Monday, November 30, 2009

Video: Your 33 Black Angels - "Lovers Limbo"

New York band Your 33 Black Angels have unleashed their debut music video. It's for the song "Lovers Limbo" from their upcoming record Pagan Princess. The record is set to drop on December 3. That is also the day of their record release party over at Mercury Lounge on the LES. Swing by and check them out! In the mean time, feast your lovely eyes on the video which was put together by the bands own Benji Kast.

Spoon Debuts New Single "Written In Reverse"

The good folks over at The Audio Perv have the new single from Spoon, "Written In Reverse," up. You can check it out HERE. I'm really diggin' this one. It's rather catchy. I think this makes what, the third or forth Spoon song that gets more than an "it's okay" rating from me? I dare say it has made me look forward to checking out the album when it comes out.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Around New York ... November 30 - December 6, 2009

Upcoming shows in the New York area ...

November 30 -- Davy Knowles & Back Door Slam at Bowery Ballroom
December 1 -- Over The Rhine / Lucy Wainwright Roche at Highline Ballroom
December 1 -- Video Daughters / Darlings / Dynasties / Equestrian at Glasslands Gallery
December 1 --
The Mountain Goats at Webster Hall
December 1 - 6 -- Anat Cohen Quartet at Village Vanguard
December 2 -- Jaguar Love (pictured) / The King Left / Yes Giantess / Violent Soho at Mercury Lounge
December 2 -- Emilie Autumn at Music Hall of Williamsburg
December 2 -- Dom Flemmons at Spike Hill
December 2 - 4 -- Phish at Madison Square Garden
December 3 -- Casper Bangs / Flight Crash Companion / Meaghan Smith at Pianos
December 3 -- Your 33 Black Angels / Wakey! Wakey! / Casey Shea / Paperdoll at Mercury Lounge
December 4 -- Slone / Magneta Lane at The Bell House
December 4 -- Brendan Benson with Corey Chisel at (Le) Poisson Rouge
December 4 -- Elvis Perkins In Dearland (pictured) / Bowerbirds at Bowery Ballroom

December 4 -- Erin McKeown / Jill Sobule at Highline Ballroom
December 4 -- The Sights / The Figgs at Cake Shop

December 4 -- The Library / Bel Air / Electric Owls at Union Pool
December 4 -- Raphael Saadiq / Anjulie at Terminal 5
December 4 -- Gain Ann Dorsey at 92YTribeca
December 5 -- Friendly Fires at Webster Hall
December 5 -- Heloise & the Savoir Faire at Brooklyn Bowl
December 5 -- Sam Champion / Matt Trowbridge / Electric Owls / DJ Sean Bones at Union Hall
December 5 -- Hot Tuna at Beacon Theatre
December 5 -- Lionel Loueke at (Le) Poisson Rouge
December 6 -- Begushkin / T'Broken Letters / Zachary Cale at Union Hall

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

For those who celebrate, have a Happy Thanksgiving. May you and your loved ones have a safe and happy holiday. For those who don't, Happy Thursday and may you and your loved ones also have a safe and happy day.



Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Ash Release Video For Arcadia

Ash released a video for "Acradia" (that's "C" in their A - Z releases) today. Check it out below. This week, they also released letter "D" of the series, "Tracers." You've been collecting the singles, haven't you? Well, you can check out "Tracers" using the handy dandy widget which is also below.

Monday, November 23, 2009

ResidentBand Features Seth Freeman

Our friends over at ResidentBand have a new episode online, Episode 23 to be exact. This one features Seth Freeman performing "Losing Streak." I dig this song. Check it out and then pop over to ResidentBand where you can download the song for free, for a limited time. See how nice they are to you good folks of the Internet world?! And, while you're over there, click some stuff and explore!

Around New York ... November 23 - November 29, 2009

Upcoming shows in the New York area ...

November 23 -- The Heath Bros. / Cyrus Chestnut at Blue Note
November 23 -- Sum
brellas (pictured) / Jason Anderson / Sora An at Cake Shop
November 23 -- Pow Wow! / The Nymphets / NT / Elenor at Bruar Falls

