Monthly Archives: April 2017

Live Music Calendar for New York City and Brooklyn for May and June 2017

Source: New York Music Daily

Constant updates. May is when most of the free summer concerts are announced, and considering how Trump and his minions are hell-bent on slashing funding for the arts, this might be the last good season of free summer shows here for awhile. So you might want to bookmark this page and check back every so often – and then go out! If there was ever a summer in New York to check out some cool free live music, this is it!

If you don’t recognize a venue where a particular act is playing, check the comprehensive, recently updated list of over ...

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Stagecoach 2017 Saturday photos (Willie Nelson, Neil Young, Margo Price, John Doe of X, more)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Stagecoach 2017 continued on Saturday with a Willie Nelson birthday celebration that included a guest appearance from Neil Young, as well as sets from Margo Price, John Doe of X, Tommy James and The Shondells, Maren Morris, Robert Ellis, and Brent Cobb.

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Video of The Day #262: A Place to Bury Strangers

Source: Fuzzy Logic

Video of The Day #262: A Place to Bury Strangers

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.

This one’s just your typical boy takes stroll in the park, boy gets followed by some shady warlock type, boy gets chased and subsequently abducted by said warlock type, shady warlock takes boy back to his laboratory and uses him as a science experiment story. And all the while, the delicious delirium of A Place to Bury Strangers penetrates and pummels the senses most agreeably.  

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Edgy, Dynamic, Guitar-Fueled Klezmer Jangle and Clang from the Avi Fox-Rosen Electric Trio

Source: New York Music Daily

The Jalopy in Red Hook isn’t just New York’s Americana Central. It’s home to all kinds of sounds beyond the  bluegrass, country blues and oldtime string band music that’s made the venue arguably Brooklyn’s best music club and inarguably New York’s best-looking and most welcoming concert space. This Thursday, May 4  at 8:30 PM, guitarist Avi Fox-Rosen leads his Electric Klezmer Trio through a set of chromatically sizzling, reinvented classics from the Dave Tarras catalog, across the years and the Jewish diaspora in the theatre’s lowlit, dusky confines with the church pews in the back and the Thomas Jefferson bust ...

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Peaches, Will Ferrell & more performed at Samantha Bee’s “Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner” (watch)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Peaches’ band included members of Bikini Kill, Lunachicks, Ex Hex and more.

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Review: ‘The Dreyfus Affair’ and the Sound of Anxiety

Source: New York Times » Music

This production is a hybrid of concert and theater, a combination that has become the signature of the Ensemble for the Romantic Century.

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Good Cover Version: The Black Angels Does The Beach Boys

Source: Fuzzy Logic

Good Cover Version: The Black Angels Does The Beach Boys

Pulp gave the world the song “Bad Cover Version.” But seeing as I’m a sonic optimist, I’m of the belief that there’s more likely than not more good cover versions floating around than bad ones. Good Cover Version celebrates the good, and leaves all that bad and ugly stuff alone.

The mirror cracked from side to side, and what was lurking underneath the broken glass was this Black Angels cover of the Beach Boys classic “Good Vibrations.” The Austin outfit’s masterful psychedelic reworking of the surf pop standard is, of course, coated in a murky, fuzzy haze, with more dead ...

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Maitland unveil Glimpse, announce release show at Johnny Brenda’s on 6/9

Source: The Key (WXPN)

Maitland unveil Glimpse, announce release show at Johnny Brenda’s on 6/9

Maitland | photo by Tiana Timmerberg for WXPN | spotlightviews.com

With the Tiny Desk Contest showcase sold-out, Maitland have announced their follow-up performance and boy is it a biggie. Josh Hines’ project, which is currently a quartet, will release their new album called Glimpse at Johnny Brenda’s on June 9th, with Former Belle and Dirty Dollhouse in the opening slots.

The news came via a teaser video on Facebook, featuring 30 seconds of steady drums, bell-like harmonics, and filter sweeps. As it turns out, we heard a version of the title track in both of Maitland’s Key Studio Sessions: first in solo ...

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Jaguar Wright plays Nina Simone at Ardmore Music Hall, Arto Lindsay at Boot & Saddle, Amanda X at PhilaMOCA (Get Better Fest 4) and more

Source: The Key (WXPN)

Tonight’s Concert Picks: Jaguar Wright plays Nina Simone at Ardmore Music Hall, Arto Lindsay at Boot & Saddle, Amanda X at PhilaMOCA (Get Better Fest 4) and more

Jaguar Wright | via facebook.com/JaguarWright

Jaguar Wright & Gerald Veasley perform the music of Nina Simone tonight at the Ardmore Music Hall. Wrapping up the Philadelphia Jazz Festival, this Unscripted Jazz Series show unites two renowned soul artists to celebrate the life and legacy of Ms. Simone. The show is 21+, and more information/tickets can be found on the XPN Concert Calendar.

