Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Guns N' Roses - November Rain

Do you ever get random songs stuck in your head and takes you a few moments to figure out what song it is exactly? This happened to me today...

Portishead to curate ATP I'll Be Your Mirror in Asbury Park, NJ - with very special guest Jeff Mangum (Neutral Milk Hotel)!

This is huge! (That's what she said.)

All Tomorrow's Parties presents

I'll Be Your Mirror

curated by ATP Friday September 30
and curated by Portishead Saturday October 1st and Sunday October 2,2011

Asbury Park, N.J.

With very special guest to three day pass holders, Jeff Mangum (Neutral Milk Hotel)

All Tomorrow's Parties returns to the USA this September in the new location of Asbury Park, N.J. bringing an I'll Be Your Mirror event to the iconic Asbury Park waterfront. For the inaugural American I'll Be Your Mirror, Portishead will curate the Saturday and Sunday and headline their first East Coast shows since 1998! Since returning with their acclaimed Third album in 2008, Portishead have proven to be one of the most exciting live bands around and their long awaited return to the Tri-State Area will no doubt be one of the highlights of the year.

ATP, who are curating on the Friday are also very excited to be able to present Jeff Mangum who on the Friday night will perform his first large public show of Neutral Milk Hotel songs in over a decade. After releasing what is now one of the most loved albums of the 1990s (In The Aeroplane Over The Sea), the group disbanded before many of those who now love their albums had a chance to see the songs performed live, so this will no doubt be a very special occasion. Please note, as Jeff has chosen to play in the stunning, but smaller Paramount theatre only people who buy 3 day festival passes get access to this show on Friday night.

Also playing on the Friday are Chavez, Shellac, Cults and The Album Leaf, with a headliner and some comedians to be confirmed. The rest of the line-ups for the Saturday and Sunday will be announced in the near future.

I’ll Be Your Mirror is a new series of artist curated music, film and art events. Acting as sister events to the ATP Festivals, which take place in holiday resorts, I'll Be Your Mirror retains the curatorial and multiple band and film concept, but will take place in cities worldwide. The events are named after the b-side to The Velvet Underground's original All Tomorrow's Parties 7" single, released in 1966.

Everyone who came to our three events at Kutshers knows how special the place was and how lucky they were to have been a part of our events there and while we are sad to not be returning, we are excited to be moving to the iconic Asbury Park. The Convention Hall has seen the likes of Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, The Doors, The Beach Boys and The Rolling Stones grace its stage and the Paramount Theatre has welcomed stars such as Tony Bennett who often insists on playing a song with all the electrics turned off to demonstrate the amazing acoustics of the room.

We will be transporting the whole ATP experience over to this new location on the beach at Asbury Park, with the main shows taking place at the Convention Hall and Paramount Theatre, as well as the nearby Asbury Lanes and the Berkeley hotel, which the man in black, Johnny Cash himself once lived at. We think it will make a stunning successor to Kutshers.

As well as the live music line-up of over 30 acts across the weekend, Friday will feature a Comedy stage, and we're very pleased to announce that our friends at Criterion will return again to run the Cinema across the weekend. All three days will also feature DJs and other activities to be confirmed in the months ahead - we'll also be bringing back some of our popular food vendors including the much loved Asia Dogs, and much, much more. Performances all take place indoors, so you have no need to fear about the weather!


Limited 3 Day Passes are available at $249 - these include access to the Jeff Mangum Friday show and the choice of being guaranteed to see Portishead on Saturday or Sunday (3 Day pass holders get access to see everything over the 3 days but on arrival must choose to get priority access to either the Saturday or Sunday Portishead performance and are not guaranteed to see both.)

Friday Day Passes are $60 - they do not include the Jeff Mangum show in the Paramount but include everything else on that day.

Saturday Day Passes are $99

Sunday Day Passes are $99

Friday day passes do not include Jeff Mangum's show as explained above. Jeff Mangum will play a separate solo headline show on the Monday night, tickets for which are $35.



Friday September 30 curated by ATP:

Jeff Mangum (Neutral Milk Hotel) (3 day passholders only)
The Album Leaf
+ more to be confirmed

Friday will also feature a Comedy Stage.

