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Date Time Event Description
Dec-16-17 08:30 PM Yo La Tengo
So frequently compared to the Velvet Underground that they were featured in the 1996 film 'I Shot Andy Warhol,' Hoboken-based Yo La Tengo has explored the extremes of feedback-driven noise rock and sweetly melodic pop. They've always been the band to bridge the gap between critical acclaim and indie popularity. As Yo La Tengo's career has developed since their 1984 inception, The New York Times remarks that they specialize in "guitar-driven songs about the compromise and joy of daily life." They draw a cult-like following along with new fans who dig their sound. For the unfamiliar, think The Weepies mashed up with The Velvet Underground and hints of The Flaming Lips. Modern and timeless at the same time. Their music at various moments has encompassed folk, punk, electronica, jam, shoegazer rock, and more.
Dec-17-17 08:30 PM Yo La Tengo
So frequently compared to the Velvet Underground that they were featured in the 1996 film 'I Shot Andy Warhol,' Hoboken-based Yo La Tengo has explored the extremes of feedback-driven noise rock and sweetly melodic pop. They've always been the band to bridge the gap between critical acclaim and indie popularity. As Yo La Tengo's career has developed since their 1984 inception, The New York Times remarks that they specialize in "guitar-driven songs about the compromise and joy of daily life." They draw a cult-like following along with new fans who dig their sound. For the unfamiliar, think The Weepies mashed up with The Velvet Underground and hints of The Flaming Lips. Modern and timeless at the same time. Their music at various moments has encompassed folk, punk, electronica, jam, shoegazer rock, and more.
Dec-18-17 08:30 PM Yo La Tengo
So frequently compared to the Velvet Underground that they were featured in the 1996 film 'I Shot Andy Warhol,' Hoboken-based Yo La Tengo has explored the extremes of feedback-driven noise rock and sweetly melodic pop. They've always been the band to bridge the gap between critical acclaim and indie popularity. As Yo La Tengo's career has developed since their 1984 inception, The New York Times remarks that they specialize in "guitar-driven songs about the compromise and joy of daily life." They draw a cult-like following along with new fans who dig their sound. For the unfamiliar, think The Weepies mashed up with The Velvet Underground and hints of The Flaming Lips. Modern and timeless at the same time. Their music at various moments has encompassed folk, punk, electronica, jam, shoegazer rock, and more.
Dec-19-17 08:30 PM Yo La Tengo
So frequently compared to the Velvet Underground that they were featured in the 1996 film 'I Shot Andy Warhol,' Hoboken-based Yo La Tengo has explored the extremes of feedback-driven noise rock and sweetly melodic pop. They've always been the band to bridge the gap between critical acclaim and indie popularity. As Yo La Tengo's career has developed since their 1984 inception, The New York Times remarks that they specialize in "guitar-driven songs about the compromise and joy of daily life." They draw a cult-like following along with new fans who dig their sound. For the unfamiliar, think The Weepies mashed up with The Velvet Underground and hints of The Flaming Lips. Modern and timeless at the same time. Their music at various moments has encompassed folk, punk, electronica, jam, shoegazer rock, and more.
Dec-20-17 09:00 PM Nnenna Yvonne Okpala
Dec-29-17 09:00 PM Cymbals Eat Guitars with Charles Bissell (of The Wrens)
We wanted to make a more energetic record. I personally looked to artists like Springsteen, 70s Bowie, The Smiths, The Cure, Neil Young as inspiration fornot really for sound as much as for that dichotomy of bands who were entertainers still making, at times, weird dark music and writing songs that seem totally over-the-top by todays rock band standards, says Cymbals Eat Guitars bassist Matthew Whipple of his bands wildly ambitious fourth LP, Pretty Years.The band, composed of singer/guitarist Joseph DAgostino, bassist Whipple, keyboardist Brian Hamilton, and drummer Andy Dole, have indeed crafted whats easily their most sonically enigmatic and most rewarding album to date. Their trademark cacophonic guitar rock and innate propulsion are still abundant, but theyre buttressed by raucous synth and keyboard lines, and an extemporaneous saxophone performance, which enrich when they could easily clutter these songs. The band also worked more quickly and efficiently than they had in the past, facilitated by years on the road in which theyve played close to a thousand shows, which rendered them a tight, fully-oiled machine in the studio.DAgostino emphasizes that the band always goes into the studio with an edict of crafting an album that replicates their live sound, but havent had that come into full fruition until now. With this recordI think we nailed it this time. First or second takes of everything, real hunger in the performances. Just something to prove. He stresses that hed be happy with the bands chaotic yet tight performances on songs, yet would expect producer John Congleton to ask him to do multiple run throughs. To his surprise, Congleton would say pithily, in DAgostinos words, ok, whats next?, obviously satisfied with the results. Remarkably, the band tracked the album in four days.This looseness is apparent from the outset, on the epic grandeur of opener Finally, which shimmers with complex beauty, leading into the sweet rush of Have a Heart, which finds DAgostino singing, Im so out of sync / And youre out of sync with me, which could well be a mantra for the visceral appeal of this superb record.The entire album is rife with electrified, flashbulb moments4th of July, Philadelphia (SANDY) conveys the madness of life on the road, exhibiting DAgostinos uncanny ability to transform minutiae into profundity. This skill is evident in spades on the records centerpiece and opus, the disarmingly vulnerable Dancing Days. The song also exhibits the contributions of Whipple, and slyly invokes the albums title in its magisterial chorus, as DAgostino contritely croons, Goodbye to my pretty years.In a dark moment on tour for LOSE, I said something to Matt about losing my pretty years quickly because of touring, how the lifestyle ages you, explains DAgostino. Months later when we were writing for the record, he came to me with the lyrics for that chorus and I wrote the song around them.DAgostino gets to the crux of his emotions on the albums closer, Shrine, in which he veers from the ghosts chasing him into fever dream territory, seemingly coming to terms with demons past. The instrumentation itself is a gorgeous storm-cloud of guitars, building glacially to a cathartic denouement, as Dagostino sings with mounting emotion, Where will it all go when I die / Never know while Im alive. Circumspect about discussing his lyrics meanings, DAgostino laughs when the dark nature of the songs broached, This is a record that has many moods!And indeed, Pretty Years is a roller coaster ride, both lyrically and sonically, that encompasses what its like to be alive and in the moment. But ultimately, this is an album that keenly captures the magic and loss attendant to living life wide-eyed, and hints that these pretty years may portend even prettier ones to come.
