Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Marina V at Rockwood Music Hall TONIGHT 7/27

New York, songbird Marina V is going to be on the LES TONIGHT! Head on down to Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 1. She goes on at 7PM and it'll cost you nada, that's FREE folks!

Wednesday, July 27

196 Allen St, New York 10002
(between Houston & Stanton)

7pm sharp, free, 21 & over

Video: Milagres on BreakThru Radio

Brooklyn based Milagres stopped by the BreakThru Radio studios to perform their song "Glowing Mouth," the title track of their upcoming record which is scheduled for release on September 13. If you haven't had a chance to catch these guys live, you should. And, New York, they'll be in Brooklyn at McCarren Park on August 10 and at Mercury Lounge on September 30. Check out their BreakThru Radio performance below.

Video of the Day: The Cars - "Free"

The Cars have released a video for "Free." The song is off of their latest albu
m Move Like This that came out this past May. It's a live video that was shot this spring during the US tour. Check it out below.

Move Like This, The Cars’ first album of new music in many years, is a vibrant and ingenious collection that expertly extends their already extraordinary canon. Retooling innovative art rock, sleek New Wave, and punchy power pop in their own idiosyncratic image, The Cars’ groundbreaking sonic approach continues to influence artists and airwaves today. Singer/guitarist Ric Ocasek emerged as a master songwriter with his enigmatic integration of evocative, beat-inspired lyricism with radio-friendly hooks and harmonies, fueling a multi-platinum body of work that includes such indisputable masterpieces as 1978’s self-titled debut and 1984’s blockbuster Heartbeat City.

Move Like This reveals The Cars to be as creatively progressive and melodically poptastic as ever. Songs like “Blue Tip” and “Free” are invigorating and imaginatively wrought, with all the trademark elements in place, from Ocasek’s sardonic, man-machine vocalizing and Greg Hawkes’ swirling synths to Elliot Easton’s turbo-charged riffing and David Robinson’s pop-motorik beats. Brimming with confidence and imaginative energy, Move Like This boasts all the vitality and dynamism of a truly great rock ‘n’ roll band operating at the peak of their considerable power.

Upcoming: Talking To Walls at Connolly's This Friday

New York, some of my favorite people are coming to town! Yep, those folks known as Talking To Walls will be at Connolly's Pub this Friday, July 29! It's at 9PM and it'll cost you $10. Guitarist Nat Webb is playing his last show with the band. We'll miss you Nat! So, go, give him a rip roaring send off and show the band massive love. It will be a good one. Don't miss it!

Friday, July 29, 2011
Connolly's Pub
121 West 45 Street, New York, NY 10036
9:00 PM
also w/ Curbside Hustle, Relentless, The Unattended and Without George
$10 admission, free download cards

Monday, July 25, 2011

Upcoming: Typhoon at Mercury Lounge & Littlefield

Hey New York, Typhoon will be making a couple of stops in our lovely city. They'll be on the LES at Mercury Lounge for the early show on Tuesday, August 2. Doors are at 6:30PM and it'll cost you $10. The following night, Wednesday, August 3, they'll be over in Brooklyn at Littlefield. Doors are at 8PM and it'll cost you $10.

For those of you with tickets to the sold-out Newport Folk Festival this weekend, you'll be seeing them this Saturday. They're scheduled to take the Alex and Ani Harbor Stage at 12:35PM.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Song of the Day: Cherry La Voix - "Bad Girl"

Last month, I had a chance to check out a sizzlin' performance by Cherry La Voix. One of the
songs she performed that evening was "Bad Girl." I'm really diggin' this song! Check out the song HERE and enjoy!

Gig alert: New Yorker's Cherry will be in town raising temperatures at at Gotham Burlesque on Saturday, August 6 at 9:30PM along with a whole host of talented performers. I suggest you buy your tickets now, you won't want to miss it.

Brown Bird To Release New Album + MP3

Providence duo Brown Bird is set to release their new album Salt for Salt, October 18 via Supply & Demand. To whet your appetite, we have for your happy little ears, the first single "Fingers To The Bone." Grab it at the bottom of the post in the MP3 Grab.

