In celebration of ten years of free art in Lower Manhattan, New York City’s annual River To River Festival line-up will be supported by the likes of Patti Smith, Rufus Wainwright, Sean Lennon’s Ghost Of A Sabre-Tooth Tiger, Asobi Seksu, Dirty Beaches, Roseanne Cash, and many more. River To River Festival showcases a full line-up of broad varieties of music, dance, film, art, theater, and other performance, presented by the Lower Manhattan Council. Venues include The Seaport, Battery Park, the WFC Winter Garden, and Rockefeller Park, and all concerts are free! Don’t miss out!
River To River Festival
June 19th – July 17th
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Next thursday, April 28th, come out to Manhattan’s Hudson Hotel for live music, a birthday celebration, and so much more! Catch performances by Kelle Calco & The Colored Boys, The Bowery Riots, and The Compulsions (featuring members of the New York Dolls and Guns ‘N Roses), followed by Ladyland, the Hudson Hotel Library’s weekly rock n’ roll dance party. Colored Boys frontman and Ladyland host Kelle Calco will also be celebrating his birthday on this night, so don’t miss the celebration or the music!
The Bowery Riots (9:30pm)
Kelle Calco & The Colored Boys (10:30pm)
The Compulsions (11:30pm)
Just a quick update. Since we started, I’ve been running our publicity (press requests, incoming press releases, etc) completely by myself on my personal email. Lately, the amount of emails I’ve been getting has gotten pretty heavy (but amazing at the same time), so I’ve decided to move things over to my friend and new roommate who is going to be acting as our publicist.
This means all requests for show reviews, album reviews, photographs, interviews, and any other sort of submissions from labels/managers. Unless we have already been in contact through my personal email (in which case, please stay in touch!), direct everything to Rea at email@example.com
– Ky DiGregorio
Singer-songwriter Adam Green, formerly of The Moldy Peaches, and now of solo fame, made his film debut last night at NYC’s Anthology Film Archives with the premiere of The Wrong Ferrari. Shot completely on Green’s iPhone (seriously), The Wrong Ferrari is an hour of hilarity, insanity, and obscene brilliance. Continue reading
Brooklyn indie rock band TV On The Radio are set to headline Music Hall of Williamsburg this month, with one dollar from each ticket sale being donated to charity. The MHOW show will be on the same day as the release of the band’s fourth studio album, Nine Types of Light.
TV On The Radio
Music Hall Of Williamsburg
British indie group The Pipettes are set to play Manhattans Mercury Lounge this month with Brooklyn’s Les Sans Culottes and Freshkills. The Pipettes second studio album, Earth Vs. The Pipettes, was released in September 2010 and received mixed reviews from critics.
Songs to check out: “Because It’s Not Love“, “Pull Shapes“, “Stop The Music“
The Pipettes w/ Freshkills, Les Sans Culottes
The Mercury Lounge
According to NME, Bloc Party is working on new material and will “reconvene” as a band in September. There probably won’t be any new releases until late 2012 but just knowing they’re working again is enough to put a smile on my face. So many good memories associated with their music. Blue Light and This Modern Love should be a staple in every mixtape given to the opposite sex.
UK alternative rock group The Boxer Rebellion will be hosting a Tammany Hall after-party following their April 13th show at Bowery Ballroom this month. Don’t miss this show or party!
Songs to check out: “Step Out Of The Car“, “Evacuate“, “If You Run“
Check out our review of The Boxer Rebellion’s September Bowery show here
Fat Possum indie rock band Yuck are set to headline New York City’s Bowery Ballroom this coming May. The groups first studio album, a 2011 self-titled release, has been well-received by critics and is one of our personal favorites
Songs to check out: “The Wall“, “Get Away“, “Holing Out“
Madison Square Garden, Manhattan
April 1, 2011
Forget all that you’ve read. Julian Casablancas, Albert Hammond Jr., Nikolai Fraiture, Nick Valensi, and Fabrizio Moretti are boxing in the title fight of a lifetime. Weighing in at (most likely) a collective 800 pounds of unwashed hair, Fender equipment, and general insanity, The Strokes tore Madison Square Garden down to the ground and built it up again. Like a bruised fighter who gets battered for a few bloody rounds only to rise up and win with an impassioned blow, New York’s garage rock kings just sent a massive “Fuck You” to every spiritless critic who has scorned them since their return to the spotlight. The Strokes belong to New York City and we belong to them, with all of our night owls, bar rats, starving artists, and party girls. They make their music for us. The same blood runs through our veins. With that, tonight was as much of a “Thank You” as it was a “Fuck You”. Oh, and Elvis Costello was there, too. Continue reading