapella. You would play bongos and your friend can do hand claps. As long as there is someone else with a deep Barry White-ish voice for the bass, we are set.  O Father! just brings people together.

Jamie DiTringo (JDT): Amethyst. It’s one of the 1st songs John, Saul and I wrote together when we started the band and has a special place in my heart. Awww.. It has a lot of elements we really enjoy from the experimental intro, to the snappy verses and heaviness that drives the song. It’s tough to pick one because O Father is fan favorite at the moment.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

The Girls In The Band Screening at Lincoln Center, 5/10 - 5/16



The Girls In The Band
Friday, May 10 - Thursday, May 16
Lincoln CenterFrancesca Beale Theater

144 West 65th Street
between Broadway & Amsterdam
New York, NY
Tickets: $8 - $13
 
THE GIRLS IN THE BAND tells the poignant, untold stories of female jazz and big band instrumentalists and their fascinating, groundbreaking journeys from the late 30′s to the present day.

These incredibly talented women endured sexism, racism and diminished opportunities for decades, yet continued to persevere, inspire and elevate their talents in a field that seldom welcomed them. Today a new breed of gifted young women is taking their rightful place in the world of jazz which can no longer deny their talents.

Laura Stevenson to Play The Bowery Ballroom on 5/24


Laura Stevenson
Field Mouse
Friday, May 24
The Bowery Ballroom

6 Delancey Street
New York, NY
Doors: 7:30PM / Show: 8:30PM
Tickets: $13 advance / $15 dos
16+

Laura Stevenson released her new album Wheel on April 23.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Around New York ... May 5 - May 11, 2013


Upcoming Shows in the New York area ...

L.A. Guns at The Bowery Electric, 5/7
May 5 -- Free Energy / Deap Vally / Leda at The Bowery Ballroom
May 6 -- Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors / Caleb / Andrew Ripp at Rock Wood Music Hall, Stage 2
May 6 -- Ronnie Spector at City Winery
May 7 -- Spin Doctors / James Maddock at Brooklyn Bowl
May 7 -- Anna Rose at Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 1
May 7 -- Aaron Lee Tasjan / Mia Dyson at Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 2
May 7 -- Wakey!Wakey! at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2
May 7 -- James Blake / Falty DL at Terminal 5
May 7 -- L.A. Guns / The Liza Colby Sound / Splinter / Sweet Cyanide at The Bowery Electric
May 7 - 12 -- Take 6 at Blue Note
May 8 -- Steve Earle & The Dukes / Mastersons at Music Hall of Williamsburg
May 8 -- Dessa: Early Words / Brick + Mortar at Union Hall
May 9 -- Lily and the Parlour Tricks at Cake Shop
May 9 -- Great Divide at Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 2
May 9 -- Jesus on the Mainline / A Brief View of the Hudson / Amanda Cross / Ashley Allen at The Bowery Electric
May 10 -- Sky Ferreira at Mercury Lounge
May 10 -- Shout Out Louds at Webster Hall
May 10 -- The Stationary Set / The Midnight Hollow / Joseph King at Cameo Gallery
May 10 -- Hypnotic Brass Ensemble at Blue Note
May 10 -- French Horn Rebellion at Brooklyn Bowl
May 10 -- Take Back The 80's Burlesque: Francine "The Lucid Dream" & Minnie D'Moocha at Parkside Lounge
May 11 -- Clementine and The Galaxy at Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 1
May 11 -- Sir Sly / Little Daylight / The Griswolds at Brooklyn Bowl
May 11 -- Mudhoney / Pissed Jeans at Music Hall of Williamsburg

VietNam to Play Glasslands Gallery on 5/18


VietNam
Andy Animal's Cannibal Tribe, Country Mice
Saturday, May 18
Glasslands Gallery 

289 Kent Avenue  
Brooklyn, NY
Doors: 8PM
Tickets: $10
21+

VietNam released their new full-length album, an A.merican D.ream, this past February.

Friday, May 3, 2013

The Milk Carton Kids to Play The Bowery Ballroom on 5/19


The Milk Carton Kids
The Barefoot Movement
Sunday, May 19
The Bowery Ballroom

6 Delancey Street
New York, NY
Doors: 7PM / Show: 8PM
Tickets: $17
18+

The Milk Carton Kids, Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan, released their album The Ash & Clay this past March. If you're going to be at the legendary Newport Folk Festival, you can catch them there on Friday, July 26 and luckily, tickets are still available for that day.  

Geri Allen & Friends to Play Apollo Theater on 5/11


Apollo Theater Presents
Geri Allen & Friends 
Celebrate the Great Jazz Women of the Apollo
Saturday, May 11
Apollo Theater

253 West 125th Street
New York, NY
Doors 2PM / Show 3PM; Tickets $10 - $55
Doors 7PM / Show 8PM; Tickets $10 - $55


This show is a part of the Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival.   The festival takes place May 6 - 11
Apollo Theater presents Geri Allen & Friends Celebrate  the Great Jazz Women of the Apollo featuring Geri Allen & Timeline Tap Quartet, Dianne Reeves, Terri Lyne Carrington, Lizz Wright, Tia Fuller, Karen Malina White, Marvin Sewell, Dormeshia and Afro Blue. Staged by S. Epatha Merkerson, narrative by Farah Jasmin Griffin with Deejay Val Jeanty.