Boot & Saddle houses fusion artist Arto Lindsay. Known for his contributions to DNA and No Waves, he developed a love for Brazilian and American pop, combining the two for a fantastic sound. The ...

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Listen to Leonard Cohen perform at the Walnut Street Theater on April 30, 1985

Source: The Key (WXPN)

Listen to Leonard Cohen perform at the Walnut Street Theater on April 30, 1985

Leonard Cohen in 1985 | via YouTube

When Leonard Cohen passed away at age 82 last November, he was mourned as an iconic elder statesman of singer-songwriters the world around. How much of a statesman, exactly? When Cohen played the Walnut Street Theater 32 years ago today, it was a comeback show: his first U.S. performance in ten years, and he had over two decades of music to draw from in compiling his setlist.

As you can hear in the below recording we dug up on YouTube, Cohen wound up playing two sets totaling 26 songs over almost two hours that night. His ...

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New York Senator Chuck Schumer shares Trump-dissing Spotify playlist

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

While Schumer didn’t elaborate much, the song titles speak for themselves: “You Haven’t Done Nothin'” (Stevie Wonder), “Gold on the Ceiling” (The Black Keys), “Promises, Promises” (Naked Eyes), “Won’t Get Fooled Again” (The Who), “Fool Me Once” (B.B. King), “Beautiful Liar” (Beyonce & Shakira)…you get the idea.

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Stagecoach 2017 Friday Photos (Jerry Lee Lewis, The Zombies, Kurt Vile, more)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Coachella’s country and more festival kicked off Friday with Jerry Lee Lewis, The Zombies, Justin Townes Earl, The Sadies, John Moreland, Son Volt, The Cactus Blossoms, Rhiannon Giddens, and more.

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Go See Michael Winograd at Barbes Again Tonight

Source: New York Music Daily

You have to hand it to Michael Winograd. For his April residency at Barbes, he had the chutzpah to wait for a month with five Saturdays in it. The supersonic, dynamic clarinetist and esteemed klezmer composer/bandleader has one night left in that residency, tonight at 6. Miss it and you miss being in on what could someday be considered a series of legendary performances.

They’ve been that good. This blog hasn’t been witness to a series of shows this adrenalizing since Steve Wynn’s residency at Lakeside Lounge, and that was in another decade. Although Jewish music is Winograd’s passion, ...

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The Week In Shows: 5/1/17-5/7/17

Source: Fuzzy Logic

The Week In Shows: 5/1/17-5/7/17

The last Saturday afternoon in April seems as good a time as any to plot ones weekly live music schedule, I think. Let’s take a look at what’s happening in the greater DC metro this week, shall we? Hot diggity!

Out goes April, in comes May. We’re a third of the way through the year already. Time keeps marching and the shows keep coming. And now, without further ado, here’s a look at some of the shows I happen to recommend for the coming week in the greater DC metro area.

And as an aside, if you’ve got a show ...

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Video of The Day #261: Tashaki Miyaki

Source: Fuzzy Logic

Video of The Day #261: Tashaki Miyaki

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.

Divine LA duo Tashaki Miyaki is definitely a favorite around these parts. The band’s Paige Stark wanted to make daydream music to soothe the savage mind with the band’s gorgeous “Out of My Head,” and you can consider that mission accomplished. The accompanying video is both cinematic and everyday at the same time, monotony with a twist. The song’s the thing, though, and it’s ...

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The High Key Portrait Series: Hardwork Movement

Source: The Key (WXPN)

The High Key Portrait Series: Hardwork Movement

Hardwork Movement | photo by Josh Pelta-Heller for WXPN

High Key” is a series of profiles conceived with the intent to tell the story of Philly’s diverse musical legacy by spotlighting individual artists in portrait photography, as well as with an interview focusing on the artist’s experience living, creating, and performing in this city. “High Key” will be featured in biweekly installments, as the series seeks to spotlight artists both individually and within the context of his or her respective group or artistic collective.

Philly’s newest live-hip-hop collective is working this Spring on perhaps their most ambitious project ...

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