Gig Alert: New York, Brown Bird will be at Mercury Lounge on Friday, July 29 along with The Devil Makes Three. It's the early show, doors are at 7:30PM and it'll cost you $12 advance / $15 dos. It's the perfect chance to catch both bands if you haven't already. Their next stop (Saturday, July 30 for The Devil Makes Three & Sunday, July 31 for Brown Bird), the Newport Folk Festival, is sold out!

MP3 Grab: "Fingers To The Bone"

Upcoming: The Twees At Arlene's Grocery

Hey New York, The Twees will be rocking Arlene's Grocery in August! It's a residency so you have a few chances to dance and get sweaty... um, more sweaty! Swing by on Thursday, August 4, 11 and 25 at 9PM. Have some fun and show 'em lots of love.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Newport Jazz Festival Schedule/Cubes

For a printable schedule and additional festival information, visits the Newport Jazz Festival website. (Click image to enlarge)

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Contest: Jump Into The Gospel 7" Vinyl EP

I've got goodies! I have in my quirky little hands a copy of Jump Into The Gospel's self-titled 7" vinyl EP. If you want to own this goodie, email and tell me your favorite JITG song. One winner (US only) will be chosen at random on August 3, 2011.

If you're in New York, you can catch Jump Into The Gospel at Cameo over in Brooklyn this Friday, July 22. Doors are at 8PM and it'll cost you $8. You should go and show them massive amounts of love.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Video of the Day: Abbe May - "Taurus Chorus"

Australian rocker Abbe May has released a video for her song "Taurus Chorus" and was directed by Zena Loxton. The song is from May's new album Design Desire which was released earlier this month. Check out the video below.

An enigmatic artist, Abbe May has been brewing her captivating live show and unique rock 'n' roll over the past four years, which has seen her accumulate numerous accolades and a passionate fan-base along the way.

Growing up in a Western Australian country town, Abbe May is an intense and primal live performer, capable of slaying an audience with her electric guitar and then stripping it back to a disarmingly intimate delivery.

Working through WA's notorious talent pool to the top of the tree, Abbe impressed both local and national industry, before an explosion of recognition for her singles 'Mammalian Locomotion' and 'Design Desire' led to the album becoming one of the most anticipated in the international blogosphere.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Friday, July 8, 2011

Song of the Day: MyNameIsJohnMichael - "Orphan"

New Orleans band, MyNameIsJohnMichael, is releasing a new album t
his fall. To whet your appetite they're offering a song, "Orphan," from the upcoming release. Grab it below using the handy widget.

We here at QNYC dig this band and highly recommend you go see them when they pass through your neck of the woods. They're a hot, sweaty mess of fun.

Shonen Knife Announces Tour Dates

In celebration of their 30th Anniversary and their upcoming record, Osaka Ramones, Shonen Knife will launch a tour in October. New York, you'll have a couple of chances to see them. They'll be at Public Assembly on Saturday, October 22 and on Friday, November 18 at The Bell House.

2011 marks thirty years since Naoko and the band began releasing albums featuring their joyous mixture of pop, punk, food and fantasy for the world to enjoy, and to commemorate this major milestone, the ladies will be launching a fall tour in support of their latest release, Osaka Ramones, a 13-track tribute to NYC’s legendary punk band, The Ramones. Offering support on the trek will be Oakland, CA garage rockers, Shannon and the Clams.

Tour Dates
with opener, Shannon and the Clams

  • 20- Toronto, ONT- Horseshoe Tavern
  • 21- Montreal- QC- II Motore
  • 22- Brooklyn, NY- Public Assembly (CMJ)
  • 24- Baltimore, MD- Otto Bar
  • 25- Durham, NC- The Pinhook
  • 26- Atlanta, GA- Masquerade
  • 27- Mobile, AL- Alabama Music Box
  • 28- Houston, TX- GroundHall
  • 29- Austin, TX- Red 7

  • 1- Los Angeles, CA- TBA
  • 2- San Diego, CA - Casbah
  • 3- Long Beach, CA – Alex’s Bar
  • 4- San Francisco, CA- Bottom of the Hill
  • 5- Portland, OR- Dante’s
  • 7- Vancouver, BC- Biltmore Cabaret
  • 8- Seattle, WA- Tractor Tavern
  • 11- Minneapolis, MN- First Ave.
  • 12- Chicago, IL- Empty Bottle
  • 13- Kalamazoo, MI- The Strutt
  • 14- Indianpolis, IN- Radio, Radio
  • 17- Pittsburgh, PA- 31st Pub
  • 18- Brooklyn, NY- The Bellhouse
  • 19- Buffalo, NY- Mohawk Palace

