Posts Tagged ‘bands’

Forgive Me, Gorgeous

February 10, 2009

Forgive Me, Gorgeous is my friend Ryan‘s one man band. And he is le awesome.


Ryan and me my senior year of high school.

Ryan’s a really cool guy and he can sing and play guitar.  He used to be in a screamo band called The Last Great Bridge Jumper. They were pretty serious about pursuing a career in music after high school but eventually disbanded and finally fell through after an attempted reunion over this past summer.  Leaving Ryan by himself once again.  As he writes in his blog: I once again began to look for something else. But this time, something new. Not an old strategy, or a revitalized idea, but something completely fresh. I started writing my own music. It fits best in the indie/folk genre, like Dashboard mixed with Jack Johnson mixed with Rocket Summer mixed with Manchester Orchestra.

Anyway, Ryan’s a great guy and really passionate about what he does. It’s been awesome watching him on his “journey” of sorts.  Please check out his stuff! “Volkswagen Commercial” is just very Ryan. And 2:56 in “One Unheard Message.” Good grief!

Check out his antics on his YouTube page as well.

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Adele, again.

October 18, 2008

Here’s a video by Adele, whom I wrote about previously. This is a live version of “Daydreamer,” my favorite song off the album.

New Find

October 15, 2008

Miracles of Modern Science. “Orchestral space-pop.” Most excellent.

Actual music and stuff on Hiemann’s blog.

New Find

October 14, 2008

Why am I just finding out about British singer Adele? Okay, maybe I’m jumping the gun a bit since I’ve only heard a few tracks so far on her album “19” (she was only 19 when she debuted! geez! I’m 19!) but I’m liking it. I’m having a bit of trouble describing her style. Think Amy Winehouse not on crack and singing about happier things. Her voice reminds me a bit of Feist and Yael Naim except maybe with more…soul? Which I like, although I feel like some tracks would be more suitable to a thinner voice.

She was just in New York in September. *Sigh*  And she’ll be on SNL this week.

I don’t think I can go to any of the concerts I wanted to go to this year.

Chairlift | 10/18 | Bowery | 9 PM | $15. Opening with Holy Ghost! for The Juan Maclean.
Yael Naim | 10/27 | Webster | 7 PM | $25.
Kaki King / The Mountain Goats | 11/09 | Webster | 8 PM | $23.
Sondre Lerche | 11/20 | Bowery | $22.

Chairlift

September 27, 2008


Photo lazily, shamelessly stolen from Wikipedia.

By now you’ve probably heard of Chairlift, the band whose single “Bruises” is used in the new iPod Nano commercial. Thanks to Hiemann I can safely say I knew who they were before I knew that they were involved with Apple in any way. But this post is not about my dignity.

Unfortunately unavoidable circumstances came up and I missed a chance to see them live tonight and to see some short films (Rooftop Films) but some friends who went tell me the films sucked (and that CUNUFF is way better-yeah CUNUFF!) and Chairlift rocked, so yay yay yay. Fortunately they are playing at Bowery on October 18th ($15), although opening for some dumb band called “The Juan Maclean” whose three tracks I’ve listened to are about as bad as the US’s economy right now. Why they are not the ones opening for Chairlift is beyond me.

Soooo is it Yael Naim or Chairlift? Or both?? Probably both.

ALBUMSCONCERTS

September 21, 2008

I made a mental note about a month ago to write about this but forgot about it until now. Oops.

BUT GREGORY AND THE HAWK HAS A NEW ALBUM COMING OUT OCTOBER 7TH CALLED MOENIE AND KITCHI!!!! So soon but not soon enough.

I first discovered Gregory and the Hawk on YouTube when I stumbled across her cover of Beyonce’s “Irreplaceable,” lulz. But no really, I’ve yet to hear a song by her I don’t like. Think light and airy and guitary and beautiful.  Kind of like Joanna Newsom, minus the complete suck.  Her lyrics are like poetry!!!

So I am really looking forward to Moenie and Kitchi. Hehe, how cute does that sound.

I wonder if it’s been leaked already. I mean, not that I would go looking for it or anything. ESPECIALLY SINCE COLUMBIA SUSPENDED MY NETWORK ACCESS FOR SOMETHING I DOWNLOADED A MONTH AGO, AT HOME IN GEORGIA.

In other exciting news, I will have another chance to see Yael Naim! Seeing as no one wanted to go with me to her free concert this past summer. This time I will have to pay. Monday, October 27th. 7 PM doors. Webster. $25. I will find someone to go with this time.

ANYWAY.  Here’s Gregory and the Hawk.

The guy’s laugh at the end is kind of creepy.
BUT WHY IS SHE SO CUTE. I could eat her.

Free and/or Cool Things

June 22, 2008

;LAKSJDF;LAKDJSF;.  Yael Naim. TODAY TODAY TODAY. 7 PM. Central Park SummerStage.  FREE.

And I have no one to go with…*Cries*

Free and/or Cool Things

June 18, 2008

ZOMGGGGG.  Feist.  Wednesday, July 9th.  7:30 PM (6:30 doors).  Prospect Park Bandshell.  $35.

Free and/or Cool Things

June 10, 2008

Gnarls Barkley.  Tuesday, June 10th.  7 PM.  Apple Store (SoHo).  Free.

Metropolitan Opera Summer Concert.  Friday, June 20th.  8 PM.  Prospect Park.  Free.

Free and/or Cool Things

June 3, 2008

Museum Mile Festival on June 3 from 6 to 9 PM for free. (Museum Mile = 5th Ave from 82nd to 105th St.)

Big Apple Barbecue at Madison Square Park on June 7-8 from 12 to 6 PM…Technically free but $8 for a plate of barbecue. Sides and desserts are $4, beverages are $2-$6.

Vampire Weekend at Central Park Summerstage on June 14 at 4 PM for free.

Hamlet by Shakespeare in the Park for free. For times and other specific details visit the site.