Monthly Archives: November 2016

New York City and Brooklyn Live Music Calendar for December 2016 and January 2017

Source: New York Music Daily

Daily updates – you might want to bookmark this page and check back every so often. If you don’t recognize a venue where a particular act is playing, check the comprehensive, recently updated list of over 200 New York City music venues at New York Music Daily’s sister blog Lucid Culture.

This is not a list of every show in town – it’s a carefully handpicked selection. If this calendar seems short on praise for bands and artists, it’s because every act here is recommended if you like their particular kind of music. Many different styles to choose from here, something for ...

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New York City and Brooklyn Live Music Calendar for December 2016 and January 2017

Source: New York Music Daily

Daily updates – you might want to bookmark this page and check back every so often. If you don’t recognize a venue where a particular act is playing, check the comprehensive, recently updated list of over 200 New York City music venues at New York Music Daily’s sister blog Lucid Culture.

This is not a list of every show in town – it’s a carefully handpicked selection. If this calendar seems short on praise for bands and artists, it’s because every act here is recommended if you like their particular kind of music. Many different styles to choose from here, something for ...

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Video of The Day #200: The xx

Source: Fuzzy Logic

Video of The Day #200: The xx

There’s a bunch of videos out there. Some of them are good. Some of them are a cut above. I like to think my picks for Video of The Day are a cut (or two) above.

The return of The xx makes yours truly a very happy lady, my friends. Dig into this here clip for “On Hold,” starring not only The xx but the small town of Marfa, Texas (though no Marfa Lights, sadly). The drama of high school teens, shot sublimely, is just right to go with the moody, broody synthery and boy-girl vocals of the song. Love, love, ...

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Minimal Effort NYE Party in LA: Recondite, Simian Mobile Disco and many more

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

German techno producer Recondite, who was just announced as part of the Primavera Sound 2017 lineup, is co-headlining a massive electronic New Years Eve party in Los Angeles. The three-stage, 10-hour “Minimal Effort” party starts at 4 PM at LA Center Studios and goes until 2 AM with a lineup that also includes Simian Mobile Disco, Stephan Bodzin, Audion, Francesca Lombardo and many more…

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Canadian police are punishing drunk drivers with Nickelback

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

“he Kensington Police Service will be out for the remainder of year looking for those dumb enough to feel they can drink and drive. And when we catch you, and we will catch you, on top of a hefty fine, a criminal charge and a years driving suspension we will also provide you with a bonus gift of playing the offices copy of Nickelback in the cruiser on the way to jail”…

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Frances Quinlan of Hop Along, Cat Park of Amanda X will show artwork at Rocket Cat tomorrow

Source: The Key (WXPN)

This spring, two notable things occurred in the Philly music circles of Instagram. First, Cat Park – the singer-guitarist of power trio Amanda X – began more actively posting her visual art in the mix along with her slice-of-band-life photos. A couple weeks after that, Frances Quinlan of Hop Along started an Instagram for her ...

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Gov. Cuomo vetoes NY State tax credit bill designed to boost music production

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

“In his veto, [Gov. Cuomo] pointed out that he was very supportive of the [music] industry he just didn’t know how it would be paid for”…

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Jackie Venson Brings Her Searing Guitar Chops and Smart Tunesmithing to Harlem

Source: New York Music Daily

Jackie Venson is one of the most world’s most awe-inspiring Texas blues guitarists. She also happens to be a strong, eclectic songwriter and an excellent singer with a soaring top end to her vast range, similar to how she plays guitar. Her latest album, Live at Strange Brew – streaming at Bandcamp – captures her blazing fretwork, soulful vocals and a tight rhythm section at the top of their game in the intimate confines of an Austin coffeeshop. Now, you might wonder where this amazing musician might be playing when she swings through New York this weekend. Hmmm…Bowery Ballroom? The ...

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Slow Burner: Creepoid entrances Kung Fu Necktie in celebration of its new EP

Source: The Key (WXPN)

Slow Burner: Creepoid entrances Kung Fu Necktie in celebration of its new EP

Creepoid Record Release Show | Photography by: Ellen Miller | www.ellencm.com

Last Friday night, psychedelic Philly punk band Creepoid had Kung Fu Necktie packed with friends and fans who were awaiting the release of their new EP Burner. On the bill for the night, in addition to Creepoid, included with three local openers: Birthworms, Body Spray, and Dark Web.

A little after nine o’clock the first opening band comes on, Birthworms. This local duo played their short but intriguing set to the rapidly growing Friday night crowd. Al Creedon (formerly of Bleeding Rainbow) and Ricardo ...

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Son Volt will paint Ardmore Music Hall with notes of blue this April

Source: The Key (WXPN)

Son Volt will paint Ardmore Music Hall with notes of blue this April

Son volt | photo by David McClister | courtesy of the artist

St. Louis alt-country rockers Son Volt are set to headline Ardmore Music Hall this April 5th in support of their upcoming album Notes of Blue. The band was founded by Jay Farrar in 1994 after the breakup of his influential alt-country band with Jeff Tweedey, Uncle Tupelo. Son Volt has released eight albums in the years since, and Notes of Blue will become number nine this February 17th. For more information on their Ardmore set, head over to XPN’s Concert Calendar. Tickets go on sale this Friday.

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Pop / rock faves The Fray dazzle The Fillmore

Source: The Key (WXPN)

Pop / rock faves The Fray dazzle The Fillmore

The Fray | photo by Tiana Timmerberg for WXPN

Denver rock outfit The Fray graced The Fillmore on Wednesday, November 16, bringing Boston’s American Authors along with them. While fans are anxiously awaiting a new album from The Fray, the recent singles “Corners” and “Changing Tides” were present on both their recent Best Of album and their setlist.

This tour cut down on the typical number of openers, allowing American Authors to play a slightly longer set. Lead singer Zac Barnett raved about how much he loves “the food, the scenery & the people…. the people!” that greet them when they come ...

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Parkville accordion legend Billy McComiskey reflects on career, National Heritage Fellowship

Source: Baltimore Sun » Music

When Billy McComiskey received a call from Sen. Ben Cardin’s office earlier this year, the 64-year-old Parkville resident grabbed his checkbook, ready to donate $20 to the senator’s campaign.

Instead of a solicitation, McComiskey soon heard Cardin’s voice on the other end, delivering the news of…

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Parkville accordion legend Billy McComiskey reflects on career, National Heritage Fellowship

Source: Baltimore Sun » Music

When Billy McComiskey received a call from Sen. Ben Cardin’s office earlier this year, the 64-year-old Parkville resident grabbed his checkbook, ready to donate $20 to the senator’s campaign.

Instead of a solicitation, McComiskey soon heard Cardin’s voice on the other end, delivering the news of…

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Parkville accordion legend Billy McComiskey reflects on career, National Heritage Fellowship

Source: Baltimore Sun » Music

When Billy McComiskey received a call from Sen. Ben Cardin’s office earlier this year, the 64-year-old Parkville resident grabbed his checkbook, ready to donate $20 to the senator’s campaign.

Instead of a solicitation, McComiskey soon heard Cardin’s voice on the other end, delivering the news of…

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Xiu Xiu announce 2017 tour

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Xiu Xiu are getting ready to release their new album FORGET, and now they’ve announce a run of 2017 tour dates in North America behind that upcoming release. The tour kicks off next March on the West Coast, just after the new album is released (on February 24 via Polyvinyl), and it includes a couple of NYC-area dates: Brooklyn Bazaar on April 6 with Dreamcrusher (tickets) Jersey City’s WFMU Monty Hall on April 11 (tickets)…

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