Thursday, January 31, 2008


EELS are planning to purchase one-second of Super Bowl television air time to advertise the new rarities collections, USELESS TRINKETS.

North Miss Allstars / NY Times review

pics are up in the photo gallery.

The North Mississippi Allstars don’t believe in squandering words. Within the first five songs at the Highline Ballroom on Tuesday night, the band’s lead singer and guitarist, Luther Dickinson, managed to wring several different connotations out of the verb “shake.” It first appeared as a frisky command. (“Shake what your mama gave you.”) Then it propelled a carnal boast. (“We gonna shake ’em on down.”) Its next usage was more descriptive: “She’s shakin’ like a leaf/Tremblin’ on a tree.” (continue at

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Klosterman weighs in on the Super Bowl...

If the Patriots win, they will just become this thing that scorched the earth for five months before capturing a trophy that was never in doubt. Future historians will describe this New England team as if it were a machine. Everyone will concede the Pats' superlative greatness, but the 19 wins will be just a collection of numbers. But if they lose -- especially if they lose late -- the New England Patriots will be the most memorable collection of individuals in the history of pro football. They will prove that nothing in this world is guaranteed, that past returns do not guarantee future results, that failure is what ultimately defines us and that Gisele will probably date a bunch of other dudes in her life, because man is eternally fallible. (more at

Tickets to Chuck Klosterman's March 6 reading at Highline available here

Prince Paul is not impressed

Review and more photos of Hip Hop Karaoke at
Photo by Sean O'Kane

The Songs of Leonard Cohen

In anticipation of Leonard Cohen's induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and his first tour since 1993 we've booked Conspiracy of Beards; a 30 member choir performing the songs of Leonard Cohen!

David Ryan Harris

is in the photo gallery

Friday, January 25, 2008

Hip Hop Karaoke in NY Times

worth reading for this comment post at the bottom alone:

"big pun used punch ins, so mr. gatchalian is reaching for a form that did not exist. but in so doing, he is creating a new form. that is the potential for this.

life imitates art, and the cycle continues"

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

All Points West

The first annual ALL POINTS WEST MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL is set for August 8-10th, 2008. The three-day, multi-stage music and arts festival will take place at Liberty State Park in New Jersey–a historic location offering panoramic views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and the Manhattan skyline. The festival’s name is inspired by the area’s rich history, particularly Ellis Island and the NJ Central Railroad terminal located on the festival site, where many arriving immigrants boarded trains for ALL POINTS WEST.

Additional details regarding the line-up, ticketing and other information for ALL POINTS WEST will be announced in the coming weeks. A portion of the event’s proceeds will benefit “Friends of Liberty State Park.”

ALL POINTS WEST is produced by Goldenvoice/AEG Live and Liberty Events in association with the HighLine Ballroom.

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Thursday, January 17, 2008

Edwin McCain

Is in the photo gallery

Spin's Year in Music Party

Eagles of Death Metal, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, and Brother Ali help Spin bid a final adieu to 2007. (continue at

lots more pics and recap on BrooklynVegan

"Notifying the Contestants"

The Judges have just been announced: PRINCE PAUL, RALPH MCDANIELS, & DRES (OF BLACK SHEEP). Tickets available here.

Win Rev Bill Tix...


Monday, January 14, 2008

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

ATTN: audio nerds

Read about our state of the art sound system and the absolutely brilliant Amit Peleg who designed it. (via Sound & Video)

The Join / New Years Eve pics...

are in the photo gallery.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Jose Gonzalez / Pitchfork

José González sees trouble down the line, and-- like a singin' Swedish Al Gore-- he intends to do something about it. He's partnered up with sustainable energy boosters Reverb for a month-long "Green Tour" of North America that kicks off in Florida on leap day.

Reverb will assist González in calculating and then canceling out the carbon emissions his tour produces, provide his crew with biodegradable catering supplies and reusable water bottles, and occasionally reenact their favorite scenes from "Captain Planet".

All of these efforts will help make Mr. González's tour carbon-neutral. Hey! That's today's A.Word.A.Day! (continue at

March 11 @ Highline Ballroom On Sale Soon!

Friday, January 4, 2008

Robyn / Feb 5 @ Highline

Robyn Announces U.S. Tour Dates! (via Pitchfork)

For months-- gosh, years-- we've been thinking wishfully about Robyn making her way to the States for the first time in forever. Occasionally, rumblings could be heard about a U.S. trip, but still we waited. But guess what, my fellow Americans? Robyn is (coming) here. So what am I supposed to dream about at night now? (continue at

also..MP3's up on BrooklynVegan

Tickets available here.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Dolly Parton / Feb 13


Dolly will perform an abbreviated set featuring career highlights and her personal selections from the new album.

No tickets will be sold for this event but Dolly will be giving away tickets to supporting radio stations and on!

Holiday pics...

Lemonheads, and The Machine are in the gallery. New Years Eve w/ The Join coming soon...

Wednesday, January 2, 2008