Author Archives: Sachyn Mital

Nellie McKay played Joe’s Pub (pics), singing ‘Popeye’ in NYC ++ other shows

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

“Welcome to Joe’s Pub! What a shithole!” That’s how Nellie McKay, referencing our President, greeted the crowd for her Joe’s Pub show on Monday (1/15) which was part of this year’s APAP industry conference as well as The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival…

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Robert Glasper & his trio played The Met, joined by Common (pics, video)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Glasper also formed a new group with Terrace Martin called R+R=NOW.

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Nadia Reid made her NYC debut w/ Suno Deko, Julie Byrne & John Andrews (pics)

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New Zealand’s folky Nadia Reid released her excellent sophomore album Preservation earlier this year, and she just made her NYC debut last night (12/10) at Brooklyn’s gorgeous Park Church Co-Op…

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Resident Alien (Ali Sethi & Sunny Jain) made their debut at Joe’s Pub (pics, video)

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A few years back, Ali Sethi and Sunny Jain met while independently involved in a theatrical collaboration. Sethi, a Pakistani writer and singer, has made a name for himself in recent years as a playback singer (where the singer’s voice is dubbed over the actor, typically found in South Asian films) and also collaborated with the Swet Shop Boys on their track “Aaja.” Sethi is in the process of moving from Lahore to the United States and, while in New York, he and Jain (the NYC based bandleader of Red Baraat) reconnected for a new musical collaboration…

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Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in pics: The Roots, Common, Wyclef, more

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The 91st annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade made its way through two and a half miles of Manhattan, from Central Park West to Herald Square, on Thursday (9/22) morning. The annual tradition unfolded under tight security following the bike lane truck attack less than a month ago, on Halloween.

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Regina Spektor shines solo at College Street (pics, setlist, review)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Spektor and her full band had performed at the venue earlier on the tour but she brought the run to the end with solo performances, which found her alternating between her grand piano, keyboard, guitar, the lid of the grand piano as percussion for one song, and wooden chair (for percussion or just because “I like to hit shit” as Spektor said).

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Nilüfer Yanya makes US debut at Mercury Lounge (pics, video, review)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

London’s Nilüfer Yanya has deservedly gained some buzz for her early EPs and new single “Baby Luv,” her first release for ATO Records. She’s currently in the US playing her first-ever shows here…

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pics: ‘Twin Peaks: The Return’ provides striptease fodder for Pink Room Burlesque

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Plus: more ‘Twin Peaks’ events in NYC.

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Fazerdaze and Common Holly @ Mercury Lounge (pics, setlist, video)

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New Zealand’s Fazerdaze are on their first, albeit short, North American tour, supporting the this year’s debut album, Morningside which she played all of at Mercury Lounge on Wednesday night…

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Josh Ritter played Brooklyn Steel (pics, setlist, review)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Josh Ritter was as gracious and as joyous as ever on stage at Brooklyn Steel on Sunday (10/29) for an essentially hometown show supporting his ninth studio album Gathering. Road-tested earlier this year during Ritter’s solo ‘Works in Progress’ tour Gathering is a different sound for Ritter…

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pics: F Society disrupts E-Coin launch at Terminal 5 during Comic Con +++ Mr Robot reboots soon

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Mr. Robot, BBQ Films and New York Comic Con — I mean E Corp — held a special event at Terminal 5. Evidence within.

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They Might Be Giants pay respect to science at SummerStage Family Day (pics)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

While last weekend’s Basement Bhangra event saw a lot of families turn up at SummerStage, this weekend’s show (8/12) was specifically geared towards families. Renowned alt-rock outfit and OG Williamsburgers They Might Be Giants performed a 90-minute set

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Basement Bhangra end their two-decade run with a SummerStage blowout (pics)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

DJ Rekha decided to bring her Basement Bhangra series to an end with a SummerStage blowout, an afternoon packed with performances including Rekha’s own set. Artists included Anik Khan, Madame Gandhi, Horsepowar, Sikh Knowledge, Apache Indian, DJ Petra, DJ Shilpa and bhangra legend Panjabi MC…

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pics: The Ecstatic World of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda @ Knockdown Center

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

This tribute to the late, great Alice Coltrane was part of the 2017 Red Bull Music Academy.

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Emel Mathlouthi celebrating ‘Ensen’ on tour, played LPR (pics, setlist)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Emel Mathlouthi released her first album for an American label (Partisan), Ensen (“Human”) earlier this year. Ensen, the follow up to her debut Kelmti Horra (“My Word is Free”), is a sonically rich amalgamation of international sounds…

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Ryan Adams played two nights at Beacon Theatre (setlists & night 2 pics); tonight’s IHeartRadio show streaming live

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

At his second show at the Beacon Theatre on his Prisoner Tour, Ryan Adams mostly kept his trademark wit under lock and key, though he managed to throw out some quips to a heckler an hour into his set…

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The Decemberists played New Haven before this week’s Brooklyn Steel run (pics/setlist)

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The Decemberists and Julien Baker’s tour wraps up with the three Brooklyn Steel shows.

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Swet Shop Boys packed Webster Hall, previewed RSD EP (pics, review)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Ahead of their slot at Coachella, the Swet Shop Boys, Himanshu Suri (formerly of Das Racist), Rizwan Ahmed (who is also an actor) and producer Redinho, dropped into Webster Hall for a sold out show…

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Jose Gonzalez played Lincoln Center’s American Songbook Series (pics)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

With his sonorous voice and his deft fingers, González imparted rich tones from his acoustic guitar for the nearly 90-minute set. In addition to his own solo work, he performed Junip’s…

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Hurray for the Riff Raff celebrated ‘The Navigator’ Party @ Baby’s (pics, review)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Segarra didn’t dwell on her new direction at the album release show at Baby’s All Right last night (3/8), she let the music speak for itself. She did, however, reference the political climate frequently…

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William Bell gave a “Masterclass” at Lincoln Center’s American Songbook Series (pics)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Recent-Grammy winner William Bell’s ‘American Songbook’ series performance for Lincoln Center on Friday (2/24) was dubbed a “masterclass” from his friend and fellow musician Marc Cohn before the show was even over. Bell, at 77, earned his first Grammy nominations just this year…

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