Nov 10, 2010
Oct 5, 2010
I dunno when/if I'll start posting regularly again, but I still update the shows list. Here's the latest (it's also in the left sidebar):
Sundays (6pm until late) - Nouveau York at Le Bain at the Standard Hotel
October 6 - Ella Wednesdays with Eli Escobar and Dominique Keegan
October 7 - Felix Cartal at Santos
October 9 - Cajmere at Sullivan Room
October 15 - Bloody Beetroots Death Crew 77 at Girls & Boys at Webster Hall
October 21 - Social Club Abracada CMJ party with Yuksek & Brodinski aka The Krays, The Aikiu (live), Pilooski, Mustang, and Mikix the Cat at Hiro
October 23 - Frankie Knuckles at Sullivan Room
October 27 - Underworld at Roseland
October 28 - Busy P at Love
October 29 - DJ T at Love
October 29 - Boys Noize & Rusko at Girls & Boys at Webster Hall
November 5 - Crookers, Jack Beats, and Star Eyes at Girls & Boys at Webster Hall
November 6 - Fixed with Boy 8-Bit at Public Assembly
November 13 - Tim Fite at Mercury Lounge
November 14 - Tim Fite at Knitting Factory
November 24 - James Zabiela at Santos
December 3 - the Sights at Rockwood Music Hall
Jul 7, 2010
If you haven't heard it yet...the new Chemical Brothers album Further is dope. It's quite possibly the best fusion of their old and new sounds to date. Flat Nose George (who has been responsible for many of the Chems' amazing tour visuals to date) has created what I've heard are some brilliant visuals to coincide with the tracks on the album. This coming Monday (July 12th) there's a free screening happening at Solar One. Info below:
Jun 23, 2010
This Thursday (6/24) there's a launch party at the Tribeca Grand Hotel for a new art exhibition (Spacer: One) featuring nine great French artists (Geneviève Gauckler, H5, Bessy & Combe, Stéphane Manel, Supakitch & Koralie, and Imp Kerr) whose work will be on display for the following month (6/24 - 7/24).
Dominique Keegan (Plant Music) will be deejaying and there will be a screenings of Logorama (Oscar 2010 Best Short Animated Movie) and music videos for "Peace Running", directed by Bessy & Combe, and "Pacifics!" directed by Stéphane Manel. All the info is on the flyer below - be sure to RSVP!
Jun 3, 2010
May 20, 2010
Every time I start writing an entry something stops me from posting it.
I'm not sure where this (blog) is going...I just updated the shows list though.
Get your disco on.
Jan 22, 2010
Next month, Chilly Gonzales will begin a weekly series, "Piano Talk Shows" scheduled to happen every Thursday in February at Joe's Pub.
Back in September I witnessed Gonzales' piano battle against Andrew W.K. (video here) which also happened at the venue. I had virtually no exposure to Gonzales' music, knowing him more by name in terms of collaborations with Jamie Lidell and Feist. Fortunately, just a few minutes into his set he played "Take Me to Broadway" which I immediately recognized from an excellent old Simian Mobile Disco mix album. His live version was great and was just the starting point for a night of amazing skills behind the piano (and tons of witty, pleasantly snarky commentary - i.e. "The thing about Feist is...I made her...and I can take her away"). If anyone is equipped to be hosting a 4 night Piano Talk Show, it's Chilly Gonzales.
Complete info on the series below, along with some choice Gonzales footage:
Chilly Gonzales' Piano Talk Shows at Joe's Pub:
February 4 - w/ guest SIAGonzales Breaking the Guinness World Record for longest live piano performance by any individual (27 hours, 3 minutes and 44 seconds)
February 11 - w/ guest Andrew WK
February 18 - w/ guest DJ A-Trak plus surprise guest
February 25 - w/ guest Princess Superstar
All Piano Talk Shows will feature PianoVision, a video installation created by Nina Rhode, aka Ninja Pleasure. Reminiscent of a silent movie, PianoVision allows the audience to see a video projection of the piano’s 88 keys, along with the master’s finger work.
(5 album release of the record-breaking performance available digitally here).
Gonzales - Take Me to Broadway
Check out Gonzales' piano remake of Erol Alkan and Boys Noize's "Waves" here which was released as a 7" in a limited pressing of 500 (with a spoken music lesson B-side), look forward to a new full-length, Ivory Tower, out in the US later this year, and definitely try to catch at least one of the Piano Talk Shows (I'm shooting for the 18th with A-trak) at Joe's Pub.