November 23 - 24 -- Royksopp / Nite Jewel at Webster Hall

November 24 -- Jim Boggia / Leslie Mendelson / B
enyaro at Southpaw
November 24 -- Joh
n Fogerty at Beacon Theatre
November 24 -- Jupiter One / Donora / The Prigs / Jeff Taylor at Mercury Lounge
November 24 -- Elliott Brood / Bryan Scary & The Shredding Tears / The Black Hollies at Union Hall
November 24 -- Ray Davies / Nicole Atkins at Wellmont Theatre
November 24 - November 29 -- Renee Rosnes Quartet at Village Vanguard
November 25 -- Julian Plenti / I'm In You at Brooklyn Bowl
November 2
5 -- Meat Puppets / Kirkwood Dellinger / Dynasty Electric at Bowery Ballroom
November 25 -- Sherlocks Daughter / Marit Bergman at Pianos
November 25 -- Screaming Females / So So Glos / Bad Blood Revival at The Bell House
November 27 -- Chuck Prophet / Eilen Jewel at 92 Y Tribeca
November 27 -- Zero 7 / Body Language at Terminal 5
28 -- Nila Kay (pictured) at 92 Y Tribeca
November 28 --
Bebel Gilberto at Wellmont Theatre
November 28 -- Our Mountain / True Lovers at Union Pool

November 28 -- Ramsey Lewis Trio at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
November 28 -- David Johansen at Highline Ballroom

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Casper Bangs Set To Release Whitespace, 12/1

Casper Bangs (DC based singer-songwriter Rob Pierangeli) will release a 7" (on white vinyl), titled Whitespace, on Tuesday, December 1. Whitespace along with a 5-song self-titled EP are a preview of his full-length record, I Woke Up which is due early spring 2010.

New York, Casper Bangs is coming! Pierangeli along with Rishi Chakrabarty (guitar), Dennis Mannuel (drums/vocals), Chaim Rubenstein (keyboards/vocals), and Wes Garcia (bass) will be at Pianos on Thursday, December 3. So, head on over and have one of those so cold your chest aches margaritas that Pianos does so well and check him out.

To get you ready for the upcoming release and the show, check out "Queen of Hearts." It's rather addictive with its dreamy and bouncy music.

MP3 Grab: "Queen of Hearts"

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

CareFusion New York Jazz Festival To Take Place June 17 – 26, 2010

While New York isn't a city that is short on jazz, we are a city that gets used to having certain things. So when we didn't get our annual George Wein produced jazz festival this past summer, for the first time in 37 years I might add, we missed it! Well, suffer no more New York, it's back.

Wein and his New Festival Productions will produce the 10-day CareFusion New York Jazz Festival which will take place June 17 - 26, 2010. Events will take place at several of the cities venues including Carnegie Hall, Central Park SummerStage, Crotona Park in the Bronx, City Winery, Harlem Stage Gatehouse, The Jazz Gallery, Jazz Standard, (Le) Poisson Rouge, Louis Armstrong House Museum, Music Hall of Williamsburg, Peter Norton Symphony Space, Prospect Park Bandshell: Celebrate Brooklyn, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Studio Museum in Harlem and The Town Hall.

And, you won't even have to wreck your budget getting your jazz on. That's always a good thing, isn't it? Most shows at partner venues will be priced between $15 – 20, making it possible for more music lovers to participate in festival events.

Artists and additional venue information will be announced at a later date.

Lisa Hannigan Releases New Live Record

Irish musician Lisa Hannigan has a new record out. The six track album, Live At Fingerprints is, for now, exclusively at but will be available everywhere else on December 15. For those who watch Last Call with Carson Daly, set your recording device of choice to NBC (1:35 AM Eastern time, check your local listings for when it airs in your time zone). She and her band will perform on the show Friday, November 20. So check her out on that. And for your viewing and listening pleasure, check out this clip of Hannigan covering Depeche Mode’s “Personal Jesus.” Okay, am I the only one who thinks that the record should have had seven tracks? Why isn't a version of that cover not on the disc?

Track Listing
  • Sea Song
  • Splishy Splashy
  • Ocean And A Rock
  • Venn Diagram
  • I Don't Know
  • Lille

The InBox, Vol. 1

I've been busy of late. You know, I've got the whole chicks gotta make a living thing going on like most of the world's population! Anyway, I've been slowly but surely making my way through my inbox reading the email that comes my way. Somewhere in the mist of reading about recommended bands and listening to submissions, I thought, "hey Quirky NY Chick, maybe you should try something a little bit different!" So, after an in-depth meeting with the powers that be over here at ... yeah, in other words, myself, I decided to come up with The InBox.

What is The InBox? This will be where I'll share some of the info that lands in my inbox. Since I'm still testing the waters with this feature, I'm sure it'll go through some changes before it reaches its final state and becomes a regular part of my little corner of the blog world.

The InBox, Vol. 1

British musician Richard Jay is sixteen, has garnered radio attention in the UK and writes his own music. He also has a fun song called "Today." Check him out for yourselves.