Saturday October 1 curated by Portishead:

+ 10-15 more acts to be confirmed

Sunday October 2 curated by Portishead:


+ 10-15 more acts to be confirmed

As mentioned above Jeff Mangum will also perform an additional show on the Monday after the event, also on sale this Friday:

Monday October 3 - Jeff Mangum (Neutral Milk Hotel)

Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park, NJ.

Portishead to curate ATP I'll Be Your Mirror in Asbury Park, NJ - with very special guest Jeff Mangum (Neutral Milk Hotel)! - Events - All Tomorrow's Parties

Underworld - Dirty Epic

Sweet in winter, sweet in rain.
"Shake well before use", she said.
You never touch me anymore this way.
Connector in, receiver out.
You let me in through the back door.

Ride the sainted rhythms
on the midnight train to Romford.
Ride the sainted rhythms.

Sweet in winter, sweet in rain.
"Shake well before use", she said.
You never touch me anymore this way.
Oh no, connector, connector, connector, connector.
You're a connector, connector, connector, connector.

I'm so dirty and the light blinds my eyes.
You're oh so dirty and the light it blinds my eyes.
Here comes Christ on crutches.

"Call me wet trampoline", she said today.
Well I was too busy with my hand.
"Shake well before use" she said
But you never touch me anymore.
I was busy listening for phone sex
Coming through the back door in skin-tight trunks.
And we all went mental and danced.

I get my kicks on channel six.
I get my kicks on channel six...
I get my kicks on channel six.
I get my kicks on channel six.

To the off-peak electricity.
And the light blinds my eyes and I feel dirty.
and the light blinds my eyes and I feel so shaken in my faith.
Here comes Christ on crutches.

And here comes another God, here comes another God
Like a buffalo thunder with a smell of sugar
And a velvet tongue and designer voodoo.
Well I got phone sex to see me through the emptiness in my 501s.
Freeze-dried with a new religion. and my teeth stuffed back in my head.

I get my kicks on channel six.
The light it burns my eyes and I feel so dirty.
Here comes Christ on crutches.

I will not be confused.
Will not be confused.
They left me confused.
I will not be confused with another man.
This pressure of opinions.

Lighten up.
"Listen to your eyes", you said.
But all I could see was Doris Day in a big screen satellite.
Disappearing down the tube hole on Farringdon street
With Whiplash Willy, the motor psycho.

And the light it burns my eyes.
And the light it burns my eyes.

I get my kicks on channel six...
I get my kicks on channel six...
I get my kicks on channel six...
I get my kicks on channel six...

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Pink Floyd - Mother (Live)

I like the way this song sounds on this cold winter day...

Elmore James - Dust My Broom

A blues standard, "Dust My Broom" was originally recorded by Robert Johnson in 1936. Here's a rendition by Elmore James:

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

The xx - VCR (Matthew Dear Remix)

Nirvana - I Hate Myself And Want To Die

Schnitzel & Things To Open Storefront on 3rd Ave b/t 45th & 46th

I never got around to reviewing the Schnitz Burger from Schnitzel and Things that I had a few months back, but just got word that the truck will be opening up a brick-and-mortar joint near my office...which is nice, as the burger was rather tasty and I've yet to try their other fare. For posterity, here's a few pics of the burger I had back in September:

Via Midtown Lunch:

Not sure what it is about the holidays, but it seems like every year around this time there is always some kind of big opening or closing- and this year’s bombshell dropped over the weekend… The Schnitzel & Things Truck has signed a lease for the old Kushi Q space (on 3rd Ave. btw. 45+46th) where they plan to open a brick and mortar store in late February, early March. This is actually just the latest in what appears to be a new trend among food trucks. Last week the truck formerly known as NYC Cravings made their big jump to brick and mortar, opening Bian Dang in the new Food Gallery 32. And, of course, The Dessert Truck, Cupcake Stop, and Calexico have had their brick and mortar locations up and running for awhile.

The plan for the new location is to carry all your favorites from the truck, plus add veal to the menu as a permanent option. There were also be a few new side dishes, and tons of specials- some of which they’ve been tinkering with for the past few months on the truck. We’re also hearing rumors that for dessert they’ll be selling various goodies from the Treats Truck. As for Midtown West, and the rest of NYC’s schnitzel fans, don’t worry too much. The truck will continue to operate just like before.