Dec-30-17 09:00 PM Television
Dec-31-17 10:00 PM Television with Eleanor Friedberger
A dictionary entry for the word influential might easily place a picture of Television and stop there. The band has a devout following worldwide and has had a major effect on British post-punk rock as well as American indie rock.Starting in New Yorks East Village in 1973, the band, consisting of Tom Verlaine, Richard Hell, Billy Ficca and Richard Lloyd, were at the center of the scene soon to be labeled punk. The band crystalized with the departure of Hell in 1975 and the addition of Fred Smith on Bass.Televisions debut album released in February 1977 Marquee Moon was hailed by critics as one of the most striking and original recording debuts in years. The scissory, cascading guitar lines, the jabbing vocals, and the psychotic calypso drumming demonstrated that there was nothing punky or muddled about Television it has the silvery clarity of a poised knife and the writers gushed:One of the most deliriously exciting debut albums Ive ever heard NewsdayAn obvious, unashamed classic SoundsThey loom, as the Stravinskys of rock N.Y. Daily NewsThe most powerful and passionate rock to come out of anywhere Village VoiceAs of this moment, Verlaine is probably the most exciting electric lead guitar player N.M.ERoy Trakin wrote in the SoHo Weekly, forget everything youve heard about Television, forget punk, forget New York, forget CBGBs hell, forget rock and rollthis is the real item. Recently, critics ranked it number 83 on cable music channel VH1S list of the 100 Greatest Albums of Rock and Roll, number 128 on Rolling Stones list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. It was ranked number two on Uncut magazines 100 Greatest Debut Records, and number 3 on Pitchfork Medias list of the best albums of the 1970s.Televisions second album, Adventure was issued in 1978 and the distinctive guitar work is still evident there, most notably on the tracks Glory, Foxhole and The Fire.Various problems within the group led to a breakup later that year, with Verlaine and Lloyd pursuing solo careers.In 1992 Television reunited to record a self-titled album that was well received by critics, who noted admiringly that the bands trademarks brilliant guitar work, clever songwriting, and noirish lyrics were all still in evidence. The reunited band did a world tour in 1993, including shows at the Glastonbury and All Tomorrows Parties festivals in England.In 2007, the band announced Richard Lloyd would be amicably leaving the group and guitarist Jimmy Rip, a collaborator on most of Verlaines solo recordings and tours since 1981, would be taking his place.2013 40 years since the bands founding, has seen them more active than anytime in many years. Not only have they have just completed a sold out tour of South America and Asia, there is a new record in the works. Television is back.
Jan-04-18 09:00 PM Marlon Craft
Jan-06-18 09:00 PM Balance & Composure with Queen Of Jeans
Light We Made, which was produced by Will Yip (Nothing, Pity Sex), marks a milestone for the band, as this time around theyve toned down their hardcore and punk-rock roots, to present a body of work that is dominated by soothing, harmonic tracks. The LPs coherent mood of transcendent moments are driven by the band experimenting with new sonic elements - weaving in dreamy synth chords, melodic guitar riffs, and atmospheric bass grooves and drum beats to hit home the delivery of the songs emotional lyrics.This album is the culmination of the last 3 years, and how musically the band wanted to be more creative than ever before. We took time off to experience life, pushing ourselves to try things that we previously hadnt, which in return inspired us to record something that would stand out. This LP is a sonic progression for us, and were excited to share it with everyone.In support of the new LP, Balance and Composure will bring their live set on the road this Fall for a North American headline tour, plus will make an appearance at this years Riot Fest in Chicago, and will open for Hum on September 24th in Pomona, CA.