Gillian Welch Announces Tour Dates

Gillian Welch has announced tour dates, see below. She and longtime partner David Rawlings will tour through the fall. She'll be in New York on Saturday, October 22 at the Beacon Theatre. There will also be a stop at the famed Newport Folk Festival on Saturday, July 30. The tour winds up in at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on Thursday, December 1.

Tour Dates:
  • Thu Jul-07 - San Francisco, CA - Warfield Theatre
  • Sat Jul-09 - Grants Pass, OR - Rogue Theatre
  • Sun Jul-10 - Eugene, OR - McDonald Theatre
  • Tue Jul-12 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
  • Wed Jul-13 - Seattle, WA - Moore Theatre
  • Fri Jul-15 - Vancouver, BC - Vancouver Folk Festival
  • Sat Jul-16 - Olympia, WA - Capitol Theatre
  • Sun Jul-17 - Missoula, MT - Wilma Theater
  • Mon Jul-18 - Bozeman, MT - Emerson Center
  • Wed Jul-20 - St. Paul, MN - Fitzgerald Theater
  • Thu Jul-21 - Madison, WI - Capitol Theatre
  • Fri Jul-22 - Chicago, IL - VIC Theatre
  • Sat Jul-23 - Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre
  • Mon Jul-25 - Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Hall
  • Sat Jul-30 - Newport, RI - Newport Folk Festival
  • Tue Aug-02 - Bethesda, MD - Music Center at Strathmore
  • Wed Aug-03 - Raleigh, NC - North Carolina Museum of Art
  • Thu Aug-04 - Winston-Salem, NC - Ziggy's
  • Fri Aug-05 - Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel
  • Sat Aug-06 - Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse
  • Thu Aug-11 - New Orleans, LA - Tipitinas Uptown
  • Fri Aug-12 - Birmingham, AL - Workplay Soundstage
  • Sat Aug-13 - Huntsville, AL - Von Braun Center Concert Hall
  • Sun Aug-14 - Athens, GA - Georgia Theatre
  • Wed Aug-17 - Roanoke, VA - Jefferson Cent/Shaftman Performance Hall
  • Thu Aug-18 - Charlottesville, VA - Paramount Theatre
  • Fri Aug-19 - Richmond, VA - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
  • Sat Aug-20 - Charlotte, NC - Knight Theater at Levine Cent. for the Arts
  • Sun Aug-21 - Greenville, SC - Peace Center Concert Hall
  • Tue Aug-23 - Bristol, VA - Paramount Center for the Arts
  • Wed Aug-24 - Knoxville, TN - Tennessee Theater
  • Fri Aug-26 - Boone, NC - Farthing Auditorium
  • Sat Aug-27 - Wilmington, NC - Winoca Festival - Battleship Park
  • Sun Aug-28 - Charleston, SC - Charleston Music Hall
  • Tue Aug-30 - Louisville, KY - Brown Theatre
  • Wed Aug-31 - Cincinnati, OH - Moonlite Gardens Amphitheatre
  • Thu Sep-01 - Bloomington, IN - The Bluebird
  • Sat Sep-03 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
  • Sun Sep-04 - Lawrence, KS - Liberty Hall
  • Tue Sep-06 - Boulder, CO - Chautauqua Auditorium
  • Wed Sep-07 - Arvada, CO - Arvada Center
  • Fri Sep-09 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kingsbury Hall
  • Sat Sep-17 - Austin, TX - ACL Festival
  • Wed Sep-28 - Pioneertown, CA - Pappy & Harriets
  • Thu Sep-29 - Los Angeles, CA - Music Box @ Fonda
  • Sat Oct-01 - San Francisco, CA - Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival
  • Wed Oct-12 - Wichita, KS - Orpheum Theatre
  • Thu Oct-13 - Lincoln, NE - Rococo Theatre
  • Fri Oct-14 - Des Moines, IA - The Hoyt Sherman Place
  • Mon Oct-17 - Grand Rapids, MI - Covenant Fine Arts Center at Calvin College
  • Tue Oct-18 - Kent, OH - The Kent Stage
  • Wed Oct-19 - Pittsburgh, PA - Byham Theater
  • Thu Oct-20 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
  • Sat Oct-22 - New York, NY- Beacon Theater
  • Sun Oct-23 - Ithaca, NY - State Theatre
  • Tue Oct-25 - Montreal, QC - Le National
  • Wed Oct-26 - Burlington, VT - Flynn Center
  • Thu Oct-27 - Boston, MA - Wilbur Theatre
  • Sat Nov 26 - Portsmouth, NH - Music Hall
  • Sun Nov-27 - Portland, ME - State Theatre
  • Mon Nov-28 - Northampton, MA - Calvin Theater
  • Thu Dec-01 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium

Milagres Announces Tour Dates

Brooklyn-based band Milagres have announced fall tour dates. Fear not New York, they'll be playing a couple of hometown gigs. They'll be at McCarren Park over in Brooklyn on August 10. September 30, they'll be on the LES at Mercury Lounge.

The musical scope of the album is big and due to the piano-based melodies and soaring falsettos, early press has compared the band to artists as diverse as Grizzly Bear and Prince, demonstrating the wide breadth of Milagres material. The first single, "Glowing Mouth", is a slow-burner made for dancing close on a hot summer night, whereas "Here To Stay" has a keyboard hook that won’t let you sleep. Kyle Wilson has a knack for writing dreamy story songs that also pack a punch in both chorus and melody. Songs like "Gentle Beast" and "Gone" suck you in and then haunt you for days afterwards – this is an album that stays with you.

Tour Dates
  • 07.16 -- Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club #
  • 08.10 -- Brooklyn, NY @ McCarren Park (L Magazine Summerscreen Series)
  • 09.27 -- Boston, MA @ Middle East *
  • 09.28 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie *
  • 09.30 -- New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge *
  • 10.03 -- Raleigh, NC @ Local 506 *
  • 10.04 -- Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn *
  • 10.07 -- Austin, TX @ Lamberts *
  • 10.08 -- Denton, TX @ Dan's Silver Leaf *
  • 10.10 -- Norman, OK @ Opolis *
  • 10.11 -- Columbia, MO @ Mojos *
  • 10.12 -- Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop *
  • 10.15 -- Madison, WI @ UW Madison - The Sett *

# with Wild Beasts
* with Peter Wolf Crier

Upcoming: Jump Into The Gospel at Glasslands

Those funky electro rockers, Jump Into The Gospel will be at Glasslands Gallery over in Brooklyn this Sunday, July 10. Doors are at 7:30PM and it'll cost you $10. Also on the bill that night, Nightmare & The Cat, NONVIOLENCE and Little Racer. Go dance; get hot and sweaty, they like when you do that.

The band recently completed a killer residency at LES venue Pianos last week. If you missed it...

This is what they played...

And this is what they looked like...
More photos HERE

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Upcoming: Pearl and the Beard at Music Hall of Williamsburg

Brooklyn based trio Pearl and the Beard will be headlining a show over in Brooklyn at Music Hall of Williamsburg. The show is this Thursday, July 7. Doors are at 8PM and it will cost you $12 advance / $14 dos.

Frank Nicolay (formerly of The Hold Steady) produced their new album, Killing the Darlings, and he'll be opening for the band along with Brian Bonz.

Pearl and the Beard's unique sound is made up of folk-leaning three-part harmonies, gorgeous melodies, roaring cello, and a lot of wonderfully raucous percussion. Their songs swing from playful to heart-wrenching, and it's pretty hard to sit still during any of them.

MP3 Grab: "Reverend"
MP3 Grab: "Sweetness"

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Video Of The Day: The Kills - "Future Starts Slow"

The Kills have released a video for their next single, "Future Starts Slow." The song is from their latest album, Blood Pressures. Check out the Philip Andelman directed video at the bottom of the post.

New York, The Kills will be at Terminal 5 on August 8 and 9. Doors are at 7PM and it'll cost you $30 advance / $35 dos.