Hartford's Living Room, the La Paloma Sabanera coffee house, is shutting its doors at the end of this month, and its owner, Virginia, is moving on to other, better things. We (i.e., people who have run and participated in events at La Paloma Sabanera over the years) are marking this occasion with a bit of sadness but also with a big party on Wednesday, June 26, from 6pm to 11:30. [more inside]
MeFi-favorite Flying Lotus is playing a hometown show at House of Blues Sunset w/ the always-relaxing Teebs (sample here) and bass virtuoso Thundercat (music sample here, really short bass solo here). Let's go enjoy it together and maybe get food/drinks before/after. :) tix and other info for the show here [more inside]
My band Red On Strike is doing a benefit show for the Surfrider Foundation this Saturday with Channel 3 and a ton of punk rock bands. It's an all day, all ages event for a good cause, and there's bowling too! [more inside]
Will any mefites be attending the New England Folk Festival next month - April 19-21? It's held at the middle and high schools in Mansfield, MA (they are on the same property) - the town is where 95 meets 495 outside Boston. If you have any interest in folk music, contra and morris dancing, or any of the associated awesomeness, you're sure to have a good time. [more inside]
There are Love Your Farmer Day events at the People's Food Co-op! I'm new to town, so I'll be there, and would love to make some new MeFi friends! [more inside]
An evening of electronic-ish music for annual Magma Festival fundraiser for Seattle's best non-profit internet radio station, Hollow Earth Radio [more inside]
Brad Sucks at The Silver Dollar Room in Toronto. January 26th, 9pm. $6. With The Newsmen, Most People & Bellevue. Facebook event here.
So the LA Percussion Quartet, who were just nominated for a couple Grammys (!), is playing some new music for percussion and electronics, including pieces by James Tenney, John Cage, Ben Hackbarth, Shaun Naidoo, Daniel Lentz, and me! [more inside]
UPDATE: Event cancelled due to lack of interest. [more inside]
Carbon 7 is playing at the Carousel Lounge in Austin, TX from 9:30 to 11:30 or 12, depending. [more inside]
OK, I've done this half-hearted self-promotion on Metafilter before, and people encouraged me to post if I was doing another gig (and it's taken this long to get one) - I'll be playing a thirty-five minute set, probably at about 9:15 at The Stage Door in Waterloo (behind the Old Vic, nearest tube Waterloo). Free entrance. [more inside]
Remember nostalgia? Remember authenticity? Remember feelings? Remember indie rock? Relive your glory days with Live Band Indie Rock Karaoke: Sign up early or at the door to belt out your favorite songs by-- Guided By Voices, Pavement, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Moldy Peaches, Belle & Sebastian, Pavement, Arcade Fire, New Pornographers, Pavement, Pavement, and many more! Or just hang out and watch the emotional detachment pop like fireworks... All free. All real. All for you. Come out won't you? (but come early, the show will only be from 7-9, then Spike Hill kicks us all out) [more inside]
November 2nd at Zaphod Beeblebrox. $10. w/Birdie Whyte & Loon Choir.
I'm singing in a new opera, The Daisy Chain, which is taking place as part of the Tête à Tête Festival at the Riverside Studios on 2 and 3 August at 9pm. (The opera is only about an hour long.) Tickets are a princely £6 and can be booked here. [more inside]
Free concert at the Hatch Shell. Opening night for the Boston Landmark Orchestra featuring classic works of Aaron Copland. It's free. And it's at the Hatch Shell. [more inside]
Toronto doesn't have another show like Laughs at Slack's - a weekly comedy & music open mic featuring the hottest up-and-coming LGBT & female performers. [more inside]
The New York Pirate Party is organizing a protest where we all gather outside Lincoln Center, dress as pirates, and sing copyrighted songs while holding up signs reading "THIS IS ILLEGAL". This Saturday, we rehearse the event. [more inside]
Walk off the earth is playing LA on June 14 [more inside]
Take Ten is a monthly music and spoken-word night at The Cumberland Arms in Newcastle. I've been booked for a rare transatlantic appearance, and I'd love to say hello to some local MeFites. Have a pint of real ale or cider on me! Admission is £4.
Me being Grangousier. (That's my MeFi superhero name, my real name is John Peacock). And this being a gesture in the general direction of promoting said bout of self-expression in the general direction of anyone who might have met me at a previous MeFi
piss-up social event and consequently be interested or curious or such. I'll be playing a half-hour set at 20:00 in the basement of The Spice of Life, right in the heart of London's West End, next door to Singing in the Rain. It's free to get in, which is important in these days of reduced access to coinage. [more inside]
turtlegirl and I are having our annual bash on 18 August this year and wanted to extend an invite to MeFites who may be interested. [more inside]
Who wants to wait for sundown to have a good time? [more inside]
Going to be headed over to County Cork tomorrow night for ye olde Irish music around 7 (music is supposed to start ~7:30). Haven't been there for music before, but the food's pretty good and the beer list is alright. Parking might be a bit iffy, though.
