Thursday, December 20, 2007

Save Darfur Benefit

Teddy Thompson & Friends performed a Christmas show to benefit His friends included; Rufus Wainwright, Ben Lee, Kamila Thompson, Jenni Muldaur, Sonya Kitchell & more.
Pics are in the photo gallery.

Ben Lee

Rufus Wainwright

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Simple Plan / Talib Kweli

Photos from last night's (pre-) New Year's Eve party are in the photo gallery.
Talib here & Simple Plan here

Monday, December 17, 2007

Win New Years Eve tix!

Win tickets to New Year's Eve w/ The Join at
featuring Jamie Shields & Darren Shearer (the New Deal)
and Marco Benevento & Joe Russo (the Duo)

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Lake Trout's Only Three Shows For 2007

via the tripwire...

Lake Trout's Only Three Shows For 2007


The talented dudes from Lake Trout went on a hiatus of sorts in 2007. The band members were not sitting around watching reruns of Home Improvement, as they were all busy with various side projects, including a sweet gig as the live band portion of UNKLE's recent North American tour.

The entire band happened to be back in the US this month, so they are taking advantage of that by performing three shows this month. If you've been missing Lake Trout, this is your only chance this year to catch them live. Speaking of live shows, we're not too far away from their upcoming live album, which was recorded last winter. It looks like we'll finally get our hands on that this coming spring.

Also, if you'd like a few free live instrumental tracks, head over to the band's official website. The songs were previously only available on the UK bonus disc from their most recent album, Not Them You.

Lake Trout Dates
12.13.07 - Philadelphia, PA (The North Star)
12.21.07 - Baltimore, MD (The Ottobar)
12.22.07 - New York, NY (Highline Ballroom)

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Talib Kweli

This clip (via Nah Right: "That blaring 40 second intro is so unnecessary.") has some footage from Talib's previous show here at highline.
He's back for another on Dec 30

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Simple Plan / Free Event!

On Dec 18th we'll be taping a special show for a New Years Eve broadcast on YouTube. Admission is totally FREE; All you have to do is RSVP here.

Also we've got some very special guests appearing; but we have to keep them under wraps. The only hint we can give you is that they're well known but completely different musically from Simple Plan. So it'll be an interesting bill for sure.

Win Lemonheads tix from The Village Voice

Enter to win FREE tickets at

Stevie Wonder!

is in the photo gallery.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Hot Rod Circuit - Final NY show!

(photo credit)

We are very proud to have presented Hot Rod Circuit's final NYC show.
It was great to end on a high note with a totally sold out night; and those in attendance made it really special by singing along to every word. Probably their best NYC show ever; but the last.
RIP Hot Rod Circuit 1997-2007

Dirty Dozen Brass Band

pics are in the photo gallery.


Last night's NYC Blowoff was even better than the last one, as positive word of mouth from October's event brought in a huge crowd, causing a waiting line outside the Highline Ballroom and lines almost as long inside at the coat check and restrooms. Congrats to Bob Mould and Rich Morel for creating what will surely be a long-running Manhattan must-do.

The high point of the night was DJ Rich Morel debuting his latest collaboration with Cyndi Lauper, Same Ol' Fuckin' Story, during which Cyndi joined Rich in the DJ booth, prompting a rush of fans brandishing cell-cams. Big fun! (continue at

Friday, December 7, 2007

Dave Attell / Good For The Jews

Dave Attell has just been added to The Good For The Jews show Dec 23.

His new HBO special premiers this a preview here.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Carbon / Silicon pics...

Carbon/Silicon pics are in the photo gallery.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

LIFEbeat / Mary J Blige

LIFEbeat honored BET’s EVP of Entertainment and Music Programming Stephen Hill last night at Live Beats: A Night of Musical Mayhem and Tonal Terror Fashioned by Fun(k) held at the Highline Ballroom in NYC. Ashanti, Diddy, Mary J. Blige, Missy Elliott, Fat Joe, and Birdman were all there to show love and ensure that their videos continue to get played on BET.

Photos from

Hot Chip @ Highline Ballroom Feb 2!

Hot Chip have announced a few live dates in the U.S. come February, and, well, that's just it. There are only a few; a couple, in fact. Two. One in New York, and one in Los Angeles, and nary a one in between. True, they're special intimate shows that will find the band giving a few lucky listeners the skinny on just what they Made in the Dark of the studio for their forthcoming LP (due February 5 in the UK and February 6 in the U.S. from Astralwerks). But, again, that's just it: a few lucky listeners. (continue at

PASSWORD ONLY presale begins tomorrow at noon.

Michelle Shocked busking in Astor Place / Village Voice profile

Rob Trucks's "Possibly 4th Street" expositions, in which he invites big-shot musicians to perform live and impromptu somewhere in New York City, run frequently at the Voice music blog... (read on at

Michelle plays the Highline Ballroom December 9

Kid Sister video...

Kid Sister has a new video with Kanye West!
expect BIG things from Fools Gold Records in '08!

Monday, December 3, 2007

Pac Sun Tour: Envy On The Coast, The Audition

Just announced! Feb 12; On Sale this Friday.

Grace Potter & The Nocturnals...

Pics from Friday's Sold Out show are in the photo gallery.

Erykah Badu / Stones Throw

Erykah Badu sat in for a few songs w/ the Stones Throw Tour on Sunday night. Nice pics over at