New York based Ivory Tower Project play classic pop/rock. In listening to them, my first thought was they kind of remind me of Survivor. So, if you like your rock with a strong dose of the whole 80's vibe, check them out. You can listen to samples of their music HERE.

UK based MyOwnFlag have a record out, Divello. I gave them a listen and my first thought was, they remind me of some of the more aggressive sounds that came out of Seattle back in the 90's. With the exception of Alice In Chains, I got rather bored of the so called "Seattle sound" rather quickly oh and I'm still feeling mad love for the one off Temple of the Dog record but that's a different story and I digressed. If you like your rock a little more on the aggressive side, check them out. My favorite track on the record is "Black Lady."

Anyone who knows me knows that I'm not a big fan of hip-hop. There have been a few rhymes here and there that I've liked but in general it's not my cup of tea. Anyway, an email from a nice gentleman over at The Nu Breed Music Group landed in my inbox introducing me to the sounds of a young man named Tryfle, the son of reggae artist Keith Hudson. He has a new record out called Lost Son which is available at The Nu Breed web store. I had a listen to some tracks and decided that "My Bad" has a catchy chorus and music. You can watch the video HERE. If your cup of tea is of the hip-hop flava, check him out.

freesoulJAH is, well, I'm not really sure I can properly describe him. On first look, I thought perhaps he might do some sort of reggae tinged music. But I gave him a listen and it turns out he does some experimental (experimental being the operative word), oft times psychedelic, hippy folk type stuffs. Yes, I said stuffs! I found myself with the urge to light some incense and craving brownies, you know, the special kind that your friend Moonbeam Starshine's parents make. He has a bunch of music up on his website to listen to and download, so, pop on over and check him out for yourselves. "Peace To The People" is the track that stands out the most to me from his album Light Headed. I'll be honest, I'm still trying to process the record.

Everyone's Talking are a couple of guys out of Canada, Evan Kuhn and Daniel Rosenoer to be exact. They are of the progressive pop/rock genre. They have a new record out called Dragonflies. It can be found on their website (HERE) as one of those "pay what you want deals" so, you have no one to blame but yourself if you don't like the price! Anyway, I've had a listen to some of the tracks and decided that the title track "Dragonflies" and "Between You and Me" are the standout tracks for me. Swing on over and check them out for yourselves.

This video landed in my box. It's UK band Mirrorkicks with their cover of Leona Lewis' "Bleeding Love." Their debut record is slated to come out February 2010.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

On Sale Dates For The Week of November 15

Tickets go on sale this week for upcoming shows in the New York Area.

On Sale Wednesday, November 18

3 -- Imogen Heap (pictured) at Music Hall of Williamsburg
January 9 -- All at Music Hall of Williamsburg
January 16
-- The Cribs at The Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza

On Sale Friday, November 20, 2009

January 17 -- Vampire Weekend at United Palace
January 18 -- Vampire Weekend at Webster Hall
January 19 -- Vampire Weekend at Bowery Ballroom
January 23 -- People Under The Stairs at Bowery Ballroom
January 23 - 24 -- Lady GaGa at Radio City Music Hall
January 27 -- Bear in
Heaven / Oh No Ono at Mercury Lounge
February 4 -- Alberta Cross (pictured) at Bowery Ballroom
February 8 -- Yeasayer at Bowery Ballroom
February 9 -- Yeasayer at Music Hall of Williamsburg
February 12 - 14 -- Jonathan Richman at Music Hall of Williamsburg
February 24 -- Dropkick Murphys at Wellmont Theatre
March 10 - 11 -- The Magnetic Fields at Town Hall
April 22 -- Hot Chip at Terminal 5

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Blackmarket To Release St. Vincent Decor

Arizona-based Blackmarket are set to release their second record, St. Vincent Decor in the spring of 2010. To get you ready for the release, the good folks over at The Music Slut have in their lovely little blogger hands, the exclusive web premiere of "Tongue Twister Typo" from the album for download. I'm diggin' the track. Head on over and check it out for yourselves.

MP3 Grab: "Tongue Twister Typo"

Dawes To Play Le Poisson Rouge, 11/21

Awesome California folk rock band Dawes will take the stage at Le Poisson Rouge this Saturday, November 21. They released a terrific record, North Hills, earlier this year. If you don't already own it, check it out. In the meantime, to get you ready for the show this weekend, click HERE to head on over to Daytrotter and check out Dawes performing a wonderful version of "Love Is All I Am." If you're around on Saturday and want a show to check out, you'd do well with this one. They're on the bill with Langhorne Slim & April Smith & the Great Picture Show (I'm a big fan of her "Wow and Flutter" song) ... nice line-up.