Delphinium Quartet at the Broadway McMenamins, Wednesday (Feb 29) evening at 6:30.
My yacht rock cover band project, Three Sheets to the Wind, will be performing at the Knitting Factory this Friday. We are headed up from our home in Virginia for a Virginia Tourism Corporation private event in Manhattan on Thursday, and decided to book a show for the public while we're up there. Back home in Richmond, the band was voted Best Band or Best Cover Band, depending on which publication you read in 2011.
My band Pueblo is playing at the Black Cat in DC! With a band I love, Dolfish. The live setup is a duo with me and a powerful drummer - who I've been playing with for a good quarter of my life. We've got quite a few new songs and such - some of which I've been posting on Metafilter Music and some others which are online - but it'll be great! Aaand, I'll buy you a drink if you can make it! [more inside]
My band Pueblo is playing at the Black Cat in DC! With a band I love, Dolfish. We've got quite a few new songs and such - some of which I've been posting on Metafilter Music and some others which are online - but it'll be great! Aaand, I'll buy you a drink if you can make it!
Brand new band, y'all, BIG SYSTEM, featuring yours truly plus Winchester Nii Tete, traditional kpanlogo drummer (plays a mean talking drum, too) from Accra, Ghana. We'll be tearing it up and all. All details and links here.
Last Smoke Benders show til... oh, sometime round December. Any of you Tokyo Mefites wanna come, it'd sure be great to see you. [more inside]
Velikovsky, the band for which I emit saxophonic noises, will be playing at the The Horseshoe (warning, myspace link). Soul City Juke Band will be opening. Come for the BBQ and Beer, stay for the bombastic, bluesy beats.
Greg_Ace's house! Music in the early afternoon! Food later! [more inside]
dobie from metafilter is bringing his band Prisoners to Portland to play on Aug. 28 at Ella St. and The Harvey Girls and Matt Hooper are playing with 'em. And just for fun, The Harvey Girls will be playing Terry Riley's "In C"... quite possibly with guests.
My band the dustys are (is?) playing at the Black Cat next Friday night! It's our first show at that amazing bar ever. [more inside]
turtlegirl and I are having our annual bash on 20 August this year and wanted to extend an invite to MeFites who may be interested. [more inside]
Female Trouble is playing at The Uptown in Oakland for FREE. [more inside]
My band, Short Wave, is playing its first gig, at Sally O'Brien's in Union Square, Somerville! We're opening for an old Boston indie mainstay, the In Out (which I was a part of in 1995-96), and they are releasing their latest LP. Yes, vinyl, not CD. So: Friday, July 29, we go on at 10PM. Sam Wheeler opens up at 9PM. SUPPORT LOCAL MUSIC, PEOPLE! Thanks!
Bring an instrument you like, play music together for a couple of hours. [more inside]
Veteran New York City garage punk rockers KiLiFAX will perform live at the legendary Lakeside Lounge in New York City's East Village. If you like crunchy rock with a satirical political bend, you don't want to miss this show. [more inside]
The Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival is this weekend! It's right around the corner from my house, so I'll be there at some point. If you're going, let me know, and maybe we can be there at the same time.
My band, Pueblo, is debuting as part of the STPP festival (fb) in DC. It's a rare free show, and it's our first! It'll be zany and great. [more inside]
Playing the music of progressive rock icons Yes. We have a one-hour opening slot at Hanover's in Pflugerville, and will be playing songs from The Yes Album, Fragile and Close to the Edge. 8:30-9:30 pm Friday June 17th.
Thursday, June 2, 2011, there will be a Spring Garden Music House Concert (3321 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA): 7:30 arrival/doors, and the performances start at 8pm SHARP - please come on time since it's on the 3rd floor, and we'll be hesitant to come downstairs for latecomers once the performances commence. [more inside]
Brad Sucks and Kansas City Shuffle at the Elmdale Tavern in Ottawa. $6!
I am having a launch gig / party for my new album next Monday night. You are all totally invited. [more inside]
Strictly Canadian - vintage Canadian music of all genres and $4 shots! [more inside]
Hey, come see Brad Sucks (i'm brad!) with Dave Norris & Local Ivan at The Mansion this Saturday night (the 14th). It is only $6 which is not a lot of money to be honest.
On the off chance you find yourself among the goats instead of the sheep, come see Female Trouble at Thee Parkside at 5p Sat May 21! [more inside]
Brooklyn is the final stop on Karaoke Underground's first East Coast tour on Saturday, May 14 at. Sing any of nearly 600 DIY karaoke songs from your favorite artists who get overlooked by Big Karaoke. [more inside]
Boston is the second stop on Karaoke Underground's first East Coast tour on Thursday, May 12 at 8:00 pm. Sing any of nearly 600 DIY karaoke songs from your favorite artists who get overlooked by Big Karaoke. [more inside]