Monthly Archives: November 2017

Live Music Calendar for New York City and Brooklyn for December 2017 and January 2018

Source: New York Music Daily

Free and cheap concerts in just about every neighborhood. If you’re leaving your hood, make sure you check http://www.mta.info for service changes considering how the trains are at night and on the weekend.

Constant updates. 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 ...

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upcoming comedy: Michelle Wolf, Jim Norton, “Anita Dick”, Neil Hamburger & more!

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Plus: Jean Grae & John Hodgman, “Butterboy,” Rory Scovel, Brian Posehn and more upcoming comedy in NYC.

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Newsflash!: Savannah Stopover 2018

Source: Fuzzy Logic

Newsflash!: Savannah Stopover 2018

I’ve written quite a bit about the Savannah Stopover festival over the years, and it constantly looks like a little firecracker. If you’re not familiar, this boutique festival is perfectly situated to host bands making their way to Austin for SXSW, and every year has a great looking lineup. 

Today the first wave of bands was announced for next year’s festival. From March 8-10, 2018, you can catch bands like Of Montreal, Shopping, Acid Dad, Grandchildren, Public Access TV, and a whole heck of a lot more. If this first batch of bands is any indication, the 2018 installment of ...

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PHOTOS: Kamasi Washington and Sun Ra Arkestra at Union Transfer

Source: The Key (WXPN)

PHOTOS: Kamasi Washington and Sun Ra Arkestra at Union Transfer

Kamasi Washington | photo by Koof Ibi Umoren for WXPN

Union Transfer was packed to the rafters Saturday night when West Coast jazz visionary Kamasi Washington headlined with his octet. Touring in support of this year’s EP Harmony of Differencethis interview with The Key’s Alex Smith, Washington got to share the stage with the Sun Ra Arkestra, the storied Philly ensemble carrying the legacy of an artist pivotal to Washington’s own musical development. Check out a gallery of photo from the show below, and read more about Washington in .  

PHOTOS: Kamasi Washington and Sun Ra Arkestra at Union Transfer

Kamasi Washington | photo by Koof Ibi Umoren ...

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SiR releases two new songs (one with Schoolboy Q), touring with Miguel

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Inglewood rapper/R&B singer (aka Sir Darryl Farris) revealed earlier this year that he signed to TDE. Details on his first proper full-length for the label are still unknown, but he just released two new songs…

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Mirian Conti Goes On a Mission Which Was Impossible Until Recently

Source: New York Music Daily

This past evening in the comfortable, old-world auditorium at the Consulate of Argentina in midtown, Mirian Conti played the first ever North American concert devoted exclusively to the solo piano music of Lalo Schifrin. It could have been a world premiere, although the now 85-year-old Argentine composer has undoubtedly played at least a few solo shows of his own somewhere in the world. Either way, Conti made history with this revelatory performance, especially considering that she was responsible for getting Schifrin to write most of the music.

While Schifrin is no stranger to fans of film scores, he isn’t ...

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Husbandry drops new EP, 12/1 and plays Brooklyn Bazaar tonight 11/30

Source: Deli Magazine NY

Husbandry drops new EP, 12/1 and plays Brooklyn Bazaar tonight 11/30
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Husbandry
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Post Hardcore/Noise Rock
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NYC

Husbandry is the name given for mankind’s domestication of plants and animals, but make no mistake–there is hardly anything tame about the thundering NYC heavy band who takes the same name. The feral four-piece lays down surprisingly melodic post-hardcore tracks with deliciously jagged edges. Following up 2016’s LP, Fera, the band is slated to release Bad ...

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new Prince documentary coming soon; Prince estate launches online pop-up store

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Appropriately titled Prince’s Last Year, the documentary will focus on the last 12 months of the secluded performer’s life, and will include unreleased footage from his final, intimate “Piano & Microphone” performance.

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Inkmouth releases new EP “The Problem With”

Source: Deli Magazine NY

Inkmouth releases new EP
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inkmouth
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Indie Rock
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Inkmouth is a self-described Post Dad-Rock band hailing from NY. While the genre is, of course, a tongue-in-cheek descriptor, it’s not too far of a cry from the truth: the band has some heavy roots in early 90’s alt that your dad could probably get down with (assuming you are in your twenties). But Inkmouth expresses it in ...

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watch the video for The Liminanas’ “Shadow People” ft. Emmanuelle Seigner

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

French duo The Limiñanas are getting ready to release a new album in early 2018. Details are scant but the first single is “Shadow People,” which features vocals from French actress Emmanuelle Seigner (The Diving Bell & The Butterfly). We’ve got the premiere of the music video…

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Beastie Boys’ Ad-Rock gives statement on sexual assault allegations against his father

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

As allegations of sexual conduct against powerful men continue to come out, the New York Times has published the accounts of nine women accusing Israel Horovitz, a playwright, screenwriter, and also father of Adam Horovitz aka Ad-Rock of the Beastie Boys.

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k.d. lang announces ‘Ingenue’ 25th anniversary U.S. tour dates

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

k.d. lang has been celebrating the 25th anniversary of her Grammy-winning album Ingenue by playing it in full on tour. She’s just announced North American dates for 2018 which start February 26 in Seattle, and the tour wraps up at NYC’s Beacon Theatre on March 26.

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watch Metallica’s Lars Ulrich interview LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich has his own Beats 1 Radio show called ‘It’s Electric!’ where he brings on guests like his own band, Les Claypool, and Dave Grohl. The next two editions will have a slightly less expected guest…

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Jools Holland playing first NYC shows in over 15 years

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

These days Jools Holland is best known as host of popular musical variety series Later…With Jools Holland which has aired on BBC 2 since 1992. He is, of course, an acclaimed musician in his own right, having been an off-and-on member of Squeeze in the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s and currently leads Jools Holland’s Rhythm and Blues Orchestra.

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PREMIERE: Aphra navigates the complexities of grief in the new video for “Honey”

Source: The Key (WXPN)

PREMIERE: Aphra navigates the complexities of grief in the new video for “Honey”

Aphra’s Honey | still from video

Rebecca Waychunas, the woman behind Philadelphia emotive etherial pop outfit Aphra, has had a heavy year. On the one end, she released her moving debut, Sadness is a Gesture, on west coast label Inherent Sounds back in February. On the other end, she faced a series of personal tragedies these past twelve months, including the passing of her mother, Annunziata (Nancy) Geraldine D’Orazio. “She was an internationally well known progressive house DJ in the late 80s to early 2000s,” Waychunas remembers over email. “She was a good mom.”

But the grieving process is never ...

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