The Bloodsugars Release I Can't Go On, I'll Go On

New York band The Bloodsugars released their record I Can't Go On, I'll Go On today, November 17. To celebrate, the band, Jason Rabinowitz (frontman/primary songwriter), Matt Katz (keyboardist), Brendan O’Grady (bassist), and Kenneth Salters (drummer), are having a record release show. That's right folks, head on over to The Studio at Webster Hall this Saturday, November 21 and help them get their party on.

Monday, November 16, 2009

George Wein & The Newport All-Stars @ Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, 11/17-22

Jazz impresario George Wein is well known as the man behind such legendary festivals as the Newport Jazz Festival and the Newport Folk Festival among many others. But, he has made a name for himself on the stage as well. This Tuesday, November 17 - Sunday, November 22, Wein and his Newport All-Stars will take the stage at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola.

Who are these All-Stars you ask? They are, Howard Alden (guitar), Winard Harper (drums), Jay Leonhart (bass), Randy Sandke (trumpet) and Lew Tabackin (tenor saxophone) Yeah, that's a pretty stellar group of jazz cats Wein is bringing with him. Hear tell there will also be some very special guests.

Feeling jazzy? Swing by and check out George Wein & The Newport All-Stars in one of their rare New York performances. For more info, click HERE.

Relient K This Friday, 11/20 @ Hammerstein Ballroom

Relient K have been busy bees. They released a new record, Forget and Not Slow Down, October 6 and they're touring. Did I just mention touring? Yes I did! What does that mean to the good folks of NYC? It means Relient K are bringing their brand of pop punk to Hammerstein Ballroom this Friday, November 20. Swing by and check them out. In the meantime, click HERE to have a listen to the new single "Therapy."

Around New York ... November 16 - November 22, 2009

Upcoming shows in the New York area ...

November 16 -- Neko Case (pictured) at Beacon Theatre
November 16 -- Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber at Blue Note
November 17 -- Shonen Knife at Brooklyn Bowl
November 17 -- Dave Barnes / Marc Scibilia at Mercury Lounge

November 17 -- Jon Auer at Knitting Factory
November 17 -- Memphis Crawl / Shot / Voodoo Farm at Fontana's
November 18 -- Kenny Wayne Sh
epherd at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
November 18 -- Milton Nascimento at Stern Auditorium
November 18 -- The Cranberries at Nokia Theatre
November 18 -- Joe Purdy / Julie Peel at The Bell House
November 18 -- Set and Setting / Glass Rifle / No Lindsay / Monuments at Public Assembly
November 18 -- Loomis and the Lust / TAB The Band / Group Sounds / Violent Soho at Pianos
November 18 -- Golem / Can!!Can / The Totallys at Cake Shop
November 18 -- Ohioan / Ah Holly Fam'ly at Bruar Falls
November 18 --
Lynyrd Skynyrd / Blackberry Smoke at Wellmont Theatre
November 19 -- Grant Lee Phillips / Winterpills at Union Hall
November 19 -- Times New Viking / Axmen / The Mad Scene at Union Pool
November 19 -20 -- Ray Davies at Town Hall
November 20 -- Baroness / Earthless / US Christmas at Bowery Ballroom
November 20 --
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals / Brett Dennen (pictured) / Sean Bones at Terminal 5
November 20 -- Bob Schneider at Knitting Factory
November 20 -- Lemonade / Tanlines / Crystal Fighters at Glasslands Gallery
November 20 -- Jennifer Hirsh at 92 Y Tribeca
November 21 -- The Bloodsugars / Project Jenny Project Jan / Savoir Adore at Webster Hall
November 21 -- Ani DiFranco at Town Hall
November 21 -- Eli "Paperboy" Reed & The True Loves / The London Souls / The Bloks at Brooklyn Bowl
November 21 -- Langhorne Slim / Dawes / April Smith & The Great Picture Show at Le Poisson Rouge
November 22 -- Devendra Barnhart at Town Hall

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Jihae Set To Release New Record In 2010 + MP3

South Korea native, New York based, Jihae is slated to release her third full-length record on July 7, 2010. The record, Fire Burning Rain, will be released on her own Septem Records. You can grab the first single from the record, the hypnotic and haunting "My Love," using the handy widget below. The lyrics from the song were inspired by a Niki de Saint Phalle art book. This is one of those songs you'd play on a rainy night while sprawled out on floor cushions drinking wine, surrounded by candles and burning incense. I like those kind of songs.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Studio Six To Present ...The Itsy Bitsy Spider...

Fellow New Yorkers, the Studio Six Theater Company is presenting ...the itsy bitsy spider... Thanksgiving weekend! So, if you're going to be in town, like theater and want some form of entertainment that doesn't involve your Aunt Birdie Mae in a feathered head dress, trying to trade your Uncle Willie for a turkey leg, this might just be right up your alley.

...the itsy bitsy spider... is directed by Moscow Art Theater director, Alexandre Marine and featuring Sofiya Akilova, Jill Dion, Alesia Georgiou, Nicole Kontolefa, Matt Raines, Vasanth Santosham, Ben Sargent, Raphael Schklowsky, Taylor Sutherland and Karen Tararache. The production will run November 24 - 25 and 27 - 28 at 7 PM at The Baryshnikov Arts Center, 450 W 37th Street, between 9th & 10th Avenues.
...the itsy bitsy spider... revolves around a controversial chapter of Dostoevsky's novel, The Possessed, that was originally censored in Russia. Exploring fanaticism and ideals, revolution and conspiracy, Dostoevsky's tale is haunting not only because we know Russia's fate but also because the characters are startlingly familiar to us today. Moscow Art Theater director Alexandre Marine brings relationships and psychology to the fore, creating a moving image of a town torn apart by a few men and their mysterious pasts.
For more info, visit or for tickets

Friday, November 6, 2009

Bebel Gilberto To Tour North America + MP3

Brazilian vocalist Bebel Gilberto is currently supporting her latest album, All In One. She'll start her North American leg on November 18 in Miami Beach, FL. But never fear New York. Gilberto will be making a stop in this city of ours. She'll be at Hiro Ballroom. That's down around the meat packing district in The Maritime Hotel. I say that because I couldn't remember where Hiro was and had to look it up! Oh lookie there, I got side-tracked! Anyway, back to Gilberto's New York stop. The Hiro Ballroom date is November 25. And, for our neighbors in New Jersey, she'll be at Wellmont Theatre in Montclair on November 28.

To get you ready for the upcoming shows, you can grab a goodie. That's right, free stuff folks! Below, you can download her version of the Stevie Wonder penned "The Real Thing" for which she teamed up with Mark Ronson. There's also her version of 'Chica Chica Boom Chic" if you haven't already grabbed it.

MP3 Grab: "The Real Thing" & "Chica Chica Boom Chic"

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Elyse To Release New Album

Back in 1968, Elyse released her self-titled debut record. She had quite a buzz back then appearing on The Tonight Show, in Newsweek among other things. All big deal stuff. Jump ahead to 1999. That's the year Andrew Rieger of Elf Power discovered and fell in love with the long forgotten album. He contacted Elyse, who now goes by the name Cori Bishop, and the rest, as they say, is history.

Orange Twin Records re-released her the self-titled Elyse and a couple of other songs recorded during that era. One of those songs, "Houses" even features Neil Young's guitar work. The record once again created a buzz and even inspired Dinosaur Jr. and others to cover her work.

Over the past several years, Elyse has been doing shows and has recorded her first album since the late 60's. The record, In My Own Sweet Time, is slated to hit shelves November 15. The record is a blend of melodic folk, country and pop. Check out the first single, "Anybody Out There?," from In My Own Sweet time below.

MP3 Grab: "Anybody Out There?"

Track Listing
  • Anybody Out There?
  • Break it Wide Open
  • Hey My Baby
  • Remind Me
  • Operator
  • Darlin'
  • The Shining One
  • Sleepwalker
  • Nothings' Gonna Change
  • All Is Well

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

On Sale Dates For The Week of November 1

Tickets go on sale this week for upcoming shows in the New York Area.

On Sale Wednesday, November 4, 2009

December 16 -- Neon Indian at Mercury Lounge

On Sale Friday, November 6, 2009

November 23 -- Devendra Banhart at Music Hall of Williamsburg
December 28 -- The Dub Doctor Conspiracy featuring Conspirator, M80 Dubstation & Dr. Fameus at Highline Ballroom
December 29 -- Daedelus, Two Fresh: A Disco Biscuits After-Party at Highline Ballroom
December 30 --
Pnuma Trio: A Disco Biscuits After-Party at Highline Ballroom
December 31 -- Fischerspooner (pictured) at The Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza
January 7 -- Levon Helm Band with Okkervil River at Terminal 5
January 8 -- The Dutchess & The Duke at Mercury Lounge
January 15 -- Joe Pernice at Mercury Lounge
January 22 -- Serena Maneesh at Mercury Lounge
February 6 -- Brandi Carlile at Wellmont Theatre

On Sale Saturday, November 7

February 12 -- B. B. King at United Palice Theatre
March 26 -- Miike Snow at Music Hall of Williamsburg
March 27 -- Miike Snow